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03-26-13, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Youaintgotjack

If they are shameless consumers they do it far...

If they are shameless consumers they do it far more locally than their US counterparts, other than that I wouldn't know. I've only been here a month, but I would assume like everywhere else in the...
03-25-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 120,699
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Well I've seen it done with success (even in...

Well I've seen it done with success (even in America), personal choice. Just have to be aware and use some common sense as to where you ride.
03-25-13, 11:45 AM
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Views: 405,393
Posted By Youaintgotjack

these are the bikes we had before the x frame and...

these are the bikes we had before the x frame and Batavus- a Yuba Mundo and Boda Boda...they both now live in and near London with new families.
03-25-13, 11:36 AM
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Views: 405,393
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Yes, this one is a BSP made in Holland. You don't...

Yes, this one is a BSP made in Holland. You don't see that many of them as you'd think, my husband loves it.
Forum: Europe
03-25-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Youaintgotjack

Flying With Bikes- My incredibly inexpensive experience with Iceland Air

Just wanted to share my experience flying with Icelandair from Seattle, WA to London, England. It cost us less than $60 for 2 bikes- both of which were in huge boxes. Both were cargo bikes, so...
Forum: Europe
03-25-13, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Youaintgotjack

If you still need a place we have a storage spot...

If you still need a place we have a storage spot you can use for a few weeks, no issue. We're about 20 mins south of Amsterdam by train.
03-25-13, 04:56 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 23,165
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Right, well I have only glanced at the...

Right, well I have only glanced at the conversation above...a bit dodgy getting in the midst of this! :)
I do have some opinion I shared in a few recent posts, that I thought I'd share here. I...
03-25-13, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,404
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Yes, attach the seat to the bike, it won't be a...

Yes, attach the seat to the bike, it won't be a problem, but you shouldn't need to drill anywhere. Look for online videos on youtube for a tutorial to give you some visual idea, its easy to do...
03-25-13, 04:08 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 120,699
Posted By Youaintgotjack

306717306718306719 Our current rides.

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Our current rides.
03-25-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 120,699
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I've seen lots of cyclists enjoy cycling with...

I've seen lots of cyclists enjoy cycling with their child in a carseat in a trailer in a manner to reduce chances of risk. Here in other parts of the world people cycle with much younger children...
03-25-13, 04:00 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 232,034
Posted By Youaintgotjack

306716Should I re-introduce myself on account of...

306716Should I re-introduce myself on account of the fact that its been ages since I've logged on and I have since moved? I haven't driven a car since 2011, my husband hasn't driven since a car since...
03-25-13, 03:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,645
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I just moved to Amsterdam and have been writing...

I just moved to Amsterdam and have been writing about my experiences on my blog- its been amazing so far. I am 100% in awe of this culture that is so simplistic and advanced all at once.
03-25-13, 03:49 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 405,393
Posted By Youaintgotjack

My new (to me) Batavus personal Delivery Bike

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Recently moved to the Netherlands and got two new (to us) bikes for me and my husband. I really love the batavus- it's compact, strong, holds a ton of stuff and should just keep going...
07-05-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Congrats, very cool!

Congrats, very cool!
07-04-12, 09:06 AM
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Views: 614
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I had a friend do that and it worked great,...

I had a friend do that and it worked great, obviously you still have to choose smooth road surfaces, but it worked for her. I'd do it if necessary.
07-03-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Aww thanks TDC! ;)

Aww thanks TDC! ;)
07-03-12, 12:13 PM
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Views: 654
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Finally made the video of my DIY Kid's Bike Seat Weher Protector

http://youtu.be/TzRWvL7gq6U

259580259581 Sorry about typo in heading! ;)

There's also a whole bunch of pics on my blog on the written tutorial : ...
07-03-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I will certainly do a review and a comparison to...

I will certainly do a review and a comparison to my Mundo, but I'm not a very technical person, I just know what I personally like/don't like. My current saddle is one of those huge oversized gel...
06-29-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By Youaintgotjack

lol well it will feel like a feather compared to...

lol well it will feel like a feather compared to my bikes 55lb! I think a lot of those cruiser/townie type bikes weigh round 25-30lb? Like the classic dutch bikes- they look heavy- but either way...
06-29-12, 12:01 PM
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Views: 1,598
Posted By Youaintgotjack

cool pic

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06-29-12, 11:43 AM
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Views: 1,598
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Did you peeps see the new website, it has the...

Did you peeps see the new website, it has the specs too, and some of the accessories listed . I'm totally in love with this bike and was really, really lucky- I won one! (WOW- still haven't...
05-03-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Youaintgotjack

exactly! Ive decided we'll just rent bikes when...

exactly! Ive decided we'll just rent bikes when we travel, easier.
05-03-12, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,481
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thanks Dude.

