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Forum: Commuting
10-18-01, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By jramsey

I carry a courier bag. I ride over 5 miles each...

I carry a courier bag. I ride over 5 miles each way to work with a laptop, papers, magazines, and the like, in my courier bag.

If you have a chest strap, it will limit the "roll around" when you...
10-18-01, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By jramsey

I'm definitely getting a trailer, at least for...

I'm definitely getting a trailer, at least for next spring.

Jonathan
10-18-01, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By jramsey

It's a Girl!

I'm back. I've been MIA for almost a month.

My daughter, Cohen, was born on 29 September, and weighed 7lb 12.7oz.

We're all home now - well, I'm at the office - and doing well.

Jonathan
Forum: Commuting
09-21-01, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By jramsey

I use a Planet Bike 10 W headlamp, and a Planet...

I use a Planet Bike 10 W headlamp, and a Planet Bike white blinkie. Since I live among "well lit" streets, I fall under the "to be seen" category. I like, however, for others to really see me, and I...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-01, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,224
Posted By jramsey

If I'm going to the store from home, I leave my...

If I'm going to the store from home, I leave my rack trunk at home. I have a pair of Nashbar Townies - grocery bags that fit on the rack. I put those on. None of the grocery stores around here have a...
09-13-01, 08:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,073
Posted By jramsey

I swear I posted to this thread last week. :) ...

I swear I posted to this thread last week. :)

Oh, well.

When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed. Say something once, why say it again?

Another David Byrne fan.

Jonathan
Forum: Commuting
09-06-01, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,887
Posted By jramsey

I carry my bike up the stairs, through the...

I carry my bike up the stairs, through the kitchen. I make certain my rack trunk is well fastened - I've had a problem with this 2 or 3 times. I put my lunch and jeans in the trunk, my water in the...
09-05-01, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By jramsey

As granddad woulda said,"Och! Tha's a shame!" ...

As granddad woulda said,"Och! Tha's a shame!"

Actually, here in sunny Kansas City, it was 70 F/21 C during my ride this morning. A little humid, but not too bad.

If it's about 16 C, that's...
08-28-01, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By jramsey

I don't remember the last time I had real trouble...

I don't remember the last time I had real trouble with dogs on my bike. I do have dogs bark at me from behind a fence. I always say something in a calm voice. Sometimes, they turn friendly after...
08-28-01, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,884
Posted By jramsey

I still wanna be a bike messenger when I grow up...

I still wanna be a bike messenger when I grow up - maybe when I turn 40.

Jonathan
Forum: Commuting
08-28-01, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By jramsey

I much prefer having a mirror. It saves me from...

I much prefer having a mirror. It saves me from looking over my shoulder when I'm not going to move over. Or, it saves me from looking when I can tell in the mirror that there is traffic.

I prefer...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-01, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By jramsey

Me too! We'll definitely have a good thread on...

Me too! We'll definitely have a good thread on spikes and winter tires soon.

Jonathan
Forum: Commuting
08-28-01, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jramsey

Regarding passing cars waiting for a light, I...

Regarding passing cars waiting for a light, I would be careful. Depending on the road and the dispositions of drivers in your downtown, you will likely anger the drivers and foster badwill from them,...
08-27-01, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By jramsey

Driving and its ancillary and supporting...

Driving and its ancillary and supporting activities are dangerous to...

Those with latex allergies
Anything that must breath oxygen
Organisms living near petroleum sources
Organisms living near...
08-27-01, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By jramsey

I clean mine off and lube every other week,...

I clean mine off and lube every other week, unless I've been riding more than usual. I try not to let it go more than 100 miles or so.

Jonathan
Forum: Commuting
08-27-01, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By jramsey

Having lived in lower and higher cost of living...

Having lived in lower and higher cost of living parts of the U.S., I think you're in the better position, Paige. What good is it, financially anyway, to get 25% more in NYC, only to pay 75% - 125%...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-01, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By jramsey

I've had two this year, one with my very old 700...

