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DaisyDisaster wrote

I second dellitsni's bike idea. How far do you live from a grocery store?

You're probably on the computer a lot because you're so stressed out. I do the same thing, so I understand using it as a coping mechanism. It's not something you should feel bad about, but if it's getting in the way of doing higher priority things, you should manage it. That doesn't mean never using it again, just using it in a different way. For example, you could use it as a reward for yourself after doing 20 minutes of cleaning or getting the dishes done. Riding a bike would also help your stress levels since it'd give you a bit of exercise.

If biking is a viable option and you need help getting one, let me know. I'd be glad to help.


elyersio OP wrote

It's dangerous, there's no bike paths on the roads here. But I've done it before.

My new bike's gears are weird, if I switch to front gear 2 or 3 the back gear switches to 2. And if I adjust it to not do that, then at front gear 1, the chain goes off the gears in the back.

Hey, would you guys like an /f/cycling forum?


dele_ted wrote (edited )

Sounds like you need to adjust your derailleurs. There's little "screws" that you can turn with your fingers at both ends of the gearing cable, try turning them and see if you can fix the indexing of your gears. If that doesn't do the tricks, or your derailleurs are broken one way or the other (mine breaks all the time), you can adjust the cable directly at the gearing with a Philips screwdriver. Just unscrew, tighten or relax the cable, and screw back in. You can find more info online.

I'm all in for a bike forum, that would be awesome!

e: in regards to the missing bike paths, just stay on the few roads with paths or get to know the small roads with less traffic. Also, don't ride with music in your ears, and keep a trigger-finger on your brakes.