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07-30-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,164
Posted By livedarklions

To tell you the truth, I just add bike forums to...

To tell you the truth, I just add bike forums to whatever I'm searching, sometimes in quotes. Brings uo a bunch of BF stuff at the top, then other stuff that might be as useful.
07-30-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

I don't believe reaching the specific goal is the...

I don't believe reaching the specific goal is the hard part. People lose weight all the time, the major problem is that they cannot maintain the balance of calories in vs. out and put the weight...
07-30-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,164
Posted By livedarklions

A cruiser bike, maybe? I suspect whatever you're...

A cruiser bike, maybe? I suspect whatever you're looking for, finding a bike in your size is going to eb pretty difficult right now.

Or maybe something like this?...
07-30-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,164
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: 62
Views: 1,164
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think anyone recommends going without...

I don't think anyone recommends going without water other than for religious reasons. I just developed that mental connection early--it's like you avoid the food you last ate before getting sick...
07-30-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

With you on that. Some people consider fasting...

With you on that. Some people consider fasting to be a multi-day event, others just mean skip a meal, and still others mean just don't eat during the ride.

I remember a thread that involved...
07-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,164
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

When anyone mentions "fasting", part of my brain...

When anyone mentions "fasting", part of my brain goes right to images of Yom Kippur, and I get really, really thirsty. 24 hours without food is not a big deal, but without water? Bleccch!
07-30-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

We agree on that, it's just I had to try a lot...

We agree on that, it's just I had to try a lot more things than you did given that I can't "instinctively" control my caloric intake as you say you do.
Scientific literature can provide me with...
07-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

The problem comes in when we don't know yet what...

The problem comes in when we don't know yet what works for us. When the things that are supposed to be obvious aren't working, where do we go for ideas on what to try?

You haven't really...
07-30-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

You sort of contradict yourself here, but...

You sort of contradict yourself here, but consider this a friendly correction please.

I agree that the science in this area is particularly muddy with contradictory findings all over the place. ...
07-30-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

I'm always glad to see you posting and hope your...

I'm always glad to see you posting and hope your health is improving. I'm selfish, your posts are always interesting and amusing so I want to read more of them.

I had a bit of the opposite...
07-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

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

Too subtle--it'll fly right over their heads.
07-30-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

And winning a baseball game is as easy as scoring...

And winning a baseball game is as easy as scoring more runs than the other side. All that worrying about hitting, pitching and fielding is so besides the point.

The point is there's nothing...
07-30-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,314
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, I sort of kind of agree with you here. ...

TBH, I sort of kind of agree with you here. Where we differ is I think the impression one gets from A&S is that bicycling is a LOT more dangerous than it really is, and that this is really the...
07-30-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
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: 224
Views: 3,789
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

What you posted is too poorly formulated to...

What you posted is too poorly formulated to determine whether that last sentence is true.

All I'm saying is that a couple of qualifiers and adjectives could go a long way to making it clear you're...
07-29-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

You have to be a bit careful with some qualifiers...

You have to be a bit careful with some qualifiers when you post something like that. There are generally a lot of people with eating disorders who come on to sites like this looking for...
07-29-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,314
Posted By livedarklions

Does this mean you're against starting one of...

Does this mean you're against starting one of these threads every time there's a news story about a cyclist getting hit by a car?

I'd totally agree with that, but for somewhat different reasons.
07-29-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,789
Posted By livedarklions

I'm wondering if your issue isn't what the...

I'm wondering if your issue isn't what the calories are as opposed to the quantity. I think people tend to vary somewhat on what makes them feel full and/or energetic. For me, that breakfast sounds...
07-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By livedarklions

We're talking about exercise-related cramping,...

We're talking about exercise-related cramping, and no one actually knows what triggers those kind of cramps. Our muscles get tired and we cramp, or they get tired and they don't cramp. No one really...
07-29-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,513
Posted By livedarklions

And that is the proper way to do snark.

And that is the proper way to do snark.
07-29-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By livedarklions

Effective at what? Quick googling shows that...

Effective at what?

Quick googling shows that the law probably reduces the most obvious examples of people overtly texting while driving, but that there's no evidence this has any effect on the...
07-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,884
Posted By livedarklions

Liked for the honesty, and it is sad. As for...

Liked for the honesty, and it is sad. As for advocacy, I seriously don't see how a newbie to cycling would find ANYTHING in this forum that would make them want to keep riding.
07-28-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 784
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure there aren't a lot of people...

I'm pretty sure there aren't a lot of people commuting on a TT bike, but when I do commute by bike, I do ride in excess of 20 mph on the flat. A good fitness hybrid is more than capable of such...
07-27-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,418
Posted By livedarklions

I don't doubt that for a second but, as you...

I don't doubt that for a second but, as you pointed out, the op was harder to answer when we had no idea what kind of riding they were doing.

A lot easier to say what the best of a type of bike is...
07-26-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,418
Posted By livedarklions

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

Well, you're going to smoke us on the quiz.
07-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 784
Posted By livedarklions

I've ridden both, and actually used both as...

I've ridden both, and actually used both as commuters. I found the hybrid infinitely superior in terms of speed, rideability and convenience.
07-25-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,612
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: 104
Views: 2,612
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: 784
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: 784
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, 04:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,418
Posted By livedarklions

OK, that's just mean.

OK, that's just mean.
07-24-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,418
Posted By livedarklions

Nobody buys a bike just for going uphill. Can...

Nobody buys a bike just for going uphill. Can you narrow down what sort of riding you're intending to do? Be a lot easier to make sensible recommendations if we knew what category of bike might...
07-24-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,612
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.
07-24-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,612
Posted By livedarklions

Guess you didn't research California, then. A...

Guess you didn't research California, then. A threat is not an assault under California law. There has to be at least an attempt to cause violent injury.
07-23-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,684
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...
07-23-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,513
Posted By livedarklions

Fine, so you are fine with Harley Davidson...

Fine, so you are fine with Harley Davidson Motorcycles on the MUPs, right?
07-22-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By livedarklions

Nur ein Radlermaß?

Nur ein Radlermaß?
07-22-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,513
Posted By livedarklions

So you're good with a Harley?

So you're good with a Harley?
07-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
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: 202
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: 5,559
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: 1,716
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,281
Posted By livedarklions

I don't necessarily agree with that as general...

I don't necessarily agree with that as general advice. For a lot of us, myself included, we have to work around physical limitations that tend to drive us into a smaller range of particular...
07-21-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,281
Posted By livedarklions

I cannot run without screwing up my...

I cannot run without screwing up my ankles--they're congenitally crappy. I literally can walk or ride all day, but as soon as I start with the impact, I'm setting myself up for a sprain. I'm pretty...
07-21-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,497
Posted By livedarklions

I've yet to see a feral peeve.

I've yet to see a feral peeve.
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