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    I agree the overwhelming majority of drivers are...

    I agree the overwhelming majority of drivers are courteous and look out for cyclists. In fact some are way too helpful; thus causing a problem.

    I was riding in a local area where there are many...
  2. I do now. :o

    I do now. :o
  3. Don't know about two incidents. But the driver...

    Don't know about two incidents. But the driver in the 76 y/o cyclist's death was cited. Probably, the driver will have additional citations and probably a civil suit.

    Yes, indeed cyclists do...
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    Sticky: If you like it just have it remodeled. I had...

    If you like it just have it remodeled.

    I had the tires and gearing changed on my Versailles to match my current abilities. Works fine now.
  5. Actually what you experienced, in one flavor or...

    Actually what you experienced, in one flavor or another, is pretty common. Part of it is ignorance. Many cyclists just don't know the rules. Part of it is ego, reference prior post.

    As a...
  6. With all the comments about device use in an...

    With all the comments about device use in an emergency a caution might be in order. Never count on a cell phone in a real emergency. Amazing how many batteries have sensors that tell them to die...
  7. I get what you mean by your wild west ***...

    I get what you mean by your wild west *** comment. But, it is factually inaccurate.

    I don't call it a cell phone any more. After all it is actually a miniature computer. My device, and I...
  8. Don't think it matters much where you install the...

    Don't think it matters much where you install the light as long as it is bright and visible at distance.

    But after my experience this past week I can tell you what not to do.
    -Don't put the light...
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    Magic words? OK, here are the magic words. As...

    Magic words? OK, here are the magic words.

    As a sick diabetic, you are worth lots of money to the medical community, the drug manufacturers, various social service agencies and other assorted...
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    Ahhh, memories; memories of the same discussions...

    Ahhh, memories; memories of the same discussions when cars and trucks went to hydraulic brakes vs. mechanical brakes. Actually, not that long ago. Then, when they started putting disc brakes on it...
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    I agree with the sentiments. Interestingly, back...

    I agree with the sentiments. Interestingly, back when there was a purpose for life insurance I applied for a policy. One of the key elements of the physical was weight, but with a twist. I could...
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    What's Your Excuse?

    Overheard in the gym:

    Tom: What's Your Excuse?
    Al: What do you mean: "What's my excuse?"
    Tom: What IS your excuse for your gut being bigger than your chest?
    Al: I'm just getting old, that's...
  13. Thread: broke a wrist

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    Yes, you do, yes you do. Painful, but very...

    Yes, you do, yes you do. Painful, but very worthwhile work.

    While others were settling my spouse was doing her PT classes and then her exercises all day long, every day. When she wasn't doing...
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    Some folks lead such boring real lives they have...

    Some folks lead such boring real lives they have to shop for things to be scared of, and hope others will come along.
  15. Thread: Bikes vs cars

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    In context with your other posts this paints you...

    In context with your other posts this paints you as an anarchist and all your posts as political expressions of that position.

    I can just see the story now when someone hits you: Cycling...
  16. Thread: Bikes vs cars

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    I think you, and many others for that matter,...

    I think you, and many others for that matter, misunderstand the nature of the term "ethics".

    Ethics is not a fixed, concrete like thing. What is, and is not, ethical conduct is highly dependent...
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    I took it that the OP had separate bikes; one...

    I took it that the OP had separate bikes; one road and one trainer. But, you might be correct.
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    Was watching an expose in a major Rocky Mountain...

    Was watching an expose in a major Rocky Mountain city concerning drivers who ignore their status. In this case people left the court house where their drivers license had just been revoked or...
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    Yep, sure have. I've found the key to moving...

    Yep, sure have. I've found the key to moving between machines is copying the Handlebar-Seat-Pedal relationship from one to the other. I got one that I was happy with and copied its' measurements to...
  20. Thread: broke a wrist

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    Know people with colles fractures. Ultimate...

    Know people with colles fractures. Ultimate outcome seems to depend on four things. If the surgery was done really you have a good foundation for healing and rehab. Some people heal faster and...
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    Eye exams typically start in the +65 range. With...

    Eye exams typically start in the +65 range. With the new Secure Licenses no more online renewals.
    My DMV isn't the big pain it once was. They have web cams in the office. Bring them up on the...
  22. Thread: pedestrians

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    This must be a local, or maybe regional...

    This must be a local, or maybe regional phenomenon, In the areas I ride bells are unusual. As a matter of fact the first time I heard a bell I hadn't the foggiest what it meant. Then I discovered,...
  23. Thread: Diabetics?

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    Lots of good advice. It is boiled down in the...

    Lots of good advice. It is boiled down in the body builder's theme: "Strength in the gym. Health in the kitchen."

    I just returned home from a weight session in the gym. We were talking about...
  24. Thread: pedestrians

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    No, it means you aren't following the basic rule...

    No, it means you aren't following the basic rule of road safety: "Go with the flow". It works on the highway, on the sidewalk, at the mall, or on the MUP.

    Definition: It IS NOT a "bike path"...
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    The accumulated wisdom of this group can probably...

    The accumulated wisdom of this group can probably test what I've been told.

    But, not only is what you post correct, but sugar is more addictive than cocaine. It is said to attack the same...
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