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08-30-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Daily Commute

All negligent homicide...

All negligent homicide (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2903.05) is a misdemeanor in Ohio. The same applies to drivers (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2903.06). It becomes a felony when the driving is...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Daily Commute

Thanks. The difficulty in removing the wheel is...

Thanks. The difficulty in removing the wheel is one reason I want tough tires. I had the, Schwalbe Marathon Plus. I might upgrade to the Supreme.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Daily Commute

The LBS says they can do the roller brake with...

The LBS says they can do the roller brake with this. I'm leaning toward that. I don't want disc brakes because they have less room for error as to adjustments. If the roller brake doesn't work, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Daily Commute

Versa Alfine Shifters (LHT build up)

Bad news: My Surly Cross Check commuter was stolen. I'm mostly over being ****ed off. Now, I'm looking at next steps.

Good news: I'm probably going to build up a Long Haul Trucker frame with...
06-20-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,403
Posted By Daily Commute

The explanation of the cop sounds mostly...

The explanation of the cop sounds mostly reasonable--eight total riders ticketed, all of whom supposedly blew the sign without slowing. We cyclists need to pick our battles, and defending scofflaws...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,922
Posted By Daily Commute

The Ohio Bike Federation...

The Ohio Bike Federation (http://www.ohiobike.org/) got a law passed here that eliminates the points, except for drunk or reckless cycling. The state patrol insisted on those exceptions. Cyclists...
06-07-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,725
Posted By Daily Commute

As to Alta Planning, we're talking about closing...

As to Alta Planning, we're talking about closing rec centers and firing police and firefighters, but Columbus paid them a quarter million dollars to get make us eligible for a "bike friendly" award,...
06-07-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,725
Posted By Daily Commute

Why? If you can't stripe a safe bike lane, you...

Why? If you can't stripe a safe bike lane, you don't have to stripe one. In Columbus, we will soon have sharrows on High Street (the central North-South street). The City couldn't stripe a safe...
06-06-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,725
Posted By Daily Commute

This is the problem. This is why we have unsafe...

This is the problem. This is why we have unsafe bike lanes. A door-zone bike lane is worse than no lane at all. At least then it would be harder for a cop to say that you belonged in the door...
05-19-09, 03:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,765
Posted By Daily Commute

The person could also have heart or lung problems...

The person could also have heart or lung problems that make it dangerous to do even moderate exercise. That said, Cephy is right that a few people probably use a chair who don't need it. People in...
05-18-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,128
Posted By Daily Commute

I hope this was sarcastic. In isolation, the ad...

I hope this was sarcastic. In isolation, the ad is somewhat ambiguous, but it wasn't run in isolation. Chase was catering to us. Let's not slap them on the hand. Someone else pointed out that he...
05-17-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Daily Commute

[Edit: I see Kuan's point in Post 9. I...

[Edit: I see Kuan's point in Post 9. I misunderstood because I just scanned it. My mistake. The writer is calling for registration to give cyclists money and to force people to use all modes of...
05-16-09, 03:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,765
Posted By Daily Commute

I agree as to lights when other vehicles...

I agree as to lights when other vehicles (including bikes) need lights, but any penalties should be so small as to be mostly symbolic. I'd rather see the town give away $10 white and red blinkies to...
05-15-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,128
Posted By Daily Commute

Given the context of the WaMu takeover the other...

Given the context of the WaMu takeover the other healthy-lifestyle ads, I think this clearly meant as a compliment.


Probably true. I'd add that we need to save the outrage for companies that...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By Daily Commute

many people go to the gym for an hour a day, so a...

many people go to the gym for an hour a day, so a ride that would take you an hour to an hour and a half sounds like a good work out, especially if you can put the bike on the rack for the trip home....
05-15-09, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,128
Posted By Daily Commute

What in the picture makes you think that? To me,...

What in the picture makes you think that? To me, it looks like a guy in bike clothes with a decent bike carrying it the way an experienced cyclist would carry a bike.

