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02-25-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 617,687
Posted By gerv

bikemig oh oh! Feeling seller's remorse? Nice...

bikemig oh oh! Feeling seller's remorse? Nice bike. :)
12-11-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By gerv

Retiring and car free

Anyone out there retiring soon?

I'm hoping to hang up my commuting helmet this year and lead a more "retired" lifestyle now that I'm almost 65.

However, I still get around on bicycle and...
12-11-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,276
Posted By gerv

Yeah... nothing takes the joy out of walking to a...

Yeah... nothing takes the joy out of walking to a destination or riding to work than having to negotiate streets clearly designed ONLY for high-speed traffic. Unfortunately, there's just too much of...
07-23-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By gerv

Wow... that's a very nice bike. Pity I'm not a...

Wow... that's a very nice bike. Pity I'm not a bit taller!
06-26-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14,147
Views: 1,286,847
Posted By gerv

It was like a ride in a different era. Even the...

It was like a ride in a different era. Even the weather had a 1960s flavor.
05-01-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By gerv

Couple of ideas from my co-op experience: -...

Couple of ideas from my co-op experience:
- instead of zip ties, keep sharp scissors and re-purpose those tubes that cannot be patched. Just cut the in 12 inch strips. If you need something finer...
05-01-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,620
Posted By gerv

I have to confess to the same 'nervous wreck'...

I have to confess to the same 'nervous wreck' moments. I guess it's been so long since I drove regularly... I rented a car to drive to Minnesota a while back and I have to confess to being a few...
04-20-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 38,280
Posted By gerv

This is an inspiring video... I don't think 10...

This is an inspiring video... I don't think 10 years ago we would have believed this could happen. Even in Norway.
04-20-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,620
Posted By gerv

Ha, ha... it's true. Some days you leave the...

Ha, ha... it's true. Some days you leave the house and wish you had stayed home in bed. But if you know your route and watch the weather, it's rarely a torture... more often it's just a challenge.
04-19-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,620
Posted By gerv

Considering about 99% of my trips are < 5 miles,...

Considering about 99% of my trips are < 5 miles, the bicycle is an ideal candidate.
04-18-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,620
Posted By gerv

Do you really enjoy riding a bike?

I stopped almost every other mode of personal transportation when I started riding a bike 12 years ago. After all that time, my ride to work in the morning still really wakes me up... yet the ride...
04-17-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,623
Posted By gerv

Agree. Sounds like he's already there. My...

Agree. Sounds like he's already there.

My secret is to consider a bike ride an opportunity to do something nice for myself. Keep being nice to yourself and you won't have to worry about car-free,...
04-04-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,795
Posted By gerv

I once moved a bike with a bike trailer. It...

I once moved a bike with a bike trailer. It wasn't much fun, but you could make it work. I have also moved wheelsets and various parts, forks. I haven't moved a full frame on a bike though and even...
03-30-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By gerv

I use baby powder... I used bag balm for a while...

I use baby powder... I used bag balm for a while but think I developed an allergy. You can also get some pretty decent cycling specific compounds for chafing ...
03-30-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,772
Posted By gerv

I woudnt worry about coasting... when you get to...

I woudnt worry about coasting... when you get to the office take a few minutes to cool down, change clothes ;and freshen up a bit in the bathroom. I find the Irish shower a pretty good solution for...
03-12-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By gerv

+1 The best city to become carfree is the city...

+1 The best city to become carfree is the city you are in.
03-10-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By gerv

Just about every street in any city is real...

Just about every street in any city is real estate provided by tax payers and offered free to any car that wants to park there.
03-10-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By gerv

Strange that San Francisco was #1. It is a really...

Strange that San Francisco was #1. It is a really hilly city, number 2 on the bike score.

But then Minneapolis, with its harsh winter, was #1 in bike score. We have difficult winters in Des...
03-10-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By gerv

I stop at the grocery store after long rides, but...

I stop at the grocery store after long rides, but I tend to come home with a bunch of snack food. :)
03-05-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By gerv

Agree. As well, they are pretty snug fits at most...

Agree. As well, they are pretty snug fits at most bike racks. I would think a small Burley + bike would be easier.
03-05-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By gerv

That's a good example. Where I work, parking is...

That's a good example. Where I work, parking is tight. Consequently, the company hands out very reduced-rate bus passes and maintains quite a few bike racks. Employees are also permitted to keep...
03-04-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By gerv

My local grocery store... half mile away......

My local grocery store... half mile away... delivers for a $5 fee. However, I've never used it.

I'm a little old-fashioned I guess... a half mile bike ride isn't much of an inconvenience. I only...
03-04-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By gerv

Having to provide parking spaces has got to be a...

Having to provide parking spaces has got to be a big business cost.
03-03-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By gerv

I see more and more of my colleagues on Skype...

I see more and more of my colleagues on Skype only... I worked with a team last year that had one developer in Seattle, another in NY, another in India and then me... They all worked from home. I...
02-21-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By gerv

:Lol: maybe I should order a beret and a blue...

:Lol: maybe I should order a beret and a blue French jacket.
02-19-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By gerv

Yeah... I wondered about the quote about his...

