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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By jon c.

Based strictly on the published report, it seems...

Based strictly on the published report, it seems like an extreme over-reaction.
10-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,299
Posted By jon c.

We don't have a lot of sharrows, but they seem to...

We don't have a lot of sharrows, but they seem to help a bit on the roads where they exist. The roads where I encounter them are single lane roads where the intent in part is to slow down auto...
10-14-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,453
Posted By jon c.

I'm not sure why people make 20 minute videos to...

I'm not sure why people make 20 minute videos to convey something I could read in print in a couple of minutes.

Interested enough to click on the topic, but not enough to invest that much time.
...
10-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,343
Posted By jon c.

Mosaic debuted in 93.

Mosaic debuted in 93.
10-14-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By jon c.

Based on one post regarding a problem in one...

Based on one post regarding a problem in one community?

Homelessness exists everywhere. It is not unique to the US. And there is no reason to think it is generally a problem wrt the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,834
Posted By jon c.

I have no problem with people riding motorized...

I have no problem with people riding motorized bicycles. The notion that they are something other than motorized transport strikes me as a bit quizzical.
10-10-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By jon c.

First one I've ever seen. I'd think there would...

First one I've ever seen. I'd think there would be a bit of learning curve in riding that.
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By jon c.

I lived in Austin for a time many years ago. And...

I lived in Austin for a time many years ago. And I work for a large university, so I'm all about diversity.

But not owning a weed eater and a chainsaw? I have trouble wrapping my head around that...
10-07-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By jon c.

We used to have the cops show up and confiscate...

We used to have the cops show up and confiscate our whiffle ball equipment if we were playing in the street, but they never appeared with that level of force.

Difficult to view the kids pictured...
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 439
Posted By jon c.

I thought all homes now had street addresses to...

I thought all homes now had street addresses to facilitate 911 response. But apparently that varies by locality. In my rural area, even the private dirt roads were given names and all houses were...
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,177
Posted By jon c.

Our society has changed a lot since that song was...

Our society has changed a lot since that song was written. At the time, middle America loved the free spirited character described.

Now you can't legally push a broom for 2 hours without first...
10-07-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,477
Posted By jon c.

Don't know if the qualifies as wacky, but it...

Don't know if the qualifies as wacky, but it leaves me scratching my head.

The link is an example from a single ostensibly private seller who for weeks has always had a dozen or more active ads...
10-03-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By jon c.

In my experience, that was true in the 60s but by...

In my experience, that was true in the 60s but by the early 70s we wanted imported ten speeds. We knew very little about anything (I thought my Raleigh Record was a pretty fine racing bike), but we...
10-01-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,282
Posted By jon c.

Anti-lock brakes are a wonderful innovation.

Anti-lock brakes are a wonderful innovation.
09-29-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By jon c.

As others have suggested, you would be much...

As others have suggested, you would be much better off buying a good used bike. You can't count on getting back more than half of what you paid for a new bike.
Forum: Foo
09-28-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,177
Posted By jon c.

It would be interesting to see what the standards...

It would be interesting to see what the standards are in 50 years.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,391
Posted By jon c.

My night riding is in rural areas and I run the...

My night riding is in rural areas and I run the front light on solid after dark as drivers find the blinking to be annoying. I run blinking lights at the rear, but they're relatively low power. The...
09-26-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By jon c.

I believe there's a bit of semantic argument in...

I believe there's a bit of semantic argument in that "bike sharing" doesn't actually involve sharing anything. It's just another form of bike rental.

The "sharing" terminology was borrowed from...
09-26-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,028
Posted By jon c.

Similarly, it is easy to say that extant...

Similarly, it is easy to say that extant technology doesn't even exist.
Forum: Introductions
09-25-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By jon c.

nice looking ride

nice looking ride
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,243
Posted By jon c.

keep the bike, get new people

keep the bike, get new people
09-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,382
Posted By jon c.

They're the worst.

They're the worst.
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By jon c.

I'd never pay that for bike with stem shifters,...

I'd never pay that for bike with stem shifters, but I'm strongly biased against them.

More objectively, if you don't mind them it's a bit overpriced but would be a solid bike for the intended...
09-22-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,200
Posted By jon c.

Cooler here today in the low 90s, but it's...

Cooler here today in the low 90s, but it's getting back near 100 next week. It will be a record warm September. Hasn't rained all month either.
09-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,028
Posted By jon c.

No bike lane should ever be in a door zone. ...

No bike lane should ever be in a door zone. Much better to have no bike lane.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,672
Posted By jon c.

I've never used it. But doing mostly rural...

I've never used it. But doing mostly rural riding myself, I might think it would be disconcerting to know how fast some of the drivers are going.
08-31-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,116
Posted By jon c.

Where I live, it's not an issue in the fall. But...

Where I live, it's not an issue in the fall. But we still have winter and I wear tights when it's cold. No problem wearing them on a bike.

On days when it's too cold for biking, I wear them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,951
Posted By jon c.

Using IQ data to arrive at such a claim serves as...

Using IQ data to arrive at such a claim serves as evidence that the assertion is false.
08-29-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,976
Posted By jon c.

I'm glad I've been able to spend most of my life...

I'm glad I've been able to spend most of my life in a world where we weren't on camera at all times to capture any violations and where citizens weren't running around trying to prosecute each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,951
Posted By jon c.

Sunday I encountered 4 different people cutting...

Sunday I encountered 4 different people cutting grass by the roadside on riding mowers. All four of them turned away from the road and cut the engine as I approached. Near the end of the ride, I...
Forum: Touring
08-28-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,213
Posted By jon c.

I think one way car rental is likely the best...

I think one way car rental is likely the best option.

If you happen to work for the State or University (as so many do in Tallahassee), you can use the State contract with Emerald which has no...
08-25-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,981
Posted By jon c.

Sounds like the courteous thing to do. I find...

Sounds like the courteous thing to do. I find drivers appreciate it when you do what you can to keep things moving.
08-25-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,078
Posted By jon c.

There are still a lot of areas in my city that...

There are still a lot of areas in my city that need sidewalks before they add bike lanes.
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,720
Posted By jon c.

I see a lot of solo female tourists come through...

I see a lot of solo female tourists come through on my regular route.

And although I understand the fear, crime rates have actually declined since our youth.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,830
Posted By jon c.

Or they decide to replace you with someone...

Or they decide to replace you with someone younger and cheaper.
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,910
Posted By jon c.

I read them and look for ones that may address...

I read them and look for ones that may address points of interest specific to me. I don't 'trust' them, but find them of some value.
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,574
Posted By jon c.

We used to have a local who rode in nothing but a...

We used to have a local who rode in nothing but a day glo thong. A rather overweight middle aged guy, it wasn't an especially pretty sight.
08-20-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,431
Posted By jon c.

No, you don't. You didn't need to start in the...

No, you don't. You didn't need to start in the first place. There are places online that welcome such inane political polemics, but this is not one of them.

Avoiding politics on BF is a simple...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,645
Posted By jon c.

Pure covers a lot of ground. Pure what?

Pure covers a lot of ground.

Pure what?
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By jon c.

body glide also makes a product called cycle...

body glide also makes a product called cycle glide, which has worked well for me. Not sure what the difference is.
08-18-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,036
Posted By jon c.

I go through stop signs at full speed to maintain...

I go through stop signs at full speed to maintain momentum, but I would not sacrifice safety do do so.
08-17-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,484
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: 258
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: 27
Views: 3,188
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: 18
Views: 2,301
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: 136
Views: 13,368
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: 76
Views: 7,431
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: 94
Views: 4,450
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: 230
Views: 20,496
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: 3,987
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.
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