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09-23-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,912
Posted By treehugger

Writer David Sedaris has written in the past that...

Writer David Sedaris has written in the past that he doesn't drive, because he finds it to anxiety promoting. So maybe wealthy people unable to drive don't really count for this poll...but he has...
09-29-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 57,767
Posted By treehugger

There is the all-volunteer Sacramento Bicycle...

There is the all-volunteer Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen ( http://sacbikekitchen.org/ ) at 1915 I Street in Sacramento. It is a bike shop where you can get help (space, use of tools, help, some...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By treehugger

Bike-friendly is definately a qualitative...

Bike-friendly is definately a qualitative criteria. I guess I am often looking often for just more information than is usually available on standard maps: bikelanes, wide outside lanes, or wide...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By treehugger

Wouldn't Online Bike Maps Be Nice?

While helping to plan a peacewalk with bicycle support in a city we weren't normally residents in (http://www.nevadadesertexperience.org/programs/2007/peacewalkblog2007.htm ) using googlemaps, my...
04-17-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,315
Posted By treehugger

Statistics

Did you know that precisely 96% of statistics are made up on the spot? :)
A slightly more accurate statement might say:
Climate makes bicycling challenging for some or much of the year for many...
04-15-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,410
Posted By treehugger

I have ridden to synagogue before. Once I had a...

I have ridden to synagogue before. Once I had a wrap around skirt that I put on over my bike shorts when I got there. It wasn't very inconvenient. Othere times I just wore normal, respectalb-eish,...
Forum: Touring
04-12-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By treehugger

Touring Joshua Tree

I went to Joshua Tree, by car, with bike, sister, and sister's bike over winter holidays this year. Weather, park were beautiful. Everyone is right about the cars going pretty fast with no...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-06, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By treehugger

I don't understand the alternative. Would it be...

I don't understand the alternative. Would it be turning left without tripping the turn light? It seems like that is of dubious legality. I guess that is just because so often there is a sign...
Forum: Foo
02-27-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By treehugger

Bush crashed into Scotish Police Officer on bike

Couldn't figure out the best place to post this. I thought it was a parody at first, perhaps something about critical mass and anti-globalization protests, as it was at the g8 summit last July, but...
02-22-06, 11:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,936
Posted By treehugger

It has been interesting and surprising to me...

It has been interesting and surprising to me watching this thread decline a bit of name calling and such, in part because I really did not see the first post as a defense of cars. The vehement...
02-14-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,754
Posted By treehugger

It seems like there have been quite a few threads...

It seems like there have been quite a few threads in this forum where male posters complain about their love lives, blame it on their simple life styles, and the incredible shallowness of women. I...
02-06-06, 11:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,162
Posted By treehugger

They are not all real. I have worked at both a...

They are not all real. I have worked at both a local independantly owned store with fake cameras, and and at a big department store (for a minute and a half), a Sears. It had some cameras that were...
01-26-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By treehugger

LOL I would have to check the two car lite...

LOL
I would have to check the two car lite things as being closest, but I am tempted to check the making fun of hippies because it is the funniest. Darn treehuggers! I might come here because I...
01-19-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,420
Posted By treehugger

When I was doing a late night bike commute, I got...

When I was doing a late night bike commute, I got a pepper spray marketed for joggers with velcro to go over your knuckles. I velcroed it on my handlebars, and it stayed fine. I could (in theory)...
01-18-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,462
Posted By treehugger

Even without the monetary aspects of vehicles,...

Even without the monetary aspects of vehicles, (insurance, repairs, parking, etc) a lot of times the question of what choices encourage more of the choices you want to make. If one of your goals to...
01-16-06, 12:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,145
Posted By treehugger

I remember that story too. I believe the young...

I remember that story too. I believe the young men in question were on their year away from the community before they become full fledged members, get married, etc, or, I suppose, leave. My...
01-15-06, 11:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,299
Posted By treehugger

16, which I suspect isn't too inaccurate. Could...

16, which I suspect isn't too inaccurate. Could definately do better. I do not think having a garden should reduce points though, even if it is not rainwater fed. It is not as if the food I buy at...
11-06-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By treehugger

I have a reuasable grocery bag that I purchased...

