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Forum: Commuting
03-08-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,790
Posted By SHBR

I can't say I miss daylight savings, haven't had...

I can't say I miss daylight savings, haven't had to change my clock in years, all of China is the same time zone.

Not quite ready to commit to UTC yet.
03-02-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,810
Posted By SHBR

It can be a slippery slope without video...

It can be a slippery slope without video evidence, or a police report of some kind.

"He said"... "she said".... nonsense can be difficult to sort through.
03-01-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,609
Posted By SHBR

In terms of equipment, its not too expensive...

In terms of equipment, its not too expensive compared to other popular hobbies, such as golf.

In terms of potential injuries, and recovery time, it can be quite expensive depending on the type of...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,851
Posted By SHBR

The OP has unrealistic expectations. If...

The OP has unrealistic expectations.

If there is a camera that is less than 100USD, waterproof, good in low light and rain, this is news to me.

I don't ride in pouring rain, and I use low end...
Forum: Touring
03-01-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By SHBR

I can't see myself ever owning a drone. The...

I can't see myself ever owning a drone.

The footage can be amazing, I've also seen far too many drones that have crashed, while also creating a serious hazard.

The skill level required is more...
03-01-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,580
Posted By SHBR

Good weather...

Good weather (https://ipfs.infura.io/ipfs/QmPfZX3SKrnGj2nE1pdnJPgf5RV4zPxvXjRHXyiu5oiB5i), or even the lack of it (https://ipfs.infura.io/ipfs/QmTm8xurmtpMQnQhATmuxTakLpe1f28gBzReo2Fn16x1jM), will...
Forum: Foo
02-28-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,204
Posted By SHBR

Pure insanity! ...

Pure insanity!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5yh2HcIlkU
Forum: Foo
02-27-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 96,879
Posted By SHBR

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By SHBR

Sunshine is still on strike here. (5C +...

Sunshine is still on strike here. (5C + sprinkles)

I can count the days I have seen blue sky on one hand in the past few months.

Should be sunny and into the double digits tomorrow, so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,598
Posted By SHBR

I got your sledgehammer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g93mz_eZ5N4
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By SHBR

Ugh, we have two months of that here. July...

Ugh, we have two months of that here.

July and August are real hell, high humidity as well, often 80% or higher.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By SHBR

My wife wonders, "How are you still alive?" ...

My wife wonders, "How are you still alive?"

Poor thing would never survive a MN winter, not outdoors anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By SHBR

Agreed. Intersections are the most likely...

Agreed.

Intersections are the most likely place to have a collision.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By SHBR

A wobbly rim or an uneven braking track can also...

A wobbly rim or an uneven braking track can also be problematic, since this is the internet, its anyone's guess.
Forum: Foo
02-21-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,481
Posted By SHBR

Desktop machines are not under the same workload...

Desktop machines are not under the same workload as SQL servers. :rolleyes:
02-21-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By SHBR

Frame measurements, and rider height. (assuming...

Frame measurements, and rider height. (assuming the OP has really long legs and most XL bikes don't fit)

This is the OP's decision.

Not mine.
02-21-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,882
Posted By SHBR

Grease prevents corrosion and rust, both are...

Grease prevents corrosion and rust, both are undesirable if you wish to remove fasteners at a later date.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By SHBR

I have seen lots of new bikes that have been...

I have seen lots of new bikes that have been "serviced" that were not set up properly, might want to do the work yourself, or take it back and have it serviced again.
02-21-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By SHBR

I enjoy a much lower cost of living, and I don't...

I enjoy a much lower cost of living, and I don't get stuck on the highways very often. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By SHBR

Pads, cables, and rim condition all factor in. ...

Pads, cables, and rim condition all factor in.

It might help to have a reference point to compare to, not every bike (even with the same parts) will stop exactly the same in my experience.
02-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By SHBR

I would love to watch this as a spectator. I...

I would love to watch this as a spectator.

I wouldn't want to be part of the inevitable pileups as a rider though.
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,406
Posted By SHBR

I roll on 406, 559 and 622 MM rims, tire sizes...

I roll on 406, 559 and 622 MM rims, tire sizes vary from 25-60MM.

Every wheel size is a compromise of some sort.
02-21-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By SHBR

Luck isn't measurable, last I checked. Speed...

Luck isn't measurable, last I checked.

Speed is.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,598
Posted By SHBR

Its not as foolproof as it might seem, most of...

Its not as foolproof as it might seem, most of this depends on who worked on the brakes, and how worn they are.

Some brakes have the same lever feel, yet stop differently, rims are also part of...
02-21-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,212
Posted By SHBR

Helmet choices? I do both. Depends on...

Helmet choices?

I do both.

Depends on which bike I'm riding.

Casual ride on the grocery getter or folding bike, not going to be bothered wearing a helmet.

