Recent Changes for "Freshman Stripe" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_StripeRecent Changes of the page "Freshman Stripe" on Davis Wiki.en-us Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-06-18 09:09:43queerbychoicefixing link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because naive ["<span>Freshma</span>n"<span>&nbsp;freshmen</span>] tend to forget purchasing fenders when they buy their bikes and absent-minded salespeople at ["bicycle shops"] forget to mention they need them. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshmen. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because naive ["<span>freshme</span>n"] tend to forget purchasing fenders when they buy their bikes and absent-minded salespeople at ["bicycle shops"] forget to mention they need them. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshmen. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-06-18 09:09:15queerbychoicefixing plural <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because naive ["Freshman"] tend to forget purchasing fenders when they buy their bikes and absent-minded salespeople at ["bicycle shops"] forget to mention they need them. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshm<span>a</span>n. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because naive ["Freshman"<span>&nbsp;freshmen</span>] tend to forget purchasing fenders when they buy their bikes and absent-minded salespeople at ["bicycle shops"] forget to mention they need them. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshm<span>e</span>n. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-02-19 18:51:14JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Waterproof ponchos allow you to cover both you and your back<span>b</span>ack or messenger bag. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Waterproof ponchos allow you to cover both you and your back<span>p</span>ack or messenger bag. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-02-19 18:50:08condemned2bfree <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2009-02-19 17:49:27'' [[nbsp]] Just a note on my edit of this page. First, thanks to the original author. It's a great page. But the previous <span>statement</span>description that bike store salespeople "trick" freshmen or beginning bikers to purchase bikes without fenders isn't just erroneous but foolhardy. It's erroneous because it just isn't true. It's foolhardy because if you actually walk into a bike store to purchase a bike you'll find that sales associate are adamant you purchase fenders ... and for good reason! It's something else you purchase from them. Plus, the margins retailers make on accessories, like fenders, is around 40-50%, whereas the margins they make on the bikes is almost nil. There are very few bike shops in town that will let you walk out of the store without encouraging you to purchase fenders. The freshman stripe is more often the result of someone purchasing a used bike, bringing a bike from a home, or refusing to pay for fenders after the sticker shock of the new bike. --["Users/condemned2bfree"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2009-02-19 17:49:27'' [[nbsp]] Just a note on my edit of this page. First, thanks to the original author. It's a great page. But the previous description that bike store salespeople "trick" freshmen or beginning bikers to purchase bikes without fenders isn't just erroneous but foolhardy. It's erroneous because it just isn't true. It's foolhardy because if you actually walk into a bike store to purchase a bike you'll find that sales associate are adamant you purchase fenders ... and for good reason! It's something else you purchase from them. Plus, the margins retailers make on accessories, like fenders, is around 40-50%, whereas the margins they make on the bikes is almost nil. There are very few bike shops in town that will let you walk out of the store without encouraging you to purchase fenders. The freshman stripe is more often the result of someone purchasing a used bike, bringing a bike from a home, or refusing to pay for fenders after the sticker shock of the new bike. --["Users/condemned2bfree"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-02-19 18:49:27condemned2bfreeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-02-19 17:49:27'' [[nbsp]] Just a note on my edit of this page. First, thanks to the original author. It's a great page. But the previous statementdescription that bike store salespeople "trick" freshmen or beginning bikers to purchase bikes without fenders isn't just erroneous but foolhardy. It's erroneous because it just isn't true. It's foolhardy because if you actually walk into a bike store to purchase a bike you'll find that sales associate are adamant you purchase fenders ... and for good reason! It's something else you purchase from them. Plus, the margins retailers make on accessories, like fenders, is around 40-50%, whereas the margins they make on the bikes is almost nil. There are very few bike shops in town that will let you walk out of the store without encouraging you to purchase fenders. The freshman stripe is more often the result of someone purchasing a used bike, bringing a bike from a home, or refusing to pay for fenders after the sticker shock of the new bike. --["Users/condemned2bfree"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-02-19 18:43:15condemned2bfreeprevious assumption was quite erroneous. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because<span>&nbsp;["bicycle shops"] tend to trick</span> naive ["Freshman"] <span>into buying bicycle</span>s w<span>ithout fenders</span>. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshman. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because naive ["Freshman"] <span>tend to forget purchasing fender</span>s w<span>hen they buy their bikes and absent-minded salespeople at ["bicycle shops"] forget to mention they need them</span>. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshman. