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07-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By jon c.

That strikes me as an odd use of the term. ...

That strikes me as an odd use of the term. Rather stands the entire concept on its head. But I suppose after a time these nebulous quasi political slights come to mean simply "anything I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jon c.

I'd agree. I hate flat bars as my hands and...

I'd agree. I hate flat bars as my hands and wrists get sore in a hurry.
07-15-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By jon c.

I don't tell others how to live their lives. ...

I don't tell others how to live their lives. Works for me.
07-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,893
Posted By jon c.

Yes, no problem. Just don't fill it more than...

Yes, no problem. Just don't fill it more than about 80% full to allow for expansion. I don't generally find it necessary as ice works well enough for most rides. But on a long ride in hot weather...
07-14-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By jon c.

As long as I haven't been hit, I am by...

As long as I haven't been hit, I am by definition riding safely.
07-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,916
Posted By jon c.

I can't make it the office by 8 am, so I'm not...

I can't make it the office by 8 am, so I'm not doing it for an event ride. If they ever started an event at 10, I'd consider it. But I like riding alone anyway.

I do end up riding on...
07-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By jon c.

I suppose that depends on what one's definition...

I suppose that depends on what one's definition of "safely" is. It does not appear to me that those lanes are wide enough to have a car and a bicycle within the lane at the same time. It is not...
07-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By jon c.

I started riding when DT was the standard. I...

I started riding when DT was the standard. I still prefer the feeling. It just seems natural to me.
07-13-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By jon c.

that's what I figured

that's what I figured
07-12-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By jon c.

Olivia de Havilland

"If you want to know what Olivia de Havilland did on her 103rd birthday: she rode a bicycle"
...
07-12-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By jon c.

I've never seen evidence of that. Never seen...

I've never seen evidence of that. Never seen stats which would allow us to even determine that. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what it means. The majority of roads I ride have no shoulder or bike...
07-10-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,774
Posted By jon c.

I think you'll find that you increase the miles...

I think you'll find that you increase the miles fairly quickly. When I started riding, 10 was easy. But I was used to walking the golf course so my legs were at least somewhat fit. My wife could...
07-10-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By jon c.

Tires might make a slight difference. Drop bars...

Tires might make a slight difference. Drop bars can make a difference, but not much at those speeds. I don't think there's anything you can do to the bike that would get you more than 1 mph.
...
07-09-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,023
Posted By jon c.

That makes sense. I drive on the same roads I...

That makes sense. I drive on the same roads I cycle on. When cyclists have lights and ride in the center of the lane, I see them much sooner. Eliminates surprises. As a driver, I appreciate that so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Posted By jon c.

I have a few different brands, but I realize that...

I have a few different brands, but I realize that I usually wear the aero-techs.

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html
07-06-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,768
Posted By jon c.

Are people actually doing that these days? I...

Are people actually doing that these days? I remember a few folks with astro turf "lawns" back in the early 80s, but I thought that practice had been discarded long ago.
07-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By jon c.

I use a bar end mirror. I haven't actually tried...

I use a bar end mirror. I haven't actually tried a helmet mount mirror in 40 years, but I didn't like them then and don't expect that would change.
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By jon c.

UPS may not deliver bikes on Saturday, but they...

UPS may not deliver bikes on Saturday, but they certainly deliver on Saturday. I get cat food deliveries on Saturday regularly.
07-06-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,745
Posted By jon c.

I ride in the lane frequently and always with the...

I ride in the lane frequently and always with the law.

Runners are not a problem anywhere I ride. There's one road with a bike lane where I'll encounter a runner once in a while, but the numbers...
07-06-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By jon c.

Texting while driving is now a primary offense. ...

Texting while driving is now a primary offense. You can still hold and talk on a phone, except in school zones and construction zones.
07-05-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By jon c.

I found I needed stiffer soles to prevent a...

I found I needed stiffer soles to prevent a similar toe issue. I now ride flats with bike shoes sans cleats and it works for me.
07-05-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,123
Posted By jon c.

Because we carry our sidearms on the right.

Because we carry our sidearms on the right.
07-04-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,023
Posted By jon c.

So you're saying there's no need for lights...

So you're saying there's no need for lights because the cars can see you just fine? But even though they see you they're still going to run into you?

Makes perfect sense.
07-03-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By jon c.

He was certainly a major force. I didn't know...

He was certainly a major force. I didn't know about the e-bike foray.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,625
Posted By jon c.

We always patched them as kids. As I recall we...

We always patched them as kids. As I recall we lit the patch on fire briefly on the theory that it helped the seal. I have no idea if it helped.

Now I'm too lazy and I just replace the tube.
07-02-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By jon c.

