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02-21-11, 02:04 PM
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Posted By danarnold

After I wrote that question, I thought, 'What's...

After I wrote that question, I thought, 'What's the matter with just calling them 'arrows' on account of that's what they are? :)
02-18-11, 03:19 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,016
Posted By danarnold

What name do you suggest should replace 'sharrow?'

What name do you suggest should replace 'sharrow?'
08-11-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Yes Gene, it makes sense. And I guess that the...

Yes Gene, it makes sense. And I guess that the only reason you ride those 55 and 65 mph roads is because they are the only roads going where you want to go. While I agree with you from the fellow...
08-11-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Exactly the problem. What happens in the real...

Exactly the problem. What happens in the real world is that when there is a wide street that does not need a bike lane, the city planners find it convenient to paint the unnecessary 'bike lane'...
08-11-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

[good stuff redacted in the interest of brevity] ...

[good stuff redacted in the interest of brevity]

Good points Gene, and I suppose that in a perfect world I would agree with you. But if cyclists were limited to bike paths and perfectly designed...
08-10-10, 08:59 PM
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Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Well said John. While I agree that well designed...

Well said John. While I agree that well designed roads need to allow for operators of vehicles who depart from optimum operation of their vehicles (engineers who do not allow for some measure of...
08-02-10, 04:41 PM
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Posted By danarnold

As you say, I also suspect they underestimate the...

As you say, I also suspect they underestimate the speed of cyclists. As I've mentioned before, I am embarrassed when I realize how much faster racing cyclists ride; but I take some pride at the end...
07-29-10, 06:40 PM
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Posted By danarnold

May I keep my bell and horn? I admit I am...

May I keep my bell and horn? I admit I am ashamed of myself, but the fact I knocked over two old ladies using canes consoles me.
07-29-10, 08:11 AM
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Posted By danarnold

Yesterday I was finishing my ride in the usual...

Yesterday I was finishing my ride in the usual place. I like to close with a sprint. There is a very slight downhill where pickup speed before it levels and goes uphill to my home. As I reached my...
07-21-10, 07:59 AM
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Posted By danarnold

You might try 1) riding a good road bike, 2)...

You might try 1) riding a good road bike, 2) learn to use Google. Cyclists have, in special circumstances gone over 100 mph, and in the Tour de France reach speeds over 70 mph down hill. Up to a...
07-20-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By danarnold

It's the Tour de France, not just some bike race....

It's the Tour de France, not just some bike race. Whatever else is said, Contador himself has acknowledged this tradition of 'fair play'. It may be different in an early stage, or an early part of...
07-20-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By danarnold

Thanks Ultraman. First, I want to acknowledge I...

Thanks Ultraman. First, I want to acknowledge I am in awe of people who are multilingual. Native English speakers like myself tend to be very lazy since we generally do not have as much need to...
07-19-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By danarnold

Interesting. I watched it carefully and maybe...

Interesting. I watched it carefully and maybe that's what happened. What I saw was that suddenly the chain stopped, as if it had a kink in it. Doesn't make a lot of sense since it worked fine...
07-19-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By danarnold

So Contador has a lisp? Is that a lisp worse...

So Contador has a lisp? Is that a lisp worse than the one most Spaniards appear to have compared to the way Spanish is spoken in other countries?

But what I really want to know is WHY Schleck's...
07-19-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Originally Posted by chipcom: 'Which is why...

Originally Posted by chipcom:
'Which is why my "stock" retort to "Get on the bike path!" is "Get on the freeway!" '

I like those. It's hard to come up with an appropriate, short response. ...
07-18-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,798
Posted By danarnold

No kidding. First thing you do is sell the UCI...

No kidding. First thing you do is sell the UCI on it by paying big sponsor $. 2d you pay the riders to wear your brand.

Best successful marketing of an unneeded product since Mr. Coffee sold the...
07-18-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,798
Posted By danarnold

Despite the scientifically proved FACT that the...

