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09-24-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 603
Posted By livedarklions

And that's not including his deleted posts. ...

And that's not including his deleted posts.
Troll is trolling.
09-24-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 603
Posted By livedarklions

What's the deal with you and Grant Petersen...

What's the deal with you and Grant Petersen anway? Did he steal your lunch money or something?

All I know is that my '90s steel racing bikes are faster than hell and yes, they look really, really...
09-23-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

For the life of me, I can't even imagine what...

For the life of me, I can't even imagine what would be in a whole food chocolate cake shake.
09-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

If my dog was a bird he could sit up and fly. ...

If my dog was a bird he could sit up and fly.

That number of calories in a dessert is a bit problematic as it's unlikely to be the only thing consumed at that meal.
09-23-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

Keep telling yourself that.

Keep telling yourself that.
09-23-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By livedarklions

I can stand for very long periods of time, but...

I can stand for very long periods of time, but that's because I do my other cardio on an elliptical. That's standing for 3 hours at a time.
09-23-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

Or Indian buffet?

Or Indian buffet?
09-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By livedarklions

Also, no points are awarded for consistency, I go...

Also, no points are awarded for consistency, I go with what feels right for the hill and ride I'm on. I might take the same hill completely different ways if I'm on mile 20 vs mile 95.
09-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By livedarklions

Hell must have frozen over because I actually...

Hell must have frozen over because I actually agree with the guy in post #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . This is really individual. Hills change the geometry...
09-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

Rowing is great cardio.

Rowing is great cardio.
09-23-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

True, I did a lot of biking in 95 degree +...

True, I did a lot of biking in 95 degree + weather this year. I wouldn't call it fun, but it was tolerable over long distances. Only really sucks on the climbs when you can't generate enough air flow...
09-23-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think there's much doubt you'll see...

I don't think there's much doubt you'll see fitness improvement from the daily commute then, the question is just how much. One trick I do is to push the ride home a lot harder since I don't have to...
09-23-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

For me, that is the main point. There are...

For me, that is the main point. There are definitely more "efficient" forms of cardio in that involving the upper body more does, all things being equal, burn more calories per hour. I'm sure I...
09-23-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

So let's spin the topic a bit--is typing angry...

So let's spin the topic a bit--is typing angry responses to plagiarized rants an effective form of cardio?

I do have to say that Grant Petersen wrote it better than OP.
09-23-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

Y'all realize OP pretty much swiped this from...

Y'all realize OP pretty much swiped this from Just Ride, right?
09-22-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,985
Posted By livedarklions

You're lucky. If I allowed myself to "eat by...

You're lucky. If I allowed myself to "eat by feel" I would never stop eating.
09-22-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 513
Posted By livedarklions

Unfortunately, the pickings online are also...

Unfortunately, the pickings online are also pretty slim. If you can find something, do you have any idea of what kind of bike you'd like to ride? People on this forum are often good at ferreting...
09-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

He knows, he just thinks it's funny to accuse an...

He knows, he just thinks it's funny to accuse an old man who suffered being a POW with treason.
09-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

See, this is why you shouldn't keep talking. The...

See, this is why you shouldn't keep talking. The point is that streamlining really isn't reducing your exposure your exposure to wind from the side. I get that there might be some small...
09-22-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

That's just sick. You really are flailing.

That's just sick. You really are flailing.
09-22-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

Just curious, have you actually ever purchased a...

Just curious, have you actually ever purchased a bike at Walmart? You always get so heated on this topic, yet never seem to have anything to say other than to insult people who denigrate them.
09-22-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Well, so much for the rumor you're growing...

Well, so much for the rumor you're growing mushrooms in one of those bags. Heard you needed them for your roadside risotto.
09-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Not the same thing, but I used to do plenty of...

Not the same thing, but I used to do plenty of long rides on my FX 3 (125-168 miles in a day). I don't find the aero aspect of it makes much difference even at 20 mph, it's more noticeable in...
09-22-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Pretty funny because I'm pretty sure I'm the one...

Pretty funny because I'm pretty sure I'm the one who brought up the contradiction between his writing and his product and I'm also a stan by your count because I recognize that he was writing the...
09-22-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think many of his ideas are insane, I...

I don't think many of his ideas are insane, I just don't agree with some of them. I also think some of the "they're ruining the industry" stuff was a bit closer to the mark when he was writing it...
09-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Dear Mr. Dunning-Kruger, Many of that guy's...

