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07-23-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,351
Posted By Daniel4

^^^ Right on queue. From the USELESS...

^^^
Right on queue.


From the USELESS Forum thread:
07-19-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By Daniel4

Take it from a Canadian. You've got a long way...

Take it from a Canadian. You've got a long way to go before you resemble the USA. And that's a compliment.
07-18-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,913
Posted By Daniel4

Ride just fast enough for the dog to keep up with...

Ride just fast enough for the dog to keep up with you and ride all the way until you're out of sight of the dog owner. It's his problem. Let him worry about where his untrained dog is.

If there's...
07-06-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Daniel4

It's long overdue that the police finally sees...

It's long overdue that the police finally sees aggressive driving as assault with a dangerous weapon.

Most of the time, if the cyclist had been injured or killed, there'd only be an investigation...
07-02-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Daniel4

When have reports of collisions and collisions...

When have reports of collisions and collisions causing death ever improved any drivers' driving habits? Never.


And that's for normal people.

As for criminals or people who contemplating...
06-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,222
Posted By Daniel4

Cars that block the crosswalk endanger...

Cars that block the crosswalk endanger pedestrians too. They also have to walk around it with some people into the moving traffic while others behind the offending car.

If enough people just put...
06-18-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,082
Posted By Daniel4

No matter what you use, there's always going to...

No matter what you use, there's always going to be someone who won't notice it.

Bike bell: Once on a path through the park, I rang my bell as I was approaching a pedestrian from behind. She looked...
06-17-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 190,545
Posted By Daniel4

Today, 48 km. But around 1/2hr from home, my...

Today, 48 km. But around 1/2hr from home, my legs were starting to cramp. I stopped. Drank some water. Ate my apple. Rested and then continued. But around 1.5km from home, while trying to gently...
06-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,460
Posted By Daniel4

Because if they start a new one, someone will...

Because if they start a new one, someone will reply with a link to an old discussion
06-17-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,411
Posted By Daniel4

Yup. Under. And that includes my sunglasses over...

Yup. Under. And that includes my sunglasses over my prescription glasses.

Imagine in cold weather and you have to wear a cap over your ears? Who wears glasses where the the arms aren't sitting...
06-08-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,816
Posted By Daniel4

If the backlash is worse than the store's...

If the backlash is worse than the store's offence, then there's no point in hanging around - just as some commenters had suggested in regards to shopping elsewhere.
06-05-21, 11:37 AM
06-04-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,730
Posted By Daniel4

1) Majority of drivers are bad drivers (according...

1) Majority of drivers are bad drivers (according to Expedia's Road Rage report of 2015);
2) Majority of influential voters are drivers;
3) non-drivers are categorized as special interest groups.
...
06-03-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,882
Posted By Daniel4

I do care. That's why when I take the lane, I...

I do care. That's why when I take the lane, I ride more slowly.
05-29-21, 01:14 PM
05-28-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,882
Posted By Daniel4

I think we all expect the car to be given a...

I think we all expect the car to be given a ticket when it's double parked blocking the car lane. We can also expect it to get a ticket if it's parked on the sidewalk or where there are no-parking...
05-20-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,882
Posted By Daniel4

When you're tending to an issue very important to...

When you're tending to an issue very important to you and one involving public safety, there is nothing better to do.

Keep it up. I believe Montreal is a very progressive city. At least the Mayor...
05-09-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,882
Posted By Daniel4

In total agreement. I can't understand why...

In total agreement.

I can't understand why bad driving is an acceptable norm.
05-08-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,882
Posted By Daniel4

Not only do I report commercial vehicles to their...

Not only do I report commercial vehicles to their companies, I ride with the cars, but slowly until the bike lane is clear for me to get back in.
04-25-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,019
Posted By Daniel4

It's starting already.

It's starting already.
04-25-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,735
Posted By Daniel4

Gyms are still closed in Toronto so all my...

Gyms are still closed in Toronto so all my exercises are with dumbbells. I skip dumbbell front squats and deadlifts when I go cycling instead.

For the past few months, I have been using light...
04-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,791
Posted By Daniel4

Anti-bike bell? Oh, brother. Just use it to...

Anti-bike bell? Oh, brother.

Just use it to politely to make your presence known. If that doesn't work, either use your voice or sound your other louder horn.

Carry on. Don't let it ruin...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,453
Posted By Daniel4

Again, it depends on the temperature. For...

Again, it depends on the temperature.

For the head, I wear a thin fabric baseball cap under my bike helmet to keep the rain off my glasses. Make sure the brim is longer than the helmet sun visor....
03-28-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By Daniel4

If the police is enforcing the letter of the law,...

If the police is enforcing the letter of the law, then I would abide by it. However, I would challenge their enforcement if they appear to be lenient on motorists who do the same thing by rolling...
03-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,527
Posted By Daniel4

Your urge to retaliate is common but don't do it....

