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Forum: Commuting
01-30-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,939
Posted By MNBikeguy

When I encounter sporadic bouts of groovy...

When I encounter sporadic bouts of groovy intestinal distress (new phrase added to personal dictionary. thanks!) I am thankful to be on a bicycle rather than inside a car......
Forum: Commuting
01-30-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,939
Posted By MNBikeguy

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
01-30-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,939
Posted By MNBikeguy

Here's my take on weather forecasts.. They're...

Here's my take on weather forecasts..
They're usually accurate with temperature and wind speed. (my 2 criteria)
As far as precipitation and storms, I could do better with tea leaves.
So.. I look...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By MNBikeguy

Congrats on your ice ride! Not a commute, but...

Congrats on your ice ride!
Not a commute, but rode up the river saturday.
Glaze, flat ice like a mirror. Truly a beautiful ride.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,136
Posted By MNBikeguy

Monkey's are very expensive, but you pay for the...

Monkey's are very expensive, but you pay for the fun of different patterns and colors.
Personally, I'm just interested in lateral visability so I use cateye spoke lights. There about 15 bucks. I got...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By MNBikeguy

Not lately... :p 295070

Not lately... :p

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Forum: Commuting
01-21-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,279
Posted By MNBikeguy

Haha... Commuting - 60's Long weekend...

Haha...
Commuting - 60's
Long weekend roadie-runs - hot,hot,hot. the hotter the better. 90's +
Forum: Commuting
01-21-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By MNBikeguy

Purely a matter of preference. Yes, you can get...

Purely a matter of preference.
Yes, you can get a wheel somewhat true using brake pads and homemade devices.
But I like having the tools and getting them nuts-on the mark.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By MNBikeguy

Frozen contact lenses are not pleasant. I've...

Frozen contact lenses are not pleasant.
I've had great results with clear lens ski goggles which I need at around 5F (-15C) or lower. I've found that not all ski goggles vent properly even if...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By MNBikeguy

I prefer the clips rather than the bands because...

I prefer the clips rather than the bands because I'm lazy and they just pop on without messing with velcro.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By MNBikeguy

I'm just guessing here, but it looks like...

I'm just guessing here, but it looks like breathing freezing air is a rare occurrence for you, which is causing problems acclimating. For this reason, an air warming mask may be of benefit.
For...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,919
Posted By MNBikeguy

I understand. :-) I work with a guy who has...

I understand. :-)
I work with a guy who has relatives in Ger. who share your observations.
Frankly, we could learn a thing or two from the German economy.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By MNBikeguy

Which is why experiencing Colo. snow is a...

Which is why experiencing Colo. snow is a religious experience to this poor MN slush boy.....
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,919
Posted By MNBikeguy

OH! This has taken a turn for worse :lol: I...

OH! This has taken a turn for worse :lol:
I don't think it's a problem of "no" social services; more like ineffective, inefficient, top bloated, overly bureaucratic social services. Cutting taxes...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,919
Posted By MNBikeguy

I suppose this is the wrong forum to point out...

I suppose this is the wrong forum to point out that it's just a bicycle. Interesting that some of you appear to be willing to throw the rest of your life away in order to protect it. (I realize a...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By MNBikeguy

Ahh. Finish Line also sells a "Bike Wash Spray"...

Ahh. Finish Line also sells a "Bike Wash Spray" that some people swear by. Personally, for general cleaning / de-greasing I tend to stay away from the expensive LBS products and visit the local Home...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By MNBikeguy

It depends on how extreme your conditions are. ...

It depends on how extreme your conditions are.
Here in MN, in the summer, I degrease the chain with undiluted "simple green" then use a teflon lube.
In the winter, degreasing then lubing is a...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By MNBikeguy

I've seriously thought of taking the XC skis on...

I've seriously thought of taking the XC skis on the shoulders but there's too much debris!
Forum: Commuting
01-15-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By MNBikeguy

Perhaps I'm the exception on this issue - I think...

Perhaps I'm the exception on this issue - I think winter is a losing battle. I wet lube the chain. That's it. Then the springtime ritual is a through tear down and cleaning. If you see a bit of...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By MNBikeguy

Nothing like a good ride in a snowfall. But for...

Nothing like a good ride in a snowfall. But for me, the issue is not "too much snow" but a question of visability. If it's coming down so thick I can't been seen (lit up or not), I won't ride. The...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By MNBikeguy

Interesting observation. Around here I have not...

Interesting observation. Around here I have not noticed more commuters as a resolution thing, but there are more complaints at work from the "health club" camp. Word is they usually weed out aroung...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,795
Posted By MNBikeguy

+2 I start to think of a response, then notice...

+2
I start to think of a response, then notice if TSL has posted there's usually no reason to....:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,349
Posted By MNBikeguy

I'm all for coffee grounds in the proper...

I'm all for coffee grounds in the proper recepticle.. :D
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,349
Posted By MNBikeguy

I'm amazed at the thought of using compost on...

I'm amazed at the thought of using compost on your bike clothes to "eliminate" smell. Why use anything at all? If stink is a problem, for gawdsakes bring an extra set with you to ride home in. Coffee...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By MNBikeguy

I agree. As an employer, a degree of care must be...

I agree. As an employer, a degree of care must be taken not to evangelize. How employees get to work is their business however Iím happy to provide an example which they can adopt or not.


