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Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 274
Posted By Joe Bikerider

What about Chick Hearn? Long time play by play...

What about Chick Hearn? Long time play by play announcer for the LA Lakers. Renowned for his creative ďChickismsĒ many of which have entered common use by Basketball announcers. My favorite was...
08-09-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I would buy that in a second. I am a IGH fan in...

I would buy that in a second. I am a IGH fan in my old age (70). The shimano 8 speed has plenty of range for my area. The belt would be something worth trying. Maybe if you had put a location that I...
Forum: Foo
08-06-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 274
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I also have had some great conversations with...

I also have had some great conversations with random people bicycle related or not. In the middle 1990ís my wife was working for a big oil company and was stationed in central asia. This involved...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 897
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Cool enough here in the Bay Area. Even a few...

Cool enough here in the Bay Area. Even a few sprinkles of rain just after noon. Big fat drops made for fun riding on my way home. And just a touch of humidity to remind me why I quit my good job...
08-01-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Joe Bikerider

ďi've never understood adding links that require...

ďi've never understood adding links that require a subscriptionĒ
One common explanation is that the original author could access the link and so put it in their post. But maybe he had access for one...
07-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,053
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I love how the OP blames his wife for getting him...

I love how the OP blames his wife for getting him into ebikes. This is a very common theme. Itís just a justification for getting a motorcycle. Why canít people just accept that as you get older you...
Forum: Foo
07-20-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 831
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Some years ago when I was volunteering at a local...

Some years ago when I was volunteering at a local animal shelter we got a visit from Gary Bogue. He had the animal column in the local paper. I took the opportunity to ask him about getting rid of...
07-20-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Electric bike death in Marin

https://www.sfgate.com/california-parks/article/man-dies-china-camp-park-17317476.php
07-07-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Itís not really leasing but a lot of retailers...

Itís not really leasing but a lot of retailers are now offering POS financing. Especially online purchasers. When checking out the offer is given to make payments. I think this is really a bad idea...
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Joe Bikerider

California also had an influx of Cornish miners...

California also had an influx of Cornish miners who brought pasties with them in 1849. Still available today in what we call the Gold Country.
...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,256
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Itís pretty amazing here how the six dollar...

Itís pretty amazing here how the six dollar howling has faded away as prices have reduced to the fives. But as an oil company retiree I am more than happy with the stock price. Also funny how any...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 789
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I never had a chainsaw, just a neighbor who was...

I never had a chainsaw, just a neighbor who was very proud of his. We have never gotten along. My table saw did me well on several projects but after years of disuse I was was happy to give it away. ...
06-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Fledging season

Fledging season. At my house there are baby birds flying all around. Goldfinches I think. Two nests previously full turned into a bunch of babies on the ground and now chirping and flying all...
06-21-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I deleted the original posting that described the...

I deleted the original posting that described the incident after receiving a suggestion. But I have been back there and am pleased to note that there are lights in the tunnel and are now turned on....
06-17-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I got it although referring to a fireman on...

I got it although referring to a fireman on diesels. My uncle was a fireman on the SP for many years. As a kid I was told his job was to open the fuel valve at the beginning of a run and close it...
06-13-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,475
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís the term Iíve been looking for. I am...

Thatís the term Iíve been looking for. I am getting very tired of gigantic fat tired electric powered vehicles zooming dangerously around on my local MUP. Now I have a pejorative term I can use....
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,256
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I remember back in the late 60ís when gas was in...

I remember back in the late 60ís when gas was in the 35 cent range. My buddyís VW had no gas gauge, broken long ago. So he had a note pad where we wrote down any quantity that we had bought with the...
Forum: Foo
06-09-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,256
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Your loss.

Your loss.
Forum: Foo
06-08-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,256
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Have you ever considered riding your bicycle?

Have you ever considered riding your bicycle?
05-26-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve been seeing these posts for quite a while...

Iíve been seeing these posts for quite a while now and didnít want to interrupt but now that itís kind of fading out. I want to say that every time I see that headline I read it:

who drinks...
05-20-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve seen this posted so many times but my brain...

Iíve seen this posted so many times but my brain reads it as Powdered Root Beer! Must be those years of making home made.
05-20-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Something good I did today

On my (mostly) daily ride I like to get on the local path (Iron Horse Trail) and then go North until I decide to get off and make a loop that is comfortable for me. (70 yo). On the way back thereís ...
05-09-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And in the Alabama Hills you will realize that...

And in the Alabama Hills you will realize that scenery is so familiar. Youíve seen it in so many cowboy/western movies. You know the ones with the gunfight amongst the rocks. Or the car commercial...
04-30-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bike Swap in Walnut Creek tomorrow

https://www.bayareabikeswap.com/

Check it out if interested.
Forum: Foo
04-25-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Never bought anything on that site. But I do...

