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09-29-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,409
Posted By degnaw

As a former fast food employee - there's a sensor...

As a former fast food employee - there's a sensor that detects cars at the ordering speaker. You probably didn't trip the sensor, so the employees probably had no idea you were there.
02-26-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,642
Posted By degnaw

With platform pedals, try angling your feet...

With platform pedals, try angling your feet forward - by pulling your feet backwards you can bring your back wheel up with you when you jump.

As far as pulling up your front wheel, it's easier the...
02-26-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,109
Posted By degnaw

I can't see most people making the connection...

I can't see most people making the connection between using a cell phone and hitting a cyclist, consciously or unconsciously - because most people *think* they can use a phone safely when driving.
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02-26-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,109
Posted By degnaw

Perhaps a pessimistic view but I feel this is...

Perhaps a pessimistic view but I feel this is much harsher of a sentence than he would've received most other places in the US, considering how often we hear of only a traffic ticket being issued.
05-15-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,110
Posted By degnaw

I would like to mention, though, that California...

I would like to mention, though, that California law specifically allows motorists to pass closer than three feet if the motorist is going a "reasonable" speed.
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05-15-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,110
Posted By degnaw

Flipping the bird is an "F you" gesture, that's...

Flipping the bird is an "F you" gesture, that's an insult. Do you say "F you" to friends/coworkers/family who make a mistake and don't realize they screwed up?
05-15-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,110
Posted By degnaw

The driver clearly stopped after the cyclist...

The driver clearly stopped after the cyclist flipped him off. Are you suggesting that flipping someone off, kicking their car, yelling at them, etc is not going to change their behavior in any way?
...
05-15-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,110
Posted By degnaw

How is that defending the driver? Obviously, the...

How is that defending the driver? Obviously, the confrontation could have been escalated in other ways (kicking the truck, yelling, what have you). And the driver obviously is crazy and has anger...
05-14-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,110
Posted By degnaw

Sure, they should, but testing that theory out...

Sure, they should, but testing that theory out for yourself seems like a really bad idea.
05-14-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,110
Posted By degnaw

Lift your arm with your hand palm up, like a...

Lift your arm with your hand palm up, like a "wtf?" gesture.

Obviously the driver is in the wrong, but why go around flipping off potential homicidal maniacs in 3000+lb killing machines?
02-28-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,781
Posted By degnaw

I commuted daily in Erie, PA for a summer....

I commuted daily in Erie, PA for a summer. Despite the reasonable (albeit hot and muggy at times) weather, I saw no more than ~4 other cyclists over a 3-month period. In the winter, I'd expect that...
11-09-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,408
Posted By degnaw

Does this approach actually work? I've never...

Does this approach actually work? I've never actually gotten a ticket (in a car or on a bike) but I don't think arguing "Yes, I was speeding, but other people speed too" would get you out of a ticket.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,156
Posted By degnaw

The second photo looks like a long shackle...

The second photo looks like a long shackle U-lock. I have two mini U-locks and I most certainly could not fit a bike rack, back wheel, two chainstays, AND the far-side crank inside.
10-29-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,460
Posted By degnaw

The idea is that you don't have to worry about...

The idea is that you don't have to worry about theft, and you're free to take multi-modal trips - you have a bike to ride even if you walked or took a subway/taxi to where you are, and vise versa.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,011
Posted By degnaw

The whole "yield if there's no traffic, stop if...

The whole "yield if there's no traffic, stop if there is" discussion is kind of missing the point of a yield sign. If there's no traffic, there's nobody to yield to. If there is traffic, you yield -...
10-17-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By degnaw

Without question, you're supposed to follow the...

Without question, you're supposed to follow the pedestrian signal. That said, I never bother actually pushing the button unless I need to stop for a red anyways.
10-16-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,936
Posted By degnaw

I don't think there's a problem with riding with...

I don't think there's a problem with riding with a single earbud - I can still hear approaching traffic perfectly fine with my other ear. Do you turn off the radio and open all of your windows when...
10-14-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,750
Posted By degnaw

Certainly object recognition leaves a bit to be...

Certainly object recognition leaves a bit to be desired. But if you look at some of Google's city driving demo videos...
10-14-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,750
Posted By degnaw

I never said anything about it being ready for...

I never said anything about it being ready for market, or that it will take over the world, or anything like that - I'm just saying that on a technology basis, the concept is sound. You implied that...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,645
Posted By degnaw

bar tape | eBay...

bar tape | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_nkw=bar+tape&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1)
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,645
Posted By degnaw

If you're looking for cheap and don't mind a 2...

If you're looking for cheap and don't mind a 2 week wait, Chinese vendors have bar tape for about $2 shipped. 4 months in and it hasn't fallen apart on me yet.
10-14-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,750
Posted By degnaw

I'm a computer scientist. Artificial Intelligence...

I'm a computer scientist. Artificial Intelligence in general is probably 99.99% pattern recognition - literally mountains of past data being considered in "if this happens, do this" type decisions....
09-11-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,753
Posted By degnaw

If I was the driver, I probably would've yelled...

If I was the driver, I probably would've yelled at you too (at the least honked). I don't care if you run a stop sign, just don't take my right-of-way.
08-10-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,500
Posted By degnaw

Motorcycle helmets have soft foam in addition to...

Motorcycle helmets have soft foam in addition to (not instead of) bike helmet type "hard" foam.

http://www.whitedogbikes.com/images/blog-img/flip-helmet-206/1/flip-helmet-head-600x589.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-09-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By degnaw

I've got a Delta Post Porter on my road bike with...

