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11-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 753
Posted By livedarklions

Are you still flogging that garbage Expedia...

Are you still flogging that garbage Expedia survey? Neither the 97% or the 29% figure are meaningful, and all it is is a perfect example of the fundamental attribution error.

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11-21-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,734
Posted By livedarklions

I do think it's a shame that he uses "Jack Smith"...

I do think it's a shame that he uses "Jack Smith" as his professional name because "John Smith Brings John Doe Indictment" would be such a great headline.


Now, if he can partner with an attorney...
11-19-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,654
Posted By livedarklions

The fact that he thinks "someone" is two words is...

The fact that he thinks "someone" is two words is kind of funny.
11-18-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 753
Posted By livedarklions

The "bad drivers" are always a small minority...

The "bad drivers" are always a small minority that leave an outsize impression. Frankly, my guess is the best drivers are the ones you never notice or at least not recall. No drama, no impression....
11-18-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By livedarklions

You seriously think the scarcity they are...

You seriously think the scarcity they are referring to is just which model of car or other status trappings? "Scarcity" can refer to anything one wants more of. You can be insanely wealthy and be...
11-18-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By livedarklions

Well, he can't seem to imagine a very wealthy...

Well, he can't seem to imagine a very wealthy person acting with a sense of unjustified entitlement, so you're at least even in that department.
11-17-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By livedarklions

The article indicated the driver was paying for...

The article indicated the driver was paying for the bike, the cyclist was unhurt and there would be no criminal charges. I don't think this would be handled this way in the US.
11-17-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By livedarklions

I think I'd want to know why the cyclist was...

I think I'd want to know why the cyclist was blocking the car before I'd make such a statement. The driver's action is completely indefensible. It's very close to attempted murder.
11-17-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By livedarklions

Your post is an embarrassment to ****posting. In...

Your post is an embarrassment to ****posting. In the US, I'm pretty sure that's assault with a deadly weapon.
11-17-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By livedarklions

If this is a "ban passenger flying" thread, it...

If this is a "ban passenger flying" thread, it definitely doesn't belong in General Cycling.
11-16-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,995
Posted By livedarklions

You're definitely not the first guy to zone out...

You're definitely not the first guy to zone out before the ending of a shaggy dog story.
11-16-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,995
Posted By livedarklions

A wise man once suggested avoiding eating...

A wise man once suggested avoiding eating tarantula meat or dressing like a bumble bee.
11-16-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,995
Posted By livedarklions

My dad told me to use bare spray, but the syringe...

My dad told me to use bare spray, but the syringe full of Nair was ineffective.
11-15-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By livedarklions

The Gimli glider not only avoided hitting the...

The Gimli glider not only avoided hitting the kids on bikes, it also didn't hit the drag racers on the runway. The abandoned runway was being used as a drag strip.
11-15-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By livedarklions

Compared to what? LaGuardia has two runways. ...

Compared to what? LaGuardia has two runways.

BTW, I think the solution here is obvious, just put a bike lane on each of the runways.
11-14-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 566
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, nit sure what the point of these post...

TBH, nit sure what the point of these post mortems is supposed to be. I don't know that there's a lesson to be drawn from a situation involving fluke timing that you probably couldn't duplicte if...
11-14-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By livedarklions

The poll has spoken, please let this transition...

The poll has spoken, please let this transition of power be peaceful.
11-14-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By livedarklions

With 48.35% of the vote, it is clear that steel...

With 48.35% of the vote, it is clear that steel has a mandate to form a new government, which it can do by entering into a coalition with either titanium or aluminum.
11-13-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe your primary hobby is actually building...

Maybe your primary hobby is actually building bikes. Sell some?

This is your hobby, define it by figuring out what it is you're enjoying.
11-12-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

But it's a lot more complicated than that. I've...

But it's a lot more complicated than that. I've seen forums die simply because the lack of moderation allowed newbies to flood the forum with all sorts of hijacking and trolling, often political,...
11-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

Did you actually read my hypothetical example? I...

Did you actually read my hypothetical example? I don't need anything other than the ability to read to know the motive behind such a post because the accusation against others is plain to see in that...
11-12-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

I generally agree with this--attacking a newbie...

I generally agree with this--attacking a newbie for asking too basic a question is just not useful to anyone. I would much rather risk being trolled into giving a sincere response to an insincere...
11-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

I propose that the newbies who just post one...

I propose that the newbies who just post one ridiculous question just to troll be referred to as "pop suckits".
11-12-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,356
Posted By livedarklions

When you ride the motorcycle, you're not the...

When you ride the motorcycle, you're not the motor burning a bunch of calories.
Parenting tip--the bigger the helmet, the more likely your daughter will ditch it when you're not looking.
11-11-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,356
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, you with your silly breathing fetish. ...

Oh, you with your silly breathing fetish.

There really does have to be a point where the increased risk of heat exhaustion/heat stroke outweighs the possible safety benefit of more coverage.
11-11-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By livedarklions

I'm coming down and having the Thanksgiving...

I'm coming down and having the Thanksgiving dinner catered this year. He loves turkey.
11-11-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By livedarklions

She's still in NY? Did she miss the obligatory...

