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04-28-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,220
Posted By sanitycheck

Unless the stop sign running contributed to the...

Unless the stop sign running contributed to the collision, no one is obligated to ticket the cyclists. If a witness is testifying about a serious crime, it's not unusual to ignore any...
04-17-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,721
Posted By sanitycheck

We've got a short section like this in my town. ...

We've got a short section like this in my town. It's not a good thing. Intersections are worse than just "tricky", especially since every driveway constitutes an intersection. You've got almost no...
02-13-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By sanitycheck

I commute on this path all the time. It's a...

I commute on this path all the time. It's a steep grade, and a couple of the turns are sharp enough that you can get in trouble if you're not watching your speed on the descent. The wildlife --...
01-08-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,749
Posted By sanitycheck

Chris, in every state I've ever lived in, there...

Chris, in every state I've ever lived in, there is a procedure for family members to request that the DMV retest an impaired relative's driving ability. If you're aware of the problem and choose not...
11-25-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By sanitycheck

Hoping for a quick recovery for the kid, and that...

Hoping for a quick recovery for the kid, and that they catch the coward who ran her down. He ought to do significant prison time for this, especially since he rode off instead of stopping to help.
07-10-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By sanitycheck

Is that the name of that guy who keeps sitting at...

Is that the name of that guy who keeps sitting at my left hand while I post? He says you're kind of chronically self-congratulatory, ILTB, and it's getting on His nerves.

(Not that I'd worry...
10-27-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanitycheck

No you didn't. You read the title, opened the...

No you didn't. You read the title, opened the thread anyway, and commented.
10-10-10, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By sanitycheck

Am I getting this right? You're saying that,...

Am I getting this right? You're saying that, even when the smaller craft has legitimate right of way, you muscle them out of the way because you figure you'll "win" in a coliision? And you figure...
09-13-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By sanitycheck

* has a fifty-mile round trip commute tomorrow * ...

* has a fifty-mile round trip commute tomorrow *

* heads to local bar for the requisite half gallon of beer *

* Bartender talks to me endlessly about her favorite music, which would be a pain,...
09-13-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By sanitycheck

Good for the cops, catching her before she got...

Good for the cops, catching her before she got away entirely. But if the only charge she ends up fcing is driving on a suspnded license, then the D.A. needs to find a new line of work.
09-13-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By sanitycheck

Guy only had like five brain cells to begin with;...

Guy only had like five brain cells to begin with; he couldn't really afford the ones he lost there...
09-12-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By sanitycheck

Heh. I got what you meant in your original...

Heh. I got what you meant in your original post...but just so you know, even without having heard the phrase before or associated it with freepers, I did immediately assume it was an offshoot of a...
09-12-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By sanitycheck

Sounds like you did the right thing, and so did...

Sounds like you did the right thing, and so did the cops. If you are really only "70% sure" that they meant to harass you, then criminal charges don't make sense. A jury won't (or at least,...
09-12-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By sanitycheck

Of course not. With all due respect, that's a...

Of course not. With all due respect, that's a ridiculous question. Why ask it when you clearly already know the answer?
09-02-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,392
Posted By sanitycheck

C'mon...I know you were annoyed when you wrote...

C'mon...I know you were annoyed when you wrote this, but think about that question. "While driving, have you ever seen someone else driving like an idiot?" Is there anyone, anywhere, who is gonna...
08-25-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By sanitycheck

And you respect this point of view?

And you respect this point of view?
08-05-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,253
Posted By sanitycheck

Yeah, you're right Chip -- it's totally possible...

Yeah, you're right Chip -- it's totally possible the guy's family will sue the county, and they might win. I was just saying it shouldn't happen, not that it won't...
08-05-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By sanitycheck

I thought it was funny. It's not advocating...

I thought it was funny.

It's not advocating bad driving; it's trying to sell tickets to hockey games, using a "what if real life were like hockey" shtick.

I'm all for getting bad drivers off...
08-05-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By sanitycheck

Rollfast, are you an actual Bikeforums admin? ...

Rollfast, are you an actual Bikeforums admin?

If you are, you need to restate what you're asking us to do in clearer terms.

If you're not, then please trust the bikeforums staff to devise their...
08-05-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By sanitycheck

If I were her, I would have gotten the rude...

If I were her, I would have gotten the rude cyclists to help me move the car. If they've already gone out of their way to command her to move it, they can't really refuse to help push.

EDIT: By...
08-05-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,253
Posted By sanitycheck

A wrongful death suit is a civil suit, DC --...

A wrongful death suit is a civil suit, DC -- unless you've fallen back into your old habit of making up random laws, believing that they're real, and complaining that they're not enforced.

But...
07-30-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By sanitycheck

You can't fire me! I quit!

You can't fire me! I quit!
07-26-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,053
Posted By sanitycheck

Y'know, life would be much easier if everyone who...

Y'know, life would be much easier if everyone who is an ******* wore a clearly marked sign saying "I am an *******." This guy has volunteered to do that, at least when driving; gotta at least give...
07-26-10, 08:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,053
Posted By sanitycheck

6000 Runners Fail to Discover Cure for Breast...

6000 Runners Fail to Discover Cure for Breast Cancer (http://www.theonion.com/articles/6000-runners-fail-to-discover-cure-for-breast-canc,176/)
07-24-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By sanitycheck

From the google streetview pictures, the...

From the google streetview pictures, the "carriage road" looks pretty much like a MUP. Is it even a legal motor vehicle route?

