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05-07-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By JoeyBike

A friend of mine and his wife are serious...

A friend of mine and his wife are serious cyclists, all three of us have been car-free cyclists at times (by choice) so we've pretty much seen it all. An interesting story on the topic of rolling...
02-19-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,424
Posted By JoeyBike

My bikes are tools. I am not emotionally involved...

My bikes are tools. I am not emotionally involved with any tools in my tool shed. I need a hammer, or a saw, or a bike, I just go get it, use it for the task at hand, and don't give it much thought....
12-28-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm pretty sure I could do it. ...

I'm pretty sure I could do it.

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12-04-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By JoeyBike

I feel that people interested in cycling safety,...

I feel that people interested in cycling safety, especially rural cyclists, should be aware of everything going on with motor vehicles. I mean, that commercial created so many questions for me. Like...
12-04-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By JoeyBike

Exactly! 1 in 10 motorists where I live signal...

Exactly! 1 in 10 motorists where I live signal their moves, if that many. A couple weeks ago I ran a short errand in my car and EVERYBODY i encountered used their indicator. About 6 motorists total....
12-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By JoeyBike

My dad would have loved it. Chain smoker always...

My dad would have loved it. Chain smoker always had to spark up while merging on the Interstate. Or driving some twisty back country road over the limit. Or "Don't make me stop this car" would have...
12-02-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By JoeyBike

My favorite part in the commercial is where the...

My favorite part in the commercial is where the GM passes a semi hands free! Notice that the VEHICLE actually used a turn signal indicator!! (00:23)
12-01-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By JoeyBike

I thought of you folks when I saw this commercial (Video)

Man, am I happy I no longer mix it up with highway traffic on my bikes.

And THEN, I saw THIS!!

Godspeed John Glenn cyclists! I sure wish you the best.

They will ROCK you!...
10-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,364
Posted By JoeyBike

I could do 9 miles faster on a normal pedal bike....

I could do 9 miles faster on a normal pedal bike. Once I caught a flat tire right next to a bus stop with about 15 people waiting. I got the tire fixed and on my way while those same people were...
10-24-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,710
Posted By JoeyBike

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Or on a bike.
10-17-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,382
Posted By JoeyBike

The WORLD is a dangerous place to ride a bike,...

The WORLD is a dangerous place to ride a bike, especially if you are inexperienced, tend to daydream, or think god is watching out for us. At best, it's a big mismatch of weight and size if we mess...
10-01-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,341
Posted By JoeyBike

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09-29-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,334
Posted By JoeyBike

I sprinted up to 40 mph on a Specialized eBike...

I sprinted up to 40 mph on a Specialized eBike back when they only made ONE model. One of my LBS had one and twisted my arm to ride it. Told me they would laugh at me if I didn't hit 30 mph. I hit 40...
09-28-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,334
Posted By JoeyBike

I've biked across the USA five times, self...

I've biked across the USA five times, self contained. That's a lot of road miles. And I gotta agree it's a crazy thing to do and I did my long tours in the early 90s before everyone used a monster...
09-21-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By JoeyBike

Humans are imperfect. Write that on your...

Humans are imperfect. Write that on your handlebars with a Sharpie. Every time you hear a car approaching from behind, read it.
09-21-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By JoeyBike

"Ligon acknowledges that cyclists also have to be...

"Ligon acknowledges that cyclists also have to be cautious when riding, adding they should always ride early in the morning..."

Yeah, make sure the sun is in the motorist's eyes as well. Great...
09-18-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By JoeyBike

This is the only Q i can be much help with....

This is the only Q i can be much help with. Riding like those bike messengers takes 1. Aptitude and 2. Practice 3. Speed. If you are lacking one of those three qualities pick a different riding...
08-31-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,412
Posted By JoeyBike

I had a squirrel try to jump through my front...

I had a squirrel try to jump through my front wheel on a road bike. Grey squirrel. I held my line, he changed his mind at the last second. Got halfway through the wheel. I looked for a soft spot on...
08-18-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,367
Posted By JoeyBike

I live in a fairly dangerous city. Speed is the...

I live in a fairly dangerous city. Speed is the cure. And lots of awareness of what's going on far ahead of me in case someone(s) are setting up an ambush. Basically I "ride it like I stole it" much...
08-13-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,798
Posted By JoeyBike

All part of the program. Mean, stupid people...

All part of the program. Mean, stupid people exist. Get used to it or find a different hobby. I mean this literally.
07-29-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,114
Posted By JoeyBike

You still missed the point. If you swim in...

You still missed the point.

If you swim in the open ocean and a fish eats you, that's a risk YOU took, hopefully knowingly.
If you bike on the open road and a car hits you, that's a risk YOU...
07-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,114
Posted By JoeyBike

Riding on the highway you get passed by hundreds...

Riding on the highway you get passed by hundreds of "sharks" within just a few feet. Drunk, loaded, distracted, sleepy, stupid sharks in giant steel armored vehicles. People make mistakes all the...
07-28-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,114
Posted By JoeyBike

Of course they should be held accountable. It's...

Of course they should be held accountable. It's when slow moving, vulnerable creatures (cyclists) mix it up with fast moving impervious creatures (cars and trucks) there exists an OBVIOUS danger. If...
07-23-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,114
Posted By JoeyBike

The dead cyclist won't care. He dead. Nobody...

The dead cyclist won't care. He dead. Nobody forced him to play in traffic.

When we ride our bikes we accept the risks involved. Well. Some of us....
07-19-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By JoeyBike

That alligator was paying more attention to her...

