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06-17-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,281
Posted By Paul Barnard

A 14 year old thread lives on, and a post from...

A 14 year old thread lives on, and a post from nine years ago gets a response in a bump.
06-17-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are some flashers that are so bright that...

There are some flashers that are so bright that on a narrow path if I am looking ahead as I should be, then they are uncomfortably bright. Bright to the point it affects my vision. It's simply not...
06-17-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By Paul Barnard

I ride a tree shaded trail quite often. I have...

I ride a tree shaded trail quite often. I have no trouble seeing cyclists who don't have lights. It's called paying attention.
06-17-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's an incredibly selfish view to take. The...

That's an incredibly selfish view to take. The same could be said of me burning my brights on a motor vehicle during the day.
06-15-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,169
Posted By Paul Barnard

USA made frames and red, white and blue color...

USA made frames and red, white and blue color accents.
06-15-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't wear Jersey's, but as jerseys go those...

I don't wear Jersey's, but as jerseys go those aren't terribly offensive. Interesting cause.
Forum: Introductions
06-13-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum. Your knees will thank you...

Welcome to the forum. Your knees will thank you for cycling!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,579
Posted By Paul Barnard

I hate it, but I typically drive even though it's...

I hate it, but I typically drive even though it's only 3 miles to where I begin the ride. These roads are ill suited for bicycling any time other than early on a weekend morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,616
Posted By Paul Barnard

I can say with unwavering certainty it's the...

I can say with unwavering certainty it's the engine. I have made some really fast bikes go agonizingly slow.
06-11-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By Paul Barnard

They work great on my tandem.

They work great on my tandem.
06-10-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,769
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nope. One would think a bicycle is a bicycle is...

Nope. One would think a bicycle is a bicycle is a bicycle. Are you trying to advise us that a bike with big tires and a suspension rides differently from a bike with no suspension and skinny tires?...
06-10-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,895
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am saving my money for this one. ...

I am saving my money for this one.
...
06-07-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,413
Posted By Paul Barnard

I really miss Snap. This place just isn't the...

I really miss Snap. This place just isn't the same without him.
06-07-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,419
Posted By Paul Barnard

I see spontaneous combustion in your future.

I see spontaneous combustion in your future.
06-07-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,179
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am late to the thread and haven't taken time to...

I am late to the thread and haven't taken time to read through it, but when I read your post the first thing that came to mind is that the lube should be applied to the chain, not the skin. I guess...
06-07-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,615
Posted By Paul Barnard

The new breed of forum trolls have become so...

The new breed of forum trolls have become so unimaginative.
06-07-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,737
Posted By Paul Barnard

I firmly believe the unpredictable actions of...

I firmly believe the unpredictable actions of pedestrians who hear "on your left" are overstated. Significantly. I'd go so far as to say some posters are making stuff up. I would encourage anyone...
06-06-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Paul Barnard

Give Random Bike Parts a good look. ...

Give Random Bike Parts a good look. https://www.randombikeparts.com/collections/frames-and-framesets
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By Paul Barnard

I ordered another pair with top shelf chamois. I...

I ordered another pair with top shelf chamois. I already had two pair. This pair was in a titanium color. I also ordered some of these https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-elite-bike-shorts.html ...
06-06-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,407
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nothing but made in the USA Polar boattles for my...

Nothing but made in the USA Polar boattles for my made in the USA frame.

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06-04-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,009
Posted By Paul Barnard

Of course not. None of my ex wives would...

Of course not. None of my ex wives would recommend it. None of my previous marriage counselors would recommend it. None of my anger management therapists would recommend it. But by god, I can look...
06-03-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,009
Posted By Paul Barnard

Or it would provide a badly needed does of...

Or it would provide a badly needed does of reality.
06-02-19, 08:07 AM
06-02-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,009
Posted By Paul Barnard

Next time she's watching TV, turn it off and tell...

Next time she's watching TV, turn it off and tell her to pay attention to you. Next time she'd napping, wake her up and tell her you need attention. If you do that religiously, I think you'll see...
05-29-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,438
Posted By Paul Barnard

You'll gain nothing in a practical sense.

You'll gain nothing in a practical sense.
Forum: Introductions
05-29-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hello from Metairie. The Levee paths here are...

