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Forum: Great Lakes
07-21-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Rodney Crater

Friend moving to Illinois

Hi all,

I have a friend moving to the Geneseo, Illinois area and she needs to find a relatively inexpensive bicycle and possibly accessories, etc. Are there any LBSs in that area I could direct...
07-21-07, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Rodney Crater

As an added note, she is just starting as a...

As an added note, she is just starting as a bicyclist so she would need a shop that would fit her properly and give good advice as well.

Thanks

Rodney
07-21-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Rodney Crater

Friend moving to Illinois

Hi all,

I have a friend moving to the Geneseo, Illinois area and she needs to find a relatively inexpensive bicycle and possibly accessories, etc. Are there any LBSs in that area I could direct...
05-08-07, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By Rodney Crater

Very Nice reference link cerewa. Thank You.

Very Nice reference link cerewa. Thank You.
05-08-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By Rodney Crater

"Gas Out" Mumbo Jumbo

I received an email that had the same theme I have been seeing year after year. Below is a copy of the body of the email and following it is my response to the matter.

-------------- The email...
08-20-06, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Rodney Crater

Thank You both. That helps. I can set goals...

Thank You both. That helps. I can set goals better now that I have a norm to work with.
08-17-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Rodney Crater

Time on bike

How long do you stay on the bike before you stop and get off and stretch / take a break / etc.

I am up to 2 hours at a time on bike at this point and I was wondering how often it would be...
07-01-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Rodney Crater

Enviromental and Conservation Issues

I just though I might mention there are quite a few people talking about the environment and its issues at Yahoo! Answers (http://answers.yahoo.com). Now would be the perfect opportunity to stop in...
06-28-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Rodney Crater

Excellent Article

I apologize in advance if someone else has posted this. Here is a perfect story that supports what has been echoed in this forum: http://www.toxiclegacy.com/
06-25-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 812
Posted By Rodney Crater

Although the following may be a very simplistic...

Although the following may be a very simplistic view, it describes my perspective of what car free means.

I feel the concept is a part of a greater concept, one that essentially come down to...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Rodney Crater

This has to be a first!

Who would have ever thought that one could experience a total traffic slowdown on a trail. This morning I got stuck behind a Bobcat hauling a dead cow, the cow's legs sticking straight up in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Rodney Crater

I keep two tucked away in my backpack. One is for...

I keep two tucked away in my backpack. One is for the back pack and one is for me :). I have a raincoat also but sometimes I forget it and the trash bag saves the day. :) Hey, better than wet on a 40...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By Rodney Crater

I yell at it from time to time. Especially when...

I yell at it from time to time. Especially when it gets over 40 mph and gusting. I use the Forest Gump scene in the hurricane on the shrimp boat as incentive. I yell at the wind things like "Is that...
05-17-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Rodney Crater

Not to throw a wrench in things but it is always...

Not to throw a wrench in things but it is always curious to me that I see other animals stretching on their own at different times. I always end up asking myself: What do they know that we don't or...
05-17-06, 08:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,430
Posted By Rodney Crater

The bottom line is .... if they were on bicycles...

The bottom line is .... if they were on bicycles behind you instead of in cars they would not be wasting gas and polluting the environment. They have chosen to drive the auto, you have chosen to ride...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By Rodney Crater

Not a problem. Thanks :)

Not a problem. Thanks :)
05-12-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rodney Crater

I'm lovin' it.

I'm lovin' it.
05-10-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rodney Crater

I have see more people cycling here also in a...

I have see more people cycling here also in a small community. I am having trouble finding a place to park at the store.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-06, 05:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By Rodney Crater

Just a quick note to let you know I appreciate...

Just a quick note to let you know I appreciate this. Thank you to all who are contributing here. I am thrilled at all of the advice and help. I am thinking over your ideas as they are presented and I...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By Rodney Crater

Commuting Class

The commuting class I mentioned a few days ago is going to happen in about a month. Our community college continuing education department said they would love for me to give a class. Essentially it...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-06, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By Rodney Crater

This is a great idea. I am going to get with our...

This is a great idea. I am going to get with our Continuing Education director at the college and see if she thinks a class like this would be a good one to give. Thanks for posting this idea. If she...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Rodney Crater

I just wrote a little paragraph about this...

I just wrote a little paragraph about this recently.

The wind is a taunting vixen. It will never be exactly as you expect, changing its direction at whim. When it is to your back it will carry...
05-04-06, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Rodney Crater

I have recently taken to eating a couple of...

I have recently taken to eating a couple of frozen pancakes in the morning. As long as they are slightly sweet they go down well and you can break them into bite sized pieces with your fingers :) I...
04-20-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Rodney Crater

Machka you continue to amaze me and I have this...

Machka you continue to amaze me and I have this total respect/admiration thing about your bicycle efforts and experiences.

I was out yesterday in 45-50 mph winds. The first leg was a mile right...
04-13-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Rodney Crater

DannoXYZ knows the deep level stuff involved with...

DannoXYZ knows the deep level stuff involved with the metabolic process. I have found the advice that DannoXYZ has given in the past to be outstanding. There are a bunch of threads in this forum...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Rodney Crater

I just could not resist: Once upon a...

