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03-30-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Are Bike Lanes Really Safe?' asks Jane Brody

The 'NY Times's Jane Brody asks. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/well/live/are-bike-lanes-really-safe.html
You can right-click on this URI, save the file, read the local copy.
12-05-19, 01:21 PM
12-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York's Cargo Bikes'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/nyregion/nyc-cargo-bikes-delivery.html
11-30-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,253
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've done this. I bought a loaded-touring bike...

I've done this. I bought a loaded-touring bike at REI. They swapped out the components I wanted different for only the difference in price, sometimes a discount.
11-15-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/well/move/mountain-biking-cycling-ebike-fitness-health-electronic-assist.html
I do it for the exertion.
11-13-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,646
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I didn't think it was anti-cycling.

I didn't think it was anti-cycling.
11-10-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the...

Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the article, reading the copy you just made? It works for me without a subscription. Not that you can't live without reading this article.
11-09-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,646
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The New York Times ...

The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/us/bike-safety-helmets.html covers the story, with opinions from both sides.
11-09-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'The City That Cycles With the Young, the Old, the Busy and the Dead'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/world/europe/biking-copenhagen.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/world/europe/biking-copenhagen.html)

If you can't read the article, try right-clicking,...
11-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Overlooked No More: Annie Londonderry, Who Traveled the World by Bicycle'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/obituaries/annie-londonderry-overlooked.html I had never heard of her
11-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,175
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Read your biography: good to see you've taken up...

Read your biography: good to see you've taken up cycling. Do you use folding tires? I think they are easier to install than tires with wire beads.

I occasionally tore a tube with metal levers, I...
11-02-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,644
Posted By Arthur Peabody

In the US Good point, but I don't...

In the US



Good point, but I don't think it's likely.
10-30-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,644
Posted By Arthur Peabody

When I wrote animal I meant not insects,...

When I wrote animal I meant not insects, bacteria, fungi, viruses, which are far more dangerous. The point I meant to make is that if we allow wolves and cougars back, they may kill an occasional...
10-28-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/28/nyregion/nyc-biking-deaths-lanes.html
If you can't read it, try right-clicking on the URI, saving the file, reading that copy: that works for me; I have no...
10-25-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,644
Posted By Arthur Peabody

They are the most dangerous non-human animal to...

They are the most dangerous non-human animal to human life, almost all because of collisions with cars. Some have pointed out that we may be safer with more cougars and wolves eating them.

Some...
10-24-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Man robs Rio Rancho bank, flees on mountain bike'

https://www.abqjournal.com/1382608/man-robs-rio-rancho-bank-flees-on-mountain-bike.html Today's news!
10-24-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,175
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I don't remember the guy's name. I think he was...

I don't remember the guy's name. I think he was disqualified.
10-24-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,175
Posted By Arthur Peabody

A guy who lost his legs creamed the competition...

A guy who lost his legs creamed the competition in his weight class in weightlifting.
10-24-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By Arthur Peabody

What happens if you right-click on the link, save...

What happens if you right-click on the link, save the file, read the copy?
10-24-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Truck driver sentenced to 2 1/2 years for fatal bicycle crash on KAFB'

https://www.abqjournal.com/1382138/truck-driver-sentenced-to-2%c2%bd-years-for-fatal-bicycle-crash-on-kafb.html

A case from 2013
10-21-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Arthur Peabody

NPR covers the controversy over allowing e-bikes on bike trails in national parks

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/21/771858867/national-parks-trying-to-get-a-handle-on-e-bikes I don't see why not.
10-08-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I have a really cheap alumin(i)um frame, an Alý,...

I have a really cheap alumin(i)um frame, an Alý, with a couple of noticeable dents. It's 20 years old with 100K miles on it. I do nothing about them. I suspect that bending the metal again would make...
10-07-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'When Biking and Bears Don't Mix: death of biker/ranger Brad Treat in Glacier in 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/science/bears-biking-national-parks.html

You can right-click on the link, save the file, read the copy.
10-05-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By Arthur Peabody

After years of riding just for fun, I bicycled...

After years of riding just for fun, I bicycled from Iowa to Maryland on a bicycle I had just bought (a Schwinn Le Tour 12.2 - a Panasonic Schwinn rebranded), a Blackburn rack, an ancient Boy Scout...
10-05-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Most of eastern Oregon is dry, a lot of it...

Most of eastern Oregon is dry, a lot of it desert. The famous part, west of the mountains, is completely different.
10-05-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Paris becomes more bike-friendly

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/05/world/europe/paris-anne-hildago-green-city-climate-change.html If you want to read the whole article, you can right-click on this link, save it, read the copy
10-04-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I haven't sought medical attention for a dog bite...

I haven't sought medical attention for a dog bite since I was 10; my parents made the decision then. That said, 'Case 10-2014 - A 45-Year-Old Man with a Rash' from NEJM 5 years ago:
...
10-04-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've bicycled it from Lee Vining to US 20 (in...