Dear Mr. Dunning-Kruger,

Many of that guy's "asinine takes" actually foresaw the shifts in the bike industry and marketing away from racing and more towards a practical adaptable bike. "Just...
09-22-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By livedarklions

You footnoted "typically" , but I think you...

You footnoted "typically" , but I think you really can't generalize validly from your experience. I don't think trained athletes are going to be the only exceptions to your general rule. I have...
09-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

I try to keep the "you're on my list" message...

I try to keep the "you're on my list" message down to one--the last one to them ever. Anything else looks kind of stupid.

Problem comes up when someone on my ignore list gets quoted talking about...
09-21-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

I have a philosophy that says buying cheap...

I have a philosophy that says buying cheap wheelsets is better than buying mid-range. Expensive wheelsets try to be light and durable, cheap ones tend to be durable but heavy. Middle-range ones...
09-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Lighten up, Francis. Except OP and you, pretty...

Lighten up, Francis. Except OP and you, pretty much everyone else here is being pretty polite even when they disagree.

Only point I'm making is sometimes people lose perspective on how much...
09-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Plenty of people on this site would bat an eye at...

Plenty of people on this site would bat an eye at a $1000 wheelset, especially in the General Cycling forum.
09-21-20, 10:06 AM
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 513
Posted By livedarklions

Second on the "bring a knowledgeable person with...

Second on the "bring a knowledgeable person with you." I have found that just about everyone who isn't terribly knowledgeable about bicycles has anxieties about dealing with store salespeople. It's...
09-20-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

I think you've mischaracterized his stance a bit....

I think you've mischaracterized his stance a bit. His point is that a lot of people are being driven away from bicycling because the marketing is pushing the idea that ordinary riding requires...
09-20-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

Absent from this description is the massive...

Absent from this description is the massive numbers of "hybrids" that have been sold over the past few decades. The numbers of those dwarf high end road bike and Rivendell style bikes combined.
...
09-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

Rails?! We don't need no stinkin' rails!!!

Rails?! We don't need no stinkin' rails!!!
09-19-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! A lot of these were...

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! A lot of these were smart people being worked on by predatory lenders whose incentives were to get the deal to close whether it made sense or not, and they would convince...
09-19-20, 12:24 PM
09-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

Superficially, we are disagreeing, but it's a...

Superficially, we are disagreeing, but it's a matter of perspective. My job as a bankruptcy lawyer was working with the victims of the housing bubble--people conned into buying too much house with...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,887
Posted By livedarklions

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm...

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm pretty comfortable doing century -plus rides on old steel racing bikes, so I get the beautiful lugged steel look at a fraction of the cost. I also...
09-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

I may have to borrow money for your retainer.

I may have to borrow money for your retainer.
09-18-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 102,747
Posted By livedarklions

Nonda Gallery, Nashua NH: ...

Nonda Gallery, Nashua NH:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20200918_165947328_hdr_29aeea86dfad1b3f0d078a27213cae359a463d09.jpg
Next Mission: A sign containing...
09-18-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

I regret not consulting you before I clicked.

I regret not consulting you before I clicked.
09-18-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, so using the housing bubble as an example...

Yes, so using the housing bubble as an example where people had gotten burned by abandoning conventional wisdom was therefore pretty weird. Outside of the word "bubble", the dot com bubble and the...
09-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By livedarklions

If you don't shower at all, people will avoid you...

If you don't shower at all, people will avoid you and that will lessen your potential exposure.
09-18-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By livedarklions

I thought about that, but the Raleigh logo sure...

I thought about that, but the Raleigh logo sure jumps out on that one, and OP said the only logo was Capri. Turns out there's a lot of bikes with that name. I found at least one Japanese bike....
09-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,690
Posted By livedarklions

So you DO see putting money into a savings...

So you DO see putting money into a savings account as an investment strategy?

And the housing bubble is a really weird example--investing in real estate was traditionally THE prudent strategy.
09-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By livedarklions

Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this?
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/italian-mens-cicli-capri-sport-10-79352943
09-18-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,421
Posted By livedarklions

Let's do this man and his dog one better and...

Let's do this man and his dog one better and celebrate what he was trying to do:
...
09-18-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By livedarklions

I have, though, gone too far the other way,...

I have, though, gone too far the other way, working out a lot while not eating enough to maintain muscle mass. I did that before I went back to cycling so I don't know what effects it would have on...
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