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07-20-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By livedarklions

The machine is supposed to prevent me from...

The machine is supposed to prevent me from wearing out, the reverse definitely takes a back seat. I use the gears I need, and really don't care if it takes a few miles off a replaceable part.
07-20-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By livedarklions

Sounds like a great way to get fat fast.

Sounds like a great way to get fat fast.
07-19-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

I just checked back to your op That is definitely...

I just checked back to your op That is definitely not what you did. You were very specific in what op shouldn't eat, emphasized the keto diet, and linked to a commercial site in such a way that you...
07-19-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By livedarklions

. I believe the criteria for being a real...

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I believe the criteria for being a real cyclist is whether what you do and have matches with the practices and equipment of people who take themselves way too seriously.

In that thread, I was...
07-18-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

See above in this endless thread. Part of the...

See above in this endless thread. Part of the reason I am annoyed with you is that you obviously had not read this thread when you posted. This was at least the second go-round on this topic, and...
07-18-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,709
Posted By livedarklions

A bit of a tangent here, but I have decided that...

A bit of a tangent here, but I have decided that UniChris has to have a pinwheel on him when he rides if he wants to keep posting on a bicycle forum. He has to have two wheels, but no one said they...
07-18-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,757
Posted By livedarklions

Setting aside the absurd idea that anyone needs...

Setting aside the absurd idea that anyone needs an excuse for their preferred cadence, am I the only one who can't make head or tail out of this paragraph?

What the heck do polio and ms have to do...
07-18-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,757
Posted By livedarklions

I find that I vary my cadence on hills based on a...

I find that I vary my cadence on hills based on a lot of factors, including how tired I am, the heat, and winds. If I'm tired or getting overheated, I will spin a hill in a lower gear, but if I'm up...
07-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,757
Posted By livedarklions

God I love it when people say what I am doing...

God I love it when people say what I am doing can't be done.
07-18-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,757
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, I dispute that. I ride many miles on the...

Yes, I dispute that. I ride many miles on the mid-20s mph in very high gear in the flat. I am most definitely not soft pedaling it and I am flying past people pedaling a lot faster than I am., I...
07-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,111
Posted By livedarklions

If that is the"bikeway" I think you mean, I do...

If that is the"bikeway" I think you mean, I do the same thing. There's several miles where doing that is nuts, but there's also several where it's basically straight and almost empty.
07-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, our fat cells didn't get the memo.

Obviously, our fat cells didn't get the memo.
07-18-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,709
Posted By livedarklions

In my thinking, body heat increasing beyond a...

In my thinking, body heat increasing beyond a certain point really messes with metabolic feedback loops.
07-18-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,709
Posted By livedarklions

I had heat exhaustion once in my teens, and the...

I had heat exhaustion once in my teens, and the lead up to it sounds almost exactly like what you are describing. The problem is that you can feel like you're keeping just ahead of it, and then it's...
07-18-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

So two people who just advised a sixteen year old...

So two people who just advised a sixteen year old who is very active, basically in good shape who wants to lose a little belly fat that he should adopt a diet that is 80% fat and 20% protein, can't...
07-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,709
Posted By livedarklions

Be careful here. You might have been flirting...

Be careful here. You might have been flirting with heat stroke, which has little to do with food.
Sounds like you were in heat exhaustion, and your breaks in the shade were what saved you. You...
07-17-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

Never fails-any nutrition thread will draw in the...

Never fails-any nutrition thread will draw in the keto garbage. Glad this stupid fad is finally fading.
07-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By livedarklions

Personally, I wouldn't ever want to go back to DT...

Personally, I wouldn't ever want to go back to DT shifting. Sounds like you're going down another path anyway, but I would definitely recommend trying out a DT bike before you change to it on your...
07-17-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,452
Posted By livedarklions

That's fair. Generally, though, in a city, I...

That's fair. Generally, though, in a city, I find I'm usually able to route on streets with few enough stops to keep my average speed up above 15.
07-17-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By livedarklions

I like the wheelie kid best. Dumb enough to be...

I like the wheelie kid best. Dumb enough to be funny, and not likely to go too horribly wrong.
07-17-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

There is no way that anyone would believe that...

There is no way that anyone would believe that riding on a berm is practicable. Now you're just making garbage up.

The lack of pulling over is cops interpreting the law. What you think it means...
07-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, and I should definitely add that I will be...

Oh, and I should definitely add that I will be rooting for you and want to know how you're progressing! That other thread I linked made a lot of people happy, I think you might want to add a post to...
07-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,452
Posted By livedarklions

No, use a drone, and you can change your order...

No, use a drone, and you can change your order while you're en route.
07-17-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By livedarklions

Oddly enough, you're reinventing the wheel with...

Oddly enough, you're reinventing the wheel with this thread. There was a very similar situation very recently, and the OP was actually helped to learn how to ride in this thread:
...
07-17-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,813
Posted By livedarklions

I read a little about that, and apparently the e...

I read a little about that, and apparently the e scooter is not street legal nor sidewalk (pavement) legal there. Why are they even in London? Doesn't sound like there's any place to ride them except...
07-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

And if you ever rode in NH you would know how...

