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10-04-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 375
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Posted By livedarklions

That last statement is absolutely inconsistent...

That last statement is absolutely inconsistent with everything I've observed about riding in the US. In the places I ride, bells cause way more confusion than voice. Your far-fetched scenarios are...
10-04-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

Again, I say "passing on your left". It...

Again, I say "passing on your left". It definitely works for me better than 99% of the time. I agree that clueless people are a problem for any form of communication. Also, most times I announce,...
10-04-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

I ride in the U.S. The use of bells is, by my...

I ride in the U.S. The use of bells is, by my observation, less common than voice announcement or doing nothing in the U.S. Frankly, in the places I ride (and that includes the Minuteman in the...
10-04-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

BS. This idea that a sound carries more...

BS.

This idea that a sound carries more information than actual words is absurd. Talking to people is always a standard.

I don't think it makes a huge difference either way, but I can tell you...
10-04-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,127
Posted By livedarklions

Devout Pythonists reject 42.

Devout Pythonists reject 42.
10-03-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By livedarklions

Comfort is also almost completely subjective. ...

Comfort is also almost completely subjective.

These arguments always degenerate into "You're wasting your money if..." vs. "You're not really riding if you don't....", both of which are utterly...
10-03-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, I just saw a story on Tua Tagovailoa this...

Sorry, I just saw a story on Tua Tagovailoa this morning, and it really bothered me. I've gotten to the point where I'm not sure I can justify to myself watching the NFL.

I don't care what people...
10-03-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

Always the possibility that this is just regional...

Always the possibility that this is just regional variation, but I haven't found that to be the case around my area, even when I ride in the Boston area.
10-03-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

Funny, I yell "passing on your left", so I got...

Funny, I yell "passing on your left", so I got you both covered.

I find that "on your left" and just "left" confuse people because some think you're telling them to move left.

I've worked on...
10-03-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By livedarklions

If they're not impaired by brain injuries. Some...

If they're not impaired by brain injuries.
Some sports might not have a right amount.
10-02-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

Please fix your quotes. I didn't say that.

Please fix your quotes. I didn't say that.
10-02-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

My serious answer would be that you slowed more...

My serious answer would be that you slowed more while getting the handkerchief and putting it back than you did just blowing your nose, thus you had to expend more energy to accelerate after the fact...
10-02-22, 07:20 AM
10-02-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

What I really find annoying about the "you...

What I really find annoying about the "you should've known" bit is that the person behind me is putting me at risk if I have to stop suddenly. They're knowingly taking that risk, but I've been...
10-02-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

It does happen precisely because your bike is not...

It does happen precisely because your bike is not silent either. If the bikes are so close together, it's very hard to sort out the competing sounds of the two bikes.

Anyone who wheel sucks...
09-30-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

He was just noting you phrased it funny:. ...

He was just noting you phrased it funny:.

.".it happens, but certainly is not worthy of retribution unless you have anger management problems..".
09-30-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,127
Posted By livedarklions

Only mostly? Interesting. I probably...

Only mostly? Interesting.

I probably shouldn't tell you this, but the garlic thing is BS. Sage is another matter.
09-30-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,127
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, so now you're calling me an elephant?! ...

Oh, so now you're calling me an elephant?!

Come to think of it, there might be times when turning into an elephant might be better than the same old, same old bat routine.
09-30-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

I hate bells. I find them difficult to locate...

I hate bells. I find them difficult to locate because their volumes vary too much and the tone is too short to triangulate, We're even.

BTW, I've seen plenty of times when people don't know how...
09-30-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

I think you're laying on the nose-pearl clutching...

I think you're laying on the nose-pearl clutching bit a tad thick in this thread.
09-30-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

My eyes rolleth over at this inanity. Please...

My eyes rolleth over at this inanity.

Please show me any confirmed instance of anyone catching anything anywhere from a blown snot rocket that didn't actually hit anyone.
09-30-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

It sure didn't come from this study. ER's...

It sure didn't come from this study. ER's generally don't treat corpses.
09-30-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,127
Posted By livedarklions

Clearly, you didn't take vampirism into account...

Clearly, you didn't take vampirism into account when compiling this. Typical mirror fogger bias on your part.
09-30-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,127
Posted By livedarklions

This is like golf, low score wins. My 1 beats...

This is like golf, low score wins. My 1 beats your 42, always 42.
09-30-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

There's the occasional odd case where it's just...

There's the occasional odd case where it's just easier to say on your right--like when someone's riding on the wrong side with their little kid on training wheels. With pedestrians, it's often easier...
09-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

I've had that experience--"I said it 3 times,...

