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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-07, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Teresa

Thanks, guys! I have considered leaving a...

Thanks, guys!

I have considered leaving a bike in MD. But I also visit my parents in AL, and my sister in VA, etc. And I may still go that route with multiple bikes if I have to, but I just love...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Teresa

Flying with a folder

Hi everyone!

I'll be buying a folding bike soon. I think I want a Bike Friday NWT, but before I actually take the plunge, I thought I'd ask some advice from everyone here.

Background - I lived...
03-31-03, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Teresa

Either day is fine with me. Lately I don't care...

Either day is fine with me. Lately I don't care what day it is, I'm more interested in whether it is going to rain or not. No comment on the nasty weather on Sunday.

Here in Annapolis I ride...
03-28-03, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Teresa

I would meet up for a ride! Any excuse to get...

I would meet up for a ride! Any excuse to get out now that it is getting nice. :)
Forum: Commuting
03-18-03, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

What a great morning! I really enjoyed riding in...

What a great morning! I really enjoyed riding in today (the goofy smile on my face probably amused the motorists). When I got to work, I met a guy who was riding the exact same bike I ride, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-03, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Today a co-worker dubbed me the toughest person...

Today a co-worker dubbed me the toughest person in the office. He saw my bike downstairs and realized I had commuted today. I wasn't that tough, though, as the windchill was 22 degrees F, and I've...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-03, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

My first commute in weeks went very well. With...

My first commute in weeks went very well. With the holidays and ice and other commitments, I haven't been able to bike before now. It's driving me crazy because I bought a new bike right after...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-02, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

One of the greatest things about cycling in the...

One of the greatest things about cycling in the winter is that I can laugh at my iced-over car when I leave in the morning.

Now that most of the snow has melted around here , I've commuted every...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-02, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Teresa

Hey! I live in Maryland now, and didn't bike...

Hey!

I live in Maryland now, and didn't bike when I lived in NOVA, but I do have some advice. Go find a copy of the Washington Area Bicycle Atlas. A good bike shop should have it or be able to...
Forum: Touring
12-12-02, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,679
Posted By Teresa

Alright! I've been convinced. I'm buying a Trek...

Alright! I've been convinced. I'm buying a Trek 520 this weekend (ordering it, actually). I'd like to try it out before I buy, but the bike shops don't have it in stock.

One more question,...
Forum: Touring
12-10-02, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,679
Posted By Teresa

Thanks for all your advice! My concerns...

Thanks for all your advice!

My concerns about upgrading my Schwinn include the fact that the frame is getting rusty, and that it will not accomodate wider tires. As a light tourer it would be...
Forum: Touring
12-09-02, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,679
Posted By Teresa

Best bike for touring

Hey!

I'm know this question has been asked before by many, but I still need advice.

I'm interested in buying myself a touring bike for Christmas. I was originally looking towards the Trek 520,...
12-05-02, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Teresa

I skipped biking in favor of walking. I didn't...

I skipped biking in favor of walking. I didn't feel like denting up my car for the 2.5 miles to work, so I walked through downtown Annapolis. It was nice, except for the uncleared sidewalks. Now...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-02, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Teresa

Actually, my friend is in Blacksburg, VA. Which...

Actually, my friend is in Blacksburg, VA. Which means more cold, more wind, and more hills than Annapolis. If I hadn't started last January, she wouldn't have thought she could start now.

She...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-02, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Teresa

Another commuter!

My best friend called me last night to tell me that she has been inspired by me and is planning to start commuting by bicycle to work! We see each other once a year, and apparently our recent visit...
11-18-02, 08:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,401
Posted By Teresa

Bike touring stuff! Now that I've been biking...

Bike touring stuff! Now that I've been biking consistently for a year or so, I'd like to try bicycle touring next spring. I'd like a new bike from Santa, but I think I'm going to have to lay out...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-02, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Ugh! I drove today due to the rain in Annapolis....

