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10-27-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

No, which is why I carry the tubes, levers and...

No, which is why I carry the tubes, levers and pump. So I don't have to call someone who isn't doing roadside assistance for a living.

I didn't bring up roadside assistance, someone else tried to...
10-26-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 735
Posted By livedarklions

I don't recommend Gatorskins.

I don't recommend Gatorskins.
10-26-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 563
Posted By livedarklions

The injury or the boredom?

The injury or the boredom?
10-26-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 563
Posted By livedarklions

That's truly amazing--you made my day. I'm...

That's truly amazing--you made my day.

I'm thinking cancer should be scared of you.
10-26-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 563
Posted By livedarklions

Congrats to everyone on this thread who met their...

Congrats to everyone on this thread who met their goal!

My goal last year was 7K miles, which I eked out barely because I got hit by a car on what should have been my ride that put it over,...
10-26-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By livedarklions

I don't group ride and, as I said, I think...

I don't group ride and, as I said, I think training myself to keep my hands on the bars protects my palms far better than wearing gloves would. It also has allowed me to recover my balance rather...
10-26-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

Well, the guy he was quoting (me) is hoping...

Well, the guy he was quoting (me) is hoping there's no hard feelings from that thread and has no idea why the other guy thought it was relevant here. I do know the mods frown on bringing...
10-26-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think rsbob is confusing us, I think...

I don't think rsbob is confusing us, I think he's using my quote for a purpose I don't endorse.

I think he's quoting me as evidence thatCargoDane had driven me to declare that. I do think that...
10-26-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

Many of the people on this thread are riding...

Many of the people on this thread are riding several thousands of miles per year. If you do that, you will have to deal with flats. I've had a few this year, courtesy of a bent nail and several...
10-26-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

I pay for roadside assistance, it's literally...

I pay for roadside assistance, it's literally their job. Not the same thing as calling a friend. I don't think paying the LBS to do maintenance I could teach myself to do is imposing on someone,...
10-25-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By livedarklions

Just fyi, bikenashbar really isn't the same store...

Just fyi, bikenashbar really isn't the same store it used to be. Basically, the name was bought out in a bankruptcy sale a couple years ago.
10-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,081
Posted By livedarklions

Nashua: ...

Nashua:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20201025_144221502_bbbcc3297789e96f9222bf70dc8b7163f9f0006c.jpg

Next mission: Grand opening.
10-25-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

I didn't read whatever you posted in that thread....

I didn't read whatever you posted in that thread. But yeah, your response to Shelby was completely beside the point. As usual, you just go for the personal attack instead of actually talking about...
10-25-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By livedarklions

You just skip over the "you could have easily...

You just skip over the "you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself" part. Personally, I'm going to get annoyed with someone whose plan A is to waste a bunch of my time...
10-23-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By livedarklions

If you can come up with a good way to attach a...

If you can come up with a good way to attach a rear view mirror on drop bars that actually puts the mirror in a useful position and not interfere with hand positions, you'll have something I've never...
10-23-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By livedarklions

I'm a huge fan of the Raceface Chester. It's...

I'm a huge fan of the Raceface Chester. It's about the same price as the Evo, and I have several thousands of miles on several pairs (multiple bikes) of these and all of it trouble free. I believe...
10-22-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,011
Posted By livedarklions

If I understand it correctly, the research into...

If I understand it correctly, the research into Factor D could basically result in a short-circuiting of any immune system storm, and the timeline for an effective treatment emerging from that...
10-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,102
Posted By livedarklions

I tow an Airstream trailer behind my bike, mostly...

I tow an Airstream trailer behind my bike, mostly so I can use the commode.
10-22-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,870
Posted By livedarklions

It's a motivational factor getting you to work...

It's a motivational factor getting you to work harder. By your logic, riding a bicycle without an engine is a design flaw as one can't bail out to assist or take over.

I've ridden single speed...
10-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,925
Posted By livedarklions

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for...

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for red at the rear if you are using an amber reflector. " I live in NH and I'm quite sure that's legally correct here. So the amber reflector is in...
10-21-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By livedarklions

I have no idea what happened, but I'm pretty sure...

I have no idea what happened, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't kick the dog as described without either basically stopping or flopping over due to Newtonian physics. And such a hard kick administered...
10-21-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By livedarklions

Well, when the best one can say for them is...

Well, when the best one can say for them is "their bite is rarely fatal", liking would be a rather odd reaction.
10-20-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,925
Posted By livedarklions

By the way, if you tow a really heavy lighthouse...

By the way, if you tow a really heavy lighthouse behind your bike, you'll get a great workout and be really, really visible.
10-20-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,925
Posted By livedarklions

Another thread defying the adage that there are...

Another thread defying the adage that there are no stupid questions.
10-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By livedarklions

Have you considered just riding an indoor...

Have you considered just riding an indoor trainer? If safety is your only concern, that's the logical conclusion.
10-20-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By livedarklions

The hard shell adds virtually nothing to the...

