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08-18-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

Well, clearly your entirely unsupported assertion...

Well, clearly your entirely unsupported assertion has convinced me. I would respect a "we have made progress, but have far to go" a lot more than this"things are getting worse" nonsense based on...
08-18-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By livedarklions

You can play these word games all you want, but...

You can play these word games all you want, but eating when you are hungry is manifestly NOT a symptom of "food addiction."
08-18-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By livedarklions

Here's the thing. This article was linked in a...

Here's the thing. This article was linked in a general cycling forum with a thread title asking if "you" are limited by your gut. That invites the answer that as regards thee and me, this isn't...
08-17-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By livedarklions

Please tell people who have starved to death in...

Please tell people who have starved to death in concentration camps that hunger was all in their brain. Oh, you can't because they're dead.
08-17-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,403
Posted By livedarklions

Depending upon the outcome of this thread, you...

Depending upon the outcome of this thread, you may have to redo the crash with a MIPS helmet.
08-17-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

In case anyone was wondering, this thread answers...

In case anyone was wondering, this thread answers the question "how many old men yelling get off my lawn can dance on the head of a pin?"
08-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,393
Posted By livedarklions

This is a bike you bought used, right? So you...

This is a bike you bought used, right? So you really don't know how it has been ridden or how much. It's possible that the chain was worn out well before the brake pads, and a worn chain will wreck...
08-17-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By livedarklions

How many generations of a Cuban family would have...

How many generations of a Cuban family would have to be born in Florida before you would consider them native Floridians?
08-17-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

Even for you, that's exceptionally snotty. It's...

Even for you, that's exceptionally snotty. It's also dishonest use of quotes and statistics. You quoted one sentence of my post out of context, then proceeded to misuse "trend" language in just the...
08-16-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

Cager - The Globetrotter's Biggest Nightmare |...

Cager - The Globetrotter's Biggest Nightmare | Washington Generals (http://www.washingtongenerals.com/cager)
08-16-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

That's probably it. Generally, I hate working on...

That's probably it. Generally, I hate working on my bikes, and if there's a quick and easy way to do something, I'm going with that, mess be damned.

Took a quick peek at your posting history out...
08-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By livedarklions

Perfect example of a simple question not being a...

Perfect example of a simple question not being a stupid question--I watch my wear indicators obsessively because of the numbers of miles I put on distributed between three bikes, but now I wonder how...
08-16-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

Just cuz! Them nits ain't gonna pick...

Just cuz!

Them nits ain't gonna pick themselves, y'know!
08-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

All I can say is it crapped out big time for me...

All I can say is it crapped out big time for me that time, and I really don't want to have to prepare special for sudden unforeseeable downpours. We get ones that aren't in the forecast a fair...
08-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

Source? Over what time period? As I'm sure...

Source? Over what time period? As I'm sure you're aware, you can cook the characterization of the "trend" by picking an atypically low year as your starting point and working from there. As they...
08-16-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By livedarklions

Just from the other perspective because there's...

Just from the other perspective because there's no right or wrong here, only preference and riding habits. I gave up on wax the first time I rode the bike with the waxed chain in a rainstorm. I just...
08-16-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By livedarklions

Just to let you know, google maps just assumes an...

Just to let you know, google maps just assumes an average speed of about 11 mph no matter what the terrain. Uphill in the Alps? 11 mph. Downhill in the Alps? 11 mph. Swampy rocky trail? 11 mph....
08-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By livedarklions

Wait, there's a limit to how many long fast ride...

Wait, there's a limit to how many long fast ride days a person can do in a row? Who knew?
I guess the mystery of why TdF riders focus so much strategy on conserving energy has been solved. I just...
08-16-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,533
Posted By livedarklions

OP is about an adult trying to teach himself. ...

OP is about an adult trying to teach himself. Both of my kids went seamlessly from training wheels to riding unaided with less than 15 minutes of coaxing to try it. I didn't have to take off the...
08-16-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,533
Posted By livedarklions

Because of the higher center of gravity, the bike...

Because of the higher center of gravity, the bike is actually easier to balance. If you push a bike without a rider, the bike actually balances itself as long as it's going fast enough. I don't...
08-16-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,533
Posted By livedarklions

I'm excellent on bikes, and mediocre at best on...

I'm excellent on bikes, and mediocre at best on kick scooters. They are manifestly NOT the same balancing skill. It's absurd. It's a completely different position with an entirely different center...
08-15-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By livedarklions

Since this is the Bicycle Advocacy and Safety...

Since this is the Bicycle Advocacy and Safety forum, I'm going to come right out with these highly controversial lessons from the incident:

1) If you're a cyclist, try not to get shot.

2) If...
08-15-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

You posted a link to an article and I posted a...

You posted a link to an article and I posted a response to the article. Since nothing I said indicated that there was anything wrong with your posting the link, I have no idea why you think you need...
08-15-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

Wrong. Read the thread. Different peninsula...

Wrong. Read the thread. Different peninsula entirely.
08-15-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By livedarklions

1/4 mile on a MUP? Kid should walk or ride...

