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08-16-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By Koyote

In other words, you did exactly as I would've:...

In other words, you did exactly as I would've: when it was safe to do so, you got out of the car's way.



You seem to have personified the Varia, accusing it of "bullying" on behalf of...
08-15-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By flangehead

The solution is what many BF participants do:...

The solution is what many BF participants do: ride predictably, conspicuously and often. That converts the unexpected into the expected.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to ride to the grocery...
08-15-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By Koyote

When a car is bearing down on me, I do prefer to...

When a car is bearing down on me, I do prefer to stay out of its way. What do you do?
08-13-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By JohnDThompson

The stupidest thing I've had to say to a...

The stupidest thing I've had to say to a motorist?

"Why are you driving on the bike path? There's a sign right there that says 'NO MOTOR VEHICLES ALLOWED'"
08-12-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,004
Posted By Eric F

This you?... ...

This you?...
https://swall.teahub.io/photos/small/316-3167658_donald-duck-in-black-suit-and-hat.jpg
08-12-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have no dog in this fight.

.
...I have no dog in this fight.
08-11-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bald Paul

My wife is currently in home hospice care, so I...

My wife is currently in home hospice care, so I appreciate all the help the nurses provide. Just thought I'd pay back a bit.
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-11-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By GhostRider62

Almost none of my roads look like that. Mine...

Almost none of my roads look like that.

Mine have 3 foot drainage ditches on either side. Broken and irregular chip seal everywhere. No lines. But also very low traffic volumen

If it is a...
08-10-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By urbanknight

You're oversimplifying it. Let's say there's...

You're oversimplifying it. Let's say there's sporadic parked cars all along the shoulder. It would be foolish to duck in between them for short distances because every time you pop back out to go...
08-10-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By genejockey

Plus, you can get a big, black hooded cloak, wear...

Plus, you can get a big, black hooded cloak, wear it and carry the scythe, and scare the hell out of the neighbors.
08-09-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Iride01

Geesh, there was a dog topic recently somewhere...

Geesh, there was a dog topic recently somewhere here on BF that I missed! Please don't point it out. I'm glad to have missed the entire conversation.
08-09-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Eric F

Obviously, I need to buy a scythe for them to use.

Obviously, I need to buy a scythe for them to use.
08-09-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Mojo31

The answer to the question nobody's ever asked -...

The answer to the question nobody's ever asked - "How can I work harder while mowing the yard?"
08-09-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By CheGiantForLife

No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a dude...

No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a dude talking
08-09-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The ah-ha moment is that I should take up an...

The ah-ha moment is that I should take up an entire lane.
It never occurred to me to do that, as it seems reckless and selfish.
But, I agree that it's probably safer for the biker.
My instinct was...
08-09-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By big john

https://cdn.quotesgram.com/img/51/46/30099756-resi...

https://cdn.quotesgram.com/img/51/46/30099756-resized_slingblade-meme-generator-some-people-call-it-a-slingblade-i-call-it-a-kaiser-blade-mmmmm-hmmmm-b26b70.jpg
08-08-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Camilo

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's...

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's true. Have any action shots? Looks like a nice lawn ornament to me.

beng1 - could you please quote where someone actually said to you that you must...
08-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By urbanknight

Honestly, the best practice is to evaluate each...

Honestly, the best practice is to evaluate each situation on its own. If the lane is wide enough to accommodate a car and a bicycle side-by-side safely (re: 3'+ between them), I usually ride the edge...
08-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Eric F

Psssssst. YOU still don't get it. There are...

Psssssst. YOU still don't get it.

There are a lot of people - including myself and most of the people I ride with - who have been riding long enough, at a high enough level, to recognize and...
08-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By Litespud

In NC, cars are required to give me at least 4 ft...

In NC, cars are required to give me at least 4 ft when they pass, but they are allowed to cross the double-yellow as long as it's safe to do so. If they choose to pass me, say, on a blind corner or...
08-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By genejockey

I found his total failure to even approach...

I found his total failure to even approach understanding who I am, while attempting to insult me really funny. He has NO IDEA who I am, and why I ride the bikes I do, but that doesn't stop him trying...
08-08-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By genejockey

Oh, honey, no! That's not how this works at all! ...

Oh, honey, no! That's not how this works at all!

Are you new to the internet that you don't understand how forums work? Someone starts a topic. Other members post comments responsive to that...
08-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By chaadster

As a veteran road cyclist of over 35 years, I not...

