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05-23-05, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By CommuterKat

Bikes in drive up window lanes

Ok, here's my rant/question: If a bank has a drive up teller lane, and that window opens 30 minutes earlier than the regular branch tellers, why can't a person on a bike go through that drive up...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,236
Posted By CommuterKat

Riding in to work last fall during peak foliage...

Riding in to work last fall during peak foliage early in the morning with fog still in the valleys. Coming up my rather large hill at the beginning of my commute and having it open up into the most...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By CommuterKat

Were the other shoes there? Maybe somebody...

Were the other shoes there? Maybe somebody weeded them out, thinking that your old ones weren't being used? I would ask around to see if anyone did a little "spring cleaning". Good luck!
Forum: Commuting
04-12-05, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By CommuterKat

I think about this every time I have to drive...

I think about this every time I have to drive home on the freeway here in Vermont. Tere is a stretch that has a big blinking sign that says "rough roads, maintain safe distance". If I were on my...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By CommuterKat

I dream of this almost daily. If there were a...

I dream of this almost daily. If there were a community that banned cars, or at least cars for the general public, I would definitely consider moving there. I think that trains or trucks could be...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,881
Posted By CommuterKat

In a few weeks, I will be selling my car and am...

In a few weeks, I will be selling my car and am expecting to save the following:

Car payment: $200/month
Insurance: $150/month
Gas: $80/month
Repairs/Oil changes/Maintenence: $50/month...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-05, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By CommuterKat

What about parking it on the other side of the...

What about parking it on the other side of the meter? I have many times locked my bike up right beside another, using the same meter, pole, whatever.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By CommuterKat

I keep hearing "flimsy", and I have to say that I...

I keep hearing "flimsy", and I have to say that I have never found mine to be flimsy at all. Maybe I just don't know because I don't have any bullet proof, bomb proof, titanium sided grocery baskets...
Forum: Foo
04-12-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By CommuterKat

So, you have to let us know what you are going to...

So, you have to let us know what you are going to do for her!
Forum: Foo
04-11-05, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By CommuterKat

How about a buying her a new bike, a tandem maybe...

How about a buying her a new bike, a tandem maybe so you can share your passion? Or a gift certificate for a house cleaning service for a month? Maybe a weekend at a bed and breakfast?

That is...
04-11-05, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,542
Posted By CommuterKat

I dropped my first person last week. Granted, he...

I dropped my first person last week. Granted, he was wearing jeans and on a bike a bit too small for him, but he was about my age and looked to be in decent shape. Made me feel good for a bit. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,694
Posted By CommuterKat

Early 90's Specialized Rockhopper with...

Early 90's Specialized Rockhopper with waaaaaayyyy too many add-ons. ;)
Forum: Commuting
04-10-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By CommuterKat

Yes, the back is some sort of stiff plastic...

Yes, the back is some sort of stiff plastic covered with fabric. The sides that fold in are stiff as well, with soft cloth on the outside. I have never had any trouble with them sagging or swaying...
04-10-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By CommuterKat

The peepers are back! The peepers are back! The...

The peepers are back! The peepers are back! The peepers are back!!!

Hooray for little spring frogs! :D
Forum: Commuting
04-09-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By CommuterKat

I have these exact baskets. I love them. You...

I have these exact baskets. I love them. You can fold them up flat against your rack until you get to the grocery store, and then bring them in with you to use as a basket to collect your items,...
Forum: Foo
04-07-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 732
Posted By CommuterKat

Happy Birthday Joe!!! :D

Happy Birthday Joe!!! :D
04-06-05, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By CommuterKat

This looks like a great deal. I have a pretty...

This looks like a great deal. I have a pretty long commute, which means many miles in the dark. I try to light up as much as possible, and have been looking for a vest for summer riding in the...
04-06-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By CommuterKat

I think it is just a new message in the same...

I think it is just a new message in the same thread since the last time you logged on. If you log out and back in, the "new" should be gone. It is an easy way to pick out the new messages in a...
04-06-05, 07:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,640
Posted By CommuterKat

You start to think that bike jerseys are normal...

You start to think that bike jerseys are normal apparel to wear to work.

You have to sit and read the new Nashbar/Performance catalog even if it makes you late for work.

You drive your bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,378
Posted By CommuterKat

Sort of cheated today. I go out on the road most...

Sort of cheated today. I go out on the road most days with my job, so I met up with my van headed the opposite direction of my office at a park and ride today, so I only did about 6 miles. (I hope...
04-05-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By CommuterKat

One more burning question... Why are some...

One more burning question...

Why are some folks usernames red and some black?
04-05-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By CommuterKat

Keeping endurance through the winter

I have noticed an interesting thing this spring. Although I was pretty much off the bike for four months, I have kept up my endurance now that I am back to doing 30 mile round trip commutes a few...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,378
Posted By CommuterKat

My ride in today was so beautiful, it seemed like...

My ride in today was so beautiful, it seemed like a crime to see anyone in a car at all! I had to laugh when I passed the gas station just outside of town that had the "cheap" stuff for $2.25 a...
04-05-05, 07:43 PM
04-05-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By CommuterKat

Did I see a critical mass ride last Friday around...

Did I see a critical mass ride last Friday around 10:30ish out at Taft's Corners? I was riding the opposite direction and there were maybe 40 or so riders headed away from Burlington. There was...
Forum: Foo
04-01-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,364
Posted By CommuterKat

That is the wierdest avatar I have ever seen. ...

That is the wierdest avatar I have ever seen. Thought aliens had taken over my computer there for a second!
Forum: Foo
03-29-05, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By CommuterKat

Thanks for the birthday wishes, sorry about that....

