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05-17-06, 10:25 AM
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Posted By emilymildew

Deuce! Yay, he made it. Also, I can contain my...

Deuce! Yay, he made it. Also, I can contain my web designer grumbling long enough to chat with you guys. Y'all. Yinz.

Woot. I am so tired.
05-12-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Hey, look. It's sort of that I'm really...

Hey, look.

It's sort of that I'm really busy, and sort of that it's such a huge ****ing pain in my ass to get into the city with my bike. I mean, for me to come from my house even on a weekend is...
02-28-06, 03:09 PM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Whoa, man. 74 pages. Does anyone even use that...

Whoa, man. 74 pages. Does anyone even use that other mailing list thing we had set up?

Also, hi, strangers. I've been super miss busypants lately but I miss you guys and I want to come in and...
01-18-06, 02:01 PM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Not just lady pirates. All pirates are welcome...

Not just lady pirates. All pirates are welcome regardless of what's under their skivvies.

I was really, really sad this morning when I woke up to the sound of heavy rain, but it looks like it's...
01-17-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Wow, 49 pages. Hey, guys. I miss you. I...

Wow, 49 pages.

Hey, guys. I miss you. I miss riding my bike. I want to come and ride with you people tomorrow evening. This is fairly short notice, but hey, do what you can.

PLAN: meet at...
01-03-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,383
Posted By emilymildew

No ****, Brad, coming to town? That's hot. ...

No ****, Brad, coming to town? That's hot.

I'll absolutely offer my extra space, but I live in the goddamned boonies and it's a good 10 min bike ride to the metro from my house and that's just...
11-14-05, 03:44 PM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

I think I am in for polo. I'll see if I can...

I think I am in for polo. I'll see if I can convince my better 2/3s to join us. Rain will make that tougher.
11-02-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Interesting. So I take a front wheel off and...

Interesting. So I take a front wheel off and toss it into a bag and I'm golden? That would rule pretty ****ing hard.

I will have to look into that. Perhaps we can discuss it tonight.

And...
11-02-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Get me from Rockville to DC without the Metro...

Get me from Rockville to DC without the Metro with a bike, and I'm there. I could leave work as early as, say, 4:30.
11-01-05, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By emilymildew

Why would a front brake cause you to go down? ...

Why would a front brake cause you to go down? I'm not sure I understand.

I would absolutely advise a front brake over a back brake. You can get much more stopping power (something like 90% of...
10-27-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

MDRawk: what do you use to upload to Flickr? You...

MDRawk: what do you use to upload to Flickr? You should be able to specify a maximum size, like even if it's a 1280xwhatever pictures, you can say that the biggest size the upload should be is...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By emilymildew

Right, which is why I like clipless pedals. I...

Right, which is why I like clipless pedals. I can sprint out of a light if I need to, and when I'm going up a hill (on my fixed gear, which is a whole other story), I can pull hard to get up the...
10-27-05, 08:47 AM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

I'm glad you guys had fun. Thanks for the bike,...

I'm glad you guys had fun. Thanks for the bike, Chimbley. Surly and I made it home to Rockville safely and my dining room is now crowded with bikes!

Standings:

1st place: Das Boat -- Sol,...
10-26-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By emilymildew

Agreed! Hills are a challenge, not a reason not...

Agreed! Hills are a challenge, not a reason not to ride fixed.

Gear down a little if you don't have the strength. You'll get there eventually.
10-26-05, 11:48 AM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

I am super duper excited for tonight, kids. See...

I am super duper excited for tonight, kids. See you guys at Sherwood, and get ready to HAUL ASS.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-05, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By emilymildew

What max-a-mil said. People who have knee...

What max-a-mil said. People who have knee problems are doing something wrong. I had no trouble torquing up a hill with a 45x16 (though before I moved to flatter pastures I was going to gear down a...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By emilymildew

I used to live in Pittsburgh where I commuted...

I used to live in Pittsburgh where I commuted over a hill every day. (That is, uphill and downhill on the way over and on the way back.)

