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12-21-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,925
Posted By Shimpie

I have a fleece pullover that smells horrible...

I have a fleece pullover that smells horrible only when wet. First time taking it out of the washing machine, I thought I forgot to put in detergent and washed again. It still smelled bad after...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By Shimpie

I never put anything on the roof of the car. ...

I never put anything on the roof of the car. Probably because I'm so short, I can't reach the roof. My bad habit is to put stuff on the driver's windshield, which turns out not be a such bad habit....
Forum: Foo
09-19-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,217
Posted By Shimpie

To save closet space, I'll store my out-of-season...

To save closet space, I'll store my out-of-season shoes in my fiance shoes :D

For example: during the winter, my summer sandals are tucked into his seldom worn dress shoes.
Forum: Foo
09-19-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,217
Posted By Shimpie

I have 7 feet and no inches, but two of them have...

I have 7 feet and no inches, but two of them have toes. The rest are vertical and that's average for an Asian girl....especially since I'm Asian.

My fiance is 6'4" with canoe sized feet. ...
06-28-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Shimpie

I like the floor pump I just got:Ascent Mega...

I like the floor pump I just got:Ascent Mega Force Floor Pump. I'm a 5 foot tall lady and I'm able to pump my tires up to 120 psi no problem. This pump has a thicker diameter tube than other pumps...
06-27-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By Shimpie

Four days. Just got my package today.

Four days. Just got my package today.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,087
Posted By Shimpie

Back in high school, four of my classmates were...

Back in high school, four of my classmates were in an car accident because the driver swerved to avoid a dog. The car rolled down an embankment and one of the passengers was ejected out the back. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,230
Posted By Shimpie

I had a flat a few months ago. I thought I was...

I had a flat a few months ago. I thought I was prepared, but found out I had the wrong CO2 cartidges for my pump. Lesson learned: check your thread sizes!
06-15-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,457
Posted By Shimpie

He was safer riding beside you! You had the...

He was safer riding beside you! You had the lights.
06-14-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By Shimpie

Most of the damage went to his face. The facial...

Most of the damage went to his face. The facial bones took all of the force. If all the damage had gone to the back of his head, he'd be dead right now...or brain damaged.

I'll say he's REAL...
06-05-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,157
Posted By Shimpie

+1 PhattTyre I love my 7.3 FX. I chose my...

+1 PhattTyre
I love my 7.3 FX. I chose my bike because I wanted a commuter bike that had wider tires than my road bike. I feel more confident in traffic with the flat handlebars and wider tires. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-06, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,605
Posted By Shimpie

My boss says it to me all the time. Then again,...

My boss says it to me all the time. Then again, she's a woman and I did get run over on my way into work a couple years ago. I had to call her from the ER and tell her I wasn't coming in to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,405
Posted By Shimpie

Nope not the only one. I absolutely HATE...

Nope not the only one. I absolutely HATE shaving. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! Not a good thing to for a girl to hate shaving. My hair doesn't shave cleanly on a daily basis. When I did shave, I...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By Shimpie

I live 50 miles from work

Sadly, I have to admit to living 50 miles from the office. I have multiple reasons for this: going back to school, affordable housing, living closer to relatives, wanting to live on the coast.......
Forum: Commuting
05-25-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shimpie

OOOh, If I start saving now, in 3 years I'll have...

OOOh, If I start saving now, in 3 years I'll have enough for 1/3 of a diesel VW Toureg :p
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shimpie

Build and sell. I'll play devils advocate here. ...

Build and sell. I'll play devils advocate here. It might cost $200 to build a car, but how about transport costs, storage costs, sales people salaries, insurance..... I'll put it at $200.03 a car.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 12:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shimpie

Tee hee. What makes a wider path of destruction,...

Tee hee. What makes a wider path of destruction, a Blue Hair driving a Cadillac or an Hummer?:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 12:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shimpie

I'm not bashing all SUV's here. I drive a small...

I'm not bashing all SUV's here. I drive a small Freelander Land Rover. If you haven't heard of it, it's about the size of a Toyota Rav4. I see a purpose for SUV's, because I off-road for work...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shimpie

Hummers average 8-10 miles per gallon.

Hummers average 8-10 miles per gallon.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shimpie

GM's Disgusting Marketing ploy

Apparently, gas guzzlers aren't sell very well with the current high gas prices. GM just announced a new marketing ploy to get customers to continue buying the auto company's largest vehicles. (I...
04-21-06, 01:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By Shimpie

Okay, EWWWWW! I just got an image in my head of...

Okay, EWWWWW! I just got an image in my head of an yellowish-red stained bag. It must look like a bag of bloody urine.:eek:
Forum: Commuting
06-20-05, 03:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Shimpie

HA!! I do that too! I haven't gotten around to...

HA!! I do that too! I haven't gotten around to replacing my bell after it fell off, but I still have the habit of reaching my thumb out to ring it. Instead of dissapointing silence, I shout "ding...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 982
Posted By Shimpie

1) Big Bird! Probably a heron or a crane. I had...

1) Big Bird! Probably a heron or a crane. I had one crap on my windshield and I almost drove off the road from shock and the sudden lack of vision. It covered my entire field of view.

2)...
05-04-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,022
Posted By Shimpie

Sigh...move to another state.

Sigh...move to another state.
05-04-05, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,022
Posted By Shimpie

Oh some more thoughts. Why is your auto...

Oh some more thoughts. Why is your auto insurance involved? You weren't driving. Yes it is an auto accident, but it didn't involve your car. Therefore, your medical insurance should cover the...
05-04-05, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,022
Posted By Shimpie

What kind of low ball is $3,000?!! This whole...

