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07-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,094
Posted By JoeyBike

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.
07-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,094
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: 5,094
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: 278
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: 3,539
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: 5,094
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: 3,539
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: 12
Views: 1,177
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: 3,539
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: 30
Views: 2,211
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: 5,094
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, that is a good one!

Yeah, that is a good one!
06-26-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 26,340
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: 87
Views: 10,344
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: 2,490
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: 3,539
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: 1,614
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: 109
Views: 7,126
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: 18,099
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: 109
Views: 7,126
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: 109
Views: 7,126
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: 5,094
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: 3,539
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: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By JoeyBike

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

That is mine. Old school Bikes at Work.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x219/bicycle_trailer_005_2466b76c81dd57d473ef8ce209bee120ca0088c6.jpg...
06-05-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
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: 104
Views: 6,448
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: 104
Views: 6,448
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: 3,539
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: 104
Views: 6,448
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: 9,837
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: 10,566
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: 10,566
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: 10,566
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: 8,090
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: 434
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: 10,566
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: 434
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: 380
Views: 22,507
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.
...
05-18-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

Fair question, not a bother. Almost anyplace...

Fair question, not a bother.

Almost anyplace I can think of that is away from traffic makes for great skating. So I prefer to do that. However, weather and other factors may push me towards a...
05-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

:foo: There is an entire BF thread dedicated...

:foo:

There is an entire BF thread dedicated to the definition of "recreational cyclist" HERE (https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/22475-how-do-you-define-recreational-cyclist.html).
...
05-16-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

From my OP: The whole story is that I...

From my OP:



The whole story is that I had to drive a car daily for about 6 months in (2014 I think) which allowed me to keep up with auto traffic for long periods. Because of this I noticed...
05-16-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,507
Posted By JoeyBike

It took me ZERO seconds. Because....this was my...

It took me ZERO seconds. Because....this was my first post about it:



God I love quoting myself!
05-15-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

I am not selling any more bikes. I have 3 left. I...

I am not selling any more bikes. I have 3 left. I will still bike to the grocery, dentist, doctors, and at times to work when I have to restock the fridge or haul some work clothes to launder. I...
05-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

I can't remember the last time I had a close call...

I can't remember the last time I had a close call running a red light, which I still most certainly do. I look both ways, then cross when it is safe to do so. You should try it! :thumb:

I wonder...
05-14-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

I rent cars now and then to get up to the 30-mile...

I rent cars now and then to get up to the 30-mile Rail-Trail across our lake (about 40 minutes one way). However, I would prefer the skates or longboard on that Rail-Trail mainly because I just...
05-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

Pretty standard skateboard bushing setup - one on...

Pretty standard skateboard bushing setup - one on each side of the truck hanger. My front and rear trucks are quite different as are most pumping setups. See:...
05-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,507
Posted By JoeyBike

You just made my point PERFECTLY! Thanks! I am...

You just made my point PERFECTLY! Thanks! I am soooooo happy to be away from the bike biz.

$8.88 + 2.65 shipping. Go buy one at Home Depot for 50 cents, I dare you.
...
05-12-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,554
Posted By JoeyBike

Ha! I'm still on Earth! You should think of...

Ha! I'm still on Earth!

You should think of me as your old Hell-raising grandpappy who died of a heart attack in a brothel. Not raising Hell anymore but still looking down in approval on other...
05-11-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,507
Posted By JoeyBike

If you are capable of doing your own...

If you are capable of doing your own bike/car/house/fence/mower/plumbing/appliance repair, why would you ever hire a $$$ technician to do it, other than your lack of time and inclination?

I worked...
05-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

I have a collection of clips from when I was...

I have a collection of clips from when I was running a helmet or handlebar cam all the time.



Sadly, a decent comparison.

Happily my city has, and still is, ramping up cycling infrastructure...
05-10-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,566
Posted By JoeyBike

Wow! Thanks everyone! I knew some people here...

Wow! Thanks everyone! I knew some people here might wonder what happened if I just disappeared so out of politeness I figured a "farewell" was in order after all these years.

For those who don't...
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