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02-10-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By super-douper

There are no car-share outfits in San Jose. ...

There are no car-share outfits in San Jose.

I'm car-lite (1 car family), I bike or bike+train or bus+train or bus to work usually. There is no time savings to using the bus or trains to get to...
12-15-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,306
Posted By super-douper

Sounds like I'm the big dummy here, I used both...

Sounds like I'm the big dummy here, I used both to pay tuition in college. My largest source of financing for tuition was full-time work though. Also the student loans I got were a much, much better...
10-20-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By super-douper

I get wet.

I get wet.
09-13-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,792
Posted By super-douper

Me: No, you picked me up last time. This time...

Me: No, you picked me up last time. This time I'll pick you up.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2308/2103856091_e99e2b238b_m.jpg


my standard response to "You want a ride?" is "Yes, I do want...
09-12-08, 12:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,414
Posted By super-douper

the paradox of choice. I've never read it, my...

the paradox of choice. I've never read it, my sister has. It's on my list though.

it's more about consumerism than it is about simple living.
09-12-08, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By super-douper

there's always freecycle.org They've got a...

there's always freecycle.org

They've got a pretty cool logo too

http://www.freecycle.org/images/freecycle_logo.jpg
06-27-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,971
Posted By super-douper

i ain't car free (just car lite) and this isn't...

i ain't car free (just car lite) and this isn't this weekend, but I had a great car free weekend last weekend.

Was on vacation in Alaska, my bro-in-law and I rented jamis codas in Juneau, AK and...
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By super-douper

you gotta just try saddles. I tried B17 narrow...

you gotta just try saddles. I tried B17 narrow and it didn't work for me. Currently I'm riding a Terry fly and it's pretty good. I have yet do do a century on it, but on the rides I've done (up to 40...
03-28-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By super-douper

There is a list here...

There is a list here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_carfree_places#North_America

Some time ago i came across this project, but it seems stalled now. http://www.quarryvillage.org/
Forum: Touring
03-06-08, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By super-douper

soma has a doublecross available with disc tabs...

soma has a doublecross available with disc tabs too, new for 2008. http://somafab.com/frames.html

doesn't look like that page is updates with the disc details
http://somafab.com/somanews.html
...
02-27-08, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By super-douper

car lite in san jose for 5 yrs. Wife and I have 1...

car lite in san jose for 5 yrs. Wife and I have 1 car. I bike or light rail to work. I'd guess that car free is do-able, but it doesn't seem very common around here.

drivers seem to be respectful,...
12-18-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By super-douper

Not too long ago I read an article about a legal...

Not too long ago I read an article about a legal but shady way at a quick credit score boost. I can't find the article now, but it was about how people take advantage of deficiencies in the credit...
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By super-douper

jimmuter - what does the comp weigh? Jamis says...

jimmuter - what does the comp weigh? Jamis says that the aurora elite weighs 26.25lbs.
12-13-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By super-douper

I think the OP is referring to plastic shopping...

I think the OP is referring to plastic shopping bags as a *good* thing. As in using oil for plastic shopping bags that end up in the landfill as an alternative to using oil to power vehicles and the...
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By super-douper

i'm looking for a bike for nearly the same...

i'm looking for a bike for nearly the same purposes as you right now. Except I also want a bike that I can take on tame off-road trails.

My searching so far has been all online, but my list is...
04-20-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By super-douper

a no-drive day would be a better way to stage a...

a no-drive day would be a better way to stage a mass protest. or, a no-buy-gas week.

but how would the masses get to work?!?!

;)
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By super-douper

i've done 2 short 4 day tours on my sequoia...

i've done 2 short 4 day tours on my sequoia elite. Worked great. The first tour was rear panniers only, approx 30lbs of gear. The bike got a little scary at speeds over 35mph or when I would sit up...
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By super-douper

try the touring forum, you'll get better response...

try the touring forum, you'll get better response there.

also if you don't have it, get a copy of "Bicycling the Pacific Coast" by Kirkandall and Spring.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,779
Posted By super-douper

i have the topeak DXP and topeak rack. It's...

i have the topeak DXP and topeak rack. It's pretty awesome. There's a ton of space that I seem to have filled up.

