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09-23-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Charlene

Thanks BC Rider! I will pick up those items and...

Thanks BC Rider! I will pick up those items and do a little winterizing soon. I never thought of car wax, but it makes loads of sense. I guess in the spring I just wipe off and clean off the...
09-22-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Charlene

Thanks, that sounds like good advice. I thought...

Thanks, that sounds like good advice. I thought the WD-40 advice seemed a little off.
09-22-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Charlene

I have a plastic cover for it, as I mentioned. ...

I have a plastic cover for it, as I mentioned. It fits a little awkward, so it doesn't cover it straight to the floor. I would guess that would help with air circulation?? But it is just so WET in...
09-22-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Charlene

Maintenance tips for a balcony bike

My apologies if this is in the wrong area or if already covered elsewhere.

I live in a building with no bike room, and we already have three bikes in the apartment. My Kronan cruiser, as the...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Charlene

Darn! I had the link copied and was coming up...

Darn! I had the link copied and was coming up with a clever commentary. You beat me to it! I wonder if he does it in the winter. I heard that Manitoba winters are really cruel.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,613
Posted By Charlene

Yes!! So pleased someone mentioned Momentum. I...

Yes!! So pleased someone mentioned Momentum. I really like it, but then I live in Vancouver where it is produced so they often have articles of local interest. THey tend to focus more on using...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Charlene

Hey tpitz! A friend has this: ...

Hey tpitz!

A friend has this: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442619352&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693397&bmUID=1215457070925

And swears that it is...
Forum: Europe
06-06-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Charlene

Cycling in Dublin, Ireland

Hello everyone!

I am an avid cyclist living in Vancouver, Canada. IN August I will be visiting my sister in Dublin; so excited, first time in Ireland! :)

I mentioned to her about cycling and...
03-31-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Charlene

Tips on chipped paint/bike cover

Hello all,

Had no idea where to post this, but the bike is a classic-style step-thru Kronan Swedish bike, so I guess it fits here.

I was mean to my bike and it spent the rainy Vancouver winter...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By Charlene

Bdaises has the right idea! Tell your stylist...

Bdaises has the right idea! Tell your stylist what you are willing to do, your lifestyle, any problems you have with your hair, etc.

I have very fine hair with a little bit of natural wave to it....
03-04-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By Charlene

Vancouver Repair Workshops

Hello Vancouver cyclists,

I am considering taking an intro bike maintenance workshop. There are a couple of choices and I was wondering if anyone had experiences (good or bad) with these. Feel...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Charlene

Hooray Vancouver commuters!!! I go from the West...

Hooray Vancouver commuters!!! I go from the West End, over Burrard Bridge, and into Kitsilano for my commute.

For mounting your camera, I have heard that the Gorillapod by Joby...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Charlene

First snowy commute (almost)

Woke up here in Vancouver, Canada to a snowy day. I got all ready for my commute and as I was leaving my husband (also a bike commuter but with half the distance) asked if i was sure I wanted to...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,429
Posted By Charlene

Maybe try increasing protein? It breaks down...

Maybe try increasing protein? It breaks down slower than carbs and sugars like potatoes, bananas and OJ. One of my New Year's resolutions is bigger breakfasts, so now in addition to the homemade...
12-05-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,932
Posted By Charlene

Deciding to ditch our TV watching was the best...

Deciding to ditch our TV watching was the best decision my husband and I ever made, nex tto going car free of course. :) We suspended cable for six months to try it out, and after some adjustment...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Charlene

I take arnica for sore muscles. It's a natural...

I take arnica for sore muscles. It's a natural product and I have found it very helpful at times. Comes as a homeopathic remedy or an ointment. And nothing beats a day of rest with gentle...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Charlene

MEC tights

Hi there. I recently purchased some nice tights from my local Mountain Equipment Co-op here in Vancouver.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By Charlene

No, I did not have a stop sign. And it...

No, I did not have a stop sign.

And it seems that eveyone is confirming what I originally thought: I had the right of way and the motorist was trying to turn into my lane. He was letting a...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By Charlene

Oh no! Lost his bike too?! Well, who can blame...

