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Forum: Racing May 14th 21, 05:32 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Replies: 1
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Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Giro

William Henderson wrote:
Anyone want a text commentary start to finish in here (RBR)??


Sure, I'd love to see it.

Smith
Forum: General April 22nd 21, 06:00 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
A small miracle

Joy Beeson wrote:
On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:25:26 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I keep hoping for PSA messages directed at motorists, too.

They had one the day...
Forum: Racing October 2nd 20, 06:34 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
El Paso Road Race and Criterium

wrote:
When RBR was still about racing. Hasn't been like this in decades.


I miss it too, although it reflects the general demise of UseNet. Most
participants moved...
Forum: General March 9th 20, 09:08 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
I missed this story last September

Frank Krygowski wrote:
I rather like the Chinworth Trail on the rare occasions that I want to
go that direction -- most of it is through industrial-size lawns, so
one can see well enough to...
Forum: General January 6th 20, 11:41 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Cyclecraft: being seen

Joy Beeson wrote:
I can't fault the section on Being Seen that runs from page 36 to page
39 of_Cyclecraft: North American Edition_.

It begins with a very useful distinction between...
Forum: General November 11th 19, 03:56 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Fall is falling

John B. wrote:
Here it is the beginning of the hot season although we are having a
week of cold weather (down to 70) due to a high pressure area blowing
in from China :-(
--


70 C or 70...
Forum: General November 4th 19, 05:01 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Being Seen

Frank Krygowski wrote:

I'm far from convinced that blinking taillights are effective in any way
in daylight. I've watched their popularity grow for many years now. I
almost never see a...
Forum: General October 29th 19, 04:31 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Being Seen

Joy Beeson wrote:



Which would give me a topic for a column: When you stop GET OFF THE
ROAD. Never mind that it's three in the morning and this road has
almost no traffic during rush...
Forum: General October 23rd 19, 09:34 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Ping AG!

Joy --

I enjoy reading your stuff (and even will de-lurk to post a reply, when
there's something that piques my attention).

One suggestion for you -- when you start a new topic, may I suggest that...
Forum: General September 20th 19, 07:23 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Special clothing for the bike

Frank Krygowski wrote:
Another design my wife likes is an ankle strap modeled on the "slap
bracelet" that was briefly popular with kids. It's a thin spring steel
strap about 10" long that's...
Forum: General September 20th 19, 05:00 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Special clothing for the bike

Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/18/2019 12:19 AM, Vladimir Sedach wrote:
Joy Beeson writes:

I don't want to fray the hems of my only seeing-a-lawyer jeans, and...
Forum: Racing June 23rd 19, 01:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Replies: 5
Views: 3,966
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
More John Tesh Music

Craig Chilton wrote:
On Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:19:06 PM UTC-4, wrote:
On Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:16:36 PM UTC-5, wrote:
I was just digging...
Forum: General April 27th 19, 08:46 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
There may be hope

Frank Krygowski wrote:
I agree, there certainly are ways that riding can be dangerous. Night
riding with no lights is certainly one, whether the clothing is black or
white. Another is riding...
Forum: General March 7th 18, 10:33 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Striking a Match

Joy Beeson wrote:

Upon reading that Giro helmets are being boycotted by nutcases,

Where did you see that?

logged into DuckDuckGo to see whether any of their models would suit
me when I...
Forum: General February 21st 18, 02:34 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Car features and other gadgets: was: my fixie doesn't needimprovement

John B. wrote:
Can you still walk into a car dealer and buy a car with a manual
transmission? Here I was told that an auto transmission would have to
be special ordered.

I have a neighbor who...
Forum: General September 4th 17, 05:33 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: It bears repeating

Frank Krygowski wrote:

Zoning out is relaxing, but it works only in ideal conditions.


To this end, I will *never*, under any conditions, ride with earbuds, no
matter how bored my brain might...
Forum: General June 19th 17, 08:06 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Learning from a fatal accident

Frank Krygowski wrote:
So yes, the area to the right of a motor vehicle that may turn right
should be avoided, whether moving or standing still. Don't let paint
think for you. Just take...
Forum: General June 19th 17, 12:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
Learning from a fatal accident

A few weeks ago, there was a fatal accident -- two women and a large
truck. One had injuries (I think not serious), the other was killed. I
believe that both were members of a competitive club (and...
Forum: General March 21st 17, 07:53 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Always signal

Joy Beeson wrote:

The driver's manual says that you don't need to signal your turns
unless your actions might affect other people, but making it a habit
to signal whenever you have no reason...
Forum: General February 13th 17, 05:06 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: How to ride on a walkway

Joy Beeson wrote:
Indeed, putting up a sign saying that wheel toys are welcome may make
a multi-user path *more* dangerous than an ordinary walking path.
"Bike" paths are very rarely safe...
Forum: General November 22nd 16, 12:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: I did it again.

Joy Beeson wrote:
I was riding west on Arthur Street, approaching the intersection with
Park. When I got close to the intersection, I moved right because I
intended to turn right when I got...
Forum: General October 31st 16, 11:33 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Riding on the verge

Joy Beeson wrote:

Always leave yourself room to dodge to the right (or left on the other
side of the pond) -- but there *are* times when you want to ride as
far to the right as possible, so...
Forum: General October 20th 16, 07:47 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Halt!

Joy Beeson wrote:
On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:18:28 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

With what do you spray it? Your water bottle?

That can work, actually. If you have no Halt and you...
Forum: General September 9th 16, 05:13 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Sidewalks

John B. wrote:
I would add "elbow room" to "speed". Two pedestrians can, if
necessary, sort of side step close to each other and get through a
space narrower than the usual bicycle handle bars...
Forum: General September 8th 16, 08:22 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,065
Views: 240,660
Posted By NFN Smith[_2_]
AG: Sidewalks

Frank Krygowski wrote:

They are for pedestrians, but in many places it's legal for cyclists to
ride them. Local laws vary.

I agree that they're for pedestrians, specifically for foot...
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