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02-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,478
Posted By jon c.

Rode in upstate NY as a kid and there are a lot...

Rode in upstate NY as a kid and there are a lot of great roads, but I couldn't tolerate winter at this point in my life. So there's no place I'd rather be than north Florida. I can ride for hours...
02-20-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By jon c.

Heard a piece on the radio the other day which...

Heard a piece on the radio the other day which noted that there was a strong correlation between the rise in the number of PhDs awarded in Civil Engineering and the increase in the amount of...
02-17-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,010
Posted By jon c.

I hate riding on sidewalks, but I'll do it for a...

I hate riding on sidewalks, but I'll do it for a block or two in the city when it's convenient. The few places that comes up have sidewalks that seldom have pedestrians. I wouldn't ride on...
02-06-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By jon c.

Felt as if this scene was just put in to fill...

Felt as if this scene was just put in to fill time when I watched this first run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_JPDEHU1ok
01-31-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,960
Posted By jon c.

A pedestrian was killed here yesterday. Student...

A pedestrian was killed here yesterday. Student walking to class at 9 am. Driver ran a red light. The police announced today that appropriate citations would be issued to the driver but no...
01-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,960
Posted By jon c.

It isn't limited to cyclists. If you hurt or...

It isn't limited to cyclists. If you hurt or kill other drivers you are likely to escape serious sanction if it can be written off as an accident. And unless there are drugs, alcohol, or excessive...
Forum: Foo
01-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 748
Posted By jon c.

I thought this thread was gonna be about a Dylan...

I thought this thread was gonna be about a Dylan album
Forum: Foo
01-26-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jon c.

I've never been inside Disney World or Universal...

I've never been inside Disney World or Universal in Orlando, although I've gone to shows at their adjacent House of Blues and Hard Rock clubs. I have no desire to go into the parks themselves. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,347
Posted By jon c.

I rode centuries when I was young, but since...

I rode centuries when I was young, but since returning to riding in my 50s my longest ride has been about 65 miles.

Normal rides are about 30 miles.

But I'll get out in the evenings for 8 to 10...
01-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By jon c.

Bikes are people too?

Bikes are people too?
01-06-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,539
Posted By jon c.

On the roads I regularly ride, there's one...

On the roads I regularly ride, there's one memorial for a dead cyclist and at least 10 for dead auto drivers. I know it's not a valid comparison but it makes me feel better about my chances...
01-05-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By jon c.

Local "cycling" attorney

Saw an ad during the football game yesterday for a local attorney advertising for bicycling related cases. Well produced for a local ad, it showed the attorney in full kit with his bike saying that...
01-04-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By jon c.

I had a digital exam a year or two back and had...

I had a digital exam a year or two back and had blood drawn half an hour later. My PSA was elevated but when I advised my GP that I had just had the digital, he dismissed the high result as he said...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,207
Posted By jon c.

I can't hold anyone's wheel at the speeds noted...

I can't hold anyone's wheel at the speeds noted above. Most all of my rides are solo and I don't have the drive to press that hard. Occasionally I'll be invited to try and hold a wheel and for me...
12-30-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,243
Posted By jon c.

An odd perspective.

An odd perspective.
12-30-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By jon c.

Agree that it would be fun to try, but who would...

Agree that it would be fun to try, but who would buy one?
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,154
Posted By jon c.

There are a lot of opinions out there. Opinions...

There are a lot of opinions out there. Opinions are not the same as facts.

The rest is irrelevant.

Have a good day.
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,154
Posted By jon c.

That is not a fact. Asserting that your...

That is not a fact. Asserting that your statement is factual does not make it so.
12-25-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,546
Posted By jon c.

Why? It's an article of faith. But I've...

Why? It's an article of faith.

But I've never actually used it.
Forum: Foo
12-22-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,154
Posted By jon c.

Anecdotal evidence isn't necessarily wrong. I...

Anecdotal evidence isn't necessarily wrong. I currently use two medications which were recommended by my doctor with the proviso that neither was scientifically validated. Both are quite...
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By jon c.

Back in the 80s when I traveled for work more...

Back in the 80s when I traveled for work more often, I would occasionally wake up in a hotel and momentarily be unable to remember what city I was in.
Forum: Foo
12-19-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,058
Posted By jon c.

We had one, but some time in the 90s a foreign...

We had one, but some time in the 90s a foreign power declared "all your base are belong to us" and we had to give it up.
12-19-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,760
Posted By jon c.

I do that as well. Then I promptly forget...

I do that as well.

Then I promptly forget until I'm riding again.
12-19-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,308
Posted By jon c.

I'm fortunate to have endless miles of low...

I'm fortunate to have endless miles of low traffic roads at my doorstep. So I always enjoy riding. If I had to endure conditions I didn't enjoy, I consider doing something else.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't use it now, but rode thousands of...

