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11-08-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,956
Posted By samundsen

ORIGINAL idea? I don't think so. "One less car"...

ORIGINAL idea? I don't think so. "One less car" stickers have been around for a long time. I got a bunch of them through my Carbuster Magazine subscription a couple of years ago.
10-29-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,694
Posted By samundsen

Where is CagerTools now anyways? He hasn't posted...

Where is CagerTools now anyways? He hasn't posted in a month, and I found his posts entertaining....
08-28-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By samundsen

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters...

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. - Angel
Forum: Commuting
06-15-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,145
Posted By samundsen

I'll join the Brooks saddle/jeans recommendation....

I'll join the Brooks saddle/jeans recommendation. I ride in jeans all winter and spring. I ride 7 miles each way, and I'm perfectly comfortable on my Brooks B17 Narrow.
09-09-06, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By samundsen

I have a Seiko Kinetic watch that I have had for...

I have a Seiko Kinetic watch that I have had for several years. The watch does not require batteries, it "charges" itself from arm movements. Of course, old fashioned wind-up watches doesn't require...
06-26-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,111
Posted By samundsen

Koffee, what do you think about doing crunches...

Koffee, what do you think about doing crunches (and back extensions) using a swiss ball? I've found the crunches seems to be much more effective doing them on the ball than doing them on the floor.
06-26-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By samundsen

I recently bought a set of regular dumbbells used...

I recently bought a set of regular dumbbells used from Play It Again Sports for about $100 total. I got 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35lbs weights (I do need to get a pair of 40lbs as well soon). I did...
06-26-06, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By samundsen

What works for me is to have 6 small/medium sized...

What works for me is to have 6 small/medium sized meals daily, eating every 2.5 - 3 hours or so. That way you control your hunger and don't overeat at any particular meal. It also helps curb your...
06-07-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,768
Posted By samundsen

You must not be living in the area around FM1960...

You must not be living in the area around FM1960 then. I know several cyclists who, at some point, do short stints on FM1960, since one of the better LBS's in the area is located there (Bike Barn)....
05-23-06, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By samundsen

Yes! I've seen it, and that was my reaction as...

Yes! I've seen it, and that was my reaction as well. The movie is hysterical, with a great message against suburbanism and overconsumption. I've been recommending it to everyone.
Forum: Touring
05-18-06, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By samundsen

If you want to tour on the cheap in Norway,...

If you want to tour on the cheap in Norway, camping gear is a must. You're free to camp pretty much anywhere on public land as long as it's a certain distance (150 meters) from houses and cabins.
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03-06-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By samundsen

I use the Road ID wristband. I also have one for...

I use the Road ID wristband. I also have one for each of my kids, though the youngest wear his on his shoe.
01-11-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,572
Posted By samundsen

I live in a subdivison right off of...

I live in a subdivison right off of Stuebner-Airline, and have no other way in or out of the subdivision. Stuebner-Airline is not that bad, except for rush-hour. I ride parts of it every day...
11-07-05, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By samundsen

I do. I buy organc whole grains (wheat and oats)...

I do. I buy organc whole grains (wheat and oats) in bulk, and grind them myself with an electric grinder, and make whole grain breads in my breadmachine. Makes the most wonderful, fluffy, incredibly...
11-02-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,925
Posted By samundsen

Please report back when you get the Burley jacket...

Please report back when you get the Burley jacket and have tried it out. I've been eyeing it for a long time, but haven't been able to justify spending that much money on a jacket.
10-31-05, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By samundsen

I noticed that! I commented to my wife about it...

I noticed that! I commented to my wife about it earlier this evening when I noticed a van dropping off kids right outside our house. Couldn't believe it.
10-26-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,280
Posted By samundsen

I was just reading this article and checking the...

I was just reading this article and checking the forums to see if anyone had mentioned this yet. This is a GREAT article, much, much better than the regular Bicycling fare. If you don't subscribe to...
Forum: Foo
10-25-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 772
Posted By samundsen

I hate Fox. They keep pre-empting my favorite...

I hate Fox. They keep pre-empting my favorite shows (I don't have cable or satellite), like Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Farscape with stupid, stupid sports junk. I never watch live, just record...
09-23-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,458
Posted By samundsen

The freeways were not the only roads congested to...

The freeways were not the only roads congested to a stand-still. The main road outside my subdivision, Stuebner Airline was packed all day yesterday. I went out on my bike up to a local Walgreens to...
09-04-05, 07:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,048
Posted By samundsen

Rivendell Reader is great, and so is Adventure...

Rivendell Reader is great, and so is Adventure Cyclist. I got Bicycling from the League of American Bicyclists membership, but I never read it anymore.
09-04-05, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By samundsen

My home town of Bergen, Norway is a good example....

My home town of Bergen, Norway is a good example. Public tranportation is crummy bus service, roads are congested, and there is no bicycle culture to speak of. Drives are hostile to cyclists and do...
09-03-05, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By samundsen

I have sent Burley email several times through...

I have sent Burley email several times through the Contact link on their web site. They have always responded within a couple of days. Also, when I bought the cargo rack for the Nomad there were some...
Forum: Touring
08-30-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By samundsen

I bought the 'Share the Road: Tales from a Band...

I bought the 'Share the Road: Tales from a Band of Gypsy Bikers.' DVD after I saw another post here recently. I was pretty dissappointed. It was too short (about an hour) and the picture quality...
08-25-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By samundsen

More scary than what's happening on the roads...

More scary than what's happening on the roads every single day? I'm pretty sure someone could come up with a statistic on where you are more likely to get hurt, as a passenger on a bus, or as a...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By samundsen

I just started riding my kid to school...

