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Forum: Techniques Yesterday, 02:18 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 83
Views: 286
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 83
Views: 286
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 188
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 231
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 1,450
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 1,121
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: 406
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: 838
Views: 147,524
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: 889
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: 889
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: 889
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: 889
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...
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