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Forum: Commuting
04-06-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,917
Posted By nelson249

Combat boots.

Combat boots.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 24,063
Posted By nelson249

On my current suburban route and given the time...

On my current suburban route and given the time of year I see so few cycle commuters that I rejoice in seeing one even if they are doing something that otherwise annoy me. :)
Forum: Commuting
12-05-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,725
Posted By nelson249

I run two bikes back and forth to work. When it's...

I run two bikes back and forth to work. When it's decent and not much snow to deal with I ride my city bike with 700x37 Continental Winter Contacts. They are great on cold and wet pavement and even...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By nelson249

My list 1. Bike infrastructure designed by...

My list
1. Bike infrastructure designed by people who haven't ridden a bike since they got their driver's permit. One section of bike lane on my route to work doubles as the rain gutter for the...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,850
Posted By nelson249

I think Dave does have a point that cyclists...

I think Dave does have a point that cyclists cannot always count on being seen but not taking steps to lessen the chance of being missed is irresponsible. Besides, it's the law. Thanks for reminder,...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,640
Posted By nelson249

I carry a soft sided insulated cooler bag. Works...

I carry a soft sided insulated cooler bag. Works great all year round.
10-28-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,156
Posted By nelson249

Now if everyone used their head and rode...

Now if everyone used their head and rode according to trail/road conditions..... there I go fantasizing again.....
10-08-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,533
Posted By nelson249

So violating a minor traffic ordinance is...

So violating a minor traffic ordinance is justification for felonious assault. Got it.
10-06-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,556
Posted By nelson249

At some point to make cities sustainable there...

At some point to make cities sustainable there MUST be some anti-car policies that need to be enacted to make it difficult to actually use a car effectively like restricting speed, eliminating...
09-06-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By nelson249

Totally unrelated but my grandfather was born in...

Totally unrelated but my grandfather was born in Paulding County Ohio. Still tons of distant relations there. Hope this guy wasn't one of them. :(
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,795
Posted By nelson249

I put them on the side toward traffic. Big old...

I put them on the side toward traffic. Big old reflective strip on the back of the pannier. Helps inspire drivers to give me more space.
09-06-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By nelson249

Shooting him would have been more humane. :(

Shooting him would have been more humane. :(
07-26-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,579
Posted By nelson249

Yes my local government spends an inordinate...

Yes my local government spends an inordinate about of time and money posting useless signs usually to appease some local busybody so they can "correct" everyone else's behaviour save their own....
07-26-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,351
Posted By nelson249

Perhaps the indicator of quality should refer to...

Perhaps the indicator of quality should refer to the hairless ape behind the wheel instead.
05-04-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,703
Posted By nelson249

Just don't ride too fast.

Just don't ride too fast.
Forum: Foo
04-01-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,237
Posted By nelson249

Agree with Science dude. Regardless of what lane...

Agree with Science dude. Regardless of what lane she was in (he could have passed on the right) he was the one being dangerous and he paid for it and no one else got hurt. The end.
12-28-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By nelson249

The safest Helmut is my buddy down the street who...

The safest Helmut is my buddy down the street who always follows the rules of the road and rides defensively. I don't recall how many vents he has, though. :)
12-06-13, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By nelson249

Like you I do rather get a charge out following...

Like you I do rather get a charge out following traffic laws to the letter behind the wheel of the car. When asked by a friend why I was doing this I responded by quoting Bill Murray in The Life...
10-28-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,693
Posted By nelson249

Or that your actions may cause someone else to...

Or that your actions may cause someone else to get run down by a driver in their efforts to avoid you. Nearly happened to me when some arse decided to run a stop sign and the car driver nearly took...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By nelson249

I use a Dakota work style jacket I picked up at a...

I use a Dakota work style jacket I picked up at a work outfitters (Mark's Work Warehouse in Canada) . It's water proof, wind proof and it has pit zips and vents out the back. It has pockets galore...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,789
Posted By nelson249

I was writing to work a while back with my laptop...

I was writing to work a while back with my laptop bag over my shoulder. I just about lost control of the bike when I stomped down on the right crank and it snapped off.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,146
Posted By nelson249

How very thoughtful. Your opponent would truly be...

How very thoughtful. Your opponent would truly be fortunate to fall to your pistols on the field of honour. ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-06-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,146
Posted By nelson249

Quoting Walrus 1: "Those, sir, are fighting...

Quoting Walrus 1: "Those, sir, are fighting words! I shall have my man servant fetch the dueling pistols and we shall meet on the field at dawn!"
"In all seriousness I'm glad I left that sorry...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,490
Posted By nelson249

I use several lights and wear a yellow reflective...

I use several lights and wear a yellow reflective jacket. On the bar I use a 1 LED Cat Eye that uses 2 AA cells on flash mode and then a Light and Motion Stella 150 beside it on solid. If I am riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,145
Posted By nelson249

It was rather fun to drop a guy who was being a...

