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05-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Daniel4

We are in the Advocacy and Safety section of this...

We are in the Advocacy and Safety section of this discussion forum. Instead of complaining about posts advocating for cyclists, you should request the moderators to remove the Advocacy section.
05-14-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By Daniel4

Running away from a bully is never a good...

Running away from a bully is never a good solution.

This is the same as cyclists being bullied by drivers. Either drivers have to share the road with cyclists or cyclists get their safe space by...
05-13-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

If the driver parks in the bike lane, then...

If the driver parks in the bike lane, then cyclists have to accommodate and go around.

I am trying to figure out why, as a cyclist I matter less than bad drivers and illegally parked cars in a...
05-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

I get your point. But there's a big difference...

I get your point. But there's a big difference between parking a car in the sharrow lane and driving on it. If the sharrow means to share, then neither a bicycle nor anybody else can use it with a...
05-10-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 728
Posted By Daniel4

Huh? Sorry but the double-negative is confusing...

Huh? Sorry but the double-negative is confusing me.

Who said peddling skinny high pressure tires were harder than wide low pressure tires?
05-09-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

Send those photos to your city representative...

Send those photos to your city representative with a message that if you can't ride your bike in the bike lane, then you'll have no other choice but to ride with all the car traffic outside of the...
05-09-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

In total agreement. I can't understand why...

In total agreement.

I can't understand why bad driving is an acceptable norm.
05-09-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

I don't care if they respond or not. If nobody...

I don't care if they respond or not. If nobody complains, then these companies can only assume they are doing nothing wrong.

In my earlier post (#14) I've mentioned that FedEx did respond to me...
05-08-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

Not only do I report commercial vehicles to their...

Not only do I report commercial vehicles to their companies, I ride with the cars, but slowly until the bike lane is clear for me to get back in.
05-05-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By Daniel4

If you're riding to the gym, why do you still...

If you're riding to the gym, why do you still need to get on the treadmill for some more cardio?
05-05-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

I wonder what trouble this will cause once Magna...

I wonder what trouble this will cause once Magna fully allows drivers to reclaim the bike lanes.

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/sci-tech/2021/4/21/1_5397396.html

"“Sarit,” an electric...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By Daniel4

I haven't mounted my pump on my bike in decades. ...

I haven't mounted my pump on my bike in decades. It might get stolen.
05-05-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Daniel4

Stop or Yield do not mean ignore.

Stop or Yield do not mean ignore.
05-05-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Daniel4

I've written to Fedex with pictures showing the...

I've written to Fedex with pictures showing the driver doing a dangerous move in traffic, sent photos to Beck Taxi showing the taxi blocking both the bicycle lane and pedestrians crossing, Budget...
05-02-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,329
Posted By Daniel4

Oil? Vinegar? Bleach? Ammonia? Soap? ...

Oil?
Vinegar?
Bleach?
Ammonia?
Soap?
Windshield fluid?
05-02-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Daniel4

Not necessarily. My comfortable ride is 15...

Not necessarily. My comfortable ride is 15 km/hr. I can go faster of I'm in front of a car but no way would I be able to reach 50 km/hr or faster unless I'm rolling down a hill. So if I'm not in a...
04-30-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Daniel4

After about a year of owning two budget cameras,...

After about a year of owning two budget cameras, I would be looking for these requirements.

Long lasting battery in temperatures from -10C to 55C at a video resolution that can read licence...
04-28-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,329
Posted By Daniel4

Just fast enough so the dog can keep up and...

Just fast enough so the dog can keep up and follow you until the owner can't see it anymore. Then tie it somewhere.
04-25-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,037
Posted By Daniel4

It's starting already.

It's starting already.
04-25-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Daniel4

Gyms are still closed in Toronto so all my...

Gyms are still closed in Toronto so all my exercises are with dumbbells. I skip dumbbell front squats and deadlifts when I go cycling instead.

For the past few months, I have been using light...
04-25-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
Posted By Daniel4

Don't you risk blinding other cyclists if your...

Don't you risk blinding other cyclists if your light is too bright? I've ridden through park trails in the dark and my 300 lumen Petzel is plenty bright. So I have no qualms about street riding at...
04-25-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Daniel4

The article does not address if docking stations...

The article does not address if docking stations have any effect on its care and success.

If a user has to return the bike to a docking station to stop the clock, these bikes won't be treated like...
04-25-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Daniel4

The same can be said about Uber and "ride share"....

The same can be said about Uber and "ride share". There's nothing about sharing a ride when you hire Uber. Cities are too timid to challenge Uber on this claim.

But I digress.

Back to topic.
04-25-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Daniel4

On Thursday, April 22, 2021 on CTV Toronto noon...

On Thursday, April 22, 2021 on CTV Toronto noon news, I saw a story that bothered me.

Frank Stronoch of Magna International is trying to develop an electric micro-car. Now that doesn't sound too...
04-24-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Daniel4

You don't need to detach your cameras if one is...

You don't need to detach your cameras if one is attached to your helmet or chest and the rear camera is attached on your pannier or trunk.

I just discovered the other day, you can make your camera...
04-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,611
Posted By Daniel4

Anti-bike bell? Oh, brother. Just use it to...

Anti-bike bell? Oh, brother.

Just use it to politely to make your presence known. If that doesn't work, either use your voice or sound your other louder horn.

