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Forum: Commuting
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By genec

My first "serious 10 speed" was a Nishiki...

My first "serious 10 speed" was a Nishiki International... this was around 1979-'80 and I was in "heaven." I had not ridden a bicycle for perhaps 5-6 years, and was persuaded by a cycling...
09-26-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By genec

So the generalization is that people that do...

So the generalization is that people that do "self powered" things... hiking, cycling, kayaking, etc have the bodies that reflect those activities...
People that sit on or in motorized vehicles for...
09-26-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By genec

I don't know, don't wanna speculate... that...

I don't know, don't wanna speculate... that might make the thread political and force a move.

Bottom line is that those folks expressing those opinions about cyclists, or any other user of the...
09-26-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By genec

Please don't give up on "men." Some of us...

Please don't give up on "men."

Some of us are kind, gentle and caring humans...

The large "boy-children" of that thread obviously have little respect for anyone besides themselves, and likely...
09-26-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By genec

The sad thing is... some of us cyclists actually...

The sad thing is... some of us cyclists actually drive pickup trucks from time to time.
09-26-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

It would be nice if they "blinked" or...

It would be nice if they "blinked" or something... somehow "wave" you through if they "plan" on just sitting there. I have read that there are some AV design folks working on making the vehicles...
09-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

The technology doesn't exist yet... so no, I...

The technology doesn't exist yet... so no, I cannot tell you of any such statistics. But hey, we cannot tell you how many cyclists are injured by motor vehicles and how, either, because that data...
09-21-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

100% reliable eh? Don't tell this to...

100% reliable eh? Don't tell this to livedarklions Hey says he doesn't see anyone claiming it has to be perfect.

Frankly I doubt the technology will ever be 100% perfect, but can we accept a...
09-21-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

Perhaps you need to simply read more... ...

Perhaps you need to simply read more...

https://readwrite.com/is-the-public-ready-to-accept-deaths-from-self-driving-car-accidents/
...
09-21-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

I have no "evidence" per se, other than the...

I have no "evidence" per se, other than the comments I read about people saying AVs won't work... and their citations of "it won't be perfect." I have a THEORY... I am testing that theory.

So,...
09-21-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By genec

That's gonna really make "voice by turn" google...

That's gonna really make "voice by turn" google maps driving quite difficult. Perhaps drivers can just hold paper maps in their laps, eh?
09-21-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By genec

Sadly, that is often the case, when the driver...

Sadly, that is often the case, when the driver stays at the scene... as the driver is then the only witness and can testify "they served/stepped right out in front of me, there was nothing I could...
09-21-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

OK. Let's make some assumptions to test my...

OK. Let's make some assumptions to test my THEORY.

Let's say we finally get the AI nearly right and it can do Level 5 Self Driving... at what point is it acceptable as a replacement for human...
09-12-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By genec

For some odd reason, we give a pass to drivers...

For some odd reason, we give a pass to drivers that kill others... And this happens roughly 40,000 times a year. Oh sure, some drivers are arrested and convicted... but that generally occurs only...
09-12-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,349
Posted By genec

"Unusual" may indeed "confuse" drivers who then...

"Unusual" may indeed "confuse" drivers who then respond by giving lots of room. The visual target thing I believe comes more from a steady single light or a regular pattern blinker... the latter...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By genec

I dried my towel and damp clothes on my bike...

I dried my towel and damp clothes on my bike during the day. Just hung everything over the bars and top tube.

But I also brought in a clean towel daily. I commuted with panniers and just...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,864
Posted By genec

Hair. That was one of the biggest excuses...

Hair.

That was one of the biggest excuses I heard... "it takes me time to get my hair done right... a helmet would just muss it up."

For guys the excuse was "I gotta wear a suit."
09-12-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By genec

Oh, I had to re-read the OP to realize that this...

Oh, I had to re-read the OP to realize that this was from a country that believes in "national health care." Figures.
09-12-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,349
Posted By genec

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan... while...

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan... while I did not have the forward white light on my helmet, my 30 years of commuting taught me that 3 lights in vertical line, facing back were a good...
09-07-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

Tend to agree... but in the cases you mentioned,...

Tend to agree... but in the cases you mentioned, there is likely to be damage to the driver and or vehicle too... tractors and cows tend to a lot bigger than cyclists... and sadly, in most...
09-07-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By genec

OK, makes sense. And thanks for the Ergon...

OK, makes sense.

And thanks for the Ergon link... I have the GP1 grips now and love them... so comfortable. I had no idea those other models existed.
09-07-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

Well, they call them "farm roads," but yeah... ...

Well, they call them "farm roads," but yeah...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1728x1152/70mph_farm_rd_debaec711e99e7ce8fc12a0fb642e126f64352cc.jpg
OK this has a shoulder......
09-07-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By genec

OK, that IS an idea... my bars are a bit extra...

OK, that IS an idea... my bars are a bit extra wide... so that might work well. BTW I have those grips and love them.

Now, I have a few questions... looking at your bars, below...
What is...
09-06-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By genec

Yeah, but that takes forethought... rather than...

Yeah, but that takes forethought... rather than the "dare" of "will it fit." ;)

Actually one reason I don't do that is when you get the mirror adjusted just right, ya don't wanna mess with it......
09-06-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By genec

I love my Mirrycle mirror... the only issue I...

