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Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 01:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,029
Posted By csr

In some parts of Europe at least, what we call a...

In some parts of Europe at least, what we call a "road bike" is the exception, not the rule, that one sees about. Most people are fairly upright on their daily commutes. They lope easily along, and...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By csr

There are many misapprehensions out there, tis...

There are many misapprehensions out there, tis so. Riding into the lane is safer than hugging the shoulder. Riding at night in many ways is safer than during the day (fewer cars, easy to be visible)....
Forum: Northeast
11-25-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By csr

I was in NW, around Farragut North, Foggy Bottom,...

I was in NW, around Farragut North, Foggy Bottom, and the like. The roads there look great for biking.
Forum: Northeast
11-25-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By csr

They looked like they knew exactly what they were...

They looked like they knew exactly what they were doing. A couple of them were moving at a very brisk pace, too.
Forum: Northeast
11-24-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By csr

riding the sidewalk in DC

I just got back from a day trip to Washington DC. I saw about 6 cyclists on the sidewalk for every one on the street. What's up with that? What could be sweeter than cycling in DC? Wide lanes,...
11-14-07, 11:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By csr

business growth in Uganda

A new mobile phone service in Uganda is operated on the village level partly with the aid of bicycles.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7071636.stm

"The Village Phone model was pioneered by...
11-11-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,558
Posted By csr

Have you heard of that trick where you throw the...

Have you heard of that trick where you throw the dog a steak? One guy broke into someone's home, and stole a lot of valuables, and stole the Rottweiler too!

My intuition is that using strong locks...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By csr

Bike Friday should do ya! They have some internal...

Bike Friday should do ya! They have some internal gear models, and they have a cute factor too.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-07, 01:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,480
Posted By csr

Maybe they don't want to see every contour of...

Maybe they don't want to see every contour of your body. So, be modest, and toss on a pair of pants after you dismount. End of problem.
11-11-07, 01:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By csr

When oil is finally scarce, we can set up a lane...

When oil is finally scarce, we can set up a lane in the park, for drivers who want to scoot around, for old times' sake.
11-09-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,631
Posted By csr

What's wrong with old ladies? Inquiring minds...

What's wrong with old ladies? Inquiring minds wanna know!
11-08-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,286
Posted By csr

Is it okay to put them on the car? (kidding)

Is it okay to put them on the car? (kidding)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By csr

Since Americans generally don't know what's...

Since Americans generally don't know what's happening abroad anyway, maybe we can just act like we invented cycling. Attach some rustic American lore to it. I know! We can start a campaign to export...
11-06-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By csr

:roflmao: I saw that in an article about...

:roflmao:

I saw that in an article about obesity that mentions the importance of exercise, and a growth in cycling. I think that was the subject, anyway.



They don't call it a 'bully pulpit'...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By csr

Do you mean that bike-related infrastructure...

Do you mean that bike-related infrastructure tends to correlate with slower bike movement?
11-05-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By csr

So it was a kind of Christmas present then! ...

So it was a kind of Christmas present then!

I like to commute to church too. I commute to commune. ha.
11-05-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By csr

It's good to challenge them. Probably pretty...

It's good to challenge them. Probably pretty safe, too. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-07, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By csr

I guess we shouldn't ride when we're sick. Takes...

I guess we shouldn't ride when we're sick. Takes away our concentration.
11-04-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,476
Posted By csr

It may have something to do with fears of...

It may have something to do with fears of depressing consumer spending. Cars are big-ticket items, and car maintenance is also costly. To hit up against cars in a big way might stimulate a recession....
11-04-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

I thought of another way to encourage public...

I thought of another way to encourage public transportation: Give people a discount if they walk or cycle to the public transport. This would follow in the vein of 'transfers' that cheapen the...
11-03-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,476
Posted By csr

"...he praises just about every energy source you...

"...he praises just about every energy source you can think of -- nuclear, "clean coal," wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, biodiesel, corn-based ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, oil from the Arctic...
11-03-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,406
Posted By csr

Does it do any good to put those plastic baggies...

Does it do any good to put those plastic baggies in the recycling spots at stores? I do that with perhaps 97% of my plastic bags, along with other filmy plastics.

It's funny: some decades ago...
11-03-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

It's a 'last mile' problem.

It's a 'last mile' problem.
11-03-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,476
Posted By csr

There is no talk of sacrifice in our country....

There is no talk of sacrifice in our country. Just self-fulfillment, and growth. Prosperity and happiness. Somewhere in the distance, some people are "attacking our way of life", but they are like...
11-03-07, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,476
Posted By csr

One of the biggest problems we face is that there...

One of the biggest problems we face is that there is a lack of public engagement on some level. Public behavior is not consistent with the type and degree of problems we confront. To be specific: We...
11-03-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

Government is in effect a principle of force that...

