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Forum: Commuting
02-07-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By nostalgic

My path to work has a mountain range in the...

My path to work has a mountain range in the middle of it. There's no way around it, so I have to take the bus on the interstate.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By nostalgic

Electric bicycles on bus bike racks

Is an electric bicycle too heavy for a bus bike rack?
08-10-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,531
Posted By nostalgic

Thank you.

Thank you.
08-10-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,531
Posted By nostalgic

Yep. I look in their direction and make eye...

Yep. I look in their direction and make eye contact because a lot of times they are fidgeting with stuff in their car and not paying close attention.
08-08-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,531
Posted By nostalgic

Walking my bicycle across the street when...

A driver who was turning left honked and pressed on the gas while I had the walk signal.
I was already over halfway across the street, and the driver acted as if s/he wanted to tap me with their...
08-08-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,811
Posted By nostalgic

I do enjoy being on a bike! I want to learn more...

I do enjoy being on a bike! I want to learn more trails in my city and time myself on those trails.
08-08-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 41,196
Posted By nostalgic

I wish there was a like button on these forums!!!...

I wish there was a like button on these forums!!!


I'm in the USA, and I cannot tell you how non-thinking people can become upon seeing someone riding a bicycle, especially if it is not for...
07-20-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By nostalgic

Looking to buy my first electric bicycle.

Hi everyone!

It's been a long while since I've posted, and I'm back.

I'm looking into buying a (preferably foldable) electric bicycle, something that's fairly small, almost like the size of a...
06-17-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By nostalgic

bovine and Ekdog: you guys are hilarious!

bovine and Ekdog: you guys are hilarious!
05-25-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 155,751
Posted By nostalgic

I rode to my singing instructor's house and back,...

I rode to my singing instructor's house and back, which was about 16 miles each way. I discovered alternate paths, and I'm loving the trail I found. It's so nice to ride away from the din of motors....
05-23-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 155,751
Posted By nostalgic

I rode my bicycle about 18 miles roundtrip toward...

I rode my bicycle about 18 miles roundtrip toward my singing instructor's house and back home. I discovered some well-paved trails too. My leg muscles are getting used to the hills, and I'm not...
05-17-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By nostalgic

Today I explored the terrain on my bicycle. I...

Today I explored the terrain on my bicycle. I went out riding four times. I fitted my bicycle with a basket, bell, lights, and locks. Then I tested the bus system, placed my bike on a bus, and went...
05-16-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By nostalgic

Update: I sold the car for $800! And literally 5...

Update: I sold the car for $800! And literally 5 minutes after I sold the car, I was approved for an apartment that is just a 10 minute walk from my job!

:D
05-16-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By nostalgic

At best, I'd think $900 primarily because it was...

At best, I'd think $900 primarily because it was in an accident a year ago. At quick sales, the offers are extremely low anyway.
05-15-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By nostalgic

Planning to sell my car

Ever had an experience that prompted you to drastically change your life? I did on my way home from work. I was driving in the right lane and going 5 to 10 miles over the speed limit. On these roads...
05-15-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,603
Posted By nostalgic

The thought actually crossed my mind today about...

The thought actually crossed my mind today about what a car-ban would look and feel like. :)
05-03-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By nostalgic

When I lived in Houston, TX, a guy bought...

When I lived in Houston, TX, a guy bought property that had an old parking lot, put raised beds on it, and created a fruit and vegetable garden.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,113
Posted By nostalgic

Female bike commuter here! More female...

Female bike commuter here!

More female members do need to contribute to the forums in my view. Their lack of presence may be due to hesitancy about engaging in conversations that appear technical....
03-08-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,477
Posted By nostalgic

Make sure your tires have thorn-resistant tubes...

Make sure your tires have thorn-resistant tubes with sealer. That way, if you happen to ride over glass, you will still have a working bike.
03-08-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,477
Posted By nostalgic

I could not agree more. :)

I could not agree more. :)
02-20-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 155,751
Posted By nostalgic

Today I walked my bike to the bike shop, which is...

Today I walked my bike to the bike shop, which is about 5 miles away. I got my tires retubed and sealed, and now I'm in business! :)
02-15-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By nostalgic

Thanks for bringing this up. The sidewalks I have...

Thanks for bringing this up. The sidewalks I have been riding on are not crowded at all. There are apartment complexes and businesses nearby. The houses do not face the main road, so there is no way...
02-14-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By nostalgic

Update: I took an alternate route to work...

Update: I took an alternate route to work yesterday on side streets, and I discovered a bike path behind a neighbourhood that I have been passing all this time! My commute was quiet and smooth for...
02-12-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By nostalgic

Well I'll have to relocate to a more bicycle...

Well I'll have to relocate to a more bicycle friendly place. I refuse to drive my car again.
02-12-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By nostalgic

Yes. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I head to work in...

Yes. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I head to work in heavy traffic. There is also a canal that separates my origin from my destination, and the side streets get cut off by that. When I have time, I will...
02-12-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By nostalgic

Sidewalk riding inevitable

A long while back, I made a post about the legalities of riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, and found what is true about my area. It is not declared illegal, but it is not encouraged.

My new work...
02-11-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,869
Posted By nostalgic

Definitely a cruiser. I can power those better...

