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06-07-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By Hippiebrian

The driver swerved off the road, so obviously...

The driver swerved off the road, so obviously wasn't looking (probably checking their phone or something). All the lights in the world wouldn't have helped if you were between the car and the...
06-07-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,770
Posted By Hippiebrian

I think there are a couple things going on here. ...

I think there are a couple things going on here. First off is the distractions of phones and in dash entertainment contraptions. Second off, and I see it every day, people in huge suvs and trucks...
05-17-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Hippiebrian

Every day is bike to work day...

Every day is bike to work day...
05-02-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,498
Posted By Hippiebrian

There are a couple things wrong with that theory....

There are a couple things wrong with that theory. First off, fat burns better than carbs, even as body fuel. Second off, recruiting your body's fat for energy is tht goal to begin with. In other...
05-01-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,498
Posted By Hippiebrian

I have been doing IF, namely one meal a day, for...

I have been doing IF, namely one meal a day, for the past year. I do not restrict carbs, calories or anything else, and have taken off 80 lbs. I beg to differ on the cardio. I usually ride, hike...
04-25-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,074
Posted By Hippiebrian

Keep them legally bicycles, at least those that...

Keep them legally bicycles, at least those that meet the 20 mph assisted top speed. Roadies go faster than that, and I wouldn't want to see them kicked off multiple use paths or bicycle...
04-25-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 14,964
Posted By Hippiebrian

I am multi-modal myself. I bike mostly, but do...

I am multi-modal myself. I bike mostly, but do use busses and the train. I don't worry so much about how much my carbon footprint is affected by using a bus or train for a couple reasons. ...
04-24-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 34,865
Posted By Hippiebrian

This time last year I weighed 275 lbs. I had...

This time last year I weighed 275 lbs. I had been car free at that point for 9 months and still was gaining weight. I found out about intermittent fasting, specifically eating one meal a day. I...
03-15-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,451
Posted By Hippiebrian

They have a higher incidence than cyclists do,...

They have a higher incidence than cyclists do, which makes my point. Why is it that cycling is supposedly so dangerous that helmets are warranted but driving is supposedly so safe no helmets are...
03-15-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

A group of recumbent riders walked into a coffee...

A group of recumbent riders walked into a coffee shop.

I know, because they wouldn't shut the heck up!
03-15-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,133
Posted By Hippiebrian

Hmm, and how many people died from illnesses...

Hmm, and how many people died from illnesses caused by obesity or a sedentary lifestyle in that same year compared to years past? I will take my chances cycling and probably live longer because of...
03-15-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,451
Posted By Hippiebrian

The risks of having increased obesity is far...

The risks of having increased obesity is far higher than the risk of riding a bicycle without a helmet by far. If requiring helmets drops ridership, then that is a bad law. The article states 8...
03-15-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hippiebrian

I get it. One of the (many) reasons I don't wear...

I get it. One of the (many) reasons I don't wear helmets on conventional bicycles is that I have big ears and they do not make helmet straps that don"t irritate them, even without stitches. The way...
02-26-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,628
Posted By Hippiebrian

This is the second time I have been car free. ...

This is the second time I have been car free. The first time was for a year, then I caved and bought a motorcycle. I have been car free now for 18 months and honestly I do not miss owning a car at...
02-14-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 12,999
Posted By Hippiebrian

I have been car and motorcycle free now for 18...

I have been car and motorcycle free now for 18 months, and was light before that. The electric bicycle for work commutes helped a lot, as I an an outside machinist and work 10 hour days. Some days...
11-30-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

You had me whole-heartedly until the bottom line....

You had me whole-heartedly until the bottom line. While people can do stupid things on a bicycle, cycling in and of itself is not dangerous once precautions are taken. Motorcycling? Dangerous. ...
11-29-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hippiebrian

For something periodic like that, I wouldn't be...

