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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-07-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By smasha
You mean, like, a stationary bike in front of an...

You mean, like, a stationary bike in front of an entertainment system...?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-07-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By smasha
Or better, stop by you local electronics big-box...

Or better, stop by you local electronics big-box store and look for the UE display. If they have them here in NZ, I'm sure they have them there in the US.

Without tremendous effort, and probably...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-07-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By smasha
Not sure if this helps, but of the types of music...

Not sure if this helps, but of the types of music I've played on it, the only thing (so far) that I was disappointed with the sound of was My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" album... And that may just...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-07-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By smasha
According to specs, the Boom-2 weighs in at 548g...

According to specs, the Boom-2 weighs in at 548g or 1.2lbs - Or about half the weight of a 1l/1qt water-bottle.

In my subjective opinion, it sounds a bit better than a low-end car stereo, but on a...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-30-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By smasha
I just got the Boom-2, and out of the box I'm...

I just got the Boom-2, and out of the box I'm pretty impressed with it.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-25-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
FBinNY...

FBinNY (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/fbinny-158672.html) - And... Higher speed crashes are more likely to result in fatalities, whereas lower speed crashes are more likely to result in non-fatal...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-25-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
Off the top of my head, dooring tends to be in...

Off the top of my head, dooring tends to be in the top-5 list of cyclist injuries/fatals, while rear-end crashes (eg car hits bike from behind) doesn't even make the top-10 list of cyclist...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
Ride how you want. I'll just mention that the...

Ride how you want. I'll just mention that the NZTA Road-Code for Cyclists says: "Never ride in the ‘door zone’ (the space where car doors open) when cycling past parked cars. Allow at least one...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-16, 10:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
Often times that low hanging fruit is who's...

Often times that low hanging fruit is who's opening their car doors into people... Or opening their car doors in front of buses and trucks.

Taking the lane EVERY time there's cars parked on the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
It's called "primary position", or "taking the...

It's called "primary position", or "taking the lane".


I've seen pedestrians get nailed by car-doors being opened. It happens. And if you're a pedestrian in the door zone, again, you don't get to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/ipru/research/cyclistdoo...

https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/ipru/research/cyclistdooringmap

"In some jurisdictions, “dooring” has been called...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
I assume you ride in the door zone based on your...

I assume you ride in the door zone based on your comment, which I quoted here - http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1052829-bus-driver-loses-license-after-road-rage-incident-3.html#post18632182...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-23-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
One car door can ruin your day... Or end your...

One car door can ruin your day... Or end your life.

You don't get to decide where or when a door opens. Any door can open at any time. When you ride in the door-zone, you're rolling some very...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-22-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
I think the trial judge would disagree. He noted...

I think the trial judge would disagree. He noted that the cyclist did well to maintain a straight line at least 1 metre away from parked cars, and also explicitly noted that several cyclists have...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-22-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
Do you know what they call people who ride in the...

Do you know what they call people who ride in the door-zone?
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-22-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
On the plus side, you'll have evidence when...

On the plus side, you'll have evidence when things go wrong. That evidence may prove someone else's guilt, and/or it may prove your innocence.

On the minus side, you'll have a lot of people...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-22-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
Are you trying to say that helmet-cameras...

Are you trying to say that helmet-cameras encourage stupidity? Or some level of vigilantism?

The first rule of Road Rage... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG0LnWBGHnE

If that's true, do...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-22-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
I'm not aware of any conditions set by the court....

I'm not aware of any conditions set by the court. If it were up to me, I'd make reinstating his license conditional on:

Anger management
Passing a fresh driving test
Successfully completing...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-18-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
re the bus-lane, I should note that at the time...

re the bus-lane, I should note that at the time of the incident, that lane was legally available for parking. Signs designate it as a bus lane only during certain times.


Some jobs require a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-18-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
In NZ, "BUS LANE" is for buses, bicycles,...

In NZ, "BUS LANE" is for buses, bicycles, motorcycles, and mopeds.

If it's marked "BUS ONLY", then it's bus-only.

In any case, at the time of the incident, that lane was occupied by parked cars...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-17-16, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By smasha
Bluetooth speaker? Party-bike sound?

A few years ago I worked out on paper that a decent party-bike sound-system would run $200-300. Since then, Bluetooth speakers have been a game changer. For less than $200 I can drop a bluetooth...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-16-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,590
Posted By smasha
Bus driver loses license after road-rage incident

"A bus driver will lose his job over an off-duty incident which was captured on the bike cameras of the cyclist he tailgated aggressively."

Wellington roads will be safer with tailgating driver...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-11-15, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By smasha
i just did a very short test, and recording works...

i just did a very short test, and recording works fine.

1- connect camera to a dumb USB power supply
2- press the shutter button, to start recording
3- press the shutter button, to end recording...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-11-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By smasha
here's the YT video, with links to individual...

here's the YT video, with links to individual camera footage in the description - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtxWId-w1Ic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtxWId-w1Ic
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-10-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By smasha
Bus driver, road-rage, dangerous driving conviction, video...

Bus driver convicted for side-swiping Wellington cyclist (https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/bus-driver-convicted-for-side-swiping-wellington-cyclist.html)

Cyclist's cameras show all...
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