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07-23-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,230
Posted By jon c.

Area codes these days only indicate where you...

Area codes these days only indicate where you were living when you got the phone. Which could have been 20 years ago. I don't think half the people I know have a local area code on their cell...
07-23-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,713
Posted By jon c.

Living in a place where its often 95 in the...

Living in a place where its often 95 in the summer, I love riding in the heat. But I never go more than 30 or 40 miles. Riding that far in this heat is another matter entirely and would be beyond...
07-21-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,912
Posted By jon c.

I used my left arm for right turns for a long...

I used my left arm for right turns for a long time just because that's what I learned in my youth and old habits die hard.
07-21-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By jon c.

Doesn't seem likely a helmet would have mattered...

Doesn't seem likely a helmet would have mattered there, but I don't think this rises to the level of insanity.
07-21-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By jon c.

There were a lot of bikes rather different frames...

There were a lot of bikes rather different frames under the Technium model name.
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jon c.

Funny to see the northeast sweltering while we're...

Funny to see the northeast sweltering while we're only supposed to be in the low 90s here. Which is a relatively cool summer day for these parts.
07-21-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't think of that first shot as a...

I wouldn't think of that first shot as a "sidewalk."

On a road bike, the expansion joints on cement sidewalks make them unpleasant to ride even if they have little traffic. Asphalt paths are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,649
Posted By jon c.

Could be why there are no fountains. They cost...

Could be why there are no fountains. They cost money to install and maintain and people are no longer willing to pay for things that benefit the commons if they see no personal benefit.
07-20-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By jon c.

As a driver, sidewalk cyclists annoy me. But if ...

As a driver, sidewalk cyclists annoy me. But if it works for the cyclist, I'll get over it. The guys from the work release facility near my office always ride sidewalks.

There are occasions...
07-18-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,498
Posted By jon c.

That's just summer here so it would never occur...

That's just summer here so it would never occur to me that it was 'too hot' to ride. But acclimation makes a difference so those who aren't used to it probably should bring some extra water.
07-17-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By jon c.

I'd have been in the center of the lane at the...

I'd have been in the center of the lane at the light. I move to right after the intersection if it's safe to allow cars to pass. If it's a short distance to the next light, I'll hold the lane. ...
07-16-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,986
Posted By jon c.

I try to position myself in the center of the...

I try to position myself in the center of the lane at all intersections, even if there is a bike lane. If there's a right turner behind me, I'll move forward and further left to allow them to turn.
Replies: 66
Views: 3,267
Posted By jon c.

I'd dispute the charge with the credit card...

I'd dispute the charge with the credit card company. If you can't get the tax refunded, you may be able to return the bike for a full refund.
07-16-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By jon c.

I don't wear reading glasses when riding, so I...

I don't wear reading glasses when riding, so I really couldn't text if I wanted to. I can't make out the words.
07-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By jon c.

That strikes me as an odd use of the term. ...

That strikes me as an odd use of the term. Rather stands the entire concept on its head. But I suppose after a time these nebulous quasi political slights come to mean simply "anything I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By jon c.

I'd agree. I hate flat bars as my hands and...

I'd agree. I hate flat bars as my hands and wrists get sore in a hurry.
07-15-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By jon c.

I don't tell others how to live their lives. ...

I don't tell others how to live their lives. Works for me.
07-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,257
Posted By jon c.

Yes, no problem. Just don't fill it more than...

Yes, no problem. Just don't fill it more than about 80% full to allow for expansion. I don't generally find it necessary as ice works well enough for most rides. But on a long ride in hot weather...
07-14-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By jon c.

As long as I haven't been hit, I am by...

As long as I haven't been hit, I am by definition riding safely.
07-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,705
Posted By jon c.

I can't make it the office by 8 am, so I'm not...

I can't make it the office by 8 am, so I'm not doing it for an event ride. If they ever started an event at 10, I'd consider it. But I like riding alone anyway.

I do end up riding on...
07-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By jon c.

I suppose that depends on what one's definition...

I suppose that depends on what one's definition of "safely" is. It does not appear to me that those lanes are wide enough to have a car and a bicycle within the lane at the same time. It is not...
07-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,592
Posted By jon c.

I started riding when DT was the standard. I...

I started riding when DT was the standard. I still prefer the feeling. It just seems natural to me.
07-13-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By jon c.

that's what I figured

that's what I figured
07-12-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By jon c.

Olivia de Havilland

"If you want to know what Olivia de Havilland did on her 103rd birthday: she rode a bicycle"
...
07-12-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By jon c.

I've never seen evidence of that. Never seen...

I've never seen evidence of that. Never seen stats which would allow us to even determine that. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what it means. The majority of roads I ride have no shoulder or bike...
07-10-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,998
Posted By jon c.

I think you'll find that you increase the miles...

