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05-19-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think it's going to come as a surprise to...

I don't think it's going to come as a surprise to you that I absolutely refuse to engage in a discussion of how we would have acted differently from the cyclist. These counter-factual narratives are...
05-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 984
Posted By livedarklions

Agreed, it's plausible that it's real and it's...

Agreed, it's plausible that it's real and it's plausible that it's a scam. We simply don't have enough info about the contacts of the letter and whether its info could be verified to know.

Right...
05-19-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 984
Posted By livedarklions

Here's the problem with that. Effective scammers...

Here's the problem with that. Effective scammers are likely going to be familiar with FedEx procedures, those aren't exactly secret. Thus, the scams are likely going to resemble those SOPs. The...
05-19-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Funeral processions are the exceptional case, and...

Funeral processions are the exceptional case, and as I pointed out above, they are actually very regulated legally. There are very clear rules which must be followed for the solidarity of the group...
05-18-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

I did, but the three people I ran over didn't...

I did, but the three people I ran over didn't grasp the philosophical correctness.
05-18-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 385,815
Posted By livedarklions

Still denying the obvious, why the planet is...

Still denying the obvious, why the planet is warming is well-known at this point. Playing your little word games won't change that.
05-18-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 984
Posted By livedarklions

There's a myriad of ways to either falsify or...

There's a myriad of ways to either falsify or verify this letter, none of which are posting a vague description of it and seeing whether people think it's genuine or not based on that vague...
05-18-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,633
Posted By livedarklions

Wants to is one thing, I don't think anyone is...

Wants to is one thing, I don't think anyone is immune from feelings of frustration. But if they're actually yelling at people on the road then they're driving wrong, so why should I assume there's...
05-18-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By livedarklions

No, we don't decide whether this is a "wise or...

No, we don't decide whether this is a "wise or careful thing to do", the rider does. I ignore parallel bike paths in a lot of situations where I think hopping on and off them is more danger than...
05-18-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,331
Posted By livedarklions

So? Neither is cycling for all practical...

So? Neither is cycling for all practical purposes. But you specifically said that swimming doesn't build muscle, which is completely wrong.

If you're going to go out of your way to make an...
05-17-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By livedarklions

I guess I'm a bit confused by your posts too...

I guess I'm a bit confused by your posts too because I always announce my passes on MUPs but I also complain about cars honking their horns because the drivers think people aren't going fast enough. ...
05-17-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,331
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously. Also, the appeal of cycling and...

Seriously. Also, the appeal of cycling and swimming are basically the same--good cardio workouts that are unlikely to overstress joints and feet. If anything, swimming has the advantage because...
05-17-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By livedarklions

You "implied" a whole lot of stuff from that, but...

You "implied" a whole lot of stuff from that, but basically you're quibbling with some phrasing in 2 posts. Got it.


Just be clear, do you think it rude to warn people before you pass? Because...
05-17-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By livedarklions

Are you saying making noise is bullying? If...

Are you saying making noise is bullying? If you're going to make accusations, you really need to be specific as to what you're complaining about because passing silently is definitely not being...
05-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By livedarklions

I'm completely confused by this. To me, a polite...

I'm completely confused by this. To me, a polite and safe pass involves notifying the pedestrian or other cyclists that I am going to pass them on their left so a) I don't startle them and b) they...
05-17-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,331
Posted By livedarklions

I assumed they meant stroke.

I assumed they meant stroke.
05-17-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By livedarklions

I don't need to. Don't ask me why.

I don't need to. Don't ask me why.
05-17-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

That describes my century last Saturday pretty...

That describes my century last Saturday pretty well. We usually don't get levels of humidity that high, but it sure was this weekend. I didn't mind too much except on hills.
05-17-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By livedarklions

I think they generally keep a low margin, so the...

I think they generally keep a low margin, so the increase reflected their high costs during that period, and are now coming back to their more normal levels. I would expect that might happen with...
05-17-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

Been there and done it. I bike commuted in NO...

Been there and done it. I bike commuted in NO for about a year on a rotating shift work schedule. I actually acclimated to the heat pretty well, but had to move away because my allergies made life...
05-17-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know about anyone else, but for every 2...

I don't know about anyone else, but for every 2 degrees above 90 Fahrenheit, the grade increases by 1.5%. I've measured this carefully by my super-secret patented methodology (very few lab animals...
05-17-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,633
Posted By livedarklions

But you'll ignore him the whole time?

But you'll ignore him the whole time?
05-17-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know how typical is, but bikesdirect...

I don't know how typical is, but bikesdirect prices have dropped a lot in the last few months. Keep in mind that one of the things that happened during the pandemic was a near collapse of the...
05-16-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

Not the same things as strobing headlights at...

Not the same things as strobing headlights at all, but go ahead and pretend you don't know that.
05-16-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, let's get rid of all road regulation! I'm...

