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Forum: Commuting
05-17-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By McGillicutty

I hear you. I stopped on the side of the road...

I hear you. I stopped on the side of the road once to wait for someone. I was there 15 minutes (this was in the a.m. on the way to work) and there must have been hundreds and hundreds of cars that...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,854
Posted By McGillicutty

I have the Burley 27, a nice bike, a little heavy...

I have the Burley 27, a nice bike, a little heavy but Burley attributes that to their proprietary rack, which they say holds up to 75 pounds. I put Planet Bike fenders on them just fine (about $40)...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By McGillicutty

If I go off-road on my way home I can choose from...

If I go off-road on my way home I can choose from 3 to 6 or more miles of singletrack to take home, depending on how direct I want to go home. Riding off-road on gravel or singletrack or anything but...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By McGillicutty

probably wore yourself out. That's usually when...

probably wore yourself out. That's usually when you get sick. Do you usually ride that much?
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By McGillicutty

Commuter frame?

I have so many spare parts at home I can easily build up a commuter bike. I usually ride my mtn bike to work but would rather have a dedicated commuter bike to put fenders/rack/lights on.

Any...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,812
Posted By McGillicutty

Riding to work: 15-45 minutes, depending on route...

Riding to work: 15-45 minutes, depending on route (+10 min to shower,change)
Driving to work: 15 minutes, route never varies

Improved attitude from commuting before/after work is worth a lot more...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By McGillicutty

The real irony to me -- and I'm an avid bike...

The real irony to me -- and I'm an avid bike commuter -- is that many bike commuters ride on the road and argue that bicyclist are "vehicles" and have the same rights to the road as cars (which we...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By McGillicutty

Is your bike seat too low? Are you pushing too...

Is your bike seat too low? Are you pushing too hard a gear? As for the wind, at least you can feel it on your face and you're not trapped in a car!
Forum: Commuting
04-12-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,658
Posted By McGillicutty

To do a realistic comparison of commuting and...

To do a realistic comparison of commuting and driving "costs", you have to include non-monetary costs (things that can drive up costs later) and other costs that come from driving besides what comes...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,452
Posted By McGillicutty

We have a lot of bike lockers here at work but I...

We have a lot of bike lockers here at work but I only see a handful of people who use them. I do see a fair number of people riding in before and after work, but it's a small town and short distances...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

Mid 30s on the way in this morning. Perfect...

Mid 30s on the way in this morning. Perfect weather. Took the shortest route (2.5mi) so I just rode in work clothes. Nice to walk right into the office from the bike rack. Felt normal and not...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

A light dusting of snow this morning and bitter...

A light dusting of snow this morning and bitter cold wind but it was working for me part of the way to work. Already it's 15 degrees warmer and supposed to go up to 60F today. Looks like all those...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,191
Posted By McGillicutty

I don't think it's what cyclists wear at all....

I don't think it's what cyclists wear at all. Sometimes it's how they bike (other times it's how crabby or selfish a driver is but that's another story).

I'm a bike commuter myself and I was...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

Snow in New Mexico today. Hurray! After having...

Snow in New Mexico today. Hurray! After having the driest winter on record (+100 yrs), the 4-6 inches of snow is more than welcome, and I'm happy not to ride today. It won't last though. Going up to...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By McGillicutty

3/4 so far. Might actually get some rain or snow...

3/4 so far. Might actually get some rain or snow this week, a first for all winter. Driest winter on record. I've almost forgotten what rain looks like. Almost 65 degrees today. Makes commuting easy,...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

Left a little earlier than usual today to get to...

Left a little earlier than usual today to get to work, so I took some side streets to make a little longer ride (+5mi compared to 3-4). I've noticed I'll frequently extend my rides on my bike but...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-06, 03:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By McGillicutty

Hurray! 1/2 so far. Still trying to ride over...

Hurray! 1/2 so far. Still trying to ride over 3x/week. Logistics, logistics. Still a huge step up from last year. Riding days for Jan: 13 out of 18 days and 11/16 for Feb. Shooting for a better...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By McGillicutty

I used to ride to school when I was in high...

