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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Agreed, and there also appear that there are...

Agreed, and there also appear that there are people in this thread who for whatever reason that either unable or unwilling to accept that there are in fact too many cyclists out there who are in fact...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Exactly, but there are too many people here who...

Exactly, but there are too many people here who by their own admission are not performing a true Idaho Stop, rather they're performing/practicing their own version or variation of the Idaho Stop,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
I never said "most," I've said too many. There...

I never said "most," I've said too many. There is a difference. And again, if the cyclist, the motorist or a pedestrian has to take some sort of evasive action to avoid being hit or hitting someone...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
As I said, I think that this falls into the...

As I said, I think that this falls into the category of "it's funny when it happens to someone else."

We all know that when we were first learning to ride clipless pedals we fell once or twice and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,128
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
What I seem to encounter the most, particularly...

What I seem to encounter the most, particularly on two-lane residential roads are motorists who have to "race me" to the stop sign.

They often end up in the wrong lane facing traffic or potential...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Interesting chart. As others have said and...

Interesting chart.

As others have said and there is a recent thread that talks about this. I do not like the use of the word "accident" to describe a crash. As it suggests that the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
True, and I have to wonder how long it's been...

True, and I have to wonder how long it's been since he was last on a bike, if ever?



True.



Exactly, and I also had to "laugh" at the "fact" that he said he "fell off of the bike." When...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Good point, it also sounds like he needs to learn...

Good point, it also sounds like he needs to learn how to do a trackstand.



Sadly, regardless of one's fame or lack thereof, it is almost always funny when it happens to someone else.


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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Sounds like he should have gone to a local park...

Sounds like he should have gone to a local park and practiced in the grass before hitting the road. Which is what the staff at the LBS' that I've gone have all always recommended.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
In my area I do not see that it would be safe to...

In my area I do not see that it would be safe to attempt. I am not saying that that holds true everywhere as evidently some Colorado cities have adapted it. What "twists my shorts" is people who...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 04:49 PM
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Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
And to all of you who keep saying "motorists...

And to all of you who keep saying "motorists break the law all the time so why shouldn't we?" That is the circular logic that I'd expect from a 5-year old child NOT from mature, grown-up adults.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Luck, they probably have had to take some sort of...

Luck, they probably have had to take some sort of evasive action to avoid being hit or the car has had to take some sort of evasive action to avoid hitting the cyclist or both. The same with why...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Because they or the motorist has had to take...

Because they or the motorist has had to take evasive action to avoid being hit, like the cyclist who almost hit me Tuesday. He had to take evasive action to avoid hitting me which put him in front...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 11:44 AM
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Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Human beings as a race/species is by nature lazy....

Human beings as a race/species is by nature lazy. And the danger comes from people trying to take shortcuts.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Again, that may be true of where YOU live, but it...

Again, that may be true of where YOU live, but it is NOT true everywhere, and I am sorry but twice in one week of almost getting hit by a "scofflaw cyclist" is not an "exceedingly rare occurrence."
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Equinox, It might be an "exceedingly rare...

Equinox,

It might be an "exceedingly rare occurrence" where you live and ride. But where I live and ride I see far too many cyclists who are blindly running red lights, who are riding the wrong...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
I'm sorry, but yes it is the same issue, as just...

I'm sorry, but yes it is the same issue, as just this week two days in a row I was almost taken out by scofflaw cyclists. The first one came flying off of the sidewalk without slowing or looking. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Thank you icedmocha, yes, "logically" one would...

Thank you icedmocha, yes, "logically" one would think that the more often one does something the more proficient that they should become at doing it. However people tend to get lazy. They figure...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
The problem with that is that with everyone...

The problem with that is that with everyone playing with their own playbook the streets become more not less dangerous. The roads are safest when we all play by the same rules.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
I'm sorry, I miss-typed, I meant to say that they...

I'm sorry, I miss-typed, I meant to say that they passed me on the right instead of passing m eon the left.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
Exactly, I've forgotten how many 10's if not...

Exactly, I've forgotten how many 10's if not 100's of thousands of miles I have logged on a bicycle over my lifetime of using a bicycle for transportation. But somehow that doesn't count as my being...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
+1,000,000 It never ceases to amaze me how...

+1,000,000

It never ceases to amaze me how those who themselves break the law yell the loudest when others break the law.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
I do not know why you are now trying to add...

I do not know why you are now trying to add training to this. Training is very different from engaging in risky and illegal activities.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
I do ride a bike pretty much everyday. I have...

I do ride a bike pretty much everyday. I have asked several specific questions, that I would like the answers to.

And RIGHT there is the "problem" we live in two different environments. I live...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 16,943
Posted By Digital_Cowboy
No, you are just trying to rationalize your own...

No, you are just trying to rationalize your own illegal behavior by claiming that motorists are also breaking the law. That is a circular argument.
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