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06-18-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,227
Posted By JoeyBike

You want to pay $2000 for a beach cruiser, or...

You want to pay $2000 for a beach cruiser, or $7,000-10,000 for a road bike? You certainly can. Seven Cycles will make you any style of bike right here in the Good Ol' USofA. Custom fit to every wart...
06-18-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,172
Posted By JoeyBike

Remember Critical Mass rides? That certainly...

Remember Critical Mass rides? That certainly endeared all non-cyclists to the "cycling community".

What we all need to remember is that "cyclists" are just PEOPLE. They are nothing special and...
06-18-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,142
Posted By JoeyBike

I have considered all of that! Truth be told,...

I have considered all of that! Truth be told, hanging up the bikes SAVES money. Counseling, vaping, and weed all seem like expensive ways to medicate a problem that you just need to quit and find a...
06-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,142
Posted By JoeyBike

When i was 10-16 years old, (1970s) bikes were...

When i was 10-16 years old, (1970s) bikes were simple, cheap, and lasted forever with some chain lube and air in the tires. Now bikes are so freaking complicated and expensive I don't even want one...
06-16-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By JoeyBike

Just FYI... It would be nice to have a...

Just FYI...

It would be nice to have a safety net of some sort for days where you just don't feel great. I have done it two ways:

1) I had a motorcycle at hand even tho I rarely used it to get...
06-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By JoeyBike

Skateboards have come a long way over the past...

Skateboards have come a long way over the past decade. My wheels are soft and 100mm tall. I can almost enjoy hardpack dirt or grass on it, but stick to smoother streets and paths anyway. Wheels last...
06-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By JoeyBike

That is mine. Old school Bikes at Work. ...

That is mine. Old school Bikes at Work.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x219/bicycle_trailer_005_2466b76c81dd57d473ef8ce209bee120ca0088c6.jpg...
06-05-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, it's a tough pill to swallow. My Bikes at...

Yeah, it's a tough pill to swallow. My Bikes at Work trailer is now about 20 years old. Dollar cost averaging makes it seem CHEAP now. The thing will last forever. Longer than you unless it gets...
06-05-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,872
Posted By JoeyBike

Thank your lucky stars she is willing to wear the...

Thank your lucky stars she is willing to wear the ear buds!!
06-03-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,872
Posted By JoeyBike

And their most important sense - that can detect...

And their most important sense - that can detect sounds in 360 - is jammed up with ear buds blaring some Satanic symphony.
06-03-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By JoeyBike

One month into the new job and settling into a...

One month into the new job and settling into a routine. I have not walked to work as much as I thought I would but when I do my afternoon commute becomes a nice, long 5-mile hike sticking to the...
06-03-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,872
Posted By JoeyBike

Is there a minimum speed on this MUP? Just...

Is there a minimum speed on this MUP? Just curious.
06-01-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,104
Posted By JoeyBike

I married an athlete. She is basically a gym rat...

I married an athlete. She is basically a gym rat although we both used to speed skate and play hockey on a mixed-gender team. She does her thing, I do my thing, and we do our things together. We both...
05-31-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

We have more participants than I would have...

We have more participants than I would have believed before I got back into it and looked online for social contacts and other info.



Just like many motorists have no idea what cyclists are...
05-30-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm not going to be rude. If this thread keeps...

I'm not going to be rude. If this thread keeps getting bumped with questions I will answer them when I get time. I still plan to post in Living Car-Free as that is still relevant. Although not much...
05-30-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I live in a swamp surrounded by marshland, lakes,...

I live in a swamp surrounded by marshland, lakes, estuaries, rivers, bayous, canals, and the Gulf of Mexico. Off-road travel better involve something that floats.

For instance:

Lake...
05-26-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,478
Posted By JoeyBike

I tried to have my account deleted more than 10...

I tried to have my account deleted more than 10 years ago. It's like a roach motel here, or the Hotel California. You can check in but you can't check out.

