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09-24-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 719
Posted By Daniel4

Do you have an external microphone? Built-in...

Do you have an external microphone? Built-in microphones barely capture bike bells, horns and conversations: sounds that help if an investigation is required.
09-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 719
Posted By Daniel4

Cameras on the bike would help this...

Cameras on the bike would help this investigation.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/body-cyclist-found-81-year-old-mississauga-man-ignatio-viana-1.6187016
09-22-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 719
Posted By Daniel4

Either way has its merits. When I review in my...

Either way has its merits.
When I review in my rear facing camera what drivers do, I'm generally pleased that they follow patiently and pass when it's safe. If that's the result of the camera being...
09-21-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 719
Posted By Daniel4

I'm glad you're ok. I have a rear view...

I'm glad you're ok.

I have a rear view camera too.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 250,348
Posted By Daniel4

I hope my experience will be accepted in this...

I hope my experience will be accepted in this thread. It wasn't find while riding.

I found my ankle reflector strap I had lost the day before by reviewing my rear view bike camera. I was...
09-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By Daniel4

In olden days, when the rabbit died, we used to...

In olden days, when the rabbit died, we used to say congratulations.

And then there was a period when kids would sing
"The rabbit kicked the bucket."
09-17-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By Daniel4

My comfy speed is 15 km/hr. Don't like to push...

My comfy speed is 15 km/hr. Don't like to push it in bike lanes and trails for all the pedestrians wandering around. I'm riding my 1979 10-speed Sekini. Either I'll or the Sekine will die before I...
09-16-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Daniel4

Here is one of the comments from the BikinginLA...

Here is one of the comments from the BikinginLA link.

"Of course I clicked on the YouTube link, and the first set of comments is about how cyclists are the problem."

Continues to confirm my...
09-16-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Daniel4

There're all sorts of sources telling you to lift...

There're all sorts of sources telling you to lift weights three times a week, minimum twice a week. But life gets in the way and messes up your schedule. Plus if you go cycling on your off days,...
09-16-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By Daniel4

Earlier this year my son complained that I was...

Earlier this year my son complained that I was too slow. I told him he was riding with a guy who is almost 60 years old. Now I'm 60. I never rode with my Dad. I just did 78kms the other day. It...
09-16-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By Daniel4

I have never ridden with no hands on the...

I have never ridden with no hands on the handlebars. Just some unreasonable fear because, like the canoe, the bicycle is very stable as long as it's moving.

I've seen a guy moving very slowly...
09-16-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Daniel4

Action Cameras: What you own.

Another action camera thread.

Let's list
1) what you have and how old

2) what you like about it or them

3) what you don't like about it or them

4) what you were specifically looking for
09-11-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Daniel4

How old is it? Any signs of aging or functions...

How old is it? Any signs of aging or functions that stop working?


Blaming the victim absolves bad drivers from their responsibilities.
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09-09-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Daniel4

Are all your cameras still working? Why are you...

Are all your cameras still working? Why are you replacing them? Would a good functioning but expensive GoPro or Cycliq have been the way to go?

I have two cheap cameras. One for rear view...
09-09-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By Daniel4

Always check if anybody is behind you if you were...

Always check if anybody is behind you if you were planning to stop on the amber light.
09-09-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,908
Posted By Daniel4

Cut and installed a wooden block to prevent my...

Cut and installed a wooden block to prevent my rear camera from tilting to the left.
09-09-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Daniel4

Community wants to re-design the street but can't...

Community wants to re-design the street but can't get tge City's attention. So they're taking the initiative.
...
09-07-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,999
Posted By Daniel4

Cycling specific clothing is too expensive. ...

Cycling specific clothing is too expensive. Well, I do have a bunch of full zippered jerseys for $10 each but I never wear them. Instead, I wear a construction workers reflector shirt, one yellow...
09-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,103
Posted By Daniel4

100% I prefer bike lanes between parked cars...

100%

I prefer bike lanes between parked cars and the curb. The worse that can happen is you smash into a passenger getting out of the car without looking.

Whereas if the car has to cross the...
09-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,103
Posted By Daniel4

Sums up everything about road design since the...

Sums up everything about road design since the automobile took over the city.
08-31-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,518
Posted By Daniel4

Here is the baseline for anybody to get started...

Here is the baseline for anybody to get started in cycling.

1) Pushups- one. Just enough to push yourself out of bed or off the couch.
2) Air Squats- one. Just enough to stand up after putting...
08-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Daniel4

I read that you had Covid. Maybe you're a...

I read that you had Covid. Maybe you're a long-hauler.
08-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,607
Posted By Daniel4

No point in me showing my bike when there are...

No point in me showing my bike when there are bicycles from the 1960s already posted.
08-29-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Daniel4

I'm glad you had fun. If you're worried...

I'm glad you had fun.

If you're worried about all the food you ate, just turn off the motor and do some pedalling until you can't.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,227
Posted By Daniel4

Correct. It depends on the discretion of the...

Correct. It depends on the discretion of the property owner. I had described in my post (#46) one owner chose not to do anything and the other chose not to give access to a bike trail in the winter....
08-25-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,245
Posted By Daniel4

Try deadlifts and squats at body weight or more...

