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08-13-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Comfort is King

I've had a missing ACL for over 22 years. Just...

I've had a missing ACL for over 22 years. Just found out. Met with one of the best knee surgeons there is and his fellow. He advised just leaving my knee as is. No surgery. He was also especially...
05-14-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,796
Posted By Comfort is King

As a solo tourer or commuter, I don't feel at all...

As a solo tourer or commuter, I don't feel at all guilty if I hold up a few cars on narrow roads, as I don't have a choice but to be on those roads. Especially since I'm using the roads for their...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By Comfort is King

I know exactly what happened. Just look at who...

I know exactly what happened. Just look at who won the POTUS the year before. Everyone began to realize our society had crumbled. The environment was dealt a final, deadly blow. Nothing will recover....
05-10-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,067
Posted By Comfort is King

As much as the bright lights were a problem for...

As much as the bright lights were a problem for me on the busy Burke Gilman Trail, it's a trifle compared to when motorists have keep high beams on because I'm not a car, while they approach from the...
05-05-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Comfort is King

Moto Club Madness

There's a famous road along the river in the town I live. It attracts cyclists from all over the county. It is easily the most popular route around. Much of the road is now flanked be a bike trail,...
04-30-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,076
Posted By Comfort is King

I thwarted another coal roller last summer on my...

I thwarted another coal roller last summer on my first day of a bike tour, just before my first big break. As always, I have three metal water bottles. And as always, I controlled the lane when...
03-19-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,204
Posted By Comfort is King

Really, one of "those people" are on here? A tin...

Really, one of "those people" are on here? A tin foil hat wearer? Cool. Go to Russia, traitor.
03-19-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,665
Posted By Comfort is King

I love it when slower moving vehicles are...

I love it when slower moving vehicles are bunched-up because it's a golden chance to slipstream. I feel like I'm the only one that does it, but if it were me, I'd hang back and try to get behind a...
03-11-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By Comfort is King

I'm much the same way. I'm extremely weary of...

I'm much the same way. I'm extremely weary of waiting like a car to turn left. It's such a vulnerable spot to be. I've seen a few cars get rear-ended while they wait, which tend to be minor fender...
03-11-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,051
Posted By Comfort is King

Just like all other cash fines, it's...

Just like all other cash fines, it's fundamentally unfair. While $600 might be quite a deterrent and/or penalty for most, for many it wouldn't have any effect. It doesn't seem right how one person...
02-07-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,559
Posted By Comfort is King

This road looks like it could use "road diet",...

This road looks like it could use "road diet", where they make it one lane in each direction with a turning lane and bike lanes. They have been proven to make the streets much safer for all users....
02-06-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,559
Posted By Comfort is King

Absolutely perfect riding. Nothing wrong even in...

Absolutely perfect riding. Nothing wrong even in the slightest. The lane isn't wide enough to share, so what difference does it make?. What, exactly is the problem? I do not see one.
01-20-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,362
Posted By Comfort is King

Did you even read any of the articles? It doesn't...

Did you even read any of the articles? It doesn't seem like you did. We should feel bad because as of just a couple of years ago, a delivery person could deliver on a free or extremely cheap bike....
01-20-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,362
Posted By Comfort is King

Of course we broke laws designed for heavy...

Of course we broke laws designed for heavy machines! Nobody, however, ever rode the wrong way down a one-way. Ever. Nobody ever rode on a sidewalk (almost, but one sketchy guy we hired who got hit at...
01-19-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,362
Posted By Comfort is King

Let me ask to this: how would you feel if you...

Let me ask to this: how would you feel if you were one on the fastest cyclists on the city and your delivery turf was a fifteen block radius. All of a sudden, unless you have an e-bike that costs two...
01-19-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,362
Posted By Comfort is King

I can clearly see you have no idea about what the...

I can clearly see you have no idea about what the job entails, nor what effects e-bikes have had on delivery. I know a bit because I used to be a bike delivery captain in a major city. I was the...
01-19-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,362
Posted By Comfort is King

I feel bad for the "real" delivery cyclists, the...

