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07-10-24, 07:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,908
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think the best cycling exists outside of major...

I think the best cycling exists outside of major metropolitan areas. I settled on Dunlap TN about 40 miles outside of Chattanooga TN. Cost of living is good, housing costs are good, the state won't...
07-05-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why were you riding in the door zone?

Why were you riding in the door zone?
Forum: Touring
07-05-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By Paul Barnard

On my gravel bike I have a GRX 46-30 with an...

On my gravel bike I have a GRX 46-30 with an 11-42 cassette. I am using a long cage XT rear derailleur with Gevenalle shifters. My rescue gear is below 20 gear inches, and I have found that...
06-29-24, 07:20 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,926
Posted By Paul Barnard

Seat post, seat stay, seat tube and seat post...

Seat post, seat stay, seat tube and seat post clamp, but you damn well better not use the word seat here. Nerds will start salivating.
06-28-24, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have always thought that if I found myself in...

I have always thought that if I found myself in that situation I'd do everything within my power to fling my bike and body as hard right as possible. Would it have been an option to bail right?
06-21-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,495
Posted By Paul Barnard

You should read this with an open mind. How many...

You should read this with an open mind. How many accidents types can the risk be mitigated by being out in the lane? Really, answer that question. https://www.bicyclesafe.com/

It didn't take me...
06-21-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,495
Posted By Paul Barnard

Uh, that's because cyclists are entitled. It's...

Uh, that's because cyclists are entitled. It's not a feeling either, it's the law. They are entitled to the road and are just as entitled as motor vehicles.
06-20-24, 04:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,495
Posted By Paul Barnard

What is the name of that road? What is the speed...

What is the name of that road? What is the speed limit on that road? Where were the cyclists coming from, where were they going, and what was the best alternate route? If they had been in single...
06-18-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can you point me to another such instance? High...

Can you point me to another such instance? High dollar bicycles stolen. Transported across an international border. Being sold online in original form. U.S. officials pretty well ignored it. A...
06-15-24, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was a very interesting read. Both...

That was a very interesting read. Both fascinating and infuriating.
06-10-24, 03:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,709
Posted By Paul Barnard

He didn't say that he couldn't start and stop...

He didn't say that he couldn't start and stop safely.
06-09-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Paul Barnard

I got the parts installed. I wish I had a good...

I got the parts installed. I wish I had a good place to ride locally.

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06-04-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,670
Posted By Paul Barnard

If there is, I want to know. I don't normally...

If there is, I want to know. I don't normally compete well for trophies, but should be able to make a good showing in this category.
06-01-24, 06:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,965
Posted By Paul Barnard

As a pedestrian, I behave predictably. As a...

As a pedestrian, I behave predictably. As a bicyclist, I pass pedestrians and other vulnerable users with minimal speed disparity. A pedestrian's right of way is not absolute. When they behave...
05-27-24, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks. With retirement and a move nearing, I...

Thanks. With retirement and a move nearing, I expect to spend more time on it than I do my current hard tail.
05-26-24, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Paul Barnard

New Bike, Time To Make Changes

I never thought I'd buy a Trek, but this leftover was a killer deal. First things first. I immediately got rid of that torturous stock seat. I slapped some pedals that I had on storage on while I...
05-12-24, 05:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,040
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am a lifelong bicyclist and motorcyclist. ...

I am a lifelong bicyclist and motorcyclist. Having read through the thread, I think FBinNY got closest to the correct response. There's really no way to KNOW the answer to the question. John...
04-30-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Paul Barnard

Not when we do our job.

Not when we do our job.
04-25-24, 04:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's coming off of an elevated levee, there's not...

It's coming off of an elevated levee, there's not much of a way to have it run perpendicular to the levee, as it would be too steep.
04-22-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's possible that the car came out from one of...

It's possible that the car came out from one of the orange X's and wasn't on the main road at first and second glance. The incident reminded me that final glances are a must. The previous poster...
04-22-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Paul Barnard

I appreciate that response.

I appreciate that response.
04-21-24, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Paul Barnard

Close Call-Double and Triple Check

I was nearing the end of my ride a few days ago. I come off of the levee along the green line with an arrow, cross the road and continue along the green line with the arrow. Westbound traffic can be...
04-15-24, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,283
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hurricanes are the very reason that when I retire...

Hurricanes are the very reason that when I retire in 9 months I am moving to TN. Outdoor living is why I selected the area I selected in TN, but the place I am going has great bicycling...
03-27-24, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By Paul Barnard

Arthur, was there nothing in the link interesting...

Arthur, was there nothing in the link interesting enough for you to comment on?
03-22-24, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,755
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like 17th gear. That's my sweet spot.

