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Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By gbcb

Wow, I've gotten bad at this. Hey, Siu!!!

Wow, I've gotten bad at this. Hey, Siu!!!
Forum: Foo
08-16-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By gbcb

https://d21wiec48mugw8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/u...

https://d21wiec48mugw8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/27153307/Parrot.jpg

Not dead, just resting!

Hey guys!
Forum: Foo
02-28-17, 11:54 PM
Replies: 49
Foo
Views: 2,821
Posted By gbcb

Hey wolfpack! (and everyone else!) wolfpack,...

Hey wolfpack! (and everyone else!)

wolfpack, so sorry to hear about your dad, but it's great to hear you're slowly getting back on two wheels.

The last few years have been up and down. My mum...
Forum: Foo
11-17-16, 02:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,742
Posted By gbcb

Checking in after a long absence. Glad you're OK,...

Checking in after a long absence. Glad you're OK, gnome. And hey, Michigander! Long time no see. Johnny, best of luck with whatever come next. I'm trying to jump ship here as soon as I can, too.
...
Forum: Foo
12-02-14, 03:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,510
Posted By gbcb

Heard about this on Facebook :( This came as...

Heard about this on Facebook :(

This came as a shock even though it's been a while since I've been here regularly. He was a perennially welcome presence on Foo and I wish I'd known him better.
...
Forum: Foo
08-18-14, 02:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,818
Posted By gbcb

Aw man, Tom! I check in to Foo for the first time...

Aw man, Tom! I check in to Foo for the first time in a while and see this. Enough with the medical issues already!!! Glad you're recovering at home, at least.

My design skills are... limited. But...
06-22-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By gbcb

In the interests of efficiency, I took the...

In the interests of efficiency, I took the offending wheel into an LBS, where they seconded the new rim tape option. I had them mount the tire for me while I was there, so we have a working bike...
06-20-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By gbcb

Well, I've been getting a lot of practice but I...

Well, I've been getting a lot of practice but I don't know if I'm actually improving. I've attempted to follow online guides in an attempt to rectify any bad habits, but despite assurances that...
06-20-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By gbcb

The new front tire has never been ridden on......

The new front tire has never been ridden on... The tube hasn't stayed inflated long enough! Might make sense to check if it has any rough bits from the factory, though. Thanks
06-20-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By gbcb

Look upon my works, ye tubes, and despair

I am beginning to think I'm constitutionally incapable of successfully changing a tire. My girlfriend had a blowout while riding with an old, worn-out and cracking Conti Gator Skin up front, so I...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,157
Posted By gbcb

Orange Jamises FTW!!! 386254

Orange Jamises FTW!!!
386254
Forum: Foo
04-25-14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Just got off Skype with my fiancée, feeling a lot...

Just got off Skype with my fiancée, feeling a lot better and reminded of how wonderful she is. Whew. Now to collapse into bed. :injured:
Forum: Foo
04-25-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Back in Canada to visit my parents. Mum has late...

Back in Canada to visit my parents. Mum has late stage Alzheimer's. I don't know how my dad does it. Two days in and I'm being as outwardly positive as I can, but I just want to scream
Forum: Commuting
04-17-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,831
Posted By gbcb

Two days of rain and the pollution is worse than...

Two days of rain and the pollution is worse than ever. No rides for me. We'll see about tomorrow.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,831
Posted By gbcb

Lots of crud in the air again today, including...

Lots of crud in the air again today, including some construction grit that got in my eyes, so another slow ride. Not quite as relaxing as yesterday's because the traffic was much worse. Sunny and a...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-14, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,831
Posted By gbcb

Bad air today, so I left early and rode slowly....

Bad air today, so I left early and rode slowly. Got to work feeling remarkably relaxed. I think I need to do that more often.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-14, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

Thanks, yeah. She tried looking around nearby...

Thanks, yeah. She tried looking around nearby markets for it, but no luck
Forum: Commuting
04-11-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

Ha, thanks! Yeah, I'm already considering new...

Ha, thanks! Yeah, I'm already considering new minivelo options. A new colleague of mine is actually a BF member too, and a minivelo enthusiast!
Forum: Commuting
04-10-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

Thanks, Steve... It sucks, especially since she...

Thanks, Steve... It sucks, especially since she had started to ride it a lot more recently. By the way, long time no see! Hope Kyoto's still treating you well.
Forum: Foo
04-10-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By gbcb

Yikes, Tom! I had no idea you'd been through all...

Yikes, Tom! I had no idea you'd been through all that!! So glad to hear you're making good progress. Here's to many more really great days ahead:
:cheers:
Forum: Commuting
04-10-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

Stolen today :( ...

Stolen today :(

http://www.brezhnev.net/bikeforums/bikephotos/tnt2.jpg

I hadn't been using it as a commuter for a while, but my fiancée -- who's much better sized for the bike than I am --...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

:lol: Tough crowd in here...

:lol: Tough crowd in here...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-14, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

Thanks! I bought it after I got my first job,...

Thanks! I bought it after I got my first job, even though I couldn't really afford it... Probably wasn't the best financial decision, but in the long run it has been worth every penny.

Powergrips...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-14, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

RALEIGH_COMP, cool anechoic chamber! (I assume...

