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07-31-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,043
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: 1,447
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: 485
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: 175
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: 2,768
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: 6
Views: 231
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: 217
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: 1,826
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: 878
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: 1,631
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: 2,643
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: 873
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: 352
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: 461
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: 2,340
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: 4
Views: 342
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: 9,632
Views: 1,242,744
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: 9,632
Views: 1,242,744
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: 6,278
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: 4,239
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: 940
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: 4,236
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: 6,614
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: 3,997
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: 833
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yea!

Yea!
Forum: Foo
04-05-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
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: 1,446
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: 591
Views: 53,669
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: 6,178
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.
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,316
Posted By Joe Bikerider

There are tons of different vaccination buttons...

There are tons of different vaccination buttons available on Amazon. Or go to the local flea market button booth and get one made for you. Thatís what Iíll be doing tomorrow. I mean after my second...
03-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,014
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I disagree. I think cycling should be simple. I...

I disagree. I think cycling should be simple. I spent many years managing computers systems big and small. I try to keep computers out of my life now. My bike requires no batteries or updates. The...
02-22-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,163
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve gone back to riding that street. (McNutt) in...

Iíve gone back to riding that street. (McNutt) in both directions. It really is the best way riding wise to go. No traffic and mostly pleasant otherwise. That day I got bit I really didnít get a good...
02-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,736
Posted By Joe Bikerider

my dad would have answered that immediately. He...

my dad would have answered that immediately. He lived through the whole mess. So consider this story. When I was a Peace Corp math teacher in Ghana (1976) the head sent the office assistant over to...
02-22-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I have noticed the same thing. People are...

I have noticed the same thing. People are friendlier, including me. I even said good morning to that annoying woman who comes to the park and immediately lets her two dogs off their leashes. I mark...
02-21-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And another rocket too ...

And another rocket too

https://archive.eiffel.com/doc/manuals/technology/contract/ariane/

units matter. Interesting reading for programmers.
02-21-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By Joe Bikerider

you know banana peels are actually very slippery....

you know banana peels are actually very slippery. Some time ago, I stopped at a light and put down my foot down right onto a peel on the ground. Just like in a cartoon my foot slid right out and...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Joe Bikerider

What does Owsley have to do with Oregon? As far...

What does Owsley have to do with Oregon? As far as I knew he lived in California, like the San Francisco Bay area. Not that I would know directly but his brand of ďproductĒ was certainly well known...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,336
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve been in similar situations but always came...

Iíve been in similar situations but always came out better. Once I just quit, it was wonderful. Whatever was holding me back was just gone. I felt free. Secondly, I got fired. My boss was not bad, he...
02-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,103
Posted By Joe Bikerider

All good reasons I donít use Strava or own any...

All good reasons I donít use Strava or own any fitness devices. Just ride.
02-09-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,943
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sorry but when I got home the turkeys were gone....

Sorry but when I got home the turkeys were gone. Maybe all sleeping somewhere after their good feed this morning.
02-08-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,943
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I know where a flock of turkeys hang out, in my...

I know where a flock of turkeys hang out, in my yard! This morning I rode out to get a picture but they all scurried away. I know the lady down the street that feeds them so maybe they went down...
02-03-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Me too. A couple recent encounters with...

Me too. A couple recent encounters with emotorcycles may have influenced my answers😀
01-31-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By Joe Bikerider

35F would be my minimum. But really if I look out...

35F would be my minimum. But really if I look out the window and check my phone. I will lay in bed until at least 40F. I mean whatís the big hurry? If the sun is coming up and Iím retired and the...
01-31-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,157
Posted By Joe Bikerider

What I watch on NBCSN is English soccer. And if...

What I watch on NBCSN is English soccer. And if today is any indication Iím screwed. No soccer at all. I did sign up for Peacock since itís offered for free by Comcast but It sucks. As I understand...
01-20-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By Joe Bikerider

On the CCC Canal trail

Just now I was heading west at about Cherry Lane when an electric motorcycle crossed going the other way at a pretty fast speed. I had seen a small white pickup parked at the intersection earlier in...
01-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And speaking of wind, I always check the airport...

And speaking of wind, I always check the airport readings because, well, they actually care. The TV weather people are more focused on temperature but I think wind is important too. And on a couple...
01-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This morning at our local airport (Concord CA)...

This morning at our local airport (Concord CA) they are reporting winds N@20 gusts up to 40. It was pretty hairy out there just now. On the bridge over Treat Blvd I got blown to a stop and walked the...
Forum: Foo
01-09-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,247
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Hey, Hondo you might consider changing your...

Hey, Hondo you might consider changing your picture, Iíve heard the government is looking all over for guys wearing horns. I did take your suggestion about beer and then more beer. So I guess Iíll...
12-30-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,768
Posted By Joe Bikerider

That amount of water probably damps out the ring....

That amount of water probably damps out the ring. It reminds me of last winter when on a rainy morning I rang my bell when approaching an oncoming group of kids. The bell just went ďclunkĒ. My...
12-28-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I had grabbed this site that I hope may help ...

I had grabbed this site that I hope may help

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/cycling-knee-pain-the-problem-areas/

something to look at.
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