It was rather fun to drop a guy who was being a total arse on the MUP. He passed, with inches to spare, an old guy using a motorized wheelchair (a WWII vet, I've seen him before) with his stupid road...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,678
Posted By nelson249

My old commuter was the Red Menace. More to...

My old commuter was the Red Menace. More to irritate acquaintances and conservative family members than anything else.
09-27-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By nelson249

Has happened to me several times. The worst was...

Has happened to me several times. The worst was the guy who flashed his lights at me and got all pissy because I wouldn't get off the road. Wasn't any place to go even if I wanted to oblige him. Then...
09-26-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,967
Posted By nelson249

Sadly this is true too.

Sadly this is true too.
09-25-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,967
Posted By nelson249

Most of the cycling incidents around here, at...

Most of the cycling incidents around here, at least according to the local police force, are the result of cyclists coming onto crosswalks at intersections or getting nailed on the sidewalk at drive...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-13, 05:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,623
Posted By nelson249

What pisses me off even more is some arsehole in...

What pisses me off even more is some arsehole in the on-coming lane electing to pass another vehicle in MY lane. Such people ought to be bunged under the nearest fuel truck followed by a molotov...
08-31-13, 05:17 AM
08-25-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By nelson249

Here's the story of the motorist's sentence ...

Here's the story of the motorist's sentence

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/2613337-no-jail-for-suspended-driver-who-killed-waterloo-cyclist/

Here's the story about his lawsuit against the...
08-24-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By nelson249

The story took an odd twist when the motorist...

The story took an odd twist when the motorist involved in this incident had a search warrant executed on his residence. An officer involved in the search stole some nude pictures of the guy and...
08-22-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By nelson249

Some cases around here would indicate that this...

Some cases around here would indicate that this problem is not confined to small towns and nor do the drivers involved necessarily have to be of local prominence. In early September 2010 we had a...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,195
Posted By nelson249

I get the sentiment but I'd rather not risk...

I get the sentiment but I'd rather not risk damaging the bike or injuring myself in the process. But I had a fat bike.... ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-21-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By nelson249

I had one cretin on an ebike whip past me on the...

I had one cretin on an ebike whip past me on the right when I stopped at a cross street waiting for cars to use their right of way. In order to avoid the idiot on the ebike the driver performing a...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,103
Posted By nelson249

Had to go to Toronto today. So I had to drive. :(

Had to go to Toronto today. So I had to drive. :(
08-18-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By nelson249

Reminds me of talking with co-workers who said a...

Reminds me of talking with co-workers who said a buddy of mine was nuts for spending $2500 on a really good mountain bike. There was total silence when I pointed out that the annual cost of their...
08-10-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By nelson249

As late Prime Minister Lord Salisbury wrote of...

As late Prime Minister Lord Salisbury wrote of the Daily Mail: it's a newspaper "by office boys for office boys".
08-10-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,697
Posted By nelson249

oops. l

oops. l
08-10-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By nelson249

Gas prices and finding a parking space for the...

Gas prices and finding a parking space for the car?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,422
Posted By nelson249

I have one intersection on my commute where the...

I have one intersection on my commute where the light will not change for anything except a car or truck. A motorcyclist and I stared at each other for several minutes with a complete absence of any...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By nelson249

Arse over teakettle. Before I could get my hands...

Arse over teakettle. Before I could get my hands up to protect myself I did a face plant on the asphalt. Was knocked out cold but came to relatively quickly and was able to manoeuvre under my own...
08-08-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By nelson249

I hit 50 knots on my old Mongoose on a downgrade....

I hit 50 knots on my old Mongoose on a downgrade. Yes, I had my computer calibrated in nautical miles.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By nelson249

I can relate. I was riding in a mall parking lot...

I can relate. I was riding in a mall parking lot and I was so busy looking out for the zany driving that I didn't see the massive pothole in the road. The front wheel stopped; I didn't.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By nelson249

Have ridden many times on the limited access...

Have ridden many times on the limited access portion of the TransCanada highway in Newfoundland. Perfectly legal and the safest place to ride in metro St John's. The only bit where you're not allowed...
08-07-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By nelson249

Toronto Police Service Constable Clint Stibbe...

Toronto Police Service Constable Clint Stibbe seriously needs to be reassigned to bicycle patrol. Pronto.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,236
Posted By nelson249

Same here.

Same here.
07-29-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By nelson249

Even if it was a MUP the onus on the cyclist is...

Even if it was a MUP the onus on the cyclist is the give ample warning and pass safely.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-13, 04:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,909
Posted By nelson249

License fees would only wind up paying for the...

License fees would only wind up paying for the bureaucracy and, in the case of Ontario, the incompetent private contractors who "provide" local DMV services.
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