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08-03-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

I'm old enough that I associate "FTP" to staring...

I'm old enough that I associate "FTP" to staring at my computer waiting an hour for it to download 1 megabyte through a dial up modem.
08-03-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

I grew up at Oliver and Douglas, right down the...

I grew up at Oliver and Douglas, right down the hill from the water tower.
08-03-21, 04:55 AM
08-02-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 490
Posted By livedarklions

I just gun it when I feel like it, recover when I...

I just gun it when I feel like it, recover when I don't, and don't call it training. Saves on all that monitoring and crap I find so tiresome.

Not knocking the people who like it, but if I want...
08-02-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

When I was growing up there, I'd ride up the big...

When I was growing up there, I'd ride up the big hill from the Walker Art Center to Mount Curve repeatedly just to get some climbing practice. I haven't been there in about 25 years, but it looks on...
08-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

Ask not what your early 20th century hand signal...

Ask not what your early 20th century hand signal can do for you, ask what you can do for your early 20th century hand signal.
08-02-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

For all practical purposes, bicyclists are unique...

For all practical purposes, bicyclists are unique because they're the only ones still using hand signals at all.

Vehicle operators ARE being trained to recognize the right hand signal from...
08-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, and one more thing--do you see a lot of...

Oh, and one more thing--do you see a lot of people riding motorcycles that were built before 1973 on the road?
08-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

So are you afraid that if you use the right hand...

So are you afraid that if you use the right hand extended signal, you're going to ride off the edge of the earth?

Hate to break it to you, but you're the flat-earther in this discussion. Reason...
08-02-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

You're from Michigan, right? Your...

You're from Michigan, right?

Your legislature thinks differently than you do, and their opinion counts and yours doesn't:
...
08-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By livedarklions

This is actually wrong in most states. Most...

This is actually wrong in most states. Most states have changed their laws to allow the extended right arm to signal a right turn. We are literally operating the only vehicles commonly found on...
08-02-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By livedarklions

One trick I learned when I had to keep a white...

One trick I learned when I had to keep a white medical uniform clean was to wash everything in cold water. Hot water actually cooks proteins and oils and makes them harder for the detergent action...
08-02-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, I tell people I don't train, I ride,...

Basically, I tell people I don't train, I ride, so I don't monitor stuff and I have no idea what my ftp is. You and I are riding for different purposes and it makes sense that you would have to be...
08-01-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

It's like the old joke, "quitting smoking is...

It's like the old joke, "quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a hundred times" . The problem isn't losing weight, it's keeping it off. And that can require major life changes that are not easy to...
08-01-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

What a load of crap! Who the heck are you to...

What a load of crap! Who the heck are you to define what the problem is for "the vast majority of people"?

If you've eliminated "anecdotal stories, scientific data and rare medical conditions"...
07-30-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,540
Posted By livedarklions

Definitely don't jump right to an expensive bike...

Definitely don't jump right to an expensive bike then because you really have no idea if you're going to take to it. At this point, you wouldn't even know what kind of bike you prefer to ride so the...
07-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,540
Posted By livedarklions

I use google to search BF. The BF search...

I use google to search BF. The BF search function is useless as far as I can see.
07-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,540
Posted By livedarklions

Serious questions--when was the last time you...

Serious questions--when was the last time you rode a bike? Have you ever ridden frequently? What kind of bikes were you riding and did you like them?
07-30-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

It works for them, or at least they believe it...

It works for them, or at least they believe it works. It does not mean that that's generally applicable. Scientific studies are designed to pick up the people it doesn't work for as well as the...
07-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

Too subtle--it'll fly right over their heads.

Too subtle--it'll fly right over their heads.
07-30-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

You're being blasted for insisting that that...

You're being blasted for insisting that that approach will work for everyone. No one is blasting you for doing what you do. You're getting blasted for telling people what they're doing is wrong...
07-30-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, I lost about 50 pounds eating more and...

Actually, I lost about 50 pounds eating more and exercising more, but feel free to state your useless generalities as universal truths. Also, the "winning formula" is maintaining whatever regimen...
07-29-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,573
Posted By livedarklions

And that is the proper way to do snark.

And that is the proper way to do snark.
07-26-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,465
Posted By livedarklions

Well, you're going to smoke us on the quiz.

Well, you're going to smoke us on the quiz.
07-25-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,868
Posted By livedarklions

It's not feasible because your group is stupidly...

It's not feasible because your group is stupidly big and therefore incapable of being coordinated.
If you and they don't care about whether what they're doing is legal and/or endagers other people,...
07-25-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,868
Posted By livedarklions

Y'know, I wouldn't have thought anyone could make...

Y'know, I wouldn't have thought anyone could make me sympathize with the honking driver, but you've now said enough defiantly stupid stuff that I actually do. Yes, I think you had this coming.
07-25-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 829
Posted By livedarklions

Still total bs. First of all, literally no one...

