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07-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This story is all over the local news. But mostly...

This story is all over the local news. But mostly because the victim was associated with the 49ers. In my original post I used the term accident after thinking about it for a while. I still havenít...
07-08-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,772
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You didnít mention your age. When I was 18 I...

You didnít mention your age. When I was 18 I could ride all over the San Ramon valley with just a bottle and the occasional refill from a rural house. Or even better when I had the mom spray me off...
06-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,831
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Maybe two years ago one of these companies came...

Maybe two years ago one of these companies came to our city council meeting to request permission to trial such a system. I went to watch. I was appalled at how the council ate it all up. They...
06-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,651
Posted By Joe Bikerider

One of my ďrulesĒ is to carry along any tool that...

One of my ďrulesĒ is to carry along any tool that I used on my most recent repair or adjustment. After a couple rides then I can put that tool away. My chain tool has been put away now for many...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,239
Posted By Joe Bikerider

According to the TV news (KTVU) this morning the...

According to the TV news (KTVU) this morning the road will open this Friday at noon. That would be the 23rd. Enjoy!
04-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,237
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I bought my Della Santa in (about 1992) it...

When I bought my Della Santa in (about 1992) it included a fit. It was really good and I was riding pretty fast on that set up. Especially up hill. That was when I was 40 years old. But fits donít...
Forum: Foo
04-02-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,447
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Hey Trackman, I think you better check your map. ...

Hey Trackman, I think you better check your map. The Velo Center is in Carson California. Like south of LA. Carson City is in Nevada East of Lake Tahoe. Good luck.
03-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,015
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I disagree. I think cycling should be simple. I...

I disagree. I think cycling should be simple. I spent many years managing computers systems big and small. I try to keep computers out of my life now. My bike requires no batteries or updates. The...
02-09-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sorry but when I got home the turkeys were gone....

Sorry but when I got home the turkeys were gone. Maybe all sleeping somewhere after their good feed this morning.
01-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And speaking of wind, I always check the airport...

And speaking of wind, I always check the airport readings because, well, they actually care. The TV weather people are more focused on temperature but I think wind is important too. And on a couple...
12-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,435
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís why I brought up this topic. Bike stealing...

Thatís why I brought up this topic. Bike stealing has always been left to the victim. The police have just shrugged it off. And the robbers have been let run free. There have been some half hearted...
12-06-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,296
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I remember when my American passport would get me...

I remember when my American passport would get me in pretty much anywhere. But now we have generated so many nut cases that It has spoiled all that. I think when the world sees gun toters parading...
12-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,321
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The thing is it takes so few non compliant people...

The thing is it takes so few non compliant people to screw it up for everyone. Iím talking about masks, staying home, gatherings etc. The other thing is that the USA is full of people who think non...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,333
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8#...

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8#bike-1

i have one of these and love it. They also have other gearing arrangements on the same frame. Enjoy.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,302
Posted By Joe Bikerider

California Bay Laurel Umbellularia californica

California Bay Laurel
Umbellularia californica
10-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,470
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve loved riding for a lot of reasons over the...

Iíve loved riding for a lot of reasons over the years. Today was pretty special. I was out on a regular route and had brought a book to drop off at a ďlittle libraryĒ on the way. I was putting the...
09-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,916
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice....

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice. After about a week off, itís time to get going! Now I need to remember we do still have that nasty virus all around.
Forum: Foo
09-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I become King of the World, anytime a...

When I become King of the World, anytime a building was sold it would include verified drawings of all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and structural. Elect me! How many million hours of redo are spent...
09-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,172
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of...

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of small businesses are going under, but how did they start in the first place. If there is an empty store will it sit forever? Maybe in the wrong place...
09-01-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,920
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You have all missed the point. By the time a...

You have all missed the point. By the time a child becomes a teenager he/she has consumed thousands of hours of advertising telling them that cars are: fast, beautiful, sexy, convenient, loud, and...
09-01-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Mules on the MUP

Unusual encounter this morning on the CC Canal trail. I passed a mowing machine, normal at this time of year, and came across a man leading two mules. One with a saddle and the other carrying some...
08-31-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 610,086
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I was taking the bike out from the garage and...
08-08-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria...

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria preventive treatment in about 1974. When I was sent to west africa in Ď74 I was given a bottle of once a week pills. I took one every Sunday (easy to keep...
08-07-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,522
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I...

