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01-28-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By livedarklions

I find that "Passing on your left" works fine...

I find that "Passing on your left" works fine 99.9% of the time. The problem with "on your left" is it's not clear what's supposed to happen to the left--the bike goes there or the pedestrian?

I...
01-28-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By livedarklions

Well, if we're going imaginary.... I suggest...

Well, if we're going imaginary....

I suggest finding a frequency that feels like a relaxing vibromassage to the hands and make a giant "tuning fork" set to that vibratory rate.
01-28-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By livedarklions

If it checks out and fits, that's plenty of bike...

If it checks out and fits, that's plenty of bike for your needs. If you're a beginner, it's going to take a lot of riding before you get to a point that bike is somehow holding you back.
01-27-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By livedarklions

One slight caveat--the answer depends at least a...

One slight caveat--the answer depends at least a little on what body weight you have lost--losing leg muscle will have a different impact on your riding than losing the same weight in fat or even...
01-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure no one here is saying he should...

I'm pretty sure no one here is saying he should be restrained from putting out a podcast, and I'm pretty sure the people on this forum are fairly likely to be part of that market that will "decide". ...
01-27-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By livedarklions

I think you've hit on the most likely explanation...

I think you've hit on the most likely explanation for why bicycle is pronounced the way it is--it's really a French coinage, and "sickle" is a lot closer to the French pronunciation of "cycle" than...
01-27-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By livedarklions

I'm imbibing all of the discussion on the...

I'm imbibing all of the discussion on the internet that claims that the long vowel sound in the second syllable violates some sort of English pronunciation rule.

I have had no success in divining...
01-26-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

I actually just put mine in the microwave on high...

I actually just put mine in the microwave on high for 10 minutes and then.... For some reason I've never made it to step 2.
01-26-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By livedarklions

I ride and love aluminum bikes, but I don't think...

I ride and love aluminum bikes, but I don't think this is entirely imaginary. There's enormous variability between different aluminium bikes in this regard, so while most al bikes are fine, others...
01-26-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By livedarklions

A lot of these things are accidents of history,...

A lot of these things are accidents of history, occurring for reasons that are long since forgotten, and then we try to retrofit an explanation.

It would be interesting to know how bicycle was...
01-26-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By livedarklions

I like bikes, I like cheese. I don't want...

I like bikes, I like cheese. I don't want bike-flavored cheese.
01-26-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By livedarklions

That's not really a good explanation because one...

That's not really a good explanation because one can stress or not stress a long "i" sound. There's definitely a vowel shift in "bicycle" and "tricycle". My guess is that the repeated long "i"...
01-26-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By livedarklions

I don't care if he wants to inject his insight...

I don't care if he wants to inject his insight and give people the inside dope on his podcast, but I do hope that NBC respects his lifetime ban this year and keeps him off the broadcast coverage.
01-25-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,524
Posted By livedarklions

Luddism was all about destroying and sabotaging...

Luddism was all about destroying and sabotaging technologies that threatened one's livelihood and way of life. It wasn't an esthetic preference for "nice" handmade things. There's plenty of...
01-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By livedarklions

Cheez I think it's great you got a second, more...

Cheez I think it's great you got a second, more season-appropriate bike.

There are also bar "ends" that actually mount nearer to the stem, lots of people who ride hybrids use them, so you might...
01-24-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By livedarklions

I'm with you on this. I've been in enough online...

I'm with you on this. I've been in enough online conversations with OP and I'm absolutely convinced that he is for real and in the process of learning a lot about bikes. He's clearly been through a...
01-23-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,311
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, op got us talking about different approaches...

Wow, op got us talking about different approaches to a clearly cycling-related issue. How diabolical!
01-23-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,311
Posted By livedarklions

My opinion: 23 mm tires are just too narrow. I...

My opinion:
23 mm tires are just too narrow. I know shops that have just stopped selling them.
01-22-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By livedarklions

I realized the other night that dreams I have...

I realized the other night that dreams I have where I'm flying seem to be really about riding. It's more how it feels in the dream than the actual imagery. I sort of step off the ground and just...
01-22-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By livedarklions

I'm waiting on the edge of my zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I'm waiting on the edge of my zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
01-22-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,524
Posted By livedarklions

Good info, and a fun post. Since the real...

Good info, and a fun post. Since the real Luddites were probably dead well before the introduction of the safety bicycle, we'll just note that discerning their attitude towards any particular bike...
01-22-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By livedarklions

Well, the judge would probably know better: ...

Well, the judge would probably know better:
"You've pleaded guilty here, and that is worth something. But you must have been blind drunk and unconscious in the car to speed down a busy street where...
01-20-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 670
Posted By livedarklions

The GP I had just watched me walk and figured it...

The GP I had just watched me walk and figured it out immediately. Years and years of having the problems misdiagnosed prior to that.
01-20-20, 02:19 PM
01-20-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

I think we're talking about different ratios ...

