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Forum: Commuting
09-04-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By BeTheChange

http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/backpack/overview...

http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/backpack/overview.asp?fl=1&site=

I've been commuting to undergrad then grad with these for 4 years now. It used to be a 10 mile one-way trip for me but now I moved...
09-04-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By BeTheChange

I've got 2 friends who are moving to Portland...

I've got 2 friends who are moving to Portland right now and I sent them the link. Both are cyclists although one is a racer/commuter while the other is new to riding and I'm sure the infrastructure...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By BeTheChange

Another person for the Arkel. Honestly, if...

Another person for the Arkel.

Honestly, if you plan on riding for more than a couple years the quality of Arkel will really be worth the extra money.

I've had my Arkel bug (as well as a...
08-21-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,853
Posted By BeTheChange

How come nobody every talks about the estrogenic...

How come nobody every talks about the estrogenic effects of soy products? Soy products are used for menopause therapy, but I guess we are all eating magic soy with no estrogens.

Also, the amino...
Forum: Southeast
08-21-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By BeTheChange

You poor *******. I went to highschool at Oviedo...

You poor *******. I went to highschool at Oviedo High School. I did a couple internships durring the summer at UCF. The drivers down there are nuts. Central Florida is the closest place I've found to...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By BeTheChange

I've found where I'm at school biking is well...

I've found where I'm at school biking is well accepted. It seems the ladies (and gents) like cyclists because not being overweight puts you in the top 10% of looks these days.

But, this is the...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By BeTheChange

The arkel bug is great. It is a bit on the...

The arkel bug is great. It is a bit on the smaller side so I can fit a laptop and a Couple biology textbooks in it with all my other crap. I've had it for 4 years now and it's still going strong....
Forum: Commuting
08-08-07, 11:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,233
Posted By BeTheChange

Mine's about .3-.5 miles maybe. Very walkable. I...

Mine's about .3-.5 miles maybe. Very walkable. I bike to carry more stuff and get around town for the social life and groceries/shopping. Word.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By BeTheChange

The best part is the more you ride the less...

The best part is the more you ride the less recovery days you need to get past plateaus. I've since moved into town so my commute is down from 20 miles to maybe 1 mile. But I've been training for...
08-03-07, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By BeTheChange

I've actually been looking for different food to...

I've actually been looking for different food to eat on the bike as I'm trying to eat more while riding. Granola bars get old quick. Thanks for the idea.
08-03-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By BeTheChange

Nifty. Do they cite any of the research they...

Nifty. Do they cite any of the research they allude to? I'd love to read some of the studies done on this.

Thanks for the find!
07-03-07, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By BeTheChange

+1 ghettocruiser. A lot of appliances use quite a...

+1 ghettocruiser. A lot of appliances use quite a bit of electricity in "standby" mode. Seems one of the best places for a powerstrip is at the TV/DVD/Stereo and computer. Doesn't hurt.
06-30-07, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By BeTheChange

Yeah, can't say I'm a nationalist. Seems...

Yeah, can't say I'm a nationalist. Seems nationalism and patriotism are great ideals for which to control people. But hell, flying the flag will probably help cyclists in your community considering...
04-23-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By BeTheChange

I understand completely why motorists would get...

I understand completely why motorists would get upset with cyclist breaking traffic laws. I've never seen a motorist speed or break any traffic law. They really should teach us a lesson.
Forum: Foo
04-22-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By BeTheChange

Yeah. You just get to knock boots and no...

Yeah. You just get to knock boots and no commitment. Hopefully that is a good thing for you.
04-22-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By BeTheChange

One thought is that a critic of the proposal is...

One thought is that a critic of the proposal is saying that the poor and middle class won't be able to pay for the fee but the rich will.

What a horrible day it will be when we U.S. citizens may...
04-22-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By BeTheChange

NYC: Mayor Bloomberg Proposes a Fee for Driving into Manhattan.

Pretty interesting that someone in the political scene would actually call out cars as a main source of pollution. Hopefully this could make the streets more bicycling friendly and get more people...
03-22-07, 03:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,281
Posted By BeTheChange

I hate when they say zero emission in this type...

