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07-19-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,305
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 187,634
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yes! I love this area.

Yes! I love this area.
07-16-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 187,634
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,...
07-06-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,863
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: 7,455
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
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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Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,487
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,487
Posted By Paul Barnard

That will depend upon who you ask. Some will...

That will depend upon who you ask. Some will tell you anything short of electronic shifting is insufficient. In my mind, if it gets the job done without a lot of fuss, it is sufficient.
06-29-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,487
Posted By Paul Barnard

The industry continues to change for the sake of...

The industry continues to change for the sake of change with not much in the way of improvement. New axle types and widths. Ever changing bottom bracket standards. New shifting systems that are...
06-27-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 187,634
Posted By Paul Barnard

I rode the 50 mile Tour De Burger today. I...

I rode the 50 mile Tour De Burger today. I rarely ride in groups. I did today. I hung at 20-22 for just over 30 miles then faded. It was my first ride of over 35 miles in about a year, and my...
06-24-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Paul Barnard

Another one like the one you had.

Another one like the one you had.
06-23-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,370
Posted By Paul Barnard

Some things are just worth quoting.

Some things are just worth quoting.
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,370
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
06-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,607
Posted By Paul Barnard

He sounds like a swell guy. ...

He sounds like a swell guy.

https://www.newschannel10.com/2021/06/21/police-id-driver-who-rammed-bike-riders-during-arizona-race/
06-21-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By Paul Barnard

It seems the locals are voicing their complaints...

It seems the locals are voicing their complaints about lawlessness with cyclists. It sounds like the officer was polite enough. He spent 15 minutes in conversation with you and didn't ticket you.
...
06-19-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,604
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can you point me to a formal definition of cross...

Can you point me to a formal definition of cross chaining? When you read his actual words with an eye toward understanding, rather than nitpicking language with an eye toward winning an internet...
06-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,604
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just ordered a new derailleur hanger for my...

I just ordered a new derailleur hanger for my Lynskey Backroad. My wife's e-bike fell on it and bent it. The symptoms? Chatter in the smaller gears only. I have a bent SRAM X7 derailleur in my...
06-18-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,604
Posted By Paul Barnard

The noise could be something else. It could be...

The noise could be something else. It could be that your shift cable has stretched and needs a slight adjustment. That will cause a bit of noise, sometimes only on a few gears.
06-18-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,604
Posted By Paul Barnard

It will wear more quickly than a 2 or 3x that is...

It will wear more quickly than a 2 or 3x that is ridden with a more ideal chain line. Will it matter. Probably not one bit. I would expect you to get many thousands of miles out of it.
06-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By Paul Barnard

If I were the officer's supervisor, I'd make the...

If I were the officer's supervisor, I'd make the ones that passed at a safe distance ticket the ones who did not. Then I'd have the ones that passed too closely apologize publicly to the rider.
05-30-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By Paul Barnard

Getting back out of the weeds, that was...

Getting back out of the weeds, that was completely inappropriate for them to pass that closely. That actually pisses me off quite a bit. For the life of me, I don't understand why officers insist...
05-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By Paul Barnard

Absolutely. Who doesn't? When the clouds are...

Absolutely. Who doesn't? When the clouds are going the opposite direction, I pedal backwards to stay with them.
05-29-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,642
Posted By Paul Barnard

There is no question that some vehicles are...

There is no question that some vehicles are parked or stopped in the bike lane without a thought given to how it might affect others. My tangent on this thread is that there are times when there...
05-26-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,642
Posted By Paul Barnard

No, parking in the bike lane isn't dangerous. It...

No, parking in the bike lane isn't dangerous. It may be the catalyst that causes a cyclist to make a bad decision. In some places in the CBD, there are two standard travel lanes and no bike lanes....
05-25-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,642
Posted By Paul Barnard

There wasn't a reasonable one. That's why I made...

