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08-19-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By JW Fas

We don't penalize bad behavior in a car anywhere...

We don't penalize bad behavior in a car anywhere harshly enough. Stuff like distracted driving now accounts for 25% of all crashes yet is met with low fines and a few points. You're more likely to...
08-03-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,752
Posted By JW Fas

I didn't imply you were. I made my follow-up...

I didn't imply you were. I made my follow-up statement as clarification that I wasn't endorsing the use of broken ceramic since it is certainly more efficient at breaking tempered glass.



This...
08-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,752
Posted By JW Fas

Broken ceramic shards like the ones you find in...

Broken ceramic shards like the ones you find in an old spark plug work a lot better, though I'm not condoning this. You don't respond to negligence by damaging someone's property.
08-01-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,752
Posted By JW Fas

I've rarely been harassed since I started running...

I've rarely been harassed since I started running a helmet camera, but on the occasion it does happen I try to pretend they don't exist. If that doesn't work, I play dumb to the point where they get...
07-27-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By JW Fas

Did this study account for lane positioning? The...

Did this study account for lane positioning? The distance at which I get passed corresponds directly to whether I take up more of the lane (good passes) or ride far to the right (close passes). If...
07-16-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,790
Posted By JW Fas

Those doubting the authenticity of the event...

Those doubting the authenticity of the event could have done a little cursory searching. They would have seen the police report filed by the uploader, the tweet by the lawyer's employer (Clinesmith...
07-13-19, 06:12 PM
07-13-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,790
Posted By JW Fas

It should be noted I'm not the cammer. The video...

It should be noted I'm not the cammer. The video was originally uploaded by a guy named Ryan Lawber, and he was assaulted by a lawyer named Laurence Van Der Horst. This lawyer litigates nursing home...
07-13-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,790
Posted By JW Fas

Getting your bar association card revoked in three easy steps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbdwG8R7HFA

It's baffling an attorney would do this, especially admitting to battery on camera. Good luck retaining your license to practice.
07-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,106
Posted By JW Fas

This horn seems to be fairly effective: ...

This horn seems to be fairly effective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5brcvKbvk0c
07-05-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,104
Posted By JW Fas

Please Share This When I'm Killed By Someone Driving A Car

This video was too good not to share. It hits close to home for all of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQO4Dnlwcg0
07-04-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,617
Posted By JW Fas

The cement truck owner said there are "too many...

The cement truck owner said there are "too many bikes on the road".
...
07-02-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,084
Posted By JW Fas

Brightly colored clothing doesn't make a world of...

Brightly colored clothing doesn't make a world of difference, especially compared to reflective high-vis attire.

https://youtu.be/mKc4qPm7FRI
07-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,182
Posted By JW Fas

Our states need to mimic what happens in the UK....

Our states need to mimic what happens in the UK. I've seen cyclists send police videos of them catching drivers using their phones at the wheel, and that is enough to convict them and award a 600...
06-07-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,821
Posted By JW Fas

Fewer kids are playing outside or exercising in...

Fewer kids are playing outside or exercising in general, which worries healthcare professionals everywhere.
06-07-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,024
Posted By JW Fas

Point of comparison: A Cannondale Multisport 2000...

Point of comparison: A Cannondale Multisport 2000 from the year 2000 was about $2200 MSRP. According to the CPI Inflation Calculator, the same exact bike today would run you $3330. Now, that bike had...
06-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,673
Posted By JW Fas

Now if only we can see these penalties when the...

Now if only we can see these penalties when the victims are ordinary citizens.
06-04-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,346
Posted By JW Fas

Or, insurance companies will charge nominal...

Or, insurance companies will charge nominal pricing for AVs and make manually controlled vehicles prohibitively expensive to insure. That seems to be the more likely scenario given insurance...
06-04-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,296
Posted By JW Fas

In Missouri the best law is really a combination...

In Missouri the best law is really a combination of two adjacent statutes. 307.190 and 307.191

"307.190. Every person operating a bicycle or motorized bicycle at less than the posted speed or...
06-04-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,938
Posted By JW Fas

It is a bit unrealistic to want really long...

It is a bit unrealistic to want really long battery life unless you carry a beefy battery (weight penalty). The Cycliq Fly12 comes to mind as having a very good battery life, but it's not a light...
06-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,346
Posted By JW Fas

How did you arrive at this?

How did you arrive at this?
05-25-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,989
Posted By JW Fas

The colloquial phrase "press charges" is a...

The colloquial phrase "press charges" is a misstatement since civilians can't file charges; only district attorneys can. However, the cops and/or prosecuting attorney will sometimes take the victim's...
05-25-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,740
Posted By JW Fas

I never understood the appeal of announcing to...

I never understood the appeal of announcing to the world you're no longer participating. Just disappear gracefully. Why make a big song and dance over it? Is it so you can inevitably get roasted and...
05-25-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,989
Posted By JW Fas

If I'm reasonably certain the act was...

If I'm reasonably certain the act was intentional, I'd definitely push the prosecutor to file charges. You won't get the motorist culture to change until you start making an example of people.
05-25-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

https://whotv.com/2019/05/24/caught-on-camera-car-...

https://whotv.com/2019/05/24/caught-on-camera-car-appears-to-intentionally-sideswipe-bicyclist-near-indianola/

Multiple eyewitnesses, but none helped or gave testimony (once again, no legal...
05-19-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,093
Posted By JW Fas

It's as if the five tenets of the Smith System...

