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02-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By wsgts

The travoy is a sweet little trailer, I think I...

The travoy is a sweet little trailer, I think I have 1500 miles on mine now. I always have to put the hitch up really high on the seatpost to keep my legs from hitting it, have you had that problem?...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
Posted By wsgts

This was a few years ago 2010 timeframe, but I...

This was a few years ago 2010 timeframe, but I started on a Trek FX Hybrid (don't remember the number). From there, I moved to a Surly Long Haul Trucker, which is a pretty heavy-duty steel touring...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,746
Posted By wsgts

47-year-old grandfather here (yes, we start 'em...

47-year-old grandfather here (yes, we start 'em young here). Like others have said, things don't get easier, but I especially like the comments on getting it done regardless. Some days I'm hitting...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
Posted By wsgts

Don't discount your physical ability as well,...

Don't discount your physical ability as well, when I started bike commuting I was a much bigger Clyde (basically means I was 300+ pounds) than I am now (248 pounds). If you want to give drops a try,...
01-11-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By wsgts

I haven't taken mine in lately, I been using my...

I haven't taken mine in lately, I been using my new Surly Big Dummy for pretty much everything from commuting to errands. Hmm, wonder what the travoy would like like behind a cargo bike?
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,436
Posted By wsgts

I don't really care, it was for health reasons...

I don't really care, it was for health reasons that I started, nothing more or less. I glad it's pollution-free, but that was never my intent.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,314
Posted By wsgts

My strava says I do around 14mph, regardless of...

My strava says I do around 14mph, regardless of the bike taken (even the cargo bike). It's a pretty leisurely pace, but like the other Florida guy mentioned you learn to manage sweat, not avoid it.
09-04-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,894
Posted By wsgts

I've done well with the regular Big Dummy on our...

I've done well with the regular Big Dummy on our farmland. Like you, there is some dirt/gravel, but mostly going to get stuff is on asphalt although not very smooth asphalt. I did change out the...
08-31-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 483,850
Posted By wsgts

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On a work day, been commuting on my Utility Bike for a few weeks. My other bikes...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,866
Posted By wsgts

One other thing that might be helpful is a bike...

One other thing that might be helpful is a bike basket, like a Wald 137 you can get off Amazon for $25.00. Should fit on just about anything and keep at least one backpack off his back.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,424
Posted By wsgts

47, 22 miles RT. At least without a hurricane...

47, 22 miles RT. At least without a hurricane bearing down.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By wsgts

That depends on you, and how your body is...

That depends on you, and how your body is reacting to it. Personally, I would set a goal of riding that 5 miles every day. Get your body used to the activity. Can you go all the way from work to home...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By wsgts

While not the cheapest solution, I use a...

While not the cheapest solution, I use a Sackville under-seat bag from Rivendale (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/bags). I'm not sure how big your docking station is, but I use the Baggabone Sack...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,921
Posted By wsgts

So to answer your question, a road bike will work...

So to answer your question, a road bike will work perfectly well to get you to and from work as long as you have actual "road" between your origin and destination. If you are going to be on other...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,933
Posted By wsgts

I try to avoid left turns if I can, but if I have...

I try to avoid left turns if I can, but if I have to, I'll line up with the cars.
08-13-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By wsgts

Do you plan on using the bike to move kids around...

Do you plan on using the bike to move kids around at all, or just use the car whenever they need to be moved places? Not that there is a lot of places to move them at the moment!

Love...
08-13-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,783
Posted By wsgts

A few trailers

I am a big fan of the trailers that connect to your bicycle's Seat Post. I would say get something that you can throw other things in as well, like some of your other tennis equipment. What kind of...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,204
Posted By wsgts

My apologies, the poll only allows for 10...

My apologies, the poll only allows for 10 entries, I just did a Google for the most popular career areas. Now I can't modify it...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,204
Posted By wsgts

Wow

The poll didn't turn out like I thought it was going to. Education is strong here, but technology-related jobs by over 1/3 was unexpected. My initial curiosity was based upon what type of work field...
07-28-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By wsgts

Good morning, Crazyknight what have you looked...

Good morning, Crazyknight what have you looked at? Agreed on the 36 spoke wheels from the other poster.

I was about 300 pounds when I started (255 now and massively good cardio), I started with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,204
Posted By wsgts

I did the same, left it open for that reason. I'm...

I did the same, left it open for that reason. I'm management in a technology company, which means I push papers.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,204
Posted By wsgts

Very interesting, I did not expect to see more...

Very interesting, I did not expect to see more Technology than Education in the poll.

AlmostTrick , love the irony!
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,204
Posted By wsgts

What do you do for a living?

I have been wondering for some time what everyone does for a living. This is probably because in my field in my relatively small town here in Florida, there is only one other person I know of that...
07-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,827
Posted By wsgts

Here in Florida, where is hot this time of year,...

