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Kristin, house from the outside....(not bike related)(14 posts)

Kristin, house from the outside....(not bike related)african
Feb 20, 2003 10:36 AM
I ride from here on the weekends, the brick road wakes me up. Yes I have a SUV. A bike does not fit in a rice rocket.
re: Kristin, house from the outside....(not bike related)No_sprint
Feb 20, 2003 10:41 AM
Nice training for Paris/Roubaix on those semi-cobbles.
actually, a bike *does* fit in a rice rocketJS Haiku Shop
Feb 20, 2003 10:42 AM
in fact, i can get two bikes, two very large riders (me included), and a weekend-out-of-town-cycling-road-trip's worth of gear into my little 2-door honda civic. this does not include the use of any exterior racks, and i pack **heavy**. i was successful in this endeavor twice last year.

the secret seems to be taking off wheels and putting the bikes across the back seat facing opposite directions, generous use of towels and blankets, back seat seatbelts, and packing the trunk like starving musicians on a road trip in a very small van (been there, too).

it can be done, and almost comfortably.

:)

-J
me tooLon Norder
Feb 20, 2003 11:05 AM
Viva la Honda Civic hatchback!
You must share your secrets?Kristin
Feb 21, 2003 7:38 AM
My car is bigger than yours--Saturn L series--and I have no idea how I'd get 2 bikes INSIDE of it. But I'd like to. I wanted to take another friend to a ride downstate and don't really want to install a roof rack. So tell me your secrets?
Where do you live? Looks like Florida...(nm)scary slow
Feb 20, 2003 10:45 AM
Yeah, I got impression you were in Chicago (nm)pben
Feb 20, 2003 11:05 AM
Florida...I guess the palm tree gave it away...nmafrican
Feb 20, 2003 11:43 AM
nice lawn! nmPdxMark
Feb 20, 2003 10:59 AM
Kristin.What part of St.Charles are you in?(nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 20, 2003 11:22 AM
Kristin is not in St. CharlesKristin
Feb 21, 2003 7:36 AM
I live in Aurora. If I could live anywhere I wanted--but was not allowed to leave Chicagoland--then I'd live first in Glen Ellyn, second in Geneva, and third in Northbrook.
Nice looking place (nm)js5280
Feb 20, 2003 8:17 PM
Oooo, I almost missed this post. Nice houseKristin
Feb 21, 2003 7:34 AM
I am an east coast girl, so stucco (stucko?) is not something I've ever seen much of--and I tend to favor framed houses--but your place is really cute. Its got some character. That cobble stone does look painful. At least its consistent though. Have you ever ridden on a long paved street with deep cracks or seams every few feet? God, after 20 minutes of that I'm ready to ride myself right into a wall. We forgive you for owning an SUV. ;-)

So what style are you going to decorate in? Or nothing that fancy?
Oooo, I almost missed this post. Nice houseafrican
Feb 21, 2003 8:34 AM
Kristin, there is a local triathlon here, St Anthonys Olympic distance race and it has brick sections on the bike, ohh it is brutal. It is a debris field of bike stuff after the race.

Decorate, oh my gosh. I am a guy. I have beer bottles on display (kidding). I keep things real simple, I actually have no idea.