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06-19-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,047
Posted By LarrySellerz

Filtering in the double yellow is generally way...

Filtering in the double yellow is generally way safer than someone who hasn’t tried it might think. You have more outs.
05-23-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,235
Posted By partyanimal

This sounds more like a critical mass, which I'm...

This sounds more like a critical mass, which I'm all for if you have a purpose and everyone is on board.
But this really just sounds like a logistical nightmare. No reason you can't break the ride...
05-23-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,008
Posted By livedarklions

I agree that if a motorist is insisting on...

I agree that if a motorist is insisting on heading at me, I'm going to retreat or take evasive action. Now that you've clarified what you meant, I don't think we disagree about anything. I'm not...
Forum: Touring
05-15-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,394
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

From Wikipedia:...

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_(physics)
05-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By work4bike

My experiences with school bus drivers has been...

My experiences with school bus drivers has been overwhelmingly negative. I don't know what it is, but they, as a whole, seem to have some serious contempt for cyclists. That's been my experience with...
05-09-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By livedarklions

Unfortunately, my finger rising is now a...

Unfortunately, my finger rising is now a Pavlovian response to the sound of a horn. My finger is up before I even realize it. I've stayed out of physical trouble only because I bluff a lot better...
05-09-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By genec

Hey, I use a horn too. Makes me feel better. ...

Hey, I use a horn too. Makes me feel better. And I agree with your comment regarding the inconvenience to the driver. Strange how it takes so much strength and will for them to lift their foot,...
05-08-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By Iride01

I'm not in any way implying you were wrong. ...

I'm not in any way implying you were wrong. However...

As far right as practicable doesn't mean as far right as possible. It means as far to the right as is safe.

IMO, it's not safe to ride...
05-06-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By FBOATSB

Also you and your posse should start collecting...

Also you and your posse should start collecting videos posted showing the shenanigans of the racers. Surely they've got their street racer groups and yoo toobs to show off their madd skilz just like...
05-05-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By FBOATSB

You're going to have to get a Go Pro posse...

You're going to have to get a Go Pro posse together and document as many license plates as possible to force LEO action or you may just get lip service unless there is a rash of fatalities.
05-05-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Iride01

Complain to the police, sheriff, or whatever law...

Complain to the police, sheriff, or whatever law enforcement is in that jurisdiction. You might have to also call your elected representatives too and maybe even the local news media.

If none of...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,394
Posted By LeeG

That rider is not in an aerodynamic “crouch”. ...

That rider is not in an aerodynamic “crouch”. At low energy outputs you can try all manner of positions, you can ride at 8 mph without much effort sitting straight up, slouched back or forward. But...
04-30-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,420
Posted By Bald Paul

Here in SC, laws regarding diesel fuel system...

Here in SC, laws regarding diesel fuel system modifications and rolling coal seem to only apply to commercial vehicles. However, a recently passed law states SECTION 56-5-3445. It is unlawful to...
Forum: Touring
04-29-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,732
Posted By greatbasin

I have carted with my dog and have real...

I have carted with my dog and have real experience with that. The original poster here, Jessy, you're desperate, but that doesn't change the fact you're also naïve and foolish. You can't justify...
04-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,420
Posted By Digger Goreman

The deep psyche of Car Culture is that of...

The deep psyche of Car Culture is that of privileged bullies. In my world view, there are no secondary citizens. Yet, I am disillusioned by seeing individuals I would stand shoulder to shoulder with...
04-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,420
Posted By veganbikes

It is a shame shoulder mounted RPGs are hard to...

It is a shame shoulder mounted RPGs are hard to carry on bikes. They really need to make a more portable version to take out these mo-rons. A PKM could also work if they was some good way to carry...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,732
Posted By Russ Roth

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what...

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what your dogs might or might not be able to do, bikejoring involves the dogs pulling bicycles instead of a sled and the people who do this will have a better...
04-20-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,981
Posted By burnthesheep

Being alive trumps courtesy. You don't own the...

