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Forum: Great Lakes
10-18-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have done it once and thoroughly enjoyed it. ...

I have done it once and thoroughly enjoyed it. YES is is worth it. Everyone who rides should try it once. I have talked to a lot of riders who did it. I have yet to meet anyone who didn't say it...
10-18-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By Paul Barnard

It looks like a solid deal. Most riders can...

It looks like a solid deal. Most riders can comfortably span several sizes. At 5'11" I have comfortably ridden 55-58s. You should easily be able to sell it for what you paid for it. Do it.
10-17-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,117
Posted By Paul Barnard

My recognition that titanium is a superior frame...

My recognition that titanium is a superior frame material is in no way intended to be a slight to lesser bikes. I am thrilled to see people finding joy riding inferior materials.
10-16-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,370
Posted By Paul Barnard

Captain Obvious loosed another no-value...

Captain Obvious loosed another no-value non-sequitur.
10-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By Paul Barnard

That is just ridiculous. We, as a nation have,...

That is just ridiculous. We, as a nation have, have lost our collective minds. They are going to screw up the greatest group bike ride in the world over an insensitive Tweet a 16 year old dipstick...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By Paul Barnard

I cannot begin to tell you how much joy it brings...

I cannot begin to tell you how much joy it brings me to see RH Clark planning on doing the trip. I know him from the 24hourcampfire shooting and hunting forum. It seems like not too long ago he...
10-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,117
Posted By Paul Barnard

Since buying my Lynskey Backroad, I have gone to...

Since buying my Lynskey Backroad, I have gone to an all titanium fleet. I'll leave the steel where it belongs in ships, the aluminum where it belongs in beer cans and the carbon where it belongs in...
10-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,117
Posted By Paul Barnard

Is this the one? I struggle to describe the...

Is this the one?

I struggle to describe the ride. A steel bike might be like a Cadillac, a carbon bike may be like a 'Vette. This bike is like a BMW 7 series or maybe a Tesla. Not as sporty as...
10-07-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Paul Barnard

You used every bit of the life in that one! I...

You used every bit of the life in that one! I have a pair on one of my bikes. They roll pretty darned well. I have used mine on asphalt, jeep trails, hard pack dirt and single track with very...
10-07-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have never needed anything other than rubbing...

I have never needed anything other than rubbing alcohol. When it dries the grips are secure in place.
09-28-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

I work on Magazine and Poydras in the CBD. It's...

I work on Magazine and Poydras in the CBD. It's 2 lanes one way there. I am guessing both of you are referring to the more Uptown part of Magazine where it's a rough, narrow, busy 2 lane with...
09-27-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

And "safer" is a judgment call. Reasonable...

And "safer" is a judgment call. Reasonable people can arrive at different conclusions based upon their experiences, training, education, understanding etc. We also have varying levels of risk...
09-27-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Paul Barnard

You are trying to market a message. In order to...

You are trying to market a message. In order to do so most effectively you have to determine where people get their information in that area. You not only have to reach that audience through those...
09-27-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

At that point on that road, I would be in the...

At that point on that road, I would be in the auto lane. Auto traffic is light and no motorist would have any difficulty going around me. Risk of a rear strike is minimal and auto speed will likely...
09-27-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

Harder and more expensive than people looking...

Harder and more expensive than people looking before they open a door.
09-27-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,110
Posted By Paul Barnard

If you are going to order from a vendor other...

If you are going to order from a vendor other than an established one with a good reputation, look for a phone number on their home page. Legit, customer service oriented companies will have their...
09-25-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,182
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you certain that the cop found what he was...

Are you certain that the cop found what he was looking for in the short time he thumbed through his phone?

He could have run the info first so that he could wait for the results while he was...
09-24-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,182
Posted By Paul Barnard

We cannot ascertain from the video whether or not...

We cannot ascertain from the video whether or not the officer was able to see it from the required 100-600 feet. We do know the officer said he couldn't. I thought the officer was pleasant and...
09-24-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By Paul Barnard

A quick review of the OPs history shows he's no...

A quick review of the OPs history shows he's no troll. For the life of me I do not understand or find value in people routinely turning on an OP. When you see these mid-thread spats between...
09-24-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,182
Posted By Paul Barnard

The cop obviously didn't know the law. If he did...

The cop obviously didn't know the law. If he did he wouldn't have looked it up. That part could have been an honest mistake. If you were intent on running roughshod over someone's rights, why would...
Forum: Touring
09-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Paul Barnard

What size fits you?

What size fits you?
Forum: Touring
09-18-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Paul Barnard

5'11" 175lbs reasonably strong here. I don't feel...

5'11" 175lbs reasonably strong here. I don't feel any flex at all. I will allow that I may not be sensitive enough to it to discern it well, but I have felt flex on other bikes. I did a lot of stand...
09-18-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have been looking for one as well. Mine is...

