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01-27-23, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,128
Posted By JoeyBike

I love owning a car and driving it occasionally....

I love owning a car and driving it occasionally. My 2003 Camry is basically an RV. I only drive it for fun outings and occasionally out of necessity if I'm too sick to bike or the weather is...
01-24-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By JoeyBike

First thing I do in the parking lot of my rental...

First thing I do in the parking lot of my rental car company is to turn off that screen. Or dim it greatly. You're right. That command is hard to find deep in the sub-menus every time. I wish there...
01-22-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By JoeyBike

I rented a beautiful Cadillac one time (2019) for...

I rented a beautiful Cadillac one time (2019) for a long trip (It was my birthday and the car rental company I did all my biz with upgraded me for no extra charge as a "thank you"). First time i had...
01-21-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By JoeyBike

I made it 30 years without owning a car myself...

I made it 30 years without owning a car myself until two years ago. I rented them. I never got the same car twice. So i would sit in the parking lot of the rental company and figure out and memorize...
01-21-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By JoeyBike

Touch Screens Are Distracting Drivers. What Are Carmakers Doing To Help?

Believe it or not, auto manufacturers are using larger touch screens to try to get drivers off their phones tiny screens. But the auto engineers suck a it. And drivers must LOOK at the screen all the...
12-31-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,557
Posted By JoeyBike

In my city, if you are following traffic laws you...

In my city, if you are following traffic laws you are definitely NOT riding carefully.
12-31-22, 02:07 PM
12-29-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,557
Posted By JoeyBike

My theory is that cycling is a popular,...

My theory is that cycling is a popular, affordable, easy to enter sport that does not require any experience or training in order to indulge oneself. It is highly likely for a novice to venture out...
12-23-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Same here. Mid 90s. I was touring into Quebec...

Same here. Mid 90s. I was touring into Quebec from New York and exited Vermont. A lot of mean spirited close passes. Read a Quebec newspaper headline about a cyclist hit from behind on a 2-lane so...
12-23-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,025
Posted By JoeyBike

Same here. Mid 90s. I was touring into Quebec...

Same here. Mid 90s. I was touring into Quebec from New York and exited Vermont. A lot of mean spirited close passes. Read a Quebec newspaper headline about a cyclist hit from behind so hard on a...
12-22-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

OK then. The traffic on the road I first...

OK then. The traffic on the road I first mentioned was much like LA traffic. Fast with inadequate distances between cars.

Now that I've satisfied the California people here I'm sure the rest of...
12-22-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Ah. I didn't realize the inference. Ever...

Ah. I didn't realize the inference.

Ever drive on the freeway in Los Angeles area? Want to see "bumper to bumper" traffic do 70 mph? I have. Not literally NASCAR bumper to bumper but at 70 mph the...
12-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Steady stream of commuter traffic on a narrow...

Steady stream of commuter traffic on a narrow 2-lane highway with a 50mph limit. One-inch shoulders with a ditch beyond that. Uphill. Meaning I would be doing 7mph while cars are trying to break the...
12-17-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By JoeyBike

No thanks. .Parking in a New Orleans bike...

No thanks.

.Parking in a New Orleans bike lane will now cost you $300...
12-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,025
Posted By JoeyBike

Might be from Quebec. That place gets my vote.

Might be from Quebec. That place gets my vote.
12-15-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

I got my first mirror in 1988 and never looked...

I got my first mirror in 1988 and never looked back! (That's a joke Son!)

If I blast off to work within one minute I'm looking in my mirror on my helmet visor. If I forgot my helmet at home I'm...
12-15-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, pretty exciting for a while there. Missed...

Yeah, pretty exciting for a while there. Missed me by 7 and 20 miles. The closest one took the exact same track as the big one last year. Poor people just getting their houses back together. We had...
12-14-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,025
Posted By JoeyBike

In the event that I feel it necessary to...

In the event that I feel it necessary to "control" a lane in the city grid, which is never for very long, I COMMUNICATE my concern for the motorst(s) behind me by LOOKING LIKE I'm in a rush to get...
12-14-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,220
Posted By JoeyBike

Pontoons! I could use a bike like that here in...

Pontoons! I could use a bike like that here in New Orleans right now!
12-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

This isn't just a bike thing. As a motorist I do...

This isn't just a bike thing. As a motorist I do not trust any cyclist to hold their line when I pass. So I change lanes. As a cyclist I do not trust any motorist to do the right thing or have ANY...
12-12-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By JoeyBike

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x219/bicycle_trailer_005_7b1ecd495abe124e05c5f41a86c420a726ff40c3.jpg
Great minds think alike!
12-12-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

One extreme example when I was on a bike tour and...

One extreme example when I was on a bike tour and passing through Charlottesville, VA. I found myself on a 2-lane road at rush hour, bumper-to-bumper traffic at 50ish MPH, uphill, with a slight...
12-11-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Speed is the main thing. The less time spent on a...

Speed is the main thing. The less time spent on a busy roadway the fewer passes you endure. That said, in my city grid, if for some reason I can't keep up with traffic even in their draft, or stay...
12-11-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Right and left hooks come from behind. To prevent...

Right and left hooks come from behind. To prevent all those other things follow 3 simple steps:

1. Look both ways before you cross a street, even a one-way street.

2. If you can't see, you...
12-11-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

Cars/trucks overtaking cyclists from behind is...

