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Forum: Great Lakes
06-23-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,239
Posted By ECDkeys

I'm also wondering when photos will be up on...

I'm also wondering when photos will be up on their website.

This was my first HHH, and I loved every minute of it. My goal was not to walk any of the hills, and I accomplished that, but almost...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By ECDkeys

It's noon here in Madison, WI, and still the...

It's noon here in Madison, WI, and still the temperature has only risen to -12F. This morning was stupid cold. I've developed an intuitive sense when I step outside whether or not to ride. My sense...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By ECDkeys

I've taken to riding with the assumption that...

I've taken to riding with the assumption that cars will hit me at intersections. I was almost hit by a left turning car whose driver obviously did not see me, and I was pretty hot headed after that...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By ECDkeys

I love the irony in this. There's about a foot of...

I love the irony in this. There's about a foot of snow on the ground covering slick icy patches, and the van driver wants to know what the eff you're doing while he rolls down his window and directs...
12-18-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,509
Posted By ECDkeys

Collaborative pianist. Classical, jazz, and...

Collaborative pianist. Classical, jazz, and Afro-Cuban.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,591
Posted By ECDkeys

This is my third winter commuting by bike, and...

This is my third winter commuting by bike, and I've gained a huge respect for ice. Everything they warn you about is true. Losing traction in the rear may be corrected if you react quickly enough....
Forum: Commuting
10-31-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By ECDkeys

This happened to me a couple days ago. My right...

This happened to me a couple days ago. My right foot became suspiciously floaty while pedaling. Fortunately I was able to disengage my left foot before having a 0mph fall. I must have looked batty...
10-25-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By ECDkeys

Am I the only one who thinks it's impracticle to...

Am I the only one who thinks it's impracticle to skid or skip sitting down? What benefit is there? If I need to stop suddenly, my body automatically reacts by lifting out of the saddle. If I make a...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,154
Posted By ECDkeys

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Be prepared...

I'm so sorry to hear about this.

Be prepared for this to take a long time to settle. She's trying to weasel out of this, her insurance company is trying to weasel out of this. If you can get a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,922
Posted By ECDkeys

I have a cheap beater SS with coaster brake that...

I have a cheap beater SS with coaster brake that I got off craigslist. This is my winter bike, the one that gets splashed with salt on every commute. Never mind that I go slow. At least I'm riding.
...
10-20-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By ECDkeys

Should I worry about this dent?

So, today my stupid frame pump dislodged and forced itself between the chainring and downtube. It took some effort to yank it out, and now I'm left with a small dent in downtube by the chainring,...
10-01-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,679
Posted By ECDkeys

After riding FG, I never thought I'd return to my...

After riding FG, I never thought I'd return to my older bikes. Particularly the hybrid.

But every now and then the hybrid is just a sheer joy to ride. Fully upright, no pretension, slow going,...
09-28-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By ECDkeys

Yeah, I dunno. Maybe it's time for me to...

Yeah, I dunno. Maybe it's time for me to experiment and drop a few more bucks on a different chain. But the only reason for me to switch to something more expensive is to get significantly more miles...
09-28-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By ECDkeys

I guess that's it then. I tend to buy what's...

I guess that's it then. I tend to buy what's cheapest and available right away at the LBS. And that's invariably the Z's.
09-28-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By ECDkeys

The chain is cleaned every week. 2000 miles...

The chain is cleaned every week.

2000 miles in two months = new chain.
09-28-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By ECDkeys

What's with the obsession with quiet drivetrains?

I go through chains every two months. Each time I put a new chain on I get the fingernail against the chalkboard reaction to the noise as the chain goes through its requisite mating routine.

Why...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By ECDkeys

Amen to that. I do have a car, and I use it...

Amen to that.

I do have a car, and I use it when I have to travel out of town or transport over 100 lbs of gear. But anything else I use a bike with or without trailer.

I've even gotten to the...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By ECDkeys

I don't think you should need to modify your gear...

I don't think you should need to modify your gear inches for rain. What you should take seriously is your bike handling skills in wet weather, as you've stated you haven't ridden in rain before....
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,462
Posted By ECDkeys

Guilt? Laziness? C'mon, I'm assuming most of us...

Guilt? Laziness? C'mon, I'm assuming most of us drive only when absolutely necessary. We've discovered how much of our driving is wasteful and have made efforts to reduce it. That's more than most...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,462
Posted By ECDkeys

I drive slower now, because even at the speed...

I drive slower now, because even at the speed limit I get to my destinations in plenty of time.

I do not accelerate hard or brake hard at intersections.

Yellow means slow down.

I enjoy the...
08-29-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,710
Posted By ECDkeys

Just turned 43, been riding FG since 40 ...

Just turned 43, been riding FG since 40

We're old? I think I missed that memo.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By ECDkeys

Night time flats are my greatest fear. Riding in...

Night time flats are my greatest fear. Riding in crazy traffic is nothing compared to fixing a flat in winter at night during freezing rain. Which I have done, unsuccessfully (because of limited...
08-21-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By ECDkeys

Wow, this is the first I've even seen chainlove....

Wow, this is the first I've even seen chainlove. Can I ask how positive an experience it's been for those who've purchased stuff from them?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By ECDkeys

Okay, can someone give me the low down on...

Okay, can someone give me the low down on powergrips? I've been considering them, because they seem to combine the best of toeclips and clipless.

Tell me why you like or don't like 'em.

I am...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By ECDkeys

I had one of those "moments of clarity" the other...

I had one of those "moments of clarity" the other day when I stopped by an LBS to test ride a bike. It was actually my second visit in two days. (I tend to make multiple visits in an effort to...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By ECDkeys

Oh no. I'm looking to you folks to help me kick...

