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07-16-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,078
Posted By Carusoswi

I'm 65 now. Ten years ago, if I recall, I could...

I'm 65 now. Ten years ago, if I recall, I could manage 18 mph of flats for half an hour or so. Down hill long stretches, I could cruise the hill and maintain pedal resistance while maintaining a...
07-16-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Carusoswi

What the hay (hey??) my Etrex fell off

. . . not once, but three times during my return trip on a short but hilly ride this afternoon. I've owned this Etrex (given to me by my wife) since 2002. It had not a scratch on it. Rode for six...
07-16-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,139
Posted By Carusoswi

I had a twin sister. Obviously, we grew up...

I had a twin sister. Obviously, we grew up together, so had much in common as to life experiences. Like your brother, she was diagnosed with acute leukemia. The survival prognosis was two years. I...
07-16-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
Posted By Carusoswi

I supposed, like most things, bike tires have...

I supposed, like most things, bike tires have gotten better, but I think, mainly, it depends where you ride. I live in a suburb of Philadelphia, about 16 miles from New Hope, PA. I like to ride Rt...
12-30-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,925
Posted By Carusoswi

Hate to be contrary, but it sounds to me as...

Hate to be contrary, but it sounds to me as though the driver trying to "jump" the light (actually, based upon my interpretation of what the OP wrote, the driver only moved on green - just because he...
12-30-13, 03:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,856
Posted By Carusoswi

I don't cycle as much as I once did - work...

I don't cycle as much as I once did - work demands, etc. have curtailed the time I have to spend on the bike. I never commuted, but used to ride a good 3-4k miles per year. I feel it a bit...
09-01-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By Carusoswi

Trek 7.0 or equal . . . opinions please

I went shopping with my 31 y/o daughter who is looking for a commuter bike for use in and around NYC.
She currently is riding the Trek mountain bike I bought here when she was a teenager, and is...
09-01-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,639
Posted By Carusoswi

Kickstand comment

I read through the kikstand thread, and was sorry to see that it was closed.
I probably have half a dozen bikes around my place, two that I actually still ride, an old Schwinn Le Tour expertly...
10-30-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Carusoswi

BTW: Previous post "fault" should have been...

BTW: Previous post "fault" should have been "thought". "Finners" did not serve my mind well, LOL.



The intended purpose of the post was to share my encounter and reflection upon same. As an...
10-30-12, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Carusoswi

You aren't piling on (at least in my opinion). ...

You aren't piling on (at least in my opinion).
I wish I had this all to do over again. I certainly, as a cyclist, would have exercised more care to avoid straying into the bike lane.
OTOH, I did...
10-16-12, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Carusoswi

Brooklyn Bridge - we were both wrong

This past Sunday, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. From past experience, I expected that it would be crowded with pedestrians and cyclists on a sunny Sunday afternoon. That it is under...
10-16-12, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Carusoswi

Driver waited nine hours before turning himself...

Driver waited nine hours before turning himself in. Who can rule in or out alcohol or any other substance that might have affected the driver's judgement?
Given the description of his manner of...
04-21-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,946
Posted By Carusoswi

So, if she had gotten off the bike and been...

So, if she had gotten off the bike and been walking when the driver of the SUV struck her, who would have been cited?
If she had been riding in the street, would the accident have been averted?

I...
04-14-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,528
Posted By Carusoswi

I don't know about many, but, personally, I...

I don't know about many, but, personally, I strongly disagree with you. One of the universally accepted rules of the "road" whether on land or sea is that the more powerful transportation mode is...
03-01-12, 03:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,550
Posted By Carusoswi

Since my previous reply, I've done some reading,...

Since my previous reply, I've done some reading, and it is clear that you are correct, so, I stand corrected.
Thanks for the info.
Caruso
02-26-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,550
Posted By Carusoswi

A truly tragic story, one of which I had not been...

A truly tragic story, one of which I had not been aware before signing on to the forum this morning.
I do not believe there are any winners here. No degree of advocacy can reduce the danger...
02-26-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,550
Posted By Carusoswi

I agree with this. I do not,...