What you CAN do:

1. Just forget you...
05-19-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By JoeyBike

Happy to help. I use Strava to crop out my home...

Happy to help. I use Strava to crop out my home or workplace during commutes when I forget to turn off the GPS a few blocks before arriving to those places. Strava offers a "circle of mystery" to a...
05-19-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

Speed is your friend in sketchy neighborhoods. It...

Speed is your friend in sketchy neighborhoods. It takes time to formulate an ambush. Not much, but you want to be gone before they can act on their impulse.



I used Biopace on my smallest...
05-18-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By JoeyBike

^This. Get a free Strava account. Upload your...

^This. Get a free Strava account. Upload your ride. Go to that workout (as opposed to your home page) and look for the "Edit" button which looks like a pencil icon. Don't go there! To the right of...
05-18-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,382
Posted By JoeyBike

Every bike shop in the world would have that nut...

Every bike shop in the world would have that nut in stock. But I get your point. You could always call the nearest one before you set out anyway, unless you live in an RFD far from the nearest one.
...
05-18-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

Fair question, not a bother. Almost anyplace...

Fair question, not a bother.

Almost anyplace I can think of that is away from traffic makes for great skating. So I prefer to do that. However, weather and other factors may push me towards a...
05-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

:foo: There is an entire BF thread dedicated...

:foo:

There is an entire BF thread dedicated to the definition of "recreational cyclist" HERE (https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/22475-how-do-you-define-recreational-cyclist.html).
...
05-16-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

From my OP: The whole story is that I...

From my OP:



The whole story is that I had to drive a car daily for about 6 months in (2014 I think) which allowed me to keep up with auto traffic for long periods. Because of this I noticed...
05-16-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,382
Posted By JoeyBike

It took me ZERO seconds. Because....this was my...

It took me ZERO seconds. Because....this was my first post about it:



God I love quoting myself!
05-15-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I am not selling any more bikes. I have 3 left. I...

I am not selling any more bikes. I have 3 left. I will still bike to the grocery, dentist, doctors, and at times to work when I have to restock the fridge or haul some work clothes to launder. I...
05-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I can't remember the last time I had a close call...

I can't remember the last time I had a close call running a red light, which I still most certainly do. I look both ways, then cross when it is safe to do so. You should try it! :thumb:

I wonder...
05-14-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I rent cars now and then to get up to the 30-mile...

I rent cars now and then to get up to the 30-mile Rail-Trail across our lake (about 40 minutes one way). However, I would prefer the skates or longboard on that Rail-Trail mainly because I just...
05-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

Pretty standard skateboard bushing setup - one on...

Pretty standard skateboard bushing setup - one on each side of the truck hanger. My front and rear trucks are quite different as are most pumping setups. See:...
05-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,382
Posted By JoeyBike

You just made my point PERFECTLY! Thanks! I am...

You just made my point PERFECTLY! Thanks! I am soooooo happy to be away from the bike biz.

$8.88 + 2.65 shipping. Go buy one at Home Depot for 50 cents, I dare you.
...
05-12-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,167
Posted By JoeyBike

Ha! I'm still on Earth! You should think of...

Ha! I'm still on Earth!

You should think of me as your old Hell-raising grandpappy who died of a heart attack in a brothel. Not raising Hell anymore but still looking down in approval on other...
05-11-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,382
Posted By JoeyBike

If you are capable of doing your own...

If you are capable of doing your own bike/car/house/fence/mower/plumbing/appliance repair, why would you ever hire a $$$ technician to do it, other than your lack of time and inclination?

I worked...
05-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I have a collection of clips from when I was...

I have a collection of clips from when I was running a helmet or handlebar cam all the time.



Sadly, a decent comparison.

Happily my city has, and still is, ramping up cycling infrastructure...
05-10-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

Wow! Thanks everyone! I knew some people here...

Wow! Thanks everyone! I knew some people here might wonder what happened if I just disappeared so out of politeness I figured a "farewell" was in order after all these years.

