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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
Please quote the statement where I blame the...

Please quote the statement where I blame the cyclist.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
sdmichael, You really are a piece of work....

sdmichael,

You really are a piece of work. When was the last time you banged on somebody's car, in traffic, just for fun. I am beginning to think you qualify for the "big man" prize. If you could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
And I could postulate that you have no more clue...

And I could postulate that you have no more clue than I do. That probably wouldn't keep you from blaming the truck driver.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
No, I believe, based on the way the story was...

No, I believe, based on the way the story was told to me, that the cyclist hit the truck intentionally, to make a point. I don't know what the point was, but, whatever it was, it backfired. The truck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
Hi OZ, Based on the incident as related to...

Hi OZ,

Based on the incident as related to me, with no other knowledge, I'm not sure I would agree the cyclist was a crime victim. He slapped the truck, the truck driver stomped his bike. No one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
There you go with that crystal ball. You know...

There you go with that crystal ball. You know more about the story than I do. My friend didn't say anything about how big the guys were, or what happened earlier.

Sometimes I feel like you go out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
OZ, I was responding to your statement about the...

OZ, I was responding to your statement about the 3 foot law being made to keep people from taking the law into their own hand. Except is doesn't work that way.

If one of us has the strength to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. more of the Ohio video. ...

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more of the Ohio video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRZK9R_LANA#sthash.2gyVo33h.dpuf

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
I took a long ride Wed. and Thur. down to Florida...

I took a long ride Wed. and Thur. down to Florida and back with a friend. We had a lot of time to talk and the subject of "Bicycles on the Road" came up. He told me about an incident that he recently...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
Trying to understand that the cyclist's choice of...

Trying to understand that the cyclist's choice of equipment is the reason for his "erratic behavior", but the "stupid" people need "guidance" to protect him.

Have I mentioned before that you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. Let me get this straight. Our own cycling...

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Let me get this straight. Our own cycling guru has stated that the reason for some cyclist's "erratic behavior" is "little irregularities" in the roadway that a motorist can't see. "Little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
Why thank you Gummee. I am such an incompetent...

Why thank you Gummee. I am such an incompetent writer, I need "fixt".

I appreciate you pointing out that cyclists, even the calm and well trained ones, are as unpredictable as horses, and we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 03:43 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
The Amish buggy of course. They are consistent in...

The Amish buggy of course. They are consistent in speed and positioning in the lane and they never attempt to block or hold back a motor vehicle. :D

Actually, I am in the Amish country only when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 06:27 PM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. I hope you guys are not suggesting that I...

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I hope you guys are not suggesting that I am a troll because that is certainly not my intention. I would hope that what I have to say is said in a way that that makes each of us look at our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
I'm not aware of special privilege for...

I'm not aware of special privilege for equestrians on roadways. We have several communities of Amish in KY. I'll have to check. Horses do have special privilege on off road trails that are shared...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
Not aware of travel in HOV lanes, no free...

Not aware of travel in HOV lanes, no free parking, no lane splitting, no emission check in KY.

Everybody in CA thinks they are special.:D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. Cyclist are a group that has very...

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Cyclist are a group that has very specific laws made, in my opinion, to grant them privilege on the roadways. Some cyclists are known to flaunt or exploit those privileges in the presence of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 05:10 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
Dolomoto, Clearly you have jumped on a...

Dolomoto,

Clearly you have jumped on a rhetorical question and generalized a response after totally ignoring the paragraphs preceding the question.

Unsuspecting motorist are at least as real as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. I really hadn't thought much about why I...

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I really hadn't thought much about why I quit street riding but now that you mention a few hundred miles might change my opinion, you may be right.

A few years ago I bought an extra set of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 06:51 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
Not in Boston where the video was made. I'm...

Not in Boston where the video was made.

I'm not real sure about KY where I live, but, I think if I have seen the cyclist, he/she has the right of way and sometimes even if I haven't seen him/her....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 12:52 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. Dolomoto, My comment, "... If you...