I've got a Delta Post Porter on my road bike with carbon stays. It's got pannier supports and I've carried some pretty heavy loads (20-25lbs) some pretty long distances. I do use small pieces of...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 21,286
Posted By degnaw

I've got three BD bikes - a Motobecane Sprint Pro...

I've got three BD bikes - a Motobecane Sprint Pro road bike ($800 a bit over 3 years ago), which I supplemented last year with a Dawes fixie ($175, for being cheap and being left places), and a...
08-08-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By degnaw

Yup, thanks - I'd definitely use that between...

Yup, thanks - I'd definitely use that between downtown and MS. My main concern though is the huge splotch of red on that map heading west and north out of crossroads.
08-07-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By degnaw

Bellevue, WA route help

I'm moving to Bellevue in about a week and will be frequently commuting between downtown, the crossroads mall area, and the MS campus. Are riding on NE 8th St (between downtown and crossroads), and...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By degnaw

Bellevue, WA route help

I'm moving to Bellevue in about a week and will be frequently commuting between downtown, the crossroads mall area, and the MS campus. Are riding on NE 8th St (between downtown and crossroads), and...
06-19-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,439
Posted By degnaw

Treating reds as stops is legal in Idaho, and...

Treating reds as stops is legal in Idaho, and 'dead red' laws generally only apply after several minutes. I'm also not aware of anywhere in Europe where Idaho-type laws apply.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By degnaw

I think more like this. ...

I think more like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWHT68Z10vc
03-06-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,059
Posted By degnaw

I'm sure you're still much safer riding in...

I'm sure you're still much safer riding in Washington or Colorado than in almost any other state, considering those were the (LAB 2013) #1...
03-06-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,425
Posted By degnaw

Did you watch the entire segment or just the four...

Did you watch the entire segment or just the four posted PSAs? I didn't find the bomb PSA funny until I went and watched the entire episode and saw it in context.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,564
Posted By degnaw

I know for one that it's illegal to have a...

I know for one that it's illegal to have a flashing headlight in washington state... but I used one every day for three months and no police officer ever took issue. I'm sure there's some state with...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,564
Posted By degnaw

I just use one - I know I *should* run two in...

I just use one - I know I *should* run two in case one breaks/falls off/turns itself off, but I find myself too lazy to deal with a ton of lights for short trips.
08-08-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,167
Posted By degnaw

Well the big difference is physical access. The...

Well the big difference is physical access. The Iranian centrifuges were disabled entirely remotely via software. The demonstration at DefCon, as far as I could find online, involved the hackers...
08-08-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,167
Posted By degnaw

Can you link me to a relevant article? I did a...

Can you link me to a relevant article? I did a quick search and all I've found are cases where they were either directly connected to the ECU, or had permanently modified it prior.
07-24-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,102
Posted By degnaw

I'll preface by saying that I always go as fast...

I'll preface by saying that I always go as fast as I comfortably can, because I don't think the safety differences are significant. That said, I do believe slower (within reason - let's say 15mph) is...
07-23-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,684
Posted By degnaw

So you have it on solid during sunrise/sunset,...

So you have it on solid during sunrise/sunset, and on strobe in the dark? Any particular reason?
07-23-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,684
Posted By degnaw

I strobe my ~500lm flashlight during the daytime,...

I strobe my ~500lm flashlight during the daytime, have it solid at nighttime. During the day, I really don't think it's any more blinding than sun glare.
07-20-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,320
Posted By degnaw

"For" wheels good... Two wheels bad...

"For" wheels good... Two wheels bad...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By degnaw

I've only gotten one on-the-road flat in the past...

I've only gotten one on-the-road flat in the past three years (10,000+ miles). Apparently the flat gods are quite friendly to me.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,064
Posted By degnaw

Look at how the other $800 bikes are locked, and...

Look at how the other $800 bikes are locked, and one-up them. On some college campuses, you might need nothing more than a single U-lock, while on others you might need a beater locked like a...
06-29-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,522
Posted By degnaw

His point of "I hardly saw any specific cycling...

His point of "I hardly saw any specific cycling infra... which is probably why some people choose to ride in lycra and helmets" seems a bit weak - I don't think there's any correlation between...
06-28-13, 12:25 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-28-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,306
Posted By degnaw

Longmont is just ten miles from Boulder, which...

Longmont is just ten miles from Boulder, which has a super impressive 9.61% bike commuting rate.

Of course, the rate in Longmont itself is only 1.15%.

source:...
06-27-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By degnaw

I too like roundabouts, but I don't understand...

I too like roundabouts, but I don't understand the "all out or nothing" mentality planners seem to have. A small town (Malta, NY, pop. 13,000) near my hometown recently installed no fewer than...
06-26-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By degnaw

Perhaps, because the process of learning will...

Perhaps, because the process of learning will require so many emergency unclips that you'll get used to it.

I "can" trackstand but still don't trust my ability on downhills and at stop signs.
06-25-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By degnaw

I ride clipless 99% of the time, and I have...

I ride clipless 99% of the time, and I have noticed that I tend to twist my foot to "unclip" even when using platform pedals or non-clipless shoes. That's probably a better problem to have than not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By degnaw

Well even so simple as a bar tape change can make...

Well even so simple as a bar tape change can make a bike "feel" new... if not "actually" new.
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