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09-25-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By closetbiker

thanks Bobby, that explains it. I donít think I...

thanks Bobby, that explains it.
I donít think I wouldíve found this without your response
another great piece of writing from BSNY
09-24-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By closetbiker

right. It seems his last article there was...

right. It seems his last article there was published June 12.
09-24-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By closetbiker

Bike Snob...

Is it just me or has Ethan put his advocacy issues on the back burner?

I always enjoyed his take on the way cyclists are treated in comparison to others. He used to regularly write about the poor...
08-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By closetbiker

Yup. And it wasnít always that way there. They...

Yup. And it wasnít always that way there. They decided thatís the way they wanted to go so they went there
08-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By closetbiker

Who says you canít?

... they do it elsewhere...

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08-28-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By closetbiker

it works in that Iím taking the piss out of them....

it works in that Iím taking the piss out of them. They know that theyíre better off following a bicycle than a slow moving vehicle
08-28-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By closetbiker

I often say if I wasnít on my bike and they...

I often say if I wasnít on my bike and they werenít cursing me as they squeeze by me, Iíd be in my car driving too slow for them and they wouldnít be having such an easy time squeezing by
08-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By closetbiker

Iíll continue to help out but I just wonít get...

Iíll continue to help out but I just wonít get too worked up about it.

Iíd guess that until riding a bike for transportation is ďunusualĒ those who do will be treated as ďdifferentĒ and less...
08-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

lol. Seems that way. I guess my question is...

lol. Seems that way. I guess my question is answered. The push for mhlís does indeed seem to have stalled. Itís not the thing anymore, separated bike lanes seem to be that these days
08-27-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

yes, and an oft quoted and misunderstood stat...

yes, and an oft quoted and misunderstood stat used here to convince people to use helmets is that over 3/4 of cyclist deaths are due to head injuries and helmets prevent these. Of course even when...
08-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

Itís been some time since I checked other...

Itís been some time since I checked other jurisdictions but I do know in mine itís been quite the opposite, helmet use had been confirmed to increase dramatically yet injury reduction wasnít...
08-27-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By closetbiker

thatís certainly not the case here in Vancouver...

thatís certainly not the case here in Vancouver but still, even with this extensive commitment and success initiated by advocates and the city,...
08-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By closetbiker

lol. Off topic man... the question is, will/can...

lol. Off topic man... the question is, will/can the gen pop learn that people riding bikes are good for them?
08-26-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By closetbiker

Will they ever learn?

Iím talking about the general population.

In (over) 35 years of advocacy in cycling, at times it seems little has changed.

Sure, there have been some gains in recognition of local governments...
08-26-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,357
Posted By closetbiker

You realize that by bringing this up youíre...

You realize that by bringing this up youíre jinxing yourself into your next crash, right?
08-26-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

lol. Just looking back with a bit of perspective,...

lol. Just looking back with a bit of perspective, seeing if much has changed. Seems it has. Itís not the issue it once was. Progress, I suppose.
08-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,596
Posted By closetbiker

I used to ride on any road, no matter how crazy....

I used to ride on any road, no matter how crazy. Iíll take a quieter one these days, even if it might take longer. Less aggravation, more peaceful. I prefer to enjoy than fight
08-26-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

its probably not a small factor in enforcements...

its probably not a small factor in enforcements experience that despite the purpose of our legislation being explicitly stated that it was to reduce cycling deaths, and despite the fact that helmet...
08-25-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,435
Posted By closetbiker

Like pretty much everyone else, I stop on my...

Like pretty much everyone else, I stop on my bike, as often as I stop when Iím driving my car.

I see this as a people problem. It bugs me that people think of it as a cycling problem because it...
08-25-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

From what Iíve seen after my absence is that...

From what Iíve seen after my absence is that there hasnít been an increase in the laws. There hasnít been a mhl passed in Canada in over 20 years and it seems there hasnít been many passed elsewhere...
08-25-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,596
Posted By closetbiker

Caution?

I know I am, more cautious that is.

Does anyone else find that caution increases with age?

I find taking chances and pushing it just doesnít matter as much as Iíve aged. Iím simply enjoying...
08-25-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

I agree. Unfortunately, we had a crusader back in...

I agree. Unfortunately, we had a crusader back in the day and after 10 years of her hard work, eliminated that option for everyone else.
08-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By closetbiker

MHLís

I left this discussion 10 years ago so was a little curious as to what has happened since.

24 years ago my province instituted an all ages mandatory bicycle helmet law. It followed Australia and...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,988
Posted By closetbiker

Did it!

Thatís right, I managed to commute by bicycle my entire career.

After 35 years of riding in every day, Iíve retired. Or rather, I left work and am collecting my pension after maxing out on...
07-30-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

. Yes Ahhh... Canada... 🇨🇦 I love ya 😘

.
Yes


Ahhh... Canada... 🇨🇦 I love ya 😘
07-30-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

So do I. For 25 years, I rode every weekend but...

