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Forum: Foo
11-03-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By kbarch

More or less experience. I'm guessing you have...

More or less experience. I'm guessing you have none that pertains here.

By the way, if you or Billy read through the more thoughtful responses, it should be apparent that folks who identify as...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By kbarch

If the mods can't see the connection to road...

If the mods can't see the connection to road cycling specifically and consider this foo, I'm done. The whole forum is foo as far as I'm concerned.

I realize the mods have a thankless job, and...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By kbarch

Thanks for sharing the photo, Campag - gives me...

Thanks for sharing the photo, Campag - gives me an excuse to post my last moto love.......
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By kbarch

Interesting that you mentioned descending. I...

Interesting that you mentioned descending. I rode motorcycles for about as long as I've been bicycling now, did a few track days but have done far more bicycle races and no longer own a moto, but I...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 04:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By kbarch

Motorcycling Experience?

It comes up every now and then, so I'm kinda curious - how extensive is our experience with motorcycling, and how does it compare with our bicycling experience?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,848
Posted By kbarch

If it's a binary choice - road vs mountain (or...

If it's a binary choice - road vs mountain (or dirt), or paved vs unpaved, OK. But maybe we want to make a different kind of distinction. I don't know much about dirt/mountain biking, but I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,654
Posted By kbarch

But both vehicles are identifiable, and had they...

But both vehicles are identifiable, and had they caused a mishap, chances are they would have come close enough that the plates would have been totally legible. I don't think the resolution is so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,848
Posted By kbarch

No, because a MUP is not a road. That's not...

No, because a MUP is not a road.
That's not to say that the miles which may be covered on them occasionally don't count, but if the idea and intent is to ride paths that are designed to exclude...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,669
Posted By kbarch

I think Florida must be ideal for rides like...

I think Florida must be ideal for rides like that. The expanse and variety of layouts like that you see on the ground when leaving or making an approach into Miami or whatever never ceases to amaze...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,654
Posted By kbarch

:thumb: Although I think its negative...

:thumb:
Although I think its negative speculation in either case (its all about getting in a serious mishap, which is pretty negative), I think you have it the right way around: something you like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,669
Posted By kbarch

I was actually thinking about this kind of thing...

I was actually thinking about this kind of thing the other day.

When I had a bike as a youngster in Texas, I liked to ride back and forth through the local grid of streets, sometimes something...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,654
Posted By kbarch

As for the interesting things I see on rides,...

As for the interesting things I see on rides, much of the time, it's on the side of the road, not in front, i.e., not something a camera aimed forward (or back) is likely to capture well. Maybe if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,654
Posted By kbarch

Not for me. They may come in handy as some...

Not for me.

They may come in handy as some people say and have experienced, but they don't capture everything, in fact, they can miss the most important things. They can capture your own...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,526,148
Posted By kbarch

For a kid's bike, that is beyond hot! That...

For a kid's bike, that is beyond hot! That turquoise bar tape is brilliant.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,526,148
Posted By kbarch

:lol: Nah, but maybe sunlight coming in under...

:lol:
Nah, but maybe sunlight coming in under the trees, shortly after sunrise makes it look that way. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By kbarch

As with anything, the best bargains are had from...

As with anything, the best bargains are had from second hand and clearance. If any of you are size XS or XXL, you might find some super bargains on high-end stuff from last year. ;) After that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,526,148
Posted By kbarch

Take it outside, guys! ;) And now for a...

Take it outside, guys! ;)

And now for a random bike pic: hot or not?https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/792x526/sunnybike_63d91bb4d975d9edb934783d22d93994fd1b9b0d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,526,148
Posted By kbarch

I don't see how the rejection of a specific color...

I don't see how the rejection of a specific color or number of colors indicates good taste, only limited taste. That's a personal matter.
It seems to me that the blue, yellow and gray paint job was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By kbarch

Actually, I wasn't talking about having more...

Actually, I wasn't talking about having more riders further behind as in a) and b) above, I was talking about having a wider front, i.e., riders flanking the one on the point of the wedge, like this:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By kbarch

I'd wager that the advantage of the wedge that a...

I'd wager that the advantage of the wedge that a peloton makes provides more advantage to the lead rider than having a straight line behind him. I'd wager it's at least double, i.e., 5-6% compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,454
Posted By kbarch

One point to (soft) PEDALING ;) when approaching...

One point to (soft) PEDALING ;) when approaching a signaled intersection is to keep track of what gear one is in, and to adjust as appropriate to set up for the re-acceleration.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By kbarch

Consider a formation where the front is a sort of...

Consider a formation where the front is a sort of triangle, with the center rider's sides protected by riders slightly behind. If the drag caused by loose clothing is enough to make a difference in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By kbarch

At first this was kind of confusing, but then I...

At first this was kind of confusing, but then I realized a lot of it was only an attempt to say "all else being equal except the number of riders in the peloton " in other words, does the size of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By kbarch

Yesterday was a short, early-ish ride with a...

Yesterday was a short, early-ish ride with a couple of friends, joined by another for the last 10 of about 30 miles. Saw a little more wildlife than usual, including the COOLEST EVER.
On the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 04:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,458
Posted By kbarch

Rather than "tangible," I think what you're...

Rather than "tangible," I think what you're getting at is that the difference comes when the prize has value in some context outside the contest. While cash and similarly valuable prizes connect...
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