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08-11-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,452
Posted By cruzMOKS

8 cents a mile is what it costs me to ride a bike.

8 cents a mile is what it costs me to ride a bike.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,384
Posted By cruzMOKS

Why do I commute? I ride a bike for exercise...

Why do I commute?

I ride a bike for exercise and fun. And I commute to multi task and save time, by combining riding and commuting.
02-15-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,264
Posted By cruzMOKS

When I started bicycling in Aug 05 I bought a...

When I started bicycling in Aug 05 I bought a computer and a glasses mounted mirror. Wouldn't ride without it.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,096
Posted By cruzMOKS

Front lights, back up front lights, rear lights,...

Front lights, back up front lights, rear lights, back up rear lights, water bottle, multi tool, patch kit, lunch bag, book, camera, pump, spare tube, 4 tire livers, shorts for the ride home, flash...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By cruzMOKS

Build off of why you want to ride the bike at...

Build off of why you want to ride the bike at all. For me its, fun, saves money, builds strength, keeps my mind sharp, and I don't want to be lazy and keeps me healthy. I enjoy watching the miles...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 155,295
Posted By cruzMOKS

Changed work locations today. Rode into my old...

Changed work locations today. Rode into my old office ( 4 miles) and moved computer (in work truck) to new office. During the day I stopped in at my lbs and they had my small chain ring in. So after...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 155,295
Posted By cruzMOKS

I rode straight into work. I didn't wake up early...

I rode straight into work. I didn't wake up early enough to add miles; 4 miles. Rode home and went east along the Missouri so I tried to push my speed as I rode. The wind wasn't bad and I ended up...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,720
Posted By cruzMOKS

+1 money, fun, health, better attitude,...

+1
money, fun, health, better attitude, statistics (getting the miles in for the month and year), self worth
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By cruzMOKS

4 miles to work and 3.5 home. In the summer I add...

4 miles to work and 3.5 home. In the summer I add loops in the morning. Spring and fall in the afternoon. So my round trip distance runs between 10 to 25 miles. Average 4 days a week. Nov - Feb I...
09-13-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24,606
Views: 2,317,322
Posted By cruzMOKS

4 miles into work. 20 on a loop home. Great...

4 miles into work. 20 on a loop home. Great weather. Saw the sunrise on the way in.
09-13-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By cruzMOKS

I consider myself invisible when I ride the...

I consider myself invisible when I ride the sidewalk. I look all directions when I cross driveways and intersections. Take care, and be patient also.
08-31-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By cruzMOKS

I was running under 200 miles until I switched to...

I was running under 200 miles until I switched to Vittoria Randonneur Cross.
08-29-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,328
Posted By cruzMOKS

95 degrees with humidity around 60% seems to be...

95 degrees with humidity around 60% seems to be my enjoyable limit. And at those numbers training, speed, or extra distance is out the window.
08-29-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,257
Posted By cruzMOKS

I work downtown KCMO inspecting street...

I work downtown KCMO inspecting street construction. There is an artsy area with a lot in their 20's. A number of them are women. Never figured up a % but more women than normal among those riders. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 118,846
Posted By cruzMOKS

A 1/4" socket gear drive....

A 1/4" socket gear drive. http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/cruzMOKS/IMG_0755.jpg
07-25-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By cruzMOKS

Voeckler lost 2:07 to Evans in the 20th stage...

Voeckler lost 2:07 to Evans in the 20th stage time trial. He just needed to be a little stronger in the mnts. I look for him to be back next year.
01-05-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,293
Posted By cruzMOKS

I ride to work most days when there is no ice on...

I ride to work most days when there is no ice on the roads. I extend the ride morning or night or both for fitness and fun, during non winter days. I also use my bike for transportation. That wasn't...
11-11-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,797
Posted By cruzMOKS

Sorry about your loss. Your dad knew how to...

Sorry about your loss. Your dad knew how to live.

The autobiography is a real treasure. I started an autobiography with my dad but didn't finish.
07-18-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By cruzMOKS

Great scenery and ride. I have never...

Great scenery and ride.

I have never ridden in the mountains. On the decent, to keep it below 40mph do you have to ride your breaks most of the time?
07-11-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,195
Posted By cruzMOKS

From the way I saw it Sanchez let Schleck win.

From the way I saw it Sanchez let Schleck win.
07-11-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,843
Posted By cruzMOKS

146 hours 92 days riding 1743 miles 39 days...

146 hours
92 days riding
1743 miles
39 days ahead of last years pace which was my best year so far of 2818 miles.

I hope to get 3,000 to 3,500 miles for this year.

I started riding 5 years...
06-27-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,715
Posted By cruzMOKS

I agree i have presented the best case scenario....

I agree i have presented the best case scenario. But $5,477 a year? Anyone could beat that if they wanted to. People want nice things, and are willing to pay for it.
06-26-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,715
Posted By cruzMOKS

New cars are factored in. $3000 for used...

New cars are factored in.

$3000 for used car $400 liability insurance $500 for gas Over 3 years that's $5,700 = $158.33 a month
06-23-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,520
Posted By cruzMOKS

I was at a men's church meeting this past spring....

I was at a men's church meeting this past spring. I had brought my rain gear and it was pouring down when it was time to leave. I was offered about 5 times for a ride home and I explained patiently...
06-23-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,272
Posted By cruzMOKS

I use ear plugs ( the squeegee kind) to sleep...

I use ear plugs ( the squeegee kind) to sleep with noisy neighbors.

Our AC needs more freon. Live mostly without. I find it not bad at all.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,189
Posted By cruzMOKS

I was getting a flat every 200 miles for a while....

I was getting a flat every 200 miles for a while. So I was fixing a lot of flats. Now I have better tires and have had only one flat in over 4500 miles.

