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09-24-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,953
Posted By livedarklions

Absurd assertions abound. Bike lanes have...

Absurd assertions abound. Bike lanes have sections where there are riders ahead of you and when there are not. I'm perfectly capable of slowing from 21 to a speed at which I can safely pass or...
09-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

Gotta say, I ride a fair amount of rural paths...

Gotta say, I ride a fair amount of rural paths and trails, and I rarely if ever see ebikes on them. I honestly am very skeptical of this whole rant.
09-23-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

And as I mentioned, consider the fact that that...

And as I mentioned, consider the fact that that isn't a representative sample of "new" riders.

And that relates to answering the question you quoted how?

Why do you care about their motivation?...
09-23-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

Consider the fact that who you happen to see is...

Consider the fact that who you happen to see is not necessarily a representative sample. Where I ride, ebikes are kind of unusual--I actually encounter more recumbents than I do ebikes, and...
09-23-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 894
Posted By livedarklions

Making the phrase "breakneck speed" extremely...

Making the phrase "breakneck speed" extremely literal.

These things are way more dangerous than bikes. It's crazy to be moving that fast with such a high center of gravity.
09-23-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 536
Posted By livedarklions

I honestly don't think you'd have any reason to...

I honestly don't think you'd have any reason to care about which one I'd choose, but if I had to choose, I would choose the one I most enjoy riding. Do you have a strong preference?

I passed on...
09-23-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,231
Posted By livedarklions

It really is basically the same story every time...

It really is basically the same story every time with this kind of poster. They post some tired stereotype like it's something "edgy", then get all " I guess I hit a nerve" when someone asks them to...
09-23-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,231
Posted By livedarklions

I'm ignorant of such things, but if the aero...

I'm ignorant of such things, but if the aero gloves are not much more expensive than other gloves, are they really much of a waste of money for any cyclist inclined to wear gloves anyway?
09-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,231
Posted By livedarklions

Are you cueing up a "do you shave your hands?"...

Are you cueing up a "do you shave your hands?" thread?

Expect a bunch of hairy palm jokes.
09-23-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,231
Posted By livedarklions

So you personally know 90% of old fat guys who...

So you personally know 90% of old fat guys who buy expensive road bikes? Cool story, bro.
09-22-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

Pain is something that happens as a result of an...

Pain is something that happens as a result of an intense workout or a long hilly ride, but I certainly don't get saying that pain is the point of it. But year, I can definitely relate to the pushing...
09-22-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

Tell us, where did the bad, bad cyclist touch you?

Tell us, where did the bad, bad cyclist touch you?
09-22-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

​​​​​​I actually like most of your posts very...

​​​​​​I actually like most of your posts very much, you just drive me nuts from time to time. If I have one piece of advice, it would be to discard the post as soon as you realize you're referring...
09-22-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,231
Posted By livedarklions

Enjoy your stay, you won't be here long.

Enjoy your stay, you won't be here long.
09-22-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

Good gracious, my road bike is a hair shirt? If...

Good gracious, my road bike is a hair shirt? If I wanted major pain with my exhaustion, I'd take up running. I absolutely don't agree that growth requires one not avoid pain. If you're right about...
09-22-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By livedarklions

They had to rule that out for me a couple years...

They had to rule that out for me a couple years ago when I got several unexplained blood clots. The lab was actually having trouble locating some of the tests that were ordered.
09-22-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By livedarklions

Alas, I think the problem in terms of this as a...

Alas, I think the problem in terms of this as a topic is we can't do anything but guess as to what the Tesla system is going to use as cues based only on lighting--I don't think even Tesla knows...
09-22-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

My comment wasn't meant to be any kind of...

My comment wasn't meant to be any kind of criticism of you, just using my response to imply that I disagree with the way OP framed whatever issue it is we're supposedly discussing in this thread.
09-22-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

I've definitely seen older people pedaling their...

I've definitely seen older people pedaling their ebikes with some effort, and had a conversation with a couple who definitely were doing so because it was more fun to cover the bigger distance for...
09-22-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

No, I think the title f the thread should be "Why...

No, I think the title f the thread should be "Why do other people want things I don't want, and not want things I want?"
09-22-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By livedarklions

No it wasn't, until you hijacked the thread. The...

No it wasn't, until you hijacked the thread. The OP specifically asked to limit the thread to how best to avoid being hit by a Tesla on autopilot.

I think we all should stop indulging your weird...
09-22-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By livedarklions

Boy, that's some pretty crappy sourcing. Two...

Boy, that's some pretty crappy sourcing. Two people speculating about a hypothetical resistance, and assertions about how good the technology might be in the future. And then you quote stuff out of...
09-22-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By livedarklions

I wasn't trying to be harsh at you, but I think...

I wasn't trying to be harsh at you, but I think when you started describing abnormal pain that doesn't go away with rest, you are really asking us to a) diagnose you and b) suggest cures or...
09-21-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By livedarklions

Also, it really doesn't follow that someone...

Also, it really doesn't follow that someone couldn't put the same effort into an ebike ride as they do an acoustic bike ride. If someone is pedaling 150 watts for an hour on the acoustic, they could...
09-21-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By livedarklions

I just had a similar experience on the Minuteman....

I just had a similar experience on the Minuteman. I was riding fast than everyone else on the path so I was passing in the opposite lane quite frequently. I kept hearing the unmistakable sound of...
09-21-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By livedarklions

It is interesting psychologically that the kids...

