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07-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Not what I said. I said that there are lots of...

Not what I said. I said that there are lots of cases where traffic is required to stop to allow this, either because of specific markings, or because the law in that location paints a virtual marking...
07-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
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...
07-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

I was drinking mostly mixed up gatorade powder...

I was drinking mostly mixed up gatorade powder with added sodium and potassium salts, or water with just a Nuun tablet, or purchased powerade with nuun a tablet dropped in. Had a couple incidents of...
07-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

I wear something very similar (bought oversize to...

I wear something very similar (bought oversize to fit more like a t-shirt) in a hi-vis yellow. Bought a white one recently when yellow was out of stock, promptly fell over sideways into mud in the...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By UniChris

Only to get longer when the Maybrook connects...

Only to get longer when the Maybrook connects Hopewell to Brewster; the state gave Metro North the money to make it happen, now they just have to do it.
07-18-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

What if I found an actual farthing?

What if I found an actual farthing?
07-18-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 452
Posted By UniChris

Maybe you can work it out so that the co-op sends...

Maybe you can work it out so that the co-op sends some knowledgeable members over to mark what is worth receiving, and not get the useless junk as well?

Either that or indeed figuring out how to...
07-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

The situation of the intersection you describe is...

The situation of the intersection you describe is by no means clear. If drivers were trying to get you to cross against the direction of the light, that would indeed be odd. But crossing with it,...
07-18-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Either they'll get special permission from...

Either they'll get special permission from bureaucrats who didn't think things through but merely fell for the power point and the opportunity to be a technology incubator and cradle to the wave of...
07-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

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No, it isn't. It's merely providing more detail of the eame thing.

Read again:

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07-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

It's not entirely clear what situation you are...

It's not entirely clear what situation you are describing as there seem to be conflicting elements.

However, in any situation where it is legal for pedestrian to cross at all, then, unless either...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,307
Posted By UniChris

Thanks, it's actually likely that my next...

Thanks, it's actually likely that my next train-enabled trail adventure will be riding the the Schuylkill River Trail form Philly out to Vally Forge or so - a bit more limited what I can do when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,721
Posted By UniChris

Ironic, because cycling groups have been...

Ironic, because cycling groups have been congratulating themselves on creating exactly that situation by extending the line of flexiposts with other objects right up to the intersection as guerrilla...
07-18-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

This isn't really your problem, but theirs....

This isn't really your problem, but theirs. Practically speaking, you can see if there is a car following the stopping one too closely to also stop, so of course in that case wait to see what...
07-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Here...

Here (https://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/facts/factsheet.cfm?qs=0FDA02E9763F0055B12DE5A69D97BECE), for example, is a summary of a good set of pedestrian crossing laws from Minnesota:

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07-18-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

This is a delay that you are causing by your...

This is a delay that you are causing by your refusal to take an offered opportunity, if it is in fact safe to do so.

Perhaps it's time to learn how to fit into cooperative road interactions,...
07-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,801
Posted By UniChris

Something I've come to realize is that people...

Something I've come to realize is that people pretty much have the same attitudes no matter what they are engaged in doing.
07-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

I debated the soft-serve frozen yogurt place at...

I debated the soft-serve frozen yogurt place at my last stop, perhaps should have. I'm fine with dairy, just wasn't sure if it was the right thing in the heat. Got a frozen ice cream sandwich on an...
07-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

It's what they are obligated to. Also most...

It's what they are obligated to. Also most intersections in the city itself have traffic lights or stop signs, so there are relatively few situations where you encounter an uncontrolled crossing.
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07-18-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Except where there's a traffic signal with a walk...

Except where there's a traffic signal with a walk phase, at places where it is legal for a pedestrian to cross, that is in fact pretty much the law in civilized countries.

Ironically the first...
07-18-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Here that probably would have a painted...

Here that probably would have a painted pedestrian crossing, and one is effectively implied even when not painted. In some jurisdictions the law even now says that every intersection is a pedestrian...
07-18-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,801
Posted By UniChris

Unfortunately, you are making up your "facts"....

Unfortunately, you are making up your "facts". The actual requirement is +/- 20 Hz. And for a fixed installation it can be achieved with a GPS-disciplined oscillator. That could work for some...
07-18-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

Actually this was in Connecticut. Previous rides...

Actually this was in Connecticut. Previous rides I've done in New York were a lot nicer once I got north of a ridge in Yonkers about five miles from where I start - did my first century last August...
07-18-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Are you sure they aren't required to? At least...

Are you sure they aren't required to? At least for a pedestrian?

In many situations they would be, it is possible that aren't confident that the particular situation is not one.
07-17-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

In my thinking, appetite decreases because your...

In my thinking, appetite decreases because your body doesn't want the added work of digestion, but the activity itself has no lesser need for energy than it would in moderate temperature.
07-17-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

Exactly - once you get behind in my experience it...

Exactly - once you get behind in my experience it takes a long time to catch up



Actually I didn't have any thoughts in connection to his illness until after I started feeling off, and then...
07-17-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

I don't think the energy required changes much,...

I don't think the energy required changes much, no. But the ability to absorb it from sources that work in more moderate weather seems to.

