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08-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By livedarklions

So tell me, do you keep your huge collection of...

So tell me, do you keep your huge collection of straw men in the garage, or do you have them sit around the living room in life-like poses?
08-20-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,244
Posted By livedarklions

Were you arguing with the mourners about how big...

Were you arguing with the mourners about how big the casket should be?
08-20-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By livedarklions

This makes no sense to me at all. I occasionally...

This makes no sense to me at all. I occasionally shift into large/large by accident on hills, but I can't ever remember being on small/small.

And if you're staying on any combo on a prolonged...
08-20-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,964
Posted By livedarklions

I heard that there's a very exotic sports drink...

I heard that there's a very exotic sports drink that some TdF riders use in an effort to keep energy up--I believe its name is something like Coca Cola.
08-20-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By livedarklions

I think the Wikipedia page explains the no...

I think the Wikipedia page explains the no advertising of sale prices thing--technically, it was organized as a retail cooperative, and it had "members" not customers--the membership cards were just...
08-20-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

Yes.

Yes.
08-20-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,244
Posted By livedarklions

A rising tide lifts all boats.

A rising tide lifts all boats.
08-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,244
Posted By livedarklions

I just fill my bottles with heavy water. It's...

I just fill my bottles with heavy water. It's about $1000 a liter, so I figure it's just got to be better.

Seriously, the amount of water I carry on the same route will be different from day to...
08-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By livedarklions

When did cross-chaining stop being a thing? My...

When did cross-chaining stop being a thing? My '94 Allez has the original Shimano 600 derailleurs, and it definitely does NOT like being cross chained and tells me so quite vocally. "Buzz crunch...
08-20-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By livedarklions

I'm very fond of the sharrows in Boston. I do...

I'm very fond of the sharrows in Boston. I do find drivers more accepting when they get "real" proof that taking the lane is not only legal, but expected.
08-20-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By livedarklions

It's not a matter of "haters", it's a matter of...

It's not a matter of "haters", it's a matter of saying "here's a factor to consider". A few pounds difference might not be a big deal to you, but not everyone has a good back, or they might be...
08-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,994
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, the bike is self balancing while...

Basically, the bike is self balancing while moving, so most of what we do is actually learning not to mess with that.

My opinion is that there's a lot of ways to teach someone to ride and it...
08-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By livedarklions

This might sound like a joke but I'm serious--at...

This might sound like a joke but I'm serious--at that price point, the first question I would ask to help you figure out if suspension is for you is whether you have to carry the bike up a flight of...
08-20-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,610
Posted By livedarklions

You missed the point --the fumes are the least of...

You missed the point --the fumes are the least of the threat. It's the close loud pass that is terrorizing.

Wear a mask in hot weather if you want, but no thanks.
08-19-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, two driving lanes were restored on...

Actually, two driving lanes were restored on Vista del Mar and one on Culver. Maybe glass three quarters empty, one quarter full?

The politics of this in SoCal is murder.
08-19-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By livedarklions

That's a really classic example of interest group...

That's a really classic example of interest group politics. The problem with the road diet politically is there's huge numbers of people who've organized their lives around the status quo, and...
08-19-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,610
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I'd go with more like a smoker blowing...

Yeah, I'd go with more like a smoker blowing smoke right into your face. The health issues of it are fairly trivial.

What's worse with the rolling coal is it usually involves moving the truck in...
08-19-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By livedarklions

What's not mentioned in the LA case was that the...

What's not mentioned in the LA case was that the road diet he was advocating for was reversed and the traffic lanes restored. He survived the recall because he backed down. ...
08-19-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By livedarklions

The Roam 2 has better derailleurs. It's the...

The Roam 2 has better derailleurs. It's the combo I have on my 2017 FX 3 (they changed it this year), and I really like the shifting on that.

Can you test ride these?
08-19-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,125
Posted By livedarklions

If people aren't announcing their passes, I don't...

If people aren't announcing their passes, I don't think it's the startle that's the issue. If, for example, the last rider in the group starts to pass the second to last at the same time the second...
08-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By livedarklions

Which is easier than riding a penny farthing in...

Which is easier than riding a penny farthing in the wind.
08-19-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By livedarklions

By the way, do you have a picture of a bike you...

By the way, do you have a picture of a bike you would not take through a Wendy's drive-thru?
08-19-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,359
Posted By livedarklions

The real challenge in A&S is finding a post that...

The real challenge in A&S is finding a post that doesn't fit that description.
08-19-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,359
Posted By livedarklions

Ring bell vs, announce pass, protecting yourself...

Ring bell vs, announce pass, protecting yourself from dogs, platform vs. clipless.
08-19-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,359
Posted By livedarklions

Check your chain--leave it for anything like 10...

Check your chain--leave it for anything like 10 years like you said, and you'll have to replace the entire drive train in order to save a few bucks now.

Outside of that, I don't see where you...
08-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By livedarklions

Well, technically, it's not a stop at either, so...

Well, technically, it's not a stop at either, so the cars should just drive through without ordering or getting food.
08-19-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By livedarklions

And you think your post is on-topic? Quit...

And you think your post is on-topic?

Quit being such a hypocrite. It seems like 90% of your posts are about how bad BF posters are.

Oh, and I go through the drive-thru at Wendy's a lot. ...
08-19-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

This would likely get me killed on A&S, but I am...

This would likely get me killed on A&S, but I am more and more convinced that one of the best safety measures available would be to eliminate Strava rankings. The sight of people riding TT bikes on...
08-19-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

Speeding through a blind anything is always a bad...

Speeding through a blind anything is always a bad risk. I've seen close calls when people take blind curves on MUPs too fast.
08-19-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

I totally disagree with that last paragraph. ...

I totally disagree with that last paragraph. It's far more important to be situationally aware and adapt accordingly than use mental shortcuts that might lead you into a disaster. Also, the...
08-19-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

For a bicyclist, "would you endanger yourself by...

For a bicyclist, "would you endanger yourself by running a stop sign" and "do you ever roll a stop sign" are two entirely different questions. The OP may or may not have confounded the two issues,...
08-19-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

I'm generally not fond of big downhills in city...

I'm generally not fond of big downhills in city centers.
My worst crash was at the bottom of a hill in San Francisco where the city had decided not to raise the level of the manhole cover to the...
08-19-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By livedarklions

There's a huge difference between urban and rural...

There's a huge difference between urban and rural riding. A four way intersection at the bottom of a hill with clear sightlines in a city is not something I encounter very often. I do see such...
08-18-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
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: 40
Views: 1,964
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: 40
Views: 1,964
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: 40
Views: 1,964
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: 1,556
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: 100
Views: 5,938
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: 79
Views: 5,359
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: 56
Views: 2,006
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: 575
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: 100
Views: 5,938
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: 1,217
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: 7
Views: 615
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 575
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: 1,217
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: 730
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....
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