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04-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,879
Posted By Paul Barnard

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity....

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity. Racing bicycles is a sport.
04-01-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 868
Posted By Paul Barnard

I signal when other road users might need the...

I signal when other road users might need the information.
04-01-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By Paul Barnard

Seems we have had a rash of 'em lately.

Seems we have had a rash of 'em lately.
03-23-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd ride all of that.

I'd ride all of that.
03-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's cute the way they make bikes out of fishing...

It's cute the way they make bikes out of fishing pole material.
03-20-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By Paul Barnard

Green doesn't mean go.

Green doesn't mean go.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think the only tool on my multi I have used on...

I think the only tool on my multi I have used on a trip is the hex heads.
03-14-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not quite sure what "above the law" means....

I am not quite sure what "above the law" means. If I get a ticket on my bike, I'll laugh and frame it. EVERYONE I know breaks the law irrespective of the mode of conveyance. EVERYONE. Every motorist...
03-10-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's why a lot of trucks have warning signs on...

It's why a lot of trucks have warning signs on the back. This truck makes wide right turns. In this accident it is important to note that a witness described the rider as "trying to push off of the...
03-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By Paul Barnard

From a cyclist's perspective a sign wouldn't make...

From a cyclist's perspective a sign wouldn't make any difference to me. I am looking over my shoulder before I enter that intersection, and if there's a vehicle that may turn right, I am not going to...
03-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I read these write ups, I try to put myself...

When I read these write ups, I try to put myself in the cyclist's shoes. In this case, there is no way I would have been hit by a turning truck at that intersection. Situational awareness would...
03-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am best categorized as an asstrovert.

I am best categorized as an asstrovert.
03-06-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,531
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
03-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,168
Posted By Paul Barnard

I always ask what people mean by "blowing...

I always ask what people mean by "blowing through." To some, it simply means not stopping. A few years back someone here posted a video of a cyclist getting hit by a cop. The cyclist was stopped...
03-06-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is close to where the accident occurred....

This is close to where the accident occurred. Just found the snapshot interesting. Apparently they give the google car a wide birth that they don't afford cyclists.
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03-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By Paul Barnard

There's my favorite excuse again. "The sun was...

There's my favorite excuse again. "The sun was in the sky." It was nearly 3 hours after sunrise. I don't know what the "accident reconstructionist" did, but I would have wanted a video that...
03-06-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,168
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bicycle collision data is not very good. It does...

Bicycle collision data is not very good. It does give us enough information to conclude that cyclists "blowing through" stops is not a common cause of fatalities. I guess "blowing through" means...
03-05-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Cogency. Get some.

Cogency. Get some.
03-05-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By Paul Barnard

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
03-05-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By Paul Barnard

Here's a handy rule on when to use bring and take...

Here's a handy rule on when to use bring and take when it involves movement of an object. When the movement of the object is away from you, take is used. When the movement is toward you, bring is...
03-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,688
Posted By Paul Barnard

Right. Money we don't have, but will rather have...

Right. Money we don't have, but will rather have to print.
03-02-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

A cyclist with limited real world experience...

A cyclist with limited real world experience virtue signaled to motorists in a blog post.
03-02-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

How do you ever find the courage to depart a stop...

How do you ever find the courage to depart a stop sign?
03-02-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

How can people safely make a right turn on red...

How can people safely make a right turn on red after stop if going when the light is red is unsafe? How about making it through a yield sign? The same risk management principles that allow us to do...
03-02-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Advocacy vs appeasement. Advocacy: ...

Advocacy vs appeasement.

Advocacy: "Cyclists may break the law at times in a way that enhances their safety and the overall flow of traffic."

Appeasement: We should "not be jerks and obey all...
03-02-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Scenario: I arrive at a red light on my bicycle...

Scenario: I arrive at a red light on my bicycle as the first vehicle. Traffic is stacking up behind me. If no cars are coming on the cross street, I can run the red light and make it to the place...
03-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your words: "I also believe that we can...