Try deadlifts and squats at body weight or more for 10 or 15 reps. Then do drop sets. If you're not huffing and puffing, find the right combination of weights and reps until you do.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By Daniel4

If all those SUVs have bike racks, I'd say they...

If all those SUVs have bike racks, I'd say they were trail riders instead of road riders.
08-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,518
Posted By Daniel4

Does it matter? As long as you can move your legs...

Does it matter? As long as you can move your legs and keep balance for at least several cycles of the pedal, you're good to go.

How do you think kids start riding before some of them turn it into...
08-23-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Daniel4

I went to visit the site yesterday. There are...

I went to visit the site yesterday. There are protected bike lane on all the major surrounding streets: Bloor, University, and Davenport. But none on Avenue Road.

Take a look at Google Maps,...
08-22-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 216,595
Posted By Daniel4

52 km. Average speed 15 km/hr. Went to see...

52 km. Average speed 15 km/hr.

Went to see the site where the 18 year old cyclist was killed by a dump or cement truck.

There are separated bike lanes on the major roads running east-west and...
08-22-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By Daniel4

Oh, brother. Can this thread be saved?

Oh, brother.

Can this thread be saved?
08-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By Daniel4

I hope you're kidding or maybe you're commenting...

I hope you're kidding or maybe you're commenting about a different video. That motorcycle went through the turn lane 6 seconds after the offending vehicle did. If you're blaming the pedestrian, is...
08-21-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Daniel4

"Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, Mayor...

"Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, Mayor John Tory emphasized the preventable nature of these tragic incidents, and touted the cityís ongoing Vision Zero program as having contributed to the...
08-21-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By Daniel4

The only thing you can do in that situation is to...

The only thing you can do in that situation is to tell him to call the cops. Make sure your helmet cam is recording. If you've done nothing wrong in accordance with the traffic law, the cop should be...
08-20-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 216,595
Posted By Daniel4

47.5km, 3hr:22min. Average speed 14.1km/hr Got...

47.5km, 3hr:22min. Average speed 14.1km/hr
Got home at around 6pm. Got honked and yelled at today. It's been a long time since that has happened. Lots of honking but nobody made any risky moves...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,752
Posted By Daniel4

In the past few weeks and most of the year from...

In the past few weeks and most of the year from 2018 to 2019, I've been riding 36 km on my 1979 10-speed racer. Aluminum frame, so it's a heavier bike than modern carbon-fiber bikes. Not only that,...
08-19-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Daniel4

Try Googling " Best budget action cameras for...

Try Googling " Best budget action cameras for 2021" and see what suits your needs.

These things change all the time. What I bought in August 2020 is no longer available on Amazon. So I could not...
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,038
Posted By Daniel4

No. I was at the barbell rack setting up for...

No. I was at the barbell rack setting up for rows.
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,038
Posted By Daniel4

Is there an age limit to be called "bro"?

I'm 60 y.o. I look like I'm still in my 30s.

On Saturday, I was at the gym. A young guy (probably in his 20s or 30s - my eldest son is 30) approached me and called me 'bro'.

If I looked more...
08-17-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Daniel4

What kind of a trail are you thinking of? Is it...

What kind of a trail are you thinking of? Is it one specific trail or in general where pedestrians and using it as well?

30mph is really fast if it's a trail shared with pedestrians or a park...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By Daniel4

When my kids were toddlers, I would tow them in...

When my kids were toddlers, I would tow them in my Burley trailer. It was a bit of a challenge climbing out of the park back to the parking lot. Together with snacks and diapers, it may have been...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,227
Posted By Daniel4

Before I had retired my former employer with a...

Before I had retired my former employer with a large parking lot for employees was located at the corner of two very busy streets. One of the streets was a diamond lane for buses, bicycles, taxis,...
08-13-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By Daniel4

Welcome to the club. Don't engage in their...

Welcome to the club.

Don't engage in their destructive behaviour. Get a helmet camera and a rear view camera. If these truckers represent a company, send the photos of them c/w licence plates,...
08-13-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Daniel4

Here are what I look for in an action camera. ...

Here are what I look for in an action camera.

Long lasting battery in temperatures from -10C to 55C at a video resolution that can read licence plates.

Spare batteries and a separate battery...
08-13-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,132
Posted By Daniel4

Well then. That should be the end of the...

Well then. That should be the end of the discussion. Who are we, who don't live in Longueuil, to argue any improvements to law enforcement in Longueuil, Quebec? If it proves successful, maybe it'll...
08-13-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,132
Posted By Daniel4

My question to you. When you call 911 for cars...

My question to you. When you call 911 for cars parked in the bike lane, what is their response like to you? Are they receptive of your complaint or do they lecture you like what Wolfchild does...
08-13-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,132
Posted By Daniel4

I had the same concern. But if the person at 911...

I had the same concern. But if the person at 911 is ok with your calls and they are in compliance with the legislation, then that's more power to you.
08-12-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By Daniel4

Aw, shucks. Always finding a way to disagree...

Aw, shucks.
Always finding a way to disagree with someone, eh? Can this thread be saved?
08-12-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By Daniel4

Good for you.

Good for you.
08-12-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Daniel4

Good video. Safety for cyclists isn't that...

Good video.

Safety for cyclists isn't that different from defensive driving: be alert, expect the unexpected, keep your eyes moving and assume that everybody else is a bad driver.

I'll add in...
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