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Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
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: 27
Views: 659
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: 32
Views: 1,082
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: 19
Views: 621
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: 65
Views: 2,611
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: 40
Views: 1,127
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: 15
Views: 615
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: 1,575
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: 51
Views: 2,610
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: 163
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: 1,885
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: 1,049
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: 120
Views: 6,985
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: 65
Views: 2,611
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: 87
Views: 2,597
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: 175
Views: 10,687
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: 2,982
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: 48
Views: 3,188
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: 1,200
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: 983
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: 175
Views: 10,687
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: 3,811
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: 126
Views: 9,367
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: 2,304
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: 1,362
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: 175
Views: 10,687
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: 762
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: 5,587
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: 64
Views: 4,340
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: 931
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: 3,046
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: 1,920
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: 1,758
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: 2,526
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: 1,175
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: 1,906
Posted By jon c.

Best wishes for a swift recovery.

Best wishes for a swift recovery.
Replies: 4
Views: 380
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: 5,659
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: 4,696
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: 1,637
Posted By jon c.

Wow

Wow
07-23-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,511
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: 1,491
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: 4,183
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: 3,676
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: 1,971
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: 761
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: 1,481
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: 5,659
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: 4,481
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: 5,659
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...
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