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07-14-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By livedarklions

It could easily be argued that a strobe by itself...

It could easily be argued that a strobe by itself is inadequate by the California code at night. It's required to illuminate the road while the bike is in motion, and a strobe is, by definition, off...
07-14-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By livedarklions

The faster the flash rate, the harder it is for...

The faster the flash rate, the harder it is for your pupils to adjust. If the strobe is too fast, your eyes are never properly adjusted, so you get disoriented.
07-14-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By livedarklions

So what's the logic of drawing the attention of...

So what's the logic of drawing the attention of someone driving the opposite direction across the street from me?

Also, that's the kind of non-disprovable assertion people make when they have a...
07-14-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By livedarklions

I am completely skeptical that the flashing light...

I am completely skeptical that the flashing light has any impact at all in that situation. The problem with those are obstructed view and you can't magically see the strobe around corners.
07-13-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By livedarklions

I'm not closed minded, as a driver I just don't...

I'm not closed minded, as a driver I just don't think it's true that the flashing white lights make the relevant bikes more visible. These are generally headlights. I've never noticed them on any...
07-13-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,181
Posted By livedarklions

You're a bit late to the party. The basic...

You're a bit late to the party. The basic problem is that the number of people who actually want to ride like that is so small that requiring it would just result in fewer bikes on the roads.
...
07-12-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,181
Posted By livedarklions

Last point first, VC advocates didn't want bike...

Last point first, VC advocates didn't want bike lanes at all, and that was probably the final nail in the coffin of VC.

As to the rest of your post, given the skills of the average rider in the...
07-12-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

I forgot you were the guy who rides a medieval...

I forgot you were the guy who rides a medieval siege weapon! Still can't decide if that seat is on backwards.
07-12-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By livedarklions

Name any aspect of cycling and this will be true....

Name any aspect of cycling and this will be true.

For example, I can't do a decent wheelie to save my life.
07-12-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By livedarklions

OP recognized that the weight could be lower. ...

OP recognized that the weight could be lower.
Likes climbing hills is a pretty good start though. Most people seem to hate it.

I don't think the op has any TdF ambitions, so you might want to...
07-12-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, yeah, know the party line. I just don't...

Yeah, yeah, know the party line. I just don't subscribe to much of it.
I don't race, but I ride many, many miles in aero position, and quite fast. For some reason, I don't chafe in my cargo...
07-12-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By livedarklions

I've never seen it but I have heard doctors...

I've never seen it but I have heard doctors discuss seeing clinically runners who got hyponatremic from overhydration. I suspect there's a lot of variables at play there.
I rode 86 miles in 88...
07-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By livedarklions

Mission?

Mission?
07-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By livedarklions

Too much shaving.

Too much shaving.
07-10-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By livedarklions

Mine are in my laundry room.

Mine are in my laundry room.
07-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,595
Posted By livedarklions

Guess I just imagined the couple of delivery guys...

Guess I just imagined the couple of delivery guys who just stepped right in front of me in exactly this scenario. Sorry, but I don't think the delivery driver is doing the same things as your work...
07-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,595
Posted By livedarklions

Wait, what? If you cross the vehicle in front,...

Wait, what? If you cross the vehicle in front, you can't look back in the lane where the traffic is coming from until you step into the lane. The truck blocks your view of the oncoming traffic. If...
07-10-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

You forgot the flat bar vs. drop arguments. ...

You forgot the flat bar vs. drop arguments.

Let's also not forget the other end of things where carbon, electronic shift, ebikes, bikes costing more than $3000, bikes costing more than $5000 and...
07-10-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

Bike horror fanfic. Now there's a thread topic!

Bike horror fanfic. Now there's a thread topic!
07-10-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

Cargo shorts are incredibly practical for long...

Cargo shorts are incredibly practical for long rides. I definitely wear them tight.
The only padding I wear is a pair of boxer shorts.
07-10-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By livedarklions

Next mission: Bartending school or barber college.

Next mission: Bartending school or barber college.
07-10-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By livedarklions

Survivor: ...

Survivor:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20200710_081732723_91fde25780da5419abaa17d34ed602c64acf7f84.jpg
Sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. Think they still...
07-10-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

I have a Serotta Atlanta and a 1995 Allez Pro,...

I have a Serotta Atlanta and a 1995 Allez Pro, both lugged steel frames. Shimano 600 on both--I'd fix you before I'd let you fixie either of them.
07-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

I don't wear jeans, but I've done lots of 150...

I don't wear jeans, but I've done lots of 150 mile rides in cargo shorts. What can I say, I'm a hardass.
07-10-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

I think you should ride in whatever makes you...

