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08-01-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I try to commute three days a week. My commute is...

I try to commute three days a week. My commute is 14.5 miles each way which I ride in about 55 minutes. As I do not need a recovery day, I would commute 5 days a week, but my wife does not like that...
08-01-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Sweet! :thumb:

Sweet! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,255
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I have no problem with slow electric motorcycles...

I have no problem with slow electric motorcycles (E-bikes) as long as the folks riding them do not pretend that they are riding a bicycle. They are not bicycles...they are slow electric motorcycles....
07-25-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

On the bike I drink water mixed with one scoop of...

On the bike I drink water mixed with one scoop of Tailwind. It adds a very light flavor and contains electrolytes, calories and caffeine. Tailwind's claim is "all you need, all day long." Although,...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Nice commute this morning. Turned 61 yesterday...

Nice commute this morning. Turned 61 yesterday and hit a new PR this morning on the ride in to work. Averaged 17 MPH on my commute this morning. Highest average I have ever hit. When I started riding...
06-18-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Like others here, I ride with yellow tinted...

Like others here, I ride with yellow tinted glasses early in the morning and at dusk as they really enhance my vision. The first early morning ride I wore them, I was surprised and shocked how dull...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,815
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I did not upgrade to an "aero" bike, but I did...

I did not upgrade to an "aero" bike, but I did spend many dollars (> $1400.00) upgrading the bike I have (which I purchased on sale for around $400.00), and in the process, with the new components,...
06-17-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,184
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Stop signs, red lights, etc. are civic laws...not...

Stop signs, red lights, etc. are civic laws...not moral laws. Therefore, like many here, I do whatever I feel is necessary to protect my own safety and that of those around me. I will take the lane...
06-17-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,396
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

The MUP I ride is a couple miles longer (and...

The MUP I ride is a couple miles longer (and slower) to work and back than it would be for me to use the road. However, three lanes of vehicular traffic at 50 MPH, with no shoulders can ruin your day...
06-17-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,800
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I run a headlight in the early morning when it is...

I run a headlight in the early morning when it is still fairly dark, particularly if there is also a cloud cover. However, I always point it down so the beam hits the path about 6 feet or so in front...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I have an Osprey 32 backpack and I pack my office...

I have an Osprey 32 backpack and I pack my office clothes, shoes, my lunch, wallet, keys, cell phone, pocket knife, macbook pro, and a 20 oz steel thermos with coffee and a bicycle lock. I also have...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,439
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

UnderArmor makes some nice "dress" pants that are...

UnderArmor makes some nice "dress" pants that are made with a light weight, somewhat stretchy easy care fabric. They are actually golf pants, but they look real nice and they have relatively tight...
06-10-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,902
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

My biggest gripe is the "nice" people that want...

My biggest gripe is the "nice" people that want to stop at trail crossings for me when they have the right of way and I have a stop sign. I refuse their niceness and they get mad at me.

I agree...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Nice commute in this morning. A little cooler...

Nice commute in this morning. A little cooler than usual and about a 15 to 18 MPH north wind. Counted 5 bunnies this morning and a windblown fallen tree that pretty much blocked the entire MUP. The...
06-07-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,131
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

The secret to a happy marriage: "I don't try to...

The secret to a happy marriage: "I don't try to run her life...and I don't try to run mine."
06-07-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,131
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

"When your time is at an end and your life...

"When your time is at an end and your life flashes before your eyes...make sure it is worth watching."
06-07-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,738
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Fewer kids riding bicycles worries industry

Interesting story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/06/04/fewer-kids-are-riding-buying-bicycles-industry-is-worried/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6469ad8ac111
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,220
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Having exclusively ridden a motorcycle for...

Having exclusively ridden a motorcycle for commuting for several years, and now a bicycle, many of the necessary skills transfer, but mostly 1). Being alert at all times to what is happening around...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,721
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

What is odd...is seeing so many folks riding in...

What is odd...is seeing so many folks riding in jackets, long pants, and even suits, etc... Try that here in Dallas - Ft Worth, TX. Just getting the bike out of the garage is enough to make one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I recently upgraded my ride. I bought the bike...

I recently upgraded my ride. I bought the bike last year and it was a 2016 model still in the LBS. Anyway, I got the bike for about $450.00. It had a Shimano Claris group on it. I just upgraded to a...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,370
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I started bike commuting again this year after a...

I started bike commuting again this year after a few year layoff. I ride 14 and 1/2 miles each way, at least three times a week, with a 12 pound backpack. I have worked my riding time down to about...
Forum: Introductions
05-31-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Hi Jwls...welcome to the forum. I have a sister...

Hi Jwls...welcome to the forum. I have a sister in law and her husband who live in Dauphin Manitoba. I live in Texas, but hope to get up there at some point. I have spent quite a bit of time (also...
05-23-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,634
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I have eaten oatmeal (rolled oats), with...

