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Forum: Commuting
09-26-05, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,935
Posted By Alphie

So, there you go. If you like it, ride it.

So, there you go. If you like it, ride it.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-05, 10:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,935
Posted By Alphie

I used to think it was necessary to own a steel...

I used to think it was necessary to own a steel bike because of the steel's resiliency, longevity, ease of repair, etc. I do really like my Alph D' Huez for my commuting duties and occasional rides...
04-30-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,028
Posted By Alphie

I don't hate cars. I do wish people who _could_...

I don't hate cars. I do wish people who _could_ do it, would cycle commute more in my area, it would ease pollution a bit and give them a better outlook on life when they get to work. Which is why I...
04-28-05, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Alphie

Almost got right-hooked a couple weeks ago.

Almost got right-hooked a couple weeks ago.
04-28-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Alphie

GA DoT Bike Maps

I was suitably impressed by the maps sent to me after I made a request on the GA DoT website.
A couple of nice all-purpose state maps with bike routes highlighted, a Georgia Bike Sense guide (with a...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-05, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,698
Posted By Alphie

My Lemond is definitely a guy. A guy with a...

My Lemond is definitely a guy. A guy with a little bit of attitude, and a lot of jealousy directed toward that Texan. It's only human. ;)
04-27-05, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,401
Posted By Alphie

If traveling to work by car, I would take the...

If traveling to work by car, I would take the major highway that is convenient, for purpose of speed. On this highway I definitely do not feel safer in my car, versus on my bike on the secondary...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Alphie

Put the light on your helmet. Even with the...

Put the light on your helmet. Even with the not-too-secure Cateye 5 LED strap run through my helmet, I haven't lost the light since mounting it last June. Better visibility too. I have noticed my...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,924
Posted By Alphie

I can't believe this thread is 2 pages long; or...

I can't believe this thread is 2 pages long; or that I've added to the post count. :o
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By Alphie

I think folks around here should chill out a bit....

I think folks around here should chill out a bit. I did flip off a guy yesterday after he almost right hooked me into his car. But as I was pulling up to the same intersection this morning, a guy...
04-11-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,286
Posted By Alphie

More than tourist/non tourist or whether you ride...

More than tourist/non tourist or whether you ride on the beach or not, would be the type of bike you have and the type of riding you do.

I would have no problem riding without a helmet if cruising...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-05, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Perfect weather in the 60's and 70's last couple...

Perfect weather in the 60's and 70's last couple of days. Almost got taken out by a motorist "right hook" yesterday. He got the finger. A little bit of compensation for that on the ride home when a...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-05, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By Alphie

I have appreciated the permanent fenders on my...

I have appreciated the permanent fenders on my road bike. Sheldon Brown says clip-ons are crap, and I believe him.
04-07-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By Alphie

Thank you Mr. Brown! I have already received...

Thank you Mr. Brown! I have already received great information and inspiration from your website.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By Alphie

Besides arriving at work on a nice day, the worst...

Besides arriving at work on a nice day, the worst part of my commute is pulling into traffic during rush hour. Although I work such odd hours this occurrance is rare, when I do have to take that left...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-05, 11:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,275
Posted By Alphie

I wouldn't pay more money for a saddle for the...

I wouldn't pay more money for a saddle for the sake of saving weight. Just doesn't make that much difference to me. There are plenty of people with the wherewithall to pay $400, $40,000 or $4,000,000...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-05, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Comfortable ride in at 12:30 pm today. Took a...

Comfortable ride in at 12:30 pm today. Took a little longer route to enjoy the weather, especially because I knew we were to have thunderstorms tonight. Got delayed a bit by church traffic and didn't...
03-24-05, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By Alphie

Good point about the value of the lock reflecting...

Good point about the value of the lock reflecting the value of the bike. I bought the Kryptonite "combo kit" (cable and U-lock) when I bought my bike, and they have worked fine in my relatively low...
03-24-05, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,241
Posted By Alphie

Good point, and one that can also be applied to...

Good point, and one that can also be applied to auto drivers. When I do drive, it's in my Miata, which is not only fun to drive, but also easy to avoid an accident in. On the other hand, I have a...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-05, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,920
Posted By Alphie

I was proud of being an anomaly, but in the last...

I was proud of being an anomaly, but in the last couple months I've seen another apparent commuter cyclist in my environs. Darn.
03-18-05, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By Alphie

Very cool! I have the benefit of parking indoors,...

Very cool! I have the benefit of parking indoors, but we are moving to a new building soon, and I was horrified to have my HR manager tell me (proudly) that our new store will have a bike rack....
03-18-05, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,583
Posted By Alphie

I rode home last night/this morning at 12:25 am...

I rode home last night/this morning at 12:25 am with no problem. I was encouraged that when I passed my local Irish pub (a great little hang out) there was a line of taxis waiting to take partyers...
03-18-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By Alphie

I don't usually pay much attention to the drivers...

I don't usually pay much attention to the drivers expression in his rear-view mirror, unless he gave me a "toot toot" while passing, and I know it's a coworker acknowledging me. There is not really...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-05, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Hi 50's when I left this morning. Perfect day for...

Hi 50's when I left this morning. Perfect day for a ride. It rained tonight, but I did not get too wet, most of the heavy stuff had moved out by the time I returned.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

First day I was to ride to work, after 2 days...

First day I was to ride to work, after 2 days off. We had quite a bit of rain the last 1 1/2 days. I rode to the greenway to take my usual route, there appeared to be a river at least 3 feet deep...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-05, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By Alphie

I lost my house and car keys when they apparently...

