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Forum: Techniques Yesterday, 02:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 570
Views: 2,350
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and they won't come

On Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:49:43 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Ah, you mean about those dangerious bicycles that kill over 700 people
a year? Ban em!

No, no, the problem is that the...
Forum: Techniques October 15th 17, 03:09 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 570
Views: 2,350
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and they won't come

On Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:46:11 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Oops. Godwin says this thread's officially over. Move along, nothing
more to see here.

This thread ended...
Forum: General October 15th 17, 02:34 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 743
Views: 115,635
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: N,B.

I always have at least one pencil on my person. Aside from the
frequent need to take notes, a pencil point makes short work of jammed
knots in plastic bags.

For the rare occasions when that doesn't...
Forum: General October 14th 17, 12:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Joy Beeson
Dump tour

Came back sweaty -- it's hard to dress for fall weather. In hot
weather, at least you know where you're at. It doesn't help that it's
been decades since I could buy wool clothing, and today I was...
Forum: General October 13th 17, 01:47 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Joy Beeson
Dump tour

Oh man, I am so *bored* with everything in reach -- and the longer I
go without riding, the smaller that reach gets.

But a pannier of stuff to be gotten rid of and a need for frozen
blueberries has...
Forum: Techniques October 10th 17, 01:21 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 120
Views: 555
Posted By Joy Beeson
DRIVERLESS ELECTRIC CARS

On Sun, 8 Oct 2017 22:20:13 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

So: Transponders in shoes?

I don't wear shoes. They give me corns.

--
Joy Beeson
joy beeson at comcast dot net
Forum: Techniques October 8th 17, 06:09 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 251
Views: 2,245
Posted By Joy Beeson
Road Discs

On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 23:39:24 -0500, Tim McNamara
wrote:

I realize that in the past few years I have just left the young to get
on with it, and have less and less interest...
Forum: General October 8th 17, 03:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 743
Views: 115,635
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Locking a bike

While cutting down some trees that my lopping shears could almost
handle, I was reminded of why a cable or chain shouldn't be allowed to
droop: if the cable is low enough that a thief can put the...
Forum: Techniques October 6th 17, 02:57 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 22
Views: 225
Posted By Joy Beeson
Best Road Saddles

On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:46:40 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Which saddles do you find most comfortable for long fast road rides?

After prolonged research into possible replacements for...
Forum: Techniques October 4th 17, 01:25 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 251
Views: 2,245
Posted By Joy Beeson
Road Discs

On Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:16:35 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Once I am on the road I never stop for a shower
or the rain because that is the time you get cold.
Even when you stop...
Forum: Techniques October 3rd 17, 04:50 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 570
Views: 2,350
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and they won't come

On Mon, 2 Oct 2017 22:24:56 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

USGS contour maps are still available in paper. Distance between contour
lines on the map can be used with the...
Forum: Techniques October 3rd 17, 04:50 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 251
Views: 2,245
Posted By Joy Beeson
Road Discs

On Tue, 3 Oct 2017 07:42:14 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Yes glasses are a problem. That is the reason I still use contact lenses wh=
en I going for a ride.

When I can't see...
Forum: General October 1st 17, 03:07 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 743
Views: 115,635
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: no column

It's obvious that emergency services would be an early adopter of
systems like "Find My Device". I just heard evidence; while dressing
after my nap, I heard someone say "can you see my location on...
Forum: General September 30th 17, 02:06 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 743
Views: 115,635
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: no column

The deadline for the Beeson Banner is today, so I won't be writing
anything tonight.

While getting dressed for a figure-eight tour (Farmers' Markets in the
morning, Sprawlmart loop after my nap) I...
Forum: Techniques September 29th 17, 03:24 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 72
Views: 640
Posted By Joy Beeson
Good alternative to Ultima Replenisher electrolyte?

On Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:20:04 -0500, AMuzi wrote:

OK in theory I suppose but where do you draw the line?
Half a hamburger? Fish heads? Dog poop?

Weeeel . . . I don't dump...
Forum: Techniques September 27th 17, 03:07 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 72
Views: 640
Posted By Joy Beeson
Good alternative to Ultima Replenisher electrolyte?

On Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:02:35 -0700, Joerg
wrote:

Are there alternatives of comparable quality but more reasonably priced?

I use diluted orange juice.

Usually one...
Forum: General September 24th 17, 02:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 743
Views: 115,635
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: take it with you

I change my flats with a cell phone these days -- I'm playing these
gray hairs for all they're worth -- but this tip is still good for
young whippersnappers:

When you take the valve cap off, put it...
Forum: Techniques September 24th 17, 02:05 AM Posted to gnu.emacs.help,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 129
Views: 831
Posted By Joy Beeson
program to compute gears, with table

On Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:42:38 -0500, DougC
wrote:

And arguing that a CLI is somehow "better" than a GUI is like
arguing that a well and an outhouse are somehow "better"...
Forum: General September 23rd 17, 01:11 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Joy Beeson
Astronomical autumn

It *has* been a long time since the last ride. I thought I'd gotten
the bike ready to go last night (except for adding ice, food, and
drink), but I forgot to put my distance shoes in. I plan to...
Forum: General September 23rd 17, 03:04 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Joy Beeson
Astronomical autumn

Today is the first day of autumn, but summer is getting in one last
good lick. I've dug out a pair of capri-length tights that had been
put away for the winter. Sticking to my sheer linen scarf...
Forum: Techniques September 22nd 17, 03:58 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 91
Views: 579
Posted By Joy Beeson
Chain Stretch

On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:45:35 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

BTW, I enjoy it when we get the occasional compliment about shopping by
bike. For example, last week someone...
Forum: Techniques September 22nd 17, 03:50 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 91
Views: 579
Posted By Joy Beeson
Chain Stretch

On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:12:17 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

Also, it's a lot harder to load a lot of groceries onto a bicycle than it i=
s to put those groceries...
Forum: Techniques September 21st 17, 03:26 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 570
Views: 2,350
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and they won't come

On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:32:50 +0700, John B.
wrote:

One might speculate on how many of the posters here, who are gainfully
employed, do not own a car, do not use public...
Forum: General September 17th 17, 02:26 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 743
Views: 115,635
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: No Ridin', no 'Ritin'

Laundry on Monday. I think it was Tuesday I rode to the nearest
grocery store to buy a dozen-and-a-half eggs. Devilled eighteen eggs
yesterday. Should have bought them a few days sooner; they were...
Forum: Techniques September 13th 17, 04:39 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 160
Views: 1,188
Posted By Joy Beeson
Jobst

On Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:52:19 -0500, Tim McNamara
wrote:

Oddly enough, in the (thus far rather small) samples, there is at least
a subset of the population much more...
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