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What's the current wisdom on riding mowers?

I need to buy a new riding mower. What am I going to need to be looking for when comparing models? What's good and what's bad these days? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jul 18, 2014 - 7 answers

Biking numbness

I get numbness in my right hand after biking 5 to 10 miles. Now what? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jul 8, 2014 - 23 answers

Help with balky riding lawn mower

I have a Craftsman riding lawn mower with a Briggs and Stratton 10 HP Model # 214907 engine. I just had it serviced this spring, cleaned the carburetor, new air filter and spark plug, etc. It runs like new when I start mowing, but it dies anywhere from 15 - 45 minutes later, and won't start again until it cools down. Google research is pointing to a bad ignition coil. Is there anything else I should check given those symptoms, before ordering a new coil?
posted by COD on Jun 8, 2014 - 3 answers

Seat swapping: a solution to vote splitting in Canadian politics?

The Canadian Conservative Party is currently at 30.2% in nationwide polls but, due to factors such as vote splitting and regionalized support, is currently projected to form a minority government with 131 out of 308 seats in Parliament. That's undemocratic. Idea: what if opposition parties agreed not to run candidates in specific ridings so as to create two party races (Conservative-Liberal in some ridings, Conservative-NDP in others). Would that be lawful? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jun 6, 2014 - 4 answers

What should I be looking for in a comfortable, relaxed city bike?

I've been thinking for a while about getting another bike. I have one bike that I like very much, but it's not as comfortable as I'd like for longer rides and so I tend not to ride as often as I otherwise might. I'm looking for a more relaxed and comfortable bike that will get me out on the road more often without too much sacrifice in speed. Requirements inside, recommendations appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 21, 2013 - 11 answers

One of these days these boots are gonna ... be on my feet.

Brown leather, wide-calf boots with minimal bells and whistles and a comfortable foot for under $200. Is this the impossible dream? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier?

Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier? [more inside]
posted by cimuir on Aug 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Red Riding Trilogy Questions

Questions about the Red Riding trilogy (the movies, not the books). [spoilers] [more inside]
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Jul 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Non-saddle strengthening

What exercises can I do to strengthen my form for horseback riding while not horseback riding? [more inside]
posted by Punctual on Sep 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Should I ride a tandem bike on the first date?

Is it a bad idea to ride a tandem bike on first date? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Jul 28, 2011 - 36 answers

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.

Commuting by bike - expert tips needed. [more inside]
posted by brynna on Jul 21, 2011 - 37 answers

Please help me understand what type of riding I want to do/ what type of instructor I want

Help me choose a horseback riding style (or help me understand what to watch for in finding an instructor) according to why I want to ride. [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Horse riding outfit help please!

Ouch! Western saddles are freaking HARD as a ROCK! Help me survive the guest ranch vacation experience! [more inside]
posted by bluesky78987 on Jun 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Best Motorcycle With Data Source

Motorcycle selection question: using data only, how can I find out what is the best motorcycle for a variety of situations? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Mush! Ha! Ha! Mush!

Am I hurting my dog with our bike rides? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jan 31, 2011 - 29 answers

Where and when can my little girl ride a horse?

My five year old daughter loves horses. Are there any good stables or horse farms near Vernon Hills, Il (Lake County, northern Chicago suburbs) for her get some riding lessons? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jan 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Bay Area horseback riding where you can actually Giddy-up?

My wife's birthday is coming up and I am looking for recommendations for a horseback riding stable in the S.F. Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by joyride on Oct 19, 2010 - 7 answers

But I want to get taken for a ride!

How can I go for more motorcycle rides when I don't own a motorcycle, won't own one any time soon and don't have any local friends who own motorcycles? [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Sep 6, 2010 - 15 answers

I think I can walk faster than this thing can go. WTF anxiety?

I am afraid to ride my scooter. How can I get over this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 27 answers

What's wrong with my riding mower?

My Craftsman riding lawn mower was belching white smoke and barely crawling forward this evening, so the lawn did not get mowed. In examining it, the air filter looks nasty, and the belt I can get to without disassembling stuff feels very loose. That belt appears to drive the blades. It's an 8 year old mower with a B&S engine The belts are original, and the air filter might be too. I don't remember when I last changed it. I change the oil and sharpen the blades in the spring and the thing just runs. It had be running OK, but a little rough, prior to today. My question - it is likely a simple tune up and new belts fixes my symptoms? If odds are it is something more complicated I'd rather just get it fixed by a pro and be done with it. I can handle the simple tune up, but if it's likely to be in vain...
posted by COD on Jun 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Best motorcycle/scooter jacket for San Francisco?