And if you ever rode in NH you would know how laughable that scenario is. People just don't get pulled over for this, ever. The only time this would be an issue is in a situation where you would...
07-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

Counter--the keto diet doesn't work at all for...

Counter--the keto diet doesn't work at all for the vast majority of people who try it.

Nice sales pitch. Flagged.
07-17-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

Says the guy who probably hasn't ridden one foot...

Says the guy who probably hasn't ridden one foot on NH roads.

As someone who actually has ridden many thousands of miles on them in cities and on rural roads, I actually know how these laws work...
07-17-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but since I ride in several states,...

Sorry, but since I ride in several states, including NH and MA, I think you don't know what you're talking about. FRAP is always subjective, and if you're riding in states with lots of five way...
07-17-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,452
Posted By livedarklions

I probably wouldn't ride my pedal bike on a path...

I probably wouldn't ride my pedal bike on a path with such a low speed limit. At that w, the street is a better alternative for anyone actually using the path to get somewhere.
07-16-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

Well, actually riding here, I find it quite...

Well, actually riding here, I find it quite sensible--hugging the curb is a pretty stupid strategy in a lot of places because it puts you right into blind-spotville, and this gives the rider some...
07-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,165
Posted By livedarklions

Well, I'm brilliant enough to be able to tell...

Well, I'm brilliant enough to be able to tell when a video is one continuous shot, unedited, with no jumps or cuts that could actually disguise the whole story, and where there are two such videos...
07-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

I ride on plenty of roads where the speed limit...

I ride on plenty of roads where the speed limit is 55 mph. I do not take the lane on those. I ride on others where I'm basically matching the car speed on my bike, my mass or my horsepower is...
07-16-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure there's no uniformity in how...

I'm pretty sure there's no uniformity in how states define the word "roadway" but I don't care to spend the time researching it.

You are correct, I should have qualified what I said about the...
07-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,452
Posted By livedarklions

I was thinking it would be fun to surround them...

I was thinking it would be fun to surround them with cardboard "walls".
07-16-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,452
Posted By livedarklions

I suspect "confuse a bot" might become a...

I suspect "confuse a bot" might become a competitive sport in the near future. Creative obstacles that paralyze the AI, ideally making them go in small circles.
07-16-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

And if you're riding to pick up a large pizza.

And if you're riding to pick up a large pizza.
07-16-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,165
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I'll just stick with saying that if the...

Yeah, I'll just stick with saying that if the state can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that those videos are authentic, he should be convicted of at least misdemeanor assault.
07-16-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,165
Posted By livedarklions

Please offer us your brilliant theory as to how...

Please offer us your brilliant theory as to how these videos were "edited" to make it look like a man came out of his vehicle, deliberately walked up to a man, yelled in his face repeatedly and hit...
07-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,010
Posted By livedarklions

I just want to report that because both of my...

I just want to report that because both of my parents are still living, all my bikes are metal.
07-16-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By livedarklions

OP is in a country infamous for bad roads. I...

OP is in a country infamous for bad roads. I don't know if that matters, but I won't be trying to give advice here because there's too many unanswered questions about the amount of drinking...
07-16-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By livedarklions

If they really want people to take the laws...

If they really want people to take the laws seriously, license suspensions are by far the biggest deterrent short of actual jail time. Fines are just add-ons to the costs of driving, the...
07-16-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,452
Posted By livedarklions

Pretty sure the only way these would be legal on...

Pretty sure the only way these would be legal on most American bike paths is if they put pedals on them or have disabled people riding them.

Seriously, if motor rules aren't made very clear,...
07-15-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,165
Posted By livedarklions

The guy got out of his vehicle to hit a guy and...

The guy got out of his vehicle to hit a guy and was stupid enough to do it while being filmed by two people. You think he's got a valid defense? Seriously?
07-15-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By livedarklions

I assumed you were acting in self-defense. You...

I assumed you were acting in self-defense. You weren't?
07-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,648
Posted By livedarklions

Yup, you're agreeing with each other. Anyone...

Yup, you're agreeing with each other.

Anyone else encountering this "lose belly fat by drinking cider vinegar" nonsense?

Apparently it has to be expensive cider vinegar. Big surprise.
07-15-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,093
Posted By livedarklions

The wallet things seem to even out over time. ...

The wallet things seem to even out over time. I've returned a few to the owners or brought them to the police, and one time while riding, a guy in a car who I had never seen before pulled up...
07-15-19, 11:09 AM
07-15-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,948
Posted By livedarklions

Congratulations! Now get out there and ride, the...

Congratulations! Now get out there and ride, the more you do it, the more confident and capable you'll get, and it will start to feel as natural to you as walking.

That took a lot of courage to...
07-15-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,757
Posted By livedarklions

I think I remember someone saying (GCN?) that...

I think I remember someone saying (GCN?) that cadence and gearing preferences may be in large part a matter of genetics. For example, the ratio of fast twitch muscle fibers to slow twitch is...
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