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05-31-14, 01:50 PM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I admitted defeat regarding my ****ing...

Today I admitted defeat regarding my ****ing canti brakes on my geared bike. Those things are such a pain to adjust. They're completely out of alignment so I took it into a shop to let the experts...
05-23-14, 08:26 PM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I: ...

Today I:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/14275102443_d617345a50_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nKrCBV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/nKrCBV) by miss_kaz (https://www.flickr.com/people/66556836@N00/),...
05-15-14, 08:36 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Currently 45 degrees, rainy, and windy. On May...

Currently 45 degrees, rainy, and windy. On May 15. Don't wanna hear your **** about "waa waa it's too sunny and hot!"
05-02-14, 08:59 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Nice! My first car was a '95 Cherokee. Loved it.

Nice! My first car was a '95 Cherokee. Loved it.
04-29-14, 10:36 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Oh you know, just a 219-acre park...

Oh you know, just a 219-acre park (http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/humboldtpark/#.U1_T-a1dXYI) one block away. :) (Alas, I haven't found a fenced dog park, but he prefers walks to running...
04-29-14, 08:14 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Today was my first bike commute from the new...

Today was my first bike commute from the new apartment. 5 miles seems so short compared to my old 10 mile commute. Doesn't even feel like exercise! And bike lanes the whole way; what a luxury.
04-28-14, 08:18 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Today was my first commute from the new...

Today was my first commute from the new apartment. Pouring rain, so I didn't ride. My CTA commute time has dropped from about 1:10 each way to 35 minutes. Pretty happy about that.

Pretty excited...
04-25-14, 05:33 PM
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Posted By misskaz

(yesterday) I moved to my new apartment. it's...

(yesterday) I moved to my new apartment. it's tough to downsize from a 4bed house with a full garage and basement. i expected to be sad leaving the house today, but strangely i wasn't. maybe it's...
04-19-14, 03:51 PM
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Posted By misskaz

I can't be trusted to put things on my credit...

I can't be trusted to put things on my credit card, but my bank has an app that will send a push notification (or I can get a text message) every time a debit or credit hits my account (or however...
04-18-14, 08:03 PM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I sold that bike of my ex's! Yay. Also sold...

Today I sold that bike of my ex's! Yay. Also sold one window A/C unit, a nice folding/extension ladder, and a shop vac. Oh and earlier this week sold my old hybrid. Just need to sell a lawnmower and...
04-18-14, 07:22 AM
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Posted By misskaz

I think it's about a 53. Pics including measuring...

I think it's about a 53. Pics including measuring tape here (http://imgur.com/a/EMIBQ) if you're curious, but shipping isn't in the cards. I move Thursday and my goal is to get rid of it this...
04-17-14, 12:48 PM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I took pictures to hopefully sell my ex's...

Today I took pictures to hopefully sell my ex's janky SS conversion of a 90s era specialized allez sport. hoping the nice condition frame and like-new gatorskin tires mean i'll get a decent price for...
04-16-14, 12:56 PM
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Posted By misskaz

Clotheslines are endlessly entertaining, hence my...

Clotheslines are endlessly entertaining, hence my current obsession with WWE.
03-29-14, 01:36 PM
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Posted By misskaz

I was on the market for a LONG 9 months! I'm...

I was on the market for a LONG 9 months! I'm bringing a little money to the table, but not much (I'm not underwater, but not quite making enough to cover all the closing costs and realtor...
03-28-14, 01:00 PM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I finally, after WEEKS of ****ty and...

Today I finally, after WEEKS of ****ty and confusing back and forth negotiations, settled on terms with a dude to buy my house. Closing is in 2 weeks, possession until May 1, and now I have one month...
03-26-14, 02:52 PM
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Posted By misskaz

OP, I think you're worrying about it more than...

OP, I think you're worrying about it more than you need to. I'm 5'1" and my inseam is 28". I can ride a 46cm bike with a negative standover clearance just fine. Granted I don't have boy parts, but...
03-19-14, 08:18 AM
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Views: 5,289
Posted By misskaz

Slowing down so you're not hitting it at full...

