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08-10-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,582
Posted By Daniel4

It would make more sense if the Varia gives a...

It would make more sense if the Varia gives a rear-facing notice to drivers to "Please pass safely".

I think most cyclists treat the Varia as a surrogate bully driver. When it beeps, they get out...
08-10-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Daniel4

Go ahead and use what makes you feel comfortable....

Go ahead and use what makes you feel comfortable. Anti-vaxxers were opposed to the Covid vaccines eventhough the side effects have a lot lower risk than getting the same side effects from covid.
...
08-10-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 904
Posted By Daniel4

Get a free painter's cap wherever you buy paint. ...

Get a free painter's cap wherever you buy paint. See how that goes.
08-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Daniel4

Everything you have described had to do with bad...

Everything you have described had to do with bad drivers and nothing that the cyclists did. And you conclude that cycling? is dangerous?

No, bad driving is dangerous. But why is bad driving more...
08-09-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
Posted By Daniel4

I rode on a narrow shoulder once. Got a flat...

I rode on a narrow shoulder once. Got a flat tire. Full of debris.

If they're honking and yelling at me that means they see me and not staring at their text messages.

But since I installed a...
08-09-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Daniel4

Looks like you got sucked into a black hole...

Looks like you got sucked into a black hole discussion with guy. Good luck trying to cut loose.
08-09-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Daniel4

Prior to 2014, the city of Toronto used to...

Prior to 2014, the city of Toronto used to publish an annual one or two page pdf report for all types of road collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. It even listed, when...
08-09-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
Posted By Daniel4

Glad to see an evolution in thinking. I was...

Glad to see an evolution in thinking. I was worried you'd do both.
08-07-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

Especially running red lights. It's not a game.

Especially running red lights. It's not a game.
08-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

And that's exactly how the bullies want it. Bad...

And that's exactly how the bullies want it. Bad driving is a societal norm.
08-06-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

Nothing would have changed for the cyclist if the...

Nothing would have changed for the cyclist if the driver had done all the right things.

However, if the cyclist had done the right thing by waiting at his green light with everybody else, none of...
08-03-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

Have you seen the CCTV footage? He weaved his way...

Have you seen the CCTV footage? He weaved his way to the left side of the first car. The first car was waiting at the red light. Then the cyclist entered the intersection while the car to his right...
08-03-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 336,917
Posted By Daniel4

51km. Got a new rear facing action camera. Long...

51km. Got a new rear facing action camera. Long battery life and compatible with my other camera. So now I have enough battery and memory for six hours.
08-03-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Daniel4

If he had stopped and waited, there would have...

If he had stopped and waited, there would have been no requirement for her the stop.
08-02-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

The cyclist's name is Andrew Black. He has a...

The cyclist's name is Andrew Black. He has a GoFundMe page to get a new bike. His page assigns all the blame to the city councillor, Amy DeGrise of the hit-and-run when Black ran the red light. But...
08-01-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 904
Posted By Daniel4

Tell that to baseball players. The one in...

Tell that to baseball players.


The one in the link shows it covering his eyes with his head upright. He won't see a thing wearing it that way with his head tilted down. And if he shifts his cap...
08-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

I'm not siding with the hit-and-run perpetrator,...

I'm not siding with the hit-and-run perpetrator, but I notice the interviewer didn't even challenge the 'victim' why he entered the intersection against the red light which he knew he had because the...
08-01-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Daniel4

Thanks, folks. Last thing I need is to be...

Thanks, folks. Last thing I need is to be skinny-fat (visceral fat).
08-01-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 904
Posted By Daniel4

Don't get those cheap baseball caps with the...

Don't get those cheap baseball caps with the plastic mesh behind the head. Get as thin fabric as you can to wear under your helmet. The brim should protrude 3inches from your head.

I have two...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Daniel4

I wear wool gloves inside my fishing 3-finger...

I wear wool gloves inside my fishing 3-finger (trigger mitt) gloves.
08-01-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Daniel4

Dietary cheating?

I'm 61 y.o. fluctuating between 142 and 138lb, 5'7".

I cycle to the gym two to three times a week and on non-gym days, I take long 3 hour bike rides.

At the gym, I weight train with barbell...
08-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,904
Posted By Daniel4

Why do some muscles get the burn and the lactic...

Why do some muscles get the burn and the lactic acid but others don't?

Quads get the burn when you do leg extensions. I've had my calf go stiff after a long swim. My side delts get the burn when...
07-31-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

The same handful of people always sidetrack the...

The same handful of people always sidetrack the discussion.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Daniel4

Aside from your ptsd, glad you're ok. That...

Aside from your ptsd, glad you're ok.

That attitude everybody has once again demonstrates how society views bad driving as an acceptable norm. Cycling isn't dangerous. Driving is. Every person who...
07-29-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, I helped someone google search why cyclists...

Yes, I helped someone google search why cyclists record their rides.
07-28-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

Before cars came along.

