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07-29-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,257
Posted By Drv1913

This thread has been quite an interesting read. ...

This thread has been quite an interesting read. :)

At my former place of employment, there was no official telecommuting, but most of us worked from home one or two days a week as we saw fit. ...
07-29-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 121,355
Posted By Drv1913

It has been so hot and miserable here that I have...

It has been so hot and miserable here that I have only been riding my bike for short, efficient, and generally uninteresting rides to and from the bus stop (3 miles each way) to go downtown to run...
06-21-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By Drv1913

Congratulations! :)

Congratulations! :)
06-21-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Drv1913

I work from home now, too, and do exactly the...

I work from home now, too, and do exactly the same thing. Also, besides errands and the occasional meeting, I take advanatage of my new situation to do a lot more fun things (nature walks, brown bag...
06-20-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,526
Posted By Drv1913

Ok, much as I loathe McDonald's, that is pretty...

Ok, much as I loathe McDonald's, that is pretty cool.
06-20-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 121,355
Posted By Drv1913

Linen is really great for hot weather, very...

Linen is really great for hot weather, very breathable. It is my favorite fabric to work with and wear, which is saying a lot because I love me some cotton. To minimize wrinkles, it is good to have...
06-18-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 121,355
Posted By Drv1913

I believe you, but today's outing will have to...

I believe you, but today's outing will have to wait until after the sun goes down. I can't take two days like that in a row.
06-18-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 121,355
Posted By Drv1913

Maybe, but I don't really think so. I know that...

Maybe, but I don't really think so. I know that conventional wisdom says to wear light colors in the heat, and that might be a little cooler, but then I'd be worried the entire time about looking...
06-18-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 121,355
Posted By Drv1913

It doesn't, and it's becoming a real problem as...

It doesn't, and it's becoming a real problem as my hair grows longer. At the end of my story when I mentioned that I had to jam the helmet on my head, I wasn't kidding. I have to really press down...
06-17-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 121,355
Posted By Drv1913

Note: The length of this post is part of the...

Note: The length of this post is part of the reason why I thought there should be a separate thread for this, but if the thread starter doesn't mind...

Summertime in Memphis is one of the reasons...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By Drv1913

Same here; it's one of the many reasons why I...

Same here; it's one of the many reasons why I prefer biking to walking.

Congratulations on getting your coworker to try bike commuting! I did manage to inspire a colleague to buy a bicycle...
06-16-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,419
Posted By Drv1913

Lots of businesses let me bring my bike inside,...

Lots of businesses let me bring my bike inside, which I always prefer. Depending on the design, bike racks make me nervous. I can never seem to fit my bike in them the way I want to. I always find...
06-16-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Drv1913

When I was in college, freshmen, at least the...

When I was in college, freshmen, at least the ones who lived on campus, were not allowed to bring their cars. I trudged all over the what I considered to be extremely spread out and hilly campus to...
06-16-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Drv1913

I think that learning how to drive is a useful...

I think that learning how to drive is a useful skill. I do not have children, but I do have a young relative who has just gotten her learner's permit. I am glad that she is learning how to drive...
06-14-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,965
Posted By Drv1913

I would be interested in a "day in the life" kind...

I would be interested in a "day in the life" kind of thread, particularly if supplemented by pictures and more particularly if contributed to posters who do not live in dense, urban cores (although...
06-13-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,756
Posted By Drv1913

I enjoy getting around under my own steam and in...

I enjoy getting around under my own steam and in a way that is consistent with my values and my life goals. I see more when I am on my bike or on foot, from cool stuff on the side of the road to...
03-31-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Drv1913

Congratulations! :)

Congratulations! :)
Forum: Commuting
11-05-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,642
Posted By Drv1913

I bring my lunch + snacks to work pretty much...

I bring my lunch + snacks to work pretty much every day. I have more than a dozen different lunch bags and containers, but my favorite for traveling by bike is the Tupperware Lunch'n Things...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,843
Posted By Drv1913

I prefer Momentum magazine for information...

I prefer Momentum magazine for information relevant to commuters and urban biking. I like the gear guides and photo essays and have purchased a few useful things after seeing them featured in an...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,891
Posted By Drv1913

I never used to have a problem with helmet hair,...

I never used to have a problem with helmet hair, but now that I am sporting an afro, it's a whole different ballgame. Jamming my hair under the helmet results in several rows mini-mohawks by the...
06-17-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,502
Posted By Drv1913

Because there was a steady stream of cars in the...

Because there was a steady stream of cars in the traffic lane on her left, and I didn't want to dart in front of one of them. Also, she was waving her arms and her bag around, trying to take up as...
06-16-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,502
Posted By Drv1913

Oh, I do complain. The problem is that there is...

Oh, I do complain. The problem is that there is a lot that needs doing and limited resources for doing it. Also, some of the hazards are not ones that the city can do anything about - like the...
06-15-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By Drv1913

Assistance re: Women's Forum

Hello,
I've tried following the directions (http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/568805-access-women-s-forum.html) twice, but have had no response. What am I doing wrong?
06-15-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Drv1913

I'm so sorry that happened to you. If there are...

I'm so sorry that happened to you. If there are pawn shops in your area, you may want to alert/check with them. Other than that, I can't think of anything else that you haven't already done.
06-15-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,278
Posted By Drv1913

The bike accessory that I rave about the most is...

The bike accessory that I rave about the most is my Dargelos Lightning Vest: DARGELOS ? Lightning Vest (http://www.dargelos.cc/product/lightning-vest)

I take it to all of my bike month q & a...
06-15-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,948
Posted By Drv1913

Our downtown area has both regular police on...

