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10-17-19, 12:33 PM
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Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode the 90 or 86.96 for this year's route.

I rode the 90 or 86.96 for this year's route.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15,292
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Posted By RidingMatthew

edsta74 that looks stealth and sweet nice job!

edsta74 that looks stealth and sweet nice job!
10-17-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By RidingMatthew

from unPAved Sunday

my hardest and most beautiful ride!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/chocolate_drop_a9695bd2c89d3edb5afc01155552f8d05810e529.jpg...
10-17-19, 09:07 AM
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Views: 103,626
Posted By RidingMatthew

a tube for my gravel "ride" race this past...

a tube for my gravel "ride" race this past Sunday. I did not need it thankfully. I am really tempted to set it up tubeless.
10-17-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/chocolate_drop_c0216de7f0b2b1c6632ef5c19be0634a394473ee.jpg
no mud fenders did fine. If I had to do it over again I might have taken...
10-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

Is that a Journeyman? I like the white color.

Is that a Journeyman? I like the white color.
10-05-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks I will run fenders and take the rack off....

Thanks I will run fenders and take the rack off. I am doing unPAved in a week.

Looks like it should be a low of 38° and high if 57° at least that is the weather forecast right now.
10-04-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

I am thinking that the lack of a rack on my bike...

I am thinking that the lack of a rack on my bike is going to feel good. I think that the fenders will be fine after I get used to the rocks that are picked up with the new tires and rattle through...
10-04-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By RidingMatthew

this is true but this past week has been in the...

this is true but this past week has been in the 90F's Tomorrows high 67F

I hope I can remember my clothing for temps in the coming week.
10-04-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is very true. I have ridden the Va Creeper...

that is very true. I have ridden the Va Creeper Trail. it was 70 mile day with a buddy. I had fenders and he didn't... he was covered in dirt and water after we got caught in a thunderstorm.
10-04-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

Bike is currently outfitted with new WTB Byways...

Bike is currently outfitted with new WTB Byways 650bx47 the fenders are Cascadia 60mm. They are already on the bike because this is my commuter bike. I had 4995.1 miles on the previous set of...
10-04-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By RidingMatthew

Fenders

I am signed up for a 91 mile Gravel ride October 13 and I have fenders on my Salsa Journeyman. I am thinking about taking my rack off and running a Camelback back pack to carry supplies.

Should I...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have black reflective tape from Tim here on the...

i have black reflective tape from Tim here on the forums. I have yet to install but I think it is getting dark enough to warrant thinking about applying the tape.
10-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,329
Posted By RidingMatthew

DocsDad what bag is that ? looks like a large...

DocsDad what bag is that ? looks like a large saddlebag or small bike packing bag.




PS I hope not I have a Jamis 650B1 and a Salsa Journeyman 650b ... I love the size!
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,786
Posted By RidingMatthew

thanks that is interesting.. i am not sure where...

thanks that is interesting.. i am not sure where i would park it if i had one.
10-04-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By RidingMatthew

my take is journeyman!

i have a drop bar 650b journeyman I bought it last august. I swapped the tires to Byways. I run fenders and a rack.. It has been a great bike....
10-04-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,882
Posted By RidingMatthew

beautiful bike! did you leave the tires the way...

beautiful bike! did you leave the tires the way they came or turn it around?
10-04-19, 09:40 AM
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Views: 103,626
Posted By RidingMatthew

i just put new pedals, chain, tires, and cassette...

i just put new pedals, chain, tires, and cassette on my Salsa. Pedals purchased today but cassette and tires I had waiting for the upgrade. I also put a chain on to match them up nicely.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,786
Posted By RidingMatthew

Notso_fastLane do you have a picture of this...

Notso_fastLane do you have a picture of this velomobile?
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

yeah it has been a hot one. Yesterday was a good...

yeah it has been a hot one. Yesterday was a good ride home even if warm.


I have installed new tires on the Salsa. I got 4995.1 miles on them the rear tire had bald spots but not anymore. New...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

I got the Journeyman worked on the other day. I...

I got the Journeyman worked on the other day. I had a good week of commuting but this week the bike has shifted terribly. It has shifted the chain off the outside of the crankset twice on the ride....
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,601
Posted By RidingMatthew

Maslin that is true I have 4924 miles on my...

Maslin that is true I have 4924 miles on my byways. the rear tire is getting bald. I have a new set that will probably go on before the end of the week.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,601
Posted By RidingMatthew

Is that a Journeyman? I have a 650 Journeyman. I...

Is that a Journeyman? I have a 650 Journeyman. I love it. I am running Byways vs Horizons. Great bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,682
Posted By RidingMatthew

just listened the podcast of the same...

just listened the podcast of the same information. it was so neat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,923
Posted By RidingMatthew

bought a second WTB Byway tire so now i have a...

bought a second WTB Byway tire so now i have a complete new set to put on my commuter eventually. I have 4,719 miles so far 80-90% (maybe more than that) commuting on the road.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode to work Monday 17+ miles or so. I rode...

