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Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By OmegaWolf

I put in another vote for green beans. I've got...

I put in another vote for green beans. I've got 2 small planters of them on my deck that have been producing all summer and are still going strong.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By OmegaWolf

You might want to consider a bike that can take...

You might want to consider a bike that can take wider tires and has rack and fender mounts. I bought an old racing bike and rebuilt it. I justified the purchase by telling myself I would use it as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,001
Posted By OmegaWolf

Ride with a slower group.

Ride with a slower group.
08-29-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,211
Posted By OmegaWolf

A portable personal tailwind would help immensely.

A portable personal tailwind would help immensely.
08-21-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,422
Posted By OmegaWolf

When I was in my 20s and 30s I could go about 35...

When I was in my 20s and 30s I could go about 35 MPH on level pavement with no wind. The last 10 years or so I can't seem to ever get over 28.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,365
Posted By OmegaWolf

Last year on my rides to work I would frequently...

Last year on my rides to work I would frequently go by a guy on a bike with a guitar on his back going the in the other direction. It can be done.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By OmegaWolf

I've seen things like that in swamps, but not...

I've seen things like that in swamps, but not hanging from trees.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By OmegaWolf

Bar end cap. I never even got it on the bike. I...

Bar end cap. I never even got it on the bike. I was putting on new bar tape and set the end cap on the floor. My pack rat of a cat grabbed it and ran to the other end of the house. I searched...
07-09-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,197
Posted By OmegaWolf

Has anyone listed cold fusion yet?

Has anyone listed cold fusion yet?
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,660
Posted By OmegaWolf

I give them a quick look-see about every 3rd flat...

I give them a quick look-see about every 3rd flat or so. Why? Is something wrong with my tires? :D
06-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,486
Posted By OmegaWolf

It was a joke. I meant the other kind of locks. ...

It was a joke. I meant the other kind of locks. The kind you asked to see. :rolleyes:
06-09-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,486
Posted By OmegaWolf

****

****
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By OmegaWolf

I have a Mountain Hardwear Scrambler backpack...

I have a Mountain Hardwear Scrambler backpack that I use on rainy days. It's a bit large, but works well and is quite waterproof.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,245
Posted By OmegaWolf

Duluth Pack bags are a bit pricey, but are...

Duluth Pack bags are a bit pricey, but are guaranteed for life. https://www.duluthpack.com/products/candy-bar-bike-bag
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By OmegaWolf

This article answers a question I've been meaning...

This article answers a question I've been meaning to ask for a while. I often get shocks while riding under some high voltage lines near my home, but only while on my MTB. It sounds like its the...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,733
Posted By OmegaWolf

A big issue for me is tire ruts in the slush that...

A big issue for me is tire ruts in the slush that freeze in place. Especially when they're covered with a thin layer of snow so I don't see them until I hit them.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,800
Posted By OmegaWolf

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x533/winter_bike_8552a998b6e6b10fa76e22e104c25f49b474c690.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,047
Posted By OmegaWolf

Just tunnel under it. Or launch yourself across...

Just tunnel under it. Or launch yourself across on a giant slingshot made with used inner tubes.
01-07-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,678
Posted By OmegaWolf

That's rather spectacular. Where is it?

That's rather spectacular. Where is it?
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,467
Posted By OmegaWolf

:thumb: My lowest is 8F last winter and I'm not...

:thumb: My lowest is 8F last winter and I'm not in any hurry to better that.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 35,154
Posted By OmegaWolf

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8677.3 (9908...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8677.3 (9908 total) [198/200]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 7193 (8013 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 7053 mi (+213 other)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

16F with 15 MPH headwind in light snow/freezing...

16F with 15 MPH headwind in light snow/freezing fog this morning. Lots of pedestrians in dark clothes walking the dark MUPs this morning. 22F with 12 MPH headwind tonight coming home. I just can't...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 35,154
Posted By OmegaWolf

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7 (9103.5 total) [182/184]
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 7053 mi (+213 other)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6730 (7485 total miles YTD)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 35,154
Posted By OmegaWolf

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7120.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7120.8 (8030.5 total) [164/167]
dschue5 (MN)_______________________ 6195 (10306 total)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6155 (6823 total miles YTD)
CliffordK...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

Nice warm 44F this morning. My second day on my...

Nice warm 44F this morning. My second day on my winter commuter. I was a little over 3 miles from work when there was a loud pop and things started falling to the pavement with my saddle falling...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By OmegaWolf

I want to say it's way too soon, but I almost...

I want to say it's way too soon, but I almost needed studs 2 days last week and there's about 2 inches of new snow here this morning.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 35,154
Posted By OmegaWolf

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6352 (7224.5...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6352 (7224.5 total)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 5394 (6001 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 5012 mi (+213 other)
dschue5...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By OmegaWolf

The ride didn't ban speedometers. From what he...

