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09-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Rails?! We don't need no stinkin' rails!!!

Rails?! We don't need no stinkin' rails!!!
09-19-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! A lot of these were...

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! A lot of these were smart people being worked on by predatory lenders whose incentives were to get the deal to close whether it made sense or not, and they would convince...
09-19-20, 12:24 PM
09-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Superficially, we are disagreeing, but it's a...

Superficially, we are disagreeing, but it's a matter of perspective. My job as a bankruptcy lawyer was working with the victims of the housing bubble--people conned into buying too much house with...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,194
Posted By livedarklions

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm...

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm pretty comfortable doing century -plus rides on old steel racing bikes, so I get the beautiful lugged steel look at a fraction of the cost. I also...
09-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

I may have to borrow money for your retainer.

I may have to borrow money for your retainer.
09-18-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By livedarklions

Nonda Gallery, Nashua NH: ...

Nonda Gallery, Nashua NH:
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Next Mission: A sign containing...
09-18-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

I regret not consulting you before I clicked.

I regret not consulting you before I clicked.
09-18-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, so using the housing bubble as an example...

Yes, so using the housing bubble as an example where people had gotten burned by abandoning conventional wisdom was therefore pretty weird. Outside of the word "bubble", the dot com bubble and the...
09-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By livedarklions

If you don't shower at all, people will avoid you...

If you don't shower at all, people will avoid you and that will lessen your potential exposure.
09-18-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By livedarklions

I thought about that, but the Raleigh logo sure...

I thought about that, but the Raleigh logo sure jumps out on that one, and OP said the only logo was Capri. Turns out there's a lot of bikes with that name. I found at least one Japanese bike....
09-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

So you DO see putting money into a savings...

So you DO see putting money into a savings account as an investment strategy?

And the housing bubble is a really weird example--investing in real estate was traditionally THE prudent strategy.
09-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By livedarklions

Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this?
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/italian-mens-cicli-capri-sport-10-79352943
09-18-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By livedarklions

Let's do this man and his dog one better and...

Let's do this man and his dog one better and celebrate what he was trying to do:
...
09-18-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By livedarklions

I have, though, gone too far the other way,...

I have, though, gone too far the other way, working out a lot while not eating enough to maintain muscle mass. I did that before I went back to cycling so I don't know what effects it would have on...
09-18-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By livedarklions

Not that I have any numbers to support this, but...

Not that I have any numbers to support this, but I suspect as you move further north in the US to places with relatively harsh winters, you find a lot more people who have an annual weight...
09-17-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

What you're suggesting is a complete non...

What you're suggesting is a complete non sequitur. Obviously, one can put one's self in too much debt than one can service, but in that regard, a bicycle debt is NOT different from a mortgage. ...
09-17-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By livedarklions

Nice backpedaling, you certainly implied...

Nice backpedaling, you certainly implied regulation doesn't work when you compared this to the war on drugs.

Texting and driving is already illegal. You're arguing for its legalization with the...
09-17-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Now you've done it! We're going to hear about...

Now you've done it! We're going to hear about real estate being an investment while bikes are not. After all, who can forget the catastrophic bicycle credit collapse of 2008?
09-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Anyone else finding this thread absolutely...

Anyone else finding this thread absolutely hilarious?
09-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

I understand what 100% financing means, I'm just...

I understand what 100% financing means, I'm just saying that if it's not an expensive car and the loan relatively short term, that risk may be rather small.
09-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Depends on the amount, 100% of what? What's the...

Depends on the amount, 100% of what? What's the repayment term? Also, it makes a lot of sense to finance 100% of a service if you need it now but can't get the money to pay for it if you don't get...
09-17-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, no. You're using subtly different but...

Actually, no. You're using subtly different but perhaps overlapping definitions--he uses "more affordable" to mean "I can buy this thing while using it and not have to forego eating like I would if...
09-17-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Honest question, do you pay cash for your cars? ...

Honest question, do you pay cash for your cars? The whole industry is built on that type of financing. Not sure madness lies that way for everything.
09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Fun example of the complexities of...

Fun example of the complexities of language--"you" in my post is actually plural. There's multiple posts in this thread making the exact same point as your two, again and again.

For what it's...
09-17-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, but I'm pretty sure he's rubber and you're...

Yes, but I'm pretty sure he's rubber and you're glue.

Your snark misfired when he said it wasn't a dilemma for him.
09-17-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Did I say they were? Point is still that you and...

Did I say they were? Point is still that you and BoraxKid are using the word differently and have been going around in circles doing so. I just threw that in to point out that linguistic issues...
09-17-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Credit can be abused. Film at 11. People can...