So do I. For 25 years, I rode every weekend but the last 10, itís just been the commute. Itíll be interesting to see how the relative lack of structure will play into regular rides now
07-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

yup. Defined benefit. Old school. Back when they...

yup. Defined benefit. Old school. Back when they made sense for the company. All the new people are in defined contribution plans. Iíve always known how much Iíd get so could plan accordingly
07-30-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

I figure I commuted roughly 116,000 kilometres...

I figure I commuted roughly 116,000 kilometres over the years on my bike. 1 bike I bought used rusted out, 1 bike was a write off after a car took me out but the replacement I bought for it (also...
07-29-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

thanks. Finally receiving the payout after...

thanks. Finally receiving the payout after decades of contributions.

Receiving a pension is unlike modern credit and more like the old layaway plans. You get what you’ve been paying for only after...
07-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-29-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By closetbiker

Itís been a while...

I wonder how many remember me. Itís been about 10 years since I was fairly active here, mostly in advocacy & safety.

A bit has changed over the last decade, including my recent retirement. I did...
06-23-17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By closetbiker

another (somewhat related) question. Just...

another (somewhat related) question.

Just how accurate is the distance function on the watch?

I've just used it for my commute, but I've been doing this commute for years and it seems the watch...
06-21-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By closetbiker

Thanks. Seems I'm slower than I thought.

Thanks. Seems I'm slower than I thought.
06-21-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,881
Posted By closetbiker

Apple Watch

So, I have used both a speedometer and a heart rate monitor in the past, but stopped using both after a time. I still have them in the closet but the batteries need replacing. I haven't used them for...
05-31-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 538,285
Posted By closetbiker

Ran into this...

Ran into this (http://www.bicycling.com/senseless/) today.

Apart from the sidebar neglecting relative risk as a reason to go lidless, and the first sentence assuming a simple fall is a "major...
03-18-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 538,285
Posted By closetbiker

Actually, you can. No substantiated reduction in...

Actually, you can. No substantiated reduction in injury that can be accredited to helmet use is very similar to nothing in the certification standard that refers to what effectiveness the certified...
03-18-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 538,285
Posted By closetbiker

Well, that would be in any store that sells...

Well, that would be in any store that sells bicycle helmets.

The director of Europes largest test facility for all helmets has written, The tests cycle helmets go through mean they could offer...
03-18-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 538,285
Posted By closetbiker

I would include corporations and foundations who...

I would include corporations and foundations who would benefit from helmet sales in the Helmeteer group as many cyclists and non-cyclists are. There is no doubt that there are many sources that have...
03-14-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 538,285
Posted By closetbiker

I've dropped this conversation for a while now...

I've dropped this conversation for a while now but I thought a few might like to know how that court challenge to BCs helmet law...
02-17-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,887
Posted By closetbiker

Of course, but Aaron's is not only suggesting a...

Of course, but Aaron's is not only suggesting a servicing before the hub is used, Aaron's is suggesting a servicing every 6 months, even when those 6 months see little rain.

I find that...
02-16-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,887
Posted By closetbiker

You bet, and considering Shimano provides a 2...

You bet, and considering Shimano provides a 2 year warranty on its components, it's not needed because if it's maladjusted at the factory, any damage would be covered.
02-16-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,887
Posted By closetbiker

Just had an interesting email from Aarons. ...

Just had an interesting email from Aarons.

He said,

"the factory lube is not enough for rainy weather! ... We use better grease and oil than comes in the hubs and more of it... I recommend...
02-14-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,887
Posted By closetbiker

After exchanging emails with a Toronto shop that...

After exchanging emails with a Toronto shop that said these hubs need very little service, I contacted Aaron's for a second opinion and he recommended oil changes twice a year.

At $75 - $100 per...
02-14-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,887
Posted By closetbiker

I think this is one of the best responses I have...

I think this is one of the best responses I have heard regarding these hubs.

I built a wheel around a Nexus based on the belief that it would be an - almost - maintenance free gearing system but...
11-07-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By closetbiker

I agree, and think it wouldn't be too hard to...

I agree, and think it wouldn't be too hard to come with stats that show (in Canada and the US) that while many cyclists drive on a regular basis, few motorists cycle on a regular basis.

Perhaps...
11-07-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By closetbiker

I particularly liked when I drove...

I particularly liked



when I drove cab, I got into the habit of "bobbing" my head around while looking about.

I also looked for others who did - or did not - do the same
11-07-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By closetbiker

On being in a saccade...

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pilot-teach-cyclists/
10-02-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,279
Posted By closetbiker

Again. You have to be joking.

Again. You have to be joking.
10-02-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,279
Posted By closetbiker

You have to be joking. Plenty of people who can...

You have to be joking. Plenty of people who can afford vehicle use in Asia and Europe ride bicycles on a daily basis.
10-02-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,279
Posted By closetbiker

The thread has more to do with the perception of...

The thread has more to do with the perception of bicycles portrayed by the (US) media, than realism.

That perception is non-existent in this show
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