Search: Posts Made By: mandovoodoo
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.49 seconds.
02-20-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,412
Posted By mandovoodoo

I suspect the general density of SoCal traffic,...

I suspect the general density of SoCal traffic, the legality of lane splitting, and some cultural nonsense impacting folks in general in SoCal play into this. The lane splitting really pisses people...
01-31-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By mandovoodoo

Take off the glasses. Problem solved. Just...

Take off the glasses. Problem solved. Just watch for bugs.
01-16-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,555
Posted By mandovoodoo

He said/she said = reasonable doubt. I've...

He said/she said = reasonable doubt.

I've been told by the police here that a police officer must witness a misdemeanor, they can't use a witness account. I can't find that law, same kind of...
01-12-10, 05:32 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,981
Posted By mandovoodoo

So there was no judgment? Just barred from...

So there was no judgment?

Just barred from having a driving license.

Good points.

Where there's not much money, insurance companies don't generally pursue.
01-11-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,981
Posted By mandovoodoo

Kind of a bizarre range of answers. 1. Most...

Kind of a bizarre range of answers.

1. Most ethical and fair: I don't see why answering their first demand is required. Get two other estimates, pay the middle one.

2. If you're poor, decline...
01-09-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By mandovoodoo

PSA on sharing, neutral viewpoint (neither pro...

PSA on sharing, neutral viewpoint (neither pro nor con, talking down to nobody)

Complete streets or similar approach

Develop plain to link paths together

Main thing: point out that bicycles...
01-08-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 18,930
Posted By mandovoodoo

The punitive nature of the US criminal system...

The punitive nature of the US criminal system proves quite ineffective. This man's flaw destroyed his life, the people he hurt are likely to get nothing.

How about permanent revocation of...
01-05-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,447
Posted By mandovoodoo

Try finding a motorcycle specialist firm, if need...

Try finding a motorcycle specialist firm, if need be. Around here, for example, there's http://www.steelhorselaw.com/ 2 wheel wrecks are different. "I didn't see him" appears to fly for some...
01-05-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,447
Posted By mandovoodoo

Plan: 1. Letter from you 2. Letter from...

Plan:

1. Letter from you
2. Letter from attorney
3. Summons

Letter from you:

a. Clear statement of what you want and why, a one liner or close to it. "On April 1, 2014, your insured...
01-03-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

Bek, incorrect. FRAP: "(1) Every person...

Bek, incorrect.

FRAP: "(1) Every person operating a bicycle [NOTE: a vehicle** upon a roadway at a rate of speed less than the normal flow of traffic at the particular time and place shall ride...
01-02-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

BEK: 46 61 755 references specifically we follow...

BEK: 46 61 755 references specifically we follow rcw 46 61 770, not follow 46 61 427. statutory construction - specifics override general statutes. 46 61 755 specifies the exemptions for how we...
12-29-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By mandovoodoo

Send the driver a demand letter, too. ...

Send the driver a demand letter, too. Negligence. He's the negligent party.

Get your ducks in a row. One demand letter. Then on to small claims court. Squeaky wheel effect.
12-29-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By mandovoodoo

I am going to start shooting people who don't...

I am going to start shooting people who don't wear helmets. That's the best way to assure 100% safety 24/7!

I make my family sleep in helmets.
12-28-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By mandovoodoo

FRAP laws rely on sharing the lane where safe to...

FRAP laws rely on sharing the lane where safe to do so. If it's unsafe, that's when a bicycle can take the lane. That's the way our TN law reads.

I'd be happy if they'd pass in the other lane...
12-26-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By mandovoodoo

Generally, make a claim with the opponent's...

Generally, make a claim with the opponent's insurance company. Include: 1.) a demand for a specific amount you can defend, something fair; 2) a demonstration that they as the insurer are...
12-22-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,535
Posted By mandovoodoo

MSF courses and any practical test you'd like to...

MSF courses and any practical test you'd like to try demonstrate that the shortest stopping distance requires using both brakes, bleeding off the rear as it gets close to slipping. I practice full...
12-22-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,816
Posted By mandovoodoo

Same thing here, bicyclists spring free of FRAP...

Same thing here, bicyclists spring free of FRAP as soon as the lane becomes "substandard," as defined in the statute. Given the 3' rule, that gives us 14' minimums as well. It's a rare tertiary...
12-19-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,183
Posted By mandovoodoo

I suspect the roads devolving will be very low...

