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09-07-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

lol. That is too funny!

lol. That is too funny!
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,782
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5332.4 (6134...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5332.4 (6134 total) [123/125]
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 5012 mi (+213 other)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 4811 (5337 total miles YTD)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I've wound up with a few good bikes over the...

I've wound up with a few good bikes over the years that way - getting a junker for free and fixing it up, upgrading parts, etc. Though unless I have a specific purpose for each bike, I can't justify...
08-30-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

This is along the same lines I was thinking. Is...

This is along the same lines I was thinking. Is there any reason one can't/shouldn't do this, perhaps building it so that you can swap out child car-seats as the child grows and as car-seats expire?...
08-30-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I have been running this carfree experiment for...

I have been running this carfree experiment for just over a month now, and I have reached a point where carrying on just feels hard. The novelty of commuting by bicycle is gone, and on days when I am...
08-27-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Oh, I fully agree and have no intention of...

Oh, I fully agree and have no intention of deleting anything. And in retrospect and in light of some of the points made, I dont know that closing the thread is the right response either.
08-26-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Aha! I see what you did there! :lol:

Aha! I see what you did there! :lol:
08-26-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Good thought, but I can only find the option to...

Good thought, but I can only find the option to delete it in "thread tools" (which, I would assume, is where it would be located).
08-26-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

The way I see it, if you want to be a...

The way I see it, if you want to be a human-powered-purist, all the power to you. With my low fitness level, eBiking has made commuting to work by bike every day totally feasible. I briefly worried...
08-26-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

FWIW, I think I-Like-To-Bike - however brash he...

FWIW, I think I-Like-To-Bike - however brash he may come across - has a valid point: A lot of what is being thrown around here looks like conjecture and speculation rather than being solidly evidence...
08-14-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,651
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Something you might want to research is tiny...

Something you might want to research is tiny houses - whether you go that route or adapt some of the ideas to RV living. One idea you might be particularly interested in is a composting toilet which...
08-14-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

There is definitely something to that. Some of...

There is definitely something to that. Some of the hills I have to tackle on the way home from church are much like that - I can take 5 minutes to walk the worst of it and the rest is pretty...
08-14-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

The worst of the hills really are at the...

The worst of the hills really are at the mid-point of my commute where I cross a major freeway. One hill on the way home will have to be walked up (at a guess, that will probably cost me 10 minutes),...
08-14-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Given that this is LCF, wouldn't that be more...

Given that this is LCF, wouldn't that be more like "ride off" (or, more hopefully, "ride across")? :)
08-14-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Well, the ride is about 10km. I figure if I leave...

Well, the ride is about 10km. I figure if I leave half an hour earlier that will give me an hour and a half to make the trip - should be plenty of time.
08-14-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Or beyond merely getting old - what does LCF look...

Or beyond merely getting old - what does LCF look like when you start having mobility issues in general? As I have begun to be more aware of the fact that I am (and all of us are) "temporarily able...
08-14-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Well, I've been fairly consistent in my bicycle...

Well, I've been fairly consistent in my bicycle use for the past few weeks and am starting to look at the logistics involved in making this a more permanent transition (getting my car loan properly...
08-10-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

That is definitely a huge advantage. I used to...

That is definitely a huge advantage. I used to try to do my car maintenance myself, but I found that it was such a pain in the butt without proper facilities in which to do it (and then I discovered...
08-10-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,403
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I had a discussion with a teacher about this...

I had a discussion with a teacher about this recently, and one thing that was brought up is that - in the case of immigrant families from certain parts of the world - many kids simply never learned...
08-10-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

That is pretty much how I felt when I sold my...

That is pretty much how I felt when I sold my Dodge Shadow to the scrap metal yards after moving to Alberta from Saskatchewan (it would have had to pass another out-of-province inspection, which it...
08-06-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,429
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Emotional Attachment to our Cars

As I am working towards going car free and was looking into the logistics of selling my car, I realized that I have quite an emotional attachment to my car (which - given the costs of loan payments,...
07-28-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Actually no. The new bike came with a very...

Actually no. The new bike came with a very similar style of saddle and a similar rack. I had noticed how similar the seat was but now that I am looking at the pictures - you're right: the rack is...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I had a similar encounter on my commute just the...

I had a similar encounter on my commute just the other day - one of the trails crosses a railroad and just as I was on the verge of crossing (too late to stop) the bells and lights started doing...
07-28-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Yeah, we middle class folks can certainly be...

Yeah, we middle class folks can certainly be financial dummies at times (I lump myself into the dummy
category). Unless one develops the appropriate disciplines (which I have failed to do), making...
07-27-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Wow. That sucks! Do you have pics of the trikes...

Wow. That sucks! Do you have pics of the trikes that you can share with us?
07-26-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

The reason for the single speed is to have...

The reason for the single speed is to have something that looks older and less appealing to an opportunistic thief that I can lock up outside without worrying about it wandering away. I picked it up...
07-25-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

If it is not super busy, I quite enjoy taking the...

If it is not super busy, I quite enjoy taking the LRT through the downtown. There's just something about going for a train ride now and again...


