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02-12-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By t x

. I'll be back again too this year (with my...

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I'll be back again too this year (with my wife even!), I'll keep an eye out for you. Sorry you can't make it Photo_joe
09-01-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,837
Posted By t x

Excited to finally join the family cycling ranks!...

Excited to finally join the family cycling ranks!
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08-11-15, 01:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,299
Posted By t x

You know, I literally was just thinking this over...

You know, I literally was just thinking this over the weekend as kind of a "shower thought".
08-09-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 336,500
Posted By t x

Niiiiiiiice

Niiiiiiiice
08-07-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 336,500
Posted By t x

New wheelset and tires for the commuter. I think...

New wheelset and tires for the commuter. I think I'll be a bit more visible at night :)

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07-10-15, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 1,913,870
Posted By t x

Today I replaced my wheelset and upgraded to some...

Today I replaced my wheelset and upgraded to some cushy 35c tires. The only downside is that I probably won't be riding until Monday.
06-28-15, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By t x

Sweet, I'll look something like this: 461215

Sweet, I'll look something like this:
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06-27-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By t x

What the others either don't know or aren't...

What the others either don't know or aren't saying is that there are two Schwinn lines: the low end bikes sold to big box stores, which mostly suck (although I do own a decent one) and the Signature...
06-26-15, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By t x

Well, that's pretty much my situation: 1 car, I...

Well, that's pretty much my situation: 1 car, I commute by bike, we now have a 9 month old. If you were trying to do it totally car-free, I'd say you have some challenges ahead of you; but since you...
06-26-15, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 336,500
Posted By t x

Oh that's.... that's nice.

Oh that's.... that's nice.
06-26-15, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By t x

LA River Ride 2015

So, uh, who's riding? How far are you going? Roll Call!

I'm going to accompany my wife and a couple friends who will be doing the 70 mi ride from Griffith to Long Beach and back. It'll be the...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,413
Posted By t x

I was out in triple digit temperature a handful...

I was out in triple digit temperature a handful of times last summer and in 90+ degree temperature regularly. Since it was a dry heat, it didn't feel particularly uncomfortable. The only challenge...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,905
Posted By t x

augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,857.8...

augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,857.8 (5,554.5 total) [94/94]
scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,569.78
gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 2,960.0 [73/88] (4,225.0...
05-26-15, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By t x

28 miles is no small feat. This is just great,...

28 miles is no small feat. This is just great, congratulations to your son!
Forum: Commuting
05-11-15, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By t x

Based on your other posts, I'm just gonna be...

Based on your other posts, I'm just gonna be direct and say: Put the brakes back on your bike and don't buy the wheel.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By t x

I'll second the Schwalbe Marathon Plus. It's a...

I'll second the Schwalbe Marathon Plus. It's a good everyday workhorse tire, even if it is always such a ***** to get on.
Replies: 14
Views: 3,780
Posted By t x

Bakersfield / SLO

Bakersfield / SLO
04-15-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By t x

I would think so. The last 4 stages are all in...

I would think so. The last 4 stages are all in reasonable driving distance and Stage 8 is going to go right through the city.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,878
Posted By t x

It appears you're correct (much to my surprise,...

It appears you're correct (much to my surprise, pedestrian right of way is considered common knowledge here.) Pedestrians do not have right of way if crossing at e.g. the middle of a block. They do...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,878
Posted By t x

Yes, you can be ticketed for jaywalking but a...

Yes, you can be ticketed for jaywalking but a pedestrian always has the right of way because they are the more vulnerable user of the road. The means by which they got in the road is irrelevant....
Forum: Commuting
04-06-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,878
Posted By t x

I don't know, I ride in the street right next to...

I don't know, I ride in the street right next to a completely separated MUP path near my house all the time. The MUP is a mixture of joggers, dog walkers, strollers, rollerbladers and folks riding...
03-18-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By t x

I live off of Lankershim, so I don't think I...

I live off of Lankershim, so I don't think I could avoid it :)
03-17-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,143
Posted By t x

Ambulances are pretty cost prohibitive, I'd...

Ambulances are pretty cost prohibitive, I'd probably look into a car sharing service. We're car light and my wife definitely appreciated having the car in both the first trimester (she suffered from...
03-17-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,689
Posted By t x

Yeah, crazy. The video got over 1000 views over...

Yeah, crazy. The video got over 1000 views over night. Glad people like it :)
03-16-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,689
Posted By t x

Got my footage uploaded: ...

Got my footage uploaded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6HgkEOFyFE



You can see him at ~7:05 although it's still hard to tell what happened because it's pretty dark. Anyway, thanks ...
03-13-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,689
Posted By t x

It looks like Dockweiler might be changing, so...