I wouldn't use it now, but rode thousands of miles using it in my youth. I'm sure there was bike chain oil, but we weren't really hip to it. Every household had a squirt can filled with motor oil...
12-18-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By jon c.

Virtually none of the riders are naked. More...

Virtually none of the riders are naked. More like a topless ride and half the riders don't meet that criteria. If riding in shorts counts as being naked, I'd do it.
12-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By jon c.

Without additional information, I'd buy a Raleigh...

Without additional information, I'd buy a Raleigh or a Bianchi before a Schwinn. But there's personal bias involved. For the intended purpose, they are all suitable brands. Look for the best fit...
Forum: Foo
12-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By jon c.

The only people I know who bought e-bikes keep...

The only people I know who bought e-bikes keep them in the garage next to their regular bikes. Both sets got a few months of use before making the garage their permanent home.
12-17-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,243
Posted By jon c.

As can be seen from the testimony on this page,...

As can be seen from the testimony on this page, sometimes cheap bikes do last. But many other times, they don't. Why take the chance?

You're always going to do much better on the used market. ...
12-11-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,148
Posted By jon c.

My employer pays the bulk of my insurance, but...

My employer pays the bulk of my insurance, but the total cost is about $1,800/month.

It will be a few years before I need to sign up for medicare, but reading this thread makes me wonder if the US...
12-04-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,272
Posted By jon c.

I'd go with b

I'd go with b
12-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,741
Posted By jon c.

There is no doubt this occurs, but it is nothing...

There is no doubt this occurs, but it is nothing new. Social mores require some degree of self censorship. What is considered socially appropriate changes over time, but there are always...
12-04-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,084
Posted By jon c.

There has always been an interest in motorized...

There has always been an interest in motorized bicycles. They've been around all my life, but for much of that period they had to be gasoline powered and those machines were just never practical...
Forum: Foo
12-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 707
Posted By jon c.

I always thought of Mexico as being in North...

I always thought of Mexico as being in North America, but did not consider the Caribbean islands to be part of the continent. Of course people often consider the Bahamas to be Caribbean islands,...
12-03-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,741
Posted By jon c.

I hear about this a lot. Yet somehow it hasn't...

I hear about this a lot. Yet somehow it hasn't impacted me in the slightest. My mother taught me not be impolite and to treat everyone with respect. Those simple lessons have served me well...
Forum: Foo
11-24-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By jon c.

There were social trends starting about 50 years...

There were social trends starting about 50 years ago that saw more women attending sporting events and other large public gatherings. And it became socially acceptable for women to have a beer or...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By jon c.

A colleague got a pic of one in his backyard last...

A colleague got a pic of one in his backyard last year. I've seen two. One live, one dead, both while riding. And both in the last couple of years, although I've lived in the same place for almost...
Forum: Introductions
11-19-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By jon c.

Welcome from the panhandle. Where it's hotter in...

Welcome from the panhandle. Where it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. I lived in Austin for a time in the late 70s, so we may have been there at the same time. Had a lot of fun...
11-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,932
Posted By jon c.

Bureaucrats can make recommendations, but only...

Bureaucrats can make recommendations, but only your elected officials can pass mandatory helmet laws.

When I was a young man and seat belt usage was becoming mandatory, the warning buzzer that...
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,150
Posted By jon c.

Which is wholly baseless supposition. The math in...

Which is wholly baseless supposition. The math in their eyes proves the existence of something that is entirely of their own creation.
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,265
Posted By jon c.

We have fire ants and ticks. We used to...

We have fire ants and ticks.

We used to have only dog ticks, but now we have deer ticks as well. The censor prevents me from expounding on my feelings toward these creatures.

At least we...
11-12-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By jon c.

I don't believe that's actually true.

I don't believe that's actually true.
11-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By jon c.

My sentiments exactly.

My sentiments exactly.
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,150
Posted By jon c.

Almost certainly. Both life as we know it and...

Almost certainly. Both life as we know it and life in forms we may not be able to detect. It will likely be a long time before we learn much about it.
11-11-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,932
Posted By jon c.

It's not likely any states will act based on this...

It's not likely any states will act based on this recommendation, so I wouldn't worry about it much.
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 11,221
Posted By jon c.

There are a myriad of cultures and subcultures in...

There are a myriad of cultures and subcultures in this world. It is arrogant to assume your own conventions are more correct.
10-25-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,466
Posted By jon c.

Around here, I think most are legit. Because...

Around here, I think most are legit. Because with a heavier rider most of them can't reach 30 mph. They can tie up traffic a bit, but that's mostly on low speed urban roads so the effective...
10-25-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,183
Posted By jon c.

A Corvette has 4 wheels and a motor. Just like...

A Corvette has 4 wheels and a motor. Just like all other cars. An e-bike has 2 wheels and a motor, just like all other ...
10-22-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By jon c.

It''s not so much about the weight as it is the...

It''s not so much about the weight as it is the greater torque produced by a motor.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
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.
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