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09-25-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 765
Posted By jon c.

I never find anything of much value. A few tools...

I never find anything of much value. A few tools I kept.

And then there were the kittens. My wife spotted them riding at night. I was further out in the road and never would have seen those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By jon c.

The lesson here is that no matter how clearly in...

The lesson here is that no matter how clearly in the wrong a driver is, the driver will believe they are in the right. So as cyclists we need to assume drivers might pull out in front of us at any...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 503
Posted By jon c.

I think Little Big Man is one of the best films...

I think Little Big Man is one of the best films of my lifetime. But I've only watched it couple of times as I really find it too emotionally powerful to watch.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By jon c.

I've had somewhat similar thoughts. I got back...

I've had somewhat similar thoughts. I got back into riding 8 or 10 years ago after a long absence and at no point encountered any marketing I wasn't seeking out.

Most of what I now know about...
09-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,040
Posted By jon c.

People do it to me frequently. I've had cops do...

People do it to me frequently. I've had cops do it. So I wave and go.

I wish they'd just follow standard right of way convention, but they're trying to be nice and there's a shortage of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,264
Posted By jon c.

I always wear gloves because I've always worn...

I always wear gloves because I've always worn them.

I never noticed how many other riders wear them so I have no idea how common they are around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,927
Posted By jon c.

I pump to 115 psi on 25 mm tires. But I'm lazy...

I pump to 115 psi on 25 mm tires. But I'm lazy so I don't pump before every ride. Sometimes they get down to 85 before I pump them up. I can't say I notice a lot of difference +/- 20 pounds. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 630
Posted By jon c.

It helped that back in the day I was much...

It helped that back in the day I was much younger.

I started riding again about 8 years ago after a break of 30+ years. I've often wondered what the gearing was on the bike I rode when I was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 630
Posted By jon c.

I have no advice, but I sympathize. I just...

I have no advice, but I sympathize. I just bought a bike with with a similar set up. And a 144 BCD crank, so I can't put anything smaller than 42 on the front. I have mostly rollers (this part of...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,275
Posted By jon c.

We remodeled 10 years ago. I've had to flush the...

We remodeled 10 years ago. I've had to flush the low flow toilet twice maybe half a dozen times in that period. And the upside is the 'new' toilet tank takes exactly one Tidy Cats plastic jug of...
09-08-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By jon c.

The selection on my local CL seemed to be drying...

The selection on my local CL seemed to be drying up well before Covid. I saw a lot more promising offerings 5 years ago than I did a year ago. All Covid did was raise prices a bit on an already...
Forum: Foo
09-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By jon c.

Not a good day for me. I thought Swiss Skydiver...

Not a good day for me. I thought Swiss Skydiver would get past Gamine, but never anticipated Shedaresthedevil.

Monomy Girl put on the performance of the day.

I hope I Tiz the Law can do it...
Forum: Foo
09-04-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By jon c.

I think Gamine is suspect at 9 furlongs. She's...

I think Gamine is suspect at 9 furlongs. She's fast, but can she get the distance?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,304
Posted By jon c.

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins...

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins why that brand was chosen given that the shop is in the shadow of Doak Campell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,304
Posted By jon c.

I just bought a "new" (vintage) bike. Very...

I just bought a "new" (vintage) bike. Very different ride from my usual bike. Which has Pasela Panaracers. The new one has Gatorskins. I have no idea how much of the ride difference is the bike...
Forum: Foo
09-01-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,593
Posted By jon c.

Are you putting peanuts in there?

Are you putting peanuts in there?
09-01-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By jon c.

at that price, I wish I needed it

at that price, I wish I needed it
08-29-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,144
Posted By jon c.

Just bought a bike signed by Orthon Oschner.

Just bought a bike signed by Orthon Oschner.
08-28-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,599
Posted By jon c.

Human society could not function without such...

Human society could not function without such collective decisions.
08-27-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,136
Posted By jon c.

How many times are you going to turn 60? ...

How many times are you going to turn 60?

It's a milestone that should be celebrated.
Forum: Introductions
08-27-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By jon c.

Welcome to BF. I also grew up in Rochester. ...

Welcome to BF. I also grew up in Rochester. Nice place in the summer.
08-27-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By jon c.

No, I still get started an hour after whatever...

No, I still get started an hour after whatever time I planned to start.
08-26-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By jon c.

I like the lightweight 8 panel ...

I like the lightweight 8 panel

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html
08-24-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By jon c.

I'm a fan of Aerotech. I realize that when I'm...

I'm a fan of Aerotech. I realize that when I'm taking a short ride with my wife, I'll wear some other brand. On a longer ride I always wear a pair of Aerotechs.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,300
Posted By jon c.

I wait in line in the center of the lane like a...

I wait in line in the center of the lane like a car.

But I don't live in CA.
08-18-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,289
Posted By jon c.

If you like the bike, it's worth the cost. The...

If you like the bike, it's worth the cost. The used bike market is tough these days and you aren't likely to find another used bike that you actually like at the same price. Most used bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By jon c.

I'm riding a 30 year old bike and hopefully have...

