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05-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

UPDATE: The detective just called me back and...

UPDATE: The detective just called me back and said I was spot on with finding the identities of the driver and the girl who threw the trash. He has to refer them to the juvenile office for further...
05-23-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound...

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Catching a motorist red-handed sounds nice on paper, but it fails to account for the kind of motorist who would intentionally run you off...
05-22-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

Troll or not, it's pretty clear when someone...

Troll or not, it's pretty clear when someone enters a conversation in bad faith. The whole concept of riding two abreast among motor vehicles is a complete red herring with regards to the issue at...
05-22-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1438x894/b45m_map_1c1cd08c542556772fbbcf6e24482a7103c5c37a.png

The blue circle represents where the first incident occurred. This wasn't...
05-21-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

Oh you know the actual route? Copy and paste the...

Oh you know the actual route? Copy and paste the Ride With GPS link then since you are clearly in the know.
05-21-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

It's called a sidewalk, and it's designed...

It's called a sidewalk, and it's designed explicitly for walking.
05-20-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,857
Posted By JW Fas

Trash Throwing Trash

This happened yesterday evening during a group ride. According to another cyclist in a pack well behind mine, the same vehicle tossed an empty 5-quart oil container at them while proceeding down the...
04-11-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,946
Posted By JW Fas

Ah yes, the classic "I can't form a cogent...

Ah yes, the classic "I can't form a cogent argument, so I'm going to attack the opponent personally" approach.
"It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him."

You say the...
03-09-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,939
Posted By JW Fas

There is already a thread on it. ...

There is already a thread on it.

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1245216-no-more-helmet-enforcement.html
03-02-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,160
Posted By JW Fas

To me VC is a pragmatic approach in the United...

To me VC is a pragmatic approach in the United States where cycling infrastructure typically ranges from absent to piss poor. It doesn't mean it has to be the standard in all situations, but it is...
02-14-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,095
Posted By JW Fas

All the more reason he shouldn't have been...

All the more reason he shouldn't have been driving in the first place. If by some miracle he isn't convicted, at the very least he should have his license revoked permanently.
02-10-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By JW Fas

Self-Driving Car Comedy

Self-driving cars aren't perfect. They definitely have room to improve, but this was pretty funny. Skip to 25:24.

https://youtu.be/N_iQSRMzmRQ?t=1524

Supporting article:...
02-08-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,922
Posted By JW Fas

Dash cams don't record vertical video, and they...

Dash cams don't record vertical video, and they typically have overlays showing speed, GPS data, date/time, and sometimes the brand name.
02-06-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By JW Fas

Reflective yellow 3M tape does wonders. Having it...

Reflective yellow 3M tape does wonders. Having it on your shoes, helmet, crank arms, and handlebars will make you stand out like a sore thumb.
01-19-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By JW Fas

If someone is shot, we say that X person shot the...

If someone is shot, we say that X person shot the victim. We don't say the victim was shot by a gun sans an agent. In a baseball game we expect baseballs to fly into the stands, but we don't expect...
01-18-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,813
Posted By JW Fas

Your opinion was challenged thoroughly. That...

Your opinion was challenged thoroughly. That makes this the very antithesis of an echo chamber. You're upset because everyone didn't agree with you.
01-07-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By JW Fas

That's pretty bad. Everyone knows Misippi has one...

That's pretty bad. Everyone knows Misippi has one S.
01-02-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By JW Fas

My rear cam is a GoPro Hero Session 4 with a...

My rear cam is a GoPro Hero Session 4 with a saddle rail mount. I got the mount from K-Edge. It was kind of pricey, but it's been reliable. Now, it also meant I had to get rid of my saddle bag to...
12-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,915
Posted By JW Fas

Unfortunately, the truck-driving, cyclist-hating...

Unfortunately, the truck-driving, cyclist-hating mullets who need this technology can't afford it.
11-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,598
Posted By JW Fas

Given the severity of what happened, that isn't...

Given the severity of what happened, that isn't so bad. When I got hit three years ago the MO Highway Patrol took four weeks just to finish the investigation and all the paperwork. Then we had to...
11-01-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,095
Posted By JW Fas

I think European road infrastructure forces the...

I think European road infrastructure forces the nicer culture. Everything is packed closer together, and there aren't a ton of high speed limit roads within city/town limits. Regarding the USA,...
10-28-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By JW Fas

100% of car crashes can be avoided by walking.

100% of car crashes can be avoided by walking.
10-20-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By JW Fas

Cyclist run over three times...but it was an "accident".

https://www.ksl.com/article/50264472/roy-bicyclist-run-over-multiple-times-dies



Yet another example of why recurring road testing should happen once you reach a certain age. Sure, the driver...
10-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,598
Posted By JW Fas

The Waller PD chief of police released a...

The Waller PD chief of police released a statement yesterday, though I don't think it really does him or his department many favors.

https://www.facebook.com/wallerpd/posts/173103091666907
09-27-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,598
Posted By JW Fas

The disciplinary challenge here is two-fold. On...

The disciplinary challenge here is two-fold. On one hand the 16-year-old needs to be punished for his actions. On the other hand, his parents bear responsibility for not raising him properly.
My...
09-24-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,774
Posted By JW Fas

In the UK if the registered owner doesn't say who...