It is interesting psychologically that the kids would complain because I don't think anyone would complain about a running coach on crutches telling people to push themselves harder. I suspect...
09-21-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,953
Posted By livedarklions

What are you comparing this lane to? Are you...

What are you comparing this lane to? Are you suggesting that people just don't ride in cities? In my experience this arrangement is generally better and faster than trying to ride with the SUVs and...
09-21-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,953
Posted By livedarklions

Guess you never rode on Mass. Ave. I was going...

Guess you never rode on Mass. Ave. I was going that fast, and I wasn't the only one. I hade a fun conversation with a guy about our Serotta Atlantas while pedaling rapidly through some traffic. ...
09-21-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By livedarklions

I did answer your question directly. Obviously...

I did answer your question directly. Obviously if I'm agreeing to a 50% reduction being a good thing, number 1 would be a good thing. 2-4 are completely pointless questions, and really strawman...
09-21-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By livedarklions

If it actually made people safer (not just in...

If it actually made people safer (not just in terms of numbers of deaths, btw), then of course it should be adopted. You made up all that crap about demanding 99% perfection (whatever the hell that...
09-21-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By livedarklions

Honestly. I think threads like this shouldn't be...

Honestly. I think threads like this shouldn't be allowed. I have no idea how many things you should need to have ruled out here, some of which could be quite serious.
For example, I've had pain that...
09-21-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By livedarklions

Getting passed by an ebike affects mine for about...

Getting passed by an ebike affects mine for about a second, then I feel embarrassed for the childish impulse. This confession is basically the only outward expression of it because I know it's...
09-21-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By livedarklions

Frankly, even if the motor is on there because of...

Frankly, even if the motor is on there because of "laziness", so what? I don't get the apoplexy about it just because the motor is on a bicycle rather than a car or a motorcycle. Selfishly, I want...
09-21-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By livedarklions

Even that case doesn't sound like much to...

Even that case doesn't sound like much to complain about (not that you're making a big deal, I just think it's interesting she'd do that and why).
Kinda sounds like her role was basically coaching,...
09-21-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 942
Posted By livedarklions

Or a golf club.

Or a golf club.
09-21-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By livedarklions

Congratulations, I think that may be the most...

Congratulations, I think that may be the most strawman arguments and made-up statistics I have ever seen in a small paragraph. I'm pretty sure no one is satisfied with 40,000 deaths as being...
09-21-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 942
Posted By livedarklions

My last dog encounter actually looked like it was...

My last dog encounter actually looked like it was scary at first. I'm riding down a MUP when all of a sudden two big dogs are running directly at me from the opposite direction, barking and...
09-21-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,842
Posted By livedarklions

I'll admit that flashing lights are a pet peeve...

I'll admit that flashing lights are a pet peeve of mine, but I don't think this is the situation where I think they create the hazard, especially given what you said about aiming them. The problem...
09-21-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,842
Posted By livedarklions

I don't see how I am trying to play devil's...

I don't see how I am trying to play devil's advocate here, so I don't get your first line, but the rest of your post is a really good example of why I'm so annoyed that the reaction of a bunch of...
09-20-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,953
Posted By livedarklions

Well, I just rode the bike lane on Mass. Ave....

Well, I just rode the bike lane on Mass. Ave. from Arlington to Cambridge and back going about 21 mph. Do I still have to imagine it? It was actually pretty well positioned and very fast. I popped...
09-20-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By livedarklions

Trust me, no one wants to be like you. Just...

Trust me, no one wants to be like you.

Just admit you said something dumb. You'll feel relieved.
09-20-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By livedarklions

That joke took me a beat to get. Nice!

That joke took me a beat to get. Nice!
09-20-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By livedarklions

No, but you made a blanket statement that x is...

No, but you made a blanket statement that x is not good enough (not just for OP), and I think it quite appropriate to say that I and many other people find x "good enough". Did this turn into the...
09-20-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By livedarklions

I didn't say it was "necessarily onerous and...

I didn't say it was "necessarily onerous and un-fun". It is, however, onerous and un-fun for me, and I really don't care if you accept that or not. I don't think I'm the only person who likes to...
09-20-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By livedarklions

So is just more "unstructured" riding. If...

So is just more "unstructured" riding.

If I'm in the business of giving advice I think is likely to be considered, telling someone to do more of what got them to the level that they're at seems a...
09-20-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,002
Posted By livedarklions

Reading that forum was like swimming in an...

Reading that forum was like swimming in an outhouse. Frankly, I don't see the point in subjecting yourself to that, but to each his own. I won't be back.
09-20-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,231
Posted By livedarklions

And you know this how? HINT--you don't.

And you know this how?
HINT--you don't.
09-20-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By livedarklions

Naah, that's a one size fits all approach. ...

Naah, that's a one size fits all approach. Regimens are not for everyone. Some of us achieve intensity by just riding without any particular goals in mind other than to have fun and try to go as...
09-20-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,842
Posted By livedarklions

Are you saying there's no visible difference...

Are you saying there's no visible difference between someone deliberately moving to the center of an opposing lane and someone unintentionally drifting across the yellow line? Sorry, but that's just...
09-20-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,842
Posted By livedarklions

I think you won't be able to show your math, and...

I think you won't be able to show your math, and that probability. estimate is completely groundless.

I also think that someone who was there is in a far better position to infer intent or lack of...
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