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03-11-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By gcottay

If I were a young blond who could handle a...

If I were a young blond who could handle a unicycle I'd be invincible. Please post your video all over so I can also be a rock star.
01-07-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,653
Posted By gcottay

Since the rails would be laid on top of existing...

Since the rails would be laid on top of existing pavement crossing them on a bike would be a major problem.
12-31-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,495
Posted By gcottay

Ski Helmet Use Is Up, but Brain Injuries Aren’t Down

I do not contend this is relevant to the cycling helmet question but it's nonetheless interesting.

Ski Helmet Use Is Up, but Brain Injuries Aren’t Down...
12-29-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By gcottay

Do not spend money but rather time, attention and...

Do not spend money but rather time, attention and creativity. Every day do what you want to do. If you aren't sure what you want to do try something that might qualify. When in doubt, opt for...
12-29-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,710
Posted By gcottay

Wow, what a coincidence. I had exactly* the same...

Wow, what a coincidence. I had exactly* the same encounter last week but since the truck's path was so easily predicable I just gave it room and there was no fuss whatsoever.

*Maybe it wasn't...
12-24-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By gcottay

Here's a Christmas gift from the late great Walt...

Here's a Christmas gift from the late great Walt Kelly.

http://www.jimandnancyforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2005/04/Pogo.jpg
12-20-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By gcottay

Thanks for the link. They also have this table...

Thanks for the link. They also have this table including federal funding:

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/road-spending-state-funded-user-taxes-and-fees-including-federal-gas-tax-revenues
12-09-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,692
Posted By gcottay

At this point we are almost entirely ignorant of...

At this point we are almost entirely ignorant of the proximate cause or causes of this tragedy.
11-16-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,580
Posted By gcottay

I have been know to ride on the sidewalk in a few...

I have been know to ride on the sidewalk in a few locations but don't enjoy riding as slowly as necessary for safety in that position.

When motorists say something useful I listen and learn....
11-16-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By gcottay

I willingly accept the burden of membership in a...

I willingly accept the burden of membership in a powerful and privileged class. It's not easy but someone has to do it.
11-05-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,343
Posted By gcottay

That, alas, works only in the real world, not...

That, alas, works only in the real world, not A&S.
11-05-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,568
Posted By gcottay

Yep. That works for me, but only in front...

Yep. That works for me, but only in front position ignoring the gun sound.
10-25-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By gcottay

That's a nice clear video.

That's a nice clear video.
10-18-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By gcottay

I too have the grand and glorious temerity to...

I too have the grand and glorious temerity to suggest one debate is settled.

Some settings allow for well designed separate cycling infrastructure. Some settings do not. It's time to give up the...
10-17-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,023
Posted By gcottay

From the simple perspective of an owner and user,...

From the simple perspective of an owner and user, I'll suggest that firearms, like most weapons, are more easily used for offense than for defense. If you want to do me harm and see I am carrying...
10-15-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,023
Posted By gcottay

Two guys known to be good friends are out...

Two guys known to be good friends are out hunting. A gun goes off and one of the guys is dead.

Two guys are in a convenience store. One is behind the counter when the other enters gun in hand....
10-15-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,458
Posted By gcottay

Thanks for your post. Too many of us learn the...

Thanks for your post. Too many of us learn the hard way that few situations are so bad we cannot make them either better or worse.
10-08-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By gcottay

I think caution and skill work better.

I think caution and skill work better.
10-08-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By gcottay

The proposal only made it out of committee. ...

The proposal only made it out of committee.

Here in the US there is always a legislative silly season in which hard-working and mostly ignored legislators get some attention with quixotic...
10-06-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,855
Posted By gcottay

Recumbent dealers report greatly increased trike...

Recumbent dealers report greatly increased trike sales but most of them are more similar to this ICE Vortex than to the Torker.

http://www.icetrikes.co/image/overlay/Vortex%202012%20-.jpg
10-06-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,562
Posted By gcottay

Yes, unless law enforcement is present he can...

Yes, unless law enforcement is present he can drive in whatever way he sees fit no matter how rude, unlawful or dangerous so we are well advised to stay alert. Unless the driver is totally incapable...
10-05-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,319
Posted By gcottay

Thank you for your service. Beta and immediate...

Thank you for your service. Beta and immediate post beta testers help make the world a better place.
10-05-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,562
Posted By gcottay

Signaling is useful enough, I think, to work on...

Signaling is useful enough, I think, to work on acquiring the habit and skills.

Selective memory is also useful. I find great fun in throwing stupid comments down into the well of forgetfulness.
10-03-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By gcottay

My solution to observing these behaviors is...

My solution to observing these behaviors is gratitude that these dangerous cyclists are not driving large motor vehicles.
09-27-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By gcottay

Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the reminder.
09-22-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By gcottay

You might want to contact local cycling clubs for...

