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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 02:28 PM
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 10:20 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
I was out on the Langster for about 1:45 just...

I was out on the Langster for about 1:45 just now. It must be Crimmus 'cause everyone passed me nicely. :thumb

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,150
Posted By Gummee!
People are people all over Jim. :nod Not any...

People are people all over Jim. :nod

Not any real differences in driving behaviors on either coast. :nah

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,150
Posted By Gummee!
This Even places like the DC area where...

This

Even places like the DC area where sharing lanes is prohibited you get people getting out of the way. Whether that's out of fear or whether they're being nice, I haven't the foggiest. :dunno...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Oooh ya done did it now! The 'get off my road you...

Oooh ya done did it now! The 'get off my road you spandex clad [sexual preference slur deleted]! types will be all over you like white on rice!

:augie

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 11:41 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
1:40 on the road just now. About a dozen people...

1:40 on the road just now. About a dozen people passing closer than they should based on how empty the roads were.

One asshat that basically ran the oncoming SUV just about off the road and nearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 06:50 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Yup ....and probably never will be. The...

Yup

....and probably never will be. The powers that be don't have the commitment to going car-less. The people don't want any inconveniences. etc etc etc

Its a nice dream, but except for some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 06:44 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
fixt The ride I did just now was 3+ hrs of...

fixt

The ride I did just now was 3+ hrs of mixed road and smooth dirt/gravel roads. A mtn bike would've been overkill for the terrain.

Only had 3-4 cars pass us on the gravel portions of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
I was gone for a week. Looks like y'all managed...

I was gone for a week. Looks like y'all managed to carry on without me.

Off the bike for a week too! :clap Needed it.

Mixed surface ride tomorrow. :ricky

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 07:11 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
As much as he types, I'm hoping some thought goes...

As much as he types, I'm hoping some thought goes behind all those keystrokes. :nod

All he really needs to do is ride a bicycle. All will be revealed once he does that

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 06:07 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Think about what you're asking. The cyclist is Xm...

Think about what you're asking. The cyclist is Xm ahead of the driver as well as sitting higher. ... not to mention they can hear something coming.

In the pics above, I'd probably be a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
That's why I go for a bicycle ride or trail run...

That's why I go for a bicycle ride or trail run after work. Leave at 1800 and get home possibly 1:15 to 1:30 later. Run or ride for an hour or so and I get home in about 45min

:norton

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 11:29 AM
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Views: 473,953
Posted By Gummee!
Now multiply that across 4 lanes (well... 3 if...

Now multiply that across 4 lanes (well... 3 if you exclude the HOV lane) on 66 inbound in the AM and you have the commute from hell.

I'm not sure how they manage it, but its like clockwork....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
This. All will be answered without me typing...

This.

All will be answered without me typing a bunch of words on a computer screen.

I'll answer the question partially. I'm typically moving somewhere between 15 and 20mph. That's MUCH faster...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
yup I've been living the same thing for the...

yup

I've been living the same thing for the last 20+ years.

Can't make everyone happy, so I concentrate on keeping *me* happy, safe, and riding home to do it again and again and...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 07:25 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
There's something to be said for both ends of the...

There's something to be said for both ends of the spectrum when its appropriate. :nod

IME drivers want cyclists to behave as a vehicle without behaving like a vehicle. IOW they want us to 'act...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 03:33 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Chances are, there's nothing coming. ...but......

Chances are, there's nothing coming. ...but... There's always that last 0.1%

I do the 'wait' gesture. Sometimes it even works. When I get far enough around the corner to see if its safe, I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 03:26 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Living on the coasts, I always laughed at the...

Living on the coasts, I always laughed at the pics of CO riders with their backpacks on. Stoopit CO cyclists! Riding with packs?! Don't they know better?! :razor

Then I moved there and realized...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:21 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
I liked North Park. Lived in the College Area for...

I liked North Park. Lived in the College Area for a bit. Then moved to North County Coastal: Carmel Valley, then O-side.

Sigh. Miss Sandy Eggo. :nod

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 08:34 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Now you've done it! Now you're going to get the...