That alligator was paying more attention to her surroundings than most motorists.
07-17-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,651
Posted By JoeyBike

Most likely the expense will aggravate me out of...

Most likely the expense will aggravate me out of the car. I only drive it about 15 miles a week lately. 3 weeks ago needed a new battery, last week a screw in a tire, today a chip in the windscreen....
07-17-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,785
Posted By JoeyBike

The problem with A&S Forum as I've seen it over...

The problem with A&S Forum as I've seen it over the years is that many of the A&S regulars have no interest in bicycle SAFETY, only bicycle LAWS that are often written up by lawmakers that don't ride...
07-13-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 40,310
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm down to 3 from a high of 7. My best bike is...

I'm down to 3 from a high of 7. My best bike is pretty much strapped to a smart trainer indoors now, maybe for good. I also have a city traffic beater bike that gets utilized 99.9% of the time now,...
07-13-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,061
Posted By JoeyBike

The heat and humidity are killers where I live in...

The heat and humidity are killers where I live in a Gulf Coast swamp. The only thing that helps me is ICE. Insulated bottles, extra cubes in a pannier, etc. When the ice runs out I better be close to...
07-13-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,631
Posted By JoeyBike

"Looks" like. :lol:

"Looks" like. :lol:
07-02-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By JoeyBike

Motorists run into each other, pedestrians,...

Motorists run into each other, pedestrians, cyclists, and large numbers of inanimate objects all the time. Cars have gotten safer for the occupants but nothing has really changed for the rest of the...
07-01-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,631
Posted By JoeyBike

Aren't they all texting?

Aren't they all texting?
06-30-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By JoeyBike

Not where I come from. You hit a cyclist here...

Not where I come from. You hit a cyclist here (New Orleans) and you're in deep dew dew..
06-30-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By JoeyBike

Why not 50 years for any knucklehead motorists...

Why not 50 years for any knucklehead motorists who kills another motorist by accident? Are cyclists somehow a higher class of human?
06-27-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,061
Posted By JoeyBike

I've gotten to the point where if the weather...

I've gotten to the point where if the weather isn't PERFECT, I'm on my trainer. I got a KICKRcore Wahoo during the shutdown. It has totally spoiled me. Cool temps, no rain, no wind (other than fans...
06-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,105
Posted By JoeyBike

Someplace in Northern Europe? Sorry, I...

Someplace in Northern Europe?

Sorry, I haven't lived everywhere in the USA but I have cycled through just about every major city. DC would be near the top of my list if I absolutely had to be...
06-25-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,161
Posted By JoeyBike

Ah Grasshoppah....you are very wise and...

Ah Grasshoppah....you are very wise and observant. No place for you in A&S. This is where we make unfounded claims then fight to the death defending them. You would be very sad here.
06-25-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By JoeyBike

Now that I drive a car regularly I take great...

Now that I drive a car regularly I take great pleasure in forcing motorists behind me to drive the speed limit on surface streets and come to complete stops, behind me, at every stop sign. So what...
06-24-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,161
Posted By JoeyBike

On foot there is one spot like this for me near...

On foot there is one spot like this for me near home. I just make sure the right turn traffic sees me before I walk out in front of them. Basically I just walk around the car when the coast is clear...
06-22-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,103
Posted By JoeyBike

Was "Speeding Up" an option on that...

Was "Speeding Up" an option on that menu?
06-21-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,103
Posted By JoeyBike

I think that cop would have arrested me right off...

I think that cop would have arrested me right off the Golden Gate Bridge because by the time he could have caught up with me I would have run ALL the red lights in Sausalito. At last estimate, in my...
06-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,064
Posted By JoeyBike

During a cross country tour in the USA I biked...

During a cross country tour in the USA I biked over 36 mountain passes in the West. I could tell how bad the next pass would be by how many honks, thumb's-up, and cheers from motorists I would get as...
06-16-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,335
Posted By JoeyBike

"As a cyclist, I'm one of the most vulnerable...

"As a cyclist, I'm one of the most vulnerable people on our roads..."

^^THIS can cause an argument around here. Advocacy and Denial. No more dangerous than taking a bath, or so I've heard.
06-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By JoeyBike

Wider has been a thing for a while. Now that...

Wider has been a thing for a while. Now that trucks fill the lane width they are going UP as the only direction they can which is increasing the blind spots IN FRONT of the trucks. I am called upon...
06-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By JoeyBike

Pickup Trucks Are Getting Bigger

And I do not believe drivers are getting any better. More blind spots and longer stopping distances should make things interesting on the highways. For those of you who actually worry about such...
06-11-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,488
Posted By JoeyBike

Haha! Lots of people here aren't cyclists. Is...

Haha! Lots of people here aren't cyclists. Is that a requirement? I never was a "cyclist". I'm basically a skater riding a bike out of necessity and/or practicality.

You know, I've been here since...
06-10-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,488
Posted By JoeyBike

You can check-out any time you like, But you...

You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave - The Eagles

Ever try to delete your BF account? Please post the steps if you know how.
06-10-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,651
Posted By JoeyBike

LOL, Right?

LOL, Right?
06-08-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,651
Posted By JoeyBike

I have a 6' Bikes At Work trailer. And I live in...

I have a 6' Bikes At Work trailer. And I live in a perfectly flat city other than bridges. I could haul the lamp. That's not the point really. I've biked across the USA five times self contained....
06-08-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,651
Posted By JoeyBike

Thankfully I still don't need a car. My wife's...

Thankfully I still don't need a car. My wife's old clunker kinda fell into my lap at a moment when I had some funds.The danged thing is def a liability for me in several ways. And in general I HATE...
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