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01-15-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By BobbyG

Everybody's talking 'bout bagism...

Since I'm not commuting for the foreseeable future, I'm less inclined to take my backpack on rides. But often, I still want to rake a small trunk bag sized bag.

I developed a system for caring my...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By BobbyG

This has been my challenge, too. I worked from...

This has been my challenge, too. I worked from home for a month in March, and another three weeks in October. And after 28 years my job ended at the end of November. I have been riding in the middle...
01-15-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,172
Posted By BobbyG

:23 seconds in... ...

:23 seconds in...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkT0paGEnQ
01-15-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,807
Posted By BobbyG

One of my three bikes is a 1984 Nishiki...

One of my three bikes is a 1984 Nishiki International Ole with downtube shifters. I've had hand issues since my mid 40s (I'm 59) and having to remove my hands from the bars to shift helps prevent...
01-11-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,118
Posted By BobbyG

I'll be 59 tomorrow. Sunday I went for my first...

I'll be 59 tomorrow. Sunday I went for my first snow ride of 2021. I was stormin' through a twisty downhill section of MUP when my heart leapt up and I let loose with a loud whoop!...same as when I...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By BobbyG

Quick Change Artist...

Last fall I bought a second set of wheels and mounted the winter tires for my snow bike on them so that I could switch more quicklly between smooth summer road tires and studded winter snow tires. ...
01-10-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,175
Posted By BobbyG

At 82, many people would be looking back on all...

At 82, many people would be looking back on all the cycling they've done. rydabent is looking forward to all the cycling he'll do.

Go 'Bent, GO!
01-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By BobbyG

If it's 'Fear of Missing Out' vs. disengagement I...

If it's 'Fear of Missing Out' vs. disengagement I vote for time spent in "happy space".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTBv4kAdk_w
Forum: Commuting
01-06-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,540
Posted By BobbyG

I worked remotely from home for a couple of...

I worked remotely from home for a couple of stretches in the warmer months of 2020 and found riding in the morning was tough.

Now that my job has ended, I am free-lancing from home and finding it...
01-06-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By BobbyG

It's too bad you don't live in University City,...

It's too bad you don't live in University City, Missouri. They have a bike shop just for you...

https://cursedbikesandcoffee.com/servi-e
01-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
Posted By BobbyG

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

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01-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By BobbyG

Paul Barnard I'm glad it wasn't worse for you and...

Paul Barnard I'm glad it wasn't worse for you and your family, and that you are all recovering now. My daughter said she was going to wait all night by the chimney for Santa with a touch-free IR...
12-31-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By BobbyG

Nice, but scofflaws won't heed it.

Nice, but scofflaws won't heed it.
12-31-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,940
Posted By BobbyG

Looks like a "Criminal" Mass ride.

Looks like a "Criminal" Mass ride.
12-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By BobbyG

bjjoondo Apparently they fit in at the Manitou...

bjjoondo
Apparently they fit in at the Manitou Skate Park...
https://goo.gl/maps/15rA56mC41AwYM1q6
Howdy Neighbor!
12-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,380
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse. WIshing you a speedy...

Glad it wasn't worse. WIshing you a speedy recovery.
12-29-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By BobbyG

(To paraphrase Shakespeare) "Discretion is the...

(To paraphrase Shakespeare) "Discretion is the better part of valor."
12-26-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,138
Posted By BobbyG

I thought this was settled 40 years ago... ...

I thought this was settled 40 years ago...
https://youtu.be/GL5k9oTWqBw (https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/wonderful-1981-newscast-tackles-the-rise-of-the-walkman-in-nyc)
12-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By BobbyG

There are crank-forward bikes and taller...

There are crank-forward bikes and taller recumbents where your head is basically the same height off the ground as on a diamond-frame road bike....
12-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By BobbyG

Not always... ...

Not always...
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Forum: Commuting
12-24-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By BobbyG

For 28 years I commuted 18 miles round trip in...

For 28 years I commuted 18 miles round trip in Colorado Springs on pavement. Work was about 400 feet lower than home with about 600ft of total climbing according to Google. The ride in was always...
12-23-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By BobbyG

It's not "you versus traffic"...You are traffic. ...

It's not "you versus traffic"...You are traffic.

I bike commuted for 28 years and while there are still a few sudden, harrowing encounters, decades of experience has taught me what to anticipate,...
12-21-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By BobbyG

Just a couple of days ago I rode up to the...

Just a couple of days ago I rode up to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, here in Colorado Springs. I don't remember pedaling there since the 1990s. It was only a 21-mile round trip for me, but what made it...
12-19-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobbyG

The wheels of our bureaucratic democracy are out...

The wheels of our bureaucratic democracy are out of true, slightly taco'd, missing a few spokes and a little rusty. Probably need to patch and pump the tires, too.
12-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By BobbyG

I've been wearing a close-cropped beard since my...

I've been wearing a close-cropped beard since my mid thirties. I went "Stanley Tucci" bald around 40. One day I shaved off my beard just to see what I looked like without it. My wife took one look...
12-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By BobbyG

I suffered from a bulging disk in my neck ten...

