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Old October 26th 20, 12:23 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joy Beeson
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On Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:00:33 -0400, Joy Beeson
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On Sat, 17 Oct 2020 20:52:26 -0400, Joy Beeson
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It takes me fifteen minutes to walk half a mile.

Ten years ago, I could take the same walk in ten minutes.


Today I nurse-walked to the church. I left at 10:31 and arrived at
10:41.

But ten years ago, I could do it just walking.


Thirteen minutes to walk to church this morning. I was surprised that
the return trip was only seventeen minutes; I had stopped to take
notes on a bicycle that was leaning against a chain-link fence.

I saw a cable lock looped around a handlebar, and wondered why the
rider hadn't used it. On closer inspection, it was looped through two
wires of the fence -- just one yard from a nice solid post.

Then, while measuring the distance, I noticed that the lock wasn't
secured to the bike, just looped around the handlebar.

I was sorely tempted to lift the cable over the cup holder, but, being
a civilized person, I did not touch anything.

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Old October 26th 20, 03:30 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B.[_3_]
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On Sun, 25 Oct 2020 19:23:44 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:00:33 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Sat, 17 Oct 2020 20:52:26 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:


It takes me fifteen minutes to walk half a mile.

Ten years ago, I could take the same walk in ten minutes.


Today I nurse-walked to the church. I left at 10:31 and arrived at
10:41.

But ten years ago, I could do it just walking.


Thirteen minutes to walk to church this morning. I was surprised that
the return trip was only seventeen minutes; I had stopped to take
notes on a bicycle that was leaning against a chain-link fence.

I saw a cable lock looped around a handlebar, and wondered why the
rider hadn't used it. On closer inspection, it was looped through two
wires of the fence -- just one yard from a nice solid post.

Then, while measuring the distance, I noticed that the lock wasn't
secured to the bike, just looped around the handlebar.

I was sorely tempted to lift the cable over the cup holder, but, being
a civilized person, I did not touch anything.


But how far is the church :-?

Note, standard marching rate, since the days of the Roman Empire is
very roughly about 3 miles per hour, or one mile in 20 minutes, or 1/2
mile in 10 minutes. But, of course, that is carrying a load :-)

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Old October 26th 20, 04:35 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joy Beeson
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:30:25 +0700, John B.
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But how far is the church :-?


Half a mile.

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Old October 26th 20, 05:23 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B.[_3_]
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On Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:35:54 -0400, Joy Beeson
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:30:25 +0700, John B.
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But how far is the church :-?


Half a mile.


So, if you were a Roman legionary you could march it in 10 minutes :-)
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Old October 26th 20, 01:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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On 10/25/2020 11:23 PM, John B. wrote:
On Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:35:54 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:30:25 +0700, John B.
wrote:

But how far is the church :-?


Half a mile.


So, if you were a Roman legionary you could march it in 10 minutes :-)


Joy's not of draft age.

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Old October 26th 20, 03:45 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Ralph Barone[_4_]
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AMuzi wrote:
On 10/25/2020 11:23 PM, John B. wrote:
On Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:35:54 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:30:25 +0700, John B.
wrote:

But how far is the church :-?

Half a mile.


So, if you were a Roman legionary you could march it in 10 minutes :-)


Joy's not of draft age.


As a counterpoint, I would guess that Joy is substantially younger (and
faster) than most Roman legionnaires :-)

Keep kicking ass, Joy.

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Old October 26th 20, 11:22 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B.[_3_]
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:29:54 -0500, AMuzi wrote:

On 10/25/2020 11:23 PM, John B. wrote:
On Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:35:54 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:30:25 +0700, John B.
wrote:

But how far is the church :-?

Half a mile.


So, if you were a Roman legionary you could march it in 10 minutes :-)


Joy's not of draft age.


No, and the Roman Legions didn't draft people. they were all
volunteers - enlisted for a 25 year hitch :-)
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