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06-27-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,338
Posted By livedarklions

Don't wash your hands after cutting the peppers...

Don't wash your hands after cutting the peppers up and later you can simulate having a STD. OP seems to think that's a rite of passage.
06-27-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,338
Posted By livedarklions

Well, keep it up and you likely won't be walking...

Well, keep it up and you likely won't be walking (if living), so there's that.

​​​​​Enjoy getting your stomach pumped.

BTW, this is the General Cycling forum, and you specifically mentioned...
06-27-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By livedarklions

I think that's exactly the temperature range I...

I think that's exactly the temperature range I was dealing with.
06-27-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By livedarklions

This was a weird natural experiment because there...

This was a weird natural experiment because there really wasn't any wind in the heading out direction, then I had the light wind in my face on the hilly part of the return. There was a series of...
06-27-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By livedarklions

It was definitely a matter of comfort. For me it...

It was definitely a matter of comfort. For me it was a sweet spot where the breeze was just strong enough to help evaporate sweat but not strong enough to make the climb seem harder. The thing I...
06-27-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By livedarklions

The Helpful Headwind

I rode 138 somewhat hilly miles in high 80s/low 90s weather with dead calm in one direction, then about a 4 mph headwind on the return trip. I realized that at that temperature range, going uphill...
Forum: Introductions
06-27-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By livedarklions

I'd have written you a longer welcoming message,...

I'd have written you a longer welcoming message, but I had to pull my lunch out of the derailleur.

Great intro! I look forward to your wobbly posts.
06-26-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
Posted By livedarklions

200m world record not exactly scintillating to...

200m world record not exactly scintillating to watch. (https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=688560564984207&_rdr)
06-25-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By livedarklions

B.U.F.F. I'm pretty much an ignoramus when it...

B.U.F.F. I'm pretty much an ignoramus when it comes to wheels, but given your screen name, I suggest you get some B-52 imagery on your bike.

Welcome to the Forum! Let us know what you end up...
06-25-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By livedarklions

That's good advice for any weight rider (unless...

That's good advice for any weight rider (unless you're on a recumbent, lol). A lot easier on your butt as well.
06-24-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,271
Posted By livedarklions

Not sure this one counts because it was a...

Not sure this one counts because it was a passenger. I'm pulling up to an intersection when all of a sudden the sliding passenger side door on a van to my left pops open in traffic which I...
06-24-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By livedarklions

If you bother to track the argument your checking...

If you bother to track the argument your checking into now, you'll find that no one suggested anyone be deprived of medical coverage for failing to wear a helmet. Larry was calling people "helmet...
06-24-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By livedarklions

I can say this from experience as a former 300+...

I can say this from experience as a former 300+ pound person. When I was heavy, the issue with me and drop bars was a big deal because of where on my body I was storing the fat. This varies a lot...
06-24-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 18,843
Posted By livedarklions

I'm waiting for bikes to go full drone. You...

I'm waiting for bikes to go full drone. You could pedal from the safety of your living room and your effort and control inputs will be transmitted wirelessly to the bike.
06-24-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,950
Posted By livedarklions

I think this has the causation backwards--people...

I think this has the causation backwards--people remember otherwise unremarkable experiences with cyclists because it fits their "bitter" preconceptions about cyclists. Meantime, they won't recall...
06-24-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,504
Posted By livedarklions

Your transparent hypocrisy is hilarious. Bye.

Your transparent hypocrisy is hilarious.

Bye.
06-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 18,843
Posted By livedarklions

"The truth"? So basically, one size fits all...

"The truth"? So basically, one size fits all despite the obvious fact that people vary enormously in pretty much every factor that could affect their best fit and pedaling style?
06-24-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

This thread isn't about you or me. OP finds it...

This thread isn't about you or me. OP finds it useful, and telling OP they lack "common sense" because they find it useful is a useless condescending comment on your part.

OP is adapting by taking...
06-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,504
Posted By livedarklions

So much for your denial that it was about me. ...

So much for your denial that it was about me. This thread was dead for nearly a month, and you revived it with a one-line cheap shot you're now admitting was about me. I take it from your OP you...
06-24-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

This is what is wrong with your entire "you...

This is what is wrong with your entire "you should" approach to this thread--OP isn't going to be going 25 mph in a group ride, they're riding a recumbent and are more concerned with being in the...
06-24-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,504
Posted By livedarklions

Precisely! We're free to think whatever nasty...

Precisely! We're free to think whatever nasty thoughts we have about the cyclist while we're driving, it's engaging in little or big tantrums about it that causes major safety problems.
06-24-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,504
Posted By livedarklions

A wild guess from your random stalking me post in...

A wild guess from your random stalking me post in another thread. You're extremely transparent. I know it's me because you have attacked me by name in precisely this manner before.

That insult the...
06-24-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,338
Posted By livedarklions

Aren't the real ways to minimize damage from the...

Aren't the real ways to minimize damage from the landing to keep yourself from throwing your arms out and bracing? Seems to me the muscle memory we get as cyclists by keeping our balance is basic to...
06-24-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,504
Posted By livedarklions

If you really want to play that game, follow his...

