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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-30-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,156
Posted By Carusoswi
Hate to be contrary, but it sounds to me as...

Hate to be contrary, but it sounds to me as though the driver trying to "jump" the light (actually, based upon my interpretation of what the OP wrote, the driver only moved on green - just because he...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-30-13, 03:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By Carusoswi
I don't cycle as much as I once did - work...

I don't cycle as much as I once did - work demands, etc. have curtailed the time I have to spend on the bike. I never commuted, but used to ride a good 3-4k miles per year. I feel it a bit...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-01-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Carusoswi
Trek 7.0 or equal . . . opinions please

I went shopping with my 31 y/o daughter who is looking for a commuter bike for use in and around NYC.
She currently is riding the Trek mountain bike I bought here when she was a teenager, and is...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-01-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,520
Posted By Carusoswi
Kickstand comment

I read through the kikstand thread, and was sorry to see that it was closed.
I probably have half a dozen bikes around my place, two that I actually still ride, an old Schwinn Le Tour expertly...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-30-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By Carusoswi
BTW: Previous post "fault" should have been...

BTW: Previous post "fault" should have been "thought". "Finners" did not serve my mind well, LOL.



The intended purpose of the post was to share my encounter and reflection upon same. As an...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-30-12, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By Carusoswi
You aren't piling on (at least in my opinion). ...

You aren't piling on (at least in my opinion).
I wish I had this all to do over again. I certainly, as a cyclist, would have exercised more care to avoid straying into the bike lane.
OTOH, I did...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-16-12, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By Carusoswi
Brooklyn Bridge - we were both wrong

This past Sunday, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. From past experience, I expected that it would be crowded with pedestrians and cyclists on a sunny Sunday afternoon. That it is under...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-16-12, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Carusoswi
Driver waited nine hours before turning himself...

Driver waited nine hours before turning himself in. Who can rule in or out alcohol or any other substance that might have affected the driver's judgement?
Given the description of his manner of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-21-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,793
Posted By Carusoswi
So, if she had gotten off the bike and been...

So, if she had gotten off the bike and been walking when the driver of the SUV struck her, who would have been cited?
If she had been riding in the street, would the accident have been averted?

I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-14-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 9,375
Posted By Carusoswi
I don't know about many, but, personally, I...

I don't know about many, but, personally, I strongly disagree with you. One of the universally accepted rules of the "road" whether on land or sea is that the more powerful transportation mode is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-01-12, 03:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,638
Posted By Carusoswi
Since my previous reply, I've done some reading,...

Since my previous reply, I've done some reading, and it is clear that you are correct, so, I stand corrected.
Thanks for the info.
Caruso
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-26-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,638
Posted By Carusoswi
A truly tragic story, one of which I had not been...

A truly tragic story, one of which I had not been aware before signing on to the forum this morning.
I do not believe there are any winners here. No degree of advocacy can reduce the danger...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-26-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,638
Posted By Carusoswi
I agree with this. I do not,...

I agree with this.



I do not, however, agree with the above concerning the ability of regular drinkers to be able to process their alcohol faster than infrequent drinkers. My guess is that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-06-12, 04:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,488
Posted By Carusoswi
If you drive enough, it's just a matter of time...

If you drive enough, it's just a matter of time before you encounter a situation where your slowness was not slow enough, your caution level not high enough to avoid an accident (whether involving a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-05-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,488
Posted By Carusoswi
I would be willing to bet that virtually no one...

I would be willing to bet that virtually no one on this board actually slows down as they drive their car around a curve to the extent that the slower speed could play a significant role in avoiding...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-05-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,488
Posted By Carusoswi
I would respectfully take issue with this...

I would respectfully take issue with this statement. Accidents can occur when no one is breaking the law, and I doubt there is any way to legislate accidents out of the realm of our daily lives.
...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-14-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 7,607
Posted By Carusoswi
So, because you don't need (or think you don't...

So, because you don't need (or think you don't need) distractions, there must be something wrong with a person who does need 'distractions.' Oh, and wait! What proves a distraction to you might be...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-14-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 7,607
Posted By Carusoswi
If you are wiping out due to joggers who move (I...

If you are wiping out due to joggers who move (I guess you mean into your path) because they didn't hear you 'call out', then you are riding too fast, too close to the pedestrian, or both.

It is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-14-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 7,607
Posted By Carusoswi
Nothing wrong with using your ears as an...

Nothing wrong with using your ears as an additional aid when crossing the tracks, but, what are all these riders/pedestrians thinking when they ride/walk into the path of an oncoming train without...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-27-11, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Carusoswi
C'mon, Digital, are you trying to be comical? Go...

C'mon, Digital, are you trying to be comical? Go back and read what you just wrote (have wrotten, LOL). When 'they' hit their brakes, they should stop without sliding more than a couple of inches. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-27-11, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Carusoswi
I can guarantee you that there are plenty of...

I can guarantee you that there are plenty of roadways with speed limits at or above 45 mph where an unlit stationary obstacle in the roadway will not be visible soon enough so that the operator of a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-27-11, 03:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,882
Posted By Carusoswi
I'd like, first of all, to state that I am glad...

I'd like, first of all, to state that I am glad it appears you are recovering. I hope you sustained no injuries from which you cannot fully recover. Like you (and, I'm certain, many others here), I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-27-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,229
Posted By Carusoswi
I guess I don't really get it. If the parking...

I guess I don't really get it. If the parking lane is wide enough that the jeep could pass you, and empty enough of parked cars, what would it take for you, as a slow moving cyclist, to slip into...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-20-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Carusoswi
'If it is raining out they need to slow down.' ...

'If it is raining out they need to slow down.' OK, how much should they slow down. To what speed. Is it road specific? Posted speed limit specific? Simply weather specific? What? On a clear,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-20-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Carusoswi
He was trying to make ends meet, no doubt. A...

He was trying to make ends meet, no doubt.
A better, and more pertinent question might be why he fell asleep, if, in fact, this is the case.

77 seems old, but, hopefully, I would still be capable...
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