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11-05-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By SactoDoug

A town near me did an infrastructure change at a...

A town near me did an infrastructure change at a school that I thought was interesting. There was a five lane road in front of the school, 2 lanes each direction plus a center turn lane. They...
11-04-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,414
Posted By SactoDoug

You will have to check your local laws, but here...

You will have to check your local laws, but here in California a person is considered a pedestrian if they are walking a bicycle. They only become a vehicle if they are riding it.
11-03-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,116
Posted By SactoDoug

We have both in my city from Uber and e-scooters...

We have both in my city from Uber and e-scooters from Lime. It is annoying when the scooters are placed at the bicycle rack since they are not bicycles, and are not locked to the rack. I pick them...
10-31-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,414
Posted By SactoDoug

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/20191028_151336_3a91b70440f642955f12785773c75c127dd80663.jpg
10-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By SactoDoug

I just saw this video about the bike lanes in...

I just saw this video about the bike lanes in NYC. The new bikes lanes have improved traffic times.

https://youtu.be/XN-tSpQZmYk
10-29-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By SactoDoug

As heart breaking as this is, you can't...

As heart breaking as this is, you can't criminally prosecute every traffic accident. In every traffic accident, you can find negligence. There has to be gross negligence for manslaughter, not just...
10-23-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,789
Posted By SactoDoug

That sucks. In my town, if there is already a...

That sucks. In my town, if there is already a light rail train in a station, an arriving train will wait until it departs so that there is only one train at a time in the station.
10-20-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By SactoDoug

Worst Bike Lanes in the World

I have to laugh at what many local governments set up as bike lanes/paths. I also often see those "Share the Road" signs blocking the bike line on my commutes too.
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10-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,970
Posted By SactoDoug

You are going to cause yourself health problems...

You are going to cause yourself health problems with all that rage. People are terrible as drivers, cyclist and pedestrians. Don't assume that they are singling you out. They are more likely just...
10-12-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By SactoDoug

+1 more for Oxyclean. It removes old stains very...

+1 more for Oxyclean. It removes old stains very well.
10-12-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By SactoDoug

I just want to point out that riding on the...

I just want to point out that riding on the sidewalk is legal in many places. For example, it is legal in California unless local laws prohibit it. That means it is legal in all of the state except...
10-06-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,765
Posted By SactoDoug

I have never broken a carbon fork. I was hit by...

I have never broken a carbon fork. I was hit by a minivan that shoved me into the curb. The front wheel had broken spokes and was bent badly but the carbon fork did not break. I did not reuse the...
10-03-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By SactoDoug

I am thinking the DA under charged her. It is...

I am thinking the DA under charged her. It is not unusual for a person to be charged with multiple crimes and letting the jury decide which one fits such as charging someone with murder 1 and 2 at...
10-02-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By SactoDoug

Why is that not manslaughter?

Why is that not manslaughter?
09-29-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,933
Posted By SactoDoug

I don't see how that makes a practical...

I don't see how that makes a practical difference. The officer in the OP was accusing the man in the video of violating the law. During every traffic stop, the officer observed a violation so they...
09-29-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,933
Posted By SactoDoug

What you are saying makes no sense. Infractions,...

What you are saying makes no sense. Infractions, such as speeding and not having correct lights on your bike, are the lowest level of crime and are below misdemeanor. If an officer cannot detain a...
09-29-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By SactoDoug

Once I was safely away from the dog, I would take...

Once I was safely away from the dog, I would take a picture of where I was in case I needed to come back and find the dog owner's address. With regards to the wound, I would wash it out with my...
09-29-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,933
Posted By SactoDoug

Law enforcement look for any pretext to stop a...

Law enforcement look for any pretext to stop a person that they see as suspicious. They don't have to be correct about the law to detain someone if they are doing so in "good faith". It is...
09-28-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,448
Posted By SactoDoug

Pick your battles. Don't try to defend people...

Pick your battles. Don't try to defend people that don't deserve to be defended. This is a group of kids that might have just been doing what kids do in the best of light. They might have also...
09-28-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,984
Posted By SactoDoug

I think that is rust, not burn marks. It looks...

I think that is rust, not burn marks. It looks pretty clear to me that the sign post was struck. The concrete at the base would not be broken if it were cut. The yellow diamonds appear to have...
09-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By SactoDoug

Vulgarity in Acronyms Allowed?

The rules on vulgarity as currently posted are below. A post was allowed (pmed to a mod and acknowledged recipe (https://www.bikeforums.net/21125362-post71.html)) that not only uses "masking" but...
09-17-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,088
Posted By SactoDoug

Yes, it is a hazardous condition but I believe a...

Yes, it is a hazardous condition but I believe a lot will have to do with the context. I do not believe that a cyclist will be able to ride an entire street in the traffic lane to avoid the door...
09-17-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By SactoDoug

Cyclists Don't Break Rules: People Do

GCN's newest video is very interesting. I have noticed a number of news stories where vehicles were blamed for accidents or crimes. I think GCN has a point when they say that using "cyclist" blames...
09-17-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,088
Posted By SactoDoug

That is a tough situation. A busy street with...

That is a tough situation. A busy street with lots of people getting in and out of their cars.

I ride with a rear view mirror. I when the traffic is clear, I take the lane. When a car is...
09-14-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By SactoDoug

Another vote that you need to try a recumbent...

