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I Am the Most Dangerous Cyclist in the World!

Old 06-07-19, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Plus, all the shifting is distracting...even more danger.
If you're not reaching WAAAAAYYYY down for down tube shift levers, you ain't bad. You ain't bad!! You ain't NOTHING!
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Old 06-07-19, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
After reading several safety threads here lately it occurred to me just how dangerous my life has become:

1. I have not one, but two crabon bicycles
2. Both crabon bicycles have crabon forks!
3. I have three bicycles with meat slicer-sharp disk brakes
4. I have two bicycles with knife-sharp through axles
5. I have two bicycles running road tubeless
6. I've removed ALL reflectors and dork disks from all three bicycles
7. I run clipless pedals...once I almost fell over
8. I sometimes listen to music while I ride...with BOTH earbuds
9. I sometimes ride without gloves
10. I don't wear any day-glow hi-vis anything
11. Edited to add bladed spokes on one bicycle

What's to become of me?


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That's nothing....I am more dangerous than you, I ride my fixed gear bike with platform pedals without any foot retention, now that's dangerous.
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Old 06-07-19, 03:31 PM
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Pffff. I run with my Speedplay cleats on wet ceramic tile.
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Old 06-07-19, 03:36 PM
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Well MatTheHat, I see you are in Texas which explains everything
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Old 06-07-19, 05:44 PM
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... I have three bicycles with meat slicer-sharp disk brakes ...
At least you have brakes.

And you call yourself dangerous.
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Old 06-07-19, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post


Yes, a 3k lumen front light is so bright it probably offsets the other dangers. Kind of like eating a candy bar with a Diet Coke. No brainer, really.


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That 3k light blinds oncoming traffic so they can't see where they are going causing them to swerve in an unpredictable manner.

Do you ride slicks in the rain?

Good thing we have torturous bike seats to prevent the stupidity from being handed down to future generations.

-Sean
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Old 06-07-19, 06:52 PM
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You all are conflating risk, danger and hazard.

They are not the same thing.

The OP is risky, not dangerous. His bikes are dangerous because they pose a hazard without any safeguards.

Didn't you guys pay attention in English class?


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Old 06-07-19, 06:56 PM
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Remember, safety 3rd!
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Old 06-07-19, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
That 3k light blinds oncoming traffic so they can't see where they are going causing them to swerve in an unpredictable manner.

Do you ride slicks in the rain?

Good thing we have torturous bike seats to prevent the stupidity from being handed down to future generations.

-Sean
The average lumen output of a single car headlight for a modern car is roughly 3k lumens. Funny that, I’ve never been ‘blinded’ by those 6k lumens and swerved into traffic. Also, if a driver can be ‘blinded’ by those lights through their tinted windshield, that means they are travelling the opposite direction to me, which means they can’t possibly see my lights directly head on. I somehow seem to be able to see all black cars with black wheels and tires, tinted windows after dark, despite the only thing visible are their lights, just like me. This is the same kind of BS as ‘I didn’t see him’ or ‘why wasn’t he wearing hi-vis?’

For basic FYI I don’t have a single 3k lumen light, I have two wide beam 1500 lumen lights with diffuser filters.

are you talking bicycle tires? Bicycles can’t hydroplane, and tires with water shedding tread are near Completely useless on a bicycle. I ride Panaracer gravelkings. They have a ‘file/chevron’ tread pattern, no water shedding grooves. Crazy how those tire types are over a hundred years old and still completely safe. Cheers.
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Old 06-07-19, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post

Didn't you guys pay attention in English class?


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Me fail English? That's unpossible!
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Old 06-07-19, 09:16 PM
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At least you don't ride Salmon style while running red lights and stop signs.

Then, you would be a normal SoCal commuter bicyclist.
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Old 06-07-19, 10:45 PM
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At least you don't ride Salmon style while running red lights and stop signs.

Then, you would be a normal SoCal commuter bicyclist.
Whats salmon style? I’m genuinely curious.
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Old 06-07-19, 11:47 PM
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I'll admit I do actually buckle the helmet. I will admit another dangerous behavior. If I forget my helmet, I don't go back for it. (And, it's more aero.)


-Matt
You’re better off without the helmet. Risk compensation means you’ll ride more dangerously while wearing it and cars will be less likely to give you room.

Add that to your list.
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Old 06-07-19, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
Whats salmon style? I’m genuinely curious.
Possibly riding in the opposite bike lane? Drives me nuts.
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Old 06-07-19, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
The average lumen output of a single car headlight for a modern car is roughly 3k lumens. Funny that, I’ve never been ‘blinded’ by those 6k lumens and swerved into traffic. Also, if a driver can be ‘blinded’ by those lights through their tinted windshield, that means they are travelling the opposite direction to me, which means they can’t possibly see my lights directly head on. I somehow seem to be able to see all black cars with black wheels and tires, tinted windows after dark, despite the only thing visible are their lights, just like me. This is the same kind of BS as ‘I didn’t see him’ or ‘why wasn’t he wearing hi-vis?’

For basic FYI I don’t have a single 3k lumen light, I have two wide beam 1500 lumen lights with diffuser filters.

are you talking bicycle tires? Bicycles can’t hydroplane, and tires with water shedding tread are near Completely useless on a bicycle. I ride Panaracer gravelkings. They have a ‘file/chevron’ tread pattern, no water shedding grooves. Crazy how those tire types are over a hundred years old and still completely safe. Cheers.
Why so serious??
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Old 06-08-19, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by smashndash View Post
Possibly riding in the opposite bike lane? Drives me nuts.
With two seconds of thought, it makes total sense. Now I feel stupid for asking. Had never heard that term before though.
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Old 06-08-19, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
Why so serious??
because your post didn’t read as sarcastic, and I’ve heard way too many drivers spread that BS. As someone who used to work for his cities cycle advocacy org. I didn’t let motorists pedal! That nonsense, much less a fellow cyclist. It’s as dangerous as telling people to wear helmets not designed to protect them from a collision with a car, to save their life if they are hit by a car.

That gif is hilarious as hell though, so cheers for that mate.
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Is this a week overview of BF?
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Old 06-08-19, 01:59 AM
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I bought a cycle helmet. But then found I needed one hand to hold an umbrella. As I text on my phone with the other hand, that leaves me no hands left for my beer. So the hat is now used as a spaghetti strainer.
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Old 06-08-19, 04:30 AM
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You’re better off without the helmet. Risk compensation means you’ll ride more dangerously while wearing it and cars will be less likely to give you room.

Add that to your list.
I didn’t even think of that BF nugget of wisdom. It should indeed be on my list.

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Is this a week overview of BF?
Basically, yes.


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Old 06-08-19, 06:38 AM
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With two seconds of thought, it makes total sense. Now I feel stupid for asking. Had never heard that term before though.
It actually means riding against the flow of traffic, usually on the street. Some people mistakenly believe it's safer to ride against traffic.
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Old 06-08-19, 06:40 AM
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Keep it peligroso.
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Old 06-08-19, 04:00 PM
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