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06-28-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,669
Posted By JoeyBike

If you make the decision to venture out into auto...

If you make the decision to venture out into auto traffic on a bicycle the name of the game is "Do what it takes to make it home alive". It really is all on YOU. "Fault" is irrelevant to a dead...
06-28-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,166
Posted By JoeyBike

Thankfully I live in a city where nobody (cars or...

Thankfully I live in a city where nobody (cars or bikes) stops for stop signs. So I only stop to grant right of way to those who deserve it and roll the rest of the time. No one says diddly. In fact,...
05-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,431
Posted By JoeyBike

Time of day (rush hour), angle of sun,...

Time of day (rush hour), angle of sun, attentiveness of motorists, width of lanes, average width of vehicles, hard shoulder, soft shoulder, surface condition, and cyclist behavior - to name a few of...
05-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By JoeyBike

Without Pro Sports, Bike Shops are Booming in NOLA

Bike shops in the New Orleans area are booming and cyclists are EVERYWHERE. Thanks to the absence of sports on TV and playground closures all over, people are taking to bikes big time. Every bike...
04-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,348
Posted By JoeyBike

Agreed. I can tell you first hand from New...

Agreed. I can tell you first hand from New Orleans that having a Mardi Gras parade 21 days "in a row" during a pandemic is not too smart. Now we know. The Tour is very much like Mardi Gras for the...
04-22-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,397
Posted By JoeyBike

Biked about 100 miles last 12 months before the...

Biked about 100 miles last 12 months before the lockdown. According to Endomondo I have 281 miles in the past 30 days. So year, switched from commuting/pleasure rides on skates and longboards back to...
04-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,526
Posted By JoeyBike

Don't need a report for believing that. Booze is...

Don't need a report for believing that. Booze is the only consumable my wife and I severely underestimated our consumption. Thankfully she found an app and we can get all we want, plus snacks (like...
04-10-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,526
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm cycling in New Orleans again and have...

I'm cycling in New Orleans again and have experienced the opposite here. Yes, people are still on their phones behind the wheel, and many are distracted by their own thoughts I suppose, but all in...
03-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By JoeyBike

Make them out of skunks. ;)

Make them out of skunks. ;)
03-27-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By JoeyBike

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm back on the bike thanks to C-19.

Thanks to the current "Stay At Home" orders in my state (Louisiana) our street grid in New Orleans have become a mostly deserted cycling utopia. Given that our medical professionals have enough to...
03-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,197
Posted By JoeyBike

And still no one is even whispering Zero...

And still no one is even whispering Zero Population Growth. Seems obvious. Too many people. If all of these younger "Green New Deal" people swore to only have zero, one, or two kids and one or two...
03-01-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Or the distinctive whine of jumbo mud tires and...

Or the distinctive whine of jumbo mud tires and diesel engines approaching from behind.
02-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,043
Posted By JoeyBike

I think the biggest change for me, which happened...

I think the biggest change for me, which happened gradually, was my sensibilities toward cycling in bad weather. When I first started commuting by bike I would only go if the forecast was 20% chance...
02-15-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

If I had that hair I would let the wind blow it...

If I had that hair I would let the wind blow it around as well.
02-15-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and...

Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and end up in a BETTER place! Kudos.
02-12-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Cycling is one of dozens if not hundreds of ways...

Cycling is one of dozens if not hundreds of ways to get exercise, including a spinning class with zero risk of getting splattered. Just saying. Every time you go for a ride in traffic you put your...
02-07-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Not certain why you are directing this at me....

Not certain why you are directing this at me. ANYTHING that puts me elbow to elbow with motorized traffic brings substantial risks. And most road users don't get killed by motor vehicles, the get...
02-06-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By JoeyBike

Anybody who cares to LOOK will see the same. Few...

Anybody who cares to LOOK will see the same. Few motorists are paying attention to the task at hand.
02-06-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Agreed, but the presumption is that a person...

Agreed, but the presumption is that a person giving up cycling around auto traffic because they perceive that as too dangerous would substitute something with fewer risks or scenarios out of their...
02-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Tulane University environmental sciences...

Tulane University environmental sciences professor Stephen A. Nelson has calculated the odds of getting killed by a meteorite (http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/Natural_Disasters/impacts.htm) at about...
01-26-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By JoeyBike

Just about any activity is safe, until you are...

Just about any activity is safe, until you are the one represented by a ghost bike. The issue is binary in nature. 0 = no catastrophe, 1 = DEAD. So a year of successful cycling would look like:...
01-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,284
Posted By JoeyBike

A step-thru folding bike is my recommendation....

A step-thru folding bike is my recommendation. Extra long seatposts and adjustable steering tube gives you great size adjustments. You likely will need a second seatpost and saddle if the long one...
01-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,052
Posted By JoeyBike

First of all...nice account of your feelings!...

First of all...nice account of your feelings! Yeah, I get it.

Have you considered, or is it available to you, all of the delivery options available in cities these days? There are TV commercials...
01-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By JoeyBike

He wasn't so drunk that he slammed into rear end...

He wasn't so drunk that he slammed into rear end of the auto traffic jam on that roadway at the time. Auto traffic was dead stopped. He saw the traffic jam and decided to pass on the right inside of...
01-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By JoeyBike

Not true. The spot where he started running over...

