Ok, so I've been thinking of doing the same thing when I get to Victoria and biking
to Camosun (depending on where I can find a rental).
Road bike scare the jebeeezas out of me (my only concussion was on a road bike,
then there's train tracks, glass etc).
So I've been thinking about getting a DJ bike and use that as a commuter. Maybe
CrMo 9speed with a full length seat post. I figured the rain, light snow conditions
they get in winter it might be safer for me?
1) Is there anything wrong with this idea?
There are definately better options. It would work but it would be painful and not that snappy handling. If you are set on something beefy maybe consider getting a 29er with Schwalbe Marathon XR tires or a cyclocross bike. My personal fav is a performance commuter such as the Kona Dew series.
2) Maybe safer if I can bunny hop and stuff?
I can't think of a situation where i have ever had to bunny hop and you can bunny hop road bikes onto curbs. If you have a good set of tires you don't need to worry about road debris that much ie glass. And unless you are a bicycle superhero you can't bunnyhop cars.
3) How do you guys deal with the sweat factor?
I bring a change of clothes and then do a sink shower. Which is basically:
Wipe down sweat with cycling gear then splash and scrub your armpits and maybe wash your face. This seems to get rid of 99[HTML_REMOVED]#37; of body odour.
4) For you guys going to school, how safe is the lock-up areas?
Hard to say. Depends on the school. Buy the best ulock you can afford (I use the Krypotonite New York lock) then use cable locks to hold down wheels. Look on the net for locking how to videos. Then schedule your bicycle onto your tenant/home insurance. You should be fine.
5) And, can you leave a modno chain w/ lock at the school lock-up so you didn't have to carry a "real" lock and chain?
Probably, lots of people do.
Mic, good on you for getting out of the car. Could this be an attempt to loose
some extra padding a good wife can put on ya?
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