I admit that the ad is...
05-14-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,128
Posted By Daily Commute

If there's anyplace it's OK to rant a little...

If there's anyplace it's OK to rant a little about an anti-cyclist ad, it's in the advocacy section of a message board for cyclists. That said, I don't see how the ad is anti-cyclist.
05-14-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,765
Posted By Daily Commute

You're right, except that in many places (Oregon,...

You're right, except that in many places (Oregon, for example), once a bike lane is striped, we lose the right to use the roadway (unless we can convince a non-cyclist cop, a non-cyclist prosecutor,...
05-13-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,765
Posted By Daily Commute

Unfortunately, some places (Portland, for...

Unfortunately, some places (Portland, for example), once a "bike lane" is built, we lose the right to use the rest of the road. So cars don't "tolerate us in their lanes." As I said in my first...
05-12-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,765
Posted By Daily Commute

If an ordinance gives wheelchair users the right...

If an ordinance gives wheelchair users the right to use bike lanes at their whim also includes a provision expressly saying that cyclists can use the road instead of the bike lane at the cyclist's...
05-12-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By Daily Commute

Mauriceloridans, I stand corrected on Louisiana...

Mauriceloridans,
I stand corrected on Louisiana law. I stick by my point that if you know you have to ride to get someplace, you shouldn't have anything to drink. Period.
05-12-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,515
Posted By Daily Commute

One problem is that MUP's in the US pretty much...

One problem is that MUP's in the US pretty much never have the right of way when they intersect with roads. When I'm on a main road, I have the right of way more often than not, so I can legally and...
05-12-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By Daily Commute

If I have even one beer after work, I put the...

If I have even one beer after work, I put the bike on the front of the bus and and let the bus driver take me home. If that's not an option, I just don't drink at all. Cycling isn't rocket science,...
05-11-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By Daily Commute

Here's the Louisiana statute...

Here's the Louisiana statute (http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=78751).



.08 is automatic, but you can still be convicted with less than that or with no test. I didn't look much...
05-11-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,515
Posted By Daily Commute

You're both right. Sorry for the tiny morsel...

You're both right. Sorry for the tiny morsel that I fed to the troll.
05-10-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,515
Posted By Daily Commute

How can a cyclist block two lanes?

How can a cyclist block two lanes?
05-09-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By Daily Commute

I agree with this. We need studies about what...

I agree with this. We need studies about what works and what doesn't. Portland made many, many changes relating to cycling, but some attribute accident reductions to lane stripes alone. ...
05-09-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By Daily Commute

You can still get an impaired driving citation...

You can still get an impaired driving citation for less than .08 most places. Plus, .08 is the level that you are automatically considered drunk. You can get found guilty of drunk driving with...
05-09-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By Daily Commute

The University of Texas did a study a couple...

The University of Texas did a study a couple years ago. It concluded that when bike lanes were striped, motorists passed cyclists more closely than when there were no lane stripes. If you want more...
05-08-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By Daily Commute

Since you were drinking, I'd let this one slide. ...

Since you were drinking, I'd let this one slide. Count yourself lucky that the cop didn't run you through the roadside tests and cite you for drunk or impaired driving.

Once alcohol is in the...
05-08-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By Daily Commute

"Feel" is the operative word. That's what the...

"Feel" is the operative word. That's what the "solid white line" is mostly about--making you feel better.

The LAB's award is little more than a measure of how much road paint the state's have...
05-07-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Daily Commute

Actually, it's $15 a year renewal...

Actually, it's $15 a year renewal (http://bmv.ohio.gov/vehicle_registration/reg_fees.htm), if that makes a difference. Lots of people spend $15 on things I wouldn't, but it's their fifteen bucks.
05-04-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By Daily Commute

Thanks. But one correction to my statement. I...

Thanks. But one correction to my statement. I was talking about the NYPD cop who tackled the cyclist in that video we have all seen. Maybe he tased the cyclist, too. I don't remember. But my...
05-02-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By Daily Commute

Almost as important as picking your battles is...