I'm riding a 30 year old bike and hopefully have another 25 years of riding left in me. I have no fear that parts will become unavailable in that time. A given manufacturer may end their line, but...
08-13-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,004
Posted By jon c.

Modern lighting IMO is the most fantastic...

Modern lighting IMO is the most fantastic advancement in biking.

Otherwise, I'm plenty happy with 7 speeds and DT shifters. Modern tech might be a hair better, but I don't race and I'm not that...
08-11-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,984
Posted By jon c.

If you like it and you can afford it, go for it. ...

If you like it and you can afford it, go for it. It's supposed to be fun and if you feel like a nice bike will give you enjoyment, why not? A bike lasts a long, long time so the cost per mile over...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,149
Posted By jon c.

You need to go older than that. I've passed that...

You need to go older than that. I've passed that age and my only memory of old spice is that my grandfather used it.
08-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By jon c.

Florida has declined some in terms of average...

Florida has declined some in terms of average daily positive rates, but the death rate is not declining. It remains to be seen if that will follow.
08-08-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,110
Posted By jon c.

Having mentioned him before, I note that Herd...

Having mentioned him before, I note that Herd Immunity is running today in the Best Pal (GII) stakes at Del Mar. Post time in about 10 minutes. Currently 12-1 so few anticipate he'll impact the...
08-07-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By jon c.

I've had that problem and in my case it seems to...

I've had that problem and in my case it seems to be related to rotator cuff issues. Stretching exercises have, at least for the time being, greatly reduced the problem.
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 36,316
Posted By jon c.

such social niceties are often modified depending...

such social niceties are often modified depending on location and socio-economic status
08-03-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,787
Posted By jon c.

There is great wisdom in the rules. And as...

There is great wisdom in the rules.

And as the rules are wholly imaginary, you are free to create them to your own standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,029
Posted By jon c.

I doubt I'll ever spend the money to buy Rapha...

I doubt I'll ever spend the money to buy Rapha gear, but can't imagine why anyone would care if others choose to.

Complaining about the phrase on the water bottle is way over the top. Totally...
07-30-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,641
Posted By jon c.

We have very good public compliance here. From...

We have very good public compliance here. From what I see, very close to 100%. But I don't see the private parties and other gatherings. And I don't see the restaurants that effectively become...
07-29-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By jon c.

Having just come off the golf course (walking) on...

Having just come off the golf course (walking) on a very humid day, it doesn't feel like I sweat any less.

I had the same problem when I dropped into the 140s. People constantly asked me if I...
07-29-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By jon c.

I could lose 5 or 6 pounds in a couple of hours...

I could lose 5 or 6 pounds in a couple of hours when I weighed 163. Now I weigh about 143 and don't lose more than a pound or so under the same conditions.
07-29-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By jon c.

The sharrows are in the lane in which they are...

The sharrows are in the lane in which they are riding? In that case, they are riding appropriately.
07-29-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By jon c.

"Padding" isn't really intended to pad as much as...

"Padding" isn't really intended to pad as much as to absorb moisture. I've found that more padding is less comfortable for me. AeroTech shorts are my preferred brand. Good comfort at a...
07-28-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By jon c.

I haven't really seen an increase here. In the...

I haven't really seen an increase here. In the first few weeks of working from home there was a small number of folks who had obviously brushed the dust off an old bike in the garage and taken it...
07-23-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,477
Posted By jon c.

This was common advice 50 years ago. It is much...

This was common advice 50 years ago. It is much less effective now as the majority of cars where I live have enough tint on the windows that you often can't do this.

Personally, I would never...
07-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By jon c.

Probably goes against conventional wisdom, but...

Probably goes against conventional wisdom, but when I returned to riding I found my wrists did much better with drop bars. I hadn't ridden in decades and started with a flat bar hybrid. My wrists...
07-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,655
Posted By jon c.

That's in part because the people making the most...

That's in part because the people making the most money out of the health care system have nothing to do with providing health care. They often know nothing about health care.

Take Rick Scott...
07-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,734
Posted By jon c.

My first love was a Karen. Haven't seen her in...

My first love was a Karen. Haven't seen her in many decades but I'm quite she isn't of that type. So I always cringe when I hear it.

The "I feel threatened" is a coded way of threatening to...
07-16-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,530
Posted By jon c.

When I was young we rode without lights. Lights...

When I was young we rode without lights. Lights existed, but with old school batteries they didn't last long. So we survived without them.

Now we have fantastic and inexpensive rechargeable...
07-16-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By jon c.

When I was a teen I could ride 100 miles in...

When I was a teen I could ride 100 miles in commando cut offs without a second thought. Bike shorts were the province of racers back then. We scarcely knew they existed. Now, they're readily...
07-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,615
Posted By jon c.

It isn't that fast and you can do it. Once you...

It isn't that fast and you can do it. Once you get out and start riding you will improve fairly quickly and that sort of pace is well within range.

You can find a lot of threads in the...
07-13-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,832
Posted By jon c.

That's a good idea. Wouldn't work for beer...

That's a good idea.

Wouldn't work for beer though. Had an accident many years ago where I landed on my face. I could only drink through a straw for a week and found you just couldn't do it...
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