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Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,168
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít think this has to be a binary decision....

I donít think this has to be a binary decision. At many of my jobs Iíve always had a bike in the trunk of my car. When I used to drive 50 miles to Menlo park I always knew that if I wanted to I could...
09-22-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,580
Posted By Joe Bikerider

California does have some spectacular thunder...

California does have some spectacular thunder storms, you are just not in the right place. Late summer go up to the high Sierra sometime. The morning will have clear blue sky not a cloud in sight....
09-21-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,048
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve followed that rule for many years. But the...

Iíve followed that rule for many years. But the switchover can be tough. At the end of summer, especially this one with 100+F days itís hard to let go. My leg warmers are right there in the closet...
09-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 873
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Flu shot

Got mine this morning. Free, no wait at all. I recommend it.
09-20-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,880
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. i am quite comfortable getting passed, as...

No. i am quite comfortable getting passed, as long as proper notice is given. ďOn your leftĒ or similar. What does make me mad is these moto boys swerving through the bike/walking/jogging traffic at...
09-20-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,580
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My dad used to say that. Thanks for the memory.

My dad used to say that. Thanks for the memory.
09-19-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,880
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You say ďelectric assist is fineĒ. But thatís not...

You say ďelectric assist is fineĒ. But thatís not the reality. Most ebikes I see are just electric mopeds. And they are not being ridden by old couples trying to get out more. They are simply...
09-19-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,880
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Itís not a good deal. My local MUP is overrun...

Itís not a good deal. My local MUP is overrun with fat tired ebikes using their throttles to the max. Dangerous and stupid. Lots of stories about their motivation but it all comes down to lazy...
09-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Holland Grand Prix transport options

This Sunday is the F1 race in Holland. 350,000+ fans expected. I will just be watching from my couch but did checkout how all those locals would get there. Very impressive the arrangements made....
07-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,346
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I love how the OP blames his wife for getting him...

I love how the OP blames his wife for getting him into ebikes. This is a very common theme. Itís just a justification for getting a motorcycle. Why canít people just accept that as you get older you...
06-13-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,516
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís the term Iíve been looking for. I am...

Thatís the term Iíve been looking for. I am getting very tired of gigantic fat tired electric powered vehicles zooming dangerously around on my local MUP. Now I have a pejorative term I can use....
05-20-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Something good I did today

On my (mostly) daily ride I like to get on the local path (Iron Horse Trail) and then go North until I decide to get off and make a loop that is comfortable for me. (70 yo). On the way back thereís ...
04-30-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bike Swap in Walnut Creek tomorrow

https://www.bayareabikeswap.com/

Check it out if interested.
04-19-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By Joe Bikerider

But can they coast downhill? No

But can they coast downhill? No
04-08-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Traffic experiments in Walnut Creek

My fair city is going try a couple experiments in traffic calming on April 12. Come and have a look. From the city:

Maintenance will be holding a traffic pop-up demonstration in the Homestead...
03-25-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,052
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And your point is? Getting back to the original...

And your point is? Getting back to the original post he got caught hoisting his bike over a fence to access an illegally created trail in a restricted watershed. I think $600 was too low. Should...
03-25-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Not not sure where this came from in a bike site...

Not not sure where this came from in a bike site but I am all in. I love his writing. Solitaire is his best IMO. Reinforces my hate of mountain bikers however. I think watching and listening is a...
03-09-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By Joe Bikerider

ďTheir headquarters in Walnut Creek, California...

ďTheir headquarters in Walnut Creek, California is hidden in plain site amongst capitalist squalor.Ē

Good description. In fact the few times a year when I go visit my financial guy I like to ride...
03-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,052
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker...

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker in the EAST bay. I do ride my bike on various paved trails around the area. Reading the OP sounds very much like Trumpian nonsense. I donít buy any of...
01-14-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I worked in the shop. There was one absolute...

When I worked in the shop. There was one absolute and simple rule. Never use any tool when installing a tire. Roll it on with your bare hands. Sometimes it seems difficult but otherwise you get this...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Joe Bikerider

It is amazing that neither bike got stolen....

It is amazing that neither bike got stolen. Congratulations!!
11-20-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Ghost dismount

Iím 69 years old and have been dealing with age as we all must. I had a Biria low entry bike for about 6 years and loved that thing. But then one day the frame broke in half coming home from a ride,...
11-15-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,497
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am waiting for my second Shringrix shot. Thanks...

I am waiting for my second Shringrix shot. Thanks for the motivation. I wonít miss it!
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,767
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I know some of you donít put in your location...

I know some of you donít put in your location because, well. This is a good example for why having your location in your profile is a good thing. Try it out.
10-18-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This is exactly why you should buy your bike from...

This is exactly why you should buy your bike from a reputable shop. When they receive a bike from the manufacturer they will take care of any issues before selling it. You will receive a bike with...
10-14-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My ride today

About 50F this morning which is cold for this California boy. So I found my tights in the back of the closet and lets go! Once I got going then it was pretty nice. Stopped at the credit union and...
09-10-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Are you paying for these posts? If not, then...

Are you paying for these posts? If not, then take a deep breath and think about how things in the universe are connected. You might learn something.
09-08-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Or depending on your generation: Back from...

Or depending on your generation:

Back from the Shadows again!
Out where an In-jun's your friend!
Where the veg'tables are green,
And you can pee into the stream!
Yes, we're back from the...
09-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,054
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Stop complaining about rain. Get a bike with good...

Stop complaining about rain. Get a bike with good fenders and embrace it. I know it might seem hard to go out the door into a storm. Iím looking forward to it.
08-21-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I rode faster today

My (69 years old) usual ride is just a few miles. Lately the weather here has been really hot and my pace has declined a lot. Like coming home yesterday I was just trying to just make it grinding up...
07-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,187
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: 4,813
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: 2,917
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: 5,231
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...
06-15-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I think thatís a pretty ugly bike. Single...

I think thatís a pretty ugly bike. Single chainring and gigantic rear gears. I suppose some people think thatís the latest in cool and I guess it does eliminate the need for a dork disk but yuck.
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,841
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: 5,231
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...
03-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,030
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: 1,566
Views: 156,342
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: 2,014
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: 3,456
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...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,516
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: 123,536
Posted By Joe Bikerider

California Bay Laurel Umbellularia californica

California Bay Laurel
Umbellularia californica
10-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,180
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: 181
Views: 12,178
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.
09-01-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,353
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: 611
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: 4,639
Views: 718,564
Posted By Joe Bikerider

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b6748694_815c_4ebe_a7fc_587771cebd70_fadf21b131cd432d0d2906a201890cf4cfa050e2.jpeg
I was taking the bike out from the garage and...
08-07-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,739
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...
07-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
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...
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