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Old 07-30-08, 08:47 AM   #1
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Good YouTube videos on Cyclocommuting

Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2U5QKIkRxc&NR=1

(fingers crossed hoping the link works)

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42 miles one-way. Who's the man now?

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Anyone with a shorter distance
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Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2U5QKIkRxc&NR=1

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I'm not sure what his beef is with some of those people (some are obvious). On a 2 lane road without good sight distances, I want motorist to clear me quickly if they are going to pass. On the left turn (he let the cement mixer pass first), he has a beef with the motorist turning right? Left turning vehicles never have the right of way.

And some of those people drive the way they do even if a cyclist isn't around...the testosterone poisoned lead foot is a prime example. He'd drive like that no matter what is in front of him.

Sometimes it's just best to let the water roll off your back.
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here's a video i shot of a wave of cyclocommuters offloading a Washington State Ferry to downtown Seattle on a typical weekday morning run last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu6VZifLlac

even more bikes this year, enough the ferry system is thinking of placing fold down racks that displace some cars in times of peak cycle traffic!
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On the left turn (he let the cement mixer pass first), he has a beef with the motorist turning right? Left turning vehicles never have the right of way.

And some of those people drive the way they do even if a cyclist isn't around...the testosterone poisoned lead foot is a prime example. He'd drive like that no matter what is in front of him.

Sometimes it's just best to let the water roll off your back.
I agree that its just better to let things go, but at the same time, getting the info out there might change things. In regards to the left turn issue, in the comments, he mentioned that he had a left arrow, meaning oncoming traffic was turning on red. As far as I know, the laws pertaining to "Right on Red" situations allow for doing so only when traffic is clear so in this instance, the other motorists were in the wrong, and likely not paying attention to a cyclist.

I do agree though that dropping a gear and getting out of the way quickly, especially on a two lane road with very limited sight distance is not a big deal. But the one that always gets me (and he illustrated in the video) is people who gun it or honk when I am not even in their lane, but rather on a decently wide bike lane.
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Old 07-31-08, 08:47 AM   #8
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I've a few of my cycling videos on Youtube, none of my current commute but some of my 3mile old commute, mostly during snow/winter this past season.

Some are crap, some are even crappier - I was experimenting with both a helmet mount and handlebar/frame mount, so the angles/perspectives are a bit whacked in some. Some are of specific incidents/accidents, some are just rides.

There may be swearing audible, I have a very quick kneejerk reaction when riding sometimes, it's 0-100-0% verbal rage in 1 second sometimes, apologies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NbKHxGMpR8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7tShEx-S1M&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnaywdLknh0&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DAL-nq6-kQ&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcpOlxVV1zo&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhPMnClvnTU&feature=user
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjwCDdoaJPo&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHP47OxsEDk&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkvDtZgTQ0o&feature=user

And this one isn't a commute, but with a local group of riders here in Toronto (Devil Strip Rollers)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmblhX4o9G0&feature=user

And the obligatory fixed gear 'trick' video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIRRgeRxEW8&feature=user
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I think there are more motorist rule breakers than cyclist rule breakers. After all if we break a rule, we could die.
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here's a video i shot of a wave of cyclocommuters offloading a Washington State Ferry to downtown Seattle on a typical weekday morning run last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu6VZifLlac

even more bikes this year, enough the ferry system is thinking of placing fold down racks that displace some cars in times of peak cycle traffic!

Nice Rockabilly music what was it?
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