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Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By jon c.

Italian Road Bike Mirror. They're the best. ...

Italian Road Bike Mirror. They're the best.

https://www.italianroadbikemirror.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3bfPot6k8AIVpQaICR33hgAbEAAYASAAEgK1P_D_BwE

And the cheaper blems on eBay tend to be...
12-28-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By jon c.

Damn, that's ugly.

Damn, that's ugly.
Forum: Foo
12-28-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 815
Posted By jon c.

Had a similar choice many years ago and went with...

Had a similar choice many years ago and went with the 403(b) option. Nearing retirement now, I think I would have come out with similar retirement income had I chosen the pension plan. My fear...
Forum: Foo
12-21-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 25,539
Posted By jon c.

Musk comes across as a self centered jackass so...

Musk comes across as a self centered jackass so he's easy to hate. But as inane as many of his pronouncements and predictions are, he is using his money to advance science and technology. And in...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By jon c.

There are people who can do it. You're not...

There are people who can do it. You're not likely to be one of them.
12-01-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,260
Posted By jon c.

In these parts we have similar issues with vines....

In these parts we have similar issues with vines. They grow to an inch or more in diameter and extend to the tree tops. Eventually they break, sometimes leaving a hanging end at just the right...
11-25-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By jon c.

He demonstrates how one can safely navigate urban...

He demonstrates how one can safely navigate urban traffic without bicycling infrastructure.
11-05-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,751
Posted By jon c.

She's confused

She's confused
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,664
Posted By jon c.

Ideally you should ride them all and see how they...

Ideally you should ride them all and see how they feel. That's really more important than the minor differences between the bikes.
10-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,476
Posted By jon c.

Generally only happens to me on hills.

Generally only happens to me on hills.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,544
Posted By jon c.

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived...

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived in half a dozen cities spread across the country and have never found myself in a place where public employees swearing at citizens in the streets was...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,544
Posted By jon c.

Is it really that difficult to discern? ...

Is it really that difficult to discern?

But these days someone will defend every vile behavior. Just because.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,544
Posted By jon c.

Public servants should be held accountable for...

Public servants should be held accountable for their actions while on duty. Swearing at citizens is unacceptable behavior. He should be reported.
10-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By jon c.

If you're near the water, store the bike inside...

If you're near the water, store the bike inside if you can. We have a few old bikes on the screen porch of our beach house and they rust out just sitting there. But I don't know of anyone who has...
10-14-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,681
Posted By jon c.

I laughed.

I laughed.
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By jon c.

I wouldn't consider it.

I wouldn't consider it.
10-06-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,970
Posted By jon c.

Slowing down at higher speeds was a bit of an...

Slowing down at higher speeds was a bit of an adventure as well. Brakes have improved quite a bit over the years.
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By jon c.

There have been numerous finds that researchers...

There have been numerous finds that researchers date to 15 to 20,000 years ago. Doesn't seem like any have been widely accepted enough that any consensus has been reached. I would think there's...
09-27-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,730
Posted By jon c.

Like most folks, you probably discovered that...

Like most folks, you probably discovered that padded saddles are less comfortable on longer rides. But the chamois in bike shorts doesn't serve the same function as padding on a saddle. The chamois...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By jon c.

Avoid drain covers like the plague. Be cautious...

Avoid drain covers like the plague. Be cautious with painted lines knowing that once in a while they can be slick. But you can't really avoid them and by and large they aren't an issue.

You'll...
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By jon c.

That happens all the time. And everything else...

That happens all the time. And everything else is the same. The one story you wanted to see is the only thing that's gone. It's as if there's an algorithm that knows what you're thinking.
09-10-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,309
Posted By jon c.

Every time I see the title of this thread I have...

Every time I see the title of this thread I have to laugh. It makes me think of the local guy who used to ride around attired in nothing but a bright lime green thong. He was an older guy with what...
Forum: Foo
09-06-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,487
Posted By jon c.

Yuengling was one of those relatively unknown old...

Yuengling was one of those relatively unknown old PA brands when I was a kid. When we were in our teens there was a local store that didn't check ID and always had a $2/case special on the PA beers....
09-02-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By jon c.

won't harm the bike but it might drive the rider...

won't harm the bike but it might drive the rider crazy over time
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. Hope you get in the winner's circle....

Good luck. Hope you get in the winner's circle.

