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Forum: Techniques July 17th 18, 05:21 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 216
Views: 1,462
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: 216
Views: 1,462
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: 84
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: 216
Views: 1,462
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: 843
Views: 151,398
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: 136
Views: 646
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: 843
Views: 151,398
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: 843
Views: 151,398
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: 769
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: 843
Views: 151,398
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: 769
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: 843
Views: 151,398
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...
Forum: Techniques June 18th 18, 04:01 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 769
Posted By Joy Beeson
Helmet News

On Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:00:21 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

which some suspect was
deliberately set at a level that Bell could pass but Skid Lid could not.

If I recall...
Forum: General June 18th 18, 03:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Thursday's ride

On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:19:58 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

And in bright sunlight, the
dappled shadows make it hard to see those potholes.

I was reminded of this...
Forum: General June 16th 18, 03:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
I hope this one sticks

The dime dropped during this ride: I should make my switchel
extra-strong, carry it in a disposable bottle, and use it to flavor
water I pick up along the way. Since an eighth of a cup of...
Forum: General June 15th 18, 02:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
I hope this one sticks

Tomorrow is what feels like my fifteenth first long ride of the year.
I did go to Leesburg during the winter. And brought back duck confits
that didn't quite fit into the insulated pannier. (I had...
Forum: General June 15th 18, 02:14 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Thursday's ride

On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:19:58 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

One of my personal sadnesses is the realization that potholes form much
more quickly where trees shade the...
Forum: General June 13th 18, 04:08 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Thursday's ride

Today I went under the railroad on McKinley four times, having
forgotten that my debit card was in the pocket of my walking pants. I
*always* check my wallet to make sure the cards are in it -- so...
Forum: General June 10th 18, 03:24 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Thursday's ride

To the Farmers' Markets today. The only farmer at the first one had
sold out and gone home. I bought a "Tuscan chicken wrap" and a bag of
chocolate-toffee saltines at the other.

Thursday was a...
Forum: Social Issues June 5th 18, 02:46 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Joy Beeson
Kill-filing

On Wed, 1 Dec 2010 19:55:30 -0500, "Duane Hebert"
wrote:

If you kill-file a person, you have forfeited your privilege to comment on
them.

Oddly enough I agree with...
Forum: General June 3rd 18, 03:08 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Beverage

I planned an all-day ride for Thursday, and the weather was predicted
to be scorching, so on Wednesday night I stick-blended much too small
a piece of fresh ginger in a pint or two of water, then...
Forum: General May 21st 18, 02:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: frittering around

I went to the Fat and Skinny Tire Fest on my "pedal-powered
wheelchair" yesterday and today. Not until afternoon yesterday,
because the morning was gloomy and damp. (In the morning, I bound...
Forum: General May 16th 18, 01:08 AM Posted to misc.news.internet.discuss,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Joy Beeson
[M] dockless bikes compete for marketshare

On Tue, 15 May 2018 22:53:41 +0300, Anssi Saari wrote:

Personally, if I went about three clicks from home to a train stop in
Espoo, I could take a local train to near my office in...
Forum: General May 13th 18, 01:40 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 843
Views: 151,398
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Do as I say, not as I do.

Now that I'm back in the saddle, I'm getting ideas for posts. This
one is only half an idea, because I'm sure I've said this before, but
it bears repeating:

Never touch a brake lever without...
Forum: Techniques May 13th 18, 01:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 173
Views: 1,566
Posted By Joy Beeson
Dynamo/LED power conditioning

On Sat, 12 May 2018 03:47:52 +0000 (UTC), David Scheidt
wrote:

Why the **** don't I just walk then?

That's what I do when the street is unusable.

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Joy Beeson
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