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2009-02-19 10:59:39Mwannertypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-10-25 04:27:09'' [[nbsp]] well you just slit it down on side lengthwise. . .i'm not sure people NEED a diagram. but you're welcome to add one. --["Users/KellyCorcoran"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-10-25 04:27:09'' [[nbsp]] well you just slit it down on<span>e</span> side lengthwise. . .i'm not sure people NEED a diagram. but you're welcome to add one. --["Users/KellyCorcoran"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2008-09-14 16:56:18JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''Avoiding puddles is pretty easy to do, so I really haven't had a problem with the stripe despite not having a fender. However, every once in a while during the winter of 05 I encountered a big puddle and forgot to slow down. Lol, safe to say my entire back became soaked with mud and water'' -["Users/PatrickSing"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Avoiding puddles is pretty easy to do, so I really haven't had a problem with the stripe despite not having a fender. However, every once in a while during the winter of 05 I encountered a big puddle and forgot to slow down. Lol, safe to say my entire back became soaked with mud and water'' -["PatrickSing"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Walking into class with a large brown stain on the back of your jeans is not fun.'' -["Users/MattNagel"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Walking into class with a large brown stain on the back of your jeans is not fun.'' -["MattNagel"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean.'' -["Users/EdWins" ES]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean.'' -["EdWins" ES]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''That waterproof jacket solution would probably only work if you don't have a backpack on'' -["Users/AmyZimmerman"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''That waterproof jacket solution would probably only work if you don't have a backpack on'' -["AmyZimmerman"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :)'' -- ["Users/MattHh"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :)'' -- ["MattHh"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-02-05 16:33:47'' [[nbsp]] if you go slow enough, you can avoid the stripe. just plan ahead and give yourself some extra time to get to class. --["Users/PaulHarms"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-02-05 16:33:47'' [[nbsp]] if you go slow enough, you can avoid the stripe. just plan ahead and give yourself some extra time to get to class. --["PaulHarms"]<br> - ------<br> -</span> ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you rode your bike to campus instead of being lazy and driving. --["JimEvans"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you rode your bike to campus instead of being lazy and driving. --["<span>Users/</span>JimEvans"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-10-25 04:27:09KellyCorcoranComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-25 04:27:09'' [[nbsp]] well you just slit it down on side lengthwise. . .i'm not sure people NEED a diagram. but you're welcome to add one. --["Users/KellyCorcoran"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-10-25 01:20:53BreeButlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-25 01:20:53'' [[nbsp]] There should be instructions here on how to make a fender from a 2 liter bottle. --["Users/BreeButler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-06-28 14:57:29EdWinslink edit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean.'' -["Ed<span>win</span>S<span>aada" edwub</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean.'' -["Ed<span>Wins" E</span>S] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-05-10 15:03:16JanVerhoevenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-05-10 14:03:16'' [[nbsp]] If you need big poncho's (raincovers) that you can wear with a backpack, check out http://www.jeantex.com It's a german company with First Class bike (and sail) clothing and goodies. I have been testing the Jeantex Bergerac jacket on my bicycles (I am car-less as well, but I live in NL) for over 6 months and it outperforms my North Face clothes by orders of magnitude. And jeantex is dirt cheap. Nice site! --["Users/JanVerhoeven"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-05-05 19:27:26AlexNelsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-05-05 18:27:26'' [[nbsp]] Haha what stupid freshmen! --["Users/AlexNelson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-04-29 21:06:49StevenDaubertComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-04-29 20:06:49'' [[nbsp]] I wear a complete rainsuit when I bike in the rain, stripe be damned. Also a couple of my bikes have winnar fenders. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2007-02-13 16:00:49EricKlosscorrected typo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In addition to the stripe on your back watch ou<span>r</span> for water thrown back by your front tire when you turn. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In addition to the stripe on your back watch ou<span>t</span> for water thrown back by your front tire when you turn. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-12-14 14:52:34KateWaterman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''I've found that avoiding the puddles doesn't do a damn bit of difference. The excess water on the street is enough to get you wet.'' -["KateWaterman"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-09-11 22:23:59JimEvans <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you <span>weren't lazy and </span>rode<span>&nbsp;on</span> your bike to campus instead of dr<span>o</span>v<span>e a car</span>. --["JimEvans"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you rode your bike to campus instead of <span>being lazy and </span>dr<span>i</span>v<span>ing</span>. --["JimEvans"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-09-10 11:31:45TravisGrathwellitalics closing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :) -- ["MattHh"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :)<span>''</span> -- ["MattHh"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-09-10 