I think we're talking about different ratios Mine was ratio of the length of the chain to the distance of the circuit, where a 1:1 ratio is plausible. My palm will stay firmly away from my face.
...
01-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 670
Posted By livedarklions

Y'know who are great with foot problems? Doctors...

Y'know who are great with foot problems? Doctors who have been in the army.
01-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By livedarklions

I would so pay you money to say that three times...

I would so pay you money to say that three times fast.

Good explanation, but boy is that a mouthful.
01-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

You say "clarification", I say making an...

You say "clarification", I say making an "incorrect correction."

I was specifically disagreeing with your statement that there are actually differences in tension through different phases of the...
01-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

It's probably a small effect at 1:1, and even...

It's probably a small effect at 1:1, and even smaller at anything else. As a practical matter, you're going to have a lot more obvious effects of a bad tooth than uneven chain wear regardless. ...
01-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

I think I'm more likely to damage my fork hitting...

I think I'm more likely to damage my fork hitting a unicorn than I am to actually get that exact ratio.

The bad tooth is going to ruin the chain even or uneven, anyway.
01-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

Last time I checked, I have two feet each at the...

Last time I checked, I have two feet each at the opposite from the other in the pedal stroke, so even if it did line up perfectly, the differences are likely to be fairly negligible. The whole chain...
01-20-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,167
Posted By livedarklions

The more part I have no problem with--safety...

The more part I have no problem with--safety increases with the numbers of cyclists, but as they become faster, they can be another source of hazard to us. Not all ebikes are created equal.
01-20-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By livedarklions

I gave up most of the way through. This makes...

I gave up most of the way through. This makes absolutely no sense at all. As far as tension goes, each link goes through exactly the same cycle as all of the others on each revolution. Even if it...
01-20-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By livedarklions

That makes all of this somewhat beside the point,...

That makes all of this somewhat beside the point, but the pattern on the fork makes me think it was locked to something chain link.
01-20-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By livedarklions

By all accounts, the street was crowded...

By all accounts, the street was crowded post-parade. He was going to hit someone or something at that speed no matter what lane he was in and no matter what they were wearing. He basically plowed...
01-20-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously? He Was Going 80 MPH!!!

Seriously?
He Was Going 80 MPH!!!
01-20-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By livedarklions

I don't unzip my t shirts when I wash them.

I don't unzip my t shirts when I wash them.
01-20-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 811
Posted By livedarklions

I always thought the idea that foot position...

I always thought the idea that foot position should be the same whether standing or sitting makes no sense.
01-19-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,524
Posted By livedarklions

Or just a really, really big pigeon. A true...

Or just a really, really big pigeon.
A true Luddite would be against mass production. Flying Pigeon is the all-time champ at that.
01-19-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By livedarklions

Absolutely. I'm just skeptical that those...

Absolutely. I'm just skeptical that those pictures are of production models. The fact that they're deliberately obscure pictures is otherwise inexplicable.
01-19-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By livedarklions

Getting to the mid-30s on a descent is something...

Getting to the mid-30s on a descent is something I'm comfortable with, but my hands are staying firmly on the bars on any descent. I need to feel like I'm in as much control of my bike as possible. ...
01-17-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,524
Posted By livedarklions

I believe it's traditional for a person who needs...

I believe it's traditional for a person who needs to crash to count sheep.
01-17-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,444
Posted By livedarklions

My two go-to bikes are a 52 cm and a 56 cm...

My two go-to bikes are a 52 cm and a 56 cm respectively. They both fit me perfectly.
01-17-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By livedarklions

Not sure which of my bikes would be best for...

Not sure which of my bikes would be best for that, but I would not do that with my me.
01-17-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,524
Posted By livedarklions

[list=1] One time, I almost got into a...

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One time, I almost got into a head-on with a rider who was screaming at a crew team on the Charles. Nothing to do with bike computers but if we're going to talk about distracted...
01-17-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,998
Posted By livedarklions

I'd lock my bike in the vehicle, but in my case,...

I'd lock my bike in the vehicle, but in my case, the bicycle (or for the OP, the unicycle) is the vehicle.
01-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,524
Posted By livedarklions

A real Luddite would walk or ride a horse.

A real Luddite would walk or ride a horse.
01-17-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,046
Posted By livedarklions

My theory on why Google Maps routed bikes that...

My theory on why Google Maps routed bikes that way was that the Stanford alum who worked there either thought the Harvard campus is as bike friendly as Stanford, or they know it is not, but they...
01-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By livedarklions

Anybody able to decipher this gobbledygook enough...

Anybody able to decipher this gobbledygook enough to ascertain whether there really are any bikes yet?
...
01-17-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,046
Posted By livedarklions

I think it finally stopped doing this, but Google...

I think it finally stopped doing this, but Google Maps was routing out of the way to send bikes through the center of the Harvard campus. This is not a fun place to ride unless you really want to...
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