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Forum: Mountain Biking 08-01-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 809
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Lately I've just taken to mixing up salted...

Lately I've just taken to mixing up salted peanuts and chocolate chips in a container. Much the same except cheaper. And better chocolate.
Forum: Commuting 08-01-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 888
Posted By MacCruiskeen
That might be the case, except that if that is...

That might be the case, except that if that is the design, then the design is a fail. I have no problem with protests, with political action, when it actually gets its point across, but it doesn't...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By MacCruiskeen
I passed a Google car on my commute a couple of...

I passed a Google car on my commute a couple of weeks ago--suppose I'll have to check!
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Synthetic or natural?

Synthetic or natural?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,969
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Are you kidding? The swipe fees generated by that...

Are you kidding? The swipe fees generated by that much usage would be quite a lot. part of the cost of the rewards programs is pushed back by the issuer on to the merchant (marchants pay a higher...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-11-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,617
Posted By MacCruiskeen
The problem of excess consumption shows up as our...

The problem of excess consumption shows up as our current account deficits. If we had no exports or imports, we would just have consumption=production. At one time, the US was a net exporter, but in...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-07-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By MacCruiskeen
The ones who aren't chemically impaired are...

The ones who aren't chemically impaired are probably chatting on a cellphone.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,617
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Which is why most dealers of new cars will give...

Which is why most dealers of new cars will give you a better price for cash. Your real interest includes the premium you pay to buy with finance. Remember that a company like GM is not a car company,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,617
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Right, which is why all of the folks who followed...

Right, which is why all of the folks who followed that advice during the housing bubble are all now wealthy and sitting on debt-free valuable real estate. Or, you know, not.

Four years ago we...
Forum: Northeast 06-27-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 545,688
Posted By MacCruiskeen
This is the route I take--I can get to 99 by...

This is the route I take--I can get to 99 by going over the Alford St. bridge by the power station. From 99 sometimes I'll cross over to 107, which is easier now that the construction is finished....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,291
Posted By MacCruiskeen
I guess the idea is that this alerts the driver...

I guess the idea is that this alerts the driver that there is actually a bike there in the lane. Yes, drivers should look anyway, but they often seem pretty surprised to see that the bike lane might...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Where I live, many of these things are within...

Where I live, many of these things are within walking distance. So neither the bike or the car are really a factor (though I do some of my grocery shopping by bike).

If I weren't using the bike...
Forum: Commuting 05-27-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Same here. If I am tempted by anything on the...

Same here. If I am tempted by anything on the route, it would be pastry. Usually I can resist, but once in a while I get to work and find that one of my coworkers has brought a box of donuts from one...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-27-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,130
Posted By MacCruiskeen
In 2008, when gas here first hit $4 and the...

In 2008, when gas here first hit $4 and the recession hit hard, the number of car miles driven dropped, and the national "fleet"--the number of registered cars on the road--actually dropped,...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By MacCruiskeen
The article doesn't say if he rode to work, only...

The article doesn't say if he rode to work, only that he was riding while working. However, since he rode to the hospital rather than waiting for an ambulance, we can infer that he chooses a...
Forum: Commuting 05-24-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,519
Posted By MacCruiskeen
I do, but my ride is only 3 miles each way and I...

I do, but my ride is only 3 miles each way and I work in a fairly casual office, so I can choose my clothes according to my needs. Except that I have bike shoes since I have clipless pedals, I keep...
Forum: Northeast 01-17-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 545,688
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Still commuting to work every day. Fortunately, I...

Still commuting to work every day. Fortunately, I had the week off after xmas. After the last storm, the rides have been slushy and bad, the bike lanes are not cleared and cars are parked in them....
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-19-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,430
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Since my Magicshine had started to fall apart...

Since my Magicshine had started to fall apart even before the battery notice, I'd already replaced it with a Planet Bike Alias HID light, mainly because I got one used for a relatively low price. In...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,834
Posted By MacCruiskeen
The one I got did not appear to be held together...

The one I got did not appear to be held together by much of anything at all. Yes, other manufacturers have problems, but there's no getting around that the MS light is cheaply made, with little or no...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-15-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,001
Posted By MacCruiskeen
Now you know why. Somehow I am not really...

Now you know why.

Somehow I am not really surprised.
Forum: Commuting 11-11-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,872
Posted By MacCruiskeen
It is possible to buy them legally from...

It is possible to buy them legally from suppliers, but if they are marked with the name of a dairy, then they may very likely be stolen. As you say, the dairies normally reuse them and do not sell...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-27-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,749
Posted By MacCruiskeen
I try to use cash wherever possible because I...

I try to use cash wherever possible because I don't see any reason for the banks to earn a fee for doing nothing, and being able to track my spending on top of it. I admit it--I like the anonymity of...
Forum: Foo 10-27-10, 05:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,599
Posted By MacCruiskeen
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1...

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1331-North-Olympia-Avenue_Tulsa_OK_74127_M80168-65720

Good luck.

Many of these places are not "ghetto." They are beyond ghetto. Abandoned...
Forum: Commuting 10-24-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,112
Posted By MacCruiskeen
I don't normally ride on the sidewalk but I will...

I don't normally ride on the sidewalk but I will make use of them to get around obstructions. Around here we have restrictions on riding on sidewalks in "business districts" and the curbs are marked,...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,474
Posted By MacCruiskeen
I was commuting on an old MTB but I recently...

I was commuting on an old MTB but I recently spent $1400 on a new Jamis Aurora Elite. I wanted a bike that would get me through anything, and would still be nice to ride. I only have room for one...
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