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  #201  
Old September 13th 18, 03:08 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
JBeattie
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On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:10:03 PM UTC-7, Duane wrote:
Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-11 19:42, jbeattie wrote:
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:49:39 PM UTC-7, Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-10 19:37, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/10/2018 4:43 PM, Joerg wrote:


[...]


Frank: My SUV gets 25mpg with California gas, 28mpg with gas
from Nevada or Oregon.

So I beat you by over 40%. Brag on, Joerg.


Doesn't matter. I buy gas 3-4 times a year. Total mileage per year
is around 1000mi. Your numbers?

Then why on earth do you need a pick-up? On those rare occasions
that you need a truck, you can rent one from U-Haul or Home Depot for
$19 per day. It's cheaper than renting an aerator or rototiller. Save
all that money and buy a hitch rack for the bikes. One word: Yakima.
But if you can't afford one of those, there are others on the
market.


As I wrote I don't have a pickup truck, a friend has. I have an SUV into
which I can easily load the MTB or the road bike. It has no receiver for
a trailer hitch, would have to install one.

So the solution is simple: If I go alone I use my SUV. If I go with my
mountain biking friend we use his pickup truck.

I was hoping to use our buses but because of their sub-par racks that
isn't going to happen with the MTB. With the road bike we'll see, I am
going to try that later this week.


Seems like you have it all sussed out then. So why this interminable
thread?


So he could complain about the bike racks on buses, which actually caused collision between two of his favorite themes: (1) government expense and incompetence, and (2) the brutal and dangerous life of a pioneer in the wilds of Cameron Park. You're complaining about a bus? The Donner Party would have killed for a bus. Be a man! Ride your bike!

-- Jay Beattie.
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  #202  
Old September 13th 18, 04:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Duane[_2_]
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On 13/09/2018 10:08 AM, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:10:03 PM UTC-7, Duane wrote:
Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-11 19:42, jbeattie wrote:
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:49:39 PM UTC-7, Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-10 19:37, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/10/2018 4:43 PM, Joerg wrote:

[...]


Frank: My SUV gets 25mpg with California gas, 28mpg with gas
from Nevada or Oregon.

So I beat you by over 40%. Brag on, Joerg.


Doesn't matter. I buy gas 3-4 times a year. Total mileage per year
is around 1000mi. Your numbers?

Then why on earth do you need a pick-up? On those rare occasions
that you need a truck, you can rent one from U-Haul or Home Depot for
$19 per day. It's cheaper than renting an aerator or rototiller. Save
all that money and buy a hitch rack for the bikes. One word: Yakima.
But if you can't afford one of those, there are others on the
market.


As I wrote I don't have a pickup truck, a friend has. I have an SUV into
which I can easily load the MTB or the road bike. It has no receiver for
a trailer hitch, would have to install one.

So the solution is simple: If I go alone I use my SUV. If I go with my
mountain biking friend we use his pickup truck.

I was hoping to use our buses but because of their sub-par racks that
isn't going to happen with the MTB. With the road bike we'll see, I am
going to try that later this week.


Seems like you have it all sussed out then. So why this interminable
thread?


So he could complain about the bike racks on buses, which actually caused collision between two of his favorite themes: (1) government expense and incompetence, and (2) the brutal and dangerous life of a pioneer in the wilds of Cameron Park. You're complaining about a bus? The Donner Party would have killed for a bus. Be a man! Ride your bike!

-- Jay Beattie.


well I did see this the other day:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/or...rnd/index.html

That's Oregon though and this was the first known fatality. There's
even a sidebar on why it's so rare. Of course I haven't checked the
stats for Cameron Park. Maybe all the Oregon cougars moved to the
Sacramento area...

  #203  
Old September 13th 18, 05:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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On 9/13/2018 10:31 AM, Duane wrote:
On 13/09/2018 10:08 AM, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:10:03 PM UTC-7,
Duane wrote:
Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-11 19:42, jbeattie wrote:
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:49:39 PM UTC-7,
Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-10 19:37, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/10/2018 4:43 PM, Joerg wrote:

[...]


Frank: My SUV gets 25mpg with California gas, 28mpg
with gas
from Nevada or Oregon.

So I beat you by over 40%. Brag on, Joerg.


Doesn't matter. I buy gas 3-4 times a year. Total
mileage per year
is around 1000mi. Your numbers?

