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08-10-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,576
Posted By mr_bill

”On May 28, a video surfaced on Twitter showing a...

”On May 28, a video surfaced on Twitter showing a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer hoisting his bicycle, thrusting it violently into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, and then...
08-10-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,576
Posted By mr_bill

I'm not a lawyer in Texas, but the wannabees here...

I'm not a lawyer in Texas, but the wannabees here might consider impossibility.

livedarklions has already hinted at it.

If a city enters into a contract that this SPECIFIC model of bicycle...
08-07-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By mr_bill

YOU CERTAINLY WERE NOT THERE. Neither was...

YOU CERTAINLY WERE NOT THERE.

Neither was the 2nd responder actually there when the collision actually happened.

There is a LONG history of people who THINK they know what happened who did in...
08-07-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By mr_bill

First, er, second responders are omniscient?...

First, er, second responders are omniscient? IDNKT.

(Mad swerves and all that.)

-mr. bill
08-07-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By mr_bill

Be careful. There are no "new facts" here. Only...

Be careful. There are no "new facts" here. Only conjecture.

(Have we NOT yet learned that calls to 911 may be, er, less than accurate? That COMPANY statements may be less than accurate?)

We...
08-06-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By mr_bill

The final cut is also a different camera angle,...

The final cut is also a different camera angle, and a different camera.

-mr. bill
08-03-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By mr_bill

1/2 a block away is a one-way street the wrong...

1/2 a block away is a one-way street the wrong way. The 19th Precinct is 1/4 mile up the road on the left, but yeah, it is a "bad idea" to merge left at the last minute (literally).

-mr. bill
08-02-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

City by city, town by town, even neighborhood by...

City by city, town by town, even neighborhood by neighborhood. It’s a macrocosm of microcosms.

But just don’t let the crowd here say that things aren’t different around the world. Just two...
08-02-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

I am “adamantly opposed“ to “V.C.”, “Lane...

I am “adamantly opposed“ to “V.C.”, “Lane Positioning” and/or “common sense cycling.”

Which am I?

(That’s a rhetorical question.)


-mr. bill
08-02-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

Simpleton....

Simpleton. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simpleton)

-mr. bill
08-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

You said “don’t understand it” and “don’t ride...

You said “don’t understand it” and “don’t ride much.”

-mr. bill
08-02-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

As am I. Even sometimes when there is a bike...

As am I. Even sometimes when there is a bike lane.

I ride past more car doors in a morning or afternoon than some of the “proponents” have ridden past in a lifetime.

I’ve ridden in bus/bike...
08-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

So in this thread alone we are simpletons,...

So in this thread alone we are simpletons, clueless, and inexperienced?

To summarize just SOME of the other pejoratives:

Incompetent cyclists
Gutter bunnies
Edge cyclists


People KNOW...
08-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,623
Posted By mr_bill

Perhaps we should call it Lane Positioning (...

Perhaps we should call it Lane Positioning ( [url=https://www.bikeforums.net/vehicular-cycling-vc/1130491-change-name-sub-forum.html)?

Helpful hint. It’s not the toxic brand, it’s the toxic...
08-01-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,334
Posted By mr_bill

I even ride in so called DZBL, but I don’t ride...

I even ride in so called DZBL, but I don’t ride in the door zone.

Imagine that?

Why Bill, how is that possible?

Because the “door zone“ is NOT fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, even SEVENTEEN feet...
07-23-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,334
Posted By mr_bill

Stay OUT of the MOTORIST zone if you want the...

Stay OUT of the MOTORIST zone if you want the best chance of NOT getting run over by a MOTORIST.

Skål

-mr. bill
07-22-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

Just double checking. Do cars in Arizona not have...

Just double checking. Do cars in Arizona not have doors on the left side?

-mr. bill
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

No way was I going to make someone take a picture...

No way was I going to make someone take a picture of their bike next to goatheads. (I trust that they rode to near the goatheads for the mission, dismounted and walked for the pic, but....)
...
07-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

V.C. Dictionary: Never, Adverb, not not ever, at...

V.C. Dictionary: Never, Adverb, not not ever, at no time except....

-mr. bill
07-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

Vroom vroom. (BTW, when I’m motoring, and...

Vroom vroom.

(BTW, when I’m motoring, and there’s a line of motorists stuck in the traffic that they are stuck in, I often pass on the right. Because that’s how lanes work.)

-mr. bill
07-21-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

Legally: The driver Morally: Whoever decided...

Legally: The driver
Morally: Whoever decided that bikes may use full lane
Practically: The cyclist

Hope this helps.

-mr. bill
07-21-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr_bill

You don't understand. Paved roads around here...

You don't understand. Paved roads around here just mean thar be potholes. Pothole avoidance is important, but more importantly, what to do with a pothole you DIDN'T avoid is even more important.
...
07-21-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr_bill

I didn't crash into a Saguaro - more than once....

I didn't crash into a Saguaro - more than once. But yes someone went off into a cactus bush, google it. (Only once though. I think they would say the best way to crash into a cactus it to not to.)
...
07-20-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr_bill

FWIW, pothole != off road. But even off...

FWIW, pothole != off road.

But even off road, I’d prefer to learn from the rider who DIDN’T crash into a Saguaro. More than once.

-mr. bill
07-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr_bill

You mean similar to the asymmetry of getting run...

You mean similar to the asymmetry of getting run over by a CDL operator?

