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09-21-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,415
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: 46
Views: 1,415
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: 345
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: 47
Views: 1,271
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: 1,758
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: 2,097
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: 44
Views: 1,956
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: 44
Views: 1,956
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: 44
Views: 1,956
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: 44
Views: 1,956
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: 968
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: 4,287
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: 2,851
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: 29,813
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: 2,286
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: 3,102
Posted By JoeyBike

"Looks" like. :lol:

"Looks" like. :lol:
07-02-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
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: 3,102
Posted By JoeyBike

Aren't they all texting?

Aren't they all texting?
06-30-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
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: 674
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: 2,286
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: 1,944
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: 2,336
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: 1,017
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: 2,336
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: 1,833
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: 1,833
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: 1,552
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: 4,785
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: 862
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: 862
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: 16,740
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: 16,740
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: 4,287
Posted By JoeyBike

LOL, Right?

LOL, Right?
06-08-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,287
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: 4,287
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: 2,405
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: 1,152
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: 1,203
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: 4,105
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: 3,885
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: 4,287
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: 4,287
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: 1,544
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...
05-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,287
Posted By JoeyBike

I do believe that human activity is changing the...

I do believe that human activity is changing the climate, and almost every other natural resource for the worst. But until that darling little girl starts telling her generation to cut back on having...
04-29-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By JoeyBike

How about a residential neighborhood street with...

How about a residential neighborhood street with a 20 mph limit and 20 stop signs in a row? And speed limits are set up for the worst case scenario I agree, like topping a hill in the blinding rain...
04-29-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By JoeyBike

HAHA!! You have a problem with the word "LIMIT"...

HAHA!! You have a problem with the word "LIMIT" as in Speed Limit?

A limit is a boundary, or how far something can go, or the maximum amount of something. When you reach the limit, imagine a...
04-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By JoeyBike

The very best thing about owning a car again...

...motorists behind me are forced to drive the speed limit and stop completely at every stop sign. By me. Now I have the POWER to aggravate THEM.
04-28-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,155
Posted By JoeyBike

I try to steer clear of any roadway with over a...

I try to steer clear of any roadway with over a 30mph limit. Unless there is a bike lane or path parallel. I definitely do not ride the urban areas surrounding NOLA. Narrow roads where everybody owns...
04-10-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,155
Posted By JoeyBike

I gave up 99% of road riding when motorists added...

I gave up 99% of road riding when motorists added smart phones and dashboard TVs to their driving menus along with alcohol and drug abuse. Every passing car is a game of Russian Roulette.
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