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Forum: Foo
09-02-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,497
Posted By StokerPoker

I'm 30 now and started smoking when I was 13,...

I'm 30 now and started smoking when I was 13, regularly at 15. I quit 298 days ago. My wife has been a great help and my 8 year old son who only saw me smoke the day his grandpa died has been quite...
04-26-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,481
Posted By StokerPoker

I have no experience with a TAB but I've done a...

I have no experience with a TAB but I've done a little over 100 miles (not all at once) with this set up. I've had various loads up to 150lbs. Most of the time I forget the trailer is even there. ...
04-25-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By StokerPoker

I gave my Trek to my dad and after a 10 mile ride...

I gave my Trek to my dad and after a 10 mile ride he agreed to ride with us this year!!
12-14-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By StokerPoker

Oh ok... a little further west then. The barn is...

Oh ok... a little further west then. The barn is at West Chicago and Middlebelt
12-12-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By StokerPoker

Good luck to you too! So you weren't too far...

Good luck to you too! So you weren't too far from Wilson Barn then. I'm a few miles north of there. You should see what they did where Wonderland Mall was, and the George Burns Theater. The...
12-08-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By StokerPoker

Team Frog Legs is signed up or the 2009 ride!!! ...

Team Frog Legs is signed up or the 2009 ride!!! Anyone who wants to ride with us is welcome. I've updated the URLs
http://main.diabetes.org/goto/frog-legs is the team page...
11-15-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,151
Posted By StokerPoker

I used to take Tenoretic, which is a combo of...

I used to take Tenoretic, which is a combo of hydrachlorathiazide and Atenolol. I started on that just before my 21st birthday and took it for 3 1/2 years. I weighed 250lbs at the time. My resting...
11-01-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By StokerPoker

In my case, writing and riding have both helped. ...

In my case, writing and riding have both helped. Oddly enough, so does getting my hair cut. Though sometimes it really bothers me, I've mostly come to accept that I will be taking medication every...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

I have actually seen a few this year. Sometimes...

I have actually seen a few this year. Sometimes I go a few years without seeing them, but usually when the rodent population is up (rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks) I tend to see a few here in...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

I've been riding my Trek 800 since the accident. ...

I've been riding my Trek 800 since the accident. It used to be my everything bike. I used to like it a lot but now it is definatly not my favorite. I'm still assessing the damage to the Marin and...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-08, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

washed, cleaned and tuned up the commuter...

washed, cleaned and tuned up the commuter yesterday. I was in a wierd mood so my brother and I went riding. We were talking and messing around. I didn't realize how close he was too me when I...
08-15-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,744
Posted By StokerPoker

this morning's run. New paint job, white wall...

this morning's run. New paint job, white wall tires and flag on the trailer
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc319/erythropoet/bikes/100_2220.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

Mine is for cargo only so I can be a little more...

Mine is for cargo only so I can be a little more stupid with it. a few hours before that I bent the axle hauling a filing cabinet. the parking block actually fixed it a little bit :)
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

goofing off and being stupid makes for an...

goofing off and being stupid makes for an interesting ride. I was pulling the trailer and cut through a parking lot. I clipped a parking block with the left wheel of the trailer and it bounced and...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,211
Posted By StokerPoker

Bah has some very beautiful bikes and he is an...

Bah has some very beautiful bikes and he is an excellent photographer.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By StokerPoker

I would be offended if someone said I was a car,...

I would be offended if someone said I was a car, even if I was driving. I might have a bit of a belly, but even my geo was fatter than I am! :)
Forum: Foo
08-09-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By StokerPoker

Excellent way to describe it. There's a local...

Excellent way to describe it.
There's a local farmer's market about 3 miles from my house every Saturday. It's at a place called Wilson Barn. (a local historical landmark) A table costs $10 for...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 10:07 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By StokerPoker

A woman at the grocery store said she thought my...

A woman at the grocery store said she thought my trailer was sexy.. Ok, she said cute, but still it made me feel good. :)
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc319/erythropoet/bikes/100_2205.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

in case no one else does, I caught the reference:)

in case no one else does, I caught the reference:)
Forum: Foo
08-08-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By StokerPoker

I must be insane!! I brought home another bushel...

I must be insane!! I brought home another bushel of apples wednesday. I ended up doing 2 more batches of apple butter, one of low sugar jelly and the rest I just bottled the juice and made apple...
08-08-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,744
Posted By StokerPoker

The cart is an old Gordon Food Service cart that...

The cart is an old Gordon Food Service cart that I pulled from a dumpster. I cut the bottom half off with a sawzall. The axel, tongue and hitch were from a two child trailer my brother pulled from...
08-08-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 363,366
Posted By StokerPoker

one of my favorite bikes in one of my favorite...

one of my favorite bikes in one of my favorite colors. :love:
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

Good thing I left my bungee cords on the rack... ...

Good thing I left my bungee cords on the rack... I ended up picking up another bushel of apples on the way home. I got a lot of weird looks with that strapped on the rack behind me!
08-07-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,744
Posted By StokerPoker

I keep a stash of the plastic grocery bags tucked...

I keep a stash of the plastic grocery bags tucked in my saddle rails. I never know what I'm going to find on my rides and they are great to put over the saddle if you get surprised by rain.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

Got to ride home with both of my folding baskets...

