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09-14-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,635
Posted By vol

Has anyone read this yesterday? Woman says two...

Has anyone read this yesterday? Woman says two men threw her off CitiBike, brutally beat her in Midtown attack...
08-22-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,433
Posted By vol

New bike lanes planned near Coney Island Avenue...

New bike lanes planned near Coney Island Avenue after cyclist's death (https://www.amny.com/transit/bike-lanes-coney-island-1.35382237)

Don't see how unprotected bike lanes could have saved that...
08-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,433
Posted By vol

The 2nd video shows two black cars crossed the...

The 2nd video shows two black cars crossed the intersection soon after and the drivers got out to walk toward the accident spot, probably to help; one was probably the one that shot the video.
08-14-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,433
Posted By vol

Thanks, good to know. I'll add this to the list...

Thanks, good to know. I'll add this to the list of safety measures to keep in mind. So many unpredictable happenings could occur at an intersection (not to say they don't happen elsewhere--e.g. taxi...
08-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,433
Posted By vol

By the safety cautions discussed here I meant...

By the safety cautions discussed here I meant obviously the safety measures adopted by cyclists, e.g. lights, helmets, mirrors, taking the lane, avoiding right hooks and left crosses, keeping...
08-13-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,433
Posted By vol

Car runs red light => hits SUV => cyclist dies

It seems none of the safety cautions that have been discussed here could have prevented this (safety-conscious) cyclist's death.

Just happened on Coney Island, NY: An 18 year old driver ran red...
Forum: Northeast
07-13-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,685
Posted By vol

Had not ridden there for a long time.... This...

Had not ridden there for a long time.... This evening I rode on the Hudson Greenway from around 70th st. to Battery Park City, and found the part between 70th and 59th have been paved very smooth...
06-14-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,619
Posted By vol

I just remembered this accident and looked up for...

I just remembered this accident and looked up for any news, found this January article Truckie who killed Aussie in NYC gets just $1k fine...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,428
Posted By vol

Any health hazard with the silicone containers?...

Any health hazard with the silicone containers? The only con I know is that they retain the food smell.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By vol

Thanks for the new comments.

Thanks for the new comments.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By vol

Thanks PaulRivers. Haven't visited the forum...

Thanks PaulRivers. Haven't visited the forum since the first few replies, just saw your elaborate helpful comments and tips. I've been thinking about replacing with a road bar or buy a road bike for...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,428
Posted By vol

Collapsible silicone containers, microwavable,...

Collapsible silicone containers, microwavable, space-saving, such as this...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By vol

Thanks for the suggestions, John. I will look at...

Thanks for the suggestions, John. I will look at both the grips and consider a more upright position. I have already changed the stem of my new bike to raise the handlebar a little, but still a lot...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By vol

Wrist nerve entrapment

Just read up a little, There are two types of similar conditions caused by nerve compression in the wrist area. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Ulnar Nerve entrapment (Cyclist's Palsy, or Handlebar...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,730
Posted By vol

Condos for themselves:

Condos for themselves:
Forum: Commuting
11-21-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,730
Posted By vol

So news...

So news (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6415015/Two-Amazon-employees-snapped-NYC-real-estate-headquarters-announcement.html) has it that two senior Amazon employees bought condos in the new...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,730
Posted By vol

Except the Triborough Bridge is now called the...

Except the Triborough Bridge is now called the RFK Bridge.



Won't that take business from Starbucks? or maybe Amazon will buy Starbucks? :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
11-16-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,730
Posted By vol

Didn't see this thread when I posted on the...

Didn't see this thread when I posted on the Northeast regional discussion forum, so I copy and paste my post there below. My main concerns are: a big chunk of tax money will be paid to Amazon, that...
11-15-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,512
Posted By vol

Thanks for the tips here. I realize it's a good...

Thanks for the tips here. I realize it's a good idea to add a taillight on the helmet. I have a ski helmet that I wear in the winter which has a bracket for goggles; I can wrap a rubber band on it to...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By vol

How Amazon's HQ2 in NYC might affect cycling and infrastruture?

(reposted in an existing related thread on the commuting forum)
11-01-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,466
Posted By vol

Actually crazy pedestrians screaming and cursing...

Actually crazy pedestrians screaming and cursing is not that bad. There are more physically aggressive and violent ones:
...
10-31-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,466
Posted By vol

Some people are more easily to get a scare than...

Some people are more easily to get a scare than others. Often they are mature women 50-70, some of them also tend to make it a big deal (men seem to be more forgiving); so I ride ultra carefully and...
10-29-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By vol

From the video page: Does it mean the...

From the video page:


Does it mean the driver still has the license and is still driving? It's intentional harming, not just reckless driving.
10-29-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By vol

Another road rage (Australia)

New video though it says it happened a year ago. Driver sideswiped cyclist in bike lane for no reason, then got out of the car and threw the bike away before continuing driving.
...
10-28-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,643
Posted By vol

The letter only mentioned the pains caused to the...

