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Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,986
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Kite flying. Iíve done that off and on for years...

Kite flying. Iíve done that off and on for years and really enjoy it. Every few years I need to buy string but building and flying are the real fun. Where I live thereís bamboo growing along the...
09-10-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Please keep your dogs to yourself. Childish...

Please keep your dogs to yourself. Childish cartoon language is not convincing anyone. Thanks.
09-10-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
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.
09-09-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Latest news: ...

Latest news: https://news24-680.com/2021/09/08/lafayette-crossing-guard-dies-saving-children-from-oncoming-car-wednesday/

I will add more as I find it.
09-09-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Chaos in Diablo valley

Chaos in the Diablo Valley. Yesterday, child got knocked off his bike in front of Sequoia school in Pleasant Hill, minor injuries. The same day a volunteer dad got killed working traffic patrol in...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Joe Bikerider

So you are happy when the pre-scripted outcome...

So you are happy when the pre-scripted outcome meets your needs? Come on Hondo, thereís no reality in these shows except the money from the advertisers. Itís all prearranged. BTW, did you catch the...
09-08-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Joe Bikerider

That would not be unusual at all in the SF bay...

That would not be unusual at all in the SF bay area. The Giants have bike valet parking out the right field wall. Other events also have similar facilities. Was this unusual for you?
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Another reason Iíd like to see all electric...

Another reason Iíd like to see all electric vehicles banned from MUP.
09-08-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
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...
09-06-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Maybe you will figure it out. I can explain....

Maybe you will figure it out. I can explain. Bikes are simple devices that are operated by muscle power. Needing batteries is just wrong. Sorry I wont help you when your electricity is gone.
09-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My hope is that soon all these battery powered...

My hope is that soon all these battery powered bikes. Either just for shifting or for motorcycling down the mup will be broken down and obsolete. I look forward to it. Especially after this morningís...
09-03-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,857
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I have no idea what your response means. Thanks...

I have no idea what your response means. Thanks anyway.
09-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,857
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.
08-31-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No water at the top of Diablo

Just got this message No water or toilets available on top. This includes the summit and the lower area. Please plan accordingly.
08-30-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Fantastic! American Cycling (at least the ones I...

Fantastic! American Cycling (at least the ones I had) were black and white mags just a few pages). I am not sure I had read that exact one but thatís what I miss after my stash got chucked. Thanks...
08-26-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By Joe Bikerider

BITD, letís say 1970 the boss at the LBS gave me...

BITD, letís say 1970 the boss at the LBS gave me a box of cycling magazines. This included some issues of American Cycling, and Bicycling. I wish I had those still. But along the way they...
08-21-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
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...
08-17-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Makes sense to me. Knobbies are noisier on...

Makes sense to me. Knobbies are noisier on pavement, I suppose that noise comes from higher wear. Wear else?
Forum: Foo
08-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Here in California we have had a long tradition...

Here in California we have had a long tradition of Basques that would come over to be shepherds. They left behind a few restaurants. Good food and lots of fun if you find one. I think the Basque...
08-06-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,857
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Smoke smell very obvious here in the east bay....

Smoke smell very obvious here in the east bay. Lucky Iím back home now. Hiding inside now.
08-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,556
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I see lots of people holding a phone up to their...

I see lots of people holding a phone up to their ear with one hand while they ride. I used to yell ďhangup and rideĒ. But I donít bother anymore. Too many electric bikes zooming along the local MUP...
07-31-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,515
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím glad you are OK. I used to keep my bike...

Iím glad you are OK. I used to keep my bike inside the car or trunk BITD. Removed front wheel if necessary. Now I just ride from my front door.
07-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,930
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...
07-20-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Danville cyclist accident

Another NorCal bicycle accident.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/07/20/former-49er-coach-greg-knapp-critically-injured-in-danville-vehicle-bicycle-accident/

Very sad. As a local who...
07-09-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Tropical moisture in the Bay Area

Did you notice the high clouds this morning? And some humidity in the air? Yes we are getting some ďtropical moistureĒ. Fill up your bottles and enjoy.
07-08-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,395
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...
07-04-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I read your message this morning and wondered...

