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    Isaiahc72 Were they close enough to bite?...

    Isaiahc72
    Were they close enough to bite?
    Usually spinning legs -metal crank arms pedals-tough target-
    Granted it is a leap of faith-
    but slowing down or worse stopping yelling-or taking aim-at...
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    Like ghost suggests- RIDE ON-IGNORE Keep...

    Like ghost suggests-
    RIDE ON-IGNORE
    Keep control of your bike
    forget the half assed sprays-wind- and will distract you from retaining control of bike-crash
    Sprays are for Human predators if that...
  3. In respect to Using right hand arm to signal- In...

    In respect to Using right hand arm to signal-
    In 1964 -when I got my learner's permit
    Car drivers were required to signal with their LEFT ARM out the window
    I suspect bike riders at one time were...
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    I'm a dog/cat "animal lover" I guess I/we have...

    I'm a dog/cat "animal lover" I guess
    I/we have owned maybe 30 dogs over the years
    The last 3 have been recycled greyhounds
    Greyhounds rarely show agression toward humans-
    But I have been...
  5. The below-CDC study-indicates Texting cell phone...

    The below-CDC study-indicates Texting cell phone talking while driving are COMMON-impossible to not notice-
    And they point blank say it increases risk.

    CDC Distracted Driving Study

    A CDC study...
  6. FBinNY Fair enough. I'm not one bit scared to...

    FBinNY
    Fair enough.
    I'm not one bit scared to ride
    After I was bounced off the road
    I continued onto the levee to finish my ride-12 minutes to levee- 25 minutes up and down levee- 12 minutes...
  7. I Like To Bike I never saw a driver texting...

    I Like To Bike

    I never saw a driver texting while moving, but see lots of people driving while holding a cell phone to their ear and not noticed that the cellphone talkers drive any differently...
  8. I Like To Bike Your comment The various...

    I Like To Bike
    Your comment
    The various distracted driver "studies" referenced by the Henny Pennys on A&S seldom if ever are observing motorists on the streets or roads, but rather test subjects in...
  9. 1.5 hours-fair amount of time I ride 45 minutes...

    1.5 hours-fair amount of time
    I ride 45 minutes a day but just 20 is on roads/streets-the rest is up and down the levee

    When I used to motorcycle ride-
    the main behavior that un-nerved me
    was...
  10. The FEDS- NHSTA- Attempt to quantify the risk...

    The FEDS- NHSTA-
    Attempt to quantify the risk these behaviors by replicating them in simulators

    They decide which behaviors to investigate by eyeballing data- raw data -associations
    Car wreck...
  11. This is what the FEDS NHTSA has to say about...

    This is what the FEDS NHTSA has to say about it-at any moment you are sharing the road with 800,000 drivers screwing around with some device-
    no doubt doing something really important- directing...
  12. I Like To Bike Ha,ha- I had forgotten about your...

    I Like To Bike
    Ha,ha- I had forgotten about your "approach"
    R
    NHTSA "Distraction affected crashes" is GOV SPEAK for a range of behaviors-
    Cell phone use and texting are some of those...
  13. I like- I was "off" on the data- but here is...

    I like-
    I was "off" on the data-
    but here is some NHTSA info-2011 2012 that supports my contention that distracted driving is increasing( injuries from distracted driving-up 9% 421,000 vs 387,000)...
  14. I like to bike- fair enough- you ask what...

    I like to bike-
    fair enough- you ask what evidence I have
    why do I think he was texting or otherwise fooling with his phone
    Cons first-your side
    1) he didn't say "I was TEXTING" and I didn't...
  15. Chris Thanks. Yes he literally said that-and he...

    Chris
    Thanks.
    Yes he literally said that-and he was being truthful-no reason to think he was looking forward-instead of down
    He wasn't driving fast-
    and judging from his immediate post hit...
  16. About 7 weeks ago I was hit while riding in the...

    About 7 weeks ago I was hit while riding in the middle of the shoulder-Jefferson hy River ridge LA
    My wheel was 3 or so feet from the lane
    suddenly I feel a jolt-hear a noise
    and I am heading into...
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    Summer of 1969 I realized it was painful to turn...

    Summer of 1969 I realized it was painful to turn my head to the right.
    Wrestled-football-college wrestling-1968-1973- my "neck" hurt on and off "most" of the time
    A soreness-constant-in my...
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    Went to the linked site -as poster said drunk...

    Went to the linked site
    -as poster said
    drunk steals car
    shoots at cyclists
    gets arrested
    But
    on the lower right-
    another story
    "Woman bites boyfriend's testicles during fight"
    Now I...
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    Wow Old thread-but interesting. The...

    Wow
    Old thread-but interesting.
    The recumbent-was a pricy bike-sold it for about $2000
    It had 2 front wheels-orange color-shimano parts-nice
    There was a Titanium frame-which was nice
    I don't...
  20. Rapid Rise derailleur xt m760 + dual levers XT M760

    Used Rapid rise derailleur-and RIGHT SIDE dual shift brake levers
    M 760 fully functional-
    used everyday for 5 years-but on road and levee
    Works fine-will even shift onto the 41t add on cog( as...
  21. Well, I guess we are done. Where you position...

    Well,
    I guess we are done.
    Where you position depends on circumstances
    for me part of circumstances is how LEO would view my riding position
    so I only ride in the middle of the lane when I'm...
  22. The LEO was fooling with his computer,right?? ...

    The LEO was fooling with his computer,right??

    Why would that be evidence
    for aything other than my position
    that TEXTING and other forms of inattention-
    make CYCLISTS in effect-invisible-
    so...
  23. Evidence?? (said like Allen Iverson...

    Evidence?? (said like Allen Iverson "PRACTICE")
    There isn't any evidence for ANY of this-!!
    My position is based on "cars are 6-7 feet wide and spend the most time in the middle of the lane"...
  24. Radio public service ad today said drivers who...

    Radio public service ad today said drivers who look at an incoming text
    on average take their eyes off the road for 5 seconds
    5 seconds 35mph vs 15 mph
    means they closed on you 150 feet
  25. If the driver is TEXTING That is EXACTLY what...

    If the driver is TEXTING
    That is EXACTLY what will happen 100% of the time if you are dead center
    If you are FRAP- you might luck out-clean miss or "just" mirror thump-
    sure he might get you if...
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