She's still in NY? Did she miss the obligatory move to Florida?

NYC it is, then! When your parent is in their 90s, you definitely go to them.
TBH, I'm a little jealous because my dad is...
11-11-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,095
Posted By livedarklions

Although I don't agree with it, "adults should...

Although I don't agree with it, "adults should never ride on sidewalks" is a defensible proposition. "Adults should never ride on roads" is not defensible unless one wants to keep riding around the...
11-11-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

I guess I have to explain to you what ordinals...

I guess I have to explain to you what ordinals mean. Saying "I'm nicest to x" does not imply I am not nice to y. "Nice, nicer, nicest." See how that works?

And if the principle is "the more...
11-11-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

Being nice to subordinates is a character flaw?! ...

Being nice to subordinates is a character flaw?!

Sounds like you wanted to say something judgmental so bad that you didn't even read what he wrote before responding.
11-11-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,419
Posted By livedarklions

So you missed the post where he cracked up...

So you missed the post where he cracked up laughing at videos of a pickup truck driver rolling coal on a bunch of cyclists?

He really needs to be banned.
11-11-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By livedarklions

Here's what you said: "People with low bike...

Here's what you said:

"People with low bike skill and low motivation to actually pedal and and physically exert themselves make up the largest users of e-bikes. "

So your own personal...
11-11-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By livedarklions

https://bostonbiketaxi.com/tours Tours ?...

https://bostonbiketaxi.com/tours

Tours ? Boston Pedicab ? 617.266.2005 (http://www.bostonpedicab.com/tours)
11-11-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By livedarklions

These days, you never can assume that a 92 y.o....

These days, you never can assume that a 92 y.o. is incapable of much unless you know them.

BTW, my 93 y.o. dad never learned to ride a bike. Not sure how unusual that was for the depression era...
11-11-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By livedarklions

Where does she live?

Where does she live?
11-10-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

Reminds me of the time I was teaching an...

Reminds me of the time I was teaching an undergraduate class and was surprised to find out that pretty much none of the students had any idea that France was involved in the American Revolution. I...
11-10-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By livedarklions

I carved my frame from a big block of soap.

I carved my frame from a big block of soap.
11-10-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

I just realized that if they'd had duel control...

I just realized that if they'd had duel control levers in the 18th century, Alexander Hamilton would still be alive.
11-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By livedarklions

Sounds like a device Major Tom would use.

Sounds like a device Major Tom would use.
11-10-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By livedarklions

This is pure garbage speculation on your part. ...

This is pure garbage speculation on your part. Now you're just making up stuff about the skill and motivation of the "largest users of e-bikes" based on nothing other than your personal prejudices. ...
11-10-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By livedarklions

No, I really don't see ebike riders being...

No, I really don't see ebike riders being unreasonably fast on the crowded bits. I also see a lot of older people riding ebikes at 15 mph or less.

I see a lot of assertion about these really fast...
11-09-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By livedarklions

There's a FAQ on that page about tire sizing that...

There's a FAQ on that page about tire sizing that says "Is a 28 inch tire the same as 700c?
700c wheels have a diameter of 622mm. While most 28 inch tyres are for a 622mm wheel, some are not. Check...
11-09-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By livedarklions

You're fine, you just have a few things going on...

You're fine, you just have a few things going on at the same time that make your choices a bit tougher--having a lot of questions isn't being a nuisance.. Trying to answer questions for each other is...
11-09-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By livedarklions

Right, but telling someone they're likely to find...

Right, but telling someone they're likely to find a "fast gravel bike" for about $200 is really not helping them. It's unrealistic. If your advice was to look at other categories of bikes, you...
11-09-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By livedarklions

Thoughtful response--I think you and I would...

Thoughtful response--I think you and I would agree that about the worst advice one could give an inexperienced buyer is to set unreasonable expectations for the values to look for there.

I think...
11-09-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By livedarklions

i am aware. The person I was quoting claimed...

i am aware. The person I was quoting claimed that a "fast gravel bike" could be purchased through CL at those prices, and the list I was reacting to was supposedly documenting that claim.

OP has...
11-09-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By livedarklions

I'm always struck in these conversations about...

I'm always struck in these conversations about how differently people view MUPs. The ones I ride on can safely accommodate 20+ mph speeds (I pedal that fast a lot). I occasionally see people riding...
11-08-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By livedarklions

There's a couple of these on the Nashua River...

There's a couple of these on the Nashua River Rail Trail in Pepperell MA, located a few feet from where someone would do a 90 degree turn from the street onto the path. One of them is especially...
11-08-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,009
Posted By livedarklions

None of the above actually, but my preferences...

None of the above actually, but my preferences aren't the issue. Decide on the basis of fit and price, and whether or not you want a triple chain ring. I doubt you'll notice any other difference in...
11-08-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,009
Posted By livedarklions

Why not just buy new from Wal-Mart then? You...

Why not just buy new from Wal-Mart then? You aren't going to save much buying used, and they're not durable, so used is pretty likely to be in bad shape.
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