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11-27-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Daniel4

It's ironic that motorists really should...

It's ironic that motorists really should acknowledge how bad their driving is just by parking their car in a parking lot, getting out and walking to the store. The reflex to drive diagonally across...
11-27-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Daniel4

You don't even have to be on the road to get hit....

You don't even have to be on the road to get hit.

Have you heard of stories where a driver smashed his car into a Wal-Mart or McDonald?

In Toronto, we had a girl in a dance studio killed by an...
11-27-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Daniel4

I've been posting here and in other comment...

I've been posting here and in other comment section for years that on-road bicycle experience should be required to obtain a driver's licence. The fear and backlash by drivers indicates exactly why.
11-26-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
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...
11-22-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
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...
11-22-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
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.
11-19-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
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.
11-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 566
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...
11-02-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,677
Posted By Daniel4

I watch Oh the Urbanity and Not Just Bikes

I watch
Oh the Urbanity
and
Not Just Bikes
10-18-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,348
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...
10-17-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
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:
10-14-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
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: 1,558
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.
10-11-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
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.
10-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
Posted By Daniel4

That's what protected bike lanes are for.

That's what protected bike lanes are for.
10-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, it's called the separated bike lane.

Yes, it's called the separated bike lane.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,846
Posted By Daniel4

Nowadays I ride with patched tubes installed and...

Nowadays I ride with patched tubes installed and carry brand new tubes as spares and a patch kit. If I get a flat, I'll fix it at home and swap the new tube that's installed with another patched...
10-01-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By Daniel4

Allow me to share the one incidence that...

Allow me to share the one incidence that convinced me to get a helmet camera.

I was riding southbound on a Wednesday at around 11am on Toronto's Don Mills Road in the diamond lane. I heard a honk....
10-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By Daniel4

In addition to the reminders by other members,...

In addition to the reminders by other members, I'll make my contribution of a personal experience.

It was my first report using evidence from my helmet cam. I had reported the date, time, location...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,833
Posted By Daniel4

Your opinion is noted. If the Bloor Bike...

Your opinion is noted.

If the Bloor Bike lane survey is any indication, you would belong to the 4% of cyclists who are opposed to bike lanes. And the 5% who think it is unsafe. Yeah, I know....
09-30-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By Daniel4

Bad drivers make for good youtube uploads.

Bad drivers make for good youtube uploads.
09-29-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,570
Posted By Daniel4

As usual, 1) driver stays at the scene; 2) victim...

As usual, 1) driver stays at the scene; 2) victim was not in a motor vehicle, therefore driver is off the hook.
09-29-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By Daniel4

I knew this thread was going downhill at post #29...

I knew this thread was going downhill at post #29 eventhough I couldn't even read it.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,637
Posted By Daniel4

So you're not into performance aerodynamic...

So you're not into performance aerodynamic racing. I wear loose nylon track pants with liners. The shell shields from the wind and gives a little bit of rain resistance. When it rains, get baggier...
09-28-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By Daniel4

If you don't already have all the protective...

If you don't already have all the protective equipment and reflective wear, get them. And don't ride until you have them all on.

There are plenty of threads on Bike Forums by newies just like you...
09-28-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,654
Posted By Daniel4

I'm also not surprised someone will have this...

I'm also not surprised someone will have this response. The innocent-dead don't complain.

Can we just ask and beg for drivers to not get back into their cars after drinking a lot? Like we have...
09-28-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,654
Posted By Daniel4

The judicial is too lenient on drunk drivers....

The judicial is too lenient on drunk drivers. When drivers are suspended from driving, the driver begs to the judge that he can't get to work without his car. Then he's given back his licence.

...
09-26-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,960
Posted By Daniel4

There was a time when I went to a lot of trade...

There was a time when I went to a lot of trade shows. Then one year, I took notice of something.

The people who go to the Outdoor Adventure Show (canoeists, wilderness camping, hikers,...
09-26-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,960
Posted By Daniel4

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them are...

