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01-26-12, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Speedo

I'm a little confused, what internal logic...

I'm a little confused, what internal logic consistencies? In you're response you are connecting a few dots that I didn't connect. Is that what you think? Is that what you think I think?

It has...
01-25-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,341
Posted By Speedo

You might be surprised just how urban Australia...

You might be surprised just how urban Australia is. The population of the country as a whole is 22.33 million. The population of the top five cities is 13.60 million. Of the big cities I've only...
01-24-12, 09:11 PM
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Views: 459,341
Posted By Speedo

Well, that's kind of the point. They have all...

Well, that's kind of the point. They have all kinds of bike specific facilities, they have laws that are protective of cyclists and pedestrians, both of those things would improve their risk against...
01-24-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,341
Posted By Speedo

There is a strong correlation between non-helmet...

There is a strong correlation between non-helmet use and fatalities. There is also a strong correlation between alcohol use, wrong way cycling, riding at night without lights, and various other...
01-12-12, 07:09 PM
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Views: 459,341
Posted By Speedo

Actually, I scored that as simply being guilty of...

Actually, I scored that as simply being guilty of being US centric, 'cause in this particular instance I was guilty of the same thing.

Speedo
12-16-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Speedo

What amazes me about that area is that it is...

What amazes me about that area is that it is simultaneously bike friendly and unfriendly. Lots of bike paths and some good back roads, but the nasty section of Route 9 and the section of 116 that...
Forum: Touring
11-08-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Speedo

The alleged shooter......

The alleged shooter... (http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2011-11/1002/49151/WALKERROBERT_MELVIN.jpg)

From Flash Alert Eugene (http://www.flashalerteugene.net/press-releases.html):
...
10-24-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,341
Posted By Speedo

If Ms. Bluemel herself had believed that a helmet...

If Ms. Bluemel herself had believed that a helmet was such a critical piece of equipment, why didn't she get a replacement? It's not like her helmet was stolen two minutes before she rode her bike....
10-07-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Speedo

I've long wondered why squirrels have this...

I've long wondered why squirrels have this seemingly suicide behavior. Earlier this summer I experienced a suicide squirrel event that provides a possible explanation.

My wife and I were riding...
Forum: Touring
09-10-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Speedo

Ha! Great post! Speedo

Ha! Great post!

Speedo
09-10-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

That's funny. I thought that your argument was...

That's funny. I thought that your argument was that you don't want people to use judgement, you want them to follow a set of rules regardless of whether the circumstances warrant it or not. If you...
09-09-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

Because no one in your story made any...

Because no one in your story made any representation that they, stop sign runners in that situation, have caused a problem. The security guards gave you an atta-boy, but no where in the variations...
09-06-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

...and... ... there is the parade of hearses...

...and...

... there is the parade of hearses and ambulances to pick up the victims of stop sign running cyclists. Or not apparently.

I'm certainly not a stop sign / red light running...
09-06-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

Congratulations, you get a gold star from the...

Congratulations, you get a gold star from the security guard. So, is the stop sign white line covered in a pool of blood? Your claim would be that with all those stop sign runners (you are the ONLY...
09-05-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

I think your problem is that you've bought into...

I think your problem is that you've bought into the myth that cyclists, as a class, are more scofflaw, more likely to feel that rules don't apply to them, than our motoring brethren. If you were to...
Forum: Touring
09-03-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,806
Posted By Speedo

Hmmm. A toss-up. LED headlamp (just about any...

Hmmm. A toss-up. LED headlamp (just about any smallish model) or MSR pack towel. Okay, the towel gets the nod. I love my pack towel.

Speedo
09-03-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

Incorrect. Take an honest look around at all the...

Incorrect. Take an honest look around at all the stop signs you see and ask yourself which ones could reasonably be replaced by a yield sign, or even no sign at all. When you are taking that look...
09-03-11, 03:11 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

I think the blanket claim that all red light...

I think the blanket claim that all red light runners are endangering everyone on the road is overblown.



In terms of the relative cost cyclist to motorist when a cyclist gets hit, it's not even...
09-03-11, 02:47 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

Winston Churchill: "Lady Astor, would you sleep...

Winston Churchill: "Lady Astor, would you sleep with me for one thousand pounds?"
Lady Astor: "Yes, for a thousand pounds I would sleep with you."
Winston Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for...
09-02-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

I accept your good order point up to a point. ...

I accept your good order point up to a point. Being a "known" cyclist I've frequently had people rant to me about cyclists they've seen blowing through a red. I'll ask if that cyclist had...
09-02-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

The guy was a jerk. Not much you can do about...

The guy was a jerk. Not much you can do about that.

Speedo
09-02-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 8,115
Posted By Speedo

Don't take this the wrong way, because I do...

Don't take this the wrong way, because I do understand your sense of frustration, but you really had to work hard to construct a scenario where a stop sign runner had a safety impact on you, and you...
08-28-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

I'm not a moderator, but that's a bit beyond the...

I'm not a moderator, but that's a bit beyond the pale even for Helmets cramp my style part n+1.

Speedo
08-27-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Speedo

This might get more attention in Touring. ...

This might get more attention in Touring.

Speedo
Forum: Touring
08-18-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By Speedo

So true!! I think the problem is the bikes...

So true!!

I think the problem is the bikes are designed by the young and strong, and oldies either don't think too much about their gearing, or still think they're 25! I have a 62 yo friend...
Forum: Touring
08-18-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By Speedo

Shoulda gone with Apex and swapped in one of...