I've bicycled it from Lee Vining to US 20 (in Oregon) and CA 14 (near Inyokern) to Bishop on a second trip. I enjoyed it. There were enough towns to stock up in along the way that I didn't have to...
10-01-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Washing it out then stopping the bleeding are the...

Washing it out then stopping the bleeding are the only important things to do. I'd carry a small bar of soap (might spill a liquid), find water wash it repeatedly, counting on the water to do most...
09-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,668
Posted By Arthur Peabody

From this week's Weird News

From this week's Weird News
09-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,668
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I wouldn't put anything past Hekyll & Jekyll. A...

I wouldn't put anything past Hekyll & Jekyll. A bicyclist ran into a deer, which proved fatal for him, on his way to work @ JPL in that little arm of the Angeles National Forest.
09-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,708
Posted By Arthur Peabody

https://alibi.com/news/59341/Team-to-Study-Waste-W...

https://alibi.com/news/59341/Team-to-Study-Waste-Water-Reuse.html
09-16-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Bicycles make the cover of 'The New Yorker'

The cover:
https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5d7bd63eb2f2460008c0977d/master/w_727,c_limit/CoverStory-STORY_sempe_biking.jpg

The interview:
...
09-13-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'How I Learned to Cycle Like a Dutchman'

Dan Kois, his wife and their 2 daughters, learn how to bicycle in the Netherlands, Delft. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/how-i-learned-to-cycle-like-a-dutchman from The New...
09-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By Arthur Peabody

British bicyclists demonstrate for safety in London

An article in The New Yorker about British activists


https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-uk/cycling-for-climate-justice You get 4 free articles a month. (Then you can clear the...
09-10-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Hubub Bicycles, Kirkland, Ohio on the radio

A profile of Hubbub Bicycles in Kirtland Ohio on Marketplace (the public radio show) http://download.stream.publicradio.org/podcast/marketplace/segments/2019/09/10/mp_20190910_seg_22_64.mp3 3 minutes
09-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Doesn't this bike cost a jillion dollars? Last...

Doesn't this bike cost a jillion dollars? Last time I tried to bike into Canada, they wouldn't let me in: I was too poor. There are places you can just walk across the border, right? I could've -...
08-31-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I broke the handlebar stem of my Schwinn Typhoon...

I broke the handlebar stem of my Schwinn Typhoon 50 years ago. I was pulling at the time, so I straightened up, holding the bars over my head, for a surreal second before I fell. I was young and...
08-27-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I use the flimsiest paper towels, the ones that...

I use the flimsiest paper towels, the ones that are just paper, then pitch them in the kitchen sink and grind them to a slurry with the garbage disposal. The heavy-duty paper towels have sturdy...
08-27-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,346
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You sit on the seat, put your hands on the...

You sit on the seat, put your hands on the handlebars, your feet in the pedals. You can make a smaller frame fit with a longer seat post, handlebar stem, perhaps pedals with longer arms. The...
08-26-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I thought it was reasonable and fair. One of the...

I thought it was reasonable and fair. One of the participants pointed out that pedestrian traffic has increased in NYC without the concomitant increase in fatalities....
08-25-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Arthur Peabody

BOLTS AND TORQUE SPECS...

BOLTS AND TORQUE SPECS (http://raskcycle.com/techtip/webdoc14.html)

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/repairhelp/torque.pdf
08-24-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Spec sheets from parts manufacturers often have...

Spec sheets from parts manufacturers often have torques. I don't think I've ever broken a part by over-tightening (I did pull a spoke nipple through a rim once, but that's different.) and had parts...
08-23-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Biking through my PhD'

http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02254-8
08-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The public radio show 1A will cover bike safety on Monday

The public radio show 1A, http://www.the1a.org, will talk about cycling safety on Monday's show. You can leave a voicemail at 8552361212, e-mail 1a@wamu.org, or use the VoxPop app. They probably...
08-22-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You don't have to pay. You can right-click on...

You don't have to pay. You can right-click on the link, save it, read the local copy, then delete it.
08-21-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'How an E-Bike Changed My Life'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/opinion/electric-bike-aging.html NY Times columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan on her e-bike.
08-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,399
Posted By Arthur Peabody

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/nyregion/bike-d...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/nyregion/bike-deaths-nyc.html

The horrific death of a cyclist has intensified debate over whether drivers are being treated too leniently.
Forum: Introductions
08-20-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The snow on Beartooth Pass was 10 feet high, it...

The snow on Beartooth Pass was 10 feet high, it was liking riding through a canyon. The wind was so strong on the east (down) side I had to dismount and walk down hill for a few miles. I was caught...
Forum: Introductions
08-18-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I passed through in '86.

I passed through in '86.
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