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06-13-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By Fremdchen

Check out Fat Lad At The Back for some charming,...

Check out Fat Lad At The Back for some charming, self-deprecating British humor w/ your jersey. Also for Lasses...

https://fatladattheback.com/
11-05-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Fremdchen

If it fits it's a deal, if it doesn't, it's a...

If it fits it's a deal, if it doesn't, it's a waste of money!
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,222
Posted By Fremdchen

a.m.: In a hurry. you know they're already LATE...

a.m.: In a hurry. you know they're already LATE to work and it's the cyclist's fault they're going to be even later! They seem awake and alert - they see you - but they might buzz you to teach you a...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Fremdchen

here in intown Atlanta, morning commuters are...

here in intown Atlanta, morning commuters are more awake, more aggressive. They freak out at the sight of me on "their" road, but they do SEE me.

Evening commuters are inattentive, less in a...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By Fremdchen

I developed a bad phobia of driving as a teenager...

I developed a bad phobia of driving as a teenager and it took years to get over it. Now I'm almost 30 and, well, never really learned to love driving. I've had cars in the past and got into a...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,801
Posted By Fremdchen

My lock's getting rusty again too after I rode in...

My lock's getting rusty again too after I rode in the rain the other day. USE POWDERED GRAPHITE LUBE in locks -- it's dry powder, looks like laserjet toner! Don't use liquid lube! The graphite...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By Fremdchen

I find the interactions I have with men(cyclists)...

I find the interactions I have with men(cyclists) while ON the bike are mostly very pleasant and respectful. It's when I'm ON FOOT that the oblivious-man-who-won't-go-away problems really arise. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,288
Posted By Fremdchen

Even if you're not there to visit a particular...

Even if you're not there to visit a particular gravesite, I don't see anything wrong with riding through a cemetery. It's a place of peace and reflection. It's too bad we generally avoid thinking...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,977
Posted By Fremdchen

Gah. You cyclists are so gay. :rolleyes: ...

Gah. You cyclists are so gay. :rolleyes:

(who gives a d*mn what people like that have to say anyway??)
Forum: Commuting
01-14-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Fremdchen

Hi arnuld, I think you should leave the...

Hi arnuld,
I think you should leave the panniers on -- they are great to have, and especially when the weather is HOT, you will be glad for panniers. That way you don't have to carry stuff on your...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By Fremdchen

Review: The North Face - Swift Hybrid Jacket (for boys and girls!)

Review: The North Face - Swift Hybrid Jacket

http://content.backcountry.com/images/items/medium/TNF/TNF4387/WH.jpg

A couple months ago I posted wondering if anyone had tried this jacket. Nobody...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fremdchen

luderart, I have a short ride. I often wear a...

luderart,
I have a short ride. I often wear a thin, knit athletic top (turtleneck or t-shirt), with a cycling vest (Pearl Izumi brand) on top. I also have a wonderful jacket from The North Face,...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,670
Posted By Fremdchen

How nice it must be to live in Copenhagen....

How nice it must be to live in Copenhagen. Unfortunately I live in Atlanta where there's little cycling infrastructure, and the faster I go the less hostile the territorial motorists are. There's...
01-05-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,714
Posted By Fremdchen

I have an 07 Fuji Absolute. The grips were junky...

I have an 07 Fuji Absolute. The grips were junky and I replaced. The crankset had to be replaced after a year and the current model has the same crankset (Truvativ Isoflow). I do like the position...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,182
Posted By Fremdchen

I have also noticed 2-3 times the usual amount of...

I have also noticed 2-3 times the usual amount of honking, cutting off, aggressive passing maneuvers in the last couple weeks.
I hate cars for the utter selfishness they bring out in people.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,725
Posted By Fremdchen

I'd be interested in a crowd-psychology based...

I'd be interested in a crowd-psychology based analysis of driver behaviors and patterns:
If one person turns on red, others may follow. If one guns it through a yellow light, others are more likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,379
Posted By Fremdchen

OP needs to don a Cone of Smugness ...

OP needs to don a Cone of Smugness
http://www.bb-shopping.com/prod_images/image_cat36/thumbs/300/thumb_3351_image1_road-cone-hat-1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-11-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By Fremdchen

I started riding to improve my cardio health. I...

I started riding to improve my cardio health. I started riding to work just to see if I could do it (rush hour and all). Plus, I never was able to accept the going rate for cars, car insurance,...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By Fremdchen

This exactly. We need to specify MUP vs....

This exactly.

We need to specify MUP vs. street riding. MUP you can safely ride with a dimmer light, which I agree would be considerate of other path users. But in the street, I'm running it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By Fremdchen

You guys are silly. I catch men behind me...

You guys are silly. I catch men behind me sometimes who could easily pass me, but they hang back for some reason....
Forum: Commuting
11-20-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By Fremdchen

Yet another reason I don't bother with riding in...

Yet another reason I don't bother with riding in the rain!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,502
Posted By Fremdchen

Nice to see all these sexy tats!

Nice to see all these sexy tats!
Forum: Commuting
11-19-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By Fremdchen

FedEx (Express/Air) is the best of the big...

FedEx (Express/Air) is the best of the big shipping companies. They are better than UPS when something goes wrong, and you can pretty much depend on your package showing up when it's supposed to. UPS...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,496
Posted By Fremdchen

I wear white, lime and yellow jerseys and...

