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Forum: General February 23rd 20, 02:46 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 0
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Posted By Joy Beeson
Why I hate riding in the winter

Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Dentist, about five miles, about four hours

Left home at 10:13, for an appointment at 11:15

Arrived at 10:45

Still had a pair of sweatpants to remove when the hygenist...
Forum: Techniques February 17th 20, 07:06 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 33
Views: 122
Posted By Joy Beeson
Nederlander low gear innovation

On Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:54:36 -0000 (UTC), Roger Merriman
wrote:

Triples are a royal pain but doubles for a performance bike I do like.

Triples are a particular pain when there...
Forum: General February 17th 20, 06:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By Joy Beeson
Walking home from church

When Ninth Street was built, it was designed as a boulevard to provide
an impressive entrance to the Publishing House, but it extended only
from Chestnut to College; the hill was much too steep for a...
Forum: Techniques February 14th 20, 05:46 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 87
Views: 230
Posted By Joy Beeson
Tracking down noises: was: OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:20:04 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Seems we could do with an entire thread on tracking down bike noises.
I've experienced many mysteries....
Forum: Techniques February 12th 20, 05:34 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 78
Views: 271
Posted By Joy Beeson
Danger! Danger!

On Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:09:44 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I'm pretty sure that if someone tried to institute a U.S. national
identification card, there would be...
Forum: General February 10th 20, 04:55 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Joy Beeson
Dogs

One of the comments on today's Dogs of C Kennel
https://www.gocomics.com/dogsofckennel/2020/02/09
reminded me of the time I was riding on a back road in Upstate New
York, and a dog came out of a...
Forum: General February 3rd 20, 05:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,062
Views: 212,003
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Road Rash

I forgot to mention that the E-oil is used only once per day, but Dr.
Ashton said there was no risk of overdosing if I used it more often.
(I'd been re-applying it every time I washed my face.)

--...
Forum: General February 3rd 20, 05:28 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Joy Beeson
First ride of the year.

On Sun, 2 Feb 2020 11:06:01 -0800 (PST), pH wrote:

8 speed seems to be the widest available now. They do seem to work fine on my SunTour six speed freewheels. Silver and black...
Forum: General February 3rd 20, 05:18 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Joy Beeson
First ride of the year.

On Sun, 2 Feb 2020 11:06:01 -0800 (PST), pH wrote:


Wish I could sew worth a darn. (yuck yuck). I have a heck of a time threading the needle these days. I do replace buttons...
Forum: Techniques January 27th 20, 05:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Joy Beeson
Green paint alternative?

On Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:23:53 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:


https://www.boredpanda.com/van-gogh-starry-night-glowing-bike-path-daan-roosegaarde/

or even better,
...
Forum: Techniques January 25th 20, 03:54 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 208
Views: 1,045
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sad helmet incident

On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:59:08 +0700, John B.
wrote:

On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:50:51 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Fri, 24 Jan 2020...
Forum: Techniques January 24th 20, 03:50 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 208
Views: 1,045
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sad helmet incident

On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:38:56 +0700, John B.
wrote:

"100 percent greater blunt impact protection "

My freshman-year English teacher would have marked that as...
Forum: General January 24th 20, 01:26 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Joy Beeson
Now that's depressing

This quote from
https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/roundabout-safety-mixed-results-pedestrians-cyclists/122461/

strikes me as a bit optimistic.

Research has shown that...
Forum: General January 23rd 20, 11:25 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Joy Beeson
Now that's depressing

I started to type "pedestrian" into Duck Duck Go, and the first
auto-complete suggestion was "pedestrian hit by car".

Even more depressing: the first hit on "pedestrian roundabouts"
advised...
Forum: Techniques January 22nd 20, 05:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 208
Views: 1,045
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sad helmet incident

On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:39:04 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Imagine what the results of a law stating that
possession of a drug is punished by a mandatory $5,000 fine...
Forum: Techniques January 17th 20, 05:48 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 89
Views: 534
Posted By Joy Beeson
Hitting your head

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:04:11 -0800 (PST), Tom Kunich
wrote:

Helmets do offer protection because that's what they are designed to do.

Helmets are designed to protect...
Forum: General January 15th 20, 05:36 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,062
Views: 212,003
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Road Rash

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020

but the distal edge still foams up when
peroxide hits it,

That should have been "proximal"; it was the far edge of the wound
when I was looking at it with my elbow...
Forum: General January 13th 20, 03:54 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,062
Views: 212,003
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Road Rash

On Sat, 11 Jan 2020 19:38:15 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


I haven't had road rash since long before

Not a wise thing to say. I strode over black ice on the bridge on...
Forum: General January 12th 20, 01:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1,062
Views: 212,003
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Road Rash

My plastic surgeon (now retired) was very big on putting Vitamin-E oil
on a healing wound as soon as the stitches came out.

He left beautiful scars. Every time he took a cancer off, I'd say to
my...
Forum: General January 10th 20, 04:56 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Joy Beeson
First ride of the year.

Instead of sewing a snap on my new wallet, I went to Zale's Hometown
Pharmacy today. About two miles out and two miles back -- hardly
worth suiting up for.

It's absurd that on the ninth of January,...
Forum: General January 5th 20, 06:57 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Joy Beeson
Cyclecraft: being seen

I can't fault the section on Being Seen that runs from page 36 to page
39 of _Cyclecraft: North American Edition_.

It begins with a very useful distinction between conspicuity and
perspicuity, and...
Forum: Techniques January 5th 20, 06:56 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 71
Views: 445
Posted By Joy Beeson
Predictions

On Sat, 4 Jan 2020 10:18:28 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

They're the bike equivalent of a woman's
stiletto heeled shoes.

There's your answer. It's received wisdom...
Forum: Techniques January 5th 20, 06:53 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 71
Views: 445
Posted By Joy Beeson
Predictions

On Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:14:54 -0600, AMuzi wrote:

Up here beyond civilization, where we actually pay to have
salt spread all over hell, it's obscene to sacrifice a
...
Forum: Techniques January 5th 20, 05:20 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 31
Views: 332
Posted By Joy Beeson
Shimano Hollowtech lateral play

On Fri, 3 Jan 2020 20:06:00 -0800 (PST), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Did the Australian aborigines have a
tradition of conducting controlled burns? Did that practice end and
...
Forum: General January 4th 20, 05:32 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Joy Beeson
Left foot?

I went to a lot of trouble -- or rather, I commissioned my spouse to
go to trouble (I don't do Amazon) -- to obtain a copy of _Cyclecraft:
North American Edition_, yet it's been months and I'm still...
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