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Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,364
Posted By madfiNch

I ride a San Jose in fixed mode and I LOVE it...

I ride a San Jose in fixed mode and I LOVE it (lucked out on Craigslist in the middle of January). However, I have to say that if I ever buy a brand new geared bike, it will either be a Volpe or a...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By madfiNch

I like the Soho a lot. I don't think that I would...

I like the Soho a lot. I don't think that I would buy one because I'm a fan of cross/touring bikes now, and I don't want the flat bars, but I still think it's a sweet bike :thumb:
Funny how you...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By madfiNch

Oh yeah. That's why I stopped coming here. Thanks...

Oh yeah. That's why I stopped coming here. Thanks for reminding me! :thumb:

To everybody else:
Thanks. :)
I always liked coming here to read people's commute stories. I'll try to come back more...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By madfiNch

Stung!

Omfg. I got stung by something BIG (I never actually saw it, but I sure felt it) on the ride home. It hit me right in the lip. :notamused: Luckily, I was only about a mile from home. I rode most of...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By madfiNch

You guys make me laugh. Is it ironic that I never...

You guys make me laugh. Is it ironic that I never thought to ask the guy who posted the commando thread a while back for pics? ;)

But if you all are really that dense, I can find 4 of my shirts...
Forum: Foo
01-27-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,213
Views: 216,549
Posted By madfiNch

Stupid cat. ...

Stupid cat.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8972/img1156yz5.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-27-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By madfiNch

Going commando - does this count?

I rode to the U on Thursday, and went to the restroom to change. I pulled off my shirts (all four of them, it was cold) only to find that I had forgotten to put on a sports bra before I got dressed!!...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,879
Posted By madfiNch

Here is my new (to me) winter ride: ...

Here is my new (to me) winter ride:

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1680/img1158ip4.jpg

I was going to take a pic with my lights and panniers/trunk bag, too, but my camera ran out of...
Forum: Foo
01-26-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By madfiNch

trig help

omg. I take 8 months off college to work a co-op and I've forgotten everything I've ever learned. Please help me. I feel like such a moron, but I've been trying to figure this out for a long time...
01-26-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,200
Posted By madfiNch

I lost 21 lbs last summer commuting (mostly...

I lost 21 lbs last summer commuting (mostly fixed), but I got lazy in December after it started snowing because I was riding a heavy, hard-to-ride mtb with gears and I didn't commute as much. I went...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,914
Posted By madfiNch

-12 to -17 degrees this morning, depending on...

-12 to -17 degrees this morning, depending on where your thermometer was. My commute to the U took 1 hour and 10 minutes. I stopped 3 times. Once to blow my nose, once because I found somebody's...
Forum: Foo
01-23-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 943
Posted By madfiNch

FWIW, I didn't do well in highschool. I'm 29....

FWIW, I didn't do well in highschool. I'm 29. I've had much, much older people in my classes (I swear one guy in my physics II class was in his 80's)...

But really, it's torture.
Seriously. No...
Forum: Foo
01-23-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 685
Posted By madfiNch

<3 Atmosphere

<3 Atmosphere
Forum: Foo
01-23-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 943
Posted By madfiNch

I like my classes so far, but today was only the...

I like my classes so far, but today was only the second day :)
I'll probably hate them all within a week or two...

Singnals and Systems
Analog and Digital Electronics (the university abbreviates...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By madfiNch

Thanks for the advice (and for assuaging my guilt...

Thanks for the advice (and for assuaging my guilt ;)).
It's a Binachi San Jose, so it's SS (actually, I'm running it fixed, but whatever) and it does have fenders.
There is no way that I am taking...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,288
Posted By madfiNch

So much anger, so much hate. It comes from every...

So much anger, so much hate. It comes from every direction. It makes me sad. My first reaction to this story was anger, but I'm not going to let her make me mad. It's her war, not mine.

Maybe I...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By madfiNch

Winterize a bike?

How do you protect the bike from getting too f'd up by snow/sand/salt? I've seen the words "frame saver," but I don't know what that is or how to use it or where to find it. What else is important to...
01-22-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,085
Posted By madfiNch

Your shoes are probably too tight with thick...

Your shoes are probably too tight with thick socks on. If you can't buy a pair of shoes that's too big for you, then wear thin socks and cover the shoes!! Seriously! Your feet will be soooo much...
01-22-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By madfiNch

You might want to try posting (and even...

You might want to try posting (and even searching) in the Road Cycling forum. http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41
A lot more people surf that forum, and they'll be more road bike-centric...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By madfiNch

I emailed a guy with the city of Mpls when the...

I emailed a guy with the city of Mpls when the snow first started. He told me that if there's ever an issue with the plowing for the Hiawatha or Greenway trails, to contact Minneapolis Public Works...
Forum: Foo
01-22-08, 06:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,556
Posted By madfiNch

It was episode 1. I'm saying I thought the first...

It was episode 1. I'm saying I thought the first episode was awful and I'm not sure what I'm missing. I've never seen The Sopranos. I don't have an antenna on my TV, nor do I have cable. Everything I...
Forum: Foo
01-21-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,556
Posted By madfiNch

Okay, after reading this thread, we rented The...

Okay, after reading this thread, we rented The Wire, and I have to say.. I don't get why everyone thinks it's so great. I'm a big fan of British crime dramas (like Cracker and Prime Suspect), but...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,730
Posted By madfiNch

I've never tried drafting anybody before. If I...

I've never tried drafting anybody before. If I can catch up to someone, I usually just pass them. I imagine I'd be a bad person to draft behind for a couple of reasons:
1) I stop. Suddenly. For...
01-21-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By madfiNch

What was wrong with the Strida? Have you written...