Your words:

"I also believe that we can raise the public’s perception of cyclists, so that they won’t automatically hate seeing someone hunched over their handlebars. We can do this by being...
03-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Sometimes breaking the law is the most respectful...

Sometimes breaking the law is the most respectful thing I can do for motorists, and it can enhance my safety as well. Motorists who are not cyclists are too ignorant to realize this. They are often...
03-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your point seems to be that we should appease...

Your point seems to be that we should appease motorists. I don't see any reason to.
03-02-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did you come here to have a discussion or to...

Did you come here to have a discussion or to promote your blog? I asked several important questions that went unanswered.
03-02-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Change that to "can be." How do you define...

Change that to "can be." How do you define "blowing through." That wording is often used but there seems to be no consensus on what it means.
03-02-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why is it that with each of these discussions we...

Why is it that with each of these discussions we get the "cyclists break the law" crap? Each and every time I drive I break the law. I can never recall being in a motor vehicle with anyone else who...
02-28-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Paul Barnard

Take A Ride With Me (NOLA)

I have a 31 mile loop I do early on weekend mornings that gives me a glimpse of all that the NOLA area has to offer. Make no mistake about it, I hate living here, but in the quiet of an early...
02-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,607
Posted By Paul Barnard

As I have thought more about the comment it...

As I have thought more about the comment it appears that we may be reading "narrow, winding roads" in two different ways. I'll just type out my full thought here. Every driver has a responsibility...
02-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,607
Posted By Paul Barnard

This piece of wrongmindedness from the article: ...

This piece of wrongmindedness from the article:

"He said he developed the proposal to address the concerns of drivers hauling heavy loads who have a hard time slowing or stopping when approaching...
02-14-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,240
Posted By Paul Barnard

Chris Brown is my name too. I wonder if we are...

Chris Brown is my name too. I wonder if we are related.
02-10-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,040
Posted By Paul Barnard

The draw to Gevenalle to me is to be able to...

The draw to Gevenalle to me is to be able to shift a Shimano mountain drivetrain on a drop bar bike.
02-08-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By Paul Barnard

They were out in force yesterday. I just look...

They were out in force yesterday. I just look down at the ground.
01-30-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,463
Posted By Paul Barnard

Well that hurt my feeling.

Well that hurt my feeling.
01-29-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,463
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Bicyclists break the law all the time." My...

"Bicyclists break the law all the time."

My response is.

"When I drive, I break the law every time I get behind the wheel. Whether it's slow rolling a stop or right turn on red, not giving a...
01-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,463
Posted By Paul Barnard

My philosophy is that if I don't have anything...

My philosophy is that if I don't have anything nice to say, I'll say what I have to say twice.
01-29-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,463
Posted By Paul Barnard

I get tired of people who get tired of petty crap.

I get tired of people who get tired of petty crap.
01-23-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,920
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.
01-21-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,091
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hey, that was unpolite.

Hey, that was unpolite.
01-21-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,633
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is absolutely a mistake to assume flat...

It is absolutely a mistake to assume flat bars=more upright. Some flat bar bikes have a very "aggressive" geometry. There are a lot of drop bar gravel bikes that put the rider in a very...
01-21-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By Paul Barnard

I had a hunch when I saw the thread title it'd be...

I had a hunch when I saw the thread title it'd be a first post member. This member's advice is to continue working with your doctor.
01-20-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,417
Posted By Paul Barnard

No I can't. It looks to be a fitting descriptor...

No I can't. It looks to be a fitting descriptor irrespective of the race or ethnicity of the criminals.
01-19-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,091
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd be irate if my magnet based bicycle computer...

I'd be irate if my magnet based bicycle computer was a half mile per hour off at 14 MPH. I'd pick up the phone and call someone's manager.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,321
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's the first built Urbano I have seen. Very...

That's the first built Urbano I have seen. Very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,509
Posted By Paul Barnard

I love my titanium bikes, but they aren't good...

I love my titanium bikes, but they aren't good looking bikes. Titanium rarely looks good to my eye. Your bike is one of those rare instances where it looks fantastic.
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