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Forum: Touring
01-06-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By ambrisdelighted

How do you keep the bananas? Or do you not mind...

How do you keep the bananas? Or do you not mind eating banana pulp?
Forum: Touring
01-05-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Food for touring

What foods do you bring with you on tours between grocery trips? Do find that certian foods last longer than others, and what is most beneficial to eat during long tours? Also, how do you rationalize...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,800
Posted By ambrisdelighted

to get to the other side

to get to the other side
Forum: Commuting
11-29-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,462
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Your bike looks amazing! I've been wanting to get...

Your bike looks amazing! I've been wanting to get some reflective tape, and I've never been able to settle on a brand (if only someone sold PINK tape to match my spray painted baskets!!!). But I...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,307
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Haha, I made a post like this over the summer! It...

Haha, I made a post like this over the summer! It is hard, but believe everyone when they say it only gets easier :)
It took me an hour to go 5 miles and passed out on the couch afterwards, but now...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By ambrisdelighted

In what weather would studded tired be best? I...

In what weather would studded tired be best? I live in Kansas and we get snow often enough, but then its just as likely to disappear overnight and we'll have light rain the next day. Would studded...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,881
Posted By ambrisdelighted

ah...the ever popular 'poo-brown" -- the blue...

ah...the ever popular 'poo-brown" -- the blue is much more handsome!!
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By ambrisdelighted

oh...man, your bike is awesome.

oh...man, your bike is awesome.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I've never heard of snow sneakers, I'm googling...

I've never heard of snow sneakers, I'm googling them as I correspond...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Prepping for Winter!

So I was bicycling along the other day in chilly weather and was making a left turn when...huh? My bike was over that way and I was sprawled in front of a car.
SO! I decided it was time to get new...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 78,786
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I have the Wald folding baskets, and they're...

I have the Wald folding baskets, and they're fantastic when you're using them, and a pain in the a** when you're not. They're mega heavy and the latch that holds the baskets up while they're folded...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,001
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Man...I really like my Surly LHT, but these...

Man...I really like my Surly LHT, but these colors just suck. That is indeed Poo Brown.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By ambrisdelighted

haha, ^^ that flap is huge!!!

haha, ^^ that flap is huge!!!
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Lol, what a fun idea, putting Christmas lights on...

Lol, what a fun idea, putting Christmas lights on your ride. I saw some solar powered Christmas lights the other day at the store, I should put those on my bike!
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,623
Posted By ambrisdelighted

hahaa, we all slip up sometimes...thank the great...

hahaa, we all slip up sometimes...thank the great Wheel for confession.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,717
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I would take them with you, my friend had her...

I would take them with you, my friend had her cheap-o Bell headlight stolen off her bike on the school campus.
It's better to be safe than sorry :)
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,536
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I don't see Magicshine on amazon... :(

I don't see Magicshine on amazon... :(
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,536
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Lighting up your ride

I've been surfing Amazon looking for some new lights because I fell off my bike and my cheap-o Bell lights broke, but many of the items there are getting terrible reviews on battery life and...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By ambrisdelighted

thats really clever, putting hot glue on the...

thats really clever, putting hot glue on the ends. I didn't ever plan of removing the baskets, but if I wanted to at some point, would the hot glue peel off easily? TOO easily perhaps?
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Keeping your commuter safe

So, I suffered a horrible loss just two days ago.

I was at the library studying for my midterms, and I was there for quite a while. When I had packed up ready to go, I got my bike and found that...
Forum: Touring
09-07-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,515
Posted By ambrisdelighted

In school, we just watched this documentary about...

In school, we just watched this documentary about the nomads in Mongolia. Although I'm not sure about Unlanbaatar, but the doc got the point across that the nomadic peoples rely heavily on their...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,791
Posted By ambrisdelighted

ahahah!! that was brilliant! I think I'm going to...

ahahah!! that was brilliant! I think I'm going to try that if the event ever occurs. And if it's another girl, I'm not going to waste the opportunity and say it anyways.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,867
Posted By ambrisdelighted

AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA....*gasp*...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA....*gasp* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By ambrisdelighted

mmmhmm....you would never see such a thing at KU...

mmmhmm....you would never see such a thing at KU :)
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,677
Posted By ambrisdelighted

When I first began to commute (first week or so),...

