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07-23-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

Yup, and paths vary from the narrow park path...

Yup, and paths vary from the narrow park path hardly wide enough for a walk, to wide paths, big enough to accommodate a parade... and some sidewalks are wide and have sweeping turns and are just...
07-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By genec

Seattle wants to try something new...

Hmmm. Dutch bike intersections... what happens next?
...
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07-22-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Reminds me of learning to write Assembly code,...

Reminds me of learning to write Assembly code, back in college, with a hex keypad, and a bank of LEDs for a display... but then again, I wasn't decending onto a hostile airless rock.

I only had to...
07-22-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,453
Posted By genec

Oldgeezerjeff and others... this too has been my...

Oldgeezerjeff and others... this too has been my experience... and has demonstrated to me the practical limits of "vehicular cycling."

Oh sure it can be done in those 50MPH situations... but...
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07-22-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Can you imagine being the heretofore unmentioned...

Can you imagine being the heretofore unmentioned "vehicle technician..." and noticing that your "passengers" were suddenly getting sick...:eek:
07-21-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

What is interesting that even when I do ALL the...

What is interesting that even when I do ALL the things you mention... I still find that I have to watch out for the other guy. It really isn't enough to just do the right thing... you have to...
07-21-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

Only on my fat tire beach cruiser. Thanks...

Only on my fat tire beach cruiser.

Thanks for the dialog. Clearly sidewalk/sidepath riding doesn't work everywhere, any more than dogmatic take the lane "vehicular cycling" would work...
07-21-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

HA! Read your own code. Sidewalk riding is only...

HA! Read your own code. Sidewalk riding is only EXCLUDED in certain areas... and sidepath riding is not excluded at all.



And again... as I mentioned multiple times in this thread... city...
07-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By genec

Yes, indeed, THANK YOU. That is exactly my...

Yes, indeed, THANK YOU. That is exactly my point. +1000 Bingo, kudos!

:D
07-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
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, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By genec

Well cross posting... by the way when quoting...

Well cross posting... by the way when quoting those stats, do keep in mind that we are ALL pedestrians at some time or another, but few of us are actual cyclists...

Everything you mention...
07-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

And yet sidepath/MUP riding is QUITE legal... ...

And yet sidepath/MUP riding is QUITE legal... especially in places like Davis, or the San Diego boardwalk or Ventura boardwalk, just as it is quite legal to ride a bicycle on the Interstate, in...
07-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

No, I don't presume sidewalks are all rideable......

No, I don't presume sidewalks are all rideable... And I made that point just above, when I clearly stated the following...


And here is an example of what I am speaking...
...
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07-21-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Of course, I forgot about the cheese... well...

Of course, I forgot about the cheese... well that TV cameraman is probably doing fine... just old and graybearded now. :lol:
Forum: Foo
07-21-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By genec

Appliances may not work, or will try to draw too...

Appliances may not work, or will try to draw too much current... electronics, like a stereo, might have a switch near where the power enters, to change the power requirement. Usually this is a...
07-21-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,401
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...
Forum: Foo
07-21-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Gosh, 50 years later, I wonder how he's doing... ...

Gosh, 50 years later, I wonder how he's doing... ya think he went from landing mission to landing mission and drank all the Tang and ate all the energy bars?

;)

I wonder if NASA still pays...
07-21-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
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: 36
Views: 1,325
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: 36
Views: 1,325
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

I never did say it works everywhere. I DID state...

I never did say it works everywhere. I DID state that to say to NEVER ride on a sidewalk was wrong.

There is a complete difference in those two statements.
07-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

NOPE none of the above... and I did clearly...

NOPE none of the above... and I did clearly stated this does not work everywhere. The sidewalks I am using are empty, and the paths and MUPs are wide and meant for use by peds and cyclists. I...
07-20-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

Truly amazing... and yet further proof that...

Truly amazing... and yet further proof that there is no safe place for cyclists... do you think they would have fared any better on the road?
07-20-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

Marine law is a bit more complicated than that......

Marine law is a bit more complicated than that... there is a "rule 9" that states that vessels limited in ability to manoeuvre, while still required to make every attempt to avoid collision, are not...
07-20-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

Yup, there is that myth again... as some...

Yup, there is that myth again... as some sidewalks ARE MUPs. Get over it.
07-20-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By genec

Sidewalk/sidepath riding... a different view.

OK, for so so long so many here have declared this as a No No. Well folks... I think your reasoning is full of poop. ("motorists won't look for you on the sidewalk") Got news for you... motorists...
07-20-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By genec

Amen on both directions... far too many times as...