Here in Florida, where is hot this time of year, I would just leave my bike here in the office (locked up in my actual office), catch a ride with someone else to the venue then Uber/Lyft back to the...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,747
Posted By wsgts

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the...

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the bike that you use for transportation?
Puncture-resistant tires, Fenders, Dynamo Lights, Good Saddle (seat), and way to carry stuff that's not on my...
07-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By wsgts

I owned a juiced bike for a while, quickly sold...

I owned a juiced bike for a while, quickly sold it. Never again.

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Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By wsgts

If I had the same situation, I would look at a...

If I had the same situation, I would look at a gravel style bike to go with the trailer. I commonly use my Burley Travoy for Grocery store runs and use a combination of many different bikes to do it,...
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By wsgts

Another from Mississippi, I live in Florida now,...

Another from Mississippi, I live in Florida now, but grew up in George County.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,138
Posted By wsgts

Where I ride I wasn't able to use them. I am very...

Where I ride I wasn't able to use them. I am very heavy, load my bike heavy, with lots of debris in the road. I had 2 flats on the same day in less than 20 miles.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,910
Posted By wsgts

There is lots of good info so far, I am the same...

There is lots of good info so far, I am the same age, height and weight (within 5 pounds) of you. I can sit on just about any saddle at this point as long as the position relative to the bars is...
05-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By wsgts

Burley Travoy, took it into the store

I took my Burley Travoy into the grocery store today. Until today, I would leave it outside and I can't believe it took me this long to use it. It is solo much better to take it inside. Anyone else...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By wsgts

You have a great situation there. Like Pugs2xLove...

You have a great situation there. Like Pugs2xLove wisely says, route planning is just about everything. Try your planned route on a less busy day, or drive it in an automobile to make absolutely sure...
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By wsgts

No doubt, hate to not keep it original, but it...

No doubt, hate to not keep it original, but it stops so perfectly now! I

rode last night with the dynamo light on, and with the quarantine, it was so smooth a quiet that I could only hear the...
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By wsgts

Brooks Cambium C17 in Natural got the matching...

Brooks Cambium C17 in Natural got the matching bar tape as well!
04-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By wsgts

[QUOTE=Seattle Forrest;21395648]​​​​​​It means I...

[QUOTE=Seattle Forrest;21395648]​​​​​​It means I wasn't sure if you were serious or not, specifically asking why we should or do take this virus seriously, and don't take automobile fatalities...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By wsgts

Same

Same
04-01-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By wsgts

Certainly, thank you!

Certainly, thank you!
04-01-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By wsgts

Thanks for your reply, I'm not sure I fully...

Thanks for your reply, I'm not sure I fully grasped all your comment, but you certainly are passionate!
04-01-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By wsgts

Thanks for that, I didn't mean to imply we were...

Thanks for that, I didn't mean to imply we were doing nothing, but it's certainly never talked about at a national level.

Missed my trip to San Diego last month, our team there is doing "ok".
04-01-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By wsgts

Thanks for that, not sure what seriously means,...

Thanks for that, not sure what seriously means, can you explain? The rest of your reply was very helpful in focusing my argument.
03-30-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By wsgts

A Humble Question - COVID 19 affects

I couldn't really think of where else to post this, but wondering if anyone else has thought this concept. I'm not making a political statement here, but rather an observation.

Last year, it's...
03-30-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By wsgts

Very fortunate here in my small town in Florida....

Very fortunate here in my small town in Florida. We have a few cases (6 total in the county), so a lot of places are closed but we aren't locked down really. I got 70 miles last week, just riding...
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By wsgts

Updated '73 Raleigh SuperCourse

I've put around 1000 miles on this guy between my house and the office. I just got from fenders from Velo-Orange on there yesterday. Unfortunately, I never got used to the original brake levers so...
02-16-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,764
Posted By wsgts

+1 for the Sinewave Revolution. I have two of the...

+1 for the Sinewave Revolution. I have two of the Reactors (which is a light and revolution in one) and it works perfectly. The SP hubs are really good for the money, and you can only really feel the...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By wsgts

I have always noticed too, that when one stupid...

I have always noticed too, that when one stupid things happen, more stupid things happen. Just me?
01-26-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,235
Posted By wsgts

I travel a bit for work, and as such was flying...

I travel a bit for work, and as such was flying around the country and commuting to the local office by bike. When I would come home from work travel, I would always get my miles in on the bike as...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,597
Posted By wsgts

Another idea for you is this...

Another idea for you is this (https://roadrunnerbags.us/collections/bike-packing-bags/products/middle-earth-jammer-handlebar-bag) "Jammer" bag from Road Runner Bags. I have the "Middle Earth" size,...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By wsgts

#jealous...

#jealous (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=jealous)
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By wsgts

That is quite a rig you got there!

That is quite a rig you got there!
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By wsgts

I'm a big dynamo hub fan, have you given that any...

I'm a big dynamo hub fan, have you given that any thought?

It more expensive than rechargeable lights, but I never really turn my lights off either (I have a light that has automatic...
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