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10-31-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By cyclokitty

i have restrained my bike because I donít want it...

i have restrained my bike because I donít want it migrating south for the winter, certainly not without me. I could use a vacation.
06-24-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By cyclokitty

Why have I been awoken from my slumber?!?! ...

Why have I been awoken from my slumber?!?!

lol, yes. It was resolved. If I recall, my wheel needed truing because the brake pad was rubbing. Then, a few years later my bike had a complete overhaul...
12-08-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

I live along the stretch of subway stops that...

I live along the stretch of subway stops that were closed this weekend for construction so I walked to the pet supple store to buy cat food. Bonus, I found a hand made cat toy for the Spoiled Ones....
Forum: Commuting
04-26-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,022
Posted By cyclokitty

I cannot stand early mornings. I am a groggy mess...

I cannot stand early mornings. I am a groggy mess until about 9:30am and it is nothing short of pure chance that I don't hurt myself or others when I have to be out the door at 7am. My day would...
04-12-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

I rode my bike to a nearby shopping centre for...

I rode my bike to a nearby shopping centre for some supplies from the hardware store. Then, went to the grocery store and bought a package of sheep's milk feta cheese in brine. I actually wanted goat...
03-29-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,640
Posted By cyclokitty

Why don't I have a car? Well, I grew up in a...

Why don't I have a car? Well, I grew up in a car-less family, my mom was too broke to buy and maintain a car. Luckily, there was public transit and I used it regularly as a kid and car rides were...
03-23-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,196
Posted By cyclokitty

*waves* Another Toronto area cyclist? Yes! ...

*waves*

Another Toronto area cyclist? Yes!

I started riding at around the 300lb range and spent a fair bit of time looking for a friendly, approachable store. Found it! I still go there for...
03-23-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By cyclokitty

I read the op first post and chuckled because...

I read the op first post and chuckled because when I first bought a bike I thought "sweet, now I'm ready!". And then all of the accessory shopping started and hasn't stopped. Believe me, I'm...
03-22-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By cyclokitty

My first spring ride will be in his honour. His...

My first spring ride will be in his honour. His kind words helped me when I was a beginner cyclist and because of his encouragement and kindness, I always share what I learned with other new cyclists...
12-28-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,181
Posted By cyclokitty

I realized that it was much more pleasant riding...

I realized that it was much more pleasant riding my bike to a mall that houses one of my favourite grocery stores than taking the bus. Now, that isn't terribly incredible, I know. It's just that even...
12-25-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,893
Posted By cyclokitty

Congrats on your awesome looking new bike! Happy...

Congrats on your awesome looking new bike! Happy riding!
12-21-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,861
Posted By cyclokitty

It depends if I'm craving sugar or if I'm craving...

It depends if I'm craving sugar or if I'm craving salt. If it's a sugar craving then I lean towards ice cream, especially Rocky Road. Salt cravings are rarer and can be easily settled with french...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By cyclokitty

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! The...

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

The grocery store had boxes of Clif bars on sale for 50% off. I was greatly tempted by the boxes of Peanut Toffee Buzz flavour and figured I save them for...
12-20-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

I've never heard that. I like the alliteration of...

I've never heard that. I like the alliteration of bundle buggy.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By cyclokitty

Some of the best kind of enablers! Hi, my...

Some of the best kind of enablers!

Hi, my name is Cyclokitty. I nearly bought a GPS for my bike but I talked myself out of it because I didn't find this thread in time. Next time, I'll check in...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By cyclokitty

I found the photo I took of the gold SUV! ...

I found the photo I took of the gold SUV!

423677
Forum: Commuting
12-16-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By cyclokitty

At least we know what James Bond could've bought...

At least we know what James Bond could've bought Goldfinger if they were doing Secret Santa.

That bike is kinda ghastly. I saw a shiny gold coloured SUV a couple of years ago and I thought it was...
12-15-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

This is my rolling cart: 423196 My...

This is my rolling cart:

423196

My other grocery getting contraption is a 400lb capacity wagon with inflatable tires. I can't find a photo of it but I ordered it from Home Depot and it is...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,851
Posted By cyclokitty

I cycle pretty slowly so passing cyclists is the...

I cycle pretty slowly so passing cyclists is the norm. But one day there was a cyclist with the squeakiest chain and cogs I've ever had the misfortune to encounter who rode just ahead of me on the...
12-13-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

I walked to the grocery store with an empty...

I walked to the grocery store with an empty rolling cart and walked home with a full rolling cart. Then, scraped slushy snow off the sidewalk.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,998
Posted By cyclokitty

Dear Fellow Torontonian, I understand. And...

Dear Fellow Torontonian,

I understand. And you were right.

I rode my bike on a snowy day several years ago and while the roads were cleared on the main streets, the quieter side streets were a...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,476
Posted By cyclokitty

I use on my commuter bike a Kryptonite...

I use on my commuter bike a Kryptonite Faggetaboutit and a cable. It's pretty hefty lock but it feels like nothing because I store it in the rear rack when I'm cycling. My mtn bike uses an Abus Bordo...
12-11-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

I shovelled snow for an hour and 15 minutes. Does...

I shovelled snow for an hour and 15 minutes. Does that replace any part of a walk or a bike ride?

And, I hate snow. And, I need a new shovel.
12-11-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 44,653
Posted By cyclokitty

2. One is my commuter, grocery getter. The other...

2. One is my commuter, grocery getter. The other is my mtn bike/trainer bike. I'd like a third. Maybe more.
12-10-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By cyclokitty

I use my trainer in the dining room no one eats...

