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Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By mtnwalker

Sleeveless does not make sense to me. You're...

Sleeveless does not make sense to me. You're exposing more of your skin to the sun that way. I've gone as far as getting solar sleeves for this summer to protect myself from the heat.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,371
Posted By mtnwalker

Lean Cuisine! That's all I've been eating...

Lean Cuisine!

That's all I've been eating the past couple of months. I used to bring lunch but always had issues with carrying food with me, plus it makes my bag heavier. ;) It took a week to...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By mtnwalker

Agreed. That letter would mean more to me than...

Agreed. That letter would mean more to me than the money. That will end up on a discreet part of my cubicle.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By mtnwalker

But will it be faster for commuters to be on...

But will it be faster for commuters to be on cycletracks?

I want the option to use the street especially when someone is slow and/or squirrelly on the lanes, riding two abreast, or (gasp) a jogger...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,658
Posted By mtnwalker

"**** You!" Simple, sweet and elegant....

"**** You!"

Simple, sweet and elegant. :D
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,370
Posted By mtnwalker

I deal with on/off ramps on my daily commute,...

I deal with on/off ramps on my daily commute, Central Expressway, here in the bay area. Its a 45 mph area and what I've always done is keep my ground by staying on the lane I'm on. I will slow down...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,870
Posted By mtnwalker

Erm, how does riding the bike look loopy...

Erm, how does riding the bike look loopy regardless of the gas price. Sure its a nice benefit to save money but like most others here I ride my bike to and from work for reasons other than gas...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,870
Posted By mtnwalker

I live in the Bay Area. Gas is currently $3.75...

I live in the Bay Area. Gas is currently $3.75 and climbing. What scares me is the predictions that gas may be all the way up to $5 per gallon by summer time. :(
Forum: Commuting
02-25-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By mtnwalker

Its called unusual blood flow to your brain if...

Its called unusual blood flow to your brain if you haven't exercised for quite a while.

Don't worry, as you get more fit it'll wear off. ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,970
Posted By mtnwalker

One of these cable tied to your rear rack should...

One of these cable tied to your rear rack should do it.
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02-23-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By mtnwalker

I'm hoping it will snow in Antioch. MTB on the...

I'm hoping it will snow in Antioch. MTB on the firetrails around Black Diamond mines with snow will be interesting.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By mtnwalker

2010 Mongoose Kaldi Double Commuter Bike - $299...

2010 Mongoose Kaldi Double Commuter Bike - $299 at Performance.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,282
Posted By mtnwalker

Performance enhancing clothes? Are those legal? ...

Performance enhancing clothes? Are those legal?

Of course riding naked can be done. You can also drive with your feet but it doesn't make it a good effing idea.
02-11-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,499
Posted By mtnwalker

Only one stage in the Bay Area? Booo. I'll...

Only one stage in the Bay Area? Booo.

I'll still be there though. Driving. ;)

Maybe.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By mtnwalker

I don't think my neighbors know since I ride to...

I don't think my neighbors know since I ride to work before any of them are awake. When I come back I'm all dressed up in lycra making it seem like I just came from a "ride".

But even if they did...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,074
Posted By mtnwalker

One of the girls in a group shouted something out...

One of the girls in a group shouted something out as I was passing by.
It was either

"Nice bike!"
or
"Nice butt!"

Either way, I like it. :D
Forum: Commuting
02-02-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,225
Posted By mtnwalker

Well, the first time I commuted I was riding...

Well, the first time I commuted I was riding mysel......wait....
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By mtnwalker

Well, two wrongs doesn't make a right now does...

Well, two wrongs doesn't make a right now does it. You are expecting the car to stop behind the line by law. Yet you expect it to be OK to ride on the sidewalk. Its hard to convince people to...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By mtnwalker

True, but not in this case. The OP is obviously...

True, but not in this case. The OP is obviously coming from the street and transitioning onto the sidewalk via crosswalk. If I see a bike coming off the sidewalk onto the crosswalk then I kinda...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By mtnwalker

Fog can be very dangerous because of low...

Fog can be very dangerous because of low visibility, obviously. I actually have a different route I use when its foggy. A route I consider safer in those kind of conditions.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By mtnwalker

As an occasional driver who is guilty of not...

As an occasional driver who is guilty of not stopping behind crosswalks especially when I'm making a turn I will have to say you need to be more predictable as a rider. Drivers who are making a...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,362
Posted By mtnwalker

OP, I just crashed again on the first commuting...

OP, I just crashed again on the first commuting day of the year. My front wheel slid out underneath me as I was making a really tight corner, going really slow(3-4mph), going downhill, on wet...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,971
Posted By mtnwalker

I run thorn resistant tubes on my commuter road...

I run thorn resistant tubes on my commuter road bike. The difference may be the size tire you are using. I'm running 700x23 tires with thorn resistant tubes, 115 PSI and I don't feel too much of a...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,053
Posted By mtnwalker

SKS Race Blades

SKS Race Blades
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By mtnwalker

Maybe I've been lucky but last I checked, my rims...

