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  1. What to use for ID when riding is a recurring...

    What to use for ID when riding is a recurring subject. Most people think only in catastrophic terms, when you are injured and can't speak. In fact that is the least likely. The most likely...
  2. I echo digibud's advice plus maybe a couple...

    I echo digibud's advice plus maybe a couple items, from experience.
    -Be constantly aware of where you will land if you fall. After awhile it becomes second nature and you won't even realize you are...
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    Distracted Driving should actually be Distracted...

    Distracted Driving should actually be Distracted Operation. Very common to encounter bicycle riders who are distracted by their tunes or texting.

    The last one I encountered was a 20-something who...
  4. Thread: Lost His Brain

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    It is a matter of judgement. I pretty routinely...

    It is a matter of judgement. I pretty routinely make left turns by pulling into the left turn lane, waiting my turn as indicated by signal or traffic, and making the turn. In other cases I will...
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    I wish they had been around last night when a...

    I wish they had been around last night when a cyclist made a left turn at an intersection by passing on the right and turning left in front of the lead motor vehicle.

    Not excusing the truck...
  6. Thread: Lost His Brain

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    Lost His Brain

    In the normal flow of traffic there were two cyclist ahead of me on the city street. Ahead of them was another vehicle.

    Rider on the left kept looking back at traffic. Rider on the right didn't....
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    Sticky: "....fascinating chemistry of aging" indeed. I...

    "....fascinating chemistry of aging" indeed. I often wonder where this machine in which I live originated.

    At the same time I am so glad I did not go along with the majority of society. So, I...
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    Wonder away. Bus body and mirrors well into...

    Wonder away. Bus body and mirrors well into designated bike lane at various times and in multiple cities. I didn't mention it was my commute. You need to separate the various posts and speculation.
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    The occurrence that prompted this thread was a...

    The occurrence that prompted this thread was a six lane, undivided, city street with marked bike paths on both shoulders.

    My personal incidents were on a semi-rural two lane road with wide...
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    It seems you are merely doing the bicycling...

    It seems you are merely doing the bicycling version of Skijouring. It is a wonderful opportunity for mutual training and companionship. I don't see it a lot with bicycles. But, I do see it.
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    Bless you to have such good relationship with...

    Bless you to have such good relationship with your bus companies. Personally I think that depends on frequency of contact. If a person is a commuter, after a bit they become part of the environment...
  12. Thread: New Friends

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    Won't make a ride with John this trip. But, we...

    Won't make a ride with John this trip. But, we are already working on a return visit. 😆
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    Buses Bane of Bicyclists?

    Highway has adequate shoulders for an experienced person who doesn't mind three lanes of high speed traffic to the left. Mostly marked as bike lanes.

    But municipal buses, without exception, drive...
  14. Thread: New Friends

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    New Friends

    In the past couple months I've met and broken bread with two posters here. Unfortunately I was traveling sans bike so didn't ride. But, we shared stories, life and generally socialized. A few...
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    Dreaded Right, or Left, Hook

    Been doing a lot of driving in multiple states over the past couple months. Would prefer to be on the bike. But, this is reality.

    Overwhelmingly motorists and cyclists coexist peacefully and...
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    Enccounter With New Cyclist

    This evening pulling out of the gym parking lot I saw an adult female on a bright, shiny pink bike approaching the intersection on a MUP that parallels the main street and is at right angle to the...
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    As this thread has progressed I've looked back...

    As this thread has progressed I've looked back over my relatively brief cycling "career". I'm not counting the knock about the neighborhood riding as a kid.

    The result is that I can't remember...
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    I'm proud to say I'm teachable. Today I met two...

    I'm proud to say I'm teachable. Today I met two drivers who had the right-of-way but were sort of giving it to me, ala my previous post. But I foxed them! I was ready to, and did, stop until they...
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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...
  20. I do now. :o

    I do now. :o
  21. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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