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Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By work4bike

Ideas for Water Reclamation & Reuse

As of now here in Jax, Florida we are in the midst of minor drought, our last major drought was in 2007/2008. https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

There are a lot of brown lawns around right now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By work4bike

I count myself lucky WRT road conditions here in...

I count myself lucky WRT road conditions here in Jax, Fl.

There are very few potholes or crumbling road borders; however, just the other day I hit a pothole so hard, I had to re-true my front tire...
05-28-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By work4bike

I'm not ready to be herded like cattle; I'll...

I'm not ready to be herded like cattle; I'll stick to the roads.
05-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,164
Posted By work4bike

You need to look at my whole post, not just the...

You need to look at my whole post, not just the part you quoted. I started off by addressing the issue of health, not just cardio, but a healthy musculoskeletal system -- take note of how many old...
05-21-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 84,662
Posted By work4bike

I do heavier weights, especially for when I'm...

I do heavier weights, especially for when I'm strength training, but there's a difference between strength training and power training. I like incorporating power training for maintaining good...
05-21-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 84,662
Posted By work4bike

I've been doing squats and other lower-body...

I've been doing squats and other lower-body exercises to work on improving my cycling legs, mostly focusing on strength; however, now I've started incorporating power training using explosive moves...
05-21-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,164
Posted By work4bike

Weight training in my view is crucial for health,...

Weight training in my view is crucial for health, especially as we age. Many say that if you want to improve your cycling, you just need to ride more, but that's just not true, despite it sounding...
05-14-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By work4bike

This study is pointless for most of us, since it...

This study is pointless for most of us, since it focuses on infrastructure with cycleways.

There are a bunch of people around here on bikes and every time I see one, they're doing something wrong;...
04-26-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,646
Posted By work4bike

While on my cycling tour of the east coast (back...

While on my cycling tour of the east coast (back in '93), I rode on the Colonial Parkway, near Williamsburg, Va when it was closed for construction. I probably could have been ticketed, but all I got...
03-27-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 45,067
Posted By work4bike

Looks like Seattle has a similar issue, but has...

Looks like Seattle has a similar issue, but has yet to face it...at least the politicians hasn't faced it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAi70WWBlw
03-27-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By work4bike

This is an interesting talk about losing fitness,...

This is an interesting talk about losing fitness, specifically in the first minute of the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWzC0KA6uo
Forum: Foo
03-22-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By work4bike

There is some good news from this story. After...

There is some good news from this story. After the couple lost in the courts and the Florida Supreme court would not take the case, a few state senators decided to attempt to pass a law prohibiting...
Forum: Foo
03-19-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By work4bike

It drives me nuts how the my local weather...

It drives me nuts how the my local weather meteorologists only gloss over the wind in the forecasts...:bang::mad:
03-11-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 45,067
Posted By work4bike

This story reminded me of this thread. I remember...

This story reminded me of this thread. I remember reading here that many homeless were given rooms, but I'm guessing that's not happening so much now....
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03-03-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,752
Posted By work4bike

It relates to how I got into cycling. I was in...

It relates to how I got into cycling. I was in the navy and back in the mid-80's my ship went into the shipyard, which was across the St Johns river from our home port. To get to the shipyard, I...
03-02-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,752
Posted By work4bike

I don't see my cycling as a hobby/recreation....

I don't see my cycling as a hobby/recreation. It's my primary form of transportation and has been for over 30 years. I do most of my own maintenance, including wheel truing, I don't buy ridiculously...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,445
Posted By work4bike

Apparently, human bones make for a very good...

Apparently, human bones make for a very good fertilizer when ground up in granular form....

https://medium.com/study-of-history/the-bones-of-waterloo-a3beb35254a3
02-08-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,675
Posted By work4bike

It's the law in Florida to ride with traffic, not...

It's the law in Florida to ride with traffic, not against. If you ride against traffic, you'll be stopped by a cop. I'm pretty sure this is the case in most states if not all, including Texas.

And...
02-07-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By work4bike

Their bike infrastructure has always been way too...

Their bike infrastructure has always been way too crowded for me, but I can see the issue of it becoming worse with electric bikes and all the other wheeled vehicles. I see a lot of electric bikes...
Forum: Foo
02-04-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By work4bike

We have a few rats in my neighborhood, but...

We have a few rats in my neighborhood, but between the cats, hawks and the owls, they're an endangered species that always need to be checking their six. I actually saw hawks, on three separate...
Forum: Foo
01-29-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By work4bike

He's very aware of that fact. Here's just one...

He's very aware of that fact. Here's just one example where he mentions grasses in this video on the Ringless Honey Mushroom, just jump to 1:15 in the timeline of the video.

This guy knows plants,...
Forum: Foo
01-29-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By work4bike

This is an outstanding video that captures my...

This is an outstanding video that captures my sentiments perfectly. Take note to the very apt title: Lawn Aren't Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPFUyFTdZLM
01-19-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By work4bike

I just saw this in my email box. I'm not sure how...

I just saw this in my email box. I'm not sure how accurate Whoopi's claims are; however, I did find it interesting when she seemed to think that the fact that traffic fatalities were down wasn't...
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,445
Posted By work4bike

Maybe I'll give my body to the birds. I already...

Maybe I'll give my body to the birds. I already give them the leftovers of my holiday meals and they're very good at cleaning it all up, leaving me nothing but bones to bury:D


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Forum: Foo
01-18-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,445
Posted By work4bike

It's the way that the vast amount of humans...

