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Forum: Commuting
03-25-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,575
Posted By BaggerRyder

Could you flip the bottom brackets around so the...

Could you flip the bottom brackets around so the single bolt is facing backwards, moving the whole rack forward? Or maybe drill an extra hole in the bottom bracket a little further back from the...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-14, 12:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,771
Posted By BaggerRyder

So I've finally started my weekly bike commuting...

So I've finally started my weekly bike commuting routine after a month off because of a wicked cold.

I've found that my preference is running my metro 300 in the steady pulse mode on the left side...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,771
Posted By BaggerRyder

Thanks for all the responses. As always a lot of...

Thanks for all the responses. As always a lot of different opinions. I've been playing around a little and have been running them on solid, one pointed about 2 feet ahead of me and towards the...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By BaggerRyder

I wish my panniers had some zip pockets on the...

I wish my panniers had some zip pockets on the inside and on the outside for little items. Sucks to have to dig around the bottom of the pannier for keys and such. I keep wallet, iphone, bandana,...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,771
Posted By BaggerRyder

For those of you commuting with a dual headlight set up

I just purchased a Cygolight Metro 500 to compliment the Cygolight Metro 300 I already have. I'm going to set them up to run one solid and one flashing. I'm curious if anyone runs a solid light and...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-13, 09:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,945
Posted By BaggerRyder

14.5 miles one way, 3 days a week. Sometimes on...

14.5 miles one way, 3 days a week. Sometimes on the way home I cheat and ride about 4.5 miles to the bus stop, catch the bus across the river for 7 miles, and then ride about 3 miles from bus stop...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,341
Posted By BaggerRyder

It took me a long time before I decided to go...

It took me a long time before I decided to go clipless but once I did I often wonder why it took me so long to make the transisition. I ride on shimano PD-A530's, which have a platform on one side...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
Posted By BaggerRyder

If you've ridden 8 bikes at your LBS and the Kona...

If you've ridden 8 bikes at your LBS and the Kona is the one you feel the most comfortable on, and if they changed out the stem for something a little longer, then that's your bike. I sometimes think...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,634
Posted By BaggerRyder

If you sweat a lot, there isn't really a piece of...

If you sweat a lot, there isn't really a piece of rain gear that's going to keep your uniform dry. You're going to sweat more underneath rain gear no matter how expensive it is and how breathable it...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,195
Posted By BaggerRyder

I do this... 339042 It works better with...

I do this...
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It works better with my cheap no name u-lock with the key hole on the end of the lock bar than it does with my Kryptonite lock with the key hole on the bottom of the lock bar....
09-03-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By BaggerRyder

Another nod to aerotechdesigns. I commute in...

Another nod to aerotechdesigns. I commute in their urban knickers with a padded liner underneath.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By BaggerRyder

Don't do everything all at once. I started...

Don't do everything all at once. I started commuting about a year ago, and before actually making the 14.5 mile ride to work, I started out doing short flat rides after I got home from work. About...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By BaggerRyder

I always wear glasses while riding my bike. I...

I always wear glasses while riding my bike. I currently wear a pair of Oakley Hijinx with Rx transition lenses while I ride. The lenses don't get super dark but dark enough to cut the glare of...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,186
Posted By BaggerRyder

Pepper spray. I ride in Bigfoot country...

Pepper spray. I ride in Bigfoot country...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By BaggerRyder

I swapped out the 140mm rotors for 160mm rotors.

I swapped out the 140mm rotors for 160mm rotors.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,150
Posted By BaggerRyder

I just recently bought the Rove and so far I love...

I just recently bought the Rove and so far I love it. My previous bike was a Redline Metro Classic which I liked as well but I felt a little too stretched out on the Redline. Test rode the Trek...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,868
Posted By BaggerRyder

I think it really depends on the type of patches...

I think it really depends on the type of patches used, and how well you are at the repair. I recently repaired a flat I got on my commute home one night with a genuine innovations patch kit and I...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,982
Posted By BaggerRyder

I also believe that the single release SH51's are...

I also believe that the single release SH51's are black and the Multi SH56 are silver, for quick reference.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By BaggerRyder

Another option if you have two vehicles is drive...

Another option if you have two vehicles is drive your car and bike to work on Monday. Leave a weeks worth of clothes in your car and leave your car at work for the week. On Friday drive the car and...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By BaggerRyder

I carry my clothes in a rear pannier. Jeans,...

I carry my clothes in a rear pannier. Jeans, belt, socks, shoes, boxers, T-shirt and towel.
I roll my jeans and t-shirt instead of folding them so they are less wrinkled. Button up shirts are left...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 01:06 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 61,184
Posted By BaggerRyder

Friday morning at 8 am. This is the garage...