1/4 mile on a MUP? Kid should walk or ride unless he/she is disabled. It's got to take longer to get everyone in the car, drive through the traffic and park at the school.
08-15-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

I've taken to just yelling "get over" or "get...

I've taken to just yelling "get over" or "get back in your lane" at people who do that. I do not wait until the last second because I really want to avoid the game of chicken and just coming to a...
08-15-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

If, as the article states, bicycling has doubled...

If, as the article states, bicycling has doubled in NYC while the number of deaths per year has been pretty constant, bicycling is safer in NYC than it had been.

This is starting to be used as a...
08-15-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

The proper term is "people of cages." Why...

The proper term is "people of cages."

Why isn't this thread in A&S?
08-14-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By livedarklions

Bizarre story. Really a crime story that's only...

Bizarre story. Really a crime story that's only tangentially related to cycling. Appears to have been something personal between the shooter and the victim.
08-14-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

I have a very strict 70 mile or more rule for...

I have a very strict 70 mile or more rule for allowing a bakery stop.
08-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, good! Let's all argue about the standard...

Oh, good! Let's all argue about the standard deviation from an unknown cyclist's average heart rate!

Wheeeee!
08-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

Wouldn't be surprised if it were both...

Wouldn't be surprised if it were both simultaneously.
08-14-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By livedarklions

The FXs have a very high fun factor, you can get...

The FXs have a very high fun factor, you can get them going very fast.

No bike for campus?
08-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,454
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know whether that math is right or not,...

I don't know whether that math is right or not, and I suspect the figures might be different depending on various differences between riders (weight, aerodynamics, etc.), but I'm going with fun over...
08-14-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,617
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, from neighborhood to neighborhood. In...

Actually, from neighborhood to neighborhood. In my city, you can ride on the sidewalk in residential but not business areas. What sidewalks there are in residential areas pretty much suck, so not...
08-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

Average speed of 21 mph, and max of almost 31....

Average speed of 21 mph, and max of almost 31. Might not be any elevation, but it sounds like a pretty good downhill somewhere.
08-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

As a long-distance lone wolf rider, my...

As a long-distance lone wolf rider, my observation is that a lot of groups can be very fast for short bursts, but end up stopping so much to coordinate that I don't see how they build any endurance.
08-14-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,692
Posted By livedarklions

Definitely, the solution is clearly one more...

Definitely, the solution is clearly one more unenforceable law. Good luck getting the automatic jailing past your legislature, but even if this gets passed, are cops going to be pointing disable...
08-14-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

If they're wearing matching jerseys and riding...

If they're wearing matching jerseys and riding their road bikes in a coordinated manner that would indicate that they were training, I would think that asking if they mind if I ride with them on my...
08-14-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

OP's question was should he ask "Mind if I follow...

OP's question was should he ask "Mind if I follow at a distance?" Am I alone in thinking that's just going to create confusion as to whether he is or isn't joining the group? If all he's doing is...
08-14-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think what you are describing is...

I don't think what you are describing is "joining" their group, you aren't riding close enough in for there to need to be any coordination. If you were going to ride close enough to draft, you would...
08-14-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,617
Posted By livedarklions

Georgia state law doesn't even have the exception...

Georgia state law doesn't even have the exception for under 13 year olds. Per state law, bicycles are vehicles, no vehicles on sidewalks.

Lots of long threads on this, but most times, bicyclists...
08-14-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

You're preaching to the choir as far as drivers...

You're preaching to the choir as far as drivers not having patience for the minor slowdowns that occur when someone takes the lane. The problem with the move over idea is that it would actually make...
08-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry if I came off as rude, but I also didn't...

Sorry if I came off as rude, but I also didn't like the sarcasm about cars not causing jams. We didn't start on a good tone, which pains me a bit because I like you and I grew up in Minneapolis. ...
08-13-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,454
Posted By livedarklions

My thinking is that in racing, you're generally...

My thinking is that in racing, you're generally trying to save enough for a sprint to the finish, on a regular ride, you're just trying to save enough to finish. I find that climbs vary so much...
08-13-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,818
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, no. I think it makes more sense to focus...

Yeah, no. I think it makes more sense to focus directly on the drivers who are causing the problems, not trying to figure out what "triggers" the bullies. For all I know, maybe their mommies didn't...
08-13-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

The three foot rule requires significant...

The three foot rule requires significant enforcement but the move over law wouldn't? Is that what you're claiming?

I would advocate enforcement of the three foot rule, adopting a draconian law...
08-13-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By livedarklions

Time to rethink?

Provocative article:

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/05/how-to-kill-a-bike-lane/559934/

I can't help but make the obvious cheap shot that Vision Zero means total blindness. In...
08-13-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, cars cause traffic jams, no, that's not a...

Yes, cars cause traffic jams, no, that's not a good reason to make bikes do it for no purpose.

For this law to do more good than harm, it's going to have to have a bunch of exceptions--don't need...
08-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, no thanks on the change lane. There's lots...

Wow, no thanks on the change lane. There's lots of busy roads where I have plenty of room to the right of the right-most traffic lane, and now my mere presence is going to have the effect of closing...
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