When I first began to commute (first week or so), an older lady in a red convertible was shouting at me as she zoomed by. It upset me! I was scared that I was going to have to face angry drivers...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By ambrisdelighted

eat a big dinner and get into bed afterwards. I'm...

eat a big dinner and get into bed afterwards. I'm always sleepy after I eat.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By ambrisdelighted

yea...when I first got the bike I just kind of...

yea...when I first got the bike I just kind of figured the rain and whatever would take care of all of that...
I feel bad for being so inconsiderate.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Cleaning your trusty steed

Hello! So, my poor metal friend is lost underneath 8 years of dirt and grime and I need to show it a little more love (okay, maybe a lot more).
I've bought one of those Park chain scrubbers, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By ambrisdelighted

how much money do you guys typically spend when...

how much money do you guys typically spend when fixing up and restoring (is that term only used for cars?) old bikes.
I've been considering buying an old junker so I can learn the insides and outs...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,516
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I found BF after being inspired to take up...

I found BF after being inspired to take up touring by the book Miles from Nowhere.
I've always biked around my college campus and to do grocery shopping, but my views on it changed after coming...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,318
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Your bike is way flashy, and way AWESOME. Have...

Your bike is way flashy, and way AWESOME. Have you gotten a lot of compliments while riding around? Maybe I should do something like this :D
You're a trendsetter!
08-08-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Innovate or Die!

I don't know if this is old news, but I just discovered it, and it's amazing!!

http://www.innovate-or-die.com/se

These people made bikes that can transports AND filter water, and ones that can...
08-07-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I watched (on youtube) that using WD40 was...

I watched (on youtube) that using WD40 was actually really terrible for your bike chain, the ExpertVillage guy said that it actually strips the lube off the chains.
08-07-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By ambrisdelighted

oh no! the link doesn't work! Oh well, but I'll...

oh no! the link doesn't work! Oh well, but I'll be sure to post pictures!
08-07-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Cleaning your bike

So I'm looking at my bike thinking "my god...I don't even know what color this bike is supposed to be"
My trusty steed needs a bath and to be regreased and basically the full spa treatment.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By ambrisdelighted

flammenwurfer, I was thinking about going to the...

flammenwurfer, I was thinking about going to the Re-Cyclery's sale as well! Did you see anything good? Did most of the bikes get snatched up already :(?

also, where is their old location? I only...
Forum: Touring
08-03-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By ambrisdelighted

China is fantastic! I've never been bicycling...

China is fantastic! I've never been bicycling through there, but I went there last summer and it was just too cool. Love the country!
Though, going through western china may be a bit...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,728
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Commuting is hard!!

You guys who commute 10 - 15 miles everyday are MACHINES!! I biked MAYBE 5 miles today back from the bus stop and I was bushed afterwards!! I was so self consious on the road becuase I was going so...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,273
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this!! I hope there...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this!! I hope there isn't any permanent damage :(
Chin up!

edit: oh ick...just saw the picture. Looks like its going to be a glorious battle wound.
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By ambrisdelighted

this is such a crazy plan!! I'm excited to see...

this is such a crazy plan!! I'm excited to see what people have to say. Best of luck!!
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,018
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I also have a question about cycling on the road ...

I also have a question about cycling on the road

Are cyclists restricted to the right side of a the road, or are we allowed to cycle on the left side? I've been bicycling on the left....when I...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,977
Posted By ambrisdelighted

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,623
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Lol, and what do people have to say about Kansas!...

Lol, and what do people have to say about Kansas! Aside from the bigotry and creationism being taught in the classrooms, what bad things could people say about Kansas!
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Shipping your bicycle

How does one ship (mail?) your bicycle across seas? And how much does it typically cost? I may be going to Singapore for the summer next year and I would like to bring my bicycle (it's only way to...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,599
Posted By ambrisdelighted

The BBQ is the best in the country, and the...

The BBQ is the best in the country, and the people are nice. But I think that's where the charm ends :) I live 30 minutes outside of KC and I'm not wholly impressed with it.
Westport is great...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,599
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Money 'zine recommends these places to move to! I...

Money 'zine recommends these places to move to! I watched an episode about them covering all the places, they look really charming and friendly!!
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2009/
Forum: Touring
07-27-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I don't meant to hijack the thread from the men,...

I don't meant to hijack the thread from the men, but is it the same story for the ladies? No girls shaving their legs or underarms?
Forum: Touring
07-23-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,594
Posted By ambrisdelighted

I've seen a lot of people mentioning the...

I've seen a lot of people mentioning the 'slowness' of the LHT and the 'zippiness' of the Cross Check. I'm going to test ride a LHT next week, and I keep imaging she LHT dragging its wheels and not...
Forum: Touring
07-22-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Tear out pages from Miles from Nowhere!?!?! ...

Tear out pages from Miles from Nowhere!?!?! Sacrilegious!!!
Forum: Touring
07-22-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By ambrisdelighted

Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage! It's about...

Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage! It's about a woman and her husband who toured the WORLD back in the 70's. Very inspiring.
Or, American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It's a big book, but a WONDERFUL...
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