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Forum: Commuting
11-18-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By BobbyG

Rug to Catch Snow...

After the luxury of being able to park my snowy bike in the warehouse of my last job, with the new job I park in my office. So a few weeks ago I bought a 6x2 ft rug at Walmart for $10 in hopes it...
11-05-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,181
Posted By Reflector Guy

Silly me, I had interpreted "groups of cyclists...

Silly me, I had interpreted "groups of cyclists riding in packs" to mean families with kids, couples riding side-by-side chatting, newbies riding in groups so they can talk, etc, etc.
09-30-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,570
Posted By Gear_Admiral

I recommend people ignore UniChris. Almost...

I recommend people ignore UniChris. Almost everything he says is factually wrong and disproven by reality. Slowing down drivers saves lives. Off of highways, total speed itself is the greatest...
09-18-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,313
Posted By holytrousers

Mount a second Taillight and Headlight on your...

Mount a second Taillight and Headlight on your helmet.
Have a reflective strap on your legs.
Be confident :thumb:
09-17-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By mschwett

one of the constant themes in this discussion is...

one of the constant themes in this discussion is the assumption that someone knows enough about someone else's situation to deem what they need or don't need. there may be people who *need* to arrive...
09-03-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,419
Posted By Bald Paul

The club member (yes, it was from around here)...

The club member (yes, it was from around here) that took the picture also wrote down the tag number and gave it to the local authorities. Nothing can be done, as no crime has been committed, but a...
08-29-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,825
Posted By Milton Keynes

Then you wouldn't ride much where I live. ...

Then you wouldn't ride much where I live.



This is not the cyclists' fault, this is the impatient drivers' fault. If they can't pass the cyclist safely then they shouldn't be passing.
08-27-22, 06:37 AM
08-21-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,603
Posted By wolfchild

The speed that she was going at is irrelevant and...

The speed that she was going at is irrelevant and doesn't change the fact that the cyclists is 100% at fault for causing this accident.
08-21-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,825
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Rode different route today, and stayed in traffic...

Rode different route today, and stayed in traffic instead of hiding on the sidewalks.
$8 mirrors also came in handy. Gaining more confidence to stay in traffic, especially at intersections.
07-29-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,603
Posted By curbtender

They left the audio out, but the cyclist has a...

They left the audio out, but the cyclist has a video...
https://youtu.be/jesaTS7yvHQ
07-27-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,230
Posted By homeless in ca.

Drivers are the problem. Not cars or a flaw in...

Drivers are the problem. Not cars or a flaw in road design. There are too many drivers who don't obey the rules, are distracted by their phones and use their vehicles as weapons to intimidate and...
07-10-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,056
Posted By wolfchild

I never had a cyclists in real life say anything...

I never had a cyclists in real life say anything dumb to me....Some of the dumbest things I heard cyclists say is right here on Bikeforums.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By BobbyG

Especially when it snows! ...

Especially when it snows!
https://youtu.be/_YsqhiUs3CM
04-29-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By noimagination

Hear, hear. I truly don't understand the...

Hear, hear.

I truly don't understand the attitudes of some of the posters on this thread who consider themselves "cyclists" but who, evidently, think that cyclists should be cowering in the...
04-27-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By gpburdell

As discussed earlier, they're northbound on a...

As discussed earlier, they're northbound on a five+ lane road with plenty of opportunity for cars to get by them.

Here's their location: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8146451,-84.3920584,18.13z...
04-27-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,909
Posted By Leinster

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the...

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the Netherlands, but carrying on with the existing car-dependent infrastructure in cities and suburbs is a terrible model economically, socially, health-wise,...
04-11-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By mcours2006

If you're commuting in a downpour, be prepare to...

If you're commuting in a downpour, be prepare to have wet feet. There's really no way to get around that. Water will get into you boots/shoes one way or another, sooner or later. Your boot might be...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By faisal12

So I went to and back work today. It was strenous...

So I went to and back work today. It was strenous because the city I am in is built on mountains. The first ride to work was harder and the streets are hilly. I go to work okay slightly sweaty. Good...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Litho dbh

Me, I'd prefer Standard Time year around over...

Me, I'd prefer Standard Time year around over Daylight saving time. If DST becomes permanent, we would have over 100 days per year in which the sun doesn't rise before 8 a.m. in my area.
...
03-06-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,004
Posted By merlinextraligh

so just ignore the drivers you interact with,...

so just ignore the drivers you interact with, hope that works out for you.

I tired to give some advice here that has worked for me for 50 years, and is widely accepted by experienced cyclists. Yet...
02-25-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,229
Posted By rybin

I'm going to ignore all the drama and get...

