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Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 998
Posted By jon c.

Life without concern. It was a nice place to be.

Life without concern. It was a nice place to be.
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By jon c.

That happens all the time. And everything else...

That happens all the time. And everything else is the same. The one story you wanted to see is the only thing that's gone. It's as if there's an algorithm that knows what you're thinking.
09-15-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 883
Posted By jon c.

No problem for me as a kid. I could ride for...

No problem for me as a kid. I could ride for several miles through city streets carrying a pizza.

I didn't ride for 30+ years and now I can't do it. Geometry probably plays a bit of a role as I...
09-10-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,261
Posted By jon c.

I love the Italian Road Bike mirror. Far better...

I love the Italian Road Bike mirror. Far better than others I've tried. Nice clear image, good field of view and stays in place.
09-10-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,033
Posted By jon c.

Every time I see the title of this thread I have...

Every time I see the title of this thread I have to laugh. It makes me think of the local guy who used to ride around attired in nothing but a bright lime green thong. He was an older guy with what...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By jon c.

When I retire it will be riding and golf on...

When I retire it will be riding and golf on alternate days. I'll take a day off once a week for yard work.
09-07-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,554
Posted By jon c.

The other rider is an idiot. And that's not the...

The other rider is an idiot. And that's not the term I'd use in conversation.

But you screwed up. The world is full of idiots and all we can do is try to avoid them. If we fail to do that, we...
Forum: Foo
09-06-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,083
Posted By jon c.

Yuengling was one of those relatively unknown old...

Yuengling was one of those relatively unknown old PA brands when I was a kid. When we were in our teens there was a local store that didn't check ID and always had a $2/case special on the PA beers....
Forum: Foo
09-06-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By jon c.

Seems like the popularity of recreational tennis...

Seems like the popularity of recreational tennis has declined dramatically. In the 70s, it was hard to find an open court evenings and weekends. Now I seldom see much use and there's always a court...
09-02-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By jon c.

won't harm the bike but it might drive the rider...

won't harm the bike but it might drive the rider crazy over time
Forum: Foo
08-26-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By jon c.

You always want a better finish, but she showed...

You always want a better finish, but she showed run for 4 furlongs and that always a good sign. She'll likely carry her speed further next time.
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. Hope you get in the winner's circle....

Good luck. Hope you get in the winner's circle.

I owned a piece of one horse once who ended up at Finger Lakes before finding a field he could beat. None of the owners were there so my dad...
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,055
Posted By jon c.

Steve Jordan was already slated to play the...

Steve Jordan was already slated to play the upcoming gigs, but I don't think we'll see them stateside again. They'll probably do a few final gigs elsewhere, but I think this means they are...
08-23-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,482
Posted By jon c.

I have an 81 Team Pro that came with a Cinelli...

I have an 81 Team Pro that came with a Cinelli Unicantor which I believe was original, It's well worn but not trashed. My butt didn't care for it so I'd be happy to donate it if it suits your need....
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,053
Posted By jon c.

Except for the fact that I'm a dozen years older,...

Except for the fact that I'm a dozen years older, I would say exactly the same thing.
08-11-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,534
Posted By jon c.

I started riding about 12 years ago after decades...

I started riding about 12 years ago after decades off the bike. I only signal right turns if there is a car around for whom my intentions might matter. When I started back, I did the left arm...
08-11-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By jon c.

That explanation seems like a stretch to me. It...

That explanation seems like a stretch to me. It would more likely improve conditions for road riders as it gives cars more room to pass. But I can't see it having much impact on drivers turning...
Forum: Foo
08-11-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By jon c.

Haven't used that company, but I once paid in...

Haven't used that company, but I once paid in advance for parking. In Atlanta for a Stones show. It was a huge mistake. There were many better garages in the area that I would and should have used...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,320
Posted By jon c.

If the roads are publicly accessible and mapped...

If the roads are publicly accessible and mapped on google, they are generally considered easements and using them is not trespassing. There are a few roads like that in my area that I ride...
08-09-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,326
Posted By jon c.

I don't do it that often, but love it when I do. ...

I don't do it that often, but love it when I do. Living in a rural area there's very little traffic at night. Deer and smaller mammals are a greater concern, but if you ride toward the center of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,955
Posted By jon c.

I ride solo, but if I rode in a group I would...

I ride solo, but if I rode in a group I would continue to do so. I wouldn't want to stand around in close contact before or after the ride, but I would feel safe enough actually riding in the...
Forum: Foo
08-03-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 973
Posted By jon c.

Milwaukee’s Best Premium I drank vast...

Milwaukee’s Best Premium


I drank vast quantities of Milwaikee's Best when I was in college. Because it was generally the cheapest beer available at the store near my apartment. The idea of...
08-02-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,043
Posted By jon c.

I hang them to dry and never have an issue. ...

I hang them to dry and never have an issue.