I just could not resist:

Once upon a century dreary, while I pedaled, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious back road of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there...
04-02-06, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rodney Crater

I wouldn't do that:eek: I wouldn't want my...

I wouldn't do that:eek:
I wouldn't want my computer to get jealous of the Bianchi :)
04-01-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rodney Crater

Wife caught me in the shower with ...

....the Bianchi.

Well I wasn't really in the shower, I just didn't feel like going out in the cold and washing it off so I brought it in and stood it in the shower and hosed it down gently on...
04-01-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,404
Posted By Rodney Crater

Having had fusion in my neck and chronic...

Having had fusion in my neck and chronic arthritis in my upper back / neck, I have found so far that I can change position more often to different positions with drops. Straight bars essentially lock...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rodney Crater

Same goes in Iowa

Same goes in Iowa
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Rodney Crater

Rabbit, Rabbit, Squirrel, Bird, Drat I ran...

Rabbit, Rabbit, Squirrel, Bird,
Drat I ran through a cow tur*.
Just missed the deer that crossed my path,
I think its time to take a bath.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rodney Crater

I would have waited and seen that he was ok. You...

I would have waited and seen that he was ok. You never know, someday he might be the only one around to help you.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Rodney Crater

My pledge is in. :) I checked the cycling box and...

My pledge is in. :) I checked the cycling box and the other box and posted this in the other box comments -

I have been commuting to work 12 miles a day and riding my bicycle most of the year...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,018
Posted By Rodney Crater

She did an outstanding job on your avatar.

She did an outstanding job on your avatar.
03-30-06, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Rodney Crater

The snow bike ( RoadMaster aka ThighMaster ) is...

The snow bike ( RoadMaster aka ThighMaster ) is still going :) ... again.

Its owner just wasn't in good enough shape to get its heavy frame through 3 miles of snow after it accumulated to about 6...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-06, 03:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,018
Posted By Rodney Crater

Mine is a good shot of the beast I took down on...

Mine is a good shot of the beast I took down on my last hunting trip.
I now have it stuffed and sitting in my foyer along side my other magnificent specimens.

Just kidding. Bet I made a few...
03-09-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By Rodney Crater

Here is a flashback for all of you. Have you read...

Here is a flashback for all of you. Have you read all of these back issues? --> Mother Earth News (http://www.motherearthnews.com/mothers_library/) Start with the 70's and work forward. For all you...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,690
Posted By Rodney Crater

You know you are hooked on cycling when...

You know you are hooked on cycling when ... ever you have to drive and you make right turns you keep accidentally slapping the front seat passenger !!!
( this could be left turns in some countries )
Forum: Commuting
11-29-05, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Rodney Crater

Wishing You All A Beautiful Holiday Season

http://207.28.223.178/rcrater/bikepics/snowheaven.jpg

May the snow not slow you
and the wind storms be few
Shall your bike show you treasures
And always ride true.

May you all have a safe...
11-23-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,601
Posted By Rodney Crater

Probably only with pasta and parmesan cheese...

Probably only with pasta and parmesan cheese added.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Rodney Crater

The Snowbike Lives - Update 1 About a week...

The Snowbike Lives - Update 1

About a week after I set this bike in motion I did have to do a tweaking adjustment to the brakes and derailleur. A couple of things I noted were that when adjusting...
11-18-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rodney Crater

Is this what you mean?...

Is this what you mean? http://www.dieseljo.com/images_ice_pictures/7slide_ice_racing.jpg
11-18-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rodney Crater

Thanks Machka!, I was worried about that ( the...

Thanks Machka!, I was worried about that ( the frostbite ).
:)
11-18-05, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rodney Crater

Is there any way to get a picture of this...

Is there any way to get a picture of this maneuver? I Googled "three point skid turn" and came up with naught.
11-18-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rodney Crater

Cold Weather Riding Lessons I Learned

This week the temps dipped down to 5 deg F and it did a bit of a high winded snow storm. This was my first plunge into riding in the snow with wind and cold temps.

I had purchased a thick yarn...
11-09-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,967
Posted By Rodney Crater

One last note of caution: When you are on the...

One last note of caution: When you are on the bike you are leaning forward so you get used to letting loose with no obstructions under you. But when you stop.... that last clearing jesture you give...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-05, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rodney Crater

I was wondering how long before someone would...

I was wondering how long before someone would mention them. :) I got virtually no reaction from this group. Those who are students are totally focused on their studies with little time for other...
11-05-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By Rodney Crater

No problem here either. I milk the milk. Eggs too.

No problem here either. I milk the milk. Eggs too.
11-02-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Rodney Crater

Don't forget that you can do an interloan at your...

Don't forget that you can do an interloan at your local US library and it is ( should be ) free except for interloaning from Alaska and possibly Hawaii. For those of you who don't know what an...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Rodney Crater

I hate to say it but I moo at the cows. I pass a...

I hate to say it but I moo at the cows. I pass a sales barn lot every day. Fun stuff, better than cow tipping or cow pie huffing ( some kids around here actually got caught huffing them :eek: ).
...
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