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12-02-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,584
Posted By jon c.

Did everyone in the family have a cell phone? ...

Did everyone in the family have a cell phone? How about laptops and high speed internet? Satellite or cable TV packages? These expenses didn't exist in the glory days.

Did most families have...
12-01-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By jon c.

In these parts we have similar issues with vines....

In these parts we have similar issues with vines. They grow to an inch or more in diameter and extend to the tree tops. Eventually they break, sometimes leaving a hanging end at just the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By jon c.

I have problems with my hands going numb on flat...

I have problems with my hands going numb on flat bar bikes but don't have any issues with drop bars. I suspect the different orientation of the hands makes all the difference.

Keeping your...
11-25-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By jon c.

He demonstrates how one can safely navigate urban...

He demonstrates how one can safely navigate urban traffic without bicycling infrastructure.
11-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,562
Posted By jon c.

I ride mostly on deserted rural roads and the...

I ride mostly on deserted rural roads and the startle factor is hard to overcome. There's plenty of room to pass another rider, but you want to announce your presence because you'll really startle...
11-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,820
Posted By jon c.

Never thought about using wooden rims. If I had...

Never thought about using wooden rims. If I had a machine of such vintage, I'd be afraid of damaging the rims beyond a short test ride.

I wouldn't use old lights as new ones are so much better. ...
11-22-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,538
Posted By jon c.

Threads of the "tell me everything about ...."...

Threads of the "tell me everything about ...." variety tend to see no involvement from the OP beyond that first post.
11-13-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,610
Posted By jon c.

For casual riding, the range is far more...

For casual riding, the range is far more significant than the number of gears. We did fine with 5 back in the day. Beyond 7 or 8 I don't think there's much benefit if you aren't racing or at least...
Forum: Foo
11-12-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By jon c.

I didn't cash much, but my wife loves Japanese...

I didn't cash much, but my wife loves Japanese racing and had been waiting for Loves Only You since they announced they were bringing her here. And she thought My Sister Nat loves to run second. ...
11-11-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,241
Posted By jon c.

Motorized bicycles with gasoline engines aren't...

Motorized bicycles with gasoline engines aren't any faster than ebikes. Should they be allowed on bike paths as well?
Forum: Commuting
11-09-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,114
Posted By jon c.

There's always the golf bike: ...

There's always the golf bike:

https://thegolfbike.com/

Shortly after this zombie thread started in 2013, a local bike shop developed these. They had an ebike model as well but that doesn't...
Forum: Foo
11-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By jon c.

I saw one of those in traffic the other day. ...

I saw one of those in traffic the other day.

The decal I mean.

Not the bigfoot.

Haven't seen one of those in years.
11-05-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,400
Posted By jon c.

She's confused

She's confused
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 644
Posted By jon c.

There is nothing like the Stones. Mick can't do...

There is nothing like the Stones. Mick can't do the jumps he used to do, but he's still incredible. Just being in the same space as Mick and Keef is worth experiencing. There are few people in the...
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By jon c.

I used that years ago with some positive results...

I used that years ago with some positive results in a old car. But never thought about it with two stroke engines. I can't keep those running. I've gone to all electric, but have a few old chain...
Forum: Foo
10-28-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By jon c.

I've had a couple of cars where additives seemed...

I've had a couple of cars where additives seemed to improve performance a bit. Engines with a bit of knock. But I haven't used any in years.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,356
Posted By jon c.

Ideally you should ride them all and see how they...

Ideally you should ride them all and see how they feel. That's really more important than the minor differences between the bikes.
10-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By jon c.

Generally only happens to me on hills.

Generally only happens to me on hills.
10-26-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,095
Posted By jon c.

They tried to solve that on a local street with...

They tried to solve that on a local street with angled parking that you back into. It does improve visibility, but in my limited experience there seems to be a high probability that that the car...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By jon c.

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived...

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived in half a dozen cities spread across the country and have never found myself in a place where public employees swearing at citizens in the streets was...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By jon c.

Is it really that difficult to discern? ...

Is it really that difficult to discern?

But these days someone will defend every vile behavior. Just because.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,042
Posted By jon c.

The operative word there is "was." Now,...

The operative word there is "was."

Now, it's just of part n. You still need the +1.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By jon c.

Public servants should be held accountable for...

Public servants should be held accountable for their actions while on duty. Swearing at citizens is unacceptable behavior. He should be reported.
10-20-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,971
Posted By jon c.

I don't know to what extent it will change with...

I don't know to what extent it will change with age (I'm only 63), but I find drop bars much more comfortable. Leaning forward seems easier on the back to me and my wrists appreciate the hand...
10-18-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,856
Posted By jon c.

I don't usually do more than 40 miles and only...

I don't usually do more than 40 miles and only stop if nature requires.

No traffic lights on most of my rides so I often don't put my feet down until I'm back in my driveway.
10-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By jon c.

If you're near the water, store the bike inside...

If you're near the water, store the bike inside if you can. We have a few old bikes on the screen porch of our beach house and they rust out just sitting there. But I don't know of anyone who has...
10-14-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,614
Posted By jon c.

I laughed.

I laughed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By jon c.

Used is the way to go. Nothing wrong with an 18...

Used is the way to go. Nothing wrong with an 18 year old bike, I ride 30 year old bikes.

But you may not want to start out with aero bars. And I think the price might be a bit high on that...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't consider it.

I wouldn't consider it.
10-06-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,848
Posted By jon c.

Slowing down at higher speeds was a bit of an...

Slowing down at higher speeds was a bit of an adventure as well. Brakes have improved quite a bit over the years.
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By jon c.

Yes, the band. Although some have...

Yes, the band.

Although some have suggested the insurance companies may actually make the call. They paid out on all the tours when covid first hit and they're surely cautious. It's reasonable...
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By jon c.

I was slated for my first show in a couple of...

I was slated for my first show in a couple of years next week. But they just cancelled the Florida shows because the State won't allow them to implement their usual covid protocols. I'm...
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By jon c.

There have been numerous finds that researchers...

There have been numerous finds that researchers date to 15 to 20,000 years ago. Doesn't seem like any have been widely accepted enough that any consensus has been reached. I would think there's...
09-27-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,385
Posted By jon c.

Like most folks, you probably discovered that...

Like most folks, you probably discovered that padded saddles are less comfortable on longer rides. But the chamois in bike shorts doesn't serve the same function as padding on a saddle. The chamois...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By jon c.

Avoid drain covers like the plague. Be cautious...

Avoid drain covers like the plague. Be cautious with painted lines knowing that once in a while they can be slick. But you can't really avoid them and by and large they aren't an issue.

You'll...
09-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By jon c.

Get the Trek. There's no question.

Get the Trek.

There's no question.
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,048
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: 492
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: 49
Views: 1,817
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: 1,559
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: 5,981
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: 952
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: 203
Views: 6,976
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: 1,391
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: 952
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: 1,499
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: 16
Views: 635
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: 16
Views: 635
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: 61
Views: 2,032
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: 1,805
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....
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