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08-11-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jon c.

No dogs? Can't argue with that idea.

No dogs?

Can't argue with that idea.
08-08-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 378,994
Posted By jon c.

A Brighter Summer Day (1991). Edward Yang...

A Brighter Summer Day (1991). Edward Yang directs this epic view of Chinese youth in street gangs in Taiwan in 1960.

A language and culture foreign to me, but I'd give it 9/10 for being the most...
08-08-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,656
Posted By jon c.

Around here the shoulders on the main roads that...

Around here the shoulders on the main roads that I ride have always been there. In recent years the practice has been that when they repave the intersections they paint bike lane symbols on the...
08-03-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By jon c.

When I started riding I lost about 20 lbs in a...

When I started riding I lost about 20 lbs in a couple of months. Wasn't trying to lose weight and it happened so quickly it was a bit worrisome. People asked me if I was ill. Then it plateaued and...
08-02-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,127
Posted By jon c.

Doesn't seem like it's the fault of the bike, but...

Doesn't seem like it's the fault of the bike, but I don't see it as bad parenting.

I crashed a non-motorized bicycle at high speed down a hill over 50 years ago. Fortunately escaped with a...
08-01-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By jon c.

You say a great deal about yourself in that post,...

You say a great deal about yourself in that post, but I'm not sure what it has to do with cycling.
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 900
Posted By jon c.

It's been a fairly normal summer here. 91 - 94...

It's been a fairly normal summer here. 91 - 94 highs with similar humidity levels. We had a week or so when it was around 100 at the end of June, but it's been back to normal since then.
...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 758
Posted By jon c.

Do the cats know they're being tracked? And who...

Do the cats know they're being tracked? And who are you selling the data to?
07-29-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,819
Posted By jon c.

Not then. People thought bicyclists were...

Not then. People thought bicyclists were scaring the horses. And were a danger to pedestrians. You can find a lot of anti bike screeds from the early days.
Forum: Foo
07-25-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 523
Posted By jon c.

That's what I've always called it. One of...

That's what I've always called it.

One of the many reasons I admire Dolly Parton is she recently declined a nomination. Her reasoning was she had never made a rock n' roll album so she shouldn't...
Forum: Foo
07-18-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By jon c.

We had a feral cat colony on the property for a...

We had a feral cat colony on the property for a decade. A dozen or so cats at peak. The squirrels disappeared.

Only two left now and they're getting too old for the chase, so the squirrels have...
07-01-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,994
Posted By jon c.

Tape a plastic club divider tube to the top tube,...

Tape a plastic club divider tube to the top tube, slide the club in and secure the clubhead.

50 years ago I rode my bike to the pro shop to pick up a Ping putter I had ordered. That was the...
07-01-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By jon c.

Spyro Gyra has been a fixture at such events in...

Spyro Gyra has been a fixture at such events in Rochester for nearly 50 years.
07-01-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By jon c.

Planned obsolescence usually refers to items...

Planned obsolescence usually refers to items designed to require replacement more frequently than should be necessary. Which I don't find to be the case with bicycles. I ride 40 year old bikes...
06-27-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,856
Posted By jon c.

If you ask the crowd for their opinions, you will...

If you ask the crowd for their opinions, you will get what you asked for.
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By jon c.

We had a similar problem once. But before we...

We had a similar problem once. But before we could catch the mama and get her spayed, she was carrying again. Then two of the kittens got pregnant. We ended up with 21 kittens in the yard. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By jon c.

When riding with a sinus cold I usually take...

When riding with a sinus cold I usually take Ephedrine. Would disqualify one in competition, but it clears the sinuses nicely on a recreational ride.
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By jon c.

I've read that saccharine is now considered no...

I've read that saccharine is now considered no more dangerous than other sweeteners. The ban on its use could be lifted if the end users wanted to spend the money to produce the scientific studies...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,029
Posted By jon c.

Shorts work for me. Haven't felt a need to try...

Shorts work for me. Haven't felt a need to try bibs.
06-20-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,474
Posted By jon c.

I had a Raleigh Record with a frame like that...

I had a Raleigh Record with a frame like that when I was a teen.

Of course, it wasn't like that when I bought it. Riding in a cemetery after dark I encountered a piece of heavy equipment in the...
06-16-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,476
Posted By jon c.

sometimes humans don't do our collective image...

sometimes humans don't do our collective image any favors
06-16-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,165
Posted By jon c.

I hate cold so my range is about 65 - 105. I'd...

I hate cold so my range is about 65 - 105. I'd ride if it were warmed, but it seldom gets much above 100 here.
06-16-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,769
Posted By jon c.

I did have some yell "get on the sidewalk" once,...

