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06-22-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By fallstorm

Thanks for the help, but I don't I quite...

Thanks for the help, but I don't I quite understand. I'm extremely visually-oriented, so I think I'd better take it to the bike shop and have someone show me what's going on, as well as the correct...
06-22-06, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By fallstorm

*sigh* Having trouble fixing a flat.

I got a flat tonight on my rear wheel, so I brought the bike home and repaired the problem. However, I can't get the rear wheel back on the bike. The problem I'm having is with the chain. I wish I...
Forum: Foo
05-23-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 864
Posted By fallstorm

Math is my weakest subject, but I plan to...

Math is my weakest subject, but I plan to complete at least one year of calculus at some point so I can say I "slew that dragon". I've had pre-calculus at college, and there were many similarities to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-06, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,968
Posted By fallstorm

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for the future. I...

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for the future. I think for this trip I might just try to ride it. We're only talking 40 miles the first day and 60 the second, and if I start out early in the morning...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-06, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,968
Posted By fallstorm

I'm not talking about a lot of miles -- maybe 30...

I'm not talking about a lot of miles -- maybe 30 miles every month. That doesn't sound like enough to justify buying a folding bike, but I estimate I'd recoop my money in about 10 months of avoiding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-06, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,968
Posted By fallstorm

That's what I figured I was going to hear. :(...

That's what I figured I was going to hear. :( Looks like it'll be plans B or C then. I was thinking about riding my Hardrock the whole way, but I'd be facing near 100 degree temperatures and I'm not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,968
Posted By fallstorm

Looking for a heavy-duty folding bike...

I've decided that for some of my occassional trips, including one in August, a folding bike might be the best tool for the job. Some places I go lack public transporation and many do not have bike...
03-03-06, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By fallstorm

In Washington state (and Oregon too, iirc), you...

In Washington state (and Oregon too, iirc), you must show a current state-issued photo ID card to buy cold medicines containing psuedoephedrine and a few other similar chemicals. A passport, student...
01-23-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,728
Posted By fallstorm

I honestly thought about doing it this summer....

I honestly thought about doing it this summer. Saving some money, putting what I need in the back of my van, and heading down the Oregon coast Astoria way and having a nice, simple, relaxed summer. I...
12-08-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By fallstorm

Google Transit

That all-encompassing bastion of internet data, Google, has launched a new service in their labs for transit maps and routing information. It shows a map from your starting location to your ending...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,601
Posted By fallstorm

I was in all the way--back in July. Unfortunately...

I was in all the way--back in July. Unfortunately I've moved and I no longer have a commute as I live and work on campus. I'm planning to take advantage of off-season prices and buy a new bike to...
Forum: Foo
10-25-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,632
Posted By fallstorm

I loved watching Wile E. Coyote and the...

I loved watching Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner... all the crazy schemes that poor coyote would come up with. I didn't miss a day of the Flintstones either, and still don't for the few times I get...
10-25-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By fallstorm

Here's a story of uberschadenfreuede. I was...

Here's a story of uberschadenfreuede. I was riding home from the university and had to turn left into my apartment complex, as the sidewalks I normally used were closed due to some kind of monkey...
10-14-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By fallstorm

FWIW, USPS doesn't really have a package tracking...

FWIW, USPS doesn't really have a package tracking service unless you pay for express mail (1-2 days). The priority mail and parcel post service you get a number with is either delivery confirmation...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By fallstorm

I've found that I need 8-9 hours of sleep per...

I've found that I need 8-9 hours of sleep per night to be fully rested during the next day and many doctors say that the minimum a person can get by on is 6.5 hours. You might try to curtail your TV...
Forum: Foo
10-12-05, 05:03 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,711
Posted By fallstorm

I see nothing touting BikeForums as a...

I see nothing touting BikeForums as a family-oriented discussion forum. While you're talking about family-oriented, why not take a look at some of the language in the BMX forum? Your kids are more...
Forum: Touring
10-11-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By fallstorm

Thanks for the suggestions! When I first...

