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Forum: Commuting
09-01-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By attercoppe

What pants do you wear (/should I get?)

I am a commuter with a very short commute, and a utility cyclist...I figure fellow commuters will be the best source for this. (Mods move if necessary)
Fall has suddenly hit here in central...
11-23-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,772
Posted By attercoppe

Roody, my wife the massage the****** often stuffs...

Roody, my wife the massage the****** often stuffs pillows all around her - under her knees, between her knees, under her elbows, etc etc. It probably approximates the position one would be in in a...
11-07-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By attercoppe

Yes! I have a Wheele, slightly different than...

Yes! I have a Wheele, slightly different than what's shown on the website. (Mine is an older model, in fact I understood they were out of business.) I don't surf, but use the trailer pretty...
10-03-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,150
Posted By attercoppe

I also worked for a municipality, at a time when...

I also worked for a municipality, at a time when I was living car-free. I also needed to have a license, as I often drove official vehicles, but walked or rode my bike to work. Everyone knew, even...
06-18-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By attercoppe

Generally, a two-door car. As in: Why does a...

Generally, a two-door car. As in:

Why does a chicken coop have two doors?

Because if it had four doors, it'd be a chicken sedan!
06-02-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By attercoppe

Today makes four weeks at my new job. There's one...

Today makes four weeks at my new job. There's one other guy that works there that rides to work about once a week, I think I've got him thinking he should do it more often. Another employee asked me...
06-02-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By attercoppe

The viewpoint re: Chinese girls and Mexicans is...

The viewpoint re: Chinese girls and Mexicans is pretty unethical, yes, but it's really not comparable to my statement re: animals - unless you think Chinese girls, Mexicans, and animals are all...
05-30-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By attercoppe

I am not vegetarian, and never plan to be. I...

I am not vegetarian, and never plan to be. I believe that animals are here for humans to use, including eating them. It's unfortunate that "we" currently (for the most part) overindulge in meat just...
05-29-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By attercoppe

Powering a computer from a hub generator?

{I searched the forums and didn't find anything relevant, and I'm not sure this is the best place to post this, but I don't see any other sub-forum that seems really good for this, so I figured I'd...
05-29-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By attercoppe

The only thing I've completed so far that could...

The only thing I've completed so far that could be considered "custom" cargo gear is strapping a camera bag on my rear rack instead of buying a real pannier:...
05-24-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By attercoppe

What is this "pension" you speak of? I know it...

What is this "pension" you speak of? I know it not. Is it anything like "Social Security"?
05-24-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By attercoppe

Well, I wasn't always a car-free advocate, in...

Well, I wasn't always a car-free advocate, in fact in many ways I was a very different person at the time I voted for Bush. As I mentioned I certainly didn't vote for him the second time around!
...
05-23-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By attercoppe

Article - Oil Addiction

This is one of two articles I wrote as an audition piece for a temporary guest spot in the Denver Post's Perspectives section. I was not selected, and the articles were not published, so I thought...
05-23-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By attercoppe

Article - How to be an Environmentalist

This is one of two articles I wrote as an audition piece for a temporary guest spot in the Denver Post's Perspectives section. I was not selected, and the articles were not published, so I thought...
05-23-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,595
Posted By attercoppe

Excuse the OT post, but pedex - can you PM me re:...

Excuse the OT post, but pedex - can you PM me re: your work? Looks like I can't PM or email you.
05-20-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By attercoppe

And how many families, with both parents working...

And how many families, with both parents working 40+ hrs/week, plus commuting, have the time to entertain, have hobbies, or bond with their family?

I live in a small town in a rural area - not...
05-19-06, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,595
Posted By attercoppe

My bike was free, I've put less than $200 dollars...

My bike was free, I've put less than $200 dollars into it over the last three years or so. Its value to me? Practically priceless, it is my main form of transportation, to get to work and back, the...
05-17-06, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By attercoppe

Xtracycle a "Cool Tool"

Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site recently featured the Xtracycle (http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001234.php).
05-17-06, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By attercoppe

I have enough trouble just driving a cart around...