Your urge to retaliate is common but don't do it. It only emboldens bad drivers with an excuse that it was the cyclist's fault.

This is the kind of thing that convinced me to get a camera. Now I...
11-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Daniel4

Don't say "accident". Say "collision". The word...

Don't say "accident". Say "collision". The word accident implies no responsibility.
11-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Daniel4

This confirms my long held thought that...

This confirms my long held thought that significant bicycle experience should be a requirement for getting a driver's licence.
11-08-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,605
Posted By Daniel4

I have a helmet cam and a rear view cam. If there...

I have a helmet cam and a rear view cam. If there are no incidences during my ride, I erase the videos. I have used captured images to report bad driving of commercial vehicle drivers to their...
10-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,565
Posted By Daniel4

Don't neglect the reflector. When your light run...

Don't neglect the reflector. When your light run out of power, a reflector can do a pretty good job.
10-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,229
Posted By Daniel4

Regardless if you're walking, cycling or driving,...

Regardless if you're walking, cycling or driving, bad drivers will be on the road. Close passes happen to pedestrians and drivers too. Deal with them because police enforcement is never everywhere.
...
10-13-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Daniel4

The price of these transponders should be carried...

The price of these transponders should be carried by the automoble companies.
08-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,579
Posted By Daniel4

Well I guess I'm just a terrible human being. My...

Well I guess I'm just a terrible human being. My mother should have aborted me so that this dog owner can unleash it on some other cyclist.

The next time an unleashed dog chases me, I think I'll...
08-14-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,579
Posted By Daniel4

Another dog story

My usual park trail takes me through a short tunnel under a highway. When I emerged from the tunnel, there was an unleashed beagle running around. It started chasing me so I slowed down. Its owner...
07-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,144
Posted By Daniel4

A good opportunity to practice driving with...

A good opportunity to practice driving with patience and consideration of other road users.
07-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,135
Posted By Daniel4

I would rather encounter multiple nice-tards...

I would rather encounter multiple nice-tards throughout my day than one road-rager.
07-19-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,135
Posted By Daniel4

But let's face facts. No matter what is done to...

But let's face facts. No matter what is done to improve safety, drivers are going to get annoyed. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the traffic lights are actually synchronized so you can actually...
07-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,967
Posted By Daniel4

Don't blame bad driving on the red light camera...

Don't blame bad driving on the red light camera if drivers are following each other too closely.
07-14-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,967
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...
06-19-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,186
Posted By Daniel4

Anybody who blames the cyclists for being in the...

Anybody who blames the cyclists for being in the door-zone is absolving all drivers of their responsibility to look before opening the doorm

Furthermore, such logic is what bad drivers use to...
05-22-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By Daniel4

Helmet light. 300 lumens. So you light up what...

Helmet light. 300 lumens. So you light up what you are looking at. 300 lumens will light up an unlit trail at night. Rear helmet light that flashes.

Reflector straps for your wrists and ankles...
05-21-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,359
Posted By Daniel4

Open Carry Stand My Ground Stand Behind...

Open Carry

Stand My Ground

Stand Behind Our Troops

Just on my way to pick up my Humvee
05-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By Daniel4

How about Bad driver using his...

How about

Bad driver using his tractor-trailer collided with and killed a person on a bicycle?
05-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,493
Posted By Daniel4

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses...

Paraphrasing another old saying:" Nobody uses MUPs anymore. They are too crowded."
05-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By Daniel4

It's not a matter of how much more carefully you...

It's not a matter of how much more carefully you are riding. It's a matter of bad drivers being just as careless as before. Some drivers are even driving worse since there are so much fewer cars...
04-28-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,186
Posted By Daniel4

I just ran across this video the other day. It's...

I just ran across this video the other day. It's very recent.

https://youtu.be/XJWOIlSyjcE

Campark V30 $99
I googled the specs and it says the battery life can be 4hours.

It comes with...
04-22-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Daniel4

Getting back on topic, Brampton is a suburban...

Getting back on topic, Brampton is a suburban town of Toronto.

Brampton does what Toronto won’t do: closes road lanes to make space for pedestrians...
04-08-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,279
Posted By Daniel4

My bells and horns are attached so the tabs and...

My bells and horns are attached so the tabs and push buttons are right under my thumb when I'm holding the handlebar with both hands. I can dodge and avoid motor vehicles AND sound my horn at the...
04-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,279
Posted By Daniel4

Because you'd be busy politely ringing the bike...

Because you'd be busy politely ringing the bike bell.
04-07-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,493
Posted By Daniel4

Wait a minute. You already had two fatal or near...

Wait a minute. You already had two fatal or near fatal incidences going at 20 mph on shared paths with pedestrians (not cars) and you're yelling at other people for their inattentiveness?!

It...
04-06-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Daniel4

It's cheaper writing a new law and publicizing it...

It's cheaper writing a new law and publicizing it than to send everyone back to driving school reminding them all how to drive safely in these situations.
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