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07-30-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By Daniel4

In the thread titled "Do you record?", I posted...

In the thread titled "Do you record?", I posted what my camera had recorded with a FedEx delivery truck making a dangerous move in an intersection.

I wrote a complaint in Fedex's website under PR....
07-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Daniel4

A good opportunity to practice driving with...

A good opportunity to practice driving with patience and consideration of other road users.
07-27-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By Daniel4

I think the OP is having us demonstrate in our...

I think the OP is having us demonstrate in our own words that it's dangerous to ride your bike on the road.
07-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By Daniel4

I would rather encounter multiple nice-tards...

I would rather encounter multiple nice-tards throughout my day than one road-rager.
07-19-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By Daniel4

But let's face facts. No matter what is done to...

But let's face facts. No matter what is done to improve safety, drivers are going to get annoyed. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the traffic lights are actually synchronized so you can actually...
07-19-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, I notice that a lot. I've been wondering...

Yes, I notice that a lot. I've been wondering that for a long time. Now I'm guessing the count-down lights are not consistent for the purpose of keeping drivers alert and paying attention.
07-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

That's why in Toronto, they will be placed at...

That's why in Toronto, they will be placed at school zones and other sensitive areas.
07-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

So photo radar serves another purpose. It gets...

So photo radar serves another purpose. It gets speeders off that section of road. If all speeders used waze and similar apps to avoid photo radar traps, they'd all be on the same road where they...
07-18-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

Remember when Bob Rae implemented Photo Radar?...

Remember when Bob Rae implemented Photo Radar? One of the arguments against it was that the driver making the offence may not necessarily be the same person the car is registrated. Lame excuse but...
07-18-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By Daniel4

The dumbest question I encountered while...

The dumbest question I encountered while returning home after work was " What are you doing on the road?"
07-18-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By Daniel4

CBC News (Toronto) once interviewed the police...

CBC News (Toronto) once interviewed the police about those count-down lights. The police explained that everybody was doing all wrong. When the count-down begins, nobody is to begin to cross and...
07-17-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

Drivers have been told for years and years...

Drivers have been told for years and years starting or before they took driving lessons about the hazards of speeding. It looks like Photo Radar is the last resort since drivers aren't going to...
07-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

Don't blame bad driving on the red light camera...

Don't blame bad driving on the red light camera if drivers are following each other too closely.
07-14-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,210
Posted By Daniel4

This response goes back to my question I posted...

This response goes back to my question I posted in this thread "If you ride on the road and get struck, whose fault is it, bicyclist or driver?"
07-14-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

I would also welcome red-light cameras. I can't...

I would also welcome red-light cameras. I can't tell you how often at pedestrian-controlled intersections, there's always somebody running the red light - once even when I was just about to cross....
07-14-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Daniel4

I no longer care to listen to a bad driver's...

I no longer care to listen to a bad driver's reason why he needs to exceed the posted speed limit. After four years of trying to obtain VisionZero, Toronto's road fatality hasn't changed. During...
06-24-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,210
Posted By Daniel4

Of course it's the same thing. Some people...

Of course it's the same thing. Some people (especially motorists and cyclists who won't ride on the road) would say to avoid getting run over just stay off the road.

And then there's the cop...
06-22-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,210
Posted By Daniel4

Let's pose the question another way: If you...

Let's pose the question another way:

If you get run over, whose fault is it? Cyclist or driver?

No conditions,no "it depends", etc. The OP didn't state any.
06-20-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,210
Posted By Daniel4

Of course he should not be riding in the door...

Of course he should not be riding in the door zone to begin with. However, how far out should he be riding and then getting side-swiped on the left by an inattentive bad driver? To avoid that, take...
06-19-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,210
Posted By Daniel4

Anybody who blames the cyclists for being in the...

Anybody who blames the cyclists for being in the door-zone is absolving all drivers of their responsibility to look before opening the doorm

Furthermore, such logic is what bad drivers use to...
06-17-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Daniel4

ditto. Must include on-road cycling experience. ...

ditto. Must include on-road cycling experience. Been saying that for years.

Strict and serious traffic enforcement of motor vehicles.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,555
Posted By Daniel4

Hit and run today killed at cyclist. The police...

Hit and run today killed at cyclist. The police is asking the public to identify the offender. I guess action cameras facing front and back of the bicycle would help in a case like this.
...
06-14-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By Daniel4

Maybe it's a regional thing. Today I was...

Maybe it's a regional thing.

Today I was driving along a road similar to the one described. The oncoming traffic was blocked by a parked a car and I instinctively steered further to the right. The...
06-11-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Daniel4

No matter what you're looking at, pay attention...

No matter what you're looking at, pay attention to the little details:

1) batteries, how long does one charge last? One hour isn't a long time so it's a hassle changing or charging the battery....
06-10-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Daniel4

No, I don't have any bad feelings toward...

No, I don't have any bad feelings toward Kryptonite. I lost my keys at a particularly bad time, so I was prepared to be patient. I'm glad it worked out.