Shoulda gone with Apex and swapped in one of their mountain double cranks! A guy that we rode the Bllue Ridge Bliss tour with last year had done that.

Speedo
Forum: Touring
08-17-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By Speedo

+1 Not trying to be macho; I have walked up...

+1

Not trying to be macho; I have walked up my share of hills. I would much rather ride up than walk up.

Speedo
Forum: Touring
08-15-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By Speedo

You have a big leg up in that you have the...

You have a big leg up in that you have the mechanical skills to try out these different gearing combinations. Most people are stuck with whatever their bike comes with and it takes some convincing...
Forum: Touring
08-15-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By Speedo

Wow! That's some trip! Great concept. It...

Wow! That's some trip! Great concept.

It would have taken me three or four days to do the same trip and enjoy it.

Speedo
08-10-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By Speedo

Hmmm. I read the article. I don't see why my...

Hmmm. I read the article. I don't see why my example fails. I didn't say that the scofflaw cyclist would be denied their license. I said that administrative means could be used to put pressure on...
08-09-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By Speedo

+1 Actually I don't understand why they...

+1

Actually I don't understand why they stopped issuing tickets. I think the intention of the loophole was that they couldn't take away your license for failure to pay, but it leaves open some...
08-08-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

If I had to guess I would guess that cleaning...

If I had to guess I would guess that cleaning leaves out of the gutters of my house is by far my most dangerous activity.

Speedo
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Speedo

We were close to the river from Brattleboro, VT...

We were close to the river from Brattleboro, VT to Colebrook, NH. It was pretty nice most of the way. Usually one side or the other was a bit quieter.

We didn't camp, we stayed indoors on that...
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Speedo

Nice! I definitely need to stop and take more...

Nice! I definitely need to stop and take more pictures. Yours are great!

Speedo
08-08-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

I've been following the Trans Am tour journal of...

I've been following the Trans Am tour journal of a guy named Jeff Arnim (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/america). If you have the time it's a great read. Recently he crossed paths with this...
08-08-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

Ah, a guess now is it? Just yesterday evening it...

Ah, a guess now is it? Just yesterday evening it was a certainty. Do you understand the difference between the two?



I didn't say that you said anything about mandatory helmet laws. I would...
08-08-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

Oh, I missed this one. You ARE coming around. ...

Oh, I missed this one. You ARE coming around.

What if it's 1%, or 0.5%? You don't have any idea what percentage it is. We do know that it's low form the mandatory helmet studies. Everyone...
08-08-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

:lol: I made no claim of medical expertise. ...

:lol:

I made no claim of medical expertise. I pointed out the impossibility of knowing the outcome of an event had the pre-circumstances changed. No need for medical expertise for that.

Speedo
08-08-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

I think I'm formulating a corollary to Godwin's...

I think I'm formulating a corollary to Godwin's law for helmet forums. When on the ropes in an internet argument, helmet evangelists always appeal to Darwin.



Interesting. Could not would. ...
08-08-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

Prove it. Yep, but it does show that...

Prove it.



Yep, but it does show that helmet wearing is not a pre-requisite for safety. What are they doing right? Laws, infrastructure, attitudes? Let's focus on that. Do what works.
...
08-08-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

See my later response to you. I'm not asking you...

See my later response to you. I'm not asking you to take my word for it. No neurosurgeon, unless he or she has the power to time travel, change the circumstances of an accident, and observe the...
08-08-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

The neurosurgeon you talked to may know a lot...

The neurosurgeon you talked to may know a lot about neurosurgery, but can't possibly say what would have happened to your father had the circumstances of his crash been different.

Don't take the...
08-08-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

Feel free to argue that point with others, it's...

Feel free to argue that point with others, it's not the point that I and UberGeek were arguing. My gripe with his post was the baseless claim that had his father been wearing a helmet he would have...
08-07-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

You are a newbie to these forums and clearly have...

You are a newbie to these forums and clearly have not done your homework. As much as you would like to to think that a helmet would have saved him, you have no way of knowing that it would.
...
08-07-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 135,413
Posted By Speedo

The fact that your father died in a bicycling...

The fact that your father died in a bicycling accident earns you my sympathy. But stating that he died because he wasn't wearing a helmet is pure nonsense. You are a newbie. Take the time to read...
Forum: Touring
08-06-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Speedo

Just did a tour this summer making a lap around...

Just did a tour this summer making a lap around New England. We rode up the Connecticut River Valley. That was great.

Speedo
Forum: Touring
08-06-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Speedo

Somebody who posts here wrote about a trip from...

Somebody who posts here wrote about a trip from NYC up to Harriman State Park. I think they crossed the George Washington Bridge and went up the west side of the Hudson. Once you are in the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-11, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By Speedo

Stats for another tour. Tour of Northern New...

Stats for another tour. Tour of Northern New England (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ToNNE2011).

The trip was nine days of riding. We stayed in hotels, motels or inns seven nights. One night...
Forum: Touring
08-06-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,906
Posted By Speedo

Holy crap! If true you are one totally studly...

Holy crap! If true you are one totally studly dude!

Your last point is telling though. If you haven't tried, then you really can't imagine the ease of nice low gears. Unless you are intent on...
Forum: Touring
08-04-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,906
Posted By Speedo

30 / 25 is not a particularly low gear. 24 / 34...

30 / 25 is not a particularly low gear. 24 / 34 might be a more typical touring low gear.

Speedo
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