I've felt what seems like a bit of squirm on them...

I've felt what seems like a bit of squirm on them a few times. Just enough that I'd be a little more cautious if I encountered them in a turn.
07-02-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,693
Posted By jon c.

Not sure people inconveniencing you on a bike...

Not sure people inconveniencing you on a bike path equates to suffering, exploitation and oppression.

When your out in public, you have to put up with other people. Choose empty roads and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,431
Posted By jon c.

Nice work! Drafting faster riders does...

Nice work!

Drafting faster riders does increase your speed by a couple mph. It's the only way I ever do a faster ride.
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,231
Posted By jon c.

I'm opposed to anything the encourages people to...

I'm opposed to anything the encourages people to raise funds for charity at work. I get enough random solicitations by telephone, I shouldn't have to deal with it from real people while at work. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By jon c.

I don't ride in heavy traffic often which makes...

I don't ride in heavy traffic often which makes the rush of adrenaline more fun when I do.
07-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,304
Posted By jon c.

There are more hills in the northern part of...

There are more hills in the northern part of Florida than most folks realize. Not big hills, but a lot of rollers. So even for relatively flat land it averages a bit over 30'/mi on my rides.
...
07-01-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,054
Posted By jon c.

There is a beach community near here with a 17...

There is a beach community near here with a 17 mph speed limit. On a couple of streets they have signs that flash your speed if you exceed that. So you really have to.
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By jon c.

I did know a student a few years ago who used one...

I did know a student a few years ago who used one for commuting until he graduated. They're not good bikes by any standard, but if it's cheap enough ($50 or less) and in good working order it could...
06-29-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,054
Posted By jon c.

I see people pulled over for speeding regularly...

I see people pulled over for speeding regularly and I think in general speed limits are as effective as they need to be. People don't drive within the posted speed limit, but the majority drive...
06-26-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By jon c.

I love heat and can't stand cold. Doesn't bother...

I love heat and can't stand cold. Doesn't bother me riding or golfing, but I have overheated a few times doing yard work.
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By jon c.

Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By jon c.

My understanding is the "W" serial number marks...

My understanding is the "W" serial number marks it as a Workshop bike, which are generally more desirable than those from the larger Nottingham facility. I'm not expert on valuation, but I'd think...
06-25-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,591
Posted By jon c.

In the US, few cities have enough riders to...

In the US, few cities have enough riders to justify that sort of expense.
06-24-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,570
Posted By jon c.

On the roads where they've used sharrows here I...

On the roads where they've used sharrows here I think it really does improve driver attitudes.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By jon c.

Travelsmith sells a lot wrinkle free pants.

Travelsmith sells a lot wrinkle free pants.
06-18-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,024
Posted By jon c.

Aside from the modern vape technology, we heard...

Aside from the modern vape technology, we heard the same thing 45 years ago. Although not attributed to the same cause of course.

But we all rode bikes.
06-18-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,549
Posted By jon c.

The Idaho Stop law is a great thing and should be...

The Idaho Stop law is a great thing and should be the law everywhere. But I follow the practice without that official sanction and the local constabulary seem fine with it.

Congratulations on...
06-18-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,024
Posted By jon c.

I grew up with 3 brothers, so over the years...

I grew up with 3 brothers, so over the years there were a lot of bicycles in the household. I think the Raleigh I bought when I was 15 or so was the first one any of us had that was purchased new. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,639
Posted By jon c.

I never start a ride in the rain. If I had a...

I never start a ride in the rain. If I had a rain bike, I might reconsider that but would never ride in cold rain. I get caught in thunderstorms fairly often in the summer as they pop up...
06-17-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,351
Posted By jon c.

I don't encounter other cyclists often enough...

I don't encounter other cyclists often enough that it has ever been issue. When I do see other cyclists, they're usually passing me and we exchange only cursory greetings.

When driving, I...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By jon c.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.
06-16-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By jon c.

Looks like a fun idea. Absolutely no impact on...

Looks like a fun idea. Absolutely no impact on safety though.
06-14-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,068
Posted By jon c.

Sure. Everyone tends to talk about their outside...

Sure. Everyone tends to talk about their outside activities. It would be pretty boring if we talked about nothing but work.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By jon c.

Very hard to tell without pix, but if it's in...

Very hard to tell without pix, but if it's in good shape with new tubes and tires that's probably a decent price. It also depends a lot on your market. Some areas command significantly higher...
06-12-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By jon c.

We have a beach house in a resort area that has...

We have a beach house in a resort area that has grown tenfold in the last 20 years. Used to be one place that rented bikes. Now there are at least half a dozen, all with fairly substantial...
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