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04-29-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,986
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I would say that one the main RESPONSIBILITIES of...

I would say that one the main RESPONSIBILITIES of any person using a roadway is to know and follow the law.
04-29-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 41,864
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Why is there always so much bickering back and...

Why is there always so much bickering back and forth on this forum?

To the OP: If you're enjoying your ride, getting your heart rate up for a sustained period, finding yourself going faster and...
04-28-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,788
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Sweet ride! I really wanted to take a look at...

Sweet ride! I really wanted to take a look at the Giant Roam 0, but the Giant dealer here has never even HEARD of the Roam bikes. Sad but true.
04-28-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,986
Posted By Deathly Hallows

The exact same incident just happened where I...

The exact same incident just happened where I live -- a 17 year old cyclist RIDING in the crosswalk was hit by a car and was later fined for riding in the crosswalk.

It is illegal to RIDE a bike...
04-28-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,073
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I have the 8.5 with a Thudbuster ST. The seat...

I have the 8.5 with a Thudbuster ST. The seat post diameter is 27.2 mm (it is marked on the stock post, although very faintly). The Thudbuster is a nice addition to the bike, but don't expect too...
04-27-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,440
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Car comes too close, you hit car with bat, break...

Car comes too close, you hit car with bat, break window? Guess who's going to be in trouble then?
04-23-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,828
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Thanks! I am so getting that!

Thanks! I am so getting that!
04-22-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,828
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Great pictures; the side by side comparison...

Great pictures; the side by side comparison really lets us see the improvements. Looks like you've got a pretty sweet ride -- mountain bike tough and still plenty of speed for road riding. That...
04-14-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,828
Posted By Deathly Hallows

WOW! You continue to amaze me, all you have done...

WOW! You continue to amaze me, all you have done with the 8.4 gives me great ideas for what I can do with my ride.
04-07-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,911
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Where I live, any person can report a dangerous...

Where I live, any person can report a dangerous driver to the police provided they have some way to identify the vehicle (i.e., license plates) and charges will be filed. The case then goes to court...
04-06-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,127
Posted By Deathly Hallows

But under the 4 foot law, the line the cyclist is...

But under the 4 foot law, the line the cyclist is taking blocks both lanes of traffic. He does not leave room for a larger vehicle to pass in the left lane and be at least 4 feet away from him.
...
04-01-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

You can't even use the shift key, yet you call...

You can't even use the shift key, yet you call women lazy?
04-01-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 63,175
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I ride strictly for recreation. I am very...

I ride strictly for recreation. I am very paranoid about leaving my bike anywhere I can't see it; as the LBS sales guy said, the best policy is if it's not in your house, it's under you butt. I...
03-31-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 63,175
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Got a DS 8.5. Quite frankly the only reason I...

Got a DS 8.5. Quite frankly the only reason I bought it initially was because it was the only sporty hybrid available where I live. I wanted to take a look at Specialized Crosstrail, Norco XR1 and...
03-26-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Hey anechka! I have the 8.5 and have found it to...

Hey anechka! I have the 8.5 and have found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride; the gearing and shifting is very smooth, the brakes have really good stopping power. And the DS bikes are quite...
03-23-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,754
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Hey Edmund! I second (or is it third or fourth)...

Hey Edmund! I second (or is it third or fourth) the suggestion to keep looking for good used bike. A good steel frame will last a long time, and parts can be changed out to make it more hybridy...
03-23-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Anecdotes happen to people everyday. But I guess...

Anecdotes happen to people everyday. But I guess they only matter when they happen to you. Statistics, such as the number of cyclists hit by cars, are just bunches of anecdotal incidents someone...
03-23-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

@Snowjob I think women getting other women...

@Snowjob

I think women getting other women involved in the scene would be a major factor in why there's a high percentage of female riders in Minneapolis. There's nothing like that here. And...
03-23-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

THANK YOU, HoustonGal. It's something that men...

THANK YOU, HoustonGal. It's something that men just do not get; men are not targets the way women are. The really sad thing is that so many men who would not tolerate behavior directed at their...
03-23-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

^^^ Saskatoon (my city) 2.4 % of residents...

^^^ Saskatoon (my city) 2.4 % of residents commute by bike, despite being what I consider a very bike unfriendly city.

I agree with the point that more bike lanes would get a higher percentage...
03-23-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

^^^ I think it's greatly oversimplifying things...

^^^ I think it's greatly oversimplifying things to say that more women would bike if only (oh, if only!) there were more bike lanes; and odd how the article that makes this point concludes that not...
03-22-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,457
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Male attitudes do much more to deter women from...

Male attitudes do much more to deter women from from biking than anything else. From the guy who "orders" his sister to stay off road, to the LBS salesperson who will ignore female customers looking...
03-18-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Well, I've only done it twice and it's not...

Well, I've only done it twice and it's not something I'd do again. It's on a long downhill bridge which if you're doing 20 mph at the top you can top 40 at the bottom. It's quite the thrill passing...
03-17-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Deathly Hallows

That was cool! I`ve topped 40 mph on my 8.5, but...

That was cool! I`ve topped 40 mph on my 8.5, but on pavement; I would`t have the courage to do that on a trail. I actually top 30 mph quite regularly, but 40 was a little scary (on a bridge, and the...
03-17-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Deathly Hallows

According to CAA, if a Canadian driver has an...

