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05-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 943
Posted By jon c.

Respect right of way. Everything else is...

Respect right of way.

Everything else is situational.
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By jon c.

I've had cats that woke me up for breakfast, but...

I've had cats that woke me up for breakfast, but none of the current ones do that. However one of the ferals now spends the night on the screened porch at times. She's never come in the house. ...
05-18-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,779
Posted By jon c.

Depends on the success with a vaccine. Right now...

Depends on the success with a vaccine. Right now I'm not planning on flying or attending concerts any time soon. Of course, there won't be any concerts any time soon. That's an activity I'll...
Forum: Foo
05-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By jon c.

We've been using it for meetings and haven't had...

We've been using it for meetings and haven't had any real problems. It's not always perfect, but always good enough.
05-13-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By jon c.

I haven't seen a real bike used for that purpose....

I haven't seen a real bike used for that purpose. I've seen a few planters made to look like old cruisers, but smaller than the real thing.

Old school buses, toilets and all manner of other...
05-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,302
Posted By jon c.

I was figuring socks that clash with the kit.

I was figuring socks that clash with the kit.
05-06-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By jon c.

"Hippy types" want an urban only world? That's...

"Hippy types" want an urban only world? That's a new one to me. Doesn't seem grounded in any reality with which I'm familiar.

And "riding for political reasons?" That's pretty far out there....
05-06-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By jon c.

I suspect that has more to do with dense...

I suspect that has more to do with dense population in urban areas.
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By jon c.

Looks like a fairly large frame, If it fits and...

Looks like a fairly large frame, If it fits and you like it, the price might be a touch high but it's not unreasonable. Assuming it's in good operating condition.
04-29-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,313
Posted By jon c.

I couldn't agree more. Who needs people with...

I couldn't agree more. Who needs people with decades of education, knowledge and experience? Expertise is vastly over rated. People spend their entire lives intensely studying these complex...
04-23-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By jon c.

Have to admit I chuckled just a little

Have to admit I chuckled just a little
04-23-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,317
Posted By jon c.

Florida is a big state. Up here in the panhandle...

Florida is a big state. Up here in the panhandle I find 99% of drivers to be courteous and accommodating. With countless miles of low traffic rural roads at my doorstep, I doubt I could find a...
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By jon c.

When I hear Viscount I think of the infamous...

When I hear Viscount I think of the infamous death fork.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/lambert.html
04-21-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,046
Posted By jon c.

One might suspect alcohol was involved

One might suspect alcohol was involved
04-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By jon c.

I like the MKS Touring pedals.

I like the MKS Touring pedals.
04-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By jon c.

I thought ad first the ad was from another era. ...

I thought ad first the ad was from another era. Looks like something from the late 70s. But with the Chesney reference it can't be that old.
04-13-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,256
Posted By jon c.

I wear Grateful Dead jerseys and no one yells at...

I wear Grateful Dead jerseys and no one yells at me.

I'm guessing there's no connection.
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By jon c.

Definitely worth the price IMO, but I fear it...

Definitely worth the price IMO, but I fear it might be a little of the small side.
04-10-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,302
Posted By jon c.

Most of my rides are solo, but if not they're...

Most of my rides are solo, but if not they're with my wife. Social distancing is not an issue.

Beaches here are closed. And neighboring counties have close boat launches to non-residents. But...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,649
Posted By jon c.

Not necessary, but I think they're a good idea. ...

Not necessary, but I think they're a good idea. As a driver, I see cyclists much sooner when they have taillights. The super flash type work well under many conditions, but they tend to disappear...
Forum: Touring
04-10-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By jon c.

The city of musical fame is Muscle Shoals,...

The city of musical fame is Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
04-02-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By jon c.

There are many places where bicycles may use the...

There are many places where bicycles may use the full lane. The law effectively provides for that in a lot of urban settings here. But I don't see the problem you suggest actually happening. Is...
03-30-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,821
Posted By jon c.

In the rural area where I live and ride there...

In the rural area where I live and ride there really isn't much difference. There aren't many cars on most days and it doesn't seem there are any fewer now.
Forum: Foo
03-28-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. Santa Anita shut down yesterday. ...

Good luck.

Santa Anita shut down yesterday. GP may not be far behind.
03-24-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,821
Posted By jon c.

I live and ride in a rural area, so I'm not...

I live and ride in a rural area, so I'm not impacted at all. My riding is all solo, but my house is on a great riding road and I'm still seeing group rides pass by. Although I think the numbers...
03-24-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By jon c.

Bollards are used in places where it is expected...

Bollards are used in places where it is expected they'll be mowed down from time to time. If they wanted a wall, they'd build one.
03-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,365
Posted By jon c.