Oh no. I'm looking to you folks to help me kick my habit. Instead, you're all enablers. I guess I'm just gonna have to listen to y'all.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By ECDkeys

Bike purchasing addiction

I'm fighting it. I'm fighting it really hard. But ever since I totaled my favorite bike a few months ago, I've felt somehow incomplete without it. It's ridiculous, because after depreciation and...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By ECDkeys

I also have a Wrench Force, and it's no better or...

I also have a Wrench Force, and it's no better or worse than other portable pumps of similar design. In other words, expect to expend a lot of energy getting your tires pumped up to adequate pressure.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By ECDkeys

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Topeak make...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Topeak make something called a Mini Morph? Still, I'd say go with the Road Morph. You can fit that thing in most any bag.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,089
Posted By ECDkeys

It depends for me. Most of my commutes will be on...

It depends for me. Most of my commutes will be on the road, even if an MUP were available (I find riding amongst motor vehicles safer than negotiating different forms of traffic on the MUPs, in most...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,415
Posted By ECDkeys

Despite all your best efforts, you will reach a...

Despite all your best efforts, you will reach a point where nothing you do will reduce the misery. At that point you try to learn how not to mind it.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,720
Posted By ECDkeys

I hear where everybody's coming from in this...

I hear where everybody's coming from in this discussion. I recently made an insurance claim on a bike I totaled in an accident. After the depreciation and the deductible were subtracted, I ended up...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,720
Posted By ECDkeys

Okay, we've gotten a little off topic here, but I...

Okay, we've gotten a little off topic here, but I don't mind, as it interests me, and discussions are dynamic that way.

So, those of you who are in the know, is Blu Ray going to replace the...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,720
Posted By ECDkeys

Yes, I realize my paranoia is irrational, much...

Yes, I realize my paranoia is irrational, much like my fear of flying. I assume the worst when undertaking something for the first time.

And yes, I am going to see the new batman movie. I feel I...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,473
Posted By ECDkeys

97 Saturn wagon, to haul anything over 100 lbs...

97 Saturn wagon, to haul anything over 100 lbs (i.e., heavier than the weight limit for a Burley flatbed).

Otherwise, it works really well as a large surface for me to place stuff while working on...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,720
Posted By ECDkeys

Has bike commuting discouraged you from activities?

Does anyone feel reluctant to take their bike to certain places?

I haven't gone to the movies in a long time. The only theaters remaining where I live are the huge multiplexes that seem to attract...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By ECDkeys

Unfortunately, flats are one of those things that...

Unfortunately, flats are one of those things that seems to get worse each time it happens, so no matter how good you get at repairing them, the next one will pose a new hassle.

In the midwest,...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By ECDkeys

I haven't yet experienced the rim tape failure,...

I haven't yet experienced the rim tape failure, knock on wood.

But I have experienced the worn sidewall blowout. I stopped for groceries, and when I got back to my bike, the tire was flat. At...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,251
Posted By ECDkeys

What if it's a cop that waves you through? Yes,...

What if it's a cop that waves you through? Yes, this did happen to me.

I approached a four way stop, timing it intentionally to arrive after a patrol car crossing perpendicular to me. He was to my...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By ECDkeys

Nice to hear another story about someone crossing...

Nice to hear another story about someone crossing over to our side.

It's amazing how bike commuting can completely change a person. You don't have to be a super fit roadie (most of us aren't), you...
07-25-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By ECDkeys

Your senior picture, no matter how well taken,...

Your senior picture, no matter how well taken, will be a badge of dorkiness in ten years. Usually I'd say go for it, anything to make your picture unique, but there's something about senior pictures...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 48,846
Posted By ECDkeys

How do you get a chain to last 1500 miles? I...

How do you get a chain to last 1500 miles? I normally have to change the chain on my FG every 1000 miles.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By ECDkeys

Well, I'll go one further and say that not only...

Well, I'll go one further and say that not only is bike commuting becoming more popular, but so are FG/SS bikes as commuters. It may have been a fad a few years ago, but now I see so many types of...
07-10-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By ECDkeys

I saw this very bike last year (I assume it was...

I saw this very bike last year (I assume it was the same bike, since how many would be in existence, let alone in Madison?) being walked by its owner (again, assumption). My immediate thought was,...
07-08-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,293
Posted By ECDkeys

Please post updates to the case as they appear. ...

Please post updates to the case as they appear.

It sucks that motorists throw their weight around. Yesterday, I had the right of way riding down a street when a driver operating an SUV going the...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,449
Posted By ECDkeys

Nothing new to add, just joining in the chorus of...

Nothing new to add, just joining in the chorus of practice makes perfect.

Also, helping a stranded cyclist patch a tube is a sheer joy. I stopped to help a young couple on their bikes out for a...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By ECDkeys

The only time a driver told me to get off the...

The only time a driver told me to get off the road was at a particularly long light. He was behind me yelling over and over "Get out of my way." I simply ignored him, and this got him even angrier....
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,616
Posted By ECDkeys

Maybe I'm getting old. I'm getting dropped more...

Maybe I'm getting old. I'm getting dropped more and more by youngsters on MTBs. I can hear the hum of their fat knobbies approach me from behind, and I ease up on my pace to let them pass. But I...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,864
Posted By ECDkeys

I imagine in most places in this country, it will...

I imagine in most places in this country, it will take a generation before cycling sets in as a normal mode of transportation alongside motor vehicles. Which is why I think it's really important to...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,841
Posted By ECDkeys

I wonder why this doesn't happen more often. I...

I wonder why this doesn't happen more often. I had my bike pinned by another bike. While it wasn't locked to my bike, the cable lock extended over my top tube to the locking surface I was using, and...
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