Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 55

Thread: It's ordered.

  1. #1
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    It's ordered.

    I ordered Effective Cycling by John Forester yesterday from Barnes & Noble. I know I could have purchased it from sites such as Amazon.com, etc. But I prefere to support my local economy by buying from retailers here even if it is a higher price. Plus 9 times out of 10 if I order it online there is shipping & handeling which equals the same if not more as if I purchase it locally. Through Barnes & Noble S&H is free if I have it shipped to the store & pick it up there which is what I always do when I order a book.

  2. #2
    Life is short Ride hard
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    In the middle of nowhere
    My Bikes
    not enough
    Posts
    1,114
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you wanted to do some good you would go to a independent book store
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

  3. #3
    Telemark! TeleJohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Syracuse, NY
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You bought a book? Good for you!

    I bought a breakfast sandwitch and a candy bar.

  4. #4
    Cat WTF
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,297
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/misc/faq.html


    Q: Where is the company based?
    A: New York, NY.

  5. #5
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever
    http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/misc/faq.html


    Q: Where is the company based?
    A: New York, NY.
    I'm still supporting my local economy by purchasing from my local store.

    The company I work for is based out of Denver, Co. But because we are in 14 states the revenue generated helps the 14 states & the towns & cities our services are available in. It doesn't just benefit Denver.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, VA (formerly Amherst, MA)
    My Bikes
    Miyata touring bike, Xtracycle, Montague DX
    Posts
    280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "Effective Cycling" changed the way I think. It has probably had a greater effect on me than any other book I've read. Of course, from your reputation on this forum, N_C, it might not matter too much to you. But this book was the first place I heard of vehicular cycling and it made me realize that I could go whereever I wanted. I wasn't restricted to little roads around my house.

    It also has a bunch of insane stuff about modifying your bike and building accessories that is way beyond my technical expertise. I remember there being a section on how to modify your Shraeder valves so that they work like Presta valves.

  7. #7
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Eli_Damon
    "Effective Cycling" changed the way I think. It has probably had a greater effect on me than any other book I've read. Of course, from your reputation on this forum, N_C, it might not matter too much to you. But this book was the first place I heard of vehicular cycling and it made me realize that I could go whereever I wanted. I wasn't restricted to little roads around my house.

    It also has a bunch of insane stuff about modifying your bike and building accessories that is way beyond my technical expertise. I remember there being a section on how to modify your Shraeder valves so that they work like Presta valves.
    I do not limit my riding to just around my house or neighbor hood. Especially on my commute home form work. IT is 14.3 miles & goes through everything from an industrial area with heavy commercial truck traffic, speed limit of 35 mph to residential areas where the speed limit is only 25 mph. I alreadu know I can ride anywhere there is no minimum posted limit.

  8. #8
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    22,672
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    I ordered Effective Cycling by John Forester yesterday from Barnes & Noble. I know I could have purchased it from sites such as Amazon.com, etc. But I prefere to support my local economy by buying from retailers here even if it is a higher price. Plus 9 times out of 10 if I order it online there is shipping & handeling which equals the same if not more as if I purchase it locally. Through Barnes & Noble S&H is free if I have it shipped to the store & pick it up there which is what I always do when I order a book.
    Get Hurst's "The Art of Urban Cycling."

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...593645?ie=UTF8

    While Forester may have been one of the first to write down what he observed experienced cyclists were doing... the book EC is rather dated and written with a "heavy pen."

    Hurst's book is a much easier read and offers examples of urban situations where even Hurst learned through hard knocks. Hurst recommends riding further to the left too.

  9. #9
    Geosynchronous Falconeer recursive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Rush Hour, Campy Habanero Team Ti, Soma Double Cross
    Posts
    6,312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    I ordered Effective Cycling by John Forester yesterday from Barnes & Noble. I know I could have purchased it from sites such as Amazon.com, etc. But I prefere to support my local economy by buying from retailers here even if it is a higher price. Plus 9 times out of 10 if I order it online there is shipping & handeling which equals the same if not more as if I purchase it locally. Through Barnes & Noble S&H is free if I have it shipped to the store & pick it up there which is what I always do when I order a book.
    Congratulations!



    BTW, there is a typo in your sig. 131545181201519 should be 13154518120151819
    Bring the pain.

  10. #10
    Senior Member tomcryar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    658
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    N_C--I ordered Effective Cycling by John Forester yesterday


    What, you couldn't find any valium??

  11. #11
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by genec
    Get Hurst's "The Art of Urban Cycling."

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...593645?ie=UTF8

    While Forester may have been one of the first to write down what he observed experienced cyclists were doing... the book EC is rather dated and written with a "heavy pen."

