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08-09-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By cubewheels

AV should be programmed to hit expensive cars...

AV should be programmed to hit expensive cars instead. Anyone driving expensive car would usually have it insured, the car itself would be better protected (and a softer target too with well...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,986
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
08-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,986
Posted By Steve B.

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a...

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a lot of folks, I rode for the first 15 years of the past 30, without a phone. Somehow I survived.
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,986
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
08-02-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,986
Posted By shelbyfv

I actually don't spend a lot of time talking on...

I actually don't spend a lot of time talking on the phone while I'm riding. I concentrate on the ride, scenery, birds, etc. Plenty of time to chat with folks when I'm finished with the ride and...
07-30-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, I see this all the time around here. ...

Yeah, I see this all the time around here.

It's funny how drivers will stay behind a tractor going 15 mph for MILES, and just pile up, without even trying to pass.

Those same drivers will bomb...
07-30-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Pop N Wood

Please don't use disposable batteries. Get the...

Please don't use disposable batteries. Get the Panasonic eneloop rechargeable batteries. They are low self discharge and hold a charge for a year or more in a drawer. Buy a bucket of them and keep...
07-22-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By RGMN

My employer provides a bent up bike rack that...

My employer provides a bent up bike rack that isn't fastened to anything and a policy that wearing sports clothing inside any building is strictly forbidden. This means we need to change clothes...
07-21-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By Troul

No incentives. Only would receive complaints,...

No incentives. Only would receive complaints, negative comments, incur costs from needing to buy PPE approved while cycling or walking with bicycle on property & risk being tampered with by careless...
07-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By Koyote

My only bike-to-work incentive program comes from...

My only bike-to-work incentive program comes from my wife. Given our geographic area and socio-economic class, we are outliers in NOT having a second motor vehicle - which is possible because I ride...
07-21-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By Vismund B

I work on construction. On my current job site I...

I work on construction. On my current job site I asked to bring my bicycle into the job site one Saturday that was supposed to rain very heavily. I was told ďNo, thatís a health hazardĒ so I went and...
07-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By flangehead

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at...

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at work. A locker is a real fringe benefit, also.
07-20-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. But the self-appointed traffic directors...

Agreed. But the self-appointed traffic directors aren't "nice," in my opinion. They're bossy, and they are failing to follow the rules that keep us all safe. At least one state (MN) has a law banning...
07-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=Iride01;21583879]I had a driver tell me I...

[QUOTE=Iride01;21583879]I had a driver tell me I had the right-of-way at a MUP crossing. Actually, I don't. /QUOTE]

One of my pet peeves, both on a bike and while driving a MV, is when other...
07-18-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By Standalone

I think maybe the LI drivers have enough...

I think maybe the LI drivers have enough experience driving in the City that they donít act like suburban CT drivers do.

I cycle in Bridgeport and New Haven often for pleasure and for commuting....
07-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By gear64

Who knows? I see this within the same metro...

Who knows? I see this within the same metro region. For me it's the difference between urban and suburban. And with suburban, I'm not even talking about getting on the major arteries, people just...
07-17-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By mcours2006

How's that? :foo: The people running red...

How's that? :foo:

The people running red lights would be getting the tickets. Those are the right people. Same with photo radar. The people driving over the limit would be getting the tickets....
07-17-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Iride01

If you are talking about the lights for crossings...

If you are talking about the lights for crossings and crosswalks that tell you when it's safe to walk, then those are confusing and I've no idea what the actual rules say for them.

We have them...
07-16-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Litespud

The bar to obtaining a drivers license in the USA...

The bar to obtaining a drivers license in the USA is extremely low almost non-existant. As a result of COVID slowdowns and a backlog in testing, NC is handing out "Cinderella" licenses to anyone with...
07-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't "believe" in the *entire system*. A new...

I don't "believe" in the *entire system*. A new one is needed.
07-15-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By AlmostTrick

Except "Money spent" on automated enforcement...

Except "Money spent" on automated enforcement leads to a revenue source. It's pays for itself and lots more. Money that could even be used for the stepped up training and testing programs mentioned....
07-14-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Daniel4

I no longer care to listen to a bad driver's...

I no longer care to listen to a bad driver's reason why he needs to exceed the posted speed limit. After four years of trying to obtain VisionZero, Toronto's road fatality hasn't changed. During...
07-14-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law,...

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law, straight up. They do it discriminately, if at all, almost always at the expense of poor and brown people. It's clear cops cannot be trusted to do this.
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07-12-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Iride01

I had a driver tell me I had the right-of-way at...

I had a driver tell me I had the right-of-way at a MUP crossing. Actually, I don't. As it is in most states, a bicycle must stop and wait till it is clear to cross. I even have a stop sign on the...
07-07-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,227
Posted By wgscott

With the special upgrade membership fee, you can...