Carry on. Don't let it ruin...
04-17-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,000
Posted By Daniel4

There was a thread a while ago about how to...

There was a thread a while ago about how to properly run red lights and stop signs.

I'm sure there is somebody in BikeForums who can also teach the rest of us the proper way to ride in the dark...
04-10-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By Daniel4

Here are the Toronto 2020 road fatalities in...

Here are the Toronto 2020 road fatalities in comparison with the average from 2001 to 2019.

Overall: 27% decrease (40 vs 54)
Pedestrian: 36% decrease (21 vs 33)
Drivers: 53.8% decrease (7 vs 15)...
04-09-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,437
Posted By Daniel4

Another thing to consider is the audio recording....

Another thing to consider is the audio recording. Having video evidence of what happened during an incidence is one thing. Recording what was actually said in a conflict may be very important.
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Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,610
Posted By Daniel4

Again, it depends on the temperature. For...

Again, it depends on the temperature.

For the head, I wear a thin fabric baseball cap under my bike helmet to keep the rain off my glasses. Make sure the brim is longer than the helmet sun visor....
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By Daniel4

How's the audio? Mine are lousy. Can hardly...

How's the audio?

Mine are lousy. Can hardly pick up a conversation I have with people when I chat with them on the trails. But the bicycle noise vibrating through the camera is sure loud and...
03-30-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Daniel4

It's an air pump not a diesel piston. Stroke...

It's an air pump not a diesel piston. Stroke slow.
03-28-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Daniel4

Seat belts and the overall improvement of driver...

Seat belts and the overall improvement of driver and passenger safety has made drivers more careless. There's also a study how improved goalie pads makes hockey players more aggressive.

The only...
03-28-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,749
Posted By Daniel4

If the police is enforcing the letter of the law,...

If the police is enforcing the letter of the law, then I would abide by it. However, I would challenge their enforcement if they appear to be lenient on motorists who do the same thing by rolling...
03-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,940
Posted By Daniel4

Your urge to retaliate is common but don't do it....

Your urge to retaliate is common but don't do it. It only emboldens bad drivers with an excuse that it was the cyclist's fault.

This is the kind of thing that convinced me to get a camera. Now I...
02-21-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By Daniel4

Bells and horns are safety devices to alert...

Bells and horns are safety devices to alert others of your presence. However, too many people think they are an extension of their emotions.
11-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Daniel4

Don't say "accident". Say "collision". The word...

Don't say "accident". Say "collision". The word accident implies no responsibility.
11-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Daniel4

This confirms my long held thought that...

This confirms my long held thought that significant bicycle experience should be a requirement for getting a driver's licence.
11-13-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,401
Posted By Daniel4

How many hundreds of motor vehicles were able to...

How many hundreds of motor vehicles were able to pass you safely without incidence for every one jerk who honks at you? You're not the problem.

In these times of Covid, the popularity of cycling...
11-08-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,225
Posted By Daniel4

I have a helmet cam and a rear view cam. If there...

I have a helmet cam and a rear view cam. If there are no incidences during my ride, I erase the videos. I have used captured images to report bad driving of commercial vehicle drivers to their...
11-06-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,333
Posted By Daniel4

Lots of experienced drivers are still driving...

Lots of experienced drivers are still driving with suspended licences. And I wouldn't call taxi drivers good drivers. I wouldn't know how that would indicate how good a cyclist they would be.
11-05-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,006
Posted By Daniel4

Of all the things that drivers hate, pedestrians...

Of all the things that drivers hate, pedestrians and cyclists are number 16 and 25. Everything else is other drivers.

https://m.ranker.com/list/things-you-hate-most-when-driving/analise.dubner
11-05-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,333
Posted By Daniel4

Expedia Road Rage Report 2015 ...

Expedia Road Rage Report 2015



"Fifty-one percent of Americans report that they loathe sharing the road with bad drivers, more than cyclists, buses, taxis, joggers and walkers combined. Nearly...
11-03-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,541
Posted By Daniel4

Youtube has lots of ideas. ...

Youtube has lots of ideas.

https://youtu.be/sOiFH1xS5Io

https://youtu.be/V_YkDB4Q-zI (https://youtu.be/sOiFH1xS5Io)
11-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Daniel4

I have never ridden on roads like those ones in...

I have never ridden on roads like those ones in the picture. I don't do highway riding. First you can't see far enough around the bend where cars will be coming at you at 90 to 100 km/h. And then...
10-31-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,828
Posted By Daniel4

I would not be at all surprised if the defense of...

I would not be at all surprised if the defense of that man in the photo was to deny it was he who ran over the cyclist.

Here are two examples where the argument against camera footage seems...
10-29-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,714
Posted By Daniel4

I carry a radio in my pack or in my pocket. The...

I carry a radio in my pack or in my pocket. The noise alerts pedestrians on park trails when I'm approaching.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,721
Posted By Daniel4

I used a helmet mirror once. 'Nuff said.

I used a helmet mirror once. 'Nuff said.
10-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,024
Posted By Daniel4

Don't neglect the reflector. When your light run...

Don't neglect the reflector. When your light run out of power, a reflector can do a pretty good job.
10-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,967
Posted By Daniel4

Regardless if you're walking, cycling or driving,...

Regardless if you're walking, cycling or driving, bad drivers will be on the road. Close passes happen to pedestrians and drivers too. Deal with them because police enforcement is never everywhere.
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