I have enough trouble just driving a cart around the store, without taking it out in the street. Usually three wheels want to go shopping with me, and the fourth is always trying to get back out the...
05-17-06, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By attercoppe

I actually lived in the same van when I first...

I actually lived in the same van when I first moved here, while I looked for a job and an apartment.



Yeah. I wanna hang with you, man. I took a week to move from St Louis to central Colorado,...
05-17-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By attercoppe

They're not homeless - he's here (a small town,...

They're not homeless - he's here (a small town, but lots of tourists in the summer, due to the weather and all the available outdoor stuff to do) for the summer, working as a raft guide. They'd...
05-15-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By attercoppe

I'm now officially car-free, I sold the van...

I'm now officially car-free, I sold the van today! Some guy and his girlfriend are going to live in it for the summer.

In other news, I got a new job and now have a 4 mile RT commute 5 days a week...
05-15-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By attercoppe

slickhare, it will be hard for us to give you a...

slickhare, it will be hard for us to give you a pat list of solutions to any eventuality - try looking through some of the other threads on this sub-forum for tips and advice, and if you have a...
05-11-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By attercoppe

I was looking at those just the other day! Let us...

I was looking at those just the other day! Let us know how you like it.
05-03-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,532
Posted By attercoppe

Or, maybe we could get people to not, for...

Or, maybe we could get people to not, for instance, live in Manhattan and drive to FRICKIN CONNECTICUT and back every day!
05-01-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,335
Posted By attercoppe

My pedals don't have clips - but they're just...

My pedals don't have clips - but they're just plain pedals. I have never liked the idea of attaching my feet to the pedals, no matter how quick and easy it's supposed to be to get out of. (I know,...
04-30-06, 05:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,136
Posted By attercoppe

Only if you trade in your "old" bike each time...

Only if you trade in your "old" bike each time for reuse by someone else. Too much waste otherwise.
04-30-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By attercoppe

Most bike maintenance, for me, falls in the...

Most bike maintenance, for me, falls in the category of things it's worth it to pay a professional to do. I like to work with my hands, I'm mechanically minded, and I can do general bicycle stuff,...
04-30-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,856
Posted By attercoppe

Thanks, Patrick, very informative. ...

Thanks, Patrick, very informative.



This is a big part of the reason I moved to Colorado - couldn't stand that Midwest humidity. Come summertime I usually didn't even want to be outside, much...
04-30-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,263
Posted By attercoppe

Thanks, Patrick, very informative. ...

Thanks, Patrick, very informative.



This is a big part of the reason I moved to Colorado - couldn't stand that Midwest humidity. Come summertime I usually didn't even want to be outside, much...
04-29-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,856
Posted By attercoppe

I've been to Quincy a few times - I used to live...

I've been to Quincy a few times - I used to live in Kirksville MO and worked a service area (computer repair) that ran clear to Hannibal and Lagrange. I'd cross over to Quincy once in a while for...
04-29-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,263
Posted By attercoppe

I've been to Quincy a few times - I used to live...

I've been to Quincy a few times - I used to live in Kirksville MO and worked a service area (computer repair) that ran clear to Hannibal and Lagrange. I'd cross over to Quincy once in a while for...
04-29-06, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,046
Posted By attercoppe

It actually makes more sense to me to reward...

It actually makes more sense to me to reward non-drivers than to give rebates to drivers - all those $100 checks that are handed to people who drive all the time are almost definitely going to be...
04-29-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,059
Posted By attercoppe

After several people (myself included) called him...

After several people (myself included) called him out, notfred replied and apoligized for the wording and tone of his original post. Apparently some posters (like thelung) read the first post,...
04-29-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,856
Posted By attercoppe

Boulder may also score well on age and gender...