I have eaten oatmeal (rolled oats), with blueberries, a little brown sugar and cinnamon for breakfast for a couple years now. I began eating it to lower my bad cholesterol. Cinnamon may also lower...
05-15-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,341
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

In the situation the article describes, I think...

In the situation the article describes, I think the driver was likely completely at fault. However, One thing I learned while riding motorcycles (10 years of commuting on one), was that I could make...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

My bike had a Claris group on it that included a...

My bike had a Claris group on it that included a 50-34 crank and 11-32 rear cogs. I did not like some of the big jumps between the gears so I switched to a Shimano 105 group with a 52-36 crank and an...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

My morning (6:15 AM) commute was very...

My morning (6:15 AM) commute was very pleasant...mid fifties, no wind. Saw 1 rabbit and 1 coyote on the trail.
The evening commute included a 10 MPH SSW wind that was in my face at times. However,...
05-10-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,490
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

All those amazing pictures...I call that cycling...

All those amazing pictures...I call that cycling pornography. :-) I could stare at those pictures all day long, but, alas, back to work.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Cool cloudy ride in this morning...about 50...

Cool cloudy ride in this morning...about 50 degrees (Yes, 50 degrees in May in Dallas), with about a 12 to 15 MPH NE wind. The wind is somewhat in my face on the way into work...but it will be mostly...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,981,327
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I did not like the wide variation in the claris 8...

I did not like the wide variation in the claris 8 speed cassette. I probably could have just changed the cassette from the 11-34, but I plan to keep the bike for a long time so I wanted to upgrade to...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,614
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I have a transit rack and panniers on my bike. I...

I have a transit rack and panniers on my bike. I carry a laptop, change of clothes, lunch, two cup thermos for coffee and my change of shoes. I have a 14 and 1/2 mile commute each way, so I wear...
04-30-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,251
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

On the MUP I ride, I talk to the dogs, the...

On the MUP I ride, I talk to the dogs, the rabbits, squirrels, and the cardinals.
04-29-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,358
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Around here the roads are relatively flat. You...

Around here the roads are relatively flat. You have to look some to find a hill. However, I have hit 35 MPH on a slight downhill and maintained over 30 MPH on a flat section for about a mile...but...
04-29-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,653
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

On the MUP I ride here in the DFW area, I also...

On the MUP I ride here in the DFW area, I also follow this process. Most people either thank me back or give me a friendly wave. There are some, walkers with earbuds in that do not respond to my...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,981,327
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

My commuter - 2016 Charge Plug 2

Upgrading from Claris group to Shimano 105 R7000 group.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/commuter_7f9783df387c8a839a918846f67e1b90616795d6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,352
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Not me...oops, upgrading my 2016 Charge commuter...

Not me...oops, upgrading my 2016 Charge commuter from Claris to Shimano 105 r7000 group...can't wait.
04-22-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,688
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

14.5 miles each way on my commute. Nice day for...

14.5 miles each way on my commute. Nice day for riding, although a little windy (15 to 20 MPH from the South). My commute is mainly East and West so not too bad.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Nice ride in this morning. About 60 degrees with...

Nice ride in this morning. About 60 degrees with a 12 to 15 MPH south wind. My 14.5 mile route is mostly East (to) and West (from), so a North or South wind does not hurt me too much. There is one...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,718
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

You have a coffee thermos in your curbside ear? ...

You have a coffee thermos in your curbside ear? :-)
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

About 45 degrees this morning, light east wind in...

About 45 degrees this morning, light east wind in my face, but only 3 - 6 MPH. I will have a nice 12-15 MPH east wind at my back going home. Looking forward to it. Trail Critter count: 6 bunnies, 0...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Almost perfect ride in this morning...no wind,...

Almost perfect ride in this morning...no wind, perfect temperature in the low 50s. This is the best time of year to ride here in the DFW metroplex. Soon it will be 80 degrees at 6:00 AM and better...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Great commute this morning. Around 38 degrees and...

Great commute this morning. Around 38 degrees and no wind to speak of. Saw 6 little bunnies and saw my first coyote on the trail this morning. The trail I ride is a paved, striped MUP that runs...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 16,439
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Can't wait for all those "magical" driverless...

Can't wait for all those "magical" driverless vehicles that we will get to complain about soon...although it might be fun to mess with them...you know taking the lane in front of them forcing them to...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

I live in North Richland Hills, Texas, located in...

I live in North Richland Hills, Texas, located in the "mid-cities" between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,117
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

About 15 MPH south wind this morning. Good thing...

About 15 MPH south wind this morning. Good thing I am riding mostly west to east. Commute about 14.5 miles each way. Generally finish in about 60 to 65 minutes. I did not take the MUP this morning as...
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