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01-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,948
Posted By RayHenry

This is a very interesting topic, and one that...

This is a very interesting topic, and one that really has no end of arguments. I'll weigh in here as a father of 4, step-father of 2, and grandfather of 4. So I've seen my share of kids growing up on...
01-02-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Bikewolf

One Wheel to ride them all, snowfun

Snow, fun, the adventure continues in 2022 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSL4KzTMqr0
12-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By noisebeam

Designed well means they go to all the...

Designed well means they go to all the residential and businesses locations. I can ride all over, across, up and down and around and to/from various cities here on a network of hundreds of miles of...
12-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By Alligator

And the real question is whether they plow the...

And the real question is whether they plow the path when it snows.
12-01-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By rumrunn6

cool. I was looking at their lower boots/shoes....

cool. I was looking at their lower boots/shoes. I'd rather not have something so large if I can avoid it &* if a lower shoe can still provide the same amount of insulation. I don't see "200 gram"...
10-17-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

This "sort of bike lane" is a sharrow which does...

This "sort of bike lane" is a sharrow which does mean bicyles can be expected, but of course so is the collary, motor vehicles can be expected too. Most certainly any cyclist with a lick of...
10-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By CliffordK

The door was not opened into a traffic lane, nor...

The door was not opened into a traffic lane, nor a bike lane.

It was opened into a narrow buffer area marked as a door zone.

The law above doesn't apply.
10-14-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

There is always the alternative of assuming that...

There is always the alternative of assuming that this incident is unique to rideshare drivers discharging passengers on city streets and blaming this incident on ride share corporation policies or...
10-14-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By prj71

Or living in some alternate universe like you do?

Or living in some alternate universe like you do?
10-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By prj71

The cyclists didn't get hit by a motor vehicle. ...

The cyclists didn't get hit by a motor vehicle. The cyclist hit a stopped motor vehicle.
10-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By billridesbikes

livedarklions You’ve seen the video. Would you...

livedarklions You’ve seen the video. Would you have shot that gap?
10-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Every issue is a bicycle safety issue if you try...

Every issue is a bicycle safety issue if you try hard enough. I suggest you take your concerns about ride share corporate policies to the P&R or perhaps FOO discussion list. Those policies have zilch...
10-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The issue for this incident is NOT that the car...

The issue for this incident is NOT that the car (or bicycle) involved was a ride share vehicle, or that timeshare companies have a lot to answer for in their business practices.

The issue is a...
10-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By flangehead

This is where BF A&S can be valuable.This is not...

This is where BF A&S can be valuable.This is not victim-blaming.. it is victim-avoidance.

Iíve not had success finding CarPassengerForums.com. (An opportunity for Internet Brands, perhaps?)
10-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By work4bike

Two examples of what was very avoidable in this...

Two examples of what was very avoidable in this scenario.
1. Easily avoidable: Maintaining the cyclist's speed while at the same time rapidly closing ground between the cyclist and the car -- that's...
10-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By Paul Barnard

There were several warnings. The car very...

There were several warnings. The car very obviously slowed. I am assuming brake lights accompanied the slow. It slowed in a place a vehicle wouldn't normally slow and there didn't appear to be a...
10-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By kingston

Then I don't understand how you think that...

Then I don't understand how you think that accident was unavoidable. You must get in a lot of accidents.
10-07-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,273
Posted By work4bike

I don't see much of a jump in the video. The...

I don't see much of a jump in the video. The cyclist should have been just like any other vehicle when he saw the vehicle in front slowing down, he should have also slowed down. If he was in a car,...
10-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By CrankyOne

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is:...

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is: Homogeneity (of mass, speed and direction of road users).

Mass includes size, weight and inertia (or power). E-bikes have greater inertia/power so a...
09-29-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By billnuke1

The passer is behind the person being passed! The...

The passer is behind the person being passed! The passer has the clear view. Should person being passed slow down and pull over every time he/she hears a noise behind them?!
09-29-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By billnuke1

No!

No! The person being passed should hold their speedÖthe onus is on the passer to pass safely when it is safe to do so!
09-29-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By CrankyOne

Some lessons learned in Europe: I believe...

Some lessons learned in Europe:

I believe prior to 2016 e-bikes were limited to 20 MPH.

Due to problems/conflicts between traditional bicycle riders and e-bikes, in 2016 e-bikes were limited to...
09-28-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By Rick

When you pass someone your required to do it in a...

When you pass someone your required to do it in a safe manner. Meaning you let them know your intent and only pass when it is safe to do so.



Yes MN has not jumped on the 3 class ebike system...
09-28-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By macstuff

I don't think that "most states exempt e-bikes...

I don't think that "most states exempt e-bikes from motorized classification." I'd have to see proof of that. Its counter intuitive. And I doubt that many States have even considered it yet. When the...
09-28-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By macstuff

I don't know what the rules are behind the...