There wasn't a reasonable one. That's why I made the post. I am not so selfish that I can't see life through the lens of others and empathize with them. I do note that you didn't take a stab at...
05-24-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,642
Posted By Paul Barnard

I thought of this thread the other day when I saw...

I thought of this thread the other day when I saw an office supply delivery truck parked in the bike lane at the pin drop. It was drizzling. The driver had a dolly with about 4-5 boxes on it. I...
05-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have no issue with their presence on our local...

I have no issue with their presence on our local greenways, as long as the operator is behaving responsibly. I can go faster than every e-bike I have seen on the path. It's all about speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,951
Posted By Paul Barnard

Manufacturers stepping into a forum is almost a...

Manufacturers stepping into a forum is almost a no-win situation. The only way you could have won was to have stepped in and told the customer you had made a mistake, and were going to honor your...
05-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,908
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't appreciate that. It's been years since I...

I don't appreciate that. It's been years since I worked in retail. I don't stock anymore.

If you want to call me a megalomaniac, I'll accept that, but only if it's spelled correctly. I'd rather...
05-15-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yes. Perfect fit. Congratulations on your new...

Yes. Perfect fit. Congratulations on your new bike.
05-15-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd pay $700.

I'd pay $700.
05-08-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,642
Posted By Paul Barnard

I believe we stand to alienate and aggravate...

I believe we stand to alienate and aggravate otherwise respectful motorists when we stomp our feet for no reason. If the google street view you posted earlier is the location of the "offense" I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,876
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have 2 sets of wheels for my Lynskey Backroad. ...

I have 2 sets of wheels for my Lynskey Backroad. One set of wheels is fairly lightweight. Those are wrapped by GP4000S tires.The other set of wheel is heavy. Those are shod with Schwalbe Marathon...
05-06-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By Paul Barnard

This one seems pretty simple to me. Give the...

This one seems pretty simple to me. Give the shop an opportunity to fix it. If they can't go back to Giant to discuss options.
05-06-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,410
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can anyone who is bilingual translate this into...

Can anyone who is bilingual translate this into English for me?
04-29-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,279
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for the info. I am the dog expert here,...

Thanks for the info. I am the dog expert here, not the same turning lane passing law expert!
04-29-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,279
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't know of any states that imbue cyclists...

I don't know of any states that imbue cyclists with "rights." The question is does your state law allow that kind of pass? Have you mentioned what state you are in and have you read your cycling...
04-28-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,777
Posted By Paul Barnard

The nice thing about pepper spray is that dogs...

The nice thing about pepper spray is that dogs can carry it back to the owners where it will still be effective.
04-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,777
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is the internet, who the hell isn't an...

This is the internet, who the hell isn't an expert?
04-25-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,948
Posted By Paul Barnard

I look for pretty much any reason I can to yell...

I look for pretty much any reason I can to yell at people. It's kinda therapeutic. On top of that "GET OUT OF MY WAY" communicates so much more effectively than "ding ding."
04-25-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,704
Posted By Paul Barnard

I sneak up behind people and yell "coming right...

I sneak up behind people and yell "coming right at you." That gets the attention of even those who have buds or headphones, and it makes me giggle to see them jump. More effective than a bell for...
04-07-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,647
Posted By Paul Barnard

People call fishing a sport too. LOLOLOL.

People call fishing a sport too. LOLOLOL.
04-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,647
Posted By Paul Barnard

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity....

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity. Racing bicycles is a sport.
04-01-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,425
Posted By Paul Barnard

Seems we have had a rash of 'em lately.

Seems we have had a rash of 'em lately.
03-23-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd ride all of that.

I'd ride all of that.
03-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's cute the way they make bikes out of fishing...

It's cute the way they make bikes out of fishing pole material.
03-20-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,755
Posted By Paul Barnard

Green doesn't mean go.

Green doesn't mean go.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think the only tool on my multi I have used on...

I think the only tool on my multi I have used on a trip is the hex heads.
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