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Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Daniel4

I think you're looking for overglasses. They are...

I think you're looking for overglasses. They are sunglasses you wear over your prescription eyeglasses.

https://www.amazon.ca/Rapid-Eyewear/dp/B00ELJJ4M6

You should be able to find them in any...
08-21-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 854
Posted By Daniel4

Ring your bell. Slow down. Smile and say 'Thank...

Ring your bell. Slow down. Smile and say 'Thank you' as you pass. Sometimes you have to ring twice or sound your horn.

We ask drivers to have patience around cyclists. Why can't we cyclists have...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Daniel4

Well, I'm guessing that those cyclists who blow...

Well, I'm guessing that those cyclists who blow through red lights and stop signs (lecturing the rest of us that they know hoe to do it properly), would be the last people who would criticize...
08-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 854
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, and when someone offers some consideration...

Yes, and when someone offers some consideration or random act of kindness, he is labelled a nicetard.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Daniel4

I've seen little old ladies butting in line in...

I've seen little old ladies butting in line in front of big white guys. I've also stopped this tall guy from trying to butt in line in front of me. This was all on a cruise ship from Shanghai to...
08-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,887
Posted By Daniel4

So how do you deal with it?

So how do you deal with it?
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Daniel4

So I don't understand how or when good behaviour,...

So I don't understand how or when good behaviour, politeness and allowing others before you has become unacceptable behaviour.

If somebody opens the door for you, do you snear back and slap his...
08-20-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By Daniel4

I just got back from a four hour ride. I can't...

I just got back from a four hour ride. I can't imagine doing that on a trainer.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Daniel4

Every once in a while a driver or a pedestrian...

Every once in a while a driver or a pedestrian waves me through. I do appreciate these scarce times of kindness as I wave back at them with a thank you.
08-19-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Daniel4

There are other ways without having to redesign...

There are other ways without having to redesign the road and take away parking.

One is to keep the road as it is but introduce extremely strict traffic enforcement and penalties that will allow...
08-19-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,611
Posted By Daniel4

He's never had a bad experience in over 60 years...

He's never had a bad experience in over 60 years of cycling. So he just wants to get in on the conversation somehow that he can't relate.
08-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,887
Posted By Daniel4

Wear a bicycle smog mask. They're effective only...

Wear a bicycle smog mask. They're effective only if you don't have facial hair and completely seal the face but the truckers won't know that.
08-19-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Daniel4

Ask a bunch of motorists "Do you ever...sacrifice...

Ask a bunch of motorists "Do you ever...sacrifice safety just to keep your momentum going?" and you'll get a chorus of "Yes".

But it doesn't look like the opposition to bicycle infrastructure is...
08-18-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,762
Posted By Daniel4

Don't expect to take steps the same way on ice as...

Don't expect to take steps the same way on ice as you do on dry pavement.

Take small steps and plant your feet squarely on the ground.

In the spring, summer, and fall the normal step is...
08-18-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By Daniel4

Are you trying to assess your risk of a collision...

Are you trying to assess your risk of a collision with another cyclist who might think the same thing as you?

If the majority of us will plow through the stop sign, you have confirmation that...
08-18-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By Daniel4

So he had visibility and saw someone in front,...

So he had visibility and saw someone in front, it's ok to cross to the other side and endanger someone in the case of someone losing control?
08-18-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By Daniel4

Nope. I stop when climbing uphill too.

Nope. I stop when climbing uphill too.
08-18-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By Daniel4

There are also a lot of cars with dash cams these...

There are also a lot of cars with dash cams these days but we don't find driving to have improved lately. I also doubt that if a driver installs a dash cam in his own car, he'd suddenly be a better...
08-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,611
Posted By Daniel4

What are their names and in what city? I doubt...

What are their names and in what city? I doubt there may be any consistency nation wide.
08-18-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Daniel4

I thought this thread was going to be about the...

I thought this thread was going to be about the great Eastern Blackout of 2003.
08-18-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By Daniel4

Usually it is only the 1% that ruins it and gives...

Usually it is only the 1% that ruins it and gives everybody else of that demographic a bad name. You'll find that one person or that 1% in every group or activity - even in Bike Forums.


For me,...
08-18-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,611
Posted By Daniel4

So... would you rather have a zombie thread...

So... would you rather have a zombie thread resurrected and then be criticized for that?

Or should topics only be discussed once and then closed forever?
08-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Daniel4

When metal helmets were implemented in World War...

When metal helmets were implemented in World War 1, hospitals noted that head injuries went way up. So metal helmets are no good?
08-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By Daniel4

For those who already knew it, good for you. The...

For those who already knew it, good for you. The article could be new for the rest of us.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Daniel4

I don't think anybody is forcing you to drive it...

I don't think anybody is forcing you to drive it or ride in it everyday. Of it's purchased for long distances and for carrying lots of big bulky things, cars have their place and purpose. It could be...
08-16-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,104
Posted By Daniel4

Of course. But you know, the gun advocates are...

Of course. But you know, the gun advocates are going to claim that kind of restriction violates someone's rights under the 2nd Amendment. And guess what? Riding a bike is not a right under the US...
08-16-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Daniel4

Wow, that's pricey. I wonder if the knock-off is...