Credit can be abused. Film at 11. People can also misspend large sums of cash they've built up. It actually happens a lot, there's a whole class of criminals who prey on people who do that.
09-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Again, this is just an argument about the word...

Again, this is just an argument about the word "affordable". Guess what? Words can have more than one meaning, and you two are using the word slightly differently. Big whoop.

Just to muddy the...
09-17-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,530
Posted By livedarklions

Totally agree. Even the Minuteman isn't low...

Totally agree. Even the Minuteman isn't low speed the entire way. It's perfectly reasonable to go 25 mph at the relatively unpopulated northern end. Straight and through basically a swamp, you...
09-16-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Really? That's a lot of posts making that point,...

Really? That's a lot of posts making that point, and they sure seem to think they're arguing about something.
09-16-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

That's a good example of why the video is so...

That's a good example of why the video is so pointless, it doesn't seem to be aimed at any particular audience. If you consider $3000 bikes "low end", you already know the info in it, and if you...
09-16-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

Y'all realize you're just arguing about the...

Y'all realize you're just arguing about the definition of the word "affordable" , right?
That people can acquire more expensive goods immediately if they can amortize the costs is not exactly a...
09-16-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

I think you're right. He lost me at about the 90...

I think you're right. He lost me at about the 90 second mark when I literally couldn't figure out what the point was supposed to be other than talk/brag about how much he was spending on bikes.
09-16-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,832
Posted By livedarklions

I tried, but I couldn't make it halfway through...

I tried, but I couldn't make it halfway through the video. Honestly, if your perspective is that $3000 is a low-end bike, and you have so many expensive bikes that you're using an expensive TT bike...
09-16-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,192
Posted By livedarklions

I also recommend adding a seat to the top of the...

I also recommend adding a seat to the top of the seat post.
09-16-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,241
Posted By livedarklions

Ixnay, or this will get moved to the Pasta &...

Ixnay, or this will get moved to the Pasta & Ramen (P&R) forum.
09-16-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,530
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AA7Ub1c2cI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AA7Ub1c2cI
09-16-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,241
Posted By livedarklions

My understanding is that the ingredients of Cup...

My understanding is that the ingredients of Cup O'Noodles become toxic when exposed to 5G cell signals.
09-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, I get casual short errand runs from the...

TBH, I get casual short errand runs from the posts. I doubt there's enough riding going on to make this a really important question. For me, at least, the difference in ride quality between...
09-16-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,493
Posted By livedarklions

I probably don't disagree with any of that, but...

I probably don't disagree with any of that, but with the caveat that if the strobe is too bright and fast, it makes your position hard to ascertain, and might be asking for the oncoming driver to...
09-16-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,493
Posted By livedarklions

I live in NH where there's a really large number...

I live in NH where there's a really large number of motorcycles (many to and from Laconia, which is a route I often ride on my bicycle), and literally none of the cycles I've seen this year use those...
09-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,241
Posted By livedarklions

This is the point in the thread where indyfabz ...

This is the point in the thread where indyfabz tells us how he produced handmade noodles on the top of Devil's Tower.
09-16-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By livedarklions

Honestly, I really think it's a shame that you...

Honestly, I really think it's a shame that you are using this thread in this way, and I wish that I didn't feel I need to answer this lame-brained assertion. No, drunk driving hasn't been...
09-15-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but this is one of the lamest false...

Sorry, but this is one of the lamest false equivalencies I have ever seen. There's plenty of examples of people changing their driving behavior due to prohibitive laws--when I was a kid, essentially...
09-15-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By livedarklions

And a beer dispenser.

And a beer dispenser.
09-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,482
Posted By livedarklions

Didn't claim that, but I do know quite a bit...

Didn't claim that, but I do know quite a bit about civil liability and can recognize a classic CYA move when I see it. My knowledge about the trail is irrelevant, I didn't say anything about it. ...
09-15-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,482
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, I have a pretty well-educated guess...

Actually, I have a pretty well-educated guess there, gas stations notwithstanding. That's a parking lot full of inventory, and if it's a busy car lot, that's a lot of local traffic moving about the...
09-15-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,482
Posted By livedarklions

My guess is that their insurer insists on some...

My guess is that their insurer insists on some very conspicuous signage. Through traffic of any kind through what is essentially a parking lot is an invitation to lots of low speed collisions. A...
09-15-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,530
Posted By livedarklions

I'd just slightly rewrite your first...

I'd just slightly rewrite your first sentence--"people that get overly obsessed about other people following their version of the rules..."
I haven't noticed such people actually obeying the real...
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