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02-03-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By livedarklions

No love for the P3s? I was fascinated with them....

No love for the P3s? I was fascinated with them. It was like watching a flying city bus. except with that crazy long tail attachment with the sensors....
02-03-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

You're trying so hard to make some grand...

You're trying so hard to make some grand pronouncements over a very simple question--obedience to signs and signals or no?-- that I literally have no idea what the hell you are talking about.

You...
02-03-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By livedarklions

I was there in the late 1990s. Shame about the...

I was there in the late 1990s. Shame about the toads. I like toads.
02-03-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By livedarklions

Moffett?

Moffett?
02-03-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By livedarklions

I lived on Matadero for several years. That...

I lived on Matadero for several years. That creek could get pretty scary during rainy season.

I was living in San Francisco at the time of the Berkeley Hills fire. That one seems quaint now by...
02-03-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By livedarklions

Like reading one of your endless stream of "you...

Like reading one of your endless stream of "you shouldn't like what I don't like" posts.
02-03-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By livedarklions

Palo Alto has two seasons, green and brown.

Palo Alto has two seasons, green and brown.
02-03-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By livedarklions

Torque calibrated.

Torque calibrated.
02-03-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By livedarklions

anywhere but a bike mechanic. I'm going to...

anywhere but a bike mechanic.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that kicking a bike and/or riding it around crass-chained will not do anything good to the drive train. That was the...
02-03-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, the number of posts where people talk to...

Yes, the number of posts where people talk to everybody else like they're a bunch of dummies throwing themselves randomly in front of moving motor vehicles for ideological reasons or a sense of...
02-03-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By livedarklions

I know I do all of my precision striking with my...

I know I do all of my precision striking with my feet.

Are you a Rockette?
02-03-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,480
Posted By livedarklions

That's absurd. X% increase in the distance of a...

That's absurd. X% increase in the distance of a single revolution is X% regardless of the height of the rider. Your comment is the one that's meaningless. Your point may go to comfort, but it has...
02-03-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,480
Posted By livedarklions

Why? If we're discussing crank size we're...

Why? If we're discussing crank size we're discussing marginal differences,. I just was correcting a factual error, not trying to make some larger point. I think crank size really doesn't matter much,...
02-02-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By livedarklions

Have you tried unplugging and plugging your bike?

Have you tried unplugging and plugging your bike?
02-02-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

And I find that I'm safer if I selectively ignore...

And I find that I'm safer if I selectively ignore aspects of that codification and just take the safest strategy for the situation. This often involves rolling through a stop sign when I know that...
02-02-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

That might be, but I think the best thing I can...

That might be, but I think the best thing I can do is to bring this back around to original point I was making with the example of the pedestrian in the crosswalk as he went out of his way to crap...
02-02-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

No, it's not about outlook. It's about calling...

No, it's not about outlook. It's about calling people names and implying they're so stupid that their extinction improved the gene pool.

Context is important, your thought experiment is an...
02-02-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

From the operating defensively standpoint, his...

From the operating defensively standpoint, his message is all wrong. The primary reason for talking about these flaws is because they are by definition examples of how your sense that the way is...
02-02-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

I'll chill out when people stop throwing around...

I'll chill out when people stop throwing around "Darwin winner" name calling. You andJoeyBike are really not making the same argument at all. He's doing his usual "blame the dead guy" trolling. I've...
02-02-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

BS. You're arguing with a straw man. Literally no...

BS. You're arguing with a straw man. Literally no one has said anything of the kind.

The question was whether we obey all traffic signals and signs on our bikes, and there are actually good safety...
02-01-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

You're a legend in your own mind. Sorry, but if...

You're a legend in your own mind. Sorry, but if not getting killed is qualification for assigning blame in situations we haven't witnessed, we're all equally qualified. You are nothing special.

I...
02-01-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

Simplistic is not a synonym for simple. You are...

Simplistic is not a synonym for simple. You are basically ignorant of the role of design here. If you have large numbers of people getting killed the same way, blaming them and calling them stupid is...
02-01-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

As usual, your response is simplistic blaming and...

As usual, your response is simplistic blaming and shaming of dead people.

This is definitely a design flaw. In the example I gave, the driver in the second lane is supposed to stop for the...
02-01-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By livedarklions

Absurd cost. Dubious technology. I'd have to...

Absurd cost. Dubious technology. I'd have to take on faith that they've figured out how to ensure it deploys when it should and doesn't when it shouldn't. Bike crashes are too complex to set up...
01-31-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,480
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAxH_Ud8YE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAxH_Ud8YE
01-31-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By livedarklions

It's always a judgment call. Last time I stopped...