I agree with this.



I do not, however, agree with the above concerning the ability of regular drinkers to be able to process their alcohol faster than infrequent drinkers. My guess is that...
02-06-12, 04:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,163
Posted By Carusoswi

If you drive enough, it's just a matter of time...

If you drive enough, it's just a matter of time before you encounter a situation where your slowness was not slow enough, your caution level not high enough to avoid an accident (whether involving a...
02-05-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,163
Posted By Carusoswi

I would be willing to bet that virtually no one...

I would be willing to bet that virtually no one on this board actually slows down as they drive their car around a curve to the extent that the slower speed could play a significant role in avoiding...
02-05-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,163
Posted By Carusoswi

I would respectfully take issue with this...

I would respectfully take issue with this statement. Accidents can occur when no one is breaking the law, and I doubt there is any way to legislate accidents out of the realm of our daily lives.
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04-14-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,327
Posted By Carusoswi

So, because you don't need (or think you don't...

So, because you don't need (or think you don't need) distractions, there must be something wrong with a person who does need 'distractions.' Oh, and wait! What proves a distraction to you might be...
04-14-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,327
Posted By Carusoswi

If you are wiping out due to joggers who move (I...

If you are wiping out due to joggers who move (I guess you mean into your path) because they didn't hear you 'call out', then you are riding too fast, too close to the pedestrian, or both.

It is...
04-14-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,327
Posted By Carusoswi

Nothing wrong with using your ears as an...

Nothing wrong with using your ears as an additional aid when crossing the tracks, but, what are all these riders/pedestrians thinking when they ride/walk into the path of an oncoming train without...
02-27-11, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Carusoswi

C'mon, Digital, are you trying to be comical? Go...

C'mon, Digital, are you trying to be comical? Go back and read what you just wrote (have wrotten, LOL). When 'they' hit their brakes, they should stop without sliding more than a couple of inches. ...
02-27-11, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Carusoswi

I can guarantee you that there are plenty of...

I can guarantee you that there are plenty of roadways with speed limits at or above 45 mph where an unlit stationary obstacle in the roadway will not be visible soon enough so that the operator of a...
02-27-11, 03:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Carusoswi

I'd like, first of all, to state that I am glad...

I'd like, first of all, to state that I am glad it appears you are recovering. I hope you sustained no injuries from which you cannot fully recover. Like you (and, I'm certain, many others here), I...
02-27-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,530
Posted By Carusoswi

I guess I don't really get it. If the parking...

I guess I don't really get it. If the parking lane is wide enough that the jeep could pass you, and empty enough of parked cars, what would it take for you, as a slow moving cyclist, to slip into...
02-20-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Carusoswi

'If it is raining out they need to slow down.' ...

'If it is raining out they need to slow down.' OK, how much should they slow down. To what speed. Is it road specific? Posted speed limit specific? Simply weather specific? What? On a clear,...
02-20-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Carusoswi

He was trying to make ends meet, no doubt. A...

He was trying to make ends meet, no doubt.
A better, and more pertinent question might be why he fell asleep, if, in fact, this is the case.

77 seems old, but, hopefully, I would still be capable...
02-20-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,129
Posted By Carusoswi

Merely the loss of driving privilege for some...

Merely the loss of driving privilege for some period of time???? Are you serious? You think that's less of an issue than a fine? Oh, and what would the penalty be for driving while suspended? Get...
02-20-11, 05:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,718
Posted By Carusoswi

Ah, could I but once again be that 'broke [but...

Ah, could I but once again be that 'broke [but not broken] college student' without the 'wisdom and wherewithal to think of such mature [banish that blasphemous word!!] concepts'.

For those of...
02-20-11, 04:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,611
Posted By Carusoswi

What you likely are hearing from those tires...

What you likely are hearing from those tires during or shortly after a rainstorm is spinning, not squealing, and is caused from loss of traction due to the water on the road. Hopefully, you are also...
02-20-11, 04:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,611
Posted By Carusoswi

Not to take sides, but trying to remain logical,...

