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    The damn right hook...happens so often. Thank god...

    The damn right hook...happens so often. Thank god it wasn't more serious. A cyclist was killed by a drunk driver on labor day only 2 miles from my house. Gotta be as safe as possible. Don't let it...
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    Sticky: I cycle about 2,000 miles a year on the streets....

    I cycle about 2,000 miles a year on the streets. The only collision I've ever had was when I was hit by a car while riding on the sidewalk. Old lady in a sports car not paying attention. There's just...
  3. Make that a 4th cyclist killed this year. This...

    Make that a 4th cyclist killed this year. This time it was by a DUI driver. He was killed on the same street I was cycling on, only 3 hours after my ride.

    Huntington bicyclist hit by car, dies;...
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    iOS App for bike navigation?

    Looks like there's a good amount of them out there:

    Top 10 Bike Navigation iOS Apps

    Wondering which one is the best?
  5. The right hook is the most common conflict with...

    The right hook is the most common conflict with motorists and bicycles, and everyone here experiences it a lot.

    A horn might not be effective very often. It will mostly startle, or confuse...
  6. When I first made the transition from a car to a...

    When I first made the transition from a car to a bike, I was unaccustomed to having people f*&k with me and take advantage of my vulnerable (and much slower) position, so when someone did something...
  7. Okay, so you're saying the driver was wrong, and...

    Okay, so you're saying the driver was wrong, and he made a mistake. You are choosing to "absorb his wrongness" by blaming yourself.
    If you're only speaking for yourself then I won't argue with...
  8. If a driver is texting his buddy while driving...

    If a driver is texting his buddy while driving and swerves off to the right and hits:

    A) Your car. Then he is at fault. He's responsible for his mistake. He has to pay the damages.

    B) You on...
  9. ^-1 adding nothing to a discussion.

    ^-1 adding nothing to a discussion.
  10. So drunk driving is okay? Good to know. Is that...

    So drunk driving is okay? Good to know. Is that what taking responsibility for your choices is?

    You're automatically claiming all fault in any situation and absolving the driver of any...
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    I live alone, so I don't normally need to buy a...

    I live alone, so I don't normally need to buy a stuffed shopping cart worth of groceries. I bike to the grocery store daily. Gives me an excuse to get a little exercise in every day, and my groceries...
  12. This is one of the most ridiculous posts I have...

    This is one of the most ridiculous posts I have ever read on this forum. If a drunk driver runs you over and kills you, it's your fault because you chose to ride a bike? Would you say the same to a...
  13. 3 cyclists killed in Huntington Beach this year so far. Am I next?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YudtSBaRIP4

    This is my city. I do almost all my non trail cycling here. 2 of those fatalities happened in spots I cycle by regularly. I'm cycling these streets...
  14. 3rd cyclist killed in Huntington Beach this year

    edit: a 4th cyclist was killed 2 days ago by a DUI driver on labor day.
    http://www.hbindependent.com/news/tn-hbi-me-0904-bicyclist-fatality-20140902,0,3457326.story


    I uploaded a local news clip...
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    Is there a way to stop post ride sweat?

    I hate how much I sweat right after my ride ends. I run a lot of errands with my bike, and when I walk into the store suddenly i'm drenched in sweat.

    The only thing I can think of is to do a cool...
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    I live and bike around affluent areas of Orange...

    I live and bike around affluent areas of Orange County. Everyone owns a car. Lots of young people have hobbies that are equally as costly, if not more. Dirt biking, snowboarding, surfing, wave...
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    Poll: 281 pages of debating, and not a single mind...

    281 pages of debating, and not a single mind changed. Keep trying. I'm sure it will happen someday.
  18. I don't get what the "second class service" is?...

    I don't get what the "second class service" is? That there are more bikes on the train than usual? How is that significant? Isn't he just going to sit down on a seat until his stop comes?
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    Poll: In 274 pages of posts, not one mind has changed....

    In 274 pages of posts, not one mind has changed. Maybe in another 274 pages of posts. Time well spent!
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    Poll: This thread should just be deleted. Nobody is...

    This thread should just be deleted. Nobody is changing anybody's mind. People will make the decision for themselves. And the fact that someone will still disagree with this is further proof of the...
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    Use reverse psychology. Tell him he's not allowed...

    Use reverse psychology. Tell him he's not allowed to ride a bike and will be punished if he's caught.
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    I agree with these don'ts to follow. But I have a...

    I agree with these don'ts to follow. But I have a don't for the avid cyclists. Some of them really need to learn when they need to slow down, and when other peoples safety is more important than...
  23. If she doesn't have any interest in cycling, then...

    If she doesn't have any interest in cycling, then don't force it. Just gotta accept it and move on to a hobby she will for sure enjoy. Buying designer handbags and shoes, and dining at 5 star...
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    I'd also recommend a pair of anti-theft skewers....

    I'd also recommend a pair of anti-theft skewers. They're inexpensive, still easy to remove, and you won't have to mess with carrying a separate cable or second lock. They've kept my ksyrium elite's...
  25. Add me to the list of owners of the Cree XML T6...

    Add me to the list of owners of the Cree XML T6 $39 eBay special.

    I've had it for a little over a year, and it's still operating well. Battery pack still lasts 3 hours. LED has plenty of power....
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