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Forum: Southeast
01-28-23, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By jon c.

Also occurs to me that the Southwood development...

Also occurs to me that the Southwood development on the east side of Tallahassee has something like 25 miles of MUPs winding through it. Never ridden them but I play golf there and cross a couple. ...
Forum: Southeast
01-28-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By jon c.

I live about 10 miles east of Tallahassee and...

I live about 10 miles east of Tallahassee and ride the country roads outside my door. Beautiful roads with little traffic. There is popular MUP that runs from the city to the gulf. The section...
01-14-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,445
Posted By jon c.

It seems that way, but it may be simply that...

It seems that way, but it may be simply that we've developed technology that amplifies the hate. The basic level may be the same but it's a lot louder now,
01-13-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By jon c.

One could make a similar argument for the top...

One could make a similar argument for the top pricing tier of any good,
01-12-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By jon c.

Stunning architecture.

Stunning architecture.
01-09-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By jon c.

Sounds like my experience with viral vertigo. ...

Sounds like my experience with viral vertigo. I'd been dizzy before, but this was orders of magnitude beyond anything I'd ever experienced. I was thinking in slow motion that this must be a heart...
01-07-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By jon c.

No reason it should be polarizing. I ride...

No reason it should be polarizing.

I ride vintage bikes and disc brakes are not in my future. Like most innovations of the last 30 years they are objectively better, but they wouldn't really...
12-28-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By jon c.

Maybe something out of Kafka's Penal Colony, but...

Maybe something out of Kafka's Penal Colony, but with chainrings.
12-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By jon c.

I'm not one for resolutions. But I hope to...

I'm not one for resolutions. But I hope to retire during the year, so I certainly plan on getting more miles in.
12-23-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By jon c.

I've used the phrase myself over the course of my...

I've used the phrase myself over the course of my life.

Probably didn't think of it on my own so I'd suspect it was common in some circles.
12-23-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,541
Posted By jon c.

I can't ride more than 5 miles on a hybrid. Very...

I can't ride more than 5 miles on a hybrid. Very uncomfortable for me. The upright position is harder on my back and my wrists don't like the bars. But I've ridden road bikes for 50 years so it's...
12-17-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,416
Posted By jon c.

I believe that is the point he is making. We are...

I believe that is the point he is making. We are not unique in having cranks, but we tolerate them more than others. Thus we have a more active and visible crank subculture as evidenced by Art...
12-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By jon c.

Why not use a space heater and get the...

Why not use a space heater and get the temperature up to something more comfortable?
12-06-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 417,742
Posted By jon c.

Che ...

Che

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12-06-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By jon c.

You're asserting that these drivers are charged...

You're asserting that these drivers are charged with crimes but you can't cite the crimes with which they are charged. Your contention fails for lack of evidence.
12-05-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,213
Posted By jon c.

"Inexpensive" and "quality control" are mutually...

"Inexpensive" and "quality control" are mutually exclusive and should not be in the same sentence.
12-05-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By jon c.

Don't know about the shoulders up there but where...

Don't know about the shoulders up there but where I ride the shoulders tend to get visually imperceptible waves as you get closer to the edge. Pavement is really a fluid and over time with heat it...
12-05-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By jon c.

It has little to do with bicycles. Drivers in...

It has little to do with bicycles. Drivers in fatal accidents are seldom charged beyond a traffic citation absent extenuating circumstances. It doesn't matter if it's a bicycle or a car on the...
12-01-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,645
Posted By jon c.

Obsessing about a scratch on any new item is...

Obsessing about a scratch on any new item is perfectly normal.
12-01-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By jon c.

Crossing in the crosswalk is the only thing that...

Crossing in the crosswalk is the only thing that makes sense. Assuming the press release is correct in the description.
11-30-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By jon c.

Sure. And the penalty is generally a citation...

Sure. And the penalty is generally a citation for failure to yield. Even in the case of a fatal accident. At least in the US.


from the earlier linked abstract:

Humans routinely miss...
11-28-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By jon c.

Have you not heard the same thing regarding...

Have you not heard the same thing regarding hundreds of auto accidents over the years? Drivers pull out in front of oncoming vehicles on a regular basis because they "didn't see them." This...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,170
Posted By jon c.

As some wag once said, if you laid all the...

As some wag once said, if you laid all the economists in the world end to end you wouldn't reach a conclusion.
11-17-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,816
Posted By jon c.

If we take "the street" metaphorically, recent...

If we take "the street" metaphorically, recent behavior in the news might suggest otherwise.
11-17-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,218
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. I'm a bit older and have stayed...

Good luck. I'm a bit older and have stayed longer than I ever thought I would have to. Health insurance is the real problem.

But I'm going some time next year for sure.
11-15-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By jon c.

I've always found it depressing and I think...

I've always found it depressing and I think that's gotten worse with age.
11-15-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,108
Posted By jon c.

I don't know if it's the brightest, but the...

I don't know if it's the brightest, but the Cygolite 350 is very bright and clips onto a saddlebag
11-14-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By jon c.

I would agree that the majority of ebikes I see...

I would agree that the majority of ebikes I see are driven by people who are not abiding by the rules of the road. Most generally salmoning.

But it's a small number of riders in one section of...
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,551
Posted By jon c.

I was on a road bike before I had a motorcycle. ...

I was on a road bike before I had a motorcycle. Seemed like a natural transition at the time.

Not having ridden either in years, about a decade ago I was thinking about getting a motorcycle. ...
10-25-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By jon c.

Sounds like you found a sweet spot to retire.

Sounds like you found a sweet spot to retire.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,415
Posted By jon c.

I think you'd do fine with a 44 and a 10-33. I...

I think you'd do fine with a 44 and a 10-33. I have a 54/42 double with a 10-28 cassette riding in Tallahassee and we have a lot more hills over here.
10-19-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By jon c.

You could 3D print one now.

You could 3D print one now.
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By jon c.

worth twice that in these parts even in that...

worth twice that in these parts even in that condition
10-13-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,660
Posted By jon c.

Given that everyone can ride on whatever tire...

Given that everyone can ride on whatever tire they choose, why do people argue about this? Why do people feel the need to prove that their choice is superior?
10-12-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,321
Posted By jon c.

A good used bike is definitely the best way to go...

A good used bike is definitely the best way to go in terms of value. For $500 (or less) you can usually get a very nice used hybrid.

But if you can't find what you want in the used market or...
10-09-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,292
Posted By jon c.

Ain't nothing anyone can tell you that you don't...

Ain't nothing anyone can tell you that you don't already know.
10-05-22, 04:57 PM
09-29-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,803
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.
09-21-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,156
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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,050
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: 69
Views: 2,227
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: 53
Views: 2,160
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: 105
Views: 4,012
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: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,092
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.
09-07-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 635
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: 1,213
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: 686
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: 1,213
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: 463
Posted By jon c.

glad you got it back

glad you got it back
08-29-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,350
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.
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