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Forum: General August 13th 18, 11:23 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
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Posted By Joy Beeson
Learning how to ride a bicycle

On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:57:25 -0400, smharding
wrote:

But I think the real challenge will be riding the bike (powered or by legs) in
Paris (or any urban area). There's a...
Forum: General August 12th 18, 03:31 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Riding through broken glass

Calloo, callay, oh frabjous day! A search of the entire folder shows
that I've never written on the topic of riding over sharp objects. Or
if I did, I didn't use the word "glass".

Ideally, when...
Forum: Techniques August 12th 18, 03:28 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sunscreen for bicycling

On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:05:16 -0000 (UTC), bob prohaska
wrote:

Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?

My cancer doctor said to use zinc sunblock on...
Forum: Techniques August 10th 18, 10:14 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sunscreen for bicycling

On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:52:41 +0200, Sepp Ruf
wrote:

if
it can be used as an emergency chain lube.

When I was sagging a century tour, we did use sun-tan oil to loosen...
Forum: General August 5th 18, 03:26 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Still out of topics

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Weather Underground is still predicting a dry day for Friday.
Actually, today would have been a good day to be outdoors, but it was
threatening in the morning. I did go out...
Forum: Techniques July 29th 18, 06:20 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 06:33:28 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

Correct. What I was talking about are those super bright low-beam blueish tinted (I don't care what type...
Forum: General July 29th 18, 03:31 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
I hope this one sticks

On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:11:23 -0300, Joy Beeson
wrote:

I think I could put a quarter of a cup into
an imperial pint without making it too thick to strain.

Aha! ...
Forum: Techniques July 26th 18, 04:08 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 463
Posted By Joy Beeson
question about climbing

On Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:30:38 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

a 6% climb is a killer until you have to do a 7%

Reminds me of the time I got lost on the way back from Altamont.

I was...
Forum: Techniques July 26th 18, 03:19 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 19:56:32 -0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

So, you are saying that no one lived in the area until automobiles
were available?

I vaguely recall reading a novel...
Forum: Techniques July 25th 18, 04:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:42:24 -0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

As I previously said, if one has a bike one doesn't need a car :-)

Shuckins, I don't even need a bike -- it's only a...
Forum: Techniques July 23rd 18, 04:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:04:22 -0400, Duane
wrote:

But I don't see the point of belittling people that do ride bikes only
for recreation.

I haven't heard anyone...
Forum: General July 22nd 18, 04:06 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Beverage

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:04:55 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

If I would asked 100 riders on a MTB or road bike today (it was a nice sunny day here; 28 C)


It was a nice sunny day...
Forum: Techniques July 19th 18, 03:40 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:52:31 -0400, Radey Shouman
wrote:

Seriously? They don't get all damp and sweaty and ground into pieces?
Pockets work for old fashioned...
Forum: Techniques July 17th 18, 05:21 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:08:52 -0700 (PDT), jbeattie
wrote:

That's a road bike with panniers with probably 28mm tires and,
gasp, ordinary rim brakes. It's not going trail...
Forum: Techniques July 17th 18, 04:29 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:29:07 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I've heard rumors that people used to ride bikes before cell phone
coverage ever existed. Can that really be...
Forum: Techniques July 16th 18, 04:23 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Joy Beeson
Vietnam war: reinforced bikes to carry artillery?

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:53:11 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I doubt anyone posting here is really car-free.

I was car-free until I was thirty or forty. One day I decided...
Forum: Techniques July 16th 18, 03:36 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,546
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:34:04 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 7/15/2018 4:04 PM, wrote:


Please stop your beer stories It is getting...
Forum: General July 15th 18, 03:54 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Litter

Back in the sixties, the National Speleological Society had a slogan:
"If you packed it in, you can pack it out."

I was reminded of that yesterday*, when I was looking around for a
place to put the...
Forum: Techniques July 11th 18, 06:38 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 144
Views: 1,227
Posted By Joy Beeson
drill/tap in frames

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:38:33 +0200, Emanuel Berg
wrote:

I put it there with
cable ties ("wires") but there was an annoying
sound while riding the bike.

You need a hose...
Forum: General July 8th 18, 04:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Thursday's ride

Been a busy week, no time to write.

There are probably some ideas in all those untranscribed notes in my
notebook. I've started keeping a folder in the notebook case to stash
notes I haven't dealt...
Forum: General June 28th 18, 04:36 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: What's the opposite of a triangle?

Preparing for tomorrow's dump tour with return through Sprawlmart, I
leafed through today's Big R ad to see whether I want anything other
than cat food when I stop there.

I came across a "paper...
Forum: Techniques June 27th 18, 05:21 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 843
Posted By Joy Beeson
Helmet News

On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:48:05 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Yep. In response to "Get on the bike path!" I have yelled "Get on the
freeway."

I'm amazed that you can...
Forum: General June 25th 18, 04:34 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: A Sunday Ride

I had trouble getting out of bed this morning, so I thought it wise to
ride my pedal-powered wheelchair (AKA "Trek Pure") to church.

On the way home, I took a tour of the Grace Campus in the hope...
Forum: Techniques June 21st 18, 02:18 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 843
Posted By Joy Beeson
Helmet News

On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:40:16 +0200, Emanuel Berg
wrote:

What is the hangup with claiming helmets do not
help? Why isn't it enough just to not use
a helmet oneself and ignore...
Forum: General June 18th 18, 03:38 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 847
Views: 154,019
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Thursday's ride

On Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:16:59 -0300, Joy Beeson
wrote:

Winona Avenue two or three weeks
ago, when I would have crashed, and might have fallen under the wheels
of a...
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