It does look to be in good condition, so I might choose to ride on...
07-20-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By sanitycheck

No it isn't.

No it isn't.
07-18-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By sanitycheck

Well, first, your thread title understates the...

Well, first, your thread title understates the case. This article isn't just anti-bike lane; it's anti-cyclist. The author, and many of the people he quotes sympathetically, flat-out want fewer...
07-17-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By sanitycheck

It depends on a lot of things -- conditions of...

It depends on a lot of things -- conditions of the road/shoulder, your speed, their speed, sight lines, weather...a couple of things to keep in mind, though:

- When you stay farther right, you're...
07-17-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By sanitycheck

Of course. Where did you get the idea that...

Of course. Where did you get the idea that anyone was disagreeing with these points?

We're angry at the corrupt cops, not at the lawyer who blew the whistle on them or at the D.A. who dropped the...
07-16-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By sanitycheck

If the cops are guilty, what absolute selfish...

If the cops are guilty, what absolute selfish bastards.

Sounds like this corrupt policework might force the DA to drop a lot of DUI cases (and rightly so; most of the suspects are probably guilty...
07-08-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By sanitycheck

Do you have any sense that these are claims that...

Do you have any sense that these are claims that ought to be checked out quantitatively?

You are simply wrong. The world is not more dangerous than it was a generation or two ago; if anything,...
07-05-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By sanitycheck

Since the OP said he only passes stopped traffic...

Since the OP said he only passes stopped traffic on the right to make a right turn, the issue of people having to pass you twice is not a big one. (Unless they are also waiting to turn right.) I...
07-03-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,647
Posted By sanitycheck

Um, guys? Five-year old thread.

Um, guys? Five-year old thread.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,244
Posted By sanitycheck

Said in the proper tone of quiet awe, "Sh*t,...

Said in the proper tone of quiet awe, "Sh*t, you're stupid" can be high praise.

I'm not condoning what the guy did, but...buy him a beer for me, will you?
06-26-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By sanitycheck

I agree that she's a little young to ride on a...

I agree that she's a little young to ride on a cart. Helmet makes no real difference, because the big issue isn't head impacts; it's neck strength and shaken-brain injuries.

Can you strap her to...
06-26-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,682
Posted By sanitycheck

My favorite answer in those cases is a big wave,...

My favorite answer in those cases is a big wave, and in the most cheerful possible voice, "Thanks! You too!"

Driver doesn't know what to say, so she usually just drives away, then gets to sit...
06-23-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By sanitycheck

As a joke, or do you actually believe it's true?

As a joke, or do you actually believe it's true?
06-22-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,583
Posted By sanitycheck

If this is also what they do to car drivers who...

If this is also what they do to car drivers who run a red light and cause a wreck, I don't think the punishment is such a non-sequitur. Show that you handle vehicles dangerously, and they ban you...
06-14-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By sanitycheck

I don't see a problem here; you don't need to see...

I don't see a problem here; you don't need to see someone more than a couple of blocks away.

If, on the other hand, you ever find that you're having enough trouble seeing ninja pedestrians that...
06-14-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By sanitycheck

Well, the primary audience for his column isn't...

Well, the primary audience for his column isn't cyclists, and the joke answers aren't as funny is you don't know the real answer.

For most of his other questions, he probably figured the real...
06-12-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By sanitycheck

You really didn't think it was funny, Coffeecake?...

You really didn't think it was funny, Coffeecake? I laughed way more than I grumbled while reading that.

Only parts that bugged me were his assumption that no one should be on the road without...
06-12-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,825
Posted By sanitycheck

I see your point, but I give the motorist more...

I see your point, but I give the motorist more blame because she made a sudden lateral shift out of her lane, without checking to make sure it was clear. The cyclist wasn't driving ideally either,...
05-31-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By sanitycheck

Depends on the city or the operating agency, and...

Depends on the city or the operating agency, and on the mode of transport. Here in the SF Bay area of California, most munipal buses have bike racks on the front that can hold two or three bikes. ...
05-28-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By sanitycheck

Dammit, forget all this trivial crap and tell us...

Dammit, forget all this trivial crap and tell us the important part: was he wearing a helmet?
05-28-10, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,105
Posted By sanitycheck

We're talking about county jail here, not state...

We're talking about county jail here, not state prison. You're not going to find convicted murderers there. (Well, actually you will, if their weapon was a car -- hell, that's the whole point of...
05-28-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By sanitycheck

Sure. But lots of people probably said lots of...

Sure. But lots of people probably said lots of things. It's the reporter's job to craft them together into a story that makes sense, not just repeat them back in random order. The whole...
05-27-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,135
Posted By sanitycheck

DC, you've got a gift for starting a paragraph...

DC, you've got a gift for starting a paragraph with solid, reasonable ideas and ending it in a way that leaves me scratching my head. I have a feeling I'll regret asking this...but what in your view...
05-27-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By sanitycheck

It's not the stereotyping that confuses me most...

It's not the stereotyping that confuses me most here...it's just the question of what the hell the reporter is talking about. I read through the thing several times, and I still can't figure out...
05-25-10, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By sanitycheck

I think that's the dust/steam cloud that was...

I think that's the dust/steam cloud that was surrounding both cars after the collision, now spilling undr the bus. It's in the wrong place to be the bus's exhaust.
05-24-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,105
Posted By sanitycheck

Nonsense. The law allows me to close my...

Nonsense.

The law allows me to close my eyes. It allows me to swing a baseball bat. It allows me to walk down a crowded street. But if I close my eyes and walk through a crowd swinging a...
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