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01-24-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By jon c.

We've had a few days like that here this week. ...

We've had a few days like that here this week. And yesterday we saw a couple of intrepid riders. We admired their courage, but had no thought of joining the madness.
01-23-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,646
Posted By jon c.

There were some people who liked their Yugos. ...

There were some people who liked their Yugos. That didn't mean Yugos weren't a failed attempt at building a reasonably reliable automobile.

No one hates people who ride bikes from Walmart. ...
01-23-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 729
Posted By jon c.

That's true with a lot of roads I ride on. ...

That's true with a lot of roads I ride on. Barely wide enough for two cars, the roads have no lane markings at all. Whether in a car or on a bike the norm is drive near the center and move toward...
01-19-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By jon c.

My truck has been parked outside for the last...

My truck has been parked outside for the last dozen years. Paint is still good and my cycling has not been impacted.
01-17-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By jon c.

I think the job of the bollards is the stop cars...

I think the job of the bollards is the stop cars traveling at much lower speeds. Just speculation based on a short clip, but it looks to me like the car may be going several times the speed limit. ...
01-17-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,126
Posted By jon c.

Seems an odd analogy. Are you suggesting...

Seems an odd analogy.

Are you suggesting that accidents for which the proximate cause can be tied to cell phone use are as speculative as the presence of UFOs?

Do you question the existence...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By jon c.

I deal with them in a non-cycling context, but...

I deal with them in a non-cycling context, but they are an amazing outfit. They ship UPS ground but I can order at the end of the day and have it arrive the next morning. Given the volume of stock...
01-12-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,431
Posted By jon c.

I did this with a bike for my wife a few years...

I did this with a bike for my wife a few years back. The bike she wanted was going out of production and I could only find a few in the country in her size. Found one dealer who was allowed to ship...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By jon c.

Italian Road Bike Mirror. They're the best. ...

Italian Road Bike Mirror. They're the best.

https://www.italianroadbikemirror.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3bfPot6k8AIVpQaICR33hgAbEAAYASAAEgK1P_D_BwE

And the cheaper blems on eBay tend to be...
01-09-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By jon c.

Keep your eyes open and one will eventually show...

Keep your eyes open and one will eventually show up. My first "real" bike was an early 70s Record in yellow. I loved that bike and in my memory it was a much finer machine than was the case in...
01-05-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,652
Posted By jon c.

Depends on the weather. 20 - 25 mph on the right...

Depends on the weather. 20 - 25 mph on the right route can be fun if it's warm. I hate cold wind so I won't ride in 10 mph winds if it's already chilly.

I always try to finish downwind.
01-02-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,477
Posted By jon c.

Florida and many other states have a substandard...

Florida and many other states have a substandard lane exception that allows one to occupy the lane if the lane meets the standard:

"For the purposes of this subsection, a “substandard-width lane”...
12-28-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By jon c.

Damn, that's ugly.

Damn, that's ugly.
Forum: Foo
12-28-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 848
Posted By jon c.

Had a similar choice many years ago and went with...

Had a similar choice many years ago and went with the 403(b) option. Nearing retirement now, I think I would have come out with similar retirement income had I chosen the pension plan. My fear...
Forum: Foo
12-26-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By jon c.

We still have a landline but the phone has been...

We still have a landline but the phone has been unplugged for a few years.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By jon c.

I'd take the Varsity without question. It's...

I'd take the Varsity without question. It's inherently a better ride.

And parts availability for older bikes is not generally a concern, although with the current supply chain issues I...
Forum: Foo
12-25-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 26,219
Posted By jon c.

We have the technology. It's the engineering...

We have the technology. It's the engineering that will take some time. What will happen is known. What is speculative is how long it will take.
12-25-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By jon c.

In receiving other non bike related international...

In receiving other non bike related international shipments I've run across a few recently that have seemed to become stuck at customs points. I haven't had this happen until the last year or so but...
Forum: Foo
12-21-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 26,219
Posted By jon c.

Musk comes across as a self centered jackass so...

Musk comes across as a self centered jackass so he's easy to hate. But as inane as many of his pronouncements and predictions are, he is using his money to advance science and technology. And in...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By jon c.

There are people who can do it. You're not...

There are people who can do it. You're not likely to be one of them.
Forum: Foo
12-19-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By jon c.

good luck

good luck
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,649
Posted By jon c.

I think it was much better when they DQ'ed a...

I think it was much better when they DQ'ed a horse for interference whenever it occurred. Trying to predict what would have happened otherwise is folly.

But it did hurt when Affirmed was DQ'ed...
12-13-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,073
Posted By jon c.

I did it a few years ago but it's rarely warm...

I did it a few years ago but it's rarely warm enough for me at that time as my birthday is the end of January. And although I'm in Florida, in the panhandle it still gets cold in the winter. ...
12-02-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,648
Posted By jon c.

Did everyone in the family have a cell phone? ...

Did everyone in the family have a cell phone? How about laptops and high speed internet? Satellite or cable TV packages? These expenses didn't exist in the glory days.

