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07-31-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's hard to have a bad bike ride of any sort out...

It's hard to have a bad bike ride of any sort out in the Rockies. Enjoy, and post pics.
07-31-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Paul Barnard

Whoa, that was a close call in several ways. I...

Whoa, that was a close call in several ways. I am glad it wasn't any worse.
07-30-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,921
Posted By Paul Barnard

My belief is that the very best thing we could do...

My belief is that the very best thing we could do in the name of bicycle advocacy is to have mandatory bicycle law education. For cyclists, drivers and law enforcement officers. It would be a bit of...
07-30-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,921
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am very interested in how you've managed to...

I am very interested in how you've managed to determine that "often" drivers are not held accountable. It's not like civil litigation plays out quickly or very publicly. Beyond knowing the outcome,...
07-30-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,921
Posted By Paul Barnard

Is there anything on the first page of this...

Is there anything on the first page of this sub-forum that resembles advocacy?
07-30-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,288
Posted By Paul Barnard

In hindsight, could any additional diligence have...

In hindsight, could any additional diligence have weeded that out?

US based seller?
Long Seller history?
Someone advertising themselves as a US based seller but showing long ship times?...
07-19-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,525
Posted By Paul Barnard

Here the same MUPs are markedly different...

Here the same MUPs are markedly different depending upon location. In some places, they are packed with other users. Two miles further, you have them almost to yourself. Much like riding on the...
07-18-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By Paul Barnard

Kuss clawed his way back into the low 30's. ...

Kuss clawed his way back into the low 30's. Again this year he was outstanding from the mid point on.
07-18-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Paul Barnard

Harassing can be both hard to define and hard to...

Harassing can be both hard to define and hard to enforce.
07-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,868
Views: 190,955
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yes! I love this area.

Yes! I love this area.
07-16-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,868
Views: 190,955
Posted By Paul Barnard

Home elevation is 0 feet, and there is no...

Home elevation is 0 feet, and there is no elevation change. I rode 60 miles today at elevations over 10,000 feet and 3500 of elevation gain. The terrain varied from tarmac to dirt roads to rough,...
07-07-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Paul Barnard

I really wish every LEO and every citizen would...

I really wish every LEO and every citizen would have to take a bicycle law course. The level of ignorance in our society is inexcusable.
07-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,670
Posted By Paul Barnard

I guess it's all a matter of who will share the...

I guess it's all a matter of who will share the podium with Pocagar now.
07-07-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,159
Posted By Paul Barnard

Good point. One in how many?

Good point. One in how many?
07-07-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was what surprised me. I wish every...

That was what surprised me. I wish every bullying motorist would read the write up. It might make them realize that it might not be as simple as a 4000 pound auto against a 200 pound bike/rider...
07-06-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,159
Posted By Paul Barnard

We are all very different. Heart rate, absent...

We are all very different. Heart rate, absent any other data is almost useless. Just go ride. Don't worry about your heart rate, breath rate or any other singular metric. If you are concerned,...
07-06-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,929
Posted By Paul Barnard

Same here.

Same here.
07-06-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,929
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have bonked several times in my life. To me it...

I have bonked several times in my life. To me it varies from fatigue in that I experience an altered level of consciousness when I bonk. In some ways it's as if I have been drugged.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,895
Posted By Paul Barnard

I suppose if I ever encountered anyone that was...

I suppose if I ever encountered anyone that was worthy of a wave or greeting, I'd do it.
07-06-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,288
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have built quite a few bikes from the frame up....

I have built quite a few bikes from the frame up. I have done so without using Amazon. I buy largely from reputable ebay sellers in the USA, most of whom have a physical store front.
07-06-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Paul Barnard

Motorist Shot and Charged in Houston

It's encouraging to see that in this case, Law Enforcement views the weaponization of a motor vehicle as a situation in which cyclists can use deadly force in self-defense.
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07-03-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,868
Views: 190,955
Posted By Paul Barnard

30 mile right through the heart of NOLA, the...

30 mile right through the heart of NOLA, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Got rained on.
07-03-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By Paul Barnard

When you think about healing from road rash, it's...

When you think about healing from road rash, it's worse after things start scabbing over and you break the scabs. I suspect that's where he is in the healing process. These guys are tough as hell,...
07-03-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,929
Posted By Paul Barnard

Fatigue has definitely contributed to human error...

Fatigue has definitely contributed to human error on my part.
07-03-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By Paul Barnard

This write up has a 2018 date on it. ...