I feel bad for the "real" delivery cyclists, the ones who delivered because they just wanted to be on their bikes. Now they are forced to be on e-bikes. Before, if you were a fast cyclist, you could...
12-27-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,926
Posted By Comfort is King

It makes things so much more difficult to assert...

It makes things so much more difficult to assert our legal rights when even fellow cyclists are against us. Especially when they don't understand the fundamentals of lane control. A cursory search...
12-24-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,926
Posted By Comfort is King

You didn't refute a single point. First, when...

You didn't refute a single point. First, when there's no shoulder, it negates the FARP. Go ahead and look at any state's MVC. Every one I'm aware of carves out a list of exemptions, one of which is...
12-24-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,926
Posted By Comfort is King

When there's no shoulder--no matter the speed...

When there's no shoulder--no matter the speed limit-- I take the whole lane by default. It forces people to pass only when there isn't oncoming traffic. Even when the road has lots of turns, it's...
11-17-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,006
Posted By Comfort is King

I've had some trouble also with people passing...

I've had some trouble also with people passing from the oncoming lane--even when I don't have any shoulder. Now, when I see it happening, I grab out my metal water bottle and give them a pump fake...
08-16-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,936
Posted By Comfort is King

I carry three metal water bottles. If someone...

I carry three metal water bottles. If someone tries to intimidate me, I pull it out, hold it to the side and let them take a hard look at it. Still trouble? I'll hold it in a ready-to-throw position....
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By Comfort is King

If it were me, I'd survey the best rail trails in...

If it were me, I'd survey the best rail trails in America, including some that will be a part of the GART. Rail trails rarely go beyond a 2% grade, so almost any bike will work, in theory.
07-10-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By Comfort is King

I have a few examples from personal experience....

I have a few examples from personal experience. It was snowing hard as I rode home. I was on a road with two lanes in each direction, traffic was light to moderate. To pass me would have been easy....
07-07-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By Comfort is King

I carry three metal water bottles. Any trouble,...

I carry three metal water bottles. Any trouble, any motorist tries to intimidate me or bully me, I pull it out and give them a good look. Still trouble? I hold it in the ready position to throw. That...
03-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By Comfort is King

I ride close to the yellow line in those...

I ride close to the yellow line in those situations and move instantly once over the bridge. If anyone honks, I pull out my metal water bottle and hold it out to the side. That quiets them right up.
02-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By Comfort is King

I wonder if you're talking about Green Lake?...

I wonder if you're talking about Green Lake? There's two sets trails around it--one just for bikes--but pedestrians took it over. There was a bit of a turf battle for it, but cyclists were finally...
02-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By Comfort is King

The Pere Marquette Trail in Michigan is 53 miles...

The Pere Marquette Trail in Michigan is 53 miles long, wide, strait, and mostly empty except near Midland at the terminus. Very few road crossings. The other end intersects the White Pine Trail which...
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,178
Posted By Comfort is King

Last summer until this early winter, I toured...

Last summer until this early winter, I toured around the country. Stayed in a fair amount of hotels and used public transportation in several cities--and even on Oregon's coast--which is something I...
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,226
Posted By Comfort is King

I enjoyed the area around Kewaunee, WI last...

I enjoyed the area around Kewaunee, WI last summer when I finished up the Ice Age Trail sections of the eastern part of the trail so that is where I'm thinking I will stay.

What a great idea! I've...
01-17-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Comfort is King

Good article. They're right about geography being...

Good article. They're right about geography being a major factor for if a bike share will be successful in a particular city. When I lived in Seattle, it completely flopped. Too hilly for those...
01-17-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,770
Posted By Comfort is King

The cyclist should have either noticed the puddle...

The cyclist should have either noticed the puddle in advance and taken the lane before you were close, which would have forced you to go wider or wait, or, if the rider didn't notice until it was too...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By Comfort is King

Another great tire is the Continental Contact...

