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09-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,725
Posted By livedarklions

That's simplistic. There are actions that can't...

That's simplistic. There are actions that can't be predicted at all, and that leave no room for avoidance at any speed. The only way to be 100% safe would be to never pass anyone on a path. I...
09-28-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

Not the question I'm asking. The point I was...

Not the question I'm asking. The point I was making was the ones being brought into LBS for repair/rebuild were obviously problematic ones, and I'd like to get a better sense of whether there is a...
09-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 646
Posted By livedarklions

Related question to the related question-why is...

Related question to the related question-why is the alternative to spandex in these questions always "loose fitting" clothing? I wear tee shirts of varying material, all quite tight. They're not...
09-28-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

Right, but where I have a problem with this is...

Right, but where I have a problem with this is that the bikes you were seeing in the bike shop would, by definition, be ones that were problematic. It's not necessarily a representative sample.
09-28-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 646
Posted By livedarklions

I ride a road bike about 225 miles per week and...

I ride a road bike about 225 miles per week and have never worn padding. For me, it's always seemed like a solution in search of a problem since my butt is very comfortable on a narrow saddle.
...
09-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,042
Posted By livedarklions

So I can convey what exactly I'm talking about...

So I can convey what exactly I'm talking about with several words of context, or I can just use one word to do exactly the same thing? I'm going with the one word.
09-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By livedarklions

Hate to be that guy, but in order to answer the...

Hate to be that guy, but in order to answer the question you have to define what it is you consider cycling. UCI, as burnthesheep mentioned is the recognized authority on bicycling as narrowly...
09-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

I agree with you, which is why my last post said...

I agree with you, which is why my last post said he was going on my ignore list, I'm done and want to get back on topic (broadly defined).

I see a lot of people who ride around on department store...
09-28-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By livedarklions

So, if he's charged as a juvenile, that will not...

So, if he's charged as a juvenile, that will not be public information. Due to confidentiality laws, I doubt we will know what happened to him as a result of this. Y'all can keep sputtering and...
09-28-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By livedarklions

In a previous incarnation, I used to do research...

In a previous incarnation, I used to do research into crime policy and effective law enforcement. The main thing I learned is that it's one of those areas where nobody really KNOWS anything, and...
09-28-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

Totally incompetent trolling. Makes it clear you...

Totally incompetent trolling. Makes it clear you unsuccessfully and hypocritically flagged me. Definitely an F-.
Trust me, no one wants your coaching.

You bore me. /ignore.
09-28-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

What's hilarious is occasionally someone will...

What's hilarious is occasionally someone will argue that right-front or right-rear is inherently superior when it's really just a matter of what you're used to. You can change it if you want.
09-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

Let me guess, when you flagged me, the mods...

Let me guess, when you flagged me, the mods didn't go for it.

I don't respect your hypocritical trolling, but nice try at the misdirection. D-.
09-27-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By livedarklions

Also, overtaking rider should never attempt a...

Also, overtaking rider should never attempt a pass around a blind corner. The person being passed has no safe strategy to deal with the possibility of people swerving to avoid the head on.
09-27-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, no. I don't think you can have any sort of...

Yeah, no. I don't think you can have any sort of sensible answer to the second question if you can't answer the first. either negatively or positively. These questions are too intertwined.

Stop...
09-27-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By livedarklions

Spot on, that's a major problem--distraction is...

Spot on, that's a major problem--distraction is more about hitting people and things outside of the vehicle.


Also, I tend to think deaths per billion miles is a weird measure. and am not sure...
09-27-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 687
Posted By livedarklions

New signature line test.

New signature line test.
09-26-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,983
Posted By livedarklions

I just did a silly 2 mile loop yesterday to round...

I just did a silly 2 mile loop yesterday to round up from 98!
09-25-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

This! I wish I was competent enough to write...

This!
I wish I was competent enough to write this, but I've always thought it would be helpful if there was a sticky post as to what to look for or look out for in an inexpensive bike in General...
09-25-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

You made two posts directly insulting another...

You made two posts directly insulting another member. Spare me your cries of persecution.
Apologize to the person you called "small" and "an overweight, semi-impovershed, ill-mannered malcontented...
09-25-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,983
Posted By livedarklions

An 80 mile ride would be fine for me, not...

An 80 mile ride would be fine for me, not "rounding it up" from 90 would bug me. It's a weird psychological tic, but I've got it.
09-25-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, so in your mind, this means they were going...

Wow, so in your mind, this means they were going east and west at the time they got hit? Are you really so desperate to find a reason that this person's family member was responsible for his own...
09-24-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

I don't have an accusatory tone, I'm making an...

I don't have an accusatory tone, I'm making an accusation. You personally insulted someone, that's a rule violation. Stop it. And if you are going to do it, at least be a little clever. There's...
09-24-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

I think you may be sensing an insult when none...

I think you may be sensing an insult when none was intended. The post he was responding to had an anecdote by you where you talked about the regional management rewarding speed and punishing care at...
09-24-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

And then there's the big crank mountain...

