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Forum: Foo
03-16-08, 11:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,896
Posted By Akugluk

I'm a bit disappointed in the entire school...

I'm a bit disappointed in the entire school system, and this country's general philosophy of education. Besides reading and basic math, is there a single subject in school that is relevant to the...
Forum: Foo
10-25-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 760
Posted By Akugluk

i sat through a wonderful conversation about this...

i sat through a wonderful conversation about this very issue. one party insisted that second world countries were communist, and the other insisted that they were economically between first and...
06-26-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By Akugluk

I started out in school with an ancient $15...

I started out in school with an ancient $15 goodwill bike as a project, and the next year got a decent Specialized sirrus (lowest-end components they had) which has been great ever since. that with...
Forum: Foo
06-26-07, 03:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,727
Posted By Akugluk

y'forgot the third one: don't lick your fingers...

y'forgot the third one: don't lick your fingers :eek:
Forum: Foo
06-21-07, 03:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,106
Posted By Akugluk

oh, and as far as wrecks, etc... I live in...

oh, and as far as wrecks, etc... I live in Alaska, enough said. seriously, though, pretty much anyone who flies around here regularly (in the small planes) is pretty much guaranteed to have a wreck...
Forum: Foo
06-21-07, 02:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,106
Posted By Akugluk

I love flying. Anywhere outside of the US. TSA...

I love flying. Anywhere outside of the US. TSA has taken all the fun out of it 'round here. stupid useless ineffective employment gimmick... At least they've gotten better. (meaning less...
06-17-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,053
Posted By Akugluk

Interesting theory. Unfortunately, it doesn't...

Interesting theory. Unfortunately, it doesn't explain why stereotypes are so incredibly prevalent in life as we know it. Or why they must necessarily be bad. (Since there is a reference to...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,718
Posted By Akugluk

Portland has a great bike community. I don't...

Portland has a great bike community. I don't mean that people necessarily talk to or know each other, but its like a special club. I realized this the first time I went out on my brand new $15...
Forum: Touring
05-25-07, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Akugluk

First trip!!!

Had to brag a little.
My sister, dad, and I just completed a 350 mile trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska. For my sister and I it was a first, and dad has done a few vacation package type...
Forum: Foo
04-04-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 876
Posted By Akugluk

There are a lot of politics that go in to tuition...

There are a lot of politics that go in to tuition decisions as well. There is a huge difference in the way people perceive a 2k/yr school versus a 15k/yr school versus a 30-40k/yr school. If a...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Akugluk

ha.. when I was in Japan I rarely heard bells. ...

ha.. when I was in Japan I rarely heard bells. They usually just use their squeaky breaks!! (maybe an exaggeration, but I'm not kidding about the breaks)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-07, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Akugluk

Yeah, Alaska it is. Fortunately for...

Yeah, Alaska it is. Fortunately for bike-shopping purposes, I am in Oregon for the time being. Thanks for the Canada/seattle tip. I'll definitely keep my eyes open.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Akugluk

Thanks for the links! I found the super modified...

Thanks for the links! I found the super modified page last night looking up everything I could about them (that and Sheldon Brown's page). I'm not looking at huge upgrades quite yet (I'll wait...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Akugluk

I think I'm in love...

with the Raleigh 20. I saw one for the first time on craigslist last night and have completely fallen for it. I've never felt this way about a bike before.:) Unfortunately the post was a day and a...
03-19-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By Akugluk

I've had a similar problem since going clipless...

I've had a similar problem since going clipless and getting a new saddle (within about a month of each other). I love both and don't want to go back, and the problem seems to be in the shoe. so...
03-13-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,983
Posted By Akugluk

Tone makes a big difference. Can't ever tell...

Tone makes a big difference. Can't ever tell what people are saying, but I usually get whether they are friendly or angry. I don't think its inappropriate to speak to cyclists. Just choose the...
Forum: Foo
03-13-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 920
Posted By Akugluk

its been far too long. Last summer I went out in...

its been far too long. Last summer I went out in the country with a backpack and a bivy bag with the intention of hiking/camping for several days on the tundra. It was so foggy teh second day that...
03-10-07, 02:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,738
Posted By Akugluk

I've been caught taking food out of the cafeteria...