It looks like Dockweiler might be changing, so I'm not sure about that, but the 5am @ Sunset & Vermont sounds good to me.
03-13-15, 01:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,689
Posted By t x

I'm most likely going to take the Red Line back...

I'm most likely going to take the Red Line back to North Hollywood, but this is the route I intend to take back to Wilshire & Vermont: https://www.strava.com/routes/1561290

EDIT: Here's a GPX...
03-12-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By t x

Yup, it looks like the first train of the day...

Yup, it looks like the first train of the day will get me to Sunset & Vermont at about a quarter to 5, which is perfect. Where/How are you guys going to meet up?
03-12-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By t x

I know at 3:30am on Sunday I'm really going to be...

I know at 3:30am on Sunday I'm really going to be questioning why I'm awake, but I think I'm gonna do it.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,362
Posted By t x

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03-11-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By t x

Depending on the type of padding you mean it's...

Depending on the type of padding you mean it's either to pad the frame from the handlebars or for comfort when shouldering the bike. That being said, it's also kind of a hipster/fashion thing now.
Replies: 1,027
Views: 559,271
Posted By t x

Loving this 2014 Novara Verita I just got at the...

Loving this 2014 Novara Verita I just got at the end of last year. She just finished her first metric century this weekend. First 200k will be next month!

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Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,916
Posted By t x

You may wanna add the Bianchi Strada...

You may wanna add the Bianchi Strada (https://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/all-road/strada/) to your radar, it looks like it may suit you.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,959,118
Posted By t x

Love this ride. Great build!

Love this ride. Great build!
03-05-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,480
Posted By t x

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Forum: Commuting
03-04-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,115
Posted By t x

I bought the light around the holidays and this...

I bought the light around the holidays and this mirrors my impression too. It's a good light and they have excellent customer service.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 03:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,974
Posted By t x

On that route, I believe 10 red lights and a...

On that route, I believe 10 red lights and a couple stop signs at the beginning and end. It's short so some days I can ride the wave all the way home.
EDIT: About half the lights are relatively...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 03:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,974
Posted By t x

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03-02-15, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By t x

/thread as far as I'm concerned.

/thread
as far as I'm concerned.
03-02-15, 03:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,449
Posted By t x

FWIW, I was out and about today in LA and saw...

FWIW, I was out and about today in LA and saw more people riding bicycles than I can recall in any time previous. What's most striking about that is that today was a (rare) rainy day here, and yet...
02-27-15, 02:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,902
Posted By t x

lol, yesterday. 8 stitches under the bandage. I...

lol, yesterday. 8 stitches under the bandage. I went down turning right onto Cahuenga, a bit too fast. I slid slightly on a pizza box, my pedal struck and I went down. The handlebars actually caught...
02-25-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 608,232
Posted By t x

Tried flat resistant tires? Gone tubeless and...

Tried flat resistant tires? Gone tubeless and just ended up with a bunch of goo? Introducing the Final Solution to punctures by Nazi Cycling. Our fine German engineering has produced the strongest,...
02-25-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 1,913,870
Posted By t x

Oh man, I wish I had known about that when I was...

Oh man, I wish I had known about that when I was working there. I spent a good chunk of my time in the city craving a good deli-style sandwich. Also, if you do make it over to 1st & Mission, I highly...
02-25-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 1,913,870
Posted By t x

Check out Tropisueño...

Check out Tropisueño (http://www.tropisueno.com/menus.html), it's in that alley next to the church on Mission. My favorite spot was over at 2nd and Mission, but I think it's closed now. My second...
02-25-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 1,913,870
Posted By t x

What? Dude, there are countless good taquerias in...

What? Dude, there are countless good taquerias in SOMA and the Financial district. I'm pretty sure it's actually harder to find a Taco Bell. What streets are you by?
02-25-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24,430
Views: 1,913,870
Posted By t x

Today I came around a turn too fast... pedal...

Today I came around a turn too fast... pedal strike and down I go. First time I've made contact and wasn't able to recover. The lens came out of my sunglasses and gave me a nice gash along my...
02-20-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By t x

I think the 4 Seasons are superior to Gatorskins...

I think the 4 Seasons are superior to Gatorskins in pretty much all categories. I'm considering trying out the GP4000 II though once my current 4 Seasons wear down.
02-16-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 112,175
Posted By t x

It was a warm day but I managed to get in some...

It was a warm day but I managed to get in some nice climbing (~400m) this morning before taking my wife out for a leisurely stroll and picnic on the LA river.


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Forum: Commuting
02-13-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,631
Posted By t x

Less than 10 people for all of Los Angeles and we...

Less than 10 people for all of Los Angeles and we don't even have winter here :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
02-11-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,877
Posted By t x

Might as well throw in my closest call. I've...

Might as well throw in my closest call. I've never been hit and only crashed once (not counting numerous mountain bike crashes as a kid). I get swiped/brushed about once or twice a month but I've...
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