Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 61 of 67 FirstFirst ... 11515960616263 ... LastLast
Results 1,501 to 1,525 of 1651
  1. #1501
    Senior Member Smallwheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I'm in East Helena Montana for now.
    Posts
    1,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ekdog View Post
    Could you recommend a good minimalist blog, please?
    Do you want to read about how it is done or do you just want to follow a blog of somebody living that way?

    As far as getting instructions it is very easy. Get rid of everything you haven't used in a long time. Have a garage sale or begin selling things with value and take in some money. Donate the rest.

    Rent tools or cars when they are needed instead of owning them.

    Living with less things takes up less space. It might be beneficial to move to a smaller place or rent a room like I do.

    http://www.tosimplify.net/ This is my favorite blog. It isn't an instruction manual. It is an entertaining view into a life of a musician that lives in a Volkswagon Vanagon van. He started in a Ford van with a high top. Then he moved into a Class C small motor home. He downsized to the VW within the last few months. He is happiest in the smallest van. He custom built the interior. Read his blog from the beginning to understand his process and motivation. He is self employed as an arranger. He arranges the music for the TV show "Family Guy." He also performs as a session player on recordings.

    http://www.theminimalists.com/start/ These guys are entertaining and write well. They have some videos too.

    http://zenhabits.net/minimalist-fun-...ngs-challenge/ I visited this site and didn't find it as entertaining but there are some ideas here that many people like.

    I know of a couple of guys with blogs that live with very little. I've only recently come across them and can't recommend them yet. One guy is walking around the world pulling a cart with his things. He's been doing it for fifteen years. The other is traveling around the world with not much more than a back pack. The first guy is doing it to prove something to himself. The second guy is doing it because he likes traveling. He recently formed a company taking people on tours of India.
    Smallwheels

    Take my stuff, please. I have way too much. My current goal is to have all of my possessions fit onto a large bicycle trailer. Really.

  2. #1502
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Have you had any problem copying digital video content from commercial DVDs encoded with digital copy protection?
    Why not just put them in the tray and watch them when you like and save the computer for the regular viruses and stuff?
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  3. #1503
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ekdog View Post
    Could you recommend a good minimalist blog, please?
    Minimalists don't blog, I would figure.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  4. #1504
    Senior Member Ekdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Seville, Spain
    My Bikes
    Brompton M6R and mountain bikes equipped for touring.
    Posts
    3,338
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Minimalists don't blog, I would figure.
    Why not?
    Smug, car-bashing cyclist and public transport user.

  5. #1505
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,569
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Why not just put them in the tray and watch them when you like and save the computer for the regular viruses and stuff?
    Uh, maybe because the DVD's are no longer available to put in the tray. Ya know, like returned to the owner; rented (Netflix or Redbox) or borrowed from the library or a friend, duh.

  6. #1506
    Senior Member Ekdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Seville, Spain
    My Bikes
    Brompton M6R and mountain bikes equipped for touring.
    Posts
    3,338
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're not "saving" money by spending money on things you don't need.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Smug, car-bashing cyclist and public transport user.

  7. #1507
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,569
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another free Kindle Book of interest:
    Secrets of Quick Decluttering, Selling and Organizing the Home Area: Essential Step by Step Methods to Clutter-Free Lifestyle at Home & Earn Money through Selling Cluttered Items On eBay & Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Quick-.../dp/B00BRNGFU8

  8. #1508
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Hoboken, NJ
    My Bikes
    Trek 1.2
    Posts
    670
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Another free Kindle Book of interest:
    Secrets of Quick Decluttering, Selling and Organizing the Home Area: Essential Step by Step Methods to Clutter-Free Lifestyle at Home & Earn Money through Selling Cluttered Items On eBay & Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Quick-.../dp/B00BRNGFU8
    It's only free if you have Amazon Prime.

  9. #1509
    Senior Member technoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    not here very long...
    My Bikes
    trek 820, schwinn highlander,hardtail 29er, Currie I-Zip 26" Electric bike
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Minimalists don't blog, I would figure.
    Um actually, yeah we do ... a little.
    Ride to live, live to ride!