Yeah, let's get rid of all road regulation! I'm going to deliberately drive on the wrong side of the road all day tomorrow just to make the point. Freedom!
05-16-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Weird you took out the sentence before the quote...

Weird you took out the sentence before the quote where I specifically mentioned funeral processions. Here's the law in MA regarding funeral processions:...
05-16-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

https://youtu.be/j3qhMu8aBU4

https://youtu.be/j3qhMu8aBU4
05-16-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

To be fair, there's a lot of the time when people...

To be fair, there's a lot of the time when people are more likely to be riding bikes at night than during the day. Riding a bike in July daylight is a special circle of hell in New Orleans. 100...
05-16-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,633
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I can see how the brake tap could be read...

Yeah, I can see how the brake tap could be read as a brake check if done too closely. I do think it's just a little easier to do than putting on the hazards (maybe a fraction of a second difference...
05-16-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By livedarklions

So? I predict the sun will rise tomorrow. It's...

So? I predict the sun will rise tomorrow. It's always a safe bet that some of the bikes that are bought now will be great deals in 4 years. It's also a safe bet that some people will also try to...
05-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By livedarklions

Does this account for the imposition of tariffs?

Does this account for the imposition of tariffs?
05-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

No. (Just kidding.)

No. (Just kidding.)
05-16-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

I just looked at the revisions, might be just as...

I just looked at the revisions, might be just as well it didn't pass. It kept in the word "lighted" in the problematic context that makes it look like a DRL requirement in addition to the after...
05-16-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Well, unless you're stuck behind an invading...

Well, unless you're stuck behind an invading army, parade or funeral procession, when the hell are you stuck behind 75 of anything but bicyclists?

No one automatically has the privilege of...
05-16-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

This is a recurring problem in law, where the...

This is a recurring problem in law, where the plain meaning of the words lead to a stupid but obvious conclusion.

I still don't believe that a MUP is a " road, street, way, thoroughfare or...
05-16-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,331
Posted By livedarklions

That may be, but I still think it's a gross...

That may be, but I still think it's a gross overstatement to suggest that it's "great" for upper body strength when almost any other form of exercise is probably better for that one thing. To be...
05-15-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,331
Posted By livedarklions

Does anyone buy the shoulder strengthening claim...

Does anyone buy the shoulder strengthening claim in the op? I love biking, but the upper body stuff is pretty minimal.
05-15-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,331
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, it's not like you're working muscles...

Yeah, it's not like you're working muscles against resistance or anything.

Really, you couldn't be more wrong, swimming is great for building muscle. It's a friggin' resistance training.
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05-15-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

The group is too damn big. This can't be...

The group is too damn big. This can't be coordinated with 75 riders.
05-15-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

The e-bike statute definitely lists multi-use...

The e-bike statute definitely lists multi-use paths separately from roads: ...
05-15-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

I can't find it again, but there's circularity in...

I can't find it again, but there's circularity in your reading-- it's not clear that a path is a "road, street, way, thoroughfare or bridge", and I'm not invested enough in this to search MS case...
05-15-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

You're missing it--"lighted" is used in Section...

You're missing it--"lighted" is used in Section 13 only in reference to bicycles, but applies to all vehicles in section 11. Section 13 is the description of the equipment that the vehicles must...
05-15-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

Nope, that doesn't make sense as the statute is...

Nope, that doesn't make sense as the statute is constructed. See above. If that was all that was intended, the word "lamp" was sufficient. "Lighted" has a very clear meaning.
05-15-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

In the phrase "lighted white lamp", your...

In the phrase "lighted white lamp", your interpretation makes the word " lighted" redundant as the word "lamp" already is distinguished from a reflector. It's a general rule of statutory...
05-15-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

No, if the law applies penalties, due process...

No, if the law applies penalties, due process requires its applicability to be specifically defined.

It's not clear in that chapter. MUPs arguably fit the definitions of roads AND sidewalks, but...
05-14-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

Not so fast--"Every bicycle shall be equipped...

Not so fast--"Every bicycle shall be equipped with a lighted white lamp". "Lighted" sure reads like it's supposed to be on.
05-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Like when you're going on a group ride with 75...

Like when you're going on a group ride with 75 people. That's not a sport, that's a crowd.
05-14-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By livedarklions

As is often the case, I don't remember the...

As is often the case, I don't remember the several seconds before the crash, so I really don't know where I was.
My understanding is the shock of the impact interferes with the transfer of the...
05-14-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,527
Posted By livedarklions

That chapter applies to bicycles being operated...

That chapter applies to bicycles being operated on a "highway". "Highway" in the code is property used for vehicular traffic, but is a MUP a highway or a sidewalk for purposes of Title 63?
05-14-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By livedarklions

How about if you don't actually remember being...

How about if you don't actually remember being hit? I'm pretty sure my first words were "what happened?"
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