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Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,428
Posted By joshuatrio

Niuoka, I was faced with this very same...

Niuoka,

I was faced with this very same thing about 6 months ago, and feel your frustration. These are your options:

1) Turn down the job, keep your current lifestyle
2) Take job, car commute,...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,373
Posted By joshuatrio

Whatever you get - consider shopping year end or...

Whatever you get - consider shopping year end or last years - closeout models. I got my $2500+ Giant TCR C1 w/ full Ultegra, out the door, including tax for $1500. This was because I bought a 2012...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By joshuatrio

If your commute is 6 miles RT, you should be able...

If your commute is 6 miles RT, you should be able to get there without breaking much of a sweat depending on hills. Just take it easy, since it's only about 3 miles each way.

Have a change of...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By joshuatrio

LOL ! That feeling is always a strange one....

LOL ! That feeling is always a strange one. You're killing yourself, meanwhile, the other guy is barely pedaling. Mind virus for sure.



Words like "think" and "probably" indicate you have...
08-19-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,658
Posted By joshuatrio

Thanks for the story. Really appreciate it - one...

Thanks for the story. Really appreciate it - one of the best stories on this forum.

Makes me really appreciate the time I have with my kiddo's which are 4 and 5 years old.
08-19-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By joshuatrio

I would be concerned with safety on a rig like...

I would be concerned with safety on a rig like that. I'm no engineer, but two trailers hitched together doesn't seem like the safest of ideas. Would be concerned with something coming loose, or...
08-19-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By joshuatrio

Dude - great story. Little kids haulin' on bikes...

Dude - great story. Little kids haulin' on bikes is the best.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By joshuatrio

Almost got crushed by a REAL Geek.

While riding into work the other day:

I'm sitting patiently at a stoplight waiting for it to turn green - when this guy flies by me, through the red light , on a mountain bike, arms crossed (not...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,186
Posted By joshuatrio

+1. I've read that aerodynamics don't really...

+1.

I've read that aerodynamics don't really affect you speed wise until you reach 18+mph. So if you're average is 14 - work on the motor.

With that said. Absolutely nothing wrong with N+1....
Forum: Commuting
08-14-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By joshuatrio

Yeah - I use my Garmin for it.. It's fun getting...

Yeah - I use my Garmin for it.. It's fun getting a KOM at times.... only have one - but it's most likely because only 9 people have ridden it.. lol.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By joshuatrio

Strava... Good/Bad... Riding in vain?

Anyone use Strava? Do you like it, or find it beneficial?

My friend and I started loading up our data on it, but it's almost taken the fun out of riding... Turning every dang ride into a "segment"...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By joshuatrio

Not impressed with this one. The other Surly vid...

Not impressed with this one. The other Surly vid was better, and definitely more of a race/challenge.

This was just a dude getting passed at a light. Sure he could have been winded, but meh - not...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By joshuatrio

Speed during Commute: Morning vs. Afternoon

Are you a morning person or an evening person? Is your average speed during your commute faster going into work, or going home? What do your to/from average speeds look like?

I find that going...
08-06-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By joshuatrio

Easy. Just insane. I hit 50mph once....

Easy.



Just insane. I hit 50mph once. Down a super steep, 1 mile downhill (side of a mountain).



I know, I know. Just trying to make people laugh on Monday.
08-05-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By joshuatrio

Duh.

Duh.
08-05-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By joshuatrio

45mph on flats. new personal record.

Well sorta.

While getting a bike fit the other day, the fitter told me to warm-up for 10 minutes, then he'd come back to make adjustments.

So I started riding my bike - which was on a trainer...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,491
Posted By joshuatrio

We need video of this.

We need video of this.
08-05-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By joshuatrio

Just did another 11 miles with the new fit. Knee...

Just did another 11 miles with the new fit. Knee pain gone. I rode hard too.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,491
Posted By joshuatrio

Joey, had a great "Geek run" the other day. I'm...

Joey, had a great "Geek run" the other day. I'm cruising down our local path around 19-20mph, got the tunes going on, and having a great time - not killing it, just really enjoying the ride. While my...
08-03-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By joshuatrio

Got my first real fit yesterday - because of the KNEES !

Hey guys - got my first real bike fit the other day. Sadly, I'd been dealing with knee pain (patellae tendonitis) in the right leg for well over a year and had been too cheap to pay for a fit -...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By joshuatrio

Hmmm. I love my road bike which was purchased...

Hmmm. I love my road bike which was purchased about a month ago. It's fast, comfortable, and fits my needs. However, if I were in a city environment, I'd probably go with a mountain bike.

Reason...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By joshuatrio

Nothing wrong with dropping $800+ on a bike if...

Nothing wrong with dropping $800+ on a bike if you use it.

Buy it, ride it, enjoy it.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,491
Posted By joshuatrio

Awesome video !!! Best one yet.

Awesome video !!! Best one yet.
07-25-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By joshuatrio

My Garmin shows on average 550-600 calories...

My Garmin shows on average 550-600 calories burned for an 11 mile commute. There are some pretty good hill climbs, so maybe that's the reason? Really not sure why all the discrepancies...
07-25-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By joshuatrio

That's actually a great idea. Not sure if he...

