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08-17-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By jon c.

It's all relative. Yes, it's more bike than you...

It's all relative. Yes, it's more bike than you "need." But you probably have more car than you need. If cash is tight, a bike for half that money will do you fine. But although it's a nice bike,...
08-17-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By jon c.

Classic & Vintage would be the best place to...

Classic & Vintage would be the best place to start.
08-17-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By jon c.

Nothing new about that. The motion picture code...

Nothing new about that. The motion picture code was instituted back in the 30s in an attempt to ensure the American films were providing "appropriate" social messaging.

Television has been filled...
08-16-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By jon c.

When I returned to saddle after decades away, I...

When I returned to saddle after decades away, I expected I'd have to deal with a lot of dogs as I ride mostly in rural areas. Back in the 70s, rural areas always had a lot of loose dogs. However,...
08-16-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,643
Posted By jon c.

Any thread title with the term 'cagers' belongs...

Any thread title with the term 'cagers' belongs in A & S
08-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By jon c.

Florida is the only state that becomes more...

Florida is the only state that becomes more Southern the further north you go,
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,673
Posted By jon c.

Haven't found the need to filter the well water...

Haven't found the need to filter the well water here. It definitely tastes better than city water.
08-12-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,735
Posted By jon c.

When people yell from a vehicle in passing, it's...

When people yell from a vehicle in passing, it's often hard to hear what they're actually yelling. I didn't know what a guy was yelling toward the end of my ride yesterday. When I got home and saw...
08-10-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,843
Posted By jon c.

I wish my wife would go riding while I was at...

I wish my wife would go riding while I was at work.
08-08-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By jon c.

I'm a fan of these aerotech's: ...

I'm a fan of these aerotech's:

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By jon c.

There are, I'm sure, places where this a problem....

There are, I'm sure, places where this a problem. But it isn't one I encounter. Of course, I don't spend a lot of time writing for audiences I wouldn't be talking to IRL. You have to stay in your...
08-08-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By jon c.

We have few roads with a version of chip seal,...

We have few roads with a version of chip seal, but it's rolled to pretty smooth surface. It stays that way unless there's a lot of truck traffic (logging trucks, generally) in which case it ends...
08-06-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,735
Posted By jon c.

I follow the rules of the road as well. I ride in...

I follow the rules of the road as well. I ride in the lane position that is safest and best under the circumstances, as the rules of the road allow. I don't obstruct traffic, I am traffic.
Forum: Foo
08-05-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,723
Posted By jon c.

I'm still using an old flip phone, but I...

I'm still using an old flip phone, but I understand the next generation of transmission technology will render that useless. I may have to go to a smartphone. Since I only use the phone for phone...
08-05-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,467
Posted By jon c.

never understood the point of these threads. do...

never understood the point of these threads. do what you want, no one cares.
08-03-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,214
Posted By jon c.

That's what I try to remember. Once I'm on the...

That's what I try to remember. Once I'm on the road I'm always happy to be there.

In fact, I need to close this laptop and get on the road.
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,152
Posted By jon c.

We keep looking for earth like planets because...

We keep looking for earth like planets because they could host life as we know it. We're a long way from figuring out how we could even begin to look for life as we don't know it. We can only...
08-03-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,735
Posted By jon c.

Negative interactions with motorists are very...

Negative interactions with motorists are very rare where I ride. But every once in a while I'll get some kind of yelling and it's always from young males. Having been one those myself many years...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-03-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By jon c.

The size of the tire you can use is limited by...

The size of the tire you can use is limited by the clearance at the fork and brake bridge. You can't put fat tires on anything but a fat bike, but you may be able to use a somewhat wider tire and...
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,446
Posted By jon c.

At 11 years old, we were just old enough to wish...

At 11 years old, we were just old enough to wish we could have gone to woodstock. We didn't really get most of music yet, but we knew it was cool. And it was the sheer and unexpected size, and the...
08-02-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,720
Posted By jon c.

I hear about this on bike forums, but I've never...

I hear about this on bike forums, but I've never seen it myself. And that isn't the situation in the case under discussion.



It only takes a second to let one car go first, but in urban...
08-02-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By jon c.

Too much pressure on the hands. They should not...

Too much pressure on the hands. They should not be supporting your weight. Try to keep your elbows bent to reduce the pressure. Keep your grip light and try to change hand positions often.
08-02-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,951
Posted By jon c.

Assuming any of this is effective, I wonder if...

Assuming any of this is effective, I wonder if the CBD cream is more or less effective than the creams with THC.
08-01-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By jon c.

My reaction was the opposite. I thought "that...

My reaction was the opposite. I thought "that looks easy", but after 15 seconds or so it became much more difficult to hold the position.
08-01-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By jon c.

I don't think the technology has yet been proven...

I don't think the technology has yet been proven to that degree.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,147
Posted By jon c.

I never find much of anything. I see many...

I never find much of anything. I see many articles of clothing, which is always a bit of a puzzle. A wallet I would attempt to return, a wad of cash I would keep.
07-31-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By jon c.

Or have fun and take your chances. One way or...

Or have fun and take your chances. One way or the other, you'll never get out of this world alive.
07-31-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,687
Posted By jon c.

Best wishes for a swift recovery.

Best wishes for a swift recovery.
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By jon c.

Hard to tell without pix, but if the Technium is...

Hard to tell without pix, but if the Technium is in good shape that should bring $100 in most markets.
07-25-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,230
Posted By jon c.

Must be down south. Up here in the panhandle we...

Must be down south. Up here in the panhandle we scarcely have sidewalks.
07-25-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,438
Posted By jon c.

As an admittedly unschooled fan, it seems as...

As an admittedly unschooled fan, it seems as though Ineos isn't the dominant force Sky was, but that may not be a function of the change in sponsors. In any case, it's a lot more fun this year with...
07-24-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By jon c.

Wow

Wow
07-23-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,636
Posted By jon c.

I ride because it makes me smile.

I ride because it makes me smile.
07-23-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
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: 88
Views: 4,087
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: 79
Views: 3,580
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: 21
Views: 1,779
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: 24
Views: 745
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: 11
Views: 1,245
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: 110
Views: 5,230
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: 102
Views: 4,335
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: 110
Views: 5,230
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: 123
Views: 10,769
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: 54
Views: 3,720
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: 38
Views: 3,372
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: 68
Views: 5,589
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: 1,094
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: 28
Views: 2,228
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: 567
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: 28
Views: 2,228
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.
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