Despite the scientifically proved FACT that the 'straw man' argument is the first resort of the lazy researcher, I agree that a bicycle helmet provides some protection to a limited portion of the...
07-18-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,798
Posted By danarnold

Tourettes + ignorance of the meaning of...

Tourettes + ignorance of the meaning of 'hyperbole.'
07-18-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,798
Posted By danarnold

The predictable, ad hominem appeal to anecdote. ...

The predictable, ad hominem appeal to anecdote. In this case an anecdote that pretends to be able to see the future. Anyone can play the anecdote game. Here's my favorite: In over 55 years of...
07-18-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,798
Posted By danarnold

Physics, proper statistical analysis,...

Physics, proper statistical analysis, scientifically controlled studies, objective rational thinking, and adequate risk/benefit analysis cannot hope to compete with fear, prejudice and anecdotes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By danarnold

Carbon Prince integrated bars stem

After a long hill climb yesterday with my riding partner he insisted I try his new Carbon Prince. That was a mistake. I was perfectly happy with my Kestrel 800, Dura Ace grupo.

I just did a very...
07-17-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

I'm jealous. Although they are very similar -...

I'm jealous. Although they are very similar - same color and similar license plates*, your silver is much shinier. Not to mention your mpg.



I bought a front plate from Framptons in the UK
07-13-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Bek, you claim there is a 'secretive' and...

Bek, you claim there is a 'secretive' and 'furtive cult' promoting vehicular cycling. Yet those promoting riding in the streets as opposed to your namby pampy big brother program of keeping cyclists...
07-12-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

There's nothing 'furtive' or 'secretive' about...

There's nothing 'furtive' or 'secretive' about those who oppose your attempts to destroy cyclists' freedom of the open road. We are quite open about our opposition to you and others who hide behind...
07-12-10, 11:06 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

I had the same experience in Nagoya in the 70's. ...

I had the same experience in Nagoya in the 70's. When I first got there I got around by bus and subway. Then I got a bicycle it was a much better way to get from place to place. No bicycle...
07-12-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Yes, I have ridden bike paths/lanes that are...

Yes, I have ridden bike paths/lanes that are designated as 'bike' lanes. The designation is ignored by pedestrians and parked cars. People walk in the bike lanes, cars park in the bike lanes and...
07-12-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

Nothing ironic about it. Cyclists have a right...

Nothing ironic about it. Cyclists have a right to the roads. Pedestrians have no right to the bike path, unless it is designated as a MUP. Sidewalks are for pedestrians and cyclists, if allowed to...
07-12-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

I also use bike paths when they are convenient...

I also use bike paths when they are convenient for me AND when they are in areas where they are not infested with pedestrians, dog walkers, slow juvenile unpredictable cyclists and others that...
07-12-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,591
Posted By danarnold

John, John, John. If only you would take a...

John, John, John. If only you would take a lesson from benevolent racist America. Motorists, their pandering legislators, and their 'caveman' cyclist 'bike lane' toadies are trying to 'HELP' us. ...
07-12-10, 05:23 PM
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Views: 1,641,614
Posted By danarnold

Col, what you fail to recognize is that a high...

Col, what you fail to recognize is that a high percentage of the folk who subscribe to a bicycle list see themselves as cyclists first, humans second. They have no ability or inclination to see...
06-30-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

There's much to what you say, Gene, particularly...

There's much to what you say, Gene, particularly when you point out road features in addition to high speed. There are many 50 mph roads with wide lanes that appear to me to be safe for cycling. I...
06-30-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

You state the exact opposite of what I said, then...

You state the exact opposite of what I said, then ridicule that opinion you made up. What is the purpose of such rhetoric?

I stated that that IF MUPS, sidewalk riding and bike lanes results in...
06-30-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

You state the exact opposite of what I said, then...

You state the exact opposite of what I said, then ridicule that opinion you made up. What is the purpose of such rhetoric?

I stated that that IF MUPS, sidewalk riding and bike lanes results in...
06-30-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

One of the reasons people who cycle in the street...

