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04-19-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Any particular reason to mount or use a a GPS...

Any particular reason to mount or use a a GPS device on a bicycle dedicated to the task of getting groceries (presumably at local stores?) Seems like securing it while shopping would be more hassle...
04-16-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to King of Spies: The Dark...

Finished listening to King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea, by Blaine Harden.
Started listening to The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris.
04-15-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,537
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

It is your posts on this thread that I am...

It is your posts on this thread that I am referencing.
Seems to me that you are posting comments about what you think is the improper use of mirrors based on what you can or can not see reflected in...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

Interesting article about intrepid Indian Cycling Tourists.
India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World
In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey....
04-15-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,537
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I use my mirror for knowing where approaching...

I use my mirror for knowing where approaching vehicles are, motorized or not, far back of me long before I can see the whites of the drivers'/riders' eyes. I do not usually need to continually track...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 228,302
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

How were you able to locate the owner? I found an...

How were you able to locate the owner? I found an Apple Series 5 Smart Watch while bicycling through a medical center parking lot. I found no way to do it from the Apple web site. Eventually I just...
04-15-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,537
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Your "issue" is your expectation that every rider...

Your "issue" is your expectation that every rider you intend to pass should physically and/or verbally acknowledge your presence.
04-13-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,340
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

In the past, there have been a few BF posters (of...

In the past, there have been a few BF posters (of the motorist bashing ilk) who claimed to enjoy annoying motorists by driving at or below the speed limit.
04-13-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,066
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Yeah sure. All those who wish to "count" it...

Yeah sure. All those who wish to "count" it should petition the appropriate Federal agencies (perhaps the Federal Railroad Administration ( FRA) which is an agency in the United States Department of...
04-13-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,066
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

What "interstate bicycle lanes?"

What "interstate bicycle lanes?"
04-13-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Or it may not be an oversight in the programming...

Or it may not be an oversight in the programming for vehicles with the transmission set for forward direction (ie. not in reverse.) Displaying vehicles that are stopped behind on a screen is not...
04-13-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Did the OP claim that he detected anything...

Did the OP claim that he detected anything "picked up" on the driver's screen display about vehicles behind the Tesla, animated or not ? I must have missed that.

Of course we will just have to...
04-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Just a guess, but perhaps the Tesla console...

Just a guess, but perhaps the Tesla console display is designed to provide information to the driver, not passersby, and be viewed from the front seat by the driver (or front seat passenger) and not...
04-12-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,476
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Are you referring to some sort of signal that you...

Are you referring to some sort of signal that you are slowing down, or turning or both? I suspect that not one motorist in ten would correctly interpret the intentions of anyone giving an obscure or...
04-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to Daydream Believers - How a...

Finished listening to Daydream Believers - How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, by Fred Kaplan. George W. Bush, et al.:troll:
Started listening to King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I bought one for $15 at a garage sale in 2006....

I bought one for $15 at a garage sale in 2006. Took it to Philadelphia area to use use for getting around the area when I visit relatives about once a year. Store it in relative's garage, where...
04-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I suspect that Bike Forum afficianadoes are over...

I suspect that Bike Forum afficianadoes are over represented among the bicylists who remove reflectors from their bicycles.
04-05-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

This so-called "argument" is as relevant as...

This so-called "argument" is as relevant as bringing up pedestrian and children fatalities in a discussion about cyclists' conspicuity and its relationship to riding safely in or near traffic.
04-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I'll remember that if I ever encounter a pocket...

I'll remember that if I ever encounter a pocket bike lane between high speed through lanes and high speed right turning lanes.
It is not a revelation to learn that merging, lane changing and turning...
04-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Motorists driving straight ahead in an adjacent...

Motorists driving straight ahead in an adjacent lane are not killing any bicyclists riding on a shoulder or bike lane, regardless of the motorists' speed or cyclists' equipment.

I rode in the...
04-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

If the motorists are giving at least the required...

If the motorists are giving at least the required minimum lateral distance to bicyclists riding in an adjacent lane of the shoulder, or bike path, there are no credible or rational safety reasons to...
04-05-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to The Confessor, the third...

Finished listening to The Confessor, the third novel in the Gabriel Allon series, by Daniel Silva.
Finished listening to Terror's Echo, 3 short stories extracted from The Transgression series of...
04-05-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The OP claimed that the cyclist was on the...

The OP claimed that the cyclist was on the shoulder. Please explain why motorists, riding at the legal speed, should slow down even for one second, let alone 30 seconds in the presence of a cyclist...
04-03-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

North American cyclists' attitudes (based solely...

North American cyclists' attitudes (based solely on a reading of the posts on BF for the last umpteen years from strident "bicycle enthusiasts" and self described "serious cyclists") seem to be...
04-01-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I lived in Deutschland for 10 years, the last 5...

I lived in Deutschland for 10 years, the last 5 just outside of Heidelberg and I bicycle commuted approx 22km/RT to/from my job site in Heidelberg for all 5 years. It was a delight every day; car...
03-31-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

And in all cases of the above, biased...

