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Forum: Commuting
12-24-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,641
Posted By Mars

In the summer, I ride a 19 mile (one way) commute...

In the summer, I ride a 19 mile (one way) commute on a lowracer recumbent. My average time hovers around 50 minutes, which is aan average speed of 23 mph. I ride it inthe winter too, but with winter...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-07, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By Mars

Hello everybody. It is nice to be posting on the...

Hello everybody. It is nice to be posting on the VLCC/XCC threads again. :)

5 F this morning on my ride in. My feet are just thawing as I type this. Keepng my feet warm for winter riding is still...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,065
Posted By Mars

I am leaving today for a week long vacation in...

I am leaving today for a week long vacation in Cape Cod. Ride safe everybody adn I will see you in a week!
Forum: Commuting
07-04-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,065
Posted By Mars

I don't think that it comes as a surprise to...

I don't think that it comes as a surprise to anyone here that you ended up helping people, tibike. I am realy sorry that you had mechanicals the way you did. That must be very upsetting to...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,065
Posted By Mars

Very long cummute club: week 10

Well friends, it has been more than 2 mohts of VLCing and the initial excitement of warm weather and slick tires has faded. Now, we all have to find the motivation to get on the bike and ride those...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week 9

Wow, we must be riding and not posting. We were on page 3 this morning!

The VLC and the XCC have been running for abut 3 years I guess, and many of us have been ridign a lot of miles over those...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Mars

Maryland and i cross posted again! Let's use...

Maryland and i cross posted again! Let's use Maryland's post and not this one.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Mars

haha, we did it again! Let's use this thread as...

haha, we did it again!
Let's use this thread as the "official" week 8 thread. Maryland's topic is better than mine!
Forum: Commuting
06-17-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week 8

When we ride the long miles as we do, it has to have an effect on our bodies, for good or bad. How has the VLC changed you?

For me, the benefits are multiple. I have lost about 17 pounds since I...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mars

does anyone know how tibikes race is going?

does anyone know how tibikes race is going?
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mars

Yes, please do

Yes, please do
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mars

Haha, I think you are right Maryland> thanks for...

Haha, I think you are right Maryland> thanks for covering my back on the thread! I think a lot of people would be interested in your lights. Can you post a couple of close ups of them for us?
Forum: Commuting
06-10-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Mars

OOps, we double posted! haha

OOps, we double posted! haha
Forum: Commuting
06-10-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week 7

So, what do the very long commuters ride? Here is mine, a HP Velotechnik Speedmachine lowracer recumbent. I call her Ilsa, she wolf of the SS. She is a great bike, pleasure to ride and very fast....
Forum: Commuting
06-06-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mars

Chiro, what on earth do you have in those...

Chiro, what on earth do you have in those panniers?
Forum: Commuting
06-05-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mars

Hi Jur! We miss u over here!

Hi Jur! We miss u over here!
Forum: Commuting
06-03-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week 6

This week, lets describe our commute. Pictures will help make your description more compelling!

My summer commute starts with a 3 block ride down to the Burlingotn waterfront where the ferry is. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mars

Tibike, you are a psycho! I can't imagine the...

Tibike, you are a psycho! I can't imagine the riding you are doing. How can we keep track of your progress in the RAAM? Is there some way to send you messages to cheer you on?
Forum: Commuting
05-27-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week 5

Here is what Gusboh suggested for our week's topic:

Anyway - next week we describe the perfect commuter clothes and the perfect commuter toy for us (in between reports of course)?

I wear lycra...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,311
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week 4

Ok, now the numeration should be correct. :D

On Friday, I rode my normal 40 mile commute and arrived ar my car tired and sore. The long week of commuting was behind me, or so I thought. I had...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,202
Posted By Mars

Tibike, Cyclaholic: THANKS guys! It never...

Tibike, Cyclaholic: THANKS guys! It never occurred to me to consider this aspect of my symptoms. this is very interesting and informative. I rarely eat red meat, if fact I don't eat much meat at all....
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,202
Posted By Mars

Oh man... I suck

Oh man... I suck
Forum: Commuting
05-13-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,202
Posted By Mars

Very long commute club: week two

I am no longer a spring chicken at age 51. My 40 mile starts to wear me down by the end of the week. By Thursday night, my legs are sore. On Friday, I am moving pretty slow. I am usually pretty good...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,078
Posted By Mars

I ride a German made recumbent lowracer. Her name...

I ride a German made recumbent lowracer. Her name is Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By Mars

Sorry I haven't answered this question earlier....

Sorry I haven't answered this question earlier. Crazy week at work.

