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Forum: Touring
02-08-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
Posted By kevink159

To me a groundsheet is a waste of time and money....

To me a groundsheet is a waste of time and money. If you buy a good tent, the bottom is designed to be moisture and puncture resistant. I've slept in my 5 year old tent hundreds of times in...
02-08-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By kevink159

I am not sure what any of the formulas involve in...

I am not sure what any of the formulas involve in an LEED building, but it seems like a joke to me. I am an elecrician and am working on my first LEED building and I can see NO energy effeciancy...
03-27-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By kevink159

Just 2 points. The light bulb thing is an urban...

Just 2 points. The light bulb thing is an urban legend. It may be possible to cut residential use by 1/3 (I am not sure if I believe that even) but commercial and industrial use far more power than...
Forum: Touring
02-27-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By kevink159

We buy peanut butter by the 5 gallon bucket, it...

We buy peanut butter by the 5 gallon bucket, it lasts at least a month and we don't refridgerate. The only thing in there is peanuts, why would they go "bad" just because they got ground up? I really...
02-27-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,270
Posted By kevink159

I have one debit card, and only because it is an...

I have one debit card, and only because it is an accout set up through my job, I can not close it if I wanted to. I use my debit card 2 or 3 times per year, for airline tix basically. Everything else...
02-26-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By kevink159

Thanks fo the help, I'll try to skate when the...

Thanks fo the help, I'll try to skate when the snow melts of the lake. I don't think skating through 2' of snow would be any fun. If I can find a pair of snowshoes I'll try that also. That couch is...
Forum: Touring
02-24-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By kevink159

I have a short commute this winter, but I did...

I have a short commute this winter, but I did ride when it was -16 air temp and -40 windchill. Layers, and no exposed skin worked well for me. You might like this blog, I consider it bordering on...
02-24-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By kevink159

How to get to work?

I've been car free for almost 2 years and bike to work everyday, except today. We got some new snow last night so I skiied! This got me thinking how many different ways I can get to work without a...
Forum: Touring
01-14-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,979
Posted By kevink159

Tom I do appologize to you. I was trying to...

Tom I do appologize to you. I was trying to address the original poster but got the names mixed up. To clarify my point, why does the question even need to be asked if on bike can be driven to work,...
Forum: Touring
01-13-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By kevink159

All airline having the same baggage people may be...

All airline having the same baggage people may be true in Europe, but in the US the baggage handlers work for the airline.
Forum: Touring
01-13-07, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,979
Posted By kevink159

I have noticed a lot of this attitude that you...

I have noticed a lot of this attitude that you MUST own 4 different bikes in order to live. Tom , I do not mean to pick on just you, but why would anyone think they need more than one bike? If you...
Forum: Touring
01-12-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,009
Posted By kevink159

Paul, how did you attach your pack to your rear...

Paul, how did you attach your pack to your rear rack? That was my first plan as well, but I could not get it to work well. I tried to place it on the rack sitting up, but it would start leaning then...
Forum: Touring
01-11-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,009
Posted By kevink159

If you are going on a backpacking trip, where are...

If you are going on a backpacking trip, where are you going to put your pack? It is not realistic to wear a full size (4-5000 cubic inch) backpack while biking. I put my backpack in my trailer and it...
Forum: Touring
01-11-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By kevink159

I carry a little pink bunny. It kind of reminds...

I carry a little pink bunny. It kind of reminds me of the energizer bunny, so I just keep going and going and going...
01-11-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,770
Posted By kevink159

Notasfat, you got me. After reading you absurd...

Notasfat, you got me. After reading you absurd comments and not making the least bit of sense or making a coherent argument, I was getting all worked up ready to really slam you with a whitty,...
Forum: Touring
01-07-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By kevink159

I ws on Greyhound and Amtrak within the last...

I ws on Greyhound and Amtrak within the last yearn, and they were both very cool about my bike. Amtrak was 10 hours late, but just like Machka I checked my box early and went for a stroll around...
01-07-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,770
Posted By kevink159

If one really looks at the entire body of both...

If one really looks at the entire body of both presidencies, Nixon is far more liberal than Clinton. To me it shows how conservative the entire country has shifted, but that is completly expected...
Forum: Touring
01-06-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,009
Posted By kevink159

I toured NZ in Feb and Mar of 2006. I did a fair...

I toured NZ in Feb and Mar of 2006. I did a fair amout of backpacking as well, and carried my full backpack on a trailer. I met a ton of other cyclists, and looked at Pedalars Paradise. To me it was...
Forum: Touring
01-04-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,077
Posted By kevink159

My situation is a bit different, but I'll chime...

My situation is a bit different, but I'll chime in anyway. Last year I rode around New Zealand with 2 pairs of footwear, my Keen sandals that I did almost everything in and my hiking boots. I went on...
01-04-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,770
Posted By kevink159

How can you claim liberals are reducing you...

How can you claim liberals are reducing you freedom when a conservative congress with a conservative president has taken away more civil liberties in 6 years the liberals have in a couple...
12-30-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,770
Posted By kevink159

I think we all need to work on a local level to...

I think we all need to work on a local level to do what we can in our immediate area, but also keep an eye open to the big picture as well. Being from Wisconsin, it is nearly impossible to find a...
12-29-06, 11:46 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,770
Posted By kevink159

Cosmoline, I think you are kind of missing the...

Cosmoline, I think you are kind of missing the point. Envroinmentalists know the lower is screwed up beyond repair, we do not want the same to happen on every square inch of the planet. You are also...
12-28-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,196
Posted By kevink159

One thing to consider is you really don't want to...

One thing to consider is you really don't want to put to many poeple in jail or people will lose their fear. If EVERY first offender gets jail time, the social stigma is rediced. People who are in...
12-27-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,390
Posted By kevink159

Car free for a year and one half right now, but...