Government is in effect a principle of force that continuously alters choices of all kinds. We are already being forced to accept driving. The question is, does that serve national and personal...
11-03-07, 03:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

I mean per household, where there are multiple...

I mean per household, where there are multiple drivers. In most cases there is at least one principal driver whose route will overlap some form of public transportation, and certainly overlap...
11-01-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,476
Posted By csr

candidates and 'energy independence'

On Charlie Rose I just saw Mike Huckabee explain that he would strive to achieve energy independence for the U.S. within ten years' time.

Could that possibly be done without the bicycle? I doubt...
11-01-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By csr

It seems to me that the car is an object that...

It seems to me that the car is an object that encourages selfish behavior. The bike encourages exposure to people, places, and nature. The car separates us from our physical faculties, whereas the...
11-01-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

It reminds me of the 'last mile' problem...

It reminds me of the 'last mile' problem confronted by high-speed Internet providers. Getting the bandwidth in place for most distances was easy enough, but getting it into every home was an...
11-01-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By csr

:roflmao: I can just see you, pedaling like...

:roflmao:

I can just see you, pedaling like mad from driveway to driveway, loading up on all the goodies!
11-01-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,087
Posted By csr

My religious remark proved wildly popular! Let me...

My religious remark proved wildly popular! Let me just add that I wasn't planning to turn it into a line of argument. I could give some feedback on your ideas, but I only intended to say what I...
11-01-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

True enough, although the maintenance on an...

True enough, although the maintenance on an unused car is also a burden to the environment. But indeed, I'm talking about ways to get cars off the road, and people onto bikes or public...
11-01-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

Great ideas!! Yes, end subsidies. Absolutely....

Great ideas!! Yes, end subsidies. Absolutely. ("Hello, Dick Cheney?")

And more tax on gas.

(Suddenly everyone's car is an emergency vehicle. "But I really need a latte!")
11-01-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,087
Posted By csr

It's also a spiritual sickness. People think...

It's also a spiritual sickness. People think there's no God, so they try to find happiness in the flesh, in themselves, in things. Sorry to say something religious, I know it probably bothers some...
11-01-07, 03:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

Multiple bicycle ownership doesn't waste...

Multiple bicycle ownership doesn't waste resources or encourage inefficiency.



:roflmao:



One of my points is that places of work are very often located on or near public transportation...
10-31-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,575
Posted By csr

how to discourage car ownership

I think it is very implausible that any one address/family combination requires more than one automobile. In every case that I know of, certainly the chief breadwinner can get to work by bus/train....
10-31-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By csr

'spread the Gospel; if necessary, use words' -St....

'spread the Gospel; if necessary, use words' -St. Francis of Assisi
10-31-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,166
Posted By csr

Well, you'll have graduated by then, for sure....

Well, you'll have graduated by then, for sure. Maybe ten years from now eh?
10-31-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,166
Posted By csr

I'm not trying to second-guess you, I was just...

I'm not trying to second-guess you, I was just wondering: how does your calculation work when you factor in not paying rent in the current location? In other words the comparison is

(rent in...
10-31-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By csr

Sure you can! Look at these....

Sure you can! Look at these. http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterdam_bicycles/

http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterdam_bicycles/pr2s_amsterdam_bicycle_suit.jpg
10-31-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,901
Posted By csr

Having read the thread, I have come to suspect...

Having read the thread, I have come to suspect that CM is a net good, and that we shouldn't let a few bad apples spoil the routine. I would only recommend that CMers not stray into oncoming traffic:...
10-30-07, 01:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,996
Posted By csr

(starting with you two? lol)

(starting with you two? lol)
10-29-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By csr

Anyone had any luck with this? ...

Anyone had any luck with this?
http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/register.html
10-29-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By csr

bicycles and security

Not locks, but security against terrorism.

The other day on the news I heard about some fake grenades being tossed at an embassy in NY. The culprit may have been riding a bicycle....
10-29-07, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By csr

Is your setup waterproof? It must be a...

Is your setup waterproof?

It must be a relief to be an electronics expert. I wouldn't know where to begin such a project!
Forum: Commuting
10-28-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By csr

Yes, it would cut through a century of corruption...

Yes, it would cut through a century of corruption and back-scratching.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By csr

Issues having to do with physical fitness are...

Issues having to do with physical fitness are never a legitimate cause of shame, except perhaps for a person who does absolutely nothing to maintain himself (I mean, nothing at all, to the point of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,853
Posted By csr

I'm a little wary though. First, what if it...

I'm a little wary though. First, what if it doesn't really work? What if you just make them angrier? Second, maybe they could take us, the cyclists, to court. Especially if they're moving and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,853
Posted By csr

You mean, your heart rate went up, and speed went...

You mean, your heart rate went up, and speed went down? It records those things, so you just scrolled through data to locate those points?
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