    Hurst's book is a much easier read and offers examples of urban situations where even Hurst learned through hard knocks. Hurst recommends riding further to the left too.
    Own it & have read it. Good book.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, VA (formerly Amherst, MA)
    My Bikes
    Miyata touring bike, Xtracycle, Montague DX
    Posts
    280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    I do not limit my riding to just around my house or neighbor hood. Especially on my commute home form work. IT is 14.3 miles & goes through everything from an industrial area with heavy commercial truck traffic, speed limit of 35 mph to residential areas where the speed limit is only 25 mph. I alreadu know I can ride anywhere there is no minimum posted limit.
    I'm sure you do. I'm talking about myself only. I did realize that going more than ten miles from my house was feasible until I read about vehicular cycling.

  13. #13
    Banned Bikepacker67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Ogopogo's shoreline
    My Bikes
    LHT, Kona Smoke
    Posts
    4,063
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TeleJohn
    You bought a book? Good for you!

    I bought a breakfast sandwitch and a candy bar.
    Damn Consumerism!

  14. #14
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    22,672
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcryar
    N_C--I ordered Effective Cycling by John Forester yesterday


    What, you couldn't find any valium??
    +10.

    Puts me to sleep, while I also find some parts of it just outlandishly funny.

  15. #15
    Dominatrikes sbhikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Still in Santa Barbara
    My Bikes
    Catrike Pocket, Lightning Thunderbold recumbent, Trek 3000 MTB.
    Posts
    4,920
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You might have been able to check it out of your public library and saved a tree.
    ~Diane
    Recumbents: Lightning Thunderbolt, '06 Catrike Pocket. Upright: Trek Mountain Bike.
    8.5 mile commute. I like bike lanes.

  16. #16
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes
    You might have been able to check it out of your public library and saved a tree.
    True, but I'd rather own it.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    5,432
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My, my! The sarcasm is so thick on this post you can cut it with a knife. Very entertaining!
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

    1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
    1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
    1988 Ducati 750 F1

  18. #18
    My bicycle is fixed Brian Sorrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Steamroller, '05 Fuji Touring
    Posts
    1,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's true: even if you do purchase from big box retail, like B&N, a percentage of the sales tax gets kicked back to the city. At least that's how it works around here. So it's always best to shop where you want the tax dollars to end up -- especially if you buy big stuff like a car. I'm behind your consumer decision on this one N_C.

  19. #19
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Sorrell
    It's true: even if you do purchase from big box retail, like B&N, a percentage of the sales tax gets kicked back to the city. At least that's how it works around here. So it's always best to shop where you want the tax dollars to end up -- especially if you buy big stuff like a car. I'm behind your consumer decision on this one N_C.
    We have a campaign called "Keep the Green in Siouxland" It is asking the people who live here to spend their dollars here to help support & build our economy. For a while people have been driving to Sioux Falls or Omaha for shopping because the stores they want to shop at were not available here. Now they are with the development of the new shopping center & opening of new stores at the existign mall things have greatly improved. The campaign started when the first store opened a few years ago. It also ask people to not shop online & to buy locally instead.

  20. #20
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,938
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TeleJohn
    You bought a book? Good for you!

    I bought a breakfast sandwitch and a candy bar.
    I read a book! Ain't I special? In fact I finished several books in the past few weeks. I like my fiction to be entertaining.
    Maximum Bob, Gunsights, and The Hunted by Elmore Leonard, and Clandestine by James Ellroy. Also listened to the Audio Books of The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, Black Echo and Angel's Flight by Michael Connelly, and City Primeval and Gold Coast by Elmore Leonard. Makes good use of my time when cycling. All for free from the Public Library.
    Last edited by I-Like-To-Bike; 09-21-06 at 09:26 AM.

  21. #21
    The quieter you become... Falkon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    My Bikes
    1973 Raleigh Superbe, 2006 Trek 4300 with no original parts, 1984 Ciocc, Custom Keith Anderson
    Posts
    1,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oh god not another one. Help me Jebus!
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

  22. #22
    Palcontent ThatWhichRolls's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    Ain't I special?
    A Dan Brown audio book? Phht. About as special as VD at a teenaged summer camp.

  23. #23
    New! With Self Loathing! scottmorrison99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Fairfield, California
    My Bikes
    2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
    Posts
    1,618
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Eli_Damon
    "Effective Cycling" changed the way I think. It has probably had a greater effect on me than any other book I've read. But this book was the first place I heard of vehicular cycling and it made me realize that I could go whereever I wanted. I wasn't restricted to little roads around my house.
    I reread it regularly. Great book. It's not the last word though, everyone has their own style. That said, this book helped me develop my riding style, along with "The Art of Urban Cycling", personal experience and many posts on this website.

  24. #24
    CRIKEY!!!!!!! Cyclaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    My Bikes
    several
    Posts
    4,206
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    I read a book! Ain't I special?
    Yes ITLB, you certainly are 'special'
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

  25. #25
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,938
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ThatWhichRolls
    A Dan Brown audio book? Phht. About as special as VD at a teenaged summer camp.
    Do tell. Perhaps you read books, rather than listen when you commute?
    What do you listen to when commuting? Shakespere? Dickens? Forester? or maybe you prefer Mozart? Car Horns? Or little voices in your ear telling you how clever you are?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •