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04-05-02, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By PapeteeBooh

Perhaps this is because YOU can afford a private...

Perhaps this is because YOU can afford a private retirement plan.
04-05-02, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By PapeteeBooh

What would be the moral argument for refusing to...

What would be the moral argument for refusing to contribute to SS I wonder. Perhaps along the lines of

"Dear President,

I have no problem with paying taxes that go to useful and noble causes...
04-05-02, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I never understood that line of reasonning. Isn't...

I never understood that line of reasonning. Isn't SS the basis of social solidarity. Aren't you benefiting of some form of global infrastructure, such as schools, roads, and other lovely or less...
03-04-02, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By PapeteeBooh

snakes, roadrunners, lizards, loose dogs,...

snakes, roadrunners, lizards, loose dogs, chidren, motorists
02-22-02, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,867
Posted By PapeteeBooh

One has always a friend crazier than oneself. ...

One has always a friend crazier than oneself.

I have 6. Two nices an operationals, one cheap (huffy type) MTB I got last week on a yard sales (that bike has less than 50 miles on it, IMO - I could...
02-22-02, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By PapeteeBooh

There is nothing like a good ol' steel frame for...

There is nothing like a good ol' steel frame for comfort
02-21-02, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Being able to follow discussions while cycling...

Being able to follow discussions while cycling might be cool
02-19-02, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I think a recumbent would not be safe for my...

I think a recumbent would not be safe for my high traffic night commute. This is the main reason why I don't plan to get it also I have tendonitis on my thumbs an any hand brake is bad for me.
...
02-18-02, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I can see myself doing that quite easily. Ooops,...

I can see myself doing that quite easily. Ooops, wrong vehicle. ;)

I still can't believe I am driving a car :o
02-18-02, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I defected!

That's it! I have done it, I bought a car (getting it this evening).

After a couple of years of intensive commuting I have to give up cycling for a while (perhaps even a long while :() to protect...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-02, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I give you the fastness in acceleration. Perhaps...

I give you the fastness in acceleration. Perhaps it depends the short distances we are talking about. I know that speeds is what made bike commuting feasible and enjoyable to me.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-02, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By PapeteeBooh

single speed!? Unless you live in Holland or...

single speed!? Unless you live in Holland or somewhere similarly flat that seems rather pointless for a commuter bike. I have hills on my commute folks!
02-08-02, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By PapeteeBooh

it is not a bad idea although I am a concerned by...

it is not a bad idea although I am a concerned by their lack of visibility (I go on some main roads) and by some hills I have on my journey
02-07-02, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By PapeteeBooh

My own dilemna is similar. Suppose you are...

My own dilemna is similar. Suppose you are afflicted by a begign afflication of the wrist areas. Your doctors tells you that if you get off the sadle for a month or two you may heal, otherwise the...
02-07-02, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By PapeteeBooh

now, does anybody have experience of tendonitis...

now, does anybody have experience of tendonitis treatment? I hear homeopathy (which generally I am rather suspicious about) is very efficient.
02-06-02, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. ...

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.

UNfortunately, as it turns out I have now bad tendonitis and it is imperative that I let my hands/wrist rest for a while :( :( The bummer is that
although...
02-03-02, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Advice

Hi,

I have long commute lately (frequently two hours a day). Unfortunately I hurt my left hand. As D*alex I think pointed out to me once in a similar post, I have a natural tendency to lock my...
01-22-02, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Hi, I have one. Where I live the bike theft...

Hi,

I have one. Where I live the bike theft is not so bad and it was probably overkill but I used to live in a place where ANY bike (that included a 10 year old 3 speed) would get stolen...
01-17-02, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Reading this I think you also need to think about...

Reading this I think you also need to think about the time of recovery. Probably no two clavicle fractures are the same but it took me 3 months to recover not 2.5 weeks. At the time I was a student...
01-17-02, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I think your addiction to this forum will...

I think your addiction to this forum will prevail. I don't believe you will stay off the gear for long. Anyway, why should finishing University bring you back to the dark ages. Surely you will find...
01-17-02, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Hi Scubagirl, Sorry to hear about your...

Hi Scubagirl,

Sorry to hear about your crash. I do not have experience with this problem. I did have a collar bone broken in a (non-bike related) incident a few years back and the doctor also...
01-14-02, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,980
Posted By PapeteeBooh

My main problem is the car driver abuse. There is...

My main problem is the car driver abuse. There is not a single week that passes without some jerk screaming at me "Get off the road, you F* idiot" or worse when I go on the main road.

There are...
01-04-02, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By PapeteeBooh

They are a good LBS generally (one of the best in...

They are a good LBS generally (one of the best in town, I think) and I don't think they are a rip off. You do make a great point though. The sprockets teeth are needed very worn but not on all of...
01-04-02, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By PapeteeBooh

:( Alright, I'll buy one of these expensive chain...

:( Alright, I'll buy one of these expensive chain cleaning kits then. Any recommendation?
01-04-02, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I am guessing - based on my commuting distances...

I am guessing - based on my commuting distances on a map - that I do about 70miles per week X4.3 weeks per month X 9months that'd be slightly over 1,500 miles if true.

I used to but after...
01-04-02, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Is this normal

I have had my bike for 9 months or so and and put it to serious commiting use. I haven't yet replaced the chain and occording to my LBS, the chain is work but also the cassette dents are worn out...
12-17-01, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Good clothing is really the key. I have a good...

Good clothing is really the key. I have a good jacket and luckily I bought some ski pans on a yard sales last summer that serve me well also. With full gloves and full facial cover I am ok. Cables...
12-17-01, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,627
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I am rather disapointed by the announced specs of...

I am rather disapointed by the announced specs of the machine. Range is limited, speed is slow, the thing is also bulky, probably does not lock easily (a major downside), is too heavy to easily carry...
12-13-01, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By PapeteeBooh

So that you know, it is white and wet, composed...

So that you know, it is white and wet, composed primarily of water ocassionally mixed with debrits found on the road ;)
12-13-01, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,208
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Bus? It would take me an hour and half (including...

Bus? It would take me an hour and half (including the half hour waiting under the snow or walking to the stop) to go to some places I have to go to.
12-13-01, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Bastard! Anyway. Now weather is better and...

Bastard!

Anyway. Now weather is better and my derailleur work fine again. I find it a cause of concern that a derailleur would not work under heavy snow because this is interestingly enough one of...
12-13-01, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I bought some great ear cover a few weeks ago and...

I bought some great ear cover a few weeks ago and lost them yesterday. Damn!

It was snowing like hell yesterday. Ride wasn't too bad in itself but my derailleur got all messed up. The cable...
12-12-01, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,826
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Mountain, desert, occasionally roadrunners,...

Mountain, desert, occasionally roadrunners, lizards and joggers while on the bike trail (not in the winter though) and homeless men (often hanging out on a bike on the pavement) while passing through...
12-12-01, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By PapeteeBooh

My condoleances to his family

My condoleances to his family
12-05-01, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Hi Thanks for the advice. We was for...

Hi Thanks for the advice.

We was for "week-end". Renting a bike sounds good but since I am arriving on a Friday and leaving on a Sunday afternoon I am concerned the shop might be closed on Sunday...
12-04-01, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I like riding of course but the main reason why I...

I like riding of course but the main reason why I cycle is that I don't want to give into cars and all they represent to my eyes (waste, consumerism, pointless luxury, pollution, extreme...
12-04-01, 07:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,015
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Last couple of week it has been quite cold (had...

Last couple of week it has been quite cold (had to buy stuff to put on my freezing ears) and I have been caught under the a tremendous rain once. I did have my waterproof gear expect for the shoes....
12-04-01, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Denver and cycling?

Hi,

I am going to Denver soon for a week-end. I choose to go there a little by accident since I had to use a free ticket voucher and could not leave for too long so it needed to be somewhat close...
12-04-01, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I second D*Alex on that. I have both a road bike...

I second D*Alex on that. I have both a road bike (an old Italian model) and a touring bike (Bianchi Volpe). While I do use my touring bike a lot on bad roads and for handling load (which it manages...
12-04-01, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Admitedly, Parts of Belgium are actually good for...

Admitedly, Parts of Belgium are actually good for cycling (esp the North of the country in University towns): it is flat and there are a lot of bikes. it depends where.
12-04-01, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I feel sorry for him. Belgium! What a terrible...

I feel sorry for him. Belgium! What a terrible place with such a punny spirit (I come from there btw). Anyway. At least beer is good and there is no legal age to drink it. Hope he makes full use of...
10-27-01, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By PapeteeBooh

That was my thought exactly! My boss had noticed...

That was my thought exactly! My boss had noticed I waste to much time @ the BF. Then I realized "Hand on a minute. You are self-employed and not even that schizophrenic, how could that be?":p
10-18-01, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Congrat! Get her a bike shaped cradle

Congrat! Get her a bike shaped cradle
10-18-01, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Here (in NM) too it is a whole category of...

Here (in NM) too it is a whole category of cyclist. They don't travel that much and certainly do not appear to go anywhere in particular. They usually ride (if they ride) on the pavement, quite...
10-17-01, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,016
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Bring her along. I can deal with the two of you...

Bring her along. I can deal with the two of you with my left foot alone. ;)
10-17-01, 04:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,016
Posted By PapeteeBooh

I give you a lesson any time providing you mummy...

I give you a lesson any time providing you mummy agrees to pick up the pieces left ;)
10-17-01, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,016
Posted By PapeteeBooh

WHAT YA THINK YA IMPRESS ME COS' YA CAN BEAT ON...

WHAT YA THINK YA IMPRESS ME COS' YA CAN BEAT ON YA CHEST, KID? IS THAT IT?


;)

Be a man, drink beer (what has the world come to?)
10-17-01, 02:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,016
Posted By PapeteeBooh

No doubt you are! Let me tell you a funny...

No doubt you are!

Let me tell you a funny story that happened to me recently. I am waiting for a client, reading some computer magazine. The article report some guy from IBM (vice president or...
10-17-01, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Seriously, the two things I tend to forget are: ...

Seriously, the two things I tend to forget are:

-food: I always bring water but end up in no time starving miles away from a good stop.
-lights: typical scenario is that I leave in bright...
10-17-01, 01:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,016
Posted By PapeteeBooh

Possibly I guess That qualifies you...

Possibly I guess


That qualifies you beyond doubt. I used to wear a flashy pink fluorescent (it is made to put over ski boots, I think, I bought it in a yard sale) over my shoes to prevent greese...
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