If you really want to play that game, follow his likes and you'll see he wasn't referring to me.

I find it hilarious that you start a thread about how you picked an argument while driving and...
06-23-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By livedarklions

Good guess but wrong. IRD and Conti fanboi. ...

Good guess but wrong. IRD and Conti fanboi. Poor, poor neglected Conti.
06-23-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Nonsense.

Nonsense.
06-23-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

So wait, is the feeling in the legs and lungs the...

So wait, is the feeling in the legs and lungs the same as knowing your speed or is it much different? What the hell are you talking about?

Pretty sure you've complicated this so much you can't...
06-23-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By livedarklions

1) Can you save weight by amputating your toes? ...

1) Can you save weight by amputating your toes?

2) Top 5 aero designs for stem cover caps.

3) Best Hamer for Droping.

4) Best Gravel Condom Catheters.

5) Cycling Weekly or Cycling Weakly?
06-23-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,845
Posted By livedarklions

So many time travel questions.... ...

So many time travel questions....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jGzg_x0V7s
06-23-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Nahh, I think this is more of a put-down status...

Nahh, I think this is more of a put-down status thing, telling people their legs are stupid or something.
06-23-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Nahh, that thread OP took the opposite extreme...

Nahh, that thread OP took the opposite extreme and stupid view--that people were irrational for not wanting the indicators. It's equally stupid to tell someone they shouldn't want indicators.
06-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe it's a big truck lurking in a giant...

Maybe it's a big truck lurking in a giant pothole, just waiting to leap out at the cassette-gazing cyclist.
06-23-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

So basically, you do it X way, so obviously it's...

So basically, you do it X way, so obviously it's correct for everyone.

Do you know if any of those statements are relevant to riding a recumbent? I'm pretty sure I don't.
06-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Here's where you all go off the beam. I don't...

Here's where you all go off the beam. I don't use them, but I don't think I or anyone else is qualified to tell someone who finds them useful that they shouldn't. Why should any individual rider...
06-23-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,338
Posted By livedarklions

I think OP has made themself the hero of their...

I think OP has made themself the hero of their own narrative, and is rather disappointed that we're not saluting them for routinely dumping their bike.
06-23-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,338
Posted By livedarklions

Says the guy who screwed up his knee screwing up...

Says the guy who screwed up his knee screwing up a turn. Doing the math, if you were a teenager in the 1970s, you're in your 60s. If you can't ride on roads without routinely crashing at this...
06-22-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,507
Posted By livedarklions

Don't discount the possibility of very tiny black...

Don't discount the possibility of very tiny black holes.
06-22-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tests/best-gra...

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tests/best-gravel-bike-tyres-grip-and-volume-for-your-off-road-rides-462338
06-22-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Enjoy! Now's the part of the thread where we...

Enjoy! Now's the part of the thread where we goof on the people who went after you.
06-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

I propose Lycrasplaining as the term for "real...

I propose Lycrasplaining as the term for "real cyclists don't..." type of correction.


How about Schwinnsplaining for the reverse snob "it's all market hype for suckers" kind of correction?
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06-22-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

I love the people who keep saying you should be...

I love the people who keep saying you should be able to feel what gear you're in. Have they never encountered a headwind?
06-22-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By livedarklions

MIPS certifies. It says it on the box, MIPs also...

MIPS certifies. It says it on the box, MIPs also has a yellow sticker on the helmet itself. These certifications are listed on the product info on the websites (how I found out the Specialized...
06-22-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

Ahem...... I ride a DD, and I'm with you on...

Ahem......

I ride a DD, and I'm with you on that, but OP doesn't and can't.
06-22-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

How do you know you're in a good gear combination...

How do you know you're in a good gear combination if you can't match that feeling in your legs and lungs with changes in your speed?
06-22-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,134
Posted By livedarklions

If you're at a standstill, it is literally...

If you're at a standstill, it is literally impossible to know by feel what gear you are in.
06-22-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By livedarklions

Don't assume that people all feel the same way...

Don't assume that people all feel the same way about this. Manufacturers know these certifications are very useful for marketing, especially for the premium priced helmets.
06-22-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By livedarklions

I believe it means that they are now going with...

I believe it means that they are now going with MIPS certification, which also requires testing.

Feel free to buy a helmet that lacks certification for any independent testing, but I'm pretty sure...
06-22-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By livedarklions

That advice is based on watching the mistakes of...

That advice is based on watching the mistakes of other people--some spend too much on the bike they think they should want and then end up not riding it because it doesn't suit them.

freeranger ...
06-22-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By livedarklions

If you're just getting started, you won't know...

If you're just getting started, you won't know how you are going to develop, so it doesn't make sense to buy a bike just because you think it MIGHT be better for you later. Buy the bike that best...
06-22-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,338
Posted By livedarklions

If you're in a position where you need to decide...

If you're in a position where you need to decide how to crash, you've obviously made a bunch of bad decisions leading up to that. Even at slow speed, bouncing around on an uncontrolled bike entails...
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