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    Thanks. I was unaware of the truck coming. I had...

    Thanks. I was unaware of the truck coming. I had mirrors but I was concentrated in the bus and the van. Perhaps I should have waited even after light turned green, to let the bus go before me. On the...
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    A potential close-call today

    Just want to share. I had a very lousy commute home today, perhaps it being Friday afternoon, many, many vehicles on the streets and chaotic traffic. Had what could have been a very close...
  3. I think that part of the loop is a big stretch of...

    I think that part of the loop is a big stretch of downhill.
  4. What a news for anti-cyclists. "the brakeless...

    What a news for anti-cyclists.

    "the brakeless high-performance yellow bike"? Was it brakeless? I see brake shifts in the picture.
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    I wonder if the lighting condition could be part...

    I wonder if the lighting condition could be part of the factor in addition to inattention (dusk and dawn are said to be least favorable for visibility, comparing to completely dark with bike lights).
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    It happened at 7:50 p.m.. Was it dusk-like and...

    It happened at 7:50 p.m.. Was it dusk-like and not completely dark yet?
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    Thanks for sharing. Agree it's a good idea to be...

    Thanks for sharing. Agree it's a good idea to be flexible depending on the traffic, day and time.

    Re the bus problem, I found that the most accident-prone tiem is when a bus is about to leave a...
  8. Thread: We're #1

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    Kind of awarding the Nobel Peace prizes to Arafat...

    Kind of awarding the Nobel Peace prizes to Arafat and Obama? :rolleyes:
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    "You ride bike so much, your probably have the...

    "You ride bike so much, your probably have the same heart rate as Olympic athletes!"
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    A related question: on which side of the 5th...

    A related question: on which side of the 5th Avenue should one ride? Since almost all intersections are T-intersections, obviously it's easier to ride on the right side (just next to the Central...
  11. Thread: What To Wear

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    Leg/knee warmers

    Leg/knee warmers
  12. No need to feel sorry. I can't wait for the cold...

    No need to feel sorry. I can't wait for the cold weather to come. When it comes to cycling, I hate hot humid summer when I have to apply sticky sunscreen and all that. And the best thing about winter...
  13. Thread: Ugh!! :(

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    Maybe it's more effective than a bell or "on your...

    Maybe it's more effective than a bell or "on your left" when approaching pedestrians :D
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    +2. That's what I do (after learning this from...

    +2. That's what I do (after learning this from these forums--thanks). I can't see a driver' face clearly and can't tell if they are looking at me or not. As for turn signals, totally unreliable! Many...
  15. Thread: Ugh!! :(

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    True for that scenario... However, if you read my...

    True for that scenario... However, if you read my original post, the problem this time was...stench inside home for several days :cry:
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    Thanks for the good reminder. Mirrors are also...

    Thanks for the good reminder. Mirrors are also important. Hope the A&S forum sees this thread.
  17. Thread: Ugh!! :(

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    So poops of other animals or humans were OK?...

    So poops of other animals or humans were OK? :rolleyes:





    If I had a fender, I may never have found the source of the smell. :(
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    Even if the bike was slower, it could still have...

    Even if the bike was slower, it could still have been bad accident. I never ride fast. One day during early evening rush hour time in midtown Manhattan (Fifth Ave. around 37th street), cars were...
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    I'm a little surprised so many people gathered...

    I'm a little surprised so many people gathered and stayed watching for all that time, in the heart of Manhattan. What I would worry, if I had such an accident, is that no one would care--everyone...
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    Not from coworker, but someone: "I want to ride...

    Not from coworker, but someone: "I want to ride bike, too! Will I need a license for the bike?"
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    "Wow, you ride bike? That's great!.... Do you...

    "Wow, you ride bike? That's great!.... Do you wear helmet?"
    "No."
    "You don't wear helmet??!!! :twitchy: You know those cars will hit you?! You should wear helmet--it's the law!"
    "No, it's...
  22. Thread: Ugh!! :(

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    But you didn't bring it home without realizing, I...

    But you didn't bring it home without realizing, I suppose? That's the worst part, to have it inside home for several days giving off the smell and possibly touching other stuffs. :(
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    Ugh!! :(

    In the last 2 or 3 days I smelled some foul odor in my home, but could not find the source. As there was no possible "suspect" in my home, I thought maybe a giant cockroach entered my home and died...
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    I was just thinking, if a balloon is blown very...

    I was just thinking, if a balloon is blown very full and tight, compared to one that is slightly less full, if you use a needle to prick them, the first balloon would be more likely to be punctured...
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    Reasons not to pump the tires too full?

    Beside when riding on snow/ice, are there occasions when it's not desirable to pump the tire too full? Could it help reduce the chance of a flat from punctures?
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