For some reason "This is the end of the world as...

For some reason "This is the end of the world as we know it" keeps running through my head.
03-24-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,406
Posted By jon c.

Americans don't see the value in bicycles for...

Americans don't see the value in bicycles for transportation in the first place. E-bikes are more popular in places where people were already commuting by bike. The choice for many europeans is...
03-19-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,614
Posted By jon c.

Still no boom in these parts. I see a few, but...

Still no boom in these parts. I see a few, but they're still in the 1% range around here.
Forum: Foo
03-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By jon c.

That ought to buff up real nice

That ought to buff up real nice
03-15-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,541
Posted By jon c.

I think the rules are amusing. Not side...

I think the rules are amusing. Not side splitting, but worthy of a chuckle. Although satire is a tough sell these days as a lot of folks seem to take everything seriously.

I avoid Facebook as I...
03-12-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 25,148
Posted By jon c.

It appears there's a fair chance we'll work from...

It appears there's a fair chance we'll work from home for a few weeks, which would find me riding a lot more. But my riding is mostly solo and rural, so nothing else will change.
02-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,898
Posted By jon c.

Rode in upstate NY as a kid and there are a lot...

Rode in upstate NY as a kid and there are a lot of great roads, but I couldn't tolerate winter at this point in my life. So there's no place I'd rather be than north Florida. I can ride for hours...
02-20-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By jon c.

Heard a piece on the radio the other day which...

Heard a piece on the radio the other day which noted that there was a strong correlation between the rise in the number of PhDs awarded in Civil Engineering and the increase in the amount of...
02-17-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,962
Posted By jon c.

I hate riding on sidewalks, but I'll do it for a...

I hate riding on sidewalks, but I'll do it for a block or two in the city when it's convenient. The few places that comes up have sidewalks that seldom have pedestrians. I wouldn't ride on...
02-06-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By jon c.

Felt as if this scene was just put in to fill...

Felt as if this scene was just put in to fill time when I watched this first run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_JPDEHU1ok
01-31-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,015
Posted By jon c.

A pedestrian was killed here yesterday. Student...

A pedestrian was killed here yesterday. Student walking to class at 9 am. Driver ran a red light. The police announced today that appropriate citations would be issued to the driver but no...
01-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,015
Posted By jon c.

It isn't limited to cyclists. If you hurt or...

It isn't limited to cyclists. If you hurt or kill other drivers you are likely to escape serious sanction if it can be written off as an accident. And unless there are drugs, alcohol, or excessive...
Forum: Foo
01-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By jon c.

I thought this thread was gonna be about a Dylan...

I thought this thread was gonna be about a Dylan album
Forum: Foo
01-26-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 985
Posted By jon c.

I've never been inside Disney World or Universal...

I've never been inside Disney World or Universal in Orlando, although I've gone to shows at their adjacent House of Blues and Hard Rock clubs. I have no desire to go into the parks themselves. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,912
Posted By jon c.

I rode centuries when I was young, but since...

I rode centuries when I was young, but since returning to riding in my 50s my longest ride has been about 65 miles.

Normal rides are about 30 miles.

But I'll get out in the evenings for 8 to 10...
01-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By jon c.

Bikes are people too?

Bikes are people too?
01-06-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,208
Posted By jon c.

On the roads I regularly ride, there's one...

On the roads I regularly ride, there's one memorial for a dead cyclist and at least 10 for dead auto drivers. I know it's not a valid comparison but it makes me feel better about my chances...
01-05-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By jon c.

Local "cycling" attorney

Saw an ad during the football game yesterday for a local attorney advertising for bicycling related cases. Well produced for a local ad, it showed the attorney in full kit with his bike saying that...
01-04-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By jon c.

I had a digital exam a year or two back and had...

I had a digital exam a year or two back and had blood drawn half an hour later. My PSA was elevated but when I advised my GP that I had just had the digital, he dismissed the high result as he said...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,364
Posted By jon c.

I can't hold anyone's wheel at the speeds noted...

I can't hold anyone's wheel at the speeds noted above. Most all of my rides are solo and I don't have the drive to press that hard. Occasionally I'll be invited to try and hold a wheel and for me...
12-30-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,864
Posted By jon c.

An odd perspective.

An odd perspective.
12-30-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By jon c.

Agree that it would be fun to try, but who would...

Agree that it would be fun to try, but who would buy one?
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,311
Posted By jon c.

There are a lot of opinions out there. Opinions...

There are a lot of opinions out there. Opinions are not the same as facts.

The rest is irrelevant.

Have a good day.
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,311
Posted By jon c.

That is not a fact. Asserting that your...

That is not a fact. Asserting that your statement is factual does not make it so.
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