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Forum: General July 14th 19, 05:02 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Four-way stops

I was in a discussion once that included a guy who couldn't wrap his
head around the notion of four-way stops. No matter how we explained
it, he replied, "But nobody can ever go because everybody...
Forum: Techniques July 11th 19, 05:56 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 44
Views: 187
Posted By Joy Beeson
Why Are People Here?

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:23:56 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

**** Frank, LOL that bridge I talked about wasn't closed it was gone completely!


I recall a new MUP...
Forum: Techniques July 11th 19, 05:54 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 76
Views: 221
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bicycling specific clothing = why not?

On Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:01:05 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

But what seems weird to
me is the idea of never riding a bike without first changing clothes. And I do
...
Forum: General July 7th 19, 12:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Qotable Quote

From a review of _Cyclecraft_ by Robert Hooks:

Nearly all of this is common sense, but reading it gives you an
unnerving sense of just what an uncommon quality that is. Every day,
it seems, I see...
Forum: General July 4th 19, 05:13 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

On Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:03:59 +0700, John B.
wrote:

But I also remember that in later years she had a kerosene stove on
the back porch for summer.

Grandma had a...
Forum: Techniques July 3rd 19, 06:07 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 89
Views: 437
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sue or go bankrupt?

On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 12:01:00 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

I've found that on the rial-trails around her that people when they hear a bicycle bell, for some...
Forum: General July 1st 19, 05:20 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

On Sun, 30 Jun 2019 13:35:58 +0700, John B.
wrote:

When I was a little kid my maternal grandmother used to make a drink
from vinegar, honey and water. I can't for the...
Forum: Techniques July 1st 19, 05:17 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 89
Views: 437
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sue or go bankrupt?

On Sat, 29 Jun 2019 20:43:22 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I once knew a guy who showed up to school after a frustrating weekend of deer
hunting. I heard him tell...
Forum: General June 30th 19, 05:25 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

I just remembered that boiling vinegar with the starch is for when I
use flour, not for starch that I strain out.

I distinctly remember writing down the recipe, but I've forgotten
which diary it was...
Forum: General June 28th 19, 06:32 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

On Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:27:32 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

another customer
remarked that she's seen me at the teller machine

uh, " she'*d* seen me".

The porridge...
Forum: General June 27th 19, 07:27 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The weather allowed an all-day ride today.

As I was packing a pint bottle with eight ounces of concentrate in it,
planning to use two ounces, I reflected that I need to find...
Forum: Techniques June 24th 19, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 137
Views: 1,069
Posted By Joy Beeson
Steel is Real and Carbon is Lighter

On Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:29:05 +0700, John B.
wrote:

The steel bends or elongates prior to complete
failure while the carbon just breaks.

Veering sharply off-topic,...
Forum: General June 23rd 19, 04:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

"My first" makes me think of George and her first mouse. She lost it
in her own belly fur and frantically frisked herself.

Friday, 21 June 2019

It's been months or years since I had leg cramps,...
Forum: Techniques June 19th 19, 04:49 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 137
Views: 1,069
Posted By Joy Beeson
Steel is Real and Carbon is Lighter

On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:02:04 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

Sure a "reward" in one's imagination. Rather like winning a battle in
League Of Legends.


I rode an honest quarter...
Forum: General June 16th 19, 04:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Scraping the notes

Here's a note scraped in a more-timely fashion.

Yesterday I rode an honest quarter century, and with some modest hills
(Though I went around hills whenever possible). Before heading out
into the...
Forum: General June 15th 19, 05:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Communication is everything

Communication is almost all there is to safety on the road, and it
isn't all communication with other humans.

Today I slogged up a hill because two large dogs were frolicking on a
lawn to my left. ...
Forum: Techniques June 14th 19, 05:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 165
Views: 960
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:19:34 +0700, John B.
wrote:

However I note that as a result of the U.S. presidential ban on some
imports from China the Chinese have, in...
Forum: Techniques June 12th 19, 02:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 21
Views: 268
Posted By Joy Beeson
Feeling strong

On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:38:10 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I've had more trouble with "false flats." I remember a hard, hot day on
one solo bike tour. I stopped in the...
Forum: General June 10th 19, 02:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,000
Views: 196,152
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Scraping the notes

At the bottom of the first page of my notes on Tue 4 June 2019: "AG:
overtaken stop pedal".

At the time, that was enough to remind me of what I meant to write
about being overtaken by a larger...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 06:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 165
Views: 960
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 19:23:36 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Now
it seems silly to do a bike ride without taking it along.

I have a special pocket in my jerseys for my...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 04:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 165
Views: 960
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:59:21 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:


You made my point. Driving while using phone kills.

I am waiting for a law that would incarcerate drivers who...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 04:34 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 53
Views: 471
Posted By Joy Beeson
Tomorrow's Bicycle Drive?

On Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:38:22 +0700, John B.
wrote:

You mean like when the chain breaks or a wheel "tacos"?
...
Forum: Techniques June 2nd 19, 04:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 74
Views: 383
Posted By Joy Beeson
More from the UK: "Bike lanes save lives of drivers as well as cyclists, study finds"

On Sat, 1 Jun 2019 11:49:06 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

But I think the
only way to get people out of cars and onto bikes would be to make motoring
much, much...
Forum: Techniques June 1st 19, 12:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 74
Views: 383
Posted By Joy Beeson
More from the UK: "Bike lanes save lives of drivers as well as cyclists, study finds"

On Fri, 31 May 2019 04:27:45 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

If there's a stopped vehicle in the bicycle lane the bicyclist should STOP, wait for an opening in the...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 07:09 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 998
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Tue, 28 May 2019 13:19:46 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I've found that a regular old fashioned hand crank pencil sharpener
works well, Well :=) except for drafting pencils,...
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