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01-23-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,058
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.
01-23-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Paul Barnard

I agree with what you have written here, but to...

I agree with what you have written here, but to those who view the video with the intent of understanding it, they will get the spirit of the message. To your point about objects, I enjoy hunting...
01-22-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By Paul Barnard

The shortages run deep I am afraid. It's going...

The shortages run deep I am afraid. It's going to take a while to build inventories back.
01-21-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,271
Posted By Paul Barnard

The first flat bar bike I ever bought had...

The first flat bar bike I ever bought had ridiculously harsh ergos. You see so often in these pages the assumption that flat bar=comfort/upright ergos that I like to warn members that could be a bad...
01-21-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,271
Posted By Paul Barnard

My intent was to reinforce your post and to...

My intent was to reinforce your post and to expand on it slightly. I guess I did a poor job.
01-21-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hey, that was unpolite.

Hey, that was unpolite.
01-21-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,271
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is absolutely a mistake to assume flat...

It is absolutely a mistake to assume flat bars=more upright. Some flat bar bikes have a very "aggressive" geometry. There are a lot of drop bar gravel bikes that put the rider in a very...
01-21-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By Paul Barnard

Is it just me or are people are super weird when...

Is it just me or are people are super weird when asked for serial numbers?

Why are you weird when people ask you for a serial number?
01-21-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Paul Barnard

I had a hunch when I saw the thread title it'd be...

I had a hunch when I saw the thread title it'd be a first post member. This member's advice is to continue working with your doctor.
01-20-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,450
Posted By Paul Barnard

No I can't. It looks to be a fitting descriptor...

No I can't. It looks to be a fitting descriptor irrespective of the race or ethnicity of the criminals.
01-19-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,185
Posted By Paul Barnard

I wish there were some controlled experiments on...

I wish there were some controlled experiments on this if it's even possible. I'd be interested in knowing flashing vs steady vs high vis clothing. I have never had trouble detecting any cyclist...
01-19-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd be irate if my magnet based bicycle computer...

I'd be irate if my magnet based bicycle computer was a half mile per hour off at 14 MPH. I'd pick up the phone and call someone's manager.
Forum: Introductions
01-19-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Paul Barnard

Tom, are you in the Coast Guard? I spent 3 years...

Tom, are you in the Coast Guard? I spent 3 years in Kodiak from 96-99. I miss it at times, just not this time of the year! If I had to go back, I'd build up a good gravel bike.
01-18-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By Paul Barnard

The cyclist was responsible for placing himself...

The cyclist was responsible for placing himself too close to you for his comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,954
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's the first built Urbano I have seen. Very...

That's the first built Urbano I have seen. Very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,616
Posted By Paul Barnard

I love my titanium bikes, but they aren't good...

I love my titanium bikes, but they aren't good looking bikes. Titanium rarely looks good to my eye. Your bike is one of those rare instances where it looks fantastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

I experience the same kind of pleasure with my...

I experience the same kind of pleasure with my Lynskey Backroad. Although it is truly ugly. The bike fits so well it's like an extension of my body. It almost disappears beneath me. While it's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

The whole "blacked out" thing is way overdone. ...

The whole "blacked out" thing is way overdone. It can look good, but it rarely looks exceptional. Just too common.
01-16-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By Paul Barnard

From a first time poster.

From a first time poster.
01-16-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By Paul Barnard

What definition of lubricant are you using? ...

What definition of lubricant are you using? WD-40 is a lubricant by every definition with which I am familiar. I have no idea how the myth that it is not got started.
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,076
Posted By Paul Barnard

I long for the day when I don't care if I look...

I long for the day when I don't care if I look and act like a nerd.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Alright, I am all caught up. I am not a regular...

Alright, I am all caught up. I am not a regular here, but stop by from time to time to catch up and to help some of you who are style challenged. If I were to steal any bike ever posted in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hot! Great employment of silver components. A...

Hot! Great employment of silver components. A silver crank may bump up the hot factor, but I'd have to see it to compare. Great work.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hot. To my eye really large and really small...

Hot. To my eye really large and really small frames aren't as pleasing. I think if that frame were a few CM smaller it would make the Hot r Not top 10 all time. As it is, it is seriously hot. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Gorgeous bike. I am not sure about the brown. ...

Gorgeous bike. I am not sure about the brown. I'd like to see it with black, but still, hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ultra hot. The sticker is definitely bonus.

Ultra hot. The sticker is definitely bonus.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nope. Gumwalls don't belong on high end modern...

