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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By JoeyBike
I see a lot of people playing the game on...

I see a lot of people playing the game on bicycles, especially in the local City Park, but also other places. Not in heavy traffic though. I don't play BTW.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By JoeyBike
Makes me grow fonder of sheer cliffs and open...

Makes me grow fonder of sheer cliffs and open manholes. ;)
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By JoeyBike
:50: ...and GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

:50: ...and GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike
Shoot...I'll chime in. I do this virtually every...

Shoot...I'll chime in. I do this virtually every day.

Keeping an eye in my helmet mounted mirror every 15 seconds or so for just a glance. See a truck coming a block or two back. Start assessing...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By JoeyBike
I am not a fan of reflectors. That being said, ...

I am not a fan of reflectors. That being said, you can't be TOO SEEN! (Except running 500 watts of flashing headlights on the bike path after dark).
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By JoeyBike
Yes. Made big news here.

Yes. Made big news here.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By JoeyBike
The "Mirrors???" thread got me thinking about the...

The "Mirrors???" thread got me thinking about the guy in New Orleans that got crushed by a semi after swerving to avoid an opening door. This happened several years ago on a street I knew very well....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike
Please don't go out and prove mine. I would...

Please don't go out and prove mine. I would rather be wrong. :thumb:
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By JoeyBike
Door Prize Winner Listing

The vast majority of these victims either swerved or were knocked under the wheels of a passing bus or truck by someone opening a car door in front of them.

http://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.html
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike
Most cyclists killed by motorists are run over...

Most cyclists killed by motorists are run over from behind. If you limit your sensory input by wearing blinders and ear plugs it just seems like common sense that you are going to be less aware and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike
True, there is no comparison. Car mirrors point...

True, there is no comparison. Car mirrors point where they point, which is why we need three of them. My tiny mirror on my helmet visor can be TURNED to see literally 150 degrees of scenery behind me...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike
When seat-belt laws were first enacted my...

When seat-belt laws were first enacted my grandmother hated the shoulder strap and thought it was going to give her breast cancer.

New things take getting used to.



Some of us, it appears,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGXn249Fc0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGXn249Fc0

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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
Really... Because I see cyclists in my city...

Really...

Because I see cyclists in my city riding along in dangerous situations fat, happy, and stupid, it is not a reasonable assumption that people in other cities on bicycles, commuting or...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
I was referring to observations made in my home...

I was referring to observations made in my home town by me. Most of New Orleans is a grid. There are a few tough spots but the vast majority are easily bypassed in a few minutes. Refute that all you...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
You are twisting what I wrote, or you simply...

You are twisting what I wrote, or you simply misread.

1. I don't know anything about that poor, crushed person's route situation in the video.

2. I see cyclists in my city, a city I know very...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
I don't pretend to know that person's situation....

I don't pretend to know that person's situation. I only know what I see locally that looks the same.

And there is your answer! Cyclists in a rush, motorists in a rush, all to save a few minutes....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
I see utility cyclists riding on some HEINOUS...

I see utility cyclists riding on some HEINOUS roads in New Orleans when there are quiet, parallel streets in good neighborhoods aplenty. These cyclists are riding along whistling Zip-a-de-do-da...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By JoeyBike
Actually...it will achieve diddly. Not much more...

Actually...it will achieve diddly. Not much more tho. ;)
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By JoeyBike
I feel ya. After bike touring all over the USA...

I feel ya. After bike touring all over the USA and Canada, VA and WVA along with KY were pretty bad except for a few bright spots (Charlottesville for instance). There are some beautiful areas in...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By JoeyBike
This is what happens when you ramp-up the...

This is what happens when you ramp-up the penalties for drunk driving. It is better to hit and run, sober up, turn yourself in (or have the cops find you) than it is to stop while drunk.

I am...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
Ignoring the facts on the ground and behaving in...

Ignoring the facts on the ground and behaving in a manner that depends on other road users being perfect and motivated/capable of looking out for you is a recipe for disaster.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
Because....some people don't do much thinking...

Because....some people don't do much thinking and/or have a misguided sense of entitlement and/or think their Guardian Angel is going to deflect trouble.

One of the kids at work got bike-jacked...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-20-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 756
Posted By JoeyBike
Not sure I want to be resembling law enforcement...

Not sure I want to be resembling law enforcement personnel right now.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-20-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeyBike
Knowing you are in danger, or about to enter a...

Knowing you are in danger, or about to enter a danger zone, can be quite helpful. I feel like many folks just do not have the capacity for this wisdom.
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