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10-01-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,196
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not responsible for any damn wisdom, fun and...

I am not responsible for any damn wisdom, fun and caring, and riding bicycles is not a sport.
10-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By Paul Barnard

If it's anything like tofu, I am not getting it...

If it's anything like tofu, I am not getting it anywhere near my mouth.
09-30-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,729
Posted By Paul Barnard

Rule? There are no rules, just an open path and...

Rule? There are no rules, just an open path and the drive to win. You'd better hold your line, because I ain't slowing or calling anything out. I ride like I have nothing to lose.
09-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,729
Posted By Paul Barnard

Cycling and etiquette should never be used in the...

Cycling and etiquette should never be used in the same sentence. You'll know I am passing you when you see the blur and feel the pressure wave of air slap you in the back. It is incumbent on other...
09-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,501
Posted By Paul Barnard

Older wiser people don't start sentences with a...

Older wiser people don't start sentences with a superfluous "so" or "okay so."
09-23-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,266
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your garage wins the thread. Jealous.

Your garage wins the thread. Jealous.
09-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,662
Posted By Paul Barnard

Several people here just made up their stories. ...

Several people here just made up their stories. I wouldn't take them too seriously.
09-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Paul Barnard

I go for a shoe that has little flex. I take the...

I go for a shoe that has little flex. I take the shoe and bend the toe over toward the heel to test the stiffness/flex. I like a tread that is not heavily lugged. I like a tread compound that is...
09-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By Paul Barnard

Pogacar lost quite a bit of time in Stage 7. In...

Pogacar lost quite a bit of time in Stage 7. In stage 8 he was part of a chase group with the leaders. He made an emphatic break away from that group on the either the last or the second to the...
09-18-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Paul Barnard

Does anyone know how to delete a thread? Asking...

Does anyone know how to delete a thread? Asking for a friend.
09-14-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like it. It makes it interesting. At this...

I like it. It makes it interesting. At this point, I don't know how the top two can be unseated. They have been so incredibly strong. Pogacar really impressed me on stage 8 and 9. He showed a...
09-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By Paul Barnard

Kayaks, vessels under oars are singled out but...

Kayaks, vessels under oars are singled out but one time in the rules, and that is in lighting rule 25. If you are interest in knowing how the rules apply to kayaks, this is a quick and easy read. ...
09-13-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's a very important point and that is why I...

That's a very important point and that is why I went straight to it in this article.

https://paddling.com/learn/navigation-rules-for-paddlers/
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By Paul Barnard

Everything I wrote is 100% correct. It seems to...

Everything I wrote is 100% correct. It seems to me that you may unwittingly conflating several of the rules. I said a vessel cannot be restricted in its ability to maneuver (RAM) on account of it's...
09-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By Paul Barnard

You should not give way to another vessel...

You should not give way to another vessel strictly on account of its size. You should operate in accordance with the navigation rules. Unless a channel is involved, the rules don't assign favor to...
09-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By Paul Barnard

A vessel is not technically "restricted in its...

A vessel is not technically "restricted in its ability to maneuver" by its size. It can only be ""restricted in its ability to maneuver due to the nature of its work. Right of way only applies to...
09-13-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By Paul Barnard

Best referred to as vessels under sail.

Best referred to as vessels under sail.
09-13-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,774
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is the best answer and the one I suspect is...

This is the best answer and the one I suspect is reality for most folks.

Some of my favorite places to ride have a mixture of forest service gravel roads and rural paved roads. And that's true...
09-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Paul Barnard

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type,...

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type, but I read it and appreciate the effort you put into the write-up. You should cross-post down in touring. You'll find a very interest audience...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,922
Posted By Paul Barnard

Velo Mine will have plenty. Tough site to shop,...

Velo Mine will have plenty. Tough site to shop, but good store.
09-10-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,410
Posted By Paul Barnard

I kayak, kayak fish, boat/fish, hunt, reload,...

I kayak, kayak fish, boat/fish, hunt, reload, shoot, cook, get some strength training in when my joints cooperate and maintain a 10 acre camp. I am fortunate that my avocation blends with my...
09-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,058
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are several reasons to build a bike from...

There are several reasons to build a bike from the frame up. In most cases you won't save money unless you are willing to settle for NOS type parts. You also have to factor in the cost of tools.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is incredibly interesting to me. I knew...

This is incredibly interesting to me. I knew motorcycles could get headshake in certain circumstances, but I had no idea bicycles could. With that said, I don't trust my Lynskey Backroad at more...
09-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,577
Posted By Paul Barnard

One of the reasons ABS brakes are becoming more...

One of the reasons ABS brakes are becoming more and more common on motorcycles is that they can mitigate the problems associated with grabbing too much brake in an "Oh S#*t" moment. Controlled...
09-08-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Paul Barnard

Was there any kind of coaching, structural,...

