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09-21-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,245
Posted By livedarklions

I really want to know where you find these...

I really want to know where you find these magical roads that have no unpredictable drivers. The whole premise of this thread is absurd.
09-21-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,245
Posted By livedarklions

I've rigged up a trainer in the front seat so I...

I've rigged up a trainer in the front seat so I can be a cyclist while I'm driving.
09-21-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

More importantly, should we say something to a...

More importantly, should we say something to a person who's wearing clothes that are too baggy?

Their flapping t-shirt could cause enough turbulence to mess up my average mph.
09-20-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

Get two more riders to do "speak no evil" and...

Get two more riders to do "speak no evil" and "hear no evil".
09-20-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

Or flip off two people at once.

Or flip off two people at once.
09-20-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By livedarklions

It's almost like OP lives in Georgia and you live...

It's almost like OP lives in Georgia and you live in Washington state.
09-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

OP misunderstood the situation because a big gust...

OP misunderstood the situation because a big gust of wind blew his hands off the hoods and distracted him. I'd also like to know if OP's really bright daytime lights were wearing helmets.
09-20-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

If not on a MUP, where is a kid supposed to learn...

If not on a MUP, where is a kid supposed to learn how to ride in a lane? I think those parents are doing exactly the right thing as long as they do everything they can to make their kid's presence...
09-20-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

Good thing no one is starting threads complaining...

Good thing no one is starting threads complaining about other people's conduct on roads, amirite?

There are sections of MUPs near me that are the closest thing I can find to a several mile closed...
09-20-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

Gotta say, the falling timed just right to...

Gotta say, the falling timed just right to collide with someone is pretty far-fetched. And I have never seen anyone riding fast enough no-handed on a mup that they would likely end up "flying."...
09-20-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By livedarklions

Playing chicken is never a good way to promote...

Playing chicken is never a good way to promote safety. Your post is unclear, are you really pointing your bike at 9-12 year olds? Don't do that, they're prone to panic.
09-19-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,402
Posted By livedarklions

Wait! Putting my feet down isn't the best braking...

Wait! Putting my feet down isn't the best braking technique?! Who knew?I

Arcane fine points of braking technique is truly a thread hijack of the first order which might have been ok if this was a...
09-18-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,245
Posted By livedarklions

Do you have to stop for an imperial walker in the...

Do you have to stop for an imperial walker in the crosswalk?
09-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,245
Posted By livedarklions

See, the joke was cars don't walk.

See, the joke was cars don't walk.
09-18-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,245
Posted By livedarklions

Well, I do have to admit that I have never had a...

Well, I do have to admit that I have never had a car jaywalk right in front of me.
09-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,402
Posted By livedarklions

Bars?! I don't need your stinking...

Bars?! I don't need your stinking bars!https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/508x640/huffywheel1_758eab1a540d3818d2310e4cac1b345efbe32cf8.jpg
09-17-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By livedarklions

You mean low-fat Ines.

You mean low-fat Ines.
09-17-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,398
Posted By livedarklions

No, I got what you wrote, I just found your...

No, I got what you wrote, I just found your positioning in the lane rather odd if you are concerned with door zones. There's room, but you're not really using it.

It's possible you are and it's...
09-17-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,398
Posted By livedarklions

Look at the actual video. I won't harp on it too...

Look at the actual video. I won't harp on it too much because it may be an artifact of the camera angle, but it looks pretty clear to me that the spot on the path he is riding on as he passes the...
09-16-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,398
Posted By livedarklions

I know the Minuteman crossover in the video quite...

I know the Minuteman crossover in the video quite well. You do realize you rode right through the door zone of several parked vehicles in that video, right?
09-16-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

I typoed "is" when I meant "it." Way it...

I typoed "is" when I meant "it."

Way it reads now makes my head hurt too.
09-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,402
Posted By livedarklions

I can't speak for all non-competitive cyclists,...

I can't speak for all non-competitive cyclists, but this one has both drop bar and flat bar bikes, and has done 150 mile plus rides on both types. I love riding with both, but I do find the bike...
09-15-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By livedarklions

Have you seen an actual doctor about this?...

Have you seen an actual doctor about this? Physical therapists can't tell you if surgery might be in order. Some of the knee operations are really bandaid stuff.
09-15-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

I agree that sprinting away is an option for...

I agree that sprinting away is an option for people with sufficient speed, but you really don't know what the dog is up to. There's way too many actual dog attacks where they bite or go under the...
09-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By livedarklions

It's all a big lie-- everyone knows the Dutch...

It's all a big lie-- everyone knows the Dutch wear wooden helmets.
09-13-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,140
Posted By livedarklions

No. Loudest belch.

No. Loudest belch.
09-13-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,762
Posted By livedarklions

Bear with me as I'm an admitted technical idiot,...

Bear with me as I'm an admitted technical idiot, and I'm quite possibly wrong about this, and even if I am correct, I don't have the language to describe it adequately.

Basically, this is a...
09-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,140
Posted By livedarklions

So in the case of a tie, you both go or neither...

So in the case of a tie, you both go or neither of you goes? Good rule that.