My calves looked ****ing fanTASTIC after six months of...
10-24-05, 04:53 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 80,451
Posted By emilymildew

DC Halloween Haulass Hide-n-Seek 14th and K...

DC Halloween Haulass Hide-n-Seek

14th and K NW (Sherwood!). Riding starts promptly at 8, so plan to arrive at 7:30 or thereabouts.

Bring some friends, a bag, a pen, and a costume.
10-21-05, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,236
Posted By emilymildew

I was told when I first got my driver's license...

I was told when I first got my driver's license as a teenager that if I was pulled over by a cop on an empty highway late at night I was perfectly within my rights to get off at an exit and proceed...
10-19-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By emilymildew

Yes. I have seen people sitting on the southside...

Yes. I have seen people sitting on the southside waiting for a 54C that has a bike rack.

This was at least a year ago, however, so it could have changed in the meantime.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By emilymildew

I recommend flashing the "peace" sign when you...

I recommend flashing the "peace" sign when you get beeped at. I intend it as a sort of "chill, dude, we're all just doing our own thing" when I do it.
10-18-05, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By emilymildew

I think that's because they aren't always on...

I think that's because they aren't always on every bus. It's hard to figure out if you will even be able to use the racks if you can't guarantee that they'll be on every bus. Otherwise you end up...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By emilymildew

I've got Neoprene booties that have served me...

I've got Neoprene booties that have served me well down to 4 F.

They're annoying to walk in, though.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,394
Posted By emilymildew

Yep. I completely agree. I always wear a...

Yep. I completely agree. I always wear a cycling hat under my helmet and in light rain in can help a little, but beyond that, there's not much to be done.

When I get my new glasses fixed this...
10-14-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

I got yelled at by a metro cop when I carried my...

I got yelled at by a metro cop when I carried my bike down the stairs at Metro Center. He asked if I was from around here, and I could honestly say no, I was from Maryland. Ha!

"I'm not from...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By emilymildew

Getting a group of experienced-in-traffic...

Getting a group of experienced-in-traffic cyclists together can be very helpful for getting a n00b on the road. My girlfriend was hesitant but with a group of six of us total, she felt a lot safer...
10-13-05, 01:27 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 80,451
Posted By emilymildew

DC Bike Pirates: Halloween Haulass...

DC Bike Pirates:

Halloween Haulass Hide-n-Seek

October 26, 8pm. Location to be announced.

emilymildew and chimbleysweep are organizing a scavenger hunt (see, the clues hide, and you have to...
10-13-05, 01:26 PM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

October 26th, 8pm. Location to be determined: ...

October 26th, 8pm. Location to be determined:

Halloween Haulass Hide-n-Seek

emilymildew and chimbleysweep are organizing a scavenger hunt (see, the clues hide, and you have to seek them. get...
10-11-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By emilymildew

Caveat: obviously I don't know every single thing...

Caveat: obviously I don't know every single thing about this case, but...

from the article: "The truck's driver told authorities he did not see the rider in time to stop."

That alone should be...
10-10-05, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

That was me. Sometimes I do that. (The...

That was me. Sometimes I do that.

(The literary significance meaning that getting together with some friends and eating food and drinking quality malt beverages and putting together mallets from...
10-10-05, 06:24 PM
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Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

And now we've got some pictures! the entire...

And now we've got some pictures!

the entire set is here (http://flickr.com/photos/52472039@N00/sets/1114090/)

http://static.flickr.com/25/51379246_f7c059aa58.jpg?v=0
10-10-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,786
Posted By emilymildew

I agree that a lot of this kind of thing is...

I agree that a lot of this kind of thing is ignorance.

I once got into it with a guy who buzzed close to me and we did a back and forth for a few blocks. Finally we stopped at a light and I said,...
10-10-05, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By emilymildew

I agree with absntr. No special "women's" gear. ...

I agree with absntr. No special "women's" gear. I'm running 45x16 and didn't have any problems with hills where I used to live (Pittsburgh).