Ugh! I drove today due to the rain in Annapolis. I'm afraid of slipping on the drawbridge to downtown in rain. Unfortunately, I would have been better off riding or even walking!

The rumor...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-02, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Woohoo! Back on the bike after I picked it up...

Woohoo! Back on the bike after I picked it up from the shop yesterday. Riding in today was amazing. My gears were shifting beautifully. Normally, since I adjust them, they function, but not that...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-02, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Terrible! My bike broke this weekend. It is...

Terrible!

My bike broke this weekend. It is in my car now, awaiting a lunchtime trip to the lbs. The freewheel is now permanently stuck on the back wheel, so that the pedals move when the bike...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-02, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

I rode to work today knowing that I would...

I rode to work today knowing that I would probably have to deliver some documents during the day. Considering that the company Corolla is out of commission, and considering most of the admin staff...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-02, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Very nice ride in this morning. A car tried to...

Very nice ride in this morning. A car tried to get around me at the last possible second and ended up in the wrong lane. I only wished their window was open when I passed because I wanted to call...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-02, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Beautiful! I woke up early and therefore had...

Beautiful!

I woke up early and therefore had no traffic to contend with at all.

My boyfriend is looking into commuting for the first time tomorrow morning. I hope he does it! Soon he'll be in...
09-04-02, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Teresa

Since I started biking, I have become very...

Since I started biking, I have become very impressed with my legs. They may not be perfect, but they have never looked the way they do now. I enjoy pointing them out to my family. And I really...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-02, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Woohoo! It's raining today. After reading so...

Woohoo! It's raining today. After reading so much about how fun it is to ride in the rain, I've been wanting to try it. Unfortunately, with the drought in Maryland, I haven't had the opportunity....
Forum: Commuting
08-23-02, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

To follow up on my whining in the previous...

To follow up on my whining in the previous post.... I just realized that I have commuted FIVE days this week. I've never done that before. And due to other circumstances, I have also not used my...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-02, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

My commute this morning went well enough. ...

My commute this morning went well enough. However, just before I left I realized that my bike bag was unzipped and my Alien tool (my swiss-army bike tool) had fallen out at some point yesterday. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-02, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Since they closed the pool for three weeks, I'm...

Since they closed the pool for three weeks, I'm taking a very long ride after work. My regular 5mi roundtrip commute just isn't enough exercise. Actually, since they closed the pool, I may go...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-02, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Great commute! I started out slowly and meant to...

Great commute! I started out slowly and meant to continue going slow, but biking on the road seems to force you to work harder...

Case in point - Today at a three way intersection I tried to...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-02, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By Teresa

Yeah, living in Annapolis I've really been...

Yeah, living in Annapolis I've really been feeling the weather. I didn't commute on Tuesday because my asthma was killing me on Monday when I was swimming after work. I felt incredibly bad driving...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-02, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

PaulH, you rock! I'm afraid to DRIVE in DC, and...

PaulH, you rock! I'm afraid to DRIVE in DC, and would be terrified to bike. I'm much happier in Annapolis.

My commute was lovely, as usual. Lately I have had to drive, and am thrilled that...
06-14-02, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Teresa

Well, after fixing everything I could think of, I...

Well, after fixing everything I could think of, I took the bike to a bike shop to have it "diagnosed". I'm very new at this, so I overlooked the fact that my spokes were loose on my rear tire. It...
05-28-02, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Teresa

I knew you guys would come up with something.... ...

I knew you guys would come up with something.... :)

I have a Schwinn Traveler, if that means anything to anyone. Though it's hard to tell where the creak comes from while commuting (I'm paying...
05-24-02, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Teresa

The bike is a late 80s model Schwinn, so I assume...

The bike is a late 80s model Schwinn, so I assume it's in good shape (at least it started out that way 15+ years ago). I know the hubs have grease in them. The rear wheel probably does need to be...
05-24-02, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Teresa

Creaking bike

Fellow BF members, I need your help.