I owned a piece of one horse once who ended up at Finger Lakes before finding a field he could beat. None of the owners were there so my dad...
08-23-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,054
Posted By jon c.

I have an 81 Team Pro that came with a Cinelli...

I have an 81 Team Pro that came with a Cinelli Unicantor which I believe was original, It's well worn but not trashed. My butt didn't care for it so I'd be happy to donate it if it suits your need....
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,596
Posted By jon c.

Except for the fact that I'm a dozen years older,...

Except for the fact that I'm a dozen years older, I would say exactly the same thing.
08-11-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,094
Posted By jon c.

I started riding about 12 years ago after decades...

I started riding about 12 years ago after decades off the bike. I only signal right turns if there is a car around for whom my intentions might matter. When I started back, I did the left arm...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By jon c.

When you get older you no longer really have...

When you get older you no longer really have friends. Just golf partners.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 924
Posted By jon c.

I had to laugh when I read this because I...

I had to laugh when I read this because I completely understand it. I could do something like that.
07-19-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By jon c.

They generally don't kill them, they just move...

They generally don't kill them, they just move them to another location.
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. I might fear it's a 52 as well just...

Good luck. I might fear it's a 52 as well just eyeballing it.
07-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By jon c.

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery...

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery makers may be paying more because they're purchasing in much smaller volume? Or do the Li cell manufacturers really base the price they charge on...
Forum: Foo
06-17-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,292
Posted By jon c.

Colorado? Nobody goes there anymore because...

Colorado?

Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.
06-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,168
Posted By jon c.

As you'll see from the SS site, the longer you...

As you'll see from the SS site, the longer you wait the higher your monthly check.

If you know exactly how long you're going to live it's fairly easy to calculate the optimal age to start...
06-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,778
Posted By jon c.

Does that really ever happen? I've never...

Does that really ever happen?

I've never been in a bike shop where anyone suggested the purchase of bike clothing. Over the years I've heard various versions of the concern that average people...
06-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By jon c.

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn...

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn signals.
Forum: Foo
06-07-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,142
Posted By jon c.

There is a lot to be said for a good urban...

There is a lot to be said for a good urban neighborhood. But I've been living in a rural area for 25 years now and at this point I don't think I could ever go back to city life. And it's great for...
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By jon c.

I have ticket stubs from the early 70s that only...

I have ticket stubs from the early 70s that only cost $3.50. But the money back then was in record sales and the record companies subsidized the tours so they could sell more records. Time and...
05-31-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By jon c.

I ride on many 60 mph roads. Very common here...

I ride on many 60 mph roads. Very common here for a lot of thoroughfares once you get outside the city. And with the exception of the interstate highway,they all allow bicycles.

I ride them...
05-28-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By jon c.

The Italian Road Bike Mirror. Far superior to...

The Italian Road Bike Mirror. Far superior to others I've tried. Clear image and great field of view.
05-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,256
Posted By jon c.

Turmeric. It's the worst. We're thinking...

Turmeric. It's the worst.

We're thinking about new countertops but we want something that resists turmeric stains.
Forum: Foo
05-19-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,142
Posted By jon c.

I absolutely love working from home. I have to go...

I absolutely love working from home. I have to go back to the office in August and am dreading the idea. It's not the work I dislike, it's going to work. Email and zoom are all the human connection I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By jon c.

The Italian Road Bike Mirror attaches to the...

The Italian Road Bike Mirror attaches to the outside of the bar under the tape, so that might work.
...
04-28-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By jon c.

Sweet. Weird, but sweet.

Sweet.

Weird, but sweet.
04-28-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,282
Posted By jon c.

Took four pages to get to that. Maybe that's...

Took four pages to get to that. Maybe that's progress?
Forum: Foo
04-26-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By jon c.

I've been a grateful dead fan since I got my...

I've been a grateful dead fan since I got my first ten speed and still travel the country to see Bob Weir in whatever band he's playing with.

I work at a large university and one day a young lady...
Forum: Foo
04-21-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,424
Posted By jon c.

Had my second Pfizer last week. A bit of a sore...

Had my second Pfizer last week. A bit of a sore arm, but not enough to impact golf the next day. Otherwise it didn't have any side effects for me.
04-19-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By jon c.

If you're riding a vintage bike you have vintage...

If you're riding a vintage bike you have vintage tire pressure. In the 70s, we pumped them to the max.
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