Still total bs. First of all, literally no one actually asked for that advice. Obviously, op wants a hybrid, and you made it your mission to talk them out of it. Secondly, a hybrid may be the best...
07-24-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 829
Posted By livedarklions

BS. A decent hybrid is an excellent fit for...

BS.

A decent hybrid is an excellent fit for urban riding, and my FX 3 really was an excellent flat bar road bike.
07-24-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,868
Posted By livedarklions

This is so dumb. Now you're a group of 50...

This is so dumb. Now you're a group of 50 "racing our bikes man" on the road and you don't expect hostility? There's no way what you were doing was remotely legal.
07-23-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,738
Posted By livedarklions

I don't care if they call it accident or crash,...

I don't care if they call it accident or crash, but what is galling about the language is the headline calls this a "bicycling accident". According to the story, the bicycling was fine. The driver...
07-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By livedarklions

That site says people with plantar fasciitis...

That site says people with plantar fasciitis start cycling. I've been known to get PF once in a while, but one of the reasons I'm so into cycling is that I can ride for many hours in a day, and it...
07-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By livedarklions

Not to pick on your spelling, but you might want...

Not to pick on your spelling, but you might want to ask a mod to correct it to "Heel" in the thread title. "Heal" means something completely different that would also make sense in the context of...
07-22-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,651
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks! In fairness to the mods, they didn't...

Thanks!
In fairness to the mods, they didn't delete my comment about this, which I think redressed the error somewhat.

Plus, I learned the word "edgelord"!
07-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe he was sad because a dingo ate his baby.

Maybe he was sad because a dingo ate his baby.
07-21-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,651
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, it's dumber, cyclists generally feel...

Actually, it's dumber, cyclists generally feel like they're willing to cycle.

I'm also under the impression that women may be more likely to be intolerant of male hairiness than they were in...
07-21-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,945
Posted By livedarklions

What are the odds the OP even remembers posting...

What are the odds the OP even remembers posting this?
07-21-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, he did it for the lulz. "Imagine...

Obviously, he did it for the lulz.

"Imagine the POed threads on BF if I throw this!"
07-21-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, clearly, you are a victim here. Or a hero...

Yes, clearly, you are a victim here.
Or a hero of truth.

Or whatever your fantasy is here.

Tell you what, give us one single plausible coherent reason, political or otherwise, why Cavendish...
07-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,362
Posted By livedarklions

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Burma Shave


Burma Shave
07-20-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

For you, maybe. I absolutely needed to do it to...

For you, maybe. I absolutely needed to do it to start my weight loss.

This is the part of the thread where people who have never been obese lecture people who used to be obese on how they lost...
07-20-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,362
Posted By livedarklions

I figured out a while ago I can't stand trainers...

I figured out a while ago I can't stand trainers because I associate cycling with being very situationally aware, and that's not a thing I want to be laboring on a stationary machine. What I like...
07-20-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,362
Posted By livedarklions

It's what TV was invented for.

It's what TV was invented for.
07-20-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,868
Posted By livedarklions

No offense, but I used to live there, and 50...

No offense, but I used to live there, and 50 people rides were not common at all. And yes, I don't think you should deliberately engage in behavior that is illegal, annoying AND dangerous and expect...
07-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

There's absolutely no way I can go to a buffet...

There's absolutely no way I can go to a buffet and not overeat (I will let myself do this sometimes when I know I have and am about to do some unreasonably huge amount of riding). The big thing for...
07-20-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,862
Posted By livedarklions

Damn, that's good!

Damn, that's good!
07-20-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,362
Posted By livedarklions

And WHAT are you doing on the bike. And WHAT...

And WHAT are you doing on the bike.
And WHAT are you trying to accomplish.

And does your gym smell like dirty jocks.


My usual answer for me is that I can burn more calories per hour at the...
07-20-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By livedarklions

Chances are that calculators that are taking into...

Chances are that calculators that are taking into account your weight are using the MET method of calculation, which I think is highly dubious in estimating individual calorie burn. MET assumes a...
07-20-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By livedarklions

That's definitely not a "woosh." Obviously , no...

That's definitely not a "woosh." Obviously , no one thought the bit about who was passing you was serious, we have no way of knowing whether or not 5 mph is a real number, nor whether you really have...
07-20-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,651
Posted By livedarklions

Well, apparently if I don't name names, it's not...

Well, apparently if I don't name names, it's not hostile, so I guess I can just say a bunch of reactionary smart alecks posting not so subtle transphobic/homophobic comments is not particularly...
07-19-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,868
Posted By livedarklions

So you're now at the level of claiming that...

So you're now at the level of claiming that several wrongs make a right, and admitting this IS fairly dangerous. Screw that, I hope the group gets busted, they've earned it.

Basically, you want...
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