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Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,284,740
Posted By njkayaker

Some places let you rate the item without...

Some places let you rate the item without requiring a review. So, the average is based on a few ratings (2?).
09-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,014
Posted By njkayaker

Kind of like touring bikes. It tends to make the...

Kind of like touring bikes. It tends to make the bike go straighter.
09-21-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,014
Posted By njkayaker

Grant Petersen should get credit for chapping the...

Grant Petersen should get credit for chapping the asses of so many people on BF.
09-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 790
Posted By njkayaker

The cop could have yelled at you for not riding...

The cop could have yelled at you for not riding far enough at the right. Seems like it's better that he stopped for you.

I suspect many drivers who stop really don't trust that the rider will do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,884
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, track bikes don't have derailleurs that can...

Yes, track bikes don't have derailleurs that can break or need adjustment (which is the thing that "don't break like that").

It's a trade off: gears for something a bit more delicate.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,884
Posted By njkayaker

It's not "failing". He's breaking it. Here's...

It's not "failing". He's breaking it.

Here's some info about what he bought:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21681570-post1.html
...
09-21-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By njkayaker

A phone in a frame bag isn't being subjected to...

A phone in a frame bag isn't being subjected to "vibrations" really. The bag is already a "anti-shock mount" ("shocks" are "hard knocks"). The things in the bag will move around but not "shockingly"....
09-16-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,597
Posted By njkayaker

Maybe not. But be aware that it was started with...

Maybe not. But be aware that it was started with a "bad premise".

Maybe, people starting with a "bad premise" should have some awareness that it's a bad premise.

In other words, why are you...
09-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,597
Posted By njkayaker

This thread started with "I don't know much but I...

This thread started with "I don't know much but I think gravel riding is stupid. Please explain why it isn't".

It's wasn't open minded or respectful to people who like doing it.

The thread...
09-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,597
Posted By njkayaker

How the heck is a "canyon" not a gravel...

How the heck is a "canyon" not a gravel bike?
09-14-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,597
Posted By njkayaker

I think a coherent sentence killed his father...

I think a coherent sentence killed his father...
09-13-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By njkayaker

What sort of "small vessels"? Speed isn't...

What sort of "small vessels"?

Speed isn't relevant. Small means the boat is less restricted. They also are typically very maneuverable.

Kayaks, for example, don't have any special privileges.
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09-10-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,590
Posted By njkayaker

The odd thing is that where you are isn't...

The odd thing is that where you are isn't relevant to the situation you are talking about.

I have no idea why people are going on about it.
09-09-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,590
Posted By njkayaker

The driver was treating you like s/he would have...

The driver was treating you like s/he would have treated any other road vehicle that was in front of them when it was clear to go.
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Nothing in Milton's post indicates that the driver went...
09-04-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,603
Posted By njkayaker

At least three things are surprising about this: ...

At least three things are surprising about this:

That it took you so long to come to this conclusion.
That you managed not to get killed before reaching it.
That you think that this is a new...
09-02-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,594
Posted By njkayaker

??? From these sorts of websites?? No...

???

From these sorts of websites??

No one is claiming that prior behavior wasn't considered.

But it doesn't seem these websites would be used in court for that.
09-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,594
Posted By njkayaker

Calm down. It's not my website, and I'm not the...

Calm down. It's not my website, and I'm not the one advocating for it. Someone asked the question "why does this exist?" and I gave the reason why. Why are you so defensive?
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You...
09-02-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,594
Posted By njkayaker

You are just repeating diametrically opposed...

You are just repeating diametrically opposed things.

The "ideal world" doesn't exist.
09-02-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,594
Posted By njkayaker

... I don't think these "databases" are really...

... I don't think these "databases" are really helpful in any practical way.[/QUOTE]
Diametrically opposed.
08-31-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By njkayaker

I married an IT support client too. The...

I married an IT support client too.

The pre-GPS computers last​​​​​ many months on a battery. So, what's the advantage of this? (Having to marry somebody who will change it for you isn't an...
08-28-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,330
Posted By njkayaker

This is dumb. It's not like there aren't examples...

This is dumb. It's not like there aren't examples of other types of transmissions that "been known to lunch themselves in less than 50 thousand miles".
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This is dumb too. Who said that newer...
08-27-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,330
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.brookdale.com/en/brookdale-life/blogs/...

https://www.brookdale.com/en/brookdale-life/blogs/2018/03/12-common-senior-scams-and-how-to-avoid-them.html
08-20-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By njkayaker

Battery powered rear light typically last for...

Battery powered rear light typically last for many hours on flash.

The rechargeable ones might not.
08-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,520
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that you aren't making sense...

The problem is that you aren't making sense (that's on you).

Whatever the German law is does't mean people aren't better of using flashing lights. It doesn't say anything one way or another.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,079
Posted By njkayaker

It might be unnecessary but who cares? The...

It might be unnecessary but who cares?

