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  1. Thread: Ice

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    I'm glad you're healing, hope complete recovery...

    I'm glad you're healing, hope complete recovery comes soon. I broke some ribs twice sliding on ice, but I've found leaves, sand, and rock salt to be much more difficult than ice, for some reason....
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    I'm far from rich, and I have lived happily as a...

    I'm far from rich, and I have lived happily as a carfree person in many different places. I think attitude has more to do with it than geography or finances.
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    This is the main cause of my dissatisfaction with...

    This is the main cause of my dissatisfaction with my current location. There is shopping and recreation not too far away---but the only access is along a seven lane street/road with heavy car...
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    That's the second time you've pushed that stale...

    That's the second time you've pushed that stale old thread here. I'd rather hear some fresh ideas from current users than rehash old views from simpler times. I think it's likely that there's no...
  5. Thread: Streetcars

    by Roody
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    Of course, the interurbans actually existed as...

    Of course, the interurbans actually existed as described here and in the historical accounts. They are not pie in the sky, but what is quaintly known as a "fact".

    My grandmother said she wouldn't...
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    I have found it's not always easy to know if a...

    I have found it's not always easy to know if a location is good for LCF until after you have lived there a while. One neighborhood, which contains a lot of carfree people, was not so great IMO...
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    I've known several people who died in cars, or...

    I've known several people who died in cars, or had their lives forever changed by severe injuries. My own son was in a coma for a month and had seven major surgeries after sliding on ice, on a side...
  8. That's really cool. I wish you could find (or...

    That's really cool. I wish you could find (or take) a picture of him with the bike. It would be very inspirational for me, soon to face my 61st birthday.
  9. I don't know really. Usually, I end up giving...

    I don't know really. Usually, I end up giving bikes away and getting a new one. Well, new to me. I was the same way with cars, years ago when I used to own cars.
  10. Thread: Streetcars

    by Roody
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    Yes, the interurbans existed all over the U.S....

    Yes, the interurbans existed all over the U.S. and Canada. A main purpose was to connect rural folks to the towns and cities. My grandmother was able to ride the interurban from her parent's ...
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    You might want to check your bike fit and/or...

    You might want to check your bike fit and/or riding form--sounds like you're putting weight on your hands.
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    Too bad your friend doesn't ride a bike!

    Too bad your friend doesn't ride a bike!
  13. Thread: Ice

    by Roody
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    Thanks for the kind offer. I'd be glad to take...

    Thanks for the kind offer. I'd be glad to take you up on it. But alas, I'm not riding this winter due to health issues. I'm working hard to get back at it, most likely in a couple months--but too...
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    You seem to be thinking that having no car is the...

    You seem to be thinking that having no car is the same as having no transportation. That's just silly! We were talking about being carfree, not about being too damned stupid to travel by bike,...
  15. I was going to start a thread like this, but I'm...

    I was going to start a thread like this, but I'm glad an actual participant like Steve beat me to it. I'm very much looking forward to reading lots of stories about how the stor affected people who...
  16. I never keep a bike for more than a year or two.

    I never keep a bike for more than a year or two.
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    I remember some interesting posts from you....

    I remember some interesting posts from you. Welcome back!
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    Your trip sounds like a lot more fun, plus you're...

    Your trip sounds like a lot more fun, plus you're saving your employer a ton of money, which they must appreciate.
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    It's not so stupid to give advice, just hope the...

    It's not so stupid to give advice, just hope the other person is smart enough not to take it!
  20. Thread: Ice

    by Roody
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    People might not realize that you're one of the...

    People might not realize that you're one of the top ice bikers on BF, which means you're probably one of the tops in the world. Your stories and tips have been fun and useful for me for years now....
  21. Thread: Ice

    by Roody
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    I have to admit that I don't bother with studs...

    I have to admit that I don't bother with studs every year. Here in Michigan, we get a lot more snow than ice in most years. Studded tires won't help much with powder snow or slush, although they are...
  22. Thread: Ice

    by Roody
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    I too love winter riding. Ice biking (riding...

    I too love winter riding.

    Ice biking (riding on frozen lakes and rivers) is especially fun. It's surreal, like being in a new world that's totally shaded in tones of white and off-white. I have...
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    I like it when there's a snow storm while I'm...

    I like it when there's a snow storm while I'm working. All my co-workers who drive are in the parking lot, scraping the snow off their car windows. I bounce the snow off my bike in three seconds, and...
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    We're allowed to talk about buses on this thread?...

    We're allowed to talk about buses on this thread? OK, I do love taking the bus. The other passengers are entertaining, whether intentional or not. You hear a lot of news about what's going on in the...
  25. Thanks for the tip. I had a Columbia backpack...

    Thanks for the tip. I had a Columbia backpack that was fantastic, so I'll check out their boots. I'm not so worried about the metal--if I fly anyplace, it won't be where winter boots are needed! But...
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