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02-02-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By Paul Barnard

Struck, Then Stabbed To Death

I don't know that there is a safety or advocacy discussion to be had here. A doctor riding his mountain bike in the bike lane was struck from behind and knocked into the intersection. The driver...
02-02-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,361
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just love it when this little bit of brilliance...

I just love it when this little bit of brilliance is put on display. The old law of gross tonnage is something we have to flippantly accept huh? ...
02-02-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,361
Posted By Paul Barnard

The blame crap is for the sole purpose of...

The blame crap is for the sole purpose of eliciting a response like yours. The guy doesn't even ride a bicycle on public streets anymore. Ask yourself why he is still here in A&S. It's obvious,...
02-02-23, 05:33 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,361
Posted By Paul Barnard

It appears to me that he is advocating for...

It appears to me that he is advocating for defensive riding, or walking as the case may be. He's right about that. I don't think it's "on them" when someone is killed by a driver who doesn't yield...
02-01-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,920
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is terribly distressing news. It looks like...

This is terribly distressing news. It looks like my aspirations of earning a few KOMs have been stolen from me.
02-01-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,361
Posted By Paul Barnard

I simply refer to them as blind spots, and there...

I simply refer to them as blind spots, and there are many that we encounter as cyclists.
02-01-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,361
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have yet to meet a roadway user who would not...

I have yet to meet a roadway user who would not break the law if they believed they could do it safely and they wouldn't get a ticket. Some don't even worry about that.
01-31-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144362679140?chn=ps&_trkp...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144362679140?chn=ps&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3A1x2-fHpXeQB2a6KvLQOBqiQ90&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=144362679140&targetid=158473...
01-31-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,224
Posted By Paul Barnard

A couple of things here. I have never had a...

A couple of things here. I have never had a bicycle crash because I didn't have enough braking power. I have had several get offs when I inadvertently grabbed too much front brake in a bit of a...
01-29-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 736
Posted By Paul Barnard

Seems all the photos are of when the camera is...

Seems all the photos are of when the camera is perpendicular to the bicycle. Getting out in the real world, when are motorists perpendicular to cyclists, other than in intersections where one...
01-28-23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,899
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have no idea how many miles I have on them. ...

I have no idea how many miles I have on them. They are showing no wear and no cuts or gouges. If you get them, I am interested in hearing your impressions.
01-28-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,899
Posted By Paul Barnard

Absolutely love them. No flats. Grip well on...

Absolutely love them. No flats. Grip well on dry surfaces and decent on wet. Comfortable ride without feeling dead. I'd go so far as to say they are the best bang or the buck all-around tire on...
01-16-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,928
Posted By Paul Barnard

Is rolling your bike into the store with you an...

Is rolling your bike into the store with you an option?
01-15-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,421
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why? Most of us, to one degree or another are a...

Why? Most of us, to one degree or another are a product of and influenced by what surrounds us and what we are exposed to. We are exposed to a constant stream of negativity and divisiveness.
...
01-14-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Paul Barnard

The question/concern comes up often as more and...

The question/concern comes up often as more and more scam sites are created. Here's a test that you can apply. I don't do business if they raise any red flags.

Phone Number: Is there a phone...
01-12-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By Paul Barnard

A Sun EZ Tandem

A Sun EZ Tandem
12-26-22, 04:11 PM
12-24-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,211
Posted By Paul Barnard

Another BF thread has descended into pedantry. ...

Another BF thread has descended into pedantry. Alarming, I tell ya.
12-23-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,540
Posted By Paul Barnard

A genuine post like this is certain to get...

A genuine post like this is certain to get abundant traction. Especially given the OPs tenure here.
12-23-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By Paul Barnard

Interestingly, perhaps the most uncomfortable...

Interestingly, perhaps the most uncomfortable bicycle seat I have ever used was on a recumbent. It was like sitting on a hot plank.
12-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,960
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is a sad reality of our modern day world. ...

This is a sad reality of our modern day world. There's literally no reason for anyone without a moral compass not to steal your shtuff.
12-23-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

I suspected as much before I tried it. I DO NOT...

I suspected as much before I tried it. I DO NOT cramp when I use it. Ever. I have spoken to a lot of endurance athletes who have used it and have said that it prevented the cramps they previously...
12-23-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is the easy button right here. ...

This is the easy button right here.

https://www.sportlegs.com/
12-23-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,960
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am disappointed to see that the OP didn't do...

I am disappointed to see that the OP didn't do the right thing. I'd have stripped it down, tossed the frame out in the sellers yard and called the police from a burner phone. . I'd no longer be...
12-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

He makes a point that is worth discussing. ...