I did have some yell "get on the sidewalk" once, but I'm pretty sure he was making a joke as the nearest sidewalk is about 8 miles away.
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By jon c.

Certainly not a bad place to start, but you...

Certainly not a bad place to start, but you probably want to cast a wider net for such a niche item. There are a small number of potential buyers so you want to try multiple avenues to reach them....
06-11-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,090
Posted By jon c.

don't know whether to laugh or cry

don't know whether to laugh or cry
06-08-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,214
Posted By jon c.

In every state in which they exist, helmet laws...

In every state in which they exist, helmet laws apply only to children. The concept of police enforcing trivial laws against children might have worked in Mayberry 60 years ago, but it really...
Forum: Foo
06-06-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,257
Posted By jon c.

I've heard that the two happiest days in a boat...

I've heard that the two happiest days in a boat owner's life are the day they buy the boat and the day they sell the boat.
Forum: Foo
06-01-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 74,722
Posted By jon c.

I was playing regular golf not long ago when I...

I was playing regular golf not long ago when I hit a shot into a pond. But the water was low and the ball was sitting on mud in a spot where it looked like I could play it. It wasn't that I wanted...
06-01-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By jon c.

You would expect NO to have the "worst"...

You would expect NO to have the "worst" statistics in that regard. It's a mecca for tourists who like to drink a lot. Being a pedestrian really isn't dangerous if you're sober and paying attention....
05-31-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't hand over any amount of cash for a...

I wouldn't hand over any amount of cash for a test ride.
05-23-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,019
Posted By jon c.

Never had a problem while riding. I don't push...

Never had a problem while riding. I don't push myself that hard. I've had a couple of bad heat stroke episodes doing clearing and landscaping work in high heat, I work harder than I realize...
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By jon c.

I drive an old truck that only has a CD player so...

I drive an old truck that only has a CD player so I still listen to CDs every day.
05-23-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,097
Posted By jon c.

Haven't felt the need. But I ride mostly...

Haven't felt the need.

But I ride mostly lower traffic roads with friendly drivers.
05-20-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,068
Posted By jon c.

We do indeed ride on very different roads. With...

We do indeed ride on very different roads. With shoulders like that, I completely agree. My apologies for glossing over that part when I read it.

My roads have no shoulder. Not infrequently the...
05-19-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By jon c.

So not really relevant here.

So not really relevant here.
05-19-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,214
Posted By jon c.

Freedom is a good thing.

Freedom is a good thing.
05-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,068
Posted By jon c.

I don't understand your point. Given a...

I don't understand your point.

Given a substandard road width, which is every road I ride save for the primary thoroughfares with shoulders, a driver must enter the opposing lane to pass safely. ...
05-19-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By jon c.

Excellent! Hope we can all do the same when...

Excellent!

Hope we can all do the same when we get there.
05-19-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,592
Posted By jon c.

It is specifically illegal. 40 or 50 years ago...

It is specifically illegal. 40 or 50 years ago when their numbers were larger, Angels and Bandidos used to ride in groups that size.
05-18-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,592
Posted By jon c.

75 does seem a bit much. Our local groups tend to...

75 does seem a bit much. Our local groups tend to top out at 30 or so.

Riding single file would be pointless. There are a few spots where you might be able to pass if they're clustered but you...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By jon c.

It's a patty in Jamaica.

It's a patty in Jamaica.
05-16-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,504
Posted By jon c.

You get faster when you start but in my...

You get faster when you start but in my experience that plateaus fairly soon. After that if you want to get faster you have to really work at it. Which is hard to do alone. Riding with faster...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By jon c.

With predictable long term results

With predictable long term results
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By jon c.

Given his track record, I agree. I've been...

Given his track record, I agree.

I've been following him since the early 80s when he was winning quarter horse futurities at bush tracks in Arizona. I was a fan for a long time, But the...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By jon c.

His current 90 day suspension is effective...

His current 90 day suspension is effective nationwide. That was imposed by the Kentucky Racing Commission and is honored by other jurisdictions. So his other horses in California are also running...
05-02-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,311
Posted By jon c.

Not on country roads around here.

Not on country roads around here.
04-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By jon c.

I'll often move into the opposing lane and allow...

I'll often move into the opposing lane and allow the car to pass on the right as I'm turning. But I'm mostly riding in a rural area. Certainly not appropriate in all situations.
04-26-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,811
Posted By jon c.

People now defend rude behavior because wokeness....

People now defend rude behavior because wokeness. Calls for basic civility are met with sneers. Fine place our society has come to occupy.
Forum: Foo
04-26-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 74,722
Posted By jon c.

Based on recent legislation, that one actually...

Based on recent legislation, that one actually makes sense.
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