Hello from Metairie. The Levee paths here are fantastic. That's a good thing too, because the roads are horrible for riding unless you ride them early on a weekend morning.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,685
Posted By Paul Barnard

The rack came in. It is very well built. The...

The rack came in. It is very well built. The install was ridiculously easy. Bikesmith's was great to deal with. For those that have use this rack, do the lower mounting tabs go inside or outside...
05-27-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Paul Barnard

No

No
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,257
Posted By Paul Barnard

Stems, seatposts, stem spacers. stem top caps,...

Stems, seatposts, stem spacers. stem top caps, bar end plugs, skewers, seatpost clamps, valves stem caps, pedals, bottle cages, and tires are all places color can be added.
05-26-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think this was the first time I have done 30...

I think this was the first time I have done 30 plus miles on back to back days all year. My bum shoulder is complaining more than anything else.
05-26-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Paul Barnard

Memorial Day Weekend Rides

I did some longish rides through the city yesterday and today. The motorists were exceptionally courteous. Many I encountered on the paths greeted me enthusiastically.
...
05-26-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,563
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't have those two on ignore, but I have...

I don't have those two on ignore, but I have conditioned myself to breeze right past their posts. It's unfortunate too because one of them is a good and knowledgeable guy. I simply can't force...
05-25-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,563
Posted By Paul Barnard

I enjoy a little snark and sarcasm. I certainly...

I enjoy a little snark and sarcasm. I certainly have some of that in me, but I won't let it define me. I also like the people who really do know-it-all. Know-it-most is probably a better way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have ordered from them 3 times in the past. ...

I have ordered from them 3 times in the past. Not counting the day of the order, I had them all in 2 days. Louisiana.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By Paul Barnard

You are just trying to impress us with your neat...

You are just trying to impress us with your neat freakness aren't you?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,453
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's all part and parcel of the bicycling...

It's all part and parcel of the bicycling experience. It hurts the pride a bit, but absent broken bones and ambulance rides, I just laugh it off anymore.
05-25-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,214
Posted By Paul Barnard

I didn't know victims needed to press assault...

I didn't know victims needed to press assault charges.
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks! Best shorts ever. I will order more.

Thanks! Best shorts ever. I will order more.
05-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Paul Barnard

God I love tucking in behind riders like that.

God I love tucking in behind riders like that.
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,685
Posted By Paul Barnard

I wasn't in any hurry to order a rack. I got a...

I wasn't in any hurry to order a rack. I got a 40% off select items coupon from Bikesmith's this morning. One of the few items was the Axiom Streamliner 29er DLX. It is being shipped to my door...
05-25-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,266
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have 4 USA made bikes. 3 modern titanium...

I have 4 USA made bikes. 3 modern titanium (steel, aluminum and carbon bikes bow in the presence of these) and a Burley steel tandem.
05-24-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,563
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am most assuredly not a bully.

I am most assuredly not a bully.
05-24-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Paul Barnard

What's your specialty? I am fascinated by...

What's your specialty?

I am fascinated by all things legal. If I had to do life all over again, I'd go to law school.
05-24-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Paul Barnard

What's your specialty if you don't mind my asking?

What's your specialty if you don't mind my asking?
05-24-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Paul Barnard

Breaking the law is not in and of itself unsafe,...

Breaking the law is not in and of itself unsafe, and in fact can be safer than compliance in certain circumstances. I see no irony in a person sporting swag for a bicycle lawyer network safely...
05-24-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Paul Barnard

Was there anything unsafe about his actions?

Was there anything unsafe about his actions?
05-24-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,737
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have never had an unpredictable response to an...

I have never had an unpredictable response to an "I am easing around your left." I have seen confused responses to the sound of a bell.

I have a hunch if I came blasting up behind someone and...
05-24-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,737
Posted By Paul Barnard

I employ a cocktail of strategies based on my...

I employ a cocktail of strategies based on my "feel" for the situation. I have never uttered the words "on your left" on an MUP. I often say "I am easing around your left." That has never netted...
05-24-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,475
Posted By Paul Barnard

Almost all of us have to condition ourselves to...

Almost all of us have to condition ourselves to our seats to a certain degree.

We are all built differently. Some seats don't work well with some of our anatomies.

Padded bike shorts help...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would not ride within the swing radius of a...

I would not ride within the swing radius of a door on that road.
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