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Forum: Foo
03-28-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. Santa Anita shut down yesterday. ...

Good luck.

Santa Anita shut down yesterday. GP may not be far behind.
03-24-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By jon c.

Americans don't see the value in bicycles for...

Americans don't see the value in bicycles for transportation in the first place. E-bikes are more popular in places where people were already commuting by bike. The choice for many europeans is...
03-12-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 18,771
Posted By jon c.

It appears there's a fair chance we'll work from...

It appears there's a fair chance we'll work from home for a few weeks, which would find me riding a lot more. But my riding is mostly solo and rural, so nothing else will change.
02-20-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By jon c.

Heard a piece on the radio the other day which...

Heard a piece on the radio the other day which noted that there was a strong correlation between the rise in the number of PhDs awarded in Civil Engineering and the increase in the amount of...
02-06-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By jon c.

Felt as if this scene was just put in to fill...

Felt as if this scene was just put in to fill time when I watched this first run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_JPDEHU1ok
01-04-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By jon c.

I had a digital exam a year or two back and had...

I had a digital exam a year or two back and had blood drawn half an hour later. My PSA was elevated but when I advised my GP that I had just had the digital, he dismissed the high result as he said...
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,836
Posted By jon c.

There are a lot of opinions out there. Opinions...

There are a lot of opinions out there. Opinions are not the same as facts.

The rest is irrelevant.

Have a good day.
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,836
Posted By jon c.

That is not a fact. Asserting that your...

That is not a fact. Asserting that your statement is factual does not make it so.
Forum: Foo
12-22-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,836
Posted By jon c.

Anecdotal evidence isn't necessarily wrong. I...

Anecdotal evidence isn't necessarily wrong. I currently use two medications which were recommended by my doctor with the proviso that neither was scientifically validated. Both are quite...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't use it now, but rode thousands of...

I wouldn't use it now, but rode thousands of miles using it in my youth. I'm sure there was bike chain oil, but we weren't really hip to it. Every household had a squirt can filled with motor oil...
12-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,283
Posted By jon c.

There is no doubt this occurs, but it is nothing...

There is no doubt this occurs, but it is nothing new. Social mores require some degree of self censorship. What is considered socially appropriate changes over time, but there are always...
12-03-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,283
Posted By jon c.

I hear about this a lot. Yet somehow it hasn't...

I hear about this a lot. Yet somehow it hasn't impacted me in the slightest. My mother taught me not be impolite and to treat everyone with respect. Those simple lessons have served me well...
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 11,610
Posted By jon c.

There are a myriad of cultures and subcultures in...

There are a myriad of cultures and subcultures in this world. It is arrogant to assume your own conventions are more correct.
10-22-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By jon c.

It''s not so much about the weight as it is the...

It''s not so much about the weight as it is the greater torque produced by a motor.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By jon c.

Based strictly on the published report, it seems...

Based strictly on the published report, it seems like an extreme over-reaction.
10-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,811
Posted By jon c.

We don't have a lot of sharrows, but they seem to...

We don't have a lot of sharrows, but they seem to help a bit on the roads where they exist. The roads where I encounter them are single lane roads where the intent in part is to slow down auto...
10-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,403
Posted By jon c.

Mosaic debuted in 93.

Mosaic debuted in 93.
10-10-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By jon c.

First one I've ever seen. I'd think there would...

First one I've ever seen. I'd think there would be a bit of learning curve in riding that.
09-26-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,253
Posted By jon c.

I believe there's a bit of semantic argument in...

I believe there's a bit of semantic argument in that "bike sharing" doesn't actually involve sharing anything. It's just another form of bike rental.

The "sharing" terminology was borrowed from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,469
Posted By jon c.

keep the bike, get new people

keep the bike, get new people
09-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,330
Posted By jon c.

No bike lane should ever be in a door zone. ...

No bike lane should ever be in a door zone. Much better to have no bike lane.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,722
Posted By jon c.

Sunday I encountered 4 different people cutting...

Sunday I encountered 4 different people cutting grass by the roadside on riding mowers. All four of them turned away from the road and cut the engine as I approached. Near the end of the ride, I...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,196
Posted By jon c.

Or they decide to replace you with someone...

Or they decide to replace you with someone younger and cheaper.
08-20-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,986
Posted By jon c.

No, you don't. You didn't need to start in the...

No, you don't. You didn't need to start in the first place. There are places online that welcome such inane political polemics, but this is not one of them.

Avoiding politics on BF is a simple...
08-16-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,033
Posted By jon c.

Any thread title with the term 'cagers' belongs...

Any thread title with the term 'cagers' belongs in A & S
08-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,986
Posted By jon c.

Florida is the only state that becomes more...

