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10-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,210
Posted By Daniel4

Don't neglect the reflector. When your light run...

Don't neglect the reflector. When your light run out of power, a reflector can do a pretty good job.
10-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By Daniel4

Regardless if you're walking, cycling or driving,...

Regardless if you're walking, cycling or driving, bad drivers will be on the road. Close passes happen to pedestrians and drivers too. Deal with them because police enforcement is never everywhere.
...
10-13-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Daniel4

The price of these transponders should be carried...

The price of these transponders should be carried by the automoble companies.
08-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Daniel4

Well I guess I'm just a terrible human being. My...

Well I guess I'm just a terrible human being. My mother should have aborted me so that this dog owner can unleash it on some other cyclist.

The next time an unleashed dog chases me, I think I'll...
08-14-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Daniel4

Another dog story

My usual park trail takes me through a short tunnel under a highway. When I emerged from the tunnel, there was an unleashed beagle running around. It started chasing me so I slowed down. Its owner...
07-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,651
Posted By Daniel4

A good opportunity to practice driving with...

A good opportunity to practice driving with patience and consideration of other road users.
07-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,825
Posted By Daniel4

I would rather encounter multiple nice-tards...

I would rather encounter multiple nice-tards throughout my day than one road-rager.
07-19-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,825
Posted By Daniel4

But let's face facts. No matter what is done to...

But let's face facts. No matter what is done to improve safety, drivers are going to get annoyed. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the traffic lights are actually synchronized so you can actually...
07-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By Daniel4

Don't blame bad driving on the red light camera...

Don't blame bad driving on the red light camera if drivers are following each other too closely.
07-14-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By Daniel4

I no longer care to listen to a bad driver's...

I no longer care to listen to a bad driver's reason why he needs to exceed the posted speed limit. After four years of trying to obtain VisionZero, Toronto's road fatality hasn't changed. During...
06-19-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,478
Posted By Daniel4

Anybody who blames the cyclists for being in the...

Anybody who blames the cyclists for being in the door-zone is absolving all drivers of their responsibility to look before opening the doorm

Furthermore, such logic is what bad drivers use to...
05-22-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By Daniel4

Helmet light. 300 lumens. So you light up what...

Helmet light. 300 lumens. So you light up what you are looking at. 300 lumens will light up an unlit trail at night. Rear helmet light that flashes.

Reflector straps for your wrists and ankles...
05-21-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,013
Posted By Daniel4

Open Carry Stand My Ground Stand Behind...

Open Carry

Stand My Ground

Stand Behind Our Troops

Just on my way to pick up my Humvee
05-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By Daniel4

How about Bad driver using his...

How about

Bad driver using his tractor-trailer collided with and killed a person on a bicycle?
05-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,804
Posted By Daniel4

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses...

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses MUPs anymore. They are too crowded."
05-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By Daniel4

It's not a matter of how much more carefully you...

It's not a matter of how much more carefully you are riding. It's a matter of bad drivers being just as careless as before. Some drivers are even driving worse since there are so much fewer cars...
04-28-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,484
Posted By Daniel4

I just ran across this video the other day. It's...

I just ran across this video the other day. It's very recent.

https://youtu.be/XJWOIlSyjcE

Campark V30 $99
I googled the specs and it says the battery life can be 4hours.

It comes with...
04-22-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Daniel4

Getting back on topic, Brampton is a suburban...

Getting back on topic, Brampton is a suburban town of Toronto.

Brampton does what Toronto won’t do: closes road lanes to make space for pedestrians...
04-08-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By Daniel4

My bells and horns are attached so the tabs and...

My bells and horns are attached so the tabs and push buttons are right under my thumb when I'm holding the handlebar with both hands. I can dodge and avoid motor vehicles AND sound my horn at the...
04-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By Daniel4

Because you'd be busy politely ringing the bike...

Because you'd be busy politely ringing the bike bell.
04-07-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,804
Posted By Daniel4

Wait a minute. You already had two fatal or near...

Wait a minute. You already had two fatal or near fatal incidences going at 20 mph on shared paths with pedestrians (not cars) and you're yelling at other people for their inattentiveness?!

It...
04-06-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Daniel4

It's cheaper writing a new law and publicizing it...

It's cheaper writing a new law and publicizing it than to send everyone back to driving school reminding them all how to drive safely in these situations.
04-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,804
Posted By Daniel4

Everything has its annoyances. I'll ride where I...

Everything has its annoyances. I'll ride where I am allowed whether that be in car traffic, the Diamond lane, painted bike lanes, separated bike lanes or MUPs.

I'll bet dollars to donuts that...
03-29-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,334
Posted By Daniel4

I don't change tires. I change bikes. Now, as...

I don't change tires. I change bikes. Now, as for the car, in Toronto, we've been known to get snow in April. But come May, it gets really hot really fast.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Daniel4

Facebook seems to know a lot about you. ...

Facebook seems to know a lot about you.

Congratulations, on getting back on your bike.
03-23-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By Daniel4

Too combative. Install planters for flowers,...

Too combative. Install planters for flowers, bushes and trees.
03-23-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,906
Posted By Daniel4

With so many places closed or people working from...

