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02-17-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,360
Posted By dondonaldo

Food for thought: Dimitri Orlov, giving a...

Food for thought:


Dimitri Orlov, giving a speech at the Long Now Foundation, Social Collapse Best Practices, points to two winners of the coming era of fuel shortage:

One final...
02-17-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By dondonaldo

Bibliography of Kids Bike Titles

So here's a book list of kids bike titles:

Bicycle Rider by Mary Scioscia, Harper & Row, Publishers Inc., New York, NY 1983The story of champion bicyclist Marshall Taylor, who was the first...
02-17-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By dondonaldo

I completely agree, but right now, there are few...

I completely agree, but right now, there are few opportunities for my girls to see anyone other than me cycling as a means of transportation. When the weather's good they can see plenty of people...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,178
Posted By dondonaldo

I commute all winter and I'll take -25 and...

I commute all winter and I'll take -25 and anything over 40 and raining. Cold rain is way worse than super cold when all the water is frozen. The water gets everywhere and it's much harder to stay...
02-16-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By dondonaldo

A run bike is already in the plans for spring,...

A run bike is already in the plans for spring, and when the weather is nicer my wife and I use the bike with bobike and trailer more than the car. I feel pretty up to speed on actual methods of use,...
02-16-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By dondonaldo

Platy, that's an interesting point. I haven't...

Platy, that's an interesting point. I haven't given much thought to the, mostly pharmaceutical if I remember correctly, commercials out there. We don't have access to broadcast or cable television...
02-15-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By dondonaldo

Thanks for the responses everyone. I...

Thanks for the responses everyone.

I understand the difficulties with teenagers and peer pressure and all the things I can do to model a sensible approach, what I really don't want to do is...
02-15-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By dondonaldo

Bike Culture For Kids

We're a car lite family with two girls ages 16 months and 3 1/2 years. I commute year round and have strong reservations about perpetuating the car culture mentality. The kids spend enough time in...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By dondonaldo

Beaches, Mountains, Jungle and the Islands -...

Beaches, Mountains, Jungle and the Islands - Ecuador is a fabulous choice for travel! Three weeks won't cover it, so do your research.

Not sure about riding around the Galapagos. Not much in the...
02-11-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By dondonaldo

There's no doubt that riding a loaded bike is...

There's no doubt that riding a loaded bike is different and I wouldn't think of hauling my groceries on my fixie. Years ago I did a cross country tour with 40-50 lbs of gear on my bike depending on...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By dondonaldo

Why do you need a speedometer?

Why do you need a speedometer?
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,329
Posted By dondonaldo

My wife rode regularly with our first and then...

My wife rode regularly with our first and then sporadically with our second, which matched how she had been riding before each pregnancy.

Both of our daughters were born in the water without the...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,338
Posted By dondonaldo

The feature I most need is one transfer huge...

The feature I most need is one transfer huge amounts of good driving and share the road skills to drivers of automobiles. Kinda like that upload thing from the Matrix only wireless.

Other than...
Forum: Foo
02-09-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By dondonaldo

No no, Bingo is the fourth Beatle.

No no, Bingo is the fourth Beatle.
Forum: Touring
02-09-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,954
Posted By dondonaldo

I rode coast to coast many years ago and I had a...

I rode coast to coast many years ago and I had a choice to either buy a touring bike or use my road bike and take the trip. Didn't have the money for both. So I rode my road bike with the widest...
02-06-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,674
Posted By dondonaldo

Transportation is political whether it's being...

Transportation is political whether it's being used to make a statement or not. Environmental and Social statements are political. They're inseparable. There are no transportation, environmental...
02-06-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By dondonaldo

We have one car for the family. it's mainly used...

We have one car for the family. it's mainly used by my wife to transport the kiddies. I bicycle commute year round by choice. Less money out the door, smaller environmental footprint, feel warmer...
Forum: Touring
02-06-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By dondonaldo

Haven't flown with a bike for years, but it was...

Haven't flown with a bike for years, but it was fifty bucks back then and now that the airlines are charging $15 for regularly checked items, it's probably gone up.
02-06-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By dondonaldo

Well, since you're in a bind and just to help you...

Well, since you're in a bind and just to help you since it's a little large for you, I'll take the Miyata 1000 off your hands for you.


Seriously, given a lot of peoples troubles these days, I...
Forum: Foo
02-06-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 830
Posted By dondonaldo

Currently 38 degrees and since I've been ridin'...

Currently 38 degrees and since I've been ridin' in -25, I'm about ready to ride home from work naked. Anything above freezing reminds me of Fiji about now.
Forum: Foo
02-06-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,672
Posted By dondonaldo

What do you need with a White Castle? From your...

