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Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By psychicandroid

I just rode home in the same weather. Sadly the...

I just rode home in the same weather. Sadly the snow turned back into rain once I was over the bridge and back in wisconsin. It was a nice ride though, I have to admit. once you just accept you're...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By psychicandroid

Just to toss in something, an exception that...

Just to toss in something, an exception that proves the rule, when my bike was taken for a joy ride by some punks in the neighborhood, the ONLY tool not taken off of the bike... was the pump. No lie....
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 01:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,051
Posted By psychicandroid

At stop signs I at least come to a rolling stop....

At stop signs I at least come to a rolling stop. Stoplights I also stop at, but at times will treat as stop signs when there are no cars around and I know that the particular light is on a trigger.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,843
Posted By psychicandroid

Like others have said, it takes time. My first...

Like others have said, it takes time. My first commute was a ten mile round trip. The first couple of times I rode it I could hardly make it up the small hill on the street before I hit home. I had...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-12, 02:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,230
Posted By psychicandroid

I can't offer too much more from what other...

I can't offer too much more from what other people have in the way of advice, but I do agree with the other ladies: You need to let your wife know that you're not blind to what risks there are on...
06-20-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By psychicandroid

Aww! D: And I'm all the way up here in Wisconsin....

Aww! D: And I'm all the way up here in Wisconsin. Martians, why couldn't you do this earlier? It would have been fun.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-20-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By psychicandroid

Everyone okay up in the Northern Woods?

Hey guys, just wanted to make sure that folks up in Northern WI/MN were all doing alright after the massive amounts of rain and the flooding that happened up here. Been curious to know how folks...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,405
Posted By psychicandroid

The bike I've been riding for the past two years...

The bike I've been riding for the past two years is a 86 huffy capri that someone on craigslist found in a trash pile. I've probably put more miles on that thing in that time than it likely had in...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,440
Posted By psychicandroid

Right now I'm using a pair of giant gloves I...

Right now I'm using a pair of giant gloves I bought from one of the LBS that I found up here, but for about a year and a half, two years before that I was still using the same pair of bell cycling...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 03:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By psychicandroid

This is illegal in most places, if you're...

This is illegal in most places, if you're speaking of using the center turn lane as your cycling lane. The turn lane is for TURNING, and you being there is a risk to the drivers around you. You will...
06-12-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,354
Posted By psychicandroid

I used to be a lot more car light than I am now...

I used to be a lot more car light than I am now for primarily financial reasons, though there is some enviromentalism tossed in too. When I lived down in VA, I was paying way more in rent and food...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,381
Posted By psychicandroid

Strong STRONG headwind on the way home, and the...

Strong STRONG headwind on the way home, and the wind couldn't decide what way it was going. About 18mph with gusts up to thirty. Going over the pedestrian paths were brutal. On the plus side, I saw a...
06-09-12, 05:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,991
Posted By psychicandroid

Like others here, I look at that bike and I don't...

Like others here, I look at that bike and I don't really see ugly-I see a lot of potential. Build it up and run around one errands on it. You'll either get a lot of strange looks, or jealous ones....
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,381
Posted By psychicandroid

Was a nice calm ride in today, and had a tail...

Was a nice calm ride in today, and had a tail wind part way home which turned into a headwind when I got over the pedestrian path. Stopped and voted and passed a few commuters, including a man with...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,381
Posted By psychicandroid

Went back onto my bicycle for the first time in a...

Went back onto my bicycle for the first time in a few weeks to ride in to work yesterday. It was a lovely ride in and out, save the usual wind coming across lake superior. Took it slow, though, since...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,951
Posted By psychicandroid

Ouch! I'm glad to hear that you're okay and sorry...

Ouch! I'm glad to hear that you're okay and sorry to hear about your new bike. :< That's rough. Residential areas can be tricky, especially if the roads are narrower than main throughfares, which...
05-29-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13,467
Views: 2,687,057
Posted By psychicandroid

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee111/psychican...

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee111/psychicandroid/IMG_0040.jpg

I found this at a Goodwill today for thirty bucks in fairly decent condition next to two other shwinns, including a shwinn...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,206
Posted By psychicandroid

When I first moved up to WI and started commuting...

When I first moved up to WI and started commuting between Superior and Duluth, I was on my way home one bright and sunny day. On the way to the cycling path out of downtown, I happened to come across...
Forum: Introductions
05-28-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By psychicandroid

I got it into my head for some reason to strip...

I got it into my head for some reason to strip the frame on my huffy capri and repaint it about three weeks ago now, I think. Bike was due for a good cleaning and tune up which I should have done...
Forum: Introductions
05-28-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By psychicandroid

Hello from rainy Superior, WI

Just what the title says. Hello there. Just thought I'd pop in and say hey, as I've finally gotten around to registering for an account after coming across helpful answers via google as I work on my...
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