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by Geonz
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: electric motorbike
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: electric motorbike

I had a cute little scooter - but the petrol kind. Last May I graduated to a bicycle :) It's much easier to deal with harsh weather on a bicycle than a motorbike, especially chilly weather. (Tho' I've only used it once, I have a bus option if it's truly heinous and my commute's just 7 miles... and m...
by Geonz
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Bike add ons
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Re: Bike add ons

and don't forget xtracycle options - www.xtracycle.com
by Geonz
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to work
Replies: 32
Views: 9375

Re: Cycle to work

I can promise you will wonder *why* you waited. Lots and lots of people get stuck in "someday." Make a plan to make it happen :D
by Geonz
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Folding Bicycle
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Re: Folding Bicycle

I just got a Dahon that's serving me quite well. That's the brand the bike shop that does all my work sells (well, they started selling them when I ordered it... and have sold four more since). I've put 800 miles / 1290 km on it and I love the way it bounces over potholes and squirts up hills.
by Geonz
Fri May 23, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Getting a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 11392

Dig! Dig! Dust it off and oil it up and report back :D :D
by Geonz
Thu May 22, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Getting a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 11392

Oh, yea, seats :(

Never seems that a bike comes with the right one. My bike shop lets you test ride most of the models.

But ... great that you got it! Keep working on getting the fit that feels right - it's totally worth it.
by Geonz
Tue May 06, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to work
Replies: 32
Views: 9375

I got a folding bike that really expands my options.
by Geonz
Fri May 02, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Getting a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 11392

you can spend less and be less.

it generally costs less to go with the flow.

Do wht you can! If you can't... you can't. Find other ways to be and give :)
by Geonz
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Would you plant out seedlings now?
Replies: 37
Views: 5601

I was going to stick some things in the ground (totally new at this so don't expect much!) ... but it's supposed to dip below the freezing point tonight. I wondered if it would matter if the silly kernels were still below the ground.
by Geonz
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to work
Replies: 32
Views: 9375

Too cheap would be a blunder. The cheap things aren't really made to be ridden - more to be taken out a few times and then sat in the garage. Depending on where you are it can be a challenge to find a bike person who understands commuting needs - lots of times a bike nerd is into goin' fast ... or l...
by Geonz
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to work
Replies: 32
Views: 9375

GET THE BIKE :D :D :D

Then find your route and practice it...

Set a goal for getting it done... You'll wonder why you waited!

even if you don't bike to work right away... consider teh "two mile challenge" per www.2milechallenge.com or http://www.friendsjournal.org/friends-d ... ends-drive
by Geonz
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: newbee has bugs!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Im in a similar spot. Lots of tomatoes and peppers in little pots getting light inside, and a packet of corn ... I have a quarter acre yard with lots of sun and alas, lots of creeping charlie, too. NOt sure hwen to stick the things outside ('cept I know they have to get bigger) and not sure what the...
by Geonz
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Getting a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 11392

DOn't know from the kid issues but tossing a vote in for paying extra for quality and people who know what they're doing. If you're going to use the thing and put miles on it...

I got an xtracycle myself and am inordinately fond of it for hauling just about everything.
by Geonz
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to work
Replies: 32
Views: 9375

It's totally do-able. The more you do it, the easier it will get. I have a 6 mile commute (one-way) through this college town. At first it was an event. I figured out my route (practiced it on a weekend), read a lot about how to ride in traffic and practiced that, too.. and then I was working part t...