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Forum: General Today, 05:40 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 13
Posted By Joy Beeson
Tomorrow's ride cancelled because I didn't give a darn

"Darn" isn't a euphemism. It's predicted to be well below zero
tomorrow, and my alpaca tights need mending.

I wonder whether people who use Celsius exclusively have a name for
the temperature at...
Forum: General Yesterday, 02:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Box of rags

There used to be a brand of paper towels called Job Squad that were as
thick as felt and very good for carrying in one's pocket, but they
were vastly over-qualified for most paper-towel jobs, and...
Forum: Techniques January 19th 19, 02:47 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 128
Views: 800
Posted By Joy Beeson
The "great mental ward of the Pacific Northwest"

On Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:24:36 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

You got it wrong again Tom. People don't like you here because you
tell lies. The only question is whether you...
Forum: General January 18th 19, 04:50 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By Joy Beeson
Pearls Before Swine

In today's Pearls Before Swine comic strip, Rat knows that he's lazy
and wouldn't go to a gym if he joined. So he joined the
most-expensive gym in town. Since he is also selfish and greedy,...
Forum: Techniques January 17th 19, 05:10 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 176
Views: 582
Posted By Joy Beeson
What is the point of tubeless tires?

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:26:33 -0600, AMuzi wrote:

Consumer Reports, who famously rated several three speed
bicycles (Huffy, Murray Ohio, Rollfast etc) then ranked the
...
Forum: Techniques January 15th 19, 07:59 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 176
Views: 582
Posted By Joy Beeson
Pins: was: What is the point of tubeless tires?

On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:53:35 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

But then it occurred to me, I really would like some brass ones. The
steel ones rust after a while. So I...
Forum: General January 14th 19, 05:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Joy Beeson
New Year's Resolution

Thursday, 3 January 2019


My resolution for this year is to wear my cleats before the first of
October. Double points if they are the fleece-lined shoes and I need
to wear bread bags over them.

I...
Forum: Techniques January 14th 19, 05:07 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 176
Views: 582
Posted By Joy Beeson
What is the point of tubeless tires?

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:07:24 -0600, AMuzi wrote:

You could argue about 60g of inner tube vs 60g of goop, and
people do, but I have to assume you have never ridden a foam...
Forum: General January 14th 19, 03:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Hokey Smoke is it Saturday Already?

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:00:58 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I have a recipe calling for "Cider Vinegar". Ignoring the
taste is there any difference in acidity between cider...
Forum: General January 13th 19, 04:46 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Hokey Smoke is it Saturday Already?

I'll write something tomorrow.

--
Joy Beeson, U.S.A., mostly central Hoosier,
some Northern Indiana, Upstate New York, Florida, and Hawaii
joy beeson at comcast dot net ...
Forum: General January 6th 19, 02:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Wierd Cycling Tools

At this time of year, my comb becomes essential to riding a bike.

I shed like a cat, and long hair is very hard on vacuum cleaners, so I
comb outdoors whenever I can. When preparing for a ride,...
Forum: Techniques January 4th 19, 05:57 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 37
Views: 158
Posted By Joy Beeson
Rain or snow - which do you prefer to ride in?

On Thu, 3 Jan 2019 17:43:20 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

So for those of you who ride in both rain and snow, which do you prefer?

If it's cold, I don't ride when...
Forum: Techniques January 4th 19, 05:35 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 49
Views: 240
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and ... why aren't they coming?

On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 05:01:42 -0800 (PST), wrote:

The main purpose of our bikepaths is to make cycling safer not increasing it.

The main purpose of our "bikepath" is to...
Forum: General January 4th 19, 04:43 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By Joy Beeson
It isn't just us

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Today I followed a pick-up truck out of the village and noticed that
in the absence of oncoming traffic, he was giving a very wide berth to
the door zone.

--
Joy...
Forum: Techniques January 3rd 19, 05:28 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 49
Views: 240
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and ... why aren't they coming?

On Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:22:52 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I've always though that the various reasons for not riding a bicycle
were just excuses not really "reasons". Ohhh...
Forum: General December 30th 18, 04:36 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Storing bottles

On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:29:14 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

She almost fell
when we walked across a wood decked pedestrian/bicycle bridge. The wet
wood is just as...
Forum: General December 30th 18, 04:30 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Storing bottles

On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:52:10 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I'm glad that I live in a developing country where one can still buy
funnels. You can even buy a funnel to fill...
Forum: General December 29th 18, 03:22 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Storing bottles

On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 20:59:29 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:

after I packed the bike for tomorrow's
dump tour

While I was putting my socks on, an ambulance crew radioed...
Forum: General December 29th 18, 02:59 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Storing bottles

On Tue, 25 Dec 2018 12:05:36 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I have an insulated (thermos) that I bought thinking I could carry
cold water on the hot days but it wasn't a...
Forum: Techniques December 28th 18, 04:08 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 205
Views: 2,063
Posted By Joy Beeson
Power on hills.

On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 13:44:07 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

With copper rivets in?

Leaving out the copper rivets is a good reason to make your own. Levi
Strauss had a good...
Forum: Techniques December 27th 18, 05:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 205
Views: 2,063
Posted By Joy Beeson
Power on hills.

On Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:37:07 +0000 (UTC), Ralph Barone
wrote:

Women's clothing sizes? They just take random tags and sew them on the
completed product. If you judged by the...
Forum: Techniques December 27th 18, 05:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 46
Views: 270
Posted By Joy Beeson
Put Interrupter levers on MTB Drop bar bike and drop bar levers now feel spongy

On Mon, 24 Dec 2018 16:42:52 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

The real chamois shorts I used to use were rather a bother. You had to
wash them in mild soap and then anoint...
Forum: General December 25th 18, 05:04 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 907
Views: 176,768
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Storing bottles

On Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:55:58 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

Good Lord! I wash my bike bottles as soon as I finish the ride.

I keep mine in a refrigerator. The garage is...
Forum: Techniques December 24th 18, 05:48 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 46
Views: 270
Posted By Joy Beeson
Put Interrupter levers on MTB Drop bar bike and drop bar levers now feel spongy

On Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:23:48 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

So what's the difference between padding in shorts and padding in a saddle?

Actually, I didn't want padding at...
Forum: General December 24th 18, 05:43 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Joy Beeson
Zagster

On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:45:50 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:

I passed the Winona station today. Three of the docks were empty --
the most empty docks I've taken note of. ...
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