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Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,338
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: 13
Views: 271
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: 1,703
Posted By Paul Barnard

Outstanding!!!

Outstanding!!!
08-09-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,101
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: 2,495
Views: 390,443
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 390,443
Posted By Paul Barnard

Those old Sea Craft Hulls are highly sought after.

Those old Sea Craft Hulls are highly sought after.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 390,443
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bummer, the riding and the weather are perfect...

Bummer, the riding and the weather are perfect here. My legs and lungs, well that's a different story.

https://i.postimg.cc/Cx4K3f7N/IMG-0238.jpg (https://postimg.cc/tsYyPJLZ)
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 390,443
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ohio Creek Rd Gunnison CO ...

Ohio Creek Rd Gunnison CO

https://i.postimg.cc/VNdVV1Z4/IMG-20200720-091312914.jpg (https://postimg.cc/4KRPKCgh)
07-09-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,459
Posted By Paul Barnard

This one without question. Wearing the pictured...

This one without question. Wearing the pictured tires and rims, I get get in a pretty darned sporty ride. Wearing the tires and rims that are on it now, it's the ideal multi-surface machine for CO...
07-09-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd offer that the best safety tool is what lies...

I'd offer that the best safety tool is what lies between your ears. To that end, I'd recommend reading this book.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QCY8KE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
07-09-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Paul Barnard

It often comes down to officer interpretation of...

It often comes down to officer interpretation of the law, but I have a hunch the language of some law would implicitly allow going across the double yellow to pass a cyclist.
07-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Paul Barnard

If you come upon an obstruction in the road, can...

If you come upon an obstruction in the road, can you cross a double yellow to avoid it? If you com across a car with its flashers on limping slowly with a flat tire, are you legally bound to remain...
07-08-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,593
Posted By Paul Barnard

It takes time in the saddle at speed to build...

It takes time in the saddle at speed to build that level of fitness. I don't have the time to get good enough to hang with certain groups.
07-08-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like seeing color in tires. I hope you find...

I like seeing color in tires. I hope you find what you are looking for.
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Paul Barnard

I do something a little different. On my Lynskey...

I do something a little different. On my Lynskey Backroad I have a set of Conti GP4000 S2 700x28 on some lightweight rims for everyday riding. They indeed feel light and lively. When I go out to...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By Paul Barnard

I live and work in an area where whites are in...

I live and work in an area where whites are in the minority. There are a substantial number of black people with the financial means to ride. Bicycle riders in this area, based on my casual...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Paul Barnard

You've got this! I have found that Sportlegs...

You've got this! I have found that Sportlegs supplement can help with cramping. A lot of triathletes swear by it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Paul Barnard

At what elevation are your lungs acclimated?

At what elevation are your lungs acclimated?
07-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,996
Posted By Paul Barnard

How can you people not realize the danger and...

How can you people not realize the danger and lack of control you experience when your foot isn't securely attached to the pedal on smooth tarmac? What if your foot slips?
...
07-07-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Paul Barnard

DO NOT assume a hybrid will have more relaxed...

DO NOT assume a hybrid will have more relaxed geometry. Some of them have harsher ergos than endurance style road bikes. You may find the inability to shift hand positions uncomfortable as well. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,597
Posted By Paul Barnard

I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!

I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!
07-07-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bar ends will help. Probably quite a bit. They...

Bar ends will help. Probably quite a bit. They will fit your son's bike. I use them on my touring bike. You may have to loosen the brakes and shifters and slide them inward a little to make room....
07-06-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,301
Posted By Paul Barnard

In general, it's not hard for attentive motorists...

In general, it's not hard for attentive motorists to see cyclists during daylight hours and good visibility. Even if cyclists are in shadows or there is a low hanging sun. Bright colors and lights...
07-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,759
Posted By Paul Barnard

You know what else annoys me? They made it so...

You know what else annoys me? They made it so that I can't move my mountain bike wheels and tires over to my road bike. There is no reason extra room can't be built into road frames.
07-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

Unfortunately the location of the item is not...

Unfortunately the location of the item is not always correct on ebay and ebay tolerates it. I have ordered stuff that showed a California location and had a package from China arrive. I have...
07-06-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yelp=extortion. One of volumes of articles on...