Almost as important as picking your battles is deciding how to fight them. If you fight them with a cop who will not listen, you are fighting where he is strongest and you are weakest. Unless you...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,147
Posted By Daily Commute

I've had them for more than two years (see my...

I've had them for more than two years (see my initial review (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=223020)), and not a single puncture flat. (I do use studded tires for a month or two in the...
05-02-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By Daily Commute

A brief discussion is usually fine when the cop...

A brief discussion is usually fine when the cop is asking you to do something that appears to be simply wrong, but you need to pay attention for the time when the cop stops listening. Then, you just...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-09, 03:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,147
Posted By Daily Commute

A three-five speed rear internal hub, no front...

A three-five speed rear internal hub, no front gears. A few gears are helpful to get moving. Too many gears cause glitches. I have two in front and ten in the back. I think that's too many.
A...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,028
Posted By Daily Commute

One more vote for short hair.

One more vote for short hair.
05-02-09, 03:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By Daily Commute

Bottom line: When a cop orders you to do...

Bottom line: When a cop orders you to do something, do it. If the cop s wrong, you can always complain later to the cop's superiors or to the political officials who oversee the police department. ...
05-02-09, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Daily Commute

The Ohio Bike Federation...

The Ohio Bike Federation (http://www.ohiobike.org/license_plate.htm) convinced the legislature to create them in Ohio:
http://www.ohiobike.org/images/FinalLicensePlateS.gif
Funding goes to publish...
03-12-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Daily Commute

You can get a good construction worker's ANSI...

You can get a good construction worker's ANSI Class II vest for $10 to $15 at Home Depot. They're comfortable, blazing bright, cheap, and they don't depend on batteries.
03-05-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Daily Commute

Nope. It's real. Here's the image...

Nope. It's real. Here's the image (http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/use_it_up/images_html/ride_with_hitler.html) on an official government page.
03-04-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Daily Commute

If you want non-sarcastic answers, I'd post this...

If you want non-sarcastic answers, I'd post this in whatever forum covers how you plan to use the bike. You'll get very different answers in the MT, roadie, BMX and commuting forums.
02-28-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,295
Posted By Daily Commute

Hiibel was only asked for his name, but nothing...

Hiibel was only asked for his name, but nothing in the case limits the cop to just asking. Otherwise, the cop would be stuck with the answer, even if false. That's just stupid.

I also don't see...
02-28-09, 04:15 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,802
Posted By Daily Commute

I noticed that this thread has once again become...

I noticed that this thread has once again become bogged down in personal attacks. The reality is that there's not much difference between Hurst and Forester. What differences exist are mostly...
02-23-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,295
Posted By Daily Commute

The "must carry" argument is off point. You...

The "must carry" argument is off point. You should carry an ID because 1) you might get in an accident and you want them to know who you are; and 2) it would likely make any encounter with law...
02-21-09, 04:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,295
Posted By Daily Commute

The respect is even more important when the LEO...

The respect is even more important when the LEO has actually caught you violating the law (and the OP in this thread admits he ran a red light). Take your ticket like an adult. If it's unfounded,...
02-20-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,295
Posted By Daily Commute

If you can't safely get out of your cleats for a...

If you can't safely get out of your cleats for a red light, you don't belong on a road with red lights.

This makes sense if 1) the light had a sensor; 2) it wouldn't work; and 3) there were no...
02-17-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,295
Posted By Daily Commute

I know you weren't playing ID games, but some on...

I know you weren't playing ID games, but some on this forum advocate not carrying ID thinking that it will magically get them out of tickets. Actually, as this post shows, not having ID can make...
02-15-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,148
Posted By Daily Commute

Thank the officer for his concern, then go on...

Thank the officer for his concern, then go on your way. Pick the route that best balances safety and efficiency. You are ultimately responsible for your own safety. You should not ride on roads...
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