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12-17-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By JeffB502

From your description I'm not sure what you mean....

From your description I'm not sure what you mean. It sounds like you're saying he had a taillight on his helmet, a taillight on his backpack, and 2 taillights mounted to the bike, so I'll go with...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-08, 12:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,419
Posted By JeffB502

If the coworker likes riding in the rain maybe...

If the coworker likes riding in the rain maybe some Kool Stop Salmon brake pads (if you know what type of brakes your coworker's bike is equipped with)? Other small things like chain lube, tubes,...
11-20-08, 03:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,934
Posted By JeffB502

+1...also constantly visualizing worst case...

+1...also constantly visualizing worst case scenarios and riding in a manner that leaves options open to avoid said scenarios whenever possible, similar to what gmule mentioned. I'm curious as to...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-08, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By JeffB502

Nice to see a fellow Central Coastian on the...

Nice to see a fellow Central Coastian on the forums...

I run a Cygolite TridenX (3 3 watt LEDs) mounted to the front of my front rack, a Fenix P3D Premium 100 (1 3 watt LED) mounted to the...
11-16-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By JeffB502

lol yeah very recently we had a case where a...

lol yeah very recently we had a case where a person in a motor vehicle got confused at an on/off ramp, failed to obey the "DO NOT ENTER" signs and went head on into an off duty peace officer exiting...
11-15-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By JeffB502

By normal traffic lane I assume you mean...

By normal traffic lane I assume you mean something between narrow and wide? I feel that a lane should either be "normal" (standard width) or "wide" (wide enough for 2 vehicles to travel side by...
11-15-08, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By JeffB502

Sad but true...it's pretty obvious that if there...

Sad but true...it's pretty obvious that if there are no witnesses it's cheaper for a driver to just kick it into reverse and make sure the pedestrian or cyclist they ran over is dead since it's alot...
11-15-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,625
Posted By JeffB502

Here's the California law. There is no mention...

Here's the California law.
There is no mention of lane lines being an excuse to pass somebody at an unsafe distance, but the California law is very vague. I guess the only way to know for sure if...
11-15-08, 04:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,625
Posted By JeffB502

Yeah I was going from memory last night since my...

Yeah I was going from memory last night since my computer didn't want to download that huge PDF of the California MUTCD section 9, heh. In an area where parking is prohibited the bike lane must be at...
11-14-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,625
Posted By JeffB502

Well the OP said the officer was driving ON the...

Well the OP said the officer was driving ON the bike lane line while passing. Even in a car if somebody's driving ON the dotted white line while passing me in the lane next to me I'd be concerned......
11-14-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,625
Posted By JeffB502

How narrow is the bike lane? Any pictures? Maybe...

How narrow is the bike lane? Any pictures? Maybe a google maps street view? There's a bike lane in my town that narrows down to 6" to the left of the gutter pan at one point. I usually move out of...
11-14-08, 04:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By JeffB502

Yeah that's my worst nightmare...taking the lane...

Yeah that's my worst nightmare...taking the lane on a high speed road, SUV swerves at the last second into the left lane, vehicle tailgating them at high speed doesn't see what's going on doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 03:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,639
Posted By JeffB502

I've felt the mythical endorphine rush a couple...

I've felt the mythical endorphine rush a couple of times while riding...I'm still not quite sure what causes it but on a few occasions I've just been pedaling along (usually at a fairly fast pace)...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 02:58 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,073
Posted By JeffB502

+1 ...

+1
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11-14-08, 02:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,438
Posted By JeffB502

Here's a funny sidewalk transition near my...

Here's a funny sidewalk transition near my house...Click here for link to move picture around...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 01:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,768
Posted By JeffB502

The morning after my first rain ride I noticed...

The morning after my first rain ride I noticed some rust starting to form on the chain, so now I at least wipe down and lube the chain. Wiping the sludge off the braking surfaces is also a good idea....
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 01:51 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,073
Posted By JeffB502

lol are you sure the zombie ped wasn't a huge...

lol are you sure the zombie ped wasn't a huge squirrel dressed up in a human costume?
11-14-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,697
Posted By JeffB502

If you have laws that tell you to act like a rat...

If you have laws that tell you to act like a rat in the gutter they should be changed. I've never heard of such laws existing though. It's legal for me to ride on many 65mph freeways here (US101 for...
11-13-08, 11:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,697
Posted By JeffB502

If you're going the same speed as the other road...

If you're going the same speed as the other road users you do have the right to ride in any lane or lane position that you please...except highways posted not allowing you to enter due to a safer...
11-13-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,697
Posted By JeffB502

I do (when I'm driving)...

I do (when I'm driving)...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 02:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,904
Posted By JeffB502

I usually commute in my work pants (Dickies 874...

I usually commute in my work pants (Dickies 874 traditional work pants). I find the Dickies to be more comfortable than jeans due to the smaller/flatter seams. My longest commute in work clothing so...
11-13-08, 02:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,697
Posted By JeffB502

I routinely see motorists breaking traffic...

I routinely see motorists breaking traffic laws...do the people on the "non-cycling web group" ever say they hate motorists/motor vehicles because of the drivers that break laws and "give them all a...
11-13-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By JeffB502

Yeah gas was over $4.60 here and now it's down to...

Yeah gas was over $4.60 here and now it's down to $2.49, but I just talked to a fellow bike commuter at the post office today...I walked my bike in to pick up a package and he was working at the...
11-08-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By JeffB502

Are you talking about at night or during the day?...

