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Old 03-31-10, 07:03 PM   #401
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Old 04-01-10, 06:03 PM   #402
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Old 04-02-10, 07:48 PM   #403
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Would you believe that's a bad neighborhood? I know a guy who got knocked off his recumbent and beaten about a tenth of a mile up the trail from there and it wasn't an isolated incident. I was standing on the East Coast Greenway when I took that picture. I was standing on the MBT (Metropolitan Branch Trail) when I took this picture.
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Old 04-02-10, 08:22 PM   #404
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Would you believe that's a bad neighborhood? I know a guy who got knocked off his recumbent and beaten about a tenth of a mile up the trail from there and it wasn't an isolated incident. I was standing on the East Coast Greenway when I took that picture. I was standing on the MBT (Metropolitan Branch Trail) when I took this picture.
I can believe it. There's crime everywhere in the world where there are humans, which is most of the planet. I know the locals here find it funny that I'm so cautious and still lock everything up (house, shop/garage, vehicle, etc.). I was much more cautious when living in the D.C. area. I also took advantage of self-defense courses while living there, too. I guess a big part of it is growing up female, you get a lot more security indoctrination, at least my generation did. Where ever you are, you need to stay alert to your surroundings. Far too many people don't and many are distracted with personal music players, etc.
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Old 04-04-10, 09:37 AM   #405
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Saturday I did a trip to the library, hardware store, and ended up my year of car-less commuting...by buying a gallon of gasoline--and having it drip on my panniers :-(
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Old 04-04-10, 11:44 AM   #406
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Yesterday included a trip to the farmer's market, then the dollar store for some cheap storage containers. Time for spring cleaning--bikes and house
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Old 04-05-10, 05:18 PM   #407
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I didn't haul two boxes on my trailer with a bike made out of bamboo, but I framed this shot to make it look like I did.


People are always asking me if I built my trailer. No, but I've parked next to someone who made his or her own bike.


Don't try to carry loads that don't fit in your Cadillac. Call us.

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Old 04-05-10, 05:31 PM   #408
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Nice... a bamboo bike... wouldn't a rope be more appropriate tied around the rack as opposed to the krypto? Thanks for sharing about the greenway in your previous post, qms!
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Old 04-05-10, 05:50 PM   #409
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Lock made of hemp? I think you're onto something there, DH!
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Old 04-05-10, 07:10 PM   #410
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I wonder how a bamboo bike would hold up in Vancouver's rain, could see it starting to grow leaves or something.
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Old 04-06-10, 03:43 AM   #411
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Dont be silly, why would they call you? These fellas look to determined to call anyone. Look they even missed the passing UPS van

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Old 04-06-10, 05:32 AM   #412
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I had been looking for a cheap trailer for doing chores around town and I finally scored one. This is the first trip I made with it. Hauling some things I sold on an online auction to the P.O. Now I'm trying to teach my dog to ride in it, but so far, she isn't having any part of it.
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Old 04-07-10, 05:42 PM   #413
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Two signs


There is a bike rack a few feet from here, but I can't resist parking this way. I was locked here while making the pick, not just for the pic. .

Just to be clear, I have two signs on board, there are at least 5 NO BIKES signs in a row there and at least as many on the other side of the enterance to this horrible for messengers government building which we have never been allowed in and now go through laborious screening just to pick up from a courier box within sight of the entrance.

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Old 04-09-10, 03:55 PM   #414
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Yesterday, I rode the longest ever to see a client (in my computer consulting business): 15 miles each way. It took 70 minutes out and 60 minutes back. Good weather. She was pretty surprised and kept offering to loan me her car to get back home.
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Carried 5 X 8 ft landscaping ties home from the Big Box Store. 25 lbs each total 125 lbs
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Carried 5 X 8 ft landscaping ties home from the Big Box Store. 25 lbs each total 125 lbs
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Nice bike; impressive load.
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Be carefull when stopping at junctions - Slow down very gently or else you may feel a slight tapping of wood on the back of your head



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Sometimes it's hard to get the tub of mail in the shot.


Another day, another wicker trike
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love the fenders on that wicker trike. but the total wickerness is bit much for me
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Old 04-16-10, 11:20 PM   #421
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Just a 10 pound box of oranges. Stuffed what I could into the pannier, and bungee'd it tight. Wish the panniers I had sat flush with the top of my rack instead a good 1/2 inch above it.

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Old 04-17-10, 02:23 PM   #422
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Okay, I didn't haul anything, but we had our first warm day of the year yesterday so I went on a 14-mile trek into the forest (I'm still cautious about going too deeply into the forest because the grizzlies and black bears haven't been out of hibernation that long and are still more dangerous). My trips into the forest are always dual-purpose--enjoying being out in nature as well as looking for fallen trees and marking any I find on my GPS unit so I come back with my truck and chainsaw. (I don't fell trees since I'm always by myself.) Here's a short video with some footage from yesterdays ride.

[video=vimeo;11000165]http://www.vimeo.com/11000165[/video]
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Old 04-17-10, 03:39 PM   #423
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I rode my wife's old steel trash-find Giant Yukon ("The Purple Nurple") to the LBS to get a new set of shifters and brake levers. Wound up with a big set of silver SKS fenders, too. * mile beach side R/T all alone in the drizzle. Perfect.
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Old 04-20-10, 10:24 PM   #424
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Here's mine for today. Got a lot of funny looks from people.
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Old 04-21-10, 10:08 AM   #425
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Here's mine for today. Got a lot of funny looks from people.
It kinda of looks like a rickshaw..... you could give rides
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