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by commonsparrow3
July 19th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [GROUP]The LibriVox Sixteenth Anniversary Collection - lt
Replies: 127
Views: 2159

Re: [GROUP]The LibriVox Sixteenth Anniversary Collection - lt

I've already done my contribution, but I stumbled across this poem by William Butler Yeats with 'sixteen' in the title. So perhaps someone looking for a short bit of poetry to record might wish to follow up on it. "Sixteen Dead Men" by William Butler Yeats published in the November 1920 issue of "Th...
by commonsparrow3
July 15th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: We're recording WHAT??
Replies: 560
Views: 177009

Re: We're recording WHAT??

"Against Celsius"? Hmmm, must be an argument in favor of Fahrenheit!
Oops, never mind ... it's actually "Against Celsus"!

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by commonsparrow3
July 10th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Really long wikipedia article on the subject - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake Thanks, Jo! This is utterly fascinating and chock-full of information! And it answers what I was wondering -- This book was written in 1896, and coaster brakes were invented in 1898. Close - but not quite yet!
by commonsparrow3
July 9th, 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Maybe I'm hearing it wrong. I think early bikes didn't have brakes. :) Oh, I was just wondering when they did begin to have brakes, and whether it was anywhere around the time of this book, or later. Thanks for PL'ing this bunch of chapters! I'm now scheduled to work every day for the next 19 days,...
by commonsparrow3
July 8th, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Here's Section 11 - (Dress) - (length 12:20) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/bicyclingforladies_11_ward_128kb.mp3 It would be interesting to try to ride a fixed-gear bike with no brakes. :shock: No Brakes (!) - that would indeed be alarming. I wonder, when did coaster brakes first com...
by commonsparrow3
July 7th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Aha! So the difference was that "sprinting" was just fast biking, whereas "scorching" was recklessly fast biking.
Riding fast down an open road was fun. Riding fast through a crowded downtown was frowned upon.
Not so different from now -- just different slang!
by commonsparrow3
July 6th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Here's Section 9 - (Position and Power) - (length 19:18)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/bicyclingforladies_09_ward_128kb.mp3

Take your time PL'ing - No hurry at all!
by commonsparrow3
July 3rd, 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Here, at last, is Section 8 - (The Art of Wheeling on a Bicycle) - (length 25:33) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/bicyclingforladies_08_ward_128kb.mp3 Sorry for the long silence. I recorded this a couple of weeks ago, then hit a stretch of working every day, so took until now to get i...
by commonsparrow3
June 23rd, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [GROUP]The LibriVox Sixteenth Anniversary Collection - lt
Replies: 127
Views: 2159

Re: [GROUP]The LibriVox Sixteenth Anniversary Collection - lt

Here's my contribution - https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/16th_16yearswithoutbirthday_matthews_mk_128kb.mp3 (Length 11:16) "Sixteen Years Without a Birthday" (orig. pub. 1894) from Tales of Fantasy and Fact by Brander Matthews (1852-1929) Link to story source on Project Gutenberg: https://www.gut...
by commonsparrow3
June 17th, 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [GROUP]The LibriVox Sixteenth Anniversary Collection - lt
Replies: 127
Views: 2159

Re: [GROUP]The LibriVox Sixteenth Anniversary Collection

I forgot all about the anniversary coming up! I'm so glad you remembered, Kevin!
I'd like to read "Sixteen Years Without a Birthday" by Brander Matthews.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23678
by commonsparrow3
June 3rd, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

No worries. It has been an eventful 2.5 weeks in our household. (Kevin took a tumble off his bike, very close to home, and broke his collarbone and hip. So I've been a bit occupied.) Oh my goodness! A broken hip can be horrible! No wonder you've been "a bit occupied"! I hope he recovers as soon as ...
by commonsparrow3
June 2nd, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Here, after long delay, is Section 6 - (length 16:16) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/bicyclingforladies_06_ward_128kb.mp3 Sorry I've been so absent. My two jobs have gobbled up my days from both ends this month, leaving nary a day off in the middle. But I am off both today and tomorr...
by commonsparrow3
May 7th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Very true! Two items of note: (1) Yes, going up an incline IS fatiguing! I can't imagine doing it without gears - being able to down shift! (2) Avoid ruts parallel to your direction of travel: The time I took a tumble as an adult (which earned me a precautionary ride to the hospital in an ambulance...
by commonsparrow3
May 5th, 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: [SOLO] Bicycling for Ladies by Maria E. Ward -jo

Here's Section 4 - (For Beginners) - (length 11:47) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/bicyclingforladies_04_ward_128kb.mp3 And Section 5 - (How to Make Progress) - (length 13:14) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/bicyclingforladies_05_ward_128kb.mp3 I learned to ride a 2-wh...