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Forum: Commuting
12-23-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 920,861
Posted By pianomahnn

0 degrees when I set out in the morning. About 7...

0 degrees when I set out in the morning. About 7 on the way home. I misplaced my lobsterclaws the other day and had to wear some backup gloves. Even with a hand warmer inside, freaking cold. I've...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,669
Posted By pianomahnn

I too have some base layers from Under Armour. I...

I too have some base layers from Under Armour. I don't know specifically which model of cold weather gear it is, but it's really thin, and has an almost unbelievable level of insulation. I have...
06-29-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,176,890
Posted By pianomahnn

And that's the thing. I live in Chicago, land of...

And that's the thing. I live in Chicago, land of no hills. The largest incline I have is coming out of the basement garage of my apartment building.

But days with a nasty headwind. There have...
06-24-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,176,890
Posted By pianomahnn

Hokay, new bike this weekend. Bought the whole...

Hokay, new bike this weekend. Bought the whole bike as is then replaced the wheels, brake levers, pedals, and chainring with my own. It was cheaper this way! It's a flipflop fixie/free wheel, but...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,911
Posted By pianomahnn

I'm totally topping this! New job = new way more...

I'm totally topping this! New job = new way more cooler awesome route. Riding downtown is so much better than riding to the suburbs. Compare new route to old. What was once about 40 miles round...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 920,861
Posted By pianomahnn

I set a new "record" for the commute into the...

I set a new "record" for the commute into the office today. 53 minutes door to door with an avg speed of 18.1mph. If not for all the damned stop lights and major intersections it would be about...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,444
Posted By pianomahnn

I need some freaking hills... This past week...

I need some freaking hills...

This past week I managed to surpass 31mph on the last little stretch of my commute home. Flat street, very little tail wind. I'm almost certain 34 would've been...
05-05-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,442
Posted By pianomahnn

I think I'm around 87 gear inches. I live in...

I think I'm around 87 gear inches. I live in Chicago, though. We have no elevation change.
05-05-07, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By pianomahnn

Car turning left + me = eh, kinda bent fork

The accident wasn't real bad. Trafficy, not riding fast at all, just kinda bend the fork a little. No injuries, no police, no insurance. Accidents happen, I say we're both kinda sorta at...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,054
Posted By pianomahnn

I take good care of my guy. Plus, I have zipping...

I take good care of my guy. Plus, I have zipping down to a science. No big deal!
Forum: Commuting
05-01-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,829
Posted By pianomahnn

I had a guy tell me it would be my fault if he...

I had a guy tell me it would be my fault if he hit me (he was approaching from behind).

That was a great conversation...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,054
Posted By pianomahnn

I never wear undies. Freeballin' for life.

I never wear undies.

Freeballin' for life.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,316
Posted By pianomahnn

People have varying physical skills, such is...

People have varying physical skills, such is life. I can cruise at 20 on a flat surface without much effort. Pushing it around 25 for a sustained period gets pretty rough, and anything over that...
04-30-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,841
Posted By pianomahnn

Please, don't forget about all these lending...

Please, don't forget about all these lending agencies that have been giving loans to people who clearly shouldn't be approved. They're as much at fault now as the person taking out the loan.
04-30-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,483
Posted By pianomahnn

Flip the tires around, and that's pretty much...

Flip the tires around, and that's pretty much what I did to a few bike parts around your son's age. It was a nice little bike, until I broke the fork. :( Ah, the joys of childhood.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,911
Posted By pianomahnn

Yea, that calorie thing can't be right. There is...

Yea, that calorie thing can't be right. There is no way I burned 2000 calories on my way to the office today.
That's the wonderful thing about my commute. Totals about 35 miles a day, no real need...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,064
Posted By pianomahnn

How far is your one way commute? A little over...

How far is your one way commute?
A little over 17 miles.

What is your average speed?
Such a wide variance due to wind and traffic lights. Today, for example, I had an average ride speed of...
04-30-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,506
Posted By pianomahnn

Honestly...$20 in parts or repeated $250 tickets?...

Honestly...$20 in parts or repeated $250 tickets? I never want to be a hater on fixies, but it's an obvious and entirely avoidable waste of money. Especially for people who (based on the comments...
04-29-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 415,410
Posted By pianomahnn

Listening to Quantic at this moment...

Listening to Quantic at this moment...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,911
Posted By pianomahnn

Post your ride to work!

I was googling, and came upon a pretty groovy site. I hadn't seen this one before, and I like it much more than others I've come across.

So, I present to you my route to work. ...
04-20-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,087
Posted By pianomahnn

Chicago ... we don't have hills. ...

Chicago ... we don't have hills.

http://www.pianomahnn.com/images/specialized_ss.jpg
04-10-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,176,890
Posted By pianomahnn

Ghetto fabulous. ...

Ghetto fabulous.
http://www.pianomahnn.com/images/specialized_ss.jpg

And my real bike.
http://www.pianomahnn.com/images/roadss1.jpg
Forum: Introductions
04-10-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By pianomahnn

56x16, I think. I've thought about bringing the...

56x16, I think. I've thought about bringing the back down to 14...but that might be a little too crazy.
Forum: Introductions
04-10-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By pianomahnn

Chicago native - ridin' that single speed all around town

Coworker of mine turned me on to this site. Lots of forums, and plenty of places to waste time while at the office. :D

Of course, I've been riding bikes since I was a wee lad. However, only...
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