I have been looking for one as well. Mine is beginning to age.
09-17-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Paul Barnard

It happens with frightening regularity. ...

It happens with frightening regularity. Motorists run into emergency vehicles with their flashing lights energized. Why? Is there a lesson we can apply to our irritating or annoying lights?
09-16-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would not blame you for that. The bike lane in...

I would not blame you for that. The bike lane in the video is almost completely in the door zone. I ride in a few of those and hug the left most edge when I do. I get cars that don't give me the 3...
09-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would call that "Cyclist kills...

I would call that "Cyclist kills cyclist."
09-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,521
Posted By Paul Barnard

I broke a chain about a half mile from where my...

I broke a chain about a half mile from where my truck was parked. I did the push bike thing back home.
09-16-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't know anything about your taillight. I...

I don't know anything about your taillight. I have seen some headlights on bikes that were so bright they cause me to see spots. That's too bright and in fact a safety detriment. Have you ever...
09-16-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am going to toss my sunscreen and buy one of...

I am going to toss my sunscreen and buy one of those sombrero helmets. Those are cool.
09-13-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Paul Barnard

Windsor. What the hell kind of name is phocus?

Windsor. What the hell kind of name is phocus?
09-12-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

You could always cut out the superfluous...

You could always cut out the superfluous "so."
09-12-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,942
Posted By Paul Barnard

I do believe the slap fight has started in...

I do believe the slap fight has started in earnest.
09-12-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,942
Posted By Paul Barnard

You get bonus points for correct usage of an...

You get bonus points for correct usage of an ellipsis!
09-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,942
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't know quite why, but I am unsettled a bit...

I don't know quite why, but I am unsettled a bit by how readily some folks call an activity a sport. My motorcycling friends often call motorcycling a sport. My kayak fishing friends often call kayak...
09-11-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

You should choose not to let them tick you off!

You should choose not to let them tick you off!
09-11-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,911
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am a proponent of enhancing visual conspicuity...

I am a proponent of enhancing visual conspicuity within reason. It may help catch the attention of a partially engaged driver.
09-11-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,942
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am probably the odd person out on this, but I...

I am probably the odd person out on this, but I don't consider bicycle riding a sport. I do consider racing a sport.
09-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

These exercises in hindsight and assumptions can...

These exercises in hindsight and assumptions can be instructive and educational. If we assume every rider who was a victim of a careless motorist was infallible in their decision making, we wouldn't...
09-11-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is a safety and advocacy forum. I am...

This is a safety and advocacy forum. I am discussing the safety and advocacy aspect of the accident. Frankly, I am more than a little disappointed I have to explain this to you.
09-11-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did you see debris or rough tarmac in the video?

Did you see debris or rough tarmac in the video?
09-11-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

The primary safety message in a media report...

The primary safety message in a media report needs to match the incident. When the auto driver is at fault, the message needs to be directed at the driver.
09-11-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nick, you can certainly look at it as victim...

Nick, you can certainly look at it as victim blaming. I don't. There's really not much of a safety or advocacy conversation to be had if we focus solely on the bad driver. A young woman who works...
09-11-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't take the following too seriously. It's...

Don't take the following too seriously.

It's odd that if someone makes a mistake when they are temporarily alcohol impaired, they go to jail and have their license removed. But if they are just a...
09-11-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

The comment I made was just a general comment...

The comment I made was just a general comment based on the recent discussion. I went back and watched the video again. I don't think the sun was the reason the driver in this case couldn't see, I...
09-10-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

People don't know how to use a visor. If you put...

People don't know how to use a visor. If you put the bottom of the visor below the sun you can see just fine. With a dirty windshield you can still easily see a bike if you are paying attention. ...
09-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By Paul Barnard

I got an ML. I wish I had gotten an L. The ML...

I got an ML. I wish I had gotten an L. The ML is workable though. I am going to get a longer stem. That should help. I love the bike and I love the company.
09-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is essentially new, and that price is what...

It is essentially new, and that price is what they were being sold for when they were closing them out. As far as the warranty goes, I doubt you'll have an issue and would not be surprise if...
09-09-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,039
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you trying to tell me you are polite and...

Are you trying to tell me you are polite and exchange pleasantries with the people you encounter? You are never going to win races doing that bud.
09-09-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,039
Posted By Paul Barnard

It works unfailingly for me. This is a word I...

It works unfailingly for me. This is a word I don't see often in these discussions. Slow. Slow down to pass with minimal speed disparity. I do that then when I am 10-15 feet back I announce...
09-08-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Paul Barnard

It really boils down to which one has the best...

It really boils down to which one has the best kickstand.
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