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Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By lil brown bat

+100. Be pragmatic. If you want to be...

+100.

Be pragmatic. If you want to be safer, start first with the things that will give you the best results for the least effort. Those are your own actions, decisions and skills. Don't waste...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By lil brown bat

Never try to reason with a rank-and-file security...

Never try to reason with a rank-and-file security person about why their procedures don't make any sense.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By lil brown bat

Can we just have one big fat "We are so superior...

Can we just have one big fat "We are so superior to those insane road-raging cagers" sticky and get it over with? There just isn't anything constructive in these threads at all. Along with that, it...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,901
Posted By lil brown bat

I didn't see where anybody suggested that. I...

I didn't see where anybody suggested that. I think the commonsense approach is "proceed with caution", no? Slow down, don't brake, don't swerve, and don't put yourself in a situation where you have...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,683
Posted By lil brown bat

The "better wording" would probably be something...

The "better wording" would probably be something like, "I'm not a lawyer, and I don't know what the law actually says about this, so I don't think I will make any sweeping statements in an...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By lil brown bat

It depends on your contacts and also on your...

It depends on your contacts and also on your eyes. With hard contacts, it's possible to get a much better fit, but they're also more sensitive to dust (that is, a speck of dust that really wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,152
Posted By lil brown bat

That. Why the need for a "retort"?

That. Why the need for a "retort"?
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By lil brown bat

I want one that's like the NHL goalie masks.

I want one that's like the NHL goalie masks.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By lil brown bat

Your sheet is showing.

Your sheet is showing.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By lil brown bat

I haven't, actually -- but that may be because...

I haven't, actually -- but that may be because I'm in Boston, not in the suburbs. We don't have malls with huge parking lots, so people need to get their retail on in a more distributed fashion, and...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By lil brown bat

Where's the "Christmas spirit and goodwill" in...

Where's the "Christmas spirit and goodwill" in judging everyone on the planet who drives a car to work?

Pot, kettle, black.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,242
Posted By lil brown bat

Yeah, but what does that mean? Nothing, unless...

Yeah, but what does that mean? Nothing, unless you decide it does. I know a lot of people who are all moaning about "Ohhhh it's just getting started"...bah. I've seen years when it was this cold...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By lil brown bat

If today was my last commute and I didn't have to...

If today was my last commute and I didn't have to work again from now until New Years, I'm sure I'd be a ton more mellow than all the people who have to work next week and still get all the Christmas...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By lil brown bat

If it only rains once every two and a half years,...

If it only rains once every two and a half years, I wouldn't do anything about it.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,345
Posted By lil brown bat

Dress properly, eat properly, take a break when...

Dress properly, eat properly, take a break when you need it, and get outside during the daylight.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,683
Posted By lil brown bat

They sure would be, because you'd be in prison.

They sure would be, because you'd be in prison.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,683
Posted By lil brown bat

I'm not even a little bit surprised that so many...

I'm not even a little bit surprised that so many people say they have actually gotten physical. This is the internet, where a 40something computer dork looks just like Jet Li.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,683
Posted By lil brown bat

One of the stupidest things you can do is put...

One of the stupidest things you can do is put yourself in a position where you will go to prison. Committing assault fits well within that definition. Run him off, call the cops, get over your...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,417
Posted By lil brown bat

Right, because people with firearms are always...

Right, because people with firearms are always about to snap at any minute and start shooting everyone in sight.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,417
Posted By lil brown bat

If you won't ever question the "has to", under...

If you won't ever question the "has to", under any circumstances, I guess you're just fated to have to come into work no matter what, fire earthquake tsunami insurrection or whatever. OTOH, if you...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,390
Posted By lil brown bat

Any crushproof container will do.

Any crushproof container will do.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,417
Posted By lil brown bat

In situations like that, I stay home. So does...

In situations like that, I stay home. So does everyone else at my workplace, because my company isn't run by a bunch of pigs who insist on workers commuting in dangerous conditions. We also have a...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,246
Posted By lil brown bat

28.726%.

28.726%.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,307
Posted By lil brown bat

Really? On a frequent basis? You must be at a...

Really? On a frequent basis? You must be at a very high elevation.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By lil brown bat

Oh noes!!! It's going to RAIN! And we're made...

Oh noes!!! It's going to RAIN! And we're made of sugar and salt and we're going to MELT!!!
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,307
Posted By lil brown bat

Aw jeez, that's not cold. What does it get down...

Aw jeez, that's not cold. What does it get down to, maybe 50 degrees?
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,307
Posted By lil brown bat

That depends on what "cold weather" means to you....

That depends on what "cold weather" means to you. What I'd suggest for Minnesota "cold weather" is very different from what I'd suggest for Florida "cold weather".
Forum: Commuting
11-29-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,307
Posted By lil brown bat

If you've been sedentary, even a modest amount of...

