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07-28-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,218
Posted By fuerein

I went cold turkey. I kept the car for several...

I went cold turkey. I kept the car for several months afterward, just in case I realized that I actually did need it, but I never used it again until several days before I got rid of it, even then I...
07-17-07, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,618
Posted By fuerein

Brand is important... After all, I wouldn't want...

Brand is important... After all, I wouldn't want to defile my Specialized team jersey, Specialized team shorts, Specialized shoes, Specialized helmet, Specialized gloves, etc. by riding on a...
07-16-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By fuerein

I had signed up for it as well, received what my...

I had signed up for it as well, received what my first issue (I think it was their first issue as well) about a week or so ago. Good publication. Hope they keep the relevant articles coming!
07-16-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,764
Posted By fuerein

Touring bikes look similar to road bikes,...

Touring bikes look similar to road bikes, however, they typically have a longer chainstay, more places to attach waterbottle holders, the braze-ons needed to attach front and rear racks, the ability...
07-16-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,168
Posted By fuerein

Car -zero Bike - approx. 50-60 Walk - Approx....

Car -zero
Bike - approx. 50-60
Walk - Approx. 10

This was for last week. This week will have far fewer bike miles and more walking because my bike needs to get taken to the shop. Gr..
07-16-07, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By fuerein

Personally I prefer those people to the people...

Personally I prefer those people to the people who win big then either by poor planning, poor choices, or just poor overall money usage end up declaring bankruptcy several years after winning.
07-15-07, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By fuerein

Seriously, are those used shorts? If they are,...

Seriously, are those used shorts? If they are, why would anyone want to wear them? Isn't that kinda like wearing another guy's underwear?? I'll pass.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,520
Posted By fuerein

I always get frustrated with myself when I...

I always get frustrated with myself when I realize that traffic is backing up behind me, and I plan on busting out out from the light as quick as possible to keep a decent speed through traffic and...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-07, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By fuerein

I've not used it... Don't have a need for a...

I've not used it... Don't have a need for a garment bag pannier, but Jandd makes a garment bag (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FCGBP).
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,097
Posted By fuerein

Seriously call the police AND the transit...

Seriously call the police AND the transit officials! If nothing else, transit needs to pay for any dental bills related to the new loose tooth.
07-12-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,301
Posted By fuerein

I agree. Those tiny panniers look a bit silly on...

I agree. Those tiny panniers look a bit silly on that long-tail. Now if Kona made some Xtracycle-style accessories that took full advantage of the length of that tail, it'd be better than those...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By fuerein

Amazing story. Glad to hear a professional (at...

Amazing story. Glad to hear a professional (at least apparently professional) bike thief got caught. Especially when bike thefts are often disregarded by police.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By fuerein

Actually, not using your seatbelt makes an airbag...

Actually, not using your seatbelt makes an airbag very dangerous. They were designed with the intent that the user would also be restrained by the seatbelt. See this article...
07-12-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,301
Posted By fuerein

The kit converts a bike that was never designed...

The kit converts a bike that was never designed to act as a long-tail to a long-tail, which can cause trouble for some people/bikes. A bike designed as a long tail will never have trouble acting as...
07-12-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By fuerein

No. A couple millimeters or rubber are not going...

No. A couple millimeters or rubber are not going to have a significant effect on lightning.

BTW, is it just me or is this bit of misunderstanding being brought up ALOT recently?
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,520
Posted By fuerein

The main reason I end up sprinting on my commutes...

The main reason I end up sprinting on my commutes is trying to keep up with traffic. I'm not the fastest rider, and my bike is fast enough, but it is not a road bike. However, when I take certain...
07-12-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By fuerein

My one and only bike is red. I really don't care...

My one and only bike is red. I really don't care for red, but it was the only color the bike was in (or at least the only color in stock).
07-12-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,459
Posted By fuerein

While I admit that is true. I hate the fact of...

While I admit that is true. I hate the fact of that. Sometimes I've been in interviews where before they got to the "Any questions?" point they went through a very thorough detailing of what was...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By fuerein

Nice. I don't think I'd bother with taking a...

Nice. I don't think I'd bother with taking a series of photos along my commute... a little over 2 miles skirting the west edge of Old Town Alexandria. Not much to see there.
07-11-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,682
Posted By fuerein

My most severe complaint regarding credit cards...

My most severe complaint regarding credit cards is the fact that part of the contract you sign to get the card essentially states the terms you agree are completely at the descretion of the company,...
07-11-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By fuerein

Yeah, people complain bitterly about how hot it...

Yeah, people complain bitterly about how hot it is lately but since I don't use the AC in my apartment and am only in AC at work and stores, I can go out in the heat and it doesn't bother me much at...
07-11-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,300
Posted By fuerein

Just please, please don't do what my parents did...

Just please, please don't do what my parents did to teach my to ride w/o training wheels.

My parents removed the training wheels. Told me I was to ride on the sidewalk infront of our house and...
07-11-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,333
Posted By fuerein

My main thing, is I wish that 1, they were short...

My main thing, is I wish that 1, they were short enough that your handlebars would be over them, especially when they are used on relatively narrow paths, and 2, if/when they are stuck by a car that...
07-10-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By fuerein

If you want the aerobars later, why not just buy...

If you want the aerobars later, why not just buy the clamp-on aerobars... you can get ones with arm rests for like $60 when they aren't on sale. See this...
07-10-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By fuerein

Okay, question. Why in the first picture is the...

Okay, question. Why in the first picture is the cat trying to lick your derailleur cable? Did you spill some tuna liquid on it or something? Then again my parent's cat randomly licks the side of...
07-10-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By fuerein

Glad to hear you got larger ones. I was riding...