And then there's the big crank mountain descenders that must have a name, but I don't know what it is:

https://www.bikeforums.net/20846581-post130.html
09-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

I get the sense, though, that the quality floor...

I get the sense, though, that the quality floor in a sporting goods store like Dicks tends to be a bit higher than a Walmart--in other words, WM might actually sell a fair amount of total crap bikes...
09-24-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, you sure are bad at trolling. F-

Wow, you sure are bad at trolling.
F-
09-24-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, if you insert a rabbit hole into the...

Actually, if you insert a rabbit hole into the bike, it will make the bike lighter. Assuming, of course, there's no rabbit to occupy it.
09-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

Except those that aren't. Drinking a large e....

Except those that aren't. Drinking a large e. coli colony is not a great idea.

I don't know about you, but I try to keep my food and beverages free of GROSS contamination. If there's enough...
09-24-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArNz8U7tgU4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArNz8U7tgU4
09-23-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

Good luck.

Good luck.
09-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't sports...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't sports drink be a good medium for growing e. coli?
09-23-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

I only put water in mine. I will occasionally...

I only put water in mine. I will occasionally notice a little slimy feel if I haven't cleaned it recently, but no, there's no black stuff. Dirt get on the outside of my bottle, and that is often...
09-23-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

If there's enough stuff growing there to actually...

If there's enough stuff growing there to actually see the slime, I'd bet there's a whole little ecosystem operating there with lots of different types of organisms. Coliform bacteria would not be a...
09-23-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

Bleu cheese mold is a very specific penicillium...

Bleu cheese mold is a very specific penicillium mold with very specific properties. If you're drinking through a bunch of slime, who the hell knows what molds and bacteria are in there? Keep in...
09-23-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By livedarklions

I think this might be backwards if we're going to...

I think this might be backwards if we're going to be of any help. Maybe you should see what's actually available near you, then get our opinions on the actual options available to you. Right now,...
09-23-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,328
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, this is why I only put water in water...

TBH, this is why I only put water in water bottles. Yes, they can be cleaned, but it's a PITA. Any sugar water is a perfect growth medium for all sorts of things. If your soda from a fountain has an...
09-23-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

First of all, I am very sorry for your tragic...

First of all, I am very sorry for your tragic loss. None of my quarrels with people on this thread have been aimed at you or anything your family member did or did not do. My arguments have been with...
09-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

Well, motorists are not just like cyclists. ...

Well, motorists are not just like cyclists. First of all, they do bear more responsibility for protecting other people from the consequences of their routing decisions. Second, they are actually...
09-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

Well, if we're going to randomly bold things,...

Well, if we're going to randomly bold things, please let me point out that you were the one who equated drivers with cyclists, "You can't imagine that motorists, like cyclists, don't always have the...
09-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

What can I say, eyes are different, climates are...

What can I say, eyes are different, climates are different, horizon lines are different, road alignments are different. Your experience of this is not a universal truth. I will tell you that about 30...
09-22-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

Good lunch places to stop mid-century.

Good lunch places to stop mid-century.
09-22-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

Drivers have an augmented duty NOT to operate...

Drivers have an augmented duty NOT to operate their vehicles under conditions that are unsafe for others. You can pretend the likelihood that bicyclists will seriously harm another person is the...
09-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

I don't agree that the sun is always easy to...

I don't agree that the sun is always easy to mitigate, I've been in situations where the road is literally lined up directly with the setting sun (not rising, but the principle is the same) and...
09-22-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, the "advocate" JoeyBike was quoting...

Actually, the "advocate" JoeyBike was quoting was, if anything, worse in this regard, basically telling cyclists to stay off the roads when there's any significant traffic, but I understand where...
09-22-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By livedarklions

I have roads near me I avoid riding on in the...

I have roads near me I avoid riding on in the fall evening because they're in a direct line to sundown. I don't know about letting it "fly" as an excuse, but I really don't want to test drivers'...
09-21-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By livedarklions

Good catch! The OP article really is a bit of a...

Good catch! The OP article really is a bit of a hit piece. I'm kicking myself a bit as I didn't spot the obvious zoom lens perspective loss trick used in the photos to make the cars appear crammed...
09-21-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,798
Posted By livedarklions

You just jogged a memory from a few years ago. I...

You just jogged a memory from a few years ago. I did get a small cut in a tire which I booted with part of a to go menu I happened to have in my bag.
09-21-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,798
Posted By livedarklions

I don't like puncture proof tires and my GP5000s...

I don't like puncture proof tires and my GP5000s are resistant enough, I've used Marathons and Gatorskins, and I don't like the way they handle. I often ride on crappy roads because New England,...
09-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,798
Posted By livedarklions

1) Size of tire vs. size of tube. I can carry...

1) Size of tire vs. size of tube. I can carry about 3 tubes, maybe 4 in the space it would take me to carry a tire.

2) Also, likelihood of the mishap. I ride several thousand miles per year,...
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