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Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Daniel4

Many decades ago, in Gastown, Vancouver, after...

Many decades ago, in Gastown, Vancouver, after work during my summer job, I got on my bike to ride home like I had done so many times before. Only this time, I rode my bike on the railways tracks. ...
07-16-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Daniel4

So what else is new? Pedestrians get run over by...

So what else is new? Pedestrians get run over by motorists just waiting for the bus too.
07-16-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Daniel4

Not in my experience. In fact, moving your bike...

Not in my experience. In fact, moving your bike to the left of the lane is what the authorities in Toronto had recommended when they examined a particularly confusing intersection.

You'd be more...
07-16-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,218
Posted By Daniel4

Regardless of sidewalk or bike lane, if these...

Regardless of sidewalk or bike lane, if these delivery robots grow in number and become a real hazard to pedestrians and cyclists, the city is going to have to step in and regulate them.

I see...
07-16-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By Daniel4

It is your problem if you or someone you know...

It is your problem if you or someone you know gets injured or killed by a drunk driver that you knew you could have stopped from driving.

But how far do you go arguing with a person whose...
07-16-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Daniel4

Lane position is important. I'd be on the left...

Lane position is important. I'd be on the left side of the lane to allow cars to turn right. As I cross the intersection, I'd look over my right shoulder first before making my way to the right...
07-16-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Daniel4

No, I don't see any LCF link in the article so it...

No, I don't see any LCF link in the article so it doesn't belong there. It does belong in the Advocacy and Safety threads because it states the over-emphasis of the automobile pushes aside the use...
07-15-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Daniel4

I was referring to the article, not the LCF...

I was referring to the article, not the LCF forum. There wasn't anything in the article the OP posted suggesting anything about living car free.

So you tell me, or the rest of us, where in the...
07-15-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Daniel4

I gotta ask. How many cyclists run through red...

I gotta ask. How many cyclists run through red lights and stop signs?
07-14-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Daniel4

For the longest time, I was searching for the...

For the longest time, I was searching for the perfect rack trunk. But they were always too small for what I needed to carry, like changes of clothes, lunch, laptop and repair kit for comuting to...
07-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,867
Posted By Daniel4

It's too bad you're not an off-duty cop.

It's too bad you're not an off-duty cop.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By Daniel4

If that's the same BMW as in this thread: ...

If that's the same BMW as in this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1178197-getting-your-bar-association-card-revoked-three-easy-steps.html

then the revenge Gods have smiled...
07-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,867
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, bad drivers hate having their cars touched. ...

Yes, bad drivers hate having their cars touched. That's why a pool noodle is so effective in preserving your 3ft safety clearance.

Also, if you are walking across a street and a car is stuck in...
07-12-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By Daniel4

Are you telling us that if there were two...

Are you telling us that if there were two opposing reports, you wouldn't be able to tell which one was an independant study and which one was industry-funded?

No wonder fake news is such a problem...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By Daniel4

For the longest time, I was searching for the...

For the longest time, I was searching for the perfect rack trunk. But they were always too small for what I needed to carry, like changes of clothes, lunch, laptop and repair kit for comuting to...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,725
Posted By Daniel4

I was a year-round all weather bike comuter for 3...

I was a year-round all weather bike comuter for 3 years until I took the company's early retirement package.

Before that I drove to work for 14 years. I hated it because it was only 4.5km from...
07-12-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By Daniel4

Like the tobacco industry and the oil industry,...

Like the tobacco industry and the oil industry, the food industry, especially the sugar companies use "research" from their own paid scientists and doctors to confuse the findings from independant...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Daniel4

I hear clicking coming from my rear wheel. ...

I hear clicking coming from my rear wheel. Stopped to check what was hitting any part of the spinning wheel. Nothing. I guess it's the bearings wearing. Will get it fixed in the fall when I...
07-12-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By Daniel4

If you're only 16, then it's a good start to...

If you're only 16, then it's a good start to establish good habits before your bad habits take over as you get older and life gets in the way of sensible eating and exercise.

Cut out the fast food...
07-12-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By Daniel4

One 8 oz cup of orange juice uses 5 oranges. I...

One 8 oz cup of orange juice uses 5 oranges. I counted them as I made myself a cup once.

I didn't think much of it at the time but if you consider it from the sugar intake persepective, that's a...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Daniel4

I've seen this a couple of times. The first...

I've seen this a couple of times. The first time, downtown on Toronto' Queen Street and the second time, about two weeks ago in the bike lane on Millwood and Overlea.

They go pretty fast and can...
07-12-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Daniel4

I'm guessing your pulling out the dog spray would...

I'm guessing your pulling out the dog spray would considered assault (as what the driver did) but if you had pulled out a gun, then you could plead it was for defence.
07-10-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,425
Posted By Daniel4

A good ride is when you return home on your bike,...

A good ride is when you return home on your bike, your ass is starting to get sore, your legs are wobbly, but you have no cramps.
07-10-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Daniel4

That's why you also need bike cops.

That's why you also need bike cops.
07-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,576
Posted By Daniel4

I think I changed my bearings quite a bit. I'm...

I think I changed my bearings quite a bit. I'm still riding my 40 year old bike.
07-10-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,401
Posted By Daniel4

Cut the sugar intake. Added sugar is everywhere,...

Cut the sugar intake. Added sugar is everywhere, even in milk and juice. So it'll be quite the challenge.