Not to take sides, but trying to remain logical, if you placed one of those non-lit 'parked' cars in the middle of a roadway on a dark, rainy night where traffic moves at 50 mph, it probably would...
09-09-10, 03:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By Carusoswi

I'm a bit surprised at the question. Sensible...

I'm a bit surprised at the question. Sensible and safe would be whatever clearance is sensible and safe which is, I imagine, greatly dependent upon the circumstance. If you are overtaking a toddler...
08-14-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Carusoswi

Just ride and don't be so paranoid. The area...

Just ride and don't be so paranoid. The area about which you speak isn't at all seedy. Being a large city means that you will see citizens and visitors of all shapes, sizes, colors, and...
07-17-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,193
Posted By Carusoswi

Ok, so, now, we should all wear helmets to send...

Ok, so, now, we should all wear helmets to send some message to the kids. I get it, it's all about the kids.
Caruso
10-04-09, 04:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,085
Posted By Carusoswi

Actually, my response is in reply to the first...

Actually, my response is in reply to the first sentence of your original post which, as I read it, lays out your position. I simply don't accept your assumption that 'in so many cases when someone...
10-03-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,085
Posted By Carusoswi

I think the premise of your entire post is a...

I think the premise of your entire post is a little shaky. I would guess that, in the majority of cases, no one is actually charged at the scene, and, in most cases, no one is charged until an...
10-03-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,701
Posted By Carusoswi

Your post nails the central issue for all of us...

Your post nails the central issue for all of us when riding a bike around pedestrians whether we are walking dogs, they are walking dogs, or no dog is involved. If you are overtaking a pedestrian as...
09-26-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,891
Posted By Carusoswi

Well, that proves that each of us can read the...

Well, that proves that each of us can read the same words and take different meaning from them, especially when words are written rather than spoken and we don't have the benefit of an audible clue...
09-25-09, 03:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,891
Posted By Carusoswi

I didn't bother to look up your posts to gather...

I didn't bother to look up your posts to gather ammunition for or against your position, but, having read your post that started this exchange between you and ILTB, it struck me as quite...
09-25-09, 03:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,891
Posted By Carusoswi

In context of the other examples, this one seems...

In context of the other examples, this one seems a bit out of place. That the 12-year old was riding against traffic seems a moot point. He was probably moving all of 5 or 10 mph. No matter which...
09-25-09, 03:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,891
Posted By Carusoswi

I was wondering when someone would make this...

I was wondering when someone would make this point.

Caruso
09-25-09, 02:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,911
Posted By Carusoswi

That's the group. Perhaps things have changed,...

That's the group. Perhaps things have changed, but one year I was close to participating, and their collateral material, web site, etc. included those provisions. Perhaps they have changed their...
09-24-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,911
Posted By Carusoswi

Good point. I'm not interested in ruining...

Good point. I'm not interested in ruining something for others, and, as evidenced by my non-participation thus far, it is clear that my desire to ride with a group has yet to overwhelm my...
09-24-09, 03:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,911
Posted By Carusoswi

I have never participated in a sponsored group...

I have never participated in a sponsored group ride because, although I have and almost always use a helmet, the very notion that I should be compelled to wear it as a condition precedent to...
08-07-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By Carusoswi

I live in the area and have followed the news...

I live in the area and have followed the news accounts. Why are we assuming that her age and/or driving ability are suspect? She states that she thought she hit a deer. Right, sure. Last time I...
08-07-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,724
Posted By Carusoswi

Agreed. You cannot just stop someone on a...

Agreed. You cannot just stop someone on a suspicion. That's what probably cause is all about.

Caruso
08-07-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,082
Posted By Carusoswi

Couldn't disagree more heartily with the above. ...

Couldn't disagree more heartily with the above. I am far less accident prone now than in my younger years. I have developed the ability to better predict situations that might prove dangerous. ...
08-07-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,082
Posted By Carusoswi

Actually, a reliable answer could more likely be...

Actually, a reliable answer could more likely be reached if it were rocket science, a much less subjective discipline than trying to determine an absolute answer to this oft debated question. ...
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