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04-12-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,472
Posted By Bulette

Assuming an open course, as we primarily have...

Assuming an open course, as we primarily have been discussing, why go to such lengths to ostracize a fellow bicyclist while tolerating motor vehicle traffic on your $100 course?

Even in this...
04-12-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,472
Posted By Bulette

Serious inquiry. Spectators will sometimes...

Serious inquiry. Spectators will sometimes bicycle along the Tour de France stages, both ahead of and behind the race, correct? Should we bounce them for taking advantage of the organizers route...
04-11-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,472
Posted By Bulette

I didn't start those threads. I provided them as...

I didn't start those threads. I provided them as evidence of my reading (and for your reading as well). Secondly, assuming that my thought-experiment reflects on my behavior or choices in real life...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,472
Posted By Bulette

Of multiple resources I have read, now,...

Of multiple resources I have read, now, BikeForums appears to be the most strict towards "no pay, no play". Of course, this is very black and white, and leaves little room for nuance (my world is...
04-09-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,472
Posted By Bulette

Bandits and Pirates -- on Event Fees

I'm curious to hear some opinions and discussion to perhaps reconsider my own perspectives, here. I mostly ride alone, and have become very self-sufficient for it. "Self-sufficiency", in this case,...
04-08-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Bulette

I've ridden extensively on BB7's, and helped a...

I've ridden extensively on BB7's, and helped a friend install and test his Spyres. I might choose the Spyres, but my touring bike came OEM with the Avid.



I would avoid the BB5, of course --...
04-05-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,650
Posted By Bulette

An even better deal on a well made helmet! ...

An even better deal on a well made helmet!




This is an irrational justification. What students or teens are working the grill at noon? Either way, I worked those grills, as an adult, side...
04-04-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,650
Posted By Bulette

$99, and took less time to find than reading this...

$99, and took less time to find than reading this thread.
https://www.kask.com/en/cycling/helmets/rapido_24_2.htm



So you expect a cadre of burger flippers to prepare you a meal from time to...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bulette

I don't think I disagree with many of the points...

I don't think I disagree with many of the points made here so far, but I have a different take. It seems that event organizers are starting from the assumption that participants will have ready...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bulette

March was a mixed bag -- banner month for total...

March was a mixed bag -- banner month for total miles, a few personal records, and yet, I felt 'off' on lots of my rides. Therefore, I wanted to get a good start in April. With clear skies and mild...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bulette

I don't always write about my "extra" monthly...

I don't always write about my "extra" monthly centuries, but this was a bit more noteworthy. A group of students from Texas State University had originally planned to gather at Austin's Veloway...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bulette

Few pictures this month, but plenty of miles! ...

Few pictures this month, but plenty of miles! Despite a slew of flats and mechanicals, needing to mostly blow past the 'checkpoints', I still managed a great overall time on a double metric century...
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Bulette

Here's a thing:...

Here's a thing: https://gravelmap.com/#8.62/44.1321/-92.8694
02-26-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bulette

My experience with the oversize ThickSlick was...

My experience with the oversize ThickSlick was similar. The big slicks were surprisingly fast, just don't expect much traction off-pavement. Could be excellent on an Urban Cruiser.
02-24-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,953
Posted By Bulette

I don't have many fancy bibs. My Pearl Izumi bibs...

I don't have many fancy bibs. My Pearl Izumi bibs (~$80 type) have lasted a few years with regular washing. The chamois in the Black Bibs fell apart after about 10 washings (they did replace the...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bulette

The weather had been a bit limiting in the...

The weather had been a bit limiting in the preceding weeks -- there was one ride in particular with a 27mph wind -- so when I saw a forecast for temperatures in the 60's with light and variable...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By Bulette

A 1-to-1 ratio is a low gear for lots of terrain,...

A 1-to-1 ratio is a low gear for lots of terrain, but there's no shame in wanting even lower gears. Over in the touring forum, there is regular mention of using a 22-tooth front chainring with...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bulette

It has been a blustery, windy and cold start to...

It has been a blustery, windy and cold start to the year here in Central Texas; I know I cannot really complain, of course -- the temperature has remained above freezing and the sun has shown itself...
01-08-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Bulette

Lots of focus on the frame material in this...

Lots of focus on the frame material in this discussion, but not the whole picture. Steel is nice, but aluminum can be too; my road bike is aluminum and it's comfortable over 100 mile days. ...
12-14-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,418
Posted By Bulette

The On-One 456 was in production for several...

The On-One 456 was in production for several years, but the "Summer Season" was only a limited run; the most noticeable feature was a rather slack headtube: somewhere around 66 or 67° with just a...
12-13-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By Bulette

Giant Trance X 29 3 -- A Review

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Initial Riding Impressions:
Day 1: My first ride was just six paved...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,175
Posted By Bulette

The above was January 2020. Now in December, I...

The above was January 2020. Now in December, I have ridden at least one century in each of the past 24 months. In some of the those months, I had viewed the century ride more as a chore, just...
12-03-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,019
Posted By Bulette

Talking about every adult owning a car and a cell...

Talking about every adult owning a car and a cell phone as if those are toys rather than practical necessities of a modern professional is a bit disingenuous. Not that I don't appreciate my phone...
12-01-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By Bulette

This is the right idea, but will require a high...

This is the right idea, but will require a high level of technical expertise.


Not really; not with the right tools, anyway. The availability of the data may be another story. The USGS maintains...
11-18-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,570
Posted By Bulette

Even from a distance, I assume the intention was...