I wear white, lime and yellow jerseys and jackets. I like the white best because it's (a) still quite visible, and (b) less geeky looking. You can get replica pro jerseys w/ a mostly white scheme...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,737
Posted By Fremdchen

I gotta hand it to you, chipcom. Your trolling is...

I gotta hand it to you, chipcom. Your trolling is MUCH more entertaining than pcad over in Road forum. This is why I hang out in Commuting!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,729
Posted By Fremdchen

Planet Bike FRONT light (their superflash rear...

Planet Bike FRONT light (their superflash rear is great)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 19,423
Posted By Fremdchen

It'd be cool if each person who passed it on...

It'd be cool if each person who passed it on loosely zip-tied a little plastic tag w/ their name or message on the bracelet... eventually it'd be covered w/ tags of all the people who wore it. (Can...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,453
Posted By Fremdchen

All I can think of is Schindler's List, "Deine...

All I can think of is Schindler's List, "Deine Papiere, Jude!"
11-02-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,506
Posted By Fremdchen

Just wanted to add, I was accusing the motorist...

Just wanted to add, I was accusing the motorist of homophobia, not the OP.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,022
Posted By Fremdchen

Since Europeans invented the concept of...

Since Europeans invented the concept of civilization, it's little surprise they can define it how they see fit. Believe it or not, the logic of the rich and the logic of the poor lead to different...
11-01-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,506
Posted By Fremdchen

Old TOwn: Adrenaline is a hell of a drug, to...

Old TOwn: Adrenaline is a hell of a drug, to paraphrase the Chappell Show.



Easy: The motorist caught himself ogling franknstein's a**. So obviously franknstein is a f** since it's his fault...
11-01-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Fremdchen

I'm guessing the author never rode in the US and...

I'm guessing the author never rode in the US and got into it while over in China. Sounds like the roads are poorly maintained by comparison, and horn use isn't taboo like in the US, but otherwise,...
10-28-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,685
Posted By Fremdchen

I had a bisexual male friend who always...

I had a bisexual male friend who always complained about guys cruising him. "They make me feel like a piece of meat!"

Imagine that encounter happening at least once every single time you walk...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Fremdchen

Your story is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Your story is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 06:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,137
Posted By Fremdchen

When all else fails.. get a folder? I'd pursue...

When all else fails.. get a folder?
I'd pursue the other options first. Your employer is out of line.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Fremdchen

Castelli doesn't make it for women. North Face...

Castelli doesn't make it for women. North Face here we come
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Fremdchen

THe North Face - Swift Hybrid jacket - any users?

Folks,
Have any of you purchased and experienced the North Face's Swift Hybrid jacket? It's got a warm front side and a cold back side -- sounds PERFECT for winter riding. My back always gets...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Fremdchen

From what you're saying, it sounds like your dual...

From what you're saying, it sounds like your dual carriageway is our highway. Investigate on Google Maps whether there is an alternate route. YOu may even find a route on small streets that's as...
10-27-09, 05:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,685
Posted By Fremdchen

Mike you might think it's funny and those guys...

Mike you might think it's funny and those guys are stupid, but women often feel humiliated and enraged, and are constantly aware that the guy could escalate it if he felt like it - invading personal...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Fremdchen

You ain't playin'! Nice rig

You ain't playin'! Nice rig
10-25-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,685
Posted By Fremdchen

There's a difference between just interacting...

There's a difference between just interacting with someone person to person, and watching a person like they are a prey animal. The difference is hard to pinpoint in terms of specific behaviors.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,699
Posted By Fremdchen

Well, desperation doesn't always bring out the...

Well, desperation doesn't always bring out the best in people. Ongoing abject poverty is a perfect recipe for all kind of societal ills.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Fremdchen

semperfi, that depends. Did you cook it...

semperfi, that depends. Did you cook it yourself? How many teeth you got left? How many cases of Mtn Dew you go through in a week?

Of course all that makes a methhead, not a hillbilly...
10-25-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,685
Posted By Fremdchen

Oh, on the road you mean? I do acknowledge other...

Oh, on the road you mean? I do acknowledge other riders on the road. If you make eye contact too long and don't blink enough, though, you're a freakin predator and I am out of there.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Fremdchen

Besides, you get bragging rights on this forum...

Besides, you get bragging rights on this forum for big chain ring
10-24-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,685
Posted By Fremdchen

That's why we grunt and give you an icy scowl....

That's why we grunt and give you an icy scowl. Anything less unfriendly somehow translates to "talk to me more! I'm just flirting with you!"
Forum: Commuting
10-24-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,419
Posted By Fremdchen

However his inflammatory crackpot bs is published...

However his inflammatory crackpot bs is published on USA Today. Can the same be said of any of our more reasoned, informed opinions on the issue?
Forum: Commuting
10-24-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,063
Posted By Fremdchen

I think you have a very good point there chephy. ...

I think you have a very good point there chephy.

I just got back from a women's self defense course (my boyfriend is an instructor). Some of the students were unwilling to punch the punching bag...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Fremdchen

Why'd we want to use what they do? Obviously...

Why'd we want to use what they do? Obviously it's not working! :lol:
Forum: Commuting
10-24-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,419
Posted By Fremdchen

But his asinine opinion is published on a news...

But his asinine opinion is published on a news site, ergo his opinions are granted a veneer of legitimacy and taken seriously by some readers. That's the real problem.:(
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