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03-17-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,147
Posted By JW Fas

The point I was making was that you can't...

The point I was making was that you can't immediately call the road engineer negligent because someone crashed from speeding. However, it's easier to cite negligence on the part of a bartender when...
03-14-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By JW Fas

As soon as I read "Raspberry Pi powered" my first...

As soon as I read "Raspberry Pi powered" my first thought was, "How bulky is this thing?" The pic in the article confirmed my suspicion.

It's too bad Garmin didn't make this first. They could have...
03-09-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By JW Fas

I don't think this technology is a bad thing, but...

I don't think this technology is a bad thing, but it's a lot of R&D money for something that only requires a low-tech solution. Plus, this warning system doesn't physically prevent the door from...
03-07-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By JW Fas

Road cyclists everywhere are now officially in a...

Road cyclists everywhere are now officially in a game of chicken to see who is the first to show up to a group ride looking like Dark Helmet.
03-05-24, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By JW Fas

Just got my new aero helmet.

What do you guys think?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x390/1497019504_dark_helmet_unmasked_119784d362f7ddb3b781e404076b5faeaf2a2897.jpg

Context:...
02-26-24, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By JW Fas

If you're knocked off your bike, you want your...

If you're knocked off your bike, you want your defense implement to be on your body and not out of reach.
02-26-24, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By JW Fas

Carolina reaper spray?

Carolina reaper spray?
02-25-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By JW Fas

I'm surprised the police did anything, let alone...

I'm surprised the police did anything, let alone issued a citation. My guess as to why the motorist wasn't charged with assault was because the incident was one guy's word against another, and...
02-24-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By JW Fas

Poking the moderator bear? "It's a bold...

Poking the moderator bear?

"It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him."
02-24-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,590
Posted By JW Fas

It's error management theory in action. Certain...

It's error management theory in action. Certain events such as doorings may be statistically infrequent, but when they do happen the consequences are severe. For any given situation the person...
02-19-24, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By JW Fas

So a cougar attacked a cougar? Something has to...

So a cougar attacked a cougar? Something has to be done about this cougar-on-cougar violence.
12-14-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,722
Posted By JW Fas

A newly released affidavit indicated that the...

A newly released affidavit indicated that the motorist who killed Magnus fell asleep at the wheel....
12-12-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,355
Posted By JW Fas

You said the following: "Things vary by state,...

You said the following: "Things vary by state, but 4 years isn't exceptionally low for involuntary manslaughter."

The four years for each Class D felony to which the motorist pleaded guilty. That...
12-12-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,355
Posted By JW Fas

Re-read my OP. The driver wasn't charged with...

Re-read my OP. The driver wasn't charged with involuntary manslaughter even though it would've been a slam dunk. Missouri's definition: "A person commits the offense of involuntary manslaughter in...
12-09-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,355
Posted By JW Fas

I don't know if there will be a wrongful death...

I don't know if there will be a wrongful death suit, because there is no way to draw blood from this stone. What about her insurance company? Well, it turns out the vehicle she used to kill Charlie...
12-08-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,355
Posted By JW Fas

I followed up on a local fatality, and the motorist got a light sentence.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article276885063.html

For context, a local cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run late August of 2022. It occurred along a route I frequently bike, so it...
10-22-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,207
Posted By JW Fas

MA law stipulates that a motorist must make known...

MA law stipulates that a motorist must make known their name, home address, and vehicle registration number when there is a collision involving property damage or personal injury. This woman did not...
10-19-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,207
Posted By JW Fas

The driver appeared to be going a little fast for...

The driver appeared to be going a little fast for the conditions as indicated by the slightly aggressive cornering and acceleration. If you're in a parking lot, you should anticipate other people...
10-14-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,690
Posted By JW Fas

While the result isn't quick, I've found that...

While the result isn't quick, I've found that emailing the author(s) directly and requesting a copy will work. More often than not the actual researchers are happy to provide a free copy of the...
10-01-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,367
Posted By JW Fas

Paul was in front of the motorist approaching a...

Paul was in front of the motorist approaching a red light. The motorist was required to stay behind, but instead they pulled into the oncoming lane to wait at said light.

I've been cycling on the...
10-01-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,367
Posted By JW Fas

Look at the Google Maps screenshot. There are...

Look at the Google Maps screenshot. There are only two lanes (one each direction). There was no center or passing lane for the motorist to enter. He was in the oncoming lane.
10-01-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,367
Posted By JW Fas

(right hook prevention and greater visibility to...

(right hook prevention and greater visibility to oncoming traffic have entered the chat)
09-23-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,531
Posted By JW Fas

It actually makes perfect sense since every study...

It actually makes perfect sense since every study under the sun has debunked the notion that violent video games are linked to violent actions.
09-17-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,531
Posted By JW Fas

I don't know how practical it would be. The last...

I don't know how practical it would be. The last time Nevada executed a criminal was 2006, and that guy killed two people (one of whom he graped first). I'm not claiming a jury wouldn't recommend...
09-17-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,531
Posted By JW Fas

If there is a silver lining, the consequences...

If there is a silver lining, the consequences will probably be serious since the victim was former law enforcement.
09-13-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By JW Fas

Not necessarily. A guilty verdict for a crime...

