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08-18-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,983
Posted By JoeyBike

I live in a fairly dangerous city. Speed is the...

I live in a fairly dangerous city. Speed is the cure. And lots of awareness of what's going on far ahead of me in case someone(s) are setting up an ambush. Basically I "ride it like I stole it" much...
07-29-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,562
Posted By JoeyBike

You still missed the point. If you swim in...

You still missed the point.

If you swim in the open ocean and a fish eats you, that's a risk YOU took, hopefully knowingly.
If you bike on the open road and a car hits you, that's a risk YOU...
07-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,562
Posted By JoeyBike

Riding on the highway you get passed by hundreds...

Riding on the highway you get passed by hundreds of "sharks" within just a few feet. Drunk, loaded, distracted, sleepy, stupid sharks in giant steel armored vehicles. People make mistakes all the...
07-19-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By JoeyBike

That alligator was paying more attention to her...

That alligator was paying more attention to her surroundings than most motorists.
07-13-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,325
Posted By JoeyBike

"Looks" like. :lol:

"Looks" like. :lol:
07-02-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By JoeyBike

Motorists run into each other, pedestrians,...

Motorists run into each other, pedestrians, cyclists, and large numbers of inanimate objects all the time. Cars have gotten safer for the occupants but nothing has really changed for the rest of the...
06-27-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,442
Posted By JoeyBike

I've gotten to the point where if the weather...

I've gotten to the point where if the weather isn't PERFECT, I'm on my trainer. I got a KICKRcore Wahoo during the shutdown. It has totally spoiled me. Cool temps, no rain, no wind (other than fans...
06-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By JoeyBike

Someplace in Northern Europe? Sorry, I...

Someplace in Northern Europe?

Sorry, I haven't lived everywhere in the USA but I have cycled through just about every major city. DC would be near the top of my list if I absolutely had to be...
06-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,674
Posted By JoeyBike

During a cross country tour in the USA I biked...

During a cross country tour in the USA I biked over 36 mountain passes in the West. I could tell how bad the next pass would be by how many honks, thumb's-up, and cheers from motorists I would get as...
06-08-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By JoeyBike

I thought the bike was self-driving so I took a...

I thought the bike was self-driving so I took a short nap.
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,256
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...
05-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,768
Posted By JoeyBike

I do believe that human activity is changing the...

I do believe that human activity is changing the climate, and almost every other natural resource for the worst. But until that darling little girl starts telling her generation to cut back on having...
04-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By JoeyBike

The very best thing about owning a car again...

...motorists behind me are forced to drive the speed limit and stop completely at every stop sign. By me. Now I have the POWER to aggravate THEM.
03-11-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,768
Posted By JoeyBike

32 Years Car-Free Finally Ended Today

Yes, it's true. Parked my previous car for the last time on April 12, 1989 to take a long bike tour around the USofA. 5 months later I returned home and decided to leave the car (van) parked until I...
01-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 17,311
Posted By JoeyBike

Notice the sun itself, then the glare off the...

Notice the sun itself, then the glare off the tarmac, then the direct sunlight reflected off the near edge of your hood (or bonnet), then on the glass. If you pulled the visor down enough to cover...
12-29-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,303
Posted By JoeyBike

As a cyclist, you can't be TOO seen! That's my...

As a cyclist, you can't be TOO seen! That's my advice.
04-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,021
Posted By JoeyBike

Agreed. I can tell you first hand from New...

Agreed. I can tell you first hand from New Orleans that having a Mardi Gras parade 21 days "in a row" during a pandemic is not too smart. Now we know. The Tour is very much like Mardi Gras for the...
03-27-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By JoeyBike

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03-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm back on the bike thanks to C-19.

Thanks to the current "Stay At Home" orders in my state (Louisiana) our street grid in New Orleans have become a mostly deserted cycling utopia. Given that our medical professionals have enough to...
03-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,034
Posted By JoeyBike

And still no one is even whispering Zero...

And still no one is even whispering Zero Population Growth. Seems obvious. Too many people. If all of these younger "Green New Deal" people swore to only have zero, one, or two kids and one or two...
02-15-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,867
Posted By JoeyBike

Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and...

Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and end up in a BETTER place! Kudos.
01-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,607
Posted By JoeyBike

First of all...nice account of your feelings!...

First of all...nice account of your feelings! Yeah, I get it.

Have you considered, or is it available to you, all of the delivery options available in cities these days? There are TV commercials...
01-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By JoeyBike

He wasn't so drunk that he slammed into rear end...

He wasn't so drunk that he slammed into rear end of the auto traffic jam on that roadway at the time. Auto traffic was dead stopped. He saw the traffic jam and decided to pass on the right inside of...
01-06-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,372
Posted By JoeyBike

Completed my first cross country bike tour in...

Completed my first cross country bike tour in 1989. Spent 5 months on the bike in the USA, mostly camping. When I got back into the real world my van was in storage so I left it there until I could...
12-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,091
Posted By JoeyBike

I kept my last car in storage for a year thinking...

I kept my last car in storage for a year thinking there was NO WAY i could live without a car long term. That was 1989. And I had no intention of giving up my car (van actually). I had just returned...
11-14-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By JoeyBike

I am using my utility trailer at my workplace now.

