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08-24-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,218
Posted By SweetNightmare

You're not, I promise. This year will be the...

You're not, I promise. This year will be the first year I'll be filing on my own, previously I made so little between turning eighteen and tax season, the tax lady told us to maximize our return to...
08-24-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,218
Posted By SweetNightmare

You think we haven't tried? It's not a good...

You think we haven't tried? It's not a good economy. People don't want fresh out of high school, they want experienced man/woman with a family to feed. We've applied everywhere we could possibly...
08-24-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,218
Posted By SweetNightmare

Unfortunately, we can't give up our jobs; we...

Unfortunately, we can't give up our jobs; we don't have any college under our belts due to lack of money. (Plus, even if I did go to college, there are lots of people out there with experience AND...
08-23-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,218
Posted By SweetNightmare

Unfortunately both me and my SO work night...

Unfortunately both me and my SO work night shifts(3-10), him at a fast food restaurant, me at retail, so spreading it out is extremely difficult about five days of the week. He so much as looks at...
08-23-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,218
Posted By SweetNightmare

All great advise! Unfortunately, I'm going on...

All great advise! Unfortunately, I'm going on trial and error, as I'm, to put it bluntly, too poor to see a doctor about it. (Last time I had to see a doctor for my sprained ankle, it totaled at...
08-23-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,218
Posted By SweetNightmare

Always hungry, how do you do it?

So, I'm trying to be healthier, my first steps being joining(and using!) a gym and riding my bike everywhere I need to go as often as I can without reinjuring my recently healed sprained ankle. The...
08-19-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,031
Posted By SweetNightmare

For a Texan I have fairly low heat tolerance, but...

For a Texan I have fairly low heat tolerance, but when it comes to riding if you're not afraid to let sweat build up it can be nice, the breeze evaporating the sweat and cooling you off. I'd rather...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

I decided to wait to see if my rear gets used to...

I decided to wait to see if my rear gets used to riding and it turns out it's not uncomfortable. I'm still riding, no worries there. The lock was marked down to 25, an excellent price for how much...
08-19-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By SweetNightmare

Yes, those would be in the generic tools I need...

Yes, those would be in the generic tools I need to get. I know quick release can be dangerous for leaving a bike outside, but it sure would be convenient.
08-19-12, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By SweetNightmare

Absolutely on the water; there are a few fast...

Absolutely on the water; there are a few fast food places along my route that I stop at to refill the bottle.

Today it was raining as I was heading home, and I stopped to get a rain bonnet to...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By SweetNightmare

Thanks everyone. :) Fortunately I don't always...

Thanks everyone. :) Fortunately I don't always have to ride during lunch. Usually I go to work around 3:00, I picked today to start because I wouldn't have to ride home in the dark my first time. It...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By SweetNightmare

I've got two on the front, one on the back, and...

I've got two on the front, one on the back, and two on my helmet, so I'm covered there. It was just lunch rush and everyone can't slow down because then they'll get their food two minutes later.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By SweetNightmare

I do it because I want to, because I want to get...

I do it because I want to, because I want to get stronger, to be independent, and because you connect with people and places on the back of the bike that you can't do from a car. For better or worse,...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By SweetNightmare

My first commute!

So, took the dive this morning. It was, in a word, exhausting. I'm an Athena, so even a mile wore me down. Luckily once I cross the mile point I only have a short stretch of road left. Got honked at,...
08-18-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By SweetNightmare

Commute to work was awful. Cars not wanting to...

Commute to work was awful. Cars not wanting to share the road, nearly died halfway there from exhaustion, had to walk the last part because I couldn't remerge with the road... Hope my endurance...
08-17-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,281
Posted By SweetNightmare

Working in retail, if someone uses their pack for...

Working in retail, if someone uses their pack for their shopping bag, I simply request to empty it myself to make sure I get everything. I'd rather not harass customers, especially when many of our...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,968
Posted By SweetNightmare

Actually, the big reason I mounted it where it is...

