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Old 05-19-19, 10:11 PM
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Standing in my front yard this morning I saw an uncomfortably close call...Had the truck been two seconds earlier there is no doubt in my mind this would have been a crash. The cyclist doesn't wear a helmet…
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…And thank goodness it didn't end worse or that you had to witness anything like that.
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Did he at least wave to you?
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In the past I have offered IMO several useful suggestions about cycling, particularly for winter and urban cycling, to multiple repetitive threads. They are usually lost in the morass of often scores of replies, both in agreement and dispute with mine.
and not just in knowledgeable discussion, but even in non sequiturs such as
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Did he at least wave to you?
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Look, the fact that you can't communicate on the forums like a normal person is no excuse for you not understanding a long-standing BF joke. Please pay attention in the future.

I now return you to your obsessive underlining, quoting, re-quoting, re-re-quoting and posting as if those compulsive exercises lend any credence to the pap that emanates from your keyboard.
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…If I LIKE a post because it is witty, I assume the writer knows I got the joke. e.g.
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+1. I didn't see anyone during this 25 mile MUP ride that started pre-dawn. I did, however, see a giant porcupine. He wasn't on a leash and didn't wave.
Now that’s funny .
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My experience is that people drive differently in every city and treat cyclists very differently. The best advice often comes from cyclists that live the closest to you

The exception here would also be Jim from Boston--anyone that can successfully commute around Boston has my full respect and probably knows how to deal with about every intersection imaginable!
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LISTEN to @Jim from Boston

he knows his $hit!

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Old 05-20-19, 08:26 AM
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Darwinism.

You get the same attitude with the door zone. Taking a crossing at a blind corner. And various non-cycling stuff, too. It seems some people create obviously-flawed methods to cut psychological corners/barriers for convenience.

I recon it's from the same nature that constantly promotes laziness in some people. The never-ending strive to do less and less, reflected in forming methods to install a false sense of security on hazards. And that little alarm bell deep in the back of their mind gets muted out, no longer appreciated, until the day it will tell you it told you so..
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Old 05-20-19, 09:46 AM
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great ... Jim from D'uh knows his stuff ... but is he a giant unleashed porcupine? Does he wave?

Let's keep focused on the important issues.
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Old 05-20-19, 09:49 AM
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As for the lucky rider in the first post ... as another said, he has probably gotten away with riding stupid for so long, talking to him would be worthless. Maybe a close call will change his habits .... but, whatever. Unfortunately there isn't much I can learn from this incident because fortunately I had already learned it.

First and second rules of the road: Don't have accidents. Don't cause accidents.

Of course, nowadays it is PC to call them "crashes."
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Old 05-20-19, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
great ... Jim from D'uh knows his stuff ... but is he a giant unleashed porcupine? Does he wave?

Let's keep focused on the important issues.
He's the 600 paragraph (nested quote) Gorilla in the Room. A true BF heavyweight. Ignore him at your own peril.
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Old 05-20-19, 09:53 AM
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Never forget this ... on a smooth surface, Jim from D'uh can out-dance any of us.

Not bad for a waving or a wave-free porcupine .....
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Old 05-20-19, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
great ... Jim from D'uh knows his stuff ... but is he a giant unleashed porcupine? Does he wave?

Let's keep focused on the important issues.
Yeah, like whether he was wearing a helmet when he posted.
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Old 05-20-19, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
As for the lucky rider in the first post ... as another said, he has probably gotten away with riding stupid for so long, talking to him would be worthless. Maybe a close call will change his habits .... but, whatever. Unfortunately there isn't much I can learn from this incident because fortunately I had already learned it.

First and second rules of the road: Don't have accidents. Don't cause accidents.

Of course, nowadays it is PC to call them "crashes."
I actually chased a guy down once who had run a red light because I didn't think he'd known how close he came to being hit--a guy about 30 years younger than me. I told him what I'd seen and how close he had come to getting killed, and we ended up having a very nice chat and riding together for about a mile. He'd recently just come back to riding, and hadn't thought running red lights was a big deal, but said he'd have to rethink that.

Come to think of it, he wasn't wearing a helmet, but that didn't come up.
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Old 05-20-19, 03:14 PM
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So, assuming that this gent realised that he had an uh-oh moment, do you think that he reflected on the incident any? I've made mistakes and roll them through my mind quite a bit knowing that they add to my road savvy. I'd be interested to know if your future observations of this rider show any adjustment.
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Old 05-20-19, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
So, assuming that this gent realised that he had an uh-oh moment, do you think that he reflected on the incident any? I've made mistakes and roll them through my mind quite a bit knowing that they add to my road savvy. I'd be interested to know if your future observations of this rider show any adjustment.
I don't know, but we had a very amiable chat, and actually went on to other subjects. I think he understood that the only reason I was telling him about it was because he scared the crap out of me and that I was sincere. I didn't yell at him or anything. We saw each other going opposite directions on a busy road about a month later, and yelled very friendly greetings to each other. I didn't choose to do a uturn in traffic to follow him to the next stoplight and observe.
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Old 05-21-19, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
So, assuming that this gent realised that he had an uh-oh moment, do you think that he reflected on the incident any? I've made mistakes and roll them through my mind quite a bit knowing that they add to my road savvy. I'd be interested to know if your future observations of this rider show any adjustment.
Based on the way he normally rides, I'd venture a guess that he won't change his behavior. I will see him again, I am certain. I'll refresh this thread when I do. More importantly, if he ever wises up and wears a helmet, I'll start a new thread on that! Waving is out of the question with this guy.
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Old 05-24-19, 02:40 AM
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This thread reminded me of something, that is literally, 'close to home'.

The small town(pop. 500+) I live in. Recently had speed bumps installed. The main reason for the speed bumps. Is not just because people living outside the town. Were not only using the town as a cut-through. Those same individuals' were speeding through town(15MPH speed limit).

Now, With the speed bumps. It is problematic for my wheels. So, I can no longer do a biking workout, in town.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:12 AM
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Well, likely you were traveling at more than 15 mph if you were doing a workout ... so maybe the speed bumps were put there to slow You down.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:15 AM
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Now, With the speed bumps. It is problematic for my wheels. So, I can no longer do a biking workout, in town.
In my area, they cut out a couple of feet off the right edge of the speed bumps so cyclists could avoid them without going into the opposing lane.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:01 PM
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In my area, they cut out a couple of feet off the right edge of the speed bumps so cyclists could avoid them without going into the opposing lane.
The town I live in. Won't make that kind of allowance for cyclists. So, They can't expect me to stop at STOP signs that have speed bumps.​​​​​
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