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11-30-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,478
Posted By genec

While I agree in theory... the gaping hole in...

While I agree in theory... the gaping hole in your logic is this: "because they respect that what you have just done is legal and the right thing to do."

There are tons of drivers out there that...
10-17-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By genec

Does Seattle still have that stupid mandatory...

Does Seattle still have that stupid mandatory helmet law?

I don't mean helmets are stupid, but they should be the riders' choice.
10-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By genec

Maybe what you have in Canada is a lot more...

Maybe what you have in Canada is a lot more protected than the typical "buffered" bike lanes in So Cal... mere lines of paint don't offer a lot of "protection."

On the other hand, the best bike...
10-08-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By genec

I wonder how many of those "lazy people" go off...

I wonder how many of those "lazy people" go off and hit a gym daily. How many do Peloton? Are they doing any form of cardio such as stair climbers or treadmills.

If so, then "lazy" is not a...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By genec

My first "serious 10 speed" was a Nishiki...

My first "serious 10 speed" was a Nishiki International... this was around 1979-'80 and I was in "heaven." I had not ridden a bicycle for perhaps 5-6 years, and was persuaded by a cycling...
09-26-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,142
Posted By genec

So the generalization is that people that do...

So the generalization is that people that do "self powered" things... hiking, cycling, kayaking, etc have the bodies that reflect those activities...
People that sit on or in motorized vehicles for...
09-26-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,142
Posted By genec

Please don't give up on "men." Some of us...

Please don't give up on "men."

Some of us are kind, gentle and caring humans...

The large "boy-children" of that thread obviously have little respect for anyone besides themselves, and likely...
09-12-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By genec

For some odd reason, we give a pass to drivers...

For some odd reason, we give a pass to drivers that kill others... And this happens roughly 40,000 times a year. Oh sure, some drivers are arrested and convicted... but that generally occurs only...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By genec

Hair. That was one of the biggest excuses...

Hair.

That was one of the biggest excuses I heard... "it takes me time to get my hair done right... a helmet would just muss it up."

For guys the excuse was "I gotta wear a suit."
09-12-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,422
Posted By genec

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan... while...

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan... while I did not have the forward white light on my helmet, my 30 years of commuting taught me that 3 lights in vertical line, facing back were a good...
09-07-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,983
Posted By genec

Tend to agree... but in the cases you mentioned,...

Tend to agree... but in the cases you mentioned, there is likely to be damage to the driver and or vehicle too... tractors and cows tend to a lot bigger than cyclists... and sadly, in most...
09-06-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By genec

I love my Mirrycle mirror... the only issue I...

I love my Mirrycle mirror... the only issue I have is that on rare occasion I try to slip through a gate opening and manage to clip the mirror itself... it snaps right off, broken. It is a hassle...
08-31-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By genec

Those very things emphasize safety, vice flow... ...

Those very things emphasize safety, vice flow... don'tcha know "flow" is more important. Motorists cannot be kept waiting for red lights, lower speeds and "other road users..." That is just not...
08-31-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By genec

As I look at this example, I notice no...

As I look at this example, I notice no intersections or driveways until the well marked green area ahead... that area is supposed to signal to all road users that there is a possible conflict there...
08-31-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By genec

The irony being that folks headed off to their...

The irony being that folks headed off to their favorite sporting event, dressed in team uniform jerseys, face makeup and with big foam fingers are considered "normal."

But someone wearing...
08-15-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,983
Posted By genec

While I agree with you in use and principle... ...

While I agree with you in use and principle... the reality is, that to many drivers, cyclists are not "expected" on the roadway... and this is easily observed by how drivers often fail when they do...
08-11-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By genec

Yup, that car just won't sell. Nice idea,...

Yup, that car just won't sell.

Nice idea, making drivers more aware. But heck, so many just barely passed driver's ed, and the licence test is easy... so clearly drivers feel entitled to the...
06-15-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By genec

Oh sure, great idea... for folks that even now...

Oh sure, great idea... for folks that even now do not pay enough attention to what is OUTSIDE their window. :eek:
06-13-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By genec

I rode a rusty girls bike (missing top tube) with...

I rode a rusty girls bike (missing top tube) with a bent up front basket for 2 semesters at college... never had to lock it. It was always waiting for me.
06-07-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,739
Posted By genec

It never ceases to amaze me that some folks come...

It never ceases to amaze me that some folks come here, a private forum, and expect to make changes to the forum based on their idea of "the way things should be," or expect this little forum to...
05-24-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,424
Posted By genec

It's a great idea, but the problem is that the...

It's a great idea, but the problem is that the mentality of car owners has been pushed to the point that anyone driving a car feels that "the roads belong to cars" and cars (not humans) have...
05-10-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By genec

Turn it into a wave... wave like they are old...

Turn it into a wave... wave like they are old friends you haven't seen in a long time... really confuses the *holes.

Yeah, difficult to not respond... just open your whole hand and wave.
05-09-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By genec

Yup... I go through that same question and...

Yup... I go through that same question and answer with my wife all too often... I then ask her... "who is driving... her or the car behind her." She still does not like the honking. (which BTW...
05-09-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By genec

Hey, I use a horn too. Makes me feel better. ...

Hey, I use a horn too. Makes me feel better. And I agree with your comment regarding the inconvenience to the driver. Strange how it takes so much strength and will for them to lift their foot,...
05-09-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By genec

For some odd reason this three abreast line up...

