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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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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
04-08-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
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...
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...
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
12-12-21, 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...
11-20-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Ghost dismount

Iím 69 years old and have been dealing with age as we all must. I had a Biria low entry bike for about 6 years and loved that thing. But then one day the frame broke in half coming home from a ride,...
11-15-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,441
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am waiting for my second Shringrix shot. Thanks...

I am waiting for my second Shringrix shot. Thanks for the motivation. I wonít miss it!
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,687
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I know some of you donít put in your location...

I know some of you donít put in your location because, well. This is a good example for why having your location in your profile is a good thing. Try it out.
10-18-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This is exactly why you should buy your bike from...

This is exactly why you should buy your bike from a reputable shop. When they receive a bike from the manufacturer they will take care of any issues before selling it. You will receive a bike with...
10-14-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My ride today

About 50F this morning which is cold for this California boy. So I found my tights in the back of the closet and lets go! Once I got going then it was pretty nice. Stopped at the credit union and...
09-10-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Are you paying for these posts? If not, then...

Are you paying for these posts? If not, then take a deep breath and think about how things in the universe are connected. You might learn something.
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Another reason Iíd like to see all electric...

Another reason Iíd like to see all electric vehicles banned from MUP.
09-08-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Or depending on your generation: Back from...

Or depending on your generation:

Back from the Shadows again!
Out where an In-jun's your friend!
Where the veg'tables are green,
And you can pee into the stream!
Yes, we're back from the...
09-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,020
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Stop complaining about rain. Get a bike with good...

Stop complaining about rain. Get a bike with good fenders and embrace it. I know it might seem hard to go out the door into a storm. Iím looking forward to it.
08-21-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I rode faster today

My (69 years old) usual ride is just a few miles. Lately the weather here has been really hot and my pace has declined a lot. Like coming home yesterday I was just trying to just make it grinding up...
07-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,178
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...
07-08-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,801
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...
06-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,896
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...
06-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,102
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: 26
Views: 2,244
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.
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,825
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!
04-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,227
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...
Forum: Foo
04-02-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
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.
03-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,012
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...
02-09-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 155,480
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.
01-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
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...
12-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,443
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís why I brought up this topic. Bike stealing...

Thatís why I brought up this topic. Bike stealing has always been left to the victim. The police have just shrugged it off. And the robbers have been let run free. There have been some half hearted...
12-06-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,408
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I remember when my American passport would get me...

I remember when my American passport would get me in pretty much anywhere. But now we have generated so many nut cases that It has spoiled all that. I think when the world sees gun toters parading...
12-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,862
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The thing is it takes so few non compliant people...

The thing is it takes so few non compliant people to screw it up for everyone. Iím talking about masks, staying home, gatherings etc. The other thing is that the USA is full of people who think non...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,510
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8#...

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8#bike-1

i have one of these and love it. They also have other gearing arrangements on the same frame. Enjoy.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,430
Posted By Joe Bikerider

California Bay Laurel Umbellularia californica

California Bay Laurel
Umbellularia californica
10-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,159
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iíve loved riding for a lot of reasons over the...

Iíve loved riding for a lot of reasons over the years. Today was pretty special. I was out on a regular route and had brought a book to drop off at a ďlittle libraryĒ on the way. I was putting the...
09-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,082
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice....

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice. After about a week off, itís time to get going! Now I need to remember we do still have that nasty virus all around.
Forum: Foo
09-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,509
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I become King of the World, anytime a...

When I become King of the World, anytime a building was sold it would include verified drawings of all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and structural. Elect me! How many million hours of redo are spent...
09-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,502
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of...

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of small businesses are going under, but how did they start in the first place. If there is an empty store will it sit forever? Maybe in the wrong place...
09-01-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,331
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You have all missed the point. By the time a...

You have all missed the point. By the time a child becomes a teenager he/she has consumed thousands of hours of advertising telling them that cars are: fast, beautiful, sexy, convenient, loud, and...
09-01-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Mules on the MUP

Unusual encounter this morning on the CC Canal trail. I passed a mowing machine, normal at this time of year, and came across a man leading two mules. One with a saddle and the other carrying some...
08-31-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,683
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b6748694_815c_4ebe_a7fc_587771cebd70_fadf21b131cd432d0d2906a201890cf4cfa050e2.jpeg
I was taking the bike out from the garage and...
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