Slowing down so you're not hitting it at full speed is an option. (I know, crazy, right?)
03-09-14, 10:29 AM
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Posted By misskaz

dang y'all are gutsy. i'm all wishy-washy about...

dang y'all are gutsy. i'm all wishy-washy about just extending my half-sleeve down to my wrist for fear of it being harder to cover up. so many women's cardigans (my coverup clothing item of choice)...
03-06-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
Posted By misskaz

i like being able to just pull up with my foot to...

i like being able to just pull up with my foot to reset the pedals to a good start position when i'm at a red light or whatever. doing the take foot off, hook under pedal thing is annoying to me....
02-28-14, 03:04 PM
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Posted By misskaz

LOL! I guess you're right about them not being...

LOL! I guess you're right about them not being professionals, more like hobbyists... I'm new to this brand of entertainment so wasn't sure what to call the, uh, minor leagues? :p Whatevs, it's fun...
02-28-14, 09:41 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Tonight I'm going to see some professional...

Tonight I'm going to see some professional wrestling (http://www.aawrestling.com/) and I'm so excited. Couldn't afford tickets to Monday's RAW here in Chicago so this is a good and much cheaper...
02-14-14, 08:41 AM
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Posted By misskaz

twss *rimshot*

twss

*rimshot*
02-06-14, 12:31 PM
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Posted By misskaz

I'm throwing a few $K of work into my house this...

I'm throwing a few $K of work into my house this week to hopefully help it sell this year (after many months on the market). Among other work, I just got a new toilet to replace a powder blue one and...
01-30-14, 08:48 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Is it weird that I'm so happy for and proud of...

Is it weird that I'm so happy for and proud of you guys? We've never even met! Kudos nonetheless. :)
01-21-14, 10:27 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Interesting how no one gives Harbaugh a hard time...

Interesting how no one gives Harbaugh a hard time about the many temper tantrums (http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/10300962/flem-file-jim-harbaugh-greatest-fits) he has on the...
01-21-14, 09:23 AM
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Posted By misskaz

I think Sherman is awesome and I don't understand...

I think Sherman is awesome and I don't understand people getting all upset about an entertainer being entertaining.
01-20-14, 07:23 PM
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Views: 854
Posted By misskaz

looks like the site is being a little slow for...

looks like the site is being a little slow for me. i get timeouts linking directly to the post but not to the main page. thanks for the heads up.
01-20-14, 12:20 PM
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Views: 854
Posted By misskaz

Not used to, still does. 650c not b....

Not used to, still does. 650c not b. http://www.wabicycles.com/classic_bike_spec_650C.html. (http://www.wabicycles.com/classic_bike_spec_650C.html)

Hope that this will be my next bike.
01-20-14, 12:08 PM
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Views: 854
Posted By misskaz

Mention worked :) I appreciate the mention but...

Mention worked :)
I appreciate the mention but I'm no expert and don't have the kind of money it takes to be buying and trying out tons of bikes. TejanoTrackie probably has tried more bikes than me....
01-15-14, 10:57 AM
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Posted By misskaz

also i JUST KNEW the minute i mentioned the temp...

also i JUST KNEW the minute i mentioned the temp scrod would be in here all smug and **** with his san diego weather report. ;)
01-15-14, 10:56 AM
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Posted By misskaz

word. i'm lucky that for me "weight gain" is at...

word. i'm lucky that for me "weight gain" is at most like 5 lbs (i actually don't weigh myself because bodies are for doing things not for being weighed and judged so that's just a guess.) it's...
01-15-14, 10:04 AM
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Posted By misskaz

rode my bike to work today for the first time in...

rode my bike to work today for the first time in a while. temp was in the high teens. i was worried about, well, everything but the ride was totally fine.

somehow a single ten mile bike ride...
01-13-14, 02:34 PM
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Posted By misskaz

I definitely wouldn't post a ridiculously huge...

