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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It is baffling that Canada doesn't allow...

It is baffling that Canada doesn't allow motorists to slow for dangerous conditions.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Of those 40%, I wonder how many times the driver...

Of those 40%, I wonder how many times the driver said "I never saw them." I wonder how many times the cyclist was said to have veered into the car. I wonder how many were sideswipes and how many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Dranrab Luap
If there is more recent research that's as...

If there is more recent research that's as comprehensive as Hurt, I'd like to read it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Hurt Report List of Findings

I know most of you have been exposed to some or all of this before, but I think it's worth revisiting. In studying the findings of the report, you can come up with ways to help keep from becoming a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I ride recreationally more than I do to maintain...

I ride recreationally more than I do to maintain the highest possible speed. As a consequence I ride side by side where practical so that I can chat. I will almost always go paceline when a vehicle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Risk assesment/management isn't an exacting...

Risk assesment/management isn't an exacting science. There was no way under those circumstances that you could have made a decision that didn't carry some risk with it.

You slowed for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dranrab Luap
You haven't contributed anything positive to this...

You haven't contributed anything positive to this thread. If your goal is to be a dick, you have succeeded. If your goal is to contribute in a meaningful way, you may wish to change your approach.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I do the same thing.

I do the same thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
If you have time, these bicycle threads from a...

If you have time, these bicycle threads from a boating forum may prove entertaining.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside-chat/560405-a1a-bikers.html
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I copied this from the Gulf Coast Bicycle Club's...

I copied this from the Gulf Coast Bicycle Club's web page. This dumbass was stupid enough to try to use "they don't belong on the road" as their legal defense. Not an outright win, but a small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,911
Posted By Dranrab Luap
That bicyclist cut his video just before he blew...

That bicyclist cut his video just before he blew through that stop sign.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Hoodlams, the whole lot of you.

Hoodlams, the whole lot of you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
My emotions would be very much under control as I...

My emotions would be very much under control as I administered the ass chewing, and I wouldn't position myself in a place where I would be in danger of being run over as I chewed the ass. Thanks for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I am going to be beside the person when I...

I am going to be beside the person when I confront them. Unless they can drive their car sideways I am good. How does a court get involved in this scenario?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
This is what she looks like in all her...

This is what she looks like in all her bastardized splendor.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/PaulBarnard/Bicycles/20150324_161058_zpsqlb0yeqs.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I don't need to be sure I can convince anyone of...

I don't need to be sure I can convince anyone of anything. If the ass chewing I give them dissuades any of them from brushing another bicyclist, then I have done some good. If it causes pause for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Assuming you are talking to me, I don't care...

Assuming you are talking to me, I don't care about a best case scenario. When I got done, that's one person who would think twice about trying to bully a cyclist again. In fact, I'd go so far as to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,907
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Interesting bike. I'd like to see that come to...

Interesting bike. I'd like to see that come to fruition. I could see myself owning one if in final trim it is practical. I have often felt the market needed an entry level or women's or short...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Dranrab Luap
When I ride without CC, I am constantly checking...

When I ride without CC, I am constantly checking my speedo. When I use CC, I never have to. That frees me up to pay closer attention to my surroundings.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I didn't post in detail about the bad driver on...

I didn't post in detail about the bad driver on the Bicycle Thread. I am using my cell phone (Samsung Rugby Pro) for the pics. The bike was a purpose built city bike/light touring bike. I built it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I just had one. I was in the right lane of a...

I just had one. I was in the right lane of a divided 30MPH 4 lane. My lane position was just out of the door zone of the cars parked curbside. Almost no traffic. I got buzzed within about a foot...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Yeah, if there's a single word that describes me...

Yeah, if there's a single word that describes me perfectly, it's lazy.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Dranrab Luap
O rings and mechanical throttle locks are nowhere...

O rings and mechanical throttle locks are nowhere near as good as cruise control. I have run with all manner of them. People who have toured with CC know this and have a hard time going back after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
The bike haters just can't seem to maintain the...

The bike haters just can't seem to maintain the level of civility necessary to keep from getting banned. That's very telling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
But if you stop you automatically can be sure? ...

But if you stop you automatically can be sure?

I say again, stopping does nothing to ensure it's safe to proceed. Making sure nothing is coming does, and that can be accomplished without...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Scooter Cruise Control, Who Will Be First

It's about time for the high price maxis to be equipped with factory cruise control. Since I will not own another ADV or Touring bike without CC, I am watching this with interest. With the MSRP of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It is probably a violation of the no passing on...

It is probably a violation of the no passing on the right laws that many jurisdictions have. I don't know any cops that would write that up though under the circumstances that I laid out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I took a nice ride yesterday that included some...

I took a nice ride yesterday that included some in town riding. I rode down a very narrow street with on street parking on both sides. There was a good bit of traffic in both directions. At one...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 84,318
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I hope he is out of the business of ripping...

I hope he is out of the business of ripping people off. He's lucky it's nursing that's sending him to the hospital.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Dranrab Luap
That sounds like a solid deal on a very good...

That sounds like a solid deal on a very good scoot, if it runs out good. Check the tires out closely. I agree with the poster who said he'd like to have new ones. It's possible the ones that are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
And you have your ears working for you and you...

And you have your ears working for you and you are very unlikely to injure anyone other than yourself if you screw up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Which one?

Which one?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
By cross traffic, I mean traffic crossing in...

By cross traffic, I mean traffic crossing in front of me from my left to my right or perhaps even my right to my left. I didn't intend to imply both directions. I don't want to get bogged down in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
You are are absolutely right, and I am not...

You are are absolutely right, and I am not pretending stops and yields are placed the same. I never said they were. I am asserting that it is possible to safely enter a roadway with cross traffic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
That pretty much sums it up for me as well.

That pretty much sums it up for me as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
We do and millions of motorists roll through them...

We do and millions of motorists roll through them every day without incident. And where there is an incident, the common denominator is that the person who was required to yield didn't yield and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
And 100% of those crashes were caused by someone...

And 100% of those crashes were caused by someone who didn't make sure nobody was coming.

Do you stop at yield signs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It's almost like you are arguing that all traffic...

It's almost like you are arguing that all traffic violations pose an equal danger to others. Is that what you are saying?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It really is a great bicycling road though it is...

It really is a great bicycling road though it is flat and straight, but everything here is. In the selfie, you can see that the shoulder isn't quite as wide or quite as smooth, but still plenty good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,021
Posted By Dranrab Luap
This is one of the better roads in my area to...

This is one of the better roads in my area to ride. It's about 19 miles from the house, so I put the bike in the truck and drive to it. It's Hwy 51 running north from LaPlace LA. Since it...
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