Not necessarily. A guilty verdict for a crime must be rendered in a court of law, but the criminal case does not determine whether a collision was an accident. An officer's radar gun can verify the...
09-12-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By JW Fas

All accidents are collisions, but not all...

All accidents are collisions, but not all collisions are accidents. The NHTSA's meta analysis found that 94% of collisions are due to human error, so only 6% were due to the vehicles themselves, the...
09-01-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,213
Posted By JW Fas

Race, gender, or nationality might be relevant if...

Race, gender, or nationality might be relevant if they adversely affected one's motor skills the way advanced age does.
08-03-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By JW Fas

In the US the bike owner would get criminally...

In the US the bike owner would get criminally charged for booby trapping their own property, and the thief would win a lawsuit against them as well.
07-30-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,662
Posted By JW Fas

Go to archive.is and paste the article URL into...

Go to archive.is and paste the article URL into the search field.
07-30-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,662
Posted By JW Fas

Archived versions of the NYT articles to bypass...

Archived versions of the NYT articles to bypass the paywall:

https://archive.is/izF8q

https://archive.is/JSY3J
07-04-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By JW Fas

I always find it amusing that the same people who...

I always find it amusing that the same people who complain about the economy and the prices of everything magically have the finances to light off $1000 in ordnance on July 4th.
06-18-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By JW Fas

Wahoo Customer Service Was Great

A week ago my Wahoo Elemnt Bolt popped out of its mount when I hit a bump, and the screen got damaged. The unit would still power on/off, but I couldn't navigate through it. I contacted Wahoo and...
06-18-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,318
Posted By JW Fas

This tweet seemed apropos. ...

This tweet seemed apropos.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/594x538/rem_tesla_02e6022bb17cc78cbe8358fc02615d134457056e.png
05-31-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,211
Posted By JW Fas

The term horseback riding is mildly disturbing....

The term horseback riding is mildly disturbing. Unlike other rideable animals, we have to specify the part of the horse that is being ridden.
05-26-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,652
Posted By JW Fas

These sharrows (sans the green paint) are very...

These sharrows (sans the green paint) are very common on the Kansas side of the KC metro. Motorists still have no clue what they mean.
05-25-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,410
Posted By JW Fas

Microplastics have infested everything down to...

Microplastics have infested everything down to the cellular level. I don't think we have a good way out of this mess in the near future.
05-16-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,686
Posted By JW Fas

Farewell Genec

https://www.lajollalight.com/news/story/2023-05-08/lifelong-swimmer-and-great-dad-dies-after-being-pulled-unconscious-from-water-at-la-jolla-cove?fbclid=IwAR2BGnHyrotQXGyQNp8JByYC7dDz0lQkJZQ-gjU2uO0s7...
05-14-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,755
Posted By JW Fas

This is why I occupy more of the lane around a...

This is why I occupy more of the lane around a blind turn. If it's a right turn especially, I'm close to the yellow lines to maximize visibility for approaching traffic (both rear and front).
03-12-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By JW Fas

Smaller cars wouldn't have much of a problem...

Smaller cars wouldn't have much of a problem dealing with potholes if manufacturers weren't fixated on equipping new cars with large diameter wheels and [expensive] low profile tires. They do it...
02-26-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,147
Posted By JW Fas

All road users are legally required to move over...

All road users are legally required to move over for emergency vehicles, which make their presence known by the flashing blue and red lights. As for important events or errands, why does that take...
02-20-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By JW Fas

I don't have a subscription, but I was able to...

I don't have a subscription, but I was able to read it (definitely not a local).
In the future you can bypass paywalls by creating an archived copy of a page.
https://archive.is/m57u8
01-21-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,837
Posted By JW Fas

If we can't achieve a cultural shift away from...

If we can't achieve a cultural shift away from distracted driving, then we need to revamp display screens such that they maximize a driver's time looking at the road. The infotainment stuff should...
01-12-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By JW Fas

WARNING: EXPLOSIVES ON BOARD Drivers will...

WARNING: EXPLOSIVES ON BOARD

Drivers will give you both a wide berth.
01-07-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,874
Posted By JW Fas

As much as I like the idea of BEVs, their heavier...

As much as I like the idea of BEVs, their heavier weights and instant torque will only exacerbate the existing situation. Realistically, I think the only motivation to move away from large vehicles...
12-03-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,706
Posted By JW Fas

Basically this. The average vehicle weight has...

Basically this. The average vehicle weight has only crept up a couple hundred pounds since 1975, but modern vehicles have more sound-absorbing insulation, sit higher off the ground (higher...
12-01-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By JW Fas

Ohio Man Gets 12 Years For Killing Cyclist

In a rare occurrence a driver actually got serious consequences for killing a cyclist.



...
11-17-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,044
Posted By JW Fas

For Steve Jobs I can guarantee it was before 05...

For Steve Jobs I can guarantee it was before 05 OCT 2011.
11-17-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,044
Posted By JW Fas

All the motorist had to do was wait at the scene...

All the motorist had to do was wait at the scene and do nothing. I'm willing to bet the worst he would've gotten was a finger wag and a "bad boy" from the cops.
11-06-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,477
Posted By JW Fas

Things to try in order: 1. 53x11 2. Yell at...

Things to try in order:
1. 53x11
2. Yell at the dog to go home.
3. Squirt them with your water bottle.
4. Use pepper gel (not spray which gets carried by the wind).
5. Use your bike frame as a...
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