What do you need with a White Castle? From your picture, you appear to have teeth, and my only experience with them suggested that they're best left for people who don't. Nonetheless, if it makes...
02-06-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By dondonaldo

Mks gr9

I don't like my fixie to limit my footwear choices so I went with MKS GR9 toe clipped platform. That way I can ride in what I'm wearing instead of having to dress up special for my bike. A fixie...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By dondonaldo

My Links

These are from my bookmarks for messenger bags. I can't rate them, as I decided it makes no sense for me to carry a bag while my bike carries me and my bag. I put my stuff in basket or rack and let...
02-04-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By dondonaldo

I wear a pair of Neos overshoes with my...

I wear a pair of Neos overshoes with my Blundstones underneath. I have no trouble staying warm well into negative temps. I doubt they'd fit into toe clips though. I like platforms for all the ice...
02-04-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By dondonaldo

Dogwoods are Great!

I bought a pair of the Dogwood Designs before winter and they're great. Not only do they keep your hands warm, but something about insulating your forearms ends up warming everything else. I wear...
02-04-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 104,049
Posted By dondonaldo

Today I wore: Head: Krama (a very thin...

Today I wore:

Head:

Krama (a very thin cotton scarf) wrapped around just under my nose underneath a stocking cap with my jacket hood on top

Torso

Long sleeve t-shirt under medium weight...
02-04-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By dondonaldo

Use an innertube

I've taught a number of my nieces and nephews to ride. I loop an innertube around the seatpost. This allows me to keep them from falling while still allowing them to feel where the balance point...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,121
Posted By dondonaldo

I would just duct tape some cord onto a sippy cup...

I would just duct tape some cord onto a sippy cup and tie the cord in a loop and now your child has a sippy cup necklace.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,725
Posted By dondonaldo

A little Chilly

It was zero degrees this morning, so I had to zip up my pit zips. Otherwise sunny and we had some 34 degree weather last week which got 90% of the ice off the roads. Pretty easy ride all in all.
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06-13-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,736
Posted By dondonaldo

As it turns out, the irony seems to be that we...

As it turns out, the irony seems to be that we both misunderstood jfmckenna's satire.

Do you really believe stating that a large class of people is prejudiced is not prejudiced thing to say?
...
06-13-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,736
Posted By dondonaldo

I appreciate good satire, but find it...

I appreciate good satire, but find it occasionally difficult to distinguish in this format. My apologies.
06-13-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,736
Posted By dondonaldo

This persistence that anyone here presumes speaks...

This persistence that anyone here presumes speaks for anyone other than themselves is anything but reasoned.

rea·son
Function: noun
1 : an underlying ground, justification, purpose, motive, or...
06-13-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,736
Posted By dondonaldo

Speak for yourself. Don't hide behind...

Speak for yourself.

Don't hide behind large crowds (cycling advocates) that you don't represent in order to support your opinions, and don't lay your prejudice (*** weirdo cyclist) at someone...
06-12-06, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,736
Posted By dondonaldo

I wasn't able to ride this year, but last year we...

I wasn't able to ride this year, but last year we had around a thousand riders in Chicago, and it was a mostly positive experience (Police in one district arrested 4-5 people, but the other districts...
06-12-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,669
Posted By dondonaldo

I don't have pictures of my bikes (can't keep up...

I don't have pictures of my bikes (can't keep up with my daughter, much less the bikes), but I've done something similiar to this coxcombing on my drops and I like it a lot. I used a twisted cotton...
Forum: Touring
06-08-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By dondonaldo

Miyata 1000 on ebay

Miyata 1000 on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Miyata-27-Handmade-Japan-Road-Bike-18-Speed-1000_W0QQitemZ7246871299QQcategoryZ98084QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

3 hours left.
06-08-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 40,408
Posted By dondonaldo

Miyata 1000 on Ebay

25". Looks like it's in great shape. Ends tonight.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7246871299&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
06-08-06, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By dondonaldo

I used a set of Phil Wood tandem wheels built up...

I used a set of Phil Wood tandem wheels built up by Wheelsmith for a cross country tour in '90. At one point, My bicycle was lying on it's side on a lawn and the rear wheel was run over by a van...
06-07-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By dondonaldo

Dangit, I was trying to be so thorough and left...

Dangit, I was trying to be so thorough and left off the double butted part. I remember noting that it wasn't the triple butted.

Thank you, by the way, for your expertise in this forum. I did...
06-07-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,669
Posted By dondonaldo

For a really classy look, you can't beat a...

For a really classy look, you can't beat a shellac.
http://www.outyourbackdoor.com/article.php?id=428
06-07-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By dondonaldo

[QUOTE=top506]A Polish? it's gonna cost you an...

[QUOTE=top506]A Polish? it's gonna cost you an italian beef....:D
QUOTE]

Of course for a Polish I'd have to take you to Comiskey where the with part was invented, but if you don't want to go..
06-07-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By dondonaldo

Does it have rear rack brazeons and center pull...

Does it have rear rack brazeons and center pull brakes, or did those features come later?
06-07-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By dondonaldo

Miyata 610?

Hey everyone,

I bought a frame and fork labeled Miyata 610, but I have my doubts as to whether it really is a 610. This looks like a Miyata to me, but it doesn't seem to have the features I would...
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