Watched the shows when I was young and also played the games but I've never been as obsessed of a game as I am now! Basically combining gaming and my now favorite activity... cycling! Never did use my bike phone mount often but after this game I have it attached on my commuter and use it pretty much daily to hunt pokemons and to visit pokestops.
And I'm not the only one, each day I see kids, teens and adults ride their bike while looking at their phone. Although I would advise that they really get a phone mount to be on the safe side. My lunch rides have now been pokelunch rides, I would head over to the gazebos near the Lion's Lagoon splash pad at Waterloo park where it seems most pokemon players converge and setup lures.
Even my wife who is normally limited to playing "candy crush" type games have been playing as well, I'm hoping for her health that she'll continue as it seems that this is a good way to convince her to ride her bike more. There are four stops in the park near our house and whenever she runs out of pokeballs we sometimes would take a stroll or she'd take her bike and hit all the stops.
The game itself is a poor imitation of the actual pokemon games, I think the EXP system is broken, you basically get 100xp for each pokemon you catch regardless of how difficult or how high their CP is. The only action your pokemon ever gets is when you fight in a gym, however they don't gain any CP increase you only get a measly amount of EXP if you win some fights. Would also love to be able to trade pokemons from other trainers, the technology is there and I think this wouldn't be that difficult to implement.
Originally posted by /u/jnish on Reddit, I don't get honked at very often but I can still relate.
Dear honker, thank you for being my safety advocate:
Your first honk woke me from my reverie of the quiet countryside.
I thank you for bringing my mind back to focus.
Your second honk made me consider; perhaps you thought I hadn’t heard.
I thank you for being thoughtful of the deaf and hard of hearing.
Your third honk reminded me; we all should communicate on the road.
I thank you for the notice; I waved to let you know I heard.
Your fourth honk made me think; perhaps you didn’t know what to do.
I thank you for being unashamed; I showed the lane for you to pass.
Your fifth honk worried me; perhaps something was wrong.
I thank you for the concern; I slowed to see if a thing had fallen.
Your sixth honk made me ponder; perhaps you’d like to chat.
I thank you for the opportunity; I stopped to greet my neighbor.
Your seventh honk was accompanied by a throatful proclamation as you passed:
“Get off the road asshole; you want me to hit you?”
I thank you for the concern; I agree we need bicycle lanes.
It is nice to know that my fellow road users have my safety on their mind.
But alas, I cannot get off the road until there’s a path for me to take.
In the meantime, we shall continue this delightful dialogue.
Your eighth honk was a farewell.
I thank you for the meeting, and I waved godspeed to thee.
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For the past two years that I've been cycling I've always used Finish line dry and wet lube, after several users on Reddit suggest that I try white lightning I finally decided to get one when my dry lube ran out this morning.
Like many I've installed and replaced many tires, the first time was hard but after that it gets easier. So when the Schwalbe Marathon HS420 that I ordered from Amazon arrived I figured I could get both tires installed in an hour or so, boy I was wrong.