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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 440
Posted By jon c.

I forget when riding alone

I forget when riding alone
07-04-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,611
Posted By jon c.

25s are the largest tire I can run. I usually...

25s are the largest tire I can run. I usually run them at 110 psi but I do have pretty smooth roads.
07-01-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,508
Posted By jon c.

everyone buys equipment that best suits their...

everyone buys equipment that best suits their needs within the constraints of their budget.

they realize it's those other people who are swayed by marketing and buy more than they really need.
05-07-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,040
Posted By jon c.

Pull outs (and people making a left in front of...

Pull outs (and people making a left in front of you) are more likely to be fatal on a motorcycle.
05-04-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,363
Posted By jon c.

I'm in the old and slow category for sure. A...

I'm in the old and slow category for sure. A confirmed plodder. But I ride solo and passing cars can't really tell if I'm moving at 14 mph or 20 mph so I might be mistaken for a legitimate roadie.
05-04-24, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By jon c.

Grim reminder

My SIL was visiting and in showing her the area we were driving down a beautiful country road that I ride from time to time. I was commenting on how safe the roads are as they have very little...
04-29-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By jon c.

When I was still working there was one light in...

When I was still working there was one light in the city where I would always do that. It was safest for me to get out of the way before the light changed. I generally wait for the green, but in some...
02-14-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,860
Posted By jon c.

You just need to ride in the right part of...

You just need to ride in the right part of Florida. I have endless miles of tree lined country roads with rolling hills and very few cars. And the drivers here are very friendly and accommodating....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 11:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,476
Posted By jon c.

it does seem to be a topic that has heretofore...

it does seem to be a topic that has heretofore escaped attention
01-23-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,957
Posted By jon c.

They couldn't afford to park the car.

They couldn't afford to park the car.
01-23-24, 12:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,850
Posted By jon c.

Bicycles were not a dominant transportation mode...

Bicycles were not a dominant transportation mode before everyone had a car. Hard to imagine that happening now. E-bikes may have a modest impact on reducing auto travel in metropolitan areas. ...
01-22-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,221
Posted By jon c.

Simple for sure. Unfortunately simple doesn't...

Simple for sure. Unfortunately simple doesn't make it correct.

You failed on the latter count.
01-15-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,221
Posted By jon c.

It depends on the application. For longer...

It depends on the application. For longer commutes on high speed roads a motorcycle might make more sense. In heavier traffic urban commuting the e-bike gives the maneuverability advantages of a...
01-13-24, 08:21 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,177
Posted By jon c.

It bothers me a bit that they look so young. I...

It bothers me a bit that they look so young. I wouldn't have thought so 25 years ago.
01-13-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By jon c.

My regular jerseys are from Primal and certainly...

My regular jerseys are from Primal and certainly aren't a tight fit.
01-12-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By jon c.

It wasn't clear to me how the dropper would...

It wasn't clear to me how the dropper would function except on courses it had already learned. Would it lower when it detected the rider was descending? The article doesn't really tell us what the...
01-10-24, 10:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,708
Posted By jon c.

The practical conclusion being that hitting...

The practical conclusion being that hitting potholes should be avoided.
01-08-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,729
Posted By jon c.

I probably wouldn't buy it but I'd have no...

I probably wouldn't buy it but I'd have no concern riding it.
01-06-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,429
Posted By jon c.

I use the Cygolite 800 series and find them quite...

I use the Cygolite 800 series and find them quite adequate for full visibility.
01-06-24, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,637
Posted By jon c.

They work well in my area. I suspect the OP...

They work well in my area.

I suspect the OP may have a greater understanding of the intent than is displayed.
01-05-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,514
Posted By jon c.

Diogenes can end his quest.

Diogenes can end his quest.
01-05-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 16,427
Posted By jon c.

I don't think kids today are all that bad, but I...

I don't think kids today are all that bad, but I would agree that the fact that many of us older folks rode bicycles a lot for basic transportation did leave us with more respect for cyclists.
01-05-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By jon c.

Have you added any other lights or devices? ...

Have you added any other lights or devices? I've seen situations where a new light can interfere with transmissions to the computer.
12-30-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,261
Posted By jon c.

I rode a great deal as a teen but then abandoned...

I rode a great deal as a teen but then abandoned the bike. Decades later I came to live in a rural area popular with cyclists. But it never occurred to me to try riding again until my wife...
12-29-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By jon c.

No advice to offer, but good luck to her.

No advice to offer, but good luck to her.
12-27-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,087
Posted By jon c.

When I started riding again after a 30 year break...