I also wash them after a ride when I can.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By jon c.

As someone else noted, it is unusual for a bike...

As someone else noted, it is unusual for a bike shop to tell you that the bike they don't have would be better than the bike they do have. Especially in a case where the one they do have is closer...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,364
Posted By jon c.

Nearing retirement, the thought has crossed my...

Nearing retirement, the thought has crossed my mind. There are a lot of trade offs in such a change and on cursory examination I haven't found anywhere else where the balance tips in favor of a move.
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,942
Posted By jon c.

I think in our teens into our early 20s we have...

I think in our teens into our early 20s we have a greater capacity to bond. I have a handful of friends from that time whom I rarely talk to and see even less often. But every decade or so I get...
07-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,680
Posted By jon c.

If I understand this, you love the frame, you...

If I understand this, you love the frame, you don't need all the gears, and you hate using anything but a short cage derailleur. So why not just get rid of the triple and use the short cage without...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,364
Posted By jon c.

When I bought my truck 12 years ago I thought the...

When I bought my truck 12 years ago I thought the next one I bought would be electric. The offerings have not progressed as quickly as I might have expected. Ford is introducing an electric pick up...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,942
Posted By jon c.

When you get older you no longer really have...

When you get older you no longer really have friends. Just golf partners.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,819
Posted By jon c.

The point remains that the public at this time...

The point remains that the public at this time would be unwilling to support the tax increases required to implement those solutions.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,819
Posted By jon c.

These are very expensive options. Raising taxes...

These are very expensive options. Raising taxes enough to pay for that would be a tough thing to sell in today's environment.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 819
Posted By jon c.

I had to laugh when I read this because I...

I had to laugh when I read this because I completely understand it. I could do something like that.
07-19-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By jon c.

They generally don't kill them, they just move...

They generally don't kill them, they just move them to another location.
07-19-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,997
Posted By jon c.

Most of the groups in my area are 20 - 30 riders,...

Most of the groups in my area are 20 - 30 riders, but they swell to 50 on occasion. They take the entire lane and there's no reason not to. You would still be unable to pass them if they were single...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 819
Posted By jon c.

I tried to cancel online but you have to call...

I tried to cancel online but you have to call them. I hate calling them as it can take an hour to actually get to a live person. But we've had the phone unplugged for a year. It was nothing but...
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. I might fear it's a 52 as well just...

Good luck. I might fear it's a 52 as well just eyeballing it.
07-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By jon c.

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery...

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery makers may be paying more because they're purchasing in much smaller volume? Or do the Li cell manufacturers really base the price they charge on...
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By jon c.

I'm around 5'7" or 5'8" and I wouldn't ride...

I'm around 5'7" or 5'8" and I wouldn't ride anything that small.

It is a great deal at the price though.
06-20-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By jon c.

One good pick six could make all the difference.

One good pick six could make all the difference.
Forum: Foo
06-17-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,862
Posted By jon c.

Colorado? Nobody goes there anymore because...

Colorado?

Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.
06-17-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By jon c.

WTB: Inexpensive Mixte/Step Through in S.Chicago

My SIL wants to get a bike to ride around her Oak Lawn neighborhood and we told her we'd post here to see if any BF members in the area had something suitable for sale.

She's mid 50s, short, and...
06-17-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,331
Posted By jon c.

We had a Ford like that. Don't recall the model....

We had a Ford like that. Don't recall the model. I'm not sure that kind of set up would pass modern safety standards.
06-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By jon c.

I was somewhat kidding of course as none of us...

I was somewhat kidding of course as none of us have the answer to that vexing question. And it also depends on if one has heirs. If my wife predeceases me, I have no kids and would prefer to...
06-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By jon c.

As you'll see from the SS site, the longer you...

As you'll see from the SS site, the longer you wait the higher your monthly check.

If you know exactly how long you're going to live it's fairly easy to calculate the optimal age to start...
06-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By jon c.

I believe my employer provided Blue Cross...

I believe my employer provided Blue Cross coverage will require me to use Medicare when I hit 65 and they will then pick up the difference.

Although I really hope to cease my employment when I hit...
06-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,599
Posted By jon c.

It can be a problem to go without socks for the...

It can be a problem to go without socks for the first time. I wear the same low cut socks biking and golfing. But forgot to bring a pair to the course the other day. The shoes were fine without...
06-15-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By jon c.

Never had a problem with them. I would...

Never had a problem with them. I would recommend them without hesitation.
06-14-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By jon c.

I had completely forgotten about those. We had...

I had completely forgotten about those. We had kits with them, but I don't recall that we bothered to use them.
06-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,790
Posted By jon c.

Does that really ever happen? I've never...

Does that really ever happen?

I've never been in a bike shop where anyone suggested the purchase of bike clothing. Over the years I've heard various versions of the concern that average people...
06-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By jon c.

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn...

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn signals.
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