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01-13-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,006
Posted By jon c.

Not hard at all. There was a time when all...

Not hard at all.

There was a time when all road bikes had them and no one gave it a second thought.
01-13-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,753
Posted By jon c.

We have some large groups that ride the roads...

We have some large groups that ride the roads where I live and it can be hard to pass them. Worst case was pulling out of my driveway right behind a group that I was stuck behind for the 3.5 miles...
Forum: Foo
01-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By jon c.

I understand there's now a bike loop that circles...

I understand there's now a bike loop that circles the entire city. You could hook up with that not far from the resort.
01-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,170
Posted By jon c.

In my teens, we rode while highly intoxicated...

In my teens, we rode while highly intoxicated with some frequency. The most fun was riding in the old cemetery at night while tripping.

That was many decades ago. It wasn't safe and I don't...
01-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,829
Posted By jon c.

Not that long for me. I didn't ride for much of...

Not that long for me. I didn't ride for much of my adult life, so I had about 15 years early and another 10 years since returning. I wish I has rediscovered it sooner.
12-23-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By jon c.

There are some socially distanced concerts now. ...

There are some socially distanced concerts now. Both outdoors and in theaters. That sort of thing will probably pick up in the summer. But they bring in a lot less revenue and are likely to...
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By jon c.

They've been in the process of dismantling the...

They've been in the process of dismantling the postal service for months. The results are evident. There's a theory that the intent is to force privatization.
12-16-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By jon c.

In the 70s it was all we had and I don't recall...

In the 70s it was all we had and I don't recall that anyone had any difficulty learning to it. When we got our first ten speeds, we just hopped on and started riding. Didn't seem awkward, it was...
12-16-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By jon c.

If I actually knew a rider in front of me had an...

If I actually knew a rider in front of me had an active infection, I'd sure want 60 feet. And I'd turn at the next crossroad.
12-14-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,997
Posted By jon c.

I collect old solvents, paints, batteries, bulbs...

I collect old solvents, paints, batteries, bulbs and whatever else and take it the county hazmat disposal site once or twice a year. And it's on my way into town, so it's quite convenient. ...
12-11-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,871
Posted By jon c.

I'm also in the camp that believes lighting is...

I'm also in the camp that believes lighting is clearly the most significant improvement.

My helmet would probably provide better protection that the leather one I wore in the 70s, but hopefully...
12-05-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,601
Posted By jon c.

No one was really locked down in the US. There...

No one was really locked down in the US. There were simply restrictions on public gatherings.

Such restrictions are certainly necessary and effective when properly utilized. Where I live, the...
12-03-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By jon c.

Given that 'essential activities' include...

Given that 'essential activities' include allowable activities, such as exercise, this isn't really a meaningful prohibition.
11-26-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,037
Posted By jon c.

Bicycles are individuals. I would not...

Bicycles are individuals. I would not discriminate against any individual based on their country of origin.
11-18-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,721
Posted By jon c.

If it turns out there's a market for cat hair, I...

If it turns out there's a market for cat hair, I could retire early.
11-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,155
Posted By jon c.

The term "lockdown" should probably be abandoned...

The term "lockdown" should probably be abandoned as it has no fixed meaning. We hear a lot of rhetoric about being "locked in our homes" but we've never been close to actually being locked down in...
11-11-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By jon c.

Police have been using bicycles since the 1800s.

Police have been using bicycles since the 1800s.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,251
Posted By jon c.

I don't understand the point of a carbon frame on...

I don't understand the point of a carbon frame on a motorized bicycle.
10-22-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By jon c.

very nice

very nice
10-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,871
Posted By jon c.

That's not true. US citizens are not required to...

That's not true. US citizens are not required to carry papers.
10-20-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,688
Posted By jon c.

Obviously no one should do anything to hurt an...

Obviously no one should do anything to hurt an animal that is just minding its own business. But the dog should have been on a leash so absent other evidence one could not disagree with a rider who...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,916
Posted By jon c.

These days I look up every issue and office. I...

These days I look up every issue and office. I didn't always but I now believe it is important.

I voted "by mail" in the primary, although I dropped off the ballot at the Supervisor of Elections...
10-17-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jon c.

I've found in life that people who think they are...

I've found in life that people who think they are "winning" in a discussion very seldom are.
10-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By jon c.

I understand the desire for the retro look, but...

I understand the desire for the retro look, but reflectors served their purpose back when lights were impractical. Now that we have LEDS that run on small rechargeable batteries, reflectors are...
10-12-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By jon c.

It did not seem to me that the article bragged...

It did not seem to me that the article bragged about " the positive effects of advocacy efforts on bicycle commuting." It seemed pretty clear that the increase was entirely attributable to Covid. ...
10-06-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,444
Posted By jon c.

That makes a lot of sense. I understand why...

That makes a lot of sense. I understand why people buy Bianchis and Rivendells, but if you don't want to pay the name brand fancy bike prices you're going to end up with something nondescript. In...
10-04-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,015
Posted By jon c.

I suspect much of the criticism actually has...

I suspect much of the criticism actually has little to do with Rivendell's policy. It's much broader than that.
10-02-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,231
Posted By jon c.

