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05-28-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By livedarklions

Pretty much everything sold out at Wal-Mart,...

Pretty much everything sold out at Wal-Mart, Target and Dick's very early on: https://www.wcpo.com/rebound/bicycles-are-the-latest-covid-related-shortage
05-28-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By livedarklions

Nonsense, cheap bikes sold out very quickly.

Nonsense, cheap bikes sold out very quickly.
05-28-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By livedarklions

Which is why I see so many more older people...

Which is why I see so many more older people riding bents than DF bikes. Oh wait, I don't. It's probably 20 to 1 the other way.

Bents are a niche product. I don't need your ridiculous $500...
05-28-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,079
Posted By livedarklions

I ride around with my locks on the bike. If...

I ride around with my locks on the bike. If there's a crash, I'm really not crazy about having a high-pressure canister of a vomit inducing chemical on the bike. Also, if someone does cut it,...
05-27-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,079
Posted By livedarklions

Lock Picking Lawyer could pick it really damn...

Lock Picking Lawyer could pick it really damn fast, and questions its legality:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP9wLJhaBOE

Sorry, not interested in being the test case on booby trap laws.
05-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By livedarklions

This is another "sun will rise tomorrow"...

This is another "sun will rise tomorrow" prediction.

Recumbent bikes are a tiny fraction of the bikes sold in the US. They are a lot harder to obtain than a DF bike. Someone who is buying a bent...
05-27-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,207
Posted By livedarklions

I just bought a new aluminum Allez Elite after a...

I just bought a new aluminum Allez Elite after a few years of basically riding steel only. The Elite is a damn smooth ride, if anything it's more comfortable than the steel.
05-27-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,207
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, those aren't likely to change your speed...

TBH, those aren't likely to change your speed that much instantly either, unless your current tires are really, really bad.
05-27-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 519
Posted By livedarklions

I don't, but I think people's hands and tires and...

I don't, but I think people's hands and tires and rims are different, so I don't question them for finding something useful that I don't.
05-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,148
Posted By livedarklions

Wait, I shouldn't stop at a swimming pool and...

Wait, I shouldn't stop at a swimming pool and take a swig?
05-27-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,148
Posted By livedarklions

Gotta say, when I've let myself ride into...

Gotta say, when I've let myself ride into objectively horrible weather, I haven't credited myself with "valour", just really bad judgment of the conditions or poor preparation.
05-26-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 6,477
Posted By livedarklions

Uh-uh, not an ultralight, it was an oil truck: ...

Uh-uh, not an ultralight, it was an oil truck:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIY7BQkbIT8
05-26-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 6,477
Posted By livedarklions

I like the sentiment, but I'm not sure I...

I like the sentiment, but I'm not sure I understand what you mean by that.
A lot of places have taken down their signs that said "Share The Road" and had a picture of a bicycle because people were...
05-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 6,477
Posted By livedarklions

If I want to fly going downhill, I just put the...

If I want to fly going downhill, I just put the front wheel into a pothole.
05-26-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, the distinction makes a lot more sense...

Yes, the distinction makes a lot more sense within a city where the width of the lanes might operate as cue whether this is a "busy road" where fast traffic is normal vs. a "residential road" where...
05-26-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By livedarklions

I remember when I lived in the area in the 1990s,...

I remember when I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was a newspaper story about someone in San Jose who had a 20 year old snowball in their freezer from the one time that anyone could remember...
05-26-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

Juvenile prosecutor makes the charging decisions,...

Juvenile prosecutor makes the charging decisions, but the detective's recommendations carry a lot of weight.
05-26-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

If they just get charged but not convicted,...

If they just get charged but not convicted, that's a victory in my book. I suspect the driver may have some issues with DMV as well.
05-26-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By livedarklions

Citation needed. Whoever thinks that has...

Citation needed.

Whoever thinks that has never ridden on narrow roads in NH.

ETA--I looked this up. If I'm not mistaken, the 12 foot vs. 10 foot studies are all on urban roads (e.g., Tokyo and...
05-26-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By livedarklions

Another Komoot user. I use it because of its...

Another Komoot user. I use it because of its real-time speed display. I did pay for the lifetime something or other which allows me unlimited offline maps. The free version is just fine as a...
05-26-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

This is like saying "I played HORSE with Steph...

This is like saying "I played HORSE with Steph Curry so I know what it would be like to play in the NBA."
05-25-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,981
Posted By livedarklions

Heavy and difficult to ride does nothing to make...

Heavy and difficult to ride does nothing to make a workout better. That's just the "no pain, no gain" fallacy carried to the extreme. There's no reason you can't make the same effort over the same...
05-25-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

I absolutely feel the same way about you. We...

I absolutely feel the same way about you. We disagree a lot, but it's always respectful, and I've learned a lot from exchanges with you. I think there's been times when both of us have had to admit...
05-25-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,711
Posted By livedarklions

Could you get a refund on the defective new...