Stopping in the road is way more likely to cause safety issues, so if I'm on the path, I'm letting him go first as...
09-13-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,079
Posted By livedarklions

There should probably be a pop-up window that...

There should probably be a pop-up window that asks "Are you sure you want to reply to a post that is over 4 years old?"

Maybe it should pop-up every time somebody tries to reply to something more...
09-13-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,762
Posted By livedarklions

The screw is going to be how they vary the...

The screw is going to be how they vary the length, but the angle is also going to have to vary as it shifts from cog to cog. With the contacts limited to one bearing at the crank and cog, this is...
09-12-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,682
Posted By livedarklions

I actually think these threads are worthless. ...

I actually think these threads are worthless. Basically, the actual incident is being offered up as a hypothetical case in which we can discuss what we would do. The problem is we really never have...
09-12-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,325
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty gregarious depending on my mood, so...

I'm pretty gregarious depending on my mood, so it's fun to talk to someone who cares about something I care about as well.

If the people working there are known to me, friendly and/or chatty, yes....
09-12-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,581
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I'm not sure what the scenario was here,...

Yeah, I'm not sure what the scenario was here, but I'm guessing they replaced a broken spoke, charged him $3 for the spoke and something else for labor. Whether the "overcharge" for the spoke is...
09-12-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

That's one unclear sentence in a diatribe that...

That's one unclear sentence in a diatribe that just assumes that people being attacked are doing something to attract is because of their "lack of confidence".

I know you fancy yourself some sort...
09-11-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,581
Posted By livedarklions

Really? Then why did you pay it? You're...

Really? Then why did you pay it?

You're paying for the convenience of getting it instantly. The 30 cents they paid for the part is only part of the costs they incur to provide that convenience.
...
09-11-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,297
Posted By livedarklions

And the best part is you don't have to be...

And the best part is you don't have to be consistent. Sounds like you could go out kitted or in sneakers and street clothes depending on your mood because you appear to enjoy them both for different...
09-11-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

No, sorry, but I'm a big dog lover and that's...

No, sorry, but I'm a big dog lover and that's just a load of horse crap. Some dogs that are out running loose are just plain mean, and you're just lucky enough never to have encountered one. They...
09-11-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

It's a psychological effect called the...

It's a psychological effect called the "fundamental attribution error". Those bad things that happen to me are a result of situational factors or just plain bad luck while bad things that happen to...
09-11-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,769
Posted By livedarklions

OK, I must have misunderstood who you were...

OK, I must have misunderstood who you were blaming for having the expensive state of mind. I don't agree she didn't need to be xrayed/MRIed for the simple fact that she had road rash on her...
09-11-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By livedarklions

False equivalency is false. Until you can tell me...

False equivalency is false. Until you can tell me where thousands of cyclists and pedestrians are being rounded up, put into cattle cars and systematically gassed in droves, the comparison is...
09-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,682
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I'm with you on this one--I hate these...

Yeah, I'm with you on this one--I hate these exercises in hindsight. None of us can tell what that shoulder was like to ride on (there's a stretch of shoulder on NH 111 that would probably...
09-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,769
Posted By livedarklions

So wait, she went to the clinic who turned her...

So wait, she went to the clinic who turned her away telling her she needs to be seen in the ER, so she goes to the ER who does a crappy job, then has to go back to the clinic when it gets infected,...
09-11-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By livedarklions

Design one that can be stowed on a U-lock to save...

Design one that can be stowed on a U-lock to save space.
09-11-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

Some of the little dogs are surprisingly quite...

Some of the little dogs are surprisingly quite fast for a short distance as they were bred to chase down rodents and kill them in bunches (some terriers can kill several rats in one minute). This...
09-11-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,490
Posted By livedarklions

I got attacked by a ferocious pekingese a couple...

I got attacked by a ferocious pekingese a couple weeks ago. Near as I could tell, the dog ran out of the front door in front of the owner who was yelling his head off at the dog to stop. The house...
09-11-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,581
Posted By livedarklions

I know what you mean. For years, I had to buy...

I know what you mean. For years, I had to buy clothes at the high-priced "big and tall" stores, but now I don't have to anymore. Let me tell you, it wasn't easy losing all that height.

Rim shot.
09-11-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,297
Posted By livedarklions

No problem, I didn't see it as a "fight", just...

No problem, I didn't see it as a "fight", just that the way you quoted it made it look like we were disagreeing when we really weren't. I just clarified.

Civil discussion of disagreements is...
09-11-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,581
Posted By livedarklions

This is not a knock on you because I think it's...

This is not a knock on you because I think it's great that you know what you do or don't want, but I'm pretty sure most LBS would go broke trying to cater to people with such diverse preferences. So...
09-11-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,581
Posted By livedarklions

No, it really isn't. Obviously, you found the...

No, it really isn't. Obviously, you found the convenience of them having it in stock worth the $3.00. That's a pretty small price to pay to fulfill an immediate "need".
09-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know why some people think making the OP...

I don't know why some people think making the OP sound like he's asking a stupid question when he's not is a clever thing to do, but it's basically a jerk move.

The question is whether the various...
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