Very Nice. I have SB4548. Unfortunately, not...

Very Nice. I have SB4548. Unfortunately, not in as relatively nice condition as yours appears. Is that a 54 as well?

My frame has severe rust issues. I'm debating whether or not to try to...
10-01-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,015
Posted By jon c.

Can't argue with the sentiment. A step at a...

Can't argue with the sentiment. A step at a time.

I hope it isn't abused.
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,221
Posted By jon c.

I think Little Big Man is one of the best films...

I think Little Big Man is one of the best films of my lifetime. But I've only watched it couple of times as I really find it too emotionally powerful to watch.
09-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,379
Posted By jon c.

People do it to me frequently. I've had cops do...

People do it to me frequently. I've had cops do it. So I wave and go.

I wish they'd just follow standard right of way convention, but they're trying to be nice and there's a shortage of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By jon c.

I have no advice, but I sympathize. I just...

I have no advice, but I sympathize. I just bought a bike with with a similar set up. And a 144 BCD crank, so I can't put anything smaller than 42 on the front. I have mostly rollers (this part of...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,909
Posted By jon c.

We remodeled 10 years ago. I've had to flush the...

We remodeled 10 years ago. I've had to flush the low flow toilet twice maybe half a dozen times in that period. And the upside is the 'new' toilet tank takes exactly one Tidy Cats plastic jug of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,927
Posted By jon c.

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins...

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins why that brand was chosen given that the shop is in the shadow of Doak Campell.
08-27-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By jon c.

How many times are you going to turn 60? ...

How many times are you going to turn 60?

It's a milestone that should be celebrated.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By jon c.

I'm riding a 30 year old bike and hopefully have...

I'm riding a 30 year old bike and hopefully have another 25 years of riding left in me. I have no fear that parts will become unavailable in that time. A given manufacturer may end their line, but...
08-13-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,575
Posted By jon c.

Modern lighting IMO is the most fantastic...

Modern lighting IMO is the most fantastic advancement in biking.

Otherwise, I'm plenty happy with 7 speeds and DT shifters. Modern tech might be a hair better, but I don't race and I'm not that...
08-11-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,868
Posted By jon c.

If you like it and you can afford it, go for it. ...

If you like it and you can afford it, go for it. It's supposed to be fun and if you feel like a nice bike will give you enjoyment, why not? A bike lasts a long, long time so the cost per mile over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 19,354
Posted By jon c.

I doubt I'll ever spend the money to buy Rapha...

I doubt I'll ever spend the money to buy Rapha gear, but can't imagine why anyone would care if others choose to.

Complaining about the phrase on the water bottle is way over the top. Totally...
07-30-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,194
Posted By jon c.

We have very good public compliance here. From...

We have very good public compliance here. From what I see, very close to 100%. But I don't see the private parties and other gatherings. And I don't see the restaurants that effectively become...
07-29-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,841
Posted By jon c.

The sharrows are in the lane in which they are...

The sharrows are in the lane in which they are riding? In that case, they are riding appropriately.
07-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By jon c.

Probably goes against conventional wisdom, but...

Probably goes against conventional wisdom, but when I returned to riding I found my wrists did much better with drop bars. I hadn't ridden in decades and started with a flat bar hybrid. My wrists...
07-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,868
Posted By jon c.

That's in part because the people making the most...

That's in part because the people making the most money out of the health care system have nothing to do with providing health care. They often know nothing about health care.

Take Rick Scott...
07-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,600
Posted By jon c.

My first love was a Karen. Haven't seen her in...

My first love was a Karen. Haven't seen her in many decades but I'm quite she isn't of that type. So I always cringe when I hear it.

The "I feel threatened" is a coded way of threatening to...
07-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By jon c.

It isn't that fast and you can do it. Once you...

It isn't that fast and you can do it. Once you get out and start riding you will improve fairly quickly and that sort of pace is well within range.

You can find a lot of threads in the...
07-06-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By jon c.

It is understandable that he and his associates...

It is understandable that he and his associates would like their field of study to get more attention. But he doesn't really support for his assertion that there is global conspiracy to ignore this...
07-06-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By jon c.

No personal experience, but everyone says REI is...

No personal experience, but everyone says REI is excellent with returns so I'd take it back.

From that picture I can't hazard a guess as to what could have caused that.
07-05-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,542
Posted By jon c.

The problem with this concept is it ignores the...

The problem with this concept is it ignores the realities of pandemic disease and human social interaction. Taking the unprecedented cautionary steps that we are, the US will see between 250,000...
07-03-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,194
Posted By jon c.

I don't think you can keep up. We've got Bubbas...

I don't think you can keep up. We've got Bubbas too. And we have a lot more miles of beaches, which means more tourists and more parties. The beach crowds are folks who want this all to be over...
06-28-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,510
Posted By jon c.

Race 8 Churchill DownsBashford Manor Stakes4:45...

Race 8 Churchill DownsBashford Manor Stakes4:45 PMWin Place Show
6 Cazadero $2.80 $2.40 $2.10
7 County Final $6.80 $4.80
5 Herd Immunity $4.60


A well beaten third...
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