I've had two this year, one with my very old 700 x 35 tires and tubes. I had one two weeks ago in my new 700x28. I had neglected to check my pressure on this trip, and I hit a bad pothole. In the...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-01, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,623
Posted By jramsey

This is great stuff. I love reading these route...

This is great stuff. I love reading these route descriptions. Everyone is so different.

My 5.2 miles (8.3 km) is mostly on residential through streets. They have a fair amount of traffic, and cut...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-01, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By jramsey

I would recommend going for it, as well. If you...

I would recommend going for it, as well. If you can take MARTA as a backup, you could always hop on the train/bus to go home, if you're too tired. I bet you won't have much trouble, though, if you're...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-01, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By jramsey

On Tuesday, I went to the PlanetBike site...

On Tuesday, I went to the PlanetBike site (http://www.planetbike.com), and noticed they were having a flood sale.

I picked up one of their BRT-Spot, LED front lights. It was only $7.99 (1/2...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-01, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,128
Posted By jramsey

My speeds are similar. I avg 15 mph (23 kph) in...

My speeds are similar. I avg 15 mph (23 kph) in the morning, and 12.5 mph (20 kph) in the afternoon. That includes stops, plenty of hills, and a couple of gentle climbs that I can do at 20+ mph. The...
08-23-01, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By jramsey

It was the summer that I turned 5, 1970. I was...

It was the summer that I turned 5, 1970. I was growing up in Middletown Twp, NJ. I had a blue Ross.

An older neighbor boy held the seat as we went up and down the sidewalk from a house or two...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-01, 07:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,611
Posted By jramsey

That's too cool! I feel pretty lucky to find...

That's too cool!

I feel pretty lucky to find a quarter, or, for that matter a nickel. Pennies are a dime a dozen, almost literally. I have found a dollar bill a couple of times. Usually, if I find...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-01, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By jramsey

I'm thinking about getting the Tufo tubular...

I'm thinking about getting the Tufo tubular clinchers. I don't know if they come wide enough for my wheels. I may need to buy wheels, first. They sound like an excellent alternative with many...
08-20-01, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,701
Posted By jramsey

I forgot to say. 6'0", 140 [b**is[/b] pretty...

I forgot to say.

6'0", 140 [b**is[/b] pretty skinny, but it can be very healthy.

Jonathan
08-20-01, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,701
Posted By jramsey

I'm 5'9", with a small frame. My "ideal" weight...

I'm 5'9", with a small frame. My "ideal" weight is supposed to be 144-148 according to the tables from 10 years ago.

To gain, you are going to have to eat more. To gain muscle, instead of fat, you...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-01, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By jramsey

Sorry. I knew it wasn't on the website. I hope...

Sorry. I knew it wasn't on the website. I hope it's not missing from the site because they ran out of them after the catalog was printed.

I would call them. I wasn't able to find it on the site,...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-01, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By jramsey

The Vistalight Supernova is VH-510. I couldn't...

The Vistalight Supernova is VH-510. I couldn't find it in the closeout section on the website either.

I've been thinking of getting one of these, too. I've also thought of buying someone's add-on...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-01, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jramsey

Sorry about your loss, Pete. I have a...

Sorry about your loss, Pete.

I have a Cyclepro rack, but it ends up holding less than my messenger bag during commutes (4-5 lb on the rack, the bag weighs in at 12 lb). It does hold a lot of...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-01, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jramsey

I like the air horn. When I'm in an LBS,...

I like the air horn.

When I'm in an LBS, I'll look at the bells they have. I usually give them a little ding, and then look at the shop guy and chuckle. They are a joke. Pedestrians might be able...
08-13-01, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By jramsey

Pete, you are the thinking machine. :D I...

Pete, you are the thinking machine. :D

I always enjoy your thoughtful machinations about the joys of cycling.

Is that an oxymoron? A tautology? Or, am I an oxymoron and my shorts are a...
08-13-01, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By jramsey

The new, improved Gary Numan should write a song...

The new, improved Gary Numan should write a song about bikes.

Here on my bike...

