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09-27-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By coffeecake

There's a couple of guys who go to the Saskatoon...

There's a couple of guys who go to the Saskatoon Cycles meetings who are Critical Mass organizers, but it's not a main goal of Saskatoon Cycles - we're an advocacy group first. Next June we're...
09-23-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By coffeecake

Attention, Saskatoon - new advocacy group going to City Council meeting

We've started a new cycling advocacy group - Saskatoon Cycles (http://www.saskatooncycles.org/) - and we're formally introducing ourselves to City Council next meeting, Monday the 27th at 7 pm....
09-03-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By coffeecake

Front brake for stopping; rear for speed...

Front brake for stopping; rear for speed modulation.
Forum: Foo
09-03-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By coffeecake

Are you in pain? If your ear hurts, please see a...

Are you in pain? If your ear hurts, please see a doctor immediately. If it's just ringing, you can wait to see if it will go away. If for any reason, your ear starts hurting or bleeding, I would...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By coffeecake

SO has an '09 Elite, and loves it. IMO it's well...

SO has an '09 Elite, and loves it. IMO it's well set-up for the price, and the colour scheme isn't flashy or overly logo-ified. (Although I do prefer the 09 Elite to the '10.) Can't speak to the...
09-03-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,419
Posted By coffeecake

The company I work for isn't big enough to have...

The company I work for isn't big enough to have the sign contract for the dept. of highways here, so I can't say whether or not they have them ready to go. Legally speaking, I would imagine that they...
09-02-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,419
Posted By coffeecake

Hi. Sign shop employee here. I'm going to...

Hi. Sign shop employee here. I'm going to sidestep the debate about installing a sign in the first place for a moment and offer you some input.

If you want to get this made somewhere, you have a...
Forum: Foo
09-01-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By coffeecake

I used to, a lot - commuted to classes on them,...

I used to, a lot - commuted to classes on them, and buzzed around trails after I finished (gotta love taking a humanities major at university.) I don't really know why I stopped - I guess I got more...
08-27-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By coffeecake

Ha! That's awesome. Although with all the flat...

Ha! That's awesome. Although with all the flat tires and stupid, preventable bang-ups I've had, biking has proven to be far more expensive this summer. :notamused:
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,655
Posted By coffeecake

All I can say is, if you can't tell the...

All I can say is, if you can't tell the difference between a woman and a bike, you may be in for some problems down the road.
08-12-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,947
Posted By coffeecake

If this is directed at me, sorry, I should have...

If this is directed at me, sorry, I should have worded that better. Personally, I don't care whether or not someone is a 'freeloader'. However, I live in an (ostensibly) socialist country, so YMMV.
08-12-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,947
Posted By coffeecake

I do realize this is not what you said. What you...

I do realize this is not what you said. What you said, is that cyclists shouldn't get infrastructure because they don't pay enough for it. It has been proven, though, that with more infrastructure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,727
Posted By coffeecake

However, do not kick children or mace them with...

However, do not kick children or mace them with bear spray if they try to bite you. It won't end well.
08-12-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,947
Posted By coffeecake

"Cyclists shouldn't get infrastructure because...

"Cyclists shouldn't get infrastructure because there's not enough cyclists to pay for it, but there would be more cyclists with better infrastructure." I've heard this vicious circle many, many times...
08-11-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,896
Posted By coffeecake

To me, that seems like a route I wouldn't want to...

To me, that seems like a route I wouldn't want to take - on and off-ramps with 50 mph traffic is no joke. What's the speed limit on the road you're on? Is there any alternative? (Where I live, bikes...
08-11-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,416
Posted By coffeecake

Hi. Nice list. Can you put me in your will? :D ...

Hi. Nice list. Can you put me in your will? :D

Currently, I have a Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30, an Opus Mondano comfort hybrid, and I share an xtracycle with the SO.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,137
Posted By coffeecake

I've seen the Minnehaha bags...

