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  1. I stopped using rear view mirrors on all but one...

    I stopped using rear view mirrors on all but one of my bikes. Turns out that my head's swivel function is sufficient unless I'm traveling at fairly high speeds.

    I still carry my phone, but I've...
  2. I ride up and down the bluffs on my fixed gear....

    I ride up and down the bluffs on my fixed gear. It's actually not very impressive - just something I worked up to, in the same way that riders with normal road bikes work up to it. The locals seem to...
  3. The few times a year I have a rental (for work...

    The few times a year I have a rental (for work trips or visiting family out of town), I find that being in the car is a bit strange. For the first bit of time, I tend to drive like I cycle - assuming...
  4. I ended up selling my gorgeous (to me) geared...

    I ended up selling my gorgeous (to me) geared road bike in 2010 when there was a recession blah blah blah and I needed to pay rent. I had one other bike at that time - a fixed gear that I used for...
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    One of the grocery stores sells these amazing...

    One of the grocery stores sells these amazing hot/cold bags. I put the cold stuff in, snap it up, and it's good to go!

    It also works well to keep things from freezing in the winter. I had some...
  6. La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival - Sept. 4-7, 2015

    Come ride the Driftless over Labor Day Weekend! The Bicycle Festival includes a weekend full of mildly organized, self-supported road and gravel rides, as well as causal town tours. Great scenery,...
  7. Personally... If there is a right-turn only...

    Personally...

    If there is a right-turn only lane and I'm going straight, I head to the right edge of the closest lane that goes straight.

    If there's a lane that goes straight and turns right,...
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    I hate cycling clothes, and still find leaving...

    I hate cycling clothes, and still find leaving the house in them a bit...maybe not embarrassing, but weird. I don't wear cycling-specific clothes for utility rides, commuting, going to social events,...
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    Hauling unusual items.

    Machka had a great idea for a discussion, but since it was buried down in LCF 101 exam questions I thought I'd start it fresh...



    My recent unusual hauls have been less exciting, since I use a...
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    That's awesome!!! It was on my bucket list at one...

    That's awesome!!! It was on my bucket list at one point...but I realized that I'm not motivated to train enough, and I really don't handle the heat so well anymore.

    I haven't been on a ride with...
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    Ooooh yes, those were great fun! Rollerblades...

    Ooooh yes, those were great fun! Rollerblades were big when I was in college (they appear to be making a comeback now?) and there were frequent crashes. I had a pretty basic hardtail MTB back then,...
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    My stepdaughter got her license when she was 17....

    My stepdaughter got her license when she was 17. At first, she showed absolutely no interest in driving. But, she lives on a farm and realized that it would be easier to get a job (that pays more...
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    I went to Michigan State, when freshmen living on...

    I went to Michigan State, when freshmen living on campus were ineligible to purchase any sort of on-campus parking permit. So, no car freshman year. I hated taking the bus, and learned how to bike...
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    Personal preference and good luck. I prefer...

    Personal preference and good luck.

    I prefer not to drive in populated areas or spend time in the suburbs. I also prefer riding my bike over most other activities, and I enjoy walking on occasion....
  15. My employer (a university) charges faculty and...

    My employer (a university) charges faculty and staff $194 for a fall/spring semester parking pass, $60 for summer parking, and $41 for parking over winter break. The neighborhood around the...
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    I suspect that this proposed tax would mainly...

    I suspect that this proposed tax would mainly disadvantage those who are purchasing X-mart bicycles. Legislators seem to forget that bicycles can be purchased in other states, and that the populated...
  17. 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?...
  18. 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...
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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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