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Forum: Commuting
12-04-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,041
Posted By Commuter76

I work as a Business Analyst/Process Engineer for...

I work as a Business Analyst/Process Engineer for the State of Idaho.
05-02-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 132,096
Posted By Commuter76

I know I'm way behind on replying to this, but it...

I know I'm way behind on replying to this, but it depends on what you mean when you say "ride mountain bike." I haven't been on any trails yet, but the entrance to the foothill trails is like half a...
02-19-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 132,096
Posted By Commuter76

I am moving to Boise in three days! Looking...

I am moving to Boise in three days! Looking forward to returning to my home state of Idaho. :)
10-21-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,003
Posted By Commuter76

Congrats on the new bikes! Always nice to have...

Congrats on the new bikes! Always nice to have more riders out there.
10-02-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Commuter76

So we went on our first family ride last night...

So we went on our first family ride last night and it went really well! My wife enjoyed the ride and our son had fun in the trailer. We rode about 10 blocks and came back home. She hasn't ridden...
Forum: Touring
09-26-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,626
Posted By Commuter76

Well, apparently I didn't realize that. It came...

Well, apparently I didn't realize that. It came up near the top of a search I did. Zombie thread! Braaains...

Sorry folks!
Forum: Touring
09-26-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,626
Posted By Commuter76

Walter - Looks like it was a beautiful tour! ...

Walter - Looks like it was a beautiful tour! Excellent documentation as well. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Touring
09-26-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,626
Posted By Commuter76

Jbone78- Apparently you've underestimated how...

Jbone78-
Apparently you've underestimated how existential some of the posters are here in the touring forum. It's a shame that such a potentially fun topic has devolved into a discussion of...
09-22-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Commuter76

Ok, I did a full inspection and made some...

Ok, I did a full inspection and made some adjustments to the bike. Got my wife to take a short spin and when she came back she had a big smile on her face. I think it might work out.
09-02-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Commuter76

Lol, classic. :thumb:

Lol, classic. :thumb:
09-02-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Commuter76

Dipping our toes into family cycling

Hey everyone,

It's been a while since I've checked in. I was a regular commuter back in 2008 & 2009, but went through some nasty personal stuff in 2010 and stopped riding for a few years (even...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15,433
Views: 11,487,715
Posted By Commuter76

Ummm, N+1?

Ummm, N+1?
Forum: Commuting
03-13-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,302
Posted By Commuter76

Hey ace, you don't happen to work at the post...

Hey ace, you don't happen to work at the post office, do you?
Forum: Commuting
12-14-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Commuter76

Well, the auction went well. I told the auction...

Well, the auction went well. I told the auction sponsor that the bidding shouldn't start any higher than $40. Someone eventually paid $100 for it. I would feel bad about that if the money weren't...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Commuter76

I've decided to donate the bike to a charity...

I've decided to donate the bike to a charity auction rather than part it out. The money from the winning bid will go to buy toys for less fortunate children. I plan to get the bike ready tonight. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Commuter76

I'm a part-time IKEA employee and I picked up my...

I'm a part-time IKEA employee and I picked up my bike last night. I appreciate the gift, but I'm probably just going to cannibalize this thing.

It's not too heavy, but then I'm comparing it to...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

Nice brisk commute this morning with temps in the...

Nice brisk commute this morning with temps in the mid 30s. I tied a scrap of cloth around my nose, mouth, chin, and ears to keep them from getting too cold. Nice clear commute, not much traffic.
...
Forum: Touring
11-22-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By Commuter76

I'll make a fairly off-the-wall recommendation. ...

I'll make a fairly off-the-wall recommendation. Get a restaurant-style squeeze bottle. Put saran wrap between the top of the bottle and the cap. Then, when you want to use it, just unscrew the cap...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

Low 60's this morning. Uneventful ride, but...

Low 60's this morning. Uneventful ride, but enjoyable. I hope the commute home is just as nice. I may take the local hike and bike trail instead of the paved road home. Variety is always nice.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,403
Posted By Commuter76

33 years old 28 miles per week so far. I hope...

33 years old
28 miles per week so far. I hope to bump it up to 42 pretty soon.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-10, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

Nice clear morning. I decided to try the train...

Nice clear morning. I decided to try the train this morning. It's only been running two days, so I was curious. It's alright I suppose. Still has some things that need to be worked out I think.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 07:23 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,858
Posted By Commuter76

Married for 12 years and have a 7 yo daughter. ...

Married for 12 years and have a 7 yo daughter. My wife was VERY opposed to my commuting by bike at first because she thought it was so dangerous. However, she's loosened up a little now that I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

Low 50's this morning. The commute in was quite...

Low 50's this morning. The commute in was quite peaceful. I got to spend about a minute alone on an unlit road in an undeveloped area. I was able to look up at the stars while I was cruising...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Commuter76

I bought a Topeak Explorer rear rack. I still...

