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Forum: Commuting
03-09-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,328
Posted By randallovelace

I do wish Florida weather would stop with the...

I do wish Florida weather would stop with the yo-yo - 86 and breezy to 27 and rainy to 80 and partly cloudy. Seriously, makes a man sick (literally).
Forum: Commuting
03-08-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,827
Posted By randallovelace

scroca (MT) ______________________ 1,452.22 ...

scroca (MT) ______________________ 1,452.22
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
buzzbee (CA)______________________ 1255
gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1210 [30/37] (1593...
Forum: Foo
03-08-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By randallovelace

I use several 'external' drives (all are USB 2.0...

I use several 'external' drives (all are USB 2.0 in order to be compatible with all of my computers) - I set my 'external' to NFSB when I format, since all of my versions of Windows and my...
03-08-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,289
Posted By randallovelace

I've been in similar (but without the benefit of...

I've been in similar (but without the benefit of a helm cam)... and had to call 911 to get the bone headed driver to understand that I take the bicycle lane laws seriously.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By randallovelace

Homeless tend to not dwell in remote areas - as...

Homeless tend to not dwell in remote areas - as they are on foot and must walk to get to anything....
Forum: Commuting
03-04-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,421
Posted By randallovelace

Less foggy than yesterday, temps were good this...

Less foggy than yesterday, temps were good this morning - after work was hot and sunny.
03-03-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 111,378
Posted By randallovelace

Rode to work: 24 miles, rode to bus stop 6 miles...

Rode to work: 24 miles, rode to bus stop 6 miles (this was due to not taking any crap from my boss - she later realized that she needed me to work - so sent an employ to get me) - then after work -...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,971
Posted By randallovelace

That's my current daily to work 24ish miles - 80%...

That's my current daily to work 24ish miles - 80% up hill, lots of stops (red lights and stop signs) - I hit a store in the middle - I can do this in an average of 3 hours - quickest was 2:54
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 01:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,971
Posted By randallovelace

https://www.strava.com/activities/261943209 See...

https://www.strava.com/activities/261943209 See if this shows up?
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,971
Posted By randallovelace

I don't know how to copy / paste from my Strava...

I don't know how to copy / paste from my Strava...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,421
Posted By randallovelace

This morning it was so foggy that I could only...

This morning it was so foggy that I could only see what is directly in the beam of my headlight. - After work - hot and sunny (80* F)...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,472
Posted By randallovelace

If the rack and panniers were wonky - I'd suspect...

If the rack and panniers were wonky - I'd suspect they didn't get installed correctly - I can off road with rack and panniers with no issues - and riding on road/bicycle trails/MUP has no effect on...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,827
Posted By randallovelace

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 1437.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
scroca (MT) _______________________ 1283.4
buzzbee (CA)_______________________ 1255
johnlp (AZ) _______________________ 977 (1259 total)...
03-01-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,617
Posted By randallovelace

As much as I'm saddened by the loss of a fellow...

As much as I'm saddened by the loss of a fellow cyclist, riding in the dark without lights - that's just not smart. Lights from Wal-mart are as little as $10, so no excuse not to have them.
03-01-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,367
Posted By randallovelace

Good point - riders with inhibitions due to...

Good point - riders with inhibitions due to automobile traffic would be be suited to start on trails (both paved and dirt type) in order to get used to riding.
03-01-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 111,378
Posted By randallovelace

1.7 miles - 4 stops - LBS, Walmart (only because...

1.7 miles - 4 stops - LBS, Walmart (only because LBS air pump prices were beyond my budget), Aldi (groceries), and 7-11 (Monster Java - Mean Bean).
03-01-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 58,406
Posted By randallovelace

Orlando (Central Florida) has a couple: ...

Orlando (Central Florida) has a couple:

SpokesCouncil (http://www.spokescouncil.org/)

Orlando Bike Co-op Fundraiser | Commute Orlando...
03-01-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 34,858
Posted By randallovelace

I have never been 'fat', though a few years back...

