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Old 06-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #29311
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On my ride last night, crossing the only busy street on my route, with a crossing light. Two cars ran the red. The first jumped on the gas when the light turned yellow about 200 yards out, crossing the line on his side of the "T" intersection under the red. The following pick up was about a hundred yards behind him and I missed him because I was flipping off the first asshat in the Prius. As I started off to cross, I looked out of habit, and had to roll back toward the curb. The pickup was doing more than the speed limit, 50mph and not caring at all.
There were maybe eight cars and trucks as traffic. Nobody really on the street yet these two people decided it was much more important to not stop than me maybe getting hit. I have enough of a hearing impairment so I did not hear them coming. If I had not looked a second time, I would be dead. That pick up was traveling at a very high rate.

Then this morning on the freeway I'm riding the Adventure to work, and a Benz rolls up along side me. He slows, and I look over to see him holding his iPhone below the radio with the backlight off texting with one hand!
He looks up at me and I shake my head, to which he flips me off!

This is the point where I have to go to my happy place so I don't kick the right side mirror off his E350 with my boot.

Events like the above make me think that GoPro and a headset might not be a bad idea for both bicycle and motorcycle. Just hit "RECORD" when I come upon the morons I usually just navigate my way around. I wonder if there is a means to send that sort of recording to the cops so the principals get the recognition they seem to be seeking.

Kids use that crosswalk all the time, skateboards, those razor things and bikes and walkers/runners/and even us cyclists.
What is it that makes a person think that shortening their commute is somehow more important than possibly ending somebodies life? Or that ANYTHING on that fucking phone is worth looking at while driving?

Rant off.
Still, I ain't gonna let them harsh my buzz.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #29312
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I've thrown away a ton of possessions over the years and have very few regrets but throwing away my 1977 Detto Pietro's is one that I'll always regret. Classic shoes.


I found these in the back of my closet last year...



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Old 06-13-2013, 06:45 PM   #29313
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #29314
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Man you guys have some old crap laying around.

When we moved out here in 97, I found a box full of old motorcycle helmets. Smelled like hockey gear.

I tossed the whole thing.


Anyway, went out for another ride .Felt tired. I'm not sleeping great, and going to bed late and waking every hour or so isn't a big help.
But, I got a ride in and that's what counts.

Strava goo:


Hard ride and I was / am tired.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #29315
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Then this morning on the freeway I'm riding the Adventure to work, and a Benz rolls up along side me. He slows, and I look over to see him holding his iPhone below the radio with the backlight off texting with one hand!
He looks up at me and I shake my head, to which he flips me off!

This is the point where I have to go to my happy place so I don't kick the right side mirror off his E350 with my boot.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #29316
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Just rolling home. It was a nice day, though we had the typical Crissy Field headwinds. Set a couple nice PRs, too.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:39 PM   #29317
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I was thinking more along the lines of an ESD event. Something that disables the toy for a bit. MAybe I can get the collective working on it?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:05 AM   #29318
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I was thinking more along the lines of an ESD event. Something that disables the toy for a bit. MAybe I can get the collective working on it?
ESD... where cyclists are kings!
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:56 AM   #29319
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I was thinking more along the lines of an ESD event. Something that disables the toy for a bit. MAybe I can get the collective working on it?
Lots of cell jammer plans on the 'net. My understanding is that it's totally illegal to use one, but I'm not sure about possession.

My big concern with something like that is that you take their split attention completely away from road while they try to figure out why their call just disconnected.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:56 AM   #29320
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ESD... where cyclists are kings!
There goes your GPS and phone in jersey pocket!

Di2 becomes single speed post event
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:00 AM   #29321
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I'm late to the party here but glad I found this thread!

Avid cyclist here, no where near kbasa, Rapid, Gummee, etc. but love me some riding. Road, dirt, cyclocross, tandem, love to do it all.

Just got back from BRAG (bike ride across Georgia) where I clocked 480 miles for the week in south Georgia. Nice and flat which allowed my crew to clock a 5:40 century. Great times.

I'm also a hasher like Gummee and we have a mountain bike hash here in the Atlanta area (hash=drinking club with a running/riding problem), wheelhopper.com

Tons of great information in this thread, thanks for posting and hope I can contribute!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:17 AM   #29322
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Welcome Bob... better a hasher than a Cutter I guess.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #29323
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:44 AM   #29324
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I don't want to jam it, I want to shut the car, and the phone off. Even the guys big ugly watch.

It would be nice if people could get the idea into their own heads that doing anything other than driving, while driving is bad. Speaking of which, saw two girls riding bicycles the other day.
Yeah, both were texting.

Remember when the phone company counted text messages?

NSA servers would explode. "... Hey Murph, this guy is supposed to be working right? Well, he's texting some hooker in Bangkok and pricing espresso machines, and streaming Kenny G. I think we better put a watch on him!"
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #29325
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I don't want to jam it, I want to shut the car, and the phone off. Even the guys big ugly watch.

It would be nice if people could get the idea into their own heads that doing anything other than driving, while driving is bad. Speaking of which, saw two girls riding bicycles the other day.
Yeah, both were texting.

Remember when the phone company counted text messages?

NSA servers would explode. "... Hey Murph, this guy is supposed to be working right? Well, he's texting some hooker in Bangkok and pricing espresso machines, and streaming Kenny G. I think we better put a watch on him!"
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