As a veteran road cyclist of over 35 years, I not only disagree with every premise and point the OP made, I’m also appalled that decades of cycling education, advocacy, and infrastracture efforts...
08-08-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and...

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and collides with another road user, this is 100% NOT caused by me. Cars have brakes as well as steering wheels and can adjust speed and direction at will. ...
08-07-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
Posted By DangerousDanR

What part of failure to perform the duties of a...

What part of failure to perform the duties of a driver do people not understand? The bicyclist appears to have caused the incident by failure to obey a traffic signal. The driver of the car did a...
08-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Steve B.

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is...

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is to shift chain down to smallest cog. Makes it easier to get the chain back on the cassette when putting wheel back.
08-06-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By WhyFi

Again - YOU introduced pro time trialists by...

Again - YOU introduced pro time trialists by saying that they rode like you. If that discussion is burdensome, you have only yourself to blame.
08-06-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By WhyFi

Timtak has no grounds for complaining about...

Timtak has no grounds for complaining about discussion or comparison to time trials, UCI or not - he's the one that introduced pro time trialing to the conversation, saying that pros rode setups like...
08-06-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By bikehoco

The law in most jurisdictions requires leashes so...

The law in most jurisdictions requires leashes so it really doesn’t matter what you think.
08-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By hazetguy

well duh, that's why i pay Mme Chien the big...

well duh, that's why i pay Mme Chien the big bucks!
08-06-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mojo31

I got bit riding a few weeks ago. I was on the...

I got bit riding a few weeks ago. I was on the street. Every dog chase I’ve experienced has been on the street.

it’s not a mup issue. Cougars are a mup issue.
08-06-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Kapusta

The UCI permits the use of pneumatic tires. ...

The UCI permits the use of pneumatic tires.

Should we now refer to pneumatic tires as “UCI Tires”?

Because that is basically the logic you are using to label a typical time trial position as...
08-06-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By indyfabz

A few years ago my ex was tackled from behind by...

A few years ago my ex was tackled from behind by a dog who ran off a property. She never saw the thing coming. Suffered a brain bleed and fractured collar bone. Spent more than a month in the...
08-05-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
Posted By Korina

I saw one idiot, one criminal (for leaving), and...

I saw one idiot, one criminal (for leaving), and several helpers. Also, there was no indication that the cyclist was unhurt. Up and moving doesn't mean unhurt; poor dude was in shock. I'm glad people...
08-05-22, 04:51 PM
08-05-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,004
Posted By JW Fas

To this day the stupidest thing said to me was...

To this day the stupidest thing said to me was right after that texting cop plowed into me with his SUV. When I called him out for texting he interrupted with, "I wasn't texting! I was looking at my...
08-05-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,004
Posted By M Rose

yes… among many others

yes… among many others
08-05-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By StanSeven

Troll post that doesn’t cut it. Thread closed

Troll post that doesn’t cut it. Thread closed
08-05-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Mojo31

You're still the baddest old fart! Just not...

You're still the baddest old fart!

Just not one of the most obnoxious. 😜
08-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By base2

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head...

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head tube, 90 degree seat tube angle bicycle. Look at her hip angle. Look how slow she is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQBbHzypBro




(I dunno,...
08-05-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By big john

I thought I was the baddest old fart? It's...

I thought I was the baddest old fart? It's slipping away.:(
08-05-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By WhyFi

This is got to be the most endurance I've seen...

This is got to be the most endurance I've seen from a poster within the "if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****" phase.
08-04-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By tomato coupe

TL;DR It was a sucker bet -- no one wins...

TL;DR


It was a sucker bet -- no one wins when you post.
08-04-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By tomato coupe

Not only is your logic bad, but your facts are...

Not only is your logic bad, but your facts are wrong -- the Road Cycling section has twice as many posts as the Vintage section.
08-04-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,004
Posted By M Rose

Background: I consider myself a newbie in...

Background:
I consider myself a newbie in cycling, even though I have been riding between 10 and 30
miles daily for the past year. My wife has only ridden a hand full of times around the block in...
08-04-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By genejockey

Oh, honey, no! That's not it at all! ...

Oh, honey, no! That's not it at all!

Anything that makes riding easier, or more efficient, or more comfortable, or more aerodynamic, or just plain faster works for most everyone, whether they're...
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