There is really nothing too it if you know...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By cruzMOKS

Your desire for a bike (type) will change as you...

Your desire for a bike (type) will change as you become used to riding and become in 1/2 way decent shape.

I agree with Tony, the more you ride the better you will like it. Though you will have...
05-20-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,725
Posted By cruzMOKS

Rode home in cloudy weather to start. Adding...

Rode home in cloudy weather to start. Adding miles to the ride it started to rain. I had to go through a lot of stop signs and lights so my average speed was below normal. I ended up with 22 miles. I...
05-19-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By cruzMOKS

Some thoughts on this fun race. Who can hold...

Some thoughts on this fun race.

Who can hold their own in the mountains in the top 10 after stage 11?
Mountain points Xavier Tondo, Sastre, Wiggins,
Any other mountain contenders?

Who can...
04-20-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,725
Posted By cruzMOKS

Commuted Monday for 26 miles. I looped to the...

Commuted Monday for 26 miles. I looped to the east and North and back to my house. Today I looped to the east. I stopped at a convenience store for some food then headed home for 14 miles. Rain is...
04-14-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,725
Posted By cruzMOKS

After 2 long days of riding I rode the minimum...

After 2 long days of riding I rode the minimum today to work. 8 miles. What a beautiful day for riding.

Bob my bridge I go over may be having some repairs this summer. That will put me on a...
04-13-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,725
Posted By cruzMOKS

Today I rode to the dentist, then to work. From...

Today I rode to the dentist, then to work. From work I went to my Mom's for supper. Then I rode home. Ended up with 33 miles. There was a strong south southwest wind all day today. Which is what I...
04-12-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,725
Posted By cruzMOKS

I commuted today and added extra miles on the way...

I commuted today and added extra miles on the way home. Ended up with 20 miles. It was a great day for a ride.

Jan-4
Feb-5
Mar-20
April so far 8
Total 37 days.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By cruzMOKS

I commute on a 2006 Volpe. 95% road miles 8264...

I commute on a 2006 Volpe. 95% road miles
8264 miles
front derailleur broke and was replaced
seat post broke and was replaced
I check to see if spokes are tight every 50 miles or so and I have...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By cruzMOKS

250 feet in 1/2 mile is a steep hill. About 9% I...

250 feet in 1/2 mile is a steep hill. About 9% I would not be worried about walking up part of that as a newbe. You are doing great. Keep at it.

One thing you could do if it is safe without much...
03-30-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By cruzMOKS

Here is a link to a hoist...

Here is a link to a hoist (http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol11/?pg=66) that might work for you.
03-23-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,547
Posted By cruzMOKS

A few weeks ago: I had this problem that kept...

A few weeks ago: I had this problem that kept nagging me. I thought if I could ride and get tired then I could relax. So that is what I did. It was raining and snowing mixed. I rode hard (for me :) )...
03-19-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By cruzMOKS

Being a weenie is relative. I know 5% for a mile...

Being a weenie is relative. I know 5% for a mile would be very hard for me. (You are probably in the top tier% of your age bracket.) It seems a hill like this that is not too steep would be a good...
03-18-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By cruzMOKS

Not a Miricle Tire

But close to it.

With the Vittoria Randonneur:
I ran over a broken bottle this morning going to work. Not paying close attention to the road. I was looking over at the Missouri river.

I heard...
03-02-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,046
Posted By cruzMOKS

Compared to some on these forums there is no way...

Compared to some on these forums there is no way that I'm hard core. But some have asked me if I am going to race in the Tour de France. :lol: So I guess it depends on your perspective.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 237,974
Posted By cruzMOKS

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0WJKekIm_i8/S1JrobpHGeI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0WJKekIm_i8/S1JrobpHGeI/AAAAAAAAEWc/BCWSyGTr--s/s1600/DSC09549.JPG

I have not commuted sence December and posted this photo in hopes of getting back out there when the...
01-14-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By cruzMOKS

sounds like a dead web site to me

sounds like a dead web site to me
12-07-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,601
Posted By cruzMOKS

For me I will make it over 2800 miles this year....

For me I will make it over 2800 miles this year. That is a high. I am now in my 5th year of riding.
I rode 186 miles and camped on the Katy Trail this year. I had no goal other than to ride, read...
Forum: Foo
12-05-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By cruzMOKS

[QUOTE=Saphiyago;10108118]Hello all. My name is...

[QUOTE=Saphiyago;10108118]Hello all. My name is Will, and I have joined your forum because I have a class project. The project is to write a survey, and get 100 samples, then write a paper based on...
11-28-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,285
Posted By cruzMOKS

I don't have any long rides planned for the...

I don't have any long rides planned for the winter so there is no incentive to get out in the cold and train. I commute and ride for errands this time of year.

Round trip to my Mom's is about 25...
11-26-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,799
Posted By cruzMOKS

We didn't get the digital box. Before that I only...

We didn't get the digital box. Before that I only watched the NFL football. That is all I miss about TV. We do have cars for work and school.
09-12-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By cruzMOKS

I was looking forward to seeing Cav also. I plan...

I was looking forward to seeing Cav also. I plan on watching on the Summit St hill then going back to Grand and watch them come back the other way.
08-30-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By cruzMOKS

Clipless Pedals obsolete?

Are these clipless pedals obsolete? Shimano PD-7401

I have had them for a few years and wondered if I should sell them on an old bike or keep them in case I want to ride clipless in the future. I...
08-24-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,939
Posted By cruzMOKS

Modo You gotta keep your rear view mirror on...

Modo

You gotta keep your rear view mirror on your glasses when you walk. :)
08-23-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,939
Posted By cruzMOKS

I came up with a walk score of 37. Kansas City...

I came up with a walk score of 37. Kansas City average was 48.
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