They almost never get carded either.

p.s. The travesty that didn’t matter, I I took a ball to the byline, crossed it...
07-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr_bill

So, you've indeed ended up worse? And yet you...

So, you've indeed ended up worse? And yet you want to "teach" others.

Sorry, just stop crashing. (Not sorry.)

I used to get tackled all the time playing football (soccer). I got VERY good at...
07-20-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr_bill

The goal is to NOT fall. Hope this helps. ...

The goal is to NOT fall. Hope this helps.

More generally, I go over each "near miss" and "near fall." My goal is to outsmart the "near miss" and "near fall," so that I don't HIT or FALL.

(And...
07-15-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By mr_bill

First, have you ever installed a front...

First, have you ever installed a front derailleur?

If not, have you ever moved a front derailleur up or down a seat post?

Finally, are you are tech savvy and have a windows pc? (If so you can...
07-15-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By mr_bill

Section 168: "...motor vehicle equipped with...

Section 168: "...motor vehicle equipped with multiple beam headlamps...."
Section 169: "No person shall use highbeam headlamps that produce alternating flashes of white light..."

[emphasis above...
07-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By mr_bill

Can we just file this as yet another “Everything...

Can we just file this as yet another “Everything worked great until I 'fixed' it” thread?

-mr. bill
07-14-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By mr_bill

Best to stay out of the night zone. Skål! ...

Best to stay out of the night zone.

Skål!

-mr. bill
07-14-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By mr_bill

Crazy thought. Are you actually riding down...

Crazy thought. Are you actually riding down trails now that the weather is nice? Get out of the saddle. (I would think this is self teaching on hard-tails, hell, self teaching on any tails, but....)...
07-13-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By mr_bill

Owner's Manual...

Owner's Manual (https://www.cannondale.com/-/media/files/manual-uploads/manuals/131264%20Rev%200718%20CD%20OM%20Bicycle%20Owners%20Manual.pdf)

Please read your owner's manual (especially p. 26,...
07-13-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

I'll have to admit, I didn't even realize it was...

I'll have to admit, I didn't even realize it was an entry until I re-read the description. (Rail -> Road -> Bike Trail.) I was thinking of something more recent, and certainly not where something...
07-12-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

Eek. Must have been mind fog from wearing a mask....

Eek. Must have been mind fog from wearing a mask. (jk) But I swear I put one in.

But might as well add these shots while I’m at it:
...
07-11-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

Horrible shot of a stack. (It used to smoke, but...

Horrible shot of a stack. (It used to smoke, but it quit.)

https://i.imgur.com/kcIN54C.jpg

-mr. bill
07-10-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By mr_bill

Rudge Replica | Alloy Replicas...

Rudge Replica | Alloy Replicas (http://www.alloyreplicas.com/rudge/)

In other words, knock-off Rudge knockoffs.

-mr. bill
07-10-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. There's a reason you can't diagnose many...

Sigh. There's a reason you can't diagnose many things from pictures on the internut.

"How much is this Black Lotus card worth?" (pic of card)
"Do I have Covid toe?" (pic of toe)
"Is this a...
07-10-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By mr_bill

And free legal advice too. -mr. bill

And free legal advice too.

-mr. bill
07-10-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By mr_bill

Ignore the high drama background music, though...

Ignore the high drama background music, though the baritone narration is kind of nice. However, this is a good overview of how your frame was constructed.

The 2011 Scott Contessa CR1 Team (and...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By mr_bill

Social distancing Minuteman mechanic while...

Social distancing Minuteman mechanic while walking.

Talked someone through how to undrop their chain. They dropped on small/small (triple chainwheel).

Once they got the chain settled, told them...
07-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

If you are riding in the glove compartment zone...

If you are riding in the glove compartment zone you are doing it wrong.

Frankly, whatever you are doing in the glove compartment zone you are doing it wrong.

(Unless you are storing or...
07-01-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

Ride in the road at your peril. It might be a...

Ride in the road at your peril. It might be a driver’s fault for running you over but it’s still you that’s seriously injured or dead.

Skål!

p.s. So many heathens, so few messiahs. Fourteen...
07-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

That simply is STILL not true. Further, you'll...

That simply is STILL not true. Further, you'll want to look at killed, or killed and seriously injured as well.

Good luck with your "research."

Skål!

-mr. bill
07-01-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

Best to stay out of the lane rather than depend...

Best to stay out of the lane rather than depend on a distracted or uncaring driver seeing you.

Skål!

-mr. bill
06-28-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

Oh, sorry, never expected that. So, in most...

Oh, sorry, never expected that.

So, in most places there are invasive plants that follow where we ride. In our parts, common are purple loosestrife, Japanese honeysuckle, garlic mustard, Japanese...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By mr_bill

Smart geese! https://youtu.be/bxUg5maTWE8 ...

Smart geese!

https://youtu.be/bxUg5maTWE8

-mr. bill
06-27-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

Doubt this will count, Monarch flyby: ...

Doubt this will count, Monarch flyby:

https://youtu.be/tlkGSzFftdM

-mr. bill
06-26-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,925
Posted By mr_bill

The Alewife Rotary at the Arlington/Cambridge...

The Alewife Rotary at the Arlington/Cambridge border was infamous. They finally killed it, and replaced it with, something?...
06-23-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By mr_bill

The same damned thing. Avoiding getting run...

The same damned thing.

Avoiding getting run over by motorists is quite simple if you just stay off the road.

Skål!
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