When I started riding again after a 30 year break I bought a used hybrid. I couldn't get comfortable at all and my wrists hurt after 5 miles. Got a road bike with drop bars and felt so much more...
12-25-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,469
Posted By jon c.

That only makes sense on roads with lane wide...

That only makes sense on roads with lane wide enough to fit both a car and a cyclist. I don't ride roads like that. There are no curbside containers or parked cars. There is only the travel lane...
12-23-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,730
Posted By jon c.

I ride friction so I never have indexing...

I ride friction so I never have indexing problems. There's something to be said for old school simplicity.
12-23-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,070
Posted By jon c.

Bike lanes that aren't in the door zone can help...

Bike lanes that aren't in the door zone can help with the physics of the issue.

Riding really, really slowly isn't a viable alternative.
12-20-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,092
Posted By jon c.

There are speeding cameras in use in a few...

There are speeding cameras in use in a few places. I know Maryland has some and there are a few in south Florida. And an infamous one in Brantley, AL which nails a lot of tourists heading to...
12-19-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By jon c.

You shouldn't. Your body position should largely...

You shouldn't. Your body position should largely be maintained by your core muscles rather than by your arms.
12-19-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,092
Posted By jon c.

Not remotely consistent with what I see on the...

Not remotely consistent with what I see on the roadways.

Downright bizarre.
12-18-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,092
Posted By jon c.

The safest speed is the average traffic speed so...

The safest speed is the average traffic speed so there are a lot of freeways where being restricted to the posted speed limit would render you a slower moving vehicle which always presents a traffic...
12-18-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,885
Posted By jon c.

Even among cyclists there are differing opinions....

Even among cyclists there are differing opinions. Some don't want bicycle infrastructure as they don't believe in it. Others don't feel it is necessarily a top priority. I think my city needs...
12-15-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By jon c.

Clearly this is not the sort of society most...

Clearly this is not the sort of society most Americans wish to live in.
12-12-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,670
Posted By jon c.

I'm not sure any charge is a slam dunk when you...

I'm not sure any charge is a slam dunk when you have to go before a jury. They are notoriously unpredictable.
12-10-23, 07:48 PM
12-08-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,792
Posted By jon c.

I can spell it. But I had to google it to find a...

I can spell it. But I had to google it to find a meaning other than file transfer protocol.
12-07-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,177
Posted By jon c.

Does anyone really care about jerseys other than...

Does anyone really care about jerseys other than the person wearing them? I might notice a jersey if the colors strike me as especially attractive but I don't really notice if it's a team jersey.
12-07-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,744
Posted By jon c.

I charge 40v tool batteries indoors without a...

I charge 40v tool batteries indoors without a second thought. Are these batteries safer or am I just insufficiently cautious?
12-04-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By jon c.

The correct charge is the charge which will allow...

The correct charge is the charge which will allow the DA to get a conviction. Or a plea agreement.
12-04-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,018
Posted By jon c.

I consider myself a casual cyclist. I also...

I consider myself a casual cyclist. I also consider myself an avid cyclist. It's all semantics.

I ride as fast as I can without working too hard. And I'm no longer a young man. So by roadie...
12-03-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,266
Posted By jon c.

The safest speed is the average speed, which is...

The safest speed is the average speed, which is most always higher than the posted limit.
11-28-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,018
Posted By jon c.

I've never found anything of the sort and it's...

I've never found anything of the sort and it's always puzzled me why you do.
11-28-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,018
Posted By jon c.

A lot of groups pass my house, but usually...

A lot of groups pass my house, but usually earlier than I care to start. Riding solo I pick my own time, route and pace. And I pick my own thoughts. Don't have to be concerned with communicating with...
11-26-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By jon c.

Not all science is valid and the soft sciences...

Not all science is valid and the soft sciences are referred to by that name for good reason, but I don't believe this claim can be substantiated.
11-24-23, 11:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,036
Posted By jon c.

Again, you have provided no evidence that this is...

Again, you have provided no evidence that this is true.
11-21-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By jon c.

I took a break from riding for near 30 years. ...

I took a break from riding for near 30 years. When I started again I tried bikes with brifters and they were fine. But when I got on a vintage ride with DT shifters it felt like the right way to do...
11-21-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,260
Posted By jon c.

The SBDU frames definitely command a premium...

The SBDU frames definitely command a premium price. I think $350 would be a killer deal even with the issues. From the serial number this should be an 83 or 84.

Here's an interesting history...
11-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 19,588
Posted By jon c.

The level of that on bike forums was really a...

The level of that on bike forums was really a surprise to me. I'm used to it by now but still don't really understand it. Although I suspect it is in part from people who ride in much more crowded...
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