What kind of low ball is $3,000?!! This whole situation is ridiculous. I'm foaming at the mouth after reading this. The driver's auto insurance should pay for all the medical costs plus at least...
04-28-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Shimpie

Anyone use a side mounted bottle cage?

I ride a 47cm bike and there is very little room for a decent sized water bottle on my bike. Every time I go for a drink, I have to mash the bottle against the top tube to get it in and out of the...
04-15-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Shimpie

Welcome to the forum. This is the best place to...

Welcome to the forum. This is the best place to learn about biking without actually doing it! I actually just made a decision between the Specialized Sirrus Sport (with mechanical disc brakes) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By Shimpie

What's with all the tall people? 5'1" with...

What's with all the tall people?

5'1" with short legs

47cm Trek 2000 wsd, a tiny bike with 650c tires.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,236
Posted By Shimpie

Wow, how did you run his plates?

Wow, how did you run his plates?
Forum: Foo
01-28-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,130
Posted By Shimpie

Broomball! The poorman's hockey.

Broomball! The poorman's hockey.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By Shimpie

When making an unprotected left turn, a rear-end...

When making an unprotected left turn, a rear-end collision is in the back of my mind. I feel like a sitting duck while waiting for the street to clear.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-05, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Shimpie

I have another wrong-way story. A few months...

I have another wrong-way story. A few months ago, I saw a cyclist riding the wrong way on the sidewalk. Double Whammy! I thought if this guy doesn't know any better, he's asking for a death wish. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-05, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Shimpie

I had the very same experience as notfred, only I...

I had the very same experience as notfred, only I was making a U-turn (legal in CA). I had to stomp on the brakes when I found a cyclist squeezing past my grill. Wrong way cyclists really pi$$ me...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-05, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Shimpie

They are letting water out of Prado Dam at the...

They are letting water out of Prado Dam at the highest volume possible (10,000 csf+) to empty the reservoir and attempt repairs. It should take several days to empty. If the bike trail wasn't under...
12-15-04, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Shimpie

In my seat bag, I carry a few bandaids,...

In my seat bag, I carry a few bandaids, Neosporin, and some alcohol wipes. There just isn't much room for first aid in a little bag. However, when I commute with my panniers, I carry a whole first...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-04, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By Shimpie

Get those antibacterial wet wipes. Those really...

Get those antibacterial wet wipes. Those really help. They come in individual packages too. Here's another tip: shave your pits. Hair does a wonderful job at trapping body odor. My boyfriend...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-04, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Shimpie

Yeah those huge textbooks are going to be a pain...

Yeah those huge textbooks are going to be a pain in the rear. I never lugged my books on campus unless I planned on studying them. Just pick one heavy textbook to drag onto campus and study that...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-04, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Shimpie

Why not try it? If you find that the commute is...

Why not try it? If you find that the commute is really taking up too much time, you can scale back the number of trips a week. Perhaps drive onto campus during those busy midterm and finals weeks. ...
07-13-04, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By Shimpie

Having never sold a bike before, the seller of my...

Having never sold a bike before, the seller of my bike didn't ask for collateral and from her face I could tell she was a bit nervous about letting a perfect stranger take a test ride. She told me...
07-13-04, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,672
Posted By Shimpie

I bought a bike from a craiglist add. The lady...

I bought a bike from a craiglist add. The lady told me she was so glad and relieved to have a genuine person buy her bike. She had almost sold her bike to a person using a similar international...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-04, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Shimpie

My Trek 2200 is a 47 cm an it rides on 650 tires....

My Trek 2200 is a 47 cm an it rides on 650 tires. When I was searching for road bikes to fit my 5'1'' body, I was a little cautious about buying a bike with 650 tires. I was told I'd have...
07-05-04, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Shimpie

Sigh, I'm working too. My federal holiday, under...

Sigh, I'm working too. My federal holiday, under unanimous vote, was moved to the week following Christmas so that the office could take that entire week off without too much vacation time. I'm...
06-30-04, 12:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,743
Posted By Shimpie

Northern CA wouldn't be a bad choice. It's not...

Northern CA wouldn't be a bad choice. It's not quite as expensive as southern CA. My parents' 3 bed house on a 3/4 of an acre is the same price as the $350K condo I'm trying to buy.

Plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,450
Posted By Shimpie

I'm just learning too. I was taught many of the...

I'm just learning too. I was taught many of the things listed earlier. I've got one more suggestion to add. When taking the first outdoor ride, wear one clipless shoe and one regular shoe. Then...
06-18-04, 10:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,433
Posted By Shimpie

A few months ago, I was riding into work when a...

A few months ago, I was riding into work when a truck passed me at the bottom of a hill. The truck was towing a trailer which came unhitched at the base of that hill. The free trailer took its own...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-04, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Shimpie

Commuting even two days a week can be tough for...

Commuting even two days a week can be tough for me sometimes. I'm a field biologist, so I'm outdoors up to three days a week. The outdoors aren't necessarily within a bicycle ride's distance. ...
06-16-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,245
Posted By Shimpie

Unless absoulutely necessary, you won't find me...

Unless absoulutely necessary, you won't find me on the shoulder of a freeway! I've seen cyclists riding along Interstate 5 at Camp Pendleton (north of San Diego). The speed limit is 65 mph. ...
06-12-04, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Shimpie

I've been on an Amtrak, San Diego Coaster, and...

I've been on an Amtrak, San Diego Coaster, and Metrolink, all out of out of Oceanside, California (north San Diego County). Amtrak runs up and down the west coast from San Diego to Seattle. The...
Forum: Foo
05-26-04, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,378
Posted By Shimpie

Cherry Coke! Won't touch regular Pepsi, but...

Cherry Coke! Won't touch regular Pepsi, but somehow Diet Pepsi is better than Diet Coke.
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