Eat real food and cut down on the processed stuff. Learn to read the nutrient labels on...
07-10-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,070
Posted By Daniel4

Weight, not so much. Mass is inertia. Mass...

Weight, not so much. Mass is inertia. Mass matters only when you're accelerating or trying to maintain a constant velocity against friction.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,600
Posted By Daniel4

Really hot and humid today in Toronto. 29C but...

Really hot and humid today in Toronto. 29C but with humidity feels like 34C. Wear a wet towel under your helmet. You can use the ends of the towel to wipe the sweat from your eyes. The wet towel also...
07-10-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Daniel4

I'm sure there are a few people here on bike...

I'm sure there are a few people here on bike forums who can tell the cop or the cyclist how to properly run red lights.

Secondly, since my joining BF and doing internet searches, I have found only...
07-10-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Daniel4

I didn't read anything in the article about...

I didn't read anything in the article about eliminating the car. The article describes how the overly-pro car culture has squeezed out public transit and bicycle useage.
07-09-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By Daniel4

Would recovery slow down as one gets older too? ...

Would recovery slow down as one gets older too? Would cycling long distances everyday eat away at your muscle gain?
07-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,882
Posted By Daniel4

The only danger you pose on the road is to...

The only danger you pose on the road is to yourself. Bad drivers are way ahead of you.
07-08-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By Daniel4

It seems like a lot of us are in agreement for...

It seems like a lot of us are in agreement for more enforcement and heavier fines.

But from the drivers' persective, heavier fines are nothing more than a cash-grab and stricter enforcement makes...
07-01-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,898
Posted By Daniel4

Here's a video that may help give you a little...

Here's a video that may help give you a little more confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y4mbT3ozcA

The demonstration starts at 2:55.

There's another video somewhere showing and...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,120
Posted By Daniel4

There's a big difference between fast moving...

There's a big difference between fast moving rush-hour traffic and congested rush-hour traffic. In fast moving traffic, the cars will try to either race you to the lights or intersection or try to...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,600
Posted By Daniel4

I don't mind riding in the cold. I'm a winter...

I don't mind riding in the cold. I'm a winter cyclist.

But given the preference, I choose hot and sunny. When it's raining, you're still going to sweat and you end up wet on the inside of your...
06-30-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,920
Posted By Daniel4

My normal road bike in dry summer conditions is...

My normal road bike in dry summer conditions is 16.5 km/hr average speed.

I don't take the same route in the summer as I had done in the winter.
06-30-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,899
Posted By Daniel4

If the OP asks if 16mph is too fast, that would...

If the OP asks if 16mph is too fast, that would depend on where he's riding at 16mph.

It's not if he's trying to keep up with traffic with a speed limit of 30mph and the law needs to account for...
06-30-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,228
Posted By Daniel4

Boy, I hate lane straddlers. You're never sure...

Boy, I hate lane straddlers. You're never sure what they really want to do.

Not much you can do but to make sure he sees you by looking back at him, turning your head to the left alot and gauging...
06-30-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,920
Posted By Daniel4

I once rode 35km roundtrip on a fatbike through...

I once rode 35km roundtrip on a fatbike through the snow-covered MUPs and shovelled city streets. It took me five hours and I was drained. Tire pressure was 5psi.

So use that as a gauge.
06-26-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,042
Posted By Daniel4

It's hard to tell whether bike lanes or bike...

It's hard to tell whether bike lanes or bike routes work just by looking at a map. How could you tell that by looking at Amsterdam and Copenhagen without actually being there? Same with New York...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,226
Posted By Daniel4

Yesterday, the forecast said risk of...

Yesterday, the forecast said risk of thundershowers this afternoon.

Today, my weekly long ride to downtown Toronto, the forecast was sunny all day 20% pop.
06-25-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,042
Posted By Daniel4

As long as what works to get new people safely...

As long as what works to get new people safely onto their bikes, there shouldn't be a problem.

In Toronto, bike lanes work. Sharrows seem to be marginally better than any confident rider on any...
06-25-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,077
Posted By Daniel4

And I get criticized for sounding like a broken...

And I get criticized for sounding like a broken record.
06-24-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,937
Posted By Daniel4

How different will these arguments be if the...

How different will these arguments be if the victim was in a car? Would the issue of her wearing a seat belt or her car being hi-viz colour be relevant regarding being struck by a car?
06-24-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,042
Posted By Daniel4

Sharrows don't make a lot of sense to me. They...

Sharrows don't make a lot of sense to me. They are supposed to indicate to motorists that this road is a preferred road for cyclists and that motorists have to share.

But that's redundant because...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-24-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Daniel4

I got a Planet Bike tire gauge that measures up...

I got a Planet Bike tire gauge that measures up to 15psi.
06-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By Daniel4

Not sure about that high rate but I do know of...

Not sure about that high rate but I do know of one here who has never experienced any problematic incidences cycling so opposes any safety measures for anybody because he doesn't need it.
06-23-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,042
Posted By Daniel4

Then I'm glad that in my city, somebody is doing...

Then I'm glad that in my city, somebody is doing something right in spite of the usual complaints.
06-23-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,077
Posted By Daniel4

I was in a group ride last Sunday sponsored by...

I was in a group ride last Sunday sponsored by the Advocacy group of which I am a member.

Riding in park multi-use trails we all tried to keep to the right side but sometines we had to get on the...
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