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11-25-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,348
Posted By peace_piper

I'm with uke on that one. Like some other...

I'm with uke on that one.

Like some other posters mentioned, "you can use a phone for other things like music or pictures!" I have no need for these things. Sure, there have been times when I was...
11-22-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,348
Posted By peace_piper

Wow. Am I the only person still living in...

Wow. Am I the only person still living in industrial civilisation who doesn't have a cell phone and doesn't plan to get one? x___x

In my case, it's more economics than anything else. I can't...
10-18-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By peace_piper

Can't go wrong with a good butt rack and some...

Can't go wrong with a good butt rack and some panniers/saddlebags. I just got some for my bike, and I'm surprised at the amount they hold. I have a basket on the front of my handlebars and I really...
08-01-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,826
Posted By peace_piper

Uhhh? No you won't. I forage for berries,...

Uhhh? No you won't.

I forage for berries, roots and herbs all summer and fall (sometimes in winter too) and I've never had this problem. It's a suburban legend.
07-11-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,354
Posted By peace_piper

I look at how much the car costs me and I feel...

I look at how much the car costs me and I feel better about all the "wasted" time. I also take the bus when I have a long distance to go and on the bus, I can read, write, draw, listen to music or...
07-11-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By peace_piper

I passed two SUV's just last week who gave me...

I passed two SUV's just last week who gave me jealous looks.
07-01-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By peace_piper

That didn't mean, that although I had my license,...

That didn't mean, that although I had my license, 6mos after my 16th birthday and I could use my parents car if either of them weren't using it, that I got many dates. I had a car, just like everyone...
06-30-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,574
Posted By peace_piper

I'm definitely in agreement there. I can go...

I'm definitely in agreement there.

I can go to the poorest store in town and spend $100 on food. I will come home with three or four bags of junk, loaded with sugar (I read a label on some juice...
06-30-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,908
Posted By peace_piper

What love life? As soon as I show up on my...

What love life?

As soon as I show up on my bike or bust out my bus pass, "Check it out! Unlimited rides!" I find myself saying, "Hey, where you going? Did I say something wrong??"
06-30-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,744
Posted By peace_piper

I get a lot of flack from my parents. "How are...

I get a lot of flack from my parents. "How are you going to get to that job interview/store/whatever". Yeah, it does suck when it's a 16 mile ride and then I get home and realise that I forgot to...
06-20-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,443
Posted By peace_piper

I thought I was the only one who felt that. ...

I thought I was the only one who felt that.

Yeah, sometimes, I'll ride for hours with no destination in mind simply because I feel that.
06-18-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By peace_piper

That is an amazing ride, BAH. *___*

That is an amazing ride, BAH. *___*
06-18-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,423
Posted By peace_piper

What do I do for a living? I live. For hobbies, I...

What do I do for a living? I live. For hobbies, I ride my bike, read, make art, spend time with friends, write, and surf the net. I'm single with no children. Though, I don't see why it's necessary,...
05-26-08, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,761
Posted By peace_piper

I have exactly the number of kids I want: zero. ...

I have exactly the number of kids I want: zero.

Happily childfree.
05-24-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By peace_piper

I do mechanical maintenance on my bike at least...

I do mechanical maintenance on my bike at least once a week, checking the chain, pumping the tires, etc. I tune up every now and then... but as for cleaning... eh. My bike doesn't get that dirty and...
05-24-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,990
Posted By peace_piper

I'm Type B and quite lactose-intolerant. -__- ...

I'm Type B and quite lactose-intolerant. -__-

Also, a lifelong vegetarian, going on 27 years. I guess the proper word would be "vegan". While I don't eat eggs, I do use them in cooking from time...
05-21-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,102
Posted By peace_piper

I take blankets that are too large (or thick) for...

I take blankets that are too large (or thick) for my home washer to the laundromat up a hill 30 minutes away. I put my laundry basket on my back rack and bungee the blanket in.
05-20-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By peace_piper

Solo. Sometimes I go for a ride with my roomate,...

Solo. Sometimes I go for a ride with my roomate, but he usually rides only for exercise. The concept of riding 20 minutes to the nearest store for ice cream is beyond him. He'll drive. I ride mainly...
05-19-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,552
Posted By peace_piper

Catch you? I scoff. His attitude implies that you...

Catch you? I scoff. His attitude implies that you were doing something wrong. But +1 for your comment. He was being a jerk and after all, you set up your pattern of where to park in front of the...
05-18-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,955
Posted By peace_piper

This article is indeed silly. I'm plenty chubby...

This article is indeed silly. I'm plenty chubby myself, despite biking daily and eating organic, whole foods. I've probably lost some weight since I took up bicycling, but I'm still chubby. Someone...
05-18-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,001
Posted By peace_piper

Killing your tv definitely has my vote. I went...

Killing your tv definitely has my vote. I went without tv one week long ago in high school as part of that turn your tv off week thing. (Do they still have that in high schools today, I wonder?)...
05-15-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,952
Posted By peace_piper

+1 That's just what I'm doing. Let the...

+1

That's just what I'm doing.

Let the cagers keep *****ing about the high cost of gas.

I don't think hybrid cars are going to save them either. A strange phenomena has taken place that...
05-15-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,466
Posted By peace_piper

All I know is that if I bike to work and meet at...

All I know is that if I bike to work and meet at the city square at 8am, I'm provided with free breakfast. That's good enough for me!

Even if I don't have a job....
05-15-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By peace_piper

I used one of these:...