The letter only mentioned the pains caused to the family. Obviously and foremost there were the pains suffered by the victim himself before leaving the world. 30 days maximum?
Forum: Northeast
10-27-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By vol

About 2 weeks ago while in a car driving through...

About 2 weeks ago while in a car driving through the Bear Mountain I saw a lone cyclist, perhaps in his 60s, in bright lime green clothing, riding on the right side of the road. I was wondering how...
10-27-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By vol

If this cyclist had been following the truck all...

If this cyclist had been following the truck all along for a while, then some of the common sense (don't follow too closely, have your hands on the brake all the time, driver could stop abruptly for...
10-25-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By vol

Laser projections are only good in pitch dark...

Laser projections are only good in pitch dark surroundings.
Forum: Northeast
10-24-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By vol

According toNYC DOT - Current Projects...

According toNYC DOT - Current Projects (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/current-projects.shtml#bicycle)there is a project to build protected bike lane along 2nd Ave; hopefully it's not just...
10-24-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By vol

I know, I posted it because the OP seems to want...

I know, I posted it because the OP seems to want to know whether green light is not legal.
10-24-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By vol

I think, as a general rule (with exceptions),...

I think, as a general rule (with exceptions), just don't be the first one to go when the light turns green, and don't be the last one when the light turns yellow or red. I myself should heed this,...
10-24-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,650
Posted By vol

I've read there is a particular intersection in...

I've read there is a particular intersection in New Orleans that is very dangerous and was the scene of two almost identical horrific fatal accidents where a cyclist was run over by a tractor...
10-21-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By vol

NYC's Citibiks have a green projection of a...

NYC's Citibiks have a green projection of a bicycle image in the front:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/unnamed_67e71fef6058597841b6b17942ca1db2b1b88fe5.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-18-18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By vol

That sounds good. But I still think those lighted...

That sounds good. But I still think those lighted shoes are best for jogging or walking in the dark. Wheel lights covers a larger area and more eye catching.(Confession: there were a couple times...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By vol

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6291581/B...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6291581/Brawl-breaks-New-York-subway-car-rush-hour.html
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By vol

Those LED shoes are nice, but I suppose they use...

Those LED shoes are nice, but I suppose they use button batteries like CR2016 or CR2032? If so, they probably need to be replaced often. Also, since I usually don't ride fast, I like wheel light...
10-17-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By vol

Are USA made bikes and accessories of better...

Are USA made bikes and accessories of better quality than China made?
Forum: Commuting
10-15-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By vol

They were all wearing lime green. He stands out...

They were all wearing lime green. He stands out as the only one wearing Orange.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By vol

Why did the killer wear a hi-viz jacket for the...

Why did the killer wear a hi-viz jacket for the task? It made it easy to be noticed and caught.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By vol

Sounds like someone on these forums :rolleyes:

Sounds like someone on these forums :rolleyes:
10-08-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By vol

Comments well taken. Maybe just buy the cheap...

Comments well taken. Maybe just buy the cheap ones and treat them as disposables...
10-07-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By vol

Anyone uses the cheap cameras bought on ebay?

There are action cameras on eBay in the $20-40s or so. They are no doubt not as reliable as name brands, but I wonder if the main problem is image quality? Do they break easily? waste of money and...
10-01-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,643
Posted By vol

The impression I got was that this driver may...

The impression I got was that this driver may well end up not actually serving jail time just like all the others that were found guilty:
09-28-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,497
Posted By vol

Not only that, but also be watchful and slow down...

Not only that, but also be watchful and slow down when near the cyclist, just in case they get doored. But granted that kind of considerate driver may not exist.
09-26-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,497
Posted By vol

This may be too much to ask for, but maybe driver...

This may be too much to ask for, but maybe driver education should include watching for cyclists ahead who are in the door zone of vehicles on an adjacent lane. Fatal dooring usually happens when...
09-26-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By vol

The report seems to suggest that the relatively...

The report seems to suggest that the relatively older population (retirees moving to FL?) in FL is also a factor, perhaps referring to elderly drivers?
09-25-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By vol

America's most dangerous place for cyclists: Pinellas County in Florida

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6207393/A-city-Florida-identified-dangerous-place-ride-bike.html (poorly edited article)


...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,322
Posted By vol

Maybe you could also carry a spare seatpost...

Maybe you could also carry a spare seatpost collar. My seatpost has a QR collar, but I carry a dead-bolted one just in case (lesson from a bad experience).
09-22-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,497
Posted By vol

Before a solution is found, just don't ride too...

Before a solution is found, just don't ride too fast in a door zone, and always anticipate a door opening before you. At least that minimizes the potential injuries.
09-21-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,643
Posted By vol

According to this article: Chelsea Residents...

According to this article: Chelsea Residents Warned City About Buses Using Side Streets Near Citi Bike Death (http://gothamist.com/2017/06/16/hanegby_chelsea_citi_bike.php)
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