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09-29-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 505
Posted By Paul Barnard

On an early morning weekend ride last Saturday, I...

On an early morning weekend ride last Saturday, I smelled it coming out of 5 different vehicles.
09-29-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 905
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did we ever establish how far off the OPs wheel...

Did we ever establish how far off the OPs wheel the other rider was?

For the life of me I will never understand why riders on our path spit and blow snot wads over the path as opposed to toward...
09-28-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,433
Posted By Paul Barnard

Mine has dipped down into the 80s since I started...

Mine has dipped down into the 80s since I started pushing my once weekly rides over 10 miles.

I make a potato soup that is to die for.
...
09-24-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By Paul Barnard

The side opposite of what you are working on...

The side opposite of what you are working on needs to be off the inside edge of the rim and down in the groove of the rim. You Tube videos will likely be better than us trying to describe the...
09-23-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Paul Barnard

Because it is incorrect. If they are blinded by...

Because it is incorrect. If they are blinded by the sun, why aren't there multiple crashes on every road that faces a sunrise or sunset. Motorists wouldn't be able to see any other road users or...
09-23-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Paul Barnard

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
09-22-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By Paul Barnard

Head tube length is most often the easiest...

Head tube length is most often the easiest reference point. Generally, the greater the distance between the top tube and down tube intersection at the head tube, the larger the bike. With road...
09-21-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,933
Posted By Paul Barnard

The OP described his light as very bright. I...

The OP described his light as very bright. I asked the OP if he had ever looked at it from a couple hundred yards. I have personally encountered two flashing bicycle lights that were so bright that...
09-21-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By Paul Barnard

Order some Sport Legs supplements and try them.

Order some Sport Legs supplements and try them.
09-19-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yep. It's become just about unreadable. I can...

Yep. It's become just about unreadable. I can tell when I read a thread title when it's a single digit post count "newbie." But the posts generate responses. Then there are the irresistible...
09-19-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,334
Posted By Paul Barnard

The rule of gross tonnage is certainly...

The rule of gross tonnage is certainly inescapable.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2021/12/30/truckers-prison-term-in-colorado-crash-that-killed-4-slashed-to-10-years/
...
09-18-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,933
Posted By Paul Barnard

Focus/concentration and aim play a major role. I...

Focus/concentration and aim play a major role. I have a 400 lumen light that you would have to look away from in broad daylight if it was aiming toward you.
09-18-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,933
Posted By Paul Barnard

RSBob, I am curious if you have seen your...

RSBob, I am curious if you have seen your headlight from the distance the driver was at when he began crossing the line. I have encountered some lights that were so bright that I had to start...
09-17-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,334
Posted By Paul Barnard

We are allowed to have a bit more spirited...

We are allowed to have a bit more spirited discussion over there, so I took full advantage.
09-17-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,334
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's a long read. There are some jewels buried in...

It's a long read. There are some jewels buried in there though, so if you liked the sister comment, you'll probably enjoy some of the other content. Oh, and it has an interesting twist toward the...
09-17-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,334
Posted By Paul Barnard

What We Are Up Against?

I am a bit of a forum junkie. I'd rather read forum fodder than read a book or watch TV. I am regular on boating forums, motorcycling forums, this forum and some hunting/shooting forums. ...
09-16-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,207
Posted By Paul Barnard

It took me a while to warm up to Larry's style. ...

It took me a while to warm up to Larry's style. I tip my hat to him. He is good. Very good. Not quite a virtuoso, but his work is guaranteed to pull folks in.
09-16-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 920
Posted By Paul Barnard

This link answers the OPs question. ...

This link answers the OPs question.


https://epictrain.me/2018/08/22/fiets-what/
09-16-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,864
Posted By Paul Barnard

I find it odd that some cyclists have an aversion...

I find it odd that some cyclists have an aversion to communicating with motorists. We do it regularly when we drive our motor vehicles. If I am on the interstate and see a trucker ahead of me signal...
09-16-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,864
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are no shortage of cyclists who will refuse...

There are no shortage of cyclists who will refuse to ride any MUP or bike lane, because some of them are bad. Some bike lanes and MUPs are fantastic. Others are not. Whether I use them or not is...
09-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,864
Posted By Paul Barnard

I often signal to motorists when I am ready for...

I often signal to motorists when I am ready for them to pass. Whether motorists pass on their terms or when I signal that I am ready for them to pass, they will react the same way in #5 and #6...
09-13-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By Paul Barnard

So sad and senseless.

So sad and senseless.
09-13-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Paul Barnard

Wow, who knew that pedestrians needed to look...

Wow, who knew that pedestrians needed to look before crossing the street? Hell, I look both ways when I cross a one way street.
09-13-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

I tend to view things through a cost/benefit...

I tend to view things through a cost/benefit lens. It costs next to nothing. I wear clothes, socks and shoes, so it costs me nothing to employ colors. The cheap rechargeable lights I use cost 15...
09-13-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

I suspect that your post was just the kind of...