With the special upgrade membership fee, you can get the stalker's option.
07-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,343
Posted By billridesbikes

A big N-O to blinky headlights

Youíre on a bike, not running a discotheque. A steady front light with a lowish brightness for a DRL seems to work fine because I think itís main safety impact is at intersections where everyone is...
07-03-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,343
Posted By Pop N Wood

Please don't use strobing lights. Especially...

Please don't use strobing lights.

Especially NOT on bike trails.
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,343
Posted By mrv

plus one for this. ^^ also: STOP THE...

plus one for this. ^^

also: STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE...
06-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,827
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I flipped a passing motorist the bird today.

I flipped a passing motorist the bird today.
06-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,390
Posted By SalsaShark

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is...

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is no joke for hills, especially in my neck of the woods with the steep river bluffs of the Mississippi River. It's hard to find a 50 mile road ride that...
06-11-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By 55murray

You are a better person than I. I did indeed...

You are a better person than I. I did indeed attend a protest at night on my bike, and did a lot of speeding off. I feel like a horrible person for admitting this, but it was the most fun I had in...
06-05-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By tyrion

PSA there's a man named Peter Weinberg that was...

PSA there's a man named Peter Weinberg that was FALSELY fingered by the twitter mob and has cleared his name with police.

I think he was suspected because of public Strava info putting him near...
06-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,281
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first...

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first bicycle speeding ticket. If I don't have one by the time I am 70, I am going to make it a mission to get one. I hope I can get the cop to pose with me.
06-02-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,281
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They pick me up every time. I take pleasure in...

They pick me up every time. I take pleasure in attempting to see if I can get it to hit the speed limit. The radar reading shown is usually congruent with my cyclometer reading.
05-28-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,203
Posted By noimagination

Mostly. That means that I slow to...

Mostly. That means that I slow to less-than-walking speed (1-2 mph) at most stop signs, which is about what most cars do around here. Come to a brief complete stop (no foot down) if there is...
05-26-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,203
Posted By biker128pedal

Think of a stop sign and a light as a place to...

Think of a stop sign and a light as a place to practice a track stands. :50:
05-26-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Strange

For what Ortlieb charges for their kit it should...

For what Ortlieb charges for their kit it should be perfect down to the very last molecule. Iíd take it back for a replacement or refund.
05-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,924
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

REI is basically Walmart but with fancy doors...

REI is basically Walmart but with fancy doors with ice hammers for handles
05-20-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Barbara sounds like she is probably really fun at...

Barbara sounds like she is probably really fun at parties
05-20-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By BNSF

I am confused. Are these guys "speeding down...

I am confused. Are these guys "speeding down hills" riding on the sidewalks, or are the pedestrians walking in the road?
05-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By bubish

Chromes missiles? Shows what she knows! Chrome is...

Chromes missiles? Shows what she knows! Chrome is way too heavy for a real cyclist! :lol:

Seriously though, the world would be a much, much better place if people realized two things:

Every...
05-18-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By subgrade

It also depends what you mean by dangerous. In...

It also depends what you mean by dangerous. In some other forms of cycling like mountain biking, BMX etc. you are far more likely to crash than riding on road. On the other hand, if you crash on road...
05-16-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,175
Posted By Reynolds

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05-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,972
Posted By Daniel4

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses...

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses MUPs anymore. They are too crowded."
05-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By CrankyOne

Our roads are designed for high Level Of Service...

Our roads are designed for high Level Of Service (LOS) for drivers - low delay and high speeds. So long as that is the case it will remain exceptionally dangerous to ride in the U.S. The danger isn't...
04-29-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,648
Posted By AlmostTrick

Like others here I'm also on the road alone, with...

Like others here I'm also on the road alone, with no riders or pedestrians nearby, so no mask required. I consider riding close to others on busy paths without a mask to be irresponsible.
04-22-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,767
Posted By Maelochs

I spent a Lot of years riding a lot of miles in...

I spent a Lot of years riding a lot of miles in central Florida when Orlando was the cycling death capital of the nation, and while there were certainly a lot of inbred misfits, things got noticeably...
04-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,173
Posted By hillyman

Throw away the speedometer. Life is not a race...

Throw away the speedometer. Life is not a race unless your in a race. Just enjoy the ride
04-17-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,465
Posted By 33yearslate

I don't know if they normally deliver to houses. ...

I don't know if they normally deliver to houses. But my current residence is literally walking distance from the nearest Trek. So we were able to arrange a socially distanced "handoff" where they...
04-17-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,465
Posted By 33yearslate

Well... I finally learned how to ride a bike (first post)

No joke, I'm 33 years old and never learned. I was bored in lockdown due to the pandemic so I decided "heck, why not take this time to learn?" So I bought a bike online, it was delivered...
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