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08-04-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,412
Posted By jon c.

I've never encountered such a signal in real life...

I've never encountered such a signal in real life and wouldn't want to argue with traffic safety engineers, but it certainly seems like the flashing red phase would just add confusion. Especially...
08-03-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,412
Posted By FBinNY

I don't understand what the designers had in...

I don't understand what the designers had in mind.

I accept the logic for a demand light vs. a regular timer if trail use is relatively light, since there's no need to have people stop and wait...
08-02-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,412
Posted By rumrunn6

I have one of those on my auto commute to my 2nd...

I have one of those on my auto commute to my 2nd job. it's very confusing & there have been some close calls w/ riders trying to make the crossing after a pedestrian. also amusing are the cars that...
07-31-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By njkayaker

If it's lawful for a car to go thru the red light...

If it's lawful for a car to go thru the red light (after stopping of course), then it's perfectly legal for a cyclist to do the same thing[/QUOTE]
That was not part of the question.[/QUOTE]
It sure...
06-17-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,383
Posted By retswerb

Courts don't decide based on safety, they decide...

Courts don't decide based on safety, they decide based on law (or their interpretation thereof). I wouldn't see this argument helping much.
05-29-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,011
Posted By RCMoeur

A serious question: where might this come from? I...

A serious question: where might this come from? I don't know of any reputable source of information that supports this viewpoint. Knowing why people might think this could be useful in addressing...
05-13-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By RCMoeur

As I recall, a number of years ago the city of...

As I recall, a number of years ago the city of San Francisco saw a significant increase in cycling mode share - at the same time that there was a citywide moratorium on installing bicycle facilities...
05-11-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By livedarklions

That's incorrect: ...

That's incorrect:
...
03-16-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,930
Posted By Iride01

My main reason for not riding on the edge is that...

My main reason for not riding on the edge is that I don't want cars trying to squeeze by in the same lane. But I do agree with you somewhat. But whether it's the area of focus or not, I feel that...
03-15-23, 05:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,930
Posted By livedarklions

Where I apply this most is lane choice at...

Where I apply this most is lane choice at intersections. The problem with FRAP at intersections is obvious when you consider that peripheral vision is particularly bad and susceptible to the...
03-14-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,930
Posted By FBinNY

sorry bud, I didn't see you!

I doubt that anyone with decent cycling experience hasn't heard this at least once, or it's variant, "where the %^$#&* did you come from?" Of course, this is something people will say after a...
03-02-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By PeteHski

For me in the UK that would mean not riding on...

For me in the UK that would mean not riding on the road at all.
03-02-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By livedarklions

I do a lot of riding in both urban and rural...

I do a lot of riding in both urban and rural contexts. I do think the strategies I use are very different, and the spacing of the intersections is a huge factor in this. But the rural areas have...
03-01-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By himespau

The idea that a pack of fast moving cyclists...

The idea that a pack of fast moving cyclists should take a sidewalk when they have the right to the road and are forbidden from riding on a sidewalk seems...misguided. Likewise that a pack of...
02-28-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By FBinNY

Legally? Of course not. But. It makes sense as a...

Legally? Of course not. But. It makes sense as a practical guide. As I implied earlier, passing moving bicycles calls for minimum separation allowing for the possibility of a sudden swerve, ie....
02-28-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By FBinNY

Since you asked for a specific suggedtion.... ...

Since you asked for a specific suggedtion....

If passing in an opposing lane, get it over with as soon as practical, same as you would a car or truck.

If passing in an inner same direction...
02-27-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By RCMoeur

Another way of looking at it is that a...

Another way of looking at it is that a farther-left lane position sends a clearer message to overtaking traffic that a full lane change is needed to pass where there is insufficient room in the...
02-27-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By JoeyBike

As for highway shoulders discussions here: ...

As for highway shoulders discussions here:

My state never cleans roadways. Maybe 18" of any shoulder is clean enough to ride on due to traffic wind blowing debris off that space. But often rumble...
02-27-23, 05:23 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,424
Posted By Paul Barnard

No, you haven't. You've engaged in ridiculous...

No, you haven't. You've engaged in ridiculous conjecture, such as heavy traffic and 18 wheelers obscuring the view, and you've told motorcycle stories, but you have not demonstrated how riding 3...
02-13-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,055
Posted By livedarklions

From the standpoint of the pedestrian, you are...

From the standpoint of the pedestrian, you are wrong here.
Even if the weight is identical, the kinetic energy of the bicyclist going 10-15 mph is much higher than the pedestrian going 3-4 mph. ...
02-13-23, 12:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,055
Posted By RCMoeur

There are some significant differences between...

There are some significant differences between pedestrians and bicyclists, even if weight is similar. A pedestrian can stop and turn instantly, whereas a bicyclist has a turning radius based on speed...
02-03-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By boozergut

Keep in mind those of us who work there and dread...

Keep in mind those of us who work there and dread tourist season. Another partial solution is to further expand telework in the DC Metro Area and make it mandatory that worker bees need not come in...
12-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,917
Posted By Steve B.

Agree, being too far onto a shoulder increases...

Agree, being too far onto a shoulder increases the likelihood of getting hit by a car turning right. I often completely take a lane when I see a place where cars will pass and try to right hook me. ...
12-11-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,917
Posted By livedarklions

This is the reason a lot of municipalities are...

This is the reason a lot of municipalities are taking down their "share the road" signs. Drivers are reading it as a requirement for cyclists to get out of their way which was the opposite of the...
12-05-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,917
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Because debris - dirt, radial tire wires, glass,...

