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01-20-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By jon c.

If the weather is warm and the roads are empty,...

If the weather is warm and the roads are empty, it's a lot of fun. Under a lot of other conditions, not so much.
01-19-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 641
Posted By jon c.

None for me. Alcohol has not been among my vices...

None for me. Alcohol has not been among my vices for 30 years.

I enjoyed quite a few such beverages at one time, but ultimately my liver objected strenuously.
01-16-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By jon c.

You can use duct tape to repair anything. ...

You can use duct tape to repair anything.

Whether or not you should is another matter.

Hard to get duct tape not to curl a bit at the edges. If you were wearing jeans it might not be a problem...
01-16-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,586
Posted By jon c.

I've already lived longer than I expected to when...

I've already lived longer than I expected to when I was 20.
01-16-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,230
Posted By jon c.

I work at a large university and there are a...

I work at a large university and there are a small percentage of student riders who appear to ride with little caution. On more than one occasion I've been momentarily shocked by a rider coming out...
01-15-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,230
Posted By jon c.

If we're anywhere near close to hitting the...

If we're anywhere near close to hitting the intersection at the same time, the majority of drivers here will wave me. Or at least will wait for me. With so many tinted windows you often can't tell...
01-14-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,679
Posted By jon c.

Headlight, when I use it, flashing at ~300 lumens...

Headlight, when I use it, flashing at ~300 lumens during the day, steady at 600 or 800 at night. (figures as advertised.) I always use it in the city. On daytime local rides from my house I don't...
01-14-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,801
Posted By jon c.

I've only recently learned there are rules. I've...

I've only recently learned there are rules. I've always gone bottom to top because that's what I've always done.

And if you use an Italian Road Bike mirror it seems like it would be harder to...
01-13-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,807
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: 87
Views: 2,230
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...
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By jon c.

Hard to price a novel bike like that, but my...

Hard to price a novel bike like that, but my uneducated guess is you'd be lucky to get $1,000. It's unique, but it's still just an 'other than top name brand' road bike. I can't see the Mg frame...
01-12-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By jon c.

very nice

very nice
01-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,398
Posted By jon c.

Fun to see. Thanks for posting.

Fun to see. Thanks for posting.
01-10-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,230
Posted By jon c.

They're adding more where I live. One near me...

They're adding more where I live. One near me was turned into a 4 way a few years back after a fatal crash.
01-07-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By jon c.

I second the advice to watch the C & V sale forum...

I second the advice to watch the C & V sale forum here. A lot of nice bikes pass through there at pretty good prices.

And read through this forum. You can get a fair idea of general pricing. ...
Forum: Foo
01-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 891
Posted By jon c.

That's too large a difference. I ride a 54 and...

That's too large a difference. I ride a 54 and wouldn't consider trying to make a 51 fit.
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By jon c.

It gets cold in north Florida in the winter. ...

It gets cold in north Florida in the winter. Mornings in the 30s are not uncommon. Among the student set that brings out shorts and parkas.

I've been on the first tee in shorts (and two...
01-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,364
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,267
Posted By jon c.

The point was not that it would actually go away,...

The point was not that it would actually go away, but that it is and always was relatively inconsequential and grossly overplayed by the media. It was the media attention and public concern that was...
01-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,971
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.
01-04-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By jon c.

California is spending something on the order of...

California is spending something on the order of $15 billion a year on the corrections system. And that doesn't count the front end costs of enforcement and trials. From what I understand of the...
01-03-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,056
Posted By jon c.

No snow here, but we had 4" of rain officially...

No snow here, but we had 4" of rain officially and I clocked 6" in my yard. Got a year end ride in on the 30" but haven't seen a dry road since.

Covid doesn't change my riding as I don't think...
01-03-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By jon c.

Is that the same lenient penal system that sees...

Is that the same lenient penal system that sees the nation incarcerate more of her citizens than any other country?
01-02-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By jon c.

As others have noted, you are going to need Real...

As others have noted, you are going to need Real ID for a number of official purposes. Including voting. Since you have to go through the same process whether you get the State ID or the DL, you...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By jon c.

There are a handful of people I knew back then...

There are a handful of people I knew back then whom I've seen a few times over the intervening decades. And expect I'll get together with them again.

I scarcely remember anyone else.

I had...
12-28-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By jon c.

On the few occasions I've seen group rides with...

On the few occasions I've seen group rides with with escort vehicles around here, the riders and the vehicles ride in the traffic lane. The trailing car(s) leave a reasonable space between themselves...
12-26-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By jon c.

I've had ads seemingly related to conversations...

I've had ads seemingly related to conversations pop up both at home and in the office (back when I was in the office). In neither place is any 'listening technology' enabled. To my knowledge.

So...
12-26-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,220
Posted By jon c.

I've only got a few, although I'll probably end...

I've only got a few, although I'll probably end up with a few more before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

And as with everything else I own, at that point its likely some strangers will be...
12-25-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By jon c.

During a measles outbreak a couple decades ago,...

During a measles outbreak a couple decades ago, my employer required measles vaccination. COVID vaccinations will not be required.
12-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,551
Posted By jon c.

Had to think about it for a while. I never put...

Had to think about it for a while. I never put my feet down on recreational rides. No stop lights and you can roll all the stop signs. And I haven't ridden in the city since I started working from...
12-24-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,659
Posted By jon c.

I graduate HS in 74 or 75. Throughout school and...

I graduate HS in 74 or 75. Throughout school and beyond, we lived on our bicycles.

There were no bike racks at school as the theft problem was too great. But a friend's sister lived a block...
12-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By jon c.

I go walking a couple of times a week. I keep it...

I go walking a couple of times a week. I keep it interesting by chasing a small white ball.
12-23-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
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: 980
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.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By jon c.

Well done!

Well done!
12-16-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By jon c.

Just like always. Celebrities go to the front of...

Just like always. Celebrities go to the front of the line.
12-16-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,370
Posted By jon c.

Early on, I saw a number of folks who had clearly...

Early on, I saw a number of folks who had clearly knocked a few years of dust off the old bikes from the back of the garage. But the bikes were never old enough to be vintage and they generally were...
12-16-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
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: 1,096
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.
12-15-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By jon c.

If they're working for you, you should use them...

If they're working for you, you should use them without concern.

They're not appropriate for every type of riding or every braking circumstance and I'm sure newer versions are significantly...
12-14-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,034
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: 2,897
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...
12-08-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,541
Posted By jon c.

I had one, but acquired it used. It was...

I had one, but acquired it used. It was repainted (probably had been stolen at some point) and had a regular seat. It was effectively a mountain bike and was often used for that purpose.
12-07-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,362
Posted By jon c.

26.8

26.8
12-05-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,635
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...
12-05-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,166
Posted By jon c.

I love it when it's 95. Since I ride solely for...

I love it when it's 95. Since I ride solely for the fun of it, I seldom get on the bike if it's under 60.
12-03-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
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.
12-03-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By jon c.

That would make sense if one were distributing...

That would make sense if one were distributing candy to children. But that isn't the issue at hand.
12-03-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,017
Posted By jon c.

I can't get to the Lemond site without...

I can't get to the Lemond site without encountering a security warning.
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