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    This thread is amusing to me, I'm a bit of a...

    This thread is amusing to me, I'm a bit of a Luddite, I didn't have a computer or cell phone until 2004. I now have both and recognize they are useful tools that don't control me or need to be...
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    Too windy to start a fire with flint and steel to...

    Too windy to start a fire with flint and steel to send smoke signals? :p
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    Unless you're maintaining 5+ mph over ambient...

    Unless you're maintaining 5+ mph over ambient traffic speed you'll pick up an impatient motorists sooner rather than later. Pain is your bodies way on of saying "take it easy". Don't let ambiguous or...
  4. It's the same only different. Like with most...

    It's the same only different. Like with most things, its mostly our own choices that determine the actual risk level.
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    Spin-spin-spin..... We use our senses...

    Spin-spin-spin.....

    We use our senses consciously and subconsciously. Enhancing ones senses increases our situational awareness, suppressing ones senses decreases our situational awareness. The...
  6. Actually....... I've mentioned radar several...

    Actually....... I've mentioned radar several times as the truck I drive has it. I think you're confusing your agenda with reality.
  7. The best mixte bike: PUBLIC M7i...

    The best mixte bike: PUBLIC M7i

    Add a dyno hub, lights and rack, and there you have it.
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    I don't know, I can hear that piercing high pitch...

    I don't know, I can hear that piercing high pitch whine that EVs and hybrids make, but it might be because I'm a SOB. :p
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    Its never happened to me, but bicycle or solo...

    Its never happened to me, but bicycle or solo motorcycle I'm mindful of where I stop so I don't block right turning vehicles if possible.
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    Its prudent to give ample room when passing...

    Its prudent to give ample room when passing regardless of how and where its done, but its simply not possible to take every conceivable "what if" into consideration other than leaving oneself a...
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    He's said driving far to the left to prevent...

    He's said driving far to the left to prevent others from passing the cyclist......plus I think he's just saying it to get a rise out of some because that's how he rolls. :rolleyes:

    If someone is...
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    As a driver of a large wide vehicle, (semi truck)...

    As a driver of a large wide vehicle, (semi truck) I don't honk, except for a few rare circumstances. Slowing down isn't a good idea as it prolongs the pass, if I'm not confident to commit to a pass...
  13. I wish cyclists were my worst problem, cyclists...

    I wish cyclists were my worst problem, cyclists don't even make the list when it comes to problematic road users when I'm driving a truck.
  14. I've driven trucks with them, they are about...

    I've driven trucks with them, they are about useless, a full grown adult appears to be around the size of a grain of rice from the drivers seat.

    When in doubt, get out and look. (GOAL)

    I think...
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    Media for entertainment being sleazy and...

    Media for entertainment being sleazy and hypocritical........whats the debate, isn't that a given? The cyclist? I don't know, but if I was involved in a fatality incident. I would be riding on egg...
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    If I were that cyclist, I would prefer that...

    If I were that cyclist, I would prefer that people pass as soon and quickly as safely possible rather than vacillate behind me.
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    As pictured, no because there is a stop ahead...

    As pictured, no because there is a stop ahead beyond the rise, similar conditions sans the stop with no oncoming traffic, yes.
  18. Sorry, but you are wrong, cameras for articulated...

    Sorry, but you are wrong, cameras for articulated vehicles are a dead end that have flopped at every attempt. Minimizing risk and liabiility is a major concern for the transportation industry, if...
  19. As pictured, no because there is a stop ahead...

    As pictured, no because there is a stop ahead beyond the rise, similar conditions sans the stop with no oncoming traffic, yes.
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    Funny thing is my Gazelle weighs 20 lbs more than...

    Funny thing is my Gazelle weighs 20 lbs more than my "gas pipe" Schwinn continental, yet feels "lighter" and more relaxed going down the road unless on a hill. While there's no question those old...
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    That question and statement makes no sense. Your...

    That question and statement makes no sense. Your logic is totally flawed.

    Obviously if there's no shoulder, one must ride in the lane.
    If a driver is distracted or not paying attention, the last...
  22. On a daily basis I observe drivers going around...

    On a daily basis I observe drivers going around pedestrians, cyclists, postal vehicles, garbage trucks, utility vehicles, parking enforcement, and agricultural equipment in "no passing" zones, and...
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    Good advice, but I would like to point out that...

    Good advice, but I would like to point out that while they have been out of fashion for a while in the US, chain guards, gliders, and cases are slowly becoming more common again, making pants bands...
  24. But it is typically legal to drive left of center...

    But it is typically legal to drive left of center to go around an "obstruction". Unless there is a explicit exception of what may not be considered an "obstruction" or that it must be stationary, one...
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    Having a tool doesn't force one to use it, not...

    Having a tool doesn't force one to use it, not having a tool removes the option to use it.

    I enjoy the irony of self professed Luddites boasting of their electronic abstinence on an internet forum.
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