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  1. Believe me, there's plenty that I could do, and...

    Believe me, there's plenty that I could do, and have done in similar situations,(though I've never been hit by an automobile), a mirror and the lack of an Ipod has been helpful. My day wasn't ruined,...
  2. Even your response is to the effect that a...

    Even your response is to the effect that a cyclist's demise is truly of their own doing, but I did have an idea that you would continue to accept the fact in letting many motorists to continue to...
  3. My comment was not about risk percentages, but...

    My comment was not about risk percentages, but your assessment on where to place the blame. Maybe your thought process helps you maintain control of your emotions when riding a bicycle on the...
  4. Sounds like you answered your own question, now...

    Sounds like you answered your own question, now put it to practice. I don't know how many motorcyclists have met their demise on our winding local rural roads by not learning this lesson soon enough.
  5. Pretty much......a number of motorists have...

    Pretty much......a number of motorists have crashed into homes in my locale, in one incident the homeowner was sent to the hospital, while the motorist walked away, and I'm sure with a Joey type...
  6. Is the forum member notified by a private...

    Is the forum member notified by a private message, or is it a secret tally? What are the points levels, (hypothetical: 5 for trolling, 10 for personal attack.....25 points = 1week, etc. )?
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    With a used car, one might get a better price,...

    With a used car, one might get a better price, but one still doesn't fully know how the previous owner treated it, with a used car, one is basically buying some other person's problem a little sooner...
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    For some people, buying a new car makes sense,...

    For some people, buying a new car makes sense, especially if they live in a rural location. One of my co-workers decided to purchase a new car when the annual repair bills on their older vehicle...
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    Several years ago, my employer pulled a practical...

    Several years ago, my employer pulled a practical joke on me by substituting flashing valve caps on my bike, It took me half a block to finally reason that the flashes being reflected on buildings...
  10. The subprime debacle was the result of the large...

    The subprime debacle was the result of the large influx of money pouring in from Asia, the banks had to put it to work to pay the interest,even if it meant relaxing the safeguards put in place years...
  11. The motorist stated that he was driving around 40...

    The motorist stated that he was driving around 40 to 45 mph, with the road in question being straight as it was and with a 55 mph speed limit, the motorist should have easily seen and avoided hitting...
  12. I have my rearward pointed camera mounted on the...

    I have my rearward pointed camera mounted on the furthest point of the stationary part of my bicycle, and it has given some unnerving aspects of my commutes at times.
  13. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    Unfortunately, nothing for the cyclist in the...

    Unfortunately, nothing for the cyclist in the video, but goes to show why many states in the US have adopted measures to not let motorists or persons like yourself in deciding what constitutes a safe...
  14. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    This type of passing maneuver thought process is...

    This type of passing maneuver thought process is universal no matter what country it is done in, at least here in the US, we have recognized the issue and many states have taken steps to address it.
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    The motorist's expectations also did not leave...

    The motorist's expectations also did not leave any room for error on the cyclist's part. If you are going to pass someone in the same lane, passing with the barest of margins will generally come...
  16. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    .....and why many US state now have a defined...

    .....and why many US state now have a defined three foot passing law, and not leaving it up to motorists and persons like yourself to decide what a safe pass is.
  17. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    Pay attention here..... I mentioned in other...

    Pay attention here..... I mentioned in other posts that I did not absolve the cyclist of all wrong doing, but countering others in their saying that the motorist executed a safe passing maneuver,...
  18. In my personal experiences, after reviewing my...

    In my personal experiences, after reviewing my videos when I downloaded them, what I considered as too close for comfort passes were actually closer than I thought.....due to the quickness of the...
  19. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    No he did not, the truck driver gave the barest...

    No he did not, the truck driver gave the barest minimum of passing distance within a same lane passing maneuver.



    How about not making the passing maneuver, especially when the motorist was...
  20. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    I don't operate with that mindset, but in being...

    I don't operate with that mindset, but in being wary in making sure that all road users are doing their part when operating their vehicles on the roadway, and if I see that they are not and it...
  21. I could never to get them to stop, or get out of...

    I could never to get them to stop, or get out of their car......no matter how rude the gesture ;), hence my switching to the use of cameras.
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    It's the motorist's responsibility to make a safe...

    It's the motorist's responsibility to make a safe pass, even more so when it done within the same lane..... when in doubt, do a full lane change if it's safe to do so, or don't pass at all. There's...
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    I observed what to be a motorcycle helmet that...

    I observed what to be a motorcycle helmet that the cyclist was wearing..... along with reduced peripheral vision in wearing one, so is one's ability to hear as well.
    As previously noted, a mirror...
  24. In my case, my level of frustration has...

    In my case, my level of frustration has diminished considerably, especially when motorists use up to a 40 mph speed "differential" to their advantage in getting away with their dangerous/aggressive...
  25. Read my post a little more closely, I said the...

    Read my post a little more closely, I said the using of cameras had a calming effect on me, not a controlling one, and Joey is not a person that I personally would look to for advice, or as a mentor.
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