In my experience... it depends on many things: the rider, the bent, and the hills.

Not all bents are fast. Many, if not...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By Mars

haha, I'm glad you like her name! I, of course,...

haha, I'm glad you like her name! I, of course, love the name Basket Case! :D
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By Mars

Thanks, CigTech! I'm in Boston today, so didn't...

Thanks, CigTech! I'm in Boston today, so didn't have access to a computer yestrday to start the thread. Forgot to get it going on Saturday. Good topic.


My VLC bike is a HP Velotechnik...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,155
Posted By Mars

:eek: :eek: :eek: Holy crap!!! This is so unlike...

:eek: :eek: :eek: Holy crap!!! This is so unlike you! Hahahaha! This is great, I wish i could see the look on her face when that happened!
Forum: Commuting
05-02-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mars

:eek: :eek: :eek:

:eek: :eek: :eek:
Forum: Commuting
05-01-07, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mars

So I was on the way home today, climbing a 1.5...

So I was on the way home today, climbing a 1.5 mile long hill. It was about 12 miles into my commute home, and I see a cyclist in roadie kit behind me in my mirror. I was on my 'bent and cruising up...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mars

Very Long Commute Club: Week One....WOOOHOOO!

Finally! The weather has broken here in the NE of the US, and I am back to riding the VLCC! I am so happy, the highway calls us to the long miles!

I think a good way to start off this new pahse of...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

nice...:D

nice...:D
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

I think so too. We need som esort of sticker for...

I think so too. We need som esort of sticker for our bikes/bags.

Today, I want to offer the "Fastest Person On A Walmart Bike Award" to CigTech. That is some pronto ridin' there fella. :D
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By Mars

Hi jd. That is a very nice bike. I have to...

Hi jd. That is a very nice bike.

I have to disagree for the most part with what people are saying here. The porblem with you seat and your bars are related, I think. Andit all goes back to your...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

Today, I want to give the "Caped Crusader Award"...

Today, I want to give the "Caped Crusader Award" to Tibike. I think the reason is obvious.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

I hereby bestow the "He Who Bunnyhops Chickens...

I hereby bestow the "He Who Bunnyhops Chickens Award" to crtreedude. :D
Forum: Commuting
04-25-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

Today, I would like to nominate Lem as the "All...

Today, I would like to nominate Lem as the "All Around Coolest XCCer Award."

Rode the long miles again today. Awesome weather, low fifties but sunny and light winds.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-07, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

Gusboh, for the funniest sig line, third year...

Gusboh, for the funniest sig line, third year running.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

Today, I would like to bestow the "He who rides...

Today, I would like to bestow the "He who rides with the most livestock award" to amigo.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

Yeah. Cyclaholic, did that guy ever get charged...

Yeah. Cyclaholic, did that guy ever get charged or what?
Forum: Commuting
04-22-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Mars

Extreme commuter club: awards week!

Well, it looks like winter has finally let go of us suffering folk here in the northeast. The forecast in Vermont is temps n the 50s for the most part. It looks like it's time to think about riding...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

:mad: That's sucky. What happened?

:mad: That's sucky. What happened?
Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

You can do it. My commute during the nice weatehr...

You can do it. My commute during the nice weatehr is 40 miles round trip. The keys are to take it easy, keep hydrated, and the right food. Pretty soon, it will just be your routine and you will...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

Lem, did you get your Stingray yet? Have you...

Lem, did you get your Stingray yet? Have you commuted on it?
Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

For the first time since who knows when, I rode...

For the first time since who knows when, I rode the Very Long Commute route today, and it was glorious. I was on my recumbent, the temps were in the 50s this morning, and the sun was shining!...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

As Lem said, there was some flooding around Vt,...

As Lem said, there was some flooding around Vt, but not where I am. I live in downtown Burlington, which is quite hilly. So, all the water is just going by on its way to somewhere else.

The rivers...
Forum: Recumbent
04-17-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,676
Posted By Mars

d2create: you just hate your new bike, don't you?...

d2create: you just hate your new bike, don't you? ;)
Congrats, and many happy miles to you!
Forum: Commuting
04-17-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

That's AWESOME! Way to use that bike. That is a...

That's AWESOME! Way to use that bike. That is a great story. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-15-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mars

Extreme commute club: week 23

:cry: :cry: :cry:
Here in Vermont, the forecast is calling for snow and rain all week! WTF?
Maybe it's time to start to talk about coping strategies for transition periods like this. Snow, slush,...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By Mars

Yeah, looks like Lem is out McGiver! :D

Yeah, looks like Lem is out McGiver! :D
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