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09-23-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,973
Posted By zac

Police: Driver in fatal NH crash had no license ...

Police: Driver in fatal NH crash had no license
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/09/police_driver_in_fatal_nh_crash_had_no_license
08-18-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,627
Posted By zac

Haha, I somewhat feel the same, as this is...

Haha, I somewhat feel the same, as this is somewhat true around here too, although it's still the left & right hooks that remain problematic.

Over the last 2 years our city has fully adopted...
07-13-13, 06:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,512
Posted By zac

My standard "Ride on the F'ing sidewalk" reply...

My standard "Ride on the F'ing sidewalk" reply is: "Your wife/gf/mother really isn't that appealing to me."

But generally I just wave, 'cause I mostly have no idea what was said.

Mostly...
06-22-13, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,897
Posted By zac

Is it feasible? Sure! Some have done more. ...

Is it feasible? Sure!

Some have done more.
How long is the car commute? The time differential may not be all that much depending on your fitness and traffic and type of roads. I'll assume you...
07-14-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,049
Posted By zac

This picture has it all: A peloton, a break away...

This picture has it all: A peloton, a break away and someone trying to bridge the gap! Well done!
07-10-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By zac

I have both (both wrist), and as others have...

I have both (both wrist), and as others have mentioned: I use the regular RoadID for my day to day local rides. When I travel I use the interactive one. That way I can tailor the information with my...
04-10-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,267
Posted By zac

Hi Brian, as has been discussed, it is the duty...

Hi Brian, as has been discussed, it is the duty of the passing cyclist to pass at a safe distance, indeed, may even have to follow the overtaking rules of the road. I generally move completely into...
12-16-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By zac

Chris, Mass does not so restrict by speed, only...

Chris, Mass does not so restrict by speed, only access. And as you correctly referenced MGL ch.85 sec.11b prohibits bicycle travel on "...limited access or express state highways where signs...
12-16-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By zac

You may want to shoot and email to...

You may want to shoot and email to meryl.mandell@state.ma.us to check. Meryl is the DOT bicycle district coordinator for that area, I believe.

While I do not have an online resource I can point...
10-31-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,612
Posted By zac

Yes, as I go faster and approach the speed limit,...

Yes, as I go faster and approach the speed limit, I move over into the center of the lane and establish myself, especially in areas with potential cross/turning traffic.

OP, as to the LEO, I would...
10-28-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,904
Posted By zac

Interesting, thanks for posting

Interesting, thanks for posting
10-03-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,931
Posted By zac

Careful on those, they are like ice when wet... ...

Careful on those, they are like ice when wet...

We have one in Lowell (University Avenue Bridge*) that has the added bonus of the steel plates shifting and opening up parallel gaps that can...
09-21-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By zac

I would suggest that not paying attention, or...

I would suggest that not paying attention, or hitting that crossing at too great a speed caused the loss of control. You can never expect perfect roads, and uneven pavement at a crossing is certainly...
09-21-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By zac

Man K'Tesh, not trying to be flip, but if that is...

Man K'Tesh, not trying to be flip, but if that is the worst you see, I want to ride where you ride. That looks like an absolutely perfect shoulder to ride on compared to what I ride on a daily basis....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By zac

The Sidi Hydro's are a good choice and great...

The Sidi Hydro's are a good choice and great shoe. I don't recall off hand but mine are I think 2 euro sizes bigger than my normal sidi shoes. I only wear a pair of thick boiled wool socks. I stay...
09-20-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,740
Posted By zac

SBR, but that is gist of some of this discussion....

SBR, but that is gist of some of this discussion. That can be a mighty big "if." As you know the conditions on the right are often poor in comparison to the travel lane. Couple this with bicyclist's...
09-19-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,740
Posted By zac

Yeah, I know, and I know better, got bored is...

Yeah, I know, and I know better, got bored is all. Still waiting for his Mass FRAP reference...the part of 89/2 that he lists in post #47 logically does not apply to bicycles, (it is part of 89/2...
09-19-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,740
Posted By zac

Please don't change your posts after the fact,...

Please don't change your posts after the fact, couple of reasons: First, no, I will not go back and review, as I have no idea when you are finished editing. I will respond to the post as is quoted;...
09-18-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,740
Posted By zac

Bek, I tend cite authority when trying to explain...

Bek, I tend cite authority when trying to explain my positions. That is the nature of my profession. I do not believe that I ever intimated that bikes need not share the road, I was merely and...
09-18-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,740
Posted By zac

Bek, the Massachusetts turn out requirement for...

Bek, the Massachusetts turn out requirement for slower moving traffic, as you say, appears in many different variations of several sections and subsections of the General Laws as relate to road and...
09-18-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,740
Posted By zac

Massachusetts is not a FRAP state, has no FRAP...

Massachusetts is not a FRAP state, has no FRAP reference nor requirement.

Neither are bicycles "slow moving vehicles" see eg. MGL ch.90,sec.1 et.seq..

Specifically bicycles in Massachusetts...
09-16-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,426
Posted By zac

Thanks for that, as Maine is one of the states I...

Thanks for that, as Maine is one of the states I drive/ride in extensively (also VT, NH and of course Mass), and I did not know this. Here in Mass, unless directed by a law enforcement officer,...
09-16-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,426
Posted By zac

Unfortunately no. Bike laws and MV laws can vary...

Unfortunately no. Bike laws and MV laws can vary from state to state and indeed sometimes the variations can be quite wide. It is particularly troublesome in some instances for those of us who...
09-14-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By zac

Well according to this DB, we cyclist's...

