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    Sticky: Poll: LOL - It might send you a text. 400974

    LOL - It might send you a text.
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    I have a bluetooth speaker on my handlebars, so I...

    I have a bluetooth speaker on my handlebars, so I can answer a call without having to take my phone out. It's pretty rare for it to ring.

    It's usually my wife or kids asking me to pick up milk,...
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    As an LCI, we teach our students to signal 100...

    As an LCI, we teach our students to signal 100 feet before their turn, but also get both hands on the bars before beginning the turn. :)
  4. I'm making some assumptions here. First, I'm...

    I'm making some assumptions here.
    First, I'm guessing that you are not riding the 41 miles from Grand Prairie to Denton, so I mapped from the train station in Denton.

    Second, I'm guessing that...
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    If you're in the left line of a group ride,...

    If you're in the left line of a group ride, signaling a right turn with your right hand might smack a fellow rider in the face. That's the only time I use the old left-hand-right-turn signal.
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    If by "breakdown lane," you mean the shoulder,...

    If by "breakdown lane," you mean the shoulder, then yikes. Is it really legal for cars to drive on the shoulder?
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    Sticky: Poll: You never seem to tire of this. :)

    You never seem to tire of this. :)
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    I would have thought someone with your screen...

    I would have thought someone with your screen name could carry stuff without a trailer. :)
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    My signature line here in BF was something like,...

    My signature line here in BF was something like, "Wind is like traffic to a bicycle commuter. There's no point in getting worked up. Just downshift and keep spinning."
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    I bring changes of clothes and lunches about once...

    I bring changes of clothes and lunches about once every two weeks, when I drive. That reduces how much crap I have to carry.

    But I do love having a rack and I'm not choosey - front or rear. I've...
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    Sticky: Poll: As I've said, I'm a helmet nanny. I wear one...

    As I've said, I'm a helmet nanny. I wear one every time I ride.

    If you're donning a helmet to protect you from motor vehicles, it has been shown you are expecting much more than a bicycle or...
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    Getting robbed sucks. It leaves you with a harsh...

    Getting robbed sucks. It leaves you with a harsh feeling of vulnerability. So sorry you have to deal with this.

    I love my Jamis Aurora Elite. It fits most of your criteria except for the price.
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  13. I don't dispute that a collision from the rear is...

    I don't dispute that a collision from the rear is worse than from the side. I dispute it being interpreted that same-way collisions are our biggest concern.

    Same way collisions are the rarest type...
  14. A dubious claim made in the OP. I haven't found...

    A dubious claim made in the OP. I haven't found anything in the LAB report that backs up the claim "Of the 628 cycling-related fatalities studied, most were caused by careless or inattentive...
  15. Can you site a source for the bolded claim?

    Can you site a source for the bolded claim?
  16. Yes. It is a rarity. More rare than being struck...

    Yes. It is a rarity. More rare than being struck from behind.
    I was trying to show that struck from behind accidents are rare. They are tragic, but rare. Not the best comparison I could make. I'll...
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    Sticky: Poll: In the rare event that a cyclist accident...

    In the rare event that a cyclist accident involves a head strike, does the helmet really need to be puncture-proof? Consider the speed of a motorcycle vs the speed of a bicycle. How often is a...
  18. We all cycle in aggressive cities. We all think...

    We all cycle in aggressive cities. We all think our bicycle trips are worse than everyone else's.

    The death rate in America for typhoid is less than 4%. The percentage of cyclists being struck...
  19. This thread has certainly taken an odd turn. But...

    This thread has certainly taken an odd turn. But while we're on the subject...

    Ideally, LAB represents all cyclists (defined as those who ride, not by how or what they ride). And they are doing a...
  20. There is a huge range of injuries that are not...

    There is a huge range of injuries that are not fatal, but are considerably more significant than a knuckle-scrape. The fact that most bicycle/car accidents are not fatal means they are ignoring most...
  21. I believe the intent of the study was to promote...

    I believe the intent of the study was to promote bike lanes, especially protected bike lanes. However, by publishing it the way they did, with the wording they used, it is liable to scare people away...
  22. It's controversial because it makes riding on the...

    It's controversial because it makes riding on the street seem more dangerous than it is.

    The study doesn't account for any non-fatal accidents. It is based entirely on news reports and blogs.
  23. Do you worry about dying of typhoid? Your odds of...

    Do you worry about dying of typhoid? Your odds of getting struck from behind are about the same.
  24. Don't misinterpret the data. Rear-end...

    Don't misinterpret the data.

    Rear-end collisions are rarest type of bicycle/auto accident (3.8% of collisions).

    The 40% is referring to the percentage of fatality collisions.

    You are far...
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    I would recommend you take a cycle-safety course....

    I would recommend you take a cycle-safety course. There are League of American Bicyclists (LAB) certified safety instructors all over the U.S. On the eastern side of the country, there are Cycle...
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