Not true. The spot where he started running over cyclists is at least one mile from the parade route starting point. The story as I heard it through the grapevine (third hand info may be total BS of...
01-19-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By JoeyBike

When that bike lane was first painted I was...

When that bike lane was first painted I was commuting on it daily. For the first few months I saw many vehicles driving INSIDE the bike lane as if it were an auto lane. The roadway was 4-lanes for...
01-06-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By JoeyBike

Completed my first cross country bike tour in...

Completed my first cross country bike tour in 1989. Spent 5 months on the bike in the USA, mostly camping. When I got back into the real world my van was in storage so I left it there until I could...
12-12-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,320
Posted By JoeyBike

My only beef is that this forum is called "Living...

My only beef is that this forum is called "Living Car Free" and often certain "purists" (and trolls) chastise people who come here who don't fit the purist's idea of Car-Free. I believe this should...
12-11-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,320
Posted By JoeyBike

I find it interesting how we define "Car-Free" in...

I find it interesting how we define "Car-Free" in general. Some feel like we have to live on a distant island with no car on it to call ourselves car-free. Or another planet.

I live in a...
12-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,320
Posted By JoeyBike

I kept my last car in storage for a year thinking...

I kept my last car in storage for a year thinking there was NO WAY i could live without a car long term. That was 1989. And I had no intention of giving up my car (van actually). I had just returned...
11-25-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,482
Posted By JoeyBike

Jandd. First set only lasted me 25 years. Fold...

Jandd. First set only lasted me 25 years. Fold flat when empty. Rain covers available. I use them for almost everything these days. They lift right off instantly, go on just as easily.
...
11-17-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By JoeyBike

We start placing Christmas holiday things around...

We start placing Christmas holiday things around the park in August.

https://youtu.be/WME43h5lGNc

The event begins the week before Thanksgiving and concludes a few days after New Years Day....
11-14-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By JoeyBike

I am using my utility trailer at my workplace now.

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11-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By JoeyBike

One trailer only. No trouble stopping with good...

One trailer only. No trouble stopping with good cantilever or linear breaks on the bike, at least on flat land. Never exceeded 300 lbs though. I just started using the trailer at work again. It kinda...
11-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By JoeyBike

Yeah, NOLA is a place where most people are...

Yeah, NOLA is a place where most people are driving drunk, but if you kill someone(s) in the process the results are never pretty. And I believe the drunk was the son of an NOPD officer. Or some...
11-01-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,306
Posted By JoeyBike

You will find yourself with a better class of...

You will find yourself with a better class of woman, once you convince her/them that you aren't just another DUI graduate. If you drive a fancy car you never know a woman's motivation for dating you....
10-25-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,775
Posted By JoeyBike

There are people who believe that free parking...

There are people who believe that free parking should not exist in most large or even medium cities. Concrete parking lots (except for new porous concrete) contribute to flooding and other...
10-25-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,453
Posted By JoeyBike

Most train accidents involve a "hidden" train....

Most train accidents involve a "hidden" train. Especially at crossings where there are no gates. The motorist at the head of the line (who has been delayed the longest) fires up the engine when the...
10-25-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,306
Posted By JoeyBike

Nice going Phamilton! Thanks for the report. Keep...

Nice going Phamilton! Thanks for the report. Keep on keeping on man!
10-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,791
Posted By JoeyBike

And still two people respond anyway.

And still two people respond anyway.
10-10-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,539
Posted By JoeyBike

New Orleans USA has non-electric bike share for...

New Orleans USA has non-electric bike share for about two years now. I think it works really well in my city. Electric bike shares are coming I have heard. eScooters businesses are banned.

I use...
10-10-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By JoeyBike

Paint stores sell paint designed for PVC patio...

Paint stores sell paint designed for PVC patio furniture, trash cans, recycle bins, etc. It works on many types of plastic. Even so, you can scratch the PVC paint off if you try. Nice Photoshop job!
09-21-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By JoeyBike

So true! Especially in A&S for some reason. ...

So true! Especially in A&S for some reason.

My tough skin comes from playing 3rd base from pewees to college baseball. This means that at every game played on the opposition's field the 3rd base...
09-20-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By JoeyBike

That is b@d@$$ed! I was forced to commute 18...

That is b@d@$$ed! I was forced to commute 18 miles each way for a year and a half after Katrina ruined New Orleans. That was no joke. My level of fitness was pretty incredible and I am sure you will...
09-15-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,230
Posted By JoeyBike

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
09-13-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,791
Posted By JoeyBike

OW...my EYES!!! :twitchy:

OW...my EYES!!! :twitchy:
09-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,791
Posted By JoeyBike

Maybe I used too many words. If you make...

Maybe I used too many words.

If you make yourself as invisible as possible and play on a busy highway, then getting smacked is largely your fault. The invisible cyclist caused the accident as well...
09-12-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,791
Posted By JoeyBike

So the guy/gal who exercises free choice (no one...

So the guy/gal who exercises free choice (no one is forcing them) to (basically) stand on a busy roadway and NOT try to be as visible as possible and wear some sort of protective gear is 100%...
09-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,791
Posted By JoeyBike

The reason they don't slow down is because they...

The reason they don't slow down is because they aren't expecting to encounter a deer, a turtle, or a cyclist. The motorist keeps their speed up because they feel they could easily see another motor...
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