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    Pedros Oranj Peelz (however they spell it) to...

    Pedros Oranj Peelz (however they spell it) to clean the kitchen cabinets annually. I've also used it to clean a wall-mounted, exhaust fan in the kitchen. It's supposed to be non-toxic, and boy does...
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    Train to and from work every day. (I bike to the...

    Train to and from work every day. (I bike to the train station, then grab my bike and head to our son's daycare, where we park the car, then grab my husband from the train station and head home.)
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  3. Thread: Stop signs

    by susiej
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    Yeah, I had one ... rider ... who nearly ran me...

    Yeah, I had one ... rider ... who nearly ran me over complain I wasn't in the crosswalk when I started crossing and prevented her from running the light.

    Full stop at a light (behind the car in...
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    3 mile commute: over the handlebars, where it...

    3 mile commute: over the handlebars, where it rattles and hits me in the leg. I had to take it out of the trunk bag, because the bag would list precipitously to one side or the other (and it fell out...
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    Moderately off-topic (but, you know, hey),...

    Moderately off-topic (but, you know, hey), disposals and college students DO NOT MIX. My husband's second roommate never really learned to clean up after himself: he'd leave dishes all over the...
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    Biking was the best thing for my morning sickness...

    Biking was the best thing for my morning sickness and exhaustion -- if I could get myself out of bed and on to the bike to do my (short) commute.

    A friend trained for a triathlon up until about 7...
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    Don't know what he's talking about. I rarely see...

    Don't know what he's talking about. I rarely see even a pedestrian on my commute. :(

    However, on weekend rides, if I can manage to pass anyone, I will ask my friends, "Did you see that?! I passed...
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    A few co-workers live within a few miles in West...

    A few co-workers live within a few miles in West Philly, and bike. Another lives just outside the city, and it is faster for him to bike than take the trolley and subway, but not drive. Everyone else...
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    I'd like to see an end to "mens" and "womens,"...

    I'd like to see an end to "mens" and "womens," instead marketing what makes it different. For example, rather than WSD camelbacks, they would be "narrow shoulder" or "slim fit," because I can see a...
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    I think it's that everyone sets a good example....

    I think it's that everyone sets a good example. Disagreements really are differences of opinion; there are no ad hominem attacks. Posters are unfailingly polite and make sure to write so that they...
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    I was 11 or 12 when I did that! Worst is...

    I was 11 or 12 when I did that!

    Worst is looking for my glasses, and thinking, Hmm, this would be easier if I could see anything! I need my glasses! Oh ...
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    :eek: :confused: :eek: :confused: But ... but...

    :eek: :confused: :eek: :confused:

    But ... but ... but ... efficiency is sexy!

    Our neighbors would buy cars in Germany and ship them back here. A Smart would probably fit in the hand luggage ......
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    Our Toyata Matrix with a two-bike z-rack on the...

    Our Toyata Matrix with a two-bike z-rack on the back gets its usual above 25 mpg city. About half of our driving is with my Trek on the back. Mileage has gotten worse with ethanol mixed into the gas,...
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    My family think I'm crazy, although my half...

    My family think I'm crazy, although my half sister did ride her horse to the convenience store during a snowstorm, back when she kept a horse in the back "yard" (2 acres, surround by farms that are...
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    Those LED bands were my Christmas present....

    Those LED bands were my Christmas present. Nothing says love like safety bling!

    After watching that video, I'm getting out the reflective vest and getting more, more, more, more lights.
  16. Thread: Feb 6 commute

    by susiej
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    Did my hill

    Did my usual: down to the train in the morning, back up to the house and the car in the evening (then on to daycare). Felt much stronger on the hill than last week, which is amazing, because I've...
  17. I love my hairdresser because when told...

    I love my hairdresser because when told "something that will look good after I've been sweating under a bike helmet, that I only need to blow dry" gives me a GREAT haircut. :D
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    I had a similar problem last summer. When I went...

    I had a similar problem last summer. When I went to my doctor for my annual check up, he flexed my ankle and said, basically, that at near-40, I won't heal as fast.

    If it's much bigger, go to you...
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    If we suggest this to Gaiam for their next yoga...

    If we suggest this to Gaiam for their next yoga DVD series, can we get a commission?
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    Thank you all so much! :) The foldable ones...

    Thank you all so much! :)

    The foldable ones are my favorite, so that the bike will fit on the rack at the train station too. Half my shopping is done downtown.
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    Who sells wire panniers?

    As part of my "give up one car it needs $2K worth of cosmetic bodywork to pass inspection anyhow" plan, biking to the train station and local businesses is looming large. We have some nylon panniers,...
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    Why cars misjudge a cyclist's speed

    From the Pennsylvania manual for applying for a motorcycle learners permit:

    "Smaller vehicles appear farther away, and seem to be traveling slower than
    they actually are. It is common for drivers...
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    T-Mobile drops sponsorship

    Men and women's teams.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/7115547.stm
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    When I got poison ivy while gardening, I had to...

    When I got poison ivy while gardening, I had to clean the trimmers I was using, and found an article on the US Food and Drug Administration's site that recommended wiping down with alcohol:
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    Foundation suing charity

    Because if the foundation doesn't protect the trademark (which seems to be the yellow band, plus the wording, plus the font, according to the article), it will lose trademark protection, and anyone...
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