I suspect the roads devolving will be very low traffic roads serving primarily poor people without expensive bicycles.

Rich people with expensive bicycles will generally whine enough to get...
12-18-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,183
Posted By mandovoodoo

Many of the gravel roads I used to ride on in the...

Many of the gravel roads I used to ride on in the 1970s were better than the degraded asphalt roads. So much depends on the treatment and maintenance of the gravel. The better graveled roads are no...
12-17-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

I'll have to agree with this one - our FRAP law...

I'll have to agree with this one - our FRAP law in TN includes the "normal speed" statement, and I certainly move the normal speed in many areas. Often I'm slowing for motor vehicles that are in the...
12-16-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,816
Posted By mandovoodoo

Most of our country roads don't have a center...

Most of our country roads don't have a center line. They're generally not 28 ft wide. At least most of the fun roads aren't.

I can "determine" the FRAP, but if it's a nonsense unreasonable...
12-16-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

"Bicyclists are only required to FRAP it, not...

"Bicyclists are only required to FRAP it, not pull off the roadway!"

That appears to be correct in TN, and they're not required to FRAP where the lane is too narrow for a bicycle and a car to...
12-16-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,816
Posted By mandovoodoo

What about TN? Here we've got a FRAP law, but...

What about TN? Here we've got a FRAP law, but only where a car can pass in the same lane safely, and we've got the 3' rule.

55-8-175. Riding on roadways and bicycle paths Penalty.

(a) ...
12-15-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

What I find most distressing is that in spite of...

What I find most distressing is that in spite of reliance on inappropriate citations and generally being obnoxious, I seem to agree with Bek a good deal of the time. I notice in TN that a bicycle...
12-14-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

Laws differ across our jurisdictions. I briefly...

Laws differ across our jurisdictions. I briefly tossed the issue up against my Tennessee laws.

Title 55 Chapter 8 Rules of the Road

“55-8-172. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles —...
12-13-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 13,377
Posted By mandovoodoo

Track stands are easier on a motorbike - rev the...

Track stands are easier on a motorbike - rev the engine a little and get even more stability. I regularly stop my 500 plus lb machine and then go again. But I can do that with a tandem bicycle,...
12-06-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By mandovoodoo

Looks like you've got a "one free bite" law in...

Looks like you've got a "one free bite" law in place.

I'd argue that if the dog didn't hit you, then you crashed because you couldn't control your bicycle. Many people have hit dogs with...
12-01-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By mandovoodoo

This would be a warranty issue under the uniform...

This would be a warranty issue under the uniform commercial code. The usual remedies exist. Sometimes contacting your consumer protection agency can help.

I can make up legitimate reasons for...
11-29-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,655
Posted By mandovoodoo

Some of us are quite able to use guns only in...

Some of us are quite able to use guns only in self defense. Note that the rules also apply to pepper spray, tasers, clubs, tire pumps, and the like.

In decades of travel, I've used a gun in...
11-26-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,190
Posted By mandovoodoo

I've not seen a sign warning of these, whether...

I've not seen a sign warning of these, whether they're in the middle or on the edge. Other places may differ in their approach.

I couldn't find a bicycle related reference. Motorcycles figure...
11-26-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,190
Posted By mandovoodoo

http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200807.pdf ...

http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200807.pdf

Motorcyclists tend to become quite disturbed by them.

I've hit them on purpose on a road bicycle at a lean. Startling, and clearly reduced traction a lot. ...
11-20-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,655
Posted By mandovoodoo

Are you writing about specific deterrent? That...

Are you writing about specific deterrent? That is, directed at this individual. Or general deterrent. Directed at society, the punishment as a message.

That's the key.

Now. Conviction...
11-20-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,655
Posted By mandovoodoo

You, my friend, really need to learn how to read....

You, my friend, really need to learn how to read.

1. I didn't state this incident was auto-auto - I was looking to a previous comment on the disparate treatment delivered depending on the kind...
11-20-09, 06:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,655
Posted By mandovoodoo

Conviction, record, and a sentence (any sentence)...

Conviction, record, and a sentence (any sentence) form a surprisingly strong deterrent to future misbehavior.

