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01-24-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By JoeyBike

First thing I do in the parking lot of my rental...

First thing I do in the parking lot of my rental car company is to turn off that screen. Or dim it greatly. You're right. That command is hard to find deep in the sub-menus every time. I wish there...
01-21-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By JoeyBike

I made it 30 years without owning a car myself...

I made it 30 years without owning a car myself until two years ago. I rented them. I never got the same car twice. So i would sit in the parking lot of the rental company and figure out and memorize...
01-21-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By JoeyBike

Touch Screens Are Distracting Drivers. What Are Carmakers Doing To Help?

Believe it or not, auto manufacturers are using larger touch screens to try to get drivers off their phones tiny screens. But the auto engineers suck a it. And drivers must LOOK at the screen all the...
12-31-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,662
Posted By JoeyBike

In my city, if you are following traffic laws you...

In my city, if you are following traffic laws you are definitely NOT riding carefully.
12-22-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By JoeyBike

Ah. I didn't realize the inference. Ever...

Ah. I didn't realize the inference.

Ever drive on the freeway in Los Angeles area? Want to see "bumper to bumper" traffic do 70 mph? I have. Not literally NASCAR bumper to bumper but at 70 mph the...
12-17-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By JoeyBike

No thanks. .Parking in a New Orleans bike...

No thanks.

.Parking in a New Orleans bike lane will now cost you $300...
12-14-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By JoeyBike

In the event that I feel it necessary to...

In the event that I feel it necessary to "control" a lane in the city grid, which is never for very long, I COMMUNICATE my concern for the motorst(s) behind me by LOOKING LIKE I'm in a rush to get...
12-14-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By JoeyBike

Pontoons! I could use a bike like that here in...

Pontoons! I could use a bike like that here in New Orleans right now!
12-12-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By JoeyBike

One extreme example when I was on a bike tour and...

One extreme example when I was on a bike tour and passing through Charlottesville, VA. I found myself on a 2-lane road at rush hour, bumper-to-bumper traffic at 50ish MPH, uphill, with a slight...
12-08-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By JoeyBike

If only motorists obeyed laws.

If only motorists obeyed laws.
12-06-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By JoeyBike

I don't believe the truck got 3 feet either.

I don't believe the truck got 3 feet either.
12-04-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By JoeyBike

But this would take introspection, no denial, and...

But this would take introspection, no denial, and willingness to take responsibility for ones own actions, choices, and risk taking in life. All qualities I find in short supply at A&S.
12-04-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,518
Posted By JoeyBike

Every situation is different. There is no single...

Every situation is different. There is no single answer or solution. For examples:

I commuted in a busy city grid for decades. There were times where being assertive was the right move, and other...
12-03-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By JoeyBike

Y'all got this all wrong. Mount a laptop on your...

Y'all got this all wrong. Mount a laptop on your trainer and watch "adult entertainment" while riding. The workout time will just melt away and your wife wins big after your ride. Keep the heart rate...
12-03-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By JoeyBike

:lol:

:lol:
12-03-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm Noticing A Trend Here - Dead Cyclists

Not that this phenom is anything new on A&S but 5 of the top 8 threads involve a cyclist getting hozed in traffic.
Some here say cycling is no more of a risk than sleeping in your bed. :foo:
I...
12-03-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By JoeyBike

You can't be TOO seen, IMO.

You can't be TOO seen, IMO.
11-28-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By JoeyBike

Good one! Saved me the trouble of looking that up...

Good one! Saved me the trouble of looking that up to post similar phenom.

"Seeing" is not just an EYE thing. Eyes are just windows to the brain. Light enters the eye and data gets transmitted to...
11-27-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By JoeyBike

Easy question! Many ( if not most ) cyclists are...

Easy question! Many ( if not most ) cyclists are unaware of their surroundings and unskilled at riding a bike in/near traffic regardless of their motor vehicle status. "It can't happen to me!"...
11-27-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By JoeyBike

When pigs fly. Pie in the sky. Chose your cliche....

When pigs fly. Pie in the sky. Chose your cliche.

Sure motorists have responsibility. But they are generally stoopid, distracted, entitled, in a hurry, and operating some giant wheeled leviathan...
11-26-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By JoeyBike

I believe that a better infrastructure for...

I believe that a better infrastructure for bicycles AND better awareness of inherent dangers by the cyclists themselves is the combination required. Any time a cyclist is near motor vehicles there is...
11-11-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,384
Posted By JoeyBike

A dozen years ago I preceded a line of cars off a...

A dozen years ago I preceded a line of cars off a red light across a major highway. I'm a fast rider (Zero-20 in under 5 seconds) and moved right as soon as I got across the road. First car behind me...
10-31-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeyBike

I think you had to be there. Working the crowd...

I think you had to be there. Working the crowd and watching their reactions.
10-29-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeyBike

Well, when parables don't work (I'm not as good...

Well, when parables don't work (I'm not as good as Jesus at those stories anyway) I should type in plain English.