Glad to hear you got larger ones. I was riding the other day and had overtightened the straps on my shoes. About 5 miles down the road my foot was completely asleep and I had to stop and let the...
07-10-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By fuerein

I have a Specialized Sirrus (a hybrid). Here are...

I have a Specialized Sirrus (a hybrid). Here are the differences between my bike and a road bike.

Straight bars - not drops
Rapid fire shifters - not STI or similar
Triple chainring (okay some...
07-10-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By fuerein

However, the car cannot drive itself. I agree...

However, the car cannot drive itself. I agree that not counting passengers is fair. However the car requires a driver and the driver burns energy. Thus it is fair to include the driver's energy...
07-10-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By fuerein

You mean like the SUVs at the end of Disney's...

You mean like the SUVs at the end of Disney's Cars?

:p
07-10-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By fuerein

Most of my riding is utility: communuting,...

Most of my riding is utility: communuting, shopping, various errands etc. As such there is really no reason for me to be riding in groups... I can see my invitations now:

Dear Friends.

Please...
07-10-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By fuerein

If you want to get technical the driver of the...

If you want to get technical the driver of the car also burn calories just from driving, so that should be included in the total expenditure of the system. This site...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,411
Posted By fuerein

To work: a little over 2 miles, 6 lights,...

To work: a little over 2 miles, 6 lights, guessing about as many stop signs.
From work (I take a slightly different route): same approx. distance, 5 lights and about 8 or so stop signs.
07-10-07, 05:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,791
Posted By fuerein

+1 Going by the way some people here talked, my...

+1 Going by the way some people here talked, my last car would have been free for the taking. It wasn't well maintained (not that it was when I obtained it either) and for the last 4-5 months I...
07-06-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By fuerein

+1. Manufacturers often make a frame mount for...

+1. Manufacturers often make a frame mount for their U-locks, though I also agree that I don't care for them. They take up too much space inside the frame. My favorite u-lock "mount" is a rear...
07-06-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,646
Posted By fuerein

I've though about buying a Yamaha 3C 49cc...

I've though about buying a Yamaha 3C 49cc scooter. $2000 for something that can get me around town easily either when I just need to get somewhere faster than my bike/feet will allow or when a...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,469
Posted By fuerein

I'll also add this. Even if you bring your set...

I'll also add this. Even if you bring your set of clothes to change into each day, it is still beneficial to keep at least one full set of clothes at work just in case. I learned this the hard way...
07-05-07, 09:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,682
Posted By fuerein

Maybe that is true for some or even most people. ...

Maybe that is true for some or even most people. However, for myself, if I have cash on hand I don't think about dropping 1.50 for a drink now, .75 for candy bar 45 minutes later, 3.50 for a slice...
07-05-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By fuerein

Thats one of my favorite tactics. Lets see, $600...

Thats one of my favorite tactics. Lets see, $600 Specialized Sirrus hybrid locked with a Kryptonite U-lock and cable lock or the expensive Lemond parked right by it with a chintsy cable?
07-05-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,682
Posted By fuerein

Try this. I have a Discover card. I pay it off...

Try this. I have a Discover card. I pay it off in full at the end of every month. They grant a cashback bonus for every dollar I spend. I've had the card for just over a year now and have $60 in...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,556
Posted By fuerein

Me too! Oh yeah... forgot to mention I live in...

Me too! Oh yeah... forgot to mention I live in an efficiency, thus everything I own is always in the same room as me.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,469
Posted By fuerein

First, bring the dress shoes to work and leave...

First, bring the dress shoes to work and leave them there. That will eliminate a large portion of the weight for your daily commute. If you need to shine them or whatever, a shoe kit can either be...
07-03-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By fuerein

They probably don't include the second mount...

They probably don't include the second mount default because they assume the majority of people are only going to be using it on a single bike. Those that are going to be swapping it between two...
06-27-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By fuerein

You're probably looking for either a skull cap or...

You're probably looking for either a skull cap or a cycling cap. Try:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/sub_cat.cfm?subcategory_id=1340
Forum: Commuting
06-26-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,283
Posted By fuerein

Actually, I'm waiting for my Product W...

Actually, I'm waiting for my Product W (http://sheldonbrown.com/w.html). That natural miracle drug Theobromine is gonna make me bigger than the winners of all previous TdFs combined!

Yes sir! :p
Forum: Commuting
06-26-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,283
Posted By fuerein

Yeah. I'm looking into spending about 500...

Yeah. I'm looking into spending about 500 sometime in the near future to purchase a new, longer rack and also some good panniers (as opposed to the cheap Nashbar ones I currently have).

Also...
Forum: Foo
06-25-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 839
Posted By fuerein

We work off a caseload-type system and have...

We work off a caseload-type system and have production requirements. Complete your production plus x extra and you get a promotion (your salary increases but your production requirement goes up as...
06-25-07, 05:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,516
Posted By fuerein

Top speed under my own power alone: about...

Top speed under my own power alone: about 20-22mph
Top speed downhill: about 30, could have gone faster but there was an intersection at the bottom of the hill that I was required to stop at and so...
06-25-07, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By fuerein

I've had my pedals for about a week now and...

I've had my pedals for about a week now and haven't really had any trouble thus far. Almost had an issue once when I was slowly inching forward at an intersection waiting for cross traffic to pass,...
06-24-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,833
Posted By fuerein

Hmm, regardless of whether they are cheap or not,...

Hmm, regardless of whether they are cheap or not, I have seen more bikes fall from standing on a kickstand. And if a "good" kickstand is one of the $50 things people keep quoting... Well, I have...
06-23-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,059
Posted By fuerein

I just thought of this. This has happened...

I just thought of this. This has happened several times and is even worse than a driver waving me through a four-way stop before my turn. Several times I've come upon an intersection where I have...
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