I love my Mirrycle mirror... the only issue I have is that on rare occasion I try to slip through a gate opening and manage to clip the mirror itself... it snaps right off, broken. It is a hassle...
08-31-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,106
Posted By genec

Those very things emphasize safety, vice flow... ...

Those very things emphasize safety, vice flow... don'tcha know "flow" is more important. Motorists cannot be kept waiting for red lights, lower speeds and "other road users..." That is just not...
08-31-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,106
Posted By genec

Except there are no parking zones around those...

Except there are no parking zones around those turning areas...

But I digress... drivers won't look anyway... regardless of green paint, regardless of cyclists flashing lights and bright...
08-31-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,106
Posted By genec

As I look at this example, I notice no...

As I look at this example, I notice no intersections or driveways until the well marked green area ahead... that area is supposed to signal to all road users that there is a possible conflict there...
08-31-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,106
Posted By genec

The irony being that folks headed off to their...

The irony being that folks headed off to their favorite sporting event, dressed in team uniform jerseys, face makeup and with big foam fingers are considered "normal."

But someone wearing...
08-17-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

Oh, it really IS already here... At least in...

Oh, it really IS already here... At least in concept. Everyone that carries a cell phone could be "seen" with just a bit of technical magic and either 5G or good WiFi. And there are proposals in the...
08-17-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

Of course, if the runner vehicle is stolen, that...

Of course, if the runner vehicle is stolen, that won't do much good. That crash was totally insane... have people just stopped caring at all when they drive now??? Certainly the other cars...
08-16-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

What you are talking about is a transponder. And...

What you are talking about is a transponder. And if you think about it, Drivers will become reliant on the "fact" that cyclists and pedestrians have these, and will stop thinking for themselves. So...
08-16-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

I do this on a bicycle too... In areas where the...

I do this on a bicycle too... In areas where the speed limit is something like 30MPH or less. Of course they race ahead of me from the green... but the reality is that their average speed is...
08-16-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

The real solution is better education of...

The real solution is better education of motorists... But of course that is the pipe dream. Currently the way motorists are taught is that flow has the highest priority, not road sharing, not...
08-15-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

While I agree with you in use and principle... ...

While I agree with you in use and principle... the reality is, that to many drivers, cyclists are not "expected" on the roadway... and this is easily observed by how drivers often fail when they do...
08-15-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,322
Posted By genec

While it is a legal activity, to many motorists...

While it is a legal activity, to many motorists it is also an "unexpected activity." Those motorists do not understand why bicycles are on "their roads." Entitled motorists fail to understand that...
08-11-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By genec

Yup, that car just won't sell. Nice idea,...

Yup, that car just won't sell.

Nice idea, making drivers more aware. But heck, so many just barely passed driver's ed, and the licence test is easy... so clearly drivers feel entitled to the...
07-26-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By genec

Then tax revenue takes priority, but safety is...

Then tax revenue takes priority, but safety is still much lower on the list.
07-22-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By genec

Safety isn't a big "driver" in road design...

Safety isn't a big "driver" in road design either... "flow" has a higher priority. Oddly, you can get more people through on a road in a bus or bike than single individuals in a car... but the...
07-22-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,090
Posted By genec

I tend to agree, and feel that a mandatory...

I tend to agree, and feel that a mandatory cycling class and some road time should be required before one takes drivers ed.
Exceptions might be given for those who might qualify for a handicap...
07-22-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,091
Posted By genec

Another issue that may come into play is that we...

Another issue that may come into play is that we call collisions "accidents," thus implying a simple no fault mistake rather than what they really are... collisions by drivers failing to maintain...
06-15-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By genec

Oh sure, great idea... for folks that even now...

Oh sure, great idea... for folks that even now do not pay enough attention to what is OUTSIDE their window. :eek:
06-13-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By genec

I rode a rusty girls bike (missing top tube) with...

I rode a rusty girls bike (missing top tube) with a bent up front basket for 2 semesters at college... never had to lock it. It was always waiting for me.
06-07-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,517
Posted By genec

It never ceases to amaze me that some folks come...

It never ceases to amaze me that some folks come here, a private forum, and expect to make changes to the forum based on their idea of "the way things should be," or expect this little forum to...
06-04-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By genec

We've had a recent spot of hit and runs around...

We've had a recent spot of hit and runs around where I live. It's a rural area, so few roads, and they tend to be narrow farm highways. Well folks are crashing into one another and at least one...
05-24-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By genec

It's a great idea, but the problem is that the...

It's a great idea, but the problem is that the mentality of car owners has been pushed to the point that anyone driving a car feels that "the roads belong to cars" and cars (not humans) have...
05-10-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By genec

Turn it into a wave... wave like they are old...

Turn it into a wave... wave like they are old friends you haven't seen in a long time... really confuses the *holes.

Yeah, difficult to not respond... just open your whole hand and wave.
05-09-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By genec

I stopped with the middle finger decades ago... ...

I stopped with the middle finger decades ago... never wanted to be confronted with that rolling weapon that some motorists might decide to use. "Oh, I didn't seem him officer..." :rolleyes:
05-09-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By genec

Yup... I go through that same question and...

Yup... I go through that same question and answer with my wife all too often... I then ask her... "who is driving... her or the car behind her." She still does not like the honking. (which BTW...
05-09-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By genec

Hey, I use a horn too. Makes me feel better. ...

Hey, I use a horn too. Makes me feel better. And I agree with your comment regarding the inconvenience to the driver. Strange how it takes so much strength and will for them to lift their foot,...
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