I have never been 'fat', though a few years back I had an unhealthy weight gain - from my normal 180/185 to just around 220 pounds. I lost that weight from cycling and having an extremely physical...
03-01-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,655
Posted By randallovelace

I think the 'thought process' is right, but, it...

I think the 'thought process' is right, but, it gets badgered by 'interest groups' during the planning stages... To create 'car free zones' is (in my mind) simple- do not include roads.
Roads,...
03-01-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,998
Posted By randallovelace

I'm in Central Florida - and have been for 25...

I'm in Central Florida - and have been for 25 years... I've watched the transit bus 'evolve' from Tri-County Transit (TCT) with no bike racks, horridly planned routes, and scary drivers - to - LYNX...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,827
Posted By randallovelace

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 1437.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
scroca (MT) _______________________ 1283.4
buzzbee (CA)_______________________ 1255
johnlp (AZ) _______________________ 977 (1259 total)...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By randallovelace

I'm less worried about the lightning than I am of...

I'm less worried about the lightning than I am of debris blowing across my path...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,472
Posted By randallovelace

I agree, I've had several backpacks, and now that...

I agree, I've had several backpacks, and now that I have rack and panniers - I don't understand why I was using a backpack at all.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,209
Posted By randallovelace

Trek 7.2 - 700x35 - but can fit 700x45 - it's a...

Trek 7.2 - 700x35 - but can fit 700x45 - it's a lower end price point as well (around $400)
Forum: Commuting
02-28-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,686
Posted By randallovelace

My commuter is 'ever changing' - Day1: added...

My commuter is 'ever changing' - Day1: added custom rear rack, pannier bags, lighting. Week Later: added better lighting in front. One Month and One Week Later: Added fenders (they don't match paint...
02-28-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,177
Posted By randallovelace

I would think (due to positioning) that they are...

I would think (due to positioning) that they are turn indicators as well.
02-27-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By randallovelace

My biking first would have to be doing 24 miles...

My biking first would have to be doing 24 miles daily to and 6 miles daily from work... on a full suspension with rear rack and panniers. (80% up hill totalling 259 feet rise).
02-27-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By randallovelace

*My thoughts* - I don't like putting bicycles...

*My thoughts* - I don't like putting bicycles inside cars - it can damage the cars interior, and it can damage the bicycle - I prefer racks, and some of the new racks have lock loops (though designed...
02-27-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,177
Posted By randallovelace

They look amber (the lights on front OP posting).

They look amber (the lights on front OP posting).
02-27-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,367
Posted By randallovelace

How to get more people to ride bicycles? Simple...

How to get more people to ride bicycles? Simple really - make it easier to ride - don't have bicycle lanes that suddenly end, have bicycle lanes on all 4 lane 2 way and larger local roads, have...
02-27-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,177
Posted By randallovelace

There is a local here (Central Florida -...

There is a local here (Central Florida - Altamonte Springs) that has battery powered work lights on his bicycle - two red on the down tubes, and two white on the forks, one white on the bottom main...
02-26-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 111,378
Posted By randallovelace

Rode to work (23.9 - forgot to 'Finish' in Strava...

Rode to work (23.9 - forgot to 'Finish' in Strava so it's showing 27 something miles)... didn't ride home - due to working two locations and the 2nd being very late into the night (and I have to be...
02-25-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
Posted By randallovelace

Where I live doesn't qualify under the few cars...

Where I live doesn't qualify under the few cars part - but trail expansion here is going at an amazing rate. Look at a Google Map with 'Bicycle' turned on to see all of the current paths (including...
02-25-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 111,378
Posted By randallovelace

According to Strava (feel free to add me there...

According to Strava (feel free to add me there (Randal Lovelace) 83.9 miles this week - Current daily ride (commute) - is 23.9 miles in the morning (from Altamonte Springs, FL to Winter Garden, FL)...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,421
Posted By randallovelace

23.9 miles cool enough to need a jacket to being...

