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02-03-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,453
Posted By Paul Barnard

That makes three of us.

That makes three of us.
01-31-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By Paul Barnard

A couple of things here. I have never had a...

A couple of things here. I have never had a bicycle crash because I didn't have enough braking power. I have had several get offs when I inadvertently grabbed too much front brake in a bit of a...
01-15-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,445
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why? Most of us, to one degree or another are a...

Why? Most of us, to one degree or another are a product of and influenced by what surrounds us and what we are exposed to. We are exposed to a constant stream of negativity and divisiveness.
...
12-26-22, 04:11 PM
12-23-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,541
Posted By Paul Barnard

A genuine post like this is certain to get...

A genuine post like this is certain to get abundant traction. Especially given the OPs tenure here.
12-23-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By Paul Barnard

Interestingly, perhaps the most uncomfortable...

Interestingly, perhaps the most uncomfortable bicycle seat I have ever used was on a recumbent. It was like sitting on a hot plank.
12-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,964
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is a sad reality of our modern day world. ...

This is a sad reality of our modern day world. There's literally no reason for anyone without a moral compass not to steal your shtuff.
12-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

He makes a point that is worth discussing. ...

He makes a point that is worth discussing. Earlier in this thread I posted a pic of a divided 4 lane with a shoulder/parking lane. During afternoon rush hour, there can be a good bit of traffic on...
12-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd use the shoulder or sidepath shown in all...

I'd use the shoulder or sidepath shown in all three to those street views. I'd do so with the knowledge that motorists would likely not process me as part of the traffic picture. Left turners,...
12-13-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

I never have understood why some cyclists eschew...

I never have understood why some cyclists eschew ALL bike lanes, MUPs and shoulders because some suck.

The feel I get from your post is that you consider all shoulders the same. There are some...
12-05-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

How would any of us know why?

How would any of us know why?
12-04-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

Experience and street smarts do count. Are they...

Experience and street smarts do count. Are they magic? No. You mentioned getting hit. Looking back, was there anything you could have done to make a difference? How many times have you not been...
12-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,518
Posted By Paul Barnard

This needs to be posted again and again and again...

This needs to be posted again and again and again and again as necessary to remove "hard to see" from the lexicon of those who discuss bicycle safety. Assuming daylight conditions, no cyclist is...
11-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh, I get it now. Cars are nearly invisible too.

Oh, I get it now. Cars are nearly invisible too.
11-27-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Paul Barnard

You'll have to ask Joey. The concept of not...

You'll have to ask Joey. The concept of not seeing a law abiding cyclist is both foreign and frightening to me. He excuses motorists for inattention on a regular basis, just as he exalts the rule...
11-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nearly invisible. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I pray to...

Nearly invisible. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I pray to God that if cyclists are nearly invisible to you, that you have the decency not to drive.
11-27-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Paul Barnard

I believe we need bicycle law and safety taught...

I believe we need bicycle law and safety taught in all drivers education courses. It needs to be tested as well. I'd go so far as supporting that educational requirement as a prerequisite to...
11-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Paul Barnard

Grilled oysters and made gumbo last night. Rode...

Grilled oysters and made gumbo last night. Rode 32 miles this morning. Traditional Thanksgiving meal is in the oven now. Happy Thanksgiving all.
11-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,816
Posted By Paul Barnard

I need to know what happened before what we saw...

I need to know what happened before what we saw on the video.
11-15-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yeppers. We have a pretty good bicycle thread...

Yeppers. We have a pretty good bicycle thread going there.
11-14-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Paul Barnard

We are all guilty of letting our guards down from...

We are all guilty of letting our guards down from time to time. It's human nature. When there are blind spots, a move out of lane, through an intersection, etc. isn't a single glance process. It's...
11-12-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,384
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have started to respond to this thread several...

I have started to respond to this thread several times and opted out. It's a rainy Saturday morning, so why not? There are so many variables in this discussion that I think we are all chasing a...
11-12-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,869
Posted By Paul Barnard

For what it's worth, I am good at detecting which...

For what it's worth, I am good at detecting which posters will be one post wonders. I can often tell as I peruse the list of thread titles. Drop in, ask an inane question and never come back. ...
11-12-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By Paul Barnard

OP, this is an example of the "drift" that I...

OP, this is an example of the "drift" that I mentioned. They apparently missed this part of your post.

"quickly realizing that I should increase that to $800, $1000 max."
11-12-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum. It's a good one as you'll...

