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09-15-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,106
Posted By JoeyBike

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
09-13-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

OW...my EYES!!! :twitchy:

OW...my EYES!!! :twitchy:
09-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

Maybe I used too many words. If you make...

Maybe I used too many words.

If you make yourself as invisible as possible and play on a busy highway, then getting smacked is largely your fault. The invisible cyclist caused the accident as well...
09-12-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

So the guy/gal who exercises free choice (no one...

So the guy/gal who exercises free choice (no one is forcing them) to (basically) stand on a busy roadway and NOT try to be as visible as possible and wear some sort of protective gear is 100%...
09-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

The reason they don't slow down is because they...

The reason they don't slow down is because they aren't expecting to encounter a deer, a turtle, or a cyclist. The motorist keeps their speed up because they feel they could easily see another motor...
09-10-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

At least with a mirror you have a chance to do...

At least with a mirror you have a chance to do something, often with time to spare. I toured many 2-lane high speed roadways, often with sparce to moderate traffic. If I see a vehicle appear on the...
09-10-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, that is a good point. Another trick you can...

Yeah, that is a good point. Another trick you can use to save money with any motor vehicle is to only fill the fuel tank half full for running around town. Fuel has a lot of weight and it takes extra...
09-07-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

I didn't see any issue with the cyclist position...

I didn't see any issue with the cyclist position assuming the shoulder was dirty, rough, or full of rumble strips (I have no idea). I ride on a highway like that (LINK)...
09-07-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

My point of the lawnchair was to illustrate speed...

My point of the lawnchair was to illustrate speed differential between a cyclist and a motor vehicle on a high speed roadway. The bike is basically stopped as compared to a car moving at 55-70 mph....
09-06-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,428
Posted By JoeyBike

Your life is in THEIR hands. People screw up all...

Your life is in THEIR hands. People screw up all the time. There is no solution to fixing THEM. Would you set up a lawn chair inside the fog line of a busy highway and watch YouTube vids on your...
09-03-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,673
Posted By JoeyBike

A Ford F150 weighs 4,069 to 5,697 lbs. You can...

A Ford F150 weighs 4,069 to 5,697 lbs. You can not win this battle.

"A 3,000 pound car traveling at 70 MPH has 15.8 million pounds of force to release in a crash." - Google search

You will...
08-31-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By JoeyBike

Every single day in New Orleans. I really notice...

Every single day in New Orleans. I really notice it when driving a car (since I don't stop for many red lights on a bike). Up to 5 seconds we can get 1-3 cars go across after the light goes green....
08-30-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

The exoskeleton makes all the difference.

The exoskeleton makes all the difference.
08-30-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

I do not own any motorized vehicles of any sort....

I do not own any motorized vehicles of any sort. Just FYI.
08-28-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By JoeyBike

The original post: The post I was...

The original post:



The post I was responding to directly:



I agreed with ^^this person. I knew they would be lonely here.
08-26-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By JoeyBike

Thanks for all of your input fellas. FYI,...

Thanks for all of your input fellas. FYI, ^^THIS^^ is the post I was responding to in this thread initially. A like minded person. Who asked any of you to butt in anyway?
08-26-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By JoeyBike

At least I'm not crying about all the bad drivers...

At least I'm not crying about all the bad drivers and posting every headline featuring dead cyclists killed in traffic and STILL riding in traffic. This is what really puzzles me about people....
08-25-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By JoeyBike

Yes, many many people live on the northshore of...

Yes, many many people live on the northshore of our lake and commute to the city. So they drive a couple miles, or much more to get to the Causeway Bridge which is 24 miles long, then 5-10 miles to...
08-25-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

You are partly correct. FYI...here are my "rules"...

You are partly correct. FYI...here are my "rules" for "controlling" a traffic lane.

1. I have to be moving at or near 20 mph to even consider controlling a lane.

2. The posted speed limit must...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By JoeyBike

First...it isn't your duty to please anyone on...

First...it isn't your duty to please anyone on this forum but YOU.

Second...now you have options. Always a good thing to have options. Just not feeling it today? Catch a ride. Feelin' groovy?!...
08-24-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By JoeyBike

No joke! I live in an old city (New Orleans) with...

No joke! I live in an old city (New Orleans) with a relatively small footprint but even so, traffic at rush hour is always a ratfu**. I can get nearly anywhere in 20-30 minutes by bike at any hour. I...
08-24-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

Close passes by motorists are part of the program...

Close passes by motorists are part of the program for all road cyclists. If you can't tolerate close passes, then you will always be unhappy cycling around motorists. Close passes are completely out...
08-23-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

Happens every day where I live. Very far from...

Happens every day where I live. Very far from absurd for sure. Everyone speeds. Many are not paying attention to driving while they are speeding and tailgating. And drunk or high. I should bike in...
08-23-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By JoeyBike

I just want some exercise. I don't need to get...

I just want some exercise. I don't need to get anywhere most of the time. Also, controlling what I do is EASY. Controlling the rest of the world is nearly impossible or at the very least extremely...
08-23-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

That's it in a nutshell. Denial does not change...

That's it in a nutshell. Denial does not change the facts.
08-23-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

So how does my 20 lb road bike (that I sold) and...