This write up has a 2018 date on it.
https://cyclingindustry.news/univega-to-be-relaunch-as-u-s-made-brand-following-kent-international-buyout/
07-03-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did a little looking. Assembled in the USA....

Did a little looking. Assembled in the USA. Prices up to $1600 MSRP.

https://www.univega-usa.com/
07-03-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By Paul Barnard

Made in the USA at 200-800 bucks? That is...

Made in the USA at 200-800 bucks? That is interesting.
07-02-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nope, not gonna pass. It's a sad reality that "I...

Nope, not gonna pass. It's a sad reality that "I didn't see them" is usually all the plausible deniability a motorist needs when they hit a cyclist. There might be some civil repercussions, but it...
07-02-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Paul Barnard

If he had stayed on scene and said "I didn't see...

If he had stayed on scene and said "I didn't see them," he'd likely be a free man today.
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

One of the issues with the way I want to do it is...

One of the issues with the way I want to do it is that if I want to have motels to stay in, I'll probably have to make reservations in the smaller towns. Some of the towns I have researched only...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I built the bike from the frame up. I feel...

I built the bike from the frame up. I feel confident that I can handle any mechanical issues. I have a good idea of what tools to take. On the gear/equipment side of things, I feel pretty good.
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for your thoughts. Especially those about...

Thanks for your thoughts. Especially those about boredom. That makes sense to me.
07-01-21, 01:21 PM
07-01-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hmmm. That's not my observation. Unless the...

Hmmm. That's not my observation. Unless the operator was impaired, I can't recall any driver facing criminal consequences. We rarely learn of the civil outcomes. Th vibe I get from reading of...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

Right now I am in what I call the exploration...

Right now I am in what I call the exploration phase. Picking the brains of the pros (those of you with a lot of experience) has been very useful in the past when I have been exploring ideas. Thanks...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I ride in CO at 10K plus in in elevation every...

I ride in CO at 10K plus in in elevation every summer. Included in that are some Cat 1 and 2 climbs. I stop to "take pictures" on some of the climbs, but do pretty well.
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I started playing with an ACA route last night...

I started playing with an ACA route last night beginning on the Oregon coast and got out of Oregon pretty easily with most stops 60 miles apart. I didn't look at elevation profiles or grocery stores...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I laughed at myself when I read this. I am a...

I laughed at myself when I read this. I am a planner by nature. I recognize at some point I'll need to just say eff it and do it, but that flies in the face of my core constitution.
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

What would make for decent road food that...

What would make for decent road food that required no prep?
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am thinking about hitting the west coast in May...

I am thinking about hitting the west coast in May and working my way to Colorado where I will meet my dog and wife. I don't think I'd have any problem stretching distance a bit more. I did read part...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I will be taking the Backroad. It should last me...

I will be taking the Backroad. It should last me indefinitely. Right now I have a cheap cable lock. My bike is never further away than than right outside of a coffee shop when I use that lock.
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Paul Barnard

I Don't Know Where To Start

I have started typing this thread out several times over the past year or so and have always bailed because the topic became too big. Let me see if I can really strip it down to the basics and not...
06-29-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,578
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was funny! Nicely done.

That was funny! Nicely done.
06-29-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,578
Posted By Paul Barnard

What I posted wasn't a rant. It was a statement...

What I posted wasn't a rant. It was a statement of fact, and it was free of the emotion that is normally associated with a rant. I remember scoffing at Shimano's first crack at BioPace chainrings. ...
06-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am a strong proponent of criminalizing human...

I am a strong proponent of criminalizing human error.
06-29-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,578
Posted By Paul Barnard

After the 173rd time of seeing that, it's still...

After the 173rd time of seeing that, it's still as much of a yawn as it was the first.
06-29-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,578
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think it's the rage. Only a select few...

I don't think it's the rage. Only a select few are smart enough to have it figured out.
06-29-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can you tie the "good ole boys" comment into the...

Can you tie the "good ole boys" comment into the fatalities?
06-29-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,438
Posted By Paul Barnard

I found this in an article in the Guardian:The...

I found this in an article in the Guardian:The French media suggested that, if found guilty of an offence, the culprit could be subjected to a custodial sentence.

“According to article 222-20 of...
06-29-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,438
Posted By Paul Barnard

Uh, by paying attention? I know it's called...

Uh, by paying attention? I know it's called "paying" attention, but it's actually free!
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