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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-26-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,349
Posted By degnaw
With platform pedals, try angling your feet...

With platform pedals, try angling your feet forward - by pulling your feet backwards you can bring your back wheel up with you when you jump.

As far as pulling up your front wheel, it's easier the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-26-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By degnaw
I can't see most people making the connection...

I can't see most people making the connection between using a cell phone and hitting a cyclist, consciously or unconsciously - because most people *think* they can use a phone safely when driving.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-26-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By degnaw
Perhaps a pessimistic view but I feel this is...

Perhaps a pessimistic view but I feel this is much harsher of a sentence than he would've received most other places in the US, considering how often we hear of only a traffic ticket being issued.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-15-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 6,804
Posted By degnaw
I would like to mention, though, that California...

I would like to mention, though, that California law specifically allows motorists to pass closer than three feet if the motorist is going a "reasonable" speed.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-15-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 6,804
Posted By degnaw
Flipping the bird is an "F you" gesture, that's...

Flipping the bird is an "F you" gesture, that's an insult. Do you say "F you" to friends/coworkers/family who make a mistake and don't realize they screwed up?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-15-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 6,804
Posted By degnaw
The driver clearly stopped after the cyclist...

The driver clearly stopped after the cyclist flipped him off. Are you suggesting that flipping someone off, kicking their car, yelling at them, etc is not going to change their behavior in any way?
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-15-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 6,804
Posted By degnaw
How is that defending the driver? Obviously, the...

How is that defending the driver? Obviously, the confrontation could have been escalated in other ways (kicking the truck, yelling, what have you). And the driver obviously is crazy and has anger...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-14-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 6,804
Posted By degnaw
Sure, they should, but testing that theory out...

Sure, they should, but testing that theory out for yourself seems like a really bad idea.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-14-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 6,804
Posted By degnaw
Lift your arm with your hand palm up, like a...

Lift your arm with your hand palm up, like a "wtf?" gesture.

Obviously the driver is in the wrong, but why go around flipping off potential homicidal maniacs in 3000+lb killing machines?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-28-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By degnaw
I commuted daily in Erie, PA for a summer....

I commuted daily in Erie, PA for a summer. Despite the reasonable (albeit hot and muggy at times) weather, I saw no more than ~4 other cyclists over a 3-month period. In the winter, I'd expect that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-09-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,722
Posted By degnaw
Does this approach actually work? I've never...

Does this approach actually work? I've never actually gotten a ticket (in a car or on a bike) but I don't think arguing "Yes, I was speeding, but other people speed too" would get you out of a ticket.
Forum: Commuting 10-29-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,717
Posted By degnaw
The second photo looks like a long shackle...

The second photo looks like a long shackle U-lock. I have two mini U-locks and I most certainly could not fit a bike rack, back wheel, two chainstays, AND the far-side crank inside.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-29-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,014
Posted By degnaw
The idea is that you don't have to worry about...

The idea is that you don't have to worry about theft, and you're free to take multi-modal trips - you have a bike to ride even if you walked or took a subway/taxi to where you are, and vise versa.
Forum: Commuting 10-27-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,587
Posted By degnaw
The whole "yield if there's no traffic, stop if...

The whole "yield if there's no traffic, stop if there is" discussion is kind of missing the point of a yield sign. If there's no traffic, there's nobody to yield to. If there is traffic, you yield -...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-17-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,571
Posted By degnaw
Without question, you're supposed to follow the...

Without question, you're supposed to follow the pedestrian signal. That said, I never bother actually pushing the button unless I need to stop for a red anyways.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-16-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,958
Posted By degnaw
I don't think there's a problem with riding with...

I don't think there's a problem with riding with a single earbud - I can still hear approaching traffic perfectly fine with my other ear. Do you turn off the radio and open all of your windows when...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-14-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,908
Posted By degnaw
Certainly object recognition leaves a bit to be...

Certainly object recognition leaves a bit to be desired. But if you look at some of Google's city driving demo videos...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-14-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,908
Posted By degnaw
I never said anything about it being ready for...

I never said anything about it being ready for market, or that it will take over the world, or anything like that - I'm just saying that on a technology basis, the concept is sound. You implied that...
Forum: Commuting 10-14-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,235
Posted By degnaw
bar tape | eBay...

bar tape | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_nkw=bar+tape&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1)
Forum: Commuting 10-14-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,235
Posted By degnaw
If you're looking for cheap and don't mind a 2...

If you're looking for cheap and don't mind a 2 week wait, Chinese vendors have bar tape for about $2 shipped. 4 months in and it hasn't fallen apart on me yet.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-14-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,908
Posted By degnaw
I'm a computer scientist. Artificial Intelligence...

I'm a computer scientist. Artificial Intelligence in general is probably 99.99% pattern recognition - literally mountains of past data being considered in "if this happens, do this" type decisions....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-11-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,779
Posted By degnaw
If I was the driver, I probably would've yelled...

If I was the driver, I probably would've yelled at you too (at the least honked). I don't care if you run a stop sign, just don't take my right-of-way.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-10-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By degnaw
Motorcycle helmets have soft foam in addition to...

Motorcycle helmets have soft foam in addition to (not instead of) bike helmet type "hard" foam.

http://www.whitedogbikes.com/images/blog-img/flip-helmet-206/1/flip-helmet-head-600x589.jpg
Forum: Commuting 08-09-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By degnaw
I've got a Delta Post Porter on my road bike with...

I've got a Delta Post Porter on my road bike with carbon stays. It's got pannier supports and I've carried some pretty heavy loads (20-25lbs) some pretty long distances. I do use small pieces of...
Forum: Commuting 08-08-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,326
Posted By degnaw
I've got three BD bikes - a Motobecane Sprint Pro...

I've got three BD bikes - a Motobecane Sprint Pro road bike ($800 a bit over 3 years ago), which I supplemented last year with a Dawes fixie ($175, for being cheap and being left places), and a...
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