I used to ride to school when I was in high school. 5 mi one way through the farm fields of MN. I loved it! Beautiful. Then one day it rained on the way home. I mean poured buckets of rain. I got...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-06, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

Spring is showing up early in the southwest. Must...

Spring is showing up early in the southwest. Must have been over 35F this morning. So warm. Going up to 67F. Even had to take the winter hat off from under my helmet this morning halfway to work....
Forum: Commuting
02-23-06, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By McGillicutty

Life is more enjoyable at a slow speed. (Yeah,...

Life is more enjoyable at a slow speed. (Yeah, that's it.)
Forum: Commuting
02-23-06, 01:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

The commute is getting very routine now. That's a...

The commute is getting very routine now. That's a good thing. Zipped by a half mile stretch of cars on the way to work, all waiting to merge and get past the slow traffic light. I loved it! A balmy...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

8/12 this month. Don't count the weekends or...

8/12 this month. Don't count the weekends or Fridays off, just the days I work. Nice balmy 25 this morning. Getting really used to the 15-25F degree range. My feet only start to freeze below 15,...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By McGillicutty

I'd wear whatever works for you. I've had the...

I'd wear whatever works for you. I've had the same thoughts because I see people commuting in regular clothes and shoes all the time. My commute varies from 3 to 8 miles. But I don't feel like...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

7 out of 10 possible commuting days so far this...

7 out of 10 possible commuting days so far this month. had to take the mother-in-law to the doctor two of those days so had a sick day and drove the other. It's getting warm around here and still dry...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-06, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

Put on the new Freddy Fenders I got in hopes of...

Put on the new Freddy Fenders I got in hopes of rain. (Strange design to these fenders. Not sure I recommend them). Going on months without measureable precipitation down in the Southwest. Very...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,543
Posted By McGillicutty

Someone send some rain and snow down here to the...

Someone send some rain and snow down here to the southwest! It's getting too easy commuting in one of our dryest winters on record. Scary too. About 25 this morning and sunny. Going up to 58 this...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

Little rain/snow last night so the canyon I ride...

Little rain/snow last night so the canyon I ride through on the way to work was slick. Little scary but just kept moving. Temperature about 25. Not bad at all. After driving yesterday, it's amazing...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By McGillicutty

You're right, the bike is quick despite its...

You're right, the bike is quick despite its weight. I would use it for touring but not in a place with major hills. Not sure it's good for club rides but depends on the club I guess. you could...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-06, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By McGillicutty

Get a cycling-specific jacket for sure. long...

Get a cycling-specific jacket for sure. long tail, pit zips, reflective piping are all pluses.
Try Bellwether and look at Burley. Both breathable and totally waterproof.
Breathable does matter. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,732
Posted By McGillicutty

the only thing that everyone here has not...

the only thing that everyone here has not calculated in the cost of driving a car is the Cost to the environment in CO2, pollution, smog, you name it. We'll all be paying that price later on.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-06, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By McGillicutty

Got the Runabout-27 a few weeks ago. Yes, it's a...

Got the Runabout-27 a few weeks ago. Yes, it's a little heavier than I expected but like the previous post said, seems bomb-proof. I can't say enough about the steel frame. Very responsive, quick,...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

1/2 for February. shoot, had to take an errand...

1/2 for February. shoot, had to take an errand day today, but also because I was so tired i couldn't even fathom the thought of riding. Started using bigger gears on this commuting bike I have and...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-06, 10:19 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

Motivation was low but the Feb. challenge is a...

Motivation was low but the Feb. challenge is a good idea. It makes up my mind for me. Once I'm on the bike riding, though, there's no question I'm glad I did. Very warm this morning 25 degrees F. Put...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-06, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By McGillicutty

burley does use the SRAM 7 speed internal hub....

burley does use the SRAM 7 speed internal hub. Not sure the gear range. I have the runabout-27 (derailleur). The steel frame is nice and responsive and comfy. Big road gearing makes for quick riding.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By McGillicutty

count me in! Got fridays off then a couple...

count me in! Got fridays off then a couple vacation days in there. I like to keep a few days reserved for errands although I got a rack now. My commute is anywhere from 3 to 6 miles one way,...
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