I suffered from a bulging disk in my neck ten years ago. The doctor tapped the side of my neck and it felt like he was tapping just above the crook in my arm. I would have liked to explore that...
12-18-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,215
Posted By BobbyG

DreamRider85 I realize that people vary in their...

DreamRider85 I realize that people vary in their perception of what feels cold, due to local climate and individual physiology. But having read some of your past posts, and considering some of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,313
Posted By BobbyG

I have carried 40lbs of snow melt on my bike,...

I have carried 40lbs of snow melt on my bike, riding on snow and ice with studded snow tires at 12F.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yskVO0mZMkA&feature=youtu.be
12-14-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By BobbyG

On the one hand it may be dangerous if you hit...

On the one hand it may be dangerous if you hit your head on the ground at precisely the right angle (although if you think of the elastic band as a "break-away" mount, it seems like even less...
12-13-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By BobbyG

"Shut up legs!" -Jens Voigt "Shut up ankles!" -...

"Shut up legs!" -Jens Voigt
"Shut up ankles!" - UniGeezer
Forum: Commuting
12-13-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,390
Posted By BobbyG

Platform pedals with toe clips. This allows me...

Platform pedals with toe clips. This allows me to wear any shoes including light-up led shoes for riding home in the dark in the winter.
12-12-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By BobbyG

I agree with Maelochs , ride, then check for...

I agree with Maelochs , ride, then check for cracks.
12-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By BobbyG

You may want to try bar ends to give you more...

You may want to try bar ends to give you more hand positions; and you may consider mounting them "inboard" like in this thread:
...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,655
Posted By BobbyG

Figurative Vs. Actual Deer in Headlights...

A couple of nights ago on the ride home some pick-up driver in the oncoming left-turn lane almost T-boned me as I crossed a well-lighted intersection. Missed me by two feet even though, as you can...
12-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58, but the 12-year-old in me wants to grab a...

I'm 58, but the 12-year-old in me wants to grab a bunch of old tires and inner tubes, and some long-fuse firecrackers and practice recovering from front and rear blowouts at speed.
12-06-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 956
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58 and just finishing 28 years of commuting...

I'm 58 and just finishing 28 years of commuting in Colorado Springs. It rarely officially breaks 100F here, but because of the thin air at this altitude (6500 feet) temperatures in direct sunlight...
12-02-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,521
Posted By BobbyG

Here are my bikes from 2017. The Nishiki Blazer...

Here are my bikes from 2017. The Nishiki Blazer now has drop bars and is probably 2-4 pounds lighter.
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1117550-weighing.html
Forum: Commuting
12-01-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,328
Posted By BobbyG

1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB, now with drop bars. ...

1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB, now with drop bars. Full fenders (SKS?) Suomi Nokian W106 studded snow tires 26x 1.75.
...
11-30-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By BobbyG

Mirros, lights, AirZound Airhorn. See, be seen,...

Mirros, lights, AirZound Airhorn. See, be seen, be heard.

Assume the worst behavior from motorists and prepare for it.

Be prepared to yield and to stop...even when you have the right of way. ...
11-29-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,180
Posted By BobbyG

All three of my bikes have a horn on the left and...

All three of my bikes have a horn on the left and a bell on the right. (Delta AIrZound...same as the Biologic above in post #5)....
11-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By BobbyG

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. ...

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. Headlights have gotten better and cheaper. CurrentIy I use a 900-lumen Niterider Lumina 900 on my bars (~$80) and a 100-lumen Schwinn Intensa on my...
11-27-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,567
Posted By BobbyG

Or, just a small bungee cord... ...

Or, just a small bungee cord...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/479x269/20201107_154941_21b01e7b025b540b47fdc1d53e19d51462760f8e.jpg
11-26-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By BobbyG

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For...

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For the last month I have been helping dismantle the business and equipment, my office, my home away from home and my commuting destination for nearly 30...
11-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,308
Posted By BobbyG

I commute in a hilly Colorado city. The wider...

I commute in a hilly Colorado city. The wider the spread, the better. You can't have too low a gear, or too high. My old road bike is 2x6 which works okay. My new commuter is 2x8 which works...
11-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,283
Posted By BobbyG

My 1984 Nishiki International Ole's large front...

My 1984 Nishiki International Ole's large front cog is oval (I replace the smaller one with a smaller circular one for our Colorado hills). I never think about it until threads like this. Perhaps...
11-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,774
Posted By BobbyG

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and...

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and positions I identify with...but it was a bit verbose and slow for my taste (I make TV commercials). I do give the creator props for creating and...
11-18-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By BobbyG

Disintegrating Bike as Metaphor for RA..

Saw this on TV tonight...
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/tdHT/abbvie-ra-bicycle
Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,154
Posted By BobbyG

End of an Era...

My 28 years of bike commuting to the same job and location are coming to an end this month.

The business was no longer sustainable in its current form due to a number of factors, and Covid-19 was...
11-16-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By BobbyG

Since I mostly commute I look at the predicted...

Since I mostly commute I look at the predicted wind direction. A heavy wind in my favor in the morning that is forecasted to swing around in my favor for the ride home is not a problem.

But if it...
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