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05-19-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By EviLDORK

A Surly Disc Trucker was my main means of...

A Surly Disc Trucker was my main means of transportation for many years, and I agree that the Microshift 3x9 shifters it comes with feel really cheap in addition to being rather high maintenance. I...
04-27-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,963
Posted By EviLDORK

I ended up paying cash every time, because using...

I ended up paying cash every time, because using a debit or credit card at the LBS would result in deactivation of the card over suspected identity theft.
04-20-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,145
Posted By EviLDORK

Riding on sidewalks is illegal where I live, and...

Riding on sidewalks is illegal where I live, and I used to be very opposed to bicycling on sidewalks myself until I went through a period of frequently getting hit with trash while waiting in the...
01-12-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,543
Posted By EviLDORK

Gravel riding is about the bicycle industry...

Gravel riding is about the bicycle industry cashing in on roadies surrendering the road to automobiles.
11-19-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 86,997
Posted By EviLDORK

I picked up this Fyxation East Side from the...

I picked up this Fyxation East Side from the company's headquarters in Milwaukee as my commuter bike. As an effort to get my coworkers into bicycling, I wanted a bicycle that's both affordable and...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By EviLDORK

I see Bubba, Tony Hawk, and Vapey McPuffsalot on...

I see Bubba, Tony Hawk, and Vapey McPuffsalot on my commutes.
09-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,234
Posted By EviLDORK

If you view only today's segment results, you can...

If you view only today's segment results, you can see who rode the fastest into today's brutal headwind. Sadly, those results won't be visible tomorrow.
09-10-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,413
Posted By EviLDORK

An announcement might have made you look better,...

An announcement might have made you look better, but doesn't guarantee that another rider won't pull a U-turn while you're overtaking. I announce all my passes loud and clearly and still have people...
09-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,399
Posted By EviLDORK

I'd fly more often if it were easier to have a...

I'd fly more often if it were easier to have a decent bicycle for me at the destination. I feel stranded when I'm stuck anywhere without a bike, and spinning a stationary trainer in the hotel doesn't...
08-23-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,891
Posted By EviLDORK

I've learned that going off on people at red...

I've learned that going off on people at red lights makes it worse by making the driver more likely to run the red light or exit their vehicle.
08-12-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By EviLDORK

It might make some construction projects feasible...

It might make some construction projects feasible with money from the federal level. However, when there was a similar provision in the stimulus package Obama signed, the GOP legislature in Wisconsin...
08-06-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,431
Posted By EviLDORK

The most effective kind of bicycle advocacy is to...

The most effective kind of bicycle advocacy is to make bicycling look sexy. I love this new analogy of bicycling with the swagger of a slugger stepping up to the plate to swing for the fences. I feel...
07-22-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,663
Posted By EviLDORK

I learned pedestrians on the streets are even...

I learned pedestrians on the streets are even more obnoxious than pedestrians on the MUP. At least on the MUP, pedestrians won't make me late for a green light or get into an argument with a motorist.
06-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,258
Posted By EviLDORK

I hate drivers who creep when they should stop....

I hate drivers who creep when they should stop. Driving deliberately is both safer and faster for everyone.
06-18-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By EviLDORK

The way drivers typically try to deliberately hit...

The way drivers typically try to deliberately hit bicyclists at intersections is by appearing to wait only to gun it at the last possible moment. The false turn signal is probably indecisiveness...
06-17-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,943
Posted By EviLDORK

Those of us who carry chain tools seem to be the...

Those of us who carry chain tools seem to be the same people who maintain their chains enough not to need them.
02-08-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,431
Posted By EviLDORK

It's unclear if the cyclist was waved through,...

It's unclear if the cyclist was waved through, but there was a fatal collision at a multi-lane crossing here under similar circumstances. Both drivers were cited for minor violations as one is not...
01-22-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,994
Posted By EviLDORK

I was part of a group of cyclists caught in a...

I was part of a group of cyclists caught in a storm with a tornado quite close to us and everyone was able to weather the storm without falling. I like to think that my smartphone will help me avoid...
10-22-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,463
Posted By EviLDORK

My legs freeze with the cranks perpendicular to...

My legs freeze with the cranks perpendicular to the ground when I start freewheeling again after riding fixed gear on a regular basis. I can't tell whether ride with more souplesse once my legs get...
10-20-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,746
Posted By EviLDORK

I was told to get on the sidewalk by police...

I was told to get on the sidewalk by police directing traffic around the Wisconsin State Fair on two separate occasions. I wasn't ticketed or even identified. It's illegal to bicycle on sidewalks in...
10-15-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,463
Posted By EviLDORK

Fixed gear is great for having your dog run...

Fixed gear is great for having your dog run beside you while you ride.
10-06-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,096
Posted By EviLDORK

A firework lobbed from a passing vehicle scorched...

A firework lobbed from a passing vehicle scorched my safety glasses once. I might have been blinded without eye protection.

A comfortable pair of WileyX Gravity frames holds my rather strong...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,190
Posted By EviLDORK

Flannel is both warm and compact making it the...

Flannel is both warm and compact making it the ideal extra warmth to bring along for roadside repairs or other lengthy delays.

For long red lights, it's usually sufficient for me to get...
09-24-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By EviLDORK

Hawaiian shirts are good for handling sweat and...

Hawaiian shirts are good for handling sweat and highly visible too. I generally commute in golf shirts and ride to the beer gardens in Hawaiian shirts.

The best cycling advocacy is looking great...
08-21-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,293
Posted By EviLDORK

I got used to weaving around a similar bottleneck...

