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  1. DancingLady

    Cycling buddies

    Do you have cycling buddies? If so, how did you meet them? I currently do not have any, but am starting to use cycling specifically for exercise more often than I used to. There are many places I feel perfectly comfortable riding alone, when there are a fair amount of people around and I'm...
  2. DancingLady

    Bike swap

    My town has an annual bike swap. I haven't personally gone, but I know its pretty popular in the cycling world. Have you ever been to a bike swap? Found any good scores? Would you recommend someone who isn't an expert in bike mechanics and such go to a bike swap, or would it be better to...
  3. DancingLady

    Favorite Street Shoes

    For those of you who commute by bike, what are your favorite shoes? I had several pare of Sketchers "biker" shoes that were really nice looking sort of Mary Jane type shoes. They had good traction for the pedals because of how the sole was made. Sadly that brand started using cheaper materials...
  4. DancingLady

    Lady Commuters

    In my observation, it seems like there are far more men commuting by bike than women. I have no idea why this is. My clothing does not pose a problem for me, but I wonder if some ladies are afraid they will get their clothes dirty if they commute by bike, but not as many men worry about this...
  5. DancingLady

    How Hot Is Too Hot?

    As we are heading into summer, hot weather is inevitable for most of us. How hot is too hot for you? Obviously length of your ride will make a difference here. Do you commute in triple digits? Or find another mode of transportation. I'll be doing it, possibly pouring water over my hair and...
  6. DancingLady

    How Hot Is Too Hot?

    As we are heading into summer, hot weather is inevitable for most of us. How hot is too hot for you? Obviously length of your ride will make a difference here. Do you commute in triple digits? Or find another mode of transportation. I'll be doing it, possibly pouring water over my hair and...
  7. DancingLady

    People Who Honk

    This is my rant about drivers who honk at cyclist who are just minding their own business, following the rules. Dude! Share the road!!!! Not all of us have the money to pay insurance and gas like you do. You are not accomplishing anything by honking at us except perhaps bring a bit of a hazard...
  8. DancingLady

    New Tail Light

    I just got a new tail light off Amazon, it was a great deal and I really needed to get one asap, problem is I can't figure out how to get it open to install the batteries. Anyone have one like this and know how it opens? https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/16939199531/
  9. DancingLady

    Tune Ups

    When I bought my bike, I was told to get a tune up once a year, which I have done. How often do you think one should get a tune up? Sometimes I wonder if it's often enough considering that I ride between 16-20 miles a week year round. But then I know people who ride around town all the time...
  10. DancingLady

    Is Commuting A Choice?

    Is commuting by bike a personal choice for you or a necessity? For me it's a necessity, as I don't have a car, or the means to pay for a car. For my room mate, it's also a necessity because she can't afford to pay for that much gas, and where she works it can take 10 minutes sometimes just to...
  11. DancingLady

    Lock Preferences

    Since I am probably going to buy a new lock for my bike in the next few months, what kind of locks do you guys prefer? I know there is no such thing as a lock that can't be cut, but do you think it's worth it to spend a fair amount on a lock, or are they all pretty much equally secure? What...