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Young Adult dystopia? | Ask MetaFilter.

How can life be made more like games? | Ask MetaFilter.

Cool Tools: IDEO Method Cards. I’m looking at the iOS application option here.

How do I pimp out a cocktail? | Ask MetaFilter. Interesting question on the probability of introducing a cocktail idea that it appears nobody has created yet.

Book recommendations – slay me with modern fictional awesomeness! | Ask MetaFilter.

Goodbye, Sarah Jane at Kottke. Aw, I liked her, she’ll be missed.

Hacker Typer. This is way fun, the site lets you type like a hacker in a movie, via A Whole Lotta Nothing.

How I saved my Porsche from a flood by floating it, Gizmodo.

But Which Bike is Right for ME? | Ask MetaFilter. This sounds like me, recommendations for a bicycle for a short female living in hilly Seattle which is primarily going to be used on paved surfaces.

How To Open A Bag of Charcoal « Cheap Talk. How to properly unravel that little string thingy. I wonder if this poses any trouble to those who knit or crochet? Do we look at it and comprehend how to most easily undo it? Via Kottke.

· comments [5] · 06-10-2011 · categories:links · misc ·

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  • 1 tallin // Jun 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

    ok, i’m not a member of metafilter so I can’t comment on the cocktail question. BUT the chocolate milk + vodka that she describes as yuck? someone’s turned it into a product you can actually buy (and is supposedly good?). look up adult chocolate milk!

  • 2 tallin // Jun 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

    actually she is probably a he.

  • 3 Jen // Jun 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Don’t over think the bike. For hilliness, the main thing you want is good gear range (like 3 by 6 or 3 by 7) and something lighter. Your size shouldn’t be a problem since the same bike model will come in different sizes. I have in the back of my mind that you’re about my height, which is around 5’3″? Go to a bike store, see what you think is pretty, then check out the specs.

    I thought my serious cyclist husband would laugh at me when my response to his question of what I wanted in a bike was that I wanted a blue one. But you don’t really have to know a whole lot about bikes to choose one. Look for rapid fire or grip shift gear shifters. They’re easier to use and will facilitate you learning to use your gears effectively (if that’s what intimidates you… that’s what intimidated me.) We determined that because of my hand size, I probably wouldn’t be able to reach the brake levers on drop handle bars like what is typical of road bikes, so my bike has the straight across style of handle bar.

    We bought my bike in the spring and got a nice discount on the outgoing model vs. the current year’s model. And guess what, the last year’s model was blue :)

  • 4 Seanna Lea // Jun 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I have a bike from one of my friends (I’m the 3rd or 4th in the list of hand me downers). I figure that if I like riding it and ride it enough then I can upgrade to the type of bike I’d want to use all the time.

  • 5 megan // Jun 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Seanna Lea and Jen – Thank you both for the advice! Since I bookmarked that question I actually bought a bicycle (a miracle since I’d been meaning to for years). And the one I ended up with was almost exactly as you described Jen! I went to REI and they let me test ride as many times as I’d like and it turned out that a Marin bicycle by far fel the most like it belonged to me. I’ve since been on long-ish (but flat) rides with Scott and I have not had any points of discomfort, not even in the, a-hem, seat area.

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