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Old 08-25-22, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Varia doesn't identify that an approaching car might be on a line to collide with you. A mirror would be the only thing to give you a real-time view behind you.
That's what I was thinking. I don't know that there's much defense against someone plowing into you from behind. When I'm on a road with no bike lane and the Varia signals, I move as close as possible to the edge of the road, but usually don't do more than glance over my shoulder and usually not even that. I just get as far out of the way as I can.

The Varia would have to be a lot more sophisticated to tell you much more than distance and speed.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Ditto.

Proof:


who needs proof you are below average?
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Messy wet day in La Vuelta. No spoilers.
Thanks. It's an afternoon/evening watch for me.
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Old 08-25-22, 12:42 PM
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Went to urgent care today for multi-day dizziness issue and a rash with a similar time onset. Rash is from chigger bites I apparently got when doing yard work Saturday. Dizziness is caused by ear infection in both ears.

WTF is going on with me?

Fun fact: never knew about chiggers.
Generally speaking, ime, chiggers don't bite those with whom the live. They bite new blood.
I had to type 'ime' five times. The phone would not accept it.
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Old 08-25-22, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It also boofs the desktop view on mobile, which I use because the mobile view is a flaming turd sandwich.
But tell us what you really think.
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Old 08-25-22, 12:47 PM
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Apparently I have inherited my mother's nightshade allergy.

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But tell us what you really think.
We can expand that to most of the "mobile web" concept.

Also, all you whippersnappers can get off my lawn.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Apparently I have inherited my mother's nightshade allergy.

What, the whole Solanacea family? Potatoes, tomatoes, chiles, eggplant?

Hmmm. That list is making me hungry....
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Vertigo sucks and chiggers are the itchiest thing I have ever experienced.
Fun fact: When we were utes we were told that chiggers burrow into your skin, and thus the itch. So I began putting clear nail polish on them, to smother them. It worked well. Much later on in life I was told that the boring in thing was hogwash. Nonetheless, to this day I keep clear nail polish around, for whatever itch arises. Instant relief. There's a bottle on the floor next to my hammock as we speak.
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Old 08-25-22, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
What, the whole Solanacea family? Potatoes, tomatoes, chiles, eggplant?

Hmmm. That list is making me hungry....
Well, those nightmares from yesterday? Likely the end in a string of issues that exactly match her nightshade issues, starting with eggplant Friday and Saturday, then some potato chips (natural, but doesn't matter...) Saturday and Sunday, and looking and feeling out of it from Saturday through yesterday. And yes it sucks.
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Old 08-25-22, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Apparently I have inherited my mother's nightshade allergy.

My condolences.
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Old 08-25-22, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
That's what I was thinking. I don't know that there's much defense against someone plowing into you from behind. When I'm on a road with no bike lane and the Varia signals, I move as close as possible to the edge of the road, but usually don't do more than glance over my shoulder and usually not even that. I just get as far out of the way as I can.

The Varia would have to be a lot more sophisticated to tell you much more than distance and speed.
And it's not going to save you from swerving, even if it had more sophisticated vector info.

But, IMO, the whole, "yeah, but it doesn't tell you if the vehicle is on a collision course," argument doesn't diminish the value of what it does - it's one of the few products that I'd replace immediately if I had to.
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Old 08-25-22, 01:08 PM
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PRO Stealth Evo


woah, that’s pricey.
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Old 08-25-22, 01:18 PM
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woah, that’s pricey.
If you're seeing a price of $699, that's not what I paid. I think it was sub-$500 when I bought it in 2020.
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Old 08-25-22, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
woah, that’s pricey.
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If you're seeing a price of $699, that's not what I paid. I think it was sub-$500 when I bought it in 2020.
You see them on sale occasionally with the European online vendors, too.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
And it's not going to save you from swerving, even if it had more sophisticated vector info.

But, IMO, the whole, "yeah, but it doesn't tell you if the vehicle is on a collision course," argument doesn't diminish the value of what it does - it's one of the few products that I'd replace immediately if I had to.
Same here. I was on a solo ride earlier this year and the battery in the Varia died. That was my cue that it was time to go home even though I had not completed my planned ride. It's a game changer for me, especially since I have partial left side hearing loss and have difficulty hearing traffic approaching from the rear.
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You see them on sale occasionally with the European online vendors, too.
They're not on the S-tec site unfortunately
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Spotted on South Mountain this morning. More rattlesnakes coming right up!

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Howdy Addiction folks, been a minute. I'm still here lurking and posting from time to time, been through a bunch of major life events since I was a regular poster here. Anyway, a good friend of mine was hit by a drunk 18 year old last weekend while riding at 7 AM and is in intensive care at the hospital. Her friend was also hit and passed away. I know everyone who rides on the road for some length of time and makes connections within the cycling community eventually has stories like this, and it's just the reality we live in on shared roads with very low levels of driver accountability.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking I'd like to get some front/rear cameras set up on my bike. They won't keep me alive if I get hit, but they will at least help hold a hit/run driver accountable if the worst were to happen. Any recommendations on a setup for that? I'm not opposed to a helmet-mounted 360 cam too, that may result in some cool race/ride footage.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
They're not on the S-tec site unfortunately
Is that some new hotness for screaming deals?
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Is that some new hotness for screaming deals?
It's the super secret place for people dumb enough to work on/sell bikes for a living.
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While there I pressed play on a video. What are they trying to say here? Womenfolk can't trackstand?

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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Same here. I was on a solo ride earlier this year and the battery in the Varia died. That was my cue that it was time to go home even though I had not completed my planned ride. It's a game changer for me, especially since I have partial left side hearing loss and have difficulty hearing traffic approaching from the rear.
I decided to do one of the monthly C&V rides with no bells and whistles on the handlebar, so I left the Garmin and the Varia off the bike. I confess I felt pretty naked, especially on one particular freeway interchange where cyclists have to cross over from the right hand side of the road to the middle on a 40 mph limit road.
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Sounds like a good reason not to do yard work. I hope you recover quickly.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
It's the super secret place for people dumb enough to work on/sell bikes for a living.
My riding buddy has a friend that just opened a bike shop and he got my friend access to wholesale prices. My buddy thinks that it's both a blessing and a curse.
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