I got used to weaving around a similar bottleneck built into a pedestrian bridge across the freeway. The pedestrian bridge was removed as part of an interchange "upgrade".

Sometimes my groceries...
08-21-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,948
Posted By EviLDORK

I wear a mask to commute on an MUP into work, but...

I wear a mask to commute on an MUP into work, but I ride unmasked everywhere else. I was able to take a different route into work for a while until road construction ripped up that route.
07-23-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,589
Posted By EviLDORK

The most frequent stupidity I hear is drivers...

The most frequent stupidity I hear is drivers telling me to bike on the sidewalk, but the stupidest I hear is drivers telling me that cyclists have to yield to motor vehicles at intersections where...
07-22-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,534
Posted By EviLDORK

Strict dress codes are probably why I see the...

Strict dress codes are probably why I see the most bicycle commuters when the temperature is only slightly above freezing. People just don't want to soak their formal business attire with sweat.
07-09-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,221
Posted By EviLDORK

Tinder was a better way for singles to meet...

Tinder was a better way for singles to meet people for cycling than strava. Fortunately, my girlfriend and I do enough of various kinds of riding that I no longer swipe.
06-29-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,797
Posted By EviLDORK

I've has orioles fly alongside me a few times. It...

I've has orioles fly alongside me a few times. It might have been the bright orange gloves I was wearing.

Sometimes I can see owls hovering over the rail trail. From a distance, the owls can look...
06-25-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,886
Posted By EviLDORK

When there's no shoulder in the suburbs of...

When there's no shoulder in the suburbs of Milwaukee, oncoming drivers will leave the road and drive on lawns to let the vehicle behind me to overtake by passing within inches of me. It seems to...
05-27-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,360
Posted By EviLDORK

I like to think that I'm training people to drive...

I like to think that I'm training people to drive more deliberately and learn what the hand signals mean when I track stand at stop signs.
05-05-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,624
Posted By EviLDORK

I want to wear a mask when I ride, but the...

I want to wear a mask when I ride, but the homemade cloth mask I have now suffocates me once it gets damp after a few miles of heavy breathing. I have buffs for winter riding, but they are too...
04-22-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,050
Posted By EviLDORK

Despite having a lot of bike lanes where one...

Despite having a lot of bike lanes where one could ride all day long without getting in anybody's way, there's hardly anybody out riding in Florida. I'm advised every time I visit to forget about...
04-02-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,606
Posted By EviLDORK

Even if there are a lot of cyclists eager to risk...

Even if there are a lot of cyclists eager to risk their lives to act in bad faith for the purpose of slowing down motorized traffic, the actual impact on travel times would be disproportionately...
03-13-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,708
Posted By EviLDORK

Raincoats can be unreliable. It's good to have a...

Raincoats can be unreliable. It's good to have a contingency plan in case your raincoat fails as it's impossible to gauge how long the water resistance will last under any given rainfall until it's...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 29,610
Posted By EviLDORK

Recording video only makes it more difficult for...

Recording video only makes it more difficult for me to forgive and forget. It's only marginally useful if I'm severely injured and useless otherwise.

I'm bad at predicting where I'll encounter...
02-24-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,580
Posted By EviLDORK

Promote the convenience of bicycling in general...

Promote the convenience of bicycling in general more than the convenience of extra bicycling gear that isn't always necessary. Transportation by bicycle is a convenient and fun way to get around more...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 122,770
Posted By EviLDORK

I rode on the New Berlin Recreational Trail from...

I rode on the New Berlin Recreational Trail from my workplace to the bicycle shop after work yesterday. I could barely get my bicycle moving up the on-ramp to the path from the golf course. The ramp...
02-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By EviLDORK

This is yet another attempt by this trashy...

This is yet another attempt by this trashy tabloid to generate clicks by letting their restaurant reviewer troll bicyclists.

It's debatable whether one rude punk bicyclist helps the bicycling in a...
02-17-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,564
Posted By EviLDORK

I ended up riding the sidewalk on a freeway...

I ended up riding the sidewalk on a freeway overpass on my commute after about a year of trying to ride it the legal way on the street.

I very much wanted to be seen setting a good example by...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 122,770
Posted By EviLDORK

It's about 20F outside and we had over 6 inches...

It's about 20F outside and we had over 6 inches of snow that tapered off yesterday afternoon. Most of the streets along my five mile route were cleared of snow, but the streets in my neighborhood...
01-29-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,719
Posted By EviLDORK

I use a pressurized water spray bottle stored in...

I use a pressurized water spray bottle stored in my apartment. It has a 2 gallon capacity, but I rarely need more than half of that to clean my bike. It's much easier for me than using either a...
01-27-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By EviLDORK

I warn everybody I pass on the MUP, and often...

I warn everybody I pass on the MUP, and often slow down to a crawl when there's not much room. Some people will act all righteously indignant no matter how much consideration you give them, but...
01-27-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,719
Posted By EviLDORK

A good alternative to cleaning in the bathtub is...

A good alternative to cleaning in the bathtub is using a pump sprayer (like those typically used for gardening) filled with hot water from the bathtub. This lets you quickly melt away all the salty...
01-23-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,747
Posted By EviLDORK

As another "car guy" who went to being a "bicycle...

As another "car guy" who went to being a "bicycle guy", I wish you many happy miles for many years to come.

The start of my journey to going car free was when I purchased a vintage car in good...
Forum: Introductions
01-23-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By EviLDORK

Beer-hauling Bicyclist from Milwaukee staying frosty

Greetings from Wisconsin where we have about half an inch of new slushy snow on the roads and the temperatures will hover around freezing today. I plan on riding around 10-15 miles on my "1990s...
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