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09-21-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,924
Posted By Foofy

Trying to find the race car guy who owns no car,...

Trying to find the race car guy who owns no car, I stumbled upon this: http://carbonfreegirl.com/index2.html

Leilani Munter is an Indy Pro race car driver, and apparently is a huge...
09-21-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,924
Posted By Foofy

Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the...

Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the guy, but there's a grand touring race car driver who doesn't own a car. I wouldn't exactly call him carfree though. ;)
08-22-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By Foofy

Conspiracy theories are beautiful things.

Conspiracy theories are beautiful things.
08-12-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Foofy

Absolutely! If you're an avid reader and...

Absolutely!

If you're an avid reader and there's a library nearby, why wouldn't you? And if you do any kind of career that involves doing lots of research, librarians are some of the best friends...
08-07-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By Foofy

Good on you for speaking against this driver and...

Good on you for speaking against this driver and complaining to the manager. Don't tolerate such terrible service.
07-05-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Foofy

Indeed, having major shopping needs of people...

Indeed, having major shopping needs of people nearby would be required for this sort of housing to be attractive to people. I'm not against cars or suburbia, but for me personally living in a suburb...
07-02-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Foofy

Watching this thing pedal along is painfully...

Watching this thing pedal along is painfully boring.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,062
Posted By Foofy

Maybe a mile per hour at best. I doubt even that...

Maybe a mile per hour at best. I doubt even that though. Clipless pedals take time to get used to, in terms of skill and muscular development. Most of the benefit comes when climbing or sprinting.
07-02-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Foofy

Video: Retrofitting Suburbia

This video isn't so much about living carfree, but I figure the crowd on this forum might find this video interesting. Carfree discussions often end up talking about suburbs and the disadvantages one...
07-01-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,741
Posted By Foofy

Shocking indeed. Also shocking is people's choice...

Shocking indeed. Also shocking is people's choice to own cars rather than cycle, walk, or take the bus so they can spend time doing things they actually want to do. A big chunk of my weekly schedule...
06-29-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,195
Posted By Foofy

Kinda all of the above reasons for me. Fun,...

Kinda all of the above reasons for me. Fun, exercise, and to help the environment a bit.
06-29-10, 12:16 PM
06-21-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,158
Posted By Foofy

I sometimes get the feeling that people think I'm...

I sometimes get the feeling that people think I'm poor when I go for a ride and relax on a park bench. Must be the hat. Or perhaps the plaid shorts? Not that I particularly care.
06-13-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,158
Posted By Foofy

Er, kind of, but this statement is way too...

Er, kind of, but this statement is way too simplistic. I'm a psych major, and after reading this post I couldn't let it go without making some commentary. Having more money does, on average, increase...
06-12-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,158
Posted By Foofy

I don't know. Experience tells me attitude,...

I don't know. Experience tells me attitude, posture, and actually having money with the intent of buying stuff gets more helpful reactions from employees than what I look like. Making money is what...
06-12-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,343
Posted By Foofy

Really? For any given amount of crude oil...

Really?

For any given amount of crude oil that's refined and then burned in gas engines, while it's definitely not good for living things or our environment, is no where near as bad as the...
05-08-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,277
Posted By Foofy

Summer is the only season of the year I hate. If...

Summer is the only season of the year I hate. If I don't have an AC, I sleep very poorly. I'm sure I could get used to it, but screw that. I'll take the AC.
04-28-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,035
Posted By Foofy

Mackinac Island. Cool little tourist island; all...

Mackinac Island. Cool little tourist island; all transport on the island is by foot, bicycle, and horse-and-wagon. I think the only exception is emergency vehicles. You get there by ferry, or I...
04-08-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,710
Posted By Foofy

Some women certainly like carfree guys. And vice...

Some women certainly like carfree guys. And vice versa.

Honestly though, for me asking whether or not a girl wants/chooses to be carfree isn't the right question. The sort of person they are, and...
01-23-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,384
Posted By Foofy

Four Souls, by Louise Erdrich. It's a work of...

Four Souls, by Louise Erdrich. It's a work of Native American literature. It changed a lot about how I look at myself.
01-21-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,829
Posted By Foofy

I don't hate cars. I actually quite like them....

I don't hate cars. I actually quite like them. The technology of cars modern and old is amazing, and they allow long distance travel and independence to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to get...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,287
Posted By Foofy

As long as you don't ride across and around...

As long as you don't ride across and around graves, and keep your riding restricted to the foot paths/roads in the cemetery, I'm sure no one would find it disrespectful that you entered a cemetery...
12-30-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By Foofy

I'd rather buy a car for $7800 than that thing.

I'd rather buy a car for $7800 than that thing.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,357
Posted By Foofy

What do you mean?

What do you mean?
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,357
Posted By Foofy

"How do you keep your morale up during the long...