For those who don't...
05-09-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,175
Posted By JoeyBike

I am no longer a cyclist! Don't miss me too badly.

Over the past 3 years I have gradually given up recreational cycling entirely, sold the road bike and several others, and strictly used my bike for getting to work, doctor visits, grocery, etc. 100%...
05-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By JoeyBike

The new job is a winner. Also, the HR person who...

The new job is a winner. Also, the HR person who worked with me is also car free and WALKS 40 minutes to work (about 2 miles). She used to bike to work but got too freaked out by all of the...
05-04-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,618
Posted By JoeyBike

I have biked through my share of Road...

I have biked through my share of Road Closed/Bridge Out signs/barricades. I tend to avoid them if workers are present but if I can squeeze past on one side or the other I might do it anyway. No one...
05-04-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,369
Posted By JoeyBike

Money drives the market in a capitalistic...

Money drives the market in a capitalistic society. Corporations are not philanthropic beings, unless it is somehow to their advantage at tax time. Women's cycling is certainly not driving the road...
05-03-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,684
Posted By JoeyBike

Yes and no. Motorists were, in my observations,...

Yes and no. Motorists were, in my observations, much more predictable before cell phones. Take it from a guy who waits for nothing on a bicycle. 10 years ago splitting lanes between slow moving...
05-02-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,684
Posted By JoeyBike

Your plan depends on everyone having stunt-man...

Your plan depends on everyone having stunt-man reflexes, pro driving skills/intellect, x-ray vision, and perfect powers of concentration.

We live and move about in a very imperfect world. S*** is...
05-02-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,684
Posted By JoeyBike

I would say you have psychic qualities except...

I would say you have psychic qualities except that 99.99% of all motorists drive too fast, don't pay attention, and don't plan ahead. So you would be correct a vast majority of the times you would...
05-01-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By JoeyBike

Oh yeah. May. Yeah, good for you to ease...

Oh yeah. May.

Yeah, good for you to ease back in. I'm going from the frying pan right into another frying pan but at least it's closer and prettier!
05-01-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By JoeyBike

I start next Tuesday April 7th. One mile from...

I start next Tuesday April 7th. One mile from home through the park. Woohoo!

I will bike/walk/skate two blocks in my hood, and cross one low-speed 4-lane road. Otherwise it's all campus/park lanes...
05-01-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,684
Posted By JoeyBike

This is the second reason i avoid trafficked...

This is the second reason i avoid trafficked roads and highways these days.

1. I don't want the personal risk.

2. I don't want to endanger others.

When things go south out there, only three...
05-01-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By JoeyBike

Reading this usually makes me feel better about...

Reading this usually makes me feel better about knuckleheaded dog owners.

Tehran bans dog walking in public spaces (https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-47041611)


"...the ban...
04-30-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By JoeyBike

Welcome to the club. Google: I took my...

Welcome to the club.

Google:

I took my turn about 4 years ago. Border collie bit me on the rib cage. Big bruise and fang marks. Dog had his shots and was on a normal length leash in the local...
04-28-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 16,167
Posted By JoeyBike

Maybe I am mentally slow but I find just...

Maybe I am mentally slow but I find just navigating traffic takes about 105% of my concentration on a bicycle. If I were looking for ANYTHING ELSE my senses would only be diminished making it more...
04-28-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By JoeyBike

That curvy white line at right is confusing. Why...

That curvy white line at right is confusing. Why the big arc approaching the bike lane? The bike lane is dashed right where the "no parking island" of white paint pinches against it. Especially if a...
04-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,442
Posted By JoeyBike

If you're doing it right you should be much more...

If you're doing it right you should be much more visible/eye catching after dark and from a greater distance.
04-24-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By JoeyBike

Thanks Loren! Still a lot of sugar...

Thanks Loren!




Still a lot of sugar cane farming along Highway 1 with harvest in the Fall. So unless you enjoy cycling on narrow roads covered in "broomstick handles", wait until that phase...
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