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  1. Congratulations! :)

    Congratulations! :)
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    I work from home now, too, and do exactly the...

    I work from home now, too, and do exactly the same thing. Also, besides errands and the occasional meeting, I take advanatage of my new situation to do a lot more fun things (nature walks, brown bag...
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    Ok, much as I loathe McDonald's, that is pretty...

    Ok, much as I loathe McDonald's, that is pretty cool.
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    Linen is really great for hot weather, very...

    Linen is really great for hot weather, very breathable. It is my favorite fabric to work with and wear, which is saying a lot because I love me some cotton. To minimize wrinkles, it is good to have...
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    I believe you, but today's outing will have to...

    I believe you, but today's outing will have to wait until after the sun goes down. I can't take two days like that in a row.
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    Maybe, but I don't really think so. I know that...

    Maybe, but I don't really think so. I know that conventional wisdom says to wear light colors in the heat, and that might be a little cooler, but then I'd be worried the entire time about looking...
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    It doesn't, and it's becoming a real problem as...

    It doesn't, and it's becoming a real problem as my hair grows longer. At the end of my story when I mentioned that I had to jam the helmet on my head, I wasn't kidding. I have to really press down...
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    Note: The length of this post is part of the...

    Note: The length of this post is part of the reason why I thought there should be a separate thread for this, but if the thread starter doesn't mind...

    Summertime in Memphis is one of the reasons...
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    Same here; it's one of the many reasons why I...

    Same here; it's one of the many reasons why I prefer biking to walking.

    Congratulations on getting your coworker to try bike commuting! I did manage to inspire a colleague to buy a bicycle...
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    Poll: Lots of businesses let me bring my bike inside,...

    Lots of businesses let me bring my bike inside, which I always prefer. Depending on the design, bike racks make me nervous. I can never seem to fit my bike in them the way I want to. I always find...
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    When I was in college, freshmen, at least the...

    When I was in college, freshmen, at least the ones who lived on campus, were not allowed to bring their cars. I trudged all over the what I considered to be extremely spread out and hilly campus to...
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    I think that learning how to drive is a useful...

    I think that learning how to drive is a useful skill. I do not have children, but I do have a young relative who has just gotten her learner's permit. I am glad that she is learning how to drive...
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    I would be interested in a "day in the life" kind...

    I would be interested in a "day in the life" kind of thread, particularly if supplemented by pictures and more particularly if contributed to posters who do not live in dense, urban cores (although...
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    I enjoy getting around under my own steam and in...

    I enjoy getting around under my own steam and in a way that is consistent with my values and my life goals. I see more when I am on my bike or on foot, from cool stuff on the side of the road to...
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    Congratulations! :)

    Congratulations! :)
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    I bring my lunch + snacks to work pretty much...

    I bring my lunch + snacks to work pretty much every day. I have more than a dozen different lunch bags and containers, but my favorite for traveling by bike is the Tupperware Lunch'n Things...
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    I prefer Momentum magazine for information...

    I prefer Momentum magazine for information relevant to commuters and urban biking. I like the gear guides and photo essays and have purchased a few useful things after seeing them featured in an...
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    I never used to have a problem with helmet hair,...

    I never used to have a problem with helmet hair, but now that I am sporting an afro, it's a whole different ballgame. Jamming my hair under the helmet results in several rows mini-mohawks by the...
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    Because there was a steady stream of cars in the...

    Because there was a steady stream of cars in the traffic lane on her left, and I didn't want to dart in front of one of them. Also, she was waving her arms and her bag around, trying to take up as...
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    Oh, I do complain. The problem is that there is...

    Oh, I do complain. The problem is that there is a lot that needs doing and limited resources for doing it. Also, some of the hazards are not ones that the city can do anything about - like the...
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    Assistance re: Women's Forum

    Hello,
    I've tried following the directions twice, but have had no response. What am I doing wrong?
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    I'm so sorry that happened to you. If there are...

    I'm so sorry that happened to you. If there are pawn shops in your area, you may want to alert/check with them. Other than that, I can't think of anything else that you haven't already done.
  23. The bike accessory that I rave about the most is...

    The bike accessory that I rave about the most is my Dargelos Lightning Vest: DARGELOS ? Lightning Vest

    I take it to all of my bike month q & a sessions. I like it so much, I even wrote a fan...
  24. Thread: Bike Cops!

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    Our downtown area has both regular police on...

    Our downtown area has both regular police on bikes and a private security patrol on bikes. It's a really good system. They can cover a lot of ground, and they are more approachable for people who...
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    For my everyday riding, I prefer: 1) ...

    For my everyday riding, I prefer:
    1) Tree-lined, residential streets for their scenery and much-needed shade this time of year
    2) Streets with wide outside lanes; on these, I generally don't...
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