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11-26-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Daniel4

I just rode up this street this afternoon. There...

I just rode up this street this afternoon. There are protected bike lanes. Do you know how many times drivers while making their right turns try to squeeze past pedestrians crossing the controlled...
11-26-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Daniel4

You seem to have absolved motorists from any...

You seem to have absolved motorists from any responsibility.

Nowhere in your post includes anything that says motorists have to have awareness how dangerous they are and how they pose risks to not...
11-23-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Daniel4

The KB X300 battery lasts 45 to 50 minutes in...

The KB X300 battery lasts 45 to 50 minutes in warm spring/ summer weather and 30 minutes in cold, fall and winter weather.

My later cameras, Campark and Akaso (they use the same battery) lasts 1hr...
11-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Daniel4

Update: Yesterday I took note of the earliest...

Update: Yesterday I took note of the earliest video.

Today, I compared the earliest video and 11 of the yesterday's videos did get overwritten. So it's all good.

As for the KB X300 being a...
11-22-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Daniel4

Action camera as a dash cam

I'm using an old wornout action camera as a dash cam. It's a Kaiser Baas X300.

I put it into car mode and turn on the 5 min loop.

After several weeks, I take the camera out of the car and look...
11-22-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Daniel4

Riding slowly uphill

So I was experimenting by shifting to my lowest gear and pedalling slowly up hill. I'm guessing my cadence is that of a jog. I can feel my heart pumping as I'm still breathing heavily. So I'm...
11-22-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Daniel4

I've been doing deadlifts for years. Then I...

I've been doing deadlifts for years. Then I started doing Romanian deadlift for more focus on the hamstrings.

However, in the past few months I switched over to sitting leg curl machine and the...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Daniel4

I've seen duo chucks at Bike Pirates, a local...

I've seen duo chucks at Bike Pirates, a local volunteer bike shop. There are chucks that can fit over both shrader and presta. And there are chucks in which you flip over one side is presta and the...
11-22-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 420
Posted By Daniel4

That's why we find so many cars and trucks parked...

That's why we find so many cars and trucks parked in bike lanes.


A lot of drivers disagree. They want bicycles off the road.
11-21-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,334
Posted By Daniel4

If the victim was in a car, this case would not...

If the victim was in a car, this case would not have gone to Community Resolutions.
11-20-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 744
Posted By Daniel4

Have drivers improved that much since...

Have drivers improved that much since 2015?Expedia Road Rage Report 2015

"Nearly all Americans (97%) rate themselves as ďcarefulĒ drivers, but feel that only 29% of fellow drivers merit the...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Daniel4

I notice you bungee your pack upright. Funny how...

I notice you bungee your pack upright. Funny how I never thought of that before.
11-19-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,652
Posted By Daniel4

What does the article say? It wants me to...

What does the article say? It wants me to register in order to read it.
11-19-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,334
Posted By Daniel4

Because society values drivers and, unlike the...

Because society values drivers and, unlike the "Wow, You Must Be Rich" thread in General Cycling, assumes cyclists can't afford cars.
11-18-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,334
Posted By Daniel4

'The matter was concluded by way of a community...

'The matter was concluded by way of a community resolution order issued to the driver, who also agreed to pay compensation for the damage to the man.'

So it looks as if the driver had to explain...
11-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 559
Posted By Daniel4

Aside from your admission that you should have...

Aside from your admission that you should have looked over your shoulder, I'm not sure did make any mistake.

Many times while driving, I look over my shoulder to check my blind spot before making...
11-07-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,177
Posted By Daniel4

On the road, I hesitate to move over to the right...

On the road, I hesitate to move over to the right allowing motorists to close pass me. The risk is too great compared to the courtesy you are giving them. And they don't care anyways.

On a MUP,...
11-07-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,975
Posted By Daniel4

Depending on where the owner is, I ride slow...

Depending on where the owner is, I ride slow enough so the dog continues to chase me but fast enough so that we can go pretty far pretty fast to get out of the owner's sight. That should be enough to...
11-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,083
Posted By Daniel4

No, drivers don't know what they want. When bike...

No, drivers don't know what they want. When bike lanes are built (for the benefit of motorists because they relocate the cyclist to the side) , they complain that bike lanes slow them down.

In...
11-06-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,177
Posted By Daniel4

I wonder what could happen when one group of...

I wonder what could happen when one group of cyclists meets another group of cyclists.
11-02-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Daniel4

I watch Oh the Urbanity and Not Just Bikes

I watch
Oh the Urbanity
and
Not Just Bikes
10-31-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,167
Posted By Daniel4

That's the same kind of logic that makes school...

That's the same kind of logic that makes school zones so dangerous because parents drive their kids to school for their safety.
10-29-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,167
Posted By Daniel4

Firstly, that motor vehicle already has his lane...

Firstly, that motor vehicle already has his lane and had it for about 100 years. So there's no reason or excuse for the driver to say he had nowhere else to drive on.

Secondly, if that motor...
10-26-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,167
Posted By Daniel4

I once yelled at a driver to "Put down your...

I once yelled at a driver to "Put down your phone" because I didn't have bike a horn at that time.

