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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By Daniel4
I think it's because they're embarrassed to be...

I think it's because they're embarrassed to be riding with someone with large gaudy advertising in full kit.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,671
Posted By Daniel4
Can't we generally say the same thing about the...

Can't we generally say the same thing about the car, airplane and the boat?

The car still has four wheels. They're still made of rubber. The steering wheel is still round. The changes have been...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,522
Posted By Daniel4
I wouldn’t doubt a lot of these people...

I wouldn’t doubt a lot of these people (pedestrians, cyclists, dog-walkers, elderly) are also motorists.

When pedestrians move over on my bell, I also thank them.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,331
Posted By Daniel4
The mounting screw that holds the rear rack to...

The mounting screw that holds the rear rack to the frame at the rear triangle was loose. So I just tightened it.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4
In the annual Becel Ride for Hear charity event...

In the annual Becel Ride for Hear charity event for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, cyclists register to ride 20Km, 50km and 75km on two of Toronto's city highways.

I did it for a few years at...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 886
Posted By Daniel4
After my three encounters, I'm ready.

After my three encounters, I'm ready.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,263
Posted By Daniel4
I've tried convex and flat mirrors. At first I...

I've tried convex and flat mirrors. At first I didn't like the convex because of exactly what you stated - hard to judge the distance. But when I switched back to the flat mirror, the field of view...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4
You've come a long way since you weren't sure if...

You've come a long way since you weren't sure if you could do 5miles. Excellent.


By "not stopping" I'm assuming you don't count stopping at traffic lights or stop signs. The longest I can...
Forum: Commuting 07-18-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Daniel4
Don't forget to try the trial Bloor bike lane in...

Don't forget to try the trial Bloor bike lane in August.
Forum: Commuting 07-18-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Daniel4
I have a backpack that I attach to my rack as a...

I have a backpack that I attach to my rack as a trunk. It's actually a carry-on with wheels because I can't find a suitable day pack that has side loops for attaching to the rack without interfering...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Daniel4
Right on. Google Expedia Road Rage Report...

Right on.

Google Expedia Road Rage Report 2015

"50% of respondents loath sharing the road with bad drivers more than buses, pedestrians and cyclists combined."

Google top 20 driver...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,263
Posted By Daniel4
The main reason I use a mirror is to check when...

The main reason I use a mirror is to check when the lane on my left is clear so I can turn left. That alone improved my confidence on the road so much.

I tend not to look for cars approaching...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By Daniel4
1) When you're eligible for AIG insurance; 2)...

1) When you're eligible for AIG insurance;
2) when people refer to your age as years-young.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 146,669
Posted By Daniel4
I saw that in a TED Talk on Youtube. I learned...

I saw that in a TED Talk on Youtube. I learned that the bicycle helmet was a political move by the automobile industry to give the impression that riding a bicycle was inherently dangerous. Bike...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 801
Posted By Daniel4
It still results in over 30K of motorist...

It still results in over 30K of motorist fatalities a year compared to 4884 for pedestrians and 726 cyclists.

Somebody better tell those cyclists there should be more of them.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,522
Posted By Daniel4
It's better just to yell out "Bike" and let them...

It's better just to yell out "Bike" and let them decide. Some move over to the left, some to the right and some split right down the middle.
Forum: Commuting 07-17-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Daniel4
Can you do us Torontonians a favour? It's...

Can you do us Torontonians a favour? It's something I wanted to do for a long time but just don't have the time. Can you ride the Sheppard Subway line in the morning and afternoon rush hours and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-16-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 801
Posted By Daniel4
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/factsheet_crash.cf...

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/factsheet_crash.cfmThat looks consistent with this report.

...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-15-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Daniel4
The high number of motorist deaths each year...

The high number of motorist deaths each year don't seem to make news. I guess nobody wants to give the impression that driving is so dangerous.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-15-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,731
Posted By Daniel4
Add to the findings of this report ...

Add to the findings of this report
http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/transportation/comparing-fatality-risks-united-states-transportation-across-modes-time#

15% of fatalities are...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-15-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Daniel4
If the State's or local jurisdiction's traffic...

If the State's or local jurisdiction's traffic act allows for cyclists to ride on the right as far as is safe, then logic would have it the roads of that jurisdiction would be maintained for cyclists...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Daniel4
Good story. Just goes to show you good things are...

Good story. Just goes to show you good things are possible when the police listens instead of....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By Daniel4
How about wearing jerseys with logos and ads all...

How about wearing jerseys with logos and ads all over them? Only for the pros.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,865
Posted By Daniel4
When I'm on the road cycling or driving, I try...

When I'm on the road cycling or driving, I try not to be judgemental. After all, I might end up being publicly shamed if I'm caught the one and only time I make a mistake.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By Daniel4
You stopped riding because you think it's too...

You stopped riding because you think it's too dangerous with motorists the way they are? Don't you wish motorists think like this. Survey after survey, motorists hate sharing the road with other...
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