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08-24-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By Surrealdeal

I've went the full distance on two Ragbrais ('89...

I've went the full distance on two Ragbrais ('89 and '91.) The oddest thing by far that I ever saw was in '91 when I overtook a guy on a pennyfarthing.... on the century loop! I was on my '87...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 5374 (5987 total through 8/23 [156/158])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 5374 (5987 total through 8/23 [156/158])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 5374 (5987 total through 8/23 [156/158])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 5374 (5987 total through 8/23 [156/158])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,160
Posted By Surrealdeal

Heck yes.

Heck yes.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,744
Posted By Surrealdeal

After following this thread for a while I have...

After following this thread for a while I have decided that it's OK to text while riding but that you should never ever play angry birds while truing your wheels.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
consularrider (VA)_________________4545 (9813 total through 9/30 [159/172])
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
consularrider (VA)_________________4545 (9813 total through 9/30 [159/172])
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 07:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,744
Posted By Surrealdeal

I keep my phone in the bag also. But the thought...

I keep my phone in the bag also. But the thought occurred to me that if the pro riders can pee out of a pair of bib shorts during a race then I have to think that there are a few freds out there who...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Surrealdeal

Though I'm not a proponent of them myself perhaps...

Though I'm not a proponent of them myself perhaps a recumbent would solve your problem.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee(CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee(CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage(CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
consularrider(VA)_________________4545 (9813 total through 9/30 [159/172])
dschue5(MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee(CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee(CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage(CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
consularrider(VA)_________________4545 (9813 total through 9/30 [159/172])
dschue5(MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Surrealdeal

I throw mine in the handlebar bag and keep going....

I throw mine in the handlebar bag and keep going. I can't read the signs and sometimes mistake deer for joggers, but other than that I am fortunate enough that my prescription isn't so bad that I am...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
consularrider (VA)_________________4545 (9813 total through 9/30 [159/172])
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
consularrider (VA)_________________4545 (9813 total through 9/30 [159/172])
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________4535 (7632 total)
Dwayne (GA)_______________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________4535 (7632 total)
Dwayne (GA)_______________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________4535 (7632 total)
Dwayne (GA)_______________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________4535 (7632 total)
Dwayne (GA)_______________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,013
Posted By Surrealdeal

Chafe = Rubbed, inflamed and otherwise irritated ...

Chafe = Rubbed, inflamed and otherwise irritated skin

Saddle Sore = Painful boil caused by a bacterial infection deep inside a hair follicle.

Once you've had one of the latter, you won't...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,452
Posted By Surrealdeal

Where I ride the other riders are spread out...

Where I ride the other riders are spread out enough that I do try to greet or at least give a wave. If I was riding in a high volume area I don't think that I would.


There are guys that I'll...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,013
Posted By Surrealdeal

For treating the chafe I recommend bag balm, just...

For treating the chafe I recommend bag balm, just a light coat per application. A tin of the stuff will last nearly forever. In a pinch I imagine that Vaseline would work too but bag balm just...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By Surrealdeal

My route isn't anywhere near as boring as my job.

My route isn't anywhere near as boring as my job.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By Surrealdeal

I don't have anything helpful to contribute that...

I don't have anything helpful to contribute that has not already been suggested in the responses above, but I am here because of your thread title. It made me think of a paraphrase of Yoda - "Think...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)___________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,447
Posted By Surrealdeal

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. ...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. Personally I find the detachable options to be uglier than a nice set of fulls. You're running a rack and panniers anyway so it's not as if you are...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5296
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
augustgarage (CA)_________________ 4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
augustgarage (CA)_________________ 4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,324
Posted By Surrealdeal

This thread has hit two pages and nobody has said...

This thread has hit two pages and nobody has said that the answer is 42?
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
augustgarage (CA)_________________ 4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,769
Posted By Surrealdeal

Makes me think of HS days when the 'punkers' had...

Makes me think of HS days when the 'punkers' had to wear leather jackets and combat boots so that you could tell who the 'nonconformists' were. :rolleyes:

Re: the new commuting fad -
1) I am...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)_______________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,791
Posted By Surrealdeal

I was brought up on Huffy bikes - a stingray when...

I was brought up on Huffy bikes - a stingray when I was a kid (it did awesome wheelies) and some yellow 10-speed abomination from jr. high until I got a license.

It was a tough bike, and 99% of...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,279
Posted By Surrealdeal

Keep the frame as is, paint the pie plate...

Keep the frame as is, paint the pie plate chartreuse.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,464
Posted By Surrealdeal

+1 on separates, and using fronts on the back. I...

+1 on separates, and using fronts on the back. I run an ancient pair of Cannondale fronts that I picked up for a song on Craigslist. They aren't anywhere near waterproof but I line them each with a...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
augustgarage (CA)__________________4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
consularrider...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,497
Posted By Surrealdeal

I agree with this. My B17 felt like a knife in...

I agree with this. My B17 felt like a knife in my crotch until I bumped it forward a cm or so, and then I had the proverbial 'aha' moment. I had been sitting too far up on it. It's been 'aha'...
08-22-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,853
Posted By Surrealdeal

Cadence is a fun statistic to geek out on but it...

Cadence is a fun statistic to geek out on but it is not necessarily an indicator of a 'right' or 'wrong' way to pedal your bike - If you're not in shape for it 95 rpm is going to be uncomfortable...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 130,924
Posted By Surrealdeal

I had a rough ride home last night - I didn't...

I had a rough ride home last night - I didn't bonk but the low fuel light was definitely on. I'm trying to lose weight and have been keeping my calorie/carb intake down and the deficit caught up...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4275 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4275
augustgarage (CA)__________________4102 (5066.9 total) [107/127]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________3940 (6746 total)
1lonerider...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 62,019
Posted By Surrealdeal

Welcome to the club! :thumb: buzzbee...

Welcome to the club! :thumb:

buzzbee (CA)_______________________4275
augustgarage (CA)__________________4102 (5066.9 total) [107/127]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________3940 (6746 total)...
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