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09-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,089
Posted By bakerjw

A couple of years back, I got buzzed by a truck...

A couple of years back, I got buzzed by a truck and trailer delivering equipment for a local well known rental company. It is a place where I've rented a lot of things over the years. I didn't get a...
09-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 12,896
Posted By Unca_Sam

Victim Blaming

I've seen this multiple times in the thread and it's inappropriate. This accident was avoidable. The overtaking driver's responsibility was to not hit anything in front of them. End of Story. The...
09-05-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 12,896
Posted By JW Fas

Cyclist Rear Ended at 55mph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYMKp71vW-I

A news article also indicated he needed facial reconstructive surgery:...
08-28-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,063
Posted By Kapusta

Sometimes. Depends.

Sometimes.

Depends.
08-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,720
Posted By Hypno Toad

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and...

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and irresponsible people on bikes - the all have people in common.

It has nothing to do with the mode of transport, jerks are jerks; and kind people are...
08-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,901
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't get any bragging rights then. I do own...

You don't get any bragging rights then. I do own a smartphone and I do know how to text. I even know how to use speech to text. But I will not interact with my smartphone while driving a vehicle....
08-13-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,089
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Exactly. I was noting the other day, as I was...

Exactly. I was noting the other day, as I was passing a long line of traffic, following docilely behind a huge tractor, that if it had been me on my bicycle taking the lane (and keep in mind, I'm...
08-13-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,720
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was discussing this very issue with a local...

I was discussing this very issue with a local bike advocacy group leader - he said they are pushing our state (Minnesota) to require changing lanes to pass a person on bike. This makes it 'easily'...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,428
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Tell them "bikes get stolen" if they look at your...

Tell them "bikes get stolen" if they look at your funny. Better if you have a personal story about it. People get more understanding when they understand why.
08-12-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,720
Posted By TiHabanero

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to...

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to enforce it. Just a joke of a law to make some lobbyists feel good. Until the hearts of mankind are changed, we will live in turmoil at the edge of the...
08-12-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,720
Posted By Troul

Unless it's enforced by the local law...

Unless it's enforced by the local law enforcement, it'll always be like that.
08-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,720
Posted By TiHabanero

Too Many Irresponsible Cagers

In Michigan the passing law that went into effect earlier this year is 3 feet. When passing a person on a bicycle, give them no less than 3 feet clearance. When it passed I scoffed at it and remarked...
08-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,885
Posted By Brocephus

On a happier note, I did my usual 30-40 miles...

On a happier note, I did my usual 30-40 miles today, and nobody flew past me, nearly taking the skin off my elbow, revving their engine and spraying me with exhaust, or shouting obscenities at me !...
08-10-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By canklecat

Improvised bags are a PITA without the mounting...

Improvised bags are a PITA without the mounting hardware for racks. More trouble than it's worth. And potentially dangerous if a strap flops into the wheels. Been there, done that. Finally got...
08-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,575
Posted By linberl

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I...

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I rode today with my adult son, PAS at a very low level, stepped my gearing up two cogs from my normal analog setting, and kept my usual cadence. It was a...
08-03-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,089
Posted By Lemond1985

Human nature. Just like how when you're driving...

Human nature. Just like how when you're driving in heavy traffic, if someone sees a gap in traffic start to close, they feel obligated to try to squeeze in at the last second. Even if they have...
08-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,089
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, it seems like pick-up truck guys are always...

Yeah, it seems like pick-up truck guys are always the most annoyed at having to slow down for 5 whole seconds, or move half a lane to the left. The vast majority of any aggressive/hostile attitude...
08-03-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,089
Posted By livedarklions

I'm not proud of this behavior, and don't...

I'm not proud of this behavior, and don't recommend it to anyone sane, but I just explode verbally and with gestures at people who do this, including screaming, spitting, balling up my fists, and...
07-31-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,148
Posted By gregf83

HUD for vehicles has been around for close to 20...

HUD for vehicles has been around for close to 20 yrs but never seems to catch on for some reason. Itís available on some new cars but not many.

I drove my sons Tesla model 3 and I think that will...
07-30-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Eggman84

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes...

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes with ones designed so that the rack can mount to the brake bosses. See...
07-30-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By HillRider

Most of the load on a front rack is carried by...

Most of the load on a front rack is carried by the bolts that attach the rack to the dropouts so the brake bolts are plenty strong enough. However, you have V-brakes and the bolts that attach the...
07-30-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane...

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane for the event. Perhaps Ms. Oswald was passing another group and was over-focused on that. Being "in the zone" usually results in the exclusion of...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,082
Posted By TXBDan

I thought i already replied with this, but i...

I thought i already replied with this, but i guess not.

Daytime running lights! Especially the rear blinkie, keep it on day and night.

The Trek ABCs sum it up nicely:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,613
Posted By fredzyn2

I'm fine with e-bikes as long as they: -...

I'm fine with e-bikes as long as they:

- Stay off Strava etc.
- Stay out of races (see Bianchi's line-up of e-bikes)
- Don't crash all over me (so maybe stay away from the A-rides)
- Don't make...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By axolotl

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this....

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this. This is a bike touring forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,337
Posted By GreenAnvil

This is what I use:...

This is what I use: https://www.rei.com/product/110178/cygolite-dash-460-hotshot-micro-30-bike-light-set

The front light goes upside-down on the handlebar.