I take laptop, clothes, towel, shoes, lunch, tools, tubes, 1st aid kit, rain gear...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By super-douper

not all cyclists are broke lady.

not all cyclists are broke lady.
Forum: Touring
12-04-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By super-douper

ditto what shiznaz said about hunger. Sometimes I...

ditto what shiznaz said about hunger. Sometimes I don't realize when I'm hungry and can only tell that it's time to eat by the expression on my wife's face when I say something mean to her...
Forum: Touring
11-29-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By super-douper

I think there's a forum member that has one, i...

I think there's a forum member that has one, i don't remember his/her name though. It was reading the posts by that person that made me remember that the windsor is basically the fuji, only $100...
Forum: Touring
11-28-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By super-douper

how bout the windsor tourist, I've heard that...

how bout the windsor tourist, I've heard that it's the same as a fuji touring

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/tourist.htm

on the same site, check the fuji touring too...compare the...
Forum: Touring
11-28-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By super-douper

i wouldn't really feel right complaining about...

i wouldn't really feel right complaining about something that's free. And the fact that I have just donated $25, doesn't mean that it isn't still free. It was a donation, not a purchase. I didn't...
10-19-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By super-douper

i think I'd favor a tax that is a percentage of...

i think I'd favor a tax that is a percentage of the price of a gallon of gas. As prices rise revenue from the tax would rise as well and that would mean more money for whatever programs the tax money...
10-16-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,433
Posted By super-douper

Life is compromises and negotiations. YOU:...

Life is compromises and negotiations.

YOU: Mom, I realize you want me to drive a car like everbody else. But please realize that at this point in my life a car is unneccessary. It's also expensive...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-06, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By super-douper

Amazon sells them, but they said that the...

Amazon sells them, but they said that the estimated ship date is 10/30/2006 - 11/15/2006 !!

I've ordered one, i hope it gets here sooner, but if it doesn't i guess i'll double-wrap the laptop in...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By super-douper

well, i'm going to be the dissenting opinion...

well, i'm going to be the dissenting opinion here. You all are just a bunch of bicycle weirdos who refuse to grow up and act like adults and support the economies of your respective countries.

The...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By super-douper

I have same bike, same rack but different bag. I...

I have same bike, same rack but different bag. I have the DXP as mentioned by others. It's a huge bag with large(r) fold down panniers. my Thinkpad fits just fine in it. A friend has a humongoid HP...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-06, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,927
Posted By super-douper

I have a specialized sequoia. It meets the mins...

I have a specialized sequoia. It meets the mins of most of your requirements, but a couple of my gripes might be a problem for you as well. I have 700x25c tires, i wouldn't go much larger. I had...
Forum: Touring
09-28-06, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By super-douper

i have something a smidge embarassing to admit....

i have something a smidge embarassing to admit. That was the first podcast i've ever listened to! Who knew "podcast" just meant "mp3 of regular-joe/jane creation". Seems weird that the tech has been...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By super-douper

i've been using the nashbar atb panniers for...

i've been using the nashbar atb panniers for about 2 years. They're roomy enough to hold my laptop, lock, lunch clothes (no shoes) and shower stuff in a single pannier. they work good but carrying...
09-13-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,242
Posted By super-douper

I use a topeak trunk bag, i put it in the child...

I use a topeak trunk bag, i put it in the child seat in the shopping cart, havn't been bothered yet. It's no bigger than a large woman's purse and much smaller than a diaper bag. I've even shopped...
Forum: Touring
09-08-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,730
Posted By super-douper

old man mountain makes all kinds of crazy racks....

old man mountain makes all kinds of crazy racks. expensive, but they're said to be strong
Forum: Commuting
09-06-06, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,424
Posted By super-douper

in other news, bike commuting isn't as cost...

in other news, bike commuting isn't as cost effective as proponents claim. They never factor in the cost of new, smaller pants.

if you're really worried, couldn't you ride with a mask? One of...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,389
Posted By super-douper

I've got a sequoia also. My first road bike and...