The issue with washing them (which you agree has a simple solution) isn't a reason not to buy gloves with velcro.

"Unnecessary" is a rather weak...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,079
Posted By njkayaker

Stick the gloves with Velcro in an old sock to...

Stick the gloves with Velcro in an old sock to wash them.
08-10-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,709
Posted By njkayaker

Yes. Turning your head increases the coverage....

Yes. Turning your head increases the coverage. The same thing is true for mirrors in your car. But since car mirrors are much bigger (and farther away), it's not quite as necessary,


No. This...
08-10-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By njkayaker

It's not that complicated. It just requires being...

It's not that complicated. It just requires being clear about what "format" means.

"Course points" are a little confusing. They are "turn information" embedded in the file. They are mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,447
Posted By njkayaker

Split the group.

Split the group.
08-06-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By njkayaker

Drunk drivers manage to run into all sorts of...

Drunk drivers manage to run into all sorts of things.

Nothing is going to be perfect.

Presumably, the likelihood of getting hit by a drunk driver is low. So, if flashing lights work to prevent...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 999
Posted By njkayaker

That general error might indicate a dislike of...

That general error might indicate a dislike of the format (I've seen it for that). Unfortunately, Garmin doesn't provide more information.

GPSVisualizer and GPSBabel are useful to have in your...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 999
Posted By njkayaker

What does "doesn't work" mean? I'm not sure...

What does "doesn't work" mean?

I'm not sure about the watches, but the Edges cannot use route files.

It should work. If it doesn't, it's probably something minor.

You issue could be that the...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,601
Posted By njkayaker

Actions have consequences.

Actions have consequences.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,011
Posted By njkayaker

You complained about one of his opinions. ...

You complained about one of his opinions.

If you want to stop it, why do you keep replying?

You donít need to reply.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,011
Posted By njkayaker

Itís weird to have that sort of text on bottles....

Itís weird to have that sort of text on bottles. Itís weird text without context. Itís weird all around. Thatís probably why Rapha added it.


Anything is possible. It might even discourage it...
08-03-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By njkayaker

The RWGPS IQ app lets you download your pinned...

The RWGPS IQ app lets you download your pinned and recent routes. The RWGPS app is something else.

Widgets are supposed to be things that are useful when riding.

There is no widget version of...
08-03-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By njkayaker

The Ridewithgps app is useful (if you use that...

The Ridewithgps app is useful (if you use that site).

There's also the grouteloader app that does the same and a few other things. That app is available as a widget (widgets are apps that can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,011
Posted By njkayaker

Calling him a tool is an expression of an opinion...

Calling him a tool is an expression of an opinion (that you just said he was entitled to hold).
08-03-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By njkayaker

He's not talking about a page for it. I don't...

He's not talking about a page for it. I don't think the newer units have that page.

Some route planners let you change the speed used. The newer units might let you change the speed.

Seems...
08-03-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By njkayaker

I think this is a quirk of U-turns on the units....

I think this is a quirk of U-turns on the units. I seem to recall this sort of behavior on the 800.

It's possible that this won't happen if you can tweak the route so that the legs are on the...
08-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,520
Posted By njkayaker

This is about bicycle lights (not airports). ...

This is about bicycle lights (not airports).

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/02/see-seen-every-cyclist-needs-know-daytime-running-lights/
08-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,172
Posted By njkayaker

From watching other people use CO2, the failure...

From watching other people use CO2, the failure rate is very high.

Make sure you practice at home.
08-02-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By njkayaker

I suspect the optimization process tends towards...

I suspect the optimization process tends towards front and rear brake that are almost the same but not too strong.

If you make the rear "more effective", people will want the front to be the same....
08-02-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By njkayaker

The question seems to be whether the brakes...

The question seems to be whether the brakes should be the same model.

The answer is obviously no.

Front and rear braking is inherently "mismatched" functionally. You use them differently. They...
08-01-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,193
Posted By njkayaker

In a lot of places (especially, in the US),...

In a lot of places (especially, in the US), separate, segregated bike lanes are rare. And don't go very far. MUPs are often crowded with dogs and walkers.

So the practical choice is between riding...
07-30-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By njkayaker

Talking about searching for routes as "stalking"...

Talking about searching for routes as "stalking" is silly.

Searching for routes on Ridewithgps is a normal thing to do and one of the benefits of the site.


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Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,812
Posted By njkayaker

Don't rely on having cell network access. It...

Don't rely on having cell network access. It might not be available when you need it.

There's no reason to rely on it. Alternatives are very good and cheap.
07-30-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By njkayaker

??? It seems like that's obvious to everyone.

???

It seems like that's obvious to everyone.
07-29-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,469
Posted By njkayaker

Three abreast is illegal.

Three abreast is illegal.
07-29-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,109
Posted By njkayaker

The lack of supply is due to a short-term rise in...

The lack of supply is due to a short-term rise in lower-end bicycle purchases and a short-term decrease in production capacity.
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