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Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,481
Posted By JohnnyOTS

(edit - I checked - this is the longest post I've...

(edit - I checked - this is the longest post I've ever made. O_o )

Crikey, I take forever compared to you guys - 20 minutes if I'm moving briskly. On the other hand it's a 90 minute, 20 mile ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Two Optronics Housings - one with a 20w halogen...

Two Optronics Housings - one with a 20w halogen for the pitch-black rural portion of the commute (when I need to see), and one with a 20LED MR16 for the streetlight portions (when I just need to be...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

4:15am - The rural portion of my morning commute....

4:15am - The rural portion of my morning commute. I was in the left turn lane, slowing to the red stoplight. A white pickup was coming up fast and decided he didn't have room/time to get in front...
Forum: Foo
03-29-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,408
Posted By JohnnyOTS

:eek: Um, wheelchair? What wheelchair? ;)

:eek:
Um, wheelchair? What wheelchair?
;)
Forum: Foo
03-29-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,408
Posted By JohnnyOTS

...know when to pedal away, and when to sprint...

...know when to pedal away, and when to sprint...
Forum: Foo
03-29-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,408
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Chipcom and the "other" Dale...

Chipcom and the "other" Dale...
Forum: Foo
03-29-07, 04:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Miles: 20 Time to work: 1 1/2 hours Times I...

Miles: 20
Time to work: 1 1/2 hours
Times I put my foot down: 0
:D
Forum: Commuting
03-23-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

The front derailer on my Kona Jake has always...

The front derailer on my Kona Jake has always been cranky. Since I'm still a bike newb I tend to just leave it on the middle chainring and try to get out of the lowest gears on the casette asap to...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,229
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Now that the weather is gorgeous I'm seeing an...

Now that the weather is gorgeous I'm seeing an occasional person on their bike - since there are so few, I wave or nod at pretty much everyone. The two people I do actually talk to periodically are...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Bless your heart! I've had 6 flats in the past...

Bless your heart! I've had 6 flats in the past few weeks (it's a long story - I think I'm running too small a rear tire so I'm getting pinch flats on nasty bumps and the slime tubes are a monster to...
03-19-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By JohnnyOTS

My Kona Jake -...

My Kona Jake - http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2006/jake.htm - Definitely Root Beer. It's got sparklies in the paint too. :D
Forum: Commuting
03-19-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Last Friday I had friends waiting to go to dinner...

Last Friday I had friends waiting to go to dinner with me and my eldest boy so of course...I got a flat on the way home - turns out a previous patch failed. I threw in the spare tube - the previous...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Ouch! Hope you recover quickly so you can enjoy...

Ouch! Hope you recover quickly so you can enjoy the weekend.

My morning commute was nice and uneventful. No wrecks, no flats. Thank heavens.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Hit the halfway point this morning - 10 miles in,...

Hit the halfway point this morning - 10 miles in, 10 to go, and Pssssshhhh! A rear flat. Happily it was at a point with streetlights, so I pulled the gear off the bike, flipped it over, and pulled...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Oh, I don't know - this little gem is awfully...

Oh, I don't know - this little gem is awfully cheap and provides active lighting......
Forum: Commuting
03-13-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,293
Posted By JohnnyOTS

20 miles each way - A smidge under an hour and a...

20 miles each way - A smidge under an hour and a half each way at the moment. The 3 1/2 miles of bumpy dirt shoulder from my house to the edge of civilization really drop my average speed down, and...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Didn't commute yesterday because I managed to...

Didn't commute yesterday because I managed to shove a spoke through the OEM rear rim on my Kona Jake. Made a big hole in the rim, although happily the tube stayed intact until I got home. One...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By JohnnyOTS

I run slime tubes inside the 700x32s on my...

I run slime tubes inside the 700x32s on my Cyclocross-turned-commuter. They're great at plugging really small holes, like those caused by thorns. Anything bigger than that, though, and it's time to...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,424
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Add some more Ows to that and you've got my take...

Add some more Ows to that and you've got my take on it as well. Glad it wasn't worse! Get better soon! Ow! Ow Ow Ow!!! :eek:
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By JohnnyOTS

If it's any consolation, I can barely average...

If it's any consolation, I can barely average 15mph on my very flat commute. With a tailwind. >.< At least in your case you won't always have a headwind...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By JohnnyOTS

My daily commute takes me through high speed,...

My daily commute takes me through high speed, high volume two lane rural roads and then through suburbia. I bought a cyclocross bike so I could just ride on the really nasty shoulder for certain...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Yesterday's ride home was gorgeous weather. At...

Yesterday's ride home was gorgeous weather. At the 15 mile mark or so I saw Charlie the recumbent rider headed the opposite way, so I waved him down and we chatted for a while. (I had a light-up belt...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By JohnnyOTS

I like having two, just in case one breaks, falls...

I like having two, just in case one breaks, falls off, is carried off by a passing raptor or whatever. One on the rear rack, and one on the back of the helmet for that low/high action...
Forum: Southwest
02-23-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By JohnnyOTS

I live an hour north of Tucson in Queen Creek,...

I live an hour north of Tucson in Queen Creek, and had family down there until a few years ago. Tucson has gotten bigger and more congested over the successive decades, true, but it's still worlds...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

To say thanks I gave him the 17" flat panel...

To say thanks I gave him the 17" flat panel monitor I had on my backup system for _his_ backup system. I can live with my old CRT, and he desperately needed the higher resolution. We're all happy...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Yup. I freaked when I saw what it was. ...

