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10-21-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By Paul Barnard

My thoughts are that calling a full suspension...

My thoughts are that calling a full suspension mountain bike a "full squish" is weird.
10-19-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,880
Posted By Paul Barnard

Even with a mirror, I'd still do over the...

Even with a mirror, I'd still do over the shoulder glances. It sends a message to those behind me that I am looking. I hear quite frequently from motorists complaining about cyclists "hogging the...
10-15-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,880
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is from the OP. As I got beside him, I...

This is from the OP.

As I got beside him, I said "it's a gorgeous afternoon for a ride huh?" Stone faced, he continued to glare forward without so much as an acknowledgement. No nod, no smile, no...
10-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,880
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: 2,880
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...
10-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Paul Barnard

Might I suggest you first find an editor?

Might I suggest you first find an editor?
10-07-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,901
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's not that I don't have any, it's that a good...

It's not that I don't have any, it's that a good deal is more important.
10-07-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,901
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am confident in my ability to avoid a weirdo...

I am confident in my ability to avoid a weirdo and more confident in my ability to deal with one should my detection meter fail me initially.
10-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,901
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have done a number of CL (and other net...

I have done a number of CL (and other net classified) transactions in my house and at my house. I have even had some Mormon youths in my house for a bottled water. They get hot out there riding...
10-07-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,901
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't need the comfort that the bike wasn't...

I don't need the comfort that the bike wasn't stolen. I am concerned only with a good deal.
10-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 901
Posted By Paul Barnard

Search for "flat bar road bike brake levers." ...

Search for "flat bar road bike brake levers." They will work with your brakes, unless you for some odd reason have V brakes on a drop bar road bike.
10-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,709
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.
10-05-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,121
Posted By Paul Barnard

It makes me look fantastic.

It makes me look fantastic.
10-05-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for reporting to us that you just saw the...

Thanks for reporting to us that you just saw the article. I am impressed.
10-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Barnard

Assuming you have a 105 medium cage length rear...

Assuming you have a 105 medium cage length rear derailleur, the answer is no. The derailleur does not have the "wrap capacity."

chain wrap capacity ? CanooterValve...
10-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Paul Barnard

They are all over ebay. ...

They are all over ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SATORI-Bike-Bicycle-Fork-Extender-Height-Extension-Handlebar-Stem-Riser-1-1-8/303648118745?hash=item46b2d697d9:g:5lUAAOSwLIpfL2NX
10-02-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,443
Posted By Paul Barnard

All of our bodies are different. I have a...

All of our bodies are different. I have a balanced diet, but my blood work always showed lower levels of Vitamin D. I supplemented my diet with a multivitamin that had D in it, and now my D levels...
10-01-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,870
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not responsible for any damn wisdom, fun and...

I am not responsible for any damn wisdom, fun and caring, and riding bicycles is not a sport.
10-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
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.
09-30-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,452
Posted By Paul Barnard

Rule? There are no rules, just an open path and...

Rule? There are no rules, just an open path and the drive to win. You'd better hold your line, because I ain't slowing or calling anything out. I ride like I have nothing to lose.
09-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,452
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...
09-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 307,174
Posted By Paul Barnard

Older wiser people don't start sentences with a...

Older wiser people don't start sentences with a superfluous "so" or "okay so."
09-23-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,259
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your garage wins the thread. Jealous.

Your garage wins the thread. Jealous.
09-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,372
Posted By Paul Barnard

Several people here just made up their stories. ...

Several people here just made up their stories. I wouldn't take them too seriously.
09-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
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...
09-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,459
Posted By Paul Barnard

Pogacar lost quite a bit of time in Stage 7. In...

Pogacar lost quite a bit of time in Stage 7. In stage 8 he was part of a chase group with the leaders. He made an emphatic break away from that group on the either the last or the second to the...
09-18-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
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.
09-14-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like it. It makes it interesting. At this...

I like it. It makes it interesting. At this point, I don't know how the top two can be unseated. They have been so incredibly strong. Pogacar really impressed me on stage 8 and 9. He showed a...
09-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By Paul Barnard

Kayaks, vessels under oars are singled out but...

