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    I like Contour but back when they were...

    I like Contour but back when they were temporarily closed for business (a couple of years) I had my sights set on an alternative and the Polaroid was the best option for me as well. I noticed you...
  2. Lots of things COULD have happened that day. You...

    Lots of things COULD have happened that day. You could have awakened with a splitting headache and stayed home. You could have caught a puncture and spent your shopping time fixing the flat. You...
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    I have never been big into conspiracy theories,...

    I have never been big into conspiracy theories, but what you said makes a lot of sense. I hope "they" don't come for you for revealing this secret!
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    My life has enough risk and I am aware of those...

    My life has enough risk and I am aware of those risks and base my decisions on facts regarding how much risk I am willing to assume. I am actually willing to assume a ton of risk if I am in control -...
  5. Nice one! But I think that shark has retired.

    Nice one! But I think that shark has retired.
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    Many here on A&S apparently do not take into...

    Many here on A&S apparently do not take into account that cycling in traffic is inherently dangerous. They do not wish to believe that they should take some of the responsibility for their risky...
  7. I just did a search last night and found that the...

    I just did a search last night and found that the percentage of cyclists killed while NOT riding their bikes on roadways, and the number of swimmers who do NOT venture into open waters and get killed...
  8. Security dude told you the pack would be fine. It...

    Security dude told you the pack would be fine. It WAS fine. You got it back. There is no story here. If you don't like handing over your stuff there are many good suggestions on this thread. Getting...
  9. I re-examined the OP. What I read. What...

    I re-examined the OP.



    What I read.

    What I missed.

    Eh...it happens...
  10. I want the world to change to accommodate me with...

    I want the world to change to accommodate me with an Idaho Stop Law. Then my "bad" behavior will be sanctioned and I won't have to make it "Bad for everyone else on a bicycle".
  11. I also do not own a car. I have carried...

    I also do not own a car.

    I have carried backpacks into jury duty. The pack was searched on the way IN for obvious reasons. I carry backpacks into airports every time I go into an airport. Wanna...
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    I guess the truck running a red is the topic of...

    I guess the truck running a red is the topic of the video.

    Where I live and cycle it is expected that one to three vehicles will continue through a new red light. Or one big truck! I see this...
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    There is a difference between a "victim" and an...

    There is a difference between a "victim" and an "innocent victim".

    An example of an innocent victim is someone who gets struck by a meteorite while sunning on the beach. A "victim" is someone who...
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    And you can't assume that I will be sedentary...

    And you can't assume that I will be sedentary just because I stopped cycling in traffic. Last weekend I put in 51.6 miles on my longboard on a nearby Rails-2-Trails. This weekend I will do same on...
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    Not necessarily. In a modern automobile driving...

    Not necessarily. In a modern automobile driving on surface streets in my city (35 mph or less speed limits), the odds of being KILLED by another motorist is fairly slim (unless you drive like a total...
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    He speaks the truth. When you throw your leg over...

    He speaks the truth. When you throw your leg over the top tube and pedal off into traffic you are ACCEPTING a certain level of risk. Or at least you SHOULD be accepting it, because this risk is very...
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    I am famous for stopping and stepping off the...

    I am famous for stopping and stepping off the paved road onto a soft shoulder (if there is at least a couple of feet to stand on) to let trucks go past on narrow, 2-lane, mountain roads with terrible...
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    Years ago, when I owned motorcycles and read...

    Years ago, when I owned motorcycles and read related magazines and such, 95% of all reported MC accidents occurred within the first year a person started riding motorcycles, and 95% of THAT subset...
  19. I have this sticker on every bike. Have gotten...

    I have this sticker on every bike. Have gotten many comments regarding it. Also have T-Shirts and patches with same. Works on my longboard and skates too as well as just walking.

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    It does...
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    Cycling on the highway "sharing" tarmac with high...

    Cycling on the highway "sharing" tarmac with high speed motor vehicles is inherently dangerous. One zoned-out driver in your lifetime is all it takes to not have a lifetime any more. This goes with...
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    Riding a bicycle on the highway is inherently...

    Riding a bicycle on the highway is inherently dangerous. Stuff like this is gonna happen from time to time. Learn to live with it, or find another means of transportation/recreation.
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    It's all good. I have thick hide. As long as the...

    It's all good. I have thick hide. As long as the mods aren't bugging you feel free to call me out on anything around here.

    Cheers.
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    I did not interpret the OP as a "GoPro" only...

    I did not interpret the OP as a "GoPro" only thread. GoPro has become synonymous with "Action Cam" and the OP was simply asking how many of us film our rides, and would the resulting footage of poor...
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    I actually like hiking. GoPro: Silly shape for...

    I actually like hiking.

    GoPro: Silly shape for an action cam. Silly mounts need a dozen "elbow" attachments to level the horizon. Silly tiny buttons. Must carry a level with you, and a zip-loc bag...
  25. Bikes are my transportation. They get me to work,...

    Bikes are my transportation. They get me to work, and if I want to get out of town I use what I have. I am not afraid to fly somewhere if time is limited. If I have time and money I generally take 3...
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