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  1. IMHO, it's a douchbag move and clearly violates...

    IMHO, it's a douchbag move and clearly violates ROW. The straight traffic has the ROW and the left turn traffic should wait when the light turns green. In 30+ years in California I've only seen it...
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    I also refuse...to use a mirror

    To me, this is letting the terrorists win. I've commuted by bike every day for several decades and I refuse to keep an eye on cars behind me. This would definitely suck the fun out of biking. I...
  3. My advice is do more skidding. Do it for fun...

    My advice is do more skidding. Do it for fun when you don't have to and when it's safe to do so. Skidding is a bad way to stop quickly, but having lots of practice feeling the point at which a skid...
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    Bells can be annoying and make people jump. I...

    Bells can be annoying and make people jump. I just call out a freindly "hello", or sometimes "bicycle".
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    I'm with you...mirrors are dumb. I too have...

    I'm with you...mirrors are dumb. I too have ridden daily for 40+ years and see no reason to use mirrors.
  6. I kinda liked that strip before, since he's local...

    I kinda liked that strip before, since he's local to Santa Rosa. But now I think Pasties is a jerk. The "try to run them over" part is going too far.
  7. Unless you've got a decade of experience riding...

    Unless you've got a decade of experience riding in traffic every day without earbuds, AND another decade of experience riding in traffic every day with earbuds, keep your opinion on safety to...
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    [QUOTE=nelson249;12759081] Thanks...

    Thanks nelson249. I had the opportunity a couple of years ago to come up with this response when my extended family got into a conversation that devolved to my sister actually saying she likes to...
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    [QUOTE=Mithrandir;12754406]... one of them pops...

    [QUOTE=Mithrandir;12754406]... one of them pops up and says "you know what I do? I ride really close to bikers and try to force them off the road, I hate those ***holes slowing down traffic. The more...
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    Here's my crazy theory: If your rear freehub has...

    Here's my crazy theory:
    If your rear freehub has drag (like if you made the mistake i've done and greased it instead of using light oil), then it can cause the top run of chain to go slack when you...
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    Nope - Lead vehicle gets a benefit too, although...

    Nope - Lead vehicle gets a benefit too, although very slight.
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    I think its fun on the rare occasion that i...

    I think its fun on the rare occasion that i notice someone drafting me on my commute. I'm encourated that there are others that like to ride as fast as me. I'm a mountainbiker that also commutes by...
  13. Here in America, the land of the free, we're...

    Here in America, the land of the free, we're allowed to participate in dangerous activities as long as they don't affect others. I can ride my bike off a roof. I might die doing it or it might be...
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    Wow, where'd that come from? My helmet breaking...

    Wow, where'd that come from? My helmet breaking crashes were mountainbiking. I've stood on the podium for dozens of races up to including the Expert class. How many have you won? In...
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    I've broken several helmets in bad crashes. Not...

    I've broken several helmets in bad crashes. Not dented, dinged or scratched, but broken (foam cracked through on half the helmet. Each one saved my life. To advocate not wearing helmets is just...
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    I want predictability, not courtesy

    This kind of "courtesy", i.e. waving people on and messing with ROW, is exactly what causes accidents! If you want to cross in a crosswalk, enter it as far as is safe and wait for cars and bikes to...
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    To each his own I guess. For me, I don't think I...

    To each his own I guess. For me, I don't think I could enjoy my riding if I was constantly monitoring a rear view mirror. I agree with the comment someone made about riding with no hands - cagers...
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    The one thing I disagree with in that article is...

    The one thing I disagree with in that article is the use of mirrors. I think it's rediculous to change the way you ride based on how a car looks as it's coming up behind you. It actually says to...
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