I've seen the Minnehaha bags (http://www.minnehahabags.com/) around, but I don't own any, so I can't speak to their quality. Classic looks, and cheaper than Brooks, though.
Forum: Foo
08-11-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,391
Posted By coffeecake

Personally, I wouldn't want to work for someone...

Personally, I wouldn't want to work for someone who expected me to keep their porn viewing at work a secret. Getting angry at the person who exposed you, as it were, isn't very mature.
08-10-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,933
Posted By coffeecake

See, I have the opposite problem. I took my...

See, I have the opposite problem. I took my wicker basket off, and now everyone thinks I'm a guy. :D

The same people who care about wicker baskets are the same people who think step-thru bikes are...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,632
Posted By coffeecake

Gravity stands, or if you are allowed, drilling...

Gravity stands, or if you are allowed, drilling holes and hanging hooks in the wall.

There are tons of threads on this topic already: Bike storage ...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By coffeecake

Oatmeal or granola for breakfast, banana and...

Oatmeal or granola for breakfast, banana and sometimes trail mix around 10 am. Lunch is leftovers or a grilled cheese sandwich, with some sort of fruit/veg (usually an apple or salad.) I have glass...
Forum: Foo
08-10-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,391
Posted By coffeecake

Personally, I think the time spent playing...

Personally, I think the time spent playing Farmville is much more embarrassing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,126
Posted By coffeecake

I have the Adidas sunglasses with inserts...

I have the Adidas sunglasses with inserts (prescription is -5 in R eye, -3.75 in L.) I have a fair bit of astigmatism. The inserts were borderline the first couple of times I wore them - felt like I...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,042
Posted By coffeecake

Not to nitpick, but there is a difference between...

Not to nitpick, but there is a difference between a beach cruiser, with a crank-forward design and low seat, and what is customarily ridden in Europe. While they do both have fenders and a chainguard...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,432
Posted By coffeecake

No falls this year with SPDs. Two bad ones last...

No falls this year with SPDs. Two bad ones last year, on regular pedals no less, and at low speeds. Have yet to bite it with clipless. Actually, now that I think of it, I fall more often while on...
Forum: Foo
08-10-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,391
Posted By coffeecake

*facepalm*

*facepalm*
Forum: Foo
08-09-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By coffeecake

Ha! I feel sorry for whoever delivers your pizza....

Ha! I feel sorry for whoever delivers your pizza.

Our house has no A/C, but it doesn't get too hot here - only 33 degrees C or so this last week with the humidex. Blinds are closed all day,...
08-09-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By coffeecake

Thanks for the input, guys. I guess I should...

Thanks for the input, guys. I guess I should cross-post this to the regional forum and help build the base!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,850
Posted By coffeecake

Speaking as a woman, and as someone who used to...

Speaking as a woman, and as someone who used to be afraid of going fast downhill (although this was with downhill skiing, not cycling), the only thing that will help is more time on the bike. Don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,724
Posted By coffeecake

I like my touring bike (Sherpa 30); it's very...

I like my touring bike (Sherpa 30); it's very smooth, handles well under load, and has a road triple on the front so it's pretty quick when I need it to be. I picked it over a cross bike because I...
08-08-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By coffeecake

Har! Ya done got censored.

Har! Ya done got censored.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,453
Posted By coffeecake

To quote the penguins from Madagascar -"Smile and...

To quote the penguins from Madagascar -"Smile and wave, boys...smile and wave."
08-08-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,757
Posted By coffeecake

Upgrade, especially since you love the frame. My...

Upgrade, especially since you love the frame. My cousin made the mistake of selling her beloved hybrid once the original components crapped out, and she has regretted it ever since (but hopefully not...
08-08-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By coffeecake

I ordered mine off Amazon.com ($12 USD) along...

