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Forum: General June 16th 19, 04:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 986
Views: 192,364
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Scraping the notes

Here's a note scraped in a more-timely fashion.

Yesterday I rode an honest quarter century, and with some modest hills
(Though I went around hills whenever possible). Before heading out
into the...
Forum: General June 15th 19, 05:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 986
Views: 192,364
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Communication is everything

Communication is almost all there is to safety on the road, and it
isn't all communication with other humans.

Today I slogged up a hill because two large dogs were frolicking on a
lawn to my left. ...
Forum: Techniques June 14th 19, 05:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 160
Views: 577
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:19:34 +0700, John B.
wrote:

However I note that as a result of the U.S. presidential ban on some
imports from China the Chinese have, in...
Forum: Techniques June 12th 19, 02:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 21
Views: 166
Posted By Joy Beeson
Feeling strong

On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:38:10 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I've had more trouble with "false flats." I remember a hard, hot day on
one solo bike tour. I stopped in the...
Forum: General June 10th 19, 02:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 986
Views: 192,364
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Scraping the notes

At the bottom of the first page of my notes on Tue 4 June 2019: "AG:
overtaken stop pedal".

At the time, that was enough to remind me of what I meant to write
about being overtaken by a larger...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 06:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 160
Views: 577
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 19:23:36 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Now
it seems silly to do a bike ride without taking it along.

I have a special pocket in my jerseys for my...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 04:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 160
Views: 577
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:59:21 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:


You made my point. Driving while using phone kills.

I am waiting for a law that would incarcerate drivers who...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 04:34 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 53
Views: 339
Posted By Joy Beeson
Tomorrow's Bicycle Drive?

On Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:38:22 +0700, John B.
wrote:

You mean like when the chain breaks or a wheel "tacos"?
...
Forum: Techniques June 2nd 19, 04:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 74
Views: 320
Posted By Joy Beeson
More from the UK: "Bike lanes save lives of drivers as well as cyclists, study finds"

On Sat, 1 Jun 2019 11:49:06 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

But I think the
only way to get people out of cars and onto bikes would be to make motoring
much, much...
Forum: Techniques June 1st 19, 12:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 74
Views: 320
Posted By Joy Beeson
More from the UK: "Bike lanes save lives of drivers as well as cyclists, study finds"

On Fri, 31 May 2019 04:27:45 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

If there's a stopped vehicle in the bicycle lane the bicyclist should STOP, wait for an opening in the...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 07:09 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Tue, 28 May 2019 13:19:46 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I've found that a regular old fashioned hand crank pencil sharpener
works well, Well :=) except for drafting pencils,...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:13 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 60
Views: 363
Posted By Joy Beeson
Disk Brakes Again

On Sun, 26 May 2019 18:06:08 -0500, AMuzi wrote:

Four bicycles is not ridiculous. A Sunday morning road bike,
my beloved ancient Raleigh with steel mudguards, and a cute...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 459
Posted By Joy Beeson
Today's reading: Comparisons of danger

On Sun, 26 May 2019 13:41:13 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Actually I had read, somewhere, that de-segregation was the name of
the game in America. Thus isn't a segregated...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sat, 25 May 2019 20:48:31 -0700, Jeff Liebermann
wrote:

I raided the local thrift shops and flea
markets where I bought a rather motley collection of $1/ea used knives
...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:10 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sun, 26 May 2019 09:58:04 +0700, John B.
wrote:

A correlation might be "do it the simple way and you won't get hurt".
Just stick the damned bottle in your pocket...
Forum: Techniques May 26th 19, 04:41 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sat, 25 May 2019 12:43:42 +0700, John B.
wrote:

We don't seem to have all that pre-cooked stuff here and my wife of 50
years still cooks my meals :-) In fact...
Forum: General May 26th 19, 04:01 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 986
Views: 192,364
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Ride Report: Farmers' Markets

No time to write, I wanna ride!

Not that I've been riding much. It's been raining every day, and it's
been a *cold* rain. Since I have no wool clothing, I dare not get wet
on a cold day.

But...
Forum: Techniques May 25th 19, 05:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sat, 25 May 2019 07:24:40 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Good Lord! And you a married woman? and you don't know how to sharpen
a knife?

You just say, "Honey, this...
Forum: Techniques May 24th 19, 04:16 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Fri, 24 May 2019 15:18:59 +0700, John B.
wrote:

One of the A.F. machine shops I was assigned to had no drill
sharpening "utensils" what so ever as the Shop Chief,...
Forum: Techniques May 23rd 19, 04:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Wed, 22 May 2019 09:36:15 +0700, John B.
wrote:

One can only assume that some of our illustrious readers are somewhat
accident prone :-)

Or perhaps they don't...
Forum: Techniques May 22nd 19, 02:21 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 906
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Mon, 20 May 2019 12:50:52 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

And there are always hose clamps.
https://cloudfront.zoro.com/product/prev/Z_J6zyfo5oy.JPG

Mine have been...
Forum: Techniques May 21st 19, 04:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 167
Views: 1,005
Posted By Joy Beeson
HOW DANGEROUS IS CYCLING? DEPENDS ON WHICH NUMBERS YOU EMPHASISE.

On Mon, 20 May 2019 07:24:18 +0700, John B.
wrote:

After some consideration I realized that if the U.S. would simply ban
all bicycles there would be a savings of ~750...
Forum: General May 19th 19, 04:33 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 986
Views: 192,364
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Fat and Skinny Tires

Today was the middle day of the Fat and Skinny Fest, parts if which
are somewhat similar to what September Century Weekend was before the
power-hungry decided that it was attracting the wrong kind of...
Forum: General May 12th 19, 04:25 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 986
Views: 192,364
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Bike Lanes

If the car in the lane to your left is uncomfortably close, or if it
appears to be slowing down -- hit the brakes, hard.

The driver is planning to turn right, and he is not planning to wait
until...
Forum: Techniques May 12th 19, 04:24 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 32
Views: 470
Posted By Joy Beeson
Cycling: almost actual science

On Fri, 10 May 2019 18:16:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:


"Finally, when the (male) experimenter wore a long wig, so that he appeared female from behind, drivers left more...
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