  10. #1510
    Senior Member technoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    not here very long...
    My Bikes
    trek 820, schwinn highlander,hardtail 29er, Currie I-Zip 26" Electric bike
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I haven't run into any problems... yet. Most of the stuff I have copied so far has been older. I will have to try one of the newer ones and see if it makes a difference. I did have to download a codec package to play some of them on my laptop.

    Aaron
    Tip; If you do run into problems with older DVD's try to find a video stabilizer. These were popular in the 80's-90's with VHS tapes because they restore the video and horizontal sync, but this may not work with the newer DVD's.
    Ride to live, live to ride!

  11. #1511
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,569
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramercy View Post
    It's only free if you have Amazon Prime.
    It was free for everybody when I posted three days ago; you need to respond quickly on these free offers.

  12. #1512
    Senior Member Smallwheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I'm in East Helena Montana for now.
    Posts
    1,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are Kindle apps that work on computers too. I have one for my Apple computer. I don't have one for my Linux operating system. Post 1501 gives all of the information necessary for removing clutter and becoming a minimalist. Finding sites to sell specific items and finding the value of them might be more involved regarding specialty items and collectibles. Keep what you use and get rid of the rest one way or another. Don't buy more stuff unless you really need it. Simple.
    Smallwheels

    Take my stuff, please. I have way too much. My current goal is to have all of my possessions fit onto a large bicycle trailer. Really.

  13. #1513
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ekdog View Post
    Why not?
    Because they shouldn't be spending money of smartphones and internet service. That's not very MINIMAL.

    So you can see that a BLOGGING MINIMALIST is an OXYMORON.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  14. #1514
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have to disagree with post 1501...what you really need is MORE HANDS helping you. It's not a job to do alone after 15 years.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  15. #1515
    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dancing in Lansing
    Posts
    20,779
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Because they shouldn't be spending money of smartphones and internet service. That's not very MINIMAL.

    So you can see that a BLOGGING MINIMALIST is an OXYMORON.
    I would say that a blog is among the simplest ways to publish your thoughts so that others can read them. You don't have to write with a quill on parchment paper and send it by pony express.


    "Think Outside the Cage"

  16. #1516
    Senior Member Ekdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Seville, Spain
    My Bikes
    Brompton M6R and mountain bikes equipped for touring.
    Posts
    3,338
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Because they shouldn't be spending money of smartphones and internet service. That's not very MINIMAL.

    So you can see that a BLOGGING MINIMALIST is an OXYMORON.
    No need to SHOUT.

    My idea of a minimalist is a person who strives to live with fewer possessions, not someone who owns absolutely nothing. Your definition may be stricter, but I assume you'd allow for having a few items, such as clothing and perhaps a few tools used for make a living, wouldn't you? A computer might fall into the latter category, or perhaps the minimalist uses his employer's computer or one at the library to write his blog.
    Last edited by Ekdog; 12-18-13 at 03:21 AM.
    Smug, car-bashing cyclist and public transport user.

  17. #1517
    The Rock Cycle eofelis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Western Colorado
    My Bikes
    Salsa Vaya Ti, Specialized Ruby, Gunnar Sport, Motobecane Fantom CXX, Jamis Dragon, Novara Randonee x2
    Posts
    1,647
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Smallwheels View Post

    http://www.tosimplify.net/ This is my favorite blog. It isn't an instruction manual. It is an entertaining view into a life of a musician that lives in a Volkswagon Vanagon van. He started in a Ford van with a high top. Then he moved into a Class C small motor home. He downsized to the VW within the last few months. He is happiest in the smallest van. He custom built the interior. Read his blog from the beginning to understand his process and motivation. He is self employed as an arranger. He arranges the music for the TV show "Family Guy." He also performs as a session player on recordings.
    I've been following this guy's blog from the beginning when he was just moving into his first van.
    Gunnar Sport
    Specialized Ruby
    Salsa Vaya Ti
    Novara Randonee x2
    Motobecane Fantom CXX
    Jamis Dragon

  18. #1518
    Senior Member Smallwheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I'm in East Helena Montana for now.
    Posts
    1,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
    I've been following this guy's blog from the beginning when he was just moving into his first van.
    Me too. I was searching for others who want to live in a van or car instead of in a house or apartment. Somehow I found him right at the beginning. Unfortunately my income hasn't been able to get me into a van just yet. It will happen eventually.
    Smallwheels

    Take my stuff, please. I have way too much. My current goal is to have all of my possessions fit onto a large bicycle trailer. Really.

