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09-19-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,772
Posted By cycleobsidian

I had frozen shoulder in my right shoulder about...

I had frozen shoulder in my right shoulder about 4 years ago. It was distressing so I went through weekly physio appts throughout. It lasted about 18 months, after that I resumed completely normal...
09-19-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,772
Posted By cycleobsidian

I had frozen shoulder in my right shoulder about...

I had frozen shoulder in my right shoulder about 4 years ago. It was distressing so I went through weekly physio appts throughout. It lasted about 18 months, after that I resumed completely normal...
11-08-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By cycleobsidian

Bill Cunningham, my inspiration

Bill Cunningham New York: An Insider's View of the Documentary - The Daily Beast (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/03/22/knowing-bill-cunningham.html)

While I don't give a darn about...
11-03-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By cycleobsidian

Yes, the time change does affect my commute after...

Yes, the time change does affect my commute after work. I am now commuting in the dark. Sigh. :(

I don't "feel" as safe as when I ride in the daylight.
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But on the bright side, when spring...
11-02-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,295
Posted By cycleobsidian

I remember one of my heroes, Jane Jacobs, saying...

I remember one of my heroes, Jane Jacobs, saying that she could never have been able to afford a home in New York if she and her husband had bought a car.

I am thinking that it is much easier...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,462
Posted By cycleobsidian

I suppose you might know this already, but...

I suppose you might know this already, but doctors get much of their advice on what to prescribe to their patients from the drug company reps that visit them regularly and offer free samples to pass...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,462
Posted By cycleobsidian

Great link, thanks.:thumb: I know that...

Great link, thanks.:thumb:

I know that UNICEF ranks Amsterdam as having the happiest children in the world. I know that it has more to do with cycling, such as having access to education, good...
10-16-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,060
Posted By cycleobsidian

Yes, I was one who bought this prediction hook,...

Yes, I was one who bought this prediction hook, line and sinker.

There is a silver lining re: oil prices going down, IMO, for Canada. We have a gov't now that prostrates itself on the altar of...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,698
Posted By cycleobsidian

I too am female and work 10+ hours a day. I...

I too am female and work 10+ hours a day. I don't want to bike home in the dark either at the end of the day; sometimes I procrastinate at work just so that I don't have to get on my bike. But I...
09-13-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,201
Posted By cycleobsidian

Great story! Thanks for sharing. I've often...

Great story! Thanks for sharing. I've often wondered how kids survive those bleak suburban childhoods like you experienced in Arizona. Especially for you, after experiencing the jungles of Central...
08-20-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,226
Posted By cycleobsidian

Aussi les baguettes délicieuses! Yum!:)

Aussi les baguettes délicieuses! Yum!:)
08-19-14, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By cycleobsidian

That's the most uplifting commercial I've seen in...

That's the most uplifting commercial I've seen in years. Finally the bicycle viewed positively by a large, influential corporation. Thanks for sharing.:thumb:
08-03-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,920
Posted By cycleobsidian

I'm Canadian, female, live not too far from El...

I'm Canadian, female, live not too far from El Cid. I'm carlite and use my bike 95% of the time.

It's not hard to get around my city, I use bike lanes where I can and sidewalks where it's unsafe...
07-17-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By cycleobsidian

It's not just food or building materials that are...

It's not just food or building materials that are conserved. I make far fewer trips to go window shopping. And, because I'm window shopping less often, I am also buying fewer clothes.

And like...
07-12-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,184
Posted By cycleobsidian

A very balanced way to live your life; you seem...

A very balanced way to live your life; you seem like you would be a fun person to be around.:thumb:
05-11-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By cycleobsidian

Though I loved my stepmom, we always had an...

Though I loved my stepmom, we always had an adversarial relationship. She was a farm wife and did not believe that her stepdaughters should be ambitious in any way. I was always arguing with her...
05-03-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,500
Posted By cycleobsidian

Cycling and anxiety relief

Hello all,

I have a career that puts me in the public eye daily, and I handle it just fine.

However, I do find that when I go to a party or other event where I am expected to socialize, I...
05-03-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,035
Posted By cycleobsidian

I tend to have an obsessive personality at times....

I tend to have an obsessive personality at times. I don't get any of the devices listed above because it would change the reason why I ride, from enjoyment to a fitness requirement.

I'm afraid...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,501
Posted By cycleobsidian

Sometimes being stubborn pays off :thumb:

Sometimes being stubborn pays off :thumb:
03-28-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,312
Posted By cycleobsidian

I lived in a rural area for the first 45 years of...

I lived in a rural area for the first 45 years of my life. Raised my kids there too. Eventually however, the daily commute just got me down. I often decided to just stay in on evenings and...
03-28-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,985
Posted By cycleobsidian

That's the beauty of being able to use a bike for...

That's the beauty of being able to use a bike for daily transportation rather than a car. The wear and tear on a car by using it on a daily basis sure adds up.

We have one car that my husband and...
03-07-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By cycleobsidian

That just about sums it up for me too!:)

That just about sums it up for me too!:)
03-02-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By cycleobsidian

Love that picture graph. I first saw it in an ad...

Love that picture graph. I first saw it in an ad in Time magazine.

As another poster said, there is no guarantee the money saved will be spent in the local economy.

However, if you are without...
02-15-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,804
Posted By cycleobsidian

I love this guy. I hope that I am like him at...

I love this guy. I hope that I am like him at 85....agile, smart, productive.

Oh. And Ralph Nader. He is car free too. What an inspiration.:thumb:
01-19-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By cycleobsidian

I hope not. Sounds depressing to me. ...

I hope not. Sounds depressing to me. Socializing mainly through the internet. Sounds like a great way to eventually suffer from isolation and mental illness. :(

People who live in rural...
01-11-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,779
Posted By cycleobsidian

Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet seems to be very...

Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet seems to be very impractical. You need to eat a pound of greens a day or something?

I much prefer Dr. McDougall's diet. He is plant based, but also a starch guru. He...
01-10-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,779
Posted By cycleobsidian

This is pretty much how I eat as well. Going on...

This is pretty much how I eat as well. Going on 12 years. I have no problems remaining slim and all the beans and potatoes I eat keeps the grocery bill low.:thumb:
12-31-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By cycleobsidian

I don't anticipate any "life after cycling"...

I don't anticipate any "life after cycling" either. I watched the movie Billy Cunningham (He's actually 84 now) and I was amazed at this guy's fitness, agility, and how "with it" he is. Of course...
12-31-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By cycleobsidian

I am perhaps incorrect in my assumption but I...

I am perhaps incorrect in my assumption but I tend to think that the very people who willingly brake for deer, ducks, turtles, whatever, are the same who would brake for cyclists.

I also assume...
12-27-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By cycleobsidian

Good on you for going four years car free. It...

Good on you for going four years car free.
It sounds like a car is the best thing for you now.
I hope that you don't start over-relying on the car and start losing your fitness.
Best of 2014!:)
12-03-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By cycleobsidian

I was looking for an icon to demonstrate just how...

I was looking for an icon to demonstrate just how utterly sweet I found this post to be. Couldn't find one that reflected how touched I was by your description of your children's experiences on the...
11-29-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By cycleobsidian

I don't feel proud as much as I feel appreciative...

I don't feel proud as much as I feel appreciative of the opportunity to conduct my life car free (actually car lite, my husband uses the car)

I am lucky enough to be able to afford to live in a...
11-24-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,085
Posted By cycleobsidian

It is interesting to me too. Besides biking, I...

It is interesting to me too. Besides biking, I also love walking and reading. Your suggestions for reading material connect to two of these three interests. Thanks for the link!:)
11-23-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,785
Posted By cycleobsidian

Great suggestions.

Great suggestions.
11-23-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,504
Posted By cycleobsidian

Yes, watching a two minute trailer then passing...

Yes, watching a two minute trailer then passing judgment on the man and the movie based on this, well...

Luckily many have seen the movie and can offer their thoughts. At least if they don't like...
11-22-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,504
Posted By cycleobsidian

Yes, I noticed in the movie at the ease in which...

Yes, I noticed in the movie at the ease in which he moves around. Not too many 80 year olds can move around with such flexibilty and agility. I was inspired by the movie to keep on cycling!:thumb:
...
11-07-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,065
Posted By cycleobsidian

Since 2/3 of the adult population is overweight...

Since 2/3 of the adult population is overweight or obese, this is definitely true.

No extra calories are needed for walking; the ones we eat already will suffice:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By cycleobsidian

You're right, it could also mean fewer roads for...

You're right, it could also mean fewer roads for bikes.

Sometimes though, it means putting a street on a road diet (bike lanes on both sides and a middle turn lane) vs. a 4 lane road. In the...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By cycleobsidian

I hope you are right!:thumb: Regarding your...

I hope you are right!:thumb:

Regarding your last line, about "the mayor asking for more funds. and the answer will be...no way!"

If they build/maintain fewer roads and bridges for cars, they...
10-27-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,267
Posted By cycleobsidian

I dislike driving as well. I get stressed out...

I dislike driving as well. I get stressed out when I have to wait in traffic, or find a parking spot.

If I drive instead of ride to work, I miss out on the exercise, and I feel that all day.
...
10-26-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,405
Posted By cycleobsidian

I cycled in Amsterdam as well last summer, as...

I cycled in Amsterdam as well last summer, as well as other parts of Holland. The most densely populated areas of old Amsterdam were very intimidating, but Amsterdam as a whole was quite pleasant. ...
10-14-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,822
Posted By cycleobsidian

For the longest time I lived in a village far...

For the longest time I lived in a village far away from amenities. In the summer, however, I would ride the bike for an hour to get to the bank, store, etc. and I loved it. But other times I had to...
10-10-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,152
Posted By cycleobsidian

I agree, well done, gregmxwll!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree, well done, gregmxwll!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-09-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By cycleobsidian

I believe it's the same thing I said in "the car...

I believe it's the same thing I said in "the car as a tool debate." Not everyone in the Western world opts for a car these days. Those of us who have seen the damage to our environment, to our...
10-07-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 11,860
Posted By cycleobsidian

Try this one then. ...

Try this one then.

http://www.worldcarfree.net/resources/freesources/ideology.html

What do you think?
10-06-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 11,860
Posted By cycleobsidian

While cars are still widely popular in China and...

While cars are still widely popular in China and India, we have reached peak car in the Western World.

http://bettercities.net/news-opinion/links/15189/peak-car-peak-oil-may-have-arrived

Car...
07-27-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,919
Posted By cycleobsidian

Oh my. :thumb: Thanks for the link.

Oh my. :thumb:

Thanks for the link.
07-26-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,919
Posted By cycleobsidian

That would be a story about Emily Finch...a folk...

That would be a story about Emily Finch...a folk hero among cycling enthusiasts. She is a doctor's wife with 6 kids and spurned her SUV for a cargo bike.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7COaTRgnVxo
...
07-25-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,724
Posted By cycleobsidian

Yes, he's quite a character. And not in a good...

Yes, he's quite a character. And not in a good way.:notamused:
07-18-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,724
Posted By cycleobsidian

Yes, Timmies sure enjoys good PR when they are...

Yes, Timmies sure enjoys good PR when they are major contributors to landfills... Some of my coworkers have a daily habit, and of course, despite their frequency of use, don't make the effort to use...
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