What's the best motorcycle/scooter jacket for daily commute riding in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Jun 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Nice Rack? But how do I get it on my bike?

Bike/Cycling: Modern features + classic styling = fit problems. I want this rack to fit on this bike. Help me ponder modifications necessary to make it fit - or sadden me greatly and tell me I'm going to have to settle for something uglier. [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Jun 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Hey London -- I have a pony request!

Hey London -- I have a pony request! No, really - a REAL pony request: American Mefite visiting has heard rumours that there are actual pony/horse rides available at some local parks. This is as far as my knowledge on the matter goes. I am an accomplished equestrian (and do tend to bounce when thrown, anyway) so, I don't want to ride a merry-go-round. Where can I find a spot to go for a ride? Would anyone like to join me?
posted by caveat empress on Mar 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Inexpensive recreational bike?

My boyfriend and I spent a lovely afternoon this Christmas riding around his old neighborhood on his mom and stepdad's bikes, and would now like bikes of our own. We'd basically just be riding around the neighborhood or occasionally on bike trails, and would like to spend under $250 each, if possible. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Dec 28, 2009 - 19 answers

The left side is the right side, and the right side is the wrong side.

[Possible Pipe Dream Filter] I used to ride horses competitively, and recently am longing to hang out with horses again. I'm not looking to compete, nor do I want to take lessons or go on guided trail rides, since I already know how to ride. I just want to get back into riding for the fun of it. What are my options, if any? [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Nov 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Warmed Over Cycling

Can you please recommend some good urban winter bicycling clothes for me? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Sep 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Bikes and such.

I want a motorcycle, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 21, 2009 - 39 answers

How can I travel in Europe on a horse?

I want to spend a month in the summer either horseback riding or hiking/camping with a pack mule somewhere in Europe. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Mar 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Please help me get back in the saddle!

Where should I start - a chiropractor, a sports massage, an orthopedist, acupuncture or what? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Feb 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Someone took my keys at party, crashed my car, and abandoned it. I found out who did it. Now what?

Someone took my keys at party, crashed my car, and abandoned it. I found out who did it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jan 22, 2009 - 26 answers

I don't know anything about riding or buying a bike. Help!

Had my tricycle stolen this weekend. Thinking it's time to bite the bullet and learn to ride a bike. Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on May 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Heading out in twos.

Tips for motorcycle passengers? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 18, 2008 - 19 answers

Bay Area (horse) Riding School?

Looking for SF Bay Area equitation schools (wanna make with the horse-riding). [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Jan 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me think up ways to soup up my tricycle riding experience.

Help me think up ways to soup up my tricycle riding experience. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jan 21, 2008 - 28 answers

Where can I buy an adult seat for the back of a bicycle?

Where can I buy an adult seat for the back of a bicycle (like a boda boda)? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Jan 12, 2008 - 7 answers

It's easy as riding a bike. I want to believe!

At the relatively old age of 29, I've decided to relearn* how to ride a bike. Bicycle, that is. What are the unspoken (ha!) rules and things I should know? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 19, 2007 - 36 answers

Boots!

I need a pair of men's riding-style boots for cheap. Where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Feb 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Learning to ride horses

How do I learn to ride horses as an adult? What to look for in an instructor, school, and horse? I am in the DC area. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Dec 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Gel, GU or?

What sort of fuel should I use for long-distance cycling events? Yes, there is [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Oct 23, 2006 - 22 answers

How to plan the most efficient route?

I'm planning to visit every stop on a major metropolitan subway system in a single day (long story), and need to plan the most efficient route. Anyone know of useful technology/mathematical theories that help with route planning?
posted by jasonsmall on Mar 9, 2006 - 16 answers

When will Detroit build a sunroof for the husky gentleman?

Where can I find cycling clothes that fit my frame? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Feb 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Tips for commuting by bicycle

In a couple of weeks I'm going to start bicycling to work every day (excepting rain or snow). There'll be hardly any traffic to speak of, since I'll be biking on the Charles River bike paths in Boston. I've never biked to work regularly before: any commuting bicyclists have any tips? [more inside]
posted by josh on Sep 9, 2004 - 25 answers

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