I lost my house and car keys when they apparently bounced out of my seat bag, which I had idiotically left unzipped. Luckily I did not lose my Alien and tire tools/patch kit.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-05, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By Alphie

I have 23 front and 25 back simply because the...

I have 23 front and 25 back simply because the bike shop did not have any kevlar-belted 25's when I needed to replace the front tire, and a 28 was too big to fit under the fender.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Alphie

Ditto, the water bottle cage advice. I've broken...

Ditto, the water bottle cage advice. I've broken 2 (admittedly cheap) alloy cages with my battery over the course of 8 months. Got a hd alloy cage on there now with a SS model on order. Most stress...
02-19-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Alphie

Somewhat unrelated (I agree with the way John is...

Somewhat unrelated (I agree with the way John is turning to wind up initially in the middle of the right lane, because that is the way I do it ;) ) but there is a scary intersection near my place...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

High, 30's when I left this morning. I got my...

High, 30's when I left this morning. I got my Carradice Longflap yesterday, and it definitely helps
to be able to carry everything I need for work (clothing, food, a book to read during lunch)...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Cool commute yesterday with rain for the ride...

Cool commute yesterday with rain for the ride home. I had several people at work offer me a ride home since the rain was heavy at times; once on the road it was not bad at all. I got a little...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-04, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Cold this morning. Dressed appropriately though,...

Cold this morning. Dressed appropriately though, so not a problem. It was below 20 F when I left, with gusty winds. I had on 3 long-sleeve poly shirts plus my lightweight nylon running jacket this...
12-19-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,498
Posted By Alphie

A couple more idea for signals: ...

A couple more idea for signals:

http://www.motherearthnews.com/arc/199/

http://brakelite.fws1.com/page3.html

But I also prefer hand signals. Need to modify reflective leg bands to fit my...
12-19-04, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,498
Posted By Alphie

Nowadays some people around here believe bikes...

Nowadays some people around here believe bikes belong on the sidewalk. I would like to be able to use the correct hand signal and be understood, that that's asking way too much of the general...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-04, 12:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,278
Posted By Alphie

I don't have a topographic map of the hill behind...

I don't have a topographic map of the hill behind my workplace, but it is long enough (about 1 mile) and steep enough that I am glad I do not have to climb it every day. I do go up it on a regular...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-04, 12:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,193
Posted By Alphie

I cycle like I drive, with the exception that I...

I cycle like I drive, with the exception that I ride a little farther to the right. I take the lane when I think it is too narrow for a car + me.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-04, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Cool but beautiful when I went in at 2 p.m. Cold...

Cool but beautiful when I went in at 2 p.m. Cold but no wind when I left around 11. One interesting bit of driving by a Benz propelled cager going in to work: I was easing in to a left turn decel...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-04, 12:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,023
Posted By Alphie

I've forgotten underwear and had to go all day in...

I've forgotten underwear and had to go all day in my mountain bike shoes. The worst was the day I took baggy jeans to wear and forgot my belt. Had a coworker drive me by the house on my lunch hour....
12-16-04, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,856
Posted By Alphie

Silver MA3's. I know boring. But strong and...

Silver MA3's. I know boring. But strong and reliable. I'm a commuter, after all. ;)
Forum: Commuting
12-14-04, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

29 degrees this evening, feels like 19. This...

29 degrees this evening, feels like 19. This morning it was 28, feeling like 18. The first really cold ("cold" if you're from up north) day we've had. With the 2 ls poly shirts and nylon running...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-04, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Cold this afternoon when I rode in. Enough so...

Cold this afternoon when I rode in. Enough so that I wore new wind pants. Had to stop halfway to work and take off the nylon rain jacket I had on, just too hot along with the poly shirts I was...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-04, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Alphie

On a related note, I bought a pair of mesh-lined...

On a related note, I bought a pair of mesh-lined wind pants with reflective cuffs from Target today for $14.99. Also got an acrylic headband/earwarmer for $1.99. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-10-04, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Wet the last couple of days, with the peak of...

Wet the last couple of days, with the peak of cycling commuter saturation coming last night. Started undressing in the tile foyer when I got home since my cycling clothes were doing a good imitation...
12-07-04, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Alphie

I also use the powerlink, since I broke my chain...

I also use the powerlink, since I broke my chain a couple months ago. Cleaned my chain today and unfastening and refastening the link was no problemo.
Forum: Commuting
12-07-04, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Alphie

I had somewhat the same experience a couple of...

I had somewhat the same experience a couple of weeks ago. Going home from work on a dark stretch of road I met 2 runners heading towards me, surprisingly. I swerved out of the way in time, but I do...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-04, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By Alphie

How about this? ...

How about this? (http://www.askbaby.com/product/nuk-latex-teat-size-2---large-feed-hole---size:-twin-pack.htm)
Forum: Commuting
12-05-04, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,086
Posted By Alphie

Cool ride in this morning. Nice with very little...

Cool ride in this morning. Nice with very little traffic though.

Had to buy a new cable lock today. I am in the "losing things" mode it seems. I lost my house and Kryptonite lock key about 10 days...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-04, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Alphie

I just got all of my cold weather running attire...

I just got all of my cold weather running attire out of storage, and I'm happy to see how well it works on the bike. It would have to get extremely cold (for me) to wear anything but shorts on the...
12-05-04, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By Alphie

The lefts I take are almost always with the...

The lefts I take are almost always with the benefit of a turn lane. Which I sit in the middle of, until after the turn when I move to the right. Getting _into_ the left lane can sometimes be...
12-05-04, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Alphie

Bells work well on the bike path, I know when I'm...

Bells work well on the bike path, I know when I'm out running on the path it's nice to know when a bike is approaching. I also got my bell after a coworker questioned my manliness after I installed...
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