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Forum: Southeast
08-25-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,133
Posted By boatrider

Johns Island South Carolina

Hi All-
During the course of the last 5 years, have moved from super bike friendly Steamboat Springs Colorado, to Sevierville TN, to Charleston SC. I ride the West Ashley Greenway, got the beach...
Forum: Southeast
05-10-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 54,175
Posted By boatrider

I'm in Sevierville, just checked out my bikes-...

I'm in Sevierville, just checked out my bikes- going to give it another shot, but this is about the least bike friendly area I've ever seen- anyone riding Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg?
Forum: Southeast
05-04-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 54,175
Posted By boatrider

Checking in from Sevierville- moved here 3 months...

Checking in from Sevierville- moved here 3 months ago- looking to start some sort of bike group in E TN- any thoughts?
Forum: Southeast
05-03-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By boatrider

If only I lived in Knoxville. I'm definitely not...

If only I lived in Knoxville. I'm definitely not a competitive rider- I enjoyed riding in the woods, commuting- I'm more interested in panniers and lights than racing. I left my commuter bike back in...
Forum: Southeast
03-17-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By boatrider

It's definitely a different world down here- I...

It's definitely a different world down here- I guess I can just hope guys like that get hit and taken out of the equation- we have a big push in Colorado to get bikers to follow the rules of the...
Forum: Southeast
03-16-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By boatrider

Moving from Colorado to Tennessee

Hi All-
I've recently relocated from Steamboat Springs CO to Sevierville TN for a job- seems like there are less obvious biking opportunities so far- kind of a bummer. Today I was at a 4 way...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By boatrider

Great job! It's a great way to start and end your...

Great job! It's a great way to start and end your day- Don't worry about the roadie- you'll be passing them left and right if you stick to it!
Forum: Commuting
05-24-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,060
Posted By boatrider

One. It fits my nice clothes for work in the...

One. It fits my nice clothes for work in the morning, my lunch, and my cold weather clothes in the pm, many times I put six refreshing beverages inside in the pm. No balance issues whatsoever. I have...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,317
Posted By boatrider

Let's face it- for commuting, you don't need to...

Let's face it- for commuting, you don't need to overthink it. A rear rack, lights, fenders. It's fun to look at the $2000 commuters, but really, if you're riding less than 20 miles/ day round trip,...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,818
Posted By boatrider

So Slim, how do you reconcile driving a car,...

So Slim, how do you reconcile driving a car, polluting the earth with your vehicle? I love your initial comment- judging a person on a bike smoking while you're in your car driving. What a hypocrite....
Forum: Commuting
10-28-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,822
Posted By boatrider

This thread got way more response than I thought!...

This thread got way more response than I thought! I ride a $200 beater 12 miles/ day, year round, and take supreme enjoyment from it. I like my old Schwinn Mesa with fenders, rack, cheap panniers,...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,822
Posted By boatrider

Commuting under $3000

I'd like to hear from people who don't spend thousands of dollars on trendy bikes that are theft risks. Yes to no suspension hard rocks, rock hoppers, schwinns, no name bikes, etc. No hub generators,...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,004
Posted By boatrider

I agree. Poser bike.

I agree. Poser bike.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,588
Posted By boatrider

+1 on twofish lockblocks, and 2 cree flashlights....

+1 on twofish lockblocks, and 2 cree flashlights. Rechargeable AA,'s.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By boatrider

I find it hard to roll without wrinkles- when I...

I find it hard to roll without wrinkles- when I fly I roll, when it's just commuting, I lay everything out the night before, and pack it the morning I leave- I button the shirt all the way, and fold...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,637
Posted By boatrider

0f is my limit, I'll get in the car. I do like...

0f is my limit, I'll get in the car. I do like the clear, cold mornings in the dark- lots of stars.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,420
Posted By boatrider

If you're counting on lights to save your live,...

If you're counting on lights to save your live, good luck. I expect that every car I see will run me over, and ride accordingly. I also ride a motorcycle, with great lights, and expect that drivers...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,164
Posted By boatrider

I'd like to meet the cop that writes a ticket for...

I'd like to meet the cop that writes a ticket for a bicycle being too bright, and visit the court system that upholds the ticket. That being said, lights are not a bullet proof vest. One person here...
10-18-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By boatrider

Another word: Probably. I did just fine with a...

