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09-17-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 752
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: 10
Views: 205
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
Posted By livedarklions

And? Who cares.

And?

Who cares.
09-17-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 56
Views: 752
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: 72
Views: 2,149
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: 147
Views: 2,690
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.
09-16-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

The people I'm talking about are racking up...

The people I'm talking about are racking up hundreds of miles per day, day in, day out. Amanda Coker used this technique to smash the year record--the same 7 mile loop, again and again and again for...
09-16-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

And the total non sequitur semi-grammatical...

And the total non sequitur semi-grammatical gibberish from you doesn't surprise me at all.


Are you now going to explain about "real men" in "real America?" Any way you could spare us?
09-16-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

People oil bike mechanics?

People oil bike mechanics?
09-16-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By livedarklions

Sheldon really isn't keeping up with stuff like...

Sheldon really isn't keeping up with stuff like he used to. (/ducks)
09-16-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,833
Posted By livedarklions

Any replacement for the generic term "brifter"...

Any replacement for the generic term "brifter" can only have a maximum of two words or it's too long to ever catch on. "Brake shifters" or, even worse, "shift brakers" won't work because it's...
09-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By livedarklions

I'm of the opinion that people who ride in the...

I'm of the opinion that people who ride in the deep south should be awarded bonus miles for the climate.
09-16-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By livedarklions

It's not my least favorite fruit (papaya), but...

It's not my least favorite fruit (papaya), but it's definitely way down on my list. Too starchy and mushy for my tastes. I like fruits with juice and texture.

Papaya smells like vomit. I've...
09-16-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

Neither, since both are not sentient. You're...

Neither, since both are not sentient.

You're not equating women with either boxes or hammers, are you?

I realize you probably meant this as a complete nonsense joke, but on the off-chance you...
09-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

The only thing I disagree with in that statement...

The only thing I disagree with in that statement is "kind of".

It's definitely meant as an insult to the men who aren't behaving in the way the person making the accusation says they should, but...
09-16-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

Two misunderstandings, going both ways. See my...

Two misunderstandings, going both ways. See my replies above.
I really thought you were referring to a situation with two techs, one male and female, and you had to choose between them. If you...
09-16-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

I didn't get that until his second response. I...

I didn't get that until his second response. I don't think my misinterpretation is my fault, however. He used the wrong word, "choice" implies I'm choosing who does the work, he really meant "guess"...
09-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

It appears that another poster thought I was...

It appears that another poster thought I was calling your comment sexist. I didn't mean to suggest anything of the kind, and was referring to the comment you were responding to. I think you and I...
09-16-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

I carry a multitool, and every couple of years, I...

I carry a multitool, and every couple of years, I end up using it roadside. I think that makes it worth carrying because it's so small.

Wish I could say I've not had any flats this year, but I've...
09-16-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

Look at the quote and tell me that isn't an...

Look at the quote and tell me that isn't an implied statement that men who don't repair the bike roadside are "womanly". Obviously, that is supposed to be an insult of the men, that they are acting...
09-16-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By livedarklions

BTW, I have ridden over someone else's discarded...

BTW, I have ridden over someone else's discarded banana peel, and my wheel didn't slip.
09-16-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

Also, pretty ridiculous that masculinity is...

Also, pretty ridiculous that masculinity is somehow the ideal for this. I've gotten some damn good roadside advice from a woman bike mechanic who just happened to be riding by. Just shows how...
09-16-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,085
Posted By livedarklions

Don't know about that, but I can't think of a...

Don't know about that, but I can't think of a more inappropriate placement/system combination than grip shifters in the middle of drop bars. That's got to be super awkward.
09-15-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By livedarklions

Because they have no bones. ...

Because they have no bones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae7h2p1pY5Q
09-15-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,418
Posted By livedarklions

Resolved--swiss is better than cheddar on a...

Resolved--swiss is better than cheddar on a cheeseburger.
09-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,418
Posted By livedarklions

And named Harvey.

And named Harvey.
09-15-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,418
Posted By livedarklions

I've always been partial to blue. I didn't find...

I've always been partial to blue. I didn't find out until my 20s that was because it and yellow are the colors unaffected by my color blindness. I like red, but I just think it's less dramatic for...
09-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,149
Posted By livedarklions

Do you really get rocks caught in the drive...

Do you really get rocks caught in the drive train? No judgment, just curious cuz I've never seen that.

I've never found a little schmutz to be much of a problem, but twigs aren't in there long...
09-15-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,149
Posted By livedarklions

So, in sum, it's basically a matter of how many...

So, in sum, it's basically a matter of how many "really, really"s you want in front of your superlative.

I'd like to say I'm disappointed that the anti-derailleur people didn't turn up, but.....
09-15-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

You're actually quite wrong about the...

You're actually quite wrong about the impossibility thing. The people who set long distance riding records (x miles in a year for example) often do it by riding a fairly tight circle (diameter of,...
09-15-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

Also, if he rides within a short radius from...

Also, if he rides within a short radius from home, this really isn't a big deal.

This calculation is going to be different for everyone. I couldn't do it because my distances are too great to...
09-15-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,418
Posted By livedarklions

No that wasn't the "debate". Peter just asked...

No that wasn't the "debate". Peter just asked whether the weight difference made the components less durable, and you went nuts on him for even asking the question. And you did pile on in the absurd...
09-15-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,418
Posted By livedarklions

No I wouldn't because Peter has been extremely...

No I wouldn't because Peter has been extremely clear what he was looking for in information. He didn't trip over himself demonstrating how important it was to him that everyone know that weight...
09-14-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,911
Posted By livedarklions

You Bloody Hypocrite! This was an attack on...

You Bloody Hypocrite! This was an attack on everyone who posted they wore non-cycling shoes on platform pedals(the horror! the horror!). You were scolding people for this and definitely implying they...
09-14-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,911
Posted By livedarklions

Add reading comprehension to skills you lack. I...

Add reading comprehension to skills you lack. I specifically said I didn't think it was aimed at me. But the guy you lectured about your supposed dry wit sure thought it was aimed at a group he's a...
09-14-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,911
Posted By livedarklions

All your likes on that post show is that stupid...

All your likes on that post show is that stupid cheap shot insult humor remains popular with a certain clique on bf. Meantime, you don't look like a bright cat trying to convince someone who...
09-14-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By livedarklions

For me, that'd pretty likely be as much as a 50...

For me, that'd pretty likely be as much as a 50 mile walk. Not doing that.
09-14-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,911
Posted By livedarklions

I cannot say how much I respect your opinions. I...

I cannot say how much I respect your opinions. I mean it, I really can't.

Don't you have another figure of speech to go nuts about?
09-14-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,017
Posted By livedarklions

No bones about it. Older guy on an older bike. ...

No bones about it. Older guy on an older bike. Mostly Shimano 600 Tricolor. It's on 2 of my bikes.

Definitely cross when it cross chains..
09-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,911
Posted By livedarklions

This puzzles me. You're a perfectly reasonable...

This puzzles me. You're a perfectly reasonable poster about 2/3 of the time, but when you go off on one of your complaint rants about non-cycling gear posts, you aren't within miles of a "dry tone."...
09-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,085
Posted By livedarklions

Careful, you're about to get 100 page...

Careful, you're about to get 100 page dissertation on the history, specs, and innate wonderfulness of the Denali from Vintage Schwinn.
09-14-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,085
Posted By livedarklions

Rim shot. Mean, but funny.

Rim shot.

Mean, but funny.
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