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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-12-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Recommendation - throw away all the provisions of...

Recommendation - throw away all the provisions of H1451 (http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/billlookup/billlookup.pl?Session=2009&BillID=H1451)except for the following:

Whenever a bicycle...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-05-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,618
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Lanes and marked lanes

There's cutting in line, and then there's what can happen when two lines of motor & pedal powered vehicles share one marked lane. When a marked lane is being shared, motorists in their line sometimes...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-05-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Good news and bad news

I pedaled several routes out of downtown Asheville a number of years ago. The bad news is that there seemed to be only one route that's close to being flat (the road along the river). The good news...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-05-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,618
Posted By Bruce Rosar
+1 (although I would have substituted "motorists"...

+1 (although I would have substituted "motorists" for "cars").
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,540
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Panaracer Pasela TG

I've had good luck with the Panaracer Pasela TG. "TG" is short for "Tour Guard", an "Aramid belt under the tread that resists punctures". I've never seen one of those tires priced over $40.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,373
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Another POV about two-abreast travel in general...

Another POV about two-abreast travel in general (from the Ottawa Bicycle Club, so not FL law specific):


The OBC Decision Matrix (http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca//decision-matrix)*

*Using the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-02-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bruce Rosar
There's being right hooked, and then there's a...

There's being right hooked, and then there's a collision as the result of being right hooked. See Fend off the "Right Hook" in Wayne Pein's Road Vogue...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Container Scene Investigation?

Container Scene Investigation?
Forum: Commuting 02-16-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bruce Rosar
New design approaches

Good point; even if it all could be made to work well, we can't afford separate infrastructure for each class of traveler. New approachs to redesigning the infrastructure we have (such as Shared...
Forum: Touring 02-16-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Bruce Rosar
If I remember correctly, seat post clamp rack...

If I remember correctly, seat post clamp rack mounts have relatively low weight limits. On a bike of mine that also lacks rear eyelets, my mechanic installed hose type clamps (on the seat stays where...
Forum: Introductions 02-16-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Bruce Rosar
It's easier

I've found that climbing with my wife on the tandem is easier than either:

climbing solo at too low a cadence (her half-bike has lower gears than mine, and she's not afraid to use them ;)
...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-09, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Using the right-hand lane as a "biking lane"

We've got a street on one side of a big college campus downtown that's striped with four lanes (no middle turn lane though). I've found that using the right-hand lane as a "biking lane" works pretty...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-16-09, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Works the same

My wife and I have been riding clipless with sandals for years. Clipping in and out works the same as regular cycling shoes for us.
Forum: Commuting 02-15-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bruce Rosar
video from Groningen

For those who haven't seen such a design in action, check out the video from Groningen that's available on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQASVz4xun8) as well as Google Video...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-18-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,016
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Interesting. I don't know what the odds of a...

Interesting. I don't know what the odds of a given ride resulting in a suit are, but it has happened: Widow sues bicycle club, Posey, driver...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,781
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Link to another thread

You might want to check out the following thread (Look cleats & pedals are mentioned): Q-Factor and IT Band Friction Syndrome: how to fix it? (http://archive.roadbikereview.com/04/0EFC5357.php)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-05-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,900
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Positive approaches (i.e., "carrots") are usually...

Positive approaches (i.e., "carrots") are usually more effective in the long run than "sticks" (such as shouting or enforcement). Carrot options include education (so more folks believe that bike...
Forum: Touring 12-05-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 924
Posted By Bruce Rosar
I don't yet, but I'm going to try again while...

I don't yet, but I'm going to try again while keeping in mind four factors that lead to patch failure (http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=331070&postcount=12)
Forum: Commuting 12-05-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,758
Posted By Bruce Rosar
I think that the act of commuting by bike is a...

I think that the act of commuting by bike is a visible sign of support and that taking a subsidy isn't.

But that's just me. :)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-04-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bruce Rosar
And much shorter than the maximum length allowed....

And much shorter than the maximum length allowed. An example from one state (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5935/is_/ai_n23938083):
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-04-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Leaving gaps for overtaking traffic

Group cycling etiquette (http://home.earthlink.net/~bikeirvine/BCIEttiq.pdf)(from the Bicycle Club of Irvine, Cal.) has the following advice about leaving gaps for overtaking traffic to pass:
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-04-08, 02:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,722
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Effects of Music on Driving Performance

Quoting from The Effects of In-Vehicle Music on General Driving Performance (http://www.chs.usyd.edu.au/conf04/submit/minipost/ew-leung.pdf)
Note that driving and riding can both be defined as the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-03-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By Bruce Rosar
World City Bike Forum

Folks who are interested in public bike systems may want to check out the World City Bike Forum (http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/WorldCityBike/)(a Yahoo! Group).
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-03-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Bruce Rosar
FYI: For my Dinotte 200L-AA, I've been pleased...

FYI: For my Dinotte 200L-AA, I've been pleased with the combination of a intelligent charger (Maha MH-C9000) and four 2700mAh NiMH AAs...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-02-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bruce Rosar
Bicycling Science

Quoting from Bicycling Science (published by MIT Press):
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