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03-20-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,427
Posted By BSB

Here's the video from the cyclist's headcam: ...

Here's the video from the cyclist's headcam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=glU17uXDQXg
03-20-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,427
Posted By BSB

370002 370003 The cab was...

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The cab was driving down the road in exactly the same lane position it stopped in right from the start of the video. At no point did it move closer to the curb.
03-19-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,427
Posted By BSB

That doesn't look like a service lane to me. It's...

That doesn't look like a service lane to me. It's the only lane in that direction for that stretch of road. Take a look at the streetview link posted up thread. There is one lane in each direction,...
03-14-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,139
Posted By BSB

I have a NiteFlux Red Zone 4. They have a video...

I have a NiteFlux Red Zone 4. They have a video of it operating in a bucket of water, in a swimming pool - then they throw it off the end of a jetty into the ocean. It's a great light, too: bright,...
03-14-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,949
Posted By BSB

VE7NGR. CW, SSB, and digital modes on HF with an...

VE7NGR. CW, SSB, and digital modes on HF with an Elecraft K2 (also mobile with an IC-7000 and a screwdriver). FM, DSTAR, and a bit of packet on VHF/UHF.
02-06-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By BSB

I have both the RedZone and the WhiteZone. While...

I have both the RedZone and the WhiteZone. While it's an Australian company, my lights shipped from the U.S. I don't remember exactly where, and I didn't kept the box, so I can't check.

I emailed...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,799
Posted By BSB

I suspect the OP has found a solution some time...

I suspect the OP has found a solution some time in the seven years since starting this thread. ;)
01-06-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By BSB

They'd ride even further from parked cars (as in,...

They'd ride even further from parked cars (as in, out of the door zone) if the bike lanes were painted outside the door zone.
12-31-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,928
Posted By BSB

Not thick at all - actually a very good question....

Not thick at all - actually a very good question.

The short answer is because it is the current flow through the LED, not the voltage across it, that causes it to emit electrons. Also because the...
12-30-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,928
Posted By BSB

It wasn't harsh at all, I was simply presenting...

It wasn't harsh at all, I was simply presenting the facts. Of course you could vary the brightness, to a point, by varying the voltage, but it wasn't caused by the voltage change - it's because you...
12-23-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,928
Posted By BSB

I'll see your "hardly an expert" and raise you an...

I'll see your "hardly an expert" and raise you an electrical engineering degree. You may have played with lights and measured voltage and current, but you don't seem to understand how a PN junction...
12-22-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,928
Posted By BSB

While there are advantages to using PWM, LED's...

While there are advantages to using PWM, LED's are most definitely dimmable. Brightness is a function of current.
12-19-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By BSB

I have one (as well as a White Zone 5). The...

I have one (as well as a White Zone 5).

The Red Zone puts out a lot of light. It's quite bright, and is definitely daylight visible. It will not look anywhere near as bright as a Dinotte or a...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By BSB

Nice handlebar tape job on the bike next to the...

Nice handlebar tape job on the bike next to the Huffy. Nice bar plugs too.
11-09-11, 11:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 33,208
Posted By BSB

Mine showed up in the mail today. I turned it and...

Mine showed up in the mail today. I turned it and my Cateye LD1100 on steady and pointed them side-by-side at a wall. They looked about the same brightness. Very disappointing, until I tried the OSP...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By BSB

A year or so ago I found a cell phone in the...

A year or so ago I found a cell phone in the middle of the MUP while biking to work. I put it in a jersey pocket to deal with when I got to work. I rolled up to a red light, and there was a young...
10-31-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By BSB

Sounds perfect! I've been taking my lights...

Sounds perfect!

I've been taking my lights off the bike in the summer when the days were longer. I'd put them on in the fall, and only use them at night or in bad weather. I've recently changed my...
10-25-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By BSB

NiteFlux Red Zone 4 tail light

Here's a fairly new tail light by NiteFlux that looks really interesting. 200 lumens, and the brightness is adjustable not only in solid (15 to 60 lumens) but in flash (10 to 200 lumens).

It also...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,293
Posted By BSB

Neoprene is also drysuit material. A wet suit...

Neoprene is also drysuit material. A wet suit isn't "wet" because the neoprene allows water to pass through, it is "wet" because the seams/openings allow water to pass through.

I use neoprene...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By BSB

You're assuming the driver was watching the road....

You're assuming the driver was watching the road. Perhaps only the camera was!
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By BSB

That would be a great idea if they actually...

That would be a great idea if they actually self-leveled. They don't. Whenever I see someone with one of those, it is rocking up and down, spending most of it's time pointing somewhere other than at...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By BSB

I've been using this for several years. I'm...

I've been using this for several years. I'm always amazed with how well it works.

The first time I tried it, I had a huge, nasty grease stain on the pants from my Navy whites. Who thought it was a...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,511
Posted By BSB

You're correct, it is absolutely your right to do...

You're correct, it is absolutely your right to do what you want, regardless of how inconsiderate it is.

Personally, when faced with a bright strobe going the other way on the MUP at night, I don't...
10-20-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,724
Posted By BSB

Serfas USL-TL60 tail light

I just saw this:

http://www.serfas.com/product_details.asp?ID=900

They claim 60 lumens. High, low, and two flashing modes. USB rechargeable. $60.

