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08-13-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Joe Bikerider

School starting this week.

I'm staying home today, because the local high school started today and the lower grades all start tomorrow. No, I'm not worried about too many bike riders. It's their parents. I live very close...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,101
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Wow! That's a great image. Hope it doesn't...

Wow! That's a great image. Hope it doesn't really happen. I'm chipping in here because in the San Francisco East Bay we have got what we consider really muggy conditions. Had 60% relative...
08-09-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,223
Posted By Joe Bikerider

One thing I do is to make the ride an errand. ...

One thing I do is to make the ride an errand. Like this morning I needed to go to the library to pick up the book that I had ordered. In fact I ordered it to be picked up to the branch that is a...
08-07-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I've been riding my knog bell for about 3 years...

I've been riding my knog bell for about 3 years and I can't imagine doing anything else. It's mounted right where my thumb hits it and it does. I had great fun this morning along the MUP ringing...
08-01-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,799
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I did mention that they were ďstanding in the...

I did mention that they were ďstanding in the roadĒ that slowed me down. No need to kick over any bikes, all those Lime bikes have disappeared. I wonder where they went?
07-31-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I agree with LOUD on the MUP. Like just now, I...

I agree with LOUD on the MUP. Like just now, I saw my neighbor who always wears the same red hat walking along and rang my bell and yelled. "Gary! you're blocking the whole damn path!". His...
07-30-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,799
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Nothing slows you down more than a guy with a map

On Sunday I was taking my usual loop through the East Bay town of Walnut Creek. I like to cross Ygnacio Valley Road at San Carlos and cruise through the neighborhoods. I'm pretty slow and the...
07-28-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iron Horse Trail study going on (IHT) Contra Costa

I stopped this morning at a tent that was set up near the junction of the IHT and the Canal trail. Seems some governments have paid a consulting company to make a plan for improvements. The guy I...
07-17-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,581
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Re: getting waved through. About a week ago on...

Re: getting waved through. About a week ago on the MUP, as I approached a street crossing (Walden Ave) there was a Sheriff car there waving me to go ahead. He was passing from right to left. Usually...
07-14-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 405,801
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My brother who lives up around there likes to...

My brother who lives up around there likes to joke about moss being the state flower. In fact as a homeowner itís a real nuisance. Makes stairs and driveway quite slippery. Messes up the roof too....
07-08-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Torx is gaining acceptance in the manufacturing...

Torx is gaining acceptance in the manufacturing world. My new dishwasher has torx all around the sheet metal. Electronic bits like hard drives are also using torx. After my first negative reaction I...
07-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,047
Posted By Joe Bikerider

God, I hate synthetic brand names. Viathon. I...

God, I hate synthetic brand names. Viathon. I guess itís supposed to evoke something. At least thatís what the marketing company will tell you. To me it evokes a random collection of parts selected...
07-02-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,931
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Make sure to let the glue dry. Some years ago...

Make sure to let the glue dry. Some years ago when I was living in Nigeria we had a young policeman stationed in our compound. I was riding my bike around the local roads, early in the morning only,...
07-02-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Glad somebody actually noticed. But really?...

Glad somebody actually noticed. But really? Photoset? Would that be like: Crankset, wheelset, chainset, groupset, spokeset, tireset, cableset, cogset, or any of the other normal things with an...
06-29-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Joe Bikerider

In the city bike category they do have...

In the city bike category they do have interesting products. Look what I bought after all. Full size folders and several 700c city bikes instead of the usual 26 inchers also available. Lots of fun....
06-29-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I know you don't really love them. I don't...

I know you don't really love them. I don't either. So far I have tried two reponses. First one: call out "Too bright!", second one: twist my face around to (hopefully) let them know it's too...
06-28-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Four years ago I bought a Biria easy boarding...

Four years ago I bought a Biria easy boarding light 8 from this place. Still loving it. Arrived in good shape except the wheels were too loose. I carefully tightened the spokes while observing the...
06-26-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,625
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I wonder if this is really a done deal? BART is...

I wonder if this is really a done deal? BART is advertsing a survey about this issue.

https://eastcountytoday.net/bart-seeks-feedback-on-a-antioch-bart-bicycle-pedestrian-bridge/

I guess it...
06-24-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

MUP - Muti use path. As in bikes walkers and...

MUP - Muti use path. As in bikes walkers and everything else you can think of. Here in the city there are not many horses but further out there is a crossing light with two levels of request buttons....
06-19-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,395
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Advertisement on todays local newspaper site...

Advertisement on todays local newspaper site features these three words.

Foldable, Lightweight, Fast.

Swagtron bikes. Leading the way down the slope.
06-19-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bye

Bye
06-18-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Further North on that very same MUP it can get...

Further North on that very same MUP it can get pretty weird. Homeless camps etc. One day as I came along a pair of Meth heads were screaming at each other across the path. I ducked my head and went...
06-18-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I meant for standing off the paved trail. I...

I meant for standing off the paved trail. I learned last year that the grassy area off the pavement can and does hide hard deep ruts left over from utility trucks driving along when the adobe soil is...
06-18-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,395
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And thatís the way the manufacturers are selling...

And thatís the way the manufacturers are selling them and thatís going just the wrong way for all of us.
06-18-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yes, I could have been sweeter. But may I just...

