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Forum: Recumbent
01-05-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,830
Posted By Allister

The same thing happened with high bicycle riders...

The same thing happened with high bicycle riders when the new fangled safety bicycle started appearing. Funny old thing, life.
08-21-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By Allister

Then it's them that needs to work on their own...

Then it's them that needs to work on their own bigotry.
06-28-09, 04:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,324
Posted By Allister

Apparently it's that it's ok for motorists to be...

Apparently it's that it's ok for motorists to be incapable of staying in the lane.
06-28-09, 04:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,324
Posted By Allister

Now there's a super leap of logic that we haven't...

Now there's a super leap of logic that we haven't seen since HH. Have you been taking lessons in disingenuousness?
06-14-09, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,353
Posted By Allister

Take the lane, and you'll be perfectly safe.

Take the lane, and you'll be perfectly safe.
06-14-09, 03:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By Allister

I reckon there's as many reasons as there are...

I reckon there's as many reasons as there are collisions. Where's the benefit in trying to fit them into neat little categories?
06-14-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,037
Posted By Allister

No-one's 'locking you out' of anywhere. You can...

No-one's 'locking you out' of anywhere. You can enjoy the wilderness any time you like. Just leave the bike at home.
06-13-09, 04:41 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,145
Posted By Allister

I certainly wouldn't like to go on a group ride...

I certainly wouldn't like to go on a group ride with a dogmatic nitwit like you.
06-10-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By Allister

Personally, I couldn't care less whether the...

Personally, I couldn't care less whether the passengers see me or not.
03-02-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,032
Posted By Allister

He sure does shout a lot.

He sure does shout a lot.
02-26-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By Allister

What a waste of beer.

What a waste of beer.
02-24-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,126
Posted By Allister

I had an airzound for a while. I found that the...

I had an airzound for a while. I found that the times I actually needed to sound a warning were exactly the same times I needed to apply both brakes, and couldn't reach the horn anyway. Vocalisations...
02-17-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By Allister

Do you need someone watching over you all the...

Do you need someone watching over you all the time to make sure you do the right thing?
02-17-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By Allister

So, laws only have value if they can be enforced...

So, laws only have value if they can be enforced by the police?
01-29-09, 04:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,197
Posted By Allister

That's fairly evident.

That's fairly evident.
01-27-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,427
Posted By Allister

Also be aware that all those intersections make...

Also be aware that all those intersections make the safe cycling speed on sidewalks much lower than on the roads.
01-27-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,197
Posted By Allister

Have you people learned nothing from the way some...

Have you people learned nothing from the way some motorists pass us on the road? Pass safely (and preferably quietly), or wait until you can. If you're too impatient for that, get off the path...
Forum: Foo
01-26-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 7,618
Posted By Allister

Professional sports. Professional sportsmen. ...

Professional sports.
Professional sportsmen.
Fishing.
Apple products.
Staying up all night to watch professional sports.
Parties.
01-19-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,352
Posted By Allister

I do wonder what 'lesson' he was hoping to teach...

I do wonder what 'lesson' he was hoping to teach them.
01-19-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,253
Posted By Allister

You only learn your limits if you exceed them. ;)...

You only learn your limits if you exceed them. ;)

Seriously though, on a road with traffic that can go much faster than I can, it's all about minimising speed differentials. If the ambient speed...
12-06-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,649
Posted By Allister

I don't know about NYC, but around here, it is...

I don't know about NYC, but around here, it is actually a law that you have to have at least one hand on the handlebars when riding, so whether or not they are capable of it is kind of moot.
12-05-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,165
Posted By Allister

I thought you said you were done here.

I thought you said you were done here.
12-05-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,165
Posted By Allister

You need to find ways to increase your...

You need to find ways to increase your conspicuity.



Pray for them?

Whining about them on BF is another time honoured tradition.

There's more to bike advocacy than merely admonishing...
12-04-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,165
Posted By Allister

Unasked for advice often elicits a negative...

Unasked for advice often elicits a negative reaction, although these guys clearly went way over the top.

I'll offer as much advice to people as they want, if they ask me, but otherwise, I find it...
12-01-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Allister

That should give you some time to put on some...

