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11-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By livedarklions

​​​​​​I get what you're saying, but I do think a...

​​​​​​I get what you're saying, but I do think a mismatch between the effort put into the appearance of the ad and the quality of the copy is a good indicator of a scam. Someone seems to be...
11-24-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By livedarklions

Training may be the wrong word, it's more a...

Training may be the wrong word, it's more a matter of rethinking it. One thing about riding in New England, I hit enough potholes that this can become second nature to me. Giving up on the...
11-24-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

Mazel tov, you must have better luck in the...

Mazel tov, you must have better luck in the offensiveness of the drivers you deal with. I'm riding about twice as much as you do during bike season up here, about 225 miles a week, roughly 2/3 on...
11-23-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By livedarklions

I don't ride on curbs, square or rounded. It's...

I don't ride on curbs, square or rounded. It's never occurred to me to even be relevant to bicycling which type is used. Square ones are apparently safer for pedestrians than rounded ones.
11-23-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

If you blasted me with that thing, I wouldn't...

If you blasted me with that thing, I wouldn't move either just out of spite. Ask nicely or even gruffly, I'll hop out swiftly, but you assault my ears like that, you can go to hell. I don't think...
11-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

I ride thousands of miles on both paths and roads...

I ride thousands of miles on both paths and roads every year.

I've never been in any situation on a path that I would consider remotely life-threatening. They happen fairly regularly on roads.
11-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

If I'm walking around and you blast me with that...

If I'm walking around and you blast me with that damn thing, I'd probably go out of my way not to let you pass. The only reason drivers get away with it is because they're encased in a heavy metal...
11-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By livedarklions

I have to say, my feet are about the only thing I...

I have to say, my feet are about the only thing I don't have to specially clothe in order to ride comfortably in the low 30s.
11-23-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By livedarklions

Assuming he said it does work well (which I'm not...

Assuming he said it does work well (which I'm not sure he did), are we not allowed to remain skeptical and/or point out there's already better solutions for that issue? Other than "I found some...
11-23-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 663
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think it's intentional trolling, but I...

I don't think it's intentional trolling, but I don't think there's any way we can help him.
11-23-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

The cat definitely did not respond well to "on...

The cat definitely did not respond well to "on your left".
11-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I used to get into arguments about whether...

Yeah, I used to get into arguments about whether voice or bell is better, but then realized that really depends on your voice and where you ride. My main gripe with bells is I see too many confused...
11-23-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By livedarklions

Just so you know, there's an Adaptive Cycling...

Just so you know, there's an Adaptive Cycling forum on BF, you might want to search there for info and/or start a thread there.

I don't know how many of the people who post there actually monitor...
11-23-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

​​​​The concept of pros/cons is meaningless...

​​​​The concept of pros/cons is meaningless without preferences. That isn't obvious?
11-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 663
Posted By livedarklions

That video is no help. You didn't actually shift...

That video is no help. You didn't actually shift the bike so we could tell if it was going from cog to cog. Clicking the shifters when the chain isn't moving tells us nothing.

Sorry, but if the...
11-22-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

That works, too. I especially like that when...

That works, too. I especially like that when there are kids involved, makes it clear I'm just making sure they know I'm there so we don't run into each other.
11-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

See, I think yours is the more common way how...

See, I think yours is the more common way how people get into stuff. You don't actually buy the bells and whistles until you know what you want to do with them. All the reading in the world won't...
11-22-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously, the OP hasn't given us enough...

Seriously, the OP hasn't given us enough information to know whether spending a bunch of money emphasizing CYCLING fitness in the off-season when he presumably isn't doing any cycling makes any...
11-22-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By livedarklions

I wasn't challenging your credentials, I'm just...

I wasn't challenging your credentials, I'm just saying this guy has enough experience that he's going to figure out the last little push he needs to get over 200 than we are and we don't need to tell...
11-22-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

You and I have a very different understanding of...

You and I have a very different understanding of the word "specifically".

You may think it's "obvious" that people can start cycling without a trainer, I'd say that the phrase "might need"...
11-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

We've had this argument before, so I'm not going...

We've had this argument before, so I'm not going to belabor it, but I totally disagree with you. Telling someone that most people don't get that stuff until they've actually been riding and have...
11-22-21, 12:59 PM
11-22-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By livedarklions

I hear the best strategy for winning a football...

I hear the best strategy for winning a football game is to score more points than the other team.
11-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By livedarklions

I gotta think a guy who's ridden 187 miles is...

I gotta think a guy who's ridden 187 miles is going to have a better idea of what will or won't take him over 200 than you or me!
11-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 663
Posted By livedarklions

You have enough posts to post a link to the...