Another word: Probably. I did just fine with a flashlight on the front, a flasher on the back, for about 15 years. Never spent any time under a car. Don't ride like a dick, be aware of your...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,458
Posted By boatrider

This is all funny to me, and my personal...

This is all funny to me, and my personal observation is, if you won't kill it, gut it, and clean it, you shouldn't eat it. At least once. Visit a feed lot. Check out bacon while it's alive. Have fun...
10-18-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,970
Posted By boatrider

Winter, I change my pedals, and wear my Merrill...

Winter, I change my pedals, and wear my Merrill hiking boots with wool socks, toe clips open wide to fit, and never have a problem down to 0f. In Fall and Spring, I put the clipless back on, and my...
10-18-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By boatrider

Very little snow in the Co Springs- I wouldn't...

Very little snow in the Co Springs- I wouldn't worry about too much deep snow. I'm not sure what pass digibud is referring to- that's southern front range. Depends on the winter, but there can be ice...
10-18-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By boatrider

23 degrees up in Steamboat this morning- love it!

23 degrees up in Steamboat this morning- love it!
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 92,536
Posted By boatrider

Isn't it about riding?

This is a commuter thread, ya? I did 4 years in college with a Motiv- used, couldn't tell you where it came from. No problems with brakes, etc. These are bikes, not cars. Don't get all excited about...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,484
Posted By boatrider

I like when commuters talk about grams, it makes...

I like when commuters talk about grams, it makes me really appreciate the internet, and confirms all of its associated silliness. Bless anyone concerned about any weight when concerned about riding...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By boatrider

At those temps, prepare to sweat in any rain...

At those temps, prepare to sweat in any rain gear. 50 or above, a hat to keep the rain out of your eyes, and a waterproof pannier to keep your clothes dry in. You can either get wet in your shorts &...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By boatrider

It snowed in Steamboat today! Hopefully Fall will...

It snowed in Steamboat today! Hopefully Fall will return, though. Not ready.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,847
Posted By boatrider

Why?

Why?
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,954
Posted By boatrider

It snowed here today, so I feel qualified to jump...

It snowed here today, so I feel qualified to jump in. Last year I got a "cheap" set of steel studded tires, they were priceless on ice, but quickly wore down. Another co-worker, who inspired me to...
09-20-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,045
Posted By boatrider

I run a nice cree flashlight from ACE hardware,...

I run a nice cree flashlight from ACE hardware, cost, about $30. has 4 different modes. I use the twofish lockblocks on 2 different bikes, they work perfectly. A radbot 1000 or something on the back....
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By boatrider

I'm up in Colorado, not front range, but the...

I'm up in Colorado, not front range, but the mountains. I wear a gore shell, zipped up fully (it should come to your nose), goggles, and a headband (not fashionable, but my ears get cold, my head...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,379
Posted By boatrider

Bravo! Seriously- that kicks ass!

Bravo! Seriously- that kicks ass!
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,168
Posted By boatrider

This forum goes a long way for me- positive peer...

This forum goes a long way for me- positive peer pressure!
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,294
Posted By boatrider

In full rain gear? Nah. You may get a face spray,...

In full rain gear? Nah. You may get a face spray, but the bigger issue for me is all of that non-breathing gear- I'd rather get a little wet in non- waterproof stuff, then sauna it up in all that.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,936
Posted By boatrider

I bought the Showers Pass last spring. It doesn't...

I bought the Showers Pass last spring. It doesn't really seem to breathe at all- I've worn it as a shell on cold days when I'm not working up a sweat at all, and I have to turn it inside out all day...
05-12-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By boatrider

I bought this exact flashlight on a whim at my...

I bought this exact flashlight on a whim at my local Ace store right before I started winter commuting last fall. Awesome light. The battery life is pretty impressive, as well.
01-06-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 150,426
Posted By boatrider

8 degrees in the Colorado Mountains this AM....

8 degrees in the Colorado Mountains this AM. Hiking boots (toe cages). Long underwear, tights, cheap ski pants. Thermal shirt, light fleece pullover, gore tex ski jacket with all vents open....
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