The ride didn't ban speedometers. From what he was saying I gathered that he thought my speedometer was what was allowing me to ride faster than him and didn't think that was fair.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By OmegaWolf

A couple years ago I was in a charity ride and...

A couple years ago I was in a charity ride and was passing a slower rider. I slowed down to say hi as I went by him. He looked at my bike computer and started yelling at me that we're not supposed...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

A bit damp.

A bit damp.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,236
Posted By OmegaWolf

I've used mine a few times over the last 3 years....

I've used mine a few times over the last 3 years. I seem to need it a lot more frequently when I don't bring one with me.
08-30-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,557
Posted By OmegaWolf

I didn't mind stopping on my commute last fall to...

I didn't mind stopping on my commute last fall to watch this sunrise....
08-04-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By OmegaWolf

Put your feet in the shoes and ride from the...

Put your feet in the shoes and ride from the bottom of the bike. The lower center of gravity should make it handle better. If you can reach the handlebars from that position.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 35,154
Posted By OmegaWolf

augustgarage (CA) __________________ 3831.91...

augustgarage (CA) __________________ 3831.91 (3969.6 total) [90/92]Bizman (PA) ________________________ 3698 (3989 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) _____________________ 3139 mi (+176 other)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By OmegaWolf

https://www.amazon.com/Timberline-Venture-Above-In...

https://www.amazon.com/Timberline-Venture-Above-Included-Bicycles/dp/B0154U17ZM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1526861091&sr=8-7&keywords=cycling+backpack+Timberline
This one has a foldout net made for...
Forum: Foo
05-19-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By OmegaWolf

Spinning hard drives are still needed. Solid...

Spinning hard drives are still needed. Solid state hard drives are great in a lot of ways, but they wear out after a relatively small number of writes. You can write to the same location a near...
Forum: Foo
05-16-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By OmegaWolf

I was about 7. Our house was on a small hill,...

I was about 7. Our house was on a small hill, and in the winter we would sled down the hill on the front side of the house. I got bored with that and took my sled down the hill on the back side of...
Forum: Foo
05-15-18, 09:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
05-15-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

Coming home last night it was just starting to...

Coming home last night it was just starting to rain with heavier stuff moving in, so I was pushing for more speed. I hit a rock and popped my front tire. I changed in the spare tube in the rain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,729
Posted By OmegaWolf

Fishing pole.

Fishing pole.
04-23-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,433
Posted By OmegaWolf

About 13 years ago on a flat road with my rigid...

About 13 years ago on a flat road with my rigid MTB with V brakes. I was going about 20 MPH when 2 big dogs ran out of the woods onto the road right in front of me. I reflexively hit the brakes...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,799
Posted By OmegaWolf

That's what helmets are for. :D

That's what helmets are for. :D
Forum: Commuting
04-15-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,799
Posted By OmegaWolf

The main reason I don't ride the bike to work is...

The main reason I don't ride the bike to work is when my knees are hurting too much, which is way too often lately. Weather-wise: lightening, >3 inches of snow, <10F, >20 mph winds.
04-12-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By OmegaWolf

Here lies Hypno Toad The winter storm was...

Here lies Hypno Toad
The winter storm was forebode
But BF told him to ride
So he did and so he died
One less cyclist on the road
Forum: Commuting
04-09-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,393
Posted By OmegaWolf

I just ordered a waterproof mountaineering...

I just ordered a waterproof mountaineering backpack. It's supposed to get here Thursday and heavy rain is in the forecast for Friday. I'll let you know how it works and post the info after I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 35,154
Posted By OmegaWolf

Bizman (PA) __________________________ 1678 (1788...

Bizman (PA) __________________________ 1678 (1788 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) _______________________ 1270 mi (+20 not commuting)
jeremybrooks (CA) ____________________ 1076.1 mi
mgw4jc...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

I don't think anyone saw my fall yesterday, but...

I don't think anyone saw my fall yesterday, but this morning I hit another big ice patch right in front of where dozens electric utility workers were transferring from their personal vehicles to...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

I had a bit of a fender bender this morning...

I had a bit of a fender bender this morning getting in to work. The parking lot entrance was a sheet of ice. My tires slipped out from under me once, but I regained control of the bike. They...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

33F with a noticeable headwind in the morning. ...

33F with a noticeable headwind in the morning. My first commute without studded tires since mid December. Sooo much nicer. Still a few icy spots, but most of the commute is clear now.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,984
Posted By OmegaWolf

33F. I think that's the first above-freezing...

33F. I think that's the first above-freezing morning commute I've had since November. Maybe next week I can take the studded tires off. There's still a lot of snow left to melt in a lot of places...
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