You have enough posts to post a link to the video.
Near as anyone can tell, you don't have one.
11-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

Agree to disagree that we are not in agreement.

Agree to disagree that we are not in agreement.
11-22-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,665
Posted By livedarklions

Hey, is this one of the bikes that just got...

Hey, is this one of the bikes that just got recalled?


https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Sp...Injury-Hazards...
11-22-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

I've had it happen a few times, but it's almost...

I've had it happen a few times, but it's almost always been headphone wearers. I think the actually confused person moving the wrong way scenario has probably occurred twice in several years, and...
11-22-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

What OP actually said: "I am just looking for...

What OP actually said: "I am just looking for some advice on some gear that I might need. I will need to buy a bike but I am looking for any information or advice on indoor trainers, power meters and...
11-22-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

Disagree completely. I think it's essential to...

Disagree completely. I think it's essential to actually go out on ANY reasonably fitting bike before you start investing time and money into the bike tailored for your particular needs. Otherwise,...
11-22-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By livedarklions

MnHPVA Guy customizes shorter cranks. This is...

MnHPVA Guy customizes shorter cranks. This is his website:https://bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/index.html
11-22-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

One of the reasons I'm always so careful to say...

One of the reasons I'm always so careful to say "this is what works for me" is that I've done enough public speaking and a little stage acting so that I'm very adept at announcing loudly without...
11-22-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, we all basically operate from a...

Obviously, we all basically operate from a position of n=1, so I'm not claiming you're wrong and I'm right, only that we have different approaches and let's take it as a statement of good faith that...
11-22-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, no. Cyclist A is asking if they "need"...

Yeah, no.

Cyclist A is asking if they "need" an indoor trainer to get started. It's perfectly appropriate to say that OP probably has the cart in front of the horse here. Get the bike and ride...
11-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

To give you any sensible advice, we need to know...

To give you any sensible advice, we need to know a bit more about what you mean by "recently new to cycling" as you don't seem to have a bike yet. Have you done any? What kind of bike were you...
11-22-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By livedarklions

You're not going to be happy until you troll an...

You're not going to be happy until you troll an argument that has nothing to do with the OP, right?

OP wants to relearn MTB riding on flats, and was asking for advice on how best to do that. ...
11-22-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By livedarklions

" Stool Softener: Before or After the...

" Stool Softener: Before or After the Ride?"
11-21-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By livedarklions

And out of respect to the OP, I'm not biting on...

And out of respect to the OP, I'm not biting on the 47,000th argument about flats on road bikes.
11-21-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By livedarklions

Sleeve.

Sleeve.
11-21-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By livedarklions

"Passing on your left". Works better than...

"Passing on your left". Works better than anything else. Nothing is perfect.
11-21-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By livedarklions

I think gloves really are one of those YMMV...

I think gloves really are one of those YMMV things.
Basically, I don't MTB, but I'd probably feel differently about this if I did.
11-20-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, I don't land on my palms as I've trained...

TBH, I don't land on my palms as I've trained myself never to let go of the bars in a crash. The outstretched arms are incredibly dangerous, and some abrasion is just about the least of it.
11-20-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By livedarklions

The glove/helmet comparison is just wrong for me....

The glove/helmet comparison is just wrong for me. The reason for helmets is to prevent debilitating brain damage, so for most of us, that risk is severe enough to put up with the inconvenience of...
11-20-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By livedarklions

Over the years, I've wiped out a few times with...

Over the years, I've wiped out a few times with no gloves, and I've never had serious abrasions on my hands, just some minor cuts that really didn't hurt much. The more painful things I've...
11-20-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By livedarklions

Let me just say that given the story you told in...

Let me just say that given the story you told in the other thread, that I admire the hell out of you challenging yourself to learn new things right now. Not sure this is worth anything, but you're...
11-20-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By livedarklions

Why did the bidon cross the road?

Why did the bidon cross the road?
11-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By livedarklions

Free range bidons are the way to go--cage free.

Free range bidons are the way to go--cage free.
11-19-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By livedarklions

Yup. On a hybrid. Stopped for two meals and a...

Yup. On a hybrid. Stopped for two meals and a snack on the way. Hope you get the double century!
11-19-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By livedarklions

No idea, but are you a solo rider? How long did...

No idea, but are you a solo rider? How long did it take you to ride the 187 miles? Longest I've ever managed was 168 miles, so I'm always curious about people who are even more distance crazy than...
11-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By livedarklions

Big fan of the RaceFace Chesters. I use them for...

Big fan of the RaceFace Chesters. I use them for road biking.
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