Youíre...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-13, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By MNBikeguy

Are you kidding? Installing the mount and ground...

Are you kidding? Installing the mount and ground on my salsa delgado rims has been known to create new curse words. I keep reminding myself it's worth it - I'll never get a flat with these beasts. As...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-13, 02:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,354
Posted By MNBikeguy

+1 I do not have a cycle computer on my...

+1
I do not have a cycle computer on my commuter bikes. I get there when I get there. Not a moment before.....
Forum: Commuting
01-09-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,349
Posted By MNBikeguy

I've never found commuting clothes to be an...

I've never found commuting clothes to be an attack on the sense of smell. "Sweat" does not necessarily stink. If your office layout is such that you cannot find a place to air your riding clothes...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,159
Posted By MNBikeguy

Pro'lly didn't have any orange socks......

Pro'lly didn't have any orange socks......
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,159
Posted By MNBikeguy

This thread is so confusing. I had no idea of the...

This thread is so confusing. I had no idea of the physics involved!
And all this time I was buying bikes based on their color that matches my socks.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By MNBikeguy

I like this perspective compared to sitting in a...

I like this perspective compared to sitting in a cold car. :thumb:
Those first few miles can be puckering....
Forum: Commuting
12-28-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,583
Posted By MNBikeguy

Interesting. Sounds like you have experience with...

Interesting. Sounds like you have experience with this. So if employees already have key cards, you just program the new reader for them which is less expensive? How does the cost of a reader compare...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By MNBikeguy

Yeah. I got 'em. Pull the trigger. You won't...

Yeah. I got 'em. Pull the trigger. You won't regret it. There are others less expensive, but when you're carrying a classroom full of papers that need grading, I personally wouldn't compromise...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,583
Posted By MNBikeguy

I'd get a quote from a fence installer. Cost...

I'd get a quote from a fence installer. Cost should be minimal for a few sections in a parking garage. See if they can provide a discount if they put their name on the chain link sections. (free...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By MNBikeguy

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By MNBikeguy

Great idea! First thing I thought of was "Monty...

Great idea!
First thing I thought of was "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"!

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Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By MNBikeguy

Don't stick your tongue on it to warm it up..... ...

Don't stick your tongue on it to warm it up.....

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Forum: Commuting
12-09-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By MNBikeguy

yaah.. Can't wait! I was rear ended while driving...

yaah.. Can't wait! I was rear ended while driving last week, so driving to the body shop with bike in car, then riding from there. This will be a much longer commute tomorrow. Where I am, they plow...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By MNBikeguy

I have no idea where your post came from. You...

I have no idea where your post came from. You must be having a very bad day.
If you spend any time here at all, you quickly realize the commuting "culture" (your term) will take function over looks...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By MNBikeguy

Actually, I buy rain gear in the womens section,...

Actually, I buy rain gear in the womens section, where they have shorter lengths for me.
I guess I can live with it... :-)
Forum: Commuting
11-29-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By MNBikeguy

I don't care how comfortable they are. I'm not...

I don't care how comfortable they are. I'm not wearing anything called "Cuddlduds"..... :lol:
j/k..
Forum: Commuting
11-28-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,461
Posted By MNBikeguy

Pretty much the same for me. While it's handy...

Pretty much the same for me.
While it's handy to use some benchmarks, I would pass out from the OP's layers.
At 29 degrees (today) I have a long sleeve jersey with an outer shell jacket. Fleece...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,140
Posted By MNBikeguy

+1 on the clip. Simple solution. I've used this...

+1 on the clip. Simple solution.
I've used this one for 44 years. Bought in 1968 along with a schwinn varsity. Now rusted and pitted, its age can attest to its usefulness....
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Forum: Commuting
11-22-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,834
Posted By MNBikeguy

Oops... uhh. happy belated Erntedankfest......

Oops... uhh. happy belated Erntedankfest......
Forum: Commuting
11-22-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,834
Posted By MNBikeguy

Those whippersnappers may think "steel is real",...

Those whippersnappers may think "steel is real", but those of us on the other end of the demographic remember "wood is good." :D
BTW..Happy Thanksgiving.......
Forum: Commuting
11-20-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,743
Posted By MNBikeguy

.... or any public building, store, or restroom....

.... or any public building, store, or restroom. I've forgotten a couple times with a balaclava. 'Anything' covering your face makes people a bit antsy.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,596
Posted By MNBikeguy

I fly up the hills singing Barry White. ...

I fly up the hills singing Barry White.
wait.... what was the question?
Forum: Commuting
11-15-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,022
Posted By MNBikeguy

With the inclusion of the lastest spam, this...

With the inclusion of the lastest spam, this thread has surpassed it's usefulness. The original point of the thread is long ago lost.....
Forum: Commuting
11-15-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,022
Posted By MNBikeguy

When you see me catch a fish, run your boat up...

When you see me catch a fish, run your boat up next to mine at full throttle and drop your anchor practically in my boat.
Oh... and don't forget to blast your Petzel headlamp in my face the entire...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,022
Posted By MNBikeguy

The problem is a smattering of posts here...

The problem is a smattering of posts here expressing smug pleasure at the consistent feedback they receive that their lights are distracting and annoying. The false conclusion is "mission...
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