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Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By sternzeit

Nice. Take the lane, stop at the light, ride like...

Nice. Take the lane, stop at the light, ride like a vehicle, and still almost get taken out. It's tough out there sometimes.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By sternzeit

One stoplight and I almost never hit it green on...

One stoplight and I almost never hit it green on the bike or car. By bike my commute starts out with half a mile of MUP, turn onto a busy two lane road with one stoplight, then a 2.5 mile sprint to...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By sternzeit

My four mile commute takes about 10 minutes by...

My four mile commute takes about 10 minutes by car and 13 to 15 minutes by bike depending on the wind speed. My co-workers pass me about two miles from work and I almost always meet them at the door.
05-28-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By sternzeit

Here's a bit of info on the former Raleigh...

Here's a bit of info on the former Raleigh facility in Oklahoma. It's located in my hometown. The building those bikes were assembled in is the rectangular building with the stark white roof in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By sternzeit

If you are thinking about taking off the big ring...

If you are thinking about taking off the big ring then you aren't doing it right. sur la plaque!
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By sternzeit

Are you required to have a motorized vehicle? A...

Are you required to have a motorized vehicle? A bicycle is a two wheeled human powered vehicle.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,698
Posted By sternzeit

Keep your head up and on a swivel. Assume every...

Keep your head up and on a swivel. Assume every car in the opposite lane is going to make a left turn in front of you. Try to make eye contact with drivers. If you are traveling 15mph+ the drivers...
05-08-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By sternzeit

It's the Indian and not the arrow, right?

It's the Indian and not the arrow, right?
05-08-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,406
Posted By sternzeit

I guess I don't really have a problem with the...

I guess I don't really have a problem with the Hilico hub in general but my chain doesn't want to engage the top three cogs cleanly when shifting. I have to mess with the shifter to get the chain...
05-08-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,406
Posted By sternzeit

I have a PSN-10 in black. It's my daily rider and...

I have a PSN-10 in black. It's my daily rider and I love the frame. How did you get a 10 speed cassette on a 126mm hub? I want to upgrade from the crappy Helicomatic hub but I'm not sure if I want to...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,098
Posted By sternzeit

38.1mph on a flat road in my 52x13 with a monster...

38.1mph on a flat road in my 52x13 with a monster 25mph sustained tailwind directly at my back.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,795
Posted By sternzeit

fährt ein Fahrrad

fährt ein Fahrrad
02-27-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By sternzeit

It's $10/lb where I live so I just eat couscous...

It's $10/lb where I live so I just eat couscous and brown rice.
02-15-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By sternzeit

I wouldn't base my caloric intake off those...

I wouldn't base my caloric intake off those dubious HRM numbers. Do you by any chance have a low resting HR? I've noticed HRMs will give some really high calorie burn rates if they use resting HR in...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,099
Posted By sternzeit

Worst feeling in the world: Downshifting to keep...

Worst feeling in the world: Downshifting to keep a decent cadence into a 25mph headwind and the shifter goes "thud" because your already in the lowest gear. Cyclocomputer says 9mph and heart rate is...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By sternzeit

I wear Specialized Tahoe shoes all day at work. ...

I wear Specialized Tahoe shoes all day at work.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/shoes/equipshoesspecials/shoetahoe

The cleat grinds a bit on concrete and I wouldn't walk on a hardwood...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,203
Posted By sternzeit

I like the free bungee cords I find on the side...

I like the free bungee cords I find on the side of the road.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,141
Posted By sternzeit

Chelf hill? There's a hill out here?

Chelf hill? There's a hill out here?
Forum: Commuting
12-10-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,141
Posted By sternzeit

This morning was very cold. The wind chill was...

This morning was very cold. The wind chill was around 1 degree and I didn't even think about riding. The forecast for tomorrow looks better.

Hey Partsman, how far north from Breckenridge is the...
11-29-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By sternzeit

It was 19 degrees Tuesday morning when I rolled...

It was 19 degrees Tuesday morning when I rolled out for work. This morning was a balmy 42 degrees.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-12, 08:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,837
Posted By sternzeit

They seemed to have worked for this guy. ...

They seemed to have worked for this guy.

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Forum: Commuting
11-16-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By sternzeit

If your terrain is mostly flat and you are...

If your terrain is mostly flat and you are interested in keeping a good pace just keep it in the big ring. Here in the flat lands I'm usually pushing 52x19 on my old commuter road bike and save the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,103
Posted By sternzeit

I ride a 1986 Peugeot, pretty much the antithesis...

I ride a 1986 Peugeot, pretty much the antithesis of a modern bike, and spend the majority of my time on the hoods. Maybe the OP was confusing older road bikes with bike boom "10 speeds" with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,512
Posted By sternzeit

Whidbey Island in Washington.

Whidbey Island in Washington.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,031
Posted By sternzeit

I ride to work because I like to hear the whir of...

I ride to work because I like to hear the whir of my tires and feel the wind in my face. The people in cars around me can jockey for position and race to the next red light while I spin my pedals....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,800
Posted By sternzeit

I tried to race a fox but he was too sly.

