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06-18-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,747
Posted By jon c.

I grew up with 3 brothers, so over the years...

I grew up with 3 brothers, so over the years there were a lot of bicycles in the household. I think the Raleigh I bought when I was 15 or so was the first one any of us had that was purchased new. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,570
Posted By jon c.

I never start a ride in the rain. If I had a...

I never start a ride in the rain. If I had a rain bike, I might reconsider that but would never ride in cold rain. I get caught in thunderstorms fairly often in the summer as they pop up...
06-17-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,235
Posted By jon c.

I don't encounter other cyclists often enough...

I don't encounter other cyclists often enough that it has ever been issue. When I do see other cyclists, they're usually passing me and we exchange only cursory greetings.

When driving, I...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By jon c.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.
06-16-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By jon c.

Looks like a fun idea. Absolutely no impact on...

Looks like a fun idea. Absolutely no impact on safety though.
06-14-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By jon c.

Sure. Everyone tends to talk about their outside...

Sure. Everyone tends to talk about their outside activities. It would be pretty boring if we talked about nothing but work.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By jon c.

Very hard to tell without pix, but if it's in...

Very hard to tell without pix, but if it's in good shape with new tubes and tires that's probably a decent price. It also depends a lot on your market. Some areas command significantly higher...
06-12-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By jon c.

We have a beach house in a resort area that has...

We have a beach house in a resort area that has grown tenfold in the last 20 years. Used to be one place that rented bikes. Now there are at least half a dozen, all with fairly substantial...
06-11-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By jon c.

I'm sure there is ample precedent in the rental...

I'm sure there is ample precedent in the rental car trade. Whatever the established legal standard is there should apply to this sort of rental as well. I'd assume that standard is the records must...
06-11-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,559
Posted By jon c.

I'd get rid of the fork. If the frame rode...

I'd get rid of the fork. If the frame rode straight and true and close examination revealed no sign of damage, I wouldn't worry about riding it. Unless it was a frame I didn't care for all that...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By jon c.

There's a legal growing facility around the...

There's a legal growing facility around the corner from my house that I ride by often. No discernible scent though.
06-10-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,855
Posted By jon c.

We have a few blocks of protected lanes on a few...

We have a few blocks of protected lanes on a few downtown streets. It just occurred to me they were put in around the time the bike share rental racks appeared all around that area. I haven't seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,701
Posted By jon c.

Could be a case of Lebon.

Could be a case of Lebon.
06-06-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,620
Posted By jon c.

for some reason this does not worry me

for some reason this does not worry me
06-03-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,620
Posted By jon c.

Many would consider that a feature rather than a...

Many would consider that a feature rather than a flaw.
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By jon c.

Pix always help, but it's unlikely to be of any...

Pix always help, but it's unlikely to be of any value. Low end to begin with and age hasn't conferred additional value.
06-03-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,051
Posted By jon c.

Riding takes time. So does golf. I can...

Riding takes time. So does golf. I can understand why my wife wants me to spend more time with her. It seems to me the real problem is work. If I could just overcome the need for employment,...
06-02-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,620
Posted By jon c.

I don't feel threatened by the prospect. It will...

I don't feel threatened by the prospect. It will be quite a while before the tech is widespread and it will be safer than humans are now.
06-01-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By jon c.

I had it done over a decade ago. I could feel...

I had it done over a decade ago. I could feel it a lot more from time to time in the first five years or so. Rarely feel anything now. It was never really a problem though.
05-30-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By jon c.

I'm not really seeing the advantage of such...

I'm not really seeing the advantage of such technology in the first place. Was there actually a problem this is seeking to solve?
05-26-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,558
Posted By jon c.

A GD jersey is worth saving. White socks are not.

A GD jersey is worth saving. White socks are not.
05-24-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,416
Posted By jon c.

In my area, they cut out a couple of feet off the...

In my area, they cut out a couple of feet off the right edge of the speed bumps so cyclists could avoid them without going into the opposing lane.
05-23-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By jon c.

Who could resist?

Who could resist?
05-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,728
Posted By jon c.

Not how statistics work. A lot of stuff...

Not how statistics work.

A lot of stuff there on home accidents. Nothing that proves your contention.
05-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,728
Posted By jon c.

Do you have a study that supports this claim?

Do you have a study that supports this claim?
05-20-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,011
Posted By jon c.

If it's a per capita figure, "even as population...

If it's a per capita figure, "even as population has grown" seems an odd qualifier.
05-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,048
Posted By jon c.

That was my thought. I certainly wouldn't do it...

That was my thought. I certainly wouldn't do it for pleasure.
05-16-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,178
Posted By jon c.