Then why on earth do you need a pick-up? On those rare
occasions
that you need a truck, you can rent one from U-Haul or
Home Depot for
$19 per day. It's cheaper than renting an aerator or
rototiller. Save
all that money and buy a hitch rack for the bikes. One
word: Yakima.
But if you can't afford one of those, there are others
on the
market.


As I wrote I don't have a pickup truck, a friend has. I
have an SUV into
which I can easily load the MTB or the road bike. It has
no receiver for
a trailer hitch, would have to install one.

So the solution is simple: If I go alone I use my SUV.
If I go with my
mountain biking friend we use his pickup truck.

I was hoping to use our buses but because of their
sub-par racks that
isn't going to happen with the MTB. With the road bike
we'll see, I am
going to try that later this week.


Seems like you have it all sussed out then. So why this
interminable
thread?


So he could complain about the bike racks on buses, which
actually caused collision between two of his favorite
themes: (1) government expense and incompetence, and (2)
the brutal and dangerous life of a pioneer in the wilds of
Cameron Park. You're complaining about a bus? The Donner
Party would have killed for a bus. Be a man! Ride your bike!

-- Jay Beattie.


well I did see this the other day:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/or...rnd/index.html


That's Oregon though and this was the first known fatality.
There's even a sidebar on why it's so rare. Of course I
haven't checked the stats for Cameron Park. Maybe all the
Oregon cougars moved to the Sacramento area...


Well there's risk analysis for you. For all Oregonians a
mere 1/4million-ish but for her it turned out to be 1.0.

--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


  #204  
Old September 13th 18, 05:38 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
JBeattie
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On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:18:31 AM UTC-7, AMuzi wrote:
On 9/13/2018 10:31 AM, Duane wrote:
On 13/09/2018 10:08 AM, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:10:03 PM UTC-7,
Duane wrote:
Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-11 19:42, jbeattie wrote:
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:49:39 PM UTC-7,
Joerg wrote:
On 2018-09-10 19:37, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/10/2018 4:43 PM, Joerg wrote:

[...]


Frank: My SUV gets 25mpg with California gas, 28mpg
with gas
from Nevada or Oregon.

So I beat you by over 40%. Brag on, Joerg.


Doesn't matter. I buy gas 3-4 times a year. Total
mileage per year
is around 1000mi. Your numbers?

Then why on earth do you need a pick-up? On those rare
occasions
that you need a truck, you can rent one from U-Haul or
Home Depot for
$19 per day. It's cheaper than renting an aerator or
rototiller. Save
all that money and buy a hitch rack for the bikes. One
word: Yakima.
But if you can't afford one of those, there are others
on the
market.


As I wrote I don't have a pickup truck, a friend has. I
have an SUV into
which I can easily load the MTB or the road bike. It has
no receiver for
a trailer hitch, would have to install one.

So the solution is simple: If I go alone I use my SUV.
If I go with my
mountain biking friend we use his pickup truck.

I was hoping to use our buses but because of their
sub-par racks that
isn't going to happen with the MTB. With the road bike
we'll see, I am
going to try that later this week.


Seems like you have it all sussed out then. So why this
interminable
thread?

So he could complain about the bike racks on buses, which
actually caused collision between two of his favorite
themes: (1) government expense and incompetence, and (2)
the brutal and dangerous life of a pioneer in the wilds of
Cameron Park. You're complaining about a bus? The Donner
Party would have killed for a bus. Be a man! Ride your bike!

-- Jay Beattie.


well I did see this the other day:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/or...rnd/index.html


That's Oregon though and this was the first known fatality.
There's even a sidebar on why it's so rare. Of course I
haven't checked the stats for Cameron Park. Maybe all the
Oregon cougars moved to the Sacramento area...


Well there's risk analysis for you. For all Oregonians a
mere 1/4million-ish but for her it turned out to be 1.0.


Being on the wrong side of a statistic sucks.

BTW, the CNN report is fake news and another attempt by MSM to hide the cougar problem in failing Oregon. The place is infested. I found three under my bed this morning. Cameron Park is cougar-free by comparison. And in fact, we have meth-using cougars -- look at this before and after picture from a local, homeless meth-addled cougar: https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...3.42.58+PM.png

SAD!

-- Jay Beattie.
 




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