One of the reasons people who cycle in the street have strong opinions about it is the fear that the sidewalk 'cyclists' and bike lane purists, well meaning tho they may be, constitute a force that...
06-15-10, 12:13 PM
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Posted By danarnold

=o) That's the truth. The other day I was...

=o) That's the truth.

The other day I was riding up a short hill that ended in a stop sign for a busy arterial where I was going to make a left turn after stopping. There was no one behind me. ...
06-01-10, 09:59 PM
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Posted By danarnold

And that's why you should stay off the sidewalk;...

And that's why you should stay off the sidewalk; unless you're going their speed you're dangerous to them and especially to old folk and children who are going even slower. Get some balls and some...
05-30-10, 10:24 PM
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Posted By danarnold

10 mph? Even an old fart like me can do 30 and...

10 mph? Even an old fart like me can do 30 and the pros can hit 50+ mph. Vehicles at those speeds do not belong on sidewalks. I repeat: sidewalks are for kids and pedestrians and bicyclists going...
05-27-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,614
Posted By danarnold

Hey! Let the guy ride on the sidewalk already. ...

Hey! Let the guy ride on the sidewalk already. That's where he belongs. Why would you want him on the street slowing down bicycle traffic? These are the same people who, when they DO ride in the...
05-17-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

" I believe that much of this contentiousness and...

" I believe that much of this contentiousness and division (and sub, sub divisions) comes from the same quality that makes some people ardent cyclists. There is as psychological component to their...
05-17-10, 11:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

" I believe that much of this contentiousness and...

" I believe that much of this contentiousness and division (and sub, sub divisions) comes from the same quality that makes some people ardent cyclists. There is as psychological component to their...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By danarnold

Unless I'm in a hammock, the quality of the...

Unless I'm in a hammock, the quality of the mattress is more important than the tent. A good night's sleep is the main thing.
05-17-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

Bek takes the Lewis Carrol/Humpty Dumpty view of...

Bek takes the Lewis Carrol/Humpty Dumpty view of words. To Bek a word means whatever he wants it to mean. As Humpty said, it's a matter of who's in charge:

' I dont know what you mean by...
05-17-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

Bek takes the Lewis Carrol/Humpty Dumpty view of...

Bek takes the Lewis Carrol/Humpty Dumpty view of words. To Bek a word means whatever he wants it to mean. As Humpty said, it's a matter of who's in charge:

' “I don’t know what you mean by...
Forum: Touring
05-12-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By danarnold

Tents are cheap, but you don't really need one. ...

Tents are cheap, but you don't really need one. A tarp will do. One of my favorites is a hammock strung between two trees, and a tarp strung over it. You can do it on the cheap, or get a Moss...
05-12-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,790
Posted By danarnold

I'm replying to the OP, who makes excellent...

I'm replying to the OP, who makes excellent points. I believe that much of this contentiousness and division (and sub, sub divisions) comes from the same quality that makes some people ardent...
05-06-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,614
Posted By danarnold

Key here is "Conclusion presumably." In other...

Key here is "Conclusion presumably." In other words, no one stated what you projected.
04-29-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,654
Posted By danarnold

Thanks guys. Now I feel skinny. Been feeling...

Thanks guys. Now I feel skinny. Been feeling bad since I haven't been riding much lately. 185 lbs, 5'11" I like hills, short ones. When I ride, it's for only about an hour, sometimes two, but I...
04-15-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,672
Posted By danarnold

Bek has spoken; thereby confirming the story IS...

Bek has spoken; thereby confirming the story IS horsepuckey
04-14-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,672
Posted By danarnold

"Most at-fault motorists who kill cyclists and...

"Most at-fault motorists who kill cyclists and pedestrians get off the hook. A study by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition shows that three out of four at fault drivers were never even cited for...
04-14-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,672
Posted By danarnold

Although I would like to believe the conclusions...

Although I would like to believe the conclusions of this study, that the motorists are the bad guy, I have to question the data. How do they determine the motroists are at fault when they are not...
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