I bought an old CCM with Coaster Hub a couple of...
07-25-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,802
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Along the line of aesthetics, when I was figuring...

Along the line of aesthetics, when I was figuring out my route to work I wound up taking a major car corridor and one of the first things that really struck me was how ugly it was. I have driven that...
07-25-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Day 2 & 3 Ė On the Joys of Electric Assist ...

Day 2 & 3 Ė On the Joys of Electric Assist

Iím am stiff as a pinetree! Or, at least, that is how I felt as I climbed on my bike the past two mornings. On Monday I made a mad dash home in the rain,...
07-25-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I should clarify: in order to make it to work on...

I should clarify: in order to make it to work on time, I must leave the house by 6:30 am if taking the train. If, however, I am riding my bike I can leave just after 7:00 am (otherwise, I would have...
07-25-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

About 10km one way. I go to church, to my...

About 10km one way.


I go to church, to my friends, to the grocery store, choir practice, coffee shops, etc - all of which are easy riding distance. If anything, work is the farther destination....
07-24-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,503
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I would have to agree with this. Plus, with power...

I would have to agree with this. Plus, with power assist e-bikes, a person can still opt to put in effort and work up a sweat just like with a "normal" bike.
07-24-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

My "Car Free" Experiment

When I was approaching 16 or so, a film about cars (of all things) prompted me to take an interest in bicycles. Being a computer nerd, I naturally logged onto the internet and began to Google bike...
06-20-13, 11:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,212
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I also put my panniers in shopping carts for...

I also put my panniers in shopping carts for stores with carts. Not only is it more convenient than carrying them through the store, but - as others have already noted - human beings tend to...
09-10-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,851
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

If the wood wasn't treated, and if you had a...

If the wood wasn't treated, and if you had a fireplace, and if it wasn't TOO rotten, then you could "recycle" the wood over the winter and burn it.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,468
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

If you want to make your bike look undesirable,...

If you want to make your bike look undesirable, I'm pretty sure you could use "rust paint" (ie, paint that is designed to look like rust). Although, how to most effectively apply it so it doesn't...
04-13-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Not that I would do this myself (I'd be taking a...

Not that I would do this myself (I'd be taking a more cautious route), but you could always take off the pedal on the side where your leg is broken and pedal strictly with your good leg (like this...
04-13-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

At first I thought this thread maybe had...

At first I thought this thread maybe had something to do with super bicycle commuters... 100-200 miles per day would be quite an impressive commute by bicycle!
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,648
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Bored117(CA)__________________2377.3 (2888.0...

Bored117(CA)__________________2377.3 (2888.0 total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____________ 2050 (2781 total)
silk (BC/CAN)__________________1973
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I think it's really cool that your boss of all...

I think it's really cool that your boss of all people is the understanding one. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

I read the Sheldon Brown article sometime back in...

I read the Sheldon Brown article sometime back in highschool (http://sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html for anyone who is interested) and since then have configured my bikes with the front brake on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,757
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

This sounds like fun. We should make little...

This sounds like fun. We should make little achievement icons and put them in our signatures.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,648
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120) ...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120)
Bored117(CA)__________________2190.6 (2701.3 total)
silk (BC/CAN)__________________1973
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____________ 1965 (2603 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
04-03-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

It looks to me like the comments are Facebook...

It looks to me like the comments are Facebook based. Given that so many workplaces block Facebook, that is very probably what the issue is.

Regarding riding in rushhour traffic... depending on...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,648
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120) ...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120)
Bored117(CA)__________________2190.6 (2701.3 total)
silk (BC/CAN)__________________1973
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____________ 1965 (2603 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,648
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Bored117(ca)__________1655 (2090.61 total) ...

Bored117(ca)__________1655 (2090.61 total)
mnbikecommuter (mn)___1616 (2324)
silk (bc/can)___________1563
jeffpoulin (fr/ch)________1421 (1843 total)
augustgarage (ca)______1305.3 (2306.6 total)...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,457
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

@bluegoatwoods - Wow! That looks like you can...

@bluegoatwoods - Wow! That looks like you can haul some impressive sized loads on those racks!
@K'Tesh - I'm unclear as to how that attaches to the handlebars. Is it bungie-strapped on?...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,648
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Bored117(CA)__________1558.9 (1898.41 total) ...

Bored117(CA)__________1558.9 (1898.41 total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)___1317 (1808)
Silk (BC/CAN)__________1265
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_______1254 (1649 total)
augustgarage (CA)______1181.1 (2020.3 total)...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,457
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Show us your DIY Gear

So, when commuting by bike, there are often obstacles to overcome. Gear to haul, weather to adapt to, health problems to work around, sweat to wick away, repairs to be made, and so on. While many...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,648
Posted By Sir Lunch-a-lot

Bored117(CA)__________1401.0 (1691.43 total) ...

Bored117(CA)__________1401.0 (1691.43 total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)___1317 (1808)
Silk (BC/CAN)__________1265
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_______1254 (1649 total)
augustgarage (CA)______1181.1 (2020.3 total)...
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