Car free for a year and one half right now, but thinking about buying a car next spring for an extended road trip this spring. Extended road trip means a year or two.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,904
Posted By kevink159

Traffic laws are for cars.

Traffic laws are for cars.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,422
Posted By kevink159

Madison Wi is great. Our winters are not that...

Madison Wi is great. Our winters are not that bad, I've ridden in a car exactly twice in the last 2 years because of weather.
Forum: Touring
10-05-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,032
Posted By kevink159

I'm an electrician I work when I want, and leave...

I'm an electrician I work when I want, and leave when I want.
Forum: Touring
09-30-06, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,568
Posted By kevink159

I flew to New Zealand with a BOB and it was...

I flew to New Zealand with a BOB and it was really easy. I didn't buy the waterproof bag, I used my backpack in place of it. When it was time to get on the plane, the tire and gooseneck (for lack of...
Forum: Touring
09-27-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By kevink159

What did you have in your panniers? I'm am not...

What did you have in your panniers? I'm am not trying to be rude, but I just got back from a 7 day trip camping and cooking every night and I had 2 panniers plus my tent and pad on top of the rack. 4...
Forum: Touring
09-27-06, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By kevink159

I've got an 03 or 04, (I bought it as a leftover...

I've got an 03 or 04, (I bought it as a leftover in 05, not sure of the year it was really built), but I love it. I went car-free in April last year, and my bike has gotten me everywhere. In the last...
Forum: Touring
09-26-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By kevink159

John Egan

John Egan
09-25-06, 06:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,217
Posted By kevink159

It might be on Myspace, I don't really know.

It might be on Myspace, I don't really know.
09-22-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,217
Posted By kevink159

It's 5 stories, probably comparable to a frat...

It's 5 stories, probably comparable to a frat house. There are 31 bedrooms, and you can have a roommate if you wish. I think everyone with a roommate currently is a couple. There is a HUGE,...
09-21-06, 06:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,217
Posted By kevink159

$435 per month for EVERYTHING. I live in a co-op...

$435 per month for EVERYTHING. I live in a co-op house. My share is $435 for food, property taxes, utilities, heat, electricity, supplies (toothpaste, soap, laundry detergent, etc). Our house is on a...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,837
Posted By kevink159

I saw it on here quite awile ago, but my favorite...

I saw it on here quite awile ago, but my favorite insult is someone pulling out of Mcdonald's; Fatty Mc******bag.
01-09-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By kevink159

I am a commercial electricain and have been at...

I am a commercial electricain and have been at the same job site for 2 1/2 years. This is a long time on one job, but most jobs last for at least a few months, so transporting tools a few times a...
01-09-06, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By kevink159

I will try to post a blog, mom wants to stay...

I will try to post a blog, mom wants to stay updated :)
01-09-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By kevink159

It as a pretty gradual process really, I couldn't...

It as a pretty gradual process really, I couldn't pinpoint one specific event that completly changed my world view in a instant. Probably the single largest event was Bush getting re-elected. If the...
01-03-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 417,141
Posted By kevink159

I been pairing down for a while, and by Feb 1 I...

I been pairing down for a while, and by Feb 1 I will some clothes and books I will be storing at my parents, the living off my bike for 7 or 8 months. I have already donated a ton of books to charity...
01-03-06, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By kevink159

Car free got me....

Well, about 1 year ago a made some pretty big changes in life with the main goal to lessen my impact on the planet. I moved into a small apartment about 7 miles from work (a perfect commuting...
Forum: Touring
12-24-05, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By kevink159

There are no bicycles allowed at all on Isle...

There are no bicycles allowed at all on Isle Royal. It is about 95% wilderness area, and no vehicles of any kind are allowed (including bikes).
Forum: Commuting
12-22-05, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By kevink159

The portion of the Cap City trail that is in the...

The portion of the Cap City trail that is in the city of Madison does not require the trail pass. The part that is outside the city does. Basically, from the beltline south is where you need the...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,041
Posted By kevink159

Well, I am an electrician, and i get to work with...

Well, I am an electrician, and i get to work with constuction workers of all types all day. EVERYONE assumed that I lost my licsense when I started biking.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,812
Posted By kevink159

For me, it is a bit of a ploitical statement, but...

For me, it is a bit of a ploitical statement, but not the main reason that I bike.
Forum: Touring
12-08-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,176
Posted By kevink159

Well, I'm going on my first big tour in Feb. and...

Well, I'm going on my first big tour in Feb. and March and I chose New Zealand. I thought of South America but decided against it for a few reasons, the biggest one is language. I also have the...
12-06-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,667
Posted By kevink159

22 If not for milk what am I supposed to put on...

22 If not for milk what am I supposed to put on my cerial? But seriously, if I took this test 1 year ago I would have been in the 50 or 60 range.
11-28-05, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,687
Posted By kevink159

Having been car free for 9 months or so, I really...

Having been car free for 9 months or so, I really don't think it is a big deal at all. I did make some adjustments, but now riding to work when it is 40 degrees and raining is a piece of cake. I then...
Forum: Touring
11-26-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,852
Posted By kevink159

I'm trying to upload a photo that is to large,...

I'm trying to upload a photo that is to large, does anyone know how to make a full size pic into a thumbnail? It has to go from 1.3 Mb to 100 kb. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
11-26-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,852
Posted By kevink159

I'll try this also!

I'll try this also!
Forum: Touring
11-15-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,860
Posted By kevink159

I have a Safari, and I feel comletely confident...

I have a Safari, and I feel comletely confident taking it anywhere. I am quiting my job on Feb 1, and touring New Zealand for 2 months. When I get back, I am living off my bike until at least...
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