Hard riding with intervals and...
02-21-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,932
Posted By SHBR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2d2SzRZvsQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2d2SzRZvsQ

As for the crime, I can only hope this person never drives again.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By SHBR

I'll take a guess that a mobile phone was nearby,...

I'll take a guess that a mobile phone was nearby, and perhaps had the drivers attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,598
Posted By SHBR

There are a lot of variables when setting up rim...

There are a lot of variables when setting up rim brakes, lever travel, pad type, caliper type (v-brake, canti, single, dual pivot caliper etc.) and most importantly stopping power.

I've rarely...
02-21-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By SHBR

You have guessed wrong, the main reason I ended...

You have guessed wrong, the main reason I ended up in China was to escape car culture.

I have mostly succeeded, never had to drive here, and I generally avoid riding in personal cars whenever...
Forum: Foo
02-21-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By SHBR

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The future is here, its not quite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By SHBR

Difficult to replace. I'd be worried about...

Difficult to replace.

I'd be worried about damage, especially from baggage (mis)handlers. :twitchy:

How much does the whole bike+bag weigh?

I just get under the 20KG limit with heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,598
Posted By SHBR

I dread the day I have to buy a new bike. ...

I dread the day I have to buy a new bike.

Although, I'll probably also say, I should have done this years ago.
02-21-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By SHBR

Many bikes and scooters in China have brakes,...

Many bikes and scooters in China have brakes, they are either non-functional or not used very effectively, many still use the Fred Flintstone method of stopping.

I've only seen one or two bikes...
02-21-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By SHBR

I have been using these pedals ...

I have been using these pedals (https://en.wellgopedal.com/products_detail_4_300.htm)for a few years, with toe clips, other than some scrapes they are flawless....
02-20-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By SHBR

Does it fit?...

Does it fit? (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/toughroad-slr-2#geometry)

I'm not as tall as the OP, my frames measure close to the XL size, I wouldn't recommend them for a taller rider.

Unless...
02-20-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By SHBR

For me "dangerously fast" usually means behaviour...

For me "dangerously fast" usually means behaviour that will most likely require an urgent visit to the E.R.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By SHBR

A cold shower isn't pleasant, for most people. ...

A cold shower isn't pleasant, for most people.

That said, the increased likelihood of a crash in wet or icy conditions, caused by an inexperienced or careless motorist, could be very traumatic.
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By SHBR

Puppy was the first distros I tried, mostly...

Puppy was the first distros I tried, mostly because it fit, booted and ran from a 512MB SD card, years ago.

I still like and use RAM based distros, although its hard to complain much about Mint on...
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 96,879
Posted By SHBR

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Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,481
Posted By SHBR

I have, especially in multi-boot situations. ...

I have, especially in multi-boot situations.

Reflashing BIOS is even more fun, especially on a bricked BIOS chip.
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,481
Posted By SHBR

Its been years since I have used dollars, and...

Its been years since I have used dollars, and decades that since I have paid for software.

The eeepc I have has only 1GB of ram, it allows me to type here without issue. (it ran XP for a short...
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,481
Posted By SHBR

Its worth the time investment, Linux is so much...

Its worth the time investment, Linux is so much easier to use and install now compared to the previous decades.

I prefer command line sometimes, its easier to type simple commands, rather than...
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By SHBR

Ditto. It works well enough that I don't...

Ditto.

It works well enough that I don't have to care too much, on newer hardware that is.

On low end machines that are more than 5 years old, most modern mainstream Linux distros will crawl.
02-20-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By SHBR

A slow ride...

A slow ride (https://ipfs.infura.io/ipfs/QmSorXXYazVVuXQa5uiWSg7U1Ng12qgjdZ8H3wYgYJjRWm) is better than no ride.

Riding dangerously fast without getting injured is quite the skill, some people...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,750
Posted By SHBR

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02-20-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By SHBR

Its simple. If you severely injure or kill...

Its simple.

If you severely injure or kill someone while operating a motor vehicle, you shouldn't be allowed to drive again.

I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I did.
02-16-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By SHBR

Be sure to wear a yellow vest! ...

Be sure to wear a yellow vest!

https://youtu.be/k3G1vYRYpzc
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,475
Posted By SHBR

Freewheels are cheap, Shimano units are reliable,...

Freewheels are cheap, Shimano units are reliable, easy to find, and easy to replace if you have the proper tools. (a freewheel tool, a vise, or a wrench with a pipe on the end)

Also, it could be I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By SHBR

I do know of people who ride centuries, indoors. ...

I do know of people who ride centuries, indoors.

For me, I ride outdoors or it isn't happening.

Reminds me of an episode of black mirror (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1),...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,481
Posted By SHBR

^Do some research, there are many alternatives to...

^Do some research, there are many alternatives to mainstream OS configurations.^

Like bicycles, there are many options to tinker with.

XP, like every other OS can be stripped down to the bare...
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