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Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 255,592
Posted By cooperwx

My coldest ride ever. It was 8F, wind chill...

My coldest ride ever. It was 8F, wind chill -10F. It had snowed a bit overnight, enough to close schools down here but not enough to keep people home from work. It was blowing around in the road....
11-19-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,873
Posted By cooperwx

Stop that unsafe bicycling or I'll Shoot - sentencing

The firefighter who shot at the cyclist in Asheville NC was sentenced today... and violence wins again...

link to article (http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20091120/NEWS01/911200352) (updated...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 30,496
Posted By cooperwx

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Forum: Southeast
08-18-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By cooperwx

Sorry I haven't checked in for a couple of weeks....

Sorry I haven't checked in for a couple of weeks. Any update on your trip, Meek? Any more advice needed?
08-18-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,520
Posted By cooperwx

It hit the paper today...

It hit the paper today (http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090818/NEWS01/908180328). I've forgotten when his next court date is. The victim and his family are not commenting...
07-28-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,520
Posted By cooperwx

The man that shot through the cyclists' helmet...

The man that shot through the cyclists' helmet was released today (http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090728/NEWS01/90728085) after a judge reduced his bond, which he was then...
07-27-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,520
Posted By cooperwx

Just read this in the local paper this morning,...

Just read this in the local paper this morning, and I don't know where to start. It's a Sunday morning, NOT rush hour. It's a four lane road, NOT a place where no one can pass for miles. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,528
Posted By cooperwx

Yes, a big thanks to those up north for all that...

Yes, a big thanks to those up north for all that you endure. It's always colder here than most surrounding areas in the South, so I look to you for inspiration. 25 with a 20mph headwind this morning...
Forum: Southeast
01-15-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By cooperwx

Looks like a great time, as long as you were...

Looks like a great time, as long as you were bundled up! I have also done one group ride. The first thing I noticed was all the gears changing at about the same time, as well as how loud clipping in...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By cooperwx

Zero flats. 2300 miles on Bontrager 700x32's

Zero flats. 2300 miles on Bontrager 700x32's
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By cooperwx

I use sweats as well. They work well alone down...

I use sweats as well. They work well alone down to freezing. Lower than that I wear bike shorts and soccer socks underneath, leaving just the knees with a single layer. I've done that down to about...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By cooperwx

+1 my winter beard has come in nicely. Probably...

+1 my winter beard has come in nicely. Probably keep it until April...

I usually wear my 'clava <20
Forum: Commuting
11-16-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By cooperwx

Thanks for the advice, unix and knuckle. That...

Thanks for the advice, unix and knuckle. That shake sounds delicious! I know it's important to make sure I get enough sleep to let my legs recover as much as possible between rides. Now that my...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By cooperwx

Long commuters, I think I have joined your...

Long commuters,

I think I have joined your ranks. I just moved last month, and my commute is now just over 22 miles round trip. From my old place, I never did more than 65 in a week. It's taking...
Forum: Southeast
11-07-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By cooperwx

good stuff and nice pics, mtnbiker. It's good to...

good stuff and nice pics, mtnbiker. It's good to be reminded that we pavement riders are outnumbered around these parts. And that this is primo mountain biking country...
Forum: Southeast
10-11-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By cooperwx

The BRBC is the best around. You could make a...

The BRBC is the best around. You could make a loop out of the northern half of their Hot Springs fat burner by crossing the river at Marshall. Take 25/70 into Marshall, across the river, then catch...
10-11-07, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,795
Posted By cooperwx

So noted: maybe it's time for an upgrade. I guess...

So noted: maybe it's time for an upgrade. I guess I'm just too trusting. That, and I love the ease and light weight of the cable locks...
10-10-07, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,795
Posted By cooperwx

Your lock choice should mesh with the location...

Your lock choice should mesh with the location where you need to lock your bike. I park my bike in two places: at home and at work. At home I leave it unlocked in the carport. At work I use a cable...
Forum: Southeast
10-01-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,214
Posted By cooperwx

What a perfect weekend for riding here in the...

What a perfect weekend for riding here in the mountains: fantastic visibility! Thanks for posting the pics. Looks like a great time had by all...
Forum: Southeast
10-01-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,846
Posted By cooperwx

Asheville daily commuter And no, the season...

Asheville daily commuter

And no, the season NEVER ends...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By cooperwx

Then why did all but a handful of repbub's vote...

Then why did all but a handful of repbub's vote against it? Oops, don't answer that, we'll get moved to P&R.



Bike monkeys would be cool. They'd be like our entourages...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By cooperwx

(In the link, the bicycle commuting part is on...

(In the link, the bicycle commuting part is on page 49.)

I think this says you can write off up to $240 of the money you spent on bicycle commuting. How much you can write off depends on how many...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,370
Posted By cooperwx

There is one place where I filter every day....

There is one place where I filter every day. There's a light where I turn right, but there's no right turn lane. In the afternoons there's a 2-3 cycle backup, and I filter to the front so I don't...
08-06-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By cooperwx

It's been 90 once so far this summer, with the...

It's been 90 once so far this summer, with the coming week expected to have several in the low 90s.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By cooperwx

With your commute, you'll be down under 170 lb....

With your commute, you'll be down under 170 lb. in no time. And your commute will get easier when you start cutting back on the smokes. Welcome to the healthy lifestyle of bike commuting!

Oh, and...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By cooperwx

Amen. I'd rather have someone I trust work on my...

Amen. I'd rather have someone I trust work on my bike. I don't trust myself :o
Forum: Southeast
07-20-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,791
Posted By cooperwx

Normal temps in Asheville for the weekends...