It's always a judgment call. Last time I stopped before that, it was a golden retriever racing me right behind me to my right on a MUP. The kids who were walking him were in a definite panic as their...
01-30-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By livedarklions

I think the problem with dogs is it's not clear...

I think the problem with dogs is it's not clear at all right up to the point of no return which unexpected I should expect. You have almost no time to consider your options, and they are usually...
01-30-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By livedarklions

Was the dog wearing a helmet?

Was the dog wearing a helmet?
01-28-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks! This is really informative and you've...

Thanks! This is really informative and you've been really patient with my casual, not so well-informed opining.
01-28-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By livedarklions

What a wonderful life of bravery and compassion! ...

What a wonderful life of bravery and compassion! I'm also amazed that he never intended to call anyone's attention to this, and was "outed" as a hero in 1978.
01-28-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, the general rule around here is that racks...

TBH, the general rule around here is that racks aren't placed in any of these locations. They're also mostly oriented the other way in the few places I see them.
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01-27-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think we're disagreeing much here, I'm...

I don't think we're disagreeing much here, I'm just saying that there's a lot of situations where the city is going to be in a far better place to coordinate their construction and placement.

If...
01-27-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

Wrong, my pedestrian scenario didn't involve any...

Wrong, my pedestrian scenario didn't involve any going around or turning. It's two parallel lanes. It's a big problem with crosswalks because the drivers in the second lane may not see that there's...
01-27-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

Huge difference between njkayaker and the other...

Huge difference between njkayaker and the other guy--njk's post is specific, nuanced and helpful. He also notes that FD can impart vertical movement of the chain and that it's more important that...
01-27-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

No, I see two posts where you completely...

No, I see two posts where you completely contradicted yourself.

You're on my ignore list at this point, so enjoy the last word.
01-27-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

Considering I have frequently described myself as...

Considering I have frequently described myself as the world's worst mechanic, I honestly don't care if he takes the trophy. He had no business in talking to the OP like that. Now he's pretending it...
01-27-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

Think you better get your alibi straight, pal.

Think you better get your alibi straight, pal.
01-27-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

It's a word quibble that really is a red herring...

It's a word quibble that really is a red herring and I wasn't going to waste any more time on it, but since you have this little class, I'll go ahead. At best, your statement that all that the...
01-27-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

If they're courteous and going doesn't require me...

If they're courteous and going doesn't require me to place myself in danger, I have to admit that I appreciate it.

The pedestrian in the crosswalk scenario is the easiest way to illustrate the...
01-27-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,470
Posted By livedarklions

Not the same issue at all. The only reason I...

Not the same issue at all.

The only reason I don't obey stop signs or lights is because as a rider, I am not subject to the same blind spots as a driver is, so I can tell if an intersection is...
01-27-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By livedarklions

I think we're running into a regional perspective...

I think we're running into a regional perspective thing here, because that diagram looks like a snow clearance nightmare to me. It kind of makes my point, though, in that the spacing of the bike...
01-26-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

I have no problem with you posting the number,...

I have no problem with you posting the number, but I thought it was fair to put it in context.
He mentioned that he will be doing something to reduce drag, I'm assuming that's fairing. My...
01-26-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By livedarklions

You know pretty much everybody on this forum...

You know pretty much everybody on this forum drives, right? Are you really this desperate to find a dumb joke offensive? If I recall correctly, this spike was originally offered as a supposedly...
01-26-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By livedarklions

Little secret--there's a fudge factor because...

Little secret--there's a fudge factor because radar has a margin of error big enough that there's reasonable doubt if it's only 1 mph over.
01-26-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think you're even in the ballpark when...

I don't think you're even in the ballpark when you say we don't place liability on those drivers if you're talking about civil liability. Criminal liability is a different question.

I also don't...
01-26-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By livedarklions

Cuz I'll get really distracted when i inevitably...

Cuz I'll get really distracted when i inevitably falls off.
01-26-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

He wouldn't post a picture of his bike because...

He wouldn't post a picture of his bike because the computer didn't work! At that point, someone knows they are busted.

He didn't just disappear from the thread. He hasn't posted anything...
01-26-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By livedarklions

Strikes me that the municipality would be in a...

Strikes me that the municipality would be in a better position to place things like this on the sidewalk and/or street in some sort of rational manner. Having small bike racks every 6-8 feet makes...
01-26-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,946
Posted By livedarklions

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my...

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my book, but that works both ways. I argue with the people who tell people they shouldn't want the expensive bikes, parts and kit even though I don't...
01-26-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By livedarklions

Here's the post that made me convinced he was...

Here's the post that made me convinced he was just lying about everything:

https://www.bikeforums.net/20845741-post96.html

He claimed without proof that he was able to sustain 40+ mph in the...
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