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09-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,811
Posted By Daniel4

Well, that's exactly what just happened. A lot of...

Well, that's exactly what just happened. A lot of cars blocking the bike lanes with a lot of bikes sounding their bells and horns while we were forced to ride with the cars.

So what? That's what...
09-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By Daniel4

The visor on my bike helmet is usually good...

The visor on my bike helmet is usually good enough for my face. If the sun isn't shining on my eyes, it's not hitting my face either. Having said that I still apply a light coat of spf30 on high uv...
09-18-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,213
Posted By Daniel4

Well, on CBC radio, they did mention the driver....

Well, on CBC radio, they did mention the driver. Charges have not been laid.

I don't expect there will charges because the victim was not in a car.
09-17-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,811
Posted By Daniel4

What's also baffling is that, in order for a...

What's also baffling is that, in order for a driver to park his or her car, she would have to cross the bike lane. Not only would a good driver have checked the blindspot for cyclists before parking,...
09-17-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,811
Posted By Daniel4

So, what would be so bad about ringing your bell...

So, what would be so bad about ringing your bell or sounding your horn while riding in the bike lane passing a row of parked cars?
09-17-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By Daniel4

Could it be the loud speaker was designed to be...

Could it be the loud speaker was designed to be heard clearly from inside a car?

Reminds me once when I was riding on the subway and the PA goes on : "Attention all passengers. Blah, blah,...
09-17-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,064
Posted By Daniel4

Well I don't know about kids today but I spent a...

Well I don't know about kids today but I spent a lot of my youth on a bicycle. Even when I got my first car and drive to school during my university years, I still rode my bike to my summer jobs....
09-17-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,811
Posted By Daniel4

If there's one thing I can praise about Toronto...

If there's one thing I can praise about Toronto bike lanes is that when there are parked cars, the bike lanes are located between the curb and the parked cars separated by bollards or other physical...
09-17-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,213
Posted By Daniel4

Here's another article. ...

Here's another article.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/man-pedestrian-struck-vehicle-scarborough-1.5287735

But get a load of this quote

"The vehicle that struck the male pedestrian...
09-17-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,811
Posted By Daniel4

True but you're going to get bullied and maybe...

True but you're going to get bullied and maybe rear-ended and motorists are going to wonder why you're in the traffic lane when there's an empty bike lane right beside you.
09-17-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,811
Posted By Daniel4

My suggestion: Ring your bell or sound your horn...

My suggestion: Ring your bell or sound your horn as you ride past parked cars.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By Daniel4

If the forecast predicts rain, just prepare for...

If the forecast predicts rain, just prepare for it.

I carry a cap with a long visor, and already wear wrap around goggles to cover my prescription glasses. I have a garbage bag in my bike bag. I...
09-12-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,752
Posted By Daniel4

This discussion is about what to do with...

This discussion is about what to do with harrassers on the road. So if you're going to engage, of course want to change his mind, so he won't harrass you anymore.

But if you're not expecting...
09-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,752
Posted By Daniel4

You've made my point. This discussion is 41 days...

You've made my point. This discussion is 41 days old with 192 comments.

Not only that, I've taken your advice by engaging and you haven't changed my mind either.

I'm not going to spend that...
09-11-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,213
Posted By Daniel4

Here's the latest example. ...

Here's the latest example.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/pedestrian-struck-1.5277522

Usually, you can't comment. But in those rare articles where you can, I ask if it was a...
09-11-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,113
Posted By Daniel4

Laws of Discussion Forum Comments 1) One...

Laws of Discussion Forum Comments

1) One outlier negates all other data points and observations.

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2) If nothing detrimental has occured for X years while performing act Y, nothing...
09-11-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,752
Posted By Daniel4

So what makes you think arguing with a bully and...

So what makes you think arguing with a bully and a thug is going to change his mind?

Let's put it this way. In this particular thread, there are basically two opposing opinions. Of those people...
09-10-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Daniel4

A lot of pedestrians are actually drivers who got...

A lot of pedestrians are actually drivers who got out of their cars. And of course, most drivers are pedestrians who just got off the sidewalk.

And yes, separated bike lanes do help protect...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,149
Posted By Daniel4

See how messed up DST is? Nobody understands it. ...

See how messed up DST is? Nobody understands it.

Think. Standard time is what mother nature says it is. At fall and spring day, the Sun will set around 6pm.
09-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,213
Posted By Daniel4

That's why these types of websites are called...

That's why these types of websites are called discussion forums. We discuss things. Don't expect anybody to resolve problems here that lawmakers couldn't for the past 100 years. There may be good...
09-08-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,213
Posted By Daniel4

This thread reminded me of the movie Emperor of...