Did most families have...
12-01-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By jon c.

In these parts we have similar issues with vines....

In these parts we have similar issues with vines. They grow to an inch or more in diameter and extend to the tree tops. Eventually they break, sometimes leaving a hanging end at just the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By jon c.

I have problems with my hands going numb on flat...

I have problems with my hands going numb on flat bar bikes but don't have any issues with drop bars. I suspect the different orientation of the hands makes all the difference.

Keeping your...
11-25-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By jon c.

He demonstrates how one can safely navigate urban...

He demonstrates how one can safely navigate urban traffic without bicycling infrastructure.
11-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,405
Posted By jon c.

I ride mostly on deserted rural roads and the...

I ride mostly on deserted rural roads and the startle factor is hard to overcome. There's plenty of room to pass another rider, but you want to announce your presence because you'll really startle...
11-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,363
Posted By jon c.

Never thought about using wooden rims. If I had...

Never thought about using wooden rims. If I had a machine of such vintage, I'd be afraid of damaging the rims beyond a short test ride.

I wouldn't use old lights as new ones are so much better. ...
11-22-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,137
Posted By jon c.

Threads of the "tell me everything about ...."...

Threads of the "tell me everything about ...." variety tend to see no involvement from the OP beyond that first post.
11-13-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,227
Posted By jon c.

For casual riding, the range is far more...

For casual riding, the range is far more significant than the number of gears. We did fine with 5 back in the day. Beyond 7 or 8 I don't think there's much benefit if you aren't racing or at least...
Forum: Foo
11-12-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By jon c.

I didn't cash much, but my wife loves Japanese...

I didn't cash much, but my wife loves Japanese racing and had been waiting for Loves Only You since they announced they were bringing her here. And she thought My Sister Nat loves to run second. ...
11-11-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,756
Posted By jon c.

Motorized bicycles with gasoline engines aren't...

Motorized bicycles with gasoline engines aren't any faster than ebikes. Should they be allowed on bike paths as well?
Forum: Commuting
11-09-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,596
Posted By jon c.

There's always the golf bike: ...

There's always the golf bike:

https://thegolfbike.com/

Shortly after this zombie thread started in 2013, a local bike shop developed these. They had an ebike model as well but that doesn't...
Forum: Foo
11-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By jon c.

I saw one of those in traffic the other day. ...

I saw one of those in traffic the other day.

The decal I mean.

Not the bigfoot.

Haven't seen one of those in years.
11-05-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,808
Posted By jon c.

She's confused

She's confused
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 864
Posted By jon c.

There is nothing like the Stones. Mick can't do...

There is nothing like the Stones. Mick can't do the jumps he used to do, but he's still incredible. Just being in the same space as Mick and Keef is worth experiencing. There are few people in the...
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By jon c.

I used that years ago with some positive results...

I used that years ago with some positive results in a old car. But never thought about it with two stroke engines. I can't keep those running. I've gone to all electric, but have a few old chain...
Forum: Foo
10-28-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By jon c.

I've had a couple of cars where additives seemed...

I've had a couple of cars where additives seemed to improve performance a bit. Engines with a bit of knock. But I haven't used any in years.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,698
Posted By jon c.

Ideally you should ride them all and see how they...

Ideally you should ride them all and see how they feel. That's really more important than the minor differences between the bikes.
10-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By jon c.

Generally only happens to me on hills.

Generally only happens to me on hills.
10-26-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,412
Posted By jon c.

They tried to solve that on a local street with...

They tried to solve that on a local street with angled parking that you back into. It does improve visibility, but in my limited experience there seems to be a high probability that that the car...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,878
Posted By jon c.

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived...

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived in half a dozen cities spread across the country and have never found myself in a place where public employees swearing at citizens in the streets was...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,878
Posted By jon c.

Is it really that difficult to discern? ...

Is it really that difficult to discern?

But these days someone will defend every vile behavior. Just because.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,148
Posted By jon c.

The operative word there is "was." Now,...

The operative word there is "was."

Now, it's just of part n. You still need the +1.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,878
Posted By jon c.

Public servants should be held accountable for...

Public servants should be held accountable for their actions while on duty. Swearing at citizens is unacceptable behavior. He should be reported.
10-20-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,490
Posted By jon c.

I don't know to what extent it will change with...

I don't know to what extent it will change with age (I'm only 63), but I find drop bars much more comfortable. Leaning forward seems easier on the back to me and my wrists appreciate the hand...
10-18-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,084
Posted By jon c.

I don't usually do more than 40 miles and only...

I don't usually do more than 40 miles and only stop if nature requires.

No traffic lights on most of my rides so I often don't put my feet down until I'm back in my driveway.
10-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By jon c.

If you're near the water, store the bike inside...

If you're near the water, store the bike inside if you can. We have a few old bikes on the screen porch of our beach house and they rust out just sitting there. But I don't know of anyone who has...
10-14-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By jon c.

I laughed.

I laughed.
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