Another great tire is the Continental Contact Travel. They are super fast yet robust. I love them because the main part that touches the pavement is slick, like a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, but the...
01-17-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,310
Posted By Comfort is King

You must live in a cruel, deranged universe.

You must live in a cruel, deranged universe.
01-17-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By Comfort is King

You absolutely have to take the lane at...

You absolutely have to take the lane at intersections. If you do find yourself on the right (in the US), be ready to take a hard right if someone's trying to turn. Never pass trucks on the right near...
01-17-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,156
Posted By Comfort is King

Actually, no. I couldn't care less about what the...

Actually, no. I couldn't care less about what the law says. I care only not hitting pedestrians, my personal safety, and not usurping someone's ROW. That's it. I'd argue that cyclists have a moral...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,541
Posted By Comfort is King

Love it! It simply legalized what most riders...

Love it! It simply legalized what most riders already do, and should do. It's far safer and more fair. There's no logical reason cyclists should be treated as heavy machines.
01-16-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,156
Posted By Comfort is King

If I'm within twenty yards of an empty...

If I'm within twenty yards of an empty intersection, there's no way I'm stopping, even if someone else technically beats me there because of the benefit of a motor. If someone's already there, I'll...
Forum: Touring
01-01-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By Comfort is King

My first panniers were Carradice Super C's, and...

My first panniers were Carradice Super C's, and couldn't have been happier. Their mounting system, in my view, is the best one--the way it clamps on is super robust and secure. I've found that...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By Comfort is King

In my view, the front rack is where you want to...

In my view, the front rack is where you want to be sure to have the right one. It will dramatically affect the way the bike handles when you put weight up front. It's been my experience, if the...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,599
Posted By Comfort is King

The best piece of gear I ever owned is my...

The best piece of gear I ever owned is my Carradice Super C front handlebar bag. It's outlasted three sets of rear panniers. I fill it with very heavy things, but it doesn't make the slightest...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By Comfort is King

I've noticed Burley bags are very Ortlieb like,...

I've noticed Burley bags are very Ortlieb like, in that they have a similar material and style. Don't know about the mounting system though. They're like half the price, however, having seen them...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,795
Posted By Comfort is King

I like having the wear spread out over three...

I like having the wear spread out over three chainrings. I'm a bigger dude with a heavy load--because there's a tight correlation between weight and comfort--so maybe others don't undergo the kind of...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By Comfort is King

I think you misconstrued my premise. Yes, it...

I think you misconstrued my premise. Yes, it true, you are better off, overall, being active--even, perhaps, over active--compared to sitting on the couch all day, as a general rule. The thing is,...
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By Comfort is King

True statement about always needing room for...

True statement about always needing room for improvement. I think just about everyone probably is at least a little deficient when it comes to stretching. I'm curious how you're able to hike that...
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By Comfort is King

I regret not doing my upper body. My thought was...

I regret not doing my upper body. My thought was that all of those muscles degraded at the same rate, so at least I wouldn't suffer imbalances. My thought being that if I increased the mobility of my...
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By Comfort is King

Muscle Imbalances From Touring

Nobody can dispute that cycling is a phenomenal exercise. Top tier, mostly on account of it's low impact. Living outside, drinking tons of water, rising and going to bed with the sun, all these...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By Comfort is King

I still can't figure out the wind, about if it...

I still can't figure out the wind, about if it hurts more than it helps. To me, it seems like headwinds slow me down and cause much more anguish than whatever I gain from tailwinds, both with...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,731
Posted By Comfort is King

They were shut off, very often were taped off to...

They were shut off, very often were taped off to make it very clear. Bathrooms also closed everywhere. The people that work at those places weren't allowed to fill my bottles because it was something...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,731
Posted By Comfort is King

I agree but this year was different. Much, much,...

I agree but this year was different. Much, much, different. It was preposterously hard, in some areas, to do this. Plus, water fountains at parks were shut off. I had to buy water a couple of times,...
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