Yeah... I wondered about the quote about his Biria. He claimed he always bought used bikes too...


Anyway, as I read the story I wondered if my trademark Fuji (hand-painted Tremclad blue...)...
02-17-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By gerv

A car free hero has his bike sent to historical society

We've talked about Bill Cunningham quite a bit here. The NY Times photographer died last year after many, many years of peddling around NYC in search of photo ops.

His trademark bicycle will soon...
11-22-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,793
Posted By gerv

I read this a while back and it seemed like a...

I read this a while back and it seemed like a compendium of a lot of topics we covered here on BF...

It's interesting to view economics from a cultural catalyst like a bicycle subculture... I just...
11-20-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,082
Posted By gerv

I have one son who doesn't have a DL. He lives in...

I have one son who doesn't have a DL. He lives in Canada and gets around on a bus pass.

This morning I was at the grocery store and recall how 10 years ago I would be the only bike parked... this...
11-19-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,082
Posted By gerv

Agree 100%

Agree 100%
11-19-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,082
Posted By gerv

Ok... I should have been more insistent and...

Ok... I should have been more insistent and started this thread off more definitively.

I don't believe carfree is going to be > 50% of the traffic any time in my life.

I'm just wondering if you...
11-19-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,082
Posted By gerv

That's a good thought. In his particular case, he...

That's a good thought. In his particular case, he has MS so riding a bike is difficult sometimes. I think his decision to stop driving may have been driving by the MS, but not sure about that... he...
11-19-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,082
Posted By gerv

Is car-free becoming mainstream?

I'm sure it isn't mainstream yet, but quite often I hear that someone else has sold their clunker... and not replaced it.

Frequently the story revolves around someone living in the city, working...
11-19-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,937
Posted By gerv

This thread is so old, I don't even remember what...

This thread is so old, I don't even remember what motivated my starting it. Yet, I am still painting my house... theoretically at least.
11-05-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,406
Posted By gerv

Yeah... for a long time I was more in the camp of...

Yeah... for a long time I was more in the camp of other poster here.

In my case I had a set of soft panniers, so I used them... but lately I want to have less futzing around getting the pannier...
11-05-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,406
Posted By gerv

Grocery panniers

I've been using a set of Axiom panniers to fetch groceries. But they are about to succumb to age.

I've been looking at options. Maybe a wire basket... Sunlight, Wald or Basil makes them
...
08-12-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,279
Posted By gerv

Headwinds are a great opportunity to work on your...

Headwinds are a great opportunity to work on your patience and perseverance. I have drop bars on my commuter so get down low and stay in an easy-to-spin gear... it's slow but doesn't seem irritating....
08-11-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,279
Posted By gerv

Curiously been riding to work for 11 years and I...

Curiously been riding to work for 11 years and I think it was today. Weather looked iffy as I left for work today.... was ok until about halfway when it suddenly started raining... and hard!

I...
08-11-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By gerv

BigMike Quelle Follis!! pretty nice score on that...

BigMike Quelle Follis!! pretty nice score on that one... I have the puller for that Stronglight.. when you need it.
05-12-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By gerv

I've moved a 2x2x8 a number of times... same...

I've moved a 2x2x8 a number of times... same fashion as cliffordk's icon. Bungee cord to the top tube and the rear rack... you might need a red flag because it will be long than the bike.
05-12-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,075
Posted By gerv

I've been pretty much car free for last 5...

I've been pretty much car free for last 5 years... and extremely car light for 7 years before that. Observations:
-- although I didn't have to adjust workplace or housing, I was lucky to live on a...
04-05-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,154
Posted By gerv

Sweet bike, bikemig. Hope you enjoy it!

Sweet bike, bikemig. Hope you enjoy it!
03-25-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By gerv

+ We disagree with his ideas, but nice to...

+ We disagree with his ideas, but nice to remember what we do have in common... our precious human lives. RIP.
03-25-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,440
Posted By gerv

I get around this issue by carrying small library...

I get around this issue by carrying small library on my cell phone. My bus commute is about 30-40 minutes... so not excruciatingly long... but nice to have a few minutes to read. (However, bus is my...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By gerv

Ok... I hope you like them. They do seem a little...

Ok... I hope you like them. They do seem a little heavy... but I suppose that's a small price to pay for durability.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By gerv

That would convince me... I suppose these are...

That would convince me... I suppose these are great for braking too, especially in the rain.
03-19-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,078
Posted By gerv

Well... I rode today... I think I can say that...

Well... I rode today... I think I can say that every day... a 4 miles trip today to volunteer at a community bike ship. Rode back to have a couple of beers. Tomorrow it's trip to the grocery store...
02-27-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,440
Posted By gerv

One thing that's awesome about it is that it...

One thing that's awesome about it is that it encouraged me to ride to work, the grocery store... it encouraged me to stop thinking about cars as necessities...
02-27-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By gerv

I suppose I shouldn't point this out but... here...

I suppose I shouldn't point this out but... here goes... do you really need this car? I've let cars sit in my driveway while I rode a bike... I always ended up driving them somewhere just because I...
02-21-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By gerv

A few problems but great to see so many bikes on...

A few problems but great to see so many bikes on campus.... this tells me it can't be too bad :)
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