10:49:39EliseKaneusage <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you weren't lazy and <span>d</span>ro<span>v</span>e to campus. --["JimEvans"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you weren't lazy and ro<span>de on your bik</span>e to campus<span>&nbsp;instead of drove a car</span>. --["JimEvans"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-09-10 00:32:08JimEvansComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-09-10 00:32:08'' [[nbsp]] At least the stripe shows you weren't lazy and drove to campus. --["JimEvans"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-09-09 15:28:50MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :) </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :)<span>&nbsp;-- ["MattHh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-09-09 15:28:24MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''I think the best thing to do in the rain is just allow extra time, and walk with an umbrella. i find it uncomfortable to bike when your forward movement causes rain to lang on your face. But another thing to do is just not care, perhaps the stripe will be in next winter :)<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-04-13 07:35:17KaiTing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[I<span>nclud</span>e<span>(PhotoRequest)]]<br> - <br> - [[Thumbnail</span>(backpack.jpg<span>, 300, right</span>, "Do you want your ''back'' to look like this?")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[I<span>mag</span>e(backpack.jpg, "Do you want your ''back'' to look like this?"<span>, 300, right, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-04-12 23:37:58TusharRawatpic of my backpack, what happens when you rush to class without a fender <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Thumbnail(backpack.jpg, 300, right, "Do you want your ''back'' to look like this?")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-04-12 23:36:32TusharRawatUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe?action=Files&do=view&target=backpack.jpg">backpack.jpg</a>.Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-02-05 16:33:47PaulHarmsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-02-05 16:33:47'' [[nbsp]] if you go slow enough, you can avoid the stripe. just plan ahead and give yourself some extra time to get to class. --["PaulHarms"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-02-05 09:17:14SteveDavison <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Being new to the campus, ["Freshmen"] do not always equip their ["Bicycles" bicycles] with fenders in time for the rainy season. Once the first rain begins, the backwheel of unfendered bicycles hurls a stripe of mud upon the rider's back. Hence, the "Freshman Stripe".</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The so-called "Freshman Stripe" is the strip of water/mud/grease which can sometimes be seen on the back of bicycle riders after riding over wet roads or through puddles. This road grime also soils backpacks, though it's easier to clean off than one might expect. It is so-named because ["bicycle shops"] tend to trick naive ["Freshman"] into buying bicycles without fenders. Used bicycles often lack fenders too. This is more an issue of first-time bicycle riders than of freshman.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Buy a fender<span>s</span> at a ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Buy a <span>rear </span>fender at a ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Wear waterproof jacket (works better for darker colors). </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Wear<span>&nbsp;a</span> waterproof jacket (works better for darker colors). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Get in touch with your inner Jedi or Zen master and avoid the puddles.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Avoiding puddles is pretty easy to do, so I really havent had a problem with the stripe despite not having a fender. However, every once in a while during the winter of 05 I encountered a big puddle and forgot to slow down. Lol, safe to say my entire back became soaked with mud and water'' -["PatrickSing"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Avoiding puddles is pretty easy to do, so I really haven<span>'</span>t had a problem with the stripe despite not having a fender. However, every once in a while during the winter of 05 I encountered a big puddle and forgot to slow down. Lol, safe to say my entire back became soaked with mud and water'' -["PatrickSing"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2006-01-14 12:38:03JasonAllerrefactored, used standard photorequest <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Can we get a picture of this? that would be great!''-["GeorgeLewis" GEL]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A possible solution for the freshman stripe, for those too lazy/["Living Cheaply" cheap] to buy fenders:<br> - ''The problem isn't with people too "lazy/cheap" to buy fenders, it's with the stupid/greedy bike stores that sell bikes without fenders! It's like selling a candle without a wick, or a computer without a power cord.'' --["SteveDavison"]<br> - *Use a waterproof jacket. That way when the mud flies onto it, it will be easy to wash off with the rain conveniently pouring down upon you at the same time. <br> - *Make one out of 2 liter bottles and some duct tape.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In addition to the stripe on your back watch our for water thrown back by your front tire when you turn.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Or you could avoid the puddles. All of them.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ see: ["Bicycling in Winter"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Avoiding the Stripe ==<br> + <br> + * Buy a fenders at a ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop].<br> + * Make a ["Recycling" reuse] fender out of a 2 liter bottle.<br> + * Wear waterproof jacket (works better for darker colors).