I've been caught taking food out of the cafeteria at my school: the second half of a sandwich I couldn't finish. They said I had to throw it out, rather than save it for later. I turned around,...
Forum: Foo
03-05-07, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,019
Posted By Akugluk

The worst part of the whole clip was the...

The worst part of the whole clip was the freakishly sensationalized reporting. maybe i just haven't been watching tv lately, but it makes my brain numb to hear the word "shocking" so many times in a...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,067
Posted By Akugluk

lots of reasons... I live on campus now, and am...

lots of reasons... I live on campus now, and am not working this semester, but in the past I rode to save time and money. I worked with a bunch of health-conscious people, many of whom would drive...
Forum: Foo
03-03-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,990
Posted By Akugluk

this is amazing. chipcom is my new hero.

this is amazing. chipcom is my new hero.
Forum: Foo
03-01-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,371
Posted By Akugluk

alright! I got a nice, well-adjusted 60%. sounds...

alright! I got a nice, well-adjusted 60%. sounds good to me :)
Forum: Foo
02-27-07, 02:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 969
Posted By Akugluk

The discovery that I really like woodworking. ...

The discovery that I really like woodworking. Does self-discovery count as a surprise? (I don't care if that's boring to you, I"m excited) ;)
Forum: Foo
02-25-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,424
Posted By Akugluk

Can I join the party? mmmm... my boys were...

Can I join the party? mmmm... my boys were always older, 3 years seemed about right. But then I found my love and he's a little younger, so maybe I was looking in the wrong place before. :love:...
02-25-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Akugluk

I mostly learned the rules of the road from...

I mostly learned the rules of the road from biking. grew up in a very small town... no traffic lights, 2 paved roads for most of my memory, so when I got to the city for school biking seemed an...
02-24-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,394
Posted By Akugluk

I've used both green tea (hot, in a glass water...

I've used both green tea (hot, in a glass water bottle--re-used nantucket nectar bottle) for commuting, and water with a dash of lemon juice and salt. I started trying to work something out when I...
Forum: Foo
02-21-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,987
Posted By Akugluk

My boyfriend says I'm a 10, but maybe he's...

My boyfriend says I'm a 10, but maybe he's biased... or maybe its that glare I gave him after reading him the question.:rolleyes:
02-20-07, 11:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,699
Posted By Akugluk

"Two little feet" by Greg Brown

"Two little feet" by Greg Brown
Forum: Foo
02-18-07, 05:50 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,447
Posted By Akugluk

ooh ooh ooh! crushes!! If I'm mostly a lurker,...

ooh ooh ooh! crushes!! If I'm mostly a lurker, and have a crush, would that make me an internet stalker? I'm watching your every post, my pretty. ;)
Forum: BMX
02-18-07, 03:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,463
Posted By Akugluk

While I fully support active children, there is...

While I fully support active children, there is something to be said for having a basic respect for property. A good bike will stand up to a lot of use, but there will always be a limit to how much...
Forum: Foo
02-18-07, 03:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,484
Posted By Akugluk

Similar story for me. Ironically enough, the...

Similar story for me. Ironically enough, the book that finalized my decision to 'let go' of my death grip on Jesus was Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I'm always fascinated to discover how...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-07, 12:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,452
Posted By Akugluk

Now, I seem to remember there being some...

Now, I seem to remember there being some guideline in Portland about bikes stopping on yellow. Don't know if that's a law or not. Anyone know more? Seems like I read that on my 'bike portland' map.
Forum: Foo
02-09-07, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,925
Posted By Akugluk

My best friend (and soon-to-be husband) is there...

My best friend (and soon-to-be husband) is there for me when I need him, listens to me, supports me, respects me, but most of all is honest with me. 'course I don't always like what I hear, but I...
Forum: Foo
02-02-07, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Akugluk

I'm not an expert by any means, but In my...

