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12-29-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,621
Posted By duckbill

A sedentary lifestyle is conducive to the auto...

A sedentary lifestyle is conducive to the auto industry, fast-food industry, pharmaceutical industry and believe it not the government. At home on the couch way of life or in traffic is a good way of...
12-29-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,122
Posted By duckbill

Compare the auto / oil industry with the tobacco...

Compare the auto / oil industry with the tobacco industry an it is clear that there is a twenty year battle ahead of us for overall public realization of the true reason we have the personal...
04-02-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,639
Posted By duckbill

Leading cause of unintentional death in the USA...

Leading cause of unintentional death in the USA for ages 55 - 64 in 2013:

#1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) Unintentional poisoning including miss prescribed...
04-01-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,639
Posted By duckbill

According to statistics, my age group is more...

According to statistics, my age group is more likely to die from miss prescribed medication.
So I am afraid to go to the Doctor.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,909
Posted By duckbill

My winter commute started on December 22, 2014,...

My winter commute started on December 22, 2014, (first day of winter), with no snow on the ground until January 5th. The city claimed to not have the necessary funds to clear the roads forcing me to...
Forum: Foo
03-30-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,501
Posted By duckbill

Visit your Dad more often. Do not get married,...

Visit your Dad more often.
Do not get married, it will not work out.
Buy Real Estate, as much as you can muster.
03-05-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By duckbill

Same here and again tomorrow but next week looks...

Same here and again tomorrow but next week looks a little more normal. Looking forward to sheading a layer or two.
02-25-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,416
Posted By duckbill

The West coast has been warm and dryer then...

The West coast has been warm and dryer then normal especially California. Seattle and Vancouver BC have had a warm winter, the Crocus and Daffodils are already in bloom. This as well as the frigid...
02-24-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,052
Posted By duckbill

I like this, good idea. I may just steel this....

I like this, good idea.
I may just steel this. Where would one buy such a bell or did you make it?

Bill
02-24-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,052
Posted By duckbill

Is that a bell over your top tube?

Is that a bell over your top tube?
Forum: Commuting
02-24-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,714
Posted By duckbill

I brew 6 cups before I leave in the morning, one...

I brew 6 cups before I leave in the morning, one with breakfast and the rest goes into the bottle cage in this:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71uEB-%2BPBDL._SL1500_.jpg
02-24-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,416
Posted By duckbill

Toronto ON, Detroit MI, Buffalo NY, Erie PA, and...

Toronto ON, Detroit MI, Buffalo NY, Erie PA, and all of Maine are announcing the "Coldest February on Record". This bone chilling cold is keeping a lot of people indoors not venturing outside unless...
02-23-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,166
Posted By duckbill

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/079/3/9...

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/079/3/9/close_encounters_of__the_third_kind_by_esai8mellows-d4texgt.jpg
02-23-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 108,706
Posted By duckbill

For the size of Little Rock your "Central...

For the size of Little Rock your "Central Arkansas Transit Authority" should be ashamed of themselves. The public transportation system there seems like they want everybody to drive cars. Sorry you...
Forum: Foo
02-20-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By duckbill

Elev 321 m 43.46 N, 80.39 W ...

Elev 321 m 43.46 N, 80.39 W | Updated 42 min ago http://icons.wxug.com/i/c/v1/clear.svg
Clear

-17 C
Feels Like -27 C




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02-20-15, 02:35 PM
02-20-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By duckbill

I use Klean Kanteen insulated stainless steel...

I use Klean Kanteen insulated stainless steel bottle and it fits the cage perfectly without modification. Bought it from Amazon and the part I like the most is it holds almost three cups of coffee....
02-20-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By duckbill

I tried something new for my -33 degree commute...

I tried something new for my -33 degree commute this morning. I normally wear P.I. micro fleece lined no pad tights with regular 3 season cycling shorts but because of the very cold conditions I also...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,621
Posted By duckbill

Today, Friday the 13th was a little cooler then...

Today, Friday the 13th was a little cooler then normal at - 28 Celsius, (- 18.4 Fahrenheit). My 23 year old 8 speed winter bike carried me the 8.4 kilometers to work without shifting issues, ( I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,079
Posted By duckbill

Only one in forty for me. I wonder what that...

Only one in forty for me.
I wonder what that means?
02-04-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By duckbill

Wow, I'm glad I live on the other side of lake...

Wow, I'm glad I live on the other side of lake Erie. It really sucks to be in Erie or Buffalo but it must really suck to get twice their annual snowfall in Worcester, Mass..
Forum: Commuting
02-02-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By duckbill

Took an hour just to shovel a path to the street...

Took an hour just to shovel a path to the street from the house and my driveway is not that long.
Snow drifts past my waist.
I was surprised to see the bus was on time.
I know what I will be...
02-02-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,921
Posted By duckbill

The weather here some days have been in the -20C...

The weather here some days have been in the -20C to -30C with the wind chill factored in. On the one day at -30 I used a chemical warmer for my toes. They fit well for my foot. I have a wide foot but...
01-31-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,921
Posted By duckbill

Giro Alpineduro, best winter cycling boots I have...

Giro Alpineduro, best winter cycling boots I have owned. Warm and comfortable and much better then the Sidi winter boots I have been wearing the three years previous. Not bad for walking in for a no...
01-26-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,193
Posted By duckbill

I agree. It was mentioned by Machka earlier...

