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Skip Montanaro 12mi
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Commuting advice for skirt-wearers from Grist
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Saw this just now and thought it was quite clever. For you ladies who commute in skirts...Put a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Jul 17.

Good commuting panniers?
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I'm taking Amtrak to Michigan this afternoon, so I packed an extra small bag. I'm getting on my bike to come to work today with my backpack and my workout bag slung over my shoulders, and I think,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jul 11.

Montrose v. Lawrence
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Last Thursday I rode my Xtracycle to pick up a bike from a fellow near Portage Park.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rusty Jun 28.

From Patch: Your Long Commute is Making You Sick — and Poor
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z Jun 9.

 

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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"LFT about 6:30 this morning, a sleeping HPV. "
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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Great minds think alike? :-) "
Jul 23
Simon Phearson replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Was that you in The Chainlink jersey?
"Cool! That would have been about when I was there, as well. I usually hit that part of the trail earlier, myself - this morning's crowds were a good reminder why... "
Jul 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Was that you in The Chainlink jersey?
"According to the Voler site there is, at least for men: http://www.voler.com/browse/collections/details/li/Chainlinkorg/ I see full zip race jerseys for men and women, 3/4 zip club jersey for men, and 3/4 zip jersey for women. Note that it…"
Jul 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Was that you in The Chainlink jersey?
"Yeah, that was probably me. I am currently using a backpack and ride a Trek 520 converted to fixed gear. I was running late, so probably didn't hit LFP until 7:45. I'm usually there about 90 minutes earlier... "
Jul 22
Simon Phearson replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Was that you in The Chainlink jersey?
"Were you on the northside LFP this morning, heading south? I passed a guy with what looked like this jersey - it was hard to tell as the logo was largely obscured by his backpack. But the font was recognizable. I almost said something... but…"
Jul 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Was that you in The Chainlink jersey?
"My first, and most likely last, selfie, taken in the basement this morning just before launch... I'm glad I got the "club" fit. I'm not sure I would have been able to breathe in the race jersey. :-)"
Jul 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Haddon's discussion Our newest bike store and the best use of shipping container.
"Looks neat. What are the hours?"
Jul 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"Has anyone considered creating a privately run/funded bait bike program using one of these systems?"
Jul 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Commuting advice for skirt-wearers from Grist
"That's good to hear. I didn't remember seeing a post about it, though skirt biking etiquette is something I don't pay much attention to. Such reports are a bit tougher to ignore on Grist, as the summaries come in small bunches per…"
Jul 17
Heather replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Commuting advice for skirt-wearers from Grist
"The ladies are on it already! This video was posted a week or so ago."
Jul 17
Skip Montanaro 12mi posted a discussion

Commuting advice for skirt-wearers from Grist

Saw this just now and thought it was quite clever. For you ladies who commute in skirts...Put a penny in yo' pantsSee More
Jul 17
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Chris's discussion Xtracycle EdgeRunner vs Yuba Mundo 2014
"I have the Free Radical attachment. I assumed the wobbles were caused by low spoke tension on the rear wheel, but the connection probably has as much or more effect."
Jul 13
David P. replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Good commuting panniers?
"Ortlieb's Shopper bag (the one I've used for years) has a zip-top closure, which I quite like. Granted, when my first Shopper finally had to be retired after about 6 years, it was because the zipper finally failed. David"
Jul 11
Eli replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Good commuting panniers?
"Rather than simply having a flap with a buckle that folds over to close the top of the bag, most (all?) Ortlieb panniers have a sleeve at the top of the bag that you roll to close it, like a paper lunch bag. (Then you secure it with a strap.) This…"
Jul 11
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Good commuting panniers?
"Thanks for the suggestions. (Kevin, I appreciate the Pack-It referral, but I work in a blue jeans-friendly workplace. Wrinkle-free packing isn't terribly important here. :-) I have seen those before. If you have to pack nice, they would be a…"
Jul 11

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The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex Kim said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex Kim said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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