For something periodic like that, I wouldn't be opposed to renting a car. I haven't had the need to rent one yet, but I wouldn't rule it out in certain cercumstances. Sometimes it's just the right...
11-29-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,936
Posted By Hippiebrian

Yes, here in the third world uninsured drivers,...

Yes, here in the third world uninsured drivers, like this dude, have charges placed against them, like the D.A. did in this case, and uninsured motorist coverage covers damages in a bicycle accident,...
11-29-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

I agree, safety needs to be taught, but with...

I agree, safety needs to be taught, but with that, we need to actually PROMOTE cycling! If this were strictly a safety forum I'd almost (but not quite) agree with everyone, but the first word in...
11-29-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

You all are right. Everyone should approach...

You all are right. Everyone should approach cycling with extreme caution, as it is a deadly passtime. Stay in your cars, where you are safe.
11-29-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,511
Posted By Hippiebrian

While smog is lowered, there are actually more...

While smog is lowered, there are actually more particulates in the air, ozone has increased, carbon monoxide has not gone down. Trust me, cleaner is not clean. I suggest you read this book:...
11-29-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

You're gonna hate this answer, lol, but riding...

You're gonna hate this answer, lol, but riding bicycles is already safer than driving. The auto industry failed miserably at safety because a 2000 pound vehicle traveling 75 mph is inherently...
11-29-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,078
Posted By Hippiebrian

I was car free in San Diego Ca. in the late 80's,...

I was car free in San Diego Ca. in the late 80's, Chicago and Charleston S.C. in the early 80's and we weren't quite as lucky as you were in Davis. I just wish the United States had taken cycling as...
11-29-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,094
Posted By Hippiebrian

The risks as defined in a&s are so exagerated as...

The risks as defined in a&s are so exagerated as to lead one to believe that the benefits could in no way be high enough. If we're honest, really, we'll say yes, sometimes things happen, but...
11-29-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,511
Posted By Hippiebrian

Unfortunately, using automobiles as the primary...

Unfortunately, using automobiles as the primary mover in modern society is killing us both actively, through accidents and passively through inhaling the poison gasses spewed from the tailpipes. And...
11-29-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,094
Posted By Hippiebrian

Like I said in another thread, emphasizing the...

Like I said in another thread, emphasizing the negative aspects, no matter how small, about an activity is the antithesis of advocacy.
11-29-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

It seems, strangely, that most everyone here and...

It seems, strangely, that most everyone here and I agree on most points, except for the point that, here in safety and advocacy, the danger aspect of cycling, while actually small, is so emphasized...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,792
Posted By Hippiebrian

If you can get rid of a car, the savings will be...

If you can get rid of a car, the savings will be obvious. Beyond that, there are the hard to define savings. Like less hospital/doctor visits, gyn nenbership no longer being necessary, oil changes...
11-29-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

While making "silly claims" that showering is...

While making "silly claims" that showering is more dangerous (it is) than cycling may sound rediculous to you, making silly claims that cycling is so dangerous that personal protective equipment is...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Hippiebrian

Nice! Hopefully this will extend to other areas...

Nice! Hopefully this will extend to other areas in India and women there will finally start to see some equality!
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,074
Posted By Hippiebrian

I lost a little weight (10 lbs or so) while...

I lost a little weight (10 lbs or so) while commuting. I lost a further 30 lbs when I sold my truck and started cycling everywhere. Currently, I can eat pretty much what I want so long as I don't...
11-29-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

I don't know about sleeping, but many more people...

I don't know about sleeping, but many more people hurt themselves and, yes, even die in the shower than while cycling. And while yes, less people die playing russian roulette, the instance of death...
11-29-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hippiebrian

Congrats, you won't regret it! I went car free a...

Congrats, you won't regret it! I went car free a bit over a year ago, and have no desire to drive a car ever again, although I will reserve the right to rent a car should it become necessary for...
11-29-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

Promoting cycling, like you said and like I said,...