With so many places closed or people working from home, you'd expect motor vehicle traffic to be low and much safer.
03-22-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,588
Posted By Daniel4

I wonder what harm there will be if instead of a...

I wonder what harm there will be if instead of a moratorium on mortgage and loan payments, how about stopping the clock on interest calculations too?

As for the 5% who think this doesn't affect...
03-20-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,588
Posted By Daniel4

That older person could be your mother. If...

That older person could be your mother. If you're not careful, you could catch it from some other young person who didn't care that much.
03-18-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,551
Posted By Daniel4

A ban on driving would be much more effective...

A ban on driving would be much more effective because taking bad drivers off the road would immediately mitigate bicycle, pedestrian and other motorist injuries. But we all know it's much easier for...
03-16-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,551
Posted By Daniel4

Is that why bad driving is an acceptable norm?...

Is that why bad driving is an acceptable norm? Worldwide deaths by motor vehicles are equivalent to over 3400 each day but nobody cares.

There's no immunity. You can be walking your dog or...
03-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,551
Posted By Daniel4

It looks like a ban only for recreational...

It looks like a ban only for recreational purposes, which is consistent with cancellations of public events or other non-essential purposes.

For those of us in Spain who already cycle as part of...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,668
Posted By Daniel4

Of course, you'd know better than me. But I'd be...

Of course, you'd know better than me. But I'd be concerned if I accidentally reported a car owned by someone related to the Royal Family.
03-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,297
Posted By Daniel4

If coronavirus is causing more people to just...

If coronavirus is causing more people to just stay home, that means there will be less cars on the road and bicycling will be safer.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,668
Posted By Daniel4

Last fall I was honked at and cutoff by a...

Last fall I was honked at and cutoff by a transport truck while we were in the diamond lane at 11:00 am on a Wednesday. It was a major road but with hardly any traffic at that time of day.

When I...
02-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,183
Posted By Daniel4

Let's just make a clarification. The studies...

Let's just make a clarification. The studies don't say that only jerks drive expensive cars or that jerks drive only expensive cars. The studies indicate the driver is more likely to be a jerk than...
02-26-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,183
Posted By Daniel4

You'd think that if you drive an expensive car,...

You'd think that if you drive an expensive car, you'd drive more carefully so as to avoid any kind of damage especially from collisions. I guess if the owners think they're rich, then they can...
02-18-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Daniel4

I've recently purchased an action camera on a...

I've recently purchased an action camera on a sale for the purpose of identifying offending vehicles during my rides.

I now know what I should have looked for.
Long battery life. Make sure the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,757
Posted By Daniel4

The problem with fat bikes is that there aren't a...

The problem with fat bikes is that there aren't a lot of choices for locking the bike. A normal size u-lock that will go through the rear spokes and the seat tube just won't fit a fat bike. Hence,...
02-08-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,977
Posted By Daniel4

It's winter. There's going to be slush and ice...

It's winter. There's going to be slush and ice and snow and mud and any combination of these that will try to make you fall. No type of tire will be perfect for every one or combination of these...
02-06-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,382
Posted By Daniel4

Why not? There definately are people in...

Why not? There definately are people in BikeForums who would like the A&S section closed. They criticize threads discussing road conditions. They criticize threads discussing poor driving...
02-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,283
Posted By Daniel4

There's someone here in BikeForums who had a...

There's someone here in BikeForums who had a thread about how to run red lights and stop signs properly. I guess that's why the OP got a ticket. It wasn't done properly.

I don't know how to run...
02-03-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Daniel4

You're never going to be right on the equator. ...

You're never going to be right on the equator. You'd either be an inch or partially to the north or south of it. If you're crossing, just coast over before pedalling.
01-27-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,284
Posted By Daniel4

I was trying to look for the kkk but they aren't...

I was trying to look for the kkk but they aren't left-wing are they.

Also, if one is identifying road safety as being terrorizing, wouldn't it make sense to include road ragers and others who...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By Daniel4

I usually move closer to the centre of the lane. ...

I usually move closer to the centre of the lane. If the car wants to pass me, he's going to have to change lanes and carefully pass just like what he would have to do passing other cars.
01-15-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,266
Posted By Daniel4

How much more safe will driving be if there were...

How much more safe will driving be if there were no cyclists on the road? Or more importantly, how much more safe do you feel driving without any cyclists on the road?


Now compare. How much...
01-12-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By Daniel4

Because road racing requires roads. And then you...

Because road racing requires roads. And then you need official escorts to separate the cars from the participants. And then to do it every week. So guess who is going to be most upset?
12-26-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Daniel4

If you're currently doing 30min 7 days a week,...

If you're currently doing 30min 7 days a week, I've got nothing more to add.

Just make sure you're current diet cuts out junk food.
12-18-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,260
Posted By Daniel4

On two separate occassions, I, while waiting to...

On two separate occassions, I, while waiting to turn left, I honked at two red light runners (drivers). They had plenty of time to stop as shown by the cars in the lanes right beside them.

And...
12-16-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,428
Posted By Daniel4

The cyclist should take the responsibility. When...

The cyclist should take the responsibility. When approaching any pedestrian, slow down, ring your bell or horn, give a wide berth when passing in case the pedestrian swerves or changes direction. ...
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