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10-02-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By Leisesturm

Of course they would. And do. But the key point...

Of course they would. And do. But the key point is that the first line (if there is one) delineates the pedestrian crosswalk which is (usually) not a motorists first priority. Nearly all will stop at...
10-01-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By Leisesturm

You cannot be serious ... I'll keep my...

You cannot be serious ...



I'll keep my trigger finger on my brake lever, thank you. That's where you should keep yours as well. Noise pollution does no one any good. If you were even half...
09-30-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Leisesturm

The 'first hour of your ride'? Yikes, how long is...

The 'first hour of your ride'? Yikes, how long is your ride?! Will you need light at the other end going home? I'm thinking an external 4 (x 18650) battery pack would be necessary. I doubt you are a...
09-26-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By Leisesturm

You have assumed the other poster actually meant...

You have assumed the other poster actually meant to write what they wrote. I no longer do so. Chances are good they do not ride salmon, but meant to say that a driver making any kind of turn out of a...
09-24-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By Leisesturm

Do you even know if (probably not) your fork is...

Do you even know if (probably not) your fork is rated to take a monster sized rotor? They aren't all up to the stress. Plus I would think that tires start to be a limiting factor in ultimate...
09-24-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Leisesturm

Sounds more like someone ratcheting up the TMI to...

Sounds more like someone ratcheting up the TMI to achieve a thread lock. Oh the humanity ...
09-23-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By Leisesturm

They mentioned the shirt color. Is that the only...

They mentioned the shirt color. Is that the only takeaway for you? Look, it was not the most helpful post ever on BF. Being completely unsolicited makes it all the more fit for critique. No one...
09-23-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

I know a fair amount of car owners and only one...

I know a fair amount of car owners and only one has one capable of blind spot monitoring. Don't hold your breath for widespread adoption of this already existing technology. Especially do not hold...
09-23-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

You are not seriously going to try and equate the...

You are not seriously going to try and equate the sentiment for a 36 year old, lycra clad, potty mouthed, roadie cyclist the sentiment for a six year old towhead that is (was) the light of their...
09-22-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

While I can appreciate the sentiment, in this...

While I can appreciate the sentiment, in this particular case ILTB is on the rational side of an argument that technology will be brought to bear on the fraught issue of bike lane doorings by...
09-21-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By Leisesturm

A couple (few?) of quibbles ... a Cygolite front...

A couple (few?) of quibbles ... a Cygolite front and rear? Seriously? Could you be more specific? Models? Type? If you are using a white light to the rear it is both illegal and uncool. Full helmet?...
09-20-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Leisesturm

It's called 'modesty'. In this country we call it...

It's called 'modesty'. In this country we call it being conservative (small 'c'). When in Rome (heh) do as the Romans do? Like I said, I don't know. How long have you lived in China? Do you have any...
09-20-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know, doesn't a double Clyde have bigger...

I don't know, doesn't a double Clyde have bigger (swidt?) problems than ... "to Kilt or not to Kilt"? I'd be trying to keep my head down and be as uncontroversial as a double Clyde can possibly be....
09-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

I addressed that in my post. Even the door that...

I addressed that in my post. Even the door that was kicked open in my path took time to reach the fully open position. I don't expect that to ever happen again in my lifetime. The speed of opening of...
09-18-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

And get right back in the bike lane! You...

And get right back in the bike lane! You conveniently forget that part. Bike lanes can be blocked with all manner of debris, vehicles, or persons that would not promote this kind of response. Why are...
09-18-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

Ridiculous. No one rides like that. Not even you....

Ridiculous. No one rides like that. Not even you. Widest likely door ... sigh. That 'carry on to your destination' that you carried over from the previous post is the deal-breaker that invalidates...
09-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

I am not sure quite where Portland, OR fits in...

I am not sure quite where Portland, OR fits in the hierarchy of cities but it's definitely lower than NYC or Philly. Probably higher than Macon, GA (no disrespect meant). We have unpaved streets...
09-18-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

If you think about it for a minute you would see...

If you think about it for a minute you would see it just isn't sustainable. Maybe where you live there aren't blocks and blocks of parked cars but many of us do have those conditions. It just...
09-17-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

Hmmm. In 45+ years of mainly urban cycling a real...

Hmmm. In 45+ years of mainly urban cycling a real dooring has never happened. Two or three dooring scares that never even resulted in a fall. Traffic stops by law enforcement while riding a bike?...
09-17-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

As I suspected: you've got nothing. 120 mph is...

As I suspected: you've got nothing. 120 mph is the top speed potential of many production automobilesb but few spend much time exploring those limits. The realities of urban infrastructure and the...
09-17-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

Me and mine are quite grieved that the UK has...

Me and mine are quite grieved that the UK has chosen to ally with American xenophobia and rampant Captitalism and exit the EU. TBH her defacto EU citizenship opened a wormhole to The Netherlands and...
09-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

I know you think so, but DOT engineers aren't...

I know you think so, but DOT engineers aren't total fools. They have a very tough job: satisfying a very non-****genous group of individuals that vary widely in their perception of risk. I'm speaking...
09-17-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

Which then begs the question: how much MONEY is...