The hard shell adds virtually nothing to the protection relevant to bike riding and may actually make the transmission of the shock more efficient. And what are the odds that I'm going to take a low...
10-20-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,442
Posted By livedarklions

I emailed a link to the site to one of the...

I emailed a link to the site to one of the realtors at that address.
10-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,442
Posted By livedarklions

Where they lifted the picture from is hilarious: ...

Where they lifted the picture from is hilarious:

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/crime/thousands-of-dollars-in-bicycles-stolen-as-thieves-target-nearly-a-dozen-metro-denver-bike-shops
10-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,462
Posted By livedarklions

I disabled the engine on a Harley and added a...

I disabled the engine on a Harley and added a pair of pedals to drive the chain. Now I'm Superduperman.
10-20-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By livedarklions

I just put a few cotton balls inside the tinfoil....

I just put a few cotton balls inside the tinfoil. Seems to do the trick, but I haven't really hit anything yet.

Is OP going for the record on pointless thread topics?
10-20-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,442
Posted By livedarklions

I still can't get past the claim that OP "chatted...

I still can't get past the claim that OP "chatted with them". Looking over the site and its utter lack of real contact information, I don't see how that is possible.

If the attempt here is to...
10-20-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,462
Posted By livedarklions

No thanks. That might work for you, but having...

No thanks. That might work for you, but having ridden some fairly long distances on a 50 pound Walmart Huffy cruiser (90 miles was my max), I'm not going back to super heavy bikes anytime soon.
...
10-20-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 804
Posted By livedarklions

Needs a Jolly Roger flag.

Needs a Jolly Roger flag.
10-19-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By livedarklions

Look, ma, no hands!

Look, ma, no hands!
10-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

Disagreeing is fine and often fun and discussing...

Disagreeing is fine and often fun and discussing it often enlightening. Unfortunately, a lot of people deal with it by going right to insult and accusation.
10-19-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, and the shift from "anyone" to "many" is...

Oh, and the shift from "anyone" to "many" is meaningless? It was an absolute backpedal. Basically, you went from "no one" to "not most". That's a big difference, cute you think you can just paint...
10-19-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

You're new paraphrase of yourself: And...

You're new paraphrase of yourself:



And what you actually said:



So "I highly doubt anyone" went to "I doubt many of them". Nice backpedal.
10-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,442
Posted By livedarklions

"Mountain BikesAll Popularr World Bikes Brands." ...

"Mountain BikesAll Popularr World Bikes Brands."

Sounds totally legit. Now we know why all other stores and sites are having a shortage of stock. Obviously, all of the manufacturers have...
10-18-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By livedarklions

Funniest show and tell experience I ever had was...

Funniest show and tell experience I ever had was in first grade when one kid brought a garter snake and another brought a small frog. The frog was able to get away, but everyone was amazed at how...
10-18-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

Uh, no, not by definition. One can definitely...

Uh, no, not by definition. One can definitely engage in endurance sport recreationally. I'm pretty sure that's a really good description of my riding, actually. You have a very odd dictionary.
...
10-18-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,011
Posted By livedarklions

If there's someone who actually understands the...

If there's someone who actually understands the science here (and I freely admit this is a bit over my head), am I right that this new study, if correct, would potentially lead to a preventative of...
10-18-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,011
Posted By livedarklions

Ok, with that incredibly stupid assertion that...

Ok, with that incredibly stupid assertion that vaccines are not of value because they don't cure, I'm putting you on my ignore list.

No one is suggesting ignoring the implications of the...
10-17-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,011
Posted By livedarklions

Such a delicious combination of blatant ignorance...

Such a delicious combination of blatant ignorance and condescension. We are all familiar with the scientific method whereby one postulates a hypothesis, then sets out to test the hypothesis with...
10-17-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

Stick to we need to eat protein. Everything else...

Stick to we need to eat protein. Everything else in that post is incorrect. Humans produce 11 amino acids. Microbes produce others, and some are produced by plants. Protein synthesis requires...
10-17-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

You do understand that DNA is actually just a set...

You do understand that DNA is actually just a set of instructions for cellular protein synthesis, right? Our bodies synthesize a huge number of proteins from amino acids. You're right that we can't...
10-16-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

Really? ...

Really?
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-hidden-dangers-of-protein-powders
https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-whey-protein/art-20363344...
10-16-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

It's actually a very versatile ingredient as is...

It's actually a very versatile ingredient as is soy. I'm a carnivore, but I actually eat a lot of stuff based on soy and gluten because I like it.

Gluten's biggest problem is that the word sounds...
10-16-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By livedarklions

One thing I've noticed is that there seems to be...

One thing I've noticed is that there seems to be a tendency to vilify vegetable-based proteins. The really obvious ones are soy and gluten.

I do agree that protein powder is a complete scam.
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

Now there's a great Twilight Zone episode! Best...

Now there's a great Twilight Zone episode! Best punchline of any TV series episode ever.
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

More importantly, do you think fumble saloons are...

More importantly, do you think fumble saloons are an illusion for most?
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