<br> + * Waterproof ponchos allow you to cover both you and your backback or messenger bag.<br> + * Get in touch with your inner Jedi or Zen master and avoid the puddles.<br> + <br> + [[Comments]]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-11-28 12:24:45SteveDavison <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''The problem isn't with people too "lazy/cheap" to buy fenders, it's with the stupid/greedy bike stores that sell bikes without fenders! It's like selling a candle without a wick, or a computer without a power cord.'' --["SteveDavison"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''I've found that avoiding the puddles doesn't do a damn bit of difference. <span>&nbsp;</span>The excess water on the street is enough to get you wet.'' -["KateWaterman"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''I've found that avoiding the puddles doesn't do a damn bit of difference. The excess water on the street is enough to get you wet.'' -["KateWaterman"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-11-28 11:32:50KateWatermancomment, formatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''I've found that avoiding the puddles doesn't do a damn bit of difference. The excess water on the street is enough to get you wet.'' -["KateWaterman"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean. -["EdwinSaada" edwub] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean.<span>''</span> -["EdwinSaada" edwub] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>"</span>That waterproof jacket solution would probably only work if you don't have a backpack on<span>"</span> -["AmyZimmerman"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>''</span>That waterproof jacket solution would probably only work if you don't have a backpack on<span>''</span> -["AmyZimmerman"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-06-06 00:28:09PatrickSing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Avoiding puddles is pretty easy to do, so I really havent had a problem with the stripe despite not having a fender. However, every once in a while during the winter of 05 I encountered a big puddle and forgot to slow down. Lol, safe to say my entire back became soaked with mud and water'' -["PatrickSing"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-06-06 00:08:49RohiniJasavala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Use a waterproof jacket. That way when the mud flies onto it, it will be easy to wash off with the rain conveniently pouring down upon you at the same time. </td> <td> <span>+ *</span>Use a waterproof jacket. That way when the mud flies onto it, it will be easy to wash off with the rain conveniently pouring down upon you at the same time. <span><br> + *Make one out of 2 liter bottles and some duct tape.<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-06-06 00:07:59RohiniJasavala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A possible solution for the freshman stripe, for those too lazy/cheap to buy fenders: </td> <td> <span>+</span> A possible solution for the freshman stripe, for those too lazy/<span>["Living Cheaply" </span>cheap<span>]</span> to buy fenders: </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-06-05 23:24:29AmyZimmerman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + "That waterproof jacket solution would probably only work if you don't have a backpack on" -["AmyZimmerman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-05-16 08:12:58EdwinSaada <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''When I was a freshman, I found the biggest problem wasn't your own bike, it was everyone else's. I had a fender that worked well to prevent my own stripe....it's the amount of people you bike past or around or even near that get you. Either get side splashed, or whoever's in front tosses it behind them as well. Plays havoc with your pants. End up getting all around muddy, even with a rain jacket. My back however, was always clean. -["EdwinSaada" edwub]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-05-16 08:06:44MattNagel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Walking into class with a large brown stain on the back of your jeans is not fun.'' -["MattNagel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2005-04-27 08:32:43GeorgeLewis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Can we get a picture of this? that would be great!''-["GeorgeLewis" GEL]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2004-12-16 11:28:24AndreyGoder <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + A possible solution for the freshman stripe, for those too lazy/cheap to buy fenders:<br> + Use a waterproof jacket. That way when the mud flies onto it, it will be easy to wash off with the rain conveniently pouring down upon you at the same time. <br> + <br> + Or you could avoid the puddles. All of them.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2004-12-14 05:28:08JamesDawe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Being new to the campus, ["Freshmen"] do not always equip their ["Bicycles" bicycles] with fenders in time for the rainy season. Once the first rain begins, the backwheel of unfendered bicycles hurls a stripe of mud upon the rider's back. Hence, the "Freshm<span>e</span>n Stripe". </td> <td> <span>+</span> Being new to the campus, ["Freshmen"] do not always equip their ["Bicycles" bicycles] with fenders in time for the rainy season. Once the first rain begins, the backwheel of unfendered bicycles hurls a stripe of mud upon the rider's back. Hence, the "Freshm<span>a</span>n Stripe". </td> </tr> </table> </div> Freshman Stripehttp://daviswiki.org/Freshman_Stripe2004-12-14 05:26:08JamesDawe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Freshman Stripe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Being new to the campus, ["Freshmen"] do not always equip their ["Bicycles" bicycles] with fenders in time for the rainy season. Once the first rain begins, the backwheel of unfendered bicycles hurls a stripe of mud upon the rider's back. Hence, the "Freshmen Stripe".</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>