Florida is the only state that becomes more Southern the further north you go,
08-06-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,233
Posted By jon c.

I follow the rules of the road as well. I ride in...

I follow the rules of the road as well. I ride in the lane position that is safest and best under the circumstances, as the rules of the road allow. I don't obstruct traffic, I am traffic.
08-05-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,556
Posted By jon c.

never understood the point of these threads. do...

never understood the point of these threads. do what you want, no one cares.
08-03-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By jon c.

That's what I try to remember. Once I'm on the...

That's what I try to remember. Once I'm on the road I'm always happy to be there.

In fact, I need to close this laptop and get on the road.
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,192
Posted By jon c.

We keep looking for earth like planets because...

We keep looking for earth like planets because they could host life as we know it. We're a long way from figuring out how we could even begin to look for life as we don't know it. We can only...
08-01-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,598
Posted By jon c.

My reaction was the opposite. I thought "that...

My reaction was the opposite. I thought "that looks easy", but after 15 seconds or so it became much more difficult to hold the position.
08-01-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,422
Posted By jon c.

I don't think the technology has yet been proven...

I don't think the technology has yet been proven to that degree.
07-23-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,341
Posted By jon c.

I ride because it makes me smile.

I ride because it makes me smile.
07-21-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,902
Posted By jon c.

I used my left arm for right turns for a long...

I used my left arm for right turns for a long time just because that's what I learned in my youth and old habits die hard.
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,494
Posted By jon c.

Funny to see the northeast sweltering while we're...

Funny to see the northeast sweltering while we're only supposed to be in the low 90s here. Which is a relatively cool summer day for these parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,592
Posted By jon c.

Could be why there are no fountains. They cost...

Could be why there are no fountains. They cost money to install and maintain and people are no longer willing to pay for things that benefit the commons if they see no personal benefit.
07-18-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,099
Posted By jon c.

That's just summer here so it would never occur...

That's just summer here so it would never occur to me that it was 'too hot' to ride. But acclimation makes a difference so those who aren't used to it probably should bring some extra water.
Replies: 71
Views: 9,582
Posted By jon c.

I'd dispute the charge with the credit card...

I'd dispute the charge with the credit card company. If you can't get the tax refunded, you may be able to return the bike for a full refund.
07-16-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By jon c.

I don't wear reading glasses when riding, so I...

I don't wear reading glasses when riding, so I really couldn't text if I wanted to. I can't make out the words.
07-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,094
Posted By jon c.

That strikes me as an odd use of the term. ...

That strikes me as an odd use of the term. Rather stands the entire concept on its head. But I suppose after a time these nebulous quasi political slights come to mean simply "anything I don't...
07-15-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,094
Posted By jon c.

I don't tell others how to live their lives. ...

I don't tell others how to live their lives. Works for me.
07-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,650
Posted By jon c.

I can't make it the office by 8 am, so I'm not...

I can't make it the office by 8 am, so I'm not doing it for an event ride. If they ever started an event at 10, I'd consider it. But I like riding alone anyway.

I do end up riding on...
07-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,648
Posted By jon c.

I suppose that depends on what one's definition...

I suppose that depends on what one's definition of "safely" is. It does not appear to me that those lanes are wide enough to have a car and a bicycle within the lane at the same time. It is not...
07-12-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,674
Posted By jon c.

Olivia de Havilland

"If you want to know what Olivia de Havilland did on her 103rd birthday: she rode a bicycle"
...
07-10-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,292
Posted By jon c.

Tires might make a slight difference. Drop bars...

Tires might make a slight difference. Drop bars can make a difference, but not much at those speeds. I don't think there's anything you can do to the bike that would get you more than 1 mph.
...
07-02-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,091
Posted By jon c.

Not sure people inconveniencing you on a bike...

Not sure people inconveniencing you on a bike path equates to suffering, exploitation and oppression.

When your out in public, you have to put up with other people. Choose empty roads and you...
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,878
Posted By jon c.

I'm opposed to anything the encourages people to...

I'm opposed to anything the encourages people to raise funds for charity at work. I get enough random solicitations by telephone, I shouldn't have to deal with it from real people while at work. ...
06-17-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,055
Posted By jon c.

I don't encounter other cyclists often enough...

I don't encounter other cyclists often enough that it has ever been issue. When I do see other cyclists, they're usually passing me and we exchange only cursory greetings.

When driving, I...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,758
Posted By jon c.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.
06-11-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,571
Posted By jon c.

I'd get rid of the fork. If the frame rode...

I'd get rid of the fork. If the frame rode straight and true and close examination revealed no sign of damage, I wouldn't worry about riding it. Unless it was a frame I didn't care for all that...
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