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08-06-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,128
Posted By crazybikerchick

I'd prefer to call them collisions rather than...

I'd prefer to call them collisions rather than accidents. Accidents make it sound like they are not avoidable. A collision is rarely 100% the fault of one party, I've heard it said that it takes one...
07-29-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,652
Posted By crazybikerchick

Really I think the only type of car sharing...

Really I think the only type of car sharing service that can work is something like ZipCar where a 3rd party is administering it. I would never "rent" my car to a stranger and a friend or neighbour...
07-22-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By crazybikerchick

Living somewhere I don't need to lock my bike!

Living somewhere I don't need to lock my bike!
07-22-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,331
Posted By crazybikerchick

We've cracked and started a fire in the woodstove...

We've cracked and started a fire in the woodstove a few times... in July. Seriously you may send any heat waves our way. Summer is yet to arrive on the west coast this year.
07-06-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,735
Posted By crazybikerchick

Have you ever ridden on public transit? You walk...

Have you ever ridden on public transit? You walk on the bus with your toddler.
07-06-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By crazybikerchick

See if your workplace will let you bring your...

See if your workplace will let you bring your bike inside. Ride something non-flashy when you have to lock it up. (if your main bike is expensive) Get the best lock you can afford, and lock up...
06-29-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By crazybikerchick

When I lived in Toronto and was car-free I would...

When I lived in Toronto and was car-free I would go on rides with the Randonneurs. When the rides already started brutally early in the morning I was not keen on adding an extra 80 km round trip on...
06-09-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,008
Posted By crazybikerchick

Not sure what point you are trying to make here....

Not sure what point you are trying to make here. There are a lot of useless human beings that drive cars. Being totally carfree does not make you a useless human being.
06-09-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By crazybikerchick

I don't get the option to Delete message.. where...

I don't get the option to Delete message.. where is the other thread on this one btw? I can't find it.
06-09-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,334
Posted By crazybikerchick

Hot and humid is trickier than cold, because cold...

Hot and humid is trickier than cold, because cold you can dress for. Heat and humidity however coolly you dress and however much water you drink and however slowly you ride, you are likely to still...
06-09-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,334
Posted By crazybikerchick

Hitchhike?

Hitchhike?
06-09-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By crazybikerchick

Sorry didn't see the other one, can I delete this?

Sorry didn't see the other one, can I delete this?
06-09-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By crazybikerchick

But those 12 lanes of cars on the freeway have to...

But those 12 lanes of cars on the freeway have to enter and exit the freeway and drive on city streets at some point. Building more highways is not going to make city streets less congested....
06-09-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,682
Posted By crazybikerchick

I think its more than $500 per bicycle on my...

I think its more than $500 per bicycle on my policy to need to have a separate rider. But seeing as we live somewhere we don't even need to lock up bikes its rather moot. Back when we lived in...
06-09-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By crazybikerchick

bike lanes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bzE-IMaegzQ
05-30-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,985
Posted By crazybikerchick

Usually the kind of weather that is too bad to...

Usually the kind of weather that is too bad to cycle in is also too bad to drive in. That's why they close everything down :)
04-26-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By crazybikerchick

With SPD pedals I did not have to take off the...

With SPD pedals I did not have to take off the pedals. If you have platforms YMMV. The only adjustment I had to make was the handlebars, much less than trying to box a bike for an airplane!

BUT...
04-21-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,878
Posted By crazybikerchick

I don't buy all these stereotypes. I'm female and...

I don't buy all these stereotypes. I'm female and was car-free for 13 years in an urban area, and now car-lite in a rural one. I met lots of males that cycled but thought it was "too hard" to ride a...
04-18-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By crazybikerchick

Via does offer some routes and schedules where...

Via does offer some routes and schedules where you can bring your bike right on the train.

Check out
http://www.biketrain.ca

BTW the boxes that Via provides for boxing your bike are huge. I...
03-11-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By crazybikerchick

For a child carrier I would say probably 8 months...

For a child carrier I would say probably 8 months to a year - the child would have to be strong enough to wear a helmet. However I know people that have transported very young children by bicycle...
03-08-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,984
Posted By crazybikerchick

I don't think we can fault him for trying. A BoB...

I don't think we can fault him for trying. A BoB Yak trailer is likely a good investment for car-free living regardless if the long-haul grocery shopping works out or not. My suggestion if that is...
03-08-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By crazybikerchick

Where do you live? Are there Zipcars or other car...

Where do you live? Are there Zipcars or other car sharing there? If so that may be a good solution for the infrequent times you need to drive.
03-03-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 985
Posted By crazybikerchick

In the case of glass versus plastic there are...

In the case of glass versus plastic there are tradeoffs. Glass is generally more recyclable but its much heavier than plastic, which if goods are being shipped a long distance makes a huge difference...
02-25-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 985
Posted By crazybikerchick

I think there's the less and more trash by bike:...

I think there's the less and more trash by bike: less because you don't buy unnecessary things because you have to haul it yourself, and more because you aren't likely to buy too much in heavy but...
02-25-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 985
Posted By crazybikerchick

Dust can go in the compost too :) And dryer lint...

Dust can go in the compost too :) And dryer lint if it is mostly natural fibers (ie cotton)
Here's a good list of unusual things for composters:...
02-22-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 2,267
Posted By crazybikerchick

What are you doing with the TP?!?! 500 squares...

