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Forum: Commuting
12-03-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,321.89 (retired)
dshue5 (MN) _______________________ 7,310 (11,162 total)
buzzbee...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,881.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,881.8 (10,575.9 total) [182/182]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,321.89
buzzbee (CA) ______________________ 6,178.0
MNBikeCommuter (MN) _______________...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,881.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,881.8 (10,575.9 total) [182/182]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,224.57
buzzbee (CA) ______________________ 6,178.0
MNBikeCommuter (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,165.71 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,165.71
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
buzzbee (CA) ______________________ 6,178.0
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,105.39 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,105.39
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
gregf83 (BC) ______________________ 5,776.0 [142/170] (7,656.0 total)
...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,076.73
gregf83 (BC) ______________________ 5,776.0 [142/170] (7,656.0 total)
...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,933.27
gregf83 (BC) ______________________ 5,776.0 [142/170] (7,656.0 total)
...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,058
Posted By scroca

I'm surprised at some of the posts, but I guess I...

I'm surprised at some of the posts, but I guess I shouldn't be since people are different. My legs stay pretty warm when cycling. I usually won't cover my legs if the temperature is 40F or higher,...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By scroca

I have an Alfine 11 that I got in June. No...

I have an Alfine 11 that I got in June. No problems or even hint of such so far (2,000 miles or so). I love the straight chain line that IGH can give you.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-15, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,772.37
gregf83 (BC) ______________________ 5,776.0 [142/170] (7,656.0 total)
...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,331
Posted By scroca

When I lived in the Midwest it was mostly...

When I lived in the Midwest it was mostly possums, rabbits, and squirrels though I did see raccoons, fox, deer, and skunks occasionally.

Now, in Montana, I see lots of deer, raccoons and skunks,...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,681.97 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,681.97
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,214
Posted By scroca

Because oil attracts dirt, but wax doesn't.

Because oil attracts dirt, but wax doesn't.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,528.87 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,528.87
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By scroca

I can ride up to 31 miles on my commute with 1...

I can ride up to 31 miles on my commute with 1 stop light. It is ridiculously long, so I keep an eye on it as I approach and if I see it turn green to early for me to get to it, then I turn left a...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,214
Posted By scroca

What is so wrong with a conventional chain on a...

What is so wrong with a conventional chain on a single speed? As long as the chain line is good, they last forever. And if you don't like the mess of lubing, you can wax.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By scroca

It's not stupid, it is slimy. No way I would...

It's not stupid, it is slimy. No way I would agree to it.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,363.07 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,363.07
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,263.11 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,263.11
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,038.91 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,038.91
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
MNBikeCommuter (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,640
Posted By scroca

Is it too early to nominate a post-of-the-year?

Is it too early to nominate a post-of-the-year?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,640
Posted By scroca

And it doesn't make any sense in that it's not...

And it doesn't make any sense in that it's not that you aren't paying much for gas, you aren't using any gas.

I think zero gallons/mile is a better message.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,814.25 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,814.25
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
johnlp (AZ)...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,814.25 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,814.25
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear​(NC) _____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
johnlp (AZ)...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,513
Posted By scroca

I think a lot of mothers tell their children to...

I think a lot of mothers tell their children to ride facing traffic. I hope it's because they don't know better.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,910
Posted By scroca

I am surprised to see how many posters experience...

I am surprised to see how many posters experience that kind of thing regularly.

I agree with others who have said it is not cool and even can be dangerous to draft a stranger without even...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,657.05 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,657.05
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear​(NC) _____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
johnlp (AZ)...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,500
Posted By scroca

Most days I don't have any reason to yell, but...

Most days I don't have any reason to yell, but when I have to I've recently found my self yelling "Pay attention!". This is quite toned down from what I used to yell, I guess because I'm more...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 11:03 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-06-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,430.55 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,430.55
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,718
Posted By scroca

Thanks. I like riding it. And I started with...

Thanks. I like riding it. And I started with the idea of a Rohloff, but they are really expensive. At the end of the day, even given how much I spent on what I got, money played a part.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,718
Posted By scroca

My bikes have always been based on practical...

My bikes have always been based on practical considerations, even though decisions were not always the best.

For the first time I went looking for the ideal (for me) commuter. This spring I set my...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,897
Posted By scroca

So that's what they mean by tube socks!:)

So that's what they mean by tube socks!:)
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,340.55 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,340.55
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,826
Posted By scroca

Terrible. Here's wishing you a quick recovery.

Terrible. Here's wishing you a quick recovery.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By scroca

Get a small fan to blow on wet things... or...

Get a small fan to blow on wet things... or don't, but work longer hours.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,727
Posted By scroca

At least 2 hours, sometimes 4+. I try to keep it...

At least 2 hours, sometimes 4+. I try to keep it down to around an hour each way in the winter because it is hard for me to keep warm longer when it is really cold and when it is snowy, it is often...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,767
Posted By scroca

Wow. That's not the least bit funny.

Wow. That's not the least bit funny.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _____________________________...

scroca (MT) _____________________________ 5,190.94
f1xedgear (NC) __________________________ 4,440.0 [107]
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _____________________________...

scroca (MT) _____________________________ 5,012.03
f1xedgear (NC) __________________________ 4,440.0 [107]
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,762
Posted By scroca

This is why I leave clothes at work. I never...

This is why I leave clothes at work. I never take home an article of clothing for washing unless I've got one at work.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _____________________________...

scroca (MT) _____________________________ 4,789.63
f1xedgear (NC) __________________________ 4,440 [107]
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 03:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,876
Posted By scroca

To date, I have commuted 36,325.737 miles by...

To date, I have commuted 36,325.737 miles by bicycle without getting hit by a car.

I always try to choose a longer route if it is safer -- less traffic and/or more room for me away from traffic.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,667
Posted By scroca

Well said. It doesn't hurt to listen. You...

Well said. It doesn't hurt to listen.

You may learn something you didn't know. You may not.

In all likelihood, there is something of value in it, even if one doesn't agree with all of it.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By scroca

Get to work and back home safely and call it a...

Get to work and back home safely and call it a win. Let speed be secondary. It will likely come of it's own accord as you round into shape.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-15, 04:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,103
Posted By scroca

Well, this is a lot different than how I...

Well, this is a lot different than how I interpreted your original post.

So since you don't want to leave earlier and you don't really want to know how to take a shorter shower, you must either...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-15, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By scroca

First off, figure out if something is rubbing...

First off, figure out if something is rubbing since you say you are not sure. Do you think you hear something when you are riding? If something is rubbing, it ought to show signs of wear. Do you...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,103
Posted By scroca

Get wet, lather up, rinse off, dry. How does...

Get wet, lather up, rinse off, dry. How does that have to take so long? How long does it take you to do each step? Break it down, find the problem and solve it. We are here to help. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,451
Posted By scroca

scroca (MT) _____________________________...

scroca (MT) _____________________________ 4,564.21
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,857.8 (5,554.5 total) [94/94]
bugly64 (CA)_____________________________ 3,091.4
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,564
Posted By scroca

Yes, I have to address the slack cord. This...

Yes, I have to address the slack cord. This picture was taken right after I got the bike and rode it home. Thanks for the clear tape suggestion -- good idea.

I also have to come up with either an...
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