Actually, the big reason I mounted it where it is is because on the seatpost it points down and you can barely see it. Where I have it, it points up. ((I have a second blinky on top of my helmet, one...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

So, went to Performance, decided not to get a new...

So, went to Performance, decided not to get a new saddle. Got a decent lock instead, Onguard Mini Bulldog with cable. ((I've been using a cheapo Bell cable lock.)) I figured if it's going to be my...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,127
Posted By SweetNightmare

When you walk outside in the Texas summer and...

When you walk outside in the Texas summer and say, 'Eh, it's not that bad'.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,968
Posted By SweetNightmare

Don't laugh, it was a gift. I actually rather...

Don't laugh, it was a gift. I actually rather enjoy it. However, I recognize it will need some work. And slick tires.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/starclan_forever/IMG_20120817_124739.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

So, despite my fear of not being able to touch...

So, despite my fear of not being able to touch the ground when I need to stop from the seat, as I always did as a child, I raised the saddle a few centimeters. After about five minutes of riding like...
08-17-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By SweetNightmare

So, second ride out today. Pedaled my way over to...

So, second ride out today. Pedaled my way over to a local gym, glaring at ever car as if daring them to hit me. It was somewhat early and not quite lunch time, so the roads weren't too hectic. One of...
08-17-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By SweetNightmare

My Maiden Voyage

It's been a while since I posted here, but I'm happy to report that, in light of giving up my layaway'd bike when I got injured and needed doctor money, my significant other's grandmother bought me a...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By SweetNightmare

It's like shoes, if it fits you it fits you,...

It's like shoes, if it fits you it fits you, forget the price. If it doesn't fit you, it isn't worth a dime. I have high arches. There were some tennis shoes someone left in a closet when they moved...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

I only referenced the cushy bells because they're...

I only referenced the cushy bells because they're wider in the back. I feel like I'm sitting on the stem post by itself. I've got major pain right under those sit bones too, it's awful, and I haven't...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

Haha, indeed I'm a lady and don't have any dangly...

Haha, indeed I'm a lady and don't have any dangly parts to worry about. So just making sure I don't add my behind to the list of things that hurt like crazy when I get off work. Anyways, I'll try the...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

I'm actually going to run up to Performance...

I'm actually going to run up to Performance tomorrow and see if they have the forte ladies soft tail in stock for me to try, and if there's any way they'd let me try it in the store somehow.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

Why thank you! :) Didn't know a thread like that...

Why thank you! :) Didn't know a thread like that existed, I thought everyone just "knew" this stuff.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

It's not a teen bike, actually, the saddle just...

It's not a teen bike, actually, the saddle just reportedly sucks. xD Yeah, I think the stock saddle is too narrow, cause it's the women's bike and many experienced women's cyclists have reported it...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

Actually, I've personally never spent over twenty...

Actually, I've personally never spent over twenty dollars for shoes. Occasionally my mom will buy me a sixty dollar pair when she has some extra cash, but beyond that, I've found great shoes at...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

I have five rats and a tank of fish, they're not...

I have five rats and a tank of fish, they're not going anywhere. Thirty bucks or so for food for them every month is quite reasonable I feel. As for the phone plan, I had a cheaper one, but it ALWAYS...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

Haha, probably not, seems I have a very wide...

Haha, probably not, seems I have a very wide butt. It's around the same shape and size as the WalCreature's current saddle. I might go with a cushy Bell saddle just because it seems so many saddles...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By SweetNightmare

Good Budget Saddles

Alright, so I went out for my first bike excursion today, thanks to the excuse of needing some AAA batteries for two of my bike lights. I stopped at my boyfriend's Boston Market for a drink and a...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

Will definitely be stocking up on an extra tube,...