It's the way that the vast amount of humans throughout history have been disposed of. Some would see this as a progressive way to dispose of bodies, but in actuality it's the most traditional way...
01-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,920
Posted By work4bike

Actually, I do know the importance to calorie...

Actually, I do know the importance to calorie restriction; I learned it on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Long story short, while hiking the trail you are forced to basically run on caloric...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By work4bike

If they ever come for me, I'm going to invoke the...

If they ever come for me, I'm going to invoke the Florida Friendly Landscape Law. It's a relatively new law, so not sure how much it's been cited. However, I have not fully read the law, but will be...
01-10-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,920
Posted By work4bike

I'm resolved to age well... Long article,...

I'm resolved to age well...

Long article, but a good read...

https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/mind-and-muscles-how-to-age-well
Forum: Foo
01-09-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By work4bike

This story is a little old, but apparently it's...

This story is a little old, but apparently it's still going on...these kind of stories infuriates me:mad:
...
Forum: Foo
01-09-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,282
Posted By work4bike

Yeah, the show will probably end up sucking, but...

Yeah, the show will probably end up sucking, but I got to check it out...:twitchy:
Forum: Foo
01-08-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,282
Posted By work4bike

I will be watching History Channel's new program:...

I will be watching History Channel's new program: Project Blue Book

https://www.history.ca/shows/project-blue-book/?utm_source=SEM&utm_content=PBB



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4EmfM9isHo
01-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By work4bike

It actually makes it easier for the car drivers...

It actually makes it easier for the car drivers when you do put yourself in the lane at a stop sign/light, simply because the driver can readily see you in their rearview mirror, thereby not having...
01-05-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By work4bike

I do basically the same thing. As for the...

I do basically the same thing.

As for the scenario given in the OP...that's why I always take the lane when at a stop sign or light. It's much safer to be in the center of the lane when starting...
12-31-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,828
Posted By work4bike

I do Idaho Stops; however, if there are any other...

I do Idaho Stops; however, if there are any other car(s) at the other points of the intersection, then I come to a complete stop and wave them thru. I think most cyclists believe that Idaho Stop,...
12-11-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By work4bike

Eggsactually!

Eggsactually!
12-03-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By work4bike

10mph:wtf: That's slow as ..... Bikes are a...

10mph:wtf: That's slow as .....

Bikes are a form of transportation for some of us, not recreation. Can't be plodding along at 10mph...You can't even win the NYC marathon at that speed.


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12-02-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By work4bike

Wow, so much hatred and discontent in NYC....

Wow, so much hatred and discontent in NYC. Doesn't NYC have a cycling support group? Seems they need to challenge these unlawful tickets, since NYC ordinance give clear right to leave bike lane when...
12-01-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By work4bike

I would love to go up to NYC and just ride around...

I would love to go up to NYC and just ride around to see what it's really like; maybe I'll do this on one of my cyclo-trips...I know I would go out into the road quite a bit in lieu of staying in the...
11-29-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By work4bike

New York City Cycling -- CRAZY!!!

These videos on Youtube of cyclists and cycling in NYC do not put cyclists in a good light; it's also a little damning on NYC.

I'm a very good roadie and consider myself very adept at cycling on...
Forum: Foo
11-29-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,282
Posted By work4bike

They canx'ed People of Earth -- and that makes me...

They canx'ed People of Earth -- and that makes me mad:troll::mad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlZCkRi05JQ


Only show I watch now and it's kind of addicting is Vikings.
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11-16-18, 05:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By work4bike

Sadly, this is probably true....

Sadly, this is probably true....
11-16-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By work4bike

Actually this post is a good analogy to legal...

Actually this post is a good analogy to legal definitions, in this case the definition of a hate crime. So would they be charged with a Hate Crime if they were to make this comment about redheads?
...
11-15-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By work4bike

I just read this story this morning, not much...

I just read this story this morning, not much information, but highly doubt any terrorism charges will be brought against these ********.

What's sad is that they seemed to just be released without...
11-06-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,633
Posted By work4bike

Buses, but especially School buses. I've had the...

Buses, but especially School buses. I've had the worst luck with them, maybe they're just overworked...I don't know, but they spook me more than any other vehicle.

BTW, I drive a white Ford Ranger...
Forum: Foo
09-08-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By work4bike

I NEVER say NEVER. Having said that, I would...

I NEVER say NEVER.

Having said that, I would NEVER live in a HOA neighborhood.
08-11-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By work4bike

There are so many other ways to reduce your use...

There are so many other ways to reduce your use of plastics, I wouldn't worry about trying to find a "natural" helmet.

No more plastic bags for me in the grocery store... so many other changes to...
07-31-18, 04:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,543
Posted By work4bike

I would like to see them put non-expert...

I would like to see them put non-expert commentators (who are very interested in cycling) on with the experts and have the non-experts take the experts to task with really good questions.
07-31-18, 04:51 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,653
Posted By work4bike

No more predictions...:cry: So now I can't...

No more predictions...:cry:

So now I can't wait for next year's tour. Will Froome and Thomas still be team mates? Any predictions:D

I do think Froome has one more tour win left in his legs, as...
07-28-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,653
Posted By work4bike

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert



:D

On the podium in Paris: Thomas, Dumoulin & Roglic, in that order...

Froome's a beast, but back-to-back-to-back Grand Tours was just too much; however, I also have to...
07-25-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,861
Posted By work4bike

jon c, I'm just a little west of your location...

jon c, I'm just a little west of your location and I agree with CliffordK; they're coming quickly.

I've always been kind of sad in how few cyclists I see on the roads, even when gas prices were...
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