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08-10-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,530
Posted By JoeyBike

You are scared because you are not all wrapped up...

You are scared because you are not all wrapped up in denial like many here. You see a potential problem, think about it without bias, and make your choices. This is normal human problem solving....
08-05-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By JoeyBike

IMO, the answer was the Geo Metro, and other cars...

IMO, the answer was the Geo Metro, and other cars like it. But we opted for SUVs and monster trucks instead. Burning gasoline in a small, light, fuel efficient car is an extremely efficient way to...
07-30-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By JoeyBike

I have no issues with anyone who is currently...

I have no issues with anyone who is currently LCF, was LCF at one time, wants to be LCF and in search of advice, is car-light, rents cars, owns cars they rarely drive, or in any way somewhat...
07-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,284
Posted By JoeyBike

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.
07-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,284
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: 6,284
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: 473
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: 3,764
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: 6,284
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: 3,764
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: 19
Views: 1,533
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: 3,764
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: 32
Views: 3,667
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: 6,284
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, that is a good one!

Yeah, that is a good one!
06-26-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 27,216
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: 86
Views: 10,630
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: 3,249
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: 3,764
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: 2,106
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: 108
Views: 7,701
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: 19,803
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: 108
Views: 7,701
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: 108
Views: 7,701
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: 6,284
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: 3,764
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: 9
Views: 3,001
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: 9
Views: 3,001
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: 113
Views: 7,643
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: 113
Views: 7,643
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: 3,764
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: 113
Views: 7,643
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: 10,232
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 8,406
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: 451
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: 10,770
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: 451
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: 378
Views: 23,232
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 378
Views: 23,232
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 10,770
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: 378
Views: 23,232
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: 5,830
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...
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