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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-24-09, 02:24 AM   #1
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how to run red lights tutorial

Joey Brooks: funny and informative: http://www.vimeo.com/2626739
he is an expert.
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Old 01-24-09, 02:37 AM   #2
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Bad idea or worst idea?
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Old 01-24-09, 02:38 AM   #3
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if only i lived in a city that was big enough to need that.
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lol there is a reason it says 'entertainment purposes only' hahahaha
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Old 01-24-09, 05:32 AM   #5
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And SO entertaining it was!
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Anyone know what city that is? very cool looking.
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Hmm, New Orleans I believe, especially since he's running red lights with ease and is very mobile throughout these streets, so the fluid familiarity makes it seem like his hometown. His hometown is New Orleans.
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that's not traffic. big deal.
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that's not traffic. big deal.
...QFT. But, it's entertainment, so I choose to look past this, so it can stay so.
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Hmm, New Orleans I believe, especially since he's running red lights with ease and is very mobile throughout these streets, so the fluid familiarity makes it seem like his hometown. His hometown is New Orleans.
Yeah, it's N'awlins. Cars pay scant attention to lights there, so why should bikes?

Lots of main roads with the neutral ground in between the lanes; makes making a left turn difficult but a pretty road. Great place for fixed gears, very flat city.

Traffic was pretty light when he made that video; he was on Canal Street, which is the main downtown drag.
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He has many different videos that are all filmed in New Orleans. I didn't know that city was so beautiful (palm trees, blvds, and classic architecture) and so bike friendly. His technique of how to approach intersections from the left lane is good to know. Its funny how he passes a few cop cars and doesn't even try to obey the law.
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Old 01-24-09, 11:55 AM   #12
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"The lane of death and inconvenience"

HA! I don't know where you guys ride but that statement is so true about Chicago. The # of dip-**** ****-faces that could care less about anyone but themselves in this city is outrageous. You have to ride on this weird defensive/aggressive balance to make sure your not swept into a sea of taxis and granny peds.

I guess that the way any "tourist" city operates. But it weighs on you.
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I have been a courier for 4 years and this pretty much sums up what I have learned to do. Nice job with the lane placement & the suggestion to sort of curve your path to maintain speed. Riding far on the right also makes it much harder to be seen by everyone. Oncoming traffic, traffic from an intersecting street, passing traffic, etc. Although I don't trust turn signals or the lack thereof. Maybe drivers are better about that in NO, but I've gotten into trouble a couple of times because a signal (or the absense of one) was misleading.
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It's pretty funny hearing someone describe the things that go on in my own head.
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that's not traffic. big deal.
The traffic is still stuck back at the last set of lights
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Joey's a frequent contributor to the Commuting and A&S forums. His threads are always highly informative and entertaining.
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i don't get why he feels the need to speed up all his other videos 200%
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i used some of his techinques recently, mainly the concept of staying in the left lane. it helps.
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