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Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Pig_Chaser

speed = fun

speed = fun
Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 08:05 AM
Forum: Commuting
07-13-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,472
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I think I'm a convert to Michelin Krylions...

I think I'm a convert to Michelin Krylions (700x23c). They flat about as often as gatorskins with the exception that if you do have to change them, you can get them off and on by hand. They have no...
03-29-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pig_Chaser

heh heh, I don't know if I can argue with you......

heh heh, I don't know if I can argue with you... I've cycled both cities myself and Vancouver is definitely more cycle friendly (at least 10 years ago when I lived there). I don't know if I blame the...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,448
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Take the above advice into consideration, but...

Take the above advice into consideration, but ride how you feel comfortable. As you gain experience your comfort level will increase.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

-4C with a headwind brrr. I hunkered down in the...

-4C with a headwind brrr. I hunkered down in the drops and still managed to make good time.
03-26-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Bingo, they should recall them all.

Bingo, they should recall them all.
03-24-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Careful with linear regulators in this...

Careful with linear regulators in this application. 48V down to 5V is a 43V drop, even a small current will produce a significant amount of heat (and wasted power). There are switching modules...
03-24-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I dunno if I'm invited anymore, after never...

I dunno if I'm invited anymore, after never missing a day all winter I wussed out twice this week. But I'll blame work as much as the weather, I've been super busy (working 6 to 6 everyday). And the...
03-19-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I like my Sigma 1606L. It has cadence, but like...

I like my Sigma 1606L. It has cadence, but like ItsJustMe says, once you know your cadence... you know your cadence and you won't really have to refer to it anymore.

The computer has performed...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

-8C this morning brrr. Faced a heck of a headwind...

-8C this morning brrr. Faced a heck of a headwind all the way in too.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Sleeting pretty good this morning but the roads...

Sleeting pretty good this morning but the roads still afforded good grip. I cut across a snowy field and was rather pleased at the grip 23C slicks can have in that situation. They whent through the...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I bought an old MTB bike for the winter...

I bought an old MTB bike for the winter commuting. That was more to do with tire clearance and fender clearance than anything else. I threw on some drop bars and stem shifters and am now totally...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By Pig_Chaser

On my Michelin Krylion 23C tires I've flatted...

On my Michelin Krylion 23C tires I've flatted once. But it was on the second ride! Not a great start :P However, the culprit was a shard of class shaped somewhat like an arrow head. I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,321
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I find the fixing and adjusting quite enjoyable. ...

I find the fixing and adjusting quite enjoyable.

The replacing/upgrading can be positively infuriating. Not because it's mechanically challenging, but rather due to incompatibility of parts.
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Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

-3C, nice and fast. Took a slightly scenic route

-3C, nice and fast. Took a slightly scenic route
03-16-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Wow dude, glad to hear you're okay!

Wow dude, glad to hear you're okay!
Forum: Commuting
03-16-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,368
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Just switched from the studded winter bike to the...

Just switched from the studded winter bike to the 23C road bike... free speed!
Forum: Commuting
03-16-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

+0.8C!! First positive temperature (in the...

+0.8C!! First positive temperature (in the morning) of the year. Calling for a high of +12C.
03-15-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,873
Posted By Pig_Chaser

If mother nature blasts us with another dose of...

If mother nature blasts us with another dose of winter you can blame me. I got the road bike back into service this weekend.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Pig_Chaser

These bear repeating. I've tried appeasing...

These bear repeating. I've tried appeasing drivers in the past and was thoroughly punished for it.
03-11-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,873
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Yup, passed 3 cyclists yesterday in a stretch of...

Yup, passed 3 cyclists yesterday in a stretch of commute where I typically see zero. Good to see.
03-11-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Pig_Chaser

As usual I'd be interested. Keep me posted.

As usual I'd be interested. Keep me posted.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

First commute in about a week. I was away on...

First commute in about a week. I was away on business for the past week. What great weather, I love temps around -10C, they're very ez to dress for, and the snow and ice stay frozen. My butt hurts...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Let me preface my comment by saying I think your...

Let me preface my comment by saying I think your project is wayyyy cool. Having said that, I think your pictures illustrate a great reason why people (myself included) don't make DIY projects to...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,641
Posted By Pig_Chaser

We're in the middle of a slow melt, so the roads...

We're in the middle of a slow melt, so the roads are sheets of ice in the mornings. The studs are paying off.

I had 3 near right hooks this morning. No, I was never hit, but I had to grab the...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Congratulations and welcome! I think it only took...

