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Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,875
Posted By chrisb71

What I do is, if I am coming up behind a stopped...

What I do is, if I am coming up behind a stopped bus at a light, I will wait for it to proceed and not try to go around, to avoid the leapfrog, since the bus might be about to take off.

But if I...
10-23-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,008
Posted By chrisb71

Because studies have shown that BOTH of those are...

Because studies have shown that BOTH of those are distracting. So yes, talking to a passenger is distracting, but it would be impossible to make that illegal. It's probably impossible to enforce...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,603
Posted By chrisb71

I imagine there is a safety issue, mainly because...

I imagine there is a safety issue, mainly because drivers drive too fast through parking lots so they can't see. A walking pedestrian can stop instantly but a bike will take longer to stop. Of course...
09-11-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By chrisb71

It didn't sound like a big deal at first, but...

It didn't sound like a big deal at first, but after reading the arguments I must agree.

Those cyclists already paid for road infrastructure through property tax and sales tax. The toll for...
09-04-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By chrisb71

ONce i got t-boned (while driving my car) and the...

ONce i got t-boned (while driving my car) and the woman told the police "but I didn't see him" and he said "that's because you need to get your eyes checked!"
he didn't give her a ticket though,...
09-04-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By chrisb71

Do your states not have recurrent driving tests...

Do your states not have recurrent driving tests already?
Illinois makes people take driving tests again starting at 75, at 81 every 2 years, and at 87 every year.
08-07-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,325
Posted By chrisb71

A lot of drivers do it, especially in the middle...

A lot of drivers do it, especially in the middle of nowhere when there is no traffic. is that wrong? to slowly go through after stopping? even in a car? I would not get that upset about a car driver...
07-23-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By chrisb71

the bookstore one is great. "please stop...

the bookstore one is great. "please stop pointing"
07-23-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 20,432
Posted By chrisb71

I just got a mirror a few months ago, and it is...

I just got a mirror a few months ago, and it is probably the biggest safety improvement change I've made. It is great being able to see almost everywhere without having to turn my head (and...
07-16-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By chrisb71

Now that I have a job where I don't have to wake...

Now that I have a job where I don't have to wake up as early, i no longer see rats every morning. This makes my dog sad, who likes to kill them. but me happy, who does not really want to have to...
06-19-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By chrisb71

This happened twice about 2 years ago outside of...

This happened twice about 2 years ago outside of Chicago, one woman in Naperville got 48 days (with possibility of 24 days with good behavior) and the other (2 men in a car in Chicago) got 10 days...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,923
Posted By chrisb71

You could assuage your family by trying to...

You could assuage your family by trying to increase side visibility, adding reflectors or lights even for the day. also getting an airzound or air horn. The only other thing you can modify is your...
06-14-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,823
Posted By chrisb71

I know, I look geeky enough with the Contour on...

I know, I look geeky enough with the Contour on my head. No need to go full geek. Never go full geek.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,308
Posted By chrisb71

I use the ContourHD, I was inspired by all the...

I use the ContourHD, I was inspired by all the other commuters with cameras here. I have it on rather high quality and 1080p. With the default settings I had a hard time making out plate numbers. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By chrisb71

Great! for the heavy breathing, next time say...

Great!
for the heavy breathing, next time say you just pre-burned the calories we're about to consume :)
11-30-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,009
Posted By chrisb71

Actually the story is quite clear that he showed...

Actually the story is quite clear that he showed the cop his pictures, (and we can probably assume the pictures were of the man WITH the bike, the same that he posted), AND the store employee was...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By chrisb71

At home I park in a packed bike room, making it...

At home I park in a packed bike room, making it difficult to get in and out, and usually have to move bikes to the side to fit mine in. Whenever I finally find a good spot that is easy to get into...
11-28-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,038
Posted By chrisb71

Actually it's not cycling it's being ill that's...

Actually it's not cycling it's being ill that's illegal. There are tons of similar stories of people who had some illness that caused shaking, had Down's syndrome, or hard of hearing, that enraged a...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By chrisb71

Now you know when she leaves the room, open the...

Now you know when she leaves the room, open the oven and push the crust around to ruin it while it is still soft. Then when it's done baking she'll say "oh no, the crust got messed up, guess you'll...
11-21-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,386
Posted By chrisb71

I am picturing a bunch of death thieves wearing...

I am picturing a bunch of death thieves wearing black and white striped shirts and black masks, piled up with Xs over their eyes, and Steve Martin running back and forth "Someone really hates this...
11-21-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,860
Posted By chrisb71

Mostly only positive reactions even from drivers....

Mostly only positive reactions even from drivers. They are impressed and think it's neat. The only negative reactions are from relatives who roll their eyes at me :)

But the guy saying "I can't...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,737
Posted By chrisb71

or body. ...

or body.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byOVBhy6Vhg
11-11-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By chrisb71

Not only do not take money, but if you feel any...

Not only do not take money, but if you feel any pain at all go to the hospital. This past summer a man in Chicago got hit, he said he felt fine and refused a ride to the hospital, he died a few hours...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,728
Posted By chrisb71

Yesterday was the first time I'd ever had a...

Yesterday was the first time I'd ever had a tailwind on the lake shore, it's always pushing against me both ways usually. It was great.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,720
Posted By chrisb71

When I arrive I smell the Blommer Chocolate...

When I arrive I smell the Blommer Chocolate Factory, damn them and their tempting smells! Often I've stopped in a cafe for something chocolatey due to the smell of roasting beans being so strong.
...
09-21-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By chrisb71

Those little lips of asphalt definitely do cause...

