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bio website libraryunderworld.wordpress.c…
location Pacific Northwest
age 40
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Apr 29 '13 at 22:01

Mostly a commuter, I started doing longer rides with a group from work this summer. Next summer I hope to be riding RSVP and STP. I commute on a Trek-3700, which serves me well, but I just got a used Surly Pacer frame that I hope to have built before the longer rides start. I hope to learn a lot here.


Oct
13
awarded  Yearling
Feb
4
comment Chain “vibrates” on higher gears
When I had my chainset replaced last time, I had to adjust the front derailer after using the knob near the shifter on the handlebars. The chain was rubbing on the derailer when I used the harder gears.
Jan
4
comment Finding good pants for winter biking
They aren't form fitting per-say, but I have long legs, so they work well for me. I don't have to worry about the leg ends getting stuck in the gears, as they taper and have elastic and zippers/velcrow for ease of removal over shoes.
Dec
21
comment Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
It's pretty difficult to remove pedals--I have had them stolen once when it was parked over night, but that was a cheap pair of regular pedals, not even clipless, so I guess that's proof it could happen anywhere anytime. That was also inside my secure building in the communal bike space (someone's kid was stealing bike parts from the neighbors).
Dec
21
answered Finding good pants for winter biking
Dec
5
comment What can I wear in the cold weather to be able to bike to work (where I don't have a shower)
The face wipes at costco work well too and don't have the smell of baby wipes. They're very affordable.
Dec
4
answered Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
1
awarded  Commentator
Dec
1
comment Prescription eye glasses and shoulder checks
I should add that I can't easily wear contacts with my astigmatism. They are very uncomfortable.
Dec
1
answered Prescription eye glasses and shoulder checks
Nov
17
comment Good wind-screen for a bicycle?
I'd like to see a pic of the one you made.
Nov
17
comment What are the minimum requirements to commute comfortably through the winter?
I use a thin neck gator when the wind is up. I can pull it up to cover my neck and lower face. I also crocheted a thin hat to wear with my helmet. I do have a lattice etched into my forehead for 20 minutes after arriving at work, but it's worth the warmth and ear covering--and allows in sound, which is important to me.
Nov
8
comment Building a road bike
Follow up--this book looks great. Lots of detail and really spelled out for those of us that aren't up on the lingo.
Nov
3
answered SPD shoes that look like normal shoes
Nov
3
comment Runny nose while biking
I can clear both at once. And I definitely use the "nose wipers" on my gloves to make sure I don't have snot wandering down my face. That's more of a paranoid move though. It's not usually too bad.
Nov
2
answered Runny nose while biking
Oct
30
awarded  Supporter
Oct
29
comment Building a road bike
I might change my mind after I've seen it done. Reading about it makes it seem daunting.
Oct
29
awarded  Scholar