That should give you some time to put on some more maintenance staff, and no, I don't want the job.
11-30-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Allister

tl;dr

tl;dr
11-30-08, 07:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,329
Posted By Allister

I think you should avail yourself of the search...

I think you should avail yourself of the search tool. There's about a gazillion threads on the subject. The electrons are still drying in some of them.

Happy reading....
11-24-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,473
Posted By Allister

I don't mind 'em as long as they take their turn...

I don't mind 'em as long as they take their turn pulling.
11-24-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Allister

People like that give all motorists a bad name.

People like that give all motorists a bad name.
11-20-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,908
Posted By Allister

That's ok. Not everyone is up to the challenge of...

That's ok. Not everyone is up to the challenge of learning how to do it.
11-20-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,908
Posted By Allister

Yes, because bicycling is EXACTLY like desert...

Yes, because bicycling is EXACTLY like desert combat.
11-20-08, 02:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,908
Posted By Allister

Being aware of the situation.

Being aware of the situation.
11-18-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Allister

Anyone that thinks this shouldn't be on the road...

Anyone that thinks this shouldn't be on the road at all.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,054
Posted By Allister

Don't feel bad about his lack of overtaking...

Don't feel bad about his lack of overtaking skills.
11-18-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,672
Posted By Allister

I'm a fan of irony, too.

I'm a fan of irony, too.
11-17-08, 09:51 PM
11-17-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,117
Posted By Allister

Not to mention a lack of reading comprehension...

Not to mention a lack of reading comprehension skills.
11-17-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Allister

I usually just waggle my fingers behind my head....

I usually just waggle my fingers behind my head. Works fine. I see some people with arrays of wire ties on their helmet. Not sure how well it works, but it looks pretty ridiculous.
11-17-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,117
Posted By Allister

True enough. There's also a lot of meta-whining...

True enough. There's also a lot of meta-whining about how bigoted/hypocritical/self-righteous A&S posters are. Best to skip over them too.
11-17-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,624
Posted By Allister

Be grateful. 'Round these parts, they don't even...

Be grateful. 'Round these parts, they don't even let cyclists on such roads. Not that I've ever felt the need to.

Then again, we do have this...
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11-17-08, 04:21 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,117
Posted By Allister

I'd be pissed off. But I wouldn't come onto Bike...

I'd be pissed off. But I wouldn't come onto Bike Forums posting a bigoted rant about 'lycra clad clowns' either.
11-16-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Allister

Magpies never attack cars. They're in on the...

Magpies never attack cars. They're in on the Autocentric Conspiracy is my bet.
11-16-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,424
Posted By Allister

I've never found statistics to be a particularly...

I've never found statistics to be a particularly persuasive form of argument anyway.

Internet statistics, doubly so.
11-16-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,117
Posted By Allister

It's tragic about the little scratch on your car,...

It's tragic about the little scratch on your car, but is it really all 'neon clown suit wearing variety of cyclists' that you have a problem with, or just this one?
11-16-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Allister

You'd think by the time someone reached 47,...

You'd think by the time someone reached 47, they'd be used to magpie attacks, and learned some techniques to deter them, or at least how to stay upright when they do attack.
11-16-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By Allister

Quite right. Obviously he shouldn't be prosecuted...

Quite right. Obviously he shouldn't be prosecuted when it was the car that struck the cyclist.

It should read '...a man who struck and killed a cyclist with his car...'
11-15-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,624
Posted By Allister

That doesn't look like a bikelane to me. If it...

That doesn't look like a bikelane to me. If it was, you should see something designating it as such within that stretch.

I'd probably ride on or about the white line there, preferring sitting a...
11-15-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,624
Posted By Allister

Seriously? Safe passing distance is only a legal...

Seriously? Safe passing distance is only a legal requirement under certain conditions? I think you should confirm that, because I thought otherwise.
11-13-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By Allister

I sometimes go over the 60km/h speed limit...

I sometimes go over the 60km/h speed limit descending the Story Bridge. The cars are still passing me though.
11-13-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,672
Posted By Allister

I think we all need a big hug.

I think we all need a big hug.
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