Thanks for the birthday wishes, sorry about that. I was feeling a little down last night. All better now!

Oh, and by the way A.Troll, I'm a girl!
Forum: Foo
03-28-05, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By CommuterKat

Nobody wished me a happy birthday today.

:cry: :cry: :( :( :cry: :cry:
Forum: Commuting
03-28-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By CommuterKat

Ok, ok, so I figured out where it is. Now I...

Ok, ok, so I figured out where it is. Now I agree... What the heck is that thing? A big warm swirly heading our way? That would be nice if it didn't bring any precip with it.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-05, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By CommuterKat

umm...the question is more like, Where the Hell...

umm...the question is more like, Where the Hell is that??? I just hopped back on my bike for my commute yesterday, and a big old storm would not make me a happy camper.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,986
Posted By CommuterKat

Well, I did my commute route today, and it only...

Well, I did my commute route today, and it only took me about 15 minutes longer than last fall. Not too bad after so long out of the saddle. I did manage to get a little sunburn on my way into town...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,986
Posted By CommuterKat

I will be joining the ranks today. I don't...

I will be joining the ranks today. I don't actually have to work today, but I am riding my commute route today to see how long it will take me after 3 months off for winter. It was taking an hour...
03-25-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,143
Posted By CommuterKat

I too have an early 90's Rockhopper that I use as...

I too have an early 90's Rockhopper that I use as a commuter for a 15 mile each way ride. I put on slicks, a rack, and extra long bar ends, and it does the trick. The extra hand positions are a...
Forum: Foo
03-17-05, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By CommuterKat

100% maple all the way. Sometimes with a thin...

100% maple all the way. Sometimes with a thin schmear of peanut butter as well. I have a friend who makes maple syrup, and occasionally will get a batch of grade C also known as black strap syrup. ...
03-17-05, 08:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,742
Posted By CommuterKat

This is an interesting thread. 13 years ago, I...

This is an interesting thread. 13 years ago, I moved out on my own and lived in a small city without a car quite successfully. The only hard thing was heavy groceries as was previously mentioned...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-05, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By CommuterKat

I too have the Pearl Izumi Zephyrr 2 jacket in...

I too have the Pearl Izumi Zephyrr 2 jacket in blind-you-yellow. I call it my sunshine camoflage. If I wear it on a sunny day, I blend in with the sunshine. ;) Seriously though, I think it is the...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-05, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By CommuterKat

So far I have accumulated a nice Snap-On...

So far I have accumulated a nice Snap-On screwdriver, a travel mug, a kitchen knife (I agree...how do those end up on the road???), and one rubber bungee. I am hoping for the day I score some rope...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By CommuterKat

Last summer, fall, and a bit into winter, I...

Last summer, fall, and a bit into winter, I commuted from Richmond to Burlington. I had to cut it off about the second week of December because I got a little frost bite on my toes. I am about to...
03-07-05, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By CommuterKat

I recently found one of these at my local EMS for...

I recently found one of these at my local EMS for about $7. It lights up really well, and is large enough to either go around my ankle or my upper arm, which, come to think of it, I may do both!
02-08-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By CommuterKat

Crashed...again...

So, I am finally back on my bike after crashing for the second time this winter...grr...
The first time, I did a face plant going down a hill and ended up with a knee cap that was chipped in two...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-04, 08:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,732
Posted By CommuterKat

:eek: A 22 inch rat!!! :eek: Ok, you win! ...

:eek: A 22 inch rat!!! :eek:

Ok, you win! :D

Kat
Forum: Commuting
12-29-04, 08:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,732
Posted By CommuterKat

This has to be my number one biggest pet peeve in...

This has to be my number one biggest pet peeve in warmer weather. I just "love" to ride past a freshly squished skunk on a warm summer morning and then every "stinking" day after that as it gets...
12-29-04, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By CommuterKat

I second the arnica gel, and the rheumatologist...

I second the arnica gel, and the rheumatologist if it is arthritis related. I was diagnosed with arthritis at age 25, and the rheumatologist did a bunch of range of motion tests to see how far the...
12-29-04, 08:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,177
Posted By CommuterKat

Whoa!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy too much info...

Whoa!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy too much info here. :eek: :eek:
Hope your new year is much better!!
Forum: Commuting
12-29-04, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,504
Posted By CommuterKat

I have a pair of Pearl Izumi lobster claws from a...

I have a pair of Pearl Izumi lobster claws from a long time ago. (read: not amfibs) They have sectioned off "fingers" that put your two fingers actually against each other in each section unlike...
12-27-04, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By CommuterKat

Thanks all for all of the tips. I guess I am...

Thanks all for all of the tips. I guess I am just going to have to crank away this winter as much as I can and see where it gets me. I probably shouldn't worry too much about how much time on the...
12-27-04, 06:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,177
Posted By CommuterKat

A big box of really warm socks. I opened it up...

A big box of really warm socks. I opened it up and said, "Dad, these are because I bike in the winter now aren't they?" He said, "You betcha!"
12-26-04, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By CommuterKat

I'm thinking that it is kind of like a never...

I'm thinking that it is kind of like a never ending hill... Without the benefit of the scenery...
12-26-04, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By CommuterKat

Shrikage? Hmmm...Would that have anything to do...

Shrikage? Hmmm...Would that have anything to do with a kager in Shri-lanka? :p
12-26-04, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By CommuterKat

So, I just did my "trainer time" for tonight, and...

So, I just did my "trainer time" for tonight, and was able to stay on for 35 minutes without too much pain. The time warp definitely happens to me as well though. The 35 minutes felt like a few...
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