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Forum: General Today, 02:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 829
Views: 144,049
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: 105
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: 829
Views: 144,049
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: 951
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.

--
Joy Beeson
joy beeson...
Forum: General May 6th 18, 07:16 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 829
Views: 144,049
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Back in the saddle again

Crying shame that I can't correct typos after clicking "send".

I was kinder sleepy when I wrote yesterday's post, as you can tell by
the verbosity. Now it's past time for my nap . . . look out!

I...
Forum: General May 6th 18, 04:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 829
Views: 144,049
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Back in the saddle again

On Mayday, I rode to the grocery and back, and on the Cinco de Mayo,
the farmers' markets were open for the first time this spring.

The craft fair and both farmer's markets were sort of...
Forum: General April 30th 18, 01:30 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 829
Views: 144,049
Posted By Joy Beeson
If you can't miss it, hit it square.

I forgot to write anything this week, so have a one-line filler from
the Bikeabout:

If you can't miss it, hit it square.


--
Joy Beeson, U.S.A., mostly central Hoosier,
some Northern Indiana,...
Forum: Techniques April 27th 18, 02:13 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 110
Views: 890
Posted By Joy Beeson
Dry lube?

On Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:46:02 -0000 (UTC), Tanguy Ortolo
wrote:

Great, I have to try this! With some adaptation to enhance the wife
acceptance factor, because I expect some...
Forum: Techniques April 23rd 18, 04:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 32
Views: 339
Posted By Joy Beeson
Build it and they will come - but where are they?

On Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:27:45 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I suppose pencil and paper would help. During a ride the other day, I
wanted to write downs something else...
Forum: General April 22nd 18, 04:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 829
Views: 144,049
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 April 21st 18, 05:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 73
Views: 775
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: 73
Views: 775
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: 73
Views: 775
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: 73
Views: 775
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: 829
Views: 144,049
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: 73
Views: 775
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: 212
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: 829
Views: 144,049
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: 791
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: 829
Views: 144,049
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: 222
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: 791
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: 791
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: 259
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: 829
Views: 144,049
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...
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