And in all cases of the above, biased proselytizers and/or fearmongors continue to repeat the same baseless accusations, cast blame, and/or cite their favorite boogeymen as the reason/cause for the...
03-30-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Yada, yada. The same can be said for the "facts"...

Yada, yada. The same can be said for the "facts" about UFO sightings or the facts as professed by the purveyors of various religions.Constant repetition of belief in unverified "facts"/fabrications...
03-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to A Brotherhood of Spies: The...

Finished listening to A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War, by Monte Reel. Well worth reading.

Started listening to The Confessor, the third novel in the Gabriel Allon series,...
03-20-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

All very true and apparently irrelevant to those...

All very true and apparently irrelevant to those who invariably cry "Cellphone!" or "Texting!" in a Pavlovian-like response to any and every vague "news" report of a bicyclist - motorist collision...
03-20-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I certainly wouldn't be surprised if...

I certainly wouldn't be surprised if "cellphonitis" plays a roll in some rear end collisions to bicyclists. I have read much speculation and fear mongering posted on BF discussion lists in the last...
03-20-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Who needs facts about cause(s) of collisions when...

Who needs facts about cause(s) of collisions when xperts have the all purpose answer at hand for the cause of every collision? "Cell phones!" Done and Done.
03-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

When would it EVER be appropriate or safe for a...

When would it EVER be appropriate or safe for a cyclist or motorist (moving or stopped) to enter a traffic lane from a shoulder or an adjacent traffic lane without first looking back for approaching...
Forum: Foo
03-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,899
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

My wife and I will be able to visit with our...

My wife and I will be able to visit with our grandchildren in a few weeks.

We got stickers AND cards!...
03-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to The Comedy is Finished, a...

Finished listening to The Comedy is Finished, a posthumously published novel by the late Donald Westlake.

Started listening to A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War, by Monte...
03-09-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Can't quite figure out what is happening or not...

Can't quite figure out what is happening or not happening on or near this bridge from your description of a so-called culture and past history.

I suggest you rethink your idea that you can force a...
03-06-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,181
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I have a nice garage and use a storage method...

I have a nice garage and use a storage method similar to Woodcraft's. Kickstands are handy wherever I store/park my bikes....
03-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to Nuking the Moon: And Other...

Finished listening to Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Best Left on the Drawing Board, by Vince Houghton.

Started listening to The Comedy is Finished, a...
02-26-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to Nobody's Perfect, the...

Finished listening to Nobody's Perfect, the fourth novel in the series of John Dortmunder light crime capers, by Donald Westlake.

Started listening to Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence...
02-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,592
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

A first person view of Lucas prioritizing those...

A first person view of Lucas prioritizing those valuable seconds and first saving his beater bike from death, before helping his friend (who fell in trying to help him!) get out of the water. ...
02-19-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to With the Old Breed: At...

Finished listening to With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, a first person account by E. B. Sledge. The TV mini series "The Pacific" drew heavily from this book. The real blood and guts...
Forum: Foo
02-09-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 11,220
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

First sentence of the article: The second...

First sentence of the article:

The second paragraph describes the Apple car as an "electric driverless car."

It seems that is some confusion in assuming that electric cars and driver less cars...
01-26-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to Eddie's Boy, the fourth in...

Finished listening to Eddie's Boy, the fourth in the Butcher's Boy series of crime novels by Thomas Perry. Final Score: Eddie and his boy - about 50, would-be Mafia hit men - 0.

Started listening...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 11,220
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Recent informative article on the status of...

Recent informative article on the status of so-called self driving cars:
The real self-driving revolution remains years away...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 11,220
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Isn't that the only place where you have...

Isn't that the only place where you have encountered them for the last several years? I would think these vehicles would have memorized their Chandler routes and traffic patterns by now.:lol:

Do...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,065
Views: 1,534,841
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

For a change of pace, tweets about unique cars...

For a change of pace, tweets about unique cars actually actually driven by the poster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV2FvbCiSdU&t=8s
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 11,220
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Anybody have any more news from...

Anybody have any more news from Waymo/Google/Alphabet management about progress in their self driving operation in Chandler, AZ?

Or are they still in an infinite PR loop of working from early in...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 11,220
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

More "news" about rumors and dreamy guesses about...

More "news" about rumors and dreamy guesses about the future of Apple Cars. No doubt this "news"will be catnip for devoted fanboys of "elegance" in self driving vaporware, if not breakthrough...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 11,220
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The only recent "breakthrough" on the self...

The only recent "breakthrough" on the self driving subject IS rather shocking, but not surprising considering the cast of characters involved:...
01-22-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 212,752
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Finished listening to The Kingdom, a Norwegian...

Finished listening to The Kingdom, a Norwegian crime novel by Jo Nesbø. Too long, should have been edited to ½ as many pages. I prefer the Harry Hole series of crime/police procedurals by the same...
01-08-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,707
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

What makes you think that someone who you think,...

What makes you think that someone who you think, presumably by appearance alone, is a person whose "thing" is cycling (whatever that means) and has a "nice set up", is likely to be more or less...
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