  19. #1519
    Senior Member technoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    not here very long...
    My Bikes
    trek 820, schwinn highlander,hardtail 29er, Currie I-Zip 26" Electric bike
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Because they shouldn't be spending money of smartphones and internet service. That's not very MINIMAL.

    So you can see that a BLOGGING MINIMALIST is an OXYMORON.
    Hmmm, I see people at the local library blogging using public computers all the time. I have my own laptop to blog with if I wish,and smartphones can be had very cheaply now and take up very little room in your pocket so they're excellent for minimalists.
    Ride to live, live to ride!

  20. #1520
    Senior Member technoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    not here very long...
    My Bikes
    trek 820, schwinn highlander,hardtail 29er, Currie I-Zip 26" Electric bike
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Smallwheels View Post
    Me too. I was searching for others who want to live in a van or car instead of in a house or apartment. Somehow I found him right at the beginning. Unfortunately my income hasn't been able to get me into a van just yet. It will happen eventually.
    I camped in my 1 ton ford van for almost a year, it's a mixed bag at best. Sometimes carefree living, sometimes not!
    Ride to live, live to ride!

  21. #1521
    Senior Member Smallwheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I'm in East Helena Montana for now.
    Posts
    1,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by technoD View Post
    I camped in my 1 ton ford van for almost a year, it's a mixed bag at best. Sometimes carefree living, sometimes not!
    I read a post about someone planning to live in the back seat of a Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. He said he wasn't too tall and that there was enough room to lay down. I too would fit. If I were to do it, the back seat would be removed so that the whole rear floor could be converted to a bed. That would seem like a very safe and spacious space to sleep. It would be very stealthy. I rented a GMC Sonoma extended cab small pickup for a week and found enough space behind the front seat to nap during lunch breaks. Doing so in a crew cab would seem luxurious by comparison. Having a van would be palatial.

    What made you choose to live in a van? Why did you stop? Did you save a lot of money living that way? Just curious.
    Smallwheels

    Take my stuff, please. I have way too much. My current goal is to have all of my possessions fit onto a large bicycle trailer. Really.

  22. #1522
    Senior Member technoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    not here very long...
    My Bikes
    trek 820, schwinn highlander,hardtail 29er, Currie I-Zip 26" Electric bike
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Van living is sort of fun once you get used to it. Well, I guess technically I'm homeless since I just rent a room from my buddy who owns the house and I have a job , but in past years I camped in my van since it was much simpler than trying to pay the extreme rents around here. I did manage to get by pretty cheaply like that for awhile.
    Eventually the trans started giving me fits, so I sold it but I may buy another in the future. There are entire forums about people who live this way, some are more extravagant than others.
    Ride to live, live to ride!

  23. #1523
    Senior Member Astrozombie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    East L.A.(California)
    My Bikes
    Windsor Dover, Gravity Avenue
    Posts
    787
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Paying for a storage unit is terrible! My uncle had to move into a smaller apartment and then decided to dump a bunch of crap at my grandma's house And now they are thinking of taking it to a storage place because they don't want to confront him about all his stuff. As it is you don't even really use/need the stuff you will put in there

    Meanwhile these peeps on "Storage Wars" make a quick buck on the things people never bothered to give away/sell before they died/forgot.
    Assume nothing; Question everything

  24. #1524
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,343
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
    Paying for a storage unit is terrible!
    For me it works, but a large part of that is because my storage unit is directly across the street from my apartment, so it's very accessible.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

  25. #1525
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,343
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Because they shouldn't be spending money of smartphones and internet service. That's not very MINIMAL.

    So you can see that a BLOGGING MINIMALIST is an OXYMORON.
    What's stopping them from blogging at the library? These days even the homeless have a laptop with a wireless connection.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

Page 61 of 67 FirstFirst ... 11515960616263 ... 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
  •