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    Merry Christmas. This reminded me of one year...

    Merry Christmas.

    This reminded me of one year as a pre-teen when I got a single speed Schwinn bicycle as a present. I enjoyed riding it all around the quiet neighborhood streets in the morning....
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    Sticky: I've been in Salt Lake City for a week. All I...

    I've been in Salt Lake City for a week. All I have with me is one large equipment bag and a backpack. I did keep many things in storage.

    My desktop computer, 23" HD monitor, speakers, mouse, and...
  3. How many miles can you get from a high...

    How many miles can you get from a high performance bicycle tire compared to a high performance car tire? A High performance tire on a car that isn't raced would last twenty-thousand miles. A cheap...
  4. Some of the food items I buy are 100% more than...

    Some of the food items I buy are 100% more than they were at the beginning of the year. Others are at 50% more. Bananas are the same price as a year ago. It just depends on the item. Only one thing I...
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    I have one. The most I've owned at one time was...

    I have one. The most I've owned at one time was four and not all of them were functioning. For most years I've had two. My other bicycle was sold a couple of years ago to somebody here on bikeforums....
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    Sticky: My Favorite TEDx Talk

    I've seen this here and elsewhere. It fits this thread so here it is again. This is the one about the guy from Thailand who tried the ways of the Western World and found it wasn't right for him. It...
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    It probably came from this forum long ago. If not...

    It probably came from this forum long ago. If not then another bicycle forum or a social media site like Google+.
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    I don't get the original gasoline pump and fuel...

    I don't get the original gasoline pump and fuel spraying onto the head of the person. Fuel pumps aren't horizontal. If the image just wasn't rotated properly then I still don't understand why fuel...
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    Sticky: Salt Lake City Utah. It gets cold there but it...

    Salt Lake City Utah. It gets cold there but it doesn't last as long as in Helena Montana. We're having another cold blast right now. Tomorrows high temperature will be 19. In Salt Lake City it will...
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    Sticky: The Forever Move

    For two years I've been hinting and at times declaring I would be moving in the summer. Oops I've missed it twice. Plans are made. Jobs are gotten and lost. Hopes are built upon faith that things...
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    Sticky: Luke Skywalker

    Have you seen the movie Star Wars? How does that relate to living simply? In some aspects I feel like Luke Skywalker when he was leaving Tatooine. He didn't have any family. He was frustrated with...
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    Finding Things

    Today I went to my storage unit. The task is to go through all of the boxes and pull out only the things I want or need to keep before turning it all over to an estate agent. Today I found the...
  13. Let's not forget that I have been car free since...

    Let's not forget that I have been car free since 2007 this time around.

    Resources mentioned would be the ones available to me. If more money, time, and effort is used to travel from one end of...
  14. The amount of resources used is the point.

    The amount of resources used is the point.
  15. If you could comfortably walk thirty-five miles...

    If you could comfortably walk thirty-five miles per day for one-hundred days how much food would you need to eat, which needs to be harvested and transported to the stores you'll come across? If...
  16. If you wanted to walk from Maine to San Diego how...

    If you wanted to walk from Maine to San Diego how much food would you need to eat during that trip? How many pairs of shoes would you need? How many loads of laundry would you need to do?
  17. I really don't care about global warming. I...

    I really don't care about global warming. I started walking to the grocery store and later riding my bicycle to pollute less. Automobile exhaust stinks and the hydrocarbon pollutants are bad for...
  18. When I had a motor on my biycle the top speed was...

    When I had a motor on my biycle the top speed was around twenty miles per hour. With a good seat and front suspension it was OK to get around town at that speed. I started wondering how much safer...
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    This is what I use. I don't use a ziplock bag...

    This is what I use. I don't use a ziplock bag because they always leak air. I use a small thermos bottle or a small glass jar with a good rubber seal on the lid.

    I use mittens with Goretex...
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    It's Friday afternoon and we're up to twelve...

    It's Friday afternoon and we're up to twelve degrees. My outside thermometer said it was sixteen but it is in direct sunlight. The local weather station a couple of miles away is reporting twelve...
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    On Friday I noticed a gas price sign in my...

    On Friday I noticed a gas price sign in my neighborhood. It was $2.999 for regular unleaded. Until fuel is priced lower than $2 I won't consider fuel prices low. Fuel prices are high because of...
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    Are You Ready For The Arctic Blast?

    Are you ready for the Arctic blast? The low temperature for me in Montana is supposed to be eight degrees. Tomorrow night the low is projected to be at two degrees. I HATE IT! :cry: I thought I would...
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    No more registration required. No more insurance...

    No more registration required. No more insurance company reporting your status to the government. No drivers license required if he gives up driving.

    The only way to become invisible is to not...
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    There are many more.

    There are many more.
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    A tendril the government has in you has been shed.

    A tendril the government has in you has been shed.
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