I have a reuasable grocery bag that I purchased at my local natural food coop. It is strong but super lightweight, and it folds into its own little pouch that I can attach to my keychain. I can...
11-04-05, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By treehugger

That's nice there is a happy place for...

That's nice there is a happy place for bicyclists, but it was the ****/Holland connection that confused me, not the Holland/bicycle association. A quick google search, and I now know there are many...
11-02-05, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By treehugger

Huh?

Huh?
11-01-05, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By treehugger

Ohh, but a playful affectionate mock, though. ...

Ohh, but a playful affectionate mock, though. And no more than she is making a mockery of lesbians. Or leftists. Or people. It is a comic strip, after all. All of the strips deal with characters...
11-01-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By treehugger

****s to Watch Out For

There has been a whole subplot in the ****s to Watch Our For strip lately of going car-free, which incidentally, has caused domestic discord. I took a quiz which said I was most like Stuart, (who...
Forum: Introductions
11-01-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By treehugger

Hey, bike****/Rhonda, you are by my neck of the...

Hey, bike****/Rhonda, you are by my neck of the redwoods! I live by the Humboldt Bay, although maybe you are more in the Crescent City area? I only got a hybrid this summer, and it has quickly...
Forum: Touring
10-24-05, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By treehugger

If rain=miserable for you, than don't do it. If...

If rain=miserable for you, than don't do it. If rain can be embraced/tolerated, enjoy this georgous area and your bike ride. My two sisters rode from Humboldt Bay area to San Francisco last...
10-16-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By treehugger

Not to be too much of downer, but...Grist.org's...

Not to be too much of downer, but...Grist.org's environmental advice column, Ask Umbra, has no less than 3 columns devoted to the subject of plastic bottles, and talks about nalgene's in particular. ...
09-21-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,712
Posted By treehugger

Don't have a dog, but I thought it was funny...

Don't have a dog, but I thought it was funny today I read an article address this very issue. I was actually not super convinced of its workability, but good luck!
newsletter downloadable here--->...
09-21-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By treehugger

For what it is worth, this is what is going on in...

For what it is worth, this is what is going on in my area, focused around the university, sponsored by the alternative transportatin club there.
http://www.humboldt.edu/~alttrans/car_free_day/
They...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By treehugger

I was securing my purse on top of my rack with a...

I was securing my purse on top of my rack with a bungee, as i really like having wieghtless shoulders, even if the bag is really light. I haven't used a purse since school started, as I generally...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-05, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,301
Posted By treehugger

Yes, I have considered doing a self defense...

Yes, I have considered doing a self defense course, and determined it is a very good idea, on top of lots of other things I would like to do with my time. I went a new way last night, the non...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-05, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,301
Posted By treehugger

I live in a more human filled area than...

I live in a more human filled area than Laytonville, far more people than bears or cougars. I live and go to school in Arcata, a small college town I would not hesitate to ride around in. I work in...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,301
Posted By treehugger

I just got back from the first late night...

I just got back from the first late night commute! The funny thing one, my boss was there covering for the person who usually works the shift before me. I could have come in earlier and avoided the...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,301
Posted By treehugger

Late night commuting

I started bike commuting to work (about 7 miles) this summer (with much help from reading this forum) and have been absolutely loving it. The school year has started up and my schedule changed. I am...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,093
Posted By treehugger

A possibly useful exercise of role playing: What...

A possibly useful exercise of role playing: What would your reaction be if a strange, physically strong (which you mentioned you were) man shouts "Hottie!" at you while speeding up behind you? You...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-05, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By treehugger

They probably didn't know what you were planning...

They probably didn't know what you were planning on doing, putting the feet down sounds like a clear signal. I always take the right of way when people wave me on whether I am walking, bicycling or...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,185
Posted By treehugger

Sucks about your bike :( For...

Sucks about your bike :(

For non-homeowners, does any know if renter's insurance can cover stuff, such as bicycles and laptops, stolen from somewhere other than your home? Have others done...
Forum: Introductions
08-11-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By treehugger

Hello from NorCal

Hi, all. I got a Specialized Syrrus this summer as a gift from my glorious family, and I've been exibiting all the zeal of the newly converted. My favored pastime is now bicycling, and I get mad...
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