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09-23-21, 02:20 PM
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Posted By livedarklions

Good luck.

Good luck.
09-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By livedarklions

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't sports...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't sports drink be a good medium for growing e. coli?
09-23-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By livedarklions

I only put water in mine. I will occasionally...

I only put water in mine. I will occasionally notice a little slimy feel if I haven't cleaned it recently, but no, there's no black stuff. Dirt get on the outside of my bottle, and that is often...
09-23-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By livedarklions

If there's enough stuff growing there to actually...

If there's enough stuff growing there to actually see the slime, I'd bet there's a whole little ecosystem operating there with lots of different types of organisms. Coliform bacteria would not be a...
09-23-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By livedarklions

Bleu cheese mold is a very specific penicillium...

Bleu cheese mold is a very specific penicillium mold with very specific properties. If you're drinking through a bunch of slime, who the hell knows what molds and bacteria are in there? Keep in...
09-23-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By livedarklions

I think this might be backwards if we're going to...

I think this might be backwards if we're going to be of any help. Maybe you should see what's actually available near you, then get our opinions on the actual options available to you. Right now,...
09-23-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, this is why I only put water in water...

TBH, this is why I only put water in water bottles. Yes, they can be cleaned, but it's a PITA. Any sugar water is a perfect growth medium for all sorts of things. If your soda from a fountain has an...
09-23-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

First of all, I am very sorry for your tragic...

First of all, I am very sorry for your tragic loss. None of my quarrels with people on this thread have been aimed at you or anything your family member did or did not do. My arguments have been with...
09-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

Well, motorists are not just like cyclists. ...

Well, motorists are not just like cyclists. First of all, they do bear more responsibility for protecting other people from the consequences of their routing decisions. Second, they are actually...
09-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

Well, if we're going to randomly bold things,...

Well, if we're going to randomly bold things, please let me point out that you were the one who equated drivers with cyclists, "You can't imagine that motorists, like cyclists, don't always have the...
09-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

What can I say, eyes are different, climates are...

What can I say, eyes are different, climates are different, horizon lines are different, road alignments are different. Your experience of this is not a universal truth. I will tell you that about 30...
09-22-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 936
Posted By livedarklions

Good lunch places to stop mid-century.

Good lunch places to stop mid-century.
09-22-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

Drivers have an augmented duty NOT to operate...

Drivers have an augmented duty NOT to operate their vehicles under conditions that are unsafe for others. You can pretend the likelihood that bicyclists will seriously harm another person is the...
09-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

I don't agree that the sun is always easy to...

I don't agree that the sun is always easy to mitigate, I've been in situations where the road is literally lined up directly with the setting sun (not rising, but the principle is the same) and...
09-22-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, the "advocate" JoeyBike was quoting...

Actually, the "advocate" JoeyBike was quoting was, if anything, worse in this regard, basically telling cyclists to stay off the roads when there's any significant traffic, but I understand where...
09-22-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By livedarklions

I have roads near me I avoid riding on in the...

I have roads near me I avoid riding on in the fall evening because they're in a direct line to sundown. I don't know about letting it "fly" as an excuse, but I really don't want to test drivers'...
09-21-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By livedarklions

Good catch! The OP article really is a bit of a...

Good catch! The OP article really is a bit of a hit piece. I'm kicking myself a bit as I didn't spot the obvious zoom lens perspective loss trick used in the photos to make the cars appear crammed...
09-21-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

You just jogged a memory from a few years ago. I...

You just jogged a memory from a few years ago. I did get a small cut in a tire which I booted with part of a to go menu I happened to have in my bag.
09-21-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

I don't like puncture proof tires and my GP5000s...

I don't like puncture proof tires and my GP5000s are resistant enough, I've used Marathons and Gatorskins, and I don't like the way they handle. I often ride on crappy roads because New England,...
09-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

1) Size of tire vs. size of tube. I can carry...

1) Size of tire vs. size of tube. I can carry about 3 tubes, maybe 4 in the space it would take me to carry a tire.

2) Also, likelihood of the mishap. I ride several thousand miles per year,...
09-21-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

Let me guess, Continental tires? They're...

Let me guess, Continental tires? They're notorious for being difficult in this way. I've gotten used to it, but Schwalbe are definitely easier.

What are you using for tire levers?

Slashed...
09-21-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

The guy he was addressing this to stated that he...

The guy he was addressing this to stated that he was capable of fixing the flat at the side of the road, but would choose to make his friend drive 25 miles to pick him up and another 25 miles to drop...
09-21-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

The guy we're reacting to made it quite clear...

The guy we're reacting to made it quite clear that he IS NOT a beginner, and has changed several flats on the side of the road. And yeah, if you've done it once, it really doesn't involve a lot more...
09-21-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

It depends for me on which bike and which kind of...

It depends for me on which bike and which kind of tires. But generally, I estimate about 10-15 minutes to swap out the tube and reinflate. It's a lot shorter than the wait I can expect for the ride...
09-21-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, this is more like calling your friend the...

