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09-29-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 618
Posted By jon c.

I agree. That's impossible to believe as stated....

I agree. That's impossible to believe as stated. Have to assume there's more to that. Perhaps only testing for a limited number of drugs at a given level or higher.
09-29-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 740
Posted By jon c.

I can't imagine a context in which that statement...

I can't imagine a context in which that statement would have been appropriate.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By jon c.

Interesting stories. Thanks for posting them.

Interesting stories. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 993
Posted By jon c.

My cat gets several a week. That I see. Sunday...

My cat gets several a week. That I see. Sunday he left half of one on the path to the front door while I was on my ride. Almost stepped on it while dismounting. This evening he was working on one...
09-26-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,468
Posted By jon c.

tilting at straw windmills

tilting at straw windmills
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By jon c.

If the story is really true as told, I'd keep the...

If the story is really true as told, I'd keep the $500. You weren't marketing the bike at an unreasonably high price or holding forth that it had any value. There was apparently no reason the...
09-26-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,442
Posted By jon c.

I've seen that done. Or the rider stole a...

I've seen that done. Or the rider stole a memorial. I'm not sure which.
09-21-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By jon c.

Nice idea, but not likely to succeed. I...

Nice idea, but not likely to succeed.

I don't think the actions we can take are any different than the actions we've always taken to help ensure drivers see us. Whether it's a machine or a...
09-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,367
Posted By jon c.

That could be. I don't ride in the city that...

That could be. I don't ride in the city that often and when I do it's largely on the less affluent southside. If you're theory is correct, the worst of it would be in the northeast suburbs. Where...
09-21-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By jon c.

I've never actually heard anyone complain because...

I've never actually heard anyone complain because someone on an ebike passed them. Most of what I read are complaints of inexperienced riders going too fast in crowded spaces.
09-20-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 835
Posted By jon c.

I got a flu shot today as well. Didn't bother...

I got a flu shot today as well. Didn't bother with them for most of my life and have never had a serious flu. But a few years back my wife spent a couple of days in the hospital with a flu that...
09-19-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,367
Posted By jon c.

The internet brings out the worst in every...

The internet brings out the worst in every subgroup.

Living in the Florida panhandle, I'm surrounded by rednecks in pick up trucks. Most all of them give me plenty of room on the road and will...
09-19-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,707
Posted By jon c.

I always thought they were inconvenient and...

I always thought they were inconvenient and uncomfortable to use. Didn't like them as a teen and nothing in the intervening half century has changed that opinion.
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By jon c.

The bears in NY have a strong lobby.

The bears in NY have a strong lobby.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,296
Posted By jon c.

I use flats myself. Works for me. But I...

I use flats myself. Works for me. But I wouldn't presume to guess why anyone else chooses to ride with other pedals.
09-08-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,415
Posted By jon c.

Saw a guy here recently doing over 50 down hill...

Saw a guy here recently doing over 50 down hill and easily maintaining 35 on flat.

Most of the e-bikes I see are the fat bike type and are usually ridden on the sidewalk at relatively low speed.
09-07-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By jon c.

I tend to have the problem more when it's cooler....

I tend to have the problem more when it's cooler. Sucking on Shot Blocks works for me.
09-01-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,124
Posted By jon c.

As a driver, I see good lights long before I can...

As a driver, I see good lights long before I can tell what the rider is wearing.

As a rider, I have good lights and don't worry about the visibility of my jersey.
08-31-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By jon c.

Their address appears to be a Wal Mart in Vegas.

Their address appears to be a Wal Mart in Vegas.
08-31-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,124
Posted By jon c.

Material matters as well. I've seen yellow vests...

Material matters as well. I've seen yellow vests that really pop and others that don't seem to stand out much at all.
08-30-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jon c.

glad you got it back

glad you got it back
08-30-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By jon c.

If the bike has any significant value, this would...

If the bike has any significant value, this would have significant impact. But it doesn't sound like that's the case. I don't think it matters on a bike that's just a good ride.
08-29-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By jon c.

The whole thread should be scrapped. It's a...

The whole thread should be scrapped. It's a troll post in any case.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By jon c.

I blew past a guy today and left him in my dust. ...

I blew past a guy today and left him in my dust. I'm not sure if he knew we were racing, but the kid in the child seat sure knew it was on.
08-24-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,379
Posted By jon c.

Riders around here are pretty good. I see GU or...

Riders around here are pretty good. I see GU or similar wrapper from time to time, but can't recall seeing an inner tube.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By jon c.

I generally signal if there's someone behind me...

