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08-24-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By livedarklions

Look,if you have the votes to pass bike lane...

Look,if you have the votes to pass bike lane measures, great! But if you think "making residents choose" between two things they don't want is an actual strategy, I can't help you. Spoiler alert --...
08-24-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By livedarklions

I'd add one part excuse for finding a good lunch...

I'd add one part excuse for finding a good lunch 50-80 miles from home, but I think that might just be me.
08-24-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By livedarklions

Strict enforcement? Where are all these traffic...

Strict enforcement? Where are all these traffic cops going to come from? It's a pipe dream.
08-24-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By livedarklions

That's a good list. If one of the parents is...

That's a good list. If one of the parents is riding a bike with a rear rack, a trunk bag could hold all of it. Might need several tubes if the wheels are different sizes on the kid's bikes.
08-24-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By livedarklions

If there's plenty of room on the right, I really...

If there's plenty of room on the right, I really don't care about that, I don't mind moving a little to the right. If they're crowding my lane so I'd have to go way to the edge, I'm yelling at the...
08-24-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By livedarklions

I do absurd amounts of riding (my record is 168...

I do absurd amounts of riding (my record is 168 miles in a day, and have done several 140+ mile rides this summer), and the secret for me is to keep it fun. Take breaks whenever I feel like it, stop...
08-24-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By livedarklions

Keep doing 50 mile rides and you'll continue to...

Keep doing 50 mile rides and you'll continue to get faster (or lots of 20 mile ride or whatever). It pretty much happens no matter what you do, the more you ride the faster you get. Like I said...
08-23-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,710
Posted By livedarklions

That sound has a fingernails on chalkboard effect...

That sound has a fingernails on chalkboard effect on me as well.
08-23-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By livedarklions

I did a little research on this because I use...

I did a little research on this because I use very high gears all the time, and became convinced the notion of knee injury by too high gear must be a myth. Frankly, the mechanical reasons people...
08-23-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By livedarklions

"The Unusable Gear" sounds like a song from a...

"The Unusable Gear" sounds like a song from a "Man of La Mancha" parody.
08-23-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,710
Posted By livedarklions

I'm more than half-joking, and to call this a...

I'm more than half-joking, and to call this a half-baked thought would be an insult to half-baked thoughts everywhere, ut maybe the real problem is that bikes are just too quiet. Is there a grown-up...
08-23-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By livedarklions

I never said anything about the Santa Monica...

I never said anything about the Santa Monica freeway other than it was a classic example of interest group politics. It takes a major failure of reading comprehension to twist that into I was...
08-23-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,517
Posted By livedarklions

I lied. Sue me.

I lied. Sue me.
08-23-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By livedarklions

I think you and I have had very similar...

I think you and I have had very similar experiences, and there's a really simple explanation for it. You're going 2-3 mph faster because you are working harder. When I went from several decades of...
08-23-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,517
Posted By livedarklions

Careful with that being Hemingway biit--I heard...

Careful with that being Hemingway biit--I heard it doesn't end well.
08-23-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,517
Posted By livedarklions

This is great! I'll leave you two to sort out...

This is great! I'll leave you two to sort out whether you think you are Hemingway or if this is Lincoln/Douglas.

I'm out of this thread. This isn't a genre--it's the 14th sequel to the movie...
08-23-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By livedarklions

That's the umpteeneth time you've asserted that,...

That's the umpteeneth time you've asserted that, and it's still untrue. Virtually every MUP has a rule/law that cyclists MUST yield to pedestrians. In other words, pedestrians have more rights on the...
08-23-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, and speaking of cell phones, I have found...

Oh, and speaking of cell phones, I have found this thing extremely useful. In addition to my phone, I pack a folding lock, a battery charger and a protein bar in mine, and the touch screen works...
08-23-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By livedarklions

This is good enough for almost all rear light...

This is good enough for almost all rear light purposes and great value:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H4R3LPX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My front light--I don't do...
08-23-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By livedarklions

Registration is an incredibly stupid idea that...

Registration is an incredibly stupid idea that has failed every time it's been tried. The sticker or plate requirement is so difficult to enforce by itself that it's almost universally ignored...
08-23-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,109
Posted By livedarklions

Growing up in Minneapolis, I was very fond of the...

