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Forum: Commuting
11-29-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By mustridebikes

New job, new commuting challenges

I'll be starting a new job next week and am looking forward to claiming the title of "weirdo who rides a bike to work." Bike commuting is not exactly mainstream here in NC :)

I've already...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,293
Posted By mustridebikes

Whats the weirdest thing you have ever transported by bike?

I will go first: today my company did their traditional holiday ham distribution and I hauled home 11lbs of quality pork product by pedal power. In my years of bike commuting I have also hauled home...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By mustridebikes

Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: Commuting
06-19-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,117
Posted By mustridebikes

It's been toasty in coastal NC here lately, and...

It's been toasty in coastal NC here lately, and no breaks in sight. I did several 100F+ rides in CO, but I generally drive above 90F here due to the humidity. That said, I got 2 rides in this week...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 171,156
Posted By mustridebikes

Not too bad today. Toasty warm tailwind today on...

Not too bad today. Toasty warm tailwind today on the ride home for the first few miles, turned into a good crosswind toward the end of the ride. Summer weather is here for sure!
05-25-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By mustridebikes

Fantastic! Thanks Rowan and Machka for the info!...

Fantastic! Thanks Rowan and Machka for the info! There's still plenty of time, so I'm sure I'll have many more questions as we continue deliberating.
05-25-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By mustridebikes

We've considered it, however she's a teacher and...

We've considered it, however she's a teacher and I'm a psychologist, both native English speakers. It would be tough to start over in those fields with a new language. England is tempting though...
05-24-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By mustridebikes

Where to live car lite/free

My fiancee and I are seriously considering leaving the US in the next few years; both of our professions are valued more elsewhere in the world. One of our primary considerations is living car lite...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 171,156
Posted By mustridebikes

Lovely beginning to the holiday weekend here on...

Lovely beginning to the holiday weekend here on the beach. My usually busy intersections were completely free of traffic and there was a bit of a breeze to keep the temperature mild. Now the ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,110
Posted By mustridebikes

+1 Keen Commuter sandals. No socks with sandals...

+1 Keen Commuter sandals. No socks with sandals :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,740
Posted By mustridebikes

That is towing with style! I wonder what a lift...

That is towing with style! I wonder what a lift that that does to the undercarriage of a car? Doesn't seem like the best idea, but hey, c'est la vie :)
Forum: Commuting
09-19-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By mustridebikes

Lots of great suggestions, thanks! I'm going with...

Lots of great suggestions, thanks! I'm going with the PDW Danger Zone for the rear rack. I also have an old PB tail light mounted on the back of my helmet, I think it's called the Mars. I like the...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By mustridebikes

Tail light setup

I'm trying to figure out my taillight setup for the shortening daylight hours. I was thinking of a Knog Blinder 3 front and rear, but I'm wondering if the tail light should be on the rack rather than...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,759
Posted By mustridebikes

Lovely ride in this morning. There is nothing...

Lovely ride in this morning. There is nothing like leaving home late and accepting that "yea I'm going to be late to work" to start off a ride :-)

On the plus side, I have noticed a slight change...
Forum: Touring
09-02-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By mustridebikes

+1. Multipurpose > single purpose

+1. Multipurpose > single purpose
Forum: Commuting
08-31-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,964
Posted By mustridebikes

I'm actually studying for my next licensure exam...

I'm actually studying for my next licensure exam (EPPP) while riding. I passed my last (National Counselor's Exam) test in November 2013 after about 4 months of riding listening to audio study...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,550
Posted By mustridebikes

I pack breakfast and lunch, reasoning that I'd...

I pack breakfast and lunch, reasoning that I'd rather ride the 6 miles to work then eat on the clock rather than eat breakfast quickly and ride to work. I'm a big fan of Greek yogurt or cottage...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,602
Posted By mustridebikes

I try to vary my route as much as possible just...

I try to vary my route as much as possible just to combat boredom. I also go out of the way to visit different stores than I would if I drove when running errands on the way home.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,109
Posted By mustridebikes

I work at a substance abuse rehab center, and...

I work at a substance abuse rehab center, and patients often ask me strange things as I wheel my bike out of the office at the end of the day. My favorite happened a while back as I was walking the...
Replies: 12
Views: 7,523
Posted By mustridebikes

Going with the idea of giving up a water...

Going with the idea of giving up a water bottle... I actually put a 70oz Camelbak bladder in the right side pocket of my Tangle bag and still had room in the other side for some food, wallet, phone,...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,759
Posted By mustridebikes

So much fog this morning! It was pretty wild...

So much fog this morning! It was pretty wild riding in August with about 5' of visibility. The cars were generally well-behaved and my commute is a short-ish 6 miles so there weren't any problems....
Forum: Commuting
08-21-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,751
Posted By mustridebikes

I do something similar, or even just say "Right...

I do something similar, or even just say "Right behind you guys/ladies" and wait for them to either jump out of their skin or slowly meander out of my way. No matter how polite I try to be, I'm still...
Replies: 12
Views: 7,523
Posted By mustridebikes

I have a Revelate tangle bag, unfortunately I...

I have a Revelate tangle bag, unfortunately I can't speak to DT shifters as both my bikes are ergo. Just looking at where the bag sits on my Randonee I'd say it'd be cutting it close for DT shifters....
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,759
Posted By mustridebikes

The first day of school for a few schools today,...

The first day of school for a few schools today, so some increased bus traffic but nothing too bad. Tomorrow should be fun in the afternoon, heat index 100+ and plenty of humidity :notamused:
Forum: Commuting
08-17-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,367
Posted By mustridebikes

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
08-05-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,418
Posted By mustridebikes

Another vote for the Keen Commuter sandals. Great...

