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Old 06-21-2008, 05:47 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:47 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Riding in traffic is quite fun. I'm doing it for the summer too. Although, I feel it's sort of dangerous just because the drivers aren't used to bicyclists like they are back home.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:40 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Ok, here's the burning question that everyone has been dying to ask, but no one had the guts to ask: Will Landon give up the lava lamp to save $3 per year in electricity? Or, will he hypermile it an put it on a timer? LOL!
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:50 AM   #104 (permalink)
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It is actually on a timer . You're right though, those lava lamps are really inefficient. I've already gone through 3 light bulbs since I started using the lamp in April .
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:27 PM   #106 (permalink)
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It is actually on a timer .

Wow, I did the same thing about 9 months ago...
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:37 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Thumbs up New vehicle in the garage :)

I ended up going to a couple of garage-sales this weekend and I found a beautifully-conditioned road bicycle and bought it for $5. With some minimal research I found out that this 'new' bike is actually pretty darn old! The lady that sold it to me said it was her brother's and used it indoors on some sort of elevated rack for exercise . (she tried to sell me the rack for an extra $5, but I declined).



Either way, the bike is virtually in mint condition. The're not a scrape to be found on the paint, the gear selectors (although awkward compared to modern bikes) work marvelously, the sprockets are in tip-top shape, and heck: it even has the original tires! It's almost as if it was preserved against time just for me .

After getting acquainted with the drop-handlebars (which I've never experienced in my life until now), this bike cruises! Without much of a tailwind, I was doing 25+ mph in no time. I'm totally making this my daily-commuter now .

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I ended up going to a couple of garage-sales this weekend and I found a beautifully-conditioned road bicycle and bought it for $5. With some minimal research I found out that this 'new' bike is actually pretty darn old! The lady that sold it to me said it was her brother's and used it indoors on some sort of elevated rack for exercise . (she tried to sell me the rack for an extra $5, but I declined).



Either way, the bike is virtually in mint condition. The're not a scrape to be found on the paint, the gear selectors (although awkward compared to modern bikes) work marvelously, the sprockets are in tip-top shape, and heck: it even has the original tires! It's almost as if it was preserved against time just for me .

After getting acquainted with the drop-handlebars (which I've never experienced in my life until now), this bike cruises! Without much of a tailwind, I was doing 25+ mph in no time. I'm totally making this my daily-commuter now .
Nice find. I highly recommend you get a smaller seat. Skinny seats are much better for comfort, and reduce potential problems like chaffing. On a road bicycle a lot of weight, some say half, should be supported by your arms on the drop downs, while you crouch.
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Oh wow. Really? I actually exchanged the gel-seat from the green bike to this one after I bought it and you're right, the bike isn't very comfortable. I'll revert back to the original and see if it's better. Thanks for the tip!
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Exclamation Holy crap! I'm *so* glad I don't own a car anymore!

My father requested that I take my 15-year-old sister's car (a '99 Saturn SL2) for on oil change this weekend. I took it to the local 'Lube-X'. Just for the basic oil change the total came up to $58.29! Jeeze Louise! I used to flip out when it used to cost $44.

All I can say it that I'm happy my dad's paying for her car and not me!

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