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Forum: Great Lakes
03-05-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 29,077
Posted By Timbike2

I moved to the Lewis Center area last year from...

I moved to the Lewis Center area last year from SE Michigan. I work near the Port Columbus Airport. I haven't found a safe route to commute yet, any suggestions? May be moving to Gahanna in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Great ride home last night! Lower 70s temps, no ...

Great ride home last night! Lower 70s temps, no humidity, light to no wind. Coming out of Clarkston I see an older guy on a MTB, stopped, talking to woman about her dog. I continue on riding on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,305
Posted By Timbike2

I commute 28 miles round trip from Ortonville,...

I commute 28 miles round trip from Ortonville, Michigan to Waterford, Michigan. Mostly on road shoulders and Bike path. Not very scenic, but it beats driving. Somedays I take the back country road to...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Perfect!!!

Perfect!!!
Forum: Commuting
06-24-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Had an interesting experience yesterday...

Had an interesting experience yesterday afternoon. Sitting at my desk--felt my desk chair kind of rock--thought mm that was strange--rocked again, felt a bit of vertigo and that was it. Told a...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Timbike2

No visor on the existing helmet. The helmet I...

No visor on the existing helmet. The helmet I have sits low on my forehead and to see forward I have to bend my neck up to see forward, especially when I'm on the drops. The helmet I have is a cheap...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Timbike2

Road helmet Vs Mountain bike helmet

Quick question (I think I know the answer, but had to ask).
I bought a Specialized TriCross Sport earlier this year to replace my Mountain bike I had been using for my 14 mile each way commute. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Was really looking forward to the ride in this...

Was really looking forward to the ride in this morning. Mid 60 temps, no humidity, last ride in for the week. Slowest ride all week, my legs were dead, I was sure I had a brake dragging. Of course...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Road home last night in a headwind, man that...

Road home last night in a headwind, man that sucks. This morning was chilly at first, but didn't notice after I got going. Should be perfect weather for ride home tonight!
Forum: Commuting
06-16-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Rained last night, so took it easy down my dirt...

Rained last night, so took it easy down my dirt road until I got to pavement. Dodged a few puddles along the way, but was able to stay dry and racing stripe free! Looking forward to the ride home...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Little damp, chilly this morning, but otherwise...

Little damp, chilly this morning, but otherwise and excellent ride in. Hope the rain showers/thunderstorms hold off until I reach home tonight!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Last ride in of the work week! Rode everyday for...

Last ride in of the work week! Rode everyday for the first time this week and my legs are ready for a day off. Planning my Sunday ride for the newspaper, going to try a for 25 miles. Have a nice...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Other than my alarm clock not going off and...

Other than my alarm clock not going off and taking off an hour later than usual----a perfect commute this morning. Sunny and low humidity!
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Timbike2

Full fenders that mount permanently.

Full fenders that mount permanently.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Timbike2

Fenders for a Specialized TriCross Sport

Hello,

Road in this morning after it rained most of the night and light mist this morning. I need fenders for my 09 Specialized TriCross Sport. Any suggestions on make and model. Thanks!

Tim
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Rained most of the night, took off this morning...

Rained most of the night, took off this morning in a light mist. First mile is on a dirt road, so with no fenders I had a nice stripe down my back and my drivetrain was pretty gritty after that....
Forum: Commuting
06-08-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,588
Posted By Timbike2

Cool Ride in this morning. Should be just right...

Cool Ride in this morning. Should be just right for ride home this afternoon-70ish and clear!
Forum: Commuting
04-23-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Timbike2

2 New Bikes in Two weeks!

Well, I only got to keep one. Purchased a new Novara Randonee from REI 2 weeks ago. Took it home road it 4 days (approx 40 miles). Nice bike, but it didn't do much for me. I was transitioning from my...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By Timbike2

Touring bike vs Cross bike for commuting

Purchased a Novara Randonee over the weekend for my 28 mile round trip commute. Nice bike, I like the drop handle bars and STI shifters. Kind of heavy, but it's steel and a nice ride. I ride 80%...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Timbike2

Yeah, that bike jones thing has me by the neck...

Yeah, that bike jones thing has me by the neck and won't let go. Seriously though, I just came from my LBS and tried a 49cm Tricross sport and it was deffinately too small--52 was just right. They...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Timbike2

bike sizing

I have been looking at a new Bianchi Volpe. I am 5'8" tall with 29" inseam. A 52cm Volpe would be recommended. The new Volpe has a 9 speed cassette with a triple crank. MSRP is about $1100.00. I have...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Timbike2

Thanks for the info. I'm a fair weather commuter...

Thanks for the info. I'm a fair weather commuter also. Too dangerous to ride out in the country when the shoulders are full of snow.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Timbike2

TricrossSport vs Biachia Volpe

Looking to upgrade from my old Schwinn mountain bike to something a bit faster. I have a 14 mile each way commute, with some hills and some gravel roads. I really like the Volpe and the Tricross....
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Timbike2

Oops--correction the Schwinn has a 13-30...

Oops--correction the Schwinn has a 13-30 cassette--mistyped.
Tim
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Timbike2

Gearing / Weight Question

Bike selection question.

I am currently riding my old Schwinn Frontier MTB (approx 30-35 lbs) with a triple crank 24-34-42 with rear cassette 13-20. My ride includes some hilly areas (14 mi each...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Timbike2

Variable Terrain Commuter

Hello Fellow Commuters,

I am currently riding my old Schwinn Frontier MTB with higher pressure tires 14 miles each way. 1st 2.5 miles are rough gravel roads. The rest of the way is paved...
Forum: Introductions
06-28-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Timbike2

Newbie checking in!

Greeting from Ortonville, Michigan:

Recently got back into commutting by bicycle. Used to commute 4 flat miles each way to my old house--moved out to the country, now commute 14 miles each way...
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