I don't see much emphasis on long terms in auto-auto, auto-moto, etc.

I don't...
11-12-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By mandovoodoo

Looks to me as if funding restraints limit most...

Looks to me as if funding restraints limit most "redesign" to paint, signs, and minor fixes. There's not the money for paths everywhere! Regardless, where there are paths too many go where it's...
11-11-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By mandovoodoo

I'm surprised how few people think about it -...

I'm surprised how few people think about it - like my wife. I added up the average repair costs for our old clunker, the gas costs at 15 mpg and the 20,000 miles / year we drove it.

Got rid of...
11-09-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,825
Posted By mandovoodoo

I don't know how it is out there. Local LEOs...

I don't know how it is out there. Local LEOs here tend to speed, tailgate, and otherwise abuse their office. And have caused some wrecks. Nice. Wouldn't be surprising if some LEO contribution to...
11-09-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,431
Posted By mandovoodoo

Without fear, the foam wouldn't sell. The fear...

Without fear, the foam wouldn't sell. The fear of whacking one's head seems to get too much focus. As opposed to an emphasis on not getting into situations where whacking one's head is likely. ...
11-09-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,816
Posted By mandovoodoo

Amazing discussion. Our culture (TV and...

Amazing discussion.

Our culture (TV and general atmosphere) fails to acknowledge the complexity of driving, the responsibilities of driving, and the consequences of bad driving. We also fail to...
11-08-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,431
Posted By mandovoodoo

Interesting about the foam not compressing. I...

Interesting about the foam not compressing. I have around here somewhere a nicely used helmet. The foam didn't crack, but it didn't crush either. Took a nice, blow, too. So the victim had a nasty...
11-07-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,431
Posted By mandovoodoo

I certainly agree with meanwhile. Current...

I certainly agree with meanwhile. Current helmets seem designed to meet fashion and testing needs way ahead of real protective needs. Better dual density foam layer, probably thinner overall,...
11-05-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,431
Posted By mandovoodoo

I just hate to start really evaluating this type...

I just hate to start really evaluating this type of thing. Increase in rotational damage risk. Decrease in brain decel injury. Increase in visibility to others. Decrease in ability to hear at...
11-05-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,431
Posted By mandovoodoo

That's an interesting summary. I suspect helmets...

That's an interesting summary. I suspect helmets make people feel better about doing something moderately dangerous and a bit exotic. Nobody I know wears a helmet in the shower, although I suspect...
11-03-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By mandovoodoo

Gets done with motorcycles and even with other...

Gets done with motorcycles and even with other cars. I have nearly had collisions next to me because of this weirdness. Seems some mental defect affects about 20% of the drivers. Afflicts some...
11-03-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 18,930
Posted By mandovoodoo

While the fellow's act was vile, imprisonment for...

While the fellow's act was vile, imprisonment for life is really overkill. I would think an equitable solution would be:

1. Permanent loss of license.
2. Limited real jail time.
3. Suitably...
10-27-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,931
Posted By mandovoodoo

Best to consider how to look at things. 1. ...

Best to consider how to look at things.

1. Facts. The whole body of them.
2. Facts that can be proven by evidence. A smaller set.
3. Crime committed. Throw the facts that can be proven up...
10-27-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,713
Posted By mandovoodoo

We have a famous piece of road near us, Rt 129...

We have a famous piece of road near us, Rt 129 "The Dragon" - 11 miles, 318 curves. While driving a car, truck, motorbike, or bicycle (guess which is the most fun) we've seen/dodged/stopped for:
...
10-26-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 18,930
Posted By mandovoodoo

I was surprised the evidence of prior bad acts...

I was surprised the evidence of prior bad acts was allowed in. I imagine some conversations between the two parties and the judge revolved around that! Anyone following this closely know why this...
10-21-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By mandovoodoo

Head on for me from one of these fellows. Folded...

Head on for me from one of these fellows. Folded up a nice British steel frame, torn up shoulder, skull fracture, twisted back. Has bothered me a bit every day since 1974. Dangerous. Night, no...
10-17-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,953
Posted By mandovoodoo

Rolling. Terribly annoying. Bicycles get stuck...

Rolling. Terribly annoying. Bicycles get stuck to the right and become even more invisible.

I am training the local folks using my motorbike. I got a headlight that will burn paint at 10 ft. ...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.