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01-11-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
Posted By 308jerry

I don't remember hippies riding bikes, they drove...

I don't remember hippies riding bikes, they drove VW vans.... I lived through the whole hippie Era, there's actually a lot I don't remember.... :foo:
01-11-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
Posted By Chuck Naill

Whatever Sheldon Brown rode......:)

Whatever Sheldon Brown rode......:)
12-26-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,557
Posted By flangehead

A TXDOT study cites speed: “Why did we see a...

A TXDOT study cites speed:

“Why did we see a decrease in pedestrian and bicycle crashes, but an increase in fatalities in 2020?
The unique circumstances caused by the pandemic in 2020 had a...
12-26-22, 03:19 PM
12-10-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,203
Posted By greatscott

I should have never said I never pass a truck. ...

I should have never said I never pass a truck. The only time I would consider passing a truck is if there are two lanes and no cars to prevent me from moving over to the left of the truck, and if I...
12-03-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
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...
12-03-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By zandoval

I keep wondering how we did it before... No...

I keep wondering how we did it before...

No helmet
No rear view mirror
No bike lanes
No GPS
No cameras
No reflective tape
No lights other than that strap on bugger with two C size batteries...
12-03-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By Polaris OBark

The "death from acute boredom" statistic for...

The "death from acute boredom" statistic for indoor training attracts less news coverage.
11-29-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,478
Posted By tempocyclist

You should always be alert and scanning for...

You should always be alert and scanning for potential incidents or problems. They may not be "your fault" but if you can take early evasive action to avoid them altogether, that's a win.




Not...
11-24-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,204
Posted By Sorcerer

CA Bay Area bike commuter here for over 35 years...

CA Bay Area bike commuter here for over 35 years of steady bike commuting (5 days a week) and haven't had a ticket. I don't always observe every rule, but I usually do.

On new years day 2000 on a...
11-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,204
Posted By Iride01

I think you should just file it under somewhat...

I think you should just file it under somewhat less suspicious things like ...

There's a first time for everything.
New guy on the job wanting to show that no infraction of the law is too...
11-22-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By Milton Keynes

Locally, all I know of are some old railbeds...

Locally, all I know of are some old railbeds turned into biking/hiking trails, no motor vehicles allowed. It's nice to ride on them without worrying about getting run over.
11-20-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By CrankyOne

The safest country in the world for bicycling...

The safest country in the world for bicycling (and walking) is The Netherlands. Not surprisingly many others have begun using the Dutch CROW design principles. Some good sampling of their...
11-17-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,781
Posted By livedarklions

The article indicated the driver was paying for...

The article indicated the driver was paying for the bike, the cyclist was unhurt and there would be no criminal charges. I don't think this would be handled this way in the US.
10-30-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,667
Posted By rydabent

That would be a viable answer. You could remain...

That would be a viable answer. You could remain cool. If you had a full face covering and it is 96 degrees, it would really be hot.
10-29-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,667
Posted By JW Fas

Aesthetics aside, I think most people would shy...

Aesthetics aside, I think most people would shy away from full-face helmets because of how hot and sweaty they'd get.
10-27-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,279
Posted By Oldairhead

I tend to take a moment after the light turns...

I tend to take a moment after the light turns green to look both ways before proceeding. Someone running a red light will take you out in a heartbeat if you are too quick into the intersection.
10-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,279
Posted By Iride01

Most of the people that are a'holes to you while...

Most of the people that are a'holes to you while on the bike are probably a'holes to other drivers as well. No matter what you do, if you do it long enough you will find the people that think you...
10-11-22, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By base2

Washington State is finally onboard.

The Netherlands passed similar legislation some 30-ish years ago & it fundamentally transformed the country.

Relevant excerpt:
(Emphasis mine.)

The article continues with specific standards,...
10-10-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By PaulH

The reason that I bike is that I am too lazy to...

The reason that I bike is that I am too lazy to walk or drive.
10-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By Miele Man

The problem with many segregated bike lanes is...

The problem with many segregated bike lanes is that they put bicyclist into a more dangerous position at EVERY intersection including driveways and entrances/exists to parking lots. A lot of time a...
10-08-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By Troul

A legit bicycle network is the ideal path...

A legit bicycle network is the ideal path forward, but the problem that I see with designing that is finding state owned land for appropriating/repurposing such network. The state (mine) will not...
10-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah Man! I've mentioned several times in posts...

Yeah Man! I've mentioned several times in posts on Bike Forum that it's apparent that those who design/approve bike route/lanes are NOT cyclists.
10-04-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By 55tele

Interacting with Traffic

Maybe I'm way off base here, but I'm increasingly frustrated during my daily 10-15 mile rides with folks driving motor vehicles that lack common sense . My biggest peeve is when I'm stopped at a...
09-28-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,566
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Drugs and alcohol + motor vehicles has been known...

Drugs and alcohol + motor vehicles has been known to be a public health & safety issue for many decades. There is no 'Mothers Against Drunk Biking' group, as far as I know.
09-28-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,566
Posted By kyplaskon

Drugs a significant health issue for cyclists?