I recently took a bike maintenance class and learned about all sorts of wonderful things I could do to fix up my ancient road bike. I overhauled the wheels,...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-02, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

This morning was great, and almost made up for...

This morning was great, and almost made up for Wednesday's commute.

My commute takes me by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, and they are having graduation week ALL week (we had Blue Angels flying...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-02, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Teresa

I just moved a month ago, and have several times...

I just moved a month ago, and have several times seen a little old lady riding around my new town. She's got an old-style bike, probably a fixed gear, and she rides in a 50's style outfit, complete...
05-13-02, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By Teresa

I saw this infomercial the other day. I had fun...

I saw this infomercial the other day. I had fun ranting at it and telling it how silly it was.

They kept repeating foolish statements about how DIFFICULT it is to shift, and how it takes the...
05-10-02, 02:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,380
Posted By Teresa

Amir, Your post made me laugh. I have to...

Amir,

Your post made me laugh. I have to remember sometimes that picking on just one thing doesn't explain WHY I think doing that thing is wrong.

SUVs aren't the real root of all evil, but...
05-10-02, 12:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,380
Posted By Teresa

Stor Mand, People aren't paying the true...

Stor Mand,

People aren't paying the true costs of their cars. Yes, we pay for gas, insurance, etc., but the truth is that roads and the like are subsidized by the American government. We don't...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-02, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

As this is my first week commuting, I keep...

As this is my first week commuting, I keep learning and enjoying new things each day. This morning I wasn't paying attention to pedestrians until I realized they were in the crosswalk I was heading...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-02, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Teresa

I ride a late 80s model Schwinn. Initially the...

I ride a late 80s model Schwinn. Initially the plan was to make sure I'd ride it before laying down money for a new one. But I had so much fun buying accessories and clothes and paying for a...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-02, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Teresa

Honda has come out with a hybrid Civic now. I...

Honda has come out with a hybrid Civic now. I was very excited to see them on a truck this weekend. As much as I enjoy biking, I do need a car occasionally, and when my old one dies I plan to get a...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-02, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,027
Posted By Teresa

Fantastic! Today was my first commute ever. It...

Fantastic! Today was my first commute ever. It was a short 2.5 miles, and I got to work in 12 minutes instead of driving 15-20 minutes. Last week was my first week commuting from my new apartment,...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-02, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Teresa

Car insurance?

I just started a new job and will be moving within a month to the new town. I'll be living within 3 miles of my job, and plan to commute by bike, with the bus as backup for nasty days as necessary. ...
02-27-02, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By Teresa

<whining> TODAY is too cold! It's 21...

<whining>

TODAY is too cold! It's 21 degrees F with the windchill, and though I really want to go out, I know that I don't have the right cold weather gear to do so. It's been so nice with temps...
02-27-02, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Teresa

There is a drug (can't remember it's name) that...

There is a drug (can't remember it's name) that claims you can lose weight when you take it. It then lists horrible side effects, like uncontrolled bowel movements. Especially if you eat too much...
02-21-02, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By Teresa

The best advice I ever heard was that if you...

The best advice I ever heard was that if you can't pay a car off in two years, you can't afford it. I assume that means take the highest payment you can afford, multiply that by 24 months, and there...
01-28-02, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Teresa

It's 65 here in Baltimore. I just got back from...

It's 65 here in Baltimore. I just got back from a ride and feel sorry for all my co-workers who probably won't get outside until it's time to go home. It is so beautiful outside!!!

If it would...
01-10-02, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Teresa

Okay, one last question... Is there any way...

Okay, one last question...

Is there any way to recycle old tires or tubes? I asked the bike shop and they said they just throw them out. I'd be willing to take my old tires somewhere, but the...
01-10-02, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Teresa

Thanks, everyone! I ended up going to the...

Thanks, everyone!

I ended up going to the bike shop anyway last night and I bought a tire (it's supposed to be over 50 degrees F today and I really wanted to ride). I figured I would eventually...
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