Being alive trumps courtesy. You don't own the lane, people try to squeeze past and hit you. That's how I got hit. A lower speed limit area with a center lane raised curbing and they tried to...
04-11-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,047
Posted By Paul Barnard

The Alaska law was put into place to facilitate...

The Alaska law was put into place to facilitate the movement of traffic at the posted speed. Alaska is stunningly beautiful. People will go into tourist mode when they are driving and stack cars up...
04-09-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kyplaskon

DAPER Feedback please, not trying to reinvent the wheel here.

Hi Forum, The City of Reno has requested a blog from me with recommendations for improvements to safety in our region. Through talking with advocates, I have developed an easy way to explain some...
Forum: Touring
04-09-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,299
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that the assumption that prevailing winds...

I think that the assumption that prevailing winds are Northwest or West is based on two things, (1) a year around average and (2) upper elevation winds are generally West to East, thus weather...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By biker in japan

Touring Japan

Touring Japan soon . Got my my 2022 Japan cycling tee-shirt made. Still in the planning stage at the moment. Not sure yet what date I'll head out the door, but hopefully within the next 2 weeks....
03-30-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By 63rickert

Sounds a lot like when I tore my ACL. Pain went...

Sounds a lot like when I tore my ACL. Pain went away in a couple days and I stopped thinking about it. Went to the orthopedist four years later. One of the first things he said was most young guys (I...
03-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,382
Posted By work4bike

When I see videos like below it makes me want to...

When I see videos like below it makes me want to see higher gas prices. People can't see, yet they're riding around like they can. Just the other day, I had someone tailgating me, then swerved around...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Stadjer

I can only tell you what worked for me and I was...

I can only tell you what worked for me and I was just guessing and the doctor did the educated guesses, but it's not hard science and he had to guess too. It turned out the solution for me was in the...
03-22-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,047
Posted By holytrousers

Anyone who manages to slow down a group of cars...

Anyone who manages to slow down a group of cars is a hero. Thousands of people die on the streets because cars want to drive faster. Shame on you for calling him an idiot.
03-19-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,122
Posted By Bald Paul

That is already happening. I'll try to keep...

That is already happening.

I'll try to keep this simple. Cars that run on gasoline used to produce large amounts of HC (unburned hydrocarbons) and CO (carbon monoxide.) Those contributed to the...
03-17-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,122
Posted By hotbike

That’s Turkmenistan. Here in the United...

That’s Turkmenistan.
Here in the United States, maybe the President hasn’t “ordered” everyone to buy a car, but it’s almost as if he did.
03-16-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,047
Posted By prj71

Your world must be crumbling down.

Your world must be crumbling down.
03-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,753
Posted By livedarklions

Agreed, increase the fines for rich people to...

Agreed, increase the fines for rich people to one week's pay.

BTW, some countries in Europe do exactly that, it's called a "day fine" system, the fine is a sliding scale based on how much you...
03-10-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,753
Posted By rydabent

A $600 fine is abusive big government pure and...

A $600 fine is abusive big government pure and simple.

This make a good case for not having a valid ID on you when you ride.
03-09-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By SurferRosa

:thumb: I do that a lot. It saves me time,...

:thumb:

I do that a lot. It saves me time, and I hate waiting at any intersection. I'll even run a stop sign to do all this. But we have the "Idaho stop" here so it's a little easier. Sorta...
03-09-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,971
Posted By Daniel4

Helmet laws were devised by the automobile lobby...

Helmet laws were devised by the automobile lobby to give the impression that cycling is dangerous.

It would make more sense for driving helmets but it's surprising that with so many safety...
03-07-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,753
Posted By LV2TNDM

And as I said, I totally agree with "don't do the...

And as I said, I totally agree with "don't do the crime if you can't do the time." But again, one tenet of our judicial system is that punishment should fit the crime. And this is excessive in my...
03-06-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,753
Posted By LV2TNDM

Warning N. CA East Bay Mtb'ers!

