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Old 05-09-12, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Also @taking the lane 0:50-0:55: really? Move over to the right, minimize your presence, and let the cars pass. no reason to be a ******.
I completely disagree. That stretch looked like there was barely, if any, shoulder and if you moved to the right cars would try to pass too closely. The cars had several other lanes to use to pass if they needed to; it's not like it was a one-lane street.

(Having said that, I probably wouldn't ride on a street that fast/heavily trafficked, but sometimes you don't have other options.)
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Old 05-09-12, 11:49 AM
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Hipster in spandex? My world has been turned upside down.
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Old 05-09-12, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
I completely disagree. That stretch looked like there was barely, if any, shoulder and if you moved to the right cars would try to pass too closely. The cars had several other lanes to use to pass if they needed to; it's not like it was a one-lane street.

(Having said that, I probably wouldn't ride on a street that fast/heavily trafficked, but sometimes you don't have other options.)
I agree that there is no shoulder, but I feel like you should always be as far to the right as safely possible.

He didn't do that.

Ultimately it's a personal choice as to whether or not cars would pass to closely. My personal space bubble on the bike is very small, probably too small for my own safety in urban situations.

I'd let cars pass
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Old 05-09-12, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
I agree that there is no shoulder, but I feel like you should always be as far to the right as safely possible.

He didn't do that.
I wouldn't either. When you go as far right as possible, you make cars think they can squeeze past you, even if they shouldn't. I do ride to the right when there's enough room for me and a car, but when there isn't, I take the lane.
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Old 05-09-12, 12:06 PM
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I wouldn't either. When you go as far right as possible, you make cars think they can squeeze past you, even if they shouldn't. I do ride to the right when there's enough room for me and a car, but when there isn't, I take the lane.
Exactly. "As far right as safely possible" is not very far right, I'd have taken the whole lane too. The further right he'd have gotten, the less safe it would have become. People in cars don't know how to handle people on bike.
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Old 05-09-12, 12:12 PM
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every1 has a different safety bubble i suppoz

drivers get pissed and hate u or you endanger urself.

u cant win this one.
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Old 05-09-12, 12:14 PM
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Today I got bitten by something nasty as I was digging in a big box of packing material. I don't know what it was but I'm not going looking for it (that's Angie's job).



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Old 05-09-12, 12:38 PM
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Screw that dude. That's messed up.
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What manufacturer shipped you a tarantula?
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Seriously. I may go get it checked out. The back of my hand is now swollen like a mother****er and feels hot.
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Old 05-09-12, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Seriously. I may go get it checked out. The back of my hand is now swollen like a mother****er and feels hot.
List of spiders in MA:

https://www.insectidentification.org/...h+the+Database

Go to the ****ing hospital brah.
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Old 05-09-12, 01:02 PM
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Get of BF and get to the hospital, man! We can't afford to lose you around here!
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lol don't go to a hospital
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Seriously. I may go get it checked out. The back of my hand is now swollen like a mother****er and feels hot.
Looks like a spider bite...with venom.











Scrod is gonna be the next Spiderman.
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Welllll who was it?
I'll let him speak up.
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Old 05-09-12, 01:28 PM
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Scrod is gonna be the next Spiderman.
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lol yes!
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Old 05-09-12, 03:01 PM
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today I rode the mtb and watched top gear.
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Old 05-09-12, 05:15 PM
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That SpiderMon pic is awesome.

Went to the clinic, got a shot/some antibiotics and everything should be okay. The doc said it would have been much uglier if a brown recluse sunk his teeth into me. The back of my hand is still really swollen and aches like a bastard though.
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Old 05-09-12, 05:31 PM
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Rainy day seemed a good day to break out some wax and metal polish

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Old 05-09-12, 05:52 PM
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That SpiderMon pic is awesome.

Went to the clinic, got a shot/some antibiotics and everything should be okay. The doc said it would have been much uglier if a brown recluse sunk his teeth into me. The back of my hand is still really swollen and aches like a bastard though.
I'm glad that you got it checked out and that you're not dying. Seriously.
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Old 05-09-12, 05:53 PM
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Rainy day seemed a good day to break out some wax and metal polish

Sweet christ.
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Saw this on the way to school today, and snapped a pic when biking home. This guy has done 4-5 pieces on this wall, every time it's painted over the same day Shame.





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Old 05-09-12, 07:17 PM
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Good grief it's that stargate portal again.

Today I helped my grand father move some furniture around. Wasn't raining so I was lucky enough that my shoulder wasn't throbbing, but went for a ride with the dmr instead.
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Old 05-09-12, 07:54 PM
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had Taco Bell for the first time in about two years. still the same.

saw The Avengers with the wife. lots of fun. Hulk stole the show.

i either have to get actual rain gear, or admit to myself that i'm a part time bike commuter. the weather this week is killing me. :/
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