What was wrong with the Strida? Have you written off all folding bikes?
What about something that's easier to control than the MagicWheel, like a Razor scooter or something?
01-20-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By madfiNch

Awesome! Thanks! Bikely is the one I was thinking...

Awesome! Thanks! Bikely is the one I was thinking of, I think, but I will check them all out.

Thanks again!
01-20-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By madfiNch

Route planner website?

Hi, sorry, I searched around and I didn't find anything. I know I've used a site before where you can trace your route on a map (I think it's a modded version of Google Maps), and then it tells you...
01-20-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,843
Posted By madfiNch

Yay! Oscar the Grouch! :p

Yay! Oscar the Grouch! :p
Forum: Commuting
01-20-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,286
Posted By madfiNch

IMHO, you can get bar ends that are longer and...

IMHO, you can get bar ends that are longer and offer more hand positions for way less than $50 - For example, http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BE409A15-Titec+L+Bends+Bar+Ends.aspx.

Here's a...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,613
Posted By madfiNch

That's rough :( Is there any way you can get...

That's rough :(
Is there any way you can get off the main roads at all? My commute is a good bit longer than it has to be, but I'm fortunate enough to have bike paths that can get me where I'm going...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By madfiNch

Minneapolis Bike Commuters RULE!!

Sorry, I have to gloat a little. It is freaking cold here!!

http://www.startribune.com/local/13870886.html

Article text:

With outdoor temperatures the next few days likely to be colder than...
Forum: Foo
01-15-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By madfiNch

Ha. My boyfriend just had a big fight with...

Ha. My boyfriend just had a big fight with Comcast today. We switched our service from our residential plan to be on his office's plan (I don't get it, but I guess it costs less and it's faster, so...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,409
Posted By madfiNch

I have never had a problem with my Kryptonites in...

I have never had a problem with my Kryptonites in the cold. Maybe it got some water in it? I'd try a little de-icer in the lock. It certainly won't hurt anything..
Good luck!
01-14-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By madfiNch

Cable stop: ...

Cable stop:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#cablestop

I always go to Sheldon Brown's site when I have a question..
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary-c.html
01-12-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,099
Posted By madfiNch

Hmmm.. Interesting thread. I got a gift...

Hmmm.. Interesting thread. I got a gift subscription to Bicycling from some friends for my birthday. They don't know about cycling, they only know that I do it all the time, so it was a thoughtful...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,403
Posted By madfiNch

In downtown mpls, the cops seem to encourage...

In downtown mpls, the cops seem to encourage filtering... They always wave me past all the cars. Of course, they're not at intersections, they're generally letting cars get out of parking ramps.
01-10-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,967
Posted By madfiNch

I am a ROAD rider SPARE TUBE with LEVERS & PUMP...

I am a ROAD rider
SPARE TUBE with LEVERS & PUMP
MULTI-TOOL
TUBE patch kit
EMERGENCY BLANKET
RAG/TOWEL
MONEY or CREDIT CARD
SOMEONE USUALLY KNOWS where/when I'm riding & when I'll return
I'm...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,789
Posted By madfiNch

I haven't used them, but I am very interested in...

I haven't used them, but I am very interested in trying them sometime. Here is a good-sized discussion in the singlespeed/fixed gear forum about them:...
Forum: Foo
01-10-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By madfiNch

I've got Vista on 2 machines and the each have 2...

I've got Vista on 2 machines and the each have 2 gigs of RAM.
4 is plenty.
01-10-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By madfiNch

I got one of those, too! My sister got it for me...

I got one of those, too! My sister got it for me :D
Forum: Commuting
01-08-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,754
Posted By madfiNch

Maybe this won't work for you, but FWIW, I rent a...

Maybe this won't work for you, but FWIW, I rent a locker on campus and I put my heavy stuff in a pannier (or two), but still carry a mess bag. Then when I get to school, I can ditch everything I...
Forum: Foo
01-08-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By madfiNch

I used it for a while, and I found some great...

I used it for a while, and I found some great stuff, but I didn't re-install it when I upgraded my comp to Vista. Mostly because I don't have time! It was fun while it lasted, though.. ;)

Edit:...
01-08-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By madfiNch

I'm pretty sure that once the bank figures out...

I'm pretty sure that once the bank figures out their mistake (and they will figure it out - the bank has always figured out mistakes I've made with my account), they're going to take the money back...
Forum: Foo
01-06-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 884
Posted By madfiNch

What about no stars? Can we eat ice cream?

What about no stars? Can we eat ice cream?
Forum: Foo
01-06-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 884
Posted By madfiNch

What do the stars mean?

What do the stars mean?
Forum: Foo
01-06-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By madfiNch

Thanks for the websites and the advice! I...

Thanks for the websites and the advice!

I can't get a puppy. I wouldn't be able to properly take care of one at this point in my life. I work part time, go to college full time and I live in a...
Forum: Foo
01-06-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By madfiNch

Yeah, I'm definitely up for the work. I've read a...

Yeah, I'm definitely up for the work. I've read a little and I know that there are weekly and monthly cleaning/water changing routines to follow. I'm an animal loving freak, but my boyfriend is not....
Forum: Foo
01-06-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By madfiNch

Aquarium resources?

Hey, does anybody here have an aquarium? I want to buy one and get some fish and I'm wondering where I can get the best advice? I googled "aquarium forum" and it seems like there are a lot of them! I...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By madfiNch

That's a good trick to know... Thanks!

That's a good trick to know... Thanks!
12-31-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,072
Posted By madfiNch

Everyone looked so wobbly and unstable in that...

Everyone looked so wobbly and unstable in that video! And no one was wearing helmets..?
Weird. I just don't see this catching on...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By madfiNch

That's awesome. I wish we had those in MN...

That's awesome. I wish we had those in MN...
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