Thanks Dude.
04-20-12, 10:09 AM
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Views: 120,699
Posted By Youaintgotjack

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74043393@N03/69078057...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74043393@N03/6907805786/in/set-72157629760940181/http://www.flickr.com/photos/74043393@N03/7053896993/in/set-72157629760940181/Can't get pictures to load for some reason-...
04-16-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,709
Posted By Youaintgotjack

245308 We went to Home Depot on Sat, then hosted...

245308 We went to Home Depot on Sat, then hosted a family ride event on Sun. Ive been riding everyday in April- loving it...can't remember why I ever stopped riding.
04-14-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,709
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thanks Bill! Its a lovely day today, waiting for...

Thanks Bill! Its a lovely day today, waiting for breakfast to settle and then we're going for a family ride.Cheers!
04-12-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,709
Posted By Youaintgotjack

My son and I have been taking part in the 30 days...

My son and I have been taking part in the 30 days of biking- its really helped me personally to get out more. We've been going all over the place and really having some amazing weather to boot. I...
03-30-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Taking your cargo bike by train

Hello friends-

A few months ago I wanted to take my bike to Portland, checked out tickets on Amtrak and read that my bike was over the weight limit. Apparently I'm not the only person who has...
03-28-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I bet that is what it is, I just find it easier...

I bet that is what it is, I just find it easier to go further too when I ride with my husband- we get chatting and it's fun and we just go wherever we go...when I'm on my own its much more intense...
03-27-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Yep- no doctor checkup...I wouldn't have cared...

Yep- no doctor checkup...I wouldn't have cared generally- but I'm doing it to get healthier- not to kill myself haha! And the chest pounding scares me sometimes.

I think you are right about...
03-27-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thank you for your comments! I appreciate it!

Thank you for your comments! I appreciate it!
03-27-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thanks for your comments! I m going to get the...

Thanks for your comments! I m going to get the bike fitted better after hearing so many people say the same thing! Cheers!!
03-27-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I do agree with you wholeheartedly- BUT that...

I do agree with you wholeheartedly-
BUT that being said- my lack of health insurance scares me! If I damage my knees I'm SOL and when they make funny noises and things move around I do get...
03-26-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Peter- thanks I shall check the computer first...

Peter- thanks I shall check the computer first but check it until I feel like I know how it feels.
03-26-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thank you! I shall check the computer and if not...

Thank you! I shall check the computer and if not get husband to time me!
03-26-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Yes, dcrowell- I did take a flying leap into...

Yes, dcrowell- I did take a flying leap into this! I have been taking it easy- but yesterday I think it was a short stretch on grass that killed my knees. Thank you for the encouragement!
03-26-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I think you may be onto something with crank...

I think you may be onto something with crank size, they do seem long to me! My seat is right at the distance you describe with my heels. Thank you!
03-26-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

How does one know they are at about 70 RPM? I...

How does one know they are at about 70 RPM? I have a computer Im going to install- will that tell me?
03-26-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Peter C- people like you are the whole reason why...

Peter C- people like you are the whole reason why I firmly believe this can be done. THANK YOU!!!! I'm slowly working my way through your 'saga' thread- congrats on all your hard work. I look...
03-26-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Hello- thank you for your reply! I agree 100%...

Hello- thank you for your reply! I agree 100% with everything you have said! I really needed to refocus on these points, I'm going to take a few days off and then start with shorter rides for the...
03-26-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

WOW you are an inspiration! I took a look at your...

WOW you are an inspiration! I took a look at your blog and will be following a long- thank you for taking the time to address my questions!
03-26-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I have decided to go for a walk today- I think...

I have decided to go for a walk today- I think that is a great idea! Thank you!
03-26-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thanks for your advice! I do agree in regards to...

Thanks for your advice! I do agree in regards to the pledge that they can be a bad idea- but in this situation I'm keeping in mind two things- 1) I can go to the end of the block and back if...
03-26-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

We have to take my husbands bike in soon for an...

We have to take my husbands bike in soon for an adjustment so I will have them help me with my bike. I think I need to adjust my handlebars too. Thank you!
03-26-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thank you Rona for the encouragement! I will...

Thank you Rona for the encouragement! I will readdress the seat issue again just in case I haven't gotten it right.
03-26-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Your response made me laugh- "Holy buckets, 100...

Your response made me laugh- "Holy buckets, 100 lb of bike is an awful burden" lol It's true, it is a lot of weight and I think I'm so used to stubbornly fighting my way to get what I want that I...
03-26-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Thank you everyone that took the time to respond...

Thank you everyone that took the time to respond to my post! I will try to respond individually as the day progresses-my son is being a little pest right now and my concentration wanes. I decided...
03-25-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Argh my knees hurt and I'm the slowest thing on wheels....

Hi fellow cyclists!

If you've had a rough day and if you don't want to be depressed by the likes of me then I warn you now to click the "back" button:notamused:. The truth is I'm feeling a...
03-25-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,709
Posted By Youaintgotjack

Went on a family ride on the nicest day of the...

Went on a family ride on the nicest day of the year so far.

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03-25-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,575
Posted By Youaintgotjack

I let my son wear his around the house and help...

I let my son wear his around the house and help him associate it with fun things. We also do the "unless you do this" you are not getting "that" routine- which works.
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