In the UK if the registered owner doesn't say who was driving at the time of the incident, they are still convicted of Failure to Identify/Nominate. It's a 660 fine plus court fees, which is pretty...
09-24-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,466
Posted By JW Fas

E-bikes are just another example of what happens...

E-bikes are just another example of what happens when an average person can suddenly become powerful. Inevitably, they will not understand the responsibility that comes with it.
09-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,787
Posted By JW Fas

The article describes that as a "protected bike...

The article describes that as a "protected bike lane". I don't consider it protected unless there is a hard physical barrier separating it from the standard travel lane.
08-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,660
Posted By JW Fas

We need to stop calling them accidents in the...

We need to stop calling them accidents in the first place. An accident implies no one was at fault. The NHTSA found that 94% of crashes are due to human error.
07-30-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,116
Posted By JW Fas

I've gotten the minute-long horn blast. I treated...

I've gotten the minute-long horn blast. I treated it like comedy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxZ8ZVOzXQ0
03-26-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By JW Fas

Now if only Missouri would finally pass a blanket...

Now if only Missouri would finally pass a blanket ban on handheld devices while driving...
03-24-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By JW Fas

First Trail Verdict Assigning 100% Fault To The Passenger Who Did The Dooring

https://www.bikelaw.com/2021/03/dooring-bicyclist/

While such a verdict should have been delivered years ago, it's a big win because it establishes a legal precedent that cyclists should not be...
04-06-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,310
Posted By JW Fas

I wish I could find the video, but there was...

I wish I could find the video, but there was footage from a cyclist on a MUP where he began to overtake a headphones-wearing runner, and despite giving that runner plenty of room they abruptly made a...
03-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,606
Posted By JW Fas

In a vacuum the idea of bike lanes is nice....

In a vacuum the idea of bike lanes is nice. Practically speaking, I dislike them. They create this "us from them" mentality regarding motorists and cyclists. They can be very confusing to the typical...
03-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,101
Posted By JW Fas

Ford Invented Anti-Dooring Mirrors

I'm glad to see an auto manufacturer is finally exploring this technology.

https://youtu.be/W9RWdQK6oaY

Yes, the Dutch reach is free, but humans are notoriously unreliable. It is for this...
11-01-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,950
Posted By JW Fas

Drunk Driver Who Killed Two Gets 90 Years

This is an exception and not the norm, but it is very satisfying to see someone who kills cyclists get a punishment that fits the crime.
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10-16-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,009
Posted By JW Fas

Cheaper than most insurance deductibles.

Cheaper than most insurance deductibles.
09-06-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,662
Posted By JW Fas

More proficient motorists don't drive when...

More proficient motorists don't drive when they're tired, don't speed or go too fast for the conditions, don't distract themselves, and don't use drugs or alcohol prior.

Use airplane pilots as as...
09-05-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,662
Posted By JW Fas

Note the clever sophistry here. A loaded question...

Note the clever sophistry here. A loaded question is being used to suggest that a specific incident already in the past could not be prevented by a wide-sweeping measure.

We all know 100% of...
09-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,662
Posted By JW Fas

It's not the clearest picture with the 720p...

It's not the clearest picture with the 720p video, but you can make out the rumble strips. The rest of the asphalt doesn't look the smoothest or cleanest either, so I can see why the cyclist chose...
09-05-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,662
Posted By JW Fas

Cyclist Rear Ended at 55mph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYMKp71vW-I

A news article also indicated he needed facial reconstructive surgery:...
07-27-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By JW Fas

Did this study account for lane positioning? The...

Did this study account for lane positioning? The distance at which I get passed corresponds directly to whether I take up more of the lane (good passes) or ride far to the right (close passes). If...
07-16-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,170
Posted By JW Fas

Those doubting the authenticity of the event...

Those doubting the authenticity of the event could have done a little cursory searching. They would have seen the police report filed by the uploader, the tweet by the lawyer's employer (Clinesmith...
07-13-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,170
Posted By JW Fas

r/funatparties

r/funatparties
07-05-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,765
Posted By JW Fas

Please Share This When I'm Killed By Someone Driving A Car

This video was too good not to share. It hits close to home for all of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQO4Dnlwcg0
06-07-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,068
Posted By JW Fas

Fewer kids are playing outside or exercising in...

Fewer kids are playing outside or exercising in general, which worries healthcare professionals everywhere.
06-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,152
Posted By JW Fas

Now if only we can see these penalties when the...

Now if only we can see these penalties when the victims are ordinary citizens.
05-25-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,543
Posted By JW Fas

I never understood the appeal of announcing to...

I never understood the appeal of announcing to the world you're no longer participating. Just disappear gracefully. Why make a big song and dance over it? Is it so you can inevitably get roasted and...
05-07-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 28,487
Posted By JW Fas

I also recommend cataloging negligent or...

I also recommend cataloging negligent or aggressive drivers on the Close Call Database and Rate Driver. That way there is a record of their behavior for posterity.

https://closecalldatabase.com/
...
04-28-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 28,487
Posted By JW Fas

Yeah, we're all just our own version of Batman or...

Yeah, we're all just our own version of Batman or Ra's Al Ghul trying to dish out real world vigilantism.

Or maybe...just maybe...we use cameras because cyclists have historically been treated as...
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