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07-16-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Leisesturm

No thanks, I might want to stay. Hey you wouldn't...

No thanks, I might want to stay. Hey you wouldn't by any chance know where your PM comes down on the subject of asylum seekers would you?
07-16-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Leisesturm

Speak for yourself. I could have shared that lane...

Speak for yourself. I could have shared that lane with the selfish motorist. If that lane wasn't wide enough for a bike and car then none are. And that's about right innit? See, that's why bikes have...
07-16-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Leisesturm

Are you sure we saw the same video? Cowering to...

Are you sure we saw the same video? Cowering to the right edge of the lane? OMG. So the car came over and hit him? Because I saw plenty of daylight between him and the parked cars he was avoiding. I...
07-16-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Leisesturm

Right turning cars will not move if any part of...

Right turning cars will not move if any part of your body is still in the right turn lane no matter how far left you are. Only if you leave that lane completely and take a position in the left hand...
07-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Leisesturm

Is the o.p.'s chain slightly too long now? Seems...

Is the o.p.'s chain slightly too long now? Seems like it should need a link out. At least the chain should have been thought about. Ignorance is not always bliss.
07-16-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,597
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know about your state/city but in mine we...

I don't know about your state/city but in mine we have the data from the pilot rollout of the scooter program: 100% of the riders surveyed would have WALKED if the scooter had not been there. None...
07-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Leisesturm

The distance the driver had to the car in the...

The distance the driver had to the car in the next lane isn't really that important. The fact that they had a good 2' of room to the left of their own lane IS important. They never deviated from a...
07-16-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm 60. I am definitely healthier at 60 than...

I'm 60. I am definitely healthier at 60 than either of my parents were, but my parents did not come to the US until they were almost 40. Cause of death on my fathers Death Certificate is Prostate...
07-16-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

Tell me about it. It's really quite insane and...

Tell me about it. It's really quite insane and also unsustainable.
07-16-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

Which is why I generously allowed that it might...

Which is why I generously allowed that it might legitimately fit in both LCF and A&S. But, if it really must go in only one then it should be LCF. A&S needs to stop or at least reduce the amount of...
07-15-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

What is the point of writing an article like that...

What is the point of writing an article like that if not to make the reader THINK about the LCF connection? OMG they're coming for my car! Could you read a lengthy article about healthy eating of...
07-15-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't see why it would have to go back to...

I don't see why it would have to go back to Calfee, but I might, if it was my bike, at least consult with them on options. They might have some in mind. Beyond that, you would want to know the...
07-14-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't recall conflating riding FRAP with riding...

I don't recall conflating riding FRAP with riding a shoulder (should one be present). What I said was, in essence: stay the bleep out of the way of faster traffic. It's really that simple. I thought...
07-12-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh ... someone has to be the Debbie Downer in...

Sigh ... someone has to be the Debbie Downer in all this optimism. I guess the nasty chore falls on yours truly ... my dad smoked till he was in his 50's, was diagnosed as diabetic at 44 but lived to...
07-12-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

Yes, a majority. I didn't say they do anything...

Yes, a majority. I didn't say they do anything but they do get upset at the mere sight of a cyclist being a cyclist it gets worse if that cyclist runs a red light or takes the lane. That's bad...
07-12-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Leisesturm

If the training wheels are mounted high enough so...

If the training wheels are mounted high enough so that the bike can lean, say 10* at least, then the rider will (can) learn how to balance (so the training wheels do not touch) but if they lose their...
07-12-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By Leisesturm

As a born and lifelong NY'er presently living...

As a born and lifelong NY'er presently living away from the city, I keep up with current events via podcasts of shows originating there. This episode caught my attention:...
07-12-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

The car was overtaking him. I'll say it again:...

The car was overtaking him. I'll say it again: the car was OVERTAKING him. Even a horn advocate has to understand that horns are not going to be effective when you are being overtaken by a much...
07-12-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

There is in the lane and in the lane. Obviously....

There is in the lane and in the lane. Obviously. Or maybe it isn't that obvious. If we can't agree that most roads at least have a fog stripe we can't have a discussion. There will be at least 12" of...
07-11-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Leisesturm

Well now I am right confused. Is they is or is...

Well now I am right confused. Is they is or is they ain't road pedals? And if they is, why would MTB cleats work? I'm not going to go look it up. But I think to be helpful to the o.p. someone should....
07-11-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Leisesturm

What kind of disc brakes are these? Brand? Model?...

What kind of disc brakes are these? Brand? Model? I think it is now time to check the brakes themselves and it sounds to me like you may want to take it to the shop to have it done right by people...
07-11-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By Leisesturm

At the bike shop in Portland (Beaverton actually)...

At the bike shop in Portland (Beaverton actually) where the inventor used to work the EVT mirror doesn't cost any more than any other mirror of its type.
07-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

Definitely LCF fodder. People never stop to think...

Definitely LCF fodder. People never stop to think about the millions, yes millions, of people for whom driving is simply not possible. Forget the ubiquitous legal issues, consider blindness ... not...
07-10-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

Ah, you clearly haven't done much reading in the...

Ah, you clearly haven't done much reading in the LCF forum.
07-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

Hmm. Seems to me this is a better fit for the...