For some odd reason this three abreast line up tends to occur... I think largely because motorists don't realize they can actually slow down. I mean what a concept eh? On coming traffic, someone...
04-17-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,058
Posted By genec

Agreed... "eye contact" doesn't really mean they...

Agreed... "eye contact" doesn't really mean they have seen you... people have an odd way of looking right through cyclists. You need more than eyeballs to verify contact... a nod, a wave,...
04-08-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By genec

Well yeah... But those thing have an engine... ...

Well yeah... But those thing have an engine... So the LEOs sort of consider them legit. Now if cyclists would just go "VROOM VROOM" on the interstate... They'd probably be OK. ;)
03-30-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,908
Posted By genec

It's up to us to ensure that the false statement...

It's up to us to ensure that the false statement "I didn't see" is truly false by making ourselves as boldly visible as possible.
03-29-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,908
Posted By genec

On occasion I would go to a restaurant or pub...

On occasion I would go to a restaurant or pub after work... and bike commute there. The solution was to bring "cool attire" in the bike bag... then change upon arrival. And just "be cool" because...
03-28-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,908
Posted By genec

I agree with your comments about contrasting...

I agree with your comments about contrasting colors... to heck with "fashion sense;" this is all about trying to survive amongst the poorly controlled, heavy, moving things.

I once saw a negative...
03-21-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By genec

Indeed that is likely true... Too bad that...

Indeed that is likely true... Too bad that vehicle operator, behind the cyclist, is just clueless about such issues, eh?
03-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By genec

Not to disagree with you in anyway... but just...

Not to disagree with you in anyway... but just to point out the irony of the forward person, having to have a mirror, to see behind and avoid the person who is approaching from behind that has a...
03-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,908
Posted By genec

Any combination of bright, contrasting and NOT...

Any combination of bright, contrasting and NOT dark or camouflage is good.

I always endeavored to look like the alien mother ship with a clown on top. Seriously. I want to be noticed and...
03-08-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By genec

Well the difference between a hit and run and a...

Well the difference between a hit and run and a throat slashing is that the first can occur just due to a driver being distracted and having a collision, and then panicking and leaving the scene. ...
03-03-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By genec

The "father" of VC, and author of "Effective...

The "father" of VC, and author of "Effective Cycling" in one last interview:

https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a32257789/vehicular-cycling-advocate-john-forester-dies-at-90/
02-23-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By genec

Seriously? There was a whole sub thread on this....

Seriously? There was a whole sub thread on this.

It boils down to acting and being treated as a vehicle with the same rights and responsibilities as any other vehicle.

To a cyclist it...
02-21-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,873
Posted By genec

Exactly. Maybe we need to change a few things....

Exactly. Maybe we need to change a few things. How'd you like a real "Autobahn" here? How about real baguettes. Maybe some local markets beyond a 7-11 near some nicely designed housing? Maybe some...
02-10-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By genec

Still not ready for prime time. But then, how...

Still not ready for prime time. But then, how many human drivers are?
02-10-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By genec

Nah... nothing like that... it was just his odd...

Nah... nothing like that... it was just his odd quirk. He was quite alright otherwise. But it was just enough to not invite him to any party we might have. (of course, perhaps that was his...
02-10-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By genec

Ahhh never debate "law" with a well reasoned...

Ahhh never debate "law" with a well reasoned attorney. SIGH. An attorney friend of mine used to always point out the potential liability issues of parties in one's home... man it was...
02-08-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,873
Posted By genec

You know, funny thing about this picture... if...

You know, funny thing about this picture... if the traffic was so heavy... why isn't there another car behind the one on the left, at the light?

So if it were a bus in the lane ahead of you,...
01-19-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,883
Posted By genec

I think the thing that bothers me about mandatory...

I think the thing that bothers me about mandatory adult helmet laws is that they don't apply to automobile drivers.
12-17-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By genec

Thanks for your comments, directly from the...

Thanks for your comments, directly from the location... Nothing quite like an "on scene" reporter.
12-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By genec

I notice a few of you suggest that the two step...

I notice a few of you suggest that the two step turn is not suitable for you... I think this depends highly on traffic load.

When I was a regular bike commuter in San Diego, one road I used...
12-14-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,768
Posted By genec

For the short spans that are actually "in the...

For the short spans that are actually "in the air," I suspect they could just plow/push the snow to a part that is at ground level and then pile it there.
12-14-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,361
Posted By genec

My old Dog Tag had nothing more than my name,...

My old Dog Tag had nothing more than my name, SSN, blood type and religion... not a whole lot of "contact" information there.

I actually ordered new Dog Tags (as I like to swim in the open ocean)...
12-06-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,768
Posted By genec

Actually, you have a somewhat "typical American"...

Actually, you have a somewhat "typical American" viewpoint... and have encountered a typical American "bikes are toys and belong in parks" attitude. While your area may have loads of "recreational...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,246
Posted By genec

:lol: Uh, never mind... as far as I am...

:lol:

Uh, never mind... as far as I am concerned, voice control doesn't work well enough anyway.
11-29-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By genec

This alone would make a huge difference... ...

This alone would make a huge difference...



Add in a bike lane bill, and maybe motorists will "get a clue."
11-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,661
Posted By genec

1000 X :thumb: Doesn't mean I'll stop riding...

1000 X :thumb:

Doesn't mean I'll stop riding roads... but anyone that thinks they are "all the same" is clearly NOT paying attention.
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