I don't know what the rules are behind the official county made signs at every access that read "No Motorized Vehicles."
But I do know it is situational common sense.
The loop is a Pedestrian use...
09-27-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By livedarklions

Also, overtaking rider should never attempt a...

Also, overtaking rider should never attempt a pass around a blind corner. The person being passed has no safe strategy to deal with the possibility of people swerving to avoid the head on.
09-26-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By shelbyfv

Nope. The overtaking rider has the...

Nope. The overtaking rider has the responsibility for a clean pass. The rider being passed has no responsibility other than holding his line.
08-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,876
Posted By terrymorse

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at...

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at dawn and dusk. They can be quite the hazard.

Iíve had several close calls with deer.
07-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,379
Posted By flangehead

I find this forum useful from time to time for...

I find this forum useful from time to time for the following general topics:

1. I find value in near-miss reports with enough information that I can think about how it might happen to me and how I...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pratt

As a counterpoint to Steve B. "Yes." The Cross...

As a counterpoint to Steve B. "Yes."
The Cross Vermont Trail runs from Burlington to Waits River. That is about 90 miles across the width of Vermont. It follows, largely, rail trails, ad going...
07-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By livedarklions

And? You pulled the sentence out of context--in...

And? You pulled the sentence out of context--in the same post, he actually showed his math and figured out he would gain 30 seconds over 100 miles of flat. You get no points for selectively quoting...
07-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By fettsvenska

I've always been more concerned about the weight...

I've always been more concerned about the weight of my arse:twitchy:
07-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By PeteHski

Light, durable, cheap. You can only pick 2 of...

Light, durable, cheap. You can only pick 2 of those 3 things on one bike.
07-06-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not using a mental model. I'm using an...

I'm not using a mental model. I'm using an accurate detailed physics model which takes into account rolling resistance with weight. This predicts that bike weight is only really significant when...
07-06-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By PeteHski

Bike weight affects the "feel" and handling of a...

Bike weight affects the "feel" and handling of a bike to a degree, but usually the differences in bike weight discussed (like maybe 2-3kg between super-light and fairly heavy road bikes) are not that...
07-06-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By livedarklions

That makes no sense. If that was correct, it...

That makes no sense.
If that was correct, it would show up in the results--the model would fail to predict.

Perhaps you're confusing placebo effect with sensitivity. These "microaccellerations"...
07-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,139
Posted By alo

It seems Americans pay more for bicycles than...

It seems Americans pay more for bicycles than people in most parts of the world. Part of this is due to a large proportion of Americans wanting the latest high tech bikes. I am not saying it doesn't...
07-05-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,252
Posted By AlanO

Just lose five pounds. Problem solved.

Just lose five pounds. Problem solved.
07-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 28,863
Posted By terrymorse

I did establish that force is not the same as...

I did establish that force is not the same as weight by explaining the definitions of both, but clearly you didn't follow the explanation.



This is another error. Mass is not the same as...
07-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,139
Posted By jackb

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to...

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to make cyclists buy more bicycles and associated gear in order to make more money. The innovations in bike technology have been for the most part good,...
07-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,139
Posted By Happy Feet

One can look at the modern iteration of...

One can look at the modern iteration of technology as progress in performance (braking, shifting) but regression in the sense of user cost and repairabiliry.

Modern bikes I think will become...
06-25-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,460
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

here's a good rule for the mup. nothing with a...

here's a good rule for the mup. nothing with a motor
06-22-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,339
Posted By livedarklions

It's not the job of the police to dole out...

It's not the job of the police to dole out "justice" by shooting people. That's basically lynching.
I don't think we know enough to have an informed opinion on whether this shooting was justified...
06-22-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,410
Posted By seypat

Get something used from your local CL. Your kids...

Get something used from your local CL. Your kids quickly go through the sizes.
06-22-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,410
Posted By dedhed

The brand you should be looking for is "Used" ...

The brand you should be looking for is "Used"

​​​​​​https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/new-berlin-trek-mountain-cub-bike/7336471372.html
...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,983
Posted By Inisfallen

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated...

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated city of nine million people, built for the most part on islands (meaning that the only direction for expansion is up), into which (COVID aside)...
06-18-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,839
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think there's a good point to be made. A lot...

I think there's a good point to be made. A lot of people with e-bikes are not experienced cyclists or motorcyclists, and they probably think, "It's just a bike" when they get on one, not understand...
06-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,983
Posted By livedarklions

This "e-bike" weighs about 625 pounds, fully...

This "e-bike" weighs about 625 pounds, fully loaded with driver. It is path legal in the UK. I don't think it's "whining" to suggest that it shouldn't be:
...
06-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,983
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the...

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the Manhattan waterfront greenway. The west side greenway is my standard route home from work, and I see the signs every night. I won't be back on the...
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,983
Posted By JoeyBike

Eventually someone will have to draw a line...

Eventually someone will have to draw a line between eBikes and eMotorcycles. I mean, can I drive my Tesla on the golf cart paths? I could take my own electric golf cart. So much easier to just drive...
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