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  1. Thread: Bikes vs cars

    by Daniel4
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    So the statistics would indicate that 53% of...

    So the statistics would indicate that 53% of collisions would be the motorists at fault. Not surprising considering this survey.

    2012 Annual Auto Issue: Survey reveals top gripes among drivers
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    If I wanted to walk, I wouldn't have taken my...

    If I wanted to walk, I wouldn't have taken my bike out. Besides, most of the time, I have no trouble on the road, even on this stretch. I just posted to get opinions from other riders.
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    It took me 14years to find a safe way to cross...

    It took me 14years to find a safe way to cross the highway on my way to work. When I started I thought I was only going to ride a few days a week. But once I started I couldn't find a reason why I...
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    I have a Norco tool kit I bought back in the...

    I have a Norco tool kit I bought back in the 1980s that consisted of a zippered case, tire levers, a brake clamp, crescent wrench, adjustable screwdriver, some sockets on a three ended hand wrench...
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    Has the manufacturer tested the lock by setting...

    Has the manufacturer tested the lock by setting up bait bikes and a hidden camera?
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    Wow, this thread is still going on. Now that the...

    Wow, this thread is still going on. Now that the days are longer, I'm riding through the park which gets me across the highway from underneath. It's in the winter I take this road because I don't...
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    Why do you think there's so much to consider? ...

    Why do you think there's so much to consider? Have you considered how much you have to learn just to drive? I've probably changed more flats and jump started more cars for everybody than my own...
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    Nice that people find ways of adapting. I had a...

    Nice that people find ways of adapting. I had a helmet mirror once. I didn't like the way I had to look in it with one eye and tilting my head in all sorts of angles just to see wider angles. I...
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    I've done some exercises at the gym recommended...

    I've done some exercises at the gym recommended by Men's Health magazine called the Circuit of Death. It consists of 10 squats with the maximum weights you can do, then 10 deadlifts with the maximum...
  10. I'm guessing the driver was anticipating a sharp...

    I'm guessing the driver was anticipating a sharp right turn and was hugging the right side to leave lots of room on the left in case he does swerve. His hugging the right side went a little too far....
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    Motor scooters and motorcycles may have much...

    Motor scooters and motorcycles may have much better fuel consumption than automobiles and therefore low CO2 emission output but the emissions of all the other noxious chemicals are hundreds of times...
  12. I am 53, 5ft 7in and was never a big guy to begin...

    I am 53, 5ft 7in and was never a big guy to begin with. My maximum weight was 148lb and with a protruding belly. My doctor wasn’t concerned. My blood sugar and cholesterol were all low. At the gym...
  13. Ha ha. The story is now in cyberspace where...

    Ha ha. The story is now in cyberspace where anybody who cares will find it. Even the NSA knows so be careful what you do from now on.
  14. Thread: pedestrians

    by Daniel4
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    I hate riding on recreational trails for...

    I hate riding on recreational trails for recreation. I commute on one but that’s ok because it’s early in the morning or just after work so there are very few pedestrians. If it’s a sunny day on...
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    Fourteen years ago when I took sailing lessons at...

    Fourteen years ago when I took sailing lessons at Queen’s Quay in Toronto returning home after one of my classes on the weekend I was slowly and leisurely following a cyclist. Then all of a sudden...
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    I'm sure it is but the Toronto Cycling App is...

    I'm sure it is but the Toronto Cycling App is used by the city to plan bicycle infrastructure. So if you bike a lot or want to bike more but feel your routes should be more bike-friendly, use the...
  17. 1) Peddle with the balls of your feet; 2) Flex...

    1) Peddle with the balls of your feet;
    2) Flex your ankles. At the top of the stroke, point your toes upward to push forward to begin the power stroke. At the bottom, point your toes downward and...
  18. I wear wrap around sunglasses over my...

    I wear wrap around sunglasses over my prescription glasses. My flat Asian face means the combination slips off sometimes.

    I wish someone will develop tinted flip-down visors for the bicycle...
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    I did! I got myself a Park cable pull tool. I...

    I did! I got myself a Park cable pull tool. I got tired of squished cables from vice grips. I don't have the hang of it yet since the last time I tried to use it was in a tight spot with the cable...
  20. Thread: 2 Inch Nail!!

    by Daniel4
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    I had a flat once in which I could not find the...

    I had a flat once in which I could not find the leak because it was a time when I still didn't know how to pump up a presta valve. So I put everything back together and rode the bike riding on the...
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    I think there had been only one occasion when I...

    I think there had been only one occasion when I gave a bike to the bike shop for maintenance. All the other times I've always did my own maintenance, adjustments and repairs.

    I don't have a bike...
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    Thanks to Lanovran and jyl for responding. Just...

    Thanks to Lanovran and jyl for responding. Just to clarify, I had no intention of changing to the right lane. I just wanted to know if it's a good idea to stay in the same lane but move to the...
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    Question about lane position

    I'm cycling on a major road where posted speed limit is 60km/hr but most motorists go up to 70km/hr. I'm on the curb lane but in the middle of the right half keeping a safe distance from debris,...
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    Sticky: Still feeling groggy waking up in the dark again....

    Still feeling groggy waking up in the dark again. When fall comes and we go back to standard time, I'm not shifting my wake/sleep hours around.
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    3/4 of December is in the autumn but everybody...

    3/4 of December is in the autumn but everybody still considers it being in winter. 3/4 of March is in the winter but everybody still considers it being in the spring. Same with June and September.
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