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02-25-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 405
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like the concept of putting the infant way out...

I like the concept of putting the infant way out front. It's like having the added safety of a baby as an air bag.
02-25-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Paul Barnard

I will drop off into the parking lane to let...

I will drop off into the parking lane to let traffic vent, albeit more cautiously than I used to. One day I was zipping along about 20 MPH. I had a longish gap between two parked cars. I could see...
02-21-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Paul Barnard

No flaming here. I just came back from Miami...

No flaming here. I just came back from Miami (downtown.) I sat and watched in awe at the interplay between cyclists, uber scooters, gas scooters, autos and pedestrians. It was a constant game of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,348
Posted By Paul Barnard

Either way, I like them. Lynskey is having a 35%...

Either way, I like them. Lynskey is having a 35% off sale right now, and it is taking every bit of restraint I have to abstain from ordering a gravel frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,348
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh dang! I'd ride that.

Oh dang! I'd ride that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,348
Posted By Paul Barnard

Gravel bikes are becoming rigid drop bar MTBs. ...

Gravel bikes are becoming rigid drop bar MTBs. Is anyone making a full suspension gravel bike?
02-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By Paul Barnard

I thought it was a ridiculous pile of babble.

I thought it was a ridiculous pile of babble.
02-19-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 981
Posted By Paul Barnard

For your kind of riding it won't matter a whole...

For your kind of riding it won't matter a whole lot. Find some that have a somewhat stiff and flat (not heavily lugged) sole.
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am enjoying following your travels. Thanks for...

I am enjoying following your travels. Thanks for taking time out to share.
02-19-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

Like most of the members here I will pop up on...

Like most of the members here I will pop up on the sidewalk in certain circumstances. When I do I am on high alert and traveling close to pedestrian speed if there are any pedestrians present. I...
02-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

I can agree with that. It ties back in with what...

I can agree with that. It ties back in with what I said when I entered this thread. Just a whole lot of stupid going on. Mainly on the side of our public servants.
02-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

Now with that useless exchange out of the way,...

Now with that useless exchange out of the way, I'll disagree with part of the disconnected content in your disagreement.

I will say that the video does show a lack of respect for others. I will...
02-18-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is duly noted that as long as you comprehend...

It is duly noted that as long as you comprehend your response in a discussion, that's all that matters.
02-18-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

You see, my post was about riders adhering to the...

You see, my post was about riders adhering to the law and being tuned into their surroundings. Your disagreement was about safety and respect. Typically when people say they disagree and attempt to...
02-18-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,774
Posted By Paul Barnard

Real bike skills involve paying attention to and...

Real bike skills involve paying attention to and learning to understand traffic and motorist behavior too. This thread has been ridiculous since the first post.

I am glad it has been cloudy for...
02-18-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

I guess the thread is complete now. We have...

I guess the thread is complete now. We have brought out Euro-envy.
02-18-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

The mods have asked several times to leave race...

The mods have asked several times to leave race out of this. Do you somehow think their requests don't apply to you?
02-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did you read my post? I said the video supported...

Did you read my post? I said the video supported that the cyclists did not adhere to traffic laws and didn't seem well tuned into the traffic around them. You disagree with that?
02-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

You never know quite how to take complaints. ...

You never know quite how to take complaints. Some people trip offline at the mere sight of "Spandex." Some people believe cyclists should stay off of the road. Some believe that cyclists should...
02-17-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By Paul Barnard

That makes my blood boil. It will be interesting...

That makes my blood boil. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I am not confident justice will prevail.
02-16-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's not correct at all. Officers always have...

That's not correct at all. Officers always have varying degrees of discretionary latitude. In this case if some protocol dictated that he had to take one course of action with one rider, it would...
02-16-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,209
Posted By Paul Barnard

There was a whole lot of dumb in that video. The...

There was a whole lot of dumb in that video. The cyclists ignored the stop sign right in front of the cops, then didn't tune into the sirens until the cop was on their wheel. From that point the...
02-16-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think one party should be presumed to be...

I don't think one party should be presumed to be negligent. I do think all accidents should be investigated to the degree necessary to determine if negligence was a factor. When a cyclist is...
02-13-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,774
Posted By Paul Barnard

It appears to me that you are not taking our OP...

It appears to me that you are not taking our OP seriously. You should be ashamed of yourself. What is this forum for if not to lift up our brothers and sisters on two wheels?
02-12-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,774
Posted By Paul Barnard

I can ride outside when it's not sunny, but if...

I can ride outside when it's not sunny, but if the sun is out and my shadow is behind me it frightens me badly. When my shadow is in front of me I try to catch it and I am really fast. Like I can...
02-05-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,787
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your bicycling experience is 25+ years old. I...

