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Old 08-10-18, 12:58 PM
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Today I was commuting and accidentally rolled onto a stone, it then shot sideways to a parked car. Felt bad for a few seconds.
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Today I was commuting and accidentally rolled onto a stone, it then shot sideways to a parked car. Felt bad for a few seconds.
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I think in Idaho they have a law that states that cyclists can treat stop signs like yield signs, and stop lights like stop signs. I'd def. be in favor of that, but in the interim it's just not winning us any battles in our quest to be cool with motorists.
I think of you less fortunates every time I blaze through a stop sign. Literally.
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I can admit to coasting through some in residential areas if there is no one around... But I stop every time in commercial areas and absolutely if there is anyone else approaching the intersection, former to play by the rules and set a good example, and the latter for safety.

Also you're welcome @SquidPuppet. Riders like me are making the world a safer place for you, one happy (or less pissed off) motorist at a time
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I can admit to coasting through some in residential areas if there is no one around... But I stop every time in commercial areas and absolutely if there is anyone else approaching the intersection, former to play by the rules and set a good example, and the latter for safety.

Also you're welcome @SquidPuppet. Riders like me are making the world a safer place for you, one happy (or less pissed off) motorist at a time
Carl Bianchi gave us permission to ride through stop signs. Coincidence or conspiracy?
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I googled that and came up with nothing too discrete. Can we get a link???
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On 'Casual Fridays' today, two of my favorite co-workers and I wore nerdy Chemistry T-shirts (I'm on the left):



This room (ICP mass spec room) is sort of my personal lair; you can tell b/c there is a bike stored in it

Also I'm not that short (5'9") they're just tall
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^^^ Pretty cool, Monk. I like seeing what other forum members do when they're not riding bikes.

There's a gold fish, silver back, and yours looks like lots of rock band names substituted with elements. Chemistry nerds indeed.
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Today I was commuting and accidentally rolled onto a stone, it then shot sideways to a parked car. Felt bad for a few seconds.
I've had that kind of thing happen a number of times. I swear I try to avoid debris in the road, both for my own safety and to prevent projectiles. But you can't miss them every time. I think the legal standard on this would be that a rider should make reasonable efforts to avoid launching stones, but if it happens, the liability ultimately falls on the city/county/state government (depending on the road), because they are responsible for maintaining the roads. If a car were to fling a stone at you by mistake, you could not really hold the driver liable,* so what's good for the goose...

* This applies if the stone is on the road surface. It's different if something flies out of a truck bed, or if a construction vehicle picks up debris from a job site, fails to get cleaned, and then starts flinging stuff from its tires or chassis.
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and yours looks like lots of rock band names substituted with elements. Chemistry nerds indeed.
It's a "heavy metals" shirt, with different rock band logos and insignias spelled with high atomic mass elements
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I googled that and came up with nothing too discrete. Can we get a link???
Sure, here are the origins of how the law came to be. I have tried researching his ancestry to see if there is a connection to the bike brand family name, but no luck.

https://www.bicyclelaw.com/origins-o...-as-yield-law/
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Meanwhile, in the past 27 years, Idaho motorists and police have grown to accept the legislation as sensible public policy, said Jason Meggs, a UC-Berkeley researcher who spent last summer crunching years of traffic data, conducting interviews and observing cyclist behavior in the state.Boise, home to Idaho's biggest bike population, "has actually become safer for bicyclists than other cities which don't have the law," Meggs said.
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Watched an RJ the Bike Guy video, in which he took over two minutes to utter 'go ahead'; some kind of record.
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Today I noticed that Wabi jacked the price on Sub 15 wheelsets from $295 to $350.
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Today I ordered another jar of Luxardo cherries, as I'm nearly out!
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[QUOTE=TimothyH;20499342]MS Paint it!

Nah, nothing really significant happened. Maybe next time! "Touch wood"
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Today I noticed that Wabi jacked the price on Sub 15 wheelsets from $295 to $350.
It's been that way for maybe a month. The same thing happened to the Wabi Classic frame (it went from $400 to $450) and the Wabi Lightning frame went from $800 to $850.

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Today I ordered another jar of Luxardo cherries, as I'm nearly out!
That sounds like something I need to be a part of for my next pineapple upside down cake. I already use Scotch in the pan sugar syrup thing but Luxardo cherries would really knock it up a notch!

I had made a really good party punch that had Luxardo and I wish I could remember the recipe I came up with but as stated earlier it was a really good party punch.
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I tried Buttonhole chamois cream for the first time. Like Jack Frost nipping at your chode.
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I actually considered the Golf R while picking my car.
Out of the Golf R, focus RS, civic type R, and STI, I went with the STI.

The Golf R is not a bad car at all. Best interior out of the bunch. Most unassuming as well; with 2 small plain "R" badges on the front grille and rear hatch. But I found the driving experience a little too tame/ refined for my tastes in a fun car that I can beat on at the track. Aftermarket support is poor compared to the other 3 as well if you ever find yourself needing improvements.
Haven't been around in a while so I'm just seeing this - I'm looking myself for the eventuality - but right now my #1 is a VW Golf Alltrack - the wagon. Did you investigate them at all? I know I can get a bike in the back - laying down, probably not standing up (with front wheel off) though that would be my preference.
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I tried Buttonhole chamois cream for the first time. Like Jack Frost nipping at your chode.
I will never hear that song the same again.
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I will never hear that song the same again.
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Haven't been around in a while so I'm just seeing this - I'm looking myself for the eventuality - but right now my #1 is a VW Golf Alltrack - the wagon. Did you investigate them at all? I know I can get a bike in the back - laying down, probably not standing up (with front wheel off) though that would be my preference.
Sorry I didn't do any window shopping. I went straight to business on the golfR.
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