Was there any kind of coaching, structural, organizational or cultural change that might explain some of their recent success? It seems that going from no riders in 2010 to their current dominating...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was a great read Dwayne. It was a nice way...

That was a great read Dwayne. It was a nice way to kill a few hours nursing a sore back. I been on many parts of your route from Arlington to San Fran. Some by auto, some by motorcycle and some by...
09-07-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yeah, I was thinking TDF. I am not a pro bike...

Yeah, I was thinking TDF. I am not a pro bike racing junkie. I suppose I am like a lot of people in that the Tour tends to get the majority of my attention. To be perfectly honest, I don't know a...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,417
Posted By Paul Barnard

These can really come in handy when there are no...

These can really come in handy when there are no other reasonable cleaning options.

https://www.wetones.com/Big-Ones
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Paul Barnard

Pardon my ignorance, but if I am using a...

Pardon my ignorance, but if I am using a Chromebook, would I be able to run your e-book? I'd like to read it.

EDIT: I found out how to do it. Reading it now.
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Paul Barnard

Photo taken from the west, looking back eastward,...

Photo taken from the west, looking back eastward, between Monarch and Gunnison? Did you stay on 50 all the way to Montrose? Was Monarch the most difficult climb of your tour?
09-07-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Paul Barnard

The Colombians Are Dominating

4 Colombians in the top 10 with several more competing for the top young rider position. It looks as if they are poised to be a dominant force for many years to come. Going off memory, I couldn't...
09-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Paul Barnard

One thing is apparent to me after reading this...

One thing is apparent to me after reading this thread and all the other disc threads that pop up on this forum. Some folks have some emotional capital invested in one brake or the other.
09-03-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Paul Barnard

Not everyone's 28 is a true 28 and the rims has a...

Not everyone's 28 is a true 28 and the rims has a lot to do with it. My GP 4000's are closer to 32 on the rims they are on.
09-01-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can't you do a charge back through your CC...

Can't you do a charge back through your CC company?
09-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recommend a bright flashing white light aimed...

I recommend a bright flashing white light aimed upward toward the face of the rider behind you. You can never be too careful with tailgaters!
08-30-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 747
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have used ISM saddles on single track and...

I have used ISM saddles on single track and gravel roads. They are fine for that.
08-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,843
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out...

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out a tourettes like tirade. I enjoy my immaturity.
08-26-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,203
Posted By Paul Barnard

In my experience, comfort translates to speed to...

In my experience, comfort translates to speed to a certain degree. You may be faster on a comfort geometry than on a racier geometry. It's a tough time to be in the market.
08-26-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,203
Posted By Paul Barnard

OP, have you busted out your wallet yet?

OP, have you busted out your wallet yet?
08-22-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,764
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why do you hate cows? They appreciate a friendly...

Why do you hate cows? They appreciate a friendly wave too. Dang cowists.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Paul Barnard

I mounted them shortly after I bought them. When...

I mounted them shortly after I bought them. When I first started riding on them, it seemed like there was a steady thump, thump, thump, but I wrote it off. About 2 months later I detected the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have that problem with one of my tires right...

I have that problem with one of my tires right now. The vendor, Bike Tires Direct, wasn't interested in helping me when I sent the photo.
08-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,476
Posted By Paul Barnard

Beyond indicating which way you are turning, a...

Beyond indicating which way you are turning, a hand signal may also indicate that you are about to start slowing. If you are taking a left and must wait for oncoming traffic, a left turn signal may...
08-15-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By Paul Barnard

Amateur tip. I keep a Grease Monkey wipe in my...

Amateur tip. I keep a Grease Monkey wipe in my seat bag. For flats away from home with stubborn tires a swipe around the bead can make it slick and help it slide on. Once done I can use the wipe...
08-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hands down, it isn't even close. Vittoria...

Hands down, it isn't even close. Vittoria Zaffiro 2. I could not get them mounted. I tossed them. Other tires went on the same rims without much difficulty. I was NOT singing Amazing Grace...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,710
Posted By Paul Barnard

22/46? Tell me how you accomplished that,...

22/46? Tell me how you accomplished that, shifters, derailleurs, crank and cassette if you don't mind.
08-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think that's a lot of considering. Just do it!

I think that's a lot of considering. Just do it!
08-11-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By Paul Barnard

Outstanding!!!

Outstanding!!!
08-09-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,972
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would have loved that bike when I was racing...

I would have loved that bike when I was racing mountain bikes in the early 90's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 399,627
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720...

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/116132295_10220244364453797_5575727257334499123_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=NS7U5CBGjG8AX8zl37H&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&o...
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