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11-22-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By urban rider

After the cold ride, how do you feel?

After coming inside from a cold winter ride I find it takes a while to warm up. When I arrive home I can take a hot shower, which helps. What has been your experience?
Forum: Commuting
11-05-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,700
Posted By urban rider

I prefer to ride in the streets except when the...

I prefer to ride in the streets except when the cars are too crazy! The most recent bike lane i rode was in the middle of of a narrow street with cars:(. Thats crazy.
06-13-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By urban rider

Great ideas. I have had some problems this week...

Great ideas. I have had some problems this week with lower back pain. I am going to gym tomorrow to work on my core strength. I will not over do it.
05-10-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,149
Posted By urban rider

I notice more women riding their bikes this year...

I notice more women riding their bikes this year than in previous years. I enjoy riding my bike and I enjoy wearing bright colorful clothes so I am seen for a couple of reasons, safety and to...
04-21-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,540
Posted By urban rider

Have you examined what your are drinking? I had...

Have you examined what your are drinking? I had a bad experience with drinking Gatorade on a bike trip. It raised my blood sugar.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By urban rider

I am aware of the quiet routes to my job but I...

I am aware of the quiet routes to my job but I prefer to take the heavy traffic area with the buses and cars. It is exciting to watch the action. I feel that the other quiet routes would be too...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,776
Posted By urban rider

Pros: 1. Feel good about myself at the end of...

Pros:
1. Feel good about myself at the end of the ride
2. Saves on gasoline
3. I can beat my fellow co-workers to work
4. I can keep an eye on my bike because I bring the bike into my office
5....
Forum: Commuting
01-11-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,776
Posted By urban rider

When I change my clothes from cyclist to office...

When I change my clothes from cyclist to office worker I feel like an environmentalist super hero.:)
01-01-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,473
Posted By urban rider

I did not ride my bike as planned but I did...

I did not ride my bike as planned but I did purchase a bike for my three year old grandaughter. I taught her how to ride today. Temp was 27 degrees.:)
Forum: Commuting
01-01-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By urban rider

I will check out Costco to see if they have...

I will check out Costco to see if they have anymore cameras. I think a lot of stores sold out due to the holidays.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By urban rider

Thanks for the advice guys. I used my Christmas...

Thanks for the advice guys. I used my Christmas and birthday money and purchased a gopro camera from REI. I am gonna try it out this month. Unfortunately REI also sold out of the gopro3 (like I...
12-30-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By urban rider

Whats wrong with gopro cameras?

Whats wrong with gopro cameras?
12-30-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,408
Posted By urban rider

I could not put the book Miles to Nowhere down.

I could not put the book Miles to Nowhere down.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By urban rider

What is a good inexpensive helmet video camera?

I want to start recording some of my rides for youtube. I have limited money. I have seen some interesting things on my travel. Any suggestions?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By urban rider

daily commute changed from 20 miles to ?

My daily commute to work was 20 miles round trip. Now I work out of my home. Any suggestions as to how I can motivate myself to ride, when it is snowing, raining, or Judge Judy is on?:(
Forum: Commuting
08-05-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,170
Posted By urban rider

I have forgotten things like underwear, chain and...

I have forgotten things like underwear, chain and most recently my water bottle when it was 95 degrees:(
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By urban rider

I purchased a sun hat from REI for only 17...

I purchased a sun hat from REI for only 17 dolaars. also have you considered going to the health food store regarding sunblock?
06-03-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,864
Posted By urban rider

I use recycled tires for all of my bikes. It...

I use recycled tires for all of my bikes. It works for me.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,968
Posted By urban rider

I park my bike inside of my office. I keep it...

I park my bike inside of my office. I keep it off the walls to prevent marks and I carry the bike into the office if the tires are wet. For a period of one year the security watched me struggle...
03-28-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By urban rider

Be careful of the drinks you consume on the long...

Be careful of the drinks you consume on the long rides. I had a very bad experience with gaterade one summer. Apparently too much sugar.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,263
Posted By urban rider

I drove for one week and it cost me about one...

I drove for one week and it cost me about one hundred dollars. If I rode my bike and ate out everyday in one week it would still be less than one hundred dollars. I save more money riding my bike...
02-17-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,998
Posted By urban rider

I usually hide the new bike in the basement with...

I usually hide the new bike in the basement with the hopes he won't notice. When I bring the bike upstairs I tell him it has been in the basement.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,318
Posted By urban rider

How has your city supported your bike commute?

My city is experiencing major financial problems, it will run out of money by April 2012. So in the wisdom of the city leaders it has made major cuts in the bus system.:( So people will have to...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,804
Posted By urban rider

I have been hit two times. Both times I was...

I have been hit two times. Both times I was walking in broad daylight.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,906
Posted By urban rider

Today I was hit by a car. The car came too close...

