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08-17-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By crhilton

I've been behind one. The first half anyway. He...

I've been behind one. The first half anyway. He could hear me fine, called out "on your left" and he held his line while we passed him.

I was kind of surprised to see a guy sitting up, no hands...
08-15-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By crhilton

They're grasping for that I think. I've never...

They're grasping for that I think. I've never been there, but the percentages they state don't sound like a "bike city" to me either.

But it sounds a lot friendlier to bicyclists than places that...
08-05-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By crhilton

I would guess a too close pass was involved,...

I would guess a too close pass was involved, whether the cyclist swerved or not. You've got to swerve pretty fast to make up a few feet as a truck passes you at 45mph.
08-04-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

No one is hysterical as far as I can tell. ...

No one is hysterical as far as I can tell.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hysteria

Now, about that shoulder. The picture I see doesn't show a shoulder. It shows a foot or so of space...
08-03-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

Indeed. I really don't think there's good enough...

Indeed. I really don't think there's good enough information to say what happened. I have my guesses, but there's so little information.

The moral of the story is to equip your bike with a bomb...
08-03-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

What? I'm not sure what you mean, exactly, by...

What? I'm not sure what you mean, exactly, by that statement, but I think law is supposed to be applied to everyone. Which I would see as fairness. There's even an amendment about equal protection...
08-03-11, 06:23 PM
08-03-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

6' 7" without mirrors, unless it's an oddly...

6' 7" without mirrors, unless it's an oddly narrow year.

Also, 6' 7" is closer to 7' ;).
08-02-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

Closer to 7' with mirrors. If he were on the...

Closer to 7' with mirrors. If he were on the edge of the shoulder his shoulder would be something like .5' into the lane. So, 7 + .5 + 3 = 10.5. It is indeed possible.

So the rider either...
08-02-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

Interesting. I hate when things say "shoulder"...

Interesting. I hate when things say "shoulder" when referring to extra road to the right of the fog line. If it's not several feet wide it's not a shoulder. You couldn't pull a motorcycle over...
08-02-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By crhilton

Why does their age matter? People don't get...

Why does their age matter? People don't get worse at lying as they get older.
08-01-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By crhilton

The OP's point is absurd, but you kind of make it...

The OP's point is absurd, but you kind of make it for him with some of your comments. Ride where you need to, but if the lane is so wide (as if these exist) that you can share it with plenty of...
07-30-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,865
Posted By crhilton

Is it really that hot in Baltimore? We'll get...

Is it really that hot in Baltimore? We'll get ~100 with high humidity, and it's miserable, and you can heatstroke doing strenuous things. But the worst that happens to me is I get tired and change...
07-30-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,865
Posted By crhilton

Not to my knowledge, I believe all gatorade has...

Not to my knowledge, I believe all gatorade has sugar. But there are salt tabs, and those shouldn't offer any significant source of food for small organisms.
07-26-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,475
Posted By crhilton

They probably stop in front of the wal-mart...

They probably stop in front of the wal-mart because that's the point of interest. If they stopped 10 minutes away that would be silly.

I suspect that what's missing here is just a pedestrian...
07-25-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,475
Posted By crhilton

I agree, but that just reinforces my point. I...

I agree, but that just reinforces my point. I don't think it's an unreasonable decision on her part. I think the city puts those transit users into an unreasonable situation.
07-25-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,475
Posted By crhilton

There are a lot of risks people take with their...

There are a lot of risks people take with their kids that, in large populations, result in deaths. Crossing the street, driving, living in a rural area, feeding them, feeding them nuts and peanuts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,869
Posted By crhilton

SRAM. Shimano doesn't fit my hands very well. ...

SRAM. Shimano doesn't fit my hands very well. Too big and fat. That's not ergonomics it's a friggin' kitchen table.
07-20-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,109
Posted By crhilton

There are group rides that don't use pace lines? ...

There are group rides that don't use pace lines? Boring!
07-20-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,109
Posted By crhilton

My wife expects and appreciates an honest answer...

My wife expects and appreciates an honest answer there.

I think people's relationships do vary quite a bit. Just like people do. It's taken me a long time to appreciate the fact that everyone is...
07-19-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,466
Posted By crhilton

The trouble is, when somebody loses on this it's...

The trouble is, when somebody loses on this it's the guy on the bike. And when this battle ends (if it ever does) it's not gonna be motorists being banned from roadways.

So, I tend to be a little...
07-19-11, 08:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,502
Posted By crhilton

The basic power people will use here is to say...

The basic power people will use here is to say "ESPN, if you don't fire him I won't watch your programming." That's as close to "others have the right to choose not to associate with them" as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 75,283
Posted By crhilton

But the spectator is at just one point in the...

