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Forum: Commuting
10-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 52,478
Posted By Joe Bikerider

California Bay Laurel Umbellularia californica

California Bay Laurel
Umbellularia californica
10-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,680
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve loved riding for a lot of reasons over the...

Iíve loved riding for a lot of reasons over the years. Today was pretty special. I was out on a regular route and had brought a book to drop off at a ďlittle libraryĒ on the way. I was putting the...
09-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,381
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice....

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice. After about a week off, itís time to get going! Now I need to remember we do still have that nasty virus all around.
Forum: Foo
09-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 815
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I become King of the World, anytime a...

When I become King of the World, anytime a building was sold it would include verified drawings of all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and structural. Elect me! How many million hours of redo are spent...
09-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of...

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of small businesses are going under, but how did they start in the first place. If there is an empty store will it sit forever? Maybe in the wrong place...
09-01-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You have all missed the point. By the time a...

You have all missed the point. By the time a child becomes a teenager he/she has consumed thousands of hours of advertising telling them that cars are: fast, beautiful, sexy, convenient, loud, and...
09-01-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Mules on the MUP

Unusual encounter this morning on the CC Canal trail. I passed a mowing machine, normal at this time of year, and came across a man leading two mules. One with a saddle and the other carrying some...
08-31-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,281
Posted By Joe Bikerider

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I was taking the bike out from the garage and...
08-08-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria...

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria preventive treatment in about 1974. When I was sent to west africa in Ď74 I was given a bottle of once a week pills. I took one every Sunday (easy to keep...
08-07-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I...

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I am guilty. I object to the current situation where so many vans are driving dangerously up and down my street. Thatís the street that myself and...
07-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,764
Posted By Joe Bikerider

In answer to the original question, my daughter...

In answer to the original question, my daughter the MD, just quit. Sheís much happier now and her son is too. Iím not sure what her future plans are. Sometimes stepping back for a while is good.
07-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This is what I ride ...

This is what I ride

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8

low maintenance and just jump on and go. Good luck.

ed: the same maker also has other gearing available for the same...
07-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Good suggestion. I used to have one of those...

Good suggestion. I used to have one of those valve caps that had the prongs on it for just this occasion. It sat on my garage desk in the little spot under the monitor. Lots of little nuts and...
07-08-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My daughters fancy BMW 3something has a front...

My daughters fancy BMW 3something has a front tire that leaks just a little bit. About every two weeks it starts complaining about low tire. I just apply my Serfas floor pump to it for a few minutes...
07-05-20, 11:44 AM
07-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,120
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yes, daytime. I am objecting to the excessively...

Yes, daytime. I am objecting to the excessively bright lights in the daytime.
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,120
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in...

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in my eyes? Yes, we maybe didnít crash but did you notice me turning my head away from your rude display? I guess you think thatís my problem. Sigh.
07-02-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike...

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike in the door.
07-02-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By Joe Bikerider

See rule number 1.

See rule number 1.
07-01-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Re: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. ...

Re: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
I canít help but jump in here. When I was teaching Math in the Peace Corps (Ghana, 1974-77) I picked this book up somewhere and really enjoyed reading...
07-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How to get a flat tire

This morning I was out on one of my morning rides, later these days to avoid the MUP crowds. I stopped on the way back at Walden Park since I knew there would be a picknick table in the shade there....
06-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My local roundabout (aka traffic circle). ...

My local roundabout (aka traffic circle).


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...
06-04-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bikes in action Zambia

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2020/jun/04/pedal-power-zambias-female-farmers-go-further-by-bike-in-pictures

Something positive in our world. Great to see that girl...
05-29-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Joe Bikerider

seriously?

seriously?
05-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

All our transportation system is above or on the...

All our transportation system is above or on the ground. But we do have some interesting stuff underground. One is the Mokelumne Aqueduct that brings water 90 miles from the Sierra to the SF East...
05-28-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,525
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. When I do then the cars get confused. I...

No. When I do then the cars get confused. I prefer for everyone to act out their chosen roles. Smoother that way.
05-27-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,550
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít really understand people who need to...

