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07-23-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,300
Posted By livedarklions

That'th dethpicable!

That'th dethpicable!
07-23-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,180
Posted By livedarklions

I'm afraid my favorite hand signal isn't at all...

I'm afraid my favorite hand signal isn't at all cryptic, and is flipped as a reflex when I get honked at from behind. The manual doesn't tell me which hand to use for that one.
07-23-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By livedarklions

When I start riding in the humidity, the brakes...

When I start riding in the humidity, the brakes on my FX 3 squeal so loudly, people a half block away turn around to figure out where it's coming from. On a MUP, people think I'm riding like a nut...
07-23-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By livedarklions

That seems a lot of engineering complexity to get...

That seems a lot of engineering complexity to get rid of the very minor problem of cross chaining.

I think you would have to change the name of the non-cog part from derailleur to railleur, or...
07-23-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

Nuh-uh!

Nuh-uh!
07-23-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By livedarklions

If you really want to avoid wear, don't ride the...

If you really want to avoid wear, don't ride the bike.

Solutions can be worse than the problems they are intended to address. If your legs are ok with shifting for this purpose, no harm in doing...
07-23-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By livedarklions

Universal rules are hard to come by, but we all...

Universal rules are hard to come by, but we all develop habits and practices based on our environments and views of probabilities. I suspect some of this is regional. I ride and drive in New...
07-22-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By livedarklions

Sometimes people with seizure disorders wear...

Sometimes people with seizure disorders wear helmets just in case.
07-22-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,344
Posted By livedarklions

It doesn't now. Just an audible signal that...

It doesn't now. Just an audible signal that isn't a whistle or siren. Announcing a pass is fine.
07-22-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,180
Posted By livedarklions

I sigal my left turns religiously, but almost...

I sigal my left turns religiously, but almost never bother signalling a right turn at all, unless I'm shifting lanes to the right, and then it's always a matter of pointing right with my right hand. ...
07-22-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By livedarklions

No idea if the performance enhancing is for real...

No idea if the performance enhancing is for real or not, but the theory suggests this could be really dangerous. Basically, the idea is that the muscles will burn the ketones first and then the...
07-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

No idea if the vinegar has anything to do with...

No idea if the vinegar has anything to do with that, but glad it came down.

For me, I find that activity level has more to do with my cholesterol levels than anything I consume.
07-20-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By livedarklions

The machine is supposed to prevent me from...

The machine is supposed to prevent me from wearing out, the reverse definitely takes a back seat. I use the gears I need, and really don't care if it takes a few miles off a replaceable part.
07-20-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By livedarklions

Sounds like a great way to get fat fast.

Sounds like a great way to get fat fast.
07-19-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

I just checked back to your op That is definitely...

I just checked back to your op That is definitely not what you did. You were very specific in what op shouldn't eat, emphasized the keto diet, and linked to a commercial site in such a way that you...
07-19-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By livedarklions

. I believe the criteria for being a real...

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I believe the criteria for being a real cyclist is whether what you do and have matches with the practices and equipment of people who take themselves way too seriously.

In that thread, I was...
07-18-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

See above in this endless thread. Part of the...

See above in this endless thread. Part of the reason I am annoyed with you is that you obviously had not read this thread when you posted. This was at least the second go-round on this topic, and...
07-18-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,103
Posted By livedarklions

A bit of a tangent here, but I have decided that...

A bit of a tangent here, but I have decided that UniChris has to have a pinwheel on him when he rides if he wants to keep posting on a bicycle forum. He has to have two wheels, but no one said they...
07-18-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By livedarklions

Setting aside the absurd idea that anyone needs...

Setting aside the absurd idea that anyone needs an excuse for their preferred cadence, am I the only one who can't make head or tail out of this paragraph?

What the heck do polio and ms have to do...
07-18-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By livedarklions

I find that I vary my cadence on hills based on a...

I find that I vary my cadence on hills based on a lot of factors, including how tired I am, the heat, and winds. If I'm tired or getting overheated, I will spin a hill in a lower gear, but if I'm up...
07-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By livedarklions

God I love it when people say what I am doing...

God I love it when people say what I am doing can't be done.
07-18-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, I dispute that. I ride many miles on the...

Yes, I dispute that. I ride many miles on the mid-20s mph in very high gear in the flat. I am most definitely not soft pedaling it and I am flying past people pedaling a lot faster than I am., I...
07-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,344
Posted By livedarklions

If that is the"bikeway" I think you mean, I do...

If that is the"bikeway" I think you mean, I do the same thing. There's several miles where doing that is nuts, but there's also several where it's basically straight and almost empty.
07-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, our fat cells didn't get the memo.

Obviously, our fat cells didn't get the memo.
07-18-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,103
Posted By livedarklions

In my thinking, body heat increasing beyond a...

In my thinking, body heat increasing beyond a certain point really messes with metabolic feedback loops.
07-18-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,103
Posted By livedarklions

I had heat exhaustion once in my teens, and the...