The title of this thread is "Hate towards cyclists", as if that's some big...
10-09-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,363
Posted By JoeyBike

It's also pretty easy to avoid persons here who...

It's also pretty easy to avoid persons here who try to drag you to that place (dark side):

...
10-08-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By JoeyBike

Haha! Right on cue!

Haha!

Right on cue!
10-07-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By JoeyBike

The only thing not stated in the remarks above is...

The only thing not stated in the remarks above is very important to know and follow religiously:

1. Look BOTH WAYS before crossing any street or roadway, even a one-way street. Walking, driving,...
10-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By JoeyBike

You've been around here long enough to see the...

You've been around here long enough to see the binary thinking that often goes on here. I believe that is partly why "Living Car Free" is such a ghost town. As you said, the dude was car-free for 4...
10-04-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,363
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm either here: ...

I'm either here:
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Tammany Trace Mandeville, LA

Or here:

...
09-29-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,929
Posted By JoeyBike

A good camera (or two) could help your next of...

A good camera (or two) could help your next of kin with a lawsuit if you get injured or killed. Otherwise, unless you have the Hubble Space Telescope mounted to your bike and it looks like a cannon...
09-19-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,160
Posted By JoeyBike

I've had one close call on my local MUP in 20...

I've had one close call on my local MUP in 20 years. Caused by a cyclist with two dogs on leashes even though pets are NOT allowed on that particular MUP. It caused a nice crash involving the mutt's...
09-19-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By JoeyBike

A friend trailing you in a pickup truck could...

A friend trailing you in a pickup truck could have solved that.

I was cycling a farm road in rural Mississippi near Natchez State Park. On a steep uphill a big dog shot out from a house that was...
09-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By JoeyBike

Lawmakers want to yack on their phones behind the...

Lawmakers want to yack on their phones behind the wheel too.
09-14-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By JoeyBike

Great! I'm sure she's the very last distracted...

Great! I'm sure she's the very last distracted substance abusing motorist out there. So, back out on the road ya go! Nothing to worry about.
09-09-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By JoeyBike

And now, nearly 10 years after this was posted,...

And now, nearly 10 years after this was posted, vehicles have gotten much larger. More vehicles, faster, larger. Motorists are no more skilled but often distracted. Recipe for disaster.
09-08-22, 04:10 PM
09-07-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,992
Posted By JoeyBike

I wonder if a cyclist is taking the lane over...

I wonder if a cyclist is taking the lane over that hill just as the rising/setting sun blasts me in the face as I near the crest? And a motor home/log truck coming at me in the opposing lane forcing...
09-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,992
Posted By JoeyBike

So as a cyclist, you are just fine with...

So as a cyclist, you are just fine with repeatedly causing motor vehicles, moving at 55 mph or more, to slow to 15mph to accommodate your hobby? There are things in this world equally as bad as...
08-27-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,992
Posted By JoeyBike

First Priority is your SKIN. Whatever you deem...

First Priority is your SKIN. Whatever you deem will keep your skin on your body best at the moment is what you should do. I'm not gambling with your skin by making any suggestions. Every moment on...
08-07-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,730
Posted By JoeyBike

1. Look both ways before crossing any street,...

1. Look both ways before crossing any street, even a one-way street.

2. If you can't see, you can't go.

3. If you're NOT SURE, you CAN'T GO.

Follow these 3 simple rules and you'll never have...
08-05-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,730
Posted By JoeyBike

Bench warrants, failure to appear, outstanding...

Bench warrants, failure to appear, outstanding tickets, etc, etc.

Driver and cyclist not looking where they should be. Wondering if cyclist had ear buds inserted. Unless that was an electric car...
07-22-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By JoeyBike

Just so I don't appear rude and unresponsive... ...

Just so I don't appear rude and unresponsive...

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07-21-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By JoeyBike

It's not hard to understand for most people....

It's not hard to understand for most people. Thanks.
07-20-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By JoeyBike

If your wife had the only keys to the house and...

If your wife had the only keys to the house and every time you wanted to enter the house you had to make an appointment for a time when she wasn't using the house, then it's HER house. Same with...
07-19-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By JoeyBike

We both have to be car-free for me to be...

We both have to be car-free for me to be car-free? Am I following this correctly?

Does Enterprise rental car company have to be car-free? U-Haul? Uber? Taxi companies? Public bus service? For me...
07-18-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By JoeyBike

For me, since my car is strictly a...

For me, since my car is strictly a luxury/recreational tool, I am in full control of my fuel costs. If I so choose I can go months without driving it (which isn't all that good for any car but it's...
07-16-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By JoeyBike

After 30 years car free, my 1-Year report on owning one again:

For 30 years, if I needed a car, I rented a car. Enterprise used to run weekend specials for $10/Day. Normally $19 t $39 a day. The good-ol' days.

A little over a year ago I bought my wife's old...
12-28-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,171
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: 2,171
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...
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