Even from a distance, I assume the intention was to harass in this case, and the result being assault. Testimony from the cyclists will probably be plenty for any civil cases.

My doubt is aimed...
11-18-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,570
Posted By Bulette

I thought human intention was too difficult to...

I thought human intention was too difficult to predict? Can you really attribute malice, when distracted driving is just as valid an explanation (radios, phones, and passengers have all been shown...
11-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,620
Posted By Bulette

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The XLA-SL is just about two years old now; it has seen about 11,802 miles, and...
11-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

These are not well-defined, nor well quantified. ...

These are not well-defined, nor well quantified. If they were, I'd never get unexpectedly wet on a ride, and no one would be actively researching these models (and getting paid upper middle class...
11-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

That's not at all what I've said. I have said,...

That's not at all what I've said. I have said, repeatedly, that the effect is not so large as to discount safety improvements altogether. That doesn't mean it should be ignored, as in the case with...
11-15-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

The examples of the safety bicycle or the...

The examples of the safety bicycle or the chainmesh cut glove seem so obvious as to make the compensation theory pointless, but as you say, it really depends

I always appreciate pilots for their...
11-15-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Schrodinger set out to falsify quantum mechanics;...

Schrodinger set out to falsify quantum mechanics; ideology can be decoupled from results. Further, separating the baby from the bathwater is exactly what novel research sets out to do. We're asking...
11-14-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Rereading the article was useful for me, and...

Rereading the article was useful for me, and reiterates my major argument throughout this thread:

"Risk compensation makes intuitive sense and can be true to an extent. If you’re driving on a...
11-14-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Back to brass tacks and bicycles: why should your...

Back to brass tacks and bicycles: why should your quote say OR, rather than AND?

The safety bicycle encouraged adoption of a riskier mode of travel across a larger population AND that increase was...
11-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Your criticism of the Letters format are well...

Your criticism of the Letters format are well founded, but ultimately, in the early stages of data collection, Letters are the communication of choice.

Peltzman's original claim was that safety...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,346
Posted By Bulette

I've spent quite a bit of time on Continental...

I've spent quite a bit of time on Continental TourRides, ranging from 28c up to their 47c. They are an incredibly long lasting tire and often half the price of the Marathons or Gatorskins, and have...
11-13-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Your concern about the shift towards helmets in...

Your concern about the shift towards helmets in here is well founded, but there is still opportunity here.

As you requested, let's discuss the role of Risk Compensation as regards the COVID 19...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,175
Posted By Bulette

Over the last several months, I've steadily been...

Over the last several months, I've steadily been adding elevation to various rides, going so far as to do hill repeats (yuck). Today, that training paid off, and I completed the full Tour das Hugel...
11-12-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,570
Posted By Bulette

Maybe you should read the commentary from the...

Maybe you should read the commentary from the lawyers and DA, if you don't trust the mainstream media to report their comments fairly.

"Through our own investigation, we’ve learned his name, his...
11-10-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Bulette

I have been very happy with my set of Velo Orange...

I have been very happy with my set of Velo Orange Crazy Bars. Technically, my set have been discontinued and replaced (rather unfortunately I think). The new version of the Crazy Bars have shorter...
11-10-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

There's two separate claims that are being...

There's two separate claims that are being conflated that frustrate me.

1) Providing individuals with an increase in safety will encourage them to take on additional risk.

2) That because of...
11-10-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,570
Posted By Bulette

There is an Arnold on Waller City Council, and...

There is an Arnold on Waller City Council, and another Arnold is a local lawyer. Any relations are speculative, but the lawyers and DA have loosely hinted at such.

The poor investigation on scene...
11-09-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

From the last sentence of the first article...

From the last sentence of the first article 'against bike helmets': "This is not to suggest that the safety equipment will necessarily have its specific utility nullified, but rather that there could...
11-09-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Who is saying this? If we go back to the...

Who is saying this?

If we go back to the opening post, even the one study linked in article doesn't state what the author suggests. (In Slate: "Twenty-eight states repealed their helmet laws,...
11-09-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bulette

Risk compensation (or risk homeostasis theory) is...

Risk compensation (or risk homeostasis theory) is an important explanation of behavior. For instance, many updated street designs include narrower lanes, which we assume slows drivers (as they adjust...
11-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,570
Posted By Bulette

Felony charges. ...

Felony charges.

https://www.bikelaw.com/2021/11/felo...jhoQYFdxaaf0nM...
11-08-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Bulette

Guess there are enough "six hit in Texas"...

Guess there are enough "six hit in Texas" headlines to get them confused.
11-08-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Bulette

Felony charges. ...

Felony charges.

https://www.bikelaw.com/2021/11/felony-charges-for-waller-driver/?fbclid=IwAR0tq5MhZF8LukOLAWo6CJUhj3oq-lwLwUHbqYgjBDpd4jhoQYFdxaaf0nM

Edit: My comment is apparently in regards...
Forum: Touring
10-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 2,442,966
Posted By Bulette

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Replies: 59
Views: 11,175
Posted By Bulette

Another 90°F here in central Texas, but it didn't...

Another 90°F here in central Texas, but it didn't start out that way. I waited for the full light of the morning sun to depart, which is getting close to 8:00 am; there was a cool and refreshing...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,175
Posted By Bulette

I said I've been waiting for the heat to break,...

I said I've been waiting for the heat to break, and today it did -- the high was in the low 90's with a low heat index and a generous offering of clouds in the sky.
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