According to CAA, if a Canadian driver has an unpaid fine in an American jurisdiction, that driver may be held at the border. If the fine does remain unpaid, that driver's license to drive in that...
03-17-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Deathly Hallows

It's up to the driver to follow the laws in...

It's up to the driver to follow the laws in whatever jurisdiction he/she may be driving in (which is true for all legal matters; I can't travel to the US and commit a crime even if the same action...
03-17-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Deathly Hallows

A Canadian driver who recieves a ticket while in...

A Canadian driver who recieves a ticket while in the US will have demerit points added to his/her license, according to my province's drivers education handbook.
03-16-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Deathly Hallows

^^^ So there's not an actual accredited...

^^^ So there's not an actual accredited instructor providing in person instruction at some point? If not, then this really sounds like a throw back to the 1950s, and I imagine there were some very...
03-16-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Learning to drive on a computer? Why not just...

Learning to drive on a computer? Why not just give them a copy of Need for Speed? Seriously, is this in addition to, or instead of high school driver's ed? Kids have been learning basic rules of...
03-11-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,601
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I guess I must be able to bike faster than most...

I guess I must be able to bike faster than most dogs.
03-11-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,601
Posted By Deathly Hallows

People keep saying things like why didn't the OP...

People keep saying things like why didn't the OP kick the dog owner's butt. I ask why didn't you just pedal hard to get away from the dog?

I don't know how things work where anyone else lives,...
03-11-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Deathly Hallows

That was quite the tumble! Good to see you...

That was quite the tumble! Good to see you getting right back up.
03-11-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I agree, there are many drivers who are...

I agree, there are many drivers who are considerate to bikers. I especially like drivers who will yield to cyclists when the cyclist does not have right of way, and I love it when they hold up...
03-11-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I would say that it's not properly threaded onto...

I would say that it's not properly threaded onto the crank arm.
03-11-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 20,432
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I'm not spinning around. It's just a quick...

I'm not spinning around. It's just a quick glance and use of peripheral and side vision. You make it sound like I'm facing backwards on the seat.
03-09-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 20,432
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I just remain alert. When I hear a car...

I just remain alert. When I hear a car approaching, I look back quick to see what line the driver is taking. As it comes closer, I check again, and if it looks like the driver's not edging over, I...
03-09-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 20,432
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Well, 40 plus years of city biking and I cannot...

Well, 40 plus years of city biking and I cannot recall a single incident where a driver caught me off guard. Sure, I've had cars come uncomfortably close at time when I had no room left to maneuver,...
03-09-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 20,432
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I've heard cars that are very quiet, such as...

I've heard cars that are very quiet, such as hybrids, but the tires always make that rolling noise. However, my hearing is actually very good, so that helps too. When at stop lights, I often use...
03-08-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 20,432
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I've never had a mirror on a bike. A few years...

I've never had a mirror on a bike. A few years ago, when buying a new bike, I was going to get a mirror, but the shop didn't have one I liked. The thing is, I can hear cars coming up behind me, and...
03-04-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 531,027
Posted By Deathly Hallows

How many of the people who died while cycling...

How many of the people who died while cycling were wearing helmets versus those who were not? Among those who were not wearing helmets, how many of those deaths may have been preventable had the...
03-04-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Yes, but that really is of little benefit to the...

Yes, but that really is of little benefit to the people they hit.
03-04-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Most drivers where I live would not notice that...

Most drivers where I live would not notice that sticker for at least several days. Then they would suddenly see it while driving on a busy four lane road, freak out, and cause a multi-car collision....
03-03-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 531,027
Posted By Deathly Hallows

^^^ Which is exactly my original point, only a...

^^^ Which is exactly my original point, only a little more detailed. Helmet manufacturer funds "scientific" (i.e., biased) study to increase sales of an unpopular product. As a former research...
03-03-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 531,027
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Rear view cameras mandatory in cars? Sorry, I...

Rear view cameras mandatory in cars? Sorry, I just can't resist commenting on that. I assume none of the people trying to make them mandatory have anything to do with manufacturing or selling rear...
03-02-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,929
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Personally, I don't understand all the fuss about...

Personally, I don't understand all the fuss about weight. Unless you're racing, or unless you have issues about having to carry a bike long distances, basically any half decent modern bike wil be...
02-26-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Deathly Hallows

I'm not sure if the mirrors are improperly set,...

I'm not sure if the mirrors are improperly set, or if it's just the camera angle, but the trailer not being in line with the cab limits visibility. It appears the truck is positioned to demonstrate...
02-26-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,403
Posted By Deathly Hallows

If that thing could do dishes as well as laundry,...

If that thing could do dishes as well as laundry, I'd buy it!
02-26-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 531,027
Posted By Deathly Hallows

It's not a claim, it's a statement of fact. Like...

It's not a claim, it's a statement of fact. Like I wrote in my previous post, there will always be someone who cannot believe I ride without a helmet, just as I can't believe that someone can't...
02-25-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 531,027
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Never worn a helmet. Grew up in the days when...

Never worn a helmet. Grew up in the days when there were no such things as bicycle helmets. People rode bikes, did drops and jumps, and fell off bikes without even considering wearing helmets. I...
02-25-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,403
Posted By Deathly Hallows

Seriously? You've made what was once an...

Seriously? You've made what was once an extraordinarily effecient mode of transportation less manoeverable. If you're concerned about cage drivers not giving you space, a well-placed mirror and an...
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