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10-26-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,137
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's best not to respond to trolls.

It's best not to respond to trolls.
10-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,959
Posted By Paul Barnard

These encounters make the rides a little less...

These encounters make the rides a little less monotonous.
10-14-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,959
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think he took it personally. Yesterday I was...

I think he took it personally. Yesterday I was riding the same path. Making a decent clip at about 17. As I often do, I looked behind me for any bikes approaching. Nothing. A few minutes later I...
10-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,764
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I read the thread title, my first thought...

When I read the thread title, my first thought was that the OP met my ex.
10-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By Paul Barnard

If it's anything like tofu, I am not getting it...

If it's anything like tofu, I am not getting it anywhere near my mouth.
09-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,562
Posted By Paul Barnard

Cycling and etiquette should never be used in the...

Cycling and etiquette should never be used in the same sentence. You'll know I am passing you when you see the blur and feel the pressure wave of air slap you in the back. It is incumbent on other...
09-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Paul Barnard

I go for a shoe that has little flex. I take the...

I go for a shoe that has little flex. I take the shoe and bend the toe over toward the heel to test the stiffness/flex. I like a tread that is not heavily lugged. I like a tread compound that is...
09-18-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Paul Barnard

Does anyone know how to delete a thread? Asking...

Does anyone know how to delete a thread? Asking for a friend.
09-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Paul Barnard

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type,...

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type, but I read it and appreciate the effort you put into the write-up. You should cross-post down in touring. You'll find a very interest audience...
09-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are several reasons to build a bike from...

There are several reasons to build a bike from the frame up. In most cases you won't save money unless you are willing to settle for NOS type parts. You also have to factor in the cost of tools.
...
09-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,802
Posted By Paul Barnard

One thing is apparent to me after reading this...

One thing is apparent to me after reading this thread and all the other disc threads that pop up on this forum. Some folks have some emotional capital invested in one brake or the other.
09-01-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can't you do a charge back through your CC...

Can't you do a charge back through your CC company?
09-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recommend a bright flashing white light aimed...

I recommend a bright flashing white light aimed upward toward the face of the rider behind you. You can never be too careful with tailgaters!
08-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,390
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out...

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out a tourettes like tirade. I enjoy my immaturity.
08-26-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,429
Posted By Paul Barnard

OP, have you busted out your wallet yet?

OP, have you busted out your wallet yet?
08-22-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,130
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why do you hate cows? They appreciate a friendly...

Why do you hate cows? They appreciate a friendly wave too. Dang cowists.
08-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,664
Posted By Paul Barnard

Beyond indicating which way you are turning, a...

Beyond indicating which way you are turning, a hand signal may also indicate that you are about to start slowing. If you are taking a left and must wait for oncoming traffic, a left turn signal may...
08-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,694
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hands down, it isn't even close. Vittoria...

Hands down, it isn't even close. Vittoria Zaffiro 2. I could not get them mounted. I tossed them. Other tires went on the same rims without much difficulty. I was NOT singing Amazing Grace...
08-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think that's a lot of considering. Just do it!

I think that's a lot of considering. Just do it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 404,478
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720...

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/116132295_10220244364453797_5575727257334499123_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=NS7U5CBGjG8AX8zl37H&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&o...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 404,478
Posted By Paul Barnard

Those old Sea Craft Hulls are highly sought after.

Those old Sea Craft Hulls are highly sought after.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 404,478
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bummer, the riding and the weather are perfect...

Bummer, the riding and the weather are perfect here. My legs and lungs, well that's a different story.

https://i.postimg.cc/Cx4K3f7N/IMG-0238.jpg (https://postimg.cc/tsYyPJLZ)
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 404,478
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ohio Creek Rd Gunnison CO ...

Ohio Creek Rd Gunnison CO

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07-08-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,822
Posted By Paul Barnard

It takes time in the saddle at speed to build...

It takes time in the saddle at speed to build that level of fitness. I don't have the time to get good enough to hang with certain groups.
07-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

How can you people not realize the danger and...

How can you people not realize the danger and lack of control you experience when your foot isn't securely attached to the pedal on smooth tarmac? What if your foot slips?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,426
Posted By Paul Barnard

I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!

