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05-26-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,884
Posted By dirtyhippy

Other words not defined by this statute include:...

Other words not defined by this statute include: person, operating, in, prohibition, defined, authorized, engaged, operation, a, equipment, etc.

A word must only be defined in a legal context if...
05-25-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,884
Posted By dirtyhippy

The law doesn't need to define the term headset...

The law doesn't need to define the term headset as long as it's using a standard definition of it, and its (http://dictionary.reference.com/dic?qsrc=%26qsrc%3D2893&q=headset&search=search) definition...
05-25-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By dirtyhippy

After the first few days you'd probably start to...

After the first few days you'd probably start to see fewer drivers on phones.
05-25-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By dirtyhippy

So there is at least one confirmed death because...

So there is at least one confirmed death because a cyclist was using a phone while biking.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By dirtyhippy

tsl - I am surprised that you are willing to...

tsl - I am surprised that you are willing to leave your accessories on your bike near the high school. I would think that high schoolers would be more likely than others to mess with your stuff just...
05-25-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,884
Posted By dirtyhippy

I don't want the law to ban headphone usage. I...

I don't want the law to ban headphone usage. I really don't care one way or the other, in fact. Personally, I usually ride without headphones, but that decision doesn't have anything to do with...
05-24-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,884
Posted By dirtyhippy

For what it's worth, a quick check of ~6...

For what it's worth, a quick check of ~6 dictionaries all list "A pair of headphones" or something functionally similar as a definition for headset. None of the definitions I found said anything...
05-24-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,981
Posted By dirtyhippy

That's not the kind of skidding the poster was...

That's not the kind of skidding the poster was talking about! :lol:
05-24-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By dirtyhippy

The green part of the frame is supposed to look...

The green part of the frame is supposed to look like a frog jumping.
05-24-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,884
Posted By dirtyhippy

CB HI - My reading of that leads me to...

CB HI -

My reading of that leads me to believe that they are targeting both headphone and earplug use. Otherwise the exemption for hearing aids would make no sense. Also, the law specifically...
05-23-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,884
Posted By dirtyhippy

If I was riding and their headphones were causing...

If I was riding and their headphones were causing them to endanger me, I might yell or give them the one finger salute. Assuming that they were riding in a safe manner it's none of my business.
05-23-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By dirtyhippy

Contact the better business bureau.

Contact the better business bureau.
05-22-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

Where have I ever defended drivers doing any of...

Where have I ever defended drivers doing any of these things? Clearly texting/TV/etc while driving is dangerous, and if I've said anything to the contrary, please quote it so I can properly retract...
05-22-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

Not possible. RF jamming works by emitting...

Not possible. RF jamming works by emitting "junk" radio waves at a greater power than the device being jammed. Basically the jammer works by "yelling" louder than your phone, so it cannot...
05-21-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

Alright - I'm done being trolled by you. If...

Alright - I'm done being trolled by you. If anyone wants to seriously discuss ways to reduce the danger of inattentive drivers, I'm still game.
05-21-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

The law I was discussing was the one proposed by ...

The law I was discussing was the one proposed by -=(8)=- that would use radio signals to jam cell phone use in cars. I agree that texting while driving is not responsible. I have no problems with...
05-21-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

Are you referring to my list of criticisms of...

Are you referring to my list of criticisms of your law? Or something else I have written? I am having a hard time finding anything I have written in this thread to be "baseless supposition." ...
05-21-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

Are you familiar with the term "security...

Are you familiar with the term "security theater?" It was coined (I believe) to describe the security measures implemented at airports after 9/11 that were designed to give the appearance of...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By dirtyhippy

I wonder how visible the screen is in bright...

I wonder how visible the screen is in bright sunlight. My guess is that it would be very difficult to use in such a condition.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By dirtyhippy

You may note that I recommended an LBS, just one...

You may note that I recommended an LBS, just one that deals in used bikes. IMO (maybe I'm just too cheap) it doesn't make sense to buy a new bike for one's first. To me, a first bike is something...
05-21-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,361
Posted By dirtyhippy

I generally assume that thieves are competent. ...

I generally assume that thieves are competent. That sounds like a mistake a person would only make once.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By dirtyhippy

You're right, the crash would occur before the...

You're right, the crash would occur before the car turns right. Still more dangerous than the other options IMO.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By dirtyhippy

Depending on the speed of traffic, I would either...

Depending on the speed of traffic, I would either take the red route, or take the right hand lane. The green line is not a safe route, due to right hooks.
05-20-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,361
Posted By dirtyhippy

I think the NYC series of locks have a locking...

I think the NYC series of locks have a locking mechanism on each end of the shackle that would prevent rotation. Other Kryptonite locks lack the mechanism, but the cut end of the shackle could just...
05-20-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,948
Posted By dirtyhippy

I don't think that anyone was suggesting that...

I don't think that anyone was suggesting that skidding would cause an immediate failure, just that the supposed added stress would add up and eventually cause a failure. That said, it doesn't seem...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By dirtyhippy

I am hesitant to suggest that the OP use his LBS...

