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05-18-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 905
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: 40
Views: 648
Posted By jon c.

It's a patty in Jamaica.

It's a patty in Jamaica.
05-16-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
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: 1,256
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: 383
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: 383
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: 2,689
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: 424
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: 72
Views: 3,864
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: 663
Views: 69,346
Posted By jon c.

Based on recent legislation, that one actually...

Based on recent legislation, that one actually makes sense.
04-21-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By jon c.

If they're new they certainly shouldn't be...

If they're new they certainly shouldn't be sticky.

I've made mine sticky cleaning them with the wrong cleaner. Repeated applications of baby powder before every ride eventually got them back...
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By jon c.

Had my roof done recently and all the estimates...

Had my roof done recently and all the estimates were in the same ballpark. I ended up using a GC as he was willing to do some other work that no one else would touch.

I replaced the original...
04-17-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,577
Posted By jon c.

The majority of cars around here have dark enough...

The majority of cars around here have dark enough tint on the windows that eye contact isn't really possible.
Forum: Foo
04-11-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By jon c.

100 years wasn't that far back. They certainly...

100 years wasn't that far back. They certainly had indoor plumbing and the mansions of the day arguably provided a style of luxury unmatched today. The lifestyle was very different then, so the 3...
Forum: Foo
04-08-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By jon c.

The 50% depends on how you're defining it. The...

The 50% depends on how you're defining it. The top 1% is the top, no matter how you slice it. And 100 years isn't that long ago. I'd definitely prefer to be on top.

If the time frame was...
Forum: Foo
04-08-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 69,346
Posted By jon c.

That was reversed in one the latest initiatives. ...

That was reversed in one the latest initiatives. Now as long as you can say you felt threatened, you can dispatch your gator as you see fit in order to protect yourself.
04-05-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,577
Posted By jon c.

Reminds me of the time I was invited to join a...

Reminds me of the time I was invited to join a group of women who had stopped for minute at a rural road I often traverse. I managed to hold on to the last wheel for a couple of miles and before I...
04-04-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,675
Posted By jon c.

got chased by a raccoon once. nasty little...

got chased by a raccoon once.

nasty little creature.
04-01-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By jon c.

Life is a crap shoot. We all make mistakes but...

Life is a crap shoot. We all make mistakes but if we could go back and change anything then everything subsequent in our lives would change. Perhaps not for the better. So I'm happy enough to...
04-01-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By jon c.

You should post your desires on the C & V sales...

You should post your desires on the C & V sales page. Mostly the same audience, but you might get lucky.

Good luck on your search. I've seen enough of these models that I think if if you...
04-01-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,102
Posted By jon c.

I bought a bike online for my wife and it worked...

I bought a bike online for my wife and it worked out great. However, she had already taken a test ride on the same model, which was the personal ride of someone at the shop. We ordered one from...
Forum: Southeast
03-30-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By jon c.

There is a nice bike path that along 79 up to the...

There is a nice bike path that along 79 up to the intercoastal. And there's a path the bisects that running parallel to back beach road. I've never been on it and I'm not sure how far it goes. ...
03-30-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By jon c.

I saw a scooter the other day that was doing near...

I saw a scooter the other day that was doing near 50 downhill and over 35 on the flat. He used the bike lane for the mile or so it exists and then took the lane for the next mile and had no problem...
03-28-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By jon c.

People did it all the time 50 years ago.

People did it all the time 50 years ago.
Forum: Foo
03-28-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By jon c.

Everyone else does, why shouldn't they? Their...

Everyone else does, why shouldn't they? Their two cents is worth the same as yours and they have the same right to offer it.
03-19-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,764
Posted By jon c.

Human society involves coercion. From the foods...

Human society involves coercion. From the foods we eat to the clothing we wear. The majority moves the directions we take, others follow along or are seen as outcasts. Infrastructure is built to...
03-17-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By jon c.

I have a lot of groups who come to my area to...

I have a lot of groups who come to my area to ride. I usually ride solo. I think I benefit from absolution by lack of association. There's not a lot of traffic, but the roads turn enough that it...
03-15-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By jon c.

I generally follow that rule for all internet...

I generally follow that rule for all internet purchases. And if I feel a bit suspicious I'll look at the address on google street view.
Forum: Foo
03-11-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,599
Posted By jon c.

The tie is starting to lose it's cultural...

The tie is starting to lose it's cultural stronghold. All fashions do at some point. Wasn't that long ago most all men wore a tie and hat. Like the hat, the tie will cease to be a sartorial...
03-09-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,984
Posted By jon c.

I have the SLR and have been happy with it. It...

I have the SLR and have been happy with it. It has helped with numbness on longer rides.
Forum: Foo
03-06-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,656
Posted By jon c.

Social media isn't dead. It's irony that is no...

Social media isn't dead. It's irony that is no longer with us.
02-28-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 3,629
Posted By jon c.

Gas prices were in the same range a decade ago,...

Gas prices were in the same range a decade ago, so it isn't a huge shock to most of the public. Prices will have to go substantially higher to change behavior.
02-28-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,569
Posted By jon c.

I need a stiffer sole than Chuck Taylors provide

I need a stiffer sole than Chuck Taylors provide
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By jon c.

well done

well done
02-28-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,887
Posted By jon c.

I suppose it's situational. Some correspondents...

I suppose it's situational. Some correspondents here apparently live in frightening places. Where I live and ride I always call out to a stopped rider to ensure they don't need help. If I pass...
Forum: Foo
02-25-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,656
Posted By jon c.

The range of options is pretty wide. Hard to...

The range of options is pretty wide. Hard to imagine that anyone couldn't find a platform to suit their tastes.
02-25-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 877
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't ride on that.

I wouldn't ride on that.
Forum: Foo
02-21-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By jon c.

because the cops don't need you and man they...

because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By jon c.

That's why I don't ride tubeless.

That's why I don't ride tubeless.
Forum: Foo
02-01-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By jon c.

I want a toaster that toasts both sides evenly. ...

I want a toaster that toasts both sides evenly. Seems a simple request, but none of them seem to be able to handle it. The last time I bought one I focused on that in reviews and bought one that...
Forum: Foo
01-29-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,004
Posted By jon c.

My LBS just closed. I knew was inevitable. They...

My LBS just closed. I knew was inevitable. They were once in an older warehouse section of town between a rail yard and the university. Then developers tore most everything down to build "college...
01-26-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,895
Posted By jon c.

Seems to me strict liability laws would be more...

Seems to me strict liability laws would be more of a concern for insurance companies.
01-24-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
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: 164
Views: 7,185
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: 59
Views: 2,284
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: 451
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: 27
Views: 1,053
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: 4,685
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: 710
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...
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