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    I haven't posted in here in quite sometime....

    I haven't posted in here in quite sometime. Between having a toddler and traveling, it just hasn't happened. However, I've continued commuting on my trusty stead only missing a handful of days each...
  2. I have a length of webbing that I ties to a...

    I have a length of webbing that I ties to a rafter in my garage. The end is a loop that I thread my seat through and it hangs with the rear wheel just a hair off the ground. It cost me nothing and...
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    I like to under commit and over deliver. 1. I...

    I like to under commit and over deliver.

    1. I will leave California. For good.
    2. All my debt, minus student loans and a mortgage, will be paid off.
    3. Apple will release the iPhone 9s. It...
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    Sticky: borosen_____________________________ 516 (574)...

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    Nearly got sideswiped. Some a-hole passed with...

    Nearly got sideswiped. Some a-hole passed with inches to spare, then continued drifting to the shoulder nearly pushing me into the grate that covers the storm drains. I slapped the rear panel of his...
  6. Always trust that gut instinct. Be glad you can...

    Always trust that gut instinct. Be glad you can carry in your state. In California, my only hope is that I'm faster than the guy next to me or that I can get to my knife fast enough.
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    I use an REI Flash 18 on days that I don't need...

    I use an REI Flash 18 on days that I don't need to carry much and a Timbuk2 messenger bag when I have a little more to carry. Some people say don't use a backpack because you'll sweat, I say bring...
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    Poll: I ride on city streets with light traffic as well...

    I ride on city streets with light traffic as well as Highway 101. I live in a rural area though and the 101 is also the main street through town. Most of the streets have a speed limit of either 25...
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    This is exactly what I was thinking. Do you think...

    This is exactly what I was thinking. Do you think that you would get a car in the twilight years of you life if you are unable to ride a bike anymore? Is anyone planning and preparing to be near...
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    I woke up way later than I should have and opted...

    I woke up way later than I should have and opted to drive in. On the way I passed a couple commuters and felt horrible about not riding. So much so that on my lunch break I went home, changed, and...
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    I don't have a clock to punch so I just get to...

    I don't have a clock to punch so I just get to work when I get here and go home 9 hours later. If I had to, I'd add in 30 minutes (10 to change the tire, and 20 cursing the commuting gods for the...
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    I'm a poster child for "Cs earn degrees" and got...

    I'm a poster child for "Cs earn degrees" and got my BS in Criminal Justice.

    I worked in retail investigations and loss prevention for about 5 years after college for Target.

    The last three...
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    Well, the last couple months it's allowed me to...

    Well, the last couple months it's allowed me to pay my unexpected $300 electric bills!
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    If you can, train on your route. When I did a...

    If you can, train on your route. When I did a century with a large hill, me and my riding partner would drive to that section and ride it so we got comfortable with it. I never got good at the climb,...
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    Car-free and your own mortality

    As I've been browsing through here and beginning my own car-lite life, I keep asking myself, "how long can one really be car-free realistically?"

    I think of my and my wife's grandparents and...
  16. For me, going car light had nothing to do with...

    For me, going car light had nothing to do with going green, reducing my carbon footprint, not wanting a car, etc. and everything to do with finances. When we looked at how much we could save a month,...
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    I agree. We have a two car garage and park our...

    I agree. We have a two car garage and park our one car outside; more because it's a rental and the opener doesn't work, but hey, it's a big place to store stuff and work on projects.

    On a side...
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    First small victory!

    I've struggled through much of the last 10 years being a Clydesdale. I don't mind it, I'd just rather be a fit Clydesdale not a jiggly one.

    Anyway... 2 1/2 weeks ago, I soldo car and started...
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    I, too, live in a small rural town with one...

    I, too, live in a small rural town with one hospital. I live quite close to the hospital and it's the same. There are a plethora of medical offices and pharmacies along the same stretch of road and...
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    No work for me today. I had two 14 hour days on...

    No work for me today. I had two 14 hour days on top of my normal shifts so I'm taking the day off and lounging with my little guy and watching Mickey Mouse.
  21. Thread: Rear fender

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    Rear fender

    What do you think of this fender. I thought it was pretty slick for a minimalist fender.
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    I thought about being lazy and driving but...

    I thought about being lazy and driving but thought of all the commuters riding through the snow and found the motivation to ride in. It had rained last night so everything was wet. Of course I don't...
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    No ride today, but yesterday's was good. I was...

    No ride today, but yesterday's was good. I was able to use some of the gifts I got for Christmas that finally arrived in the mail Saturday. My legs seemed really heavy and it took awhile to really...
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    Cold Weather Glove Suggestions?

    Does anyone have a pair of cold weather gloves that work really well for them?

    I've been trying to find something that works for me (temps down to 30F, wet rides), and am yet to.

    I have a pair...
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    While it's not my style, I'd say you did...

    While it's not my style, I'd say you did exceptionally well if you are diggin' it. Who cares if someone else doesn't like it. Congrats on the new ride!
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