I generally signal if there's someone behind me and I'm not in a dedicated turn lane. And I signal rights if there's someone waiting to come out who will benefit from the knowledge that I'm turning.
08-24-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By jon c.

It's blank for me.

It's blank for me.
08-24-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By jon c.

It's an acquired scent.

It's an acquired scent.
08-23-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By jon c.

Can't start the day without coffee, but I don't...

Can't start the day without coffee, but I don't get fancy. Just some strong black Sumatra from a drip machine.

But a Jamaican colleague recently brought me some genuine Blue Mountain. That's an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,471
Posted By jon c.

I'm not very fast and even I try to do that. ...

I'm not very fast and even I try to do that. It's human nature.
08-22-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,644
Posted By jon c.

It's possible these aren't random. Perhaps they...

It's possible these aren't random. Perhaps they know you.
08-22-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By jon c.

I would agree with the NACTO conclusions and...

I would agree with the NACTO conclusions and recommendations, but unfortunately I don't think it will address the underlying problem.
08-22-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,451
Posted By jon c.

Not long ago someone broke into a couple of cars...

Not long ago someone broke into a couple of cars and tried to get into mine on a Saturday morning in a busy golf course parking lot. It's in an upscale housing development and this corner has a...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-17-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,888
Posted By jon c.

I never saw fatbikes in my area until the ebikes...

I never saw fatbikes in my area until the ebikes came along. Now I see a number of them in the city. Usually ridden on sidewalks using only the throttle.
08-17-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,123
Posted By jon c.

That's the best way. If you don't already have a...

That's the best way. If you don't already have a place in mind where you need it, you may not need it. It reduces chafing in the crotch area but if you aren't having any discomfort you don't need it....
08-15-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,324
Posted By jon c.

I just assume it has to be intended as a barb at...

I just assume it has to be intended as a barb at someone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
Posted By jon c.

What the science shows is that there is a...

What the science shows is that there is a theoretical optimal pressure for any given combination of rider, equipment and road surface. What people make of that varies.
08-11-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By jon c.

No dogs? Can't argue with that idea.

No dogs?

Can't argue with that idea.
08-08-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,324
Posted By jon c.

Around here the shoulders on the main roads that...

Around here the shoulders on the main roads that I ride have always been there. In recent years the practice has been that when they repave the intersections they paint bike lane symbols on the...
08-03-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,708
Posted By jon c.

When I started riding I lost about 20 lbs in a...

When I started riding I lost about 20 lbs in a couple of months. Wasn't trying to lose weight and it happened so quickly it was a bit worrisome. People asked me if I was ill. Then it plateaued and...
08-02-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,884
Posted By jon c.

Doesn't seem like it's the fault of the bike, but...

Doesn't seem like it's the fault of the bike, but I don't see it as bad parenting.

I crashed a non-motorized bicycle at high speed down a hill over 50 years ago. Fortunately escaped with a...
08-01-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,094
Posted By jon c.

You say a great deal about yourself in that post,...

You say a great deal about yourself in that post, but I'm not sure what it has to do with cycling.
07-29-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,054
Posted By jon c.

Not then. People thought bicyclists were...

Not then. People thought bicyclists were scaring the horses. And were a danger to pedestrians. You can find a lot of anti bike screeds from the early days.
07-01-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,148
Posted By jon c.

Tape a plastic club divider tube to the top tube,...

Tape a plastic club divider tube to the top tube, slide the club in and secure the clubhead.

50 years ago I rode my bike to the pro shop to pick up a Ping putter I had ordered. That was the...
07-01-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By jon c.

Spyro Gyra has been a fixture at such events in...

Spyro Gyra has been a fixture at such events in Rochester for nearly 50 years.
07-01-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By jon c.

Planned obsolescence usually refers to items...

Planned obsolescence usually refers to items designed to require replacement more frequently than should be necessary. Which I don't find to be the case with bicycles. I ride 40 year old bikes...
06-27-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,974
Posted By jon c.

If you ask the crowd for their opinions, you will...

If you ask the crowd for their opinions, you will get what you asked for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By jon c.

When riding with a sinus cold I usually take...

When riding with a sinus cold I usually take Ephedrine. Would disqualify one in competition, but it clears the sinuses nicely on a recreational ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,067
Posted By jon c.

Shorts work for me. Haven't felt a need to try...

Shorts work for me. Haven't felt a need to try bibs.
06-20-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By jon c.

I had a Raleigh Record with a frame like that...

I had a Raleigh Record with a frame like that when I was a teen.

Of course, it wasn't like that when I bought it. Riding in a cemetery after dark I encountered a piece of heavy equipment in the...
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