Keep in mind also that running and cycling are...
10-10-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,105
Posted By emilymildew

My default strap position on my bag has created a...

My default strap position on my bag has created a bend in the looping so that it lies flat against my body unless I adjust the strap for a larger load.

(This is because I have the XL and keep the...
10-10-05, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Oh, my sweet, sweet knees. I am limping. ...

Oh, my sweet, sweet knees. I am limping.

Thanks for the ride home, p'n'c. Much, much appreciated.
10-07-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Oohhhh. Polo. I really need to get my...

Oohhhh. Polo.

I really need to get my housemates onto some bikes. Perhaps I will try to convince them to come along to watch us be crazy.

Will be there.
10-05-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

WTF, you guys got stopped? I didn't know that. ...

WTF, you guys got stopped? I didn't know that. Give full details, pls. What did the cop say? Why did Sol say that you have a right to the road (that is, what was he responding to?)?

Also,...
10-04-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

Okay. I see that google maps are morons and it...

Okay. I see that google maps are morons and it is, in fact, NW. Thanks to chimbley, whose cell number I now possess.

I shall arrive, me mateys.
10-04-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 163,300
Posted By emilymildew

I'm interested in a shirt. Adult medium, I'd...

I'm interested in a shirt. Adult medium, I'd think.

I'm trying to figure out how to work this evening. I think I'm going to try to get my housemate to drive me into the city and take the Metro...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-05, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By emilymildew

Yep, booties here too. All the way down to 4 F...

Yep, booties here too. All the way down to 4 F last winter.
09-26-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,732
Posted By emilymildew

Bianchi covers their own ass (so does IRO, if I...

Bianchi covers their own ass (so does IRO, if I remember correctly) by stating that you should always use a front brake if riding their fixed gear bicycle in the street.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-05, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By emilymildew

I wear a hat under my helmet. My hair gets a...

I wear a hat under my helmet. My hair gets a little smushed by the hat, but it's uniform smushing and I can usually just run my fingers through it to get it to go back to normal.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-05, 12:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,827
Posted By emilymildew

I wonder how I would react if someone I worked...

I wonder how I would react if someone I worked with were to imply, joking or not, that they had nearly killed me that morning.

Do those of you who get those comments ever take the person aside and...
09-17-05, 09:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,949
Posted By emilymildew

This might be a stupid question, but there isn't...

This might be a stupid question, but there isn't a way I could be at the Clarendon stop and miss you guys, right?
09-16-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,949
Posted By emilymildew

poopncow: thanks for the offer of the bike. ...

poopncow: thanks for the offer of the bike. Assuming I don't end up in Pittsburgh tomorrow (it's a possibility), I will try to be at the Clarendon station at 6. Uh.. what do y'all look like? I'm 5...
09-16-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,949
Posted By emilymildew

Thanks for the help, you guys. I hate that I...

Thanks for the help, you guys. I hate that I can't take my bike on the metro during certain hours. Stupid rules.

I dig on a meet-up aroung 6pm on Saturday for non-riders. Where is Clarendon?
09-16-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By emilymildew

I'd avoid timbuk2 unless you get one from a few...

I'd avoid timbuk2 unless you get one from a few years ago. It's my understanding that their quality has gone down.

I have an older timbuk2 bag, and I find that I end up having to accentuate my...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-05, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By emilymildew

That's what I do. A large binder clip + a paper...

That's what I do. A large binder clip + a paper clip worked at my last job because there were a couple of convenient places where I could wedge the paper clip in. And then just clip the clothing w/...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By emilymildew

I have triceps from pulling when I go up hills. ...

I have triceps from pulling when I go up hills. Riding a fixie means I can't shift down to spin up a hill, I have to stand up and pull as hard as I can with arms and legs to make it to the top.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,325
Posted By emilymildew

Why should we have to be nice? That's one of MY...

Why should we have to be nice? That's one of MY points. Just because a person has deigned to speak to me and tell me that he or she finds me aesthetically pleasing does not in any way enter me into...
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