Yes, I could have been sweeter. But may I just request that groups of riders please get off the path while having your meetings? Thatís just common courtesy. Give it a try. Thanks.
06-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Club blocking the MUP

About 45 minutes ago I was getting onto our local MUP from the park. As I approached I saw a big clot of cyclists, I guess a club ride, stopped on the MUP. Some of their guys had apparently stopped...
06-17-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,388
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I'm older (67) than most of those people in the...

I'm older (67) than most of those people in the video. And in the one case I'm glad I don't look like I sucked down so many "supplements" that my skin has shrunk away to nothing. I understand that...
06-17-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Cycling Architecture, from the Guardian

Some of these are concepts and some have really been built. Enjoy:
...
06-16-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,395
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít see it getting under control anytime...

I donít see it getting under control anytime soon. I just now took a look at Electricbikereview.com. Most of the reviews include text about how very fast the bike is. On our boards here thereís a lot...
06-14-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,395
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Electric speeders on the local MUP

I ride regularly on the Contra Costa Canal trail and it's perpendicular friend the Iron Horse Trail. Contra Costa County, East Bay Area, California. (whew). The last couple days I've experienced...
06-07-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,993
Posted By Joe Bikerider

BITD, like early 70ís, I filled one bottle with...

BITD, like early 70ís, I filled one bottle with plain water and to the other I added a slug of red wine into the water. Kept my mouth from getting gummed up. And if I just needed giving up, like...
06-01-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,237
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You are missing the whole problem. Itís right in...

You are missing the whole problem. Itís right in front of your face. You are spending too much time working. Retire (quit your job) and you will have plenty of time to ride and be with your wife. Why...
05-26-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,839
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Youíve discovered why bike shorts are...

Youíve discovered why bike shorts are traditionally black. Change your flat tire, wipe your dirty hands on your shorts. Weeks later think about it and wash your shorts. Enjoy.
05-19-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,232
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I went to my LBS this morning. Big Daves in...

I went to my LBS this morning. Big Daves in Pleasant Hill. Got new brake pads for my Shimano V brakes. About the same price I saw them on line (jensen) before going over there. I also tryed on some...
05-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Well, in 1975 when I was living in Ghana our...

Well, in 1975 when I was living in Ghana our night watchman had one. I got a kick riding it back then. He was very protective of it though, just a quick trip into the village to buy a couple...
05-08-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,578
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am going to ride tomorrow for our local bike to...

I am going to ride tomorrow for our local bike to work day even though Iím retired. They give away some food and drink along the local paths and itís a chance to chat with some people I havenít seen...
05-07-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,578
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area BTW is May...

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area BTW is May 9th. Dunno why we can't get together of the date. The weather will be beautiful. I'm retired but I'll ride by a couple of the stations to have a chat and...
05-06-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My eyes are full. I, like many of my age, watch...

My eyes are full. I, like many of my age, watch when good people go. Not just to outlast them but to honor all of us. I worked in such a shop in my high school years and fully appreciate his...
05-06-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I canít find it now but I believe this test...

I canít find it now but I believe this test installation cost about $180,000. Regarding getting to Mt Diablo Iíll tell you how I do it. Take the IHT north over Ygnacio Valley Road on the bridge and...
05-05-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I just went there and tried it. I do use that...

I just went there and tried it. I do use that section of Lincoln from the trail to the library. I donít see the point. It makes people coming in or out of those driveways have to cross four things....
05-04-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Is that actually spelled ďFazuaĒ? Thatís the...

Is that actually spelled ďFazuaĒ? Thatís the name I found.
05-04-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You might also try a truck parts store. They have...

You might also try a truck parts store. They have hoses in short sizes that probably will match what you need. Bring your pump hose with you.
05-04-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,670
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Speaking of turkeys. We have a flock living in...

Speaking of turkeys. We have a flock living in our suburban neighborhood. Very noisy. I donít mind them that much, they sometimes stand in the road which slows down the traffic. These guys will...
05-01-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,904
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Early 70ís living in Del Mar California and...

Early 70ís living in Del Mar California and riding a lot on my PX10, sew ups donít you know. A certain college student thought it would be fun to get as many free magazine subscriptions as possible....
04-25-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,464
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Must admit I skipped over most of your comments....

Must admit I skipped over most of your comments. I support my LBS because itís right near my local MUP and they are helpful and friendly. Some of your other issues mean nothing to me. Last time I...
04-22-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Paved all the way. And regarding riding on these...

Paved all the way. And regarding riding on these local trails. Itís best to pick a good time to ride them to avoid pedestrian/dog wakers. Sometimes they are great other times not. Mostly though you...
03-25-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,226
Posted By Joe Bikerider

yes, I try to be aware of whatís around me. I had...

yes, I try to be aware of whatís around me. I had seen a bike pretty far back but had no idea of his intentions. But judging by the PJI (percentage jerk index) on this section of trail I had my...
03-24-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,226
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Heís not with me.

On the MUP today I was cruising along, next to the golf course, and came upon about 5 adults marching along. I also saw a young kid on a bike approaching and had noticed a cyclist coming up from...
03-20-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,987
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You mean I have to pay attention? As someone...

You mean I have to pay attention? As someone above said, I also can remember when Trek was cool. In fact sitting right in front of me is a beautiful blue Trek 1500 that I bought for my wife that is...
03-19-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,987
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Shimano's great new thing is to make us all more...

Shimano's great new thing is to make us all more scared about riding. Offering a new and supposedly more protective helmet? They would get some more props from me for announcing the Shimano "Safe...
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