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    For all the bytching we do about folks behind the wheel, the great majority pass safely, and are courteous sharers of the road - case in point... this truck waited until the crest of the hill allowed him a sight line to pass safely. And AFTER passing gave a quick double toot to my hand wave.


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    Maybe I should call his boss, and tell him what a safe driver he is...


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    Gotta love that helmet cam.

    I always give a friendly wave to courteous motorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    Maybe I should call his boss, and tell him what a safe driver he is...
    Yeah, I think you should call. I bet they will be suprised. Usually people call only when there is a problem.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    And then we have episodes of "Questionable Passing":

    This car gave me plenty of space... but shouldn't he have waited 10 seconds?




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    Could you tell us again exactly what make & model your camera is?
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    You've asked me this in every thread I've posted vids/pics!

    It's that helmet cam - ATC 1000 - $80 at Circuit City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    You've asked me this in every thread I've posted vids/pics!

    It's that helmet cam - ATC 1000 - $80 at Circuit City.
    Sorry! I swear I looked. Thank you for posting. Writing it down now...
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    I don't strap it to my helmet though.. I've found it works best when strapped to the headtube.

    It has a good mounting system with different Velcro straps to accommodate all sorts of attachments.

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    Is the video shaky when you attach it to the head tube? Could you post a picture of the setup on your bike? I'm very interested in getting one.

    PS - Are those pictures you took or were they videos that you froze?

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    vids I froze.

    It's somewhat shaky, but not nearly as much as on the handlbars or the helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    You've asked me this in every thread I've posted vids/pics!

    It's that helmet cam - ATC 1000 - $80 at Circuit City.
    Circuit City in canada is called The Source. Do any canucks know if this is available here? I want one.
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    I thought the video you posted in that other thread was quite steady. I want one now, if nothing else but to capture what a beautiful commute I have and how nice it is out there. I think I could create a bar-end camera mount on my right joy-stick handlebar grip.

    It's nice the trucker was a good driver. I see a lot of moves like car number 2 in this thread. What are they thinking?
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    Thanks for the report!

    Although, I do notice that the both vehicles crossed double yellow lines to pass... This is one situation where I think there is a gray area, but I wonder what a police officer might do if he wanted to be a jerk.

    I have heard that new officers, in some jurisdictions during their probationary period, must issue tickets for all infractions they see... without imposing their own judgement about whether the ticket is reasonable. Even for things like a trailer hitch slightly obscuring a license plate (the example given to me by the person who told me of this policy)...

    BTW - I want a camera now too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgregory57
    Thanks for the report!

    Although, I do notice that the both vehicles crossed double yellow lines to pass... This is one situation where I think there is a gray area, but I wonder what a police officer might do if he wanted to be a jerk.

    I have heard that new officers, in some jurisdictions during their probationary period, must issue tickets for all infractions they see... without imposing their own judgement about whether the ticket is reasonable. Even for things like a trailer hitch slightly obscuring a license plate (the example given to me by the person who told me of this policy)...

    BTW - I want a camera now too...
    In Canada, yellow lines are advisory only. White lines have legal meaning.

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    ^You sure you're not confusing 'lines' with 'signs'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    vids I froze.

    It's somewhat shaky, but not nearly as much as on the handlbars or the helmet
    Can you post a pic of the heattube mount. Fine if you use the ATC to take the pic, but leave its mount on the headtube. I'd like to try this mount next. I found handlebar mount to take on a lot of vibration and helmet to be too wobbly.

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    Good cager:

    I flew home to my mother's for the holiday. Yesterday, she was driving me/us to a store, when she got a call on her cell. She pulled over to the curb, had a brief conversation, and after hanging up, continued on her way.

    Wow-- I was pleasantly surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Wow-- I was pleasantly surprised.
    Go mom! That certainly raises the bar. I'm not likely to pull over, but I can certainly postpone the call, or install a hands-free kit in the car. Or if somebody would just steal my car that would be good too...
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    Being in the cell industry I have dealt with this problem for years. I make it a priority to ask if someone is calling me from a car... I ask if they are driving in traffic... if so, I tell them to call me back when they have stopped.

    By the same token I do the same... if I am driving and cannot pull over, I tell folks I will call them right back.

    Just insist that folks that talk to you, "should not be driving" and you are doing your part.

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    Here is a 1.8MB clip of several drivers giving me excellent passing clearance while I am riding in a WOL

    http://www.optionnz.com/users/afs/wolpass.avi (right click and 'save target as...")

    The only thing I wonder is why they didn't move one lane to the left earlier and stay there. Traffic was unusually light (about 1/3 typical volume)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam
    Here is a 1.8MB clip of several drivers giving me excellent passing clearance while I am riding in a WOL

    http://www.optionnz.com/users/afs/wolpass.avi (right click and 'save target as...")

    The only thing I wonder is why they didn't move one lane to the left earlier and stay there. Traffic was unusually light (about 1/3 typical volume)

    Al
    I wonder if it is because you are so far out on the WOLs... you look centered. Fast road. Whew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec
    I wonder if it is because you are so far out on the WOLs... you look centered. Fast road. Whew!
    I'm further right than centered. Probably about where the BL stripe would be if there was one, maybe a tad left of imaginary stripe.
    Traffic was quite subdued compared to typical, probably following speed limit (45mph). I have this sense that during the holidays many folks leave Phoenix-metro as they have family elsewhere in the country. the office today was nearly empty.
    This stretch (which goes on for about 5mi with stop lights every 1mi is the least stressful of my whole commute because I always get good passing clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyledriver
    ^You sure you're not confusing 'lines' with 'signs'?
    Nope, this is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam

    The only thing I wonder is why they didn't move one lane to the left earlier and stay there. Traffic was unusually light (about 1/3 typical volume)

    Al
    no kidding. i was wondering why every car got back into the far right lane after passing you. seems a bit odd. also - the 2nd to last car to pass (the little silver car) was actually pretty close to you. especially given how much room there was.

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