You might want to contact local cycling clubs for help in selecting a good attorney. Several of the answers to the lessons you are being taught are incorrect but will stand unless challenged by...
09-20-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By gcottay

My point is that, your protestations to the...

My point is that, your protestations to the contrary, all the information you have about the driver's thought process lies in your imagination.
09-20-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,678
Posted By gcottay

Most accidents have causes. Often the cause is...

Most accidents have causes. Often the cause is carelessness or even negligence. Unless one is fully prepared with evidence of intent the use of "accident" in both common usage and legal proceedings...
09-19-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By gcottay

Yes, the moon was also bright and beautiful here,...

Yes, the moon was also bright and beautiful here, maybe even brighter than the usually quoted 0.25-0.30 lux. In comparison an deeply overcast day is 40 lux. A cloudy day provides 10,000 - 25,000...
09-19-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By gcottay

+1 I'm good at urban cycling but stand in...

+1

I'm good at urban cycling but stand in awe of the garden variety NYC cyclist.
09-19-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,836
Posted By gcottay

Yep, it's no treat. I've started...

Yep, it's no treat.

I've started positioning far left when doing a left. That has eliminated the swoopers but encourages impatient left hookers. Though a pain, the hookers are predictable and...
09-19-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By gcottay

Your inappropriate hostility is not at all...

Your inappropriate hostility is not at all helpful.
09-19-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By gcottay

Your powers of observation are truly astounding....

Your powers of observation are truly astounding. Oncoming traffic. At night. You were not only able to see beyond the headlights to see the driver by moonlight but saw in such detail that you are...
09-13-13, 08:02 PM
09-13-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,965
Posted By gcottay

I hope the appeal works and Bertonatti gets a...

I hope the appeal works and Bertonatti gets a revised sentence. Assuming good time and other early release provisions, thirty-seven years would be about right.
09-13-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By gcottay

Very nice. Perhaps in time they will graduate to...

Very nice. Perhaps in time they will graduate to picking up litter.
09-13-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,262
Posted By gcottay

If riding in green position leaves enough room...

If riding in green position leaves enough room for a motor vehicle to slip by on the right then I consider the lane wide enough for safe sharing.
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,236
Posted By gcottay

For years I had similar experiences but after...

For years I had similar experiences but after learning some traffic practices the incidence of potential serious problems is way, way down. You may find this interesting and instructive.
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Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By gcottay

If it turns out to be a bike you will ride and...

If it turns out to be a bike you will ride and enjoy for many miles, overpaying would not be a problem for me. I'd much rather overpay for a keeper than deal with a bargain also ran. I'd see it,...
09-10-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By gcottay

Thanks for the inspiration to those of us who...

Thanks for the inspiration to those of us who haven't really challenged ourselves of late!
09-10-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,838
Posted By gcottay

Your daughter is a smart woman.

Your daughter is a smart woman.
09-10-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By gcottay

I suggest imagining that the skateboarder has a...

I suggest imagining that the skateboarder has a close relative who is an attorney of the lowest kind who failed the bar thrice but is exceptionally gifted in twisting words. With that in mind, review...
09-10-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By gcottay

Southern Arizona real estate prices are on the...

Southern Arizona real estate prices are on the way up but still near historic lows.

It's not too late.
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,605
Posted By gcottay

Yep, it's completely down.

Yep, it's completely down.
09-10-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,827
Posted By gcottay

From the standpoint of taking responsibility our...

From the standpoint of taking responsibility our own safety, the question is different. Since there will always be some unknown drivers who do not follow the law, what can we do to make our rides as...
09-06-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,362
Posted By gcottay

I'm not qualified to comment on legal issues in...

I'm not qualified to comment on legal issues in question, but the judge's opinion, beginning on page 23 of the opinion, corresponds with both my riding and understanding.
09-02-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,430
Posted By gcottay

People's behavior and character both vary from...

People's behavior and character both vary from the noble to actual evil. Coming to a conclusion about the human condition on the basis of a few drivers misses that wide variety of possibility.
08-30-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,356
Posted By gcottay

My few urban fixed gear miles were on a borrowed...

My few urban fixed gear miles were on a borrowed bike with a front brake. The owner called it an "emergency brake." As a decidedly novice and wholly non-expert fixie rider I made multiple stops,...
08-29-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 990
Posted By gcottay

Be grateful you are not riding a low recumbent...

Be grateful you are not riding a low recumbent through a herd of grasshoppers.
08-26-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By gcottay

Yes, exactly. Font size and color and all. ...

Yes, exactly. Font size and color and all.

We are responsible for our own safety. When we are riding it matters not that drivers should use care in turning across the bike lane or that some...
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