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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Equinox
After today's ride, I've come to the conclusion...

After today's ride, I've come to the conclusion that cars do far worse things that bicycles. Bicycles do some bad things but they are eclipsed by huge proportions by what cars do. Compared to cars...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
Now, get off my lawn!

Now, get off my lawn!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
I guess I wouldn't be totally surprised, but I'm...

I guess I wouldn't be totally surprised, but I'm not certain I believe that most cyclists are killed by being hit from behind.
Most of the crashes I have direct knowledge of were some version of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
That's my only issue with folks who advocate...

That's my only issue with folks who advocate mirrors. Many assume they are safer than folks who do not use mirrors, and that's not true. Do it if it works for you. I don't use one, and I feel as safe...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
I really think relating bike mirrors to mirrors ...

I really think relating bike mirrors to mirrors in a car is not a good comparison at all. Totally different experiences.
I know that bike mirror advocates make that comparison all the time, but i...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
I wonder what you do with the information you get...

I wonder what you do with the information you get from your mirror. The risk of distraction is minor when obtaining that information, but processing and deciding on action must be a significant...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
This is just an observation; not a judgement;...

This is just an observation; not a judgement; certainly not a recommendation. it's just a story of what happened today. I am noticing more mirrors on club rides. I saw some pretty large handle bar...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Equinox
What's harsh is what she did to the victim....

What's harsh is what she did to the victim. Never, ever forget that.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
I love the logic. That's not what I said. Do...

I love the logic. That's not what I said. Do whatever you want. If it works for you, fine. I don't think riders who don't have mirrors are any less concerned about safety, that's all. I think I'll be...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Equinox
Again, everytime we get behind the wheel of a...

Again, everytime we get behind the wheel of a car, we have to remind ourselves that it is the most dangerous thing we do each day. The potential for harming ourselves and others is enormous. Look at...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
I didn't mean a head check in the middle of a...

I didn't mean a head check in the middle of a pace line. I meant that, at least for me, Most folks do a head check to confirm safety at the moment of truth, irrespective of a mirror.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Equinox
Since it has been proven that texting while...

Since it has been proven that texting while driving is actually more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, why is it not illegal in every state?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,799
Posted By Equinox
Sorry, not a good experience with a guy with a...

Sorry, not a good experience with a guy with a mirror on tonight's pace line ride. He used his helmet mounted mirror the way i've seen most riders use theirs; lifting and turning their head slightly...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Equinox
Increase the penalty for hit and run. Establish a...

Increase the penalty for hit and run. Establish a mandatory minimum five years in jail, no parole. Separate it from the crash. Even if you are not guilty of the crash, you still go away for hit and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-19-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
You are stating the obvious. The reason I...

You are stating the obvious. The reason I complain about motorists is because a cyclist dies when they "make a mistake". Check the scoreboard. Motorists are pitching a shutout. You keep making a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-19-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
Nope. You don't get my drift. The cyclists I...

Nope. You don't get my drift.
The cyclists I know ride like they are SURE they are going to get hit.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-19-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
Sorry, I'm very skeptical and I have a very...

Sorry, I'm very skeptical and I have a very sensitive BS detector. Was the bicyclist trying to commit suicide? You don't often see cyclists swerve in front of cars because, you know, the dead thing....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-19-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
Honestly, the image you get from a typical mirror...

Honestly, the image you get from a typical mirror that a road bike rider would use is not as good as the image you get from your car mirrors. That doesn't mean they are not helpful. Do you think that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-19-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
Being in your cage, you really have no way of...

Being in your cage, you really have no way of knowing what the cyclist was dealing with at that moment. Why were you passing so closely? You're story doesn't make a lot of sense. The cyclist almost...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
ummmm....yes???

ummmm....yes???
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
You are more skilled than most of my friends.

You are more skilled than most of my friends.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
What you are saying seems counter-intuitive....

What you are saying seems counter-intuitive. Looking behind you helps you prepare for what's in front of you? I'm sure you develop a skill at using a bike mirror after awhile, just like anything...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,744
Posted By Equinox
precisely

precisely
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,744
Posted By Equinox
No one wants to deny anyone due process. What...

No one wants to deny anyone due process. What about due process for the victims?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,339
Posted By Equinox
Without a doubt, where I live, the risk of pot...

Without a doubt, where I live, the risk of pot holes is greater than the risk of beig hit by a car from behind.
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