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  1. being the turtle lover, i am, i've stopped to...

    being the turtle lover, i am, i've stopped to move them to safety. i've saved three turtles, but i haven't encountered any while biking.
    to answer the snapper question, i held a stick out to it,...
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    Hey Ryan. Remember Kerry? Btw, thanks for sharing...

    Hey Ryan. Remember Kerry? Btw, thanks for sharing the PBR. Drinking the whole thing by myself would've been a bad idea. I understand completely what you're talking about. Until I found the 'urban...
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    definitely a busy street over quiet. more people...

    definitely a busy street over quiet. more people to spot the potential thief. i know lots of kids who try to hide their bikes on side streets or in an alley and that just doesn't seem like a good...
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    i hear you completely. i went to early voting...

    i hear you completely. i went to early voting last week, on the north east side of town, which is a very nice, relaxing 4.5 mile commute from my home. of course, no bikes to be seen. the polling...
  5. Thread: My feet

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    my very cheap solution (tried and true in 11...

    my very cheap solution (tried and true in 11 degrees F) base layer of knit socks (not too heavy) a plastic bag tied over each foot, and another sock. (i use some wool ones.) keeps the wind out, keeps...
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    Sticky: I've been a regular commuter in Knoxville, TN for...

    I've been a regular commuter in Knoxville, TN for about a year now. My usual route is 6 miles RT on an '86 Raleigh Technium. This time of year both directions of my commute are in the dark. I use a...
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    71F in east tennessee right now, no work commute...

    71F in east tennessee right now, no work commute today, but i've taken up running to make the requirement for this springs fire dept physical agility test. so i cycled down to a track that is nice...
  8. i think my first find was a set of keys. some...

    i think my first find was a set of keys. some were bent from being run over, but they had several grocery discount cards on 'em so i took them to the nearest store so they could determine the owner....
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    holy cow...some of ya'll scare me. on my work...

    holy cow...some of ya'll scare me. on my work commute, my fastest is going down the ridge, and i only hit about 25 mph. i have to merge into traffic at the bottom of the hill but i'm not sure i'd be...
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    that was an awesome ride wasn't it? i loved your...

    that was an awesome ride wasn't it? i loved your set up. knoxville needs more group rides!
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    good rides both to and from work. chilly, but i...

    good rides both to and from work. chilly, but i warmed up quiet nicely after the first 5-10 minutes. only a couple of mildly annoying drivers to deal with. one dog came crashing out of the bushes....
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    i'm afraid kris really nailed it on the head,...

    i'm afraid kris really nailed it on the head, there. and i should add, dispatchers that are totally clueless and think that sending an ems into a scene (without police) where someone is trying to...
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    i started commuting on a proflex mtb a year ago...

    i started commuting on a proflex mtb a year ago because that's what i had. and i felt stable on it, for the most part, because of the bigger tires, upright positioning, etc. knoxville roads can be...
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    beautiful weather on the way home this morning....

    beautiful weather on the way home this morning. just had a heck of a head wind/cross wind the whole way home. i averaged 10 mph, whereas my usual is around 15. no commute to work tonight - my partner...
  15. oops. that was my bad. i meant 14%. yeah...4% not...

    oops. that was my bad. i meant 14%. yeah...4% not good. i shouldn't post while taking cough medicine.
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    good to know and thanks for the comments. sounds...

    good to know and thanks for the comments. sounds like i'm just a little hard on myself at times. (this is something i'm told frequently by more than one person.)
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    Cable was included at our apartment, but since we...

    Cable was included at our apartment, but since we became homeowners about 7 months ago, we never bothered getting cable hooked up. I didn't watch much tv before then and we couldn't justify the cost...
  18. I work in EMS on an ambulance (night shift) so my...

    I work in EMS on an ambulance (night shift) so my job goes from sitting at a post and chatting with my partner, to taking off on a call for a chest pain, carrying a 250lb man down 6 flights of...
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    Do you have driver's guilt?

    I bike a 7 mile round trip commute to a co-worker's house who I carpool with. I ride in all temps and my ride to work is in the dark in the winter. If it's very rainy or foggy, my spouse really...
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    without a doubt, i'm less fatigued, feel and look...

    without a doubt, i'm less fatigued, feel and look stronger, i sleep better, i stay hydrated and more alert since i started riding daily. if i go more than about 4 days without a ride, i can tell a...
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    it's 71f degrees in knoxville today. made a trip...

    it's 71f degrees in knoxville today. made a trip to downtown and back, about 7 miles roundtrip. everyone i encountered was safe, aware and courteous. must be the nice weather. or maybe it's all my...
  22. Thread: VC Confessional

    by k_tech
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    *hangs head* i crossed in a crosswalk instead of...

    *hangs head* i crossed in a crosswalk instead of proceeding through the intersection with the rest of traffic to make a right turn. i was nearly hit by an oncoming car turning left who wasn't looking...
  23. i got a $9 vented, hooded rain coat and pants/bib...

    i got a $9 vented, hooded rain coat and pants/bib set at a local hardware store. i don't have fenders on my bike, but with the suit worn over my uniform (this weekend was very rainy/yucky) i was...
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    if i can see all around me really well, there's...

    if i can see all around me really well, there's no traffic coming, and no traffic behind or opposite me to trigger the light cycle, i will go. i always pay attention to my instincts too. if it...
  25. for the past two weeks, i've had that same dry,...

    for the past two weeks, i've had that same dry, hacking, heaving cough. even worse when i lay down. i figured there was no way i'd be able to ride when i was coughing so much, but i went for my...
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