I am hesitant to suggest that the OP use his LBS to get info/test rides and then buy a bike elsewhere. However, buying used is definitely the way to go for a "first" bike. If you have a LBS that...
05-20-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,361
Posted By dirtyhippy

There has been no evidence in this thread (or any...

There has been no evidence in this thread (or any other, for that matter) that would lead me to believe that they have been "compromised." Like any lock, they can be broken given tools and a little...
05-20-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By dirtyhippy

There's a bike shop around here that takes...

There's a bike shop around here that takes donations for bikes, teaches disadvantaged kids to fix them and then resells them. They do good work, are located in a poorish neighborhood, and they're...
05-20-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

Yeah, my choice of language there was poor. ...

Yeah, my choice of language there was poor. Regardless, my point stands.
05-20-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By dirtyhippy

I'm glad you aren't in charge of legislating my...

I'm glad you aren't in charge of legislating my area. The world is an uncertain and sometimes dangerous place. Any number of accidents may occur, and there is no way to prevent all of them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,523
Posted By dirtyhippy

The posters telling him to ride faster are...

The posters telling him to ride faster are suggesting that he might not have been traveling at a "respectable speed."
05-19-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,756
Posted By dirtyhippy

This type of rule would be used to determine...

This type of rule would be used to determine fault in the event of a crash. If wheelchairs are technically banned from the bike lane, they would be assumed to be at fault in a crash. That said, I...
05-19-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,027
Posted By dirtyhippy

I believe it. Part of this probably has to do...

I believe it. Part of this probably has to do with wasting less water - I know that I would use less hot water if I had to wait for the water to heat before I showered. As it is, I just have an...
05-19-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,427
Posted By dirtyhippy

Because that is working out so great, right? A...

Because that is working out so great, right? A new forumer can just load this thread and find a cornucopia of concise, accurate information without personal attacks or appeals to emotion.

Or not....
05-19-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,427
Posted By dirtyhippy

True. I'll fix it when I have more time to...

True. I'll fix it when I have more time to devote to the list as a whole, or other people are certainly welcome to.



The list is an attempt to help an individual decide whether or not to wear...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dirtyhippy

I find that good coffee is worth importing into...

I find that good coffee is worth importing into work - good for you if you're willing to give it up to enable the bike-commute, though!
05-18-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,427
Posted By dirtyhippy

In this argument you make no qualifications...

In this argument you make no qualifications between injuries that are statistically inevitable and injuries that would be prevented by wearing helmets. Most of BF's members (my guess here, but...
05-18-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,027
Posted By dirtyhippy

It is not that hard to cut back on household...

It is not that hard to cut back on household energy use if you are serious about it. Solar water heaters are a good place to start. Commercial varieties are available, but DIY is easy too. At it's...
05-18-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,759
Posted By dirtyhippy

Steamroller frame is cheap at...

Steamroller frame is cheap at www.universalcycles.com - use vip15 coupon for 15% off.

ps. - Not a shill, just a happy customer.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By dirtyhippy

I love night rides - you get the whole street to...

I love night rides - you get the whole street to yourself, and you have headlights to serve as an early warning system for cars. Just avoid intoxicated folk and you'll be alright!
05-18-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,361
Posted By dirtyhippy

New Yorkers are famously non-interventionist when...

New Yorkers are famously non-interventionist when it comes to other people in public places. It makes sense - when you're bombarded with NYC quantities of people, you are bound to get callous. Has...
05-18-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By dirtyhippy

I'd be surprised if anyone bothered to steal your...

I'd be surprised if anyone bothered to steal your bike, provided it is *properly* locked with the locks you linked to. Just make sure that whatever you lock to is stable, and you should be set.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,303
Posted By dirtyhippy

What color is it?

What color is it?
05-18-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By dirtyhippy

Since you don't seem to have a lot of experience...

Since you don't seem to have a lot of experience riding fixed, you should really ride around with at least one brake first just to get the hang of things.
05-18-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,061
Posted By dirtyhippy

I use ATACs (ROC?) with the Keen sandal. I like...

I use ATACs (ROC?) with the Keen sandal. I like pedals, but am curious about other options since this is the only toe retention I've ever used. The sandal is OK, but would benefit from one or two...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By dirtyhippy

U lock > baseball bat

U lock > baseball bat
05-16-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By dirtyhippy

How was it stolen/locked?

How was it stolen/locked?
05-16-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By dirtyhippy

I've always just used liberal grease and the...

I've always just used liberal grease and the above-pictured tool and remember to check them periodically after futzing with them. I've had a few come loose, but no major disasters since I kept up on...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By dirtyhippy

I don't think San Joses come w/ the leopard print...

I don't think San Joses come w/ the leopard print anymore :(
Forum: Commuting
05-14-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By dirtyhippy

Very nice. I had a San Jose a few years ago, but...

Very nice. I had a San Jose a few years ago, but it only lasted a summer until it was stolen. Hope you have better luck than I!
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