I rode to work Monday 17+ miles or so. I rode home but front derailleur would not shift to the big chain ring. I have been thinking that the cable is going bad but Monday confirmed it. 4719 miles on...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,542
Posted By RidingMatthew

this is what I was hoping for in an answer.......

this is what I was hoping for in an answer.... not a discussion of the validity or lack thereof for DST.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,542
Posted By RidingMatthew

wow did not mean for this to turn so angry so...

wow did not mean for this to turn so angry so fast..

people chill out.

I guess I will keep riding and make sure my lights are charged up no matter what. i have to leave the house at 0630 to get...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By RidingMatthew

not necessarily the cleat but the shoes. I have...

not necessarily the cleat but the shoes. I have road and Mtn bike shoes both are SPD. the Road ones are stiffer and in turn faster.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have walked over a couple buildings with my...

i have walked over a couple buildings with my current job wearing SPD mtn shoes. They seem to work well enough. I don't think i am giving up much in regards to efficiency with those shoes. Plus the...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,542
Posted By RidingMatthew

So i will have more daylight in the morning or...

So i will have more daylight in the morning or evening? i think they should split the difference and then not change time at all. I know that would be confusing to explain but It might be perfect for...
09-10-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By RidingMatthew

great write up of the ride! Great pictures of the...

great write up of the ride! Great pictures of the ride! Plus a great look at how you made the bags. They look great!
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have always commuted with SPD. All my bikes are...

I have always commuted with SPD. All my bikes are SPL. Somedays I have thought about switching the road bike to SPD SL but never did because I like being able to use my road shoe or mtn bike shoe...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,542
Posted By RidingMatthew

Brain is tired but when DST ends

will it be dark at 0630 or more light at 0630? It was very dark at 0630 this week. I know fall back but does that mean that 0630 will be as dark as 0530 now or 0730? always confused by this.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

congrats on the run mgw4jc. I was able to get 20...

congrats on the run mgw4jc. I was able to get 20 miles before work this morning. I am within a couple hundred miles of all the miles I rode in 2018. I am so happy excited about that.
09-07-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,634
Posted By RidingMatthew

My take

That is very cool and rare! No lights or cameras on my multi use paths.

My son and I walked across Prices Fork in Blacksburg this past labor day weekend at a crosswalk as we crossed the road 😀
...
09-07-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By RidingMatthew

dsaul yes that is the event. Thanks for your...

dsaul yes that is the event. Thanks for your help. That is good to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,682
Posted By RidingMatthew

I like some honey mixed in peanut butter with...

I like some honey mixed in peanut butter with raisins for good measure. It seems like a winning combo of stuff. Might just all be in my mind but tastes good when I feel myself running a little...
09-04-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By RidingMatthew

chas58 Thanks for the clarification. I am not...

chas58 Thanks for the clarification. I am not sure how long 90 miles of gravel with 6000ft of elevation gain will take me.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

good luck on getting used to the North Carolina...

good luck on getting used to the North Carolina heat and humidity! it is tough but thankfully moving into fall soon.... maybe ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,682
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have used Honey Stinger and really like them.

I have used Honey Stinger and really like them.
09-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

i usually ring my bell twice and as i get closer...

i usually ring my bell twice and as i get closer say "coming up behind you" I have found that to be less confusing and I scare less people unless they have their headphones in. Then all bets are off....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,923
Posted By RidingMatthew

crazyravr let us know how you like the shoes and...

crazyravr let us know how you like the shoes and the tires. I am looking for some casual riding shoes for when touring and riding around with my 9yo son.
09-04-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By RidingMatthew

thanks wheelsmcgee that is a good start to a list...

thanks wheelsmcgee that is a good start to a list as I think through the plan for the ride.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,601
Posted By RidingMatthew

great looking bike. what kind of commute do you...

great looking bike. what kind of commute do you have? looks like you are running knobby tires
09-03-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By RidingMatthew

hmm thanks. I guess I need to think about my...

hmm thanks. I guess I need to think about my nutrition a bit more for this ride. I know that gravel is harder than road so that means burning more calories. It is not a race but I would prefer to not...
09-02-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By RidingMatthew

Drop Bag

90 mile Riders can have a gallon zip-loc drop bag which will be at the mile 50 Aid Station

i have never done an event like this but what would this be for? what would i put in the drop bag?...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

Good rides to and from yesterday with much cooler...

Good rides to and from yesterday with much cooler temps. I think i like my new helmet. Hard to tell if it is actually cooler since the temps are about 22 degrees cooler than they were a week ago. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,923
Posted By RidingMatthew

it arrived today �� I will try it out tomorrow I...

it arrived today �� I will try it out tomorrow I guess


Tried it on sitting in the house so much smaller and less material sticking out the back. I think it will work well for me.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,633
Posted By RidingMatthew

We have had similar weather patterns north by...

We have had similar weather patterns north by north east of you in the Triad. Yesterday afternoon was probably as close to looking a hurricane as I would want to come strong strong winds rain coming...
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