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  1. Wow! Times sure do change. When we first lived...

    Wow! Times sure do change. When we first lived there, I-40 out to Raleigh was 2-lanes each way, I-85 the same, and the Durham Freeway stopped somewhere downtown. We used to live near the "grass...
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    I don't know about written resources, but how...

    I don't know about written resources, but how about, been there, done that accounts? It is my understanding that the official "road" rules are similar to the U.S. - i.e. bicycles are vehicles, and...
  3. Welcome to the forums. I lived in "Heart of...

    Welcome to the forums. I lived in "Heart of Carolina" from '88-'96 (as you might guess from my avitar). Your wife doesn't have any connection to the big one (Duke) or little two ;) , does she? I...
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    saki o tsumatai onegaishimasu! (cold saki,...

    saki o tsumatai onegaishimasu! (cold saki, PLEASE).

    I forgot about the eel! Japanese can do some wonderful things with eel. Walking around the tourist spots in the summer with the grills out,...
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    You would've fit in very well with the Japanese...

    You would've fit in very well with the Japanese that I used to work with. I couldn't tell if they liked the uni because of the taste, or just that it was the most expensive stuff on the platter. ...
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    I've posted about my bike before, but anyway, I...

    I've posted about my bike before, but anyway, I think of my Trek 1500 as a "nice" roadbike. I commute with it twice a week because that's how often I'm working. I do not leave it outside, when I'm...
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    Where are you located? We are moving to...

    Where are you located? We are moving to Cookeville in a couple of months, and they have one bike store listed in the phone booth. Two Wal-Marts within 3 miles of each other, and people are proud of...
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    Windy in Kansas today too. Gusts up to 45 MPH...

    Windy in Kansas today too. Gusts up to 45 MPH were expected and I believe it. Temp was nice though. Average cycling speed to work, about 10 mph, coming back home 25 mph. Well, no, I don't really...
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    I refer to the weather channel as the place that...

    I refer to the weather channel as the place that brings you the weather forcast for everyplace but where you want it. I think of www.weather.com as bringing you the "current" weather from an hour...
  10. Reiterating some of what has already been posted,...

    Reiterating some of what has already been posted, other countries are both more ameneable to bicycling as a form of transportation, and it may be more difficult to get a bike that fits you at a good...
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    In my experience, if you want to get a club...

    In my experience, if you want to get a club started in school, you need to find an enthusiastic faculty member (or two) involved to sponsor the club. Of course you also need fellow students who are...
  12. Some people should not own dogs (or any animals)....

    Some people should not own dogs (or any animals).
    Many people that have dogs, should not have the kinds of dogs that they have. People are often poorly suited to the kinds of dogs that they own due...
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    I suppose they don't pay U.S. Senators enough to...

    I suppose they don't pay U.S. Senators enough to buy a bicycle? Nor enough to buy a car? Let me guess, if you are married you have his and hers money too?

    Thank heavens our current President,...
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    You guessed correctly. The area seemed to offer...

    You guessed correctly. The area seemed to offer a lot for my preferred lifestyle. Right near the water. Ice hockey close by. Both city and country living in close proximity. Of course, I didn't...
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    I have two (one dark, one light) of these that I...

    I have two (one dark, one light) of these that I wear for soccer games. They work great for keeping the sweat off. I'm sure (as others have indicated above) that they would be great for cycling too.
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    Oh well. I guess if you think about it, the...

    Oh well. I guess if you think about it, the exterior nut should help prevent stresses from pushing in on the tube valve, but not stresses from pulling on the tube valve.
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    Nice looking bike. Beautiful area you live in...

    Nice looking bike. Beautiful area you live in too. :love: I visited Gothenburg/Molndal in 2002 when I interviewed with a pharamceutical company in the area. Came pretty close to moving there, too.
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    I experienced ripping a presta valve while...

    I experienced ripping a presta valve while pumping up a relatively new tube (Bontrager) on my road bike. The replacement tube (Specialized) came with a nut that keeps the tube from sliding back into...
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    Wait, wasn't that a scene in "Breaking Away"...

    Wait, wasn't that a scene in "Breaking Away" where one of the Italian team members uses a bicycle pump on the protagonists' bike wheel? I saw the movie about 20 years ago, so my memory may be a bit...
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    I may have thought about doing it years ago,...

    I may have thought about doing it years ago, probably after feeling like I was about to do an endo from braking harder with my dominant hand. Mentally, I just modulate the braking (as suggested...
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    A red chopper style bike with banana seat (back...

    A red chopper style bike with banana seat (back in the late 60's). When I put a hole in the rear tire doing skids, that was the end of that bike. Next, a Sears 5 speed. I remember having had the...
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    I guess times have changed in 25 years. When I...

    I guess times have changed in 25 years. When I was in high school, back in the late 70's, our school had a bike club. At that time, there were only road bikes, as I recall. We did LAW (now LAB)...
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    Beautiful weather. 60's in the early morning...

    Beautiful weather. 60's in the early morning there, 70's in the late morning on the way back. Today looks like it's going to be a bonus day as I get to cycle back in late this afternoon to proctor...
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    A) Physicist - currently underemployed afternoon...

    A) Physicist - currently underemployed afternoon kindergardener watcher. Next semester will be in a new place, working full-time. I will have to see about the safety of the new commute.
    B) about...
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    I guess it was just a bad luck day, although most...

    I guess it was just a bad luck day, although most of the ride was fine. Cool in the morning, near freezing. Just getting out of the driveway, the mount that I've been using to support my home made...
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