If you've been sedentary, even a modest amount of exercise will wear you out. Try riding maybe twice a week to start, then gradually ramp it up. Also, make sure you're getting enough sleep. Four...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,019
Posted By lil brown bat

Do I hear the sound of the pot proclaiming the...

Do I hear the sound of the pot proclaiming the kettle to be black?

Honestly, when you look at that list, it really sounds like it's the first time some folks rode a bicycle. That's all I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,019
Posted By lil brown bat

Huh? Huh? I guess "commuters" never...

Huh?


Huh?

I guess "commuters" never rode bikes when they were kids.
Forum: Commuting
11-28-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By lil brown bat

Sigh. "If you're handy and you have a sewing...

Sigh.

"If you're handy and you have a sewing machine that can handle heavy fabric, and you have access to webbing and the necessary fittings, you could retrofit your bag with the necessary...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By lil brown bat

agarose2000, a few points for you: 1. I'm...

agarose2000, a few points for you:

1. I'm not on any "high horse". You asked a question, I answered it. You don't like the answer, so you came back with reasons why the answer shouldn't be...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,599
Posted By lil brown bat

If you're looking for a serious bag (i.e., you...

If you're looking for a serious bag (i.e., you don't want to spend $70 now and then find out it isn't quite good enough), take a look at Baileyworks. That's what's on my Christmas wish list.
Forum: Commuting
11-27-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By lil brown bat

Yes, well, you keep right on telling yourself...

Yes, well, you keep right on telling yourself that if you want to. I tend to think that before dismissing a problem as easy to solve, it's good to really look at the problem and ask myself how I...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By lil brown bat

Straps of all kinds are readily available; that's...

Straps of all kinds are readily available; that's not the problem. As I already explained, the problem is that on the typical fake "messenger bag" there's nothing to attach the strap to. Look at...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,990
Posted By lil brown bat

Yes, and there's more than one kind of humor, get...

Yes, and there's more than one kind of humor, get it.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By lil brown bat

You can't just buy a strap and attach it to a...

You can't just buy a strap and attach it to a man-purse messenger-wannabee bag -- the attachment points that it needs aren't there. If you're handy and you have a sewing machine that can handle...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By lil brown bat

Safe as houses -- ain't no way he's gonna get...

Safe as houses -- ain't no way he's gonna get into trouble like that!
Forum: Commuting
11-25-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By lil brown bat

You're wrong. There is talk about creating such...

You're wrong. There is talk about creating such laws in some states, but currently only Illinois and New Hampshire require a road test for drivers aged 75 and over to renew a license.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,990
Posted By lil brown bat

No.

No.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By lil brown bat

Well. People may comment on how you're doing...

Well. People may comment on how you're doing what you're doing...and, especially if you asked for such input, you may politely say, "Thank you for your input" if it's not to your liking...but beyond...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By lil brown bat

Um...aren't you the one who started this thread? ...

Um...aren't you the one who started this thread? Are you talking to yourself now?
Forum: Commuting
11-24-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,990
Posted By lil brown bat

Lord love a duck, boy, stop with the questions...

Lord love a duck, boy, stop with the questions already. The only question you need to be asking is, "Could I have handled that a whole lot better?" and the answer is "Yes". You start going down...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By lil brown bat

Light up all you want, you shouldn't expect to go...

Light up all you want, you shouldn't expect to go as fast in the dark.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By lil brown bat

"Unlikely"? It's impossible. They will change...

"Unlikely"? It's impossible. They will change their behavior if they choose to do so.

You can pull people's coats, sure. You can not change their behavior. You can not fix their problems. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By lil brown bat

BTW, the term is "goggles". A "ski mask" is...

BTW, the term is "goggles". A "ski mask" is usually made of fabric and goes over your face (but NOT your eyes) and sometimes over your whole head like a balaclava.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By lil brown bat

Trek Flare 7 and Ion 3 light package. Great...

Trek Flare 7 and Ion 3 light package. Great lights...once you figure out how to install them. These come with cute little internationalized nonverbal picture diagrams that are undecipherable to...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By lil brown bat

It isn't "the coward's way out", it's a...

It isn't "the coward's way out", it's a recognition of the truth of that old adage about horses and water, and also (perhaps) a dose of humility and a recognition that you don't know everything, and...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By lil brown bat

Yeah, actually, I do. Hitting someone and then...

Yeah, actually, I do. Hitting someone and then dragging them 300 yards would certainly seem to indicate a wee bit more than the usual level of inattention. If you want to argue that the average...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By lil brown bat

If you ever knocked me, it's long forgotten ;-) ...

If you ever knocked me, it's long forgotten ;-) Glad I could make you smile, have a good one.
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