Another vote for the Keen Commuter sandals. Great in the rainy weather we've had here the past few days.
08-04-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By mustridebikes

I have a love/hate relationship with...

I have a love/hate relationship with MyFitnessPal... we've broken up and reunited dozens of times, and each time we get back together I think "okay, I'll be honest." Never works out that way....
08-03-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By mustridebikes

Getting out of a rut

I've been stuck at a pretty consistent weight for the past 4-5 months, and I seemed to be gaining and losing the same 5lbs every few weeks. I'd have a good stretch of time where I would lose a few...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,368
Posted By mustridebikes

I see what you did there... < /puns >

I see what you did there... < /puns >
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By mustridebikes

Usually frozen yogurt, but otherwise spot on!

Usually frozen yogurt, but otherwise spot on!
Forum: Touring
07-27-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,304
Posted By mustridebikes

I've had a Novara Randonee for about 10 years now...

I've had a Novara Randonee for about 10 years now and I've used it for everything from tours of the mountains in CO to commuting and brevets. I've replaced the rear cassette and chain, that's about...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,100
Posted By mustridebikes

+1! As long as I'm moving, the heat is tolerable.

+1! As long as I'm moving, the heat is tolerable.
07-20-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,398
Posted By mustridebikes

I'm the only regular bike commuter at work, and...

I'm the only regular bike commuter at work, and that's been the case at the past several companies as well. My solution to the inevitable "why do you ride a bike to work?" questions has been humor....
07-20-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By mustridebikes

+1 on the Road Morph. I've had the same one for...

+1 on the Road Morph. I've had the same one for 5+ years, and in all that time I've had to replace the internal ring once. I'd say I've gotten my money's worth out of it :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
07-18-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,201
Posted By mustridebikes

I'm a big fan of Endomondo. Free your endorphins!

I'm a big fan of Endomondo. Free your endorphins!
Forum: Touring
07-15-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,888
Posted By mustridebikes

+1 on the liner... I have a Sea to Summit liner I...

+1 on the liner... I have a Sea to Summit liner I bought in 2004 before deploying to Iraq. Talk about some warm weather "camping!" Still have the liner, still take it every trip!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By mustridebikes

+1, been using mine for years for commuting,...

+1, been using mine for years for commuting, travelling, etc. Works great no matter the clothing.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,201
Posted By mustridebikes

Can I throw in a vote for Wilmington, NC?...

Can I throw in a vote for Wilmington, NC? Small-ish city, but we have killer beaches that are generally easier to get to by bike than car when the tourists are in town. I've been commuting here for a...
Forum: Touring
05-05-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,072
Posted By mustridebikes

+1 Keen sandals for touring and commuting... And...

+1 Keen sandals for touring and commuting... And just kicking around the office like I am right now
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,351
Posted By mustridebikes

Haha I ride that same route to Independence and...

Haha I ride that same route to Independence and then take the trail to work by the hospital. I'll be the guy with the bright yellow panniers, because, well, Southern drivers...
05-05-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,075
Posted By mustridebikes

I love it when this topic comes up! I'm a...

I love it when this topic comes up! I'm a therapist and recommend exercise to all my patients. The fact that my bike sits in my office all day and they see me come and go by bike tends to lend a bit...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,351
Posted By mustridebikes

Southern town of about 100K here, moderately bike...

Southern town of about 100K here, moderately bike friendly for the region. I see probably one fellow commuter a week since I started commuting later in the morning. When I was riding in at 6:45 am in...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,521
Posted By mustridebikes

+1 for the Tangle bag as a great commuter bag....

+1 for the Tangle bag as a great commuter bag. Lock, keys, sunglasses, really anything can go in there. I always find myself with something in my hands as I leave home in the morning and I can just...
Forum: Touring
03-23-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,775
Posted By mustridebikes

I have that setup on my rando bike. The frame bag...

I have that setup on my rando bike. The frame bag from Revelate Designs is practically bulletproof and holds a 100oz bladder with no issues.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,018
Posted By mustridebikes

This! I have a section on my commute, about 1.5...

This! I have a section on my commute, about 1.5 miles, on a high traffic road with no shoulder. Typically I take the lane and get some interval training in, but on rainy days like today I make eye...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,448
Posted By mustridebikes

7 miles each way here in sunny Wilmington, NC. ...

7 miles each way here in sunny Wilmington, NC. Temps in the 70s in February can't be beat!
Forum: Touring
02-16-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By mustridebikes

Once you hit NC there are two main routes...

Once you hit NC there are two main routes (http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/mappubs/bikemaps/default.html) running north to south: US Bike Route 1 and NC Bike Route 3. Depending on where in VA you are...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,497
Posted By mustridebikes

+1 on the frame bag idea. I have a new Revelate...

+1 on the frame bag idea. I have a new Revelate Designs tangle frame bag that has made my commute much nicer. I carry my lock, keys, sunglasses (before sunrise winter commutes), gym shorts, really...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,785
Posted By mustridebikes

This is brilliant! I have a camelbak sleeve in my...

This is brilliant! I have a camelbak sleeve in my backpack that I don't use. I'm going to pop a freezer pack in there and try this out ASAP!
Forum: Touring
01-30-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By mustridebikes

Revelate frame bag question

I finally ordered a Revelate Tangle frame bag after lusting after them for a long time. I plan to use it on brevets, tours, and commuting so I figured I could justify the price at barely more than a...
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