I've had that experience--"I said it 3 times, loudly, you obviously can't hear through those". "oh, yeah, sorry". People really forget they can't hear.
09-30-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

If I had to stop every time I needed to wipe snot...

If I had to stop every time I needed to wipe snot from under my nose, I'd add many, many minutes to my ride. Not happening.

Seriously don't see any problem with the sleeves or back of the glove. ...
09-30-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

I just need to get over this breathing while...

I just need to get over this breathing while exercising habit, amirite?
09-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By livedarklions

Don't pick on the dead guy.

Don't pick on the dead guy.
09-30-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

Sleeves. At least that way it gets confined to...

Sleeves. At least that way it gets confined to the garment. You lost everyone when you talked about gunking up your hands and bars.
09-30-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

What if you go into space and the Alien sticks to...

What if you go into space and the Alien sticks to your face, and then bursts out of your chest during a group ride? Then you have an even bigger threat to the continuing existence of the human...
09-30-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

“It isn’t true that Hollywood is a bitter place...

“It isn’t true that Hollywood is a bitter place divided by hatred, greed and jealousy. All it takes to bring everyone together is another flop by Peter Bogdanovich.”

-Billy Wilder
09-30-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

You've stumbled upon the real statistical issue...

You've stumbled upon the real statistical issue here--it's 2% of bike accidents, but 1/3 of the fatalities.
09-30-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

Read the damn study. They're addressing exactly...

Read the damn study. They're addressing exactly that point.
09-30-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously, the way op framed this thread is...

Seriously, the way op framed this thread is pretty gross and a bunch of people have bought into it. This was a study published in a journal dedicated to treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. ...
09-30-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

"Bicycle riding is by far the leading cause of...

"Bicycle riding is by far the leading cause of brain injury in the United States."

It's not hard to imagine.
09-29-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

Ever get stuck behind slow moving riders taking...

Ever get stuck behind slow moving riders taking up both sides of a path? They get two polite requests then the very loud demanding one. I've been a singer in a couple of punk bands, my loud is...
09-29-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

That water bottle chug going down wrong is really...

That water bottle chug going down wrong is really embarrassing. Had it happen to me this year as well. People start staring at you like you're Linda Blair..
09-29-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe MoAlpha can either confirm or correct me,...

Maybe MoAlpha can either confirm or correct me, but I've been told (and experience seems to bear this out) that plugging a nostril while blowing your nose is a pretty good way to give yourself an...
09-29-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

I think that's idiotic, but you do you. Suffice...

I think that's idiotic, but you do you. Suffice it to say that deliberate retribution would likely be criminal assault of some nature, so don't whine when you end up in cuffs.
09-29-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

I ride solo, no way I'm pulling off the road/path...

I ride solo, no way I'm pulling off the road/path to deal with snot. I'm more of a runny nose guy so it's usually a matter of wiping my nose than blowing it, but occasionally I need to spit (bug in...
09-29-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By livedarklions

Well, like I said above, I thought this topic is...

Well, like I said above, I thought this topic is only interesting if we stick to discussing stuff we ourselves bought that we decided were big wastes of money. I don't see why anyone's judgment of...
09-29-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but that possibility of the "cloud of...

Sorry, but that possibility of the "cloud of death" was thoroughly debunked in 2020, outdoor transmission rarely if ever happens. The particles are heavier than air, so if they are not made windborne...
09-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,127
Posted By livedarklions

I'm declaring myself the winner. See post 15. ...

I'm declaring myself the winner. See post 15. No one's beaten it.
09-29-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

All of this might be relevant if this was an...

All of this might be relevant if this was an article on how to profile and judge problematic cyclists, but I don't think an approach to trying to figure out how to prevent them from ending up in the...
09-29-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,903
Posted By livedarklions

I guess I don't get where you guys are coming...

I guess I don't get where you guys are coming from when OP had no reason to believe that anyone was going to witness it let alone get hit by it. And someone who doesn't want to risk COVID exposure...
09-29-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By livedarklions

So you do know you definitely weren't the newbie...

So you do know you definitely weren't the newbie me and tomato coupe were talking about, right? I'd hate for you to be under that impression because you've done nothing to be obnoxious.

I've...
09-29-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

I don't do it often, but I have passed on the...

I don't do it often, but I have passed on the right on paths when people seem to be too clueless to figure out they should've stayed to the right in the first place, and I really don't want to have...
09-29-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, neither of you actually read the...

Obviously, neither of you actually read the study, the recommendations are really about how best to get resources out to disadvantaged people so their only transportation option is not riding while...
09-29-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 696
Posted By livedarklions

. 1) The relative size of the problems has...

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1) The relative size of the problems has nothing to do with whether either, both or neither should be discussed as being primarily a "public health" problem. You've made no case for relabeling...
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