I don't really think I was having hydration issues since...
07-17-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

Why whole wheat? I thought complexity was kind of...

Why whole wheat? I thought complexity was kind of the opposite of intent, ie, normally if I'd by bread at all (which I wouldn't) I'd get whole wheat but for ride sandwiches I try to pick a white one...
07-17-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

This is definitely a valid concern. However, I...

This is definitely a valid concern. However, I know I wasn't eating enough to do the ride on an other than fat-burning basis, which given what I have available to burn might work for a survival trek...
Forum: Northeast
07-17-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,307
Posted By UniChris

Rode my 3rd-ever Century on the Farmington Canal...

Rode my 3rd-ever Century on the Farmington Canal trail this Tuesday. Started in Westfield rode 10 miles down just into CT, back to the start then headed south for real, down to Farmington, up the...
07-17-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

Yes, the irony is that I bought a power gel at a...

Yes, the irony is that I bought a power gel at a cycling expo a few years back thinking I'd see how I react. That somehow became carrying it around saving for a bonk, a panic that I'd lost it...
07-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 932
Posted By UniChris

Hot day nutrition?

Did my third ever century on Tuesday, and spent most of the day feeling like I was going to hurl.

Less than a month ago I'd ridden one where the "real food" plan of making turkey and cheese...
07-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By UniChris

Something I was wondering about the other day:...

Something I was wondering about the other day: would a kick scooter provide any useful pre-training like or before the balance bike stage? It would seem like the steering-balancing interaction would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,616
Posted By UniChris

Ugh, tried to use relive stand alone and it is...

Ugh, tried to use relive stand alone and it is just horrible. Unclear that to add a picture without matching metadata you have to leave it out initially then add it as a moment. Can't delete mistaken...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,616
Posted By UniChris

What exactly are you paying for? If there's...

What exactly are you paying for? If there's something else that gives you better personal analytics you could use that and upload GPX to strava for social purposes, or am I missing something? Or...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 81,107
Posted By UniChris

Just saw a Jump/Uber e-bike parked in the 40's...

Just saw a Jump/Uber e-bike parked in the 40's and had a look. SA rear hub, hub motor on the front.... with a disc brake. So that's how the other team solved the problem.
07-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,308
Posted By UniChris

I've personally ridden centuries (and ridden them...

I've personally ridden centuries (and ridden them a slot slower than you would, right through the hottest part of the afternoon) wearing a backpack, but I'd still argue for getting as much on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,616
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, it's the one everyone has heard of, and...

Indeed, it's the one everyone has heard of, and it's easy to get started with since the basic premise is that you use your phone; investing in specialized hardware comes later.

One of the other...
Forum: Northeast
07-13-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,135
Posted By UniChris

Incidentally, the Community Board that created...

Incidentally, the Community Board that created the detour around the Boat Basin is having a meeting this Monday to discuss it:
...
07-13-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,901
Posted By UniChris

After seeing earlier issues fade away in time to...

After seeing earlier issues fade away in time to get in some long rides last month, I've been being annoyed by some heat-worsened groin-crease irritation on both sides even with only taking one short...
07-13-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,826
Posted By UniChris

Laws indeed vary, but keep in mind the claim was...

Laws indeed vary, but keep in mind the claim was a comparison. There are plenty of places that require cyclists to use an available cycle lane, and some that notoriously ticket for it, even when the...
07-09-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By UniChris

Long sleeves and now full finger gloves. With...

Long sleeves and now full finger gloves. With that and the helmet brim I basically put sunscreen on my knees.
07-06-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,743
Posted By UniChris

Regardless of value, I want the phone to survive...

Regardless of value, I want the phone to survive the kind of situation where I might really need it...
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By UniChris

Yes, but not just sodium (table) salt, you need...

Yes, but not just sodium (table) salt, you need potassium, typically as one of its salts, too.
07-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By UniChris

Seems like the challenge might be making space to...

Seems like the challenge might be making space to have a typical retail showroom / walk in and pay for problem solving experience for new customers without entirely packaging and sterilizing away the...
07-05-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,826
Posted By UniChris

Sounds like broken infrastructure. In all...

Sounds like broken infrastructure.

In all seriousness, bet it's challenging in a wheelchair, too.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By UniChris

My centuries which were ridden fixed on a fairly...

My centuries which were ridden fixed on a fairly flat route have featured a lot of breaks. It definitely inflates completion time, but makes a huge difference. I do a little just barely out of the...
07-04-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,676
Posted By UniChris

I don't have a figure for block size specific to...

I don't have a figure for block size specific to that part of Brooklyn but in Manhattan there is a side street every 80 meters. Acting like a pedestrian is indeed safer, but defeats much of the...
07-04-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,676
Posted By UniChris

Reaction and stopping distances are indeed a fact...

Reaction and stopping distances are indeed a fact - for everyone.

The one thing actually and clearly knowable here from the available video is that the cyclist was unfortunately riding a sidewalk...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,012
Posted By UniChris

Any sense on, er, "urban safety" in doing the...

Any sense on, er, "urban safety" in doing the feeder canal section northwest from the train station in Trenton? I've heard a number of people expressing concerns about the last stretch of the main...
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