I think you should ride in whatever makes you comfortable and you owe no one an explanation. A couple of us are responding to a poster who has been arguing nonsensically for years that upright bike...
07-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

My bike doesn't attack me as long as I keep...

My bike doesn't attack me as long as I keep repeating "Who's a good bike? You're a good bike! Good bike, good bike."
07-10-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

I'm sure you have very good reasons for wearing...

I'm sure you have very good reasons for wearing lycra when you do. I'm also pretty sure "protecting yourself from your bike" isn't one of them. Correct me if I'm wrong.
07-10-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

Brifters.. I like my '90s steel racing bikes.

Brifters.. I like my '90s steel racing bikes.
07-10-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

What is the bike supposed to do to us if we don't...

What is the bike supposed to do to us if we don't wear lycra? Call us names?

I wear cargo shorts. I don't believe I've ever worn lycra anything in my entire life.
07-10-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

My feelings when I see a bike like that is a mix...

My feelings when I see a bike like that is a mix of nostalgia because it's the kind of thing I used to ride and relief I don't have to ride it anymore.

I'm happy to see those kind of bikes get...
07-10-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

Twitter has automated insult comedy. Roasts are...

Twitter has automated insult comedy. Roasts are like standing in line for the bank teller.
07-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,595
Posted By livedarklions

Generally, I don't take blocking bike lanes...

Generally, I don't take blocking bike lanes terribly serious as I can look behind me to see if it's safe to shift over. What really bugs me is when the driver insists on getting back into his truck...
07-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

Not defensive, just a tad cranky. I probably...

Not defensive, just a tad cranky. I probably overreacted, but I'm just getting sick of the "everything is an argument" style of thread in these here parts.

I would probably hate riding that bike,...
07-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By livedarklions

Did the gas station have a security camera?

Did the gas station have a security camera?
07-10-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By livedarklions

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gxO758l7JVM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gxO758l7JVM
07-10-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By livedarklions

It's been turned into the subject of a troll...

It's been turned into the subject of a troll thread?

Glad you like your bike, I don't get why saying I'd prefer to ride something else is declaring that bike "wrong."

Feel free to tell me to...
07-10-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

Between the seat and the chain ring, that looks...

Between the seat and the chain ring, that looks like the least tempting bike ever. Maybe you can make bike camouflage a side job.

When I was a teenager, I would sometimes ride my mom's Schwinn...
07-09-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,177
Posted By livedarklions

Or shot flak at Nazi planes.

Or shot flak at Nazi planes.
07-09-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By livedarklions

It's a target of opportunity, just about the...

It's a target of opportunity, just about the easiest part to steal if it's not locked.

I have a habit from when I was a kid and the theft problems were a lot worse of locking the front wheel and...
07-09-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

He's just having fun with you, the "all photos...

He's just having fun with you, the "all photos must be of the drive side" thing is a running joke.
07-09-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, a $25 car plug compressor is actually a...

Yeah, a $25 car plug compressor is actually a great pump for large volumes, and should probably be kept with your car whenever you're driving.
07-09-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,733
Posted By livedarklions

Even a village smithy working under a chestnut...

Even a village smithy working under a chestnut tree could economically build a steel frame?
07-09-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

Looks really bad (good)!

Looks really bad (good)!
07-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,733
Posted By livedarklions

I'm just amused that people are "anti" any frame...

I'm just amused that people are "anti" any frame material. I guess there might be an environmental argument against carbon (probably pretty weak), but otherwise why would anyone care about the...
07-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

​​​​​​I just want him to keep posting. People...

​​​​​​I just want him to keep posting. People from different parts of the world posting about how and what they ride is what general cycling should be about.
07-08-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

Believe it or not, you guys aren't the cool kids...

Believe it or not, you guys aren't the cool kids table.
07-08-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

Don't think "ugly American" is race baiting ,...

Don't think "ugly American" is race baiting , rather it's a reference to an ugly attitude towards other cultures that may or may not have been at play here. I did go back and see that OP didn't...
07-08-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

OP has addressed that in several threads. Maybe...

OP has addressed that in several threads. Maybe actually read it before you respond? You have to deal with soldiers stopping you, anticipate gang reactions, deal with overt class discrimination, and...
07-08-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,190
Posted By livedarklions

It's a drug: ...

It's a drug:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20046983
07-08-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,682
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think the "ugly American" comment was...

I don't think the "ugly American" comment was directed at you. You're taking the op seriously and giving a reasonable opinion on why you don't think this effort succeeded, that's actually...
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