Will definitely be stocking up on an extra tube, a patch kit, a multitool(there was a decent one at walmart while I was getting some new lights, but it was a little out of my budget for the moment; I...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

So, I didn't end up getting the cheap BSO. But I...

So, I didn't end up getting the cheap BSO. But I got home to discover that my boyfriend grandmother bought me a purple Roadmaster BSO that actually rides halfway decent. Other than shifting being...
08-15-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

Alright, just got back. Definitely getting the...

Alright, just got back. Definitely getting the Univega. It looked decent at first, but then I squeezed the breaks. The front was the only one that worked! The back wouldn't go back to the normal...
08-15-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

I meant in accessories. From what I can see it...

I meant in accessories. From what I can see it has several things on it that would cost me much more at the LBS, so if my suspicions are correct, it'd be good for getting those accessories on the...
08-15-12, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

Thanks for the concern guys, but I think it'll be...

Thanks for the concern guys, but I think it'll be okay. But that's also why I'm going to go ahead and get the BSO. Good backup if it falls through, and can't complain about $35. At least worth the...
08-15-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

Glad to hear RBM's a good place to go! I saw it...

Glad to hear RBM's a good place to go! I saw it online and was curious, but not enough to try to convince someone to take me all the way to richardson. Glad to hear some of y'all are in the...
08-15-12, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

Lolz, the reason I don't have my exact...

Lolz, the reason I don't have my exact measurement is I don't have a measuring tape. ^^; I know it seems like an easy fix, but getting someone to drive me anywhere is like pulling teeth. Anyways, she...
08-15-12, 02:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,846
Posted By SweetNightmare

The first time I went into my local Performance...

The first time I went into my local Performance Bike(my only lbs in a reasonable distance to the SO) it took me a while to get someone's attention, just because they were busy and regulars/bigger...
08-15-12, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By SweetNightmare

When I was going to high school, one of us got...

When I was going to high school, one of us got hit every few months or so. Once a boy was crossing the street by the buses and got mowed down by a woman going sixty on her cell phone, as my friend...
08-15-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

Oh, I have no doubt at all that it's a great...

Oh, I have no doubt at all that it's a great deal, and a very generous one(I will give her my store discount for anything animal related she ever needs if she feels like coming all the way to plano...
08-15-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SweetNightmare

Considering Buying C&V; Would This Be a Good First Bike?

I posted this in inquiries, but I think this gets more traffic and is technically the correct place to put it.

Well, first bike since I was eight anyways. I've been scouring Craigslist in...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

Haha, bungees are my best friend. :) My mom once...

Haha, bungees are my best friend. :) My mom once had a Honda CX4 that was literally held together with bungee cords. It was a POS, but it got us from point A to point B, normally without loosing any...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,719
Posted By SweetNightmare

Oh geez, I hope no one does that when I start,...

Oh geez, I hope no one does that when I start, not only am I fairly new in town but my internal compass is broken! (I'll be mounting my phone to my handlebars to use google maps if I ever get lost.)...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

This I realize, but I never really buy anything...

This I realize, but I never really buy anything heavy. However, if I fall for the 35 dollar bike tomorrow I may not need to worry about it. If I don't, I'll most likely pass and get the Univega. It...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By SweetNightmare

Thank you for the comprehensive list btw, that...

Thank you for the comprehensive list btw, that one made a lot more sense than the ones Google gave me. People talking about how even on a super tight budget you shouldn't take less than an LBS bike....
Replies: 3
Views: 5,006
Posted By SweetNightmare

I've already done searches for the bike in...

I've already done searches for the bike in question; a few threads were a little helpful, but usually it was people talking about the wierd wheel size. And a few people saying it's a road bike that...
Replies: 3
Views: 5,006
Posted By SweetNightmare

Univega Nuovo Sport - Good first bike?

Well, first bike since I was eight anyways. I've been scouring Craigslist in desperation for transportation, and all I was finding was BSOs for twenty dollars. They'll get the job done, but for fifty...
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