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03-19-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,323
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Why? A lot of states do not have a front license...

Why? A lot of states do not have a front license plate. Florida is one such state.
03-17-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing. I...

I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing. I do know that my experience is the opposite, in that I see far more motorists breaking the law than I do cyclists. Yes, I see cyclists who fail to stop...
03-16-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,925
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I think that too many motorists/people driving...

I think that too many motorists/people driving cars forget that that person who is on a bicycle is someone's brother/father/uncle/husband/wife/mother/sister/aunt. And is someone who is also just...
03-16-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,880
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

As a former photographer, I agree with your...

As a former photographer, I agree with your statement, I have however seen photos and videos taken in good lighting that are still very grainy. Now granted I do not know what the settings were on...
03-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

And don't forget that there are plenty of...

And don't forget that there are plenty of motorists who are doing exactly the same thing, they're breaking the laws of the road by speeding, tailgating, failing to stop for red lights & stop signs,...
03-16-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

And yet Jon PLENTY of motorists feel compelled to...

And yet Jon PLENTY of motorists feel compelled to tell us cyclists how to drive.
03-09-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,718
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I know someone who swears up and down that fully...

I know someone who swears up and down that fully autonomous self-driving cars are not only the "wave of the future," BUT that they'll be here LONG before the actual experts have predicted that...
03-09-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,880
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Understandable, but I've seen footage from some...

Understandable, but I've seen footage from some of those "sub $100.00" camera's and they were as grainy as all get out. Very difficult to really make out much detail.

Now considering that IF I'm...
03-09-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,880
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I agreed, I've been looking for camera's that I...

I agreed, I've been looking for camera's that I can afford. The better/higher quality cameras are too pricey. And the cheaper/more affordable ones are lacking in picture/video quality. So what is a...
03-09-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,925
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

+100

+100
03-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

No, of course not. Just the way that it was...

No, of course not. Just the way that it was worded it came across as an insult, at least too me. We face various dangers no matter where we are, or what we're doing. Just getting into one's car and...
03-06-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

That's not how it came across to me. ...

That's not how it came across to me.







That's a sad reality of war.
03-03-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I could be mistaken, but thanks to DUI...

I could be mistaken, but thanks to DUI checkpoints, and the efforts of groups like MADD, I'm pretty sure that DUI's are actually decreasing.



Two-and-a-half feet is way too close, and those...
03-03-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Joey, That is VERY insulting to ALL of...

Joey,

That is VERY insulting to ALL of us Vets. Serving one's country is a very noble thing to do.
03-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

According to a story that I've read earlier...

According to a story that I've read earlier today, the accused is a cops son.
03-03-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,880
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Good, and what was the outcome?

Good, and what was the outcome?
03-01-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,880
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I'm glad that you've had positive outcomes. ...

I'm glad that you've had positive outcomes. Years ago, I'd called to report a local taxi cab for not allowing enough space between us when they passed me. The response that I got from the person...
03-01-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,880
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

How did it go? How many people have had...

How did it go?

How many people have had positive results from contacting a business with regards reporting an employees dangerous/illegal activity? How many have had video to back it up? Did...
03-01-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

And what is wrong with that? There was a time...

And what is wrong with that? There was a time when it was a common practice for cops to travel in pairs. And I'm pretty sure that a DUI checkpoint employs more than just two cops. As do various...
03-01-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

As much as it pains me to do so, but I have to...

As much as it pains me to do so, but I have to agree with Joey Bike. Something that does not happen all that often.
03-01-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

And what happens when the person that is the...

And what happens when the person that is the subject of your "frontier justice" turns out to be totally innocent? You are aware that sadly the legal system far too often convicts innocent people of...
02-28-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I could be mistaken, but I believe what CB HI is...

I could be mistaken, but I believe what CB HI is talking about is similar to a DUI checkpoint, or a "speed trap" where there is one cop with a radar gun and another cop in a car to chase down the...
02-28-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Actually, no I'm not. It's just that cases like...

Actually, no I'm not. It's just that cases like this bother me.
02-28-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I agree with you fully. This person needs to...

I agree with you fully. This person needs to spend a LONG time behind bars for what he did. Also the judge should not have ignored the sentencing guidelines either.
02-28-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Unfortunately there are plenty of people who even...

Unfortunately there are plenty of people who even with the emoji's have a difficult time in telling when someone is joking, and I happen to be one of them.

And for the record I agree with you, and...
02-28-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Admittedly this particular person comes off more...

Admittedly this particular person comes off more as a motorist than a cyclist. Expressing the opinion that as cyclists we have some sort of "duty" to "always" get out of the way of motorists. As...
02-28-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I agree, I too use a mirror on my helmet, I don't...