:D

Jonathan
08-13-01, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By jramsey

Congratulations, Angel Eyes! That's fantastic. ...

Congratulations, Angel Eyes! That's fantastic.

I, too, would recommend looking for a good used bike. You can get a good deal, and a bike with better features for less than the cost of a cheaper...
08-13-01, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By jramsey

That's good to know. I really like mine so far. ...

That's good to know. I really like mine so far.

Thanks.

Jonathan
08-11-01, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By jramsey

I just got a Zéfal bar-end mirror a couple...

I just got a Zéfal bar-end mirror a couple weeks ago. I really like it. It has the "expansion" fit that you were talking about, but others probably do as well.

There are also mirrors that...
08-10-01, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By jramsey

Bike Planet Protege; 5.0 - my experience so far

I received my new Planet Bike Protegé 5.0, yesterday. This was to replace the Cateye Mity 3 that I lost a couple weeks ago.

I went for the 5.0, because I don't really need AVG and MAX...
08-10-01, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By jramsey

I believe, if you have a lot of miles, and not so...

I believe, if you have a lot of miles, and not so many posts, then you have a surplus.

I wouldn't worry about trying to post so much. I think the original idea was that you would have to put in at...
08-10-01, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By jramsey

Trying to remember when I last wore a cycling...

Trying to remember when I last wore a cycling cap...

Anyone remember Quicksilver? That's the best clue. :)

I think I will get one, though, and try it again.

Thanks, all. I'm off to...
08-09-01, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By jramsey

I'll buy one. Jonathan

I'll buy one.

Jonathan
08-09-01, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By jramsey

Bravo! Jonathan

Bravo!

Jonathan
08-09-01, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By jramsey

This is true. It's hard to buck a trend. But...

This is true. It's hard to buck a trend.

But movements and trends always start with a group of fringe enthusiasts and fanatics. It takes years or decades, depending on the scope of the movement....
Forum: Commuting
08-09-01, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By jramsey

She's right. If you suffer a loss, your...

She's right. If you suffer a loss, your landlord's insurance will only cover his loss, not yours. It varies by location, but I only pay $15 per month for renter's insurance. Make certain you get...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-01, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By jramsey

I would contact the bike clubs in your area. They...

I would contact the bike clubs in your area. They may offer insurance with membership, or they would know how to get insured in NM. Are you in Albuquerque?

You could start with theUNM Bicycle Club...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-01, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,623
Posted By jramsey

Newbie 0-4 posts Junior Member 5-24 posts ...

Newbie 0-4 posts
Junior Member 5-24 posts
Member 25-49 posts
Senior Member 50 posts
Senior Member (Whatever you wanna be) 100 posts

Jonathan
08-06-01, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By jramsey

They can rename the town Detonatesville. ;) ...

They can rename the town Detonatesville. ;)

This is natural selection at work. At least, in this case, the statistical weakest links didn't succeed in voting off a smart bystander.

G' Bye
...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-01, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,623
Posted By jramsey

Welcome, Nikos. 12 miles each way is a good...

Welcome, Nikos.

12 miles each way is a good ride. I ride just 5 miles each way, plus errands. It takes me a little over 20 minutes (21 today).

I, too, know those paths. They are a blessing and...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-01, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By jramsey

This, somehow, reminds me of Junior High - Middle...

This, somehow, reminds me of Junior High - Middle School for some of you. Make-up takes on a new meaning for girls between 12 and 14, or, at least it certainly did in the late 70s and early 80s.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-01, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By jramsey

Damn this traffic jam How I hate to be late ...

Damn this traffic jam
How I hate to be late
It hurts my motor to go so slow
Damn this traffic jam
Time I get home my supper'll be cold
Damn this traffic jam

In 7th grade, I bought the tape...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-01, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By jramsey

But, I've been thinking about it. Jonathan

But, I've been thinking about it.

Jonathan
Forum: Commuting
08-03-01, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By jramsey

I have some LocTite, but I don't like to use it a...

I have some LocTite, but I don't like to use it a lot. Strange magic make screw not turn.

:)

Jonathan
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