Could you get a refund on the defective new cassette?
05-25-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By livedarklions

Looking at the google maps link you posted, It's...

Looking at the google maps link you posted, It's a two-lane road with remarkably wide breakdown lanes. Those are effectively "narrowing" the road. I guess they could put in some ghosties or tank...
05-25-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

With Larry, it's always the Tour de Farce.

With Larry, it's always the Tour de Farce.
05-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

On a bent, the closest thing you get to a comment...

On a bent, the closest thing you get to a comment about smoothness is "well, looks like that restless leg syndrome drug is helping a little."
05-25-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

The important point is that establishing the...

The important point is that establishing the identity of the person doing the throwing requires investigation, therefore a detective is appropriate. Resource officers are not generally assigned to...
05-25-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

So? You could be the first. C'mon Larry, be a...

So? You could be the first. C'mon Larry, be a pioneer!
05-25-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,604
Posted By livedarklions

Considering the subject matter, that's a petty...

Considering the subject matter, that's a petty complaint at best.

If people suffering from depression feel emboldened to speak up because there's already a thread, I'm all for it no matter how...
05-25-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,604
Posted By livedarklions

You may be right, but these are not mutually...

You may be right, but these are not mutually exclusive answers.
Just for perspective, it's common in Europe for mental health professionals and doctors to actually prescribe light exercise as a...
05-25-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

That's clearly an assault legally. It absolutely...

That's clearly an assault legally. It absolutely fits the statutory definition posted above.
05-25-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

This is where you have proven the troll...

This is where you have proven the troll accusation. Have a nice day.
05-25-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

Y'know what screams slow rider? Slow riding. ...

Y'know what screams slow rider? Slow riding. Y'know what doesn't scream slow rider? Pretty much everything else. Seriously, if you want to use safety equipment, are you really going to leave it...
05-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

The first quote above is the one I "blasted" you...

The first quote above is the one I "blasted" you for, you were responding to a guy who said he already has a mirror. You weren't just offering advice, you were being completely condescending. ...
05-25-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

Pretty sure there's no expectation of privacy...

Pretty sure there's no expectation of privacy when you stick your head out of a car window on a public road in order to throw an item at someone. I'm guessing she flagged the video, and YouTube...
05-25-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

What's hilarious is he posted a picture that...

What's hilarious is he posted a picture that shows that the sidewalk puts the rider in the perfect position to be taken out by a right hook.
05-25-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

Says the guy who just told a bunch of people...

Says the guy who just told a bunch of people they're going to die because stupid reasons.

You made a claim that the sidewalk was the right place to ride in that particular stretch, and the OP was...
05-24-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

So you have a clogged toilet in your bedroom? Who...

So you have a clogged toilet in your bedroom? Who designed your house, Elon Musk?
"I call it the hyperpooper. Wake up, and there it is."
05-24-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By livedarklions

Hard to tell how fast that crosswalk comes up...

Hard to tell how fast that crosswalk comes up from the pics, but it does look like the curve makes it a little hard to see, and a crossing sign would probably help.
05-24-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

TMI, what happens in the bedroom (or doesn't)...

TMI, what happens in the bedroom (or doesn't) should stay in the bedroom.
05-24-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By livedarklions

Honestly, people seem to be pretty split on...

Honestly, people seem to be pretty split on whether the likely solution is the saddle or the shorts. I think OP is going to have to try a few things to get this right.
05-24-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By livedarklions

I have two maxims regarding cycling kit: A....

I have two maxims regarding cycling kit:

A. I don't need it.
B. I have no idea if you do or don't need it, Every body is different.
05-24-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

Well, if you really have to go there, none of the...

Well, if you really have to go there, none of the drivers who harassed me from a black pickup were non-white or non-men.

And the joke is that white people are "pigmentally challenged" because we...
05-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

Most everybody passes with a lot of space. I...

Most everybody passes with a lot of space.
I find a disproportionate drivers of the jerkwad persuasion drive black pickup trucks. I've also found some black pickup drivers seem to be aware of that...
05-24-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,981
Posted By livedarklions

Wait, people tip bicyclists now?

Wait, people tip bicyclists now?
05-24-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
Posted By livedarklions

The enforcement is, where it does happen, highly...

The enforcement is, where it does happen, highly "selective". Stopping people on bikes is actually pretty hard to do. When I was a kid in Minneapolis, the police were actually trying to enforce a...
05-24-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,037
Posted By livedarklions

So it's legal, but it's less safe. Being on...

So it's legal, but it's less safe.

Being on the sidewalk would put someone to the right of right turning vehicles (by far the most vulnerable position) and actually makes a rider cross an exit...
05-24-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, the obvious joke flew over my head. ...

Sorry, the obvious joke flew over my head.

Not disagreeing with you about the irrelevancy of the infrastructure point. I was pointing out that the premise of the OP that the city engineer should...
05-24-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,519
Posted By livedarklions

Yes.

Yes.
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