I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!
07-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,982
Posted By Paul Barnard

You know what else annoys me? They made it so...

You know what else annoys me? They made it so that I can't move my mountain bike wheels and tires over to my road bike. There is no reason extra room can't be built into road frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 404,478
Posted By Paul Barnard

From my 4th of July half century in rural South...

From my 4th of July half century in rural South MS. At the 35 mile mark, I had been overtaken by just 3 autos!

https://i.postimg.cc/cHTCVq70/107088353-10220072141868340-8928461788887496330-o.jpg...
07-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

We well know that everyone on the internet is a...

We well know that everyone on the internet is a model of fitness, efficiency and expertise. Once you get off the internet and get out riding with mere mortals, you don't see as many of the purported...
06-30-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do you need to control your bike to the degree...

Do you need to control your bike to the degree these folks do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idL9cY7x4mA
06-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an...

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an oddball in that I use both. My road bike has clipless. My touring bike and my MTB have platforms. My MTB used to have clipless. I had platforms on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,426
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All...

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All of us are richer for him sharing his passion for cycling and for his presence here. I appreciate the color he brought to the forum. He was funny,...
06-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. ...

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. I had come to a stop at a stop sign. When I started my standing accelerating, I thought I had clipped in. I hadn't. My foot slid off of the pedal...
06-25-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,373
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to...

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to fit you just fine.
06-24-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,837
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just bought my wife an E-bike. I took it for a...

I just bought my wife an E-bike. I took it for a spin today. That thing is a hoot. I didn't get hot headed with anyone. Was your hike free of hot heads?
06-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,030
Posted By Paul Barnard

Appeal to him on his terms. He obviously can...

Appeal to him on his terms. He obviously can discern the difference between $500 audio components and $5000 components. Tell him it's like that with bicycles. There is likely a similar kind of...
06-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,466
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would not put myself in the position any of...

I would not put myself in the position any of those riders were in.
06-22-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are advantages and disadvantages to bot. ...

There are advantages and disadvantages to bot. When you put a bike on a rear trunk or hitch mount rack, the bike or bikes effectively become your rear bumper.
06-22-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By Paul Barnard

It doesn't really get hot here in the New Orleans...

It doesn't really get hot here in the New Orleans area.
06-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Paul Barnard

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in...

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in participation. Bike shops, kayak shops and gun shops are all running low on inventory.
06-16-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Paul Barnard

Mandatory cyclist law training as part of...

Mandatory cyclist law training as part of driver's ed.
06-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,680
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum fellow New Orleanian! You...

Welcome to the forum fellow New Orleanian! You can get a fantastic bike for $1000. The local dealers don't have much inventory though, so you may have to order online. If you decide to order...
06-12-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,486
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't begrudge people who ride bikes made out...

I don't begrudge people who ride bikes made out of fishing rods either.
06-12-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,486
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't begrudge those who have to suffer...

I don't begrudge those who have to suffer aluminum frames on account of their limited financial means. I used to be poor too.
06-12-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,545
Posted By Paul Barnard

Common man! Just wait 'til we get a chance to...

Common man! Just wait 'til we get a chance to kick around next weeks hot topic of "Why Don't Pros Fill Their Bikes With Helium?"
06-10-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,493
Posted By Paul Barnard

My A-hole of the day award almost always goes to...

My A-hole of the day award almost always goes to a full size GMC/Chevy pickup or SUV driver.
06-10-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,545
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why do the mods put up with this crap?

Why do the mods put up with this crap?
06-10-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,673
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have been under the mistaken impression that I...

I have been under the mistaken impression that I can enjoy riding without an app. I guess I need to get woke.
06-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have Lynskey and Litespeed bikes. I can't...

I have Lynskey and Litespeed bikes. I can't discern any quality differences. Both companies make great bikes.
06-09-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bar ends will give you multiple hand positions. ...

Bar ends will give you multiple hand positions.

https://i.postimg.cc/Twxk3S2b/IMG-0042.jpg (https://postimg.cc/NyN8NdHG)
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