RALEIGH_COMP, cool anechoic chamber! (I assume that's what it is)
What line of work are you in?

Beautiful day today, so I took some glamour shots on the ride home from brunch. I haven't...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,831
Posted By gbcb

Sunny day today but the air isn't great. The one...

Sunny day today but the air isn't great. The one short hill on my ride (a bridge) reinforced how out of shape I am. One pedal crank at a time...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,637
Posted By gbcb

I think you mean tractorlegs :) I like what I'm...

I think you mean tractorlegs :) I like what I'm running but it's a pretty straightforward rear rack/single pannier setup, neither old- nor new-school!
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 05:31 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,637
Posted By gbcb

I really like that setup. The flexibility of...

I really like that setup. The flexibility of being able to just throw any bag on a crate had for some reason never occurred to me... Do you have a mesh to secure loads on bumpy roads? That would be...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 02:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,637
Posted By gbcb

Also, I've never had a problem with my Brooks...

Also, I've never had a problem with my Brooks saddles, but then again I don't frequently wear light-coloured trousers
Forum: Commuting
04-02-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,637
Posted By gbcb

You need to decide what your priorities are....

You need to decide what your priorities are. These were mine:
- Waterproof
- Reasonably stylish (would look at home in an office environment)
- Not too huge
- Easy to mount/unmount

I ended up...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-14, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,989
Posted By gbcb

You're killing me. I can route part of my ride...

You're killing me. I can route part of my ride along a creek that recently became capable of supporting life (hooray!), but it means contending with swarms of honking scooters and aggressive drivers...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-14, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By gbcb

Thanks! I had a series of bad (and newly...

Thanks! I had a series of bad (and newly developed) allergic reactions to a neoprene liner in my prosthetic leg. It took a long time to figure out what was actually going on and determine a solution....
Forum: Commuting
04-01-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,831
Posted By gbcb

Managed to shave 10 minutes off the commute this...

Managed to shave 10 minutes off the commute this morning with a better route -- down to just over 30 mins. Day two after a 2+ year break! (Actually more like 3 years since I've commuted regularly --...
Forum: Foo
04-01-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Thanks, gnome, MV and bigben. Hope tomorrow is a...

Thanks, gnome, MV and bigben. Hope tomorrow is a better day. Second ride into work today, picked a better route this time!
Forum: Commuting
04-01-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By gbcb

Ride home even better than on the way in. But...

Ride home even better than on the way in. But wow, am I out of shape. Thanks, skijor, for the kind words! The Jamis is as fantastic to ride as I remembered.
Forum: Foo
04-01-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Thanks!! Yay is an understatement. More than 12...

Thanks!! Yay is an understatement. More than 12 months on one leg with crutches... The day after I got back on two feet I wasted no time in proposing to my girlfriend (now fiancée). It has been a...
Forum: Foo
04-01-14, 03:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,485
Posted By gbcb

I agree with Machka that it's a good idea to...

I agree with Machka that it's a good idea to visit any potential destinations before deciding whether you want to move to them.

That said... when I thought I wanted to study Chinese, I went to...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By gbcb

No mask today... I need to get a new one anyway.

No mask today... I need to get a new one anyway.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,831
Posted By gbcb

Should have posted this here. I'm still buzzing...

Should have posted this here. I'm still buzzing :) http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/941038-first-commute-2-years.html
Forum: Foo
03-31-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/941038-first-c...

http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/941038-first-commute-2-years.html :)
Forum: Commuting
03-31-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By gbcb

First commute in 2 years

After picking up new tubes on the weekend and an underground bike parking permit at my office building yesterday, I had my first ride into work in about two years today -- it's also about the third...
Forum: Foo
12-31-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Good luck! :thumb:

Good luck! :thumb:
Forum: Foo
12-31-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Hey there!!! The undeadish wake the undeader. I...

Hey there!!! The undeadish wake the undeader. I really did just come back here to find that recipe, then figured I'd share the riches -- other than that, I'm almost never around here anymore. Glad to...
Forum: Foo
12-27-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Foo
12-27-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Hope all Foosters new and old had wonderful...

Hope all Foosters new and old had wonderful Christmasses. For a bonus present, here's a warming winter recipe from deep in Foo's past... I actually came here today with the specific goal of...
Forum: Foo
08-25-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By gbcb

No advice here, but sorry to hear the news....

No advice here, but sorry to hear the news. Having been at very low points in the last year myself, I hope the world brings you better things soon.
Forum: Foo
08-22-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By gbcb

And Jonny, outrigger canoeing up here isn't quite...

And Jonny, outrigger canoeing up here isn't quite as easy as in your neck of the woods. Every time my sister talks about it I get jealous.
Forum: Foo
08-22-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By gbcb

Things are going pretty well, generally speaking....

Things are going pretty well, generally speaking. About to move into a fantastic new place, which I'm really excited about. Work is good, girlfriend is great. I'd just like to be back on two feet.
...
Forum: Foo
08-21-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By gbcb

Dadgummit but I miss my bike

Haven't been around here much. Health problems have kept me off a bike since May or so last year, and on crutches since late August (except for about three weeks last month). I have recurring dreams...
Forum: Foo
03-24-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,503
Posted By gbcb

Even longer. I arrived in China in August 2004!

Even longer. I arrived in China in August 2004!
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