University of Arkansas researchers are calling drugs a "Significant health issue" because 2 percent of people who are riding their bikes and are injured have drugs in their system. Cars cause way...
09-26-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,142
Posted By Polaris OBark

Those are called mountain bikers.

Those are called mountain bikers.
09-26-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By CMAW

Just have this one, no doubt it was the oldest. ...

Just have this one, no doubt it was the oldest.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1032/fn_dc642bf09dc99fc212d536ef9b6487f2e24337e2.jpg
09-25-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By CMAW

September 25th 1992, SF

First Critical Mass manifestation, start of a worldwide movement. "Reduce invisibility" — what a brilliant slogan they came up with!
...
09-23-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. The world isn’t binary, and bicycles are...

Sigh. The world isn’t binary, and bicycles are usually smaller than automobiles. But even drivers need to be careful.

People *MAY* have trouble seeing. Be careful out there.
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bald Paul

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety...

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety engineering in autos. My wife's car has adaptive cruise control, auto braking, lane departure warning, back up cross traffic alarm/braking - all good...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By BobbyG

The Commute That Almost Wasn't...

I hadn't ridden my '84 Nishiki International to my new job because of its overall kludginess and schmutz. Plus the drive train was dragging. I bought. new-to-me 2006 Felt F86 to replace it, and...
09-14-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
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.
09-13-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Paul Barnard

Wow, who knew that pedestrians needed to look...

Wow, who knew that pedestrians needed to look before crossing the street? Hell, I look both ways when I cross a one way street.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, I think your conclusion is incorrect…at...

Honestly, I think your conclusion is incorrect…at least for inner cities. True cars have been grafted into the inner cities but the cities themselves were not designed with cars in mind. Most inner...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By Bug Shield

My guess at the title question is that in general...

My guess at the title question is that in general people assume that other drivers are just as bad as they are. In other words, they fear themselves (or other drivers like themselves).
...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By mschwett

we are at approximately 10% commute-by-bike,...

we are at approximately 10% commute-by-bike, which is pretty high for the united states. about 55% take transit, about 15% walk, about 20% drive. ±250 people. our new york office has much lower drive...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By Daniel4

For 14 years I drove to work that was only 4.5km...

For 14 years I drove to work that was only 4.5km away. Then I found a safe way to avoid crossing a major highway that was along the way. So for the last three years of work before retiring, I rode...
09-11-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,422
Posted By LV2TNDM

Why are your replies almost always critical...

Why are your replies almost always critical and/or negative? I've found your posts to be so negative over the years. Really gets old. And they're oftentimes misleading or counter-productive. This...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By cyccommute

Just to be clear, even when all those amenities...

Just to be clear, even when all those amenities are readily available and the place of business has an overall environmental vibe, it is an extreme uphill battle to get even a small fraction of the...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By mdarnton

Lack of a shower at work combined with the need...

Lack of a shower at work combined with the need to wear nice clothes. Now I can can dress as I like and take a sponge bath in the vault and do, but that hasn't always been the case for me
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,394
Posted By cyccommute

Because everyone has a big “but”. I worked at a...

Because everyone has a big “but”.
I worked at a laboratory that was involved in getting us off fossil fuels for 40 years. It was as crunchy a granola, tree hugging, Mother Earth loving place as...
09-11-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,422
Posted By Paul Barnard

It makes good sense for us to do things to...

It makes good sense for us to do things to increase our visual conspicuity. Not because we are hard to see, but because we are trying to steal the attention of marginally engaged drivers.
09-07-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,983
Posted By urbanknight

I always love the "but everyone else does it"...

I always love the "but everyone else does it" mentality when someone is complaining about getting a speeding ticket.

And for anyone who cares to know, not everyone does it. There are plenty of...
09-07-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,983
Posted By urbanknight

True, it doesn't matter if you're "dead right". ...

True, it doesn't matter if you're "dead right".

Out here, it's "I must drive 10 over the speed limit", and very few people even seem to be aware of what our state calls the "basic speed law"... at...
09-07-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,983
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...
09-06-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Antifriction

genec: you might consider twisting the Mirrcycle...

genec: you might consider twisting the Mirrcycle out of harm's way before riding through dodgy openings. It's actually in the instructions: "SUGGESTION: When riding off road, on trails, or in the...
09-06-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Antifriction

@ work4bike: the Mirrcycle is mildly convex -...

@ work4bike: the Mirrcycle is mildly convex - images are about half the size of those in a flat mirror, meaning field of view is doubled. That seems like about the right compromise if you have to...
08-31-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By JW Fas

Where are they mounted? If they're on your bars,...

Where are they mounted? If they're on your bars, they probably won't be seen. If your rear camera is also a light, it might be interpreted as only a light. My helmet camera sticks out like a sore...
08-30-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By koala logs

That was my observation as well. A good...

That was my observation as well.

A good compromise I think is using barrier posts 20 ft apart. This way, you can still swerve in and out of the bike lane and still discourage motorists from...
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