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Forum: General Today, 04:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Ice

On a car trip on a hot day, I noticed that there was no ice in the
six-pack cooler of beverage my sister had brought along. Instead, she
had frozen a bottle of bottled water. No mess in the cooler,...
Forum: Techniques Yesterday, 05:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 274
Posted By Joy Beeson
today's ride

On Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:46:49 -0500, AMuzi wrote:

The Ancients had pockets on both sides of their jerseys:
...
Forum: Techniques April 20th 18, 05:07 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 274
Posted By Joy Beeson
today's ride

On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:32:12 -0700, Joerg
wrote:

Pockets? Don't need them, don't want them. To me a real bicycle has a
trunk or panniers just like motor vehicles...
Forum: Techniques April 19th 18, 04:14 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 274
Posted By Joy Beeson
today's ride

On Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:36:36 -0700 (PDT), jbeattie
wrote:

not rain pants. I hate the flapping,

I pin my wind pants at the ankles, then smooth them upward and wrap
half a...
Forum: Techniques April 18th 18, 03:50 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 274
Posted By Joy Beeson
today's ride

On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:41:06 +1000, James
wrote:

A cotton shirt is fine for a short trip to the shops.

In hot weather, nothing beats wet linen.

--
Joy Beeson
joy...
Forum: General April 15th 18, 02:56 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Kidical Mass

This morning I'm catching up on e-mails that have to be read on my
secondary computer. (My primary computer supports a browser that can
handle hypertext, but crashes when asked to read GraphixML, so...
Forum: Techniques April 14th 18, 10:50 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 274
Posted By Joy Beeson
today's ride

On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:02:52 -0700 (PDT), "
wrote:

Must be tough riders in California. IF I HAD KNOWN it was going to HAIL during my ride, I...
Forum: Techniques April 14th 18, 03:20 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 13
Views: 121
Posted By Joy Beeson
Cyclists and pedestrians in LA

On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:35:43 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

So do you want heroin to be legally sold in groceries? Or what?

I want it sold in the pharmacy, where people...
Forum: General April 8th 18, 02:31 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: A curious incident

Since it's a glorious day and an incision on my forehead means I can't
wear my rear-view mirror, I decided to take the Trek Pure (aka
"pedal-powered wheelchair"} around the block. The shortest block...
Forum: Techniques April 5th 18, 03:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 87
Views: 583
Posted By Joy Beeson
High visibility law yields no improvement in safety

On Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:57:40 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

We shouldn't be telling people they have to
change clothes before they ride a bike, just as we shouldn't be...
Forum: General April 3rd 18, 04:01 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: April Fool

Saturday night I was in too much pain to write, and on Sunday evening
I was too stupid from having skipped my nap -- not to mention four
hours in the car -- so there is no 1 April 2018 post.

The...
Forum: Techniques April 2nd 18, 01:37 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 18
Views: 135
Posted By Joy Beeson
Help With Choosing 700c Inner Tube

On Sun, 01 Apr 2018 10:04:45 -0500, Tim McNamara
wrote:

Both of those tubes are are a little too skinny for that width of tire
to be ideal. They'll both work with the...
Forum: Techniques April 2nd 18, 01:14 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 87
Views: 583
Posted By Joy Beeson
High visibility law yields no improvement in safety

On Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:15:04 -0500, AMuzi wrote:

How's that 100+ year old worldwide Heroin ban going?

I recently read in the paper that folks are working on a wonderful...
Forum: Techniques April 1st 18, 04:30 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 87
Views: 583
Posted By Joy Beeson
High visibility law yields no improvement in safety

On Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:35:51 +0700, John B.
wrote:

A number of surveys have shown that a significant portion of bicycle
crashes are the fault of the cyclist. From memory,...
Forum: General April 1st 18, 04:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Joy Beeson
Help With Choosing 700c Inner Tube

On Sat, 31 Mar 2018 10:38:18 -0700 (PDT),
wrote:

The tire tube I have now that is flat referenced above is standard.
I would prefer it if the Walmart standard...
Forum: General March 30th 18, 05:28 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Changing Seasons

On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:46:48 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

Cool! Google Maps now shows a chart of elevations when in bicycle
mode. Or maybe that's only when I log in...
Forum: Techniques March 30th 18, 05:26 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 21
Views: 244
Posted By Joy Beeson
Silent hubs

On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:18:06 -0700, Joerg
wrote:

Cars happen to have several things most bikes don't: Rear view mirrors,
two outside mirrors and turn signals which...
Forum: General March 29th 18, 05:46 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Changing Seasons

On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:18:14 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

After using the hose yesterday, I left it attached to our frost-proof
faucet, reasoning that if a hard freeze...
Forum: General March 28th 18, 10:18 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Changing Seasons

More signs of spring:

After using the hose yesterday, I left it attached to our frost-proof
faucet, reasoning that if a hard freeze were predicted, it would be
unusual enough to remind me to run out...
Forum: Techniques March 27th 18, 06:18 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 12
Views: 190
Posted By Joy Beeson
Oregon legal advice

On Sun, 25 Mar 2018 15:42:24 -0700, "Mark J."
wrote:

It didn't change the way I ride, haven't
had problems in the intervening time.

My motto is "I prefer J3 to...
Forum: General March 25th 18, 04:58 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Bottles

If I don't ride, I have nothing to say.

If I do ride, I don't have time to write.

My Sheriff Goshert bottle has been acting up lately -- the valve keeps
closing itself, even when it's up-side down...
Forum: Techniques March 21st 18, 11:41 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 18
Views: 217
Posted By Joy Beeson
Long Brake Levers

On Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:05:36 +0100, Tosspot
wrote:

4 finger is longest I've seen these days, but be careful, mileage varies
and some are closer to 3 than 4.

Now that is...
Forum: General March 18th 18, 04:32 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 823
Views: 140,298
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Changing Seasons

I haven't worn my split mittens in weeks, but I noticed on Friday that
I'm still pointing with two fingers when I signal my turns.

Perhaps I'll say that I'm doing it to make my point more...
Forum: Techniques March 16th 18, 04:50 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 39
Views: 334
Posted By Joy Beeson
SF Topology: was: rim notation

On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:07:19 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

The reason it's impossible to build a complete separate system is not just selfishness by motorists and...
Forum: Techniques March 15th 18, 03:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 69
Views: 775
Posted By Joy Beeson
rubber compounds

On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:35:53 +0100, Emanuel Berg
wrote:

tho fiddling with cold
tools quickly makes your hands cold
like instantly.

Take an old pair of very thick wool socks...
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