Are you talking about at night or during the day? The flash mode is great during the day. Obviously at night using any flashing light this bright would be a bad idea (no matter what the flash...
11-05-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By JeffB502

Yeah it was great when I first started commuting...

Yeah it was great when I first started commuting and was horribly out of shape. Even with it being that flat I could only ride 2 or 3 miles at a time when I first started out. Now you're right; I...
11-05-08, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By JeffB502

Yeah we definitely have the same situation. An...

Yeah we definitely have the same situation. An outside lane slightly wider than a standard lane but not wide enough to safely share side by side, especially with full size pick up trucks/SUVs and...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,507
Posted By JeffB502

oral sex ftw! WHO BANNED ORAL SEX??? lol

oral sex ftw! WHO BANNED ORAL SEX??? lol
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,311
Posted By JeffB502

Being a regular cyclist I'd love to be on traffic...

Being a regular cyclist I'd love to be on traffic detail...I'd pull over all the cops I see on a regular basis doing 50+ in the 30mph downtown zone on their way to "high priority" calls that...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By JeffB502

Can you go to www.gmap-pedometer.com and give us...

Can you go to www.gmap-pedometer.com and give us a map with elevation to better show your route?
11-02-08, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By JeffB502

agree with johnny0 and wmodavis...should be easy...

agree with johnny0 and wmodavis...should be easy to get the correct spacing. kwh3rd if you have a special case do you think you could take a picture and post it? That may help us help you...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By JeffB502

lol you win! Get somebody to take some pics or...

lol you win! Get somebody to take some pics or video and post em up! I'm sure you could find somebody with something like my crappy kodak easyshare c743 that takes still pics and 640x480 30fps videos...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,311
Posted By JeffB502

Can you give us the exact location of the...

Can you give us the exact location of the violation so we can get some google satellite shots and such? Usually if there's a 25 limit it's there for a reason, like limited sight lines, heavy...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By JeffB502

Yikes...lol I think I'd rather be on the road...

Yikes...lol I think I'd rather be on the road after seeing all those obstacles/safety hazards on the path. The road actually looked like a nice one to ride on. Pretty clear from the lane width that...
10-30-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By JeffB502

genec is correct. If a motorist is turning right...

genec is correct. If a motorist is turning right with a bike lane present and they are close to the intersection or driveway they are planning on turning at they are required to merge into the bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,139
Posted By JeffB502

Harbor Freight! $3.99 when I bought it... they're...

Harbor Freight! $3.99 when I bought it... they're still <$5 now
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,778
Posted By JeffB502

Who wears a 3 piece suit??? lol

Who wears a 3 piece suit??? lol
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,747
Posted By JeffB502

I commute regularly at night on a 2-lane 55mph no...

I commute regularly at night on a 2-lane 55mph no shoulder road. I use at minimum 2 Dinotte 140L red lights facing to the rear, and 2 Fenix flashlights pointing forward. I also have lots of DOT-C2...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,106
Posted By JeffB502

Who are you talking to tarwheel? If you're...

Who are you talking to tarwheel? If you're talking about the jacket i posted you can buy it at bostonindustrial for less than $20 lol
10-30-08, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By JeffB502

disgusting...i want to be sick...this is horrible.

disgusting...i want to be sick...this is horrible.
10-30-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By JeffB502

Either that or set up some cones/flares and hope...

Either that or set up some cones/flares and hope they take care of it lol
10-30-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,439
Posted By JeffB502

against traffic of course...but also the realty...

against traffic of course...but also the realty sign is not IN the bike lane...usually here the realty sign is IN the bike lane not off to the side
10-30-08, 05:53 AM
10-30-08, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By JeffB502

California Bike Lane Law

Here's one I see people frequently refusing to comply with:
Recently I've actually seen people REFUSING to merge into a bike lane to turn right to the right of thru traffic. What's the problem...
10-30-08, 04:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,968
Posted By JeffB502

I had an older friend at work that said he honked...

I had an older friend at work that said he honked every time he was coming up on a cyclist on a 2-lane road where he couldn't pass. He also thought the fog line was a bike lane line (sometimes there...
10-30-08, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By JeffB502

Oh and here's an email I just sent to...

Oh and here's an email I just sent to publicworks@ci.santa-maria.ca.us

I've been thinking about all this for a long time...just took that bottle of wine I drank earlier for me to type it all out...
10-30-08, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By JeffB502

Take a look glasses mounted. I use the same pair...

Take a look glasses mounted. I use the same pair of glasses day and night (photochromatic) and always wear eye protection.
10-30-08, 03:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,025
Posted By JeffB502

I drive my bikes and I drive motor vehicles as...

I drive my bikes and I drive motor vehicles as well. I believe both have their place. I think we should all just get along and all obey the rules of the road (no red light running for cyclists, no...
10-30-08, 03:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By JeffB502

Here's another really obvious example from in...

Here's another really obvious example from in town. Miller St just south of Battles Rd. This is a "bike lane" with no bike lane signs but painted as if it's a bike lane (dashed before intersections,...
10-30-08, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By JeffB502

lol yeah the storm drains are enough for me...I...

lol yeah the storm drains are enough for me...I just don't understand how everybody else I see riding a bike on this road is in the gutter. I'm the only person I've ever seen riding on the asphalt....
10-30-08, 02:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By JeffB502

Oh and here's the picture for those that didn't...

Oh and here's the picture for those that didn't want to click on the link...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/jeffb502/broadwayatmorrison.jpg
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