Yelp=extortion. One of volumes of articles on how good reviews get filtered out for non-premium subscribers. There have been many credible reports of reviewers having their 5 star rating removed...
07-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,278
Posted By Paul Barnard

It should be pretty easy to tell how many flashes...

It should be pretty easy to tell how many flashes per minute a standard flashing light gives off. In some of the more complex patterns, maybe not as easy. I suppose if you were really concerned you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Paul Barnard

A nice ride through the quiet roads of rural...

A nice ride through the quiet roads of rural South MS. It was the first time I had done 50 since last summer. Auto traffic was almost non-existent.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,402
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you notching that kind of average on 700x40...

Are you notching that kind of average on 700x40 tires?
07-06-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By Paul Barnard

It has always been a saddle or a stem for me. If...

It has always been a saddle or a stem for me. If it happens when I am out of the saddle, it's likely the stem. If it happens with my hands off the bars, it is likely where the post connects to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,979
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am running my first set of GP4000 S2 tires...

I am running my first set of GP4000 S2 tires right now and love them. Of course shortly after I bought them, they phased them out. I have been wondering whether I should scoop up a couple pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 390,443
Posted By Paul Barnard

From my 4th of July half century in rural South...

From my 4th of July half century in rural South MS. At the 35 mile mark, I had been overtaken by just 3 autos!

https://i.postimg.cc/cHTCVq70/107088353-10220072141868340-8928461788887496330-o.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,597
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have been thinking about this ever since it...

I have been thinking about this ever since it happened. This is really gnawing at me. He was such a colorful contributor here. This makes my heart heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,155
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have never done an HC. I have done some Cat 1...

I have never done an HC. I have done some Cat 1 climbs in Colorado, although none of those were in the top 10 most difficult in CO. I stop and take pictures along the way, so I don't know if I can...
07-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,996
Posted By Paul Barnard

We well know that everyone on the internet is a...

We well know that everyone on the internet is a model of fitness, efficiency and expertise. Once you get off the internet and get out riding with mere mortals, you don't see as many of the purported...
07-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

For similar reasons, toss YELP reviews out the...

For similar reasons, toss YELP reviews out the window.
07-01-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

I can normally find what I want on ebay much more...

I can normally find what I want on ebay much more easily than I can on Amazon. It could be that I just don't understand Amazon's sorting/filter convention, but I can filter down to just what I want...
06-30-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,996
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do you need to control your bike to the degree...

Do you need to control your bike to the degree these folks do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idL9cY7x4mA
06-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,996
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an...

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an oddball in that I use both. My road bike has clipless. My touring bike and my MTB have platforms. My MTB used to have clipless. I had platforms on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Paul Barnard

Like so many of you I have played saddle roulette...

Like so many of you I have played saddle roulette for most of my riding days. I have tried some of all shapes sized and levels of firmness and cushion. Some have been unbearable. The best I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,597
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All...

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All of us are richer for him sharing his passion for cycling and for his presence here. I appreciate the color he brought to the forum. He was funny,...
06-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,996
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. ...

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. I had come to a stop at a stop sign. When I started my standing accelerating, I thought I had clipped in. I hadn't. My foot slid off of the pedal...
06-30-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,510
Posted By Paul Barnard

Quite a bit of creative reading on your part. He...

Quite a bit of creative reading on your part. He never suggested such. Like so many others, he noted that the cyclist
has absolute control over whether or not they get doored.
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Paul Barnard

Stone County MS part time here. Welcome. Post...

Stone County MS part time here. Welcome. Post some pics after you hit the 10 post mark.
06-29-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,606
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I pass cyclists I give them the maximum...

When I pass cyclists I give them the maximum practicable cushion. When I get passed, I like the same courtesy. It's not hard.
06-29-20, 04:52 AM
06-27-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have the bike set up and rolling. I got it in...

I have the bike set up and rolling. I got it in the day she left for Colorado, so she hasn't had a chance to ride it. I am taking it out there when I go in two weeks. He first shot at riding it...
06-25-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By Paul Barnard

You obviously have room for improvement.

You obviously have room for improvement.
06-25-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to...

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to fit you just fine.
06-25-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have Microshift shifters and/or derailleurs on...

I have Microshift shifters and/or derailleurs on 4 different bikes. I think very highly of them.

OP, it's a toss up. Get the one that gives you the best feeling.
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