But the spectator is at just one point in the road. If you spot that you'll assume it's a food or bottle hand off and not cheating. You'd have to have multiple spectators observe it at multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,351
Posted By crhilton

Simple: They don't know pcad. We're all slower...

Simple: They don't know pcad. We're all slower having read his words.
07-18-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,502
Posted By crhilton

Woh now, let's not elevate Twitter to something...

Woh now, let's not elevate Twitter to something meaningful.
07-18-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,502
Posted By crhilton

Punishing someone for their behavior in the ways...

Punishing someone for their behavior in the ways people have discussed and are doing is exactly how society regulates its member's behavior. When somebody acts like a complete ****** we whine and...
07-18-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,502
Posted By crhilton

Do you actually think that's true? Journalists...

Do you actually think that's true? Journalists are simply there to entertain?

Maybe I misread and you mean sportscasters. That seems to be the case. But I certainly wouldn't agree that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By crhilton

Looks like it would put too much weight on your...

Looks like it would put too much weight on your hands, like every other attempt to redesign the saddle to be ergomomic.
07-14-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By crhilton

Good thing for the first guy that that motorist...

Good thing for the first guy that that motorist had zero clue how to fight...
07-13-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,863
Posted By crhilton

I could see being upset if he said this on air. ...

I could see being upset if he said this on air. But he ****ted it. It's not a real form of media kids, just ignore it. It'll be gone when their servers take their final dump and people move on to...
07-13-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,109
Posted By crhilton

I just got back from a visit to the front range...

I just got back from a visit to the front range area and I was SHOCKED at how many regular people (apparently regular) I saw riding. And they were *all* riding on streets (I didn't check out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,401
Posted By crhilton

So your bike is immune to cable stretch?

So your bike is immune to cable stretch?
07-13-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,109
Posted By crhilton

sunstorm, Great post. While much of that...

sunstorm,

Great post. While much of that makes me very sad, it's nice to see someone post some really good, valid, reasons that keep them from it. The things expected of women in the name of...
07-13-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By crhilton

I forgot that doorings were a myth. Wait, what?

I forgot that doorings were a myth. Wait, what?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,075
Posted By crhilton

Now that their commercials aren't 30 second...

Now that their commercials aren't 30 second lectures I feel like maybe I could buy one...
07-12-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,477
Posted By crhilton

It totally matters.

It totally matters.
07-12-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,477
Posted By crhilton

It was a tv car, so no. It could be looked at as...

It was a tv car, so no. It could be looked at as essential to make money on the race, but from what I understand it was a tv car with no cameras aboard: It was carrying some big wig. He still...
07-12-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,477
Posted By crhilton

Correct me of I'm wrong, but the UK is still...

Correct me of I'm wrong, but the UK is still considered to be part of Europe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Driving_standards_historic.svg
07-12-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,477
Posted By crhilton

In this case, no, there's no side of the road. ...

In this case, no, there's no side of the road. It's a bloody UCI race. The road is CLOSED.
07-12-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By crhilton

Repeat thread warning: ...

Repeat thread warning:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/750617-Tour-de-Fail
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By crhilton

Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,126
Posted By crhilton

Country dogs. Now that I ride more gravel it...

Country dogs. Now that I ride more gravel it seems like I can't go for a ride without being chased by somebody's dog.

About half appear to be friendly and enjoy the run, they're fine. The other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,401
Posted By crhilton

I completely agree. I ended up on SRAM...

I completely agree.

I ended up on SRAM because Shimano's hoods are too friggin' big and fat. I got sick of stretching my hands to get to the brake lever. When I rode Di2 it seemed better. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By crhilton

I can't tell if you're making fun of Energizer or...

I can't tell if you're making fun of Energizer or if you just got slogans backwards :).

Also, I wish I could get 10,000 miles out of a cassette. Mine seem to die somewhere in the 5k range. I...
07-12-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,109
Posted By crhilton

Ditto.

Ditto.
07-12-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,477
Posted By crhilton

Why don't you start your own grand tour and then...

Why don't you start your own grand tour and then you can implement your [adjective omitted] ideas :).
07-12-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,477
Posted By crhilton

NASCAR races on tracks in circles. You want to...

NASCAR races on tracks in circles. You want to setup a pit stop every 20 miles on a 130 mile race?

Also, in NASCAR a big part of the race is running the tire as long as you can before it's time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By crhilton

:lol:

:lol:
07-11-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,537
Posted By crhilton

You don't build big box stores in urban areas. ...

You don't build big box stores in urban areas. When you build retail you virtually always build residential on top of it, so you end up losing very little space to have it. The sort of apartments...
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