I used one of these: http://www.electriccyclery.com/catalog/Bicycle_Short_Surf_Board_Rack-p-66.html when I was living in Hawai'i. It worked out great. I still have it somewhere, but it's far too cold...
04-08-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,595
Posted By peace_piper

This is all downhill riding, yes?? I can barely...

This is all downhill riding, yes?? I can barely top 8mph on a flat surface, maybe 13 when I'm riding downhill.

What kind of bikes are you people riding that get such speeds?
04-08-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By peace_piper

My strategy for keeping foods cold until I get...

My strategy for keeping foods cold until I get home?

Ride faster.
03-25-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By peace_piper

Most of my "short" cuts are little more than...

Most of my "short" cuts are little more than "Scenic" cuts. I don't care much about saving mileage. I don't measure my biking progress in such a manner. I want to stay off the main roads and get away...
03-25-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By peace_piper

What a load. Some of my earliest memories are of...

What a load. Some of my earliest memories are of my father picking me up from school on his bike.
02-23-08, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,073
Posted By peace_piper

I got a NINE.

I got a NINE.
02-23-08, 04:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,626
Posted By peace_piper

Everytime I feel the need to actually go. Which...

Everytime I feel the need to actually go. Which isn't that often. But yes. According to my religion it would be blasphemy if I didn't.
02-20-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By peace_piper

Why do you have to be "golden years" to do this? ...

Why do you have to be "golden years" to do this?

I'm 26 and I'm doing it now.
01-23-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,637
Posted By peace_piper

I also have to agree entirely. My Pentax is...

I also have to agree entirely. My Pentax is almost as old as I am (I'm 26) and I've dropped it, banged it, got sand it, dropped it in puddles, lost it, manhandled it, and it still works as good as...
01-23-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,574
Posted By peace_piper

Actually, Doc Brown's time machine was powered by...

Actually, Doc Brown's time machine was powered by nuclear fusion. Story goes, he traveled far enough into the future to find it and get it installed. A nuclear reaction was the only technology he...
01-23-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,006
Posted By peace_piper

Try a yurt. It's smaller, mobile and I did it for...

Try a yurt. It's smaller, mobile and I did it for years.
01-17-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,006
Posted By peace_piper

5. Where do I park my RV? Am I going to sleep/eat...

5. Where do I park my RV? Am I going to sleep/eat just outside of work? (While I would love this, the reaction from boss and co-workers would probably be.... not so positive)
5a. "No overnight...
01-17-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 6,574
Posted By peace_piper

I'd love to see less parking lots, less paved...

I'd love to see less parking lots, less paved areas and far more vegetable gardens. But I think people have to first get rid of those wasteful monoculture lawns before we'll even start on driveways,...
01-16-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By peace_piper

I think it has more to do with the cultural bias...

I think it has more to do with the cultural bias we see in America and most "First World" countries in the world today. That is, if you're not climbing the corporate ladder and spending as much money...
01-16-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By peace_piper

Been there, done that.

Been there, done that.
01-09-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By peace_piper

I'll give it a try: Greed.

I'll give it a try: Greed.
01-09-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,073
Posted By peace_piper

1. My commuter bike with fenders, saddlebags &...

1. My commuter bike with fenders, saddlebags & baskets (What I have now)
2. A trike with a trailer
3. Recumbent for touring
4. Backup bike
01-05-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,853
Posted By peace_piper

The bus here in Northern California is awful. It...

The bus here in Northern California is awful. It costs $2.20 to go anywhere, only leaves once every hour (if that) and doesn't go where (or when) I need to go.

It's a shock coming here from Oahu...
01-05-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,437
Posted By peace_piper

The ones that provide free wifi for my laptop....

The ones that provide free wifi for my laptop. I'm much more of a tea & cocoa guy as well. If I bring my own cup, I can usually get a .10 to .25 discount.

Couches are a bonus too.
01-05-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By peace_piper

Make a few quick stickers on your computer that...

Make a few quick stickers on your computer that say 'car'. Go out and do some adbusting.
07-24-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By peace_piper

Wow. With a "bus" like that, I wouldn't need a...

Wow. With a "bus" like that, I wouldn't need a house. Like I could afford one if I had that mobile luxury condo in the first place. Let's not kid ourselves, that's what it is.
04-10-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,444
Posted By peace_piper

+1 I have no house, yet I still have a home.

+1

I have no house, yet I still have a home.
04-10-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,631
Posted By peace_piper

Poor. Made only three figures last year. But I am...

Poor. Made only three figures last year. But I am car-free more by choice than necessity.
03-31-07, 03:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,637
Posted By peace_piper

Easier said than done, my friend. I've been...

Easier said than done, my friend.

I've been trying to work this arrangement for at least three years and actually get a job in my town. No dice. The next town over, only a six-mile ride, is the...
03-24-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By peace_piper

What I see a lot more of are what I call "Hobby...

What I see a lot more of are what I call "Hobby cyclists" they zoom past me on the biking trail that I use as my major transportation line, in their fancy spandex, bright yellow/orange/green clothes...
03-24-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,443
Posted By peace_piper

So am I, actually. It seems that lately in the...

So am I, actually. It seems that lately in the past 4-5 years since I've become chronically un- or underemployed that employers want to nitpick every detail. At many of my old jobs I never let on...
03-24-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,577
Posted By peace_piper

Entering a little bit late, but NO. A big...

Entering a little bit late, but NO.

A big resounding NO on that one.

Mainly, the internal combustion engine is NOT sustainable no matter what you power it on, either petrol, hydrogen, grass...
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