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    Sorry Roody: I literally live a few blocks...

    Sorry Roody: I literally live a few blocks outside of the foreground of the photo, where actual houses are visible. And the photo was the best I could do, given the fact that I work 70+ hours a week....
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    Roody, sometimes you are an a$$hole. This is one...

    Roody, sometimes you are an a$$hole. This is one of those times.
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    I live in this part of Seattle: my house is just...

    I live in this part of Seattle: my house is just outside of the lower edge of the photo.

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/15/46/09/1546095a9d14f7bf5ba055ab4900f936.jpg
  4. I have a lot of stuff with my bike, too, but my...

    I have a lot of stuff with my bike, too, but my favorites are:

    1. Ortlieb waterproof panniers. Best purchase I have ever made. They are expensive, but worth it.

    2. Speedplay Drillium pedals....
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    Did you file a claim with your homeowner's...

    Did you file a claim with your homeowner's insurance?
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    A couple of years ago, I was riding uphill only...

    A couple of years ago, I was riding uphill only two blocks from my house when a Chihuahua charged out of nowhere and chomped on my shoe. Unfortunately for the dog, s/he failed to let go after the...
  7. When I first started commuting, I always took a...

    When I first started commuting, I always took a small pump and a repair kit with me. Now I'm much more cavalier. I don't take any "emergency" stuff at all. My commute is in a highly urban area, I...
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    I do most of my riding in or near the city...

    I do most of my riding in or near the city center, i.e., in a part of town that was designed in the first 60 years of the 20th century or before. The older parts of town are laid out in a grid...
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    I'm sincerely happy that you've had such great...

    I'm sincerely happy that you've had such great success; it seems you followed the Dutch model with good results. But, again, this won't work in 'Merica, particularly not right now. Remember, this is...
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    I agree with you completely: Dexter is the only...

    I agree with you completely: Dexter is the only really good bike lane in Seattle, and VC is totally necessary for most city riding in the US. North American bicyclists who aren't willing to share the...
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    You are a genius. Either that, or loosening and...

    You are a genius. Either that, or loosening and then tightening the tension on the saddle randomly fixed the problem. I'm going with genius. I did what you suggested (used WD 40, and included the...
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    I do love well-designed bike lanes, but they're...

    I do love well-designed bike lanes, but they're not a good starting point in North America. My city, Seattle, is gradually getting decent bike infrastructure, which I'm very happy about, and even...
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    I think you may have nailed it. :p I get really...

    I think you may have nailed it. :p I get really annoyed when my brakes make a lot of noise, too. (BTW, though I'm not terribly fond of them, I have ridden my share of horses, and the creak I'm...
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    It's definitely where the leather meets metal. It...

    It's definitely where the leather meets metal. It stopped creaking when I tightened the bolt under the nose of the saddle several months ago, and it back up when I tightened it up again. In addition,...
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    I do have a rain cover; it's just one more thing...

    I do have a rain cover; it's just one more thing to worry about, though, and I'd rather not have to worry about protecting the saddle when I lock the bike up in front of a store or bar.
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    Fed up with the Brooks saddle

    Hi all:

    I've been riding with a Brooks B-17 for the last nine months. It was a bit hard to break in, and it creaked a lot, so it took me a while to appreciate it. After a month or so, it did stop...
  17. Thread: getting sick

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    I agree with others: if you're too sick to ride,...

    I agree with others: if you're too sick to ride, you're too sick to be at work. That said, I'm a teacher, and I'm sick more often than most adults, and I often go to work anyway. If it's just a cold,...
  18. To go from Ballard to Capitol Hill by bike, I'd...

    To go from Ballard to Capitol Hill by bike, I'd take the Burke-Gilman trail all the way to Roosevelt, cross the University Bridge, and go up the Hill via Roanoke. Then I'd go the last stretch to...
  19. Speak for yourself, Roody. :p I sometimes go ten...

    Speak for yourself, Roody. :p I sometimes go ten miles out of my way to do a little grocery shopping, just for the ride.
  20. Yeah, the race was pretty silly, but I have to...

    Yeah, the race was pretty silly, but I have to admit I've had similar impromptu races myself. In most of them, if you race door-to-door, the bike will beat the car, but that's usually because the...
  21. Another car-free article during bike to work month

    Although the article is mostly about car-sharing services, it's still worth reading, and totally vindicates the bike-centered car-free choice many of us have made:

    Carless in Seattle: How it...
  22. This argument shouldn't even be happening. (No, I...

    This argument shouldn't even be happening. (No, I don't mean this thread...) There should be no fear about the stick. Take a look at the cities in North America that are thriving. Most of them are...
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    My situation is probably different -my job is not...

    My situation is probably different -my job is not very far away- but I just went cold turkey. One day I was driving almost everywhere I went. The next day. a guy picked up my car that I sold, and I...
  24. I use waterproof panniers, which, where I live,...

    I use waterproof panniers, which, where I live, seem to be a lot more useful than baskets. I like Ortlieb.
  25. Thread: Helmet Hair

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    I have long-ish hair, and I definitely have very...

    I have long-ish hair, and I definitely have very stupid-looking helmet hair most days. In general, I do nothing at all about it. But then, I'm a middle school science teacher, so expectations in this...
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