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them are proud boys.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,833
Posted By Daniel4

Real estate is expensive. If drivers are getting...

Real estate is expensive. If drivers are getting free parking at work or in the shopping centres, someone else is paying that space for them. Free parking should be considered as a taxable benefit.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,833
Posted By Daniel4

I'm not sure what your point is. Nothing is free....

I'm not sure what your point is. Nothing is free. Compared to other transportation methods, cycling is the most cost and energy efficient, and it produces very little collateral damage that other...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,833
Posted By Daniel4

Oh yes there is. Someone (post #57) just claimed...

Oh yes there is. Someone (post #57) just claimed that cycling is bad for your health.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By Daniel4

Keep the studded tires on for all conditions.

Keep the studded tires on for all conditions.
09-18-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,160
Posted By Daniel4

I would find it hard to believe that a bright...

I would find it hard to believe that a bright bicycle light would cause a driver to swerve in that direction and risk a head-on collision. If that were a real possibility, the high beams on...
09-18-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Daniel4

Did you do a Google search first?

Did you do a Google search first?
09-17-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,160
Posted By Daniel4

Glad you're ok. Don't hesitate. Start shopping...

Glad you're ok. Don't hesitate. Start shopping for a front camera and a rear-facing camera.
09-13-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,823
Posted By Daniel4

⬆ It has been over a hundred years since the...


It has been over a hundred years since the automobile has taken over all the streets and roads. And about half that time, there has been efforts to reduce road fatalities with good success in the...
09-12-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By Daniel4

Let's put it this way, I first learned about the...

Let's put it this way, I first learned about the harms of smoking in the 1970s and today we still have people smoking.

No way can you force anybody to do something or quit something he just...
09-12-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,129
Posted By Daniel4

I think I fall in that 15% category. I sometimes...

I think I fall in that 15% category. I sometimes make my comment but can't or won't get engaged in long drawnout futile distracted discussions.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,833
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,823
Posted By Daniel4

500lumen headlights are so cheap nowadays I...

500lumen headlights are so cheap nowadays I wonder if they are good quality. A lot of them listed in Amazon come from China and don't have brand names I recognize or have reviews on Youtube or Google...
09-05-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Daniel4

That's the difference between city officials who...

That's the difference between city officials who want to promote road safety and other concerns and drivers who don't care about anything or anybody other than themselves.
08-31-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,187
Posted By Daniel4

I'm glad the OP is asking about orange or yellow....

I'm glad the OP is asking about orange or yellow. I think too much bicycle clothing is black or dark. They would easily blend in with asphalt or cement.
08-30-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Daniel4

Please take another picture but with the top...

Please take another picture but with the top mirror showing the same car as the bottom mirror.
08-30-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By Daniel4

You were probably too busy with work or keeping...

You were probably too busy with work or keeping your job and raising a family to have given this a lot of thought 30 years ago.

It seems as if every retired person tells everyone else who is still...
08-28-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,631
Posted By Daniel4

Does that matter? It's an end goal, something for...

Does that matter? It's an end goal, something for the long term to work towards which may never be fully achieved.

You might as well tell the same thing to any politician who promises to ease...
08-28-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By Daniel4

PSA: Take a picture of you with your bike now. ...

PSA: Take a picture of you with your bike now. And have that picture with you.

If you do need to cut your lock, you can prove it's your own bike.
08-28-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 358,846
Posted By Daniel4

Sat Aug 27. My phone app said 88km. My Garmin...

Sat Aug 27. My phone app said 88km. My Garmin gps said 84km. 6hr35min. Almost the limit of my camera memory and batteries.
08-28-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,631
Posted By Daniel4

A good rail link with scenic bike and hiking...

A good rail link with scenic bike and hiking trails should be built instead of another soon-to-be congested highway.

I did suggest that to my local candidate in the last Ontario election.
08-28-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,416
Posted By Daniel4

Doesn't sound like an accident to me. Someone is...

Doesn't sound like an accident to me. Someone is negligent or careless.
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