I had heat exhaustion once in my teens, and the lead up to it sounds almost exactly like what you are describing. The problem is that you can feel like you're keeping just ahead of it, and then it's...
07-18-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

So two people who just advised a sixteen year old...

So two people who just advised a sixteen year old who is very active, basically in good shape who wants to lose a little belly fat that he should adopt a diet that is 80% fat and 20% protein, can't...
07-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,103
Posted By livedarklions

Be careful here. You might have been flirting...

Be careful here. You might have been flirting with heat stroke, which has little to do with food.
Sounds like you were in heat exhaustion, and your breaks in the shade were what saved you. You...
07-17-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

Never fails-any nutrition thread will draw in the...

Never fails-any nutrition thread will draw in the keto garbage. Glad this stupid fad is finally fading.
07-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By livedarklions

Personally, I wouldn't ever want to go back to DT...

Personally, I wouldn't ever want to go back to DT shifting. Sounds like you're going down another path anyway, but I would definitely recommend trying out a DT bike before you change to it on your...
07-17-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,300
Posted By livedarklions

That's fair. Generally, though, in a city, I...

That's fair. Generally, though, in a city, I find I'm usually able to route on streets with few enough stops to keep my average speed up above 15.
07-17-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By livedarklions

I like the wheelie kid best. Dumb enough to be...

I like the wheelie kid best. Dumb enough to be funny, and not likely to go too horribly wrong.
07-17-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

There is no way that anyone would believe that...

There is no way that anyone would believe that riding on a berm is practicable. Now you're just making garbage up.

The lack of pulling over is cops interpreting the law. What you think it means...
07-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, and I should definitely add that I will be...

Oh, and I should definitely add that I will be rooting for you and want to know how you're progressing! That other thread I linked made a lot of people happy, I think you might want to add a post to...
07-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,300
Posted By livedarklions

No, use a drone, and you can change your order...

No, use a drone, and you can change your order while you're en route.
07-17-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By livedarklions

Oddly enough, you're reinventing the wheel with...

Oddly enough, you're reinventing the wheel with this thread. There was a very similar situation very recently, and the OP was actually helped to learn how to ride in this thread:
...
07-17-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,827
Posted By livedarklions

I read a little about that, and apparently the e...

I read a little about that, and apparently the e scooter is not street legal nor sidewalk (pavement) legal there. Why are they even in London? Doesn't sound like there's any place to ride them except...
07-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

And if you ever rode in NH you would know how...

And if you ever rode in NH you would know how laughable that scenario is. People just don't get pulled over for this, ever. The only time this would be an issue is in a situation where you would...
07-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

Counter--the keto diet doesn't work at all for...

Counter--the keto diet doesn't work at all for the vast majority of people who try it.

Nice sales pitch. Flagged.
07-17-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

Says the guy who probably hasn't ridden one foot...

Says the guy who probably hasn't ridden one foot on NH roads.

As someone who actually has ridden many thousands of miles on them in cities and on rural roads, I actually know how these laws work...
07-17-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but since I ride in several states,...

Sorry, but since I ride in several states, including NH and MA, I think you don't know what you're talking about. FRAP is always subjective, and if you're riding in states with lots of five way...
07-17-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,300
Posted By livedarklions

I probably wouldn't ride my pedal bike on a path...

I probably wouldn't ride my pedal bike on a path with such a low speed limit. At that w, the street is a better alternative for anyone actually using the path to get somewhere.
07-16-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

Well, actually riding here, I find it quite...

Well, actually riding here, I find it quite sensible--hugging the curb is a pretty stupid strategy in a lot of places because it puts you right into blind-spotville, and this gives the rider some...
07-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By livedarklions

Well, I'm brilliant enough to be able to tell...

Well, I'm brilliant enough to be able to tell when a video is one continuous shot, unedited, with no jumps or cuts that could actually disguise the whole story, and where there are two such videos...
07-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

I ride on plenty of roads where the speed limit...

I ride on plenty of roads where the speed limit is 55 mph. I do not take the lane on those. I ride on others where I'm basically matching the car speed on my bike, my mass or my horsepower is...
07-16-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure there's no uniformity in how...

I'm pretty sure there's no uniformity in how states define the word "roadway" but I don't care to spend the time researching it.

You are correct, I should have qualified what I said about the...
07-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,300
Posted By livedarklions

I was thinking it would be fun to surround them...

I was thinking it would be fun to surround them with cardboard "walls".
07-16-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,300
Posted By livedarklions

I suspect "confuse a bot" might become a...

I suspect "confuse a bot" might become a competitive sport in the near future. Creative obstacles that paralyze the AI, ideally making them go in small circles.
07-16-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,310
Posted By livedarklions

And if you're riding to pick up a large pizza.

And if you're riding to pick up a large pizza.
07-16-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I'll just stick with saying that if the...

Yeah, I'll just stick with saying that if the state can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that those videos are authentic, he should be convicted of at least misdemeanor assault.
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