I'm fortunate to have the opposite. I can leave...

I'm fortunate to have the opposite. I can leave my driveway and ride as far as I want on roads where I may get passed by a car every ten minutes. Occasionally, I have to ride for a few miles on...
05-16-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,178
Posted By jon c.

I prefer the country road. The only rider killed...

I prefer the country road. The only rider killed around here in the last decade was on a very good shoulder on a high speed road. I ride those roads only to get from one country road to another.
05-14-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,898
Posted By jon c.

These days all writing is essentially done to...

These days all writing is essentially done to provide entertainment for the audience and generate clicks for the source. A writer who is able to get a piece reproduced on other social media sites is...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,263
Posted By jon c.

We just need to switch fuel sources and mpg will...

We just need to switch fuel sources and mpg will cease to be a problem.
05-11-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,792
Posted By jon c.

I really can't say I've ever noticed that it...

I really can't say I've ever noticed that it makes a difference where I ride. Maybe I'm just lucky to live in a place with cooperative drivers, but I rarely get a close pass regardless of my attire.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,775
Posted By jon c.

The bit about littering was amusing. Otherwise,...

The bit about littering was amusing. Otherwise, it wasn't worth the three minutes. If his delivery is supposed to be humorous, it's lost on me.
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By jon c.

It was the right call, but I was sorry to see it...

It was the right call, but I was sorry to see it happen. I loved the idea of a horse breaking his maiden in a $16K claimer and winning the Derby 5 starts later.
05-06-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,790
Posted By jon c.

gotta have something to do with the saddle

gotta have something to do with the saddle
05-05-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,551
Posted By jon c.

An interesting local alternative: ...

An interesting local alternative:

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/04/innisfil-transit-ride-hailing-bus-public-transportation-uber/588154/
05-05-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,571
Posted By jon c.

I think the South in more rural. You need to get...

I think the South in more rural. You need to get further from the cities in the north to get to truly rural agrarian areas.

Having said that, I have very little trouble with loose dogs. The...
05-05-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By jon c.

I don't ride with a club, but visual observation...

I don't ride with a club, but visual observation of the club riders in my area would lead me to believe the average is mid to late 40s.

I see a lot more people in their 20s on the golf course.
05-04-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,404
Posted By jon c.

My bike is 35 years old. Hope I stay healthy...

My bike is 35 years old. Hope I stay healthy enough to ride it for another 25 years.
05-03-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,122
Posted By jon c.

I'd suggest you try test riding different bikes...

I'd suggest you try test riding different bikes of different styles and see what feels best.

What did you ride in your youth? I had not ridden in decades when I returned to the saddle and...
05-02-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,728
Posted By jon c.

There is enough data to suggest that the new tech...

There is enough data to suggest that the new tech is potentially better and it doesn't really cost much more than I might normally spend in any case. The $30 v. $300 comparison isn't really...
05-02-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,119
Posted By jon c.

If I was a regular commuter, I might consider one...

If I was a regular commuter, I might consider one for that purpose. For recreational riding, I may one day see the need but at just over 60 I'm hoping I've got another 20 years before it's necessary.
05-02-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,981
Posted By jon c.

I'm pretty much the same. Where I ride, I...

I'm pretty much the same. Where I ride, I encounter a lot more animals than people.

With loose dogs, I don't want to surprise them. I don't encounter a lot of them, but when I do I want to see how...
05-01-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By jon c.

Interesting promo

https://ecoact.org/bikemonth/?utm_source=GoodTimes&utm_medium=dedicatedemail&utm_campaign=Bike%20Month
04-30-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,145
Posted By jon c.

I'd probably spend a good bit of them driving out...

I'd probably spend a good bit of them driving out to the country.
04-29-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,551
Posted By jon c.

I find driving more comfortable and generally...

I find driving more comfortable and generally enjoy it. Faster than a bus and no need to travel on their schedule. And you have transportation when you arrive at your destination. The privacy is...
04-29-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,261
Posted By jon c.

I always use a name I can remember.

I always use a name I can remember.
04-29-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,440
Posted By jon c.

Last year I had a raccoon run alongside sort of...

Last year I had a raccoon run alongside sort of barking as if he were a dog.
04-29-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,423
Posted By jon c.

I've suffered with leg cramps at night for years....

I've suffered with leg cramps at night for years. Never found a doctor who offered much more than the advice given here on maintaining hydration and possibly trying stretching exercises.

Good...
04-29-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,897
Posted By jon c.

Sounds like a wonderful project and I wouldn't...

Sounds like a wonderful project and I wouldn't worry about the blue lights.

The multi-colored spoke light arrays include blue. Never heard of a problem with those.
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