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09-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have owned and operated a lot of different...

I have owned and operated a lot of different vehicles. I used to draw from a motorpool that had all kinds of cars and trucks in it. My day started before sunrise. I was often on the road and...
09-22-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not imagining anything. It IS easy to...

I am not imagining anything. It IS easy to mitigate. And IF for some reason or another a motorist can't see what's in the road in front of them, they should correct the problem or stop driving. I...
09-22-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

"There is, however, a tension between "safety"...

"There is, however, a tension between "safety" and "advocacy" advice."

I like the way you worded that and agree.

Maybe Joey's previous comments about the sun are shaping my reading of this:...
09-22-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

Marginally engaged drivers are an inescapable...

Marginally engaged drivers are an inescapable threat to cyclists. Joey seems to have a pressing need to point out the obvious at every possible opportunity. Whenever we take to the road we place...
09-22-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

The sun low on the horizon is easy to compensate...

The sun low on the horizon is easy to compensate for. It's an excuse, not a reason not to see a cyclist. I am surprised to see so many willing to let that excuse fly.
09-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,765
Posted By Paul Barnard

I only have one bike with clipless pedals. The...

I only have one bike with clipless pedals. The others have nice platform pedals on them. I have been thinking about doing away with the clipless pedals on the one bike. The way I ride, I don't get...
09-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,472
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think there's any value in determining...

I don't think there's any value in determining who screwed up. The value is in asking if you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
09-11-21, 07:31 PM
09-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Paul Barnard

Self-control is overrated. I recommend throwing...

Self-control is overrated. I recommend throwing your bike through their windshield. That's more likely to serve as a deterrence in the future.
Forum: Introductions
08-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome from your neighbor down in Metairie.

Welcome from your neighbor down in Metairie.
08-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By Paul Barnard

Flourescent blue main frame. High vis green for...

Flourescent blue main frame. High vis green for rear triangle and fork.
08-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,489
Posted By Paul Barnard

I pretty much piddle with my phone for the...

I pretty much piddle with my phone for the entirety of my rides. I don't carry a wallet. Just a few bucks for a cold beer at the halfway point. I hide my house or truck keys so that I don't have...
08-25-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,467
Posted By Paul Barnard

Does this mean that the stupid justification for...

Does this mean that the stupid justification for press fit bottom brackets is gone, and now we can get back to much more sensible threaded BBs?
08-25-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,910
Posted By Paul Barnard

Of late, I have been on a preventative protocol. ...

Of late, I have been on a preventative protocol. I skip out on long rides.
08-25-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By Paul Barnard

That should not have happened. The driver should...

That should not have happened. The driver should be ticketed. If I was her insurer and found out about this, I'd drop her or jack her rates through the roof, if state insurance law allowed. When I...
08-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

Go argue with the legal firms on those Google...

Go argue with the legal firms on those Google links!

Let me ask you this. Has there been a gravitation away from the use of the word accident, and toward crash with the NHSTA? Hint, "Uniform...
08-25-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am so very sorry for the senseless loss of your...

I am so very sorry for the senseless loss of your family. Clint, here's to perpetual downhills my riding brother.

This is Highway 18 east of Dell
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08-25-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Paul Barnard

What is a connotation Alex? ...

What is a connotation Alex?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connotation

One connotation of accident is something that has an element of being unavoidable.

Don't argue with me,...
08-19-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By Paul Barnard

I used to live in the next subdivision south of...

I used to live in the next subdivision south of there on Kempsey Ct. I rode through there regularly. It seemed like a quiet, low threat area at the time. Did you report it to the PD?
08-19-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By Paul Barnard

You either value freedom of expression or you...

You either value freedom of expression or you don't. My values don't migrate based on who might be doing the restricting.
08-19-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By Paul Barnard

What area were you in? I bike in Slidell...

What area were you in? I bike in Slidell sometimes?
08-13-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

I figured a few people would get hung up on that...

I figured a few people would get hung up on that word. I had no idea so many lacked the reading comprehension skills to understand the post.
08-12-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By Paul Barnard

Every now and then I find myself stuck on the...

Every now and then I find myself stuck on the crosswalk in my car. In the downtown New Orleans area, the buildings are very close to the street. You have to enter the crosswalk to see around the...
08-10-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

I had a very good ride from New Smyrna Beach to...