Well according to this DB, we cyclist's are...http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/768055-When-worlds-collide (and I don't mean bosoxmrkn)
09-14-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By zac

It's funny, Twitter is the only social network I...

It's funny, Twitter is the only social network I belong to. I don't tweet much at all, but it can be a great first hand source of breaking news. I follow mainly Ski Industry and World Cup and US Ski...
08-11-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By zac

Unfortunately the article is wrong about its...

Unfortunately the article is wrong about its characterization of the law. The New ch.85 sec 11E is merely a correction from an earlier correction that inadvertently left out a section about use of...
07-02-11, 04:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,957
Posted By zac

I'll go with a dark horse sophomore Peter Velits.

I'll go with a dark horse sophomore Peter Velits.
06-25-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By zac

Sounds to me like the OP was more amused about...

Sounds to me like the OP was more amused about the situation than anything. Your post on the other hand is pure irony!
Forum: Commuting
06-16-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,853
Posted By zac

No. Other than stretching your calves, but it...

No. Other than stretching your calves, but it doesn't seem like you ride long enough for that to be an issue.



No. And no one I have seen or ride with does either. I suppose if you have an...
06-15-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,009
Posted By zac

SJC is the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court,...

SJC is the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, highest state court here in the Commonwealth.
06-15-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,009
Posted By zac

Sadly Mass has neither a statutory nor code...

Sadly Mass has neither a statutory nor code provision for malfunctioning red lights (steady reds that never change) nor for motorcycles/bicycles ability to proceed through a sensored traffic signal...
06-15-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,689
Posted By zac

Absolutely report the incident. ...

Absolutely report the incident.

Furthermore, some states have an aggressive driver reporting procedure direct to your state's department of motor vehicles (Registry of MV, DMV, whatever it is...
06-09-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,565
Posted By zac

Many State Courts have provision for 3rd year law...

Many State Courts have provision for 3rd year law students to handle minor indigent criminal matters and some indigent civil matters (especially landlord/tenant issues). It is not a Pro Hac Vice...
06-09-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,565
Posted By zac

As to Ohio law, I can only recommend contacting...

As to Ohio law, I can only recommend contacting an Ohio attorney for a consult. It will cost you a few dollars, but he or she may be able to point you in the best direction.
-Economically speaking,...
06-09-11, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By zac

But this is the first one I've seen (they don't...

But this is the first one I've seen (they don't let me out much). ;) Great video, very funny, and ballsy.
06-07-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By zac

Give the kid a break! ;) Obviously his forte is...

Give the kid a break! ;) Obviously his forte is speech writing or inspirational lectures. How where you at that age doing those things?
Kids are different, they all progress at different levels. My...
06-07-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By zac

Looks to be a pretty good idea. Good luck.

Looks to be a pretty good idea. Good luck.
06-02-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,561
Posted By zac

Shifter paddles are good for that too.

Shifter paddles are good for that too.
06-02-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,561
Posted By zac

teachme, way to open a can of worms for the 100th...

teachme, way to open a can of worms for the 100th time. ;)

It's okay, you are going to get a ton of opinions on this. I personally don't ride and listen to music or earbuds (although I have tried,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,348
Posted By zac

As for 10k per year, well I'm not going to say...

As for 10k per year, well I'm not going to say it's easy, but it's not terribly difficult either. I have done well over 10k miles per year for the last 30+ years. I don't even keep a running odometer...
06-01-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,296
Posted By zac

Barry, that sounds half assed backward to me. ...

Barry, that sounds half assed backward to me.

Bad legislative states should be the ones with restrictive bicycle use laws. It's chipping away at privileges and rights and depressing when the LAB...
06-01-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,296
Posted By zac

I can only comment from my experiences, cycling...

I can only comment from my experiences, cycling primarily in Mass (Eastern and Northern), New Hampshire (all over), Maine (southern mostly), and Vermont (all over). And I would have to say that I...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,187
Posted By zac

I can confidently say that no such law nor legal...

I can confidently say that no such law nor legal precedent exists for your statement in any of the states of the United States. I would likewise be surprised if any such existed anywhere on the...
05-31-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By zac

BloodMoonGrrl, do you mean "right" as in opposite...

BloodMoonGrrl, do you mean "right" as in opposite of left; or "right" as in opposite of wrong? And as asked by CB-Hi, are you riding in the same direction of traffic too?
05-31-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By zac

+1

+1
05-29-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Posted By zac

Richard, as for more typical bicycles, don't they...

Richard, as for more typical bicycles, don't they already? I just checked some owner manuals that I have laying around, (Trek, Cannondale, Specialized and Schwinn) and all of them had several pages...
05-29-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,131
Posted By zac

Okay cool, learn something new everyday. ...

Okay cool, learn something new everyday.

Thanks,
zac
05-29-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,131
Posted By zac

This thread just went under the knife! Perhaps...

This thread just went under the knife! Perhaps it was best, but I abhor censorship too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,223
Posted By zac

If you like the Volers and don't mind the Hammer...

If you like the Volers and don't mind the Hammer ads (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products/men-s-cycling-shorts-bibs.sc.html?navcat=clothing&subnavcat=cycling), then give the (Hammer) Bergamo's...
05-22-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,091
Posted By zac

Normally don't respond to these troll threads,...

Normally don't respond to these troll threads, but lots of internet tough guys in here lately.

Could someone remind me what any of this has to do with A&S other than making us seem like a bunch...
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