Another vote that you need to try a recumbent bike. You already had problems with getting a saddle and fit that works for you. Now you have hip problems from accidents. You can keep trying to make...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,899
Posted By SactoDoug

I passed 1 mile of bumper to bumper traffic that...

I passed 1 mile of bumper to bumper traffic that included a Ferrari. That motivates me to ride more. :)


https://youtu.be/92IPiQqYk3I
Forum: Commuting
09-07-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By SactoDoug

What type of terrain and weather do you expect to...

What type of terrain and weather do you expect to ride in? If it is all flat roads, you can do that on just about anything. If you are going up steep hills with sections of gravel in the rain, you...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By SactoDoug

I have two bikes that I use to commute: one with...

I have two bikes that I use to commute: one with SPD-SL, and the other with SPD pedals. The SPD cleats are much more convenient since the tread on those shoes cover the cleat so walking is not too...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,265
Posted By SactoDoug

I used my bell the other day to warn a cat in the...

I used my bell the other day to warn a cat in the bike lane. It is hard to see, but there is a big orange cat next to the pickup truck.

https://youtu.be/sYkpdGTQAn8
09-06-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By SactoDoug

I don't see what practical difference pedestrian...

I don't see what practical difference pedestrian cycling would have.
09-05-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 21,240
Posted By SactoDoug

He has my empathy. I was rear ended by a minivan...

He has my empathy. I was rear ended by a minivan doing 40 mph a few years ago but had different injuries due to being on a recumbent bike. It was still a very unpleasant experience.

I wish him...
09-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,324
Posted By SactoDoug

You are not thinking like a self centered driver....

You are not thinking like a self centered driver. Such a driver does not care about the safety of the cyclist. Their care about the precious few seconds they are losing and to not scratch the paint...
08-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,433
Posted By SactoDoug

Reminder: Always Look On a Green Light

I am glad that I developed the habit that as soon as the light turns green, I look at the cross traffic before I go. Had I just gone without looking, I might not have made it home.
...
08-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By SactoDoug

If you live in California, you can report these...

If you live in California, you can report these vehicles to the Air Resources Board.

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/environmental-complaints/smoking-vehicles
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By SactoDoug

GCN's Recumbent Episode

GCN just released an episode where they discuss recumbents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIsa0L5UNgs
Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,291
Posted By SactoDoug

If I were to buy a new commuting bike today, I...

If I were to buy a new commuting bike today, I would take these things into consideration:


How much stuff am I carrying with me and how do I want to carry it. The more you carry, the fatter...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,748
Posted By SactoDoug

With that green screen, you can make it look like...

With that green screen, you can make it look like you are riding through Mordor and the rain cape is protecting you from falling lava.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,167
Posted By SactoDoug

I only ride in good weather. The driver in my...

I only ride in good weather. The driver in my area are bad enough in good weather. They are dangerous in bad weather and in the dark. The first rain of every Fall has a lot of them in the ditch. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,940
Posted By SactoDoug

Putting in the miles will eventually get you...

Putting in the miles will eventually get you there. Add at least one all out sprint to your rides.

One thing that I have done that has increased my speed is that I run up the stairs at work. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,392
Posted By SactoDoug

My previous job did not have a shower available. ...

My previous job did not have a shower available. I used a wash cloth and rubbing alcohol to freshen up. I would also bring a fresh set of work cloths to change into. My coworkers didn't know I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,920
Posted By SactoDoug

IMO, if you want to increase your cadence, the...

IMO, if you want to increase your cadence, the best thing you can do is get a bicycle computer with a cadence meter. Before you change out other components such as gears and crank arms, you should...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,022
Posted By SactoDoug

Your tires and wheel choice depends on your road...

Your tires and wheel choice depends on your road conditions. If you are going up and down steep hills, you might want some light wheels. If there is a lot of cross wind, you don't want deep dish...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,778
Posted By SactoDoug

I put my bike away for the winter when Daylight...

I put my bike away for the winter when Daylight Savings time hit. I don't trust the heavy traffic where I live to ride in the dark. I'll be back on my bikes in March or April. In between, I'll be...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,839
Posted By SactoDoug

You need better chain maintenance, not a stronger...

You need better chain maintenance, not a stronger chain. Get in the habit of cleaning and lubing your chain. Buying a chain wear checker (usually for less than $10) is also handy.

If you are short...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By SactoDoug

Make sure you have the correct crank length for...

Make sure you have the correct crank length for your leg length (inseam). I found this can make a big difference. Most bikes come with 170mm cranks which is for roughly for a 32" inseam. If your legs...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By SactoDoug

Good thing you were not hurt worse. I always...

Good thing you were not hurt worse. I always ride with glove just in case I crash. The padding on the palms can save some skin.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,791
Posted By SactoDoug

You assume way too much and you take offense from...

You assume way too much and you take offense from your false assumptions. There is nothing material about my comment. I find your initial comments about it hillarious. It just so happens that I did...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,791
Posted By SactoDoug

Sounds good. I am a cat person. Also, cats...

Sounds good. I am a cat person. Also, cats don't chase me or try to bte me. :beer:
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,791
Posted By SactoDoug

rofl

rofl
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,791
Posted By SactoDoug

Yes. It is just East of it.

Yes. It is just East of it.
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