I bought a Topeak Explorer rear rack. I still don't have any fenders, but the missus worries too much for me to ride in much rain. The rack has a closed bottom, so even riding on wet streets I...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Commuter76

You can have both in low quality or one in high...

You can have both in low quality or one in high quality. Choose one. Sorry, that's just the way it is these days.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-10, 07:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,643
Posted By Commuter76

165 lbs

165 lbs
Forum: Commuting
02-05-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

Low 40's and a little wet from rains last night. ...

Low 40's and a little wet from rains last night. Beautiful commute in. We'll see about the way home. My first commute in two weeks due to lots of crap. I WILL be increasing my commuting...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,888
Posted By Commuter76

I've also had drivers do stupid stuff around me...

I've also had drivers do stupid stuff around me twice this week. I previously had zero incidents in almost a year!
Forum: Commuting
12-16-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

Beautiful weather this morning. Cold and clear. ...

Beautiful weather this morning. Cold and clear. On the way in, I saw a cyclist going the opposite direction without a headlight. Didn't really think much of it because the street is well lit, but...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 08:51 AM
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,410
Posted By Commuter76

Commuting makes up probably 99% of my mileage. ...

Commuting makes up probably 99% of my mileage. I'd like to ride more recreationally, but so far it doesn't happen much.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,058
Posted By Commuter76

Pros: Not having to worry about how much gas is...

Pros:
Not having to worry about how much gas is in the tank
Getting exercise and transportation at the same time
I enjoy it a lot more than driving
I don't have to stay on the road at all times
...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,627
Posted By Commuter76

I'm with everyone here so far. Owning a car <>...

I'm with everyone here so far. Owning a car <> making healthier eating choices.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,728
Posted By Commuter76

So I guess they don't expect buyers of the On to...

So I guess they don't expect buyers of the On to mount a rack on their bike?
Forum: Commuting
09-18-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,878
Posted By Commuter76

It varies a lot for me. During the cooler...

It varies a lot for me. During the cooler months, I could probably wear my work clothes while I ride. During the summer, I'll have to wash up in the restroom about half the time. The other half, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By Commuter76

I had a police officer pull up next to me at an...

I had a police officer pull up next to me at an intersection this morning. We both said "good morning" to each other. I commented that it was a nice morning and he agreed.

Then again, I live in...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

This morning's ride was really humid. It was in...

This morning's ride was really humid. It was in the high 70s F and the humidity must have been around 85%. Still, a nice ride into work.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,864
Posted By Commuter76

On my commute there's a donut shop at the...

On my commute there's a donut shop at the half-way point. Sometimes I don't even notice it, but other times the smell is maddening.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

pharasz - wow, good story! Not that a fire is...

pharasz - wow, good story! Not that a fire is good, but you know what I mean.

It was fairly cool and pleasant this morning fir the first time in a while. By cool I mean low 70's and humidity...
08-27-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,210
Posted By Commuter76

40 here

40 here
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By Commuter76

There are some mornings where I feel the same...

There are some mornings where I feel the same way. Like you, once I start riding I'm glad I chose the bike.

It was a lot more difficult the first few months for me. After about 6 months, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Commuter76

Yeah, at least offer an explanation! It's not...

Yeah, at least offer an explanation! It's not right to just leave us hanging. :notamused:
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 254,298
Posted By Commuter76

This morning was slightly cool and very low...

This morning was slightly cool and very low humidity. It was a great ride.

The afternoon was over 100 (not sure by how much), but at least the humidity didn't break 70% (I think).
Forum: Commuting
08-12-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,220
Posted By Commuter76

I've found that the local big box sporting goods...

I've found that the local big box sporting goods store has better prices on bike stuff than Wal-Mart. I don't think I've bought anything bike related from Wal-Mart since I bought my daughter's bike...
08-12-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,116,099
Posted By Commuter76

paint effect

paint effect
08-11-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,116,099
Posted By Commuter76

I found this in the steel recycling bin at the...

I found this in the steel recycling bin at the local recycling center. It's a '94, so it may not qualify as C&V, but it's my first ever dumpster find.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Commuter76

JJ, You're right, I'm naive. I'm also a...

JJ,

You're right, I'm naive. I'm also a cheapskate, so it's difficult to believe something so easily repaired would just be tossed out.

More info on the bike. After looking at bikepedia, it...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Commuter76

Man, I've read other people's stories about...

Man, I've read other people's stories about dumpster finds, but I always thought that Austin was too much of a cycling town for anybody to just throw a bike out. The bike rehab stories are cool to...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,157
Posted By Commuter76

32 with a commute of 14 mi round trip

32 with a commute of 14 mi round trip
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Commuter76

I saved a bike from the junkyard

Hi everyone! I am so happy with a recent find that I just had to share it. I was at the recycling center this last weekend and saw two bikes in the steel recycling dumpster, so of course I had to...
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