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09-01-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By gwd

Larger people on bikes....

I've noticed this year that I see more overweight women biking to work or wherever carrying packages and wearing normal clothes. This is a good sign. Last night I stopped to help one who was having...
09-01-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By gwd

As long as you guys are talking about water, I've...

As long as you guys are talking about water, I've noticed that homeowners are returning to using rain barrels to parcel out their roof runoff to their gardens over time rather than all at once at...
08-31-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By gwd

The whole debate exposes a schism in our world...

The whole debate exposes a schism in our world views. Some people see it as a property rights issue:

" Opponents of line drying decry the aesthetic impact of clotheslines and suggest that...
08-30-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By gwd

No!!! Does he have to write a book report? Is it...

No!!! Does he have to write a book report? Is it punishment for an illiterate? A friend just finished that book and says it is worth reading. Maybe I should hold off until I run someone down on...
08-30-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By gwd

The shortcoming is that the law can't be enforced...

The shortcoming is that the law can't be enforced until after you kill someone, unlike drunk driving.
08-30-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,818
Posted By gwd

It read like you're post implied improved schools...

It read like you're post implied improved schools -> more housing in good school districts -> less dependence of house prices on school district -> more choices for families -> lower shelter cost. ...
08-29-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By gwd

I'm equally fast as a bus in DC so most riders...

I'm equally fast as a bus in DC so most riders should be able to outpace the bus. Its because of the stops, I often play leapfrog with a bus for as long as I stay on the same route as the bus.
08-29-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,818
Posted By gwd

So by improving schools the supply of houses...

So by improving schools the supply of houses within desireable school districts increases, decreasing the cost of such housing, reduceing family expenses in a chain reaction......
08-28-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

Gee, I see the bailouts and stimulus as moves...

Gee, I see the bailouts and stimulus as moves toward the worst parts of Capitalism not away from Capitalism- concentrate the wealth in the upper classes. As far as bikes go the new boss takes his...
08-27-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

Well, not getting to vote on it isn't a problem. ...

Well, not getting to vote on it isn't a problem. Since most voters seem to be car dependent, voters would probably vote to make the car free partially subsidize their new cars. We could've...
08-27-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By gwd

Like Brushing Your Teeth?

"Research shows that the more people who travel by bike, the safer it is for each individual cyclist. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8224141.stm
With Videos too.

Maybe the delegates at...
08-25-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By gwd

recumbent. sit and spin. raise the handle bars.

recumbent. sit and spin. raise the handle bars.
08-25-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,701
Posted By gwd

Yes. I bought my friend a bike last winter with...

Yes. I bought my friend a bike last winter with the shimano generator hub and the LED Lumotec lights. My old 2000 setup has the halogen light which isn't as bright but still nice. The battery...
08-25-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

I don't think we'll be able to see the results...

I don't think we'll be able to see the results clearly with so many other confounding events taking place. I think whatever stimulative effect it would have would have been the same if they just...
08-25-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,862
Posted By gwd

The greeting I get from roadies is "ON YOUR...

The greeting I get from roadies is "ON YOUR LEFT!!!". Thats ok as long as they're safe about passing. This morning was a beautiful morning and the weird thing is that I took a ten mile ride in a...
08-25-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By gwd

I think places with clean air have commanded a...

I think places with clean air have commanded a premium over equivalent homes in areas with bad air for decades. Here in the US I had neighbors who moved from Pittsburgh because of the air. They...
08-25-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By gwd

Tell us what stress you had that affected you in...

Tell us what stress you had that affected you in adverse ways when you went car-free. I find car-free so much less stressful that I can't imagine what you could be referring to.
08-24-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By gwd

The second side doesn't automatically follow...

The second side doesn't automatically follow especially with a bike you can extend the area where you can be car free. As bike facilities are extended the area where it is feasible to be car-free...
08-24-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By gwd

The Ortliebs have a shoulder strap and you can...

The Ortliebs have a shoulder strap and you can hook them on the grocery cart. You fill the Ortliebs instead of the cart and then you don't buy much more than their capacity. You can strap the...
08-21-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,173
Posted By gwd

I don't put my self in the "women only want men...

I don't put my self in the "women only want men for money" category but my ex made a LOT more than me. She didn't like me biking or walking to work either.. but that's another story. Most of the...
08-21-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,173
Posted By gwd

Yeah, when I wear a suit I get more smiles and...

Yeah, when I wear a suit I get more smiles and longer conversations from females than when I'm doing the business casual thing. But still I think the health and happiness from car free living also...
08-20-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,173
Posted By gwd

I think college is different isn't it? When I...

I think college is different isn't it? When I attended, "Whats your major?" was a proxy for "Whats your likely future worth?" but even if you had some hokey intellectual major like philosophy or...
08-19-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By gwd

That was their intention wasn't it? They had to...

That was their intention wasn't it? They had to do something about GNU/Linux in addition to lying about return rates.
08-19-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,518
Posted By gwd

This thread has gotten me to put my hand to the...

This thread has gotten me to put my hand to the side of my head with the pinky and thumb spread like its a phone when I yell at the idiots who do something stupid while driving and talking on their...
08-18-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By gwd

I've not had this problem with Ubuntu. I like...

I've not had this problem with Ubuntu. I like the way you can test it from the cd first to see if it works on a particular machine before installing it. I did have to install a wrapper for the...
08-18-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By gwd

I've installed Ubuntu on low level laptops too as...

