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10-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
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: 812
Posted By JoeyBike

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Or on a bike.
10-17-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,056
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: 133
Views: 4,927
Posted By JoeyBike

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09-29-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
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: 50
Views: 1,973
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: 1,837
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: 1,837
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: 462
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: 1,974
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: 2,009
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: 2,367
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: 2,589
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: 2,589
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: 2,589
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: 2,589
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: 1,040
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: 4,815
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: 3,148
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: 164
Views: 31,722
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: 2,465
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: 3,346
Posted By JoeyBike

"Looks" like. :lol:

"Looks" like. :lol:
07-02-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
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: 3,346
Posted By JoeyBike

Aren't they all texting?

Aren't they all texting?
06-30-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
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: 729
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: 2,465
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: 2,283
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: 2,576
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: 1,045
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: 2,576
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: 1,910
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: 1,910
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: 1,684
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: 4,941
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: 928
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: 928
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: 17,366
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: 17,366
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: 4,815
Posted By JoeyBike

LOL, Right?

LOL, Right?
06-08-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,815
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: 4,815
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...
06-08-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,591
Posted By JoeyBike

I use some obnoxiously bright lights front and...

I use some obnoxiously bright lights front and rear, day and night. I just angle them downward so they light up the entire road surface for 100 feet both directions but not directly into other...
06-08-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,215
Posted By JoeyBike

I thought the bike was self-driving so I took a...

I thought the bike was self-driving so I took a short nap.
06-08-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By JoeyBike

Only a "problem" for me on a local suburban...

Only a "problem" for me on a local suburban highway that is wall-to-wall fast food joints, shopping malls and centers, office buildings etc. So if someone is giving a signal all I know is they are...
06-08-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,311
Posted By JoeyBike

Interesting thread. Clash of two stubborn people...

Interesting thread. Clash of two stubborn people IMO. Cyclist and Employee.

I do not have one strand of activist DNA in me. Mine is 100% dedicated to adapting to my environment. That said, if...
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,294
Posted By JoeyBike

Eventually someone will have to draw a line...

Eventually someone will have to draw a line between eBikes and eMotorcycles. I mean, can I drive my Tesla on the golf cart paths? I could take my own electric golf cart. So much easier to just drive...
06-06-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,815
Posted By JoeyBike

Thanks guys! Much appreciated. Thanks for taking...

Thanks guys! Much appreciated. Thanks for taking a minute here.
05-31-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,815
Posted By JoeyBike

Have not worked in a mall. Aren't malls going the...

Have not worked in a mall. Aren't malls going the way of the dinosaurs and internal combustion engines?
05-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By JoeyBike

I see that ten times an hour where I live. It is...

I see that ten times an hour where I live. It is astounding how trusting people are getting in or out of the driver's side door in heavy fast moving traffic. As if everybody driving by is paying...
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