I suspect that your post was just the kind of attention he was seeking. There are some here who tend to the adversarial for the sake of being adversarial. I know I'll never move their needle, but...
09-13-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for sharing your anecdote. ...

Thanks for sharing your anecdote.



See what I did there?
09-13-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

Distracted drivers will briefly look up, then go...

Distracted drivers will briefly look up, then go back to their distraction, then look up, then go back to their distraction. The hope is that something stands out when they look up. Our smaller...
09-13-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

Interesting that you mention navigation lights. ...

Interesting that you mention navigation lights. Since lights aren't visible during the day, vessels display "day shapes." You probably know this, but others may find it interesting that day shapes...
09-12-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Barnard

The cool thing about this place is that I learn...

The cool thing about this place is that I learn something nearly every day. I had no idea that you could wash cycling gloves.
09-11-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

High vis doesn't stand out as well on the shaded...

High vis doesn't stand out as well on the shaded side of a cyclist in morning and evening hours. It doesn't stand out nearly like it does in full sun. The prudent cyclist will use a cocktail of...
09-11-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

It makes good sense for us to do things to...

It makes good sense for us to do things to increase our visual conspicuity. Not because we are hard to see, but because we are trying to steal the attention of marginally engaged drivers.
Forum: Southeast
09-10-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Paul Barnard

If the cost of new housing construction continues...

If the cost of new housing construction continues to skyrocket, I won't be able to retire up there either. I really am over hurricanes though. Ready for 4 seasons and less humidity. Really looking...
09-10-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am glad thru-axles have become the norm in the...

I am glad thru-axles have become the norm in the industry. With all the problems QR axles had you know.
09-09-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Paul Barnard

Prudent bicyclists will do all that they can to...

Prudent bicyclists will do all that they can to avoid the need for a helmet.

The best helmet is one that you will wear. Those helmets don't look comfortable to me, so I doubt I'd wear one.
...
09-06-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's pretty easy to manage the threats on an MUP....

It's pretty easy to manage the threats on an MUP. It's a simple matter of being willing to slow down when conditions warrant it. The threats on a road aren't as manageable and the consequences of...
09-05-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 136,140
Posted By Paul Barnard

Caught the sunrise this morning. ...

Caught the sunrise this morning.

https://i.postimg.cc/9F0CFSGY/302489537-10224531621272538-2891912542130238058-n.jpg (https://postimg.cc/LhcrxxQJ)
09-04-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,084
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh, for the love of God, just stop. You didn't...

Oh, for the love of God, just stop. You didn't get enough attention the first go-round?
09-04-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/pake-cran...

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/pake-crankset-track-3543?category=161
09-04-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,084
Posted By Paul Barnard

If it were to crack all the way through, that...

If it were to crack all the way through, that would put additional stress on the remaining material, making it more prone to catastrophic failure. The fork tube would be subject to movement that it...
09-04-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,084
Posted By Paul Barnard

If you intend to ignore the counsel of the...

If you intend to ignore the counsel of the masses, why do you seek it?

The seller said that it wouldn't crack anymore. Really? Why did it magically stop where it did?

FWIW, the Lysnsey warranty...
09-03-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By Paul Barnard

I love riding wide open spaces like that. Any...

I love riding wide open spaces like that. Any bike that gets you there is a good one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,606
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have been riding and doing my own maintenance...

I have been riding and doing my own maintenance for decades. When I become dissatisfied with my current process, that doesn't involve taking the chain off, I'll consider waxing.
09-02-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Paul Barnard

As is the norm for this place, people go out of...

As is the norm for this place, people go out of the way to misunderstand the OP.

The OP has long used inexpensive Conti tires with great results. I suspect that, like me, he's become brand loyal....
09-01-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,106
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't overlook hot pink as an option. The state...

Don't overlook hot pink as an option. The state of Louisiana now allows it as an option for hunting vests.

I like the idea of high vis helmets and socks. Our head is the highest point, and often...
08-31-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yah, without maintenance it'd get nasty with...

Yah, without maintenance it'd get nasty with debris in a hurry. As far as passing goes, I reckon it would be just as frustrating for a car to be caught up behind a slower moving cyclist as it would...
08-31-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,429
Posted By Paul Barnard

I bought some Conti Urban Contacts recently. I...

I bought some Conti Urban Contacts recently. I have high praise for them. Because of this thread, I just went and looked at the country of manufacture. China. Oh well, I'll never buy them again.
08-31-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am more of a fight back kind of person. ...

I am more of a fight back kind of person. Cussing or shouting is one thing. I don't react well to be endangered or assaulted.
08-31-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paul Barnard

Help me out. What would be wrong with riding...

Help me out. What would be wrong with riding there?
08-30-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By Paul Barnard

I highly recommend Bubba's. I have toured with...

I highly recommend Bubba's. I have toured with them and have friends who have as well. Top notch outfit.

https://www.bubbaspamperedpedalers.com/
08-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,391
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have several sets of those. They are...

I have several sets of those. They are surprisingly good. I haven't had them in a heavy downpour yet, but they look like they would stand up to it. ...
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