It's as if the five tenets of the Smith System for defensive driving apply to bicycles, too. :foo:
05-19-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,310
Posted By JW Fas

I agree with the sentiment that pool noodles will...

I agree with the sentiment that pool noodles will be interpreted as a challenge to that small crowd of mullets who hate cyclists. Lane control still appears to be an effective deterrent against close...
05-16-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

Edit: Since this forum bleeps out R3ddit, go to...

Edit: Since this forum bleeps out R3ddit, go to r/CyclistsWithCameras.
/r/CyclistsWithCameras/comments/bp01zl/us_my_hit_and_run_driver_got_caught_cameras_ftw/...
05-07-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

I also recommend cataloging negligent or...

I also recommend cataloging negligent or aggressive drivers on the Close Call Database and Rate Driver. That way there is a record of their behavior for posterity.

https://closecalldatabase.com/
...
05-05-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By JW Fas

Maybe you already tried this, but would rubber...

Maybe you already tried this, but would rubber bands or zip ties do anything?
05-01-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,589
Posted By JW Fas

For millennials and the upcoming Generation Z...

For millennials and the upcoming Generation Z e-bikes may be much more popular. You have generations which are more focused on sustainable transport and moving away from fossil fuels, and there is...
05-01-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

Here is the problem: You know you're not the...

Here is the problem: You know you're not the first person by a long shot to make that statement, so to say it's stating an objective fact and something completely obvious is not fooling anyone.


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04-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

It's an extremely common tactic for those who...

It's an extremely common tactic for those who know they don't have an argument to put forth the disingenuous claim that a camera isn't some magic bubble. The rest of us with a brain are going, "No...
04-29-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

You made the original claim, which was called out...

You made the original claim, which was called out as absurd. Now you're doubling down and can't even defend your own argument. Intellectual dishonesty at its worst.
04-28-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

Yeah, we're all just our own version of Batman or...

Yeah, we're all just our own version of Batman or Ra's Al Ghul trying to dish out real world vigilantism.

Or maybe...just maybe...we use cameras because cyclists have historically been treated as...
04-22-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

He was looking down after all. You can't even see...

He was looking down after all. You can't even see asphalt let alone a camera when you're doing that.
04-21-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 20,077
Posted By JW Fas

Car dash cams don't necessarily change other...

Car dash cams don't necessarily change other drivers' behaviors because the cameras aren't conspicuous. For cyclists the camera's positioning may or may not influence motorists. If it's on your...
03-12-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,985
Posted By JW Fas

I can think of a plausible reason for the...

I can think of a plausible reason for the disparity. Most, if not all, auto makers today use metallic paints, so even black cars are sparkly enough to reflect light well. Skin doesn't reflect light...
03-12-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,139
Posted By JW Fas

Leading by example on the road helps the most. If...

Leading by example on the road helps the most. If you follow the laws, people tend to respect you more (who knew?). If I'm talking to someone who dislikes cyclists, I'm a big fan of asking questions...
12-07-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By JW Fas

Aren't these commonly called the green bike lanes...

Aren't these commonly called the green bike lanes of death?
12-02-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,722
Posted By JW Fas

I don't know how quickly the Broward County...

I don't know how quickly the Broward County prosecutor's office works, but I wouldn't expect charges for at least a couple months.
12-02-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,615
Posted By JW Fas

My experience taught me that going out of your...

My experience taught me that going out of your way to confront them is usually a stupid idea. In those rare instances when they do something egregiously negligent or malicious and you happen to catch...
11-25-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,722
Posted By JW Fas

This is highly dependent on the time of day. The...

This is highly dependent on the time of day. The article says they were heading eastbound in the morning. Sunrise in Davie today was 0647, so it would've had to be pretty early.
11-25-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,722
Posted By JW Fas

"The driver told police that the sun was in her...

"The driver told police that the sun was in her face and that she didnít even see the cyclists"

Florida is a very sunny state. Adjust your driving habits accordingly.

"She also told police she...
11-24-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,943
Posted By JW Fas

I prefer the KISS method, and I think BMUFL signs...

I prefer the KISS method, and I think BMUFL signs do that. Preferably, I'd like a universal legal standard among all 50 states where the laws simply say, "Bicycles are vehicles and may use the full...
11-24-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,943
Posted By JW Fas

The initial signage came from legislators who...

The initial signage came from legislators who weren't cyclists, and it's taken so long to change likely due to cost.
11-23-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,943
Posted By JW Fas

I wish the BMUFL signage would pick up steam and...

I wish the BMUFL signage would pick up steam and become ubiquitous everywhere. Delaware was the first state to implement these statewide and saw very positive results.

Study Confirms: ?Share The...
11-15-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By JW Fas

That is a good 20 years away. Even if the...

That is a good 20 years away. Even if the technology is perfected today, the typical middle class American won't be able to afford one for a long time.
11-15-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By JW Fas

With a guilty plea and genuine remorse I wouldn't...

With a guilty plea and genuine remorse I wouldn't be surprised if she avoided jail time.
11-13-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,083
Posted By JW Fas

I take this with a grain of salt. The data...

I take this with a grain of salt. The data tracked couriers who are undoubtedly filtering between cars and taking various shortcuts. I'd wager they weren't obeying all traffic laws either....
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