I had a very good ride from New Smyrna Beach to the end of the road at a National Park...I forget the name. I can see me getting lost inside myself there. It was quiet and beautiful and serene. An...
08-09-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,906
Posted By Paul Barnard

Butt, I felt like they were important questions.

Butt, I felt like they were important questions.
08-09-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,906
Posted By Paul Barnard

Does your current saddle have a large relief...

Does your current saddle have a large relief channel?
08-09-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,906
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why don't they call it a saddle stay, a saddle...

Why don't they call it a saddle stay, a saddle tube or a saddle post?
08-09-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

It makes me want to rush out and get a bucket of...

It makes me want to rush out and get a bucket of the Colonel's Finest!
08-08-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

lololololol

lololololol
08-07-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,906
Posted By Paul Barnard

Find a shop that demos saddles. Demo an ISM...

Find a shop that demos saddles. Demo an ISM Adamo. They were the first saddles that really worked for me. I have since gone to Cobb Randee saddles.

Does your current saddle have a large...
08-07-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yah, I noticed that too. Didn't mention it...

Yah, I noticed that too. Didn't mention it because I didn't want to interrupt a good car discussion.
08-06-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Connecting the cars to the thread. Earlier I...

Connecting the cars to the thread. Earlier I mentioned Gateway Colorado and posted a pic of the area. There is an incredible car museum there that few people know about.

Here's the story as it...
08-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh golly, thanks for the interruption. Sweet.

Oh golly, thanks for the interruption. Sweet.
08-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Exactly. I almost used out-of-body earlier.

Exactly. I almost used out-of-body earlier.
08-06-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's a shame "mom" jokes are off limits...

It's a shame "mom" jokes are off limits here.
08-06-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

You get it. Seamlessly is a great word. Things...

You get it. Seamlessly is a great word. Things just flow effortlessly. Unnaturally so.
08-06-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

We had one of those "get off of my lawn" grumpy...

We had one of those "get off of my lawn" grumpy neighbors. One night, Coors may or may not have been involved, we decided we were going to use the "Snot Wagon" to run over the new magnolia tree he...
08-06-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

We used to have a snot green Pinto.

We used to have a snot green Pinto.
08-06-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yep, and it's an "in the moment" confidence. It...

Yep, and it's an "in the moment" confidence. It is while you are batting and while you are pedaling.
08-06-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Another poster who wanted to show the world how...

Another poster who wanted to show the world how hard he'd try to not get a topic of conversation. Since there's nothing for you here, maybe there's a good disc brake thread for you to play in.
08-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do they ever. I am glad you mentioned that. ...

Do they ever. I am glad you mentioned that. They are indeed elusive. You can't will them on yourself. When you have those moments, what do you call them?

I would have never predicted one...
08-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Sorta. Giambi went on to explain that there is...

Sorta. Giambi went on to explain that there is no arrogance in his feeling sexy. Confidence yes. Cockiness, maybe a little. Arrogance, never.
08-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think you get it to a degree. Where Giambi...

I think you get it to a degree. Where Giambi used sexy, you plug in swagger and they both have the same meaning.
08-06-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Dudes doing their best not to understand the...

Dudes doing their best not to understand the spirit of a discussion...
08-06-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

To me, sexy isn't always a look, it's a feeling. ...

To me, sexy isn't always a look, it's a feeling. My wife is always beautiful. She's not always sexy. Sexy is a state of mind.
08-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Gotta love the Golden Corral buffet!

Gotta love the Golden Corral buffet!
08-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think you have captured some of the spirit....

I think you have captured some of the spirit. Swagger. I like that word. But when Giambi said he felt sexy, it had nothing to do with appearance.

You also said "that's my world." I think that...
08-06-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

I also experience zen like moments where I am in...

I also experience zen like moments where I am in perfect harmony with the world around me. It's more of a spiritual kind of feeling though and has no performance component. It's not an "I own this...
08-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,943
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do You Ever Feel Sexy

...on the bike?

Jason Giambi was a slugger with the New York Yankees. During his peak, he was an incredibly formidable foe. During an interview one time, he described the way he sometimes felt...
08-06-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not impressed. They called things that were...

I am not impressed. They called things that were "potential" distractions as distractions. If they are going to call those things a "prevalent safety concern" they should go on to identify how, or...
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