Yes, this is more like calling your friend the computer expert, and insisting he come over to your house to tell you where the on switch is for the 13th time.
09-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

Having argued with that troll wayyy too much on...

Having argued with that troll wayyy too much on the very same subject, I can tell you he can do much worse.

Near as I can figure out, he doesn't really ride much outside of his own neighborhood,...
09-21-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

No, it means that if you deliberately refuse to...

No, it means that if you deliberately refuse to take steps so you don't "need" the ride, we think you're imposing on your friends for really lousy reasons.

You presented that as some sort of...
09-20-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

I'd totally help out a friend whose hands made...

I'd totally help out a friend whose hands made changing tires problematic. Even with that, you ride around prepared. I can understand that a lot better than the guy who says he's changed enough...
09-20-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

I'd rescue a friend who did this exactly once. ...

I'd rescue a friend who did this exactly once. And good luck if I'm out riding myself somewhere. You wouldn't find me ready to come get you.

I don't for the life of me understand why it would be...
09-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKU39kYAzPY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKU39kYAzPY
09-20-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By livedarklions

Anyone ever ride one of these? Did the automatic...

Anyone ever ride one of these? Did the automatic transmission actually work?
09-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I think it's absurd for us to try to set...

Yeah, I think it's absurd for us to try to set ideals and goals for each other. Main thing is doing what you enjoy that motivates you to keep riding. Lots of people can ride a solo century faster...
09-20-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

I can and have done my centuries non-stop at...

I can and have done my centuries non-stop at about 6 hours, but it's a whole hell of a lot more fun for me to treat it as two 50 mile rides, going out for 50 miles, taking a break, and return ride...
09-20-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

Probably doesn't matter, so that's as good a plan...

Probably doesn't matter, so that's as good a plan as any.

I just mean whether you ride or don't ride much in the next two weeks won't matter a lot as long as you don't completely overdo it in the...
09-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By livedarklions

Some local shops are closing as they have nothing...

Some local shops are closing as they have nothing to sell, others are being bought out by Trek.


The search function on BF is pretty much useless. I actually use google to search BF threads.
09-18-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

That's great! Definitely, willingness to stop...

That's great! Definitely, willingness to stop increases the mileage you can do. Most I've done in a day is 168 miles. I broke the 84 miles back into about 3 segments with significant breaks.
09-17-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

I guess, but the last sentence of the first post...

I guess, but the last sentence of the first post really was a mess. I'm of the "summing up" school of writing where that's often the where the impression is made. I caught the ambiguity you're...
09-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By livedarklions

If you melt crayons, can you get designer colored...

If you melt crayons, can you get designer colored chains?
09-17-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

I usually stop for lunch half-way. Had a lot of...

I usually stop for lunch half-way. Had a lot of great meals. I just don't see the point in posting about nasty comments somebody might make, but nobody has.

My main way of motivating myself is...
09-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

Gotta say, a lot of that really isn't in your...

Gotta say, a lot of that really isn't in your first post, and the last line of that post really gave a very different impression. I don't see anything about riding the length he's going to enjoy,...
09-17-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

And? Who cares.

And?

Who cares.
09-17-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

Either way, I'm going to join you in NOT riding...

Either way, I'm going to join you in NOT riding 200 miles in a day. I know there are people who do that (one of whom posts regularly on BF), but I don't intend to become one of them.
09-17-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

I have no idea if people can do it and aren't...

I have no idea if people can do it and aren't sufficiently motivated, or if they can't. I'm under the impression that the vast majority of people on BF aren't particularly interested in the...
09-17-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

No, I get that part, I just don't get whether it...

No, I get that part, I just don't get whether it means you do that 150-200 ride in addition to your routine weekly riding that week.

I guess where I'm going with this is that there's a point at...
09-17-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

So basically, this is a "this year or next year"...

So basically, this is a "this year or next year" thing for you, cuz I think you're definitely going to do it. I think you'll know by mile 48 the day of the century whether it's this year.

Good...
09-17-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

I have no idea where this rule of thumb comes...

I have no idea where this rule of thumb comes from, and I'm not sure I even understand it. Does it mean you could do all that riding in one day plus the additional miles you do in a routine week...
09-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

As somebody who rides a solo century once a week...

As somebody who rides a solo century once a week during New England bike season, I think you'll be in a better position to answer whether you should do the full 100 miles when you see what the winds...
09-17-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I would have been ok (I guess) with the...

Yeah, I would have been ok (I guess) with the post until the "really, why would you." At that point, I don't agree that could be interpreted reasonably as words of encouragement.

Distance goals...
09-17-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,442
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I could have...

Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I could have sworn that they were bringing Sora thumb shifters back as an STI option.

Notice, though, that I specified "some" Sora brifters. It's definitely...
09-16-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,522
Posted By livedarklions

Amanda Coker is sui generis. I don't think that...

Amanda Coker is sui generis. I don't think that record is ever getting broken.
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