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01-31-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Map My Ride also suffers from a similiar lapse in...

Map My Ride also suffers from a similiar lapse in GPS connectivity. I commute the same route pretty much every day, yet the mileage on every ride is always slightly different, usually by 10ths or...
01-30-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,539
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Surlys lawyers thought that response was best,...

Surlys lawyers thought that response was best, regardless of the accuracy. It's a CYA answer, saying yes is a total liability.

I work in the medical distribution industry. I've worked in past...
Forum: Foo
01-30-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,414
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Of all the Alison Krauss songs....why "Man of...

Of all the Alison Krauss songs....why "Man of Constant Sorry"?

"Crazy Like Me" by Alison Krauss is a great song.

I mostly listen to new grass and alt-country, but Merle Hagard put on a hell of...
01-30-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I have only bagged one day this year, January 2nd...

I have only bagged one day this year, January 2nd because I wasn't feeling well and the weather folks were predicting face freezing cold -20F.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,138
Posted By OneGoodLeg

362094 I passed some birds enjoying a steam...

362094
I passed some birds enjoying a steam beside a local river inlet. First time this winter that I've seen steam on coming off the water.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,367
Posted By OneGoodLeg

It confuses me when people refer to bicycling as...

It confuses me when people refer to bicycling as having "seasons". Some of us have winter commuter bikes, used only for that purpose. If you had a bike(s) that setup for a particular season(s),...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By OneGoodLeg

?? Your question was valid. I've seen people get...

?? Your question was valid. I've seen people get tightly wound, because thei'r $2500 bike that they brought on the train got treated just like the $40 Walmart bikes by the conductors. I tell anyone...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I've used gore windstopper gloves before, they...

I've used gore windstopper gloves before, they are great gloves since they've kept my hands warm even when wet, but they aren't water proof.

Up to last winter I used a pair of OR *outdoor...
01-29-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By OneGoodLeg

If only there was an entire thread where you...

If only there was an entire thread where you could ask Scrod a question.....
01-29-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I've ridden thousands of miles fixed gear on...

I've ridden thousands of miles fixed gear on chains using that link. I suck at chain repair, changing a chain always takes me way longer than it should, and still have never had a problem with that...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,173
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Back in the 80's or early 90's. I owned a cable...

Back in the 80's or early 90's. I owned a cable look that was multiple layers of braiding over a kevlar core. I don't remember who the manufacturer was, but the claim was that they reversed the...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,461
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I believe it's a 70's era Japanese bike. There's...

I believe it's a 70's era Japanese bike. There's a pic of one in this blog. I don't think they're worth much, except retro-cool factor.


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Forum: Foo
01-29-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,824
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I lived in Tustin. Actually I was stationed at...

I lived in Tustin. Actually I was stationed at the Marine base that was closed and then sat empty for 15 years. That's because every time it rains in So. Cal. the oil that has soaked into the road...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I think the more you ride, the quicker you get at...

I think the more you ride, the quicker you get at defeating the hills too. I changed my commute a couple weeks ago, it's a little longer, couple of miles, and all rolling hills. But, it's not full...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,138
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I rode passed the ranger station and along a long...

I rode passed the ranger station and along a long stretch of the Foxbooro State Forest this morning, and realized that it smelled strongly of fresh pine trees. I've been riding route for only about...
Forum: Foo
01-27-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,378
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I actually like the US version of Being Human...

I actually like the US version of Being Human better than the UK version, but that's the exception to the rule.

I like American Pickers, they have interesting bikes from time to time. And Fast...
01-23-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,342
Posted By OneGoodLeg

My brother works as a salesman for a powder...

My brother works as a salesman for a powder coater, his brother-in-law owns the business. I didn't realize it was so cheap, I might hit him up for a quote on a my bike frame.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,766
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I've been intentionally side swiped by a guy in a...

I've been intentionally side swiped by a guy in a pickup truck, while riding on a marked bike route. Ignorant comments? Water off a ducks back is the best approach, since you have no idea what...
01-22-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I would like to +1 everything Bat56 this morning....

I would like to +1 everything Bat56 this morning. I was just thinking this morning how much I don't miss getting the crud, like I road in today, out of my rear deraileur.

It's not a proper...
01-20-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Specifically with Wabi, Richard has always been...

Specifically with Wabi, Richard has always been helpful when I've contacted him.
01-20-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Late arriving, but what about a Wabi? ...

Late arriving, but what about a Wabi? http://www.wabicycles.com/bike_main_pg2011.html

Specifically designed with long distance cruising in mind.

I've been looking hard at Wabi, I need a new...
01-20-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I thought I'd read he discontinued that bike. ...

I thought I'd read he discontinued that bike. I've never been able to keep the 650 sizing straight.

I'm seriously looking at a Wabi myself.
01-20-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Wabi goes down to 42. Richard used to have a...

Wabi goes down to 42. Richard used to have a bike that was geared for smaller people, used 650b wheels, but i think it's been disco'd. I've never ridden a Wabi, but most people who own them, love...
01-20-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,062
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Both of the above are really sound advice. I...

Both of the above are really sound advice. I wouldn't ride on the highway without a really high quality hard case tire, due to road debris. In my experience, exist crossings can be hard due to the...
01-20-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 169,467
Posted By OneGoodLeg

How low is your budget? There are alot of bikes...

How low is your budget? There are alot of bikes in the "fixie" price range of the Takura Kubato and Target bike. All are crap. For around $400 you can get yourself something decent from bikes...
01-20-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,289
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I was 42 and developed DVT in one leg while...