I definitely wouldn't post a ridiculously huge image-heavy post on BFSSFG; I'd post it on my own damn blog. I guess I'm just used to other parts of the internet where self-promotion and shilling is...
01-13-14, 10:16 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I'm sad I missed that state bike review...

Today I'm sad I missed that state bike review thread before it got locked. I've been running a successful bike blog for over 2 years, throw events, my girls and I put tons of time into it and the...
01-10-14, 11:22 AM
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Posted By misskaz

saw the pic on the 'grams and shiiiiiit that is...

saw the pic on the 'grams and shiiiiiit that is gonna be a sweet piece. and it's your first? well done sir.
01-04-14, 06:39 PM
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Posted By misskaz

y'all are weird. luv u tho!

y'all are weird.

luv u tho!
12-17-13, 09:58 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Today I rode to work even though many streets...

Today I rode to work even though many streets haven't been plowed/salted. I wiped out just a few blocks from home, busting the container of soup I was intending to eat for lunch. It was in a ziplock...
12-10-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,268
Posted By misskaz

Yeah but I already own three bikes including one...

Yeah but I already own three bikes including one I need to sell and my house is on the market and I hopefully will be downsizing... Deal or no deal, I can NOT be adding more clutter to my house right...
12-09-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,268
Posted By misskaz

Damn you TejanoTrackie and your tempting ways. I...

Damn you TejanoTrackie and your tempting ways. I have no need for another bike, really. Right?
12-04-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,142
Posted By misskaz

Yep! You can do it with fingernails and as you...

Yep! You can do it with fingernails and as you can see in this vid, she twirls a toothpick to wrap up the extra paint before removing her finger from the water:...
11-26-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By misskaz

Well, there are two schools of thought in my...

Well, there are two schools of thought in my group of friends. I have a few friends who just wear their normal winter clothes and then have a nice warm puffy coat, hat, scarf and gloves. They are...
11-26-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By misskaz

Also if I may, my bike gang had a pretty good...

Also if I may, my bike gang had a pretty good writeup last year on winter bike gear and includes a bunch of tire recommendations: The Epic Tiny Fix Guide to #BikeWinter...
11-26-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By misskaz

Thanks for the mention, I wouldn't have seen this...

Thanks for the mention, I wouldn't have seen this :) ... Anyway, I don't ride the fixed gear much in the winter but I do ride my Bianchi Volpe (a touring/cyclocross bike) all winter in Chicago.
...
11-23-13, 03:56 PM
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Posted By misskaz

sounds like the same set they played here in...

sounds like the same set they played here in Chicago. i was rather farther away though.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/10915721335_2798aed867_c.jpg...
11-20-13, 09:11 AM
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Posted By misskaz

saw it on the grams and UGH it was nasty looking....

saw it on the grams and UGH it was nasty looking. heal up soon dude, you're one of my BF faves.

if it makes you feel any better, a friend of mine this week fell down some stairs and hit her head...
11-12-13, 10:04 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Today was the first day that could really be...

Today was the first day that could really be called winter biking for me. Temp will be at or below freezing all day. The lake was angry, with waves crashing up over the lake front path and completely...
11-07-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24,464
Views: 1,929,338
Posted By misskaz

Nope, they pulled out during the attorney...

Nope, they pulled out during the attorney review/inspection period so they get their earnest money back.

But feeling better about everything now, I can wait and maybe I'll get a better offer next...
11-06-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24,464
Views: 1,929,338
Posted By misskaz

Today is a rough day. Yesterday I went to court...

Today is a rough day. Yesterday I went to court to finalize my divorce (which is fine actually, needed to be done and was a relief to be over, but still emotional and stressful). Today, the buyers...
11-01-13, 07:44 AM
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Posted By misskaz

Same, but the problem here was rain. Definitely...

Same, but the problem here was rain. Definitely no hipsters (save me) in my neighborhood.
11-01-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By misskaz

I stopped but didn't even get off the bike to...

I stopped but didn't even get off the bike to take that pic. :D And are you sure going on the streets saves time? LFT vs streets for me adds 1.5 miles but because there are no stop lights it takes...
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