Definitely a cruiser. I can power those better than any MTB.
02-11-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

After work, my coworker offered to put my bike in...

After work, my coworker offered to put my bike in the back of his SUV and take me home, but I turned that offer down, and rode my bike home. It took 45 minutes.

I felt incredibly safe. The funny...
02-10-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

And to me, a lack of reliable transportation...

And to me, a lack of reliable transportation could very well be a car that overheats on the way to work, or has a tire blow out, or is in an accident, etc.

By the way, I have made it to work. I...
02-10-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

Update: I did a bike trek this morning to the...

Update: I did a bike trek this morning to the area near my job. I was on my mountain bike, which was actually more stressing than my cruiser. With my cruiser it will take me a little over an hour to...
02-09-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

Not a bad idea! I have not commuted there...

Not a bad idea!

I have not commuted there by bike before. However, I used to commute by bike to the university, and that commute involved riding through a canal on a single speed bike. It took...
02-09-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

In my job interview, she wanted to make sure I...

In my job interview, she wanted to make sure I had a car. She has not explicitly said that a bicycle is an unreliable mode of transportation. It's the car culture that I'm dealing with, the idea that...
02-09-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

I am 31 and 5'3". I would feel so much better if...

I am 31 and 5'3". I would feel so much better if I rode my bicycle everywhere. To me, that is freedom.

This morning as I was getting ready to leave the house in my car, something malfunctioned....
02-09-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By nostalgic

Carfree females

There is an ingrained notion (at least in my area) that a female, especially a young single female, dare not live without a car because of safety reasons.

I have been wanting to go carfree and...
04-01-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,604
Posted By nostalgic

I decided not to apply. The site further seeks to...

I decided not to apply. The site further seeks to investigate my motor vehicle record.
04-01-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,604
Posted By nostalgic

Nice, haha, but I don't think parents will...

Nice, haha, but I don't think parents will approve of that.

I want to click "yes" for the transportation question. If I do, and they find out that it's a bicycle, then there goes my credibility.
04-01-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,604
Posted By nostalgic

I am currently a preschool teacher. I am thinking...

I am currently a preschool teacher. I am thinking about signing up on a sitter website so that I can work as a nanny and pet sitter. I know full well that I can ride my bicycle to people's homes, but...
04-01-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,604
Posted By nostalgic

Job-seeking and Having One's Own Transportation

When I read the question on job applications that says "Do you have your own transportation?", I know they are not asking, "Do you have your own bicycle?"

Sigh.

How do those of you that are...
04-01-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,018
Posted By nostalgic

I don't know how it is in Spain, but in the USA,...

I don't know how it is in Spain, but in the USA, the car culture is insane. Most people are not intelligent enough to appreciate different lifestyle choices. It's tricky. I don't care what most...
03-31-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,018
Posted By nostalgic

I sold my car three years ago. Though there have...

I sold my car three years ago. Though there have been times when I felt like I'd have to just surrender to the car culture, I have not. Whenever I think like that, it's always because I want the...
02-21-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By nostalgic

I have learned my lesson!

I take the university shuttle to work, which is very convenient.

This past Monday, I did my usual work routine. I live about an hour away from work. I am scheduled to open on Monday mornings at...
02-06-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,461
Posted By nostalgic

AOWA Electric Bicycle with no warranty?

I am thinking about purchasing an AOWA electric bicycle. It's a 72v, 20 amp (70 mile range). The cost is $1050.00 plus tax. I have test-driven the bikes at this company before. On the lot, they are...
10-16-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By nostalgic

None, really. I have heard that bikes with...

None, really. I have heard that bikes with aluminum frames tend to wear faster than those with steel frames.
10-15-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By nostalgic

I'm looking for a cruiser that will last for a...

I'm looking for a cruiser that will last for a very very long time. The weight of the bicycle is not an issue for me. Do you have any suggestions?

@Mobile 155: I love your signature!
10-14-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By nostalgic

Now I know that I'm a cyclist.

It's been a while since I've posted on the forums!

Yesterday I took a motorcycle course, thinking that I wanted to buy a scooter and get back into the world of gas-powered vehicles. Through that...
09-22-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By nostalgic

Maybe not, but it's no big deal now because my...

Maybe not, but it's no big deal now because my supervisor has stated that she wants me to stick around. :D
09-22-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By nostalgic

Of course not, but if you're late because of a...

Of course not, but if you're late because of a bus that broke down, you get less sympathy than if you're late because your car broke down.
09-22-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By nostalgic

I find this very funny!

I take the bus to work. I will soon (hopefully) be riding my bike to work. I usually get to work at least 15 minutes early due to the bus schedule, and that gives me time for more preparation and to...
07-09-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,129
Posted By nostalgic

I need to be able to use the main roads and the...

I need to be able to use the main roads and the neighborhood streets, not just the sidewalk. I won't be using the highways. If I buy an electric bike, that will limit me for sure. I had a car in the...
07-08-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,129
Posted By nostalgic

I'm thinking about buying a motor scooter.

What would you say are the pros and cons of motor scooters? Is it necessary to take a motorcycle riding course before buying a motor scooter?

I appreciate your input. :)
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