I think you'll find that you increase the miles fairly quickly. When I started riding, 10 was easy. But I was used to walking the golf course so my legs were at least somewhat fit. My wife could...
07-10-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By jon c.

Tires might make a slight difference. Drop bars...

Tires might make a slight difference. Drop bars can make a difference, but not much at those speeds. I don't think there's anything you can do to the bike that would get you more than 1 mph.
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07-09-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,772
Posted By jon c.

That makes sense. I drive on the same roads I...

That makes sense. I drive on the same roads I cycle on. When cyclists have lights and ride in the center of the lane, I see them much sooner. Eliminates surprises. As a driver, I appreciate that so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By jon c.

I have a few different brands, but I realize that...

I have a few different brands, but I realize that I usually wear the aero-techs.

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html
07-06-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 22,734
Posted By jon c.

Are people actually doing that these days? I...

Are people actually doing that these days? I remember a few folks with astro turf "lawns" back in the early 80s, but I thought that practice had been discarded long ago.
07-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,813
Posted By jon c.

I use a bar end mirror. I haven't actually tried...

I use a bar end mirror. I haven't actually tried a helmet mount mirror in 40 years, but I didn't like them then and don't expect that would change.
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By jon c.

UPS may not deliver bikes on Saturday, but they...

UPS may not deliver bikes on Saturday, but they certainly deliver on Saturday. I get cat food deliveries on Saturday regularly.
07-06-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,928
Posted By jon c.

I ride in the lane frequently and always with the...

I ride in the lane frequently and always with the law.

Runners are not a problem anywhere I ride. There's one road with a bike lane where I'll encounter a runner once in a while, but the numbers...
07-06-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By jon c.

Texting while driving is now a primary offense. ...

Texting while driving is now a primary offense. You can still hold and talk on a phone, except in school zones and construction zones.
07-05-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By jon c.

I found I needed stiffer soles to prevent a...

I found I needed stiffer soles to prevent a similar toe issue. I now ride flats with bike shoes sans cleats and it works for me.
07-05-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,325
Posted By jon c.

Because we carry our sidearms on the right.

Because we carry our sidearms on the right.
07-04-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,772
Posted By jon c.

So you're saying there's no need for lights...

So you're saying there's no need for lights because the cars can see you just fine? But even though they see you they're still going to run into you?

Makes perfect sense.
07-03-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By jon c.

He was certainly a major force. I didn't know...

He was certainly a major force. I didn't know about the e-bike foray.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,898
Posted By jon c.

We always patched them as kids. As I recall we...

We always patched them as kids. As I recall we lit the patch on fire briefly on the theory that it helped the seal. I have no idea if it helped.

Now I'm too lazy and I just replace the tube.
07-02-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By jon c.

I've felt what seems like a bit of squirm on them...

I've felt what seems like a bit of squirm on them a few times. Just enough that I'd be a little more cautious if I encountered them in a turn.
07-02-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,373
Posted By jon c.

Not sure people inconveniencing you on a bike...

Not sure people inconveniencing you on a bike path equates to suffering, exploitation and oppression.

When your out in public, you have to put up with other people. Choose empty roads and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,634
Posted By jon c.

Nice work! Drafting faster riders does...

Nice work!

Drafting faster riders does increase your speed by a couple mph. It's the only way I ever do a faster ride.
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,462
Posted By jon c.

I'm opposed to anything the encourages people to...

I'm opposed to anything the encourages people to raise funds for charity at work. I get enough random solicitations by telephone, I shouldn't have to deal with it from real people while at work. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,296
Posted By jon c.

I don't ride in heavy traffic often which makes...

I don't ride in heavy traffic often which makes the rush of adrenaline more fun when I do.
07-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,476
Posted By jon c.

There are more hills in the northern part of...

There are more hills in the northern part of Florida than most folks realize. Not big hills, but a lot of rollers. So even for relatively flat land it averages a bit over 30'/mi on my rides.
...
07-01-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,267
Posted By jon c.

There is a beach community near here with a 17...

There is a beach community near here with a 17 mph speed limit. On a couple of streets they have signs that flash your speed if you exceed that. So you really have to.
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By jon c.

I did know a student a few years ago who used one...

I did know a student a few years ago who used one for commuting until he graduated. They're not good bikes by any standard, but if it's cheap enough ($50 or less) and in good working order it could...
06-29-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,267
Posted By jon c.

I see people pulled over for speeding regularly...

I see people pulled over for speeding regularly and I think in general speed limits are as effective as they need to be. People don't drive within the posted speed limit, but the majority drive...
06-26-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By jon c.

I love heat and can't stand cold. Doesn't bother...

I love heat and can't stand cold. Doesn't bother me riding or golfing, but I have overheated a few times doing yard work.
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By jon c.

Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it
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