Your bicycling experience is 25+ years old. I dare say it has but marginal relevance to cycling in today's traffic. Breaking laws on a bicycle to enhance safety is not even loosely connected to...
02-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Paul Barnard

That is just ridiculous. I'd love to hear the...

That is just ridiculous. I'd love to hear the official response from the city on why it is playing out that way.
02-05-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yes it would. If you want to argue, I'd...

Yes it would. If you want to argue, I'd encourage you to bring facts and logic to the table. Think about that next time you decide to kick sand on a poster.
02-05-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,787
Posted By Paul Barnard

Every single time drive or ride I break the law. ...

Every single time drive or ride I break the law. It's that way with every one I know, everyone I have observed and everyone I have has an honest discussion with. If I am ever fortunate enough to...
02-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,787
Posted By Paul Barnard

You have never ridden in traffic if you don't...

You have never ridden in traffic if you don't understand how breaking the law can enhance cyclist safety. Get some experience then come back and have an informed discussion.
02-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,453
Posted By Paul Barnard

Who could have ever envisioned an LBS thread...

Who could have ever envisioned an LBS thread going four pages?

Some LBS are good and some are not. Some LBS employees are good and some are not. Some LBS meet our needs and some do not. ...
02-04-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

Just a word of caution here. When you see the...

Just a word of caution here. When you see the word "rate" relative to bicycle accidents, you need to hold it suspect, or at the very least understand the context within which it is used. In order to...
02-02-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 936
Posted By Paul Barnard

I will never buy anything other than Aero Tech...

I will never buy anything other than Aero Tech again. Someone here recommended them about 4 years ago. I tried them out and love them.
01-30-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,449
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hey aabb, get over your analysis paralysis. Go...

Hey aabb, get over your analysis paralysis. Go buy a bike and ride it. The time you are spending hand wringing over minutiae is time you aren't enjoying riding. You have all the information you...
01-30-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,449
Posted By Paul Barnard

The dealer will install some platform pedals for...

The dealer will install some platform pedals for you.

You can glean from a quick test ride whether the bike is going to fit or not, and you can get a feel for the handling characteristics. Like...
01-29-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,931
Posted By Paul Barnard

I was wrong about him apologizing to Lemond. The...

I was wrong about him apologizing to Lemond. The joys of relying on my memory. He publicly said he owed LeMond an apology. That is very different from actually giving one.
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01-29-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,884
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yeah, that sounds like a bunch of poppycock to...

Yeah, that sounds like a bunch of poppycock to me. Will the commuters take to commuting by car because they would otherwise have to wear a helmet. Will the roadies suddenly retire to their Peloton...
01-29-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,950
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am generally not a fan of imprisoning someone...

I am generally not a fan of imprisoning someone for being human and making a mistake. I am also not a big fan of allowing people, who through their mistakes kill and maim other road users, to...
01-29-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,931
Posted By Paul Barnard

Give me some examples of people he should...

Give me some examples of people he should apologize to but did not.
01-29-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,931
Posted By Paul Barnard

He expressed plenty of regret and contrition and...

He expressed plenty of regret and contrition and he also apologized to LeMond. That his apologies do not satisfy you doesn't mean he didn't do it, and frankly, it ain't about you. Take the apology...
01-29-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,657
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have read plenty of stories where Pay Pal deals...

I have read plenty of stories where Pay Pal deals have backfired. There are mechanisms for dissatisfied buyers to obtain a refund.
01-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,657
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is simple. Cash only. If it's a lot of...

This is simple. Cash only. If it's a lot of cash and you worry about having that much cash on your person, complete the transaction at your bank. The more variables you allow into the deal the...
01-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Paul Barnard

Just think of how much more powerful and...

Just think of how much more powerful and compelling it would have been had he identified a single statutory crime!
01-25-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Paul Barnard

That right there was funny!

That right there was funny!
01-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,725
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ya think? Two things are all but guaranteed in...

Ya think? Two things are all but guaranteed in forum threads. Argument and drift away, far away, from any parameters the OP sets or ideals he establishes.

This thread is a shining example. It...
01-24-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,725
Posted By Paul Barnard

You read me right. I have had my best luck with...

You read me right. I have had my best luck with Cateye products. Unfortunately my last one with the Padrone was my last one.
01-24-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,725
Posted By Paul Barnard

I bought a Padrone that never worked for a minute.

I bought a Padrone that never worked for a minute.
01-21-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,795
Posted By Paul Barnard

Say it isn't so! Who would have ever thought...

Say it isn't so! Who would have ever thought this one would make it to four pages?
01-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,795
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't give up BF Family. I know there are four...

Don't give up BF Family. I know there are four pages in this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,358
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would say that when I am bored I am known to...

I would say that when I am bored I am known to make sport of hypersensitive riders, but I won't. One rider's unpleasant is another rider's game.
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