Just heard that MAJOR illegal riding enforcement is happening on East Bay Municipal Utility District land in Oakland/Moraga. It concerns the illegal trail that drops off East Ridge Trail in Redwood...
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By mulveyr

... with the caveat that the owner/admin there...

... with the caveat that the owner/admin there has, to put it politely, VERY strong opinions. I used to be a member and had a bunch of journals there until the first of his major dustups with several...
02-25-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,196
Posted By UniChris

Nevermind that it's exactly what most aware...

Nevermind that it's exactly what most aware cyclists are doing in the many situations where it makes sense.

"Vehicular Cycling" (and even moreso its progenitor) gets a lot of hate as a philosophy,...
02-24-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,382
Posted By UniChris

The assumption of invisibility has to be...

The assumption of invisibility has to be understood in context - in particular, it must never prompt trying to "hide".

It's unfortunately necessary when riding on many roads that don't have a...
02-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 392,377
Posted By epnnf

mandatory helmet law revoked

Read this (https://www.theblaze.com/news/seattle-mandatory-bicycle-helmet-law-racial-equity#toggle-gdpr)
My opinion may get me banned
02-16-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,565
Posted By UniChris

I mostly agree with this. I would point out...

I mostly agree with this.

I would point out that the law does allow leaving the bike lane to go around an obstruction including another cyclist, however, there are many reports of the police...
02-07-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,643
Posted By Daniel4

It really shouldn't matter. In other cities...

It really shouldn't matter. In other cities around the world, they have made it the driver's responsibility and as a result deaths and collisions have dropped.

But let's say that you are correct....
02-07-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,981
Posted By GhostRider62

I am a fan of the Idaho stop. Stopping at a...

I am a fan of the Idaho stop.

Stopping at a Red light, a fellow that I know was run over and killed. Lady said she did not see him, despite bright colors and flashing light.

OP......you are...
01-20-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,686
Posted By mr_bill

I've ridden on these both in the Netherlands and,...

I've ridden on these both in the Netherlands and, of all places, Cambridge (our fair city) MA.

First, they don't belong everywhere - and that's OK. It's absolutely not a bug that these shouldn't...
01-19-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,089
Posted By JW Fas

If someone is shot, we say that X person shot the...

If someone is shot, we say that X person shot the victim. We don't say the victim was shot by a gun sans an agent. In a baseball game we expect baseballs to fly into the stands, but we don't expect...
01-17-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,827
Posted By merlinextraligh

My comment is specific to lane position in this...

My comment is specific to lane position in this particular circumstance, as relayed by the cyclist himself.

in the vast majority of circumstances, it is preferable to take the lane before entering...
01-17-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,827
Posted By RayHenry

This right here: . When I was hit, this is...

This right here: .

When I was hit, this is exactly what the driver who hit me told the cops when he was tracked down. This is no surprise, I've learned over the years since. Far too many people...
Forum: Foo
01-12-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,480
Posted By work4bike

Since this thread is now about how many birds we...

Since this thread is now about how many birds we have in our yards...I have some pics of birds I actively attract to my yard by creating habitat...Someone said they wanted to see pics, right:D


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01-05-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By work4bike

Just today I had some idiot try and pass me on a...

Just today I had some idiot try and pass me on a 80-degree turn thru an intersection. I cut him off, by going further into the lane, so he couldn't go around and then gave him a look, like whatcha...
Forum: Touring
12-31-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is not on the route the OP is interested in,...

This is not on the route the OP is interested in, but not too far away.

A friend and I did a S Florida trip in Feb 2017, did not enjoy the heat or the traffic on the part near Miami that was not...
12-23-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,761
Posted By Rick

I don't live in NH. Every state I have lived in...

I don't live in NH. Every state I have lived in currently does not require by law that you ride on the shoulder. I use well maintained shoulders when practical. I avoid riding on narrow laned roads...
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