Wow, that's pricey. I wonder if the knock-off is any good at all.
08-16-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Daniel4

Wrist mounted mirror

Many times while riding and constantly adjusting my handlebar -mounted mirror, I've always thought that a wrist-mounted mirror would be a good idea.

Then I found this.
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08-15-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,697
Posted By Daniel4

I used to train heavy until I reach failure or...

I used to train heavy until I reach failure or close to it.

Since my gym had changed equipment, I'm afraid to do that because the new bench presses don't have safety pins anymore so I can't crawl...
08-15-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Daniel4

If you like the bike, there's no reason not to...

If you like the bike, there's no reason not to cycle everyday. As the seasons change you can adapt.

When I first started, I said I'll be cycle commuting until I can't. I ended up cycle commuting...
08-15-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By Daniel4

Good for you. I suspect there are a lot more...

Good for you. I suspect there are a lot more people like you. If not now, then in the near future.
08-15-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,887
Posted By Daniel4

That sort of behaviour is no different from the...

That sort of behaviour is no different from the days when cigarette smokers blew smoke in your face when you complain about the second-hand smoke. Since then, we've had "smoking in the work place"...
08-15-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Daniel4

The article doesn't say how many of those 19...

The article doesn't say how many of those 19 cycling deaths were in bike lanes, where bike lanes disappear or on streets that never had bike lanes.

There's a learning curve by both drivers and...
08-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Daniel4

Then you shouldn't have suggested that if the...

Then you shouldn't have suggested that if the cyclist rolled through, he would have survived as if his he was in someway responsible for his own death.
08-14-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,887
Posted By Daniel4

Ha, ha. Just happened to me yesterday. At a major...

Ha, ha. Just happened to me yesterday. At a major intersection on the way home, I'm waiting at the red light and in the centre of the lane. Too often, when I'm just right of centre, some cars still...
08-14-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Daniel4

Had the blue Honda not been there and had Mr....

Had the blue Honda not been there and had Mr. Alorriz decided to roll through the red light, he would have been run over directly by the driver in the silver Charger.

The man standing at the...
08-14-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Daniel4

I bet if the occupant(s) if the blue Honda had...

I bet if the occupant(s) if the blue Honda had died, it would be possible to lay criminal charges.
08-13-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,573
Posted By Daniel4

Maybe I mis-phrased it. Daniel was the other...

Maybe I mis-phrased it. Daniel was the other name my Dad was considering naming me. Actually 4 is an unlucky number as was just mentioned. But 4 was determined by a method of adding all the...
08-13-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Daniel4

The only thing you can do is to move into the car...

The only thing you can do is to move into the car lane. Just make sure you're taking the lane so you won't be squeezed with close passes. Impatient drivers behind you will just have to wait until...
08-13-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,822
Posted By Daniel4

When I was offered early retirement, I ran all my...

When I was offered early retirement, I ran all my finances all the way to 100 y.o. Not that I would be expecting to live that long but I wanted to be sure I wouldn't run out of money in my 80s or...
08-13-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,573
Posted By Daniel4

Daniel is the alternate name my father would have...

Daniel is the alternate name my father would have given me. The number 4 is supposed to be my lucky number.
08-12-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Daniel4

Here's how to enforce new traffic laws without...

Here's how to enforce new traffic laws without much extra cost.

When a driver renews his vehicle plates or his licence, distribute information pamphlets new laws passed since the last renewal. ...
08-12-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, that applies to everything including ...

Yes, that applies to everything including

stopping at stop signs instead of just slowing down and rolling through;

stopping at red lights to turn right instead of just slowing down and rolling...
08-10-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,737
Posted By Daniel4

I can accept that the oceans are full of sharks...

I can accept that the oceans are full of sharks and the forests are full of wild animals.

But the streets are filled with what we hope are civilized human-beings who have all taken driving...
08-10-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By Daniel4

Why don't you join your wife as she cycles to...

Why don't you join your wife as she cycles to work? And be there after work so the both of you can cycle home together.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By Daniel4

I don't do a lot for my bike except cover the...

I don't do a lot for my bike except cover the seat with a plastic grocery bag.

I wear a thin fabric baseball cap under my helmet so the visor to keep the rain from my glasses. For my feet, I wear...
08-09-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,887
Posted By Daniel4

Don't respond to harrassers. Don't feed the...

Don't respond to harrassers. Don't feed the trolls. They'll only come back with snarky remarks making them sound like a broken record.
08-09-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Daniel4

Well it goes around and around. You want tax...

Well it goes around and around. You want tax cuts? Some of that comes from government departments. And in turn, they hire and pay their employees as low as they can because anything that appears to...
08-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,418
Posted By Daniel4

Hello, Kitty: That would be awesome if you kept...

Hello, Kitty: That would be awesome if you kept up the bike commuting right through winter.

Another thing I learned doing squats and dead lifts at the gym - form. If you climb hills on a bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,560
Posted By Daniel4

What if you soaked the headband in cold water...

What if you soaked the headband in cold water first so it'll keep your head cool. And also try wearing a damp handtowel around your neck.
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