Thanks for the suggestions! When I first discovered the John Wayne Trail this summer, I rode from Ellensburg to Thorp but didn't go much further for fear of mechanical problems. This year I plan to...
Forum: Touring
10-11-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By fallstorm

Roadtrip Nation Bike Tour

I'm not physically ready yet for a real tour, but an e-mail landed in my inbox today which I found very interesting. A company/organization called Roadtrip Nation is giving grants to college students...
10-09-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By fallstorm

They were talking about a Wally road bike in the...

They were talking about a Wally road bike in the road forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=125898&highlight=walmart. Looks like the same one... iirc, nobody thought much of it.
09-23-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,446
Posted By fallstorm

This worked for me one time. It was October and I...

This worked for me one time. It was October and I decided to ride across town to pick up eggs and a few other things because there was a sale. I rode there wearing a sweater, then wrapped the sweater...
09-21-05, 11:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,809
Posted By fallstorm

Are you talking about taking the dog to the vet...

Are you talking about taking the dog to the vet and other doggie social events? Find out which local cab companies will transport animals and their requirements or ask friends for rides when needed.
09-20-05, 04:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,209
Posted By fallstorm

I live in Ellensburg, WA. The OP probably knows...

I live in Ellensburg, WA. The OP probably knows where that is, but many of you probably don't. Look right in the middle of Washington state -- the university I attend sits at the geographic center of...
08-23-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By fallstorm

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=122049&...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=122049&highlight=Better+World+Club

My opinion of it: while it's a good idea, $40 a year is a lot for only two assistance calls and 30 miles total...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-05, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By fallstorm

In one of my university classes on adult aging...

In one of my university classes on adult aging and development we visited older folks at the community senior center. One of the ladies there (not "old old" by any means, maybe in her 60's?) said...
08-17-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By fallstorm

Hmm, really... I would have never guessed that...

Hmm, really... I would have never guessed that the signs actually work. The cops occassionally do walk in plain clothes to snipe people, but the department is really understaffed. Since the city is...
08-16-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By fallstorm

I'm sure what I have to face is nothing like what...

I'm sure what I have to face is nothing like what most of you have to face every day. Unfortunately I have to ride down a busy 4-lane street with effectively no speed limit (20mph, it's never...
08-16-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,208
Posted By fallstorm

Correlation does not imply causality, so take...

Correlation does not imply causality, so take this as you may. It's also a little rambly. :)

When I first moved up here I was thrust into full-time car-free because my car's engine caught on fire...
08-06-05, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By fallstorm

- Know basic maintainance for your bike. Keep...

- Know basic maintainance for your bike. Keep basic supplies handy for when you have a problem (I keep a tire and two tubes as I have the most problem with flats. If you know more than I do, maybe...
07-27-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By fallstorm

Part of the problem is that the DOT doesn't have...

Part of the problem is that the DOT doesn't have much sayso over the specific curruculum. DOT approved driving schools simply have DOT approved trainers. Especially in the public schools, this means...
07-27-05, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By fallstorm

I remember my time in driving classes about 4...

I remember my time in driving classes about 4 years ago. There was almost nothing taught about bicycles... if anything, maybe 5-10 minutes. I remember we spent a lot more time on people with...
07-26-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By fallstorm

Thanks everyone for your responses! I had to go...

Thanks everyone for your responses! I had to go to the LBS for a repair yesterday and asked them what they thought, and they said a hybrid would be a very bad idea for me. They said that hybrids come...
07-23-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By fallstorm

I'm looking at some bikes which I like, knowing...

I'm looking at some bikes which I like, knowing that in a few weeks I'll (finally) get to bring one home. I still like the Specialized HardRock, but that's way too much for what I do. The Trek 7300...
07-18-05, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By fallstorm

I, too, would love such a mapping program for...

I, too, would love such a mapping program for cyclists. However, drivers of motor vehicles have one advantage we don't: Everyone follows the same rules nationwide and drives using the same basic...
07-18-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By fallstorm

I did, but nothing much changes: I get yelled at...