Never bought anything on that site. But I do admit to looking up prices to check.
04-19-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,770
Posted By Joe Bikerider

But can they coast downhill? No

But can they coast downhill? No
04-19-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Stealing bikes in Oakland hills.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/thieves-target-Bay-Area-bikers-17074302.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight
04-08-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Traffic experiments in Walnut Creek

My fair city is going try a couple experiments in traffic calming on April 12. Come and have a look. From the city:

Maintenance will be holding a traffic pop-up demonstration in the Homestead...
03-25-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,961
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And your point is? Getting back to the original...

And your point is? Getting back to the original post he got caught hoisting his bike over a fence to access an illegally created trail in a restricted watershed. I think $600 was too low. Should...
03-25-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Not not sure where this came from in a bike site...

Not not sure where this came from in a bike site but I am all in. I love his writing. Solitaire is his best IMO. Reinforces my hate of mountain bikers however. I think watching and listening is a...
03-09-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,771
Posted By Joe Bikerider

ďTheir headquarters in Walnut Creek, California...

ďTheir headquarters in Walnut Creek, California is hidden in plain site amongst capitalist squalor.Ē

Good description. In fact the few times a year when I go visit my financial guy I like to ride...
03-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,961
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker...

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker in the EAST bay. I do ride my bike on various paved trails around the area. Reading the OP sounds very much like Trumpian nonsense. I donít buy any of...
Forum: Foo
03-02-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 875
Posted By Joe Bikerider

What do you people even know about Juju? I lived...

What do you people even know about Juju? I lived in Ghana for a couple years in the late Ď70s and it was a real thing. Like being sure to step over the first step of the front stairs up to my house....
Forum: Foo
02-09-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am not surprised. Mr. Musk doesnít seem that...

I am not surprised. Mr. Musk doesnít seem that interested in anything except his babies. Keep watching for his rocket booster now about to crash into the moon.
Forum: Foo
02-06-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I watched a little of that on the tube. My...

I watched a little of that on the tube. My daughter walked by and commented ďwhat are they doing? Like 30 miles an hour?Ē Really silly.
Forum: Foo
01-22-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thanks for those clips. I had never known about...

Thanks for those clips. I had never known about Meat Loaf previously except for the Rocky Horror stuff. My high school friend was projectionist at the downtown movie theater. So I had seen that movie...
01-22-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I know there are several freeways in the bay area...

I know there are several freeways in the bay area that have proper signage and people ride these sections with no problems. Like going up highway 24 west to the Caldecott tunnel.
Forum: Foo
01-20-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,495
Posted By Joe Bikerider

For my friend Julie who lives right outside Reno

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UkjgYxs3gkw
Forum: Commuting
01-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. Our lemon tree has much reduced production...

No. Our lemon tree has much reduced production after these recent very dry years. I am hoping the last few heavy rains will get it going again. Love, J
01-14-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I worked in the shop. There was one absolute...

When I worked in the shop. There was one absolute and simple rule. Never use any tool when installing a tire. Roll it on with your bare hands. Sometimes it seems difficult but otherwise you get this...
12-30-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,873
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I do realize when Iíve forgotten my helmet. The...

I do realize when Iíve forgotten my helmet. The air feels different around my ears. I always turn around and get it.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 142,492
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e14bd30e_f3fd_4f2c_ac8f_95b957e52c0e_e9945dd18dcd166f3112451d5701aa829f9e4181.jpeg

This dinosaur found during a snack break at my...
12-29-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,087
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím with your wife. But good luck anyway.

Iím with your wife. But good luck anyway.
12-28-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Go go granny. Great present.

Go go granny. Great present.
12-28-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,087
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Should have bought from your LBS. But you...

Should have bought from your LBS. But you thought you were so smart to buy on the internet and now you are screwed. And now your are whining on the internet and hoping for help? No help here. You...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Joe Bikerider

It is amazing that neither bike got stolen....

It is amazing that neither bike got stolen. Congratulations!!
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,235
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Here in the suburban bay area there are...

Here in the suburban bay area there are occasional ďtank houseĒ buildings still to be seen. This one only a couple miles from my house.
...
Forum: Foo
12-13-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sometimes you got to have a result. One side...

Sometimes you got to have a result. One side needs ti be the winner. Soccer allows for ties all through the season but when it comes to the championship it canít be a tie. In that case penalty kicks...
Forum: Foo
12-12-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I have this theory that every sport needs a rule...

I have this theory that every sport needs a rule just to allow for argumentation. Although this has been reduced thanks to cameras etc. For example Soccer has offsides. Few fans know the actual...
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