Nope. Gumwalls don't belong on high end modern carbon bikes. In fact it is exceedingly rare that gumwalls contribute to the hot factor.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

Very nicely done. This frame is the polar...

Very nicely done. This frame is the polar opposite of the Cube I just commented on. The tubes flow together artfully rather than looking like a team of engineers worked on trying to be different for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 190,142
Posted By Paul Barnard

The colors on this bike are nice, but the tube...

The colors on this bike are nice, but the tube shape is an absolute no-go. Especially the spindly looking seat stays.
01-16-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,033
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://i.postimg.cc/SQfMwR61/109746669-1022019824...

https://i.postimg.cc/SQfMwR61/109746669-10220198249140943-3828340824393845525-o.jpg (https://postimg.cc/233yWzXn)
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01-16-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't dismiss Crank Brothers pedals as an option....

Don't dismiss Crank Brothers pedals as an option. They can be made really easy to enter and exit.
01-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,413
Posted By Paul Barnard

Titanium skull plate? That would match my bikes....

Titanium skull plate? That would match my bikes.

I suspect the reason you don't see more chalk outlines is because the riders exercise a modicum of care before they "blow through." I have...
01-16-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By Paul Barnard

It will work perfectly for your stated use. Much...

It will work perfectly for your stated use. Much better than Mazola.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Paul Barnard

For me, comfort is paramount. I am very...

For me, comfort is paramount. I am very sensitive to pressure on the side of my head. Most "cycling" glasses are obnoxiously tight by my standard. Coverage is also important. I prefer a larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 48,201
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nah. That's trying too hard to be different for...

Nah. That's trying too hard to be different for no apparent benefit.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bar ends are an outstanding option. Not that I...

Bar ends are an outstanding option. Not that I would discourage anyone from buying a new bike, but I have bar ends on my flat bar commuter/tourer and it is great over longer distances.
01-15-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,413
Posted By Paul Barnard

All MUPs are not created equal. There are some...

All MUPs are not created equal. There are some in this area that are rife with hazards. There are others that see very little use and no interaction with motor vehicle traffic. I am thankful that...
01-15-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Paul Barnard

I hadn't considered it from that angle. Makes...

I hadn't considered it from that angle. Makes perfect sense.
01-15-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,633
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's about time someone congratulates me for my...

It's about time someone congratulates me for my body of work here.
01-15-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,633
Posted By Paul Barnard

Kinda related. I was cycling down our local MUP...

Kinda related. I was cycling down our local MUP a few weeks back. In the distance was a runner/jogger coming at me at a very good clip. Smoking a cigarette as he ran.
01-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am a strong proponent of marine grease.

I am a strong proponent of marine grease.
01-14-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Paul Barnard

I take a very cooperative approach to interacting...

I take a very cooperative approach to interacting with motorists, but I will never sacrifice my safety to appease them. At times I make decisions to sacrifice my convenience for them, but never my...
01-14-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Paul Barnard

That is most often what I do. If there are...

That is most often what I do. If there are potential left turners across the intersection I make an effort to position myself so those drivers can see me and I remain prepared to take evasive action....
01-13-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,413
Posted By Paul Barnard

There was some behavior in that clip that I...

There was some behavior in that clip that I wouldn't engage in. There was also much ado made about nothing.

That road does not have lanes wide enough to safely share with cyclists, so if the...
01-13-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Paul Barnard

In the spirit of abiding the moderator's wish,...

In the spirit of abiding the moderator's wish, I'll cease discussion of the topic in this thread.
01-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,413
Posted By Paul Barnard

If I understand you post correctly I haven't seen...

If I understand you post correctly I haven't seen anyone advocating for failing to yield right of way. If that is what you are suggesting can you copy and paste some of that content?
01-13-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,413
Posted By Paul Barnard

I know damn well when it's safe to run a stop...

I know damn well when it's safe to run a stop sign or red light. I apply the same risk assessment principles I apply when I approach a yield sign. This isn't thermonuclear physics here. It's basic...
01-13-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Paul Barnard

A lot of facts that point to the need for driver...

A lot of facts that point to the need for driver reeducation, but no mention of it in the link. Driver reeducation is one of those "if I were king for a day..." things. It's far too easy to get a...
01-13-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Paul Barnard

From the link: ...you want to go get ahead of the...

From the link: ...you want to go get ahead of the traffic that’s behind you if you can.”

Oh you do?
01-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Paul Barnard

From the link. “The truck came out of nowhere." ...

From the link. “The truck came out of nowhere." Uh, no it didn't.
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