I'm not an expert by any means, but In my experience, what they look for is an official transcript (school letterhead, little stamp with the school seal, etc) in an official school envelope. If I...
Forum: Foo
02-01-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Akugluk

If you risk putting yourself in a compromising...

If you risk putting yourself in a compromising situation by trusting someone else to do your work, the simplest solution is to not give them that power. Do it yourself. My hs counselor was as...
12-30-06, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Akugluk

definitely. I never thought much about how close...

definitely. I never thought much about how close I was to the curb as long as I had space to ride. until riding behind a girl who was swerving in and out to stay as close as possible to the curb. ...
12-25-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 827
Posted By Akugluk

big piles of dirt... sometimes people use boards,...

big piles of dirt... sometimes people use boards, but dirt is much more plentiful around here (notice I'm speakng in the present tense). I was always too scared to try things like that, but just...
Forum: Foo
12-19-06, 02:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,223
Posted By Akugluk

I was a TA for a summer program--day camp sort of...

I was a TA for a summer program--day camp sort of thing-- for kids with autism. It was the most fun ever, as all we did was take them on field trips, interact with them, and make sure they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-06, 10:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,155
Posted By Akugluk

cold weather depletes energy like nothing else. ...

cold weather depletes energy like nothing else. I've run out of energy at about 19 miles (granted it was my first ride out after a year off the bike... and had a 4 hour break after the first 10...
Forum: Foo
12-17-06, 03:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 911
Posted By Akugluk

I agree with Falkon that culture is the better...

I agree with Falkon that culture is the better distinction. But I also tend to feel that cultural separations and stereotypes will always exist as long as there are cultures. Without admitting my...
Forum: Africa
12-14-06, 12:51 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 32,786
Posted By Akugluk

You don't want an "adventure". adventure means...

You don't want an "adventure". adventure means you weren't prepared. (who said that...? someone famous and with lots of foresight i think...)
I can't say whether this trip is a good idea,...
12-14-06, 12:51 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 35,347
Posted By Akugluk

You don't want an "adventure". adventure means...

You don't want an "adventure". adventure means you weren't prepared. (who said that...? someone famous and with lots of foresight i think...)
I can't say whether this trip is a good idea,...
12-13-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,316
Posted By Akugluk

Rules of thumb for any cold weather activities: ...

Rules of thumb for any cold weather activities: Never go further than you're willing to walk back. Dress properly. Bring extras (clothes-especially a warm pair of mittens, water, food, parts......
Forum: Foo
12-10-06, 02:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,073
Posted By Akugluk

Good training ground for a girl who wants to "go"...

Good training ground for a girl who wants to "go" standing up.
no kidding.
Forum: Foo
12-10-06, 12:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,003
Posted By Akugluk

no oil. I use a cheap camping pot, tie a...

no oil. I use a cheap camping pot, tie a handkerchief over the top, and shake it over the burner wire mesh and campfire style. never much liked oily popcorn.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-06, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By Akugluk

agreed. Its when you stop feeling pain that the...

agreed. Its when you stop feeling pain that the danger begins. of course it tends to be a subtle change... and watch out when the feeling starts to come back!!! :eek:

sufficient room in the...
Forum: Foo
12-04-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,475
Posted By Akugluk

I went to a small high school. graduating class...

I went to a small high school. graduating class of 25. not only did we have passes, they had to be written in our "passbooks" with the time in, time out, date, destination, and teacher signature. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-06, 04:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,444
Posted By Akugluk

I tell my fiancé the highlights. Most everything...

I tell my fiancé the highlights. Most everything else is pretty routine. He worries, but I just assure him that I'll mount my blinkies in poor visibility and wear my optic yellows. oh, and the...
11-30-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By Akugluk

wait... you've never worn pants on a bike...

wait... you've never worn pants on a bike before??? You must have gotten some strange looks when you were a kid...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,571
Posted By Akugluk

My theory for unenlightened mashers is that they...

My theory for unenlightened mashers is that they don't like spinning because it feels more tiresome than mashing. It feels more tiring because they mash up a hill until they can't keep a decent pace...
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