Oh no! Lost his bike too?! Well, who can blame him, tugboats are magnificent.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By Charlene

Hubby is a devout cyclist and can be quite...

Hubby is a devout cyclist and can be quite aggressive at times about his rights. :) His reaction surprised me. But I think if he had been in my place he would have flipped off the driver. ;)
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By Charlene

Reconsidering my encounter with a car

I took a different way home last night, because of an errand, and had an encounter with a car. I was confident in my opinion of fault (car) until I described it to my husband and now I am...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,728
Posted By Charlene

A co-worker gave me some aged panniers that only...

A co-worker gave me some aged panniers that only have a hook on the top and I had the same problem as you did: hit a bump, they fly off. I replace the hook with clips from the local Mountain...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,406
Posted By Charlene

A friend of mine is a first grade teacher and has...

A friend of mine is a first grade teacher and has said that she couldn't possibly commute by bike because of the amount of stuff she has to bring back and forth every day. Just curious how you...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Charlene

Your story reminds me of this video I saw...

Your story reminds me of this video I saw recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=136fSxpTaPQ

I immediately thought of it when I read your post. :) Here in BC, Canada, my husband says we...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 12,079
Posted By Charlene

Always!

I always wear my helmet, commuting, leisurely rides on the trails, etc. Hubby and I have an ongoing debate about wearing helmets, he wears it sporadically. I wear it for a few reasons:

In BC it...
07-24-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 29,777
Posted By Charlene

Here too!

Proud cyclist of the West End! I love getting around this pretty town on my bikes!

C
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,282
Posted By Charlene

Excellent points!! I think that is true for a...

Excellent points!! I think that is true for a lot of people; living in a car saturated culture means it can be hard to break from the thinking that you NEED a car.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,282
Posted By Charlene

Oooh, sounds interesting.

Oooh, sounds interesting.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,282
Posted By Charlene

Tempting! :)

Tempting! :)
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,282
Posted By Charlene

LOL! That's the best!

LOL! That's the best!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,282
Posted By Charlene

"I can't commute because...."

I have been feeling some frustration lately because when friends find out I commute, and do pretty much all my transportation by bike, they usually say "That is great, I wish I could commute by bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Charlene

Good for you! You should feel very proud of...

Good for you! You should feel very proud of commuting by bicycle. I love it when there are traffic jams and I can pass the motorists with a smile! :)

For occasional soreness, I take the...
06-12-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charlene

Hubby assured me and others that he had done this...

Hubby assured me and others that he had done this each time. But maybe he should have a very good, slow look at both his tires.
06-12-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charlene

Thanks for the tip about the Gators, stevesurf. ...

Thanks for the tip about the Gators, stevesurf. They are even available at my local MEC.
06-12-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charlene

Flats, flats, flats!

Hello all. My husband recently got a new ficed gear bike. It is a Specialized Langster, I think a 2006 model, bought new from a reputable shop. He just loves it! :)

However, he has had several...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Charlene

Hey, that does make sense.

Hey, that does make sense.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Charlene

Tires Make a Big Difference?

Hi there. I have a little second hand Norco mountain bike as my beater and commuter. It still has the 26" tires that came with it and they are pretty nobby. I have heard it said that changing the...
05-23-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,791
Posted By Charlene

Car-sharing?

My husband and I also had misgivings about giving up our car. But it was the best thing we ever did. And after 1.5 years car free, we are in a car-sharing program. So if we really have the need...
Forum: Touring
05-07-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Charlene

Vancouver Island Trans Canada Trail

Hello.

Has anyone here cycled the Trans Canada Trail on Vancouver Island, Victoria to Nanaimo area? I am looking for a trip for hubby and I to do as a very first cycle camping tour on a 3 day...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Charlene

Searching for comfort

Hi everyone. I checked around about where to post this, and also if this thread had been explored in the past. If you have suggestions on a thread to read, please pass it along.

So, I recently...
Forum: Touring
03-20-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,544
Posted By Charlene

Advice on panniers

Hello everyone. Just joined the site after some lurking and reading. :) I wasn't sure where this should go, Touring or Commuting, so I post it here.

I am planning on doing some weekend...
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