So how does my 20 lb road bike (that I sold) and my 150 lb soft pink body (that has a nice golden summer tan now) KEEP cars from passing me? The whole problem is that I don't trust their judgement or...
08-23-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By JoeyBike

Bad driving is THE norm. So the cyclist who...

Bad driving is THE norm. So the cyclist who abandons the road in favor of an indoor trainer has solved the problem by TAKING ACTION and not depending on the entire world to adjust themselves to...
08-23-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

The car directly behind you MIGHT not pass, but...

The car directly behind you MIGHT not pass, but when they do the car tailgating them will have no time to react to the sudden appearance of a cyclist in the middle of the road after the first car...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By JoeyBike

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-22-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,658
Posted By JoeyBike

:injured:

:injured:
08-22-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By JoeyBike

Such a simple solution. Limit your exposure to...

Such a simple solution. Limit your exposure to the sharks in the water. Swim in the pool, not the ocean. So easy. :thumb:
...
08-22-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By JoeyBike

There are unlimited choices in tires with raised...

There are unlimited choices in tires with raised slick centers. Pump them up firm - you have a "road" bike. Bleed some air out so the tire flattens out a bit to engage the knobbys - you have a...
08-10-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 23,396
Posted By JoeyBike

You are scared because you are not all wrapped up...

You are scared because you are not all wrapped up in denial like many here. You see a potential problem, think about it without bias, and make your choices. This is normal human problem solving....
08-05-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By JoeyBike

IMO, the answer was the Geo Metro, and other cars...

IMO, the answer was the Geo Metro, and other cars like it. But we opted for SUVs and monster trucks instead. Burning gasoline in a small, light, fuel efficient car is an extremely efficient way to...
07-30-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By JoeyBike

I have no issues with anyone who is currently...

I have no issues with anyone who is currently LCF, was LCF at one time, wants to be LCF and in search of advice, is car-light, rents cars, owns cars they rarely drive, or in any way somewhat...
07-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,594
Posted By JoeyBike

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.

Bringing your own tailwind! Nice.
07-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,594
Posted By JoeyBike

Do you have a classification for people who are...

Do you have a classification for people who are not car-free and never have been since pre-puberty, yet they hang out in a car-free forum and pass judgement on a topic they know nothing about except...
07-13-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,594
Posted By JoeyBike

If I WANT a car, I rent one. If I NEED a car in...

If I WANT a car, I rent one. If I NEED a car in an emergency I gotta catch a taxi or if I am lucky I can use her car. Since it is not my car, I can not count on it and my wife has her own life and is...
07-13-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By JoeyBike

I use Maxxis HookWorm tires on my utility...

I use Maxxis HookWorm tires on my utility trailer. More puncture protection can be found in Schwalbe Marathon tires.
07-13-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,114
Posted By JoeyBike

That is so kind man! Thanks. Looks like some rain...

That is so kind man! Thanks. Looks like some rain might be heading your way. I think we dodged the bullet in NOLA, at least so far. Tree debris will be an issue for a while so I will be back on the...
07-13-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,594
Posted By JoeyBike

He sure will fit right in here! I used to...

He sure will fit right in here!

I used to rent as many as a dozen or more cars every year, but I have not OWNED a car since 1989. I take a taxi now and then as well. My wife of 25 years has always...
07-07-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,114
Posted By JoeyBike

18 days without riding a bicycle. Next three look...

18 days without riding a bicycle. Next three look good enough weather to skate to work so I may break 20 days.

I mostly commute on a longboard. Sometimes roller skates. Seldom on a bike. Likely...
07-06-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,768
Posted By JoeyBike

I have not owned blue jeans since the '80s....

I have not owned blue jeans since the '80s. Recently I changed jobs and need 4 pair (at least) so I picked them up at American Eagle Outfitters. I always hated the stiffness of jeans and cycling in...
07-01-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,114
Posted By JoeyBike

This is how my first full month panned out: ...

This is how my first full month panned out:

(All mileage includes my commute, some extra skate miles, and errands)
...
06-28-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,213
Posted By JoeyBike

I wish all of the fad following ne'er-do-wells...

I wish all of the fad following ne'er-do-wells would have just eaten a whole tub of Tide pods and gotten their misery over with.
06-26-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,594
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, that is a good one!

Yeah, that is a good one!
06-26-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 29,851
Posted By JoeyBike

It has been nearly one week since I rode a bike....

It has been nearly one week since I rode a bike. The weather has been good enough to skate to work.
06-24-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,879
Posted By JoeyBike

Back in the day when I did such things I just...

Back in the day when I did such things I just showed up at the local meeting place with a Yakima rack attachment for my road bike, and a pocket full of gas money. I never failed to find someone with...
06-23-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,991
Posted By JoeyBike

I have always needed some form of destination....

I have always needed some form of destination. Even if it was four states away! :thumb:

These days my average daily bike ride is about 2 miles. 1 mile to work, 1 back home. Grocery - 1 mile each...
06-23-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,114
Posted By JoeyBike

Ha! Thanks for the suggestion. That was new when...

Ha! Thanks for the suggestion. That was new when I was young. Brings back mostly good memories. Time to make some more good ones too!

Cheers
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