Yup. I freaked when I saw what it was. (Although it's pretty normal looking for a Cervelo: http://www.cervelo.com/content.aspx?m=About&i=DiscontinuedModels#8 ) He said he bought it for cheap from...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By JohnnyOTS

+1 Here's what Sheldon has to say about bike...

+1

Here's what Sheldon has to say about bike noise:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html

(I tore my pedals apart this weekend and regreased them because of a clicking coming from the left...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

The vast majority of my bicycling is commuting....

The vast majority of my bicycling is commuting. My Kona Jake is piled high with offroad-capable tires, fenders, racks, headlights, taillights and all of the other cabbage that makes it a useful...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Interesting commute this morning - had a camaro...

Interesting commute this morning - had a camaro revving it's engine behind me while I was riding through a construction zone. Once I got to a point where the bike lane started up again I moved over...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Loud thunder and lightning as I was prepping to...

Loud thunder and lightning as I was prepping to leave this morning - my wife stuck her head in the garage and said, "Are you going to be all right?"
"I'll be fine - I've biked in rainstorms before"...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-07, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Uneventful commutes recently - yesterday after...

Uneventful commutes recently - yesterday after work I was walking out to the bike rack and I saw one of the (very few) other bike commuters walking along, pushing his bike ahead of him on it's rear...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

A nice, uneventful ride in this morning. Temp...

A nice, uneventful ride in this morning. Temp around 41F. Ordered some Ortlieb bags the other day - can't wait until they get in! At the rate I'm going, I'll start saving money by bike commuting...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Had a series of rather uneventful commutes...

Had a series of rather uneventful commutes recently, although this morning's had a few wrinkles. It was warm enough that I swapped out the coat for the windbreaker, and of course the 10% change of...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Roads are neither smooth nor level.

Roads are neither smooth nor level.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By JohnnyOTS

I'm up to three falls. >.< The worst of the...

I'm up to three falls. >.< The worst of the three was right before a group ride started. It was my first time there.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Overcast and a balmy 50F or so. Weatherman...

Overcast and a balmy 50F or so. Weatherman predicted rain so I had the rain coat on over the jersey, but at the 3.5 mile mark with no rain anywhere the coat went into the trunk bag and it was a...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Congrats! When folks say, "Have a safe drive...

Congrats! When folks say, "Have a safe drive home!" you can now say "Well, I'll pedal safely." ;)

Today's commute was warm - 48 degrees on the way in! I had to unzip my coat and push the...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Another mild ride in - temp in the low 40s. ...

Another mild ride in - temp in the low 40s. While waiting at a red light another bike commuter rode past on the cross street - first 'office professional looking' bike commuter I've seen since I...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Rotated the tires on my Jake last night - I've...

Rotated the tires on my Jake last night - I've managed to wear off most of the center tread on my rear tire. The front was fine. Decent ride in this morning - Made good time (as compared to, say,...
01-04-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,953
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Planet Bike: http://www.planetbike.com My bike...

Planet Bike: http://www.planetbike.com My bike fell over (in my garage, no less) and broke the black plastic clip on the back of my Superflash (the part that you use to clip the blinky to your helmet...
Forum: Southwest
01-04-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,615
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Sweet! I'll try to make this Saturday's reverse...

Sweet! I'll try to make this Saturday's reverse McKellips ride then. Kiwanis park is pretty big - do they meet in one of the lake parking lots, the one by the rec center or one of the smaller ones?...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Second commute after a two week long hiatus...

Second commute after a two week long hiatus thanks to a mix of flu and vacation. Much easier than Tuesday's commute. I'm glad I'm bouncing back fast. Not too cold and I'm loving the bike shoes and...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-07, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

The ride home yesterday was wonderful - 70...

The ride home yesterday was wonderful - 70 degrees when I left work in the afternoon and enough extra sunlight that I got home before dusk. I wore shorts and a T-Shirt and kept saying to myself,...
Forum: Southwest
01-03-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,615
Posted By JohnnyOTS

I really should do some of those Saturday GABA...

I really should do some of those Saturday GABA rides - it's not that far from Queen Creek and I could really use some advice. (if I can keep up - 14mph sustained is about the best I can do at the...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

I wish I could catch the folks who do that! ...

I wish I could catch the folks who do that! Unfortunately in this part of Arizona, they're long gone - not enough traffic on the roads I frequent (at least at the times I'm on them.)

LOL! Same...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Yesterday's commute was uneventful. This morning...

Yesterday's commute was uneventful. This morning I was at a red light in the left turn lane and a few cars pulled up. Once the light turned green I turned left and moved over to the bike lane. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,658
Posted By JohnnyOTS

Nah. I gave up WoW so I would have some time to...

Nah. I gave up WoW so I would have some time to pay attention to my kids, and took up commuting by bike to get in better shape. My wife remains an addlepated WoW addict, however. *Sigh* I think...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,361
Posted By JohnnyOTS

High 40s - fairly nice ride in, except for my...

High 40s - fairly nice ride in, except for my very first crash - turning left in a construction zone I realized that the dirt directly in front of my bike was partially concealing a very large, very...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By JohnnyOTS

You've gotten tons of advice on gear (which makes...

You've gotten tons of advice on gear (which makes sense, since that's what you asked for in your posting) - I'd just like to throw in some additional encouragement: You can do it! I just started...
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