I read your message this morning and wondered what GP is? Just now while perusing Berkleyside it struck me.
...
07-03-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I think any of those choices would be fine. I am...

I think any of those choices would be fine. I am riding my Linus Roadster 8 and like it very much. It seems to be the same as the current Linus models except with an 8 speed hub instead of 3. Linus...
06-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,002
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...
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,056
Posted By Joe Bikerider

i live in a two story house. Bedroom on second...

i live in a two story house. Bedroom on second floor washer/dryer on ground floor. When my laundry is done I dump it out of the dryer into the basket. Next time I go upstairs I take the basket up...
06-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,051
Posted By Joe Bikerider

thatís exactly why we went from two chainrings to...

thatís exactly why we went from two chainrings to three. This whole 1x doesnít make any sense to me. If you need more climbing range then get it with a triple. When I see a single chain ring with a...
06-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,325
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: 16
Views: 1,058
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.
06-08-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Walker without a clue

Just now heading north on the Iron Horse trail to the crossing at Walden rd. A woman standing in the middle of the trail surrounded by a crowd of leashed small dogs. Fortunately the two bikers...
Forum: Foo
06-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Weíve got a pomegranate tree that produces enough...

Weíve got a pomegranate tree that produces enough fruit to make a bunch of juice. I started making jelly years ago and my wife does it now. Makes a great gift at Christmas time. We do buy the syrup...
06-04-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By Joe Bikerider

These stories should be read by all the people on...

These stories should be read by all the people on here thinking about starting up a repair business. So Iíll add one. BITD our bike club decided to do repairs, as a member with shop experience I...
06-02-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Scott is really showing his age here. In the...

Scott is really showing his age here. In the early 1970ís when I was doing this route the pig farm was a real thing. There was an actual, and smelly, farm at the top of the hill that featured a...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9,705
Views: 1,290,318
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This brings back some memories. As an undergrad...

This brings back some memories. As an undergrad at UC San Diego we had some unusual professors. 1970-1973. One Math prof was also a well known juggler. I used to loiter in the hallway in hopes of...
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9,705
Views: 1,290,318
Posted By Joe Bikerider

That rule is a key difference between baseball...

That rule is a key difference between baseball and cricket. In (traditional) test cricket the batter is not obligated to run after hitting the ball. And a complete test match can take five days. To...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,455
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Re: Frame splitting. Thatís been a big roadblock...

Re: Frame splitting. Thatís been a big roadblock to me getting a belt drive. I do like my IGH (shimano 8 speed) that is quiet and low maintenance with a chain drive but a belt would be better. Why...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,340
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!
04-15-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Rider killed in Layafette

This happened a couple days ago but this is the only link I got:

https://news24-680.com/2021/04/14/mount-diablo-power-rider-joe-shami-dies-after-lafayette-road-collision/

Maybe someone can find...
04-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,459
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...
04-10-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,018
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This article says the road will be open at the...

This article says the road will be open at the end of April:

https://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/2021/04/08/big-sur-highway-1-at-rat-creek-to-reopen-by-april-30-after-washout/

Enjoy
04-08-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,233
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I ride my Shimano 8 speed IGH bike regularly. I...

I ride my Shimano 8 speed IGH bike regularly. I bought it because maintenance is minimal and it has adequate gears. It doesnít use oil, a special grease. Iíve overhauled it twice in five years an...
Forum: Foo
04-05-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yea!

Yea!
Forum: Foo
04-05-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I oftentimes eat my mid-ride snack at the local...

I oftentimes eat my mid-ride snack at the local park with a disc golf course. From chatting with those guys I have learned that the discs can be purchased pretty cheaply from the local used sporting...
Forum: Foo
04-02-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,518
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.
Forum: Foo
03-29-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 55,548
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís so true, I often ride my bike to do...

Thatís so true, I often ride my bike to do errands. One morning I went into my bank in my tights and there was a little girl there in her tutu ( with her mom ). I canít remember exactly how this...
03-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,457
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Despite all your squawking it is good news that...

Despite all your squawking it is good news that John Kerry (another bike rider) is in the current administration. Heís very tall and has been riding for a long time. Fully recovered now as they say.
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