Friday morning at 8 am. This is the garage parking area. We also have 7 wall spots inside the building and we can use the cardio gym to leave bikes on the indoor trainers if needed.
My bike is...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,629
Posted By BaggerRyder

Ok ladies and gentlemen, went to the doc's today....

Ok ladies and gentlemen, went to the doc's today.


Again thank you for all the responses and the good suggestions. Go see the doctor dumba$$ seemed to be the conscenus. You all scared me into...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,629
Posted By BaggerRyder

Thanks for all the replies. I feel like I just...

Thanks for all the replies. I feel like I just got done showing friends a mysterious rash...

I am planning on seeing the doctor but thought I would reach out in regards to a set up issue first. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,629
Posted By BaggerRyder

Chest Pain

Hey gang,

I commute 28 miles round trip 3 days a week and have started to experience some pain in my sternum. The pain is constant and not just while riding. It almost feels like Ive been...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,287
Posted By BaggerRyder

13.8 miles each way 3 days a week when it's not...

13.8 miles each way 3 days a week when it's not pouring down rain.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,415
Posted By BaggerRyder

I think that Waldoz got the Aurora Elite and that...

I think that Waldoz got the Aurora Elite and that the other bike is the base model Aurora. No disc on the $868 Aurora.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,415
Posted By BaggerRyder

I looked at both the Jamis and the Raleigh at RCO...

I looked at both the Jamis and the Raleigh at RCO as I believe you are by the pricing you stated before I bought my Redline Metro Classic. The Jamis was a nice bike but it did have a short wheel...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By BaggerRyder

I received a helmet cover, shoe covers, cygolite...

I received a helmet cover, shoe covers, cygolite 300, merino wool socks, and some pepper spray.
Forum: Commuting
12-08-12, 12:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,039
Posted By BaggerRyder

+1 on the Chromes. I have a pair of these as...

+1 on the Chromes. I have a pair of these as well as a pair of Shimano MTB clipless. The Chromes look and feel like a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse with a stiff sole. The SPD clips are recessed...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By BaggerRyder

You may want to look at a pair of soft shell...

You may want to look at a pair of soft shell pants, I personally wear a pair of marmot tarn soft shell pants with a pair of riding shorts underneath or a pair of sugoi tights underneath when the...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By BaggerRyder

Chainthong.com. It doesn't cover the whole chain...

Chainthong.com. It doesn't cover the whole chain ring but it seems like a cool idea for eliminating chainring tattoos.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,615
Posted By BaggerRyder

I use a PrincetonTec Fuel zip tied to the visor...

I use a PrincetonTec Fuel zip tied to the visor on my helmet set to flash. I think I've been seeing them on sale for $15-$19 although I paid $30 for mine. :( It's fairly light weight and pretty...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,511
Posted By BaggerRyder

Sorry guys lets try again for an all play. I...

Sorry guys lets try again for an all play. I don't have a picture for this tag but how about your bike and wildlife. Squirrels, birds, kangaroo's. Any animal other than a family pet.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,511
Posted By BaggerRyder

Andy looks like you have a Kona fetish... ...

Andy looks like you have a Kona fetish...

Old Tag: Your bike at home

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My RMC next to my Road Glide.

Next Tag: Your bike next to a water wheel. I hope that's an all play.

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Forum: Commuting
11-20-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,978
Posted By BaggerRyder

284845 I took this photo today outside a...

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I took this photo today outside a lunchtime spot in Portland. Perfect example of why you should lock your wheels up as well. We also had a Cannondale stolen from the bike rack at work,...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,132
Posted By BaggerRyder

Hey all, fellow RMC owner. RunningDoc's review...

Hey all, fellow RMC owner. RunningDoc's review of his bike and build is really what sealed my final decision for the RMC over a Jamis Bossanova or the Raleigh Roper.
So far I love this bike. I...
11-04-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,360
Posted By BaggerRyder

You may want to look into the Oakley Jawbone or...

You may want to look into the Oakley Jawbone or Split Jacket. Interchangeable lens system with lens options that do have vents which will help with fogging. The Jawbones are for big faces, Split...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By BaggerRyder

I apply a little Neosporin or Polysporin on the...

I apply a little Neosporin or Polysporin on the dry areas before going to bed. Works for me.
Forum: Introductions
10-29-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By BaggerRyder

Hello from Washington

Just checking in to say hello. I recently started commuting 30 miles round trip to and from work on a Trek 1.1 and really enjoy it! A much different riding experience than my full suspension Gary...
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