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Forum: Living Car Free 06-24-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,005
Posted By kookaburra1701
Half marathon went well - my firm goal was 2:30...

Half marathon went well - my firm goal was 2:30 and my stretch goal was 2:15. I did it in 2:20:22, so I made the first but not second goal. I have another half in September, and I'm going to aim for...
Forum: Utility Cycling 06-17-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,021
Posted By kookaburra1701
Once I get going, it's barely noticable. My bike...

Once I get going, it's barely noticable. My bike weighs over 50# so I don't get going much more than 15 mph tops, even downhill. It does make it awkward on some bike racks, and when I stop if there's...
Forum: Utility Cycling 06-16-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,021
Posted By kookaburra1701
I have a Wald Giant Basket on my bicycle, and I...

I have a Wald Giant Basket on my bicycle, and I pretty much never use panniers any more. I love being able to just chuck my bags in there and pedal off. It's deep enough I usually don't tie anything...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-16-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,181
Posted By kookaburra1701
My folks, despite knowing that I regularly went...

My folks, despite knowing that I regularly went on 50-60 mile rides were somehow convinced that I couldn't ride the 16 miles out into the country to visit them. I finally got it through their heads...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-29-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,116
Posted By kookaburra1701
:D Someday I might brave your terrifying...

:D

Someday I might brave your terrifying insects for a chance to see kookaburras in the wild!
Forum: Living Car Free 02-26-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,005
Posted By kookaburra1701
Another reply to self post - latest weight is...

Another reply to self post - latest weight is down to 150. Still want to knock off about 30 lbs. When I'm done training for an upcoming half marathon I'm going to start Matt Fitzgerald's Racing...
Forum: Commuting 09-07-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,292
Posted By kookaburra1701
My commute is only 2.7 miles and I get the "Oh...

My commute is only 2.7 miles and I get the "Oh that's so far!" comment every so often. It's less than the 5K fun runs everyone does around here!
Forum: Commuting 09-07-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,292
Posted By kookaburra1701
We had a major snowstorm here last winter (-22C...

We had a major snowstorm here last winter (-22C for several days) when normally we only get a light dusting that is melted before noon. I kitted myself out with a snowsuit, parka, wool cap, goggles,...
Forum: Commuting 09-07-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,071
Posted By kookaburra1701
It depends on which pannier I grab from the pile....

It depends on which pannier I grab from the pile. If I grab the right side pannier, that's the side I put it on. If I grab the left, it goes on the left.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-16-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,524
Posted By kookaburra1701
It is pretty nice. :) I remind myself of the...

It is pretty nice. :) I remind myself of the stuff other posters have to deal with on MUPs when I encounter the occasional annoyance. In general the wildlife is much more of a hazard than the people....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-16-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,524
Posted By kookaburra1701
I guess it's because the MUP I use is a major...

I guess it's because the MUP I use is a major commuter route. It's very rare for someone to not stay right, or get themselves to the right/get their dog under control/grab a wayward toddler when they...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-16-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,524
Posted By kookaburra1701
This is the way bells are generally perceived in...

This is the way bells are generally perceived in my neck of the woods too. I also try to follow it up with a "Good morning/afternoon/evening" when appropriate as I'm passing.

Of course some haters...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-24-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,135
Posted By kookaburra1701
The Giant Delivery Basket comes with different...

The Giant Delivery Basket comes with different hardware than the smaller Wald baskets. The mounting is much sturdier and more secure. The struts have holes all the way up, and so do the handlebar...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
Posted By kookaburra1701
I've found the best way to cool down fast and...

I've found the best way to cool down fast and stop sweating after a ride is rubbing alcohol. I keep a bottle in my locker at work, but I don't know how you'd manage it at a bar or restaurant.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,541
Posted By kookaburra1701
The one and only spin class I ever did I almost...

The one and only spin class I ever did I almost broke my legs because I had such a bad habit of coasting on my bicycle. Can't do that on a spin bike!
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,541
Posted By kookaburra1701
Yup. Every year around Feb-March the hospital...

Yup. Every year around Feb-March the hospital where I work sees an uptick in the number of cholecystitis cases as people who went balls-to-the-wall with their New Year's weight-loss resolution lose...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,524
Posted By kookaburra1701
Even if you have two buds in, if you just run in...

Even if you have two buds in, if you just run in a straight line and look around before changing direction you can avoid problems. I confess, when I'm out doing sprints and hill work I like to have...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,527
Posted By kookaburra1701
Topical anecdote: There was a nonagenarian...

Topical anecdote: There was a nonagenarian cyclist in the small coastal town I used to live in. He always had a long pheasant feather stuck in his WWII veteran's cap and his walker strapped to the...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-20-14, 02:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,020
Posted By kookaburra1701
I used to get asked lots of questions and have...

I used to get asked lots of questions and have total strangers come up to shoot the breeze with me, but it's gnat and mosquito season now. Mostly I just get funny looks, what with my bug net and all.
Forum: Commuting 07-18-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,981
Posted By kookaburra1701
I would also add Robot Unicorn Attack II for...

I would also add Robot Unicorn Attack II for sprint work.
Forum: Commuting 07-18-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,981
Posted By kookaburra1701
In addition to my long recreational road rides, I...

In addition to my long recreational road rides, I swim and run a few times a week, and also lift weights. My weight routine usually involves barbell squats, deadlifts, overhead press, bench presses...
Forum: Commuting 07-18-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,886
Posted By kookaburra1701
Runkeeper has something called "LiveTrack" but...

Runkeeper has something called "LiveTrack" but I've never turned it on. I'd assume it does something like that.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-17-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,770
Posted By kookaburra1701
One of the doctors I work with sometimes commutes...

One of the doctors I work with sometimes commutes in on his boat- one of the hospitals he works at is downstream from his house.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-17-14, 05:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,770
Posted By kookaburra1701
:) I of course have lots of other reasons,...

:)

I of course have lots of other reasons, most of which have been said by other people - feeling more connected to the change of seasons, exercise, reducing my impact on the Earth, etc. But that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-17-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By kookaburra1701
I noticed this as well when I mounted my...

I noticed this as well when I mounted my headlight to the top of my helmet. What's funny is I had a Contour mounted on the side of my helmet for quite awhile before this, but nobody ever noticed it,...
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