Welcome to the forum. It's a good one as you'll see, but often a substantial drift away from the question you ask, as you've seen. There is a LOT going on with this post.

An important question...
11-12-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By Paul Barnard

Big time incorrect. 800-1000 gets you a bike...

Big time incorrect. 800-1000 gets you a bike that will last a lifetime, with durable, functional components.
11-11-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,869
Posted By Paul Barnard

Call me cynical, but I question the genuineness...

Call me cynical, but I question the genuineness of noobs who come in to ask if the nose of their seat is supposed to face the front or the back.
11-10-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,869
Posted By Paul Barnard

You are from California for God's sake. Why...

You are from California for God's sake. Why should anyone expect anything different?
11-08-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,520
Posted By Paul Barnard

Has the OP come back and engaged in the...

Has the OP come back and engaged in the discussion they started?
11-06-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Paul Barnard

That sounds simple and rewarding. I have got to...

That sounds simple and rewarding. I have got to get rid of these tubed set ups of mine. The flats I get on average of about once a year and the 5 minutes it takes to put in a new tube are killing...
11-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,520
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did you call law enforcement on the dog that bit...

Did you call law enforcement on the dog that bit you? If not, that is step number 1.
11-02-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,412
Posted By Paul Barnard

We have a cat that lives in our house. It's...

We have a cat that lives in our house. It's weird.

https://i.postimg.cc/kg0Q4vKw/289513918-10224179840798246-8146387665931001237-n.jpg (https://postimg.cc/18Kn76WN)
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11-01-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,412
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have limited experience with Great Pyrenees...

I have limited experience with Great Pyrenees being used in a livestock guardian capacity. They WILL investigate a human intruder. They will remain vigilant. They may be friendly or they may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,520
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bikes direct is seeing some of their 2023 Premio...

Bikes direct is seeing some of their 2023 Premio series steel bikes come in. The Ultegra equipped one should register under 20 pounds.

Save Up To 60% Off Pro Level Steel Road Bikes FREE SHIP 48...
10-30-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,412
Posted By Paul Barnard

My dose of happy from this morning. ...

My dose of happy from this morning.

https://i.postimg.cc/L6sqbVX5/313400922-10224968942925306-9111787463507923955-n.jpg (https://postimg.cc/NLWfymRv)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,769
Posted By Paul Barnard

The same way two can tell.

The same way two can tell.
10-26-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,445
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's the same as #1 to me. If they don't...

That's the same as #1 to me. If they don't friggen go, I am going to help them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think there's a law that says every thread...

I think there's a law that says every thread needs some degree of contention.
10-23-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,412
Posted By Paul Barnard

Today's dose of happy. ...

Today's dose of happy.

https://i.postimg.cc/9XxFZ1rm/312874894-10224870778591259-8815923558660346285-n-1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/WtkvPGGC)
...
10-22-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,718
Posted By Paul Barnard

Would the OP be beyond criticism if he eschewed...

Would the OP be beyond criticism if he eschewed St Louis on account of crime?
10-20-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,873
Posted By Paul Barnard

When people are aware and courteous, the "dance"...

When people are aware and courteous, the "dance" between road users works beautifully.
10-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,216
Posted By Paul Barnard

Get a 1 1/4 hitch and use one of these. ...

Get a 1 1/4 hitch and use one of these.
...
10-18-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,160
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd call them up and cuss them out.

I'd call them up and cuss them out.
10-17-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,220
Posted By Paul Barnard

Assuming any of this happened at all. Right now...

Assuming any of this happened at all. Right now there are several of his posts with conflicting information.
10-14-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Paul Barnard

I want to know why the waist is so damn high on...

I want to know why the waist is so damn high on cycling shorts. I have to put chamois butter on my nipples to keep them from chafing on the waist band of my shorts.
10-13-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,673
Posted By Paul Barnard

You owe Larry an apology.

You owe Larry an apology.
10-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,363
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't worry, they aren't doing it to get a buzz,...

Don't worry, they aren't doing it to get a buzz, they like the taste.
10-09-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Paul Barnard

They are pretty heavy. I'll pass.

They are pretty heavy. I'll pass.
10-06-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,412
Posted By Paul Barnard

You know what? This is the kind of post that...

You know what? This is the kind of post that keeps me coming back! Good stuff. Maybe some others will throw in their happy.
10-06-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am sorry that it happened, but thankful your...

I am sorry that it happened, but thankful your wife is okay. With a little effort, you'll be able to identify the cyclist. In this country it is a good idea to look all ways when crossing even when...
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