Growing up in Minneapolis, I was very fond of the Lake Harriet water pump.
08-23-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,517
Posted By livedarklions

OK, so these threads always have the same arc,...

OK, so these threads always have the same arc, newbie posts something about not understanding how people spend more or less than their price point, we all jump in to say it doesn't matter what other...
08-22-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,487
Posted By livedarklions

I have become expert in shooing wild turkeys out...

I have become expert in shooing wild turkeys out of my lane, having had to do so twice now. The first time, I convinced an entire flock not to cross a four lane highway. Had they done so, I do not...
08-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,517
Posted By livedarklions

People have different...

People have different needs/wants/resources/commutes/bike storage arrangements so they have different buying preferences.

I like riding the hell out of relatively inexpensive bikes and the...
08-22-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By livedarklions

I realized after I posted that I actually do run...

I realized after I posted that I actually do run big/big on my CX bike on hills. The bike doesn't complain about it and has a pretty bad front derailleur, so it's just easier to stay on the large...
08-21-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By livedarklions

I say "passing on your left". Putting the verb...

I say "passing on your left". Putting the verb in seems to help. I think "On your left" is inherently confusing, and even "I'm on your left" would be better.
08-21-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By livedarklions

It's not for weight, it's aerodynamics: ...

It's not for weight, it's aerodynamics:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-dimples-in-golf-ba/
08-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By livedarklions

Good call on the homicide charges. Even if that...

Good call on the homicide charges. Even if that wasn't a red light, the speed is absurdly high.

Any idea why the charges include criminal solicitation and criminal facilitation? I'm guessing...
08-21-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By livedarklions

Half right--one of them is actually for a...

Half right--one of them is actually for a microphone.
08-21-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By livedarklions

Let's make this simple--a $4000 bike for 12 mile...

Let's make this simple--a $4000 bike for 12 mile rides is extravagant, and you will never be able to "justify" it rationally. If you will enjoy owning such a bike so much that it doesn't matter that...
08-21-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By livedarklions

I'm not riding any path with a 15 mph speed...

I'm not riding any path with a 15 mph speed limit, I'd much prefer the street, but if I were riding faster than that, I'd announce my passes for sure.

The MUPs I ride on don't have speed limits,...
08-21-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By livedarklions

Since the OP has gotten his/her question answered...

Since the OP has gotten his/her question answered definitively, we can now commence with the silly answers.

I use them to store sesame seeds in case of an acute fat/protein deficiency. Also...
08-21-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,849
Posted By livedarklions

I'm taking the question to be about whether you...

I'm taking the question to be about whether you can realistically expect to improve that, and maybe how.

This probably isn't the right forum for that. Try this one instead:
...
08-21-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,700
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure I'm going to take a threat at the...

I'm pretty sure I'm going to take a threat at the side of the road more seriously than one I read online.
08-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,700
Posted By livedarklions

Actions that fall short of deliberate attempts to...

Actions that fall short of deliberate attempts to cause a crash also matter. Blasting people with airhorns at short range, close-passing them, screaming at them at close range out of a passenger...
08-21-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,710
Posted By livedarklions

Very rarely, I will get a headphone wearer yell...

Very rarely, I will get a headphone wearer yell at me for not saying anything. "I did, twice" is my usual true response, and I don't hang around to discuss the matter further.

My version of your...
08-21-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By livedarklions

What usually gets lost in these discussions is...

What usually gets lost in these discussions is that riders' bodies are not standard issue. All we can really offer you is "it does/does not work for me". There is no substitute for trying things...
08-21-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By livedarklions

You are answering your own question. You...

You are answering your own question. You consider paying more than necessary to be a waste if it isn't an investment. I'm assuming you're not a competitive racer, in which case the notion of...
08-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
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: 2,560
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: 45
Views: 2,060
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: 2,202
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: 45
Views: 2,060
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: 1,575
Posted By livedarklions

Yes.

Yes.
08-20-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,560
Posted By livedarklions

A rising tide lifts all boats.

A rising tide lifts all boats.
08-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,560
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: 45
Views: 2,060
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: 19
Views: 989
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: 959
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: 6,178
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...
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