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Old June 25 2011, 01:56 PM   #1021
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^ That's quite odd in this day and age! What kind?
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No it isn't! -don't listen to her, her post was paid for by the oil-lobby.

Anyway--it's a Nakamura Phenom:



I would have preferred a straight road bike, but the last (or first) third of my commute is through a wilderness reserve.

I call it "Gilda". Because I already have a love-hate relationship with it.

I love the thought of losing weight, being fitter, polluting less, getting to work in less time, and giving the finger to a city that hates anyone who doesn't drive a car.

But I hate exercise.
Walking and running is exercise -biking is getting some fresh weather while you take your time getting there

Plus -of course- it's bound to be easier to find a place to park a bike than it is finding a place to park a car

I just got a new (old'ish) Kildemoes 'Street' -perfect for my needs (even if I have to get the saddle up an inch or two) around town.
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Old June 25 2011, 02:03 PM   #1022
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Walking and running is exercise -biking is getting some fresh weather while you take your time getting there
I swear by all that's unholy--the route from home to work, and back, is uphill both ways.

That shouldn't be possible. And yet, horribly, it's true.
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Old June 25 2011, 02:45 PM   #1023
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Walking and running is exercise -biking is getting some fresh weather while you take your time getting there
I swear by all that's unholy--the route from home to work, and back, is uphill both ways.

That shouldn't be possible. And yet, horribly, it's true.
Don't I know it -worst part is the wind invariably changing around noon so both ways you'll have to ride against it.
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Old June 25 2011, 10:37 PM   #1024
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Anyway--it's a Nakamura Phenom:

Nice bike! Hope you enjoy using it!

And biking really is good exercise if you do it a greater than leisurely pace.
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Old June 25 2011, 11:54 PM   #1025
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Well...

I love the thought of losing weight, being fitter, polluting less, getting to work in less time, and giving the finger to a city that hates anyone who doesn't drive a car.

But I hate exercise.
You gave yourself the answer. In most of the Western world people buy cars, not bikes.
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Old June 26 2011, 01:27 AM   #1026
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^That reminds me of a poster one of the Sociology profs has on his door.

It says: "Heterosexuality isn't normal--it's just common."

The same could be said of "driving cars".

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worst part is the wind invariably changing around noon so both ways you'll have to ride against it.
So--I have something to look forward to?
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Old June 26 2011, 04:07 AM   #1027
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I scored today at the used bookstore. First, the "just usual" haul:
  • Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany (hardcover) by Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz
  • If Wishes Were Horses by Anne McCaffrey
  • Crisis on Doona by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye
  • A little book of maps based on Redwall by Brian Jacques (a gift for a friend)
Now any other day, that'd be a pretty good bookstore run. But then I found these, all in near-mint condition, all for between $4.50 and $5.00 each:



I know hardcovers are pretty much worthless used, but still it was a treat to get these beautiful books for such a great deal. Combined with credit I already had at the store, I got all of the above for less than $20.00 today. I'm a very happy lady.
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Old June 26 2011, 04:45 AM   #1028
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Nice--I have all of those Stephenson books in hardcover as well.
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Old June 26 2011, 04:57 AM   #1029
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I ordered some Timothy pellets for my guinea pigs and some Barbie dolls for my collection. Yesterday, I ordered books.
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Old June 26 2011, 04:36 PM   #1030
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An online shop at Tesco.
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Old June 26 2011, 04:57 PM   #1031
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An online shop at Tesco.
Tesco sells online shops now?!
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Old June 26 2011, 05:24 PM   #1032
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A bunch of movies on DVD, actually, my girlfriend bought them, but she picked up some titles that were on my list, so... Anyway, they are:

Big
Stir Crazy
Silver Streak
See No Evil Hear No Evil
Another You
The Frisco Kid
Heaven Can Wait
Hello Again

We are planing a movie marathon weekend, now and next weekend.
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Old June 26 2011, 08:53 PM   #1033
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Nail stickers and a reusable glass water bottle. "Tap is terrific!"
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Old June 26 2011, 10:02 PM   #1034
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TOS communicator app for my phone. The sound effects and image replication are amazing - absolutely delighted with it! I don't know why I didn't think to look for this before. And it is complete with flick open and closed action!
My next task is to look for this for the Android platform.

I went to the local NHL franchise's annual warehouse sale today. I landed $425 worth of sticks for $100. Here they are:


I'm using this one tonight in my game.

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Old June 26 2011, 10:08 PM   #1035
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I just ordered some Princess Diana vinyl dolls for my collection.
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