I tried to race a fox but he was too sly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,785
Posted By sternzeit

Any flatland segment should lose the KOM and...

Any flatland segment should lose the KOM and replace it with KOTW...King of the Tail Wind.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,945
Posted By sternzeit

I wear Specialized Tahoe MTB shoes with SPD...

I wear Specialized Tahoe MTB shoes with SPD pedals. I wear the shoes all day at work with no problems. I wouldn't walk on a hardwood floor with them because the cleat protrudes just enough that it...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By sternzeit

You're probably not losing too fast. If you were...

You're probably not losing too fast. If you were eating a high sodium diet before you've likely shed some excess water weight. Also, depleting your muscle glycogen stores from cycling will cause your...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,515
Posted By sternzeit

I have a bar end mirror. It's wide angle so I can...

I have a bar end mirror. It's wide angle so I can see everything behind me at a glance. When I first started using it I found that I had a tendency to drift to the right when I saw cars approaching....
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,472
Posted By sternzeit

If you can get rid of the wind I'm a buyer.

If you can get rid of the wind I'm a buyer.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By sternzeit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ktTXjSqvJc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ktTXjSqvJc
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,535
Posted By sternzeit

Just finished the last leg of my commute today...

Just finished the last leg of my commute today going North into a 29mph WNW wind with gusts up to 40. Wost. Wind. Ever. Had to lean my bike about 5 to 10 degrees into the crosswind to keep from...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,612
Posted By sternzeit

Scheisse...now that's an interesting way to...

Scheisse...now that's an interesting way to circumvent the verdammt filter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,535
Posted By sternzeit

Here in Oklahoma I pay more attention to the wind...

Here in Oklahoma I pay more attention to the wind forecast than the temperature. At the moment the wind is 28mph (sustained) from the North. Anything below 15mph is a low wind day in the spring/fall.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,289
Posted By sternzeit

Wind forecast for Oklahoma today has North winds...

Wind forecast for Oklahoma today has North winds sustained at 25 to 35mph with gusts over 40. Should be an interesting ride home this evening.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By sternzeit

When the whirring of my own back wheel sounds...

When the whirring of my own back wheel sounds just like a car creeping up behind I've reached a state of Zen. At that point the world is just me and my bike - it's not an act of sedition against the...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,289
Posted By sternzeit

Find a gear that you can spin, get as aero as...

Find a gear that you can spin, get as aero as possible, and ignore the cyclocomputer. I routinely encounter 25mph winds and it never gets easy. Sometimes the gusts can get strong enough to move my...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,225
Posted By sternzeit

The Air Force actually has an AFI (as well as...

The Air Force actually has an AFI (as well as command level and base level AFI's) governing non-motor vehicle traffic. The Air Force loves their paperwork. Anyway, bikes are allowed but helmets are...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,086
Posted By sternzeit

The MUP in town has signs clearly stating "Bikes...

The MUP in town has signs clearly stating "Bikes yeild to Peds". However, the 10ft wide path has a yellow centerline with clearly defined passing lanes. If people are walking on the correct side of...
10-09-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,083
Posted By sternzeit

After about six months I felt fully adapted and...

After about six months I felt fully adapted and could/can eat about anything. It's been three years and I don't even think about it anymore. The first few meals were um....bad....but it did get...
09-28-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,806
Posted By sternzeit

Interesting. I'll have to try this. I have big...

Interesting. I'll have to try this. I have big juicy turbinates that restrict air flowing into my nose but exhaling though them would definitely increase alveolar pressure.

EDIT: I tried this and...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By sternzeit

I use a Serfas True 250. On the highest setting...

I use a Serfas True 250. On the highest setting it's bright enough to light up reflective signs 1/4 mile down the road. The mount is easy to take off the handlebar when I get to work. I would have...
Forum: Foo
09-20-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,482
Posted By sternzeit

How about a sculling oar? ...

How about a sculling oar?

http://www.simplicityboats.com/yulohpage.html
08-27-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,882
Posted By sternzeit

Just keep pedaling. It will do amazing things for...

Just keep pedaling. It will do amazing things for your mind and body. You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Just keep turning the pedals.

"It never gets easier, you just go faster" -...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By sternzeit

I don't recall ever having a flat in all the...

I don't recall ever having a flat in all the years and miles I rode around as a kid either. Unfortunately, whatever made me immune to flats as a kid has worn off.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By sternzeit

The winds were strong out of the south yesterday....

The winds were strong out of the south yesterday. Fortunately it was a tailwind for me on the way home.
08-23-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By sternzeit

I've been trying to talk my wife into a race...

I've been trying to talk my wife into a race bike. Besides, there's always N+1.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By sternzeit

I have a four mile commute. Not too long ago I...

I have a four mile commute. Not too long ago I picked up a goat head on the way in and didn't know it until I took my bike out of the rack at work. The only thing on me at the time was my frame pump....
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,151
Posted By sternzeit

I use a Bontrager Interchange bag/rack. The...

I use a Bontrager Interchange bag/rack. The back/rack interface is rock solid and the bag has a lifetime warranty. One version has fold out panniers but mine just has the side pockets. I can fit a...
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