I'm going to ignore all the drama and get straight to my point: US road infrastructure is actively hostile to anyone not in a car—bikers and pedestrians. There's a ridiculous amount of roads in the...
02-21-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By mr_bill

This barely has anything to do with cycling, but....

This barely has anything to do with cycling, but.

We have more people in my town's 5 square miles than in all of Des Moines County's 530 square miles. And we are far more diverse, though that's a...
02-20-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,457
Posted By big john

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.
02-18-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By noimagination

So now we need to consider the "purpose" of the...

So now we need to consider the "purpose" of the individual using the road? That's a pretty slippery slope, my friend. Do you know the "purpose" of the other drivers who were using the road and...
02-07-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By twistgrip

Self-driving vehicles?

Every once-in-a-while I get visions of a possibly better future with self-driving cars. I hope for, at least, a general return of the turn signal.
02-06-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By holytrousers

Exactly: That's one of the reasons this forum...

Exactly: That's one of the reasons this forum exists, so we can exchange ideas and strategies to avoid similar situations.
But some members seem to come here for a different purpose :rolleyes:
02-06-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By tempocyclist

Traffic was backed up a couple of blocks because...

Traffic was backed up a couple of blocks because of two cyclists taking up one lane on a two-lane road? Sure.

Looks perfectly safe, legal and the best way to ride in that situation.
02-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By SalsaShark

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems...

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems easy enough, no?
02-06-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,746
Posted By theblackbullet

If they were riding single file, were you going...

If they were riding single file, were you going to buzz them to get past?

If you're sitting in traffic on peachtree, it's because of the other cars in your way, not because of cyclists.
02-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,004
Posted By mirfi

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my...

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my daughter bought me this shirt.

...
01-31-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By roundypndr

There was some jiggle on my initial trials, but...

There was some jiggle on my initial trials, but with some zip ties, and having a sturdy built basket, I usually get a good number of clear frames of viewing at 30 fps in 1080p.
01-29-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By roundypndr

My rear facing camera is mounted to the rear...

My rear facing camera is mounted to the rear basket, and it really shows how close a pass some drivers make. Another plus is that my incidents with drivers, while stopped at stop signs and stop...
01-19-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,823
Posted By genec

I think the thing that bothers me about mandatory...

I think the thing that bothers me about mandatory adult helmet laws is that they don't apply to automobile drivers.
01-16-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By Digger Goreman

Now, if they could just use these to protect...

Now, if they could just use these to protect bicycle lanes, I'd feel safer Crash Test Month: Truck Hitting A Bollard - Bing video...
12-20-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,052
Posted By bbbean

In the first place, shoulders aren't bike lanes,...

In the first place, shoulders aren't bike lanes, and in the second place, it is 8-10 inches wide, broken in places, absent in others, and frequently littered with gravel or glass.Even if it were 3-4...
11-13-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,152
Posted By Bald Paul

If you don't feed it, it will starve and go...

If you don't feed it, it will starve and go elsewhere.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x398/berniebros_1239d1c78c89b0ff02ba357e74ef869466a9b4ec.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
Posted By truthseeker14

Update. Well I reported it. I couldn't figure out...

Update. Well I reported it. I couldn't figure out what department to send it to, so I sent it to a Cincinnati councilman who has been an advocate for traffic safety where the incident had occurred....
10-05-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,152
Posted By Tanstaafl

Waller County Judge Trey Duhon posted the...

Waller County Judge Trey Duhon posted the following on the Waller County (Official) Facebook page on September 30. Many of you may remember a few years ago when Waller County cracked down and...
10-03-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,152
Posted By livedarklions

One of the news reports says this was one of...

One of the news reports says this was one of several coal rolling passes performed by this driver as he passed cyclists. If true, that's going to be a lot of witnesses blowing up his " I didn't see...
09-07-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,849
Posted By mschwett

no. cycle tracks / bike lanes are safer when...

no.

cycle tracks / bike lanes are safer when buffered from traffic, preferably by an island but parking also works, provided adequate clearances. bike lanes between parking and traffic are crossed...
08-12-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,510
Posted By homeless in ca.

Sounds like you're part of the problem. Most...

Sounds like you're part of the problem. Most cyclists just go around and say nothing. Implicitly condoning the drivers antisocial behaviour. So when I stop and politely ask these drivers to move...
05-08-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By 79pmooney

I take a totally different approach. Nothing on...

I take a totally different approach. Nothing on the bike. (Well, I have a computer so I can ride the trainer and motivate myself to actually do something.) But on the road its nothing. But I've...
05-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ogsarg

Here is a new mechanical odometer. 10 bucks....

Here is a new mechanical odometer. 10 bucks. Can't vouch for the vendor though. Who knows whether they are legit.
...
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