That's actually a great idea. Not sure if he would go for it - the neighbor got one, and he didn't see the point, since the motor "can" do all the work if you wanted.
07-24-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By joshuatrio

Phil, thanks for the feedback. That’s great...

Phil, thanks for the feedback. That’s great advice and will run it by my wife sometime this week.


I’d hate to pull the grandchildren card, but if that’s what it takes for his long term health...
07-24-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By joshuatrio

How to help the father in law..

Good morning guys - I usually post over in the commuting forum, but think this post belongs in here. This post actually pertains to my father in law who is in his mid 50's.

My father in law used...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,969
Posted By joshuatrio

Thanks for the review. I've always thought about...

Thanks for the review. I've always thought about picking up one of their bikes.. They are running 22% off today, so you could get over $100 off, bringing this bike down to around $380. Not a bad buy...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By joshuatrio

Just bought the Novara ETA. On clearance for $39....

Just bought the Novara ETA. On clearance for $39. Comes with a rainfly and so far, I'm pretty pleased.

http://www.rei.com/product/825298/novara-eta-backpack
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,587
Posted By joshuatrio

Great post and thanks for the pics ! Congrats on...

Great post and thanks for the pics ! Congrats on completing year 7 !!
Forum: Commuting
07-17-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,408
Posted By joshuatrio

Soon we'll have to have license plates on our...

Soon we'll have to have license plates on our bikes, insurance and registration...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,854
Posted By joshuatrio

+1 Just return it, and be done with it....

+1

Just return it, and be done with it. Keep the kiddo happy as well.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,408
Posted By joshuatrio

Avoid government detection... by riding..

http://news.yahoo.com/driving-somewhere-theres-govt-record-140052644.html

Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-13, 11:19 AM
Forum: Commuting
07-15-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By joshuatrio

What do you think of the Novara products? Their...

What do you think of the Novara products? Their MTB's seem pretty reasonably priced, and I may be looking for a cheaper one (to see if I like it), to ride some trails here and there.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By joshuatrio

True true. I swore a while back that I'd never...

True true. I swore a while back that I'd never pay that much for a computer. But since it was around $55 out of pocket to upgrade, figured it couldn't hurt.

Couple of my friends who ride have...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By joshuatrio

I didn't go in with high expectations that they'd...

I didn't go in with high expectations that they'd take it back, but I told them what had happened, that my father in law bought it for me a year over a year ago, and that I just wanted either the...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By joshuatrio

Well, I ended up buying a Garmin 200 last night....

Well, I ended up buying a Garmin 200 last night. REI was really cool about taking the Sigma back after 1.5 years (without receipt), since I was purchasing a nicer computer. Wasn't sure if they would...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By joshuatrio

Thanks for the feedback... Yeah, the wired option...

Thanks for the feedback... Yeah, the wired option is sounding nice about now, only concerned about it rubbing the finish off my new road bike. Seems the paint is much thinner on the newer bikes...
...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By joshuatrio

Best Bike Computer

I've had it with my current bike computer. It's been in use for about 1.5 years and I'm ready to throw it out the window.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iANabuqlL._SX385_.jpg

See...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 20,679
Posted By joshuatrio

Central California, overlooking the Monterey Bay....

Central California, overlooking the Monterey Bay.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/8162033289_c3037079ea_z.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8162065286_dcb626a350_z.jpg
07-10-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 8,505
Posted By joshuatrio

Haha.. that's what I was thinking !

Haha.. that's what I was thinking !
Forum: Commuting
07-03-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,147
Posted By joshuatrio

Yes, AFTERBURNERS !!!

Yes, AFTERBURNERS !!!
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By joshuatrio

May have to try this. Thanks for the...

May have to try this. Thanks for the recommendation.

Anyone use Finish Line? I've seen that floating around as well..
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By joshuatrio

Hmmmm, I applied it once after cleaning the...

Hmmmm, I applied it once after cleaning the drivetrain really well. About one drop per link.

The chain noise started around my 3rd ride. So I guess our experience is sorta similar.



Noise...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By joshuatrio

Maybe I'll try that one. I used the clean version...

Maybe I'll try that one. I used the clean version of white lightening and it just seemed "gummy" and my chain sounded like crap after only around 30 miles or so.

Using the wet lube took was like...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By joshuatrio

Lube ...

Which do you prefer and why?

I bought a wax based lube per numerous recommendations, but I found it to gunk up on the rear derailleur pretty quickly and the chain sounded EXTREMELY dry after only...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,147
Posted By joshuatrio

Love: Riding from point A to B almost as fast...

Love:
Riding from point A to B almost as fast as a car
Early morning coffee with bike crew
Calm, wind free days

Hate:
Bugs hitting eye and getting trapped in contact lenses
College kids...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,923
Posted By joshuatrio

"Flight of the bumblebees"

"Flight of the bumblebees"
Forum: Commuting
06-24-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,923
Posted By joshuatrio

"Everybody Hurts" by REM...lol (with the tall...

"Everybody Hurts" by REM...lol (with the tall recumbent flag)
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