What are you doing with the TP?!?! 500 squares per roll, say 3 squares per use... that would be 160 visits per day :)
02-21-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,269
Posted By crazybikerchick

Can you add front racks and panniers as well?...

Can you add front racks and panniers as well? Obviously as others have mentioned is a trailer. I rarely used my trailer for groceries though unless I was buying kitty litter as I was already used to...
02-18-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By crazybikerchick

Sure if you don't have much in the way of assets...

Sure if you don't have much in the way of assets you probably don't have a lot to lose. This is from the perspective of the person buying insurance. But what about if (g*d forbid!) a motorist hits...
02-18-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By crazybikerchick

That's dirt cheap. No matter how little I drive I...

That's dirt cheap. No matter how little I drive I could not get mandatory liability insurance on an old car for that little. But it seems minimum liability amounts in the US are really low. Here...
02-18-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,415
Posted By crazybikerchick

UM I must point out that to some women showing up...

UM I must point out that to some women showing up in a car on a first date would make a BAD first impression!!

If your goal with dating is a long-term relationship, then you probably want to find...
02-08-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By crazybikerchick

We live rurally on an island - we are about 2 km...

We live rurally on an island - we are about 2 km from the ferry terminal, its a 10-min ferry crossing, and then its about 20 km from there to the edge of the nearest town. After 3 months of car-free...
02-04-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By crazybikerchick

I've struggled too with the transition from...

I've struggled too with the transition from car-free to car-light. Was car-free for 13 years and very proud of that fact, so yes it does take adjusting to. (different reasons - geographical move...
02-03-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,783
Posted By crazybikerchick

On my recumbent SPDs. With my feet higher than my...

On my recumbent SPDs. With my feet higher than my hips I don't find platforms will work. In Toronto I usually used my 'bent for long rides but not so much in the city. More rurally now the bent is my...
02-02-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By crazybikerchick

We live in a rural area and on an island (so also...

We live in a rural area and on an island (so also have a ferry schedule to contend with). I work from home luckily, my husband was working about the same distance commute as you, now he is going to...
01-28-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,754
Posted By crazybikerchick

Hi - and welcome to the group! I also started out...

Hi - and welcome to the group! I also started out car-free by walking (I purposely chose an apartment 10 minute walk from work) and using public transportation (also picked said apartment close to...
01-28-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,754
Posted By crazybikerchick

If you take a car into a shop to be repaired,...

If you take a car into a shop to be repaired, you'll most likely get a loaner car to use while its in the shop. More bicycle shops need to realize that for many bikes are transportation and no you...
01-28-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By crazybikerchick

Well there are bikes with women specific geometry...

Well there are bikes with women specific geometry - shorter top tubes relative to the overall size. There are also (usually vintage) bikes with sloping top tubes so its easy to wear a skirt with...
01-28-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By crazybikerchick

I only use craigslist for in-person transactions,...

I only use craigslist for in-person transactions, where I can go meet the seller, see the item, and if I like it exchange cash for item on the spot. We bought a vintage CCM tandem off CL but it was...
01-28-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By crazybikerchick

Not sure why an electric bicycle would be...

Not sure why an electric bicycle would be perceived any differently - (worse maybe even?) Or are you would you be doing it to arrive at work perfectly sweat-free?

I know in some areas where...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,880
Posted By crazybikerchick

I am riding a Giro 26 but am considering a trike....

I am riding a Giro 26 but am considering a trike. The reason? I live on an island where there are two big hills, one 13% and the other 15%. So far I have to get off and walk on both of them on the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By crazybikerchick

There's a reason why recumbents are banned in the...

There's a reason why recumbents are banned in the TdF. :)
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By crazybikerchick

You may want to figure out first what is causing...

You may want to figure out first what is causing the lower back pain. If its a leg length imbalance you may still have some with the bent if you don't correct for it by say shimming a cleat.


A...
01-25-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By crazybikerchick

Also most folding bikes are one size fits all,...

Also most folding bikes are one size fits all, which means you may need an extra-long seat post.
01-24-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By crazybikerchick

Actually I think that there are very few people...

Actually I think that there are very few people that a SS cargo bike would be suited for. Even if there are no significant hills on the route, a variation in cargo can make for a desired difference...
01-23-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By crazybikerchick

No but if you are intoxicated you can still get...

No but if you are intoxicated you can still get charged with dangerous or careless driving, which are still serious offences.
01-21-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,328
Posted By crazybikerchick

There has to be a carrot (or more than one) in it...

There has to be a carrot (or more than one) in it for the individual. Who would go car-free "for the environment" IF it meant that it cost you MORE money, was less convenient, less pleasant etc....
01-21-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By crazybikerchick

Hi Eugene, Welcome! Driving laws vary subtly...

Hi Eugene,
Welcome! Driving laws vary subtly from state to state, as a general rule in North America bicycles are considered vehicles and must follow the same rules as cars. Many states add on that...
01-19-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By crazybikerchick

Depends if there is a 15% hill somewhere in the...

Depends if there is a 15% hill somewhere in the middle of that :)
01-19-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By crazybikerchick

I enjoyed No Impact Man documentary - its...

I enjoyed No Impact Man documentary - its available on Netflix.
01-10-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By crazybikerchick

I used to be a cold weather wimp too. My advice...

I used to be a cold weather wimp too. My advice is to acclimatize yourself to it gradually - its going to be hard jumping back in after two months off. If you never stop biking you don't have the...
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