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Forum: Commuting
02-09-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By cutman

While I usually ride my own bike along...

While I usually ride my own bike along Manhattan's Hudson River Greenway, sometimes I'll combine a subway trip with a Citi Bike trip up 8th Avenue. I took this video a couple of years ago, but the...
08-11-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,890
Posted By cutman

I'd support just about anything that would keep...

I'd support just about anything that would keep people from riding on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalk. My dog and I were almost killed by a shirtless, grown adult on a BMX who flew...
08-11-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By cutman

I telecommute and the lady bikes to work (3 miles...

I telecommute and the lady bikes to work (3 miles round trip). Apart from the occasional day trip (like a concert in western MA yesterday) we hardly ever drive. Certainly saving quite a bit more than...
07-29-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,915
Posted By cutman

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I have a...

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I have a natural aversion to driving. I didn't even like it as a teenager.

We drove more when we were living in NC but now that we're in grad school and...
07-18-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,395
Posted By cutman

I'll never understand these arguments against...

I'll never understand these arguments against solar/wind energy... the ones that make the argument that so many gallons of fossil fuels were needed to make the panels. Some people use this argument...
07-08-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By cutman

That's fantastic. This shows that people are...

That's fantastic. This shows that people are coming to their senses (at least in your community). Our lives will surely be more localized in coming years, so why not start living it today, as opposed...
07-08-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By cutman

Well said. I'll add that those who imagine a...

Well said. I'll add that those who imagine a miracle "alternative" fuel also don't realize how large and important a role oil and its derivatives play in our lives.

To quote Jim Kunstler, "We are...
07-08-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By cutman

^ I suppose that's true. In my case anyway, we...

^ I suppose that's true. In my case anyway, we were going to Cape Cod, a popular summer destination, to which the vast majority of people drive (and sit in hours of traffic approaching the two...
07-07-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By cutman

Car-free vacation

Forget taking a "stay-cation." I'd rather be creative with transportation options. That's why my girlfriend and I set out on a MULTI-MODAL long weekend trip to Cape Cod from Boston for the 4th of...
07-07-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,279
Posted By cutman

Amtrak is pretty excellent in the NE Corridor...

Amtrak is pretty excellent in the NE Corridor (between Boston and DC). They don't have to share the track with frieght trains and they're electrified too. Not the cheapest way to ride to NYC (that's...
07-07-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By cutman

Take a look at real estate values. Home prices in...

Take a look at real estate values. Home prices in the outer suburbs are dropping precipitiously while city condos and houses closer in (and near transit) are keeping their values. That's the trend...
07-01-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,346
Posted By cutman

It's actually quite the norm in many locales to...

It's actually quite the norm in many locales to not own a car or to own one and use it infrequently, especially when one can walk, bike, or ride transit basically anywhere he or she needs to go. I...
06-29-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,204
Posted By cutman

I didn't get out there this past weekend, but...

I didn't get out there this past weekend, but this coming weekend we're taking a ferry from Boston to Provincetown (on the tip of Cape Cod) and pedaling down to Dennis (that's about 2/3 of the way...
05-19-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,877
Posted By cutman

I've been able to sell my girlfriend on riding...

I've been able to sell my girlfriend on riding the bus. Public transit gets a bad rap in the south, which is probably why she didn't ride it much before, but I think she appreciates the convenience...
05-06-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,089
Posted By cutman

If I'm wearing khakis (Mon - Thurs for work) then...

If I'm wearing khakis (Mon - Thurs for work) then I peg my right leg and pull my sock over. Pretty dorky but it keeps the grease, etc. off my pants.

If I'm wearing jeans I just roll up the right...
04-26-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,714
Posted By cutman

The Fung Wah is about 100x more likely to explode...

The Fung Wah is about 100x more likely to explode somewhere along I-95 though! But still, it's strange how the estimated trip times of Acela trains are only about an hour and a half shorter than the...
04-05-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By cutman

I'm totally applying for a job with NAP when I...

I'm totally applying for a job with NAP when I move back to the Boston area this summer.
03-27-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By cutman

Damn. I never thought of that.

Damn. I never thought of that.
03-26-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,873
Posted By cutman

My girlfriend works at a transitional homeless...

My girlfriend works at a transitional homeless shelter and they get all sorts of expired food from a local specialty/natural grocery (like a smaller, independent Whole Foods). Problem is, a lot of...
03-26-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,582
Posted By cutman

^ I was on one of those yesterday - it's like...

^ I was on one of those yesterday - it's like walking at warp speed.
03-26-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By cutman

I'm one of those crazy people that thinks the...

I'm one of those crazy people that thinks the number of people who "need" SUVs is a lot smaller than the number of people who drive SUVs.

That being said, you raise an interesting question....
03-20-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,666
Posted By cutman

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. ;)...

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. ;) The reason some suggest two different types of locks is because they require two different types of tools to destroy 'em. With a chain you could...
03-20-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By cutman

It's a valid point, but all it proves is that the...

It's a valid point, but all it proves is that the tax incentive has absolutely nothing to do with fuel economy, energy efficiency or air quality/climate change. The incentive is designed as another...
03-19-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By cutman

No, they didn't get it right. Maybe it...

No, they didn't get it right.

Maybe it makes sense to incentivize driving a Toyota Prius or a Honda Civic hybrid, but does it make sense to promote the 2008 Chevy Tahoe hybrid ...
03-19-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By cutman

I think tax credits have traditionally been...

I think tax credits have traditionally been instituted to help someone when they incur extra expenses, like having a child, for example. By not owning a motor vehicle, we're usually saving money by...
03-17-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,666
Posted By cutman

I think there's some truth to this. I'd go...