I just started riding my kid to school (kindergarten) this week. He's behind me on a trail-a-bike. We ride to the elementary school 2 miles away. I had expected much more traffic in the morning and...
08-18-05, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,056
Posted By samundsen

Michel, I have a couple of additional...

Michel,

I have a couple of additional questions if you don't mind...... :rolleyes:

I have now started to ride with my son to school every day using the Piccolo. This is awesome, but I need to...
08-18-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By samundsen

School bus kills girl riding bike

This happened this morning. The story is here:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/topstory2/3315973

This is tragic, but what really caught my eye was this at the end of the article:

...
Forum: Foo
08-15-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,787
Posted By samundsen

Yes, I'm applauding the rising gas prices and I...

Yes, I'm applauding the rising gas prices and I hope they get high enough to really make the gass-guzzling majority squirm every time they have to fill up. I don't care if the higher prices affects...
08-11-05, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By samundsen

SOME places in Europe do have better public...

SOME places in Europe do have better public transportation, but this is far from universal. There are places in Europe that are just as car-centric as in the US.
08-11-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By samundsen

It's just wrong for gas to be this cheap....

It's just wrong for gas to be this cheap. Considering all the expense and effort to produce it, and pollution generated by it, gas should be many, many times more expensive than milk.
08-11-05, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By samundsen

Desitin (for diaper rash) also works wonders on...

Desitin (for diaper rash) also works wonders on saddle sores.
08-08-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,255
Posted By samundsen

I get Lance comments and yells from drivers,...

I get Lance comments and yells from drivers, dopes in the hallways at work, and even my wife. I wear black lycra shorts and a hi-vis lime yellow jersey. Don't these people know it's not even the same...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-05, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By samundsen

Keep it up! It is truly addicting, and you'll...

Keep it up! It is truly addicting, and you'll find yourself trying to get more and more things done by bike. Let that car go stale sitting in the driveway....
08-03-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By samundsen

Different countries and cities in Europe are as...

Different countries and cities in Europe are as different in this regard as they are in the US. Overall cycling may be more popular and "accepted" in Europe, but there are lots of places there too...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By samundsen

Are you seriously thinking that lack of sleep is...

Are you seriously thinking that lack of sleep is a reason to drive instead of ride? If you ride you'll most likely wake up and feel energized. If you drive, you're much more likely to fall asleep...
07-29-05, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By samundsen

I use Google maps all the time to find alternate...

I use Google maps all the time to find alternate routes. Numerous times the satellite view has helped me decide on a route where the regular maps failed, often because you can see parking lots and...
07-28-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,687
Posted By samundsen

This summer my 5 1/2 year old discovered a BMX...

This summer my 5 1/2 year old discovered a BMX track while on vacation in Boise. He love riding his bike, and hit the track as often as he could. He fell off his bike numerous times, scraped and...
07-22-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,948
Posted By samundsen

It contains a couple of different syrups as well...

It contains a couple of different syrups as well as artificial and "natural" flavors.
07-22-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,948
Posted By samundsen

Gatorade Ice Watermelon flavor does not have any...

Gatorade Ice Watermelon flavor does not have any color added. As with any Gatorade it's loaded with other chemicals, but you asked for no color and it's clear as water.....
Forum: Touring
07-18-05, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By samundsen

When you get to Bergen you'll find a tunnel...

When you get to Bergen you'll find a tunnel especially for bikes. It's a short one and you don't have to go through it, but it's a real tunnel. It's part of a bike lane that used to be a lane...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-05, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By samundsen

I find cops around here to be very friendly and...

I find cops around here to be very friendly and supportive. I've stopped and talked to them when they've been staking out local stop signs. One of the cops always drive around with his bike on a rack...
07-07-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By samundsen

I agree the section in the Texas Drivers Handbook...

I agree the section in the Texas Drivers Handbook is quite good. However, I believe most people ignore this section when reading for their drivers test, I know I did when I took mine. They simply do...
06-26-05, 11:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,066
Posted By samundsen

I've now spent 2 days in Boise, and ridden 100...

I've now spent 2 days in Boise, and ridden 100 miles in those two days.

Right now I am staying with a friend in Eagle. Yesterday I rode with two incredibly strong riders (much, much stronger than...
06-21-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,117
Posted By samundsen

I'm more afraid of driving than I am of riding a...

I'm more afraid of driving than I am of riding a bike. I haven't had an accident on a bike since I was a kid (riding too fast and hit another kid, no-one hurt). Now I am 33, and ride everyday.
...
06-20-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,787
Posted By samundsen

A car approach you from behind and has to wait...

A car approach you from behind and has to wait until it's safe to pass you.
You approach a pedestrian from behind on a path, you have to wait until it's safe to pass.

I'm sure pedestrians have...
Forum: Foo
06-19-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By samundsen

The incredible stupidity of a customer service rep

Logged on to my Sears account and submitted a request to close it. I guess the customer service reps must've been smoking some weed......


Close account 06/18/05 05:19:29 PM 1 of 1
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06-19-05, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By samundsen

Another cyclist who dig Iron Maiden! Cool!

Another cyclist who dig Iron Maiden! Cool!
06-19-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,787
Posted By samundsen

You sound just like a cager complaining about...

You sound just like a cager complaining about those "stupid cyclists" riding on "your road", oblivious to the cars around them, not even getting out of the way when honked at.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By samundsen

Right there with you. Had my breakfast at 7am...

Right there with you. Had my breakfast at 7am this morning, arrived to work at 8am, ate my lunch at 10am, had to head down to the cafeteria at 12:30 to score some more food, right now (at 2pm) I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By samundsen

That's what my son does too. Only time I can get...

That's what my son does too. Only time I can get him to really pedal is when we're racing someone (usually his mother or sister).
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