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Dolomoto,

My comment, "... If you choose to ride a vulnerable machine in a place where traffic is moving 40 mph, or more, faster than you, you are taking a certain amount of risk."

It is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
I just posted a link with no comment, you...

I just posted a link with no comment, you probably shouldn't surmise anything.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. OZ, I didn't pick up on where you...

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OZ,

I didn't pick up on where you were aiming with the 3' thing. Now I understand you were relating specifically to the "new" CA law.

Most states have a 2 or 3 ft law on the books. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 02:18 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. ...

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bicycle-rider-charged-central-park-crash-article-1.1945604


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
Temerity? I don't think I suffer from temerity. ...

Temerity? I don't think I suffer from temerity.

No don't live in CA. Never have. Played golf there once at Pebble Beach, and backpacked about 80 miles of the John Muir trail down around Mammoth.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. I was speaking of a cyclist in the lane...

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I was speaking of a cyclist in the lane of traffic, three cars back that decides when traffic stops he will now move into the space between traffic and parked cars to filter. And yes, that is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 12:48 PM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. If you understand the point, why do you...

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If you understand the point, why do you ask questions, or suggest that I might want to "flatten" a cyclist?

My comments have not been about how I, or anyone else should treat cyclists or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 11:23 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. I wouldn't say that I was annoyed. I...

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I wouldn't say that I was annoyed. I accept, and deal with cyclists because I have to. It's not that different from other laws that restrict my behavior.

So if, as you and the video both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 09:51 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
.. "What's good for the goose is good for...

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"What's good for the goose is good for the gander" sure doesn't apply here. Some of you guys act as if what I am saying about the video is my opinion. I'm just stating, in plain language, what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. If a car passed close and fast no damage...

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If a car passed close and fast no damage would be done. It's when it doesn't get past that we have a problem.

Go back to the video and watch and listen to the narrator as he talks about both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. I find it interesting, and troubling...

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I find it interesting, and troubling both, that when they illustrate the cyclist's right to pass on the right of traffic there is a very narrow path that the cyclist manages without issue. When...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
I've seen a little bit of the street world from...

I've seen a little bit of the street world from the seat of a bicycle. I don't like the view. I understand the principle you preach is a well known cyclist advisory but, I believe it is flawed logic....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:37 PM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
I watched all the video in the link provided by...

I watched all the video in the link provided by Gummee for the Cherokee Schill case.

I wonder what the law would do to someone driving a car every day at 15 mph on that same stretch of highway. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:54 PM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
If you truly believe that bicycles and...

If you truly believe that bicycles and motorcycles are the same on the road, you could not possibly have ever ridden both. The slowest motorcycles will move twice the speed of the average bicyclist....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
Talking I live in this area. On rare occasions I ride a...

I live in this area. On rare occasions I ride a motorcycle between Lexington and Nicholasville on US 27. It is not a pleasant drive in or on any vehicle during rush hour. In my opinion anyone who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:18 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
Hi Gummee Why do you answer "Not at all". Do...

Hi Gummee

Why do you answer "Not at all". Do you have dementia? Can you not remember what prompted your question about walking side by side on the sidewalk?

After answering "Not at all" you go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 12:43 AM
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Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
Part of the problem. Sometimes you want to...

Part of the problem. Sometimes you want to compare yourself on a bike to a motorist, other times you want to compare yourself on a bike to a pedestrian.

When busses, trucks and cars start using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
Most of you guys could have ridden the dragon in...

Most of you guys could have ridden the dragon in the time it took to post that, but that doesn't answer the question about legality of staying in the road if you are maintaining the speed limit.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 308,543
Posted By Center-stand
That really messes with your bad cop percentages....

That really messes with your bad cop percentages.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By Center-stand
Never said I wanted "to ride if front of a group...

Never said I wanted "to ride if front of a group of bikes that have caught you (me) and want around". My request for a link to a law has nothing to do with my driving / riding style or habits.
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