He makes a point that is worth discussing. Earlier in this thread I posted a pic of a divided 4 lane with a shoulder/parking lane. During afternoon rush hour, there can be a good bit of traffic on...
12-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd use the shoulder or sidepath shown in all...

I'd use the shoulder or sidepath shown in all three to those street views. I'd do so with the knowledge that motorists would likely not process me as part of the traffic picture. Left turners,...
12-15-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's a great shoulder. I see no reason...

That's a great shoulder. I see no reason whatsoever to ride in the lane there.
12-13-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

You impress me as a reasonable and responsible...

You impress me as a reasonable and responsible rider. That's why I wanted to feel you out on your comment and share my perspective.
12-13-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

You do eschew all shoulders. Others eschew all...

You do eschew all shoulders. Others eschew all or some of the ones I mentioned just because some of them suck. Cyclist can be very dogmatic: "I wouldn't be in the shoulder unless state law...
12-13-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,950
Posted By Paul Barnard

As long as a seat post is a seat post, a seat is...

As long as a seat post is a seat post, a seat is a seat.

As long as a seat stay is a seat stay, a seat is a seat

As long as a seat tube is a seat tube, a seat is a seat.

etc.
12-13-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is another shoulder/parking lane that I will...

This is another shoulder/parking lane that I will ride. I ride it when traffic volume is relatively low. Cars typically come up from behind in pulses of 4-6 on account of traffic lights. Where I...
12-13-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

I never have understood why some cyclists eschew...

I never have understood why some cyclists eschew ALL bike lanes, MUPs and shoulders because some suck.

The feel I get from your post is that you consider all shoulders the same. There are some...
12-11-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why not?

Why not?
12-05-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By Paul Barnard

Before there were 18 wheelers on the road, no...

Before there were 18 wheelers on the road, no motorists were getting killed by 18 wheelers. It is common these days that motorists die in a battle of gross tonnage with 18 wheelers.
12-05-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Paul Barnard

How would any of us know why?

How would any of us know why?
12-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By Paul Barnard

How old is the saddle you are using now?

How old is the saddle you are using now?
12-04-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By Paul Barnard

Experience and street smarts do count. Are they...

Experience and street smarts do count. Are they magic? No. You mentioned getting hit. Looking back, was there anything you could have done to make a difference? How many times have you not been...
12-04-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,517
Posted By Paul Barnard

\ That's the problem. Motorists have a duty to...

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That's the problem. Motorists have a duty to expect anything to be in the road. It was raining yesterday as I was driving on a 55MPH highway. I saw an odd shape in the distance near the right...
12-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,517
Posted By Paul Barnard

This needs to be posted again and again and again...

This needs to be posted again and again and again and again as necessary to remove "hard to see" from the lexicon of those who discuss bicycle safety. Assuming daylight conditions, no cyclist is...
11-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh, I get it now. Cars are nearly invisible too.

Oh, I get it now. Cars are nearly invisible too.
11-27-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By Paul Barnard

You'll have to ask Joey. The concept of not...

You'll have to ask Joey. The concept of not seeing a law abiding cyclist is both foreign and frightening to me. He excuses motorists for inattention on a regular basis, just as he exalts the rule...
11-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nearly invisible. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I pray to...

Nearly invisible. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I pray to God that if cyclists are nearly invisible to you, that you have the decency not to drive.
11-27-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By Paul Barnard

I believe we need bicycle law and safety taught...

I believe we need bicycle law and safety taught in all drivers education courses. It needs to be tested as well. I'd go so far as supporting that educational requirement as a prerequisite to...
11-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Paul Barnard

Grilled oysters and made gumbo last night. Rode...

Grilled oysters and made gumbo last night. Rode 32 miles this morning. Traditional Thanksgiving meal is in the oven now. Happy Thanksgiving all.
11-22-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,076
Posted By Paul Barnard

Rest assured, if he is a BF member, he'll notice...

Rest assured, if he is a BF member, he'll notice the slightest offense.
11-19-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,814
Posted By Paul Barnard

Threaddrift alert!!!!!!!

Threaddrift alert!!!!!!!
11-17-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,814
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think it would be equally satisfying...

I think it would be equally satisfying irrespective of which vehicle I used.
11-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,814
Posted By Paul Barnard

I need to know what happened before what we saw...

I need to know what happened before what we saw on the video.
11-15-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yeppers. We have a pretty good bicycle thread...

Yeppers. We have a pretty good bicycle thread going there.
11-14-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Paul Barnard

We are all guilty of letting our guards down from...

We are all guilty of letting our guards down from time to time. It's human nature. When there are blind spots, a move out of lane, through an intersection, etc. isn't a single glance process. It's...
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