Congratulations and welcome! I think it only took me one commute to get hooked too.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,436
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I personally feel much safer riding at night, and...

I personally feel much safer riding at night, and cars do give you more room. I commute in the dead of winter, pitch black both ways (well not anymore). Just be sure your lit up and reflected up....
Forum: Commuting
02-09-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I've left the trunk pack open more than once,...

I've left the trunk pack open more than once, I've got off scott free though. I did loose some stuff to a hole in a pannier once, that sucked.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-10, 09:01 AM
Forum: Commuting
02-05-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,686
Posted By Pig_Chaser

+1, Are you running them at the recommended tire...

+1, Are you running them at the recommended tire pressure for icy conditions? Maybe get a more aggressive stud for the front tire at least. I've ridden of sheets of glare ice. The only times I've...
02-03-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,405
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I personally haven't had any mechanical issues...

I personally haven't had any mechanical issues this winter (knock on wood). I've cycled in temps as low as -32C. The bike stays in the garage (unattached, unheated) overnight but comes into the...
02-02-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I'm not so surprised they're not running studs....

I'm not so surprised they're not running studs. It's Copenhagen, those people just ride. Also note the complete lack of cycling specific clothing and dare I say it... helmets. It's different there...
02-01-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,958
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Right, and they make errors in judgement and you...

Right, and they make errors in judgement and you should be prepared to react to those, you know, without colliding with them.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Winds average about 20-30km/hr here, you know,...

Winds average about 20-30km/hr here, you know, when I'm pedaling.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-10, 08:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,697
Posted By Pig_Chaser

-That is so me. I've dropped my car...

-That is so me.

I've dropped my car insurance to 'casual use' which saves me some $50 a month but also means I'm technically not allowed to drive it to work. But in all honesty I don't need any...
01-28-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,907
Posted By Pig_Chaser

How long have you owned/ridden bikes? uh, 15+...

How long have you owned/ridden bikes? uh, 15+ years

What kind of bikes do you have, and what do you regularly ride? Road bike, Winter "Road" bike

Do you use your bike light(s) often? Almost...
01-28-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Firstly I just flash the hand signal for a second...

Firstly I just flash the hand signal for a second or two and never maintain them for the duration of the maneuverer.

Secondly, when turning I'm always announcing an intention to turn. Asking...
01-26-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pig_Chaser

+1, This, however, requires common sense, as such...

+1, This, however, requires common sense, as such it is not a recommended approach for most.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By Pig_Chaser

It didn't kill you, ergo you are now stronger. ...

It didn't kill you, ergo you are now stronger.

Nice views!
Forum: Commuting
01-26-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By Pig_Chaser

23's here... once the snow is off the road that...

23's here... once the snow is off the road that is.
01-22-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 64,295
Posted By Pig_Chaser

If the flashlight has modes (high low etc) it has...

If the flashlight has modes (high low etc) it has some form of "regulation". Probably in the form of simple pulse width modulation.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Dang, I thought all the mups were cleared. You...

Dang, I thought all the mups were cleared. You need one of these:

http://www.mobilemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/image_23898_largeimagefile.jpg

Maybe I should call it in.
01-22-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I love this quote: "I guess that’s the...

I love this quote: "I guess that’s the personality of someone who would honk like that (frequently wrong but never in doubt)."

Thanks for posting the article.
01-21-10, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Drops/Hoods over rough terrain

I was just wondering how you crossers ride over rough/slippery terrain on a cross bike. Do you find it better to to ride the hoods or the drops in those situations?

I *seem* to find that riding...
01-21-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Stay strong brother.

Stay strong brother.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pig_Chaser

I have had to carry/push the bike. But it's the...

I have had to carry/push the bike. But it's the exception rather than the norm. Back when we had that huge dump, there was a about 200m where it was just plain suicidal to ride, so I'd shoulder the...
01-06-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Coldest monitored spot on the planet for a few...

Coldest monitored spot on the planet for a few minutes in December (Siberia beat us later). But, that same week we hit -45... we hit +1! 46C temperature swing in less than a week wtf?

Usually we...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By Pig_Chaser

A gloved hand held up will usually be interpreted...

A gloved hand held up will usually be interpreted correctly in this situation.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,159
Posted By Pig_Chaser

Winter cycling has made me re-fall in love with...

Winter cycling has made me re-fall in love with my take-a-look mirror. There are many a times I'm using my full faculties just trying to keep the bike upright. Using the take a look I can scan for an...
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