Today I was hit by a car. The car came too close to me while I was riding straight on the street. It suprised me. I did not stop riding and there was no damage to me or the bike. I think that due...
02-13-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By urban rider

I had 7 bikes. One bike was stolen last year. My...

I had 7 bikes. One bike was stolen last year. My husband promised to buy another one for me. Now I have 6 bikes. One bike is in the shop. I do plan to buy at least 2 more bikes in the near...
02-13-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By urban rider

Don't listen to the weather report on local news!

It has been my experience that listening or watching the local weather report can create a problem for a cyclist who is riding in the winter.:( The local weather people are not happy unless they...
02-12-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,132
Posted By urban rider

Just got over a cold. People commented about...

Just got over a cold. People commented about riding my bike in the cold weather. It did not stop those who drove cars from getting a cold.
01-08-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,115
Posted By urban rider

I purchased a fixed gear bike, after years of...

I purchased a fixed gear bike, after years of begging from friend to try it a fixed gear. My friend told me I would build up my quads if I ride in during the spring. Unfortunately becuasue my...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By urban rider

I agree. i find when I am tired, it is usually...

I agree. i find when I am tired, it is usually because i have not eateen enough of the correct food.
12-30-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,145
Posted By urban rider

I plan to increase my commute to work to 5x per...

I plan to increase my commute to work to 5x per week. The lack of the public transportation has helped me a lot.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By urban rider

Alternative to bus line?

The SMART bus has had to cut several routes starting tomorrow. Several hundred people who take the SMART bus to work will have to find alternative forms of transportation for getting to work and...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,333
Posted By urban rider

I told a co-worker to remind me I drove a car to...

I told a co-worker to remind me I drove a car to work, otherwise I would have rode my spare bike home.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,333
Posted By urban rider

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately,...

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately, the process may be slower in the Motorcity. However, when compared to the cost of reducing pollution, reducing obesity, the wear and tear of city...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,333
Posted By urban rider

How much does it cost to paint a white lane?

While the mayor and the city bus mecanics are in a p---g contest. People who dependent on bus service to get to work, school and medical appointments are losing jobs, etc.:( No one is accepting...
10-09-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By urban rider

It does not make a difference if you use granny...

It does not make a difference if you use granny gear or not. It makes a difference if it allows you to ride every day. At least you will ride past the people who are waiting for the bus that isn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,138
Posted By urban rider

I rode my bike without the usual panniers. Wore...

I rode my bike without the usual panniers. Wore a back pack. I only had a couple of textbooks, calculator, note book and pens. Could not get out of the bed the next day. Sore back.:(
Forum: Commuting
09-25-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By urban rider

I use the bike racks on a regular basis. I do...

I use the bike racks on a regular basis. I do take my time. In the begining I did not understand why the bus driver did not help me. now i realize they do not want to be held responsible for the...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,333
Posted By urban rider

:):) OOps! Guilty as charged,not even...

:):)


OOps! Guilty as charged,not even embarrassed.[/QUOTE]


I thought it was just me.
09-18-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,032
Posted By urban rider

Two miles around the house. My family became...

Two miles around the house. My family became worried and opened the door to look for me. I had been sitting on the steps. Too tired to get up the two steps which led into my house.
09-11-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,659
Posted By urban rider

As a type II diabetic I had a simular experience....

As a type II diabetic I had a simular experience. My blood sugar was high despite the long distance riding. As a result I have not drank the stuff in years.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,657
Posted By urban rider

Forgetting your underwear is bad too. Pack the...

Forgetting your underwear is bad too. Pack the night before.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,657
Posted By urban rider

Commuting to work can improve your mood and it...

Commuting to work can improve your mood and it beats caffeine.
09-05-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By urban rider

I usually check my reading before I go on a ride....

I usually check my reading before I go on a ride. I find it better for me to have my blood sugar slightly elevated. During the ride it usually drops 10 points. I check it after the ride. I am...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By urban rider

Books: either kindle or nook. I read a lot. ...

Books: either kindle or nook. I read a lot. Booksd will weigh you down. Unfortunately, when riding the bus it does allow me to read. But a kindle reduces the weight of books in bag.

Clothes: ...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,333
Posted By urban rider

when the weather person predicts heavy snow you...

when the weather person predicts heavy snow you run inside your house and bring out the winter bike.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,333
Posted By urban rider

You hide your face the few times you have to sit...

You hide your face the few times you have to sit in a car because you don't want other cyclists to see you riding in a car.
Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By urban rider

Pedals for touring?

Hello everyone,

I am getting ready for my first touring trip. i am wondering what kind of pedals do you use for your trips? Right now I have clipless pedals on my Randonee. Any suggestions?
04-27-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By urban rider

All of my bikes are fitted.

All of my bikes are fitted.
04-27-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By urban rider

Thanks for your suggestions guys. I will focus...

Thanks for your suggestions guys. I will focus on drinking more water, before, after and during the ride. Ten miles is a small distance since I plan to commute to work and back starting next week. ...
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