Amen on both directions... far too many times as a pedestrian would I see some dunderhead determined to make a right turn onto a road who would crane their neck looking left, and would NEVER look...
07-20-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By genec

Look Twice. Make it a habit. Too many drivers...

Look Twice. Make it a habit. Too many drivers depend on a single glance. Looking Twice gives you a chance to see a changing, moving scene.
07-20-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By genec

This: Or walk. Don't drink and drive. It's...

This:

Or walk. Don't drink and drive. It's that simple. Use a DD or taxi or Uber.
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,071
Posted By genec

Well, ya know... on a hot slow day, down in the...

Well, ya know... on a hot slow day, down in the swamps... no Starbucks in sight...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By genec

Wow, I didn't notice. Classic. :roflmao2:

Wow, I didn't notice. Classic. :roflmao2:
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

I love that damn movie. I have a copy of it...

I love that damn movie. I have a copy of it queued up right now. I did loads of satellite work back in the late 70 and 80s, and all that test equipment in the background at Parkes just brings back...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

I have a feeling that the companies making the...

I have a feeling that the companies making the things are liability cautious... and likely set the algorithms to be conservative.

I know when I taught, I expressed it like this:

I never...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,886
Posted By genec

Cool. You'll get vastly better sound by...

Cool.

You'll get vastly better sound by trying to somewhat replicate this design.

Yeah, really does explain the awesome sound of those huge systems.
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By genec

Actually, it was posted on google news... which...

Actually, it was posted on google news... which I use often.

Fair question though. :lol:
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Yeah, sex makes me mellow too... glad I grew up...

Yeah, sex makes me mellow too... glad I grew up pre 80's. ;)
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

You know, I wondered why they didn't use a...

You know, I wondered why they didn't use a pencil... but then I thought about all the bits and dust that would result from trying to sharpen the darn things.

On the other hand, ordinary...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

I believe even the still photograph cameras were...

I believe even the still photograph cameras were custom... and let's not forget the space pen. "writes at any angle..."
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By genec

FDA warning...

For those needing, uh, certain supplements... there may be "issues..."



Apparently the stuff DOES work... but due to an unlabeled ingredient...

...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Yeah, but doing so with about a "half a million"...

Yeah, but doing so with about a "half a million" people and not blowing anyone up. There was surprisingly little violence, considering the lack of crowd control, and the utter chaos of the event. ...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Only B/W was broadcast due to the bandwidth and...

Only B/W was broadcast due to the bandwidth and power available. It was known as a "slow scan" signal. Consider the transmitter power available from the LEM and the distance the signal had to go. And...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,886
Posted By genec

Ahhh. Yes. "Ported sound," no doubt there were...

Ahhh. Yes. "Ported sound," no doubt there were "ports" in the cabinet that allowed air to move in relation to the moving speaker cone. Bose and others used such ports to give "depth" to sound... ...
07-18-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By genec

Well, you know... moving your hand a bit, or...

Well, you know... moving your hand a bit, or moving a foot a bit can be quite fatiguing for some motorists.
07-18-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By genec

You're right, you have the legal, and ethical...

You're right, you have the legal, and ethical responsibly to not hit ANYTHING in front of you...

Be it cows on the road, cyclists, or pedestrians... a driver is to avoid collisions, and overtake ...
07-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By genec

Seattle has a similar effect... long slow...

Seattle has a similar effect... long slow sunsets. Oulu Finland, at certain times of year, it just goes twilight.

Whereas in Hawaii, the sunsets come fast. Interesting contrast. I was in...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Post politics in this thread long enough, and you...

Post politics in this thread long enough, and you won't have the privilege to post in it either. Discussing politics will get this moved.

Now simply enjoy the history of the achievement of...
07-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By genec

There ARE places where they have attempted to...

There ARE places where they have attempted to make cycling illegal... and these have been discussed here.

But the point you continue to miss is that the laws, designs, and even tax structure all...
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07-17-19, 07:24 AM
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07-17-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,800
Posted By genec

Well it didn't have Bluetooth, and certainly the...

Well it didn't have Bluetooth, and certainly the headsets were wired... but considering the mission, the distance, and the technology... it was one hell of an example of "wireless technology." :D
07-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By genec

You are entirely missing the point. The...

You are entirely missing the point.

The article isn't about living car free... it is about laws unfairly encouraging driving over over cycling.

The article is about "enabing cycling," by not...
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