"How do you keep your morale up during the long dark of winter?"

By getting out there regardless of the cold, saying to myself "people have endured far worse than this", and rewarding myself with...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,009
Posted By Foofy

Fair enough. I was think more along the lines of...

Fair enough. I was think more along the lines of US23, going between Ann Arbor and Milan/Dundee. I couldn't imagine taking 23 south for 10+ miles to go visit my family. I think I would die of...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,347
Posted By Foofy

I still get out there and ride. I leave extra...

I still get out there and ride. I leave extra early though, and ride more cautiously.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By Foofy

I actually just got back from a trip to the...

I actually just got back from a trip to the grocery store. 12 miles round trip. The route to the grocery store was ALL headwind, with gusts up to 50mph.

Losing control isn't as big an issue as...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By Foofy

I so want one of those pugsleys. Maybe someday. ...

I so want one of those pugsleys. Maybe someday.

Can you get those huge tires with studs? Not that it seems like the pugsley would need them much, with such a big contact patch.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,009
Posted By Foofy

This is a little off-topic, but here in Michigan...

This is a little off-topic, but here in Michigan even if it was legal to ride on our highways I can't imagine ever doing it. It wouldn't get me anywhere any faster, and it seems like it would be the...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Foofy

That's hilarious!

That's hilarious!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,226
Posted By Foofy

If you look at roads up close, you'll notice that...

If you look at roads up close, you'll notice that they're not perfectly flat at all. They all have tiny little bumps and imperfections, everywhere.

Think of cyclocross, and why those guys usually...
12-05-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Foofy

I found this article a bit depressing. I really...

I found this article a bit depressing. I really like parks and nature, and I want everyone to be able to appreciate it. Yet the magic of experiencing and exploring beautiful wilderness is destroyed...
12-02-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,821
Posted By Foofy

Agreed.

Agreed.
11-30-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Foofy

Any idea how much worse public transits are than...

Any idea how much worse public transits are than school buses? Seems kinda surprising at first glance that there'd be any difference.
11-30-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Foofy

Here's one source:...

Here's one source: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98055567

It's worldwide traffic accidents though, not just car accidents in the U.S.
11-30-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Foofy

If anything, they probably get lectured more in...

If anything, they probably get lectured more in just how "dangerous" their choice of transportation is, and that they're not being responsible parents.
11-27-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,824
Posted By Foofy

^^ Love The Office, Daily Show, Colbert Report,...

^^ Love The Office, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Modern Marvels, and Nova. Good shows.

I saw the first episode of The Colony on a friend's computer. I've been meaning to check out the rest of it....
11-27-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,326
Posted By Foofy

Don't sell your car, you're not ready to yet....

Don't sell your car, you're not ready to yet. First, get a bicycle. Pretty much any bike in decent condition will do. Borrow one if you have to, or buy a used one. Then bit by bit, start commuting...
11-27-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,824
Posted By Foofy

Ah, I didn't forget. I'm not into the footballs....

Ah, I didn't forget. I'm not into the footballs. But of course for you football fans that's a pretty important piece of television programming. =)
11-26-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,824
Posted By Foofy

I like TV. As an adult, and even as a kid come to...

I like TV. As an adult, and even as a kid come to think of it, I've found it easy to change stations to find shows that I actually like. Better than whining that "there's good nothing on TV, oh woe...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Foofy

I by no means advocate this idea, but have any...

I by no means advocate this idea, but have any cyclists ever just ignored the police cyclists on MTBs and outrun them? Wouldn't be difficult if you're using a road bike. Of course then you're likely...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,641
Posted By Foofy

You tried to get the bus driver's attention with...

You tried to get the bus driver's attention with your bell? Seriously?
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,358
Posted By Foofy

Pigeon zombies? "brrrraaaiins!"

Pigeon zombies?

"brrrraaaiins!"
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,480
Posted By Foofy

Girl seemed more fearless by the end of the film...

Girl seemed more fearless by the end of the film to me. And I disagree that by changing her riding clothes away from lycra she somehow wasn't expressing who she felt she was. She didn't like the...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,480
Posted By Foofy

Agreed. The vid does seem like it's...

Agreed.

The vid does seem like it's specifically aimed at a cycling audience, but I think that's because of the people who made/wrote the film. At the very least, whoever wrote the story is into...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,480
Posted By Foofy

Pretty simple little movie, but for what it is I...

Pretty simple little movie, but for what it is I liked it.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By Foofy

During the warmer months I almost always see...

During the warmer months I almost always see people cycle commuting to or from Washtenaw Community College, which impresses me a bit since all the roads that reach the college carry lots of auto...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Foofy

That's pretty freaking awesome.

That's pretty freaking awesome.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Foofy

I just stare back and shake my head, usually.

I just stare back and shake my head, usually.
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