I hate when they say zero emission in this type of situation. It is just like hydrogen, just a carrier of energy. Where the hell do people think hydrogen, compressed air, or chemical gradients in a...
03-22-07, 02:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,629
Posted By BeTheChange

Left hand! I end up shifting a lot with my right...

Left hand! I end up shifting a lot with my right so my left hand can go numb in races or hard rides from not moving it as much. Using my left for the water bottle keeps it moving.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-06, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By BeTheChange

Pricepoint.com has cheap ones but I got 2 sets...

Pricepoint.com has cheap ones but I got 2 sets from them (the first one went out of true very easily). The second set isn't much better. I'll have to rebuild them with some spokeprep as that seems to...
07-20-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By BeTheChange

I'm pretty sure trying to injure or kill someone...

I'm pretty sure trying to injure or kill someone with terminal cancer while they are raising money for charity earns you a reserved seat in hell.
07-20-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,398
Posted By BeTheChange

If the owner just watches as their dog runs after...

If the owner just watches as their dog runs after you they don't deserve to own a pet. What moron claims to care about their pet and does not try to train it for its own safety?

Use the street as...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-06, 10:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,999
Posted By BeTheChange

You wouldn't need a guy with a masters in biology...

You wouldn't need a guy with a masters in biology in a few years would you? Hey, and you'll also get a riding partner out of it too. Have fun on those crazy roads. Pura Vida!
Forum: Touring
06-28-06, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By BeTheChange

ultralight backpacker hennessey hammock for tall guy

I'm 6'2" and around 200lbs and would like to use the new hyperlight hennessey hammock. It is the same size as the backpacker hammock. Anyone around my size tried using the backpacker hammock? Anyone...
Forum: Touring
06-27-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By BeTheChange

I got the large ones but they are too big for my...

I got the large ones but they are too big for my damn 10.5 feet. Anyone need some large ones with the cleats part cut out? I'm thinking of finding the smaller size to see if they work. Anyone want to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By BeTheChange

If you would consider getting a hitch Yakima...

If you would consider getting a hitch Yakima makes a 5 bike hitch rack that I really like. It is sturdy as hell and for 40 bucks you can lock it to the hitch and lock the bikes on it (definately...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-06, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By BeTheChange

I put my 130lb gf on the rear rack of my touring...

I put my 130lb gf on the rear rack of my touring bike all the time and bike around town. The only problem with putting your girlfriend on the handlebars would be stress on the stem. All of the other...
04-28-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,046
Posted By BeTheChange

Free bike registration, free insurance, and...

Free bike registration, free insurance, and carbon neutral fuel.
04-17-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By BeTheChange

Steam in the bag vegtables!

Did steam-in-the-bag vegtables just come out? I went to the store and they were on sale so I bought a bunch and it's so great.

I've been eating lots of steamed vegtables to drop some weight and...
04-17-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By BeTheChange

skim milk with ovaltine. Simple sugars to quickly...

skim milk with ovaltine. Simple sugars to quickly refill your glycogen stores, protein for your muscles, and quite a bit of vitamins.

Someone else already said it but adding powdered milk to skim...
03-30-06, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By BeTheChange

******** Backpacking Class B*llsh*t

I just need to vent. I race on the collegate team for Appalachian State University. I am pre-registered to race this weekend in Maryland. I'm only racing in Cs but I'm also the lead out man for...
03-07-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By BeTheChange

Doritoes? No self respecting hippy eats those....

Doritoes? No self respecting hippy eats those. It's only organic chips made locally by other hippies using fair trade practices.
:Shakes down long luxurious hippy hair:
:D
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By BeTheChange

I usually just kill them, eat their liver, then...

I usually just kill them, eat their liver, then make their skin into a funny hat. But talking to them may work too. Never tried it, so I can't say.
03-06-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By BeTheChange

How do you get your bone density tested? Also are...

How do you get your bone density tested? Also are there any medications that can help guys maintain bone density?

