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08-23-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,694
Posted By JoeyBike

Happens every day where I live. Very far from...

Happens every day where I live. Very far from absurd for sure. Everyone speeds. Many are not paying attention to driving while they are speeding and tailgating. And drunk or high. I should bike in...
08-23-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,229
Posted By JoeyBike

I just want some exercise. I don't need to get...

I just want some exercise. I don't need to get anywhere most of the time. Also, controlling what I do is EASY. Controlling the rest of the world is nearly impossible or at the very least extremely...
08-23-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,694
Posted By JoeyBike

That's it in a nutshell. Denial does not change...

That's it in a nutshell. Denial does not change the facts.
08-23-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,694
Posted By JoeyBike

So how does my 20 lb road bike (that I sold) and...

So how does my 20 lb road bike (that I sold) and my 150 lb soft pink body (that has a nice golden summer tan now) KEEP cars from passing me? The whole problem is that I don't trust their judgement or...
08-23-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,229
Posted By JoeyBike

Bad driving is THE norm. So the cyclist who...

Bad driving is THE norm. So the cyclist who abandons the road in favor of an indoor trainer has solved the problem by TAKING ACTION and not depending on the entire world to adjust themselves to...
08-23-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,694
Posted By JoeyBike

The car directly behind you MIGHT not pass, but...

The car directly behind you MIGHT not pass, but when they do the car tailgating them will have no time to react to the sudden appearance of a cyclist in the middle of the road after the first car...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By JoeyBike

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08-22-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,694
Posted By JoeyBike

:injured:

:injured:
08-22-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,229
Posted By JoeyBike

Such a simple solution. Limit your exposure to...

Such a simple solution. Limit your exposure to the sharks in the water. Swim in the pool, not the ocean. So easy. :thumb:
...
08-22-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By JoeyBike

There are unlimited choices in tires with raised...

There are unlimited choices in tires with raised slick centers. Pump them up firm - you have a "road" bike. Bleed some air out so the tire flattens out a bit to engage the knobbys - you have a...
08-10-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,905
Posted By JoeyBike

You are scared because you are not all wrapped up...

You are scared because you are not all wrapped up in denial like many here. You see a potential problem, think about it without bias, and make your choices. This is normal human problem solving....
08-05-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By JoeyBike

IMO, the answer was the Geo Metro, and other cars...

IMO, the answer was the Geo Metro, and other cars like it. But we opted for SUVs and monster trucks instead. Burning gasoline in a small, light, fuel efficient car is an extremely efficient way to...
07-30-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By JoeyBike

I have no issues with anyone who is currently...

I have no issues with anyone who is currently LCF, was LCF at one time, wants to be LCF and in search of advice, is car-light, rents cars, owns cars they rarely drive, or in any way somewhat...
07-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,539
Posted By JoeyBike

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.
07-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,539
Posted By JoeyBike

Do you have a classification for people who are...

Do you have a classification for people who are not car-free and never have been since pre-puberty, yet they hang out in a car-free forum and pass judgement on a topic they know nothing about except...
07-13-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,539
Posted By JoeyBike

If I WANT a car, I rent one. If I NEED a car in...

If I WANT a car, I rent one. If I NEED a car in an emergency I gotta catch a taxi or if I am lucky I can use her car. Since it is not my car, I can not count on it and my wife has her own life and is...
07-13-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By JoeyBike

I use Maxxis HookWorm tires on my utility...

I use Maxxis HookWorm tires on my utility trailer. More puncture protection can be found in Schwalbe Marathon tires.
07-13-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,812
Posted By JoeyBike

That is so kind man! Thanks. Looks like some rain...

That is so kind man! Thanks. Looks like some rain might be heading your way. I think we dodged the bullet in NOLA, at least so far. Tree debris will be an issue for a while so I will be back on the...
07-13-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,539
Posted By JoeyBike

He sure will fit right in here! I used to...

He sure will fit right in here!

I used to rent as many as a dozen or more cars every year, but I have not OWNED a car since 1989. I take a taxi now and then as well. My wife of 25 years has always...
07-07-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,812
Posted By JoeyBike

18 days without riding a bicycle. Next three look...

18 days without riding a bicycle. Next three look good enough weather to skate to work so I may break 20 days.

I mostly commute on a longboard. Sometimes roller skates. Seldom on a bike. Likely...
07-06-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

I have not owned blue jeans since the '80s....

I have not owned blue jeans since the '80s. Recently I changed jobs and need 4 pair (at least) so I picked them up at American Eagle Outfitters. I always hated the stiffness of jeans and cycling in...
07-01-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,812
Posted By JoeyBike

This is how my first full month panned out: ...

This is how my first full month panned out:

(All mileage includes my commute, some extra skate miles, and errands)
...
06-28-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,948
Posted By JoeyBike

I wish all of the fad following ne'er-do-wells...

I wish all of the fad following ne'er-do-wells would have just eaten a whole tub of Tide pods and gotten their misery over with.
06-26-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,539
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, that is a good one!

Yeah, that is a good one!
06-26-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 27,615
Posted By JoeyBike

It has been nearly one week since I rode a bike....

It has been nearly one week since I rode a bike. The weather has been good enough to skate to work.
06-24-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,766
Posted By JoeyBike

Back in the day when I did such things I just...

Back in the day when I did such things I just showed up at the local meeting place with a Yakima rack attachment for my road bike, and a pocket full of gas money. I never failed to find someone with...
06-23-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,397
Posted By JoeyBike

I have always needed some form of destination....

I have always needed some form of destination. Even if it was four states away! :thumb:

These days my average daily bike ride is about 2 miles. 1 mile to work, 1 back home. Grocery - 1 mile each...
06-23-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,812
Posted By JoeyBike

Ha! Thanks for the suggestion. That was new when...

Ha! Thanks for the suggestion. That was new when I was young. Brings back mostly good memories. Time to make some more good ones too!

Cheers
06-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,143
Posted By JoeyBike

Pickup truck vs motorcycles - crash that killed 7

I couldn't help thinking of you guys here at A&S when I saw this headline. If motorists can't see a dozen Harley Davidsons...Be careful out there! Cheers!
...
06-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,796
Posted By JoeyBike

I still reserve the right to troll the trolls...

I still reserve the right to troll the trolls here. I was responding to I Like To Bike's goofy post.

Currently I am maxing out at 2 miles of cycling per day, one or two days a week. And about the...
06-18-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,976
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: 108
Views: 7,796
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: 108
Views: 7,796
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: 46
Views: 6,539
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: 23
Views: 3,812
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: 9
Views: 3,160
Posted By JoeyBike

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

That is mine. Old school Bikes at Work.

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06-05-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,160
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: 125
Views: 8,584
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: 125
Views: 8,584
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: 23
Views: 3,812
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: 125
Views: 8,584
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: 10,343
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: 10,848
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: 10,848
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: 10,848
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: 8,441
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: 451
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: 10,848
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: 451
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: 378
Views: 23,320
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.
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