Got to ride home with both of my folding baskets full of stuff. My bag od work junk and scrubs on one side, and bananas in the other. I nice co-worker also gave me a case of canning jars so those...
Forum: Foo
08-04-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,765
Posted By StokerPoker

I have to agree :D

I have to agree :D
Forum: Foo
08-04-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By StokerPoker

Pickle some of those green beans!! you won't...

Pickle some of those green beans!! you won't regret it. they are wonderful to eat right out of the jar or on anything you would put pickles or relish on or in. I hear they are good in bloody...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,745
Posted By StokerPoker

Mine stinks more!! :) might have something to...

Mine stinks more!! :) might have something to do with the extra fat metabolism. I must say though that quite often the highlight of my day is the comments from tgrocery store staff when they see...
Forum: Foo
08-04-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By StokerPoker

Last year I ended up finding a ton of grape vines...

Last year I ended up finding a ton of grape vines on the bike path. It might ot have been legal since it was county property but I picked tons!!! The jelly from those was so much better than the...
08-03-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,744
Posted By StokerPoker

I love them!! :love: mine cost me $1 each and...

I love them!! :love: mine cost me $1 each and have already paid for themselves. The store credits me 5 cents per bag I bring in to use. Next time I go I'm going to buy some more.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

I guess it's time to make jam!!! :love: I'll...

I guess it's time to make jam!!! :love: I'll be ok if I never see an apple again in my life. I brought home a trailer full of windfalls and have apple butter, apple sauce and a happy accident,...
Forum: Foo
08-02-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,427
Posted By StokerPoker

This is Lucky. I found her in the middle of a...

This is Lucky. I found her in the middle of a deserted road covered in oil when she was still a kitten. She has no eyes, just empty sockets. That was back in 2001 and it was years before I saw a...
Forum: Foo
07-31-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,427
Posted By StokerPoker

I have to post pics of mine!! I have two...

I have to post pics of mine!! I have two calicos. One is a short hair with no eyes, and the other is a long hair with one eye. I :love: defective animals!
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

I heard a "ping ping" noise like something in the...

I heard a "ping ping" noise like something in the spokes. It only made the noise twice so I didn't worry. Then I looked at my speedometer and noticed it said 0 mph. I looked down further and...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By StokerPoker

Bushels and bushels of "windfall" apples in...

Bushels and bushels of "windfall" apples in buckets and pots with a "free" sign on them. since i had the trailer I loaded it up. Just cut off the bad spots and you've got the perfectly good apples...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

:D

:D
07-29-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,744
Posted By StokerPoker

Ok, it's my turn. I took back a bunch of bottles...

Ok, it's my turn. I took back a bunch of bottles and cans today. Turned out to be $11 worth. I gotta love the michigan 10 cent deposit and stupid lazy people. More than half of them I found on...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

I learned I get even more respect pulling the...

I learned I get even more respect pulling the trailer. I got a lot of strange and interested looks too.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc319/erythropoet/bikes/100_2205.jpg
Forum: Great Lakes
07-29-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By StokerPoker

I think it was nice that she respects your...

I think it was nice that she respects your cycling enough to buy you something nice to make it more enjoyable. The fact that she knows what kind of bike you have earns her even more points in my...
07-27-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 340,081
Posted By StokerPoker

How come every bike with a banana seat is listed...

How come every bike with a banana seat is listed as a Stingray?
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

Thanks. I'm lucky enough to have some great...

Thanks. I'm lucky enough to have some great friends and a wonderful family. While they may not be able to help with finances, they are very supportive.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

Nope, not retired. I'm 25 and working my way...

Nope, not retired. I'm 25 and working my way through school. My hours got cut at work so I no longer have insurance. I was paying 50% of the premium anyway. I could pay for it out of pocket, but...
07-26-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 340,081
Posted By StokerPoker

The light bouncing off of the reflector has to be...

The light bouncing off of the reflector has to be good for at least 150 watts :rolleyes: That's why he left the rear one on. If he left the one on the front it would cancel out the effect....
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,615
Posted By StokerPoker

Ride somewhere else!!! My commutes have...

Ride somewhere else!!!

My commutes have been uneventful for the most part. I had a staff meeting a week ago so since I didn't need anything but a pen and my name badge I rode my Varsinental...
07-25-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 340,081
Posted By StokerPoker

I'm not going to put money on it, but I disagree

I'm not going to put money on it, but I disagree
07-25-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 340,081
Posted By StokerPoker

A "bikes wanted" ad isn't a bad idea and I...

A "bikes wanted" ad isn't a bad idea and I wouldn't say that's numbskull material. I did that a while back and got 2 replies. One was a junk kids bike that I picked up for parts and the other was a...
07-25-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 377,068
Posted By StokerPoker

of course you need it!!! ;)

of course you need it!!! ;)
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,397
Posted By StokerPoker

I have no more problems on the bike than I do in...

I have no more problems on the bike than I do in the car. Actually, it seems I get more respect on my bike. There's the occasional person not paying attention, but usually they are simply blocking...
07-24-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,263
Posted By StokerPoker

Odd, yet beautiful :thumb:

Odd, yet beautiful :thumb:
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