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Old 09-29-07, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rodrigaj View Post
DG - You learned. You survived. You have a story to tell. That's what life is about.
Those that did not learn, did not survive, and do not have a story to tell ... that is what death is all about.
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Old 09-29-07, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by speedlever View Post
DG,

With that tale (and also your circus act that went wrong), I'm surprised you're worried about falling over with clipless pedals and having your noggin squashed by a vehicle tire.

Sorry dude. No more excuses about clipless.
I know... I think it's inevitable... God help me!
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This is the kind of crap that makes many, many drivers hate ALL cyclists. Even those of us that ride responsibly. Remind me to ignore anything you post.
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Old 09-29-07, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
This is the kind of crap that makes many, many drivers hate ALL cyclists. Even those of us that ride responsibly. Remind me to ignore anything you post.
Please ignore anything I post. Obviously you didn't get to the part where I learned from my experience. Good day, sir.
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Old 09-29-07, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
This is the kind of crap that makes many, many drivers hate ALL cyclists. Even those of us that ride responsibly. Remind me to ignore anything you post.
If you ever make a mistake and learn something from it, please feel free to post. I promise few, if any, will flame you. That's what's great about the 50+ forum.
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Old 09-29-07, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
This is the kind of crap that makes many, many drivers hate ALL cyclists. Even those of us that ride responsibly. Remind me to ignore anything you post.
Have a nice day citizen.
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Old 09-29-07, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I will probably take a ration of "stuff" from this post and probably deserve it, but I tell you what -- it won't be happening again any time soon! Tempting fate once and getting away with it is good. Tempting fate twice is fool-hardy!
I imagine many of us have done stupid things that make us say "What in the hell was I thinking". Glad to hear you learned from the experience. Be careful out there....
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Old 10-01-07, 07:03 AM
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One of the advantages we have as we become less and less "Youth-Impaired" is that we can recognize our limitations sooner.
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Old 10-01-07, 09:58 AM
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Well Deeg, it's good you don't think you'll be making a repeat performance anytime soon. I ride across Springfield now and then, and am more or less comfortable riding with traffic but haven't felt the need to make any of those kind of moves. And I don't think I will be starting soon either! Glad you survived unscathed.
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Old 10-01-07, 10:23 AM
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They probably thought you were a bike messenger No blood no foul.
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Old 10-01-07, 10:41 AM
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Glad you are fine and an excellent reminder to all of us, not just you. Everybody ride safe!
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Old 10-01-07, 11:16 AM
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Darn kid on bikes, They're all nuts!!
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Old 10-01-07, 12:17 PM
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I will filter up when coming to right turns probably more than I should, generally though I will make sure I can get the lane prior to the turn so I don't get pinched. Filtering is questionable and probably not advisable, taking the lane however is a solid thing to do especially going into right turns. Moving into the left lane or riding between lanes is certainly not advisable unless the lane to your right is a right turn only lane.

Now DG lives in CA where lane sharing is legal. So as long as both vehicles can safely share the same lane you can do so legally. Motorcycles do this all of the time there and almost always will filter up at stops.
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Old 10-01-07, 12:53 PM
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I really am pleased that you will be able to continue posting.
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Old 10-01-07, 04:09 PM
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Glad you made it. It's one thing to make a mistake and admit it. Problems come when someone not as wise thinks that since he made it, it should now become the norm.
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Tell that story over on the S&A forum, they'll rip you to pieces!
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Old 10-01-07, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I will probably take a ration of "stuff" from this post and probably deserve it,
Well, sounds like that "ration of stuff" was well deserved as long as it's not the smoking kind.








ps: glad you survived!
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Old 10-01-07, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
This is the kind of crap that makes many, many drivers hate ALL cyclists. Even those of us that ride responsibly. Remind me to ignore anything you post.
The @$$hole$ on four wheels don't need a reason to hate all bicyclists.

BTW, DG, glad you weren't hurt. But if you're gonna do that bike messenger crap, you've got to learn to
PLAN AHEAD!
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Old 10-02-07, 01:00 PM
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I am glad you weren't hurt. And like the other guy said if you pulled in front of me like that I would shall we say "not appreciate it".

I guess my question would be what was the point of your posting this experience in the first place? Were you looking for our approval or was this a form of confession my son??....

Drive safely for goodness sakes my friend...
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Originally Posted by hy_tek View Post
I am glad you weren't hurt. And like the other guy said if you pulled in front of me like that I would shall we say "not appreciate it".

I guess my question would be what was the point of your posting this experience in the first place? Were you looking for our approval or was this a form of confession my son??....

Drive safely for goodness sakes my friend...
I wasn't looking for approval. I suppose I was simply wanting to describe a learning experience of mine, a mistake I'd made along the way toward better, stronger, and smarter cycling. Perhaps someone else will avoid this situation as a result, but that's not my main reason for posting. It was a unique, scary situation and I was responsible for what happened, and grateful for what didn't, and I wanted to "process" it on the forum.
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I wasn't looking for approval. I suppose I was simply wanting to describe a learning experience of mine, a mistake I'd made along the way toward better, stronger, and smarter cycling. Perhaps someone else will avoid this situation as a result, but that's not my main reason for posting. It was a unique, scary situation and I was responsible for what happened, and grateful for what didn't, and I wanted to "process" it on the forum.
Well said.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I wasn't looking for approval. I suppose I was simply wanting to describe a learning experience of mine, a mistake I'd made along the way toward better, stronger, and smarter cycling. Perhaps someone else will avoid this situation as a result, but that's not my main reason for posting. It was a unique, scary situation and I was responsible for what happened, and grateful for what didn't, and I wanted to "process" it on the forum.
Well alrighty then.....
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Old 10-02-07, 02:18 PM
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One thing I learnt after 30 years on the road as a sales rep- Is be positive and ensure that other road users know what you are going to do. Signal- be in the right place and Take the opportunities as they are given to you. Positive driving also means not taking chances that you you will lose. I have tried to apply this to my bike riding aswell and it works. Other road users know what I am going to do on the road and they seem to respect that. There is always going to be the one Nutter that will cause a problem. It will only take one- But he can occur anywhere and at any time.

I'll be honest and say that I feel safer on the road than I do on my local MUP. I understand cars and where they are going. I cannot tell what a little old granny with a dog is doing at any time and as for the kids**********
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The responses on this remind me of our age. If you had posted this on bicycling magazine's forum you would probably have been applauded instead of castigated. Good on you for your reflexes, realizing your temporary lack of judgement and SURVIVING!! We've all done "stupid" things. Doesn't California have legal lane splitting? Or is that just on the freeways? (OK, How do you add the smileys in here?!!?) Those last comments have to do with being a motorcyclist too.
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The responses on this remind me of our age. If you had posted this on bicycling magazine's forum you would probably have been applauded instead of castigated. Good on you for your reflexes, realizing your temporary lack of judgement and SURVIVING!! We've all done "stupid" things. Doesn't California have legal lane splitting? Or is that just on the freeways? (OK, How do you add the smileys in here?!!?) Those last comments have to do with being a motorcyclist too.
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