The average response time is about 0.3 seconds plus the time it takes for the vehicle to respond....
Forum: Commuting
10-23-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,818
Posted By Daniel4

That's a really good statistic. The number...

That's a really good statistic.

The number of cycle deaths in Toronto each year is between 1 and 4.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,818
Posted By Daniel4

Expedia Road Rage Report 2015 "Nearly all...

Expedia Road Rage Report 2015

"Nearly all Americans (97%) rate themselves as ďcarefulĒ drivers, but feel that only 29% of fellow drivers merit the description."
10-23-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,429
Posted By Daniel4

We have very high standards and expectations of...

We have very high standards and expectations of AI. So here's an ethical question: If AI-driven vehicles continue to get involved in road fatalities and injuries but at a 10% improvement over...
10-23-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,137
Posted By Daniel4

What you really mean is that you couldn't care...

What you really mean is that you couldn't care less. Look up the meaning.

In answer to your original question: no, my attitude towards cycling has not changed that much.

When I got my first...
10-21-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Daniel4

Well...bad driving IS an acceptable norm.

Well...bad driving IS an acceptable norm.
10-18-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Daniel4

A lot of joggers, motorized wheelchairs and...

A lot of joggers, motorized wheelchairs and pedestrians use the bike lanes when there are sidewalks present. It occurred to me that bike lanes are so much better than sidewalks. Cars and bikes...
10-18-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Daniel4

What is the Road Watch Program? Is it available...

What is the Road Watch Program? Is it available for Torontonians (North York, Scarborough, etc) to report parking in bike lanes and other types of bad driving? I have saved a few clips in my bike...
10-18-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

When that Bloor Survey came out I had downloaded...

When that Bloor Survey came out I had downloaded it right away. Now I can't find it online. So the city must have removed it. Lucky I still have my own copies of it in my laptop and my smartphone....
10-17-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

Feedback Survey #2 Bloor Street Bike Lane...

Feedback Survey #2
Bloor Street Bike Lane Survey December 13, 2016 to May 4, 2017.

People Who Bike
How safe do you feel riding on Bloor Street
Before:
Unsafe: 52%
Very Unsafe: 27%

After:
10-16-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

I'm vacationing in Portugal right now and have...

I'm vacationing in Portugal right now and have been driving around in the past week. The roads and highways are very narrow forcing me to pay attention to everything, especially the rules of...
10-14-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

There are many reasons for not running the a/c. ...

There are many reasons for not running the a/c. First is the consumption of fuel. Second is that it could be fall or winter, as I did mention snow in my post.
10-14-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

Unfortunately, those are nothing more than...

Unfortunately, those are nothing more than excuses. The cost per unit length for cars is many many times higher than what is required for a bicycle. So it's only political will that prevents bike...
10-13-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,552
Posted By Daniel4

I'm guessing the ignore feature is used more...

I'm guessing the ignore feature is used more often so that the trolls are starting to realize there are far too few members who can see and respond to their posts.
10-13-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

A lot of people comment about how rain keeps them...

A lot of people comment about how rain keeps them from cycling.

However, they don't consider the downside of driving while it's raining too. First, unless you have underground or sheltered...
10-11-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

That is only the opinion amongst 4% of cyclists...

That is only the opinion amongst 4% of cyclists who have used protected bike lanes.
10-09-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By Daniel4

Maybe he was expecting a bunch of like-minded...

Maybe he was expecting a bunch of like-minded cyclists to defend the offender and blaming the victim so he can go back to the general public proving how all cyclists don't obey traffic laws.
10-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

That's what protected bike lanes are for.

That's what protected bike lanes are for.
10-08-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By Daniel4

I wonder if that cyclist is a member of bike...

I wonder if that cyclist is a member of bike forums. I have posted pictures of my helmet on bike forums so you all know he's not me.
10-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,809
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, it's called the separated bike lane.

Yes, it's called the separated bike lane.
10-04-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Daniel4

Here's a picture I just took today. Each mode has...

Here's a picture I just took today. Each mode has two traffic lights to make sure cars and cyclists have no excuses not to see them. Pedestrians have their regular one signal at the crosswalk right...
10-04-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Daniel4

Municipal elections are being held in Ontario...

Municipal elections are being held in Ontario this month.

The two biggest topics are 1) affordable housing and 2) road safety.

Radio shows and news articles highlight how lots of people are...
10-04-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Daniel4

Should have put a strong U-lock on the bike too.

Should have put a strong U-lock on the bike too.
10-04-22, 09:36 AM
10-04-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Daniel4

How do the Dutch and the Danish do it? I googled...

How do the Dutch and the Danish do it? I googled and the first thing I found was "No unsignalized right turn lanes for cars,..."

Then that reminded me of a challenging intersection in Toronto that...
10-03-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Daniel4

His problem is that the sun would in his blind...

His problem is that the sun would in his blind spot hindering his lane change. But I'm sure other drivers in that lane would be aware of his position and try to accomodate.
10-03-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,511
Posted By Daniel4

Let us know how it goes.

Let us know how it goes.
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