Hmm. Seems to me this is a better fit for the Living Car Free forum. Should be moved or <gasp> crossposted there FWIW
07-09-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't need to spend a single dollar to get a...

You don't need to spend a single dollar to get a proper fit. Hop on over to this website (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp) and follow their instructions for...
07-09-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,600
Posted By Leisesturm

My 1999 Passat had so much grunt off idle that...

My 1999 Passat had so much grunt off idle that all you had to do was lift the clutch to start moving. Even on a hill, it didn't matter, just lift and go. I don't remember the idle being more than 750...
07-09-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,600
Posted By Leisesturm

I like it! Chapeau.

I like it! Chapeau.
07-09-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By Leisesturm

That doesn't mean it has to be that way. It's...

That doesn't mean it has to be that way. It's just the end result of years of acculturation. The people that make and sell saddles aren't going to complain.
07-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By Leisesturm

A Trek Domane is a high performance bike. About...

A Trek Domane is a high performance bike. About as kindly as I can put it is that the o.p. uses an awful lot of "I thinks" and "might be's" and other imprecision to be the kind of cyclist that...
07-09-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By Leisesturm

Beats me ... I mean ... how would I know? ...

Beats me ... I mean ... how would I know?
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07-09-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

Guess you managed to miss the all caps in my...

Guess you managed to miss the all caps in my post. But no, I'm not complaining about what anyone else does. Rock on. I'm complaining about the shaming that goes on of those who don't want to go along...
07-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

I wish you wouldn't continually characterize my...

I wish you wouldn't continually characterize my intellectual property as 'silly' or 'unhinged' or whatever dismissive term you can come up with. Stop stalking me. What would a kayaker know about any...
07-08-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,958
Posted By Leisesturm

Since when is starch (i.e. carbs) a 'supplement'?...

Since when is starch (i.e. carbs) a 'supplement'? That's what I wanna know.
07-08-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

It's so ironic all the arguments for making...

It's so ironic all the arguments for making ourselves visible, heard, 'relevant', etc. on the road. Seriously, do you think only cyclists that were riding ninja get creamed? You CAN be hit by a...
07-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Leisesturm

Knowing nothing more about it (not even what an...

Knowing nothing more about it (not even what an FNG is) I would have to agree. I mean ... seriously, how bad can the brakes possibly be? The brakes on my Trek 1.1 are reputed to be bad as well. I...
07-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

It is my experience that drivers do not normally...

It is my experience that drivers do not normally ride on the fog stripe and certainly not to the right of the fog stripe. Based on only that, that's where I ride. I really don't see how your singular...
07-08-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

Did you read the o.p. clarification of the...

Did you read the o.p. clarification of the incident? They posted it hours before this response from you. This is not the same kind of situation at all.Hon They did not even see the car. It was also...
07-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

This was a non-event that IMO was not even worthy...

This was a non-event that IMO was not even worthy of the time it took to type it up and post it here. All you did was inflame the passions of those with the usual fear responses surrounding vehicular...
07-08-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

What if that driver had the stereo cranked? What...

What if that driver had the stereo cranked? What if that driver had earbuds in? What if ... what if that driver was/is deaf? Do you want to put everything on the driver when its your precious six on...
07-07-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... lived in NYC all my life. Have...

I don't know ... lived in NYC all my life. Have heard all kinds of horns. Doesn't seem to keep anyone any safer! Moved to the West Coast (Oregon) and had to drive to Southern California to get my...
07-07-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By Leisesturm

That fork looks kind of flimsy to me.

That fork looks kind of flimsy to me.
07-04-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

Why should someone who will never ride at night...

Why should someone who will never ride at night be forced to pay for lights they will never use? I don't know anyone who rides without lights at night. I can't, I need lots of light to see where I am...
07-04-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Leisesturm

My ex-GF (now wife) was born blind and never will...

My ex-GF (now wife) was born blind and never will learn how to balance a bicycle. She is strong though and with me doing the balancing we are formidable in the tandem club. Riding a tandem as a...
07-04-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

There is an old proverb attributed to ancient...

There is an old proverb attributed to ancient Jewish culture: "Trust in God but tie up your Camel." It could be relevant in this discussion paraphrased thus: "Trust that drivers will see you, but...
07-04-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know why you are working so hard to try...

I don't know why you are working so hard to try and discredit me. I used 'strobe' deliberately. I know what 'irony' means. I also know what 'anecdote' means as well.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know about you but I think an Electra...

I don't know about you but I think an Electra Amsterdam and a Copenhagen Wheel are an especially apt (culturally) pairing ... the hub gear goes away though ... good riddance?
07-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,142
Posted By Leisesturm

Some posters will challenge the validity of and...

Some posters will challenge the validity of and find a credible example of an exception to any statement presented as an absolute that a reasonable person might make. I wonder who will take this one...
07-03-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know if you've ever driven in the US and...

I don't know if you've ever driven in the US and Canada but there are "intersections" here where two highways may cross one another with no signalling. Think about it. An overcast day, a sports...
07-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,126
Posted By Leisesturm

Whatever. I don't run my lights during the...

Whatever. I don't run my lights during the daytime and don't intend to. I could easily halve the life of my batteries by doing that. I buy decently priced battery packs and by not using them in the...
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