I ordered mine off Amazon.com ($12 USD) along with some panniers. I've seen them in town here (Saskatoon) but they're around $22 each, so even with shipping mine were cheaper. I don't think I paid...
08-07-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By coffeecake

I like my KSOs but I wouldn't ride a bike in...

I like my KSOs but I wouldn't ride a bike in them, or walk long distances on concrete. Running is great. I like having stiff-soled shoes, or clipless shoes for cycling.
08-07-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By coffeecake

Could you post your height and approximately how...

Could you post your height and approximately how much exercise you are currently doing, in addition to what you normally eat, just for reference? Almost always, exercise alone is not going to help...
08-07-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By coffeecake

I don't own a car, so yes, it's worth more than...

I don't own a car, so yes, it's worth more than the car. Collectively, our bikes are worth more than the car my fiancé owns.

"Slow" is a relative term. As for the rest, :popcorn:.
08-07-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,990
Posted By coffeecake

Gary Fishers are nice, but they're being folded...

Gary Fishers are nice, but they're being folded back into Trek (I think all that will be left is a handful of "Gary Fisher Signature" models.)

Have you asked at your bike shop whether they can...
Forum: Foo
08-07-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,389
Posted By coffeecake

How low is the button? edit: Derrr, didn't...

How low is the button?

edit: Derrr, didn't refresh page. It's not too bad. You should be able to pull it off, unless it's an extremely conservative atmosphere.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By coffeecake

Every six months, someone asks this on BF. Let me...

Every six months, someone asks this on BF. Let me assign you some readings: "abandoned bikes"...
08-06-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By coffeecake

Yes. Do not yield when I do not have the...

Yes. Do not yield when I do not have the right-of-way. You're slowing yourself down unnecessarily, you're slowing me down, and you're pissing off the other motorists who already hate acknowledging...
08-06-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By coffeecake

Nice! Our bags are getting a little worn out, but...

Nice! Our bags are getting a little worn out, but on the plus side, I don't have to worry about water pooling in the bottom :D. Will have to add the new ones to the (always-increasing) list.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,042
Posted By coffeecake

7 km, roughly, one way. Takes 20 minutes on...

7 km, roughly, one way. Takes 20 minutes on touring bikes, 25-30 on comfort hybrid. I ride mainly on the road, but have to dismount several times in order to cross railway tracks and other obstacles....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,921
Posted By coffeecake

5 in the dining area (1 is an Xtracycle.) Thank...

5 in the dining area (1 is an Xtracycle.) Thank god for wall racks.
08-06-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By coffeecake

My province recently passed a law, making it...

My province recently passed a law, making it illegal to operate a cell while driving a motor vehicle. Problem is, they included a clause excluding headsets. I believe it's been proven that it doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,953
Posted By coffeecake

OK, now you have to tell us where you live. Also,...

OK, now you have to tell us where you live. Also, I really hope that you have health insurance.

Since obtaining a subscription, now when some individual puts my life at risk, I yell, "Your car is...
08-06-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By coffeecake

Anything, really, that you can loop through your...

Anything, really, that you can loop through your front wheel and around your downtube. We use small bungie cords to keep the front wheels from swinging into the wall when we put the bikes on the...
08-06-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By coffeecake

SO and I take turns pulling each other on our...

SO and I take turns pulling each other on our commute (well, I do most of the pulling, it seems.) We talk about the day, road conditions etc. at 35 km/h quite easily. If you're drafting, the person...
08-06-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,750
Posted By coffeecake

SO and I wear mountain bike shorts during cooler...

SO and I wear mountain bike shorts during cooler weather or when we don't feel like walking into establishments in tight clothing. They have the lycra undershorts and padding, and look like cargo...
Forum: Foo
08-06-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By coffeecake

#2, esp. for an outdoor/beach house wedding....

#2, esp. for an outdoor/beach house wedding. Personally, I don't know if I would wear the pearls though with that neckline arrangement - I'd go with some big earrings or a retro bracelet. That's just...
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