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03-15-04, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Matadon

In my experience, motorcyclists are much more...

In my experience, motorcyclists are much more aware of how vulnerable cyclists are, and while I certainly eat (and dish) crap with my motorcycle-riding buddies, there's a certain camaraderie between...
03-15-04, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Matadon

It is. It's also illegal to stick things out...

It is. It's also illegal to stick things out your windows without having an orange safety flag on them. Everything the original poster complained about is covered in the DMV driver's handbook,...
03-15-04, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Matadon

i feel sick

The original post:

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/rnr/26480250.html

And the pissed-off reply:

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/rnr/26500686.html

This week sucks.
03-09-04, 02:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,119
Posted By Matadon

A handgun most certainly would not have helped...

A handgun most certainly would not have helped the situation; I'm a big advocate for personal firearm ownership, as well as for concealed weapons, but it is true that the only times one's firearm...
07-17-03, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Matadon

Fashion-conscious American? Isn't that an...

Fashion-conscious American? Isn't that an oxymoron?[1] *grin*

Just be happy it's not an "Edelnuss" jersey; you'd get some interesting reactions...

[1] I'm twenty-two, and one of about five...
07-17-03, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,272
Posted By Matadon

Before: - Thought guys in spandex riding $4000...

Before:
- Thought guys in spandex riding $4000 bikes were weenies.
- Watched gas prices rise.
- Tried to find a decent parking space.
- Thought weightlifting was the ultimate exercise.
- Lance...
03-13-03, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Matadon

This is all good to know, as I will be spending a...

This is all good to know, as I will be spending a year in Japan as an exchange student, although I plan on bringing my present commuter bike over with me.
01-02-03, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Matadon

That's actaully why I started running in addition...

That's actaully why I started running in addition to cycling. I took a nasty tumble off of my bike (courtesey of a jogger), and while I couldn't ride because of my wrist/elbow injury (it only hurt...
11-08-02, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Matadon

Call for help! Cycling research...?

I'm starting off on a paper for YAPSC[1], this time on transportation infrastructure. I've already started my research and I've found quite a bit of data, but I figured that asking here for some...
11-04-02, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Matadon

I'd talk to the local police about it, and see if...

I'd talk to the local police about it, and see if they can't set up some kind of "sting" operation -- have a plainclothes officer hang around out-of-view of the parking lot, and when the thieves make...
10-23-02, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,977
Posted By Matadon

I would say that I'm a slave to the Great and...

I would say that I'm a slave to the Great and Noble Bean, but I don't have cravings, don't need a cup in the morning to wake up, and don't get headaches if I go for a few weeks without the stuff.
...
10-16-02, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matadon

Two words: POWER DRILL. Thirty bucks (U.S.;...

Two words: POWER DRILL. Thirty bucks (U.S.; that's, what, $24,000 CDN? :D ), and it'll save you a ton of time when putting furniture together, plus you gain the added benefit of getting to shop for...
10-16-02, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,339
Posted By Matadon

Look at the people that regularly dine there, and...

Look at the people that regularly dine there, and think about the way you define "human".
10-15-02, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Matadon

Slamming into a jogger at night about a...

Slamming into a jogger at night about a week-or-so back. :D
10-15-02, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matadon

Pay *more*? I saved over a thousand dollars by...

Pay *more*? I saved over a thousand dollars by grabbing stuff at IKEA, versus buying from any of the furniture stores in Sacramento. Granted, I probably could have built the furnture myself, but...
10-15-02, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Matadon

Somebody ate a lot of wall candy as a child,...

Somebody ate a lot of wall candy as a child, didn't they?
10-15-02, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matadon

I'm not a big consumer (well, unless you talk to...

I'm not a big consumer (well, unless you talk to the guys at the LBS, but that's another story). There's a ton of things there that I've found, and once purchased, seem to make life easier and/or...
10-15-02, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matadon

Deliver me from Swedish furniture!

I'm in love. If you have an IKEA in your area and have yet to visit it, I'd suggest staying away as far as possible. They've got so much good stuff, and it's all so bloody inexpensive... it's...
10-15-02, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Matadon

Come home. Wash hands. Pull contacts out...

Come home. Wash hands. Pull contacts out because sweat + dry eyes + contact lenses = PAIN. Eat. Shower. Eat again.
10-14-02, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Matadon

Wow. I've only been a cyclist for about a tenth...

Wow. I've only been a cyclist for about a tenth as long, and I don't have anywhere near that amount of stuff. I guess it's an exponential function. :D

That being said, if someone wants a glass...
10-14-02, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Matadon

I'd leave a message for the trailer owner first,...

I'd leave a message for the trailer owner first, asking him to move the bloody thing, with an explanation as to why. If he still parks it there, I'd say that a few bumper stickers are all one needs....
10-14-02, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,339
Posted By Matadon

Many good points. I agree that people are, for...

Many good points. I agree that people are, for the most part, in a hurry far too much of the time. I've got quite a number of friends that would *never* consider cycling around town to run errands,...
10-09-02, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Matadon

That's my other reason for running, and why I...

That's my other reason for running, and why I spent quite a number of years studying martial arts[1] in a very...er..."playful" dojo. Methinks we think alike. :D

[1] Technically, I studied...
10-09-02, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By Matadon

There's your wannabe test. If, when you're...

There's your wannabe test. If, when you're grinding up one of those hills, a group of guys wearing blue jerseys on Treks passes you up like you're standing still, they probably aren't poseurs. :D
...
10-08-02, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Matadon

Running.

