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02-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 172,634
Posted By smellincoffee

During lunch I walked down to the bank to deposit...

During lunch I walked down to the bank to deposit my check, then wandered to the riverfront and watched the river (riding high and fast because of storms) for a bit, then stopped by the post office...
03-23-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 172,634
Posted By smellincoffee

Today I couldn't decide if I wanted to go hiking...

Today I couldn't decide if I wanted to go hiking or to a train museum, and I've been pondering that all week so I went with a third option, gardening and then buying a new road bike. There's a used...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,999
Posted By smellincoffee

Although my city is not bike friendly, properly...

Although my city is not bike friendly, properly speaking, its large impoverished population makes the situation cloudy. A great many people use bicycles downtown because they don't have the resources...
10-29-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,842
Posted By smellincoffee

In the city, I loathe it. Outside the city, on a...

In the city, I loathe it. Outside the city, on a country highway headed for a big city, I can be on top of the world. Driving is fun, it's the stopping and other cars that ruin it. ;)
10-26-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By smellincoffee

Is Allen a good name in bike racks? Though I've...

Is Allen a good name in bike racks? Though I've been looking at hitch-mounted racks for the most part, one has popped up...
10-23-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,738
Posted By smellincoffee

There's a used bike shop somewhere nearby, but I...

There's a used bike shop somewhere nearby, but I haven't been able to find it yet. I've got better directions now than I did the last time I tried to find it (it's a small place on a highway lined...
10-22-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,803
Posted By smellincoffee

I've seen a deer trapped in a ditch before, and...

I've seen a deer trapped in a ditch before, and last week two deer shot out of the woods in front of me on a morning ride because some sirens on the highway through the woods had scared them into a...
10-22-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,738
Posted By smellincoffee

Opinions: "Ozone" bike?

I'm looking at used bicycle ads for my area, considering that route instead of buying new to save a little money. (My bike as of now is a no-name BSO I purchased from a friend for $15, with the...
10-14-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By smellincoffee

Okay, thank you all for your feedback -- both...

Okay, thank you all for your feedback -- both swift and helpful. I'm going to look at the van this week, take some measurements, and fool around with the seats to see what my best option is.
10-13-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By smellincoffee

I think it's a Dodge Caravan: it's parked in a...

I think it's a Dodge Caravan: it's parked in a storage yard at the moment. It looks like this (http://bamper30.ru/uploads/posts/2012-10/1350584294_8.jpg). As for roof racks: while there's no issue...
10-12-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By smellincoffee

Vehicle Bike Racks

I've been thinking about getting a new vehicle for a while now, and was intent on finding a compact pickup truck: the bed would make it easy to haul around a bicycle and camping gear. However, I've...
10-05-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 41,596
Posted By smellincoffee

I used to weigh close to 400 pounds, and had been...

I used to weigh close to 400 pounds, and had been fat to obese most of my life, from elementary school on. Then I had a health scare with extremely high blood pressure (the imminently lethal kind)...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,611
Posted By smellincoffee

Are ALL department-store bicycles inferior? There...

Are ALL department-store bicycles inferior? There aren't any 'local' bike shops in my area -- the closest ones are nearly two hours away. There are chain sporting good stores (Academy of Sports,...
09-12-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,136
Posted By smellincoffee

I walk at a brisk space in the mornings (4 miles)...

I walk at a brisk space in the mornings (4 miles) almost every day, and try to remember to lift weights. When I live closer to the YMCA, I'd like to learn to swim.
06-12-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By smellincoffee

I wonder what would happen if you had a white guy...

I wonder what would happen if you had a white guy in an Arab, Hispanic, or black neighborhood. I would hope it's more tribalism in action (we're more suspicious of people who don't look like us) than...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 137,014
Posted By smellincoffee

Today was my first bike trip to work. I left...

Today was my first bike trip to work. I left thirty minutes before I usually do; in fact, I arrived at work ten minutes before I usually leave. :lol: It took me 21 minutes to make the ride, including...
04-06-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By smellincoffee

My favorite part about them is seeing parents...

My favorite part about them is seeing parents with their kids in tow, or with children biking next to them. What a wonderful gift the Dutch have given their children, to be able to be physically...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,853
Posted By smellincoffee

This has been my experience, as well: I stopped...

This has been my experience, as well: I stopped eating fast food for a period of two years to minimize my salt intake, and a few months ago when I decided to 'indulge' every once in a while, I found...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 137,014
Posted By smellincoffee

Today was my first time commuting -- that is,...

Today was my first time commuting -- that is, using the bike to GET somewhere rather than just riding for enjoyment. I've been wanting to start for a while, but keep finding excuse after excuse.
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03-17-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,658
Posted By smellincoffee

What I carry while walking depends on where I'm...

What I carry while walking depends on where I'm going. I usually have a bottle of water somewhere on me (refilling wherever opportunities present themselves), and if I'm playing the tourist (as I...
03-05-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,253
Posted By smellincoffee

Shortest commute...about a minute, depending on...

Shortest commute...about a minute, depending on if there was any traffic coming. I had to go down the steps of my residency hall, then across the street. If there was a car coming, my commute time...
01-25-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By smellincoffee

We have major hurdles to clear before practical...

We have major hurdles to clear before practical commuter cycling takes off in the United States- - our cities are still overwhelmed by sprawl and playing by its rules. I'm optimistic, though.
01-23-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,788
Posted By smellincoffee

So many times, mostly about weight loss, and my...

So many times, mostly about weight loss, and my walking-jogging-running habit. I wish I could respond to them without sounding patronizing, but I REALLY WAS just like them until I made the decision...
08-28-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,314
Posted By smellincoffee

I think the transition from cars to bicycles will...

I think the transition from cars to bicycles will be much more difficult for Americans, because most of our urban environment has been built with the automobile in mind. Europe's cities existed for...
02-14-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 27,286
Posted By smellincoffee

I just finished Asphalt Nation, which is an...

I just finished Asphalt Nation, which is an excellent book. The author first examines the consequences of the United States' car-driven, or "car-ridden", culture. She uses car-ridden to point out...
02-03-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 422,628
Posted By smellincoffee

I'm just getting started, really. I got into...

I'm just getting started, really. I got into simple living when I moved to university. The campus sat three blocks behind the main street of this very lovely town, and so almost everything was open...
02-02-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 27,286
Posted By smellincoffee

I'm currently waiting on Asphalt Nation: How the...

I'm currently waiting on Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take it Back...
Forum: Introductions
01-30-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By smellincoffee

Hello from Alabama!

I came here looking for music playlists and found an interesting thread about living simply in the 'carfree' forum. I've been reading it off and on the last week: fascinating stuff! I used to ride...
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