This thread reminded me of the movie Emperor of the North with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Caradine.

If cyclists could drag around something that would bounce around, cars would keep a...
09-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,819
Posted By Daniel4

Probably for the same reason that: 1) not...

Probably for the same reason that:

1) not all car drivers are into auto racing;
2) not all joggers are into marathons;
3) not all walkers are into walking races.
09-03-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Daniel4

I'm watching a documentary on TVO about Igor...

I'm watching a documentary on TVO about Igor Kenk. He's moved to Switzerland.
09-03-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,064
Posted By Daniel4

More people die each year in a car in the United...

More people die each year in a car in the United States than in an airplane world wide. But more people are afraid of flying than getting into a car.

So, yes, you should be afraid of dying on the...
09-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By Daniel4

Car infrastructures are a net cost to taxpayers. ...

Car infrastructures are a net cost to taxpayers. Bicycle infrastructures result in net savings.
09-03-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,064
Posted By Daniel4

So why is bad driving acceptable that you would...

So why is bad driving acceptable that you would advise the cyclist how to properly wear a helmet to survive a collision with a motor vehicle?
Of the 783 cyclist deaths, how many were due to...
09-01-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By Daniel4

They all know how to properly run red lights and...

They all know how to properly run red lights and stop signs and they expect the rest of us niceholes to let them do it.
08-30-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Daniel4

So why is it acceptable when motorists do these...

So why is it acceptable when motorists do these things?

And btw, I swerve out of bike lanes only when there are cars parked in them.
08-30-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By Daniel4

Speaking of ungrateful, have you read the thread...

Speaking of ungrateful, have you read the thread about niceholes?
08-29-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By Daniel4

This thread is in the same line as the one about...

This thread is in the same line as the one about seeing other cyclists doing something wrong do you tell them?

Opinions are split.
08-29-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,350
Posted By Daniel4

Most of the time when I take the lane, they are...

Most of the time when I take the lane, they are on roads and streets with another lane for cars to move into to pass me safely. I also take the lane on really congested and slow moving traffic where...
08-27-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,120
Posted By Daniel4

If I'm physically in the pedestrian crosswalk, I...

If I'm physically in the pedestrian crosswalk, I walk my bike. If I intend to ride across, I ride outside of it where the cars drive.
08-27-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Daniel4

I'm sure there's someone in these BFs that can...

I'm sure there's someone in these BFs that can tell the rest of us how to properly run red lights.

Sometimes niceholes exist for these kind of things.
08-26-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,938
Posted By Daniel4

This is a public forum where everything you post...

This is a public forum where everything you post is open for anybody to read and chime in. If you want it to be a private discussion, there's always the option of private messaging.

And what's...
08-24-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By Daniel4

So give the residences a choice: removal of...

So give the residences a choice: removal of parking for protected bike lanes or increase taxes for dedicated strict traffic enforcement allowing for bicycles and car to drive together.

There are...
08-24-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By Daniel4

That's why I also stated to include extremely...

That's why I also stated to include extremely strict traffic enforcement. I already know drivers who are opposed to giving up parking for bike lanes aren't going to give up any driving space for...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,220
Posted By Daniel4

I guess I was a nicehole today on a bike. I let...

I guess I was a nicehole today on a bike. I let a car get in front of me from a driveway. Because of the lineup of cars behind me waiting for the construction worker to let us through, that car...
08-23-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,752
Posted By Daniel4

Yes it's against the law and so is speeding,...

Yes it's against the law and so is speeding, running amber lights when there is time and a safe distance to stop, rolling through stop signs and parking where signs indicate not to park there. ...
08-23-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,938
Posted By Daniel4

Sure it's the norm. But why does it have to be...

Sure it's the norm. But why does it have to be acceptable? Cowering indoors doesn't get you to where you want to go.
08-23-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,938
Posted By Daniel4

So while the authorities try to solve the problem...

So while the authorities try to solve the problem of traffic congestion and road deaths, road users themselves seem to accept that bad driving is an acceptable norm.
08-23-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,752
Posted By Daniel4

Good. No point in escalating the situation. I,...

Good. No point in escalating the situation. I, like a lot of others have suggested, just ignore it.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
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: 189
Views: 14,250
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: 42
Views: 3,220
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: 189
Views: 14,250
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: 42
Views: 3,220
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: 203
Views: 15,752
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: 42
Views: 3,220
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: 21
Views: 2,775
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: 42
Views: 3,220
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.
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