Boulder may also score well on age and gender diversity, but racial diversity? Not so much. (Speaking of which, is there really anyplace that doesn't have a diverse gender demographic?)



A...
04-29-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,263
Posted By attercoppe

Boulder may also score well on age and gender...

Boulder may also score well on age and gender diversity, but racial diversity? Not so much. (Speaking of which, is there really anyplace that doesn't have a diverse gender demographic?)



A...
04-29-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,059
Posted By attercoppe

Well, we do have Sticky: New Forum- Living Car...

Well, we do have Sticky: New Forum- Living Car Free (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=62403).
04-28-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,046
Posted By attercoppe

Free parking? Really? Hey tfahrner (or...

Free parking? Really?


Hey tfahrner (or anybody), any more info on that bike commuter tax break bill? I'd like to contact my reps and ask them to support it, but I probably need a bill number or...
04-28-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By attercoppe

Thanks for the pix, cerewa, that really helped. I...

Thanks for the pix, cerewa, that really helped. I can see how your hitch works now. Not exactly quick to unhitch, is it?

mingmaya - there is a folding bikes sub-forum, that's probably a better...
04-28-06, 10:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,059
Posted By attercoppe

That's nice for you that you enjoy driving so...

That's nice for you that you enjoy driving so much. If you hadn't noticed, most of us here do not. In fact, that is the main subject of this thread, not to mention the entire sub-forum. You did...
04-28-06, 12:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,004
Posted By attercoppe

Yikes! I don't think those fumes are good for...

Yikes! I don't think those fumes are good for you...

Waste reduction:
I sort my trash - recyclables (most of which I cycle 4 miles RT to drop off) are newspaper, all other paper, cardboard,...
04-26-06, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By attercoppe

Sweet. Nice to see this, instead of yet another...

Sweet. Nice to see this, instead of yet another huge truck, or even a little Mule or the like.
04-25-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,241
Posted By attercoppe

Just think what you would have done to a car (and...

Just think what you would have done to a car (and yourself) if you drove like you ride, and how much that would cost to fix!

I doubt most utility cyclists and commuters have the problems you do.
04-24-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,004
Posted By attercoppe

Oh, and another tip re: The Simple Life - don't...

Oh, and another tip re: The Simple Life - don't watch it, it's a crap show.:rolleyes: (Is it even still on? I saw a few episodes the first season.)
04-24-06, 11:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,059
Posted By attercoppe

Hey, thanks for coming back and continuing the...

Hey, thanks for coming back and continuing the conversation, notfred. I understand now where you're coming from. Hopefully if you'll hang out here a little more, we can educate you a bit. And...
04-24-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,004
Posted By attercoppe

Good stuff here, I'll add one thing that works...

Good stuff here, I'll add one thing that works for me that's only been briefly touched on. I don't want to start a rent vs own debate, but part of my simple life is renting an apartment rather than...
04-24-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,185
Posted By attercoppe

When one spends a lot of time in a car, one...

When one spends a lot of time in a car, one spends a lot of time in a climate-controlled, isolated mini-environment. One tends to forget that nature is not so easily adjusted, and forget that their...
04-24-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By attercoppe

Well, let's see, he said: I guess you...

Well, let's see, he said:


I guess you don't qualify.

That being said, I don't think it's necessary to be car-free to make a bicycle-related living (though it can't hurt!) - maybe the thread...
04-24-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,059
Posted By attercoppe

Well, the easy answer here is, you're right, you...

Well, the easy answer here is, you're right, you don't understand it. Try asking some car-free folks directly, or even trying it yourself, then you might understand. I'm car-free, and I'm proud of...
04-23-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,113
Posted By attercoppe

Well, speaking of riding in adverse weather, I've...

Well, speaking of riding in adverse weather, I've got a question I'll slip in here rather than start a whole new thread. (I'll also go look around the fixie/ss forum.) I building a stripped down...
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