Because debris - dirt, radial tire wires, glass, etc, gets kicked to the right edge of the road by cars. We are literally riding in a debris field left by cars, and the furtehr right we go the worse...
12-04-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By Paul Barnard

Experience and street smarts do count. Are they...

Experience and street smarts do count. Are they magic? No. You mentioned getting hit. Looking back, was there anything you could have done to make a difference? How many times have you not been...
11-30-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By livedarklions

Can't speak for anyone else, but if it's me, I...

Can't speak for anyone else, but if it's me, I bailed to the lef of that the bike lane well before that when I saw this set-up: ...
08-25-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Polaris OBark

Part of the problem is that the vehicles depicted...

Part of the problem is that the vehicles depicted in the Youtube video/newscast have more in common with motorcycles than they do bicycles:

...
08-24-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,418
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously?! The plane accident lie again? The...

Seriously?! The plane accident lie again? The word " accident " is, by international agreement, the word used to describe any aircraft occurrence involving death, injury or property damage. If no...
07-13-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,905
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, I can see I have to explain. I listed...

Sorry, I can see I have to explain.

I listed the sentences in my post to demonstrate that the word "accident" does not mean an event that could not have been avoided, as you contended (but for...
07-13-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,905
Posted By noimagination

So, the actual, literal, documented definition,...

So, the actual, literal, documented definition, you say, "doesn't exist". While we're supposed to instead define the word based on your interpretation supported by nothing other than your say-so and...
07-13-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,905
Posted By noimagination

Please show me where I am "attempt(ing) to divert...

Please show me where I am "attempt(ing) to divert responsibility". I have no opinion on whether or not the incident described in the original post was an accident or not, and nowhere do I try to...
07-13-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,905
Posted By noimagination

Cherry picking. YOU skipped over this part:...

Cherry picking. YOU skipped over this part: "lack of intention or necessity".

Again, you all are distorting the DEFINITION of accident. This is not opinion, or interpretation. This is the...
07-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,905
Posted By noimagination

You all are doing violence to the English...

You all are doing violence to the English language. You are changing the definition of a basic word to fit your prejudices. While you are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your...
06-13-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,421
Posted By veganbikes

Sadly it is tough to tell a bicycle or e-bike...

Sadly it is tough to tell a bicycle or e-bike from a throttled moped. This is a throttled moped. It is sad they took up the entire sidewalk but I wouldn't be surprised if they rode it on the sidewalk...
06-13-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,421
Posted By thumpism

Real cyclists who are seriously overloaded...

Real cyclists who are seriously overloaded generally show more consideration when parking on the sidewalk....
06-13-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,421
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís the term Iíve been looking for. I am...

Thatís the term Iíve been looking for. I am getting very tired of gigantic fat tired electric powered vehicles zooming dangerously around on my local MUP. Now I have a pejorative term I can use....
06-11-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,585
Posted By Chuck M

I was unable to finish. I cut a tire at about 75...

I was unable to finish. I cut a tire at about 75 miles, replaced the tube and made it to the next rest stop 10 miles away. There they had a floor pump and once it was pumped to proper pressure, the...
05-10-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By tomato coupe

You can certainly use a gravel frame with...

You can certainly use a gravel frame with multiple sets of wheels to cover a variety of terrain. I can install 1 of 3 sets of wheels on my Aspero (with 25, 32 and 38 mm tires) without having to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sounds like (1) you have not quit touring, (2)...

Sounds like (1) you have not quit touring, (2) everything that was packed on the bike stayed packed on the bike, and (3) nothing broke. So in that regard this was a success. Great. When you have...
03-10-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,664
Posted By livedarklions

No, it is not. No, it does not. It makes a...

No, it is not. No, it does not.

It makes a good case for not trying to get across a barbed wire fence to trespass with a bicycle.
03-07-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,473
Posted By Koyote

Are you sure that's not an old Rube Goldberg...

Are you sure that's not an old Rube Goldberg sketch?
03-05-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,821
Posted By sweeks

Well, that's true *unless* the confidence is...

Well, that's true *unless* the confidence is excessive or unwarranted. :D
02-24-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,497
Posted By livedarklions

My best advice is that you will probably learn...

My best advice is that you will probably learn more from riding around with an experienced rider for an hour or two than you would from any number of hours of reading. Safe cycling is an art, not a...
02-21-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,988
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...
02-21-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,988
Posted By livedarklions

What are you trying to say without saying here? ...

What are you trying to say without saying here?

These areas are often very diverse in income, race, ethnicity, whatever, I really think you have no idea what big metropolitan areas are like these...
02-19-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By work4bike

I understand that, but the links I provided above...

I understand that, but the links I provided above clearly shows cyclists lawfully able to leave the bike lane for making a left turn and for not passing a car on the inside while it's making a right...
02-18-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By SparkyBeacon

Year 2029

Awesome idea! I just put a reminder on my calendar. When my 2-1/2 year-old grand-daughter turns 10, I need to consider shopping for a bike that fits this theme. Who knows if bikes will be wrenchable...
02-18-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By CliffordK

My brother's first road bike was a little 24"...

My brother's first road bike was a little 24" Gitane, I think. 5-speed.

Dad wanted to convert it to racing, so he bought some lightweight aluminum rims, aluminum hubs, and I think double butted...
02-09-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,795
Posted By livedarklions

This logic is really faulty. It assumes that the...

This logic is really faulty. It assumes that the primary thing keeping Bob in his car and off the ebike is the cost of the ebike. That might be true of the off-the-ebike part, but it's highly...
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