23.9 miles cool enough to need a jacket to being warm enough wish my work shirt breathed better... after work was 6 miles nice weather - had a ride partner. Never realized just how much speed you...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By randallovelace

435888<< hold a 7-11/Circle-K 24 oz coffee cup...

435888<< hold a 7-11/Circle-K 24 oz coffee cup (cause every reusable I buy gets stolen/broken... French Vanilla Coffee, 4 sugars - 2 creams (usually also French Vanilla).
02-22-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,890
Posted By randallovelace

I've had a variety of bicycles - several 'box...

I've had a variety of bicycles - several 'box store' bicycles - that after purchase I 'tweaked' a little to make them right (derailleur adjustments, straightening brake pads, and the like)... rode...
02-22-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By randallovelace

Added you on Google+ On the bottle mount -...

Added you on Google+
On the bottle mount - brass spacers work well for that.
On the rubbing - I agree with the heat shrink - but add this make sure cable is as far as it moves when adding that or...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,176
Posted By randallovelace

I have several concerns when commuting, though...

I have several concerns when commuting, though safety is rather low on that list. My ride is rather longish, and at hours when no help is readily available, and even if it was - would be hard to...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By randallovelace

Since starting back commuting regularly - and on...

Since starting back commuting regularly - and on a Huffy Rock Creek full suspension bicycle - I spend an hour a weekend on checking and adjusting the bicycle. When I upgrade, it's not going to change...
02-22-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,746
Posted By randallovelace

I've done both fast food and banks on my bicycle...

I've done both fast food and banks on my bicycle - the fast food was a bit 'shocked' when I got around to the window, but didn't balk at taking my money or giving my food... the bank however, did...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,539
Posted By randallovelace

435543My bicycles current 'visibility' - I'm...

435543My bicycles current 'visibility' - I'm buying new 'road' tires next week which have reflective 'white wall', which will improve this. (note: the bright spot at my handlebars is my work helmet...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,421
Posted By randallovelace

I'm in Central Florida - not used to these...

I'm in Central Florida - not used to these freezing temps - did 25 miles from Winter Garden to Altamonte Springs last night (Friday night), I had on a t-shirt, work shirt, heavy jacket, and my...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,654
Posted By randallovelace

I understand the usage of all the various pedals...

I understand the usage of all the various pedals - I did try other types and realized they are not for me or my riding style. I just replaced the pedals on my commuting bicycle with Alloy 'Platform'...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By randallovelace

I know I posted 'some pictures' earlier of my...

I know I posted 'some pictures' earlier of my bicycle - but this is how it looks 'fully loaded' for a ride, and at the time of day that I usually end up riding435465435466435467 The 'shiny' thing...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By randallovelace

My ride is 25ish miles - I used Google Maps...

My ride is 25ish miles - I used Google Maps (phone app) initially, but that was having my ride 26.4 miles, with some tweaking I can have the ride to work down at 24.6 miles and the ride from work an...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,123
Posted By randallovelace

Keep riding - and on the DIY - have you seen my...

Keep riding - and on the DIY - have you seen my commuter?
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By randallovelace

I'm looking at the Trek 7.2 since my commute is...

I'm looking at the Trek 7.2 since my commute is rather long (25 miles +/- depending on route). LBS has been very helpful with the choices and from talking to them and knowing what I need for my...
02-15-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 122,611
Posted By randallovelace

How do I ride? - Interesting question, best...

How do I ride? - Interesting question, best answer is I ride the road on a MTB (Huffy Rock Creek, full suspension) with rear rack, panniers, and some times a duffle on top of that.
Where I live? -...
02-15-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,671
Posted By randallovelace

https://www.safetyer.com/proddetail.asp?prod=98089...

https://www.safetyer.com/proddetail.asp?prod=980893
I think this is more what your looking for? - Safety stores will have a lot more choices than LBS for high-vis wear since that is what they sell.
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