Those little lips of asphalt definitely do cause crashes and broken spokes. there was a lip like that on the lake front path you had to try to bunny hop over. The city finally fixed it after enough...
09-15-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,816
Posted By chrisb71

that's correct, you don't have to give a damn...

that's correct, you don't have to give a damn about anyone but yourself
09-15-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,816
Posted By chrisb71

I don't expect delivery drivers to loop around...

I don't expect delivery drivers to loop around looking for a spot, if they deliver less packages they probably get paid less or don't get as large of raises as the guy who does park illegally, so...
09-13-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,566
Posted By chrisb71

In Illinois, if it were a car the bus hit, then...

In Illinois, if it were a car the bus hit, then the bus would be in the wrong legally. It's always the turning vehicle's fault, even if the vehicle going straight was driving dangerously or on the...
09-12-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,113
Posted By chrisb71

That indeed looks like a fairly uncrowded...

That indeed looks like a fairly uncrowded sidewalk (few driveways and no stores) that I might consider riding on in the suburbs. However, by that same token the pedestrian should have been viewable...
08-31-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,082
Posted By chrisb71

This story makes me realize I really need a...

This story makes me realize I really need a mirror, too often I've almost done the same thing.

A few weeks ago on the corner by my office a girl stopped on her bike lost her balance and fell under...
08-30-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By chrisb71

The speed limit needs to be lowered at night for...

The speed limit needs to be lowered at night for all those 2 lane roads in the countryside. Or lights installed, or people need to just drive slower. Of course, that's easy to say, harder to do. Even...
08-30-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 79,318
Posted By chrisb71

I would rather they change lanes, as long as it's...

I would rather they change lanes, as long as it's not a double yellow I think it's legal.
Now if they changed lanes on that blind curve that was mentioned, then yes, the driver should get a ticket,...
08-29-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 79,318
Posted By chrisb71

I would look more at forums for the "free range...

I would look more at forums for the "free range kids" site or the like, to get help and advice. People have gone crazy in this country, calling the cops on parents who even let their kids walk to...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By chrisb71

Well Queens bus drivers must be models of law...

Well Queens bus drivers must be models of law abiding citizens, i can't even count how many times i've seen CTA bus drivers run reds in Chicago, though I do have a few such incidents on my helmet...
08-25-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By chrisb71

Of course you can blame the motorist, it doesn't...

Of course you can blame the motorist, it doesn't matter if he was in the crosswalk, blind people are not running out into the road all of a sudden and jumping out from behind parked cars.
08-25-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,351
Posted By chrisb71

In Chicago a few years ago they were arresting...

In Chicago a few years ago they were arresting people without ID for letting their dogs off a leash in the park. So if you say you don't have ID, they will probably take you in. After all if they are...
08-24-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By chrisb71

Actually if you leave your keys in the car, and...

Actually if you leave your keys in the car, and some little kid hops in and tries to drive while you are in the store, you are liable for everything that kid does and any damage he causes, because...
08-19-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By chrisb71

Illinois almost passed a no texting while walking...

Illinois almost passed a no texting while walking bill in '08. There are certainly foolish people that walk into streets without looking, but then they manage to do that without phones.

The worst...
08-19-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,599
Posted By chrisb71

I think this is an effect of bike lanes: drivers...

I think this is an effect of bike lanes: drivers think as long as they are on the left side of the line they are ok.
08-18-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,599
Posted By chrisb71

Dooring incident, poor response from police?

This is a strange incident:
1. cyclist is riding in bike lane, approaching parked cars, and cab driver is about to pass him on left.
2. woman opens door, dooring cyclist, he goes flying into the...
08-18-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,809
Posted By chrisb71

She mentions they were on a curve she could not...

She mentions they were on a curve she could not see around a few paragraphs before, so I assume they were on a long curve on the side of a hill.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By chrisb71

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_English_l...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_English_language_idioms_derived_from_baseball#left_field
08-15-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,809
Posted By chrisb71

It depends on what they are admitting to. I...

It depends on what they are admitting to. I remember from oh a decade ago some polygamists going on tv to say their life was OK, only to get prosecuted.

seriously, the whole thing is bizarre. i am...
08-12-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,142
Posted By chrisb71

He also enjoys driving and talking on his cell...

He also enjoys driving and talking on his cell phone at the same time.
You'd think only small towns would manage to elect winners like this guy.
08-11-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,474
Posted By chrisb71

In the city it's pedestrians. Especially since...

In the city it's pedestrians. Especially since many are drunk or texting, and the others don't even look. They scare me when I drive too.
Delivery trucks. You never know if they'll start suddenly...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,197
Posted By chrisb71

Change the tubes before commuting. You will gain...

Change the tubes before commuting. You will gain confidence, learn how to change a flat when you really need to. While doing this check the sidewalls for rot if it's used and or you haven't ridden in...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,309
Posted By chrisb71

holy cow, get it now. i got mine at 175 and...

holy cow, get it now. i got mine at 175 and thought it was a good deal. maybe i need a 2nd one to point backwards...
unless they are so low because they are not going to produce it anymore, but only...
07-26-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,478
Posted By chrisb71

Actually re: riding the wrong way and driver...

Actually re: riding the wrong way and driver responsibility. To a certain extent I agree with the above posters, but sometimes I am so busy looking for salmons that I have almost hit pedestrians that...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By chrisb71

Someone who doesn't ride, who suddenly rides 4...

Someone who doesn't ride, who suddenly rides 4 hours ... YES will be in a ton of pain, not just in the legs.
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