I agree.
It was mentioned by Machka earlier that being off the grid is not simple. Living simply is finding what you can live without not what you necessary need to run out and buy. Owning a car is...
01-15-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By duckbill

Try putting a simple Band-Aid across the top of...

Try putting a simple Band-Aid across the top of your thumb before putting your gloves on. Protects the skin without restricting circulation.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,630
Posted By duckbill

Not six ribs but I broke the last two on my left...

Not six ribs but I broke the last two on my left side. I was told to stay off the bike for a while but I had other ideas. The ribs healed like a bad glue job, not straight.
Would I give my body more...
12-16-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By duckbill

A very ambitious plan that shows vision for the...

A very ambitious plan that shows vision for the future of Hamburg. This free thinking directive can only come from the elected politicians without the oil and auto industry paying for their...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By duckbill

Giuseppe Marinoni, cyclist extraordinaire, master...

Giuseppe Marinoni, cyclist extraordinaire, master frame builder and holder of the hour race record for his age category is too busy to make beautiful custom made works of art for you lot. I only have...
11-10-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,073
Posted By duckbill

The cold Artic air invading the US and Canada is...

The cold Artic air invading the US and Canada is because of the loss of ice in the Artic according to this report.

"Normally, sea ice keeps heat energy from escaping the ocean and entering the...
Forum: Touring
10-21-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,192
Posted By duckbill

I have camped in Southern Ontario for many years...

I have camped in Southern Ontario for many years and the best experiences are the accidental ones. Small town people seem to be the most open about letting you camp on their property just for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By duckbill

Rode into work this morning wearing Goretex...

Rode into work this morning wearing Goretex jacket, pants and waterproof shoe covers. Rain and cool at 6 degrees Celsius but I stayed warm and dry. My jacket is over 20 years old but the way to keep...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,317
Posted By duckbill

Cosmo Kramer invention #10 - YouTube...

Cosmo Kramer invention #10 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u21i48eeSYk)

I work in an Appliance store.
Yes we have working dryers.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,579
Posted By duckbill

And on the worst days... 46) Not having the...

And on the worst days...

46) Not having the correct change for the bus.
Forum: Touring
10-17-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,932
Posted By duckbill

Good point. I have often wondered this. A good...

Good point. I have often wondered this. A good discussion for FOO perhaps.
Forum: Touring
10-16-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,016
Posted By duckbill

I like to do this as well. I carry dry spaghetti...

I like to do this as well. I carry dry spaghetti in a cardboard tube, (like you would find in a paper towel tube), after boiling, I add the cooked sausage to tomato sauce adding local onions, sweet...
10-15-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,035
Posted By duckbill

The Canadian Harper government didn't see this...

The Canadian Harper government didn't see this one coming.
This will effect our economy that is greatly based on Alberta oil sands. When the price of a barrel of oil gets too low it is not cost...
Forum: Touring
10-14-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,932
Posted By duckbill

Boy Scouts also gave me the skills I still use...

Boy Scouts also gave me the skills I still use today. I am a map and compass person where orienteering has made backpacking, canoeing and cycle touring so much fun.
10-11-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,267
Posted By duckbill

Same here. The studded tires go on only after the...

Same here. The studded tires go on only after the plows fail to remove that last bit of ice and snow from the road. It doesn't take long for the studs to round off when you are riding on bare...
10-09-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,267
Posted By duckbill

Sorry to here about your cold winter but we had...

Sorry to here about your cold winter but we had our coldest winter in recorded history because of the artic vortex not a unseasonal warm one.
10-09-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,267
Posted By duckbill

Ice? How much ice do you actually get in...

Ice? How much ice do you actually get in Fayettevile Arkansas? I am under the impression your area of the country rarely sees snow and cold. The temperatures this morning in my neck of the woods is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,960
Posted By duckbill

Excel Sports carries many top shelf accessories...

Excel Sports carries many top shelf accessories and components that the others just do not seem to have in stock including Campagnolo.
10-06-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By duckbill

Same here. The quick release has never failed...

Same here.
The quick release has never failed and the Nomad trailer has tracked true even over the roughest of roads.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By duckbill

Sealants are not created equal. Three years and...

Sealants are not created equal. Three years and counting, no flats and here is why. Stan's Notubes sealant.


...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,124
Posted By duckbill

In life there is always the possibility of an...

In life there is always the possibility of an accident, that is why I have more than one pair of underpants.
If the car fails, rentals are available. There are no bike rentals in my town.

The Boy...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,124
Posted By duckbill

No matter how many cars you have, you can only...

No matter how many cars you have, you can only drive 1 at any point of time
No matter how many shoes you have, you can only wear 1 at any point of time
No matter how many houses you have, you can...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,124
Posted By duckbill

If I owned a car, which I do not, money would...

If I owned a car, which I do not, money would have to be spent on Insurance. It is necessary to have a working commuter bicycle so for insurance I have a second commuter bike. My road race bicycles...
08-22-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,209
Posted By duckbill

If plan "A" is heaven, what is plan...

If plan "A" is heaven, what is plan "B"?
08-21-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,209
Posted By duckbill

Good knees. Good legs. Healthy lungs. and a...

Good knees.
Good legs.
Healthy lungs.
and a mind free of trouble.

For as long as I live.
08-19-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By duckbill

Did I miss something? From reading the radio...

Did I miss something? From reading the radio commercial script, it appears 20 something females do not drink or own cars.
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