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  1. I had originally stumbled on this forum by...

    I had originally stumbled on this forum by misreading it---for some reason, I thought it said living carefree. At any rate, I liked a number of the posts about the practicality of living car free....
  2. I'm going to echo this previous post. I tend to...

    I'm going to echo this previous post. I tend to ride more slowly when cornering because I have noticed tail-happy movement when cornering too quickly. I have also noticed a lack of tire contact at...
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    The in-laws gifted me a 105 cassette for xmas....

    The in-laws gifted me a 105 cassette for xmas. I'm really happy because my current cassette seems like it's done for.
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    Poll: It's funny because I notice that, while spending...

    It's funny because I notice that, while spending time online browsing BF or Flickr, I tend to obsess about making another bike purchase. I would love to get some sort of a Rivendell or Waterford...
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    I happen to be a teacher as well and do not have...

    I happen to be a teacher as well and do not have access to a shower at work. My school is located in a hilly area, so I try to get to work early to allow adequate cool down time followed by a little...
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    Top 3 things I like about commuting: -...

    Top 3 things I like about commuting:
    - inexpensive form of transportation
    - riding is fun
    - easy way to release stress

    I like some of the comments above about the sense of purpose and...
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    Just get back on the bike.....stop messing about....

    Just get back on the bike.....stop messing about. (waving fist wildly)
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    Your double tire setup in the rear sounds...

    Your double tire setup in the rear sounds awesome! That's quite a bit of rubber--I'm surprised everything fits underneath that Marathon. Have you noticed dramatic acceleration differences when...
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    The wife and I have been happily married for over...

    The wife and I have been happily married for over 2 years and regularly go on dates. Having sold my car last summer, I would say that living car light has not inhibited our opportunities to go out....
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    I've been very pleased with my 350 lumen Cygolite...

    I've been very pleased with my 350 lumen Cygolite Expilion up front and Planet Bike Superflash in the back. Both have been very helpful considering the recent time change.
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    Congrats and keep up the good work! Look into...

    Congrats and keep up the good work!

    Look into the research of Gary Taubes if you're interested in maintaining a high-energy diet very easily. Last year (5'10", 38" waist, 215lbs) I started a carb...
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    I've been using a North Face Recon bag for...

    I've been using a North Face Recon bag for hiking, light camping, and bike commuting for the past 3 years. The Recon backpack has thickly padded shoulder straps that I find comfortable. During...
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    Nope, definitely not from the mitten state,...

    Nope, definitely not from the mitten state, however I do enjoy visiting family in A^2 and stopping by Zingermans. :D

    I think you make a good point about the message of the commercial but I don't...
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    I read through the article and thought it was...

    I read through the article and thought it was interesting. I happen to find both of the ads laughable because they are so absurd, especially with the values they try to allude to. Yeah, as a high...
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    The heaviest things I've carried on my M12 are...

    The heaviest things I've carried on my M12 are three massive text books (easily 15 pounds) and, on another occasion, a 24-pack of beer. I'm usually riding with something up front as I find it...
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    Your DC looks great. Here's a shot of my A....

    Your DC looks great. Here's a shot of my A. Fauxmer Hilsen.

    http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2049/p1030021j.jpg

    Triple crank, 32mm tires, leather saddle, front rack.....not that much more...
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    fenders and a breathable jacket: problem solved.

    fenders and a breathable jacket: problem solved.
  18. I have 2 sets of the VO smooth fenders (45mm...

    I have 2 sets of the VO smooth fenders (45mm steel when I'm running 35mm tires and 37mm aluminum when I'm running 28mm tires). The weight difference really is not noticeable when you're holding both...
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    So I decided to visit the folks this past weekend...

    So I decided to visit the folks this past weekend and I found an old sewing machine in the garage. Having lusted for some of the bags on the Riv site, I decided to try and make my own because the...
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    Sticky: I know exactly how you feel. Whenever the urge...

    I know exactly how you feel. Whenever the urge for something like that comes on, I start painting or drawing. While not everyone likes to make art, I think everyone has the capacity to be creative in...
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    same here...that's about all that's needed to...

    same here...that's about all that's needed to keep the smell under control.
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    You're right on the money. I had originally...

    You're right on the money.

    I had originally started with a Surly LHT as my poorman's Riv. After lusting over lugs for a year, I decided to sell my LHT frame and trade up for a Sam Hillborne. I...
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    Why didn't you purchase the bike from REI and...

    Why didn't you purchase the bike from REI and have them ship it to your local store for free?

    Sorry to hear about these frustrations. As calamarichris mentioned, drop the bad vibes and be happy...
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    I bought these tiny Pyrex bowls a while back that...

    I bought these tiny Pyrex bowls a while back that are great. They're about the size of a fist, and have a rubber lid. They're great for transporting food, and make perfect single portion sizes. On...
  25. sounds interesting....any more info on the event?

    sounds interesting....any more info on the event?
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