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Old 08-10-17, 11:21 AM   #476
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So tell all about how you ninja salmon without a helmet.
What in the world are you talking about?

Ninja: I run 300+ watts front and rear, day and night.

Salmon: On very rare occasions I ride against traffic, which is an entirely different set of skills and awareness none of which are the focus of my OP. I would not recommend running a red light AND cycling contraflow at the same time BECAUSE...how would you KNOW the light is red?

Helmet: I wear one. WITH a mirror and no ear buds. What do you think the video camera is attached to?

Go troll elsewhere.
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Old 08-10-17, 12:34 PM   #477
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Salmon: On very rare occasions I ride against traffic, which is an entirely different set of skills and awareness none of which are the focus of my OP. I would not recommend running a red light AND cycling contraflow at the same time BECAUSE...how would you KNOW the light is red?
Forgot what is in your tutorial? 2:10, 5:10. 5:50. 8:40. (Including riding on trolley right of way.)

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Old 08-10-17, 01:06 PM   #478
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Forgot what is in your tutorial? 2:10, 5:10. 5:50. 8:40. (Including riding on trolley right of way.)

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I admitted to doing it on rare occasions. Should have added "and for very short distances" as well. I stick by my statement that contraflow takes an entire added skill set to pull off. Riding contraflow for any length of time on narrow, busy city streets adds another layer or two of things to know, do, and not do.

My current commute, which is about the safest I have enjoyed in many years (hence, no videos), includes roughly 5 blocks of contraflow through a quiet neighborhood on the way to work, and 2 blocks on the return trip. Much safer than taking the busy parallel boulevard and two crazy intersections IF you know and abide by the contraflow rules: Rule #1 is SLOW DOWN A LOT! #2 Treat every intersection as a stop sign. #3 assume a car will come racing around each corner from every direction. #4 Yield to everything and everybody. There are more, but you get the jist. It CAN be done without p!$$!ng anyone off.
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You repeatedly RECOMMENDED red light running salmoning. A considerable fraction of your tutorial!

"Save a couple of seconds anyways."

(FWIW, if you salmon daily that is not a rare occasion.)

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Old 08-10-17, 02:21 PM   #480
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You repeatedly RECOMMENDED red light running salmoning. A considerable fraction of your tutorial!

"Save a couple of seconds anyways."

(FWIW, if you salmon daily that is not a rare occasion.)

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Daily (5 days a week) about 1/50 of my morning commute lengthwise is salmon which is roughtly 1/15 of my A.M. trip timewise. Return trip is much less. Other than that, I never salmon. And I don't own a car, remember? So I stand by "rarely" salmon for very short distances. All three of Webster's definitions apply!

WEBSTER:
Definition of rarely
  1. 1 : not often : seldom
  2. 2 : with rare skill : excellently
  3. 3 : in an extreme or exceptional manner
Ta-Daaaaaa!

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Residential streets don't count for much, I agree. It is actually LEGAL in areas of Vancouver, where I have done it myself. A few streets here I will do a couple blocks also. For red lights with no cross traffic, I always do the P maneuver.
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What in the world are you talking about?

Ninja: I run 300+ watts front and rear, day and night.

Salmon: On very rare occasions I ride against traffic, which is an entirely different set of skills and awareness none of which are the focus of my OP. I would not recommend running a red light AND cycling contraflow at the same time BECAUSE...how would you KNOW the light is red?

Helmet: I wear one. WITH a mirror and no ear buds. What do you think the video camera is attached to?

Go troll elsewhere.
Don't pay me no never mind. That's your business.

Your lecture should be directed at those lecturing how safely they ninja salmon helmetless for years and years because they are good at it.

In another thread I already stated a bad cyclist only risks himself. A bad motorist risks everybody.
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In another thread I already stated a bad cyclist only risks himself. A bad motorist risks everybody.
Sadly, not true.
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Ta-Daaaaaa!
The patient who says they "rarely" drink.

Only five three-martini lunches each week, and only actually drinking those martinis for fifteen minutes during lunch.

"Ta-Daaaaaa!"

Frankly I'm stumped about the five blocks of one-way between City Park and Frenchmen Street you HAVE to take. But hey, you can fool some of the people....

FWIW, I've very recently "salmoned" in Amsterdam and Cambridge (our fair city) MA.


But one thing is clear - you are NOT a ninja.

Because NOBODY who has ever ridden a bike, at night, without lights, has lived to tell the tale.

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Old 08-12-17, 04:23 PM   #485
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Frankly I'm stumped about the five blocks of one-way between City Park and Frenchmen Street you HAVE to take. But hey, you can fool some of the people....
Here ya go wiseguy. Only 4 blocks. So i even drink more rarely than I thought!

If I see three moving cars on this stretch in a week, that's plenty. Everybody is at school and work by 9:30am. I treat every intersection like a stop sign when flying contra. And actually come very close to stopping!

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Is Kermit scary?

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Is Kermit scary?

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Don't know him personally. Seen him around. Never thought of him as scary.
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Baby Doll nightmares? What is so terrifying about Columbus?
Other than it goes where you are going?

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