I donít really understand people who need to quote a movie to make their point. Iíll tell you this, I never saw Annie Hall and if I had it was long enough ago that I wonít remember it. Please go to...
05-25-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Not Riding Today

Here in the SF Bat Area (east bay) the paths have been jammed. And not much fun. I donít really mind the little kids but throw in some parents and itís too much. Then add some TDF wannabees who just...
05-08-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sounds to me that they are too loose. Properly...

Sounds to me that they are too loose. Properly tightened wheel will stay true for years. Not sure of your capabilities or access to LBS but I would start there.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. My rack came on the bike and while I have...

No. My rack came on the bike and while I have checked the attachments sometimes thatís it.
05-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

While I sit here in the deserted park Iíve been...

While I sit here in the deserted park Iíve been bombarded by these little critters. They get on the table and busily go about their business. This picture is not so bad from a regular old iphone 6s. ...
05-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bridge over the mighty east fork of Grayson...

Bridge over the mighty east fork of Grayson creek.
...
04-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Abuse from a driver

I started writing a carefully reasoned post. I laid out the road configuration etc. But screw it, Iím angry! That SUV driver simply came too close to me around that curve and then started cursing at...
04-01-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,869
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The thing about maintenance is not the actual...

The thing about maintenance is not the actual doing of it, itís the careful inspection that goes along with it. Just cleaning your bike does that too. Iíve been riding since about 1969 and never had...
03-27-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The Gardens at Heather Farm. Weddings are often...

The Gardens at Heather Farm. Weddings are often held here. Gandalf presiding would be appropriate.

...
03-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Joe Bikerider

or like this? ...

or like this?

https://publicbikes.com/collections/diamond/products/public-d8i

good luck
03-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about something like this? ...

How about something like this?

https://linusbike.com/products/roadster-7i

7 speed internal gear, very solid. Search around if they have a dealer near you.
03-25-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And itís not just speeding, Iíve observed much...

And itís not just speeding, Iíve observed much more drivers ignoring stop lights and signs. At the end of my street is a three way intersection with stop signs in all directions. Last week I was...
03-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am out on my ride right now. Weather is great,...

I am out on my ride right now. Weather is great, traffic very light how could I resist? And yes, Iím maintaining social distance.
03-17-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,551
Posted By Joe Bikerider

ďSpain has band bicyclingď the trombone...

ďSpain has band bicyclingď

the trombone players must be fun to watch!
03-16-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,622
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I never thought I would need to be a lawyer to go...

I never thought I would need to be a lawyer to go for a ride. Should I printout a list of valid reasons? Will anybody care? Iím 68 years old and riding is very important to me since I was a kid. I...
03-16-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím here in the east bay I will go for a ride...

Iím here in the east bay I will go for a ride tomorrow. I need to ride to be healthy. I am 68 years old and if someone questioned me then I have thought about things to say. But mostly itís like: OK...
03-15-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Next mission: dark clouds looming, gonna rain...

Next mission: dark clouds looming, gonna rain soon, with lightning even better. Theme is ďtrouble ahead, trouble behind, and you know that notion just crossed my mindĒ. NO rainbows.
03-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Donít know what kind of tree this is but after...

Donít know what kind of tree this is but after last nightís hard rain it is still showing off. Lots if blossoms on the ground too.

...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,271
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Always get a kick out of this one. ...

Always get a kick out of this one.


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03-06-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,297
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I rode (bike related content) to the library...

I rode (bike related content) to the library yesterday at a normally busy time at it was very empty. Except for my neighbor was there. She thought maybe it was an effect from the virus scare. We...
02-19-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By Joe Bikerider

So I thought I would ask the question on that web...

So I thought I would ask the question on that web site. Got nowhere. Including a 404 when submitting a query. I hereby apologize for all the time and energy wasted by bringing up this issue.
02-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Fountainhead with bicycle and Rivbike cap. ...

Fountainhead with bicycle and Rivbike cap.


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...
02-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sorry.

Sorry.
02-14-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Walnut Creek, California ...

Walnut Creek, California


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