I've got a sequoia also. My first road bike and it seems pretty comfy except that i really wouldn't know since it's my only road bike. :)

I removed those interrupter levers on the flats. I needed...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 993
Posted By super-douper

I'm BACK!!! I havn't been commuting nearly...

I'm BACK!!!

I havn't been commuting nearly enough over the past several months. Mainly because i got a new job which I have an option to work from home. I still have an office (cube) but I can...
08-11-06, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By super-douper

my last intervew was at the same company that my...

my last intervew was at the same company that my wife works for. Different building, but the same company. We carpooled there with my bike in the back. I went to the interview, then drove the car to...
07-28-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By super-douper

it was in commuting, though i remember pics and...

it was in commuting, though i remember pics and there aren't any (of the pizza box) in this thread. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=129944

I'd go for delivery tho
Forum: Touring
07-18-06, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By super-douper

a buddy has that rack and the smaller version of...

a buddy has that rack and the smaller version of the performance panniers. The attachment system on the panniers sucks. It sucks the worst with this rack. His panniers kept bouncing off because the...
Forum: Touring
07-17-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By super-douper

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/page/?o=lt&...

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/page/?o=lt&page_id=4333&v=0

these people did from big sure to salinas. They mention G16, but I don't know where that is. There's a pic of that road too, the...
07-16-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,313
Posted By super-douper

I don't think so, the touring books I've found...

I don't think so, the touring books I've found under "memoirs". Looking for cycling usually lands me in sports and it's all about racing and training and such. Which is okay, except when I want to...
07-14-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,313
Posted By super-douper

I don't know about life changing, but some of my...

I don't know about life changing, but some of my favorites:

I'll 2nd these books already listed:
Johnathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions both from Richard Bach
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle...
Forum: Touring
07-11-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By super-douper

yes, get both a tripple and a wider cassette. and...

yes, get both a tripple and a wider cassette. and don't be convinced to get a compact double, it's not as good as a tripple. I went on a tour with a buddy who put a compact double on his bike and...
Forum: Touring
07-10-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By super-douper

I'm in the same spot. I have a Specialized...

I'm in the same spot. I have a Specialized Sequoia Elite. Carbon fork, long reach calipers, one set of eyelets on the dropouts only. Like you I really, REALLY don't want to clamp around the forks,...
Forum: Touring
07-10-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By super-douper

I can't help with a route as I've never cycled in...

I can't help with a route as I've never cycled in that area though you might want to check out "Bicycling the Pacific Coast" by Kirkandall and Spring. It covers a route along to coast from Vancouver...
Forum: Touring
06-21-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By super-douper

wow, looks like fun! A while ago I thought...

wow, looks like fun!

A while ago I thought about a bike/ski trip (not to do myself, since I don't cross-country ski) but I figured it'd be cool to modify a BOB trailer to have a sled on the...
Forum: Touring
06-19-06, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By super-douper

i can't really comment on the geometry question. ...

i can't really comment on the geometry question.

as far as miles per day, just do what feels comfortable. 30 miles/day doesn't seem unreasonable, but it really depends on fitness and terrain. Last...
Forum: Touring
06-19-06, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By super-douper

I've seen plenty of people touring on race bikes...

I've seen plenty of people touring on race bikes with seatpost racks. Some with larger panniers than mine. One problem for a friend of mine that used one was that the geometry of the frame (short...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-06, 01:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By super-douper

dude, do the bike tour. You likely won't regret...

dude, do the bike tour. You likely won't regret it. If you start to regret it, stop and go to either seattle or bay area or just keep on riding.

That being said....the bay area is expensive....
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