Cars/trucks overtaking cyclists from behind is absolutely the #1 risk factor, hands down.

This is exactly why I try to keep my speed up in the city (18mph+) and strive to never lead a pack of...
12-08-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,203
Posted By JoeyBike

And ^^THIS is it in a nutshell.

And ^^THIS is it in a nutshell.
12-08-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By JoeyBike

I tried a sidewalk bike rack once. Can't remember...

I tried a sidewalk bike rack once. Can't remember why it didn't work out. Changed over to a 2-bike car rear rack in the center of the trailer which was much faster getting the bikes on and off. I...
12-08-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By JoeyBike

If only motorists obeyed laws.

If only motorists obeyed laws.
12-06-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

That quote wasn't me. The quote HTML code got...

That quote wasn't me. The quote HTML code got messed up in that post. Seems to be messed up in this one too. Maybe BF is having tech difficulties.
12-06-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,142
Posted By JoeyBike

I don't believe the truck got 3 feet either.

I don't believe the truck got 3 feet either.
12-04-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,203
Posted By JoeyBike

But this would take introspection, no denial, and...

But this would take introspection, no denial, and willingness to take responsibility for ones own actions, choices, and risk taking in life. All qualities I find in short supply at A&S.
12-04-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By JoeyBike

All scenarios that play out every single day in...

All scenarios that play out every single day in the habits of motorists. Every car passing us is a potential bullet in the chamber of a roadway Russian roulette game.

Enjoy your next ride!
12-04-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,500
Posted By JoeyBike

Every situation is different. There is no single...

Every situation is different. There is no single answer or solution. For examples:

I commuted in a busy city grid for decades. There were times where being assertive was the right move, and other...
12-04-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By JoeyBike

^^THIS is my point whenever I post in A&S. ...

^^THIS is my point whenever I post in A&S.

It is very difficult to change the world. As H.D. Thoreau wrote: "...it [is] labor enough to subdue and cultivate a few cubic feet of flesh." **...
12-03-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By JoeyBike

Y'all got this all wrong. Mount a laptop on your...

Y'all got this all wrong. Mount a laptop on your trainer and watch "adult entertainment" while riding. The workout time will just melt away and your wife wins big after your ride. Keep the heart rate...
12-03-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By JoeyBike

It's a dangerous world out there on the highway....

It's a dangerous world out there on the highway. Taking that serious will make you a better driver, cyclist, and pedestrian. Willful ignorance will win you a better chance at **!BLAMO!**
12-03-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By JoeyBike

:lol:

:lol:
12-03-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm Noticing A Trend Here - Dead Cyclists

Not that this phenom is anything new on A&S but 5 of the top 8 threads involve a cyclist getting hozed in traffic.
Some here say cycling is no more of a risk than sleeping in your bed. :foo:
I...
12-03-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By JoeyBike

100 feet? Amateurs.Car apparently dragged body 6...

100 feet? Amateurs.Car apparently dragged body 6 miles from New Orleans across Mississippi River bridge....
12-03-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By JoeyBike

You can't be TOO seen, IMO.

You can't be TOO seen, IMO.
12-02-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

Nice Straw Man argument. I fixed it for you...

Nice Straw Man argument.

I fixed it for you in [RED] text. I'm fairly certain that riding a bike in your bedroom is relatively safe. It's when you line yourself up at 15mph with the hood ornaments...
12-02-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

It's called Democracy. Most voters, by far, are...

It's called Democracy. Most voters, by far, are motorists. Many of them unqualified to operate high speed machinery IMO.
12-01-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

Now you're THINKING! Humans are imperfect...

Now you're THINKING!

Humans are imperfect beings, some FAR more imperfect than others. There is no "DECISION" not to see a cyclist. The human brain gets bored easily and goes off chasing...
11-28-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

Good one! Saved me the trouble of looking that up...

Good one! Saved me the trouble of looking that up to post similar phenom.

"Seeing" is not just an EYE thing. Eyes are just windows to the brain. Light enters the eye and data gets transmitted to...
11-27-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

Easy question! Many ( if not most ) cyclists are...

Easy question! Many ( if not most ) cyclists are unaware of their surroundings and unskilled at riding a bike in/near traffic regardless of their motor vehicle status. "It can't happen to me!"...
11-27-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

I bet your chances of getting run over in a...

I bet your chances of getting run over in a building is far lower than riding a nearly invisible machine at roughly 1/10 the speed of thousands passing monster trucks while directly in their path....
11-27-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

When pigs fly. Pie in the sky. Chose your cliche....

When pigs fly. Pie in the sky. Chose your cliche.

Sure motorists have responsibility. But they are generally stoopid, distracted, entitled, in a hurry, and operating some giant wheeled leviathan...
11-26-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 950
Posted By JoeyBike

I believe that a better infrastructure for...

I believe that a better infrastructure for bicycles AND better awareness of inherent dangers by the cyclists themselves is the combination required. Any time a cyclist is near motor vehicles there is...
11-13-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By JoeyBike

I currently own only three bikes, none of them...

I currently own only three bikes, none of them are motorized and none of them have burned down my house. Very unlikely they ever will. So if for some reason I can't pedal a bicycle I'll get a...
11-11-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeyBike

A dozen years ago I preceded a line of cars off a...

A dozen years ago I preceded a line of cars off a red light across a major highway. I'm a fast rider (Zero-20 in under 5 seconds) and moved right as soon as I got across the road. First car behind me...
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