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05-26-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 3,880
Posted By retswerb

Yep, sure do. Mods, has this thread gone long...

Yep, sure do. Mods, has this thread gone long enough yet or do we need to spiral further into this nonsense still? :deadhorse:
05-26-23, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 52,451
Posted By retswerb

Also: better tools! I can't imagine skiving with...

Also: better tools! I can't imagine skiving with a box cutter.
05-25-23, 11:02 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 3,880
Posted By retswerb

Wow, I'm a glutton for punishment. 7 pages of...

Wow, I'm a glutton for punishment. 7 pages of this nonsense - and I read it all??

OP, you've done another bang-up job of alienating literally everyone, even those who agree with you. I've made it...
05-18-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By retswerb

Be careful, don't let AdventureManCO hear you say...

Be careful, don't let AdventureManCO hear you say that or he might take it as a challenge.
05-17-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 711
Posted By retswerb

This thread is going to get fun as soon as...

This thread is going to get fun as soon as somebody decides they need to quote the entire pic thread to add a one line comment.
05-12-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 52,451
Posted By retswerb

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/384x259/zip_tie_0f3e49429c146019d50068ab692c3e396337a675.jpg
05-12-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,656
Posted By retswerb

I hadn't previously felt the need to add a...

I hadn't previously felt the need to add a signature to my profile here but this is tempting.
05-12-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By retswerb

Agreed, definitely long winded. I think he...

Agreed, definitely long winded. I think he exaggerated the uneven forces of pedaling, but not in a way that was meaningful for the points he was making. Saw a couple of other little things while I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-23, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 489,041
Posted By retswerb

I rode over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Tuesday....

I rode over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Tuesday. Beautiful weather, great ride. Took this on my way westbound:...
05-11-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By retswerb

Bike Physics Visualizations

Ran across a page this afternoon with quite a few interesting visualizations of various bike-related physics concerns: Bicycle Bartosz Ciechanowski (https://ciechanow.ski/bicycle/)

I've got some...
05-11-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By retswerb

Good news: they don't care what you think either,...

Good news: they don't care what you think either, so you can go back to ignoring each other. As you were...
05-07-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,352
Posted By retswerb

Not sure why it matters, but sure - if you want...

Not sure why it matters, but sure - if you want to put it that way. I bought a used Specialized MTB from a garage sale nearly 20 years ago, my first adult-out-of-college bike. I didn't know what I...
05-07-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,352
Posted By retswerb

Challenge it? It's an unsupported assertion -...

Challenge it? It's an unsupported assertion - nothing more, nothing less.

You assert that $300 "is insignificant for any adult with an income." I disagree.

Source? For a few years I was an...
05-07-23, 12:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,089
Posted By retswerb

That's a lot of assumption you've got there....

That's a lot of assumption you've got there. Evidence?
05-06-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,292
Posted By retswerb

Look I know it may be off topic at this point,...

Look I know it may be off topic at this point, but I'm not letting that statement go unchallenged. It's one thing to opine that those who can afford good service should do so; what you said instead...
05-06-23, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 52,451
Posted By retswerb

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/460x543/safe_huffy_846d2fd0accbc2f87cac61ae9368dad17eef124b.png
05-05-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,049
Posted By retswerb

This has been one of my favorite things about...

This has been one of my favorite things about driving old volkswagens through the years. A couple of decades ago when older air-cooled vw's were more common I lost track of the number of times I...
05-04-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By retswerb

Cool, so your advice is that he stay indoors on...

Cool, so your advice is that he stay indoors on his couch until he magically hits 199?

Colliernator, I'm sorry you have to put up with comments like this just to get a decent answer.
05-04-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,049
Posted By retswerb

All I know is if you're walking toward me on the...

All I know is if you're walking toward me on the sidewalk with no pants on I'm probably not returning your wave.
05-04-23, 02:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,089
Posted By retswerb

Nope nope nope. Nice try but you're not even...

Nope nope nope. Nice try but you're not even close.

"Public school pupils enrolled in urban districts receive on average around $2,100 less per pupil than their suburban counterparts, and $4,000...
04-30-23, 01:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,606
Posted By retswerb

I found you on Spotify as well, that's some good...

I found you on Spotify as well, that's some good stuff! I like what you do.
04-30-23, 12:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,089
Posted By retswerb

This isn't a "racial thread", whatever that means...

This isn't a "racial thread", whatever that means anyway. It's an article about the lack of safety on bikes being experienced by certain members of our community, pointing out that one of the reasons...
04-23-23, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 52,451
Posted By retswerb

Lurker here, I have no complaints but I heard the...

Lurker here, I have no complaints but I heard the call from Amazing Marvelous Confente-like Offensive that more Barge Squealy was needed Amazing Squealy Amazing Panache so I'm doing my part for a...
04-14-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By retswerb

That's gonna be a no from me, dawg. There are a...

That's gonna be a no from me, dawg. There are a million ways this could have turned out and almost all of them are worse than this for the cyclist.
04-08-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By retswerb

I dig the tan but it really doesn't matter what...

I dig the tan but it really doesn't matter what any of us think, ride what you like. Tan has the huge benefit of already being purchased and installed.
04-05-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By retswerb

Happy birthday, Beng

Happy birthday, Beng
04-01-23, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By retswerb

Funny you should ask, I just ran across this...