Promoting cycling, like you said and like I said, is about showing people how safe it is and showing people how to keep it that way. That has been part of every city's plan when they start...
11-29-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

I forgot to mention what safety is. Yes, it's...

I forgot to mention what safety is. Yes, it's not taking the reflectors off your bike, unless it's to replace them with lights. It's paying attention, and riding defensively (which ironically is...
11-29-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Hippiebrian

No one ever said life was fair. It's nothing for...

No one ever said life was fair. It's nothing for "Bubba" but realistically, he's not going to take the time so we have to expect it. Life sucks...
11-29-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,511
Posted By Hippiebrian

First off, you have confused roads with...

First off, you have confused roads with infrastructure. Infrastructure for fuels includes refineries or other plants where the fuels are manufactured/blended, piping or delivery systems, and a...
11-29-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hippiebrian

I kind of like spending entire days (sometimes)...

I kind of like spending entire days (sometimes) getting errands done. I run into friends, see tons of my city, and just smile. Sometimes I would like to run to Home Depot for something like I used...
11-29-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,078
Posted By Hippiebrian

I dream of the day there is a city, any city, in...

I dream of the day there is a city, any city, in the U.S. that takes cycling as seriously as Amsterdam. I may not live long enough, however...

As far as Dutch bikes go, while they are attractive...
11-29-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,511
Posted By Hippiebrian

Yup, prop 13 is a mess. Hope you're wrong. I...

Yup, prop 13 is a mess. Hope you're wrong. I know this will get my vote, if it comes to that, but Ifear you are right. Everyone wants transportation, however no one wants to pay for it or have it...
11-29-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

I equate advocacy with promotion. How can you...

I equate advocacy with promotion. How can you promote something that you (falsely, by any definition) paint as something that will definatelly maim or kill you, or something that requires protective...
11-29-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,911
Posted By Hippiebrian

Thanks for that. By those definitions, it was...

Thanks for that. By those definitions, it was definatelly not necessary, and a tragic loss.
11-28-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 12,069
Posted By Hippiebrian

Forgot to say hang tight there, brother. I have...

Forgot to say hang tight there, brother. I have dealt with depression, so I know there is an end, wether it seems so or not. Glad you're back!
11-28-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 12,069
Posted By Hippiebrian

Similar to what is being paid in Long Beach, Ca. ...

Similar to what is being paid in Long Beach, Ca. A very blue collar, progressive city (if it weren't I wouldn't live here!) with great bicycle infrastructure!
11-28-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,511
Posted By Hippiebrian

You state that there is no reason to believe...

You state that there is no reason to believe that there won't be another option. Well, here's one, no infrastructure. While a fuel may possibly meet the energy capability of petroleum fuels...
11-28-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,500
Posted By Hippiebrian

If you are still trying to convince your wife...

If you are still trying to convince your wife about the obvious safety of bicycling, by no means should you let her read any thread in safety and advocacy! To read these threads, you'd think cycling...
11-28-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,809
Posted By Hippiebrian

It still makes me laugh how people miss the real...

It still makes me laugh how people miss the real question, which is: Is bicycling dangerous enough for me to have to put up with the uncomfortability of wearing a helmet? The answer for me is no,...
11-28-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Hippiebrian

The statement that cycling infrastructure causes...

The statement that cycling infrastructure causes motorist hostility needs further evidence than just using the statements of a few people on a forum, espescially when other people have had other...
11-28-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,911
Posted By Hippiebrian

I thought tasers were supposed to be a non-lethal...

I thought tasers were supposed to be a non-lethal means of either self defense or defense of an innocent victim. No one was in danger here, so the use of a taser was innapropriate. The bicycle in...
11-28-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,814
Posted By Hippiebrian

To the op, I'd plan on the bus taking the full 94...

To the op, I'd plan on the bus taking the full 94 minutes. It's a job interview...how bad could getting there an hour early really be?
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