The only keys now missing are for my Abus...
06-10-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Daniel4

Got my replacement keys from Kryptonite

I had lost my set of bicycle keys in February. I had kept my bicycle keys separate from my house and car keys. When I go riding, my bike keys are in my fanny pack with some other quick access stuff...
06-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Daniel4

Those aren't bad ideas. I've long thought about...

Those aren't bad ideas. I've long thought about this kind of thing. I wear prescription eyeglasses and switching to sunglassed or putting wraparound sunglasses on top has been a bit of an...
06-05-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daniel4

I was curious so I just Googled it. Lynching...

I was curious so I just Googled it.

Lynching is not a crime. How?
05-22-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By Daniel4

Helmet light. 300 lumens. So you light up what...

Helmet light. 300 lumens. So you light up what you are looking at. 300 lumens will light up an unlit trail at night. Rear helmet light that flashes.

Reflector straps for your wrists and ankles...
05-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,752
Posted By Daniel4

Although it's not wise to talk back to a cop,...

Although it's not wise to talk back to a cop, even if you're the one filing the complaint, I would have thought that I'd expect people with valid drivers licences to still obey the Highway Traffic...
05-21-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,752
Posted By Daniel4

Open Carry Stand My Ground Stand Behind...

Open Carry

Stand My Ground

Stand Behind Our Troops

Just on my way to pick up my Humvee
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Daniel4

In Ontario and Quebec, troops from the Canadian...

In Ontario and Quebec, troops from the Canadian Armed Forces were brought in to help in Long Term Health facilities (nursing homes) and now 28 of them have caught Covid-19.

Meanwhile is the US,...
05-19-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,110
Posted By Daniel4

Riding on the road is dangerous only when there's...

Riding on the road is dangerous only when there's another car on the road.

Road driving is dangerous even if you're the only car on the road.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Daniel4

I had considered overshoes before. For their...

I had considered overshoes before. For their price, I think it's easier just to change shoes for the weather or season.
05-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Daniel4

Lights: Very bright, 300 lumens helmet light...

Lights: Very bright, 300 lumens
helmet light and down tube light

Cameras: able to read licence plates in the next lane, long lasting batteries (more than two hours), spare batteries and separate...
05-15-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By Daniel4

Yes we do. The driver is dangerous--bad...

Yes we do. The driver is dangerous--bad operation of an extremely lethal instrument.
05-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By Daniel4

How about Bad driver using his...

How about

Bad driver using his tractor-trailer collided with and killed a person on a bicycle?
05-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,152
Posted By Daniel4

I would put the 1965 Omar Sharif movie Genghis...

I would put the 1965 Omar Sharif movie Genghis Khan way up there. Except for Genghis Khan, all of the Asian characters were played by Europeans. His wife was a blonde-haired French.
05-13-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Daniel4

Your gym is still open during quarantine?

Your gym is still open during quarantine?
05-13-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,287
Posted By Daniel4

Ironic how he blew past red lights and maybe stop...

Ironic how he blew past red lights and maybe stop signs but you caught up with him more than once.

There are plenty of threads that discuss how some riders don't think road signs apply to cyclists...
05-13-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,152
Posted By Daniel4

Well, it looks like people will continue to be...

Well, it looks like people will continue to be inconsiderate because it's their perogative or their right to do so.
05-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,077
Posted By Daniel4

I wore earbuds once. I couldn't hear what was...

I wore earbuds once. I couldn't hear what was playing due to the ambient road noise so I cranked it up. Then when I was done riding, I realized how loud it was and at a level way too high for normal...
05-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,915
Posted By Daniel4

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses...

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses MUPs anymore. They are too crowded."
05-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By Daniel4

It's not a matter of how much more carefully you...

It's not a matter of how much more carefully you are riding. It's a matter of bad drivers being just as careless as before. Some drivers are even driving worse since there are so much fewer cars...
05-09-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Daniel4

Thanks. I'll be investigating Sach-Huret...

Thanks. I'll be investigating Sach-Huret odometers.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Daniel4

No but I keep losing the mounting screw that goes...

No but I keep losing the mounting screw that goes on the frame at the rear wheel. I keep forgetting to double-check it before and after all my rides or to just pour glue all over it.
05-08-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Daniel4

Flip Flop Rider and jlaw: I already have a...

Flip Flop Rider and jlaw:

I already have a GPS. Stopped using it as well as smartphone apps. Too many things to turn on and off. Too many things on my handlebar.

Freeranger:

I found those...
05-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Daniel4

Nope. I just googled. Couldn't find what you...

Nope. I just googled. Couldn't find what you found. Can you give me the link?
05-06-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Daniel4

Mechanical odometer

I'm posting here because most of us old folks may still remember these things. You attach it onto the front fork of your bike and as the wheel turns, the spinner advances the numbers. Simple. ...
05-03-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,915
Posted By Daniel4

We're supposed to still be in lock-down but the...

We're supposed to still be in lock-down but the trails are full of people. The authorities have blocked park the entrances but people are finding alternate places to park and walk in anyways.

I...
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