Funny you should ask, I just ran across this earlier this week: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_n-o.html#northroad .
03-25-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,378
Posted By retswerb

Just looked up the Flexy Racer - now that looks...

Just looked up the Flexy Racer - now that looks like a terrible idea and a great time!
Riding Flexi Racers in La Jolla - Via Capri and Hillside Drive - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,970
Posted By retswerb

This one? ...

This one?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/80-dsc01131_5e263aafbfc14d64dca3f750c0375a12849e6dc0.jpg
03-17-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,635
Posted By retswerb

Absolutely bizarre to see you post opinions like...

Absolutely bizarre to see you post opinions like this on the regular while keeping the avatar you have, and having read you say that you don't really ride anymore. Recognizing that motorists often...
03-17-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,516
Posted By retswerb

The vehicle one purchases and operates is a...

The vehicle one purchases and operates is a choice. I'll blame the driver both for being distracted and for choosing to operate a vehicle that obstructs visibility and gives a low chance of survival...
03-11-23, 01:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,142
Posted By retswerb

Hang on just a sec, let me see what ChatGPT...

Hang on just a sec, let me see what ChatGPT thinks about this so we can get a definitive answer.

Or, on second thought, not.
03-10-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,207
Posted By retswerb

Setting aside the obvious agenda / trolling that...

Setting aside the obvious agenda / trolling that started this thread, I'd nonetheless push back against these assumptions. I'm fairly new to participating here but have known of BF's existence for a...
03-05-23, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By retswerb

It was a great ride! The snow came in the night...

It was a great ride! The snow came in the night before and I was definitely worried about conditions but Sunday morning was cold and mostly clear. Postcard-like scenery actually, with sun shining on...
02-25-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,547
Posted By retswerb

There's a huge difference between using...

There's a huge difference between using calculators, google, wikipedia, or AI to assist you - first in your own learning, then in coming up with resources to help you to communicate with others -...
02-25-23, 03:10 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 11,452
Posted By retswerb

And if they had been called all terrain bikes or...

And if they had been called all terrain bikes or multi sport bikes you would be calling those terms marketing gimmicks instead. Plus, as Maelochs points out, it's not as though "gravel" is a magical...
02-24-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,242
Posted By retswerb

It's clear from this brief interaction that you...

It's clear from this brief interaction that you and I disagree on many big things - probably extending to our understanding of the universe and even the nature of reality itself. That's ok, and we're...
02-24-23, 01:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,242
Posted By retswerb

Ok, I guess I'll be a contrarian here - with no...

Ok, I guess I'll be a contrarian here - with no malice intended, just a different perspective. I find my mind and body to be quite separate (in a good way!) and I find thinking to be underrated and...
02-17-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,884
Posted By retswerb

The AAA Trip-Tik was really the way to go back in...

The AAA Trip-Tik was really the way to go back in the day for a long road trip. As a kid in the early 90s I got to be the navigator for some cross-country trips with those, fond memories.
02-12-23, 12:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,189
Posted By retswerb

No offense intended or apologies needed -...

No offense intended or apologies needed - different strokes for different folks! :thumb:

I perused that other thread with interest - some really nice work by you and others there as well. I...
02-10-23, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By retswerb

In similar fashion, I don't like to share my...

In similar fashion, I don't like to share my email with random people, and would much prefer a ride with strangers [to be] organized in public. Different strokes for different folks.

(clarity edit)
02-09-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By retswerb

That's a good looking bike. Nice job!

That's a good looking bike. Nice job!
02-08-23, 09:28 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 11,973
Posted By retswerb

Nah that's a perfect reentry point to get the...

Nah that's a perfect reentry point to get the hive buzzing again. Larry, I haven't figured out if you're a troll or not, but either way never change.
02-05-23, 01:00 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 26,558
Posted By retswerb

And this is precisely why advocacy is needed (to...

And this is precisely why advocacy is needed (to drivers, to the city, and to cyclists themselves) and victim-blaming is unhelpful.
02-05-23, 12:57 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 26,558
Posted By retswerb

An old boss of mine used to say "there's two...

An old boss of mine used to say "there's two truths" in situations like this. Sometimes there are more than two.

There's a truth here that drivers need to learn to share the road and to look out...
01-29-23, 01:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,729
Posted By retswerb

I think I'd tend to agree. Possession being 9/10...

I think I'd tend to agree. Possession being 9/10 of the law and all, a scam that allows you to get onto a bus with it is pretty risky on their part. Plus presumably they had no way to know you were...
01-28-23, 01:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,791
Posted By retswerb

Yeah but that's better than what happens when you...

Yeah but that's better than what happens when you mount a chain backwards... :backpedal:
01-25-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,884
Posted By retswerb

In fact modern airliner flight decks are designed...

In fact modern airliner flight decks are designed to limit clutter and distraction far more effectively than most automobiles.
01-22-23, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By retswerb

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
01-20-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,814
Posted By retswerb

I'd be inclined to go back and round the corners...

I'd be inclined to go back and round the corners / chamfer the edges but really just for appearance more than anything. If this has gotten you the ride you want, more power to you.
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