Kayaks, vessels under oars are singled out but one time in the rules, and that is in lighting rule 25. If you are interest in knowing how the rules apply to kayaks, this is a quick and easy read. ...
09-13-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's a very important point and that is why I...

That's a very important point and that is why I went straight to it in this article.

https://paddling.com/learn/navigation-rules-for-paddlers/
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By Paul Barnard

Everything I wrote is 100% correct. It seems to...

Everything I wrote is 100% correct. It seems to me that you may unwittingly conflating several of the rules. I said a vessel cannot be restricted in its ability to maneuver (RAM) on account of it's...
09-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By Paul Barnard

You should not give way to another vessel...

You should not give way to another vessel strictly on account of its size. You should operate in accordance with the navigation rules. Unless a channel is involved, the rules don't assign favor to...
09-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By Paul Barnard

A vessel is not technically "restricted in its...

A vessel is not technically "restricted in its ability to maneuver" by its size. It can only be ""restricted in its ability to maneuver due to the nature of its work. Right of way only applies to...
09-13-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By Paul Barnard

Best referred to as vessels under sail.

Best referred to as vessels under sail.
09-13-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,015
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is the best answer and the one I suspect is...

This is the best answer and the one I suspect is reality for most folks.

Some of my favorite places to ride have a mixture of forest service gravel roads and rural paved roads. And that's true...
09-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,031
Posted By Paul Barnard

Velo Mine will have plenty. Tough site to shop,...

Velo Mine will have plenty. Tough site to shop, but good store.
09-10-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,485
Posted By Paul Barnard

I kayak, kayak fish, boat/fish, hunt, reload,...

I kayak, kayak fish, boat/fish, hunt, reload, shoot, cook, get some strength training in when my joints cooperate and maintain a 10 acre camp. I am fortunate that my avocation blends with my...
09-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,145
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,326
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is incredibly interesting to me. I knew...

This is incredibly interesting to me. I knew motorcycles could get headshake in certain circumstances, but I had no idea bicycles could. With that said, I don't trust my Lynskey Backroad at more...
09-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,163
Posted By Paul Barnard

One of the reasons ABS brakes are becoming more...

One of the reasons ABS brakes are becoming more and more common on motorcycles is that they can mitigate the problems associated with grabbing too much brake in an "Oh S#*t" moment. Controlled...
09-08-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Paul Barnard

Was there any kind of coaching, structural,...

Was there any kind of coaching, structural, organizational or cultural change that might explain some of their recent success? It seems that going from no riders in 2010 to their current dominating...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was a great read Dwayne. It was a nice way...

That was a great read Dwayne. It was a nice way to kill a few hours nursing a sore back. I been on many parts of your route from Arlington to San Fran. Some by auto, some by motorcycle and some by...
09-07-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yeah, I was thinking TDF. I am not a pro bike...

Yeah, I was thinking TDF. I am not a pro bike racing junkie. I suppose I am like a lot of people in that the Tour tends to get the majority of my attention. To be perfectly honest, I don't know a...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,552
Posted By Paul Barnard

These can really come in handy when there are no...

These can really come in handy when there are no other reasonable cleaning options.

https://www.wetones.com/Big-Ones
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Paul Barnard

Pardon my ignorance, but if I am using a...

Pardon my ignorance, but if I am using a Chromebook, would I be able to run your e-book? I'd like to read it.

EDIT: I found out how to do it. Reading it now.
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Paul Barnard

Photo taken from the west, looking back eastward,...

Photo taken from the west, looking back eastward, between Monarch and Gunnison? Did you stay on 50 all the way to Montrose? Was Monarch the most difficult climb of your tour?
09-07-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Paul Barnard

The Colombians Are Dominating

4 Colombians in the top 10 with several more competing for the top young rider position. It looks as if they are poised to be a dominant force for many years to come. Going off memory, I couldn't...
09-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,658
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.
09-03-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By Paul Barnard

Not everyone's 28 is a true 28 and the rims has a...

Not everyone's 28 is a true 28 and the rims has a lot to do with it. My GP 4000's are closer to 32 on the rims they are on.
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