I did, but nothing much changes: I get yelled at by a rude motorist every couple of days... besides that, my route doesn't change much at all. Because i'm a full-time student (even in the summer), I...
07-16-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By fallstorm

When I had a standard cell phone and needed to...

When I had a standard cell phone and needed to call for help in my car, they just paged whichever tow truck company they had a contract with. I'd assume you'd have more of a problem with the tow...
07-10-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By fallstorm

I've thought about doing this many times where I...

I've thought about doing this many times where I live. I don't have the capabilties to do it yet (don't have web space or the smarts to build a database app), but I imagine I could get both of those...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-05, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,601
Posted By fallstorm

I'm in... Central Washington where we get some...

I'm in... Central Washington where we get some snow but mostly ice and relative cold. When I get my Hardrock I'm going to order some Nokians to take care of the ice... I don't think I'll need much...
07-05-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,634
Posted By fallstorm

If going to another store is out of the question,...

If going to another store is out of the question, you might consider locking to a handrail on a ramp or to a shopping-cart return device in the parking lot. I had to do this with a store I visit...
07-04-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By fallstorm

I figured they were harmless, but it still...

I figured they were harmless, but it still surprised me and made me jump and yelp a bit. I'm just jumpy by nature and it seems like this kind of stuff comes out on the 4th more than any other time.
07-04-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By fallstorm

I was walking back home from the grocery store...

I was walking back home from the grocery store and some girls in a car thought it'd be funny to throw some popping things behind me. I'm an extremely jumpy person so they got a bit of a show out of...
07-04-05, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By fallstorm

Spring quarter I was just like you -- busy as...

Spring quarter I was just like you -- busy as heck with hardly time enough to think. I was taking 16 credits and two volunteer projects within the community (one for credit, one not). I was also...
Forum: Foo
07-03-05, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By fallstorm

Thanks! I didn't want to start PMing people, but...

Thanks! I didn't want to start PMing people, but if it comes to it I might. There are some other places I'm looking for help as well.



That is true, but we were all asked to sign confidentially...
Forum: Foo
07-02-05, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By fallstorm

Need some help from the elder folk here...

Hi everyone,

I'm enrolled in summer classes at my local university. One of the classes I am taking is PSY 452, Adult Aging and Development. The class has a requirement that we seek an older person...
07-01-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By fallstorm

Not while riding my bike, but I did a few weeks...

Not while riding my bike, but I did a few weeks ago while walking at night and I have once or twice while driving. I was attending a local LGBT convention and there was a report of an attack on what...
06-30-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,176
Posted By fallstorm

Bicycle licensing? Give me a break. I agree with...

Bicycle licensing? Give me a break. I agree with the sentiments of previous posters: let's make drivers of motor vehicles answer more questions about driver-cyclist interactions and actually enforce...
Forum: Foo
06-28-05, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By fallstorm

Depending on the kind of wandering around you're...

Depending on the kind of wandering around you're doing, you might consider Vonage. If you're going to be near a broadband internet connection, you can just take the box and hook it up and...
Forum: Foo
06-28-05, 03:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By fallstorm

Best thing to do is encrypt those things with a...

Best thing to do is encrypt those things with a strong password that's different from your administrator password or remove them from the computer before taking it to the shop. Setting up a seperate...
06-25-05, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By fallstorm

I've noticed that too... I was getting my hair...

I've noticed that too... I was getting my hair cut at a new place a few weeks ago and the stylist said "Hey, I always see you out on your bike around town, I'm really proud of you for doing that"....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-05, 01:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 902
Posted By fallstorm

I was thinking tonight that a BF chat would be...

I was thinking tonight that a BF chat would be awesome, but I agree that it needs to be something cross-platform as I'm a Linux hobbiest. I don't see anything wrong with IRC -- the channel could be...
06-24-05, 04:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By fallstorm

Here's how we do it in Washington, at least the...

Here's how we do it in Washington, at least the few of us that have actually seen horses on the road...

1. Slow and ask the owner if it's ok to pass and how they want you to pass.
2. Dismount and...
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