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  1. Jeebus, guys. I may have misinterpreted the...

    Jeebus, guys.

    I may have misinterpreted the original post, which I took to be about rising prices for bicycles in general, not rising prices for a particular subset of bikes (crusty old bikes?...
  2. I read somewhere that "cycling is the new golf."...

    I read somewhere that "cycling is the new golf." (Probably in a magazine at the doctor's office.)

    It makes sense, though - I notice that more people are interested in the sport of cycling, and...
  3. Thread: Uber

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    Yes...this. Last time we needed a cab (to go...

    Yes...this.

    Last time we needed a cab (to go 8 blocks from the hospital, because the hospital insists that you leave in a car after surgery), they called two companies. The one that came first...
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    It's the annual fogged goggles thread! Like...

    It's the annual fogged goggles thread!

    Like others, my solution involves a way of keeping the hot air (I have a lot of it) from getting into the goggles from the bottom. I made a homemade wool...
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    Oh yeah? I may have had you beat the summers I...

    Oh yeah? I may have had you beat the summers I lived in Mobile, Alabama! :p Biking around in that...no thanks, I'll take -20 any day. Really. (Denver, on the other hand, was actually quite pleasant,...
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    IMO, the worst part about this region is actually...

    IMO, the worst part about this region is actually summer!!!

    Denver summers were great - I never used AC. Around here, it gets hot and gross and sticky and buggy and smells like the...
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    Walking day today! I went to the bank, then to...

    Walking day today! I went to the bank, then to the coffee shop to work on some research projects. It was nice and sunny and COLD, just how I like it.

    The beginning of a gnarly sinus infection has...
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    I've commuted to the local airport in La Crosse...

    I've commuted to the local airport in La Crosse several times without any problem. (I also rode once to the Orange County airport, though never for a flight, and often fantasized about riding to the...
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    Yes...I, too, got new tires, and used them for...

    Yes...I, too, got new tires, and used them for about a week back in November.

    Winter is coming, though! I am doing my snow dance.
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    It turned out to be a gorgeous day for a ride -...

    It turned out to be a gorgeous day for a ride - it got up in the high 30s and the sun even peeked out for a bit.

    I rode up the bluff in town, which is apparently a popular thing to do on...
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    And of course I spelled it incorrectly...it...

    And of course I spelled it incorrectly...it should be Helly Hansen. :)
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    That is great to hear - I'm particularly fond of...

    That is great to hear - I'm particularly fond of Complete Streets :)

    I sometimes wonder if the Lansing area would have been easier to navigate by bike, even without improvements, had there been...
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    I'm planning another installment of my Annual...

    I'm planning another installment of my Annual Christmas Day Bike Ride.

    I used to find holidays really depressing, between my dysfunctional non-gathering family and several years of traveling for...
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    My current fairly cheap clothing for getting...

    My current fairly cheap clothing for getting around in cool to cold rain includes a pair of Helly Hanson waterproof (uninsulated) rain pants and thick leather boots (secured to pedals with foot...
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    Places I lived for at least a year and cycled for...

    Places I lived for at least a year and cycled for transportation (including commuting):
    - Kalamazoo, MI: Meh. Getting around the city itself was not bad (other than crime). The infrastructure has...
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    A few changes this year: - In March, I sold the...

    A few changes this year:
    - In March, I sold the family car (the family = 2 adults, 3 cats.)
    - I bought a cargo trailer, and used it effectively to replace car trips. Milestones included 70 pounds...
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    Rode to pick up soda pop, then to work. My...

    Rode to pick up soda pop, then to work.

    My students are taking a late afternoon Saturday exam, and I wanted to bring them treats because I felt bad. Since it's right around 40F today, I'm just...
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    A few... - A little steel fixed gear. It's my...

    A few...
    - A little steel fixed gear. It's my summer buddy and makes a fun road bike.
    - Old Nishiki mountain bike. It does my summer hauling and does everything in the ice and snow.
    - Modified old...
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    I just notice that people seem a bit more rushed...

    I just notice that people seem a bit more rushed and a bit more unpredictable - less likely to stop at stop signs and red lights, use turn signals, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
    ...
  20. If space were an issue, I'd probably go with one...

    If space were an issue, I'd probably go with one bike and two wheelsets, rotating the tires as needed for various seasons and purposes.

    I'm currently pretty happy with a summer bike, an...
  21. My partner and I never had more than one car. ...

    My partner and I never had more than one car.

    When his daughter lived with us, school or the bus stop were never more than a mile and a half away - somebody could just walk or bike to pick her...
  22. Would ya mind sending some of that a bit to the...

    Would ya mind sending some of that a bit to the east? The most fun I had this week was intentionally running my bike over small patches of rutted ice - pathetic. Some fresh snow would be awesome.
  23. BF, and in particular this sub-forum,...

    BF, and in particular this sub-forum, significantly aided my transition to what is hopefully long term (as opposed to intermittent) car-freedom. There were a few situations that I worried about in...
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    My partner's kid (15 years ago now) decided that...

    My partner's kid (15 years ago now) decided that she wanted a white cat for her birthday. Since she couldn't pronounce 'white', she called it a 'wipe kitty'.

    We found this very amusing, and when...
  25. I've lived in both areas, and used to commute...

    I've lived in both areas, and used to commute between Denver and Boulder - sometimes just with the bike, sometimes with a combination of bike and bus. Broomfield was the halfway point, and the...
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