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11-17-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Just missed the rain

Like just now. I had been out and round town. Chatted with my friend while sitting in Larkey Park. Headed home and got inside, there was a really big black cloud off to the South East I grabbed a...
11-06-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,510
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This morning after about half an inch of rain...

This morning after about half an inch of rain overnight the temperature was about 61F. After fiddling around this morning I was out on the road at about 10 am. Wearing my leg warmers. Very nice...
10-22-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,510
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I rode my usual circuit today. Rain started...

I rode my usual circuit today. Rain started around noon, in the middle of my ride. That's fine with me, I had put on my jacket and phone in the bag in the pocket and it was a lovely ride. Trails...
09-14-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Joe Bikerider

All very true. But kids "need" to ride bicycles,...

All very true. But kids "need" to ride bicycles, at least I think so.
09-10-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The last Gatorskin tire I put on was pretty easy....

The last Gatorskin tire I put on was pretty easy. I laid it out on the driveway for the afternoon on a pretty hot day and used talcum powder on the tube. Next day it went on fine. Having worked in a...
09-10-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,662
Posted By Joe Bikerider

There are a lot of lies that people tell...

There are a lot of lies that people tell themselves and it seems they really believe them.
08-16-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I have been derailleur free for my last two bikes...

I have been derailleur free for my last two bikes both with Shimano 8 speed hubs. and I think they are great. I first started with a Biria Easy Boarding model that I got along with well. The...
07-28-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Homeless junk in CCCanal trail tunnel in Walnut Creek

I called this to the nice lady at EBRPD. But just in case for those in the area. The Contra Costa Canal trail that follows the canal (mostly runs east/west) has several tunnels in it. Like really big...
05-13-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Boise war on goatheads

See here:

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article275323271.html

enjoy.
05-05-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,307
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I do my best to keep my finger hidden as I ride...

I do my best to keep my finger hidden as I ride past ebikes. I admit it twitches a little bit getting ready to be displayed since I hate ebikers so much but I try to resist.
04-11-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My Della Santa has delta brakes. When I ordered...

My Della Santa has delta brakes. When I ordered it I remember telling the guy that I wanted everything that was the best at the time. It was a semi custom bike and I loved it but now itís hanging on...
04-05-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,337
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím 71 and have had similar concerns. But I am...

Iím 71 and have had similar concerns. But I am doing well by thinking that if things are going wrong I can always put both feet down and just stop. Like this morning on my favorite path I came across...
03-28-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bartosz Circhanowski on Bicycles

A friend sent me this link. It may be of interest to anyone who cares how bicycles actually operate in the real world. I mean like details on movements and forces in riding and turning and...
03-21-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The questions are not location specific. They are...

The questions are not location specific. They are mostly animated scenes of riding along on different types of bike paths. Then being passed by different vehicles. Itís not very realistic, for...
03-19-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I did the survey, some comments. I always...

I did the survey, some comments. I always prefered the routes with some kind of physical separation between traffic and bike lane. Those plastic poles are just an invitation for cars to cut through...
02-24-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I was out on the bike and got rained on for about...

I was out on the bike and got rained on for about 20 minutes so not a big deal, if the rain starts while I am already riding I just go with it. Then it cleared up and I sat in Larkey Park and...
02-24-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Glorious Mt Diablo.

I got pictures at about 13:00 going east on the CC canal trail near North Main Street. Letís see how they look.

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02-17-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I rode through a red light at Oak Park Blvd and...

I rode through a red light at Oak Park Blvd and Buskirk just to even things out.
02-17-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Progressive? How?

Just now while waiting for a break in traffic I observed a white car labelled Progressive blow right through a stop sign. I had thought that having a huge sign would make the companyís drivers be a...
01-29-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Whatever gets you out the door. And starting from...

Whatever gets you out the door. And starting from your house is a lot better than driving somewhere to start. I guess I'm lucky that way. But that's the what I prefer.
01-13-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,013
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And keep riding. Love. Joe.

And keep riding. Love. Joe.
01-13-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,013
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Rain makes me happy

Here in Northern California we are having a lot of rain. Some of it is being exaggerated by the media, some is real enough. But Iíve been riding anyway. Iíve picked my times, like this morning I...
11-29-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,137
Posted By Joe Bikerider

ďinherently passiveď ? That doesnít describe me...

ďinherently passiveď ? That doesnít describe me at all. I ride without any passivity at all. I have a right to the road. I take whatís mine and also allow others to have theirs. We usually get along.
11-18-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yes, another stupid thing to sell to wannabees....

Yes, another stupid thing to sell to wannabees. Hope they make millions.
10-12-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This is very interesting. When I used to commute...

This is very interesting. When I used to commute to the South Bay I always kept a bike in the trunk of the car. I had the half formed idea that if an earth quake hit while I was at work and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,628
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: 342
Views: 16,510
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: 61
Views: 3,393
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: 69
Views: 2,552
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: 445
Views: 16,274
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: 342
Views: 16,510
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: 445
Views: 16,274
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: 445
Views: 16,274
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: 135
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: 17,419
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: 4,408
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: 416
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: 1,174
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: 2,099
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: 1,950
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: 3,654
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: 967
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: 2,112
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: 3,654
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: 1,562
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: 658
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: 2,171
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: 2,873
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: 9,639
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: 1,578
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...
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