Our downtown area has both regular police on bikes and a private security patrol on bikes. It's a really good system. They can cover a lot of ground, and they are more approachable for people who...
06-15-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,502
Posted By Drv1913

For my everyday riding, I prefer: 1) ...

For my everyday riding, I prefer:
1) Tree-lined, residential streets for their scenery and much-needed shade this time of year
2) Streets with wide outside lanes; on these, I generally don't...
06-04-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,925
Posted By Drv1913

:D No.

:D No.
06-01-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,925
Posted By Drv1913

I can bring my bike into my office, but have to...

I can bring my bike into my office, but have to leave it outside just about everywhere else. He can generally roll his Segway into buildings and leave it right next to the meeting room or wherever. ...
05-31-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,925
Posted By Drv1913

I don't have an answer that is not seriously off...

I don't have an answer that is not seriously off topic, so I'll just leave it at, "I'm weird". :)

On topic, I think that the Segway was/is a victim of its pricing more than anything else. If I...
05-30-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Drv1913

I get some variation of "Can I riiiiiide wit'...

I get some variation of "Can I riiiiiide wit' chu?" or some other borderline "compliment" just about every time I'm on my bike, and it is pretty annoying. For the most part, however, I get simple,...
05-30-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,519
Posted By Drv1913

I am still recovering from the shoulder injury, I...

I am still recovering from the shoulder injury, I still have scars, and my bike seat now sports a bit of black duct tape to cover a rip, but I was able to start back riding consistently again a...
05-29-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,925
Posted By Drv1913

The president of the organization where I work...

The president of the organization where I work often commutes by Segway. He received a used one as a gift, thought it was a gag at first, then realized how useful it could be. He lives and works...
05-29-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,519
Posted By Drv1913

I have always been a fan of the front basket. ...

I have always been a fan of the front basket. When I really got into bike commuting and transportation cycling, I toyed with the idea of adding a rear rack to my bike, but I realized that I like the...
04-10-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Drv1913

It was Kyle Wagenschutz, the city's bike/ped...

It was Kyle Wagenschutz, the city's bike/ped coordinator's idea. I don't think there's any federal money involved, but it has something to do with the Green Lane Project, I think.
04-10-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Drv1913

Hillier than it appears at first glance. Nothing...

Hillier than it appears at first glance. Nothing like east Tennessee or some other cities, of course, but still not quite as flat as people always say it is. The streets themselves can be pretty...
04-02-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Drv1913

The blog posts will be on the main...

The blog posts will be on the main carfreememphis.com (http://carfreememphis.wordpress.com) page. Scroll down to the bottom to see the latest posts. Starting tomorrow, each day there will be two...
04-02-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Drv1913

I've worked with the organizer quite a bit...

I've worked with the organizer quite a bit through Bike to Work Day activities. I guess he thought of me when he was putting this project together. There was a general meeting where the guidelines...
04-01-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Drv1913

City of Memphis' Car-free Challenge

Thought some of you might find this interesting. The City of Memphis is challenging residents to go car-free during the month of April (http://www.carfreememphis.com). People can take the challenge...
03-28-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,011
Posted By Drv1913

Yep, this past winter was no fun, and the wacky...

Yep, this past winter was no fun, and the wacky weather is still lingering. I did more driving to work than I ordinarily would have. But, our normal winters are, fortunately, relatively mild, so I...
03-28-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,011
Posted By Drv1913

I have a Ford Focus that I use to get to work if...

I have a Ford Focus that I use to get to work if it is raining heavily, when it is too cold for me to ride my bicycle even to the bus stop (I still have not found a workable solution to keep my...
03-22-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By Drv1913

Roody: I'm not necessarily recommending my...

Roody: I'm not necessarily recommending my method at all, just describing what I do. I don't have to worry about a flat making me late for work since I use the bus in the mornings and could still...
03-22-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By Drv1913

I feel like a turtle compared to some of y'all -...

I feel like a turtle compared to some of y'all - carrying my home in my bicycle basket. My everyday bag weighs about 10 pounds by itself, then there's my lunch and, these days, a drawstring backpack...
03-12-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,258
Posted By Drv1913

I wouldn't guess at a percentage, but there seem...

I wouldn't guess at a percentage, but there seem to be a lot of them around here, and I generally (jokingly) assume that almost anything that is popular here is darn near ubiquitous everywhere else. ...
03-12-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,258
Posted By Drv1913

If the cargo bike trend continues, I wonder if it...

If the cargo bike trend continues, I wonder if it would be worthwhile for stores like Costco to capitalize on that and woo the millenials that way? Maybe do things like have special cargo bike...
03-12-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,336
Posted By Drv1913

My one piece of advice would be to be honest with...

My one piece of advice would be to be honest with yourself about what your true obstacles - psychological and emotional, as well as logistical - are and then, after researching options, choose the...
05-27-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,311
Posted By Drv1913

Whenever I am asked, "why don't more [demographic...

Whenever I am asked, "why don't more [demographic of which I am a member] do [whatever activity the asker doesn't appear to see enough of said demographic doing (or perhaps, not doing it to his...
Forum: Touring
05-21-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Drv1913

A big thanks to all of you for all of this...

A big thanks to all of you for all of this helpful information and advice! A few responses:

My first inclination was to just get on my bike and go. The Natchez Trace Parkway is my goal for when...
Forum: Touring
05-19-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Drv1913

Thanks for these suggestions! I usually have no...

Thanks for these suggestions! I usually have no problems just doing some research and setting off on my own to learn new things, but this is one area in which my gut is telling me to try it with more...
Forum: Touring
05-19-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Drv1913

Is there an organized tour for me?

I have been interested in bicycle touring for a long time and have decided that this is the year when I want to give it a try. Since I've never done anything like this before, I wanted to find an...
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