I have learned recently that guys in endurance sports like cycling can loose a lot...
03-01-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By BeTheChange

That's awsome. It just goes to show how most...

That's awsome. It just goes to show how most drivers don't obey the traffic laws so much that everyone has just accepted that breaking the law is OK. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Touring
02-25-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By BeTheChange

I did my first century from Boone to Asheville on...

I did my first century from Boone to Asheville on the parkway. You can ride on the closed sections. At one point half the road is gone but the hole is surrounded by jersey barriers. Also one spot a...
02-20-06, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By BeTheChange

I have one and it says (usually) around 21 or 22%...

I have one and it says (usually) around 21 or 22% about 3 weeks ago. At this time I also got my body composition measured at a lab using calipers and underwater weighing. The calipers resulted in...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By BeTheChange

Try hooking the hook to the swivel lock thing on...

Try hooking the hook to the swivel lock thing on the top of the bag. Then pull the bungee out both sides of the pack so it lays flat and no more hook in the back. You can even fold the bungee back...
Forum: Touring
02-20-06, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By BeTheChange

No thanks to 100% deet. One night when camping on...

No thanks to 100% deet. One night when camping on tour in the summer in North Carolina I had the choice of deet on me and having the doors of the tent open (it was ungodly hot and I was dehydrated)...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-06, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By BeTheChange

Yep, that's it. You could really make do with...

Yep, that's it. You could really make do with anything really. The Arkel grocery bag pannier is just really useful. I've got the older model with only one clip (of which one of the teeth broke off)....
Forum: Commuting
02-20-06, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,032
Posted By BeTheChange

Well, I took the plunge and clipped off the...

Well, I took the plunge and clipped off the rivets on the front fender of my freddy fenders. Tomorrow I'll get some stair tread and some rivets (and not to forget the washers) and make myself a...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By BeTheChange

I have had the bug for about 2 years now. I'm a...

I have had the bug for about 2 years now. I'm a senior biology major so I understand needing space and something sturdy to hold the amazingly heavy books they give us. Also for the last two years I...
02-18-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,843
Posted By BeTheChange

Thanks iBarna. It's nice to hear that not...

Thanks iBarna. It's nice to hear that not everyone thinks they are professional drivers.

Also from what I can glean from the motorcycle forum the guy was uninsured. What's great as well is that...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By BeTheChange

I didn't have any trouble biking with the flowers...

I didn't have any trouble biking with the flowers I got. Just put the stems in my arkel grocery bag pannier and let the tops kinda stick out of the top. The top of the pannier kept everything from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,020
Posted By BeTheChange

I'm in the same boat. I wanted a trek for so long...

I'm in the same boat. I wanted a trek for so long but then my team was able to get a discount on Cannondales. Now I'm really happy with my R5000. It seems the Treks are getting too expensive. With...
02-13-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,007
Posted By BeTheChange

A new Cannondale R700 is around 1200 and if you...

A new Cannondale R700 is around 1200 and if you could switch the wheels out for some mavic open pros you would be set and could save you some change. I'm only around 200lbs and honestly the ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By BeTheChange

I liked my B-17 at first but after the dimples...

I liked my B-17 at first but after the dimples formed it stopped being comfortable. After a while it just felt like I was sitting on the metal bar on the back of the saddle where the rivets hold the...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By BeTheChange

Oh yeah, I actually dumped a girl because she...

Oh yeah, I actually dumped a girl because she told me she laughed at a guy trying to get over a stick in a wheelchair as she drove by. I asked her if she stopped to help him and she just looked at me...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By BeTheChange

When a society is based upon instant...

When a society is based upon instant gratification and push-button living for some crazy reason that society doesn't value wisdom anymore.

koffee- It's shocking how people can act after years of...
02-05-06, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By BeTheChange

I wish she would, but she's just not comfortable...

I wish she would, but she's just not comfortable enough on a bike yet. I will spend as much time with her as she needs, I just think her car is too easy for her. She's a vegetarian and doesn't bug me...
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