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I am guilty. I object to the current situation where so many vans are driving dangerously up and down my street. Thatís the street that myself and...
07-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,247
Posted By Joe Bikerider

In answer to the original question, my daughter...

In answer to the original question, my daughter the MD, just quit. Sheís much happier now and her son is too. Iím not sure what her future plans are. Sometimes stepping back for a while is good.
07-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This is what I ride ...

This is what I ride

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8

low maintenance and just jump on and go. Good luck.

ed: the same maker also has other gearing available for the same...
07-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Good suggestion. I used to have one of those...

Good suggestion. I used to have one of those valve caps that had the prongs on it for just this occasion. It sat on my garage desk in the little spot under the monitor. Lots of little nuts and...
07-08-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My daughters fancy BMW 3something has a front...

My daughters fancy BMW 3something has a front tire that leaks just a little bit. About every two weeks it starts complaining about low tire. I just apply my Serfas floor pump to it for a few minutes...
07-05-20, 11:44 AM
07-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,527
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yes, daytime. I am objecting to the excessively...

Yes, daytime. I am objecting to the excessively bright lights in the daytime.
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,527
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in...

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in my eyes? Yes, we maybe didnít crash but did you notice me turning my head away from your rude display? I guess you think thatís my problem. Sigh.
07-02-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike...

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike in the door.
07-02-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,729
Posted By Joe Bikerider

See rule number 1.

See rule number 1.
07-01-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Re: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. ...

Re: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
I canít help but jump in here. When I was teaching Math in the Peace Corps (Ghana, 1974-77) I picked this book up somewhere and really enjoyed reading...
07-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,729
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How to get a flat tire

This morning I was out on one of my morning rides, later these days to avoid the MUP crowds. I stopped on the way back at Walden Park since I knew there would be a picknick table in the shade there....
06-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My local roundabout (aka traffic circle). ...

My local roundabout (aka traffic circle).


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5b9113f0_a671_4acd_bcf7_0b502ef6a63d_cc9a0a9ef5ba10dd3aece77c769302aa27bac7cf.jpeg
...
06-04-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bikes in action Zambia

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2020/jun/04/pedal-power-zambias-female-farmers-go-further-by-bike-in-pictures

Something positive in our world. Great to see that girl...
05-29-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Joe Bikerider

seriously?

seriously?
05-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

All our transportation system is above or on the...

All our transportation system is above or on the ground. But we do have some interesting stuff underground. One is the Mokelumne Aqueduct that brings water 90 miles from the Sierra to the SF East...
05-28-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,558
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. When I do then the cars get confused. I...

No. When I do then the cars get confused. I prefer for everyone to act out their chosen roles. Smoother that way.
05-27-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,308
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít really understand people who need to...

I donít really understand people who need to quote a movie to make their point. Iíll tell you this, I never saw Annie Hall and if I had it was long enough ago that I wonít remember it. Please go to...
05-25-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Not Riding Today

Here in the SF Bat Area (east bay) the paths have been jammed. And not much fun. I donít really mind the little kids but throw in some parents and itís too much. Then add some TDF wannabees who just...
05-08-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sounds to me that they are too loose. Properly...

Sounds to me that they are too loose. Properly tightened wheel will stay true for years. Not sure of your capabilities or access to LBS but I would start there.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,180
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. My rack came on the bike and while I have...

No. My rack came on the bike and while I have checked the attachments sometimes thatís it.
05-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

While I sit here in the deserted park Iíve been...

While I sit here in the deserted park Iíve been bombarded by these little critters. They get on the table and busily go about their business. This picture is not so bad from a regular old iphone 6s. ...
05-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bridge over the mighty east fork of Grayson...

Bridge over the mighty east fork of Grayson creek.
...
04-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,213
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Abuse from a driver

I started writing a carefully reasoned post. I laid out the road configuration etc. But screw it, Iím angry! That SUV driver simply came too close to me around that curve and then started cursing at...
04-01-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The thing about maintenance is not the actual...

The thing about maintenance is not the actual doing of it, itís the careful inspection that goes along with it. Just cleaning your bike does that too. Iíve been riding since about 1969 and never had...
03-27-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The Gardens at Heather Farm. Weddings are often...

The Gardens at Heather Farm. Weddings are often held here. Gandalf presiding would be appropriate.

...
03-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By Joe Bikerider

or like this? ...

or like this?

https://publicbikes.com/collections/diamond/products/public-d8i

good luck
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