Well, as of today, I've started running again...I forgot how good (and bad) it felt. :D Considering how my time is rapidly disappearing, I figure that it'll be easier to squeeze a half-hour of...
Forum: Introductions
10-07-02, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Matadon

Hey, I'm in Sacramento, too. Wilkommen Sie bei...

Hey, I'm in Sacramento, too. Wilkommen Sie bei Bikeforums. :D
Forum: Commuting
10-07-02, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,651
Posted By Matadon

Weekly savings is only like $30 - $40, as I don't...

Weekly savings is only like $30 - $40, as I don't have the option of not owning a car. I can probably tack on an extra $200 a week in savings, though, as I don't need a the****** to help me relax...
10-07-02, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Matadon

What was she doing on the elvevator in the first...

What was she doing on the elvevator in the first place; too good to take the stairs, eh? Seven flights isn't a bad little warmup.
10-07-02, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By Matadon

Depends on a lot of factors, but I'd say taking a...

Depends on a lot of factors, but I'd say taking a day of rest would be a good idea. The last time I gave blood was in high-school, and I sprinted my ass away from the lady telling me not to run. :D...
10-04-02, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Matadon

Fun, thanks; I've got the non-ideal body type for...

Fun, thanks; I've got the non-ideal body type for just about any form of racing[1]. I'll stick with competing in martial arts (something I'm also trying to find time to do again), and the occasional...
10-04-02, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Matadon

That's what I was thinking...

That's what I was thinking...
10-04-02, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Matadon

Thinking about getting an MTB...

I've been giving some thought to mountain riding; after I heal from my latest roadbike crash, of course. :D DH looks like *loads* of fun, and I think I'm suicidal enough to enjoy it, but what other...
10-04-02, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Matadon

Crapola. I got a call from the hospital...

Crapola. I got a call from the hospital yesterday; looks like they missed the break (hairline fracture), and want me to get it splinted, so I can see an orthopedic specialist two weeks from now.
...
10-04-02, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By Matadon

Methinks I might need to modify my Saturday rides...

Methinks I might need to modify my Saturday rides such that I can hit a Noah's before I head out. I can probably even add an extra five miles that way...thanks!
10-03-02, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Matadon

Dog was fine, and she was quite apologetic; I...

Dog was fine, and she was quite apologetic; I actually wasn't angry or anything, and I'm still not -- these things happen. I was actually laughing most of the time, just because there was a certain...
10-03-02, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Matadon

I've done the same thing. :D You must admit, it...

I've done the same thing. :D You must admit, it makes for great training.
10-03-02, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Matadon

I'm left-handed for a few days.

On the commute home last night, a jogger and her dog decided to play the "dance of Death" with my bicycle and I; her dog (not on a leash) decided to attack the space immediately in front of my...
10-02-02, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By Matadon

I'd probably have done the same thing I usually...

I'd probably have done the same thing I usually do; hunch my shoulders up, lay into the drops, and pass them like a howitzer shell at about two inches while yelling, "TRAIL!"

It's not polite, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-02, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Matadon

I see you've been to my campus, then. I don't...

I see you've been to my campus, then. I don't have a problem, because I drive a very small car, but two compact cars can't park side-by side in the parking spaces and still have room to allow both...
09-27-02, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By Matadon

JLH? Probably the classic "One Bourbon, One...

JLH? Probably the classic "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"; although George Thorogood did a really good version of that song -- I actually got to see him and B.B. King live about a month ago. ...
09-27-02, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By Matadon

Music.

What are you listening to now?

Me: Björk, Powerman 5000, John Lee Hooker (yes, quite a mix, I know).
Forum: Commuting
09-27-02, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By Matadon

Jandd is the one true god. Thou shalt not have...

Jandd is the one true god. Thou shalt not have any god before Jandd. This includes purchasing El Cheapo panniers, stuffing them to the brim, and wondering why they disintigrate as you ride through...
09-27-02, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Matadon

Riding in the dark isn't bad. I also use my...

Riding in the dark isn't bad. I also use my thrice-weekly commute (15 miles each way) as training, and I'll sometimes go on a longer ride instead of going home (I rarely have time). That, plus...
09-26-02, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,230
Posted By Matadon

This has been a fairly useful thread; I'm...

This has been a fairly useful thread; I'm considering buying a set of rollers for the "off season" when I can't ride my road bike (because it's my baby, it's Italian steel, and it *isn't* going out...
09-26-02, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,302
Posted By Matadon

I'll second that. Potassium will help you...

I'll second that. Potassium will help you recover faster afterwards; kiwis, bananas...
09-26-02, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Matadon

Liquefied spinach. I don't have words to express...

Liquefied spinach. I don't have words to express how revolting that sounds.

Frozen fruits are going to be your best friends, as is frozen yogurt. Smoothies made out of chocolate frozen yogurt,...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-02, 01:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,549
Posted By Matadon

Ah, yes; known as the "Slow-footed Squi" to most...

Ah, yes; known as the "Slow-footed Squi" to most North Americans. ;)
09-24-02, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Matadon

[QUOTE]Originally posted by MediaCreations ...

[QUOTE]Originally posted by MediaCreations
[B]I wonder about the humanity of this forum.



Yes.



Certainly.
09-23-02, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,718
Posted By Matadon

Average uphill speed?

What kind of speeds do you see going up a hill? I usually pull about 17mph going over the average American freeway overpass, but there's a killer hill about seven miles from my apartment where I...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-02, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,549
Posted By Matadon

I saw what looked like a gigantic dead dog...

I saw what looked like a gigantic dead dog sitting in the median whilst riding yesterday; I say "looked like" because it was bloody *huge*; I'd say it would measure almost a meter at the shoulder.
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