Normal temps in Asheville for the weekends proposed:

Sept 29/30: Hi 72, Lo 50
Oct 6/7: Hi 70, Lo 47
Nov 10-12: Hi 60, Lo 37

That's at 2100ft. Most of the parkway is above 3000ft.

October...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By cooperwx

The golden rule pointed me the other way: keep...

The golden rule pointed me the other way: keep moving. If I have a no-speed fall due to my own stupidity, I'd rather not have anyone stop and offer help. It would further increase the embarrassment.
Forum: Southeast
07-13-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,791
Posted By cooperwx

OK, OK, just a suggestion :o . The flattest route...

OK, OK, just a suggestion :o . The flattest route here is still more challenging than the flatlands (and more scenic), and I think people bailed on the last ride 'cause the hills looked too daunting....
Forum: Southeast
07-12-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By cooperwx

Look at them Hanover tomatoes!! My folks live in...

Look at them Hanover tomatoes!! My folks live in Mechanicsville, work in Ashland and go to the river in Tappahannock. Those are great representative pics of the area. You're giving me ideas on where...
Forum: Southeast
07-12-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,791
Posted By cooperwx

I think this is a good idea. It's the flattest...

I think this is a good idea. It's the flattest area of the mountains, and close to I-26 & I-40 (both good things for flatlanders visiting from out of town). Maybe we could get a tour of the Cane...
06-20-07, 06:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By cooperwx

I have seen this in my town. While there are...

I have seen this in my town. While there are female utility cyclists, there are certainly more males. The safety issue is probably valid, especially at night. Another thing might be that women with...
06-20-07, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By cooperwx

This thread...

This thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=300410) may provide a start, but it's about being car-free, not just being a cyclist.
Forum: Southeast
06-19-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By cooperwx

Cool, Aaron, thanks for posting. It sounds like a...

Cool, Aaron, thanks for posting. It sounds like a nice cycling outlet for vacationers since the rides are so reliable - every day!
Forum: Commuting
06-18-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,652
Posted By cooperwx

Another 7.x series owner here. I've been very...

Another 7.x series owner here. I've been very impressed with the bike's on-road and gravel road capabilities. I've also ridden a 50-mile ride on it, and have been able to hang with more seasoned...
06-18-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,255
Posted By cooperwx

Name of city = Asheville, NC Car, Truck or...

Name of city = Asheville, NC

Car, Truck or Van = 88.3

Public transportation = 0.9

Walked = 3.0

Bicycle = 1.4
Forum: Southeast
06-18-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,268
Posted By cooperwx

:D Sounds like a great ride for all. Fairly...

:D Sounds like a great ride for all. Fairly centrally located for Triangle/Charlotte/WNC BFers, too! I too hope to meet you guys at some point. Now that I have a rack for my car, it's more possible...
Forum: Southeast
06-18-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By cooperwx

It's fairly hilly out in western Hanover. My...

It's fairly hilly out in western Hanover. My folks live in Mechanicsville and it's still somewhat hilly. I'd imagine western Hanover, Louisa, Caroline and western Goochland counties have some great,...
06-15-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,805
Posted By cooperwx

Awesome, Dave. I am lucky to have a commute that...

Awesome, Dave. I am lucky to have a commute that I can bike every day. I sold my little Mazda truck last summer, and even though we lost the "multi-car discount" it still saved us a ton on insurance....
Forum: Southeast
06-11-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By cooperwx

Nice ride, sub, though I know it was HOT in the...

Nice ride, sub, though I know it was HOT in the foothills.

Your last comment made me think. I went on a solo ride Saturday, a bit over 30 miles. I saw two other cyclists. One was pulling out of a...
Forum: Foo
06-05-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 35,662
Posted By cooperwx

http://battersboxonline.com/Merchant2/graphics/000...

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Forum: Southeast
06-05-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By cooperwx

The Charlotte Coliseum was the only building I've...

The Charlotte Coliseum was the only building I've ever seen an NBA game in. The implosion was several years in the making, coming several years after the Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans and...
06-05-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,628
Posted By cooperwx

Great fam, Kemmer. They all look like they enjoy...

Great fam, Kemmer. They all look like they enjoy it. My kids are 4, 2, and 11 months. My carport looks like your avatar (with the minivan, not the tallbike). My wife does not ride, but my oldest is...
06-04-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By cooperwx

I hope we can do that, Lunch. I hope our kids can...

I hope we can do that, Lunch. I hope our kids can use the bicycle as transportation, without tremendous risk to their lungs. I considered heeding the advice last weekend and keeping them inside and...
05-31-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By cooperwx

Well obviously you'll have to run your AC if it's...

Well obviously you'll have to run your AC if it's hot outside and your windows are closed to keep the pollution out... :rolleyes:

What's amazing to me is that we're being told that avoiding the...
05-31-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By cooperwx

Code orange in many parts of NC today as well. We...

Code orange in many parts of NC today as well. We are advised to stay indoors and use our AC, and limit prolonged physical exertion...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By cooperwx

It's amazing how little us bike commuters can be....

It's amazing how little us bike commuters can be. It turns out most of my driving was commuting. Since I don't drive to work anymore, I rarely drive anymore.

That's a pretty heavy bike, aggro...
05-29-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,581
Posted By cooperwx

one dollar per ride, free transfers ticket...

one dollar per ride, free transfers
ticket book: 11 rides for $7, free transfers
Monthly pass: $15
Annual pass: $120

Asheville transit fares...
05-29-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By cooperwx

My city provides four options for paying for bus:...

My city provides four options for paying for bus:
1) per ride
2) ticket book
3) monthly pass
4) annual pass

Over the past year they have been experimenting with the fares, even offering a free...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By cooperwx

But alas, that would have required you falling...

But alas, that would have required you falling behind him! :)
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