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10-04-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By Daniel4

Here's a picture I just took today. Each mode has...

Here's a picture I just took today. Each mode has two traffic lights to make sure cars and cyclists have no excuses not to see them. Pedestrians have their regular one signal at the crosswalk right...
10-04-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

Municipal elections are being held in Ontario...

Municipal elections are being held in Ontario this month.

The two biggest topics are 1) affordable housing and 2) road safety.

Radio shows and news articles highlight how lots of people are...
10-04-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By Daniel4

Should have put a strong U-lock on the bike too.

Should have put a strong U-lock on the bike too.
10-04-22, 09:36 AM
10-04-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By Daniel4

How do the Dutch and the Danish do it? I googled...

How do the Dutch and the Danish do it? I googled and the first thing I found was "No unsignalized right turn lanes for cars,..."

Then that reminded me of a challenging intersection in Toronto that...
10-03-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Daniel4

His problem is that the sun would in his blind...

His problem is that the sun would in his blind spot hindering his lane change. But I'm sure other drivers in that lane would be aware of his position and try to accomodate.
10-03-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

Let us know how it goes.

Let us know how it goes.
10-03-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Daniel4

From the city where bicycling is one of the...

From the city where bicycling is one of the safest in the world:

https://nornagon.medium.com/the-copenhagen-bike-lane-bb89fa60c602

...
10-03-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Daniel4

It felt a bit scary as the big shadow was about...

It felt a bit scary as the big shadow was about to engulf my shadow. But not to worry. He followed at a safe distance and once the next lane was clear he safely passed.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,528
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: 88
Views: 1,495
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, 09:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

Also consider that dead cyclists can't post that...

Also consider that dead cyclists can't post that they wish they had mounted cameras. But for those who did, they had the foresight to provide evidence to the police.

And then there are those who...
10-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
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...
10-01-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

Allow me to remind you of post #4 in which you...

Allow me to remind you of post #4 in which you posted at #5 asking JW Fas what camera he was using.
10-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

When there are bike lanes, you have choices.

When there are bike lanes, you have choices.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
Posted By Daniel4

Unless you make the ultimate decision to go...

Unless you make the ultimate decision to go car-free living, some of these expenses will remain even if you cycle or take the bus to work and leave the car at home. And then some people have free...
10-01-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Daniel4

I wear layers. Merino wool base layer. ...

I wear layers. Merino wool base layer. Insulating layer and then outer shell for wind and rain or snow.

You'll keep yourself warm as long as you are pedalling so you might find yourself...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
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: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

Bad drivers make for good youtube uploads.

Bad drivers make for good youtube uploads.
09-30-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,842
Posted By Daniel4

Apparently not. Someone was just killed on it. ...

Apparently not. Someone was just killed on it.



That just goes to show you how that street was designed for drivers instead of pedestrians in that neighbourhood. Drivers don't expect any...
09-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,842
Posted By Daniel4

Those are called traffic-calming devices. ...

Those are called traffic-calming devices. Drivers hate them because they can't zombie-drive and are forced to pay attention to avoid danage to their vehicles. Even putting up a few trees and...
09-29-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,842
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By Daniel4

Here's an ad I keep getting in Youtube or Google...

Here's an ad I keep getting in Youtube or Google newsfeeds:
...
09-29-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
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.
09-29-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Daniel4

After each ride, I spray the bottom bracket and...

After each ride, I spray the bottom bracket and other places with windshield washer and scrub them with a brush and repeat. I use the same type of sprayer as shown on post #14.

If you've ever...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
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...
09-29-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

Haha. In those situations I sort of want drivers...

Haha. In those situations I sort of want drivers to honk. Then I simply point to the bike lane and they'll see I can't ride in it for the car that's in there forcing me to ride in front of them.
09-29-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
Posted By Daniel4

The key word here is 'over'. For at 100lb male,...

The key word here is 'over'. For at 100lb male, 20lb of fat is 20% bodyfat. Normal is around 15%. So he would be 5lb overweight.

But for a 200lb male, 20lb of fat is 10% and that's lean perhaps on...
09-29-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

These reports support my experience having a...

These reports support my experience having a highly visible rear-facing camera when I cycle.

However, with the prevalence of dashcams nowadays, why is driving as bad as ever? You'd think that...
09-28-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
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: 45
Views: 777
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

Maybe you are the best to explain why motorists...

Maybe you are the best to explain why motorists also get upset when there are bike lanes installed.
09-28-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 777
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.

...
09-28-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

Very considerate of that cop. He could have...

Very considerate of that cop. He could have given you a ticket and left it for you to fight it out in court knowing full well you would win. And he wouldn't even need to show up to defend his...
09-28-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Daniel4

Is this one of those portable internet connection...

Is this one of those portable internet connection devices I first saw at an Air BnB in Japan?

One of the links say the monthly fee can be suspended. So for my purpose I would use it for...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Daniel4

People who commute by bike have a better attitude...

People who commute by bike have a better attitude towards work than people who commute by car. So the Bear analogy doesn't apply to bicycle commuters.
09-27-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

Quite often the police asks from the general...

Quite often the police asks from the general public for any dashcam videos of certain collisions. If you happen to be a witness or if you're the victim, your camera videos would be of use to the...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
Posted By Daniel4

Right here in the Commute section and other...

Right here in the Commute section and other sections of BF, newbies just like you had the same challenges as you asked for advice about how to solve them. And they did get lots of various advice on...
09-26-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,495
Posted By Daniel4

I'd like to think that most drivers did improve...

I'd like to think that most drivers did improve after I had started using my cameras.

As for those who didn't I learned to make video clips of what they did. I would report commercial vehicles...
09-26-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
Posted By Daniel4

I don't know. You tell me since you made the...

I don't know. You tell me since you made the conclusion, not me. I just reported the observation.
09-26-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
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: 52
Views: 1,420
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.
09-26-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,232
Posted By Daniel4

That's what protected bike lanes are for.

That's what protected bike lanes are for.
09-26-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

The single biggest dangers are cars. Get rid of...

The single biggest dangers are cars. Get rid of bicycles and bike lanes and road fatalities don't change that much. Get rid of cars and serious road incidences plummet dramatically. Look at the...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
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.
09-24-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,412
Posted By Daniel4

That is why some cyclists ride with bright...

That is why some cyclists ride with bright lights. But you said you didn't mount yours that day. So that is also what loud horns are for.

A pedestrian in that situation wouldn't have stood a...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
Posted By Daniel4

If someone doesn't want to cycle even if all the...

If someone doesn't want to cycle even if all the excuses for not cycling is gone, I think that's a problem.

I'm not opposed to someone's freedom to choose, but those people who choose to remain as...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
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
09-23-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
Posted By Daniel4

I also ride in the suburbs. As I had indicated a...

I also ride in the suburbs. As I had indicated a 20 minute drive over time became longer due to the natural growth of traffic congestion. And that was only for 4km.

As for cycling, half my ride is...
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