I've installed Ubuntu on low level laptops too as well as higher performance machines. Version 9 seems a little clunky on a very old gateway laptop, but its way better than the windows xp that it...
08-18-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

But this contradicts everything the economists...

But this contradicts everything the economists have been telling us workers for at least since the Reagan years. I clearly remember being told that the US back in the 80s was transforming itself...
08-17-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By gwd

You know I didn't make the connection but a...

You know I didn't make the connection but a friend's homeowner's association got all uppity about my bike being parked out front. Apparently the rule in the HOA is that bicycles must be parked out...
08-17-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By gwd

Its ok for the teenage boys to have their jeans...

Its ok for the teenage boys to have their jeans down around their thighs exposing their drawers, but not on the clothesline?

They arrested a woman for nursing on the bus in the suburb where I...
08-17-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

I automated my office to the extent that a few...

I automated my office to the extent that a few jobs are no longer necessary. Did I get a raise for reducing costs by several times my salary? No, not even an attaboy. Where did the money go? ...
08-14-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By gwd

Full speed ahead. Maybe a humorous tip sheet for...

Full speed ahead. Maybe a humorous tip sheet for newbies to make them feel comfortable and welcome? At my closest bike shop newbies get this attitude hurled at them. At the second closest bike...
08-14-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,455
Posted By gwd

I like the internal gear hubs. They don't seem...

I like the internal gear hubs. They don't seem to get iced up as easily in the snow and cold as the dérailleur style but you get to have the gears. My last bike with dérailleur had the shimano STI...
08-14-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By gwd

Everyone Bikes?

This looks like a corporate sponsored bike share program...

http://www.everyonebikes.org/

It reads like retailers have gotten the clue that being bike friendly is good for making money.
08-14-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By gwd

What gerv said in #5. If everyone rides bikes...

What gerv said in #5. If everyone rides bikes then the car companies automatically stop making cars. I don't know about the advocacy thing. I've seen cycling infrastructure designed and advocated...
08-14-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,862
Posted By gwd

I was thinking about this waving thing while...

I was thinking about this waving thing while riding this morning. I don't see people waving at each other around here. The recumbent guys wave at each other and I wave at people I know. No one...
08-12-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,862
Posted By gwd

This reminds me of the time I was touring on my...

This reminds me of the time I was touring on my recumbent through Quebec. The Sunday Harley crowd was super friendly.

I'm not much of a waver myself, I wave at people I know or at cagers when...
08-12-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By gwd

Are you confusing the NY city with the state as...

Are you confusing the NY city with the state as far as mass transit goes?
Whats so special about Mississippi and Montana? I don't see why Montana should be so much worse than Wyoming and North...
08-12-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,862
Posted By gwd

I don't have a problem with the snobbery. ...

I don't have a problem with the snobbery. Around here they seem to respect skill and speed. Years ago I got in good shape by riding daily during the week and taking very long day rides on Saturday...
08-11-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

Here it is platy right on schedule: ...

Here it is platy right on schedule:
http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/11/news/economy/bubbly.fortune/

Please god one more speculative bubble, I promise I'll cash out right at the peak, about the time...
08-11-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,173
Posted By gwd

Should I ask if she's interested in a blind date...

Should I ask if she's interested in a blind date with a bike enthusiast?
08-10-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

Here's an article about that savings rate. ...

Here's an article about that savings rate. Doesn't it look like the consumer driven recovery can't happen now? Remember we fought terrorists by bringing our savings rate to 0 or below. Now what? ...
08-10-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By gwd

I meant the original. Maybe we're crazy and need...

I meant the original. Maybe we're crazy and need the therapy and we're misreading the bliss and joy of our car dependent neighbors as anger and frustration.
08-10-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By gwd

Its the smug attitude of the car-free subset of...

Its the smug attitude of the car-free subset of cyclists. They see us arrive at work with a grin, and they see the grin widen as soon as a car dependent complains about traffic. They're getting a...
08-10-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By gwd

what? car centric lifestyle contributes to mental...

what? car centric lifestyle contributes to mental health problems? Or are you saying that car-free lifestyle is only suitable for nut cases?
08-10-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By gwd

Well in the US its not just clotheslines... ...

Well in the US its not just clotheslines...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/opinion/09ehrenreich.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

'The City Council in Grand Junction, Colo., has been considering a ban...
08-09-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By gwd

Oh, I see, so we make it a crime to be...

Oh, I see, so we make it a crime to be "considered poor" or to display material items that are associated with lack of wealth. Even if the displays are also associated with saving energy too.
08-07-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

I agree the stimulus money is all going to reward...

I agree the stimulus money is all going to reward the behavior that caused problems in the first place, Keep overpriced houses in the suburbs overpriced and in the suburbs, keep over compensated wall...
08-07-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,721
Posted By gwd

More than that this cash for clunkers program is...

More than that this cash for clunkers program is mis-represented when they say it is designed to be good for the environment, you don't get the cash to go car-free you get it only if you continue...
08-07-09, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By gwd

For me it depends on the situation. I have rain...

For me it depends on the situation. I have rain pants and jacket. But sometimes in a downpour I carry extra shoes and clothes and arrive a little early to do a full change at the destination. ...
08-07-09, 06:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By gwd

They had to pass a law for this. Maybe we need...

They had to pass a law for this. Maybe we need yet another amendment to the bill of rights. With all the car advertising, I get that some people think car free is weird but hanging your clothes to...
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