Now you've done it! Now you're going to get the folks that are going to point out that 'no, they're NOT alike! Bicycles can't get out of the way.'

:fpalm

They're right and they're wrong. No, we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 07:53 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Its certainly an adventure if you consider this...

Its certainly an adventure if you consider this (http://www.wkrn.com/story/27517567/lewisburg-dentist-killed-in-bicycle-accident) is the thing that we're talking about (ad infinitum) in this thread
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 02:50 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
In VA its a felony to pass someone over the crest...

In VA its a felony to pass someone over the crest of a hill.

Look it up (or go back a few pages and see what I quoted from VA's laws)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 05:40 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
I'll answer that for my neck of the woods: No....

I'll answer that for my neck of the woods: No. Drivers sit more-or-less patiently behind em for however long it takes for the tractor to pull off the road.

...but... get a bicycle (or multiple...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 06:37 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
That 'day to day nuttiniess' is what drives me...

That 'day to day nuttiniess' is what drives me nuts. Its not needed. A little less DHUA and live would be much better for all on the roadways. :nod

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
This has been my big question for the last 20...

This has been my big question for the last 20 years.

Had a few people pass me over the crests of hills yesterday. :jerko

Let's stop and think about this for a brief moment before we go round...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 473,953
Posted By Gummee!
That's pretty much my experience. I had a...

That's pretty much my experience.

I had a grand total of 3 idiots getting all frothy at the mouth at me in the year+ I rode from S and W of Manassas to Rockville, MD

YMMV

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 04:59 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Same thing happens on the moto too. You can be...

Same thing happens on the moto too. You can be bippity bopping along and all of a sudden someone decides they want to turn left across your path, into you, etc. ...all because 'they didn't see you.' ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Actually, I believe the word was 'deliberately.' ...

Actually, I believe the word was 'deliberately.'

Kinda like some of the folks in this here thread: deliberately obtuse :nod

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 05:58 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Bike News Bingo: ...

Bike News Bingo:
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from here (http://www.thebicyclestory.com/2014/10/bike-news-troll-bingo/)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 06:25 AM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
...and these are the people we share the roads...

...and these are the people we share the roads with



from VeloNews


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 473,953
Posted By Gummee!
Try it. Only ones that blink twice are the...

Try it.

Only ones that blink twice are the rednecks. All the Hispanics and Asians don't think anything of it. :nah

...not that I would know or anything. :nah I didn't ride from outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 04:36 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
How much public space we've surrendered to cars ...

How much public space we've surrendered to cars
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 08:05 PM
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Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
No, but the laws are very similar across the...

No, but the laws are very similar across the country.

My google-fu is weak and can't find the applicable VA version.

Basically, laws across the country say 'you gotta ride in the bike lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Bike lanes and paths come with a price. :nod ...

Bike lanes and paths come with a price. :nod

That price is the erroneous perception drivers have that we *HAVE* to ride in/on them and that we're not traffic like they are. It basically...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
9 things drivers need to stop saying in the bikes...

9 things drivers need to stop saying in the bikes vs cars debate (http://www.wired.com/2014/11/9-things-drivers-need-stop-saying-bikes-vs-cars-debate/)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 473,953
Posted By Gummee!
Here in the DC area there's so many immigrants...

Here in the DC area there's so many immigrants from places where lane sharing's legal and accepted that they don't bat an eye at it.

All's not lost, just very mis-placed

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:10 AM
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Views: 473,953
Posted By Gummee!
These last two posts are why we don't have...

These last two posts are why we don't have filtering/sharing in but one state in the US.

:rolleyes

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 473,953
Posted By Gummee!
That must've changed since the 70s when my Dad...

That must've changed since the 70s when my Dad was driving on the Autobahn. :dunno

I remember a few times that the big Mercs flashed their lights at Dad's 5-series and he scurried over quickly....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,357
Posted By Gummee!
Has it stopped anyone here? :ear The...

Has it stopped anyone here?

:ear

The only way to get people to stop hassling bicycles (and motos) is to have a shift in groupthink to see both forms of 2-wheeled transportation as well......
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