Maybe I've been lucky but last I checked, my rims looks the same as when I bought the bike 4 yrs ago and after 10,000+ miles. I have Alex rims 500's.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By mtnwalker

Glad to hear you are basically okay in terms of...

Glad to hear you are basically okay in terms of long term injuries.

Based on your description it sounds like the gap was parallel to the flow of traffic. If that is the case that is a hazard for...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By mtnwalker

Oh, okay. In that case, You Win!:rolleyes:

Oh, okay. In that case, You Win!:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By mtnwalker

Try this...

Try this http://www.respro.com/products/urban-commuting/cycling/city_mask/
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Forum: Commuting
01-03-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By mtnwalker

Yeah, I'm looking at it as at least that crash is...

Yeah, I'm looking at it as at least that crash is out of the way, sort of deal.:D

Passing by the same corner this afternoon I stopped and took a good look at the ground. The pavement was rough...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By mtnwalker

First commute of the year. First crash of the year.

I was a mile into my 10.5 mile route when it happened. The ground was still wet from the rain the night before and I was approaching the first downhill corner of 4 on the pedestrian highway...
01-01-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By mtnwalker

Ride more often than last year.

Ride more often than last year.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,987
Posted By mtnwalker

You're lucky the thief did not know KUNG FU! He...

You're lucky the thief did not know KUNG FU! He could have easily bounced off the fence, run up along it, transition to a wall and jump from roof top to roof top with your bike. :)

Good job on...
12-29-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By mtnwalker

And a tommy gun. Don't forget the tommy gun. ...

And a tommy gun. Don't forget the tommy gun.
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12-25-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By mtnwalker

Funny enough no bike swag this year. It didn't...

Funny enough no bike swag this year. It didn't bother me one bit since I can't even think of anything I need bike related.

Wife gave me the $$$$ for a new PC though. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-22-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,277
Posted By mtnwalker

Tell that to my co-worker who, at 21 yrs of age,...

Tell that to my co-worker who, at 21 yrs of age, is constantly going to the doctor for shin splints, knee problems and back problems. This guy ran long distances as a teen. Were talking 10+ miles a...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,277
Posted By mtnwalker

OP, how often do you pedal when riding standing...

OP, how often do you pedal when riding standing up? The whole trip or do you coast most of the time?

Pedaling while standing up uses more energy than sitting down. That's why its used mainly for...
12-21-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,324
Posted By mtnwalker

^^^Gaining half a pound does not make you fat. :D

^^^Gaining half a pound does not make you fat. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-16-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By mtnwalker

These same people that talks about bikes being...

These same people that talks about bikes being vehicles are most likely the same people that tells cyclists to get off the road and get on the sidewalk. Its a no win situation.
12-07-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By mtnwalker

"You see, it all started with the big...

"You see, it all started with the big bang......"
12-01-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By mtnwalker

http://www.drunkenloosecannon.com/wp-content/uploa...

http://www.drunkenloosecannon.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Egg-Shen.jpg

EGG SHEN: See? That was nothing. But that's how it always begins. Very small.
12-01-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By mtnwalker

Red bike guy: A dog this big chased me once. So,...

Red bike guy: A dog this big chased me once. So, I ate it.

Blue bike guy: I'm hungry.
12-01-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By mtnwalker

How many hands am I holding up?

How many hands am I holding up?
11-30-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By mtnwalker

Dietrich and Dimaggio. Vogue, vogue, vogue...

Dietrich and Dimaggio. Vogue, vogue, vogue...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,727
Posted By mtnwalker

In before the ghey.

In before the ghey.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,838
Posted By mtnwalker

Specialized Phenom and Specialized Toupe. I had...

Specialized Phenom and Specialized Toupe. I had a Fizik but had to remove it 'cuz I never got comfortable on it.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,507
Posted By mtnwalker

The bike that got me into bike commuting only...

The bike that got me into bike commuting only cost $50 purchased from a garage sale. Its a '84 Centurion Accordo, steel, 12 speed, with downtube shifters. It was a good bike but shifting using the...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,567
Posted By mtnwalker

11 mile commute. Car: 20 minutes Bike: 50...

11 mile commute.

Car: 20 minutes
Bike: 50 minutes
Forum: Commuting
11-04-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,718
Posted By mtnwalker

Sounds like QUITTER talk to me.

Sounds like QUITTER talk to me.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By mtnwalker

What could be more useful is the foam that...

What could be more useful is the foam that deployed in the movie Demolition Man when they crashed the car. Imagine falling down then the foam envelopes you like a cocoon before you hit the pavement....
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mtnwalker

Interesting that you were only sore when battling...

Interesting that you were only sore when battling the headwind. Its possible that you are sore because you were working harder compared to when there is no headwind.
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