Anybody seen one, or have more info about it?
10-19-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 33,208
Posted By BSB

mechBgon, You bought a DiNotte 300R a while...

mechBgon,

You bought a DiNotte 300R a while back (you posted photos and beam shots). I'm curious why you've chosen to use the Cygolite over the DiNotte? I know the Cygolite is brighter in the...
10-19-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By BSB

That's utter nonsense, and nobody suggested...

That's utter nonsense, and nobody suggested anything remotely close to that. Are you just making stuff up to be argumentative?







All of those apply equally to drivers turning without...
10-19-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By BSB

"Within the right-hand lane". A bike lane is a...

"Within the right-hand lane". A bike lane is a lane.



A left turn necessarily requires crossing other lanes of traffic, since vehicles travelling in opposite directions cannot use the same...
10-18-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By BSB

Ontario's highway traffic act: Would...

Ontario's highway traffic act:



Would you prefer to have right-turning traffic to the left of straight-through traffic? :injured:
10-01-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,820
Posted By BSB

I haven't had that opportunity yet, but I have...

I haven't had that opportunity yet, but I have jumped into a bunch of other schools over the years.

You jump at Dillingham Airfield, I assume? I did a few jumps there while visiting a few years...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,094
Posted By BSB

I use my foot.

I use my foot.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By BSB

That'll just load up the tire with mud, while...

That'll just load up the tire with mud, while digging you deeper into the mud. You want the point first in mud. Hint: look at tractor tires.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 39,998
Posted By BSB

... you get out of the navy and start cycling to...

... you get out of the navy and start cycling to your new job, then one day your neighbour (who you haven't crossed paths with in a while) sees you and asks how long you've been at sea (because he...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 39,998
Posted By BSB

... you have no idea how much gas costs, and...

... you have no idea how much gas costs, and don't care.

... you build your own panniers from a couple backpacks (this one's for KD5NRH... oh, and 73 OM!).

... you post in the "You know you are...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 39,998
Posted By BSB

... when you pass all the roadies on their...

... when you pass all the roadies on their super-light carbon fibre race bikes because you put in more miles than they do.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 39,998
Posted By BSB

It's raining sideways, you can barely see, you've...

It's raining sideways, you can barely see, you've been soaked for 25 mins, an annoying little fleck of water keeps dripping in front of your eyes off your helmet, you look at the motorists sitting...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By BSB

You're too late. You have 45 days from the...

You're too late. You have 45 days from the payment date to start a paypal dispute. You waited too long and no longer have this as an option.

In the future, you could open a dispute before the 45...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 39,998
Posted By BSB

... you stop checking the weather forecast...

... you stop checking the weather forecast because you no longer care how bad the weather is.
07-19-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,778
Posted By BSB

Consider the voltage and current involved in a...

Consider the voltage and current involved in a lightning strike. Now consider the duration of the strike. Does it act more like AC, or more like DC?



That looks a lot like the arc from my AC...
07-19-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,778
Posted By BSB

It's a fair bit of work. Generally involves...

It's a fair bit of work. Generally involves adding ground straps to bond:

doors to body
hood to body
trunk lid to body
tailgate/hatch to body
body to frame - multiple points
bed to...
04-25-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By BSB

A real ham would do 80M CW. ;) Ever heard of...

A real ham would do 80M CW. ;)

Ever heard of N8MX (http://www.qsl.net/n8mx/bike.html)?
03-16-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By BSB

Same event: ...

Same event:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/txup/4202803692/in/set-72157623040872528/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/txup/4203627534/in/set-72157623040872528/

By my count, police vehicles...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By BSB

"Le" means "the". Literal translation of LeBlanc...

"Le" means "the". Literal translation of LeBlanc would be "The White".
02-19-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,842
Posted By BSB

I just re-read his posts, and I don't see...

I just re-read his posts, and I don't see anything particularly rude in them. Certainly nothing like what you exhibited with your personal attack insulting his intelligent.



Maybe, or perhaps...
02-18-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By BSB

:roflmao2: Well done!

:roflmao2: Well done!
02-18-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,842
Posted By BSB

No need to be rude.

No need to be rude.
02-18-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,842
Posted By BSB

Try reading that again. There is no $1000 cap: ...

Try reading that again. There is no $1000 cap:

If your $2000, $3000, $5000 bike gets wrecked, you get $6000, $9000, $15,000. If you have $50 of damages, or no damages, you get $1000.
02-17-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By BSB

What construction? As I already said - those...

What construction? As I already said - those streetview pictures are more than a year and a half old. Google Streetview is not a webcam.

If you want to see what it looks like right now then try...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By BSB

Should have turned around and enjoyed the...

Should have turned around and enjoyed the tailwind - then phone someone for a ride from wherever you end up!
02-16-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By BSB

It's actually a four lane (divided) highway.

It's actually a four lane (divided) highway.
02-16-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By BSB

Google Streetview photos don't show the current...

Google Streetview photos don't show the current state of affairs, but rather a snapshot in time from some time in the past. In this case, I believe that construction was in summer 2009. You can't...
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