I agree, I too use a mirror on my helmet, I don't drive a car so I don't have to use any there, and I don't use any mirrors while walking, although every once in a while I do find my eye "drifting"...
02-28-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I too have a single rear-view mirror attached to...

I too have a single rear-view mirror attached to my helmet and I find that it does help with knowing what is approaching, especially when I am in traffic.
02-28-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Because my Internet connection is more stable...

Because my Internet connection is more stable this morning, I've been able to read more of the thread. And I agree with those who have said that NO matter what the cyclist was accused of having done....
02-28-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,925
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Agreed, I've lost track of the number of times...

Agreed, I've lost track of the number of times that while sitting at an induction loop controlled intersection that I've had to wave motorists to move forward so that the light will change for us. ...
02-28-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,925
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Personally when I am on the road I behave in a...

Personally when I am on the road I behave in a predictable manner. I signal when I am changing lanes, or making a turn or slowing/stopping, unless I need to keep both hands on the handlebars. I do...
02-28-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Did you not read in my first post after being...

Did you not read in my first post after being gone for so long that I do NOT have RELIABLE access to The Internet? Plus for reasons that I have already explained in the past, and that I do not feel...
02-28-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

No, I am NOT in jail, as I have said more than...

No, I am NOT in jail, as I have said more than once in the past. I am a Disabled Vet on a fixed income. So having a subscription to The Internet is NOT in the budget. I have to rely on a...
02-27-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I completely agree with you. But this person...

I completely agree with you. But this person thinks that if we do so, that it'll "end" a LOT of the hostility that we receive on the road.
02-27-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,603
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

You forgot the key part of the that, give them a...

You forgot the key part of the that, give them a bicycle and THEN hit them with your car.
02-27-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,938
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Say what? Two-years for a murder? What was that...

Say what? Two-years for a murder? What was that judge thinking? That driver should be in jail for a LONG time and this judge needs to be removed from both the bench and the bar.
02-27-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Hello/Question

Sorry that I've been gone for a while, but I don't have reliable access to The Internet at home.

Here's a question for everyone here. In a couple of other forums that I'm a member of (I'm able to...
09-28-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

If you'd read any of my past posts on this. I am...

If you'd read any of my past posts on this. I am primarily talking about parking on residential streets. But yes it is a pet peeve of mine when people just stop and park their vehicle wherever they...
09-28-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,199
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

If they haven't been maintained since they were...

If they haven't been maintained since they were sold either second hand or new, then they probably shouldn't be on the road anymore. And isn't or shouldn't that be the purpose of an annual...
09-27-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

+1,000,000 Far too many motorists think that...

+1,000,000

Far too many motorists think that they can stop/park wherever the hell they like. I have personally encountered this while out walking and using the MUPs. People will "ignore" the...
09-27-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

And here in Florida they need a permit to do so. ...

And here in Florida they need a permit to do so. As the law is quite clear that it is illegal to park in a manner that blocks the roadway.
09-27-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

The problem with that way of thinking is that it...

The problem with that way of thinking is that it empowers them to think that as long as no one is complaining I can keep doing it. It is wrong and people need to speak up when they see it happening.
09-27-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

How do you figure? NOT only do they not have the...

How do you figure? NOT only do they not have the right to block the MUP or sidewalk the also do not have the right to block the street. But that isn't what I was talking about with on street...
09-27-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Exactly, they think that we're all out for some...

Exactly, they think that we're all out for some leisurely little ride, and aren't trying to get to work, or a doctors appointment, or any of the hundreds of places that they themselves are trying to...
09-27-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

+1,000,000 I agree Jimmie, like I said in...

+1,000,000

I agree Jimmie, like I said in the past when I've asked why they're parking in the bike lane, I've been told it's because their trucks leak and they don't want to get their clients...
09-25-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

As sad as this is, and I am glad that his wife...

As sad as this is, and I am glad that his wife turned him in. The sad reality is that his lawyer might be able to get him off on even lesser charges or no charges. As his lawyer can argue that his...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

I'll ask the question that it appears hasn't been...

I'll ask the question that it appears hasn't been asked yet. Why are you over inflating your tyre?
09-25-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

That may be, but it still does not give them the...

That may be, but it still does not give them the right to block the bike lane.
09-25-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

That does NOT give them the "right" to block the...

That does NOT give them the "right" to block the MUP, sidewalk, crosswalk or whatever right of way that they feel like blocking. As I am sure that in most cities, counties, states that there is a...
09-25-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,425
Posted By Digital_Cowboy

Rachel, What I have to laugh at is that most...

Rachel,

What I have to laugh at is that most of these people would rather inconvenience cyclists and pedestrians instead of applying for the proper permits to park in the road. As it would be too...
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