I also run a GoPro Hero Seesion on...
07-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,146
Posted By davester

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A...

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A vulcanizing patch (e.g. Rema) will take just a couple of minutes longer than a glueless patch to install (i.e. the time to smear on the cement and wait...
07-22-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,146
Posted By Clipped_in

OP, did you apply consistent pressure on the...

OP, did you apply consistent pressure on the patch for 30 seconds after applying it? This is very important!

I consider glueless patches to be a temporary fix to get me out of a jam out on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,337
Posted By rutan74

Ahh, look no further than a motorcycle. They...

Ahh, look no further than a motorcycle. They must have the headlight on at all times TO BE SEEN.

She is at fault, period. Turning against traffic, no brainer who is at fault. I would guess...
07-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,146
Posted By 79pmooney

Life's too short not to use Rema patches. There...

Life's too short not to use Rema patches. There are other good ones. (I suspect some of the good non-Remas are made by Rema and re-branded.) Vulcanizing technology is very old and far from a trade...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,337
Posted By bruce19

This is the typical car/motorcycle accident and...

This is the typical car/motorcycle accident and the "I didn't see him" refrain is like a mantra. Many years ago I fitted a headlight to my motorcycle that had a flashing mode. Others did too. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,337
Posted By on the path

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07-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By genec

But obviously, according to the morning news... ...

But obviously, according to the morning news... it was the helmet that was the most important thing... NOT "DRIVING SAFELY." And that is what I picked up on... blaming the victim... last I...
07-21-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,974
Posted By delbiker1

I am a drinker of a lot of water, not just when...

I am a drinker of a lot of water, not just when riding. I rarely go anywhere without a glass or bottle of water with me. When it is hot I drink a 32 oz. bottle in about an hour. I used to drink...
07-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By wphamilton

So the child was walking, literally a pedestrian...

So the child was walking, literally a pedestrian in the crosswalk, when he was struck by the truck.

Talking about helmet laws only obscures the very real problems that allowed this to happen, and...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By jon c.

Funny to see the northeast sweltering while we're...

Funny to see the northeast sweltering while we're only supposed to be in the low 90s here. Which is a relatively cool summer day for these parts.
07-21-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,715
Posted By genec

The sad fact is, the roads are full of 'em......

The sad fact is, the roads are full of 'em... they all have a slightly different rationalization... but it all boils down to "I am more important than you, or the laws."

The list of excuses is...
07-21-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By genec

advocacy or just unreal...

I just saw a news story about a 10 year old who was killed in a crosswalk by a semi-truck...



The news station however took this to an insane conclusion... and then went on to mention BICYCLE...
07-21-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,416
Posted By genec

Oh, gotta share this too... there are quite a...

Oh, gotta share this too... there are quite a few residential areas here, with very long blocks that have 25MPH speed limits, and signs that say, "Slow, watch for golfcarts."

I gleefully ride in...
07-21-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,416
Posted By genec

What if there are NO pedestrians, and the...

What if there are NO pedestrians, and the sidewalks are designed extra wide... and connect to MUPs and side paths?

Rather defies the typical description of sideWALK, eh?

Lake Havasu City in...
07-20-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,416
Posted By Gresp15C

In my view, there are no absolutes, and every...

In my view, there are no absolutes, and every situation is situational. Every street and every sidewalk is its own beast, and it's a judgment call based on the specific conditions.

How assiduously...
07-20-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24,604
Views: 2,316,505
Posted By 2cam16

Congrats,Laurie!

Congrats,Laurie!
07-19-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By delbiker1

I think I have to resist temptation nearly...

I think I have to resist temptation nearly everyday. Most days not a bike/frame but components, accessories, clothes etc. that I see on sale, or not, at different websites, want ads, bike shops and...
07-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,974
Posted By UniChris

Omitting lane lines might slow drivers down, but...

Omitting lane lines might slow drivers down, but omitting crosswalks and then not re-creating them virtually in the way the laws in many other places do, is just uncivilized.

Remember that being...
07-18-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Me: "I got an email from Bainbridge Classic Cycle...

Me: "I got an email from Bainbridge Classic Cycle about the old Trek I have up for sale on Craigslist. The guy said I could maybe trade it in for store credit."

Wife "..."

Me: "I was thinking;...
07-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,606
Posted By XR2

60 years old and April 1st 340 lbs diagnosed...

60 years old and April 1st 340 lbs diagnosed w/prediabetes. Yesterday I was 303 and they cut one of my BP meds in half. Blood sugar is managed at this point sans medication. More to come on that...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,123
Posted By Skipjacks

For 10 miles I'd go with a slower but more robust...

For 10 miles I'd go with a slower but more robust frame that will make larger tires and pannier bags easy.

My commuter is a tank. It's not a bike I enjoy riding for 50 miles on the weekends (I...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,123
Posted By noglider

That could be a good bike, but it's hard for any...

That could be a good bike, but it's hard for any of us to say without seeing pictures. Do you know that a 50 cm bike would fit you?

A used bike is definitely a better value, but you have to spend...
07-14-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By Gresp15C

Here's my completely unscientific statistics,...

Here's my completely unscientific statistics, since I've refurbished more than a dozen old bikes. If a bike has 8 bearings, and each one has a 5% chance of needing service, then it's almost a coin...
07-13-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,715
Posted By FrenchFit

Mental illness in the US is rampant. #1...

Mental illness in the US is rampant. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) health issue that gets no attention at all.
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