I like 17th gear. That's my sweet spot.
03-21-24, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,937
Posted By Paul Barnard

If I don't have a computer, how else will I know...

If I don't have a computer, how else will I know if I am speeding on 30 MPH roads? I also have a light. Despite that clutter I find that I am able to pry my mind away from it for long enough to...
03-10-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,731
Posted By Paul Barnard

Carbon fiber absolutely has a place...as fishing...

Carbon fiber absolutely has a place...as fishing pole material.
02-26-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,786
Posted By Paul Barnard

I understand wanting to throw the local shop a...

I understand wanting to throw the local shop a bone in buying the cup. On that one, I'd accept the loss and move on.

I'd be inclined to go back to the shop and see if they have the part that...
01-30-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,030
Posted By Paul Barnard

I prefer a harem. Variety is the spice of life.

I prefer a harem. Variety is the spice of life.
01-13-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's not a win until the driver is charged and...

It's not a win until the driver is charged and jailed.
01-09-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,429
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am the same way when I drive my truck. I don't...

I am the same way when I drive my truck. I don't care if my LED light bar is annoying, I just want to be seen because someone pulled out in front of me one time.
01-07-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,326
Posted By Paul Barnard

That bike is seriously sweet. I'd love a gravel...

That bike is seriously sweet. I'd love a gravel model in red, white and navy.
01-01-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,326
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have really come to appreciate titanium as a...

I have really come to appreciate titanium as a frame material. Beyond matching the metal in my joints, it hits the sweet spot in comfort, feel, performance and price. Far from "super bikes" my 3...
12-12-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,507
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would say that I fell off of the fashion train,...

I would say that I fell off of the fashion train, but the truth is that I never boarded it. My objective is to be seen.

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12-12-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,670
Posted By Paul Barnard

What sentences for similar crimes did you compare...

What sentences for similar crimes did you compare this to?
12-06-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,110
Posted By Paul Barnard

I herd that this place was full of punny content,...

I herd that this place was full of punny content, so it's my turn for a bovine post.

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12-05-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,110
Posted By Paul Barnard

Steering a bike is almost as exhausting as...

Steering a bike is almost as exhausting as figuring out how I actually steer it. Until they come out with an e-bike with power steering, I'm done riding.
11-30-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,885
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do you make a practice of verbally engaging other...

Do you make a practice of verbally engaging other road users who violate the law? I think you'd find that they'd often reply with a one finger salute. You'll often get that when you use the horn...
11-21-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By Paul Barnard

Well, no. Just because every single thing about...

Well, no. Just because every single thing about it appears to be a scam, doesn't mean there's no reason to search for some remote hope that it's not. Until they spell out "we are a scam site"...
10-29-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Paul Barnard

One of those is incredibly expensive the other is...

One of those is incredibly expensive the other is extraordinarily low cost.
10-28-23, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By Paul Barnard

"This direct experience of the neighborhood...

"This direct experience of the neighborhood environment leads to a stronger emotional bond between people and their neighborhood. This emotional attachment of people to their neighborhood is...
10-25-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Paul Barnard

"There are a few here on A&S who do not believe...

"There are a few here on A&S who do not believe that poor driving conditions contribute to cyclists getting clobbered by motor vehicles and that somehow savvy motorists should just STOP and wait for...
10-22-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,290
Posted By Paul Barnard

My thinking is that closing speed is of great...

My thinking is that closing speed is of great concern for drivers approaching from behind. A marginally engaged driver glances ahead and sees a steady red light, it doesn't register as a slower...
10-22-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

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10-18-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,291
Posted By Paul Barnard

Am I to believe that you have any experience...

Am I to believe that you have any experience riding a bicycle, or should I assume that since you present yourself as a rider that you are not?
10-16-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,290
Posted By Paul Barnard

The most important safety device is between our...

The most important safety device is between our ears. Everything else should be considered an added layer of safety. When we add layers to enhance daytime visual conspicuity, we aren't trying to...
10-09-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for sharing. That's pretty cool. It's...

Thanks for sharing. That's pretty cool. It's probably worth a drive just to confirm.
10-05-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,855
Posted By Paul Barnard

No they are not the same. Excepting hands free...

No they are not the same. Excepting hands free talk to text, I don't know anyone who can text without looking at their phone. While having a phone or an in person conversation is a distraction, it...
10-05-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,855
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's not that they don't look at the road. It's...

It's not that they don't look at the road. It's that they are moving down a road with a dynamic traffic picture, they are only marginally engaged, and they often violate laws while doing it. Today...
10-04-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,855
Posted By Paul Barnard

It seems in discussions about bicyclists rolling...

It seems in discussions about bicyclists rolling through stops and red lights that the remarks most often include "without looking." I contend that there's no way for the majority of observers to...
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