I was 42 and developed DVT in one leg while recovering from a broken shoulder blade. Blood clots caused by broken bones are fairly common. I ended up having the vein removed due to a damaged valve...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,203
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I'm a regulatory and compliance officer for a...

I'm a regulatory and compliance officer for a regional office of a large medical and pharmacuetical distribution company. So, basically, I argue with people for a living and in some cases, protect...
01-17-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
Posted By OneGoodLeg

There are cars that can supposedly "detect" an...

There are cars that can supposedly "detect" an accident about to happen and alert the driver. The best thing about the commercial for these type of cars? The woman driving doesn't even bother to...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 720
Posted By OneGoodLeg

It usually doesn't effect my speed that much, but...

It usually doesn't effect my speed that much, but I definitely have all of the flashers going.

We had black ice and fog here yesterday, double whammy. I slid out on a couple of the slicker...
01-15-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,741
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Been mostly car free for the last 16 years. I...

Been mostly car free for the last 16 years. I view cars as obsolete technology at this point, especially those solely reliant on fossil fuel, and have no desire to ever own or drive another one. If...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Filed complaint about a reckless school bus driver

I was on the ride into work this morning on a quiet side road with no traffic and got blatantly right hooked by a school bus. I had to whip skid to avoid slamming into the side of the bus. I had...
01-08-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,915
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Beans are close to perfect! Coconut milk...

Beans are close to perfect!

Coconut milk is also good for you, but loaded with calories from fat, which is bad for my slow metabolism.

I find that when I'm craving a lot of milk, or milk...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,031
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Strobe on the drop bar? I'll have to try that. ...

Strobe on the drop bar? I'll have to try that. Riding with a strobe strapped to my upper arm did jack-squat in regards to heightening peoples awareness.

I had an F-250 king cab miss me last...
11-27-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I've never been a huge fan of EMS long underwear...

I've never been a huge fan of EMS long underwear or thermal layers, everything I've ever bought shrinks funny or pills after a few washings. I haven't bought the newer products though.




yes...
11-27-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,459
Posted By OneGoodLeg

That's nuts why would you put only a back brake...

That's nuts why would you put only a back brake any bike? Especially a fixed gear.
Forum: Foo
11-27-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I got honked at for basically no reason the other...

I got honked at for basically no reason the other day, caught up to the genius, who was all over the road, at the next light and saw a cellphone in one hand and an extremely hyper poodle in the other...
11-27-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,459
Posted By OneGoodLeg

My Kilo TT came with a front and rear brake.

My Kilo TT came with a front and rear brake.
Forum: Commuting
11-27-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Jim from Boston, where were you riding that it...

Jim from Boston, where were you riding that it was 19? That would have been balmy here. It was between 3-6 when I left my house on Monday morning. -3 in Worcester at that time.
Forum: Foo
11-27-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By OneGoodLeg

That's not plastic surgery doing that to him. ...

That's not plastic surgery doing that to him. The life force is slowly being sucked out of his body by the power of the Kardashian, it's the same force that compells people to watch a show about...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 129,765
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Last night was through a light rain/snow mix. ...

Last night was through a light rain/snow mix. The roads looked like there would have been black ice if the temp at dropped below freezing, ideal conditions for it.

This morning was an adventure,...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,363
Posted By OneGoodLeg

There was someone on this forum that used to...

There was someone on this forum that used to drive 30 miles or so and park his truck at a VFW and bike the last ten to 15 miles each way.

Of course, the hour drive before the ride would make for...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,007
Posted By OneGoodLeg

I currently own two, both fixed gear bikes, one...

I currently own two, both fixed gear bikes, one is a TT bike so the biggest tires it will fit is a 25c, the other is Surly Steamroller that takes up to a 38c. The steamroller has kind of become the...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,858
Posted By OneGoodLeg

An 16T stainless cog, a 20T steel cog, a 42T...

An 16T stainless cog, a 20T steel cog, a 42T Chainring, Mud Flaps, and a Cargo Net.

I foreseee a new floor pump on the horizion, I think the pressure gage in mine just crapped out this morning.
11-20-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Scotch brite has always worked for me when I...

Scotch brite has always worked for me when I wanted to remove rust in small spots like that. It doesn't hurt the surrounding paint, unless you apply too much pressure.
11-19-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,287
Posted By OneGoodLeg

According to this article, the Earth's orbitting...

According to this article, the Earth's orbitting the sun is wasting vast amounts of energy that could best be used at the pump. Everyone stop rotating aroudn the sun! Stop it! Also, creating the...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,858
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Nitto Noodle bars, Cinelli Bar Tape, a bikerack,...

Nitto Noodle bars, Cinelli Bar Tape, a bikerack, cargo straps for rack, new stem, new chain, Light & Motion Urban 700 (got a good deal), tubes, 2 blinkies (lost one already). Tonight I will be...
Forum: Introductions
11-19-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Yes, but you could go with a different size range...

Yes, but you could go with a different size range for the width, something like 23-28 or 25-32 will probably be available at LBS. The tubes in those ranges have a slightly thicker wall.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Awesome motorists on my morning commute

The negative "cager" comments are plentiful in most commuter forums, time to credit when due.

I had quite the crappy start to my commute this morning, that wound up in me meeting two cool people....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By OneGoodLeg

They didn't tell you specifically why? I'd ask...

They didn't tell you specifically why? I'd ask for an explanation if your not sure why they warned you, the warning is pretty much worthless if you don't understand why.
11-18-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,136
Posted By OneGoodLeg

Off topic, but what continent would you be skiing...

Off topic, but what continent would you be skiing on at these temps? -20c is -4F. Snow sucks at those temps, it's like skiing on gravel.

Some mountains get frequent thermal inversion days, which...
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