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11-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, NOLA is a place where most people are...

Yeah, NOLA is a place where most people are driving drunk, but if you kill someone(s) in the process the results are never pretty. And I believe the drunk was the son of an NOPD officer. Or some...
11-01-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,540
Posted By JoeyBike

You will find yourself with a better class of...

You will find yourself with a better class of woman, once you convince her/them that you aren't just another DUI graduate. If you drive a fancy car you never know a woman's motivation for dating you....
10-25-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,111
Posted By JoeyBike

There are people who believe that free parking...

There are people who believe that free parking should not exist in most large or even medium cities. Concrete parking lots (except for new porous concrete) contribute to flooding and other...
10-25-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,873
Posted By JoeyBike

Most train accidents involve a "hidden" train....

Most train accidents involve a "hidden" train. Especially at crossings where there are no gates. The motorist at the head of the line (who has been delayed the longest) fires up the engine when the...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,111
Posted By JoeyBike

First...it isn't your duty to please anyone on...

First...it isn't your duty to please anyone on this forum but YOU.

Second...now you have options. Always a good thing to have options. Just not feeling it today? Catch a ride. Feelin' groovy?!...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,935
Posted By JoeyBike

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07-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,649
Posted By JoeyBike

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.
07-13-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,649
Posted By JoeyBike

He sure will fit right in here! I used to...

He sure will fit right in here!

I used to rent as many as a dozen or more cars every year, but I have not OWNED a car since 1989. I take a taxi now and then as well. My wife of 25 years has always...
06-28-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,350
Posted By JoeyBike

I wish all of the fad following ne'er-do-wells...

I wish all of the fad following ne'er-do-wells would have just eaten a whole tub of Tide pods and gotten their misery over with.
06-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,646
Posted By JoeyBike

Pickup truck vs motorcycles - crash that killed 7

I couldn't help thinking of you guys here at A&S when I saw this headline. If motorists can't see a dozen Harley Davidsons...Be careful out there! Cheers!
...
06-18-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,739
Posted By JoeyBike

Remember Critical Mass rides? That certainly...

Remember Critical Mass rides? That certainly endeared all non-cyclists to the "cycling community".

What we all need to remember is that "cyclists" are just PEOPLE. They are nothing special and...
06-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,578
Posted By JoeyBike

Skateboards have come a long way over the past...

Skateboards have come a long way over the past decade. My wheels are soft and 100mm tall. I can almost enjoy hardpack dirt or grass on it, but stick to smoother streets and paths anyway. Wheels last...
06-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,531
Posted By JoeyBike

That is mine. Old school Bikes at Work. ...

That is mine. Old school Bikes at Work.

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06-03-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,322
Posted By JoeyBike

And their most important sense - that can detect...

And their most important sense - that can detect sounds in 360° - is jammed up with ear buds blaring some Satanic symphony.
06-01-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,251
Posted By JoeyBike

I married an athlete. She is basically a gym rat...

I married an athlete. She is basically a gym rat although we both used to speed skate and play hockey on a mixed-gender team. She does her thing, I do my thing, and we do our things together. We both...
05-26-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,856
Posted By JoeyBike

I tried to have my account deleted more than 10...

I tried to have my account deleted more than 10 years ago. It's like a roach motel here, or the Hotel California. You can check in but you can't check out.

What you CAN do:

1. Just forget you...
05-18-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,905
Posted By JoeyBike

Fair question, not a bother. Almost anyplace...

Fair question, not a bother.

Almost anyplace I can think of that is away from traffic makes for great skating. So I prefer to do that. However, weather and other factors may push me towards a...
05-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,905
Posted By JoeyBike

I can't remember the last time I had a close call...

I can't remember the last time I had a close call running a red light, which I still most certainly do. I look both ways, then cross when it is safe to do so. You should try it! :thumb:

I wonder...
05-10-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,905
Posted By JoeyBike

Wow! Thanks everyone! I knew some people here...

Wow! Thanks everyone! I knew some people here might wonder what happened if I just disappeared so out of politeness I figured a "farewell" was in order after all these years.

For those who don't...
05-09-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,905
Posted By JoeyBike

I am no longer a cyclist! Don't miss me too badly.

Over the past 3 years I have gradually given up recreational cycling entirely, sold the road bike and several others, and strictly used my bike for getting to work, doctor visits, grocery, etc. 100%...
04-30-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,257
Posted By JoeyBike

Welcome to the club. Google: I took my...

Welcome to the club.

Google:

I took my turn about 4 years ago. Border collie bit me on the rib cage. Big bruise and fang marks. Dog had his shots and was on a normal length leash in the local...
12-20-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,650
Posted By JoeyBike

I have been warned against religious or political...

I have been warned against religious or political commentary here. So....there are......
10-23-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,419
Posted By JoeyBike

I doubt many people are offended by you punching...

I doubt many people are offended by you punching holes in paper with a recreational tool.



Ever been to someone else's house and their dog humps your leg? Funny, yet annoying at the same time?...
10-18-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,419
Posted By JoeyBike

I pass WAY more cars on my bike in a day than I...

I pass WAY more cars on my bike in a day than I pass in a year in a car. I drive near the speed limit in a car. I'm that motorist in your way.
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