I think there's some truth to this.

I'd go with the Sheldon Brown approach. Get two locks of two different types: a solid U-lock and a cable with built-in lock. It takes two different tools to...
03-13-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By cutman

Sounds kind of like someone else I know: ...

Sounds kind of like someone else I know:

http://blogs.lasvegassun.com/politics/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/obama.jpg

:roflmao: Kidding of course. Although nary a Clinton or McCain supporter...
03-13-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,889
Posted By cutman

Same here. I ride a single speed to work with a...

Same here. I ride a single speed to work with a messenger bag but my commute is only about a half mile. If I'm going across town, or if it's raining, or if I'm getting some groceries, I'll bring my...
03-07-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By cutman

These look great! Thanks for the link. I've been...

These look great! Thanks for the link. I've been looking for rigid re-usable bags that would fit inside by baskets.
03-06-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By cutman

Is that at Whole Foods? I saw a sign at my local...

Is that at Whole Foods? I saw a sign at my local Whole Foods that's raising it to 10 cents off for each bag you bring.

I've got the Novara 'Round Town panniers. They fit as much as a brown paper...
03-05-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,178
Posted By cutman

:roflmao: For me it's muesli, Honey Nut...

:roflmao:

For me it's muesli, Honey Nut Cheerios or Whole Foods brand oat bran flakes. In the winter (or when we're out of milk) I like a big bowl of oatmeal with raisins. I enjoy Kashi's (no, not...
03-03-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,712
Posted By cutman

I started riding a scooter (not the fold-up...

I started riding a scooter (not the fold-up "Razor" scooter type - the kind with inflatable tires) when I was 14 and did some hopping on that. The motion translated into learning how to not only...
Forum: Touring
02-27-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By cutman

I'd really like to ride down to Wilmington from...

I'd really like to ride down to Wilmington from Durham via NC Bike Hwy 5. Anyone taken this route?
02-19-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,637
Posted By cutman

I don't know if the case is the same in many...

I don't know if the case is the same in many other states, but in NC, bicycles are afforded the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. We're even allowed to take up the entire lane. I agree...
02-19-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By cutman

I was pretty impressed with Washington DC's...

I was pretty impressed with Washington DC's bike-friendliness. Certainly much better than Boston. Also not as cold, and there are a few pretty good universities in the area.

Raleigh, Durham and...
02-19-08, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By cutman

...who we get to see preserved in plastic and on...

...who we get to see preserved in plastic and on display at BODIES exhibits around the country!

So... don't buy tickets to see BODIES?

I'm probably not the only one here who likes to support...
02-18-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,294
Posted By cutman

I rode to a Kroger this weekend with my...

I rode to a Kroger this weekend with my messenger-style shoulder bag and a pair of baskets (I use the Novara 'Round-Town panniers - highly recommend). No one said a word, though I did get a few...
02-18-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,592
Posted By cutman

Rent one of those U-Haul vans. I've seen 'em...

Rent one of those U-Haul vans. I've seen 'em everywhere with $19.99 plastered all over them. Probably $19.99 for the day, plus insurance. If you're only going 25 to 50 miles, you probably wouldn't...
02-16-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By cutman

EVERYONE at my school had a car. The student...

EVERYONE at my school had a car. The student population was about 75% commuters, yet most residents had cars on campus as well, until a few years ago when they stopped allowing freshmen resident...
02-13-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,353
Posted By cutman

Regardless of the cost/benefit analyses found in...

Regardless of the cost/benefit analyses found in this thread, pedaling for power seems like a good idea if you're going to be pedaling for exercise with your bike mounted on a trainer stand anyway....
02-08-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By cutman

My girlfriend and I share a car. She takes it to...

My girlfriend and I share a car. She takes it to work if she's got an off-site meeting, but we normally commute by bike or on foot. It's not something we use daily -- we drive it on weekends and a...
02-06-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By cutman

I take exception to most of what I read in that...

I take exception to most of what I read in that piece, especially the "every little bit does not help" bit. Instead of accepting an otherwise unacceptable status quo, we should choose to, as Gandhi...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,844
Posted By cutman

Simple. Elegant. I think I'd opt for this...

Simple. Elegant.

I think I'd opt for this sign too. ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,165
Posted By cutman

Unseasonably warm but very windy. I think...

Unseasonably warm but very windy.

I think we're getting the fringes of the storms that caused tornadoes in the south-central US.
02-05-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 398,064
Posted By cutman

I've got those bags, the Novara 'Round Town...

I've got those bags, the Novara 'Round Town Panniers. They're fantastic, and I think they were something like $50 for the pair. I bring them into Whole Foods with me and save $.20 for not using their...
02-04-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,353
Posted By cutman

http://www.econvergence.net/electro.htm This...

http://www.econvergence.net/electro.htm

This is the Pedal-a-Watt - I think the same one used at the Super Bowl pre-game show.
01-30-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,051
Posted By cutman

Seriously. Even though Durham's got a pretty...

Seriously. Even though Durham's got a pretty decent cycling "culture," my co-workers still tease me for riding my bike to work. I also know a few native southerners who refer to the bus as the...
01-30-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,835
Posted By cutman

Right on. Since I started living with my...

Right on. Since I started living with my vegetarian girlfriend, I've eaten less and less meat. And as a result, I've found I enjoy it more when I eat it only once in a while.

I'm not too crazy...
01-29-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,051
Posted By cutman

Exactly.

Exactly.
01-28-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 229,403
Posted By cutman

I started a car-lite lifestyle when I started...

I started a car-lite lifestyle when I started college. My alma mater is in a small New England town with a great walkable center and nearby commuter rail to Boston, so I didn't drive a car then. I...
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