Which then begs the question: how much MONEY is it reasonable to spend on what has already been acknowledged as a crapshoot? Because my spouse also rides, I have more license than many to...
09-17-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

I make a distinction between a motorcycle and a...

I make a distinction between a motorcycle and a bicycle. When bicycles have 50 watt alternators that power their electronics using superfluous mechanical energy from an internal combustion engine I...
09-17-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

You obviously believe them. Well I don't. Chances...

You obviously believe them. Well I don't. Chances are good you also drive. How many cyclists have you not seen and hit?
09-16-19, 10:17 PM
09-16-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

On another forum, or maybe it was this one, some...

On another forum, or maybe it was this one, some guy was riding with his dog on a leash and the two of them got tangled up and he ran over his dog. But God is good. His dog is fine, but in his fall...
09-16-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,068
Posted By Leisesturm

If that bike lane is in the door zone, they ALL...

If that bike lane is in the door zone, they ALL are. And what does that tell you? America has the absolute lowest bicycle usage per capita in the developed world. That they give bikes a lane at all...
09-15-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

I have owned motorcycles as well. Motorcycles...

I have owned motorcycles as well. Motorcycles have the speed and power to operate anywhere in the road a car does. Motorcycles are often to the left of the center of the leftmost lane. If not seen...
09-12-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? People are run down and injured or...

Seriously? People are run down and injured or killed like this all the time. The only difference this time is there was (spectacular) video footage of the event. I have no way to prove this, but my...
09-11-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

Post #6...

Post #6 (https://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=147971)
09-11-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

The shoulder is the proper place to ride on that...

The shoulder is the proper place to ride on that road for a bicycle. No, it isn't quite as nice as the pavement but that isn't saying much. The pavement ain't all that great either! Typical Red State...
09-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

Why the sarcasm? You happen to be correct....

Why the sarcasm? You happen to be correct. Another ten years it is. Starting ... ... ... ... now!
09-11-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

Sooo, let me get this straight, driver backs out...

Sooo, let me get this straight, driver backs out into you (uh oh) but suddenly stops (yay) and all this while your handlebar light is MIA, and this is proof positive that you need to cut the...
09-10-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

Of course not. And neither can you. I'm pretty...

Of course not. And neither can you. I'm pretty sure I've rolled up to more stop signs than you have because I'm probably 10 to 20 years your senior. I don't use a front light of any kind during...
09-10-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,929
Posted By Leisesturm

Yawn. Over in the A&S forum a cyclist was hit in...

Yawn. Over in the A&S forum a cyclist was hit in broad daylight with a flasher going. At very, very high speed. I am amazed they survived at all. While nice, it is not essential that oncoming traffic...
09-10-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

Horrors!

Horrors!
09-10-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

I did miss the multiple posts but the thread was...

I did miss the multiple posts but the thread was doomed from the o.p. showing the performer lying horizontal on her stunt bike in the shortest shorts imaginable. Something that does not actually...
09-09-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

I see. When I have more time I may finish the...

I see. When I have more time I may finish the video (which I obviously did not) but it appears that there is no magic here. Only lots of talent, practice and more practice. Its the same thing that...
09-09-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

nope, present tense is correct for what I said...

nope, present tense is correct for what I said (past tense).
09-09-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

That is the hardest to please crowd I've ever...

That is the hardest to please crowd I've ever seen ...
09-09-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

I guffaw in your general direction ...

I guffaw in your general direction ...
09-09-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

They aren't. But if enough of us show interest,...

They aren't. But if enough of us show interest, who knows? A new Olympic Sport? Beach Volleyball wasn't always played by uber fit women wearing thongs ...
09-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,324
Posted By Leisesturm

To anyone else who ever gets this kind of injury....

To anyone else who ever gets this kind of injury. Clean the wound using Hibiclens or some other anti-bacterial (peroxide is no longer the go to for these kinds of wounds). Apply a triple antibiotic....
09-09-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

If a cyclist were so unlucky as to be passed by a...

If a cyclist were so unlucky as to be passed by a semi-autonomous vehicle at the exact instant its object detection fails, I for one, would be wondering what in Holy Hell they did to rack up that...
09-08-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

The rumble strip isn't there to keep them from...

The rumble strip isn't there to keep them from hitting cyclists riding on the gravel shoulder. It is to warn a driver that they are about to drop from the pavement at speed and possibly lose control....
09-08-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

It is a stretch to say that that cyclist was 'in...

It is a stretch to say that that cyclist was 'in the lane'. They weren't even in the RH tire track. That driver absolutely was attempting a close pass and it went VERY badly on them (and on the...
09-08-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

You are way overthinking this. And you are...

You are way overthinking this. And you are forgetting that this is the United States of America. Land of the FREE. I get it. That video would upset a Three Toed Sloth. But posting under the influence...
09-06-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

It is an observation of human nature. Frail...

It is an observation of human nature. Frail creatures of flesh such as we are not going to pass (swidt?) up the opportunity to nail the standing green light 500 yards distant if they can. Dawdling...
09-06-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,284
Posted By Leisesturm

Oregon is pretty generous to cyclists as states...

Oregon is pretty generous to cyclists as states go, but only on specific marked stretches is a cyclist allowed access to the US route system! The exceptions are well noted and have wide shoulders so...
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