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Old 09-04-08, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
Even if I'm riding without a chamois, I still bring a change of underwear due to the butt/crotch sweat factor. Soggy underpants are no fun.

And with me, there's no stopping the butt sweat, no matter how I ride.
Yes, I'm sure that happens. To clarify myself, I did not mean that no commuters need to carry underwear, only that it is not always necessary to carry underwear in order to be a commuter. In fact, it probably is the norm to not carry underwear as a commuter.

Schwetty balls are no fun.........unless you're Alec Baldwin on SNL
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Old 09-04-08, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
And with me, there's no stopping the butt sweat, no matter how I ride.
- you read a quote like this and simply nod.
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Old 09-04-08, 04:18 PM
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- You get 2 months of working from home due to company's fault, and you are pissed about it !!
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Old 09-04-08, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
And with me, there's no stopping the butt sweat, no matter how I ride.
That's a great one... You should make that your sig line!
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Old 09-05-08, 07:10 AM
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you actually wish for a good traffic jam!

Every time I ride my bike in I'm always hoping for something to happen on the way home. Once I had a construction truck stop all the cars heading in one direction for a few minutes so he could turn around (with a trailer) well the cars were quickly backing up and here was happy me zooming right to the front, hopping on the sidewalk to go around the truck and on my merry way as the drivers were still stewing. Alas this does not happen often enough
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Old 09-05-08, 09:53 AM
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-you can name the cross streets on the street you are on by looking at the potholes and cracks in the pavement.

-people used to think you were talking to yourself at stoplights in the rain (now they think you have a cordless phone), but in reality you are singing to yourself while you are riding in the rain.
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Old 09-05-08, 09:53 AM
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You rode on the sidewalk? For shame. You should have stayed stuck in line with cars and behaved exactly as they did?
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Old 09-05-08, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by yohannrjm View Post
Yes, I'm sure that happens. To clarify myself, I did not mean that no commuters need to carry underwear, only that it is not always necessary to carry underwear in order to be a commuter. In fact, it probably is the norm to not carry underwear as a commuter.

Schwetty balls are no fun.........unless you're Alec Baldwin on SNL
If I may make a recommendation:



I like the Green. It's tingly.
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Old 09-05-08, 11:50 AM
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-you know all the road kill in a 15 mile radius around your house and its current decomposition state

-you have choosen to ride your bike to work even though you have broken bones (smashed big toe for me)

-you forget you have your reflective vest on at work and roam the halls in all your green/reflective splender

-you do not have enough elbow room at your desk b/c you insist your bike comes upstairs with you, mostly because it takes to long to remove all the "stealables" (lights, paniers, water bottle...) if you park it outside

-you check out others reflective gear

-you chide the "nonlighted"

-you look forward to a flat on the road, you see it as a opportunity to set a new personal time record for changing a flat
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Old 09-05-08, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sHANDRIL105 View Post
Crushed Volcanic rock, not sure if it is pumice or not. We use it here in the AZ high Country. Not sure where else.
I remember that stuff when I went to school in Gunnison. Awful.....worse was listening to my girlfriend complain about how it made her car dirty.
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Old 09-05-08, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Lets see how trendy it is when the temps don't reach above freezing. I refuse to mention the s word.
Ha! I'm a pretty new commuter, and I've spent a good deal of time asking myself just how committed I am going to be about this when the snow starts falling.
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Old 09-05-08, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Timmy Mac View Post
Ha! I'm a pretty new commuter, and I've spent a good deal of time asking myself just how committed I am going to be about this when the snow starts falling.
When the snow falls around here (and it rarely does in any amount), I just break out the cross-country ski gear.
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Old 09-05-08, 01:06 PM
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When, on your commute, you approach what you think is a dead body only to find that it's a guy lying on the beach getting a BJ.
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Old 09-05-08, 01:12 PM
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When, on your commute, you approach what you think is a dead body only to find that it's a guy lying on the beach getting a BJ.
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Old 09-05-08, 03:35 PM
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your partial commute is no longer "LONG" enough and you burn more gas looking for a new spot to park the car than you used all last week
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Old 09-05-08, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ffrosti View Post
-you know all the road kill in a 15 mile radius around your house and its current decomposition state
-and you have names for them.
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Old 09-05-08, 06:23 PM
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- You have no idea how much gas your auto has or doesn't have.
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Old 09-05-08, 06:25 PM
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Are you just an addict if you continue to make a weekly stop at your favorite local bike shop (even though you can't buy anything and nothing new has come in)?
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Old 09-05-08, 06:54 PM
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You still think $3.00/gallon gas is a rip-off.
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Old 09-05-08, 07:18 PM
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- You have no idea how much gas your auto has or doesn't have.
it does not matter either, your car is broken you tell people at work they wonder why you have not fixed it yet
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Old 09-05-08, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nmanhipot View Post
- You're PO'd because you have to travel for business
- Saturday mornings are a letdown
+1
I went for tech training in Minneapolis and it was similar to torture watching one of the most heavily biked communities and not biking. I craiglisted a vintage raleigh for a hundred bones and rode the fool out of it. Everyone in my class thought I was nuts. I gave it to the hotel maid when I left; hopefully she is enjoying it.
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Old 09-06-08, 03:42 PM
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-you feel safer on your bike than you do in your car.
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Old 09-06-08, 05:15 PM
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I think I got a unique one:

- you ride soo much that eventually that thing next to a bridge isn't just a large lizard, it's an alligator, and it just hsst at you, so you jet out at like 50 mph!

happened the other night, heart almost came out my chest.

adrenaline + bicycle = amazing.

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Old 09-06-08, 05:22 PM
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You know, I have to bring this one up too:

- you bike to work 20 miles everyday and still gain weight.

How the hell does that happen? lol I guess I eat too much
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Originally Posted by s0crates View Post
You know, I have to bring this one up too:

- you bike to work 20 miles everyday and still gain weight.

How the hell does that happen? lol I guess I eat too much


im there right now actually, im 5 lbs heavier than when i would drive in everyday (granted i usually went mountain biking after though) I guess i use the excuse that im riding 40 miles a day to justify to myself i can eat whatever i want.
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