Before cars came along.
07-28-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

Never mind the collision itself. He would have...

Never mind the collision itself. He would have been released if he stayed. It's the Run part in Hit-and-Run that's illegal and he'll face charges for that.
07-28-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

If the driver had stayed, he would have gotten...

If the driver had stayed, he would have gotten released. Now he faces jail-time for hit-and-run.

Not siding with the cyclist but even ambulance drivers slow down at intersections with their...
07-28-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,797
Posted By Daniel4

How to run a red light.

How to run a red light.
07-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,069
Posted By Daniel4

I'm assuming these cycle maps have all the bike...

I'm assuming these cycle maps have all the bike trails and bike lanes. Other than that, what do bicycle-specific Garmin units and maps do? When you navigate to somewhere, does the routing give...
07-27-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Daniel4

Dumb driver. If he had stayed at the scene, he...

Dumb driver. If he had stayed at the scene, he probably would have been released but now he's a hit-and-run offender which probably means jail-time.
07-27-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 676
Posted By Daniel4

What's the map and the format that only cost $20?...

What's the map and the format that only cost $20? The City Navigator Europe map will cost me over $100 CAD. Even from Amazon, the card will cost about 60CAD.
07-27-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 676
Posted By Daniel4

I found another website that BaseCamp can read. ...

I found another website that BaseCamp can read.
https://www.openmapchest.org
07-26-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 676
Posted By Daniel4

The old garmin.openstreetmap.nl that I used to...

The old garmin.openstreetmap.nl that I used to use automatically redirects to garmin.bbbike.org. So I requested, received and extracted the zip file for Portugal.

I can see the gmapsupp file my...
07-26-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Daniel4

I have studded tires and ride them all over the...

I have studded tires and ride them all over the place. Sometimes the bike lanes are cleared of ice and snow sometimes they have clumps of them.The MUPs are not maintained in the winter.
07-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,442
Posted By Daniel4

Another way to phrase it is "Am I exercising? I...

Another way to phrase it is "Am I exercising? I thought I was relaxing and having fun."
07-24-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 676
Posted By Daniel4

Is the OSM site still active? I thought I read...

Is the OSM site still active? I thought I read somewhere not anymore.
07-22-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Daniel4

In the 1980s I had a blue book of bicycle care in...

In the 1980s I had a blue book of bicycle care in which there was a section about self defence. It describes that if you're being attacked by a gang, aim to run over one of them ( instead of through...
07-21-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By Daniel4

When driving, just keep a lookout for cyclists...

When driving, just keep a lookout for cyclists who know how to blow through stop signs and red lights.
07-20-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By Daniel4

Let's simplify the problem so that everybody will...

Let's simplify the problem so that everybody will understand.

What will get you more tired, walking 100m on level ground or doing the sprint in under 10 seconds on the same stretch? Total output...
07-19-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,060
Posted By Daniel4

Road bike. 80psi

Road bike.
80psi
07-18-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By Daniel4

Read the OP's post again. He says to ignore all...

Read the OP's post again. He says to ignore all friction and drag.
07-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By Daniel4

If you ignore all types of friction and...

If you ignore all types of friction and resistance, in ideal conditions, they both use the same amount of energy. It's simply the change in mgh.
07-17-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By Daniel4

Back to the wife's concern that cyclists know the...

Back to the wife's concern that cyclists know the risk they take when riding on the road.

I'm sure I'll get blasted for drawing a parallel here but there is some relevance.

I don't think it's...
07-17-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By Daniel4

I tried to post an MP4 video of me falling off my...

I tried to post an MP4 video of me falling off my bike yesterday but at 360KB for 1min 34sec, it's too big and I don't have a Youtube channel to link to.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Daniel4

When I was working I took the long way home. My...

When I was working I took the long way home. My work was only 4km from home. On the way back, instead of turning left into the street that took me home I would turn right and go into another...
07-14-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By Daniel4

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and...

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and that the driver made a mistake is another example of how bad driving is considered to be an acceptable norm.

If the driver hadn't been intoxicated,...
07-13-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,868
Posted By Daniel4

Accident is the term we use for a mode of...

Accident is the term we use for a mode of transportation that causes over 38,000 deaths per year in the US, one death every second somewhere in the world.


"The primary meaning of the word...
07-12-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 887
Posted By Daniel4

I hope you are not suggesting that it is not the...

I hope you are not suggesting that it is not the driver's fault at all if a pedestrian or cyclist gets hit all because he should have been defensive.

Regardless, even if a collision was 0% the...
07-12-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Daniel4

Here's the breakdown. Fatalities (2020 vs...

Here's the breakdown.

Fatalities (2020 vs previous 12 yr average)
Pedestrian: 36% decrease (21 vs 33)
Drivers: 53.8% decrease (7 vs 15)
Motorcycle: increase (8 vs 4)
Cyclists: increase (4 vs...
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