I use my trainer in the dining room no one eats in and I've never noticed any vibrations. Our house is 85 years old and located very closet to the subway so it has experienced rattling over the...
12-07-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,901
Posted By cyclokitty

Lovely looking bike! Congrats and have fun on it!

Lovely looking bike! Congrats and have fun on it!
12-06-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

Like my life would be worth anything if I didn't!...

Like my life would be worth anything if I didn't! :rolleyes: Her Majesty was fed several pieces of cooked chicken.

I have some Christmas gifts to buy today so there is a walk to the toy store...
12-05-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 173,536
Posted By cyclokitty

My cat had an appointment at the vet for a blood...

My cat had an appointment at the vet for a blood test for her poorly working thyroid and a brushing (SO MUCH FUR!) and her claws trimmed. I walked the kilometre and a half round trip while Her...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By cyclokitty

Jeez, an error filled apology. She got too close...

Jeez, an error filled apology. She got too close while texting and driving, frightful.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,611
Posted By cyclokitty

Well said! :thumb: My city isn't hilly but...

Well said! :thumb:

My city isn't hilly but there is one street that I hate with a fiery passion. I would sell lemonade to raise money to install a bike escalator on it.
12-02-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,734
Posted By cyclokitty

I have the Tacx Blue Matic trainer and I've used...

I have the Tacx Blue Matic trainer and I've used it for the last two weeks. All is well. I was worried about it having a weight limit but it has handled my weight without any problems. It is dull...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-14, 01:51 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,705
Posted By cyclokitty

Just expressing my love for cycling and kitty...

Just expressing my love for cycling and kitty cats.

The cat in the avatar is my mom's cat, The House Panther, who lived with us for about 8 months last year. Dude is a crazy biting machine who...
11-22-14, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By cyclokitty

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Glad...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom.

Glad you're back riding and your lovely weather is helping you out!
11-22-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,843
Posted By cyclokitty

I've had a lazy cycling year (and a half...) and...

I've had a lazy cycling year (and a half...) and I doubt I'll get outside on a bike before spring 2015. Found some long, lost weight (probably 25 pounds worth of previously hard lost fat) and the...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By cyclokitty

Sweet bike!

Sweet bike!
Forum: Commuting
05-10-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By cyclokitty

Nice bike! And I'm going to second the chain...

Nice bike! And I'm going to second the chain purchase request. It hurts to look at the chain! I can even hear the squeeeeek squeeksqueeksqueek of the chain.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,288
Posted By cyclokitty

Awesome bike! Have lots of fun on it!!

Awesome bike! Have lots of fun on it!!
05-03-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By cyclokitty

I don't listen to music when I ride because I...

I don't listen to music when I ride because I prefer singing. Not out loud because it would definitely count as noise pollution. I sing whatever song pops in my head.
05-01-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By cyclokitty

Thanks. That's Freddy the Ferocious. He lives up...

Thanks. That's Freddy the Ferocious. He lives up to his name proudly between naps.
05-01-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By cyclokitty

When I was cleaning up my bikes on the driveway a...

When I was cleaning up my bikes on the driveway a couple of weeks ago, a few neighbours came up to me and said I was smart not having a car. Then they each climbed into their cars and drove off. I...
05-01-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,904
Posted By cyclokitty

Cash. The Segway looks like a one-time, one hour...

Cash. The Segway looks like a one-time, one hour tour thingy. I think I'd take $2000 over the Segway and use it to buy some bike tools and a bike for Mr. CK.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,327
Posted By cyclokitty

Great vid! It's hypnotic. I'm gonna try that...

Great vid! It's hypnotic. I'm gonna try that perspective the next time I video one of my bike rides.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,327
Posted By cyclokitty

The street closest to my home is popular with...

The street closest to my home is popular with bike commuters of every stripe -- school kids, adults on trikes, a couple of recumbents, and a bunch of year round commuters. It's always nice to cycle...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,651
Posted By cyclokitty

The Windsor Kensington 8 mixte in oxblood gets my...

The Windsor Kensington 8 mixte in oxblood gets my vote. Now I wish I need another bike because that one looks lovely.
04-25-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,795
Posted By cyclokitty

Their salads are tasty too, especially when...

Their salads are tasty too, especially when paired with a frosty.
04-23-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By cyclokitty

I do the grocery shopping with 2 panniers and a...

I do the grocery shopping with 2 panniers and a handlebar basket. My big complaint is about the bike racks at some malls. Mostly, there are only a few parking spots for bikes even though they are...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By cyclokitty

Flat mtn bike pedals and mtn bike shoes that have...

Flat mtn bike pedals and mtn bike shoes that have proper walking shoe treads. My current favs are the Pearl Izumi seek IV. Comfy for riding and walking.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By cyclokitty

Baggy shorts over bike shorts, a bright tshirt...

Baggy shorts over bike shorts, a bright tshirt (preferably with a cute cat picture), mtn bike shoes without socks. Actually, skip the bike shorts and trade the bike shoes for either Tevas or running...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By cyclokitty

My bikes are in the garage, leaning against an...

My bikes are in the garage, leaning against an old car.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,741
Posted By cyclokitty

I prefer a single pannier on the right side. I...

I prefer a single pannier on the right side. I get off the bike on the left and with the pannier on the opposite side, it feels less likely that the bike could topple over.
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