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  #101  
Old October 22nd 19, 09:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:08:33 AM UTC-7, Rolf Mantel wrote:
Am 21.10.2019 um 18:04 schrieb Frank Krygowski:

I think some of our "bike advocates" would say it's because the pavement
warning paint is the wrong color. You use red. Over here they call for
green paint.

Apparently, green paint is magic! Slap a little down and it cures all
sorts of crazy designs!


Oh yes, a good state-by-state variation is one one further advantage of
bike facilites. Sometime the bike lane is marked red and the bike
roadsigns are green, sometime the bike lanes are marked green and the
bike roadsigns are red so you gain valuable new experiences every few miles.


And then there is San Francisco where the colors of the lanes seem to change without reason. I thought that Red was supposed to be bike lanes and Green bike lanes and then as I'm riding in the green lane I go right by a bus stop that only loads on the green lane. So a little further and there are tracks in the green lanes. What the hell?
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Old October 22nd 19, 10:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:20:38 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:
https://nypost.com/video/cyclist-t-b...y-to-be-alive/

Had he been just a bit slower, he would have been killed.
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That guy can and should thank God he was not killed.

Pulling in front of any moving vehicle is foolish.

Andy
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Old October 22nd 19, 10:24 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 10/22/2019 3:53 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:08:33 AM UTC-7, Rolf Mantel wrote:
Am 21.10.2019 um 18:04 schrieb Frank Krygowski:

I think some of our "bike advocates" would say it's because the pavement
warning paint is the wrong color. You use red. Over here they call for
green paint.

Apparently, green paint is magic! Slap a little down and it cures all
sorts of crazy designs!


Oh yes, a good state-by-state variation is one one further advantage of
bike facilites. Sometime the bike lane is marked red and the bike
roadsigns are green, sometime the bike lanes are marked green and the
bike roadsigns are red so you gain valuable new experiences every few miles.


And then there is San Francisco where the colors of the lanes seem to change without reason. I thought that Red was supposed to be bike lanes and Green bike lanes and then as I'm riding in the green lane I go right by a bus stop that only loads on the green lane. So a little further and there are tracks in the green lanes. What the hell?


It's like a rainbow! Everyone in the lane together!
Celebrate diversity!

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Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


  #104  
Old October 23rd 19, 11:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_5_]
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On Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:39:19 AM UTC-7, jbeattie wrote:
On Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:06:35 AM UTC-7, Andre Jute wrote:
On Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:30:06 AM UTC+1, Duane wrote:
John B. wrote:
On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 05:52:15 +0000 (UTC), Ralph Barone
wrote:

John B. wrote:
On Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:11:54 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

On Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:08:37 UTC-4, John B. wrote:
On Sun, 20 Oct 2019 21:46:21 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 10/20/2019 3:46 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

I do have more skill than that bicyclist. I also have more sense than
to ride across the path of a multi-ton vehicle that the driver of may
not see me. then again, I have more sense than to ride on a sidewalk
and in the opposite direction of street traffic.

If I had been riding like that bicyclist was and I saw that ruck
start to move I would have stood on the pedals and accelerated away
from the truck not wave my arm and then put my foot down whilst still
in front of the truck. He's really lucky he wasn't seriously hurt
of=r killed. I do hope he learned from his experience.

He may have learned from the experience, but I think it's also likely
that he's blamed only the truck driver and done so loud and long.
Cyclists like that are 100% convinced that they know exactly what
they're doing.

They're similar to salmon (wrong way) cyclists. They "know" they are
right and you are wrong. I even had one salmon rider get so mad at me
for telling him not to ride against traffic that he turned around and
tried to chase me down to fight me.

(That's hard to do on a 20" stunt bike. I easily stayed just in front of
him, slowing when necessary to keep him baited. It was kind of funny.)

I realize that it is a bit off topic (but only a little bit) but why
"salmon cyclists"? After all the salmon. swimming, are going the right
way. Of course after they spawn West Coast salmon usually die and
float down the river... the wrong way :-)
--
cheers,

John B.

Probably because the "salmon bicyclist" is going against the flow. Just
like salmon swimming against the flow.

Cheers

Maybe. I've been outside the States so long I probably wouldn't be
able to talk to people if I did go back :-)

But thinking about the salmon, against the flow is the right way, and
with the flow is, one might say, the wrong way and a salmon going the
wrong way would be a dying salmon and a Salmon going against the flow
would be all frisky and full of beans. A salmon going with the flow
would probably get eaten by a bear :-)


--
cheers,

John B.

All migrating salmon are dying, and a awful lot of salmon going against the
flow of the water are eaten by bears.

Ah, but they don't die until they get there and do their business :-)
--
cheers,

John B.



Unless the bears eat them first.


We have salmon in the river, and a salmon ladder below my house:
http://www.coolmainpress.com/miscimage/Andre%20Jute%20Bandon%20River%20NY's%20Day%202019% 20800pxh.jpg
The salmon ladder is on the left, and on the right our hydro-electric power hut, for lighting up the churches and the main drag at Christmas.

No bears, and the fishermen catch and release.

Andre Jute
Not paid by the tourist board


In the PNW, we have salmon MUPs. https://www.longwaitforisabella.com/...-Reach-Dam.jpg Somewhat closer to home: http://www.orazio.it/wp-content/uplo...ay-Dam-USA.jpg (looks like something from the '36 Berlin fish olympics). Bonneville has a nice window where you can watch the salmon go buy -- along with the nasty lampreys. http://bluefish.org/Bonneville_Fish_Viewing.jpg Part of The Bonneville ladder: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RSRBui3uwGo/maxresdefault.jpg

I sometimes stop there when riding that side of the Gorge. The indians sell salmon at Bridge of the Gods on the way home. http://getboulder.com/wp-content/upl...-too-small.jpg Put that in your jersey pocket.

-- Jay Beattie.


Speaking of nothing in particular - I wanted to apologize for being shocked when you were talking about "carbon paste".

Yesterday in a fast descent I it a hard bump and my bars rotated. I came very close to losing it at over 30 mph. It isn't clear to me what "carbon paste" is composed of since it appears to be a clear grease like substance with fine silicon sand in it, but whatever, I installed it on the bar-stem interface.

And hopefully that will have cured that problem.
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Old October 24th 19, 12:02 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:01:07 PM UTC-7, AK wrote:
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:20:38 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:
https://nypost.com/video/cyclist-t-b...y-to-be-alive/

Had he been just a bit slower, he would have been killed.
--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


That guy can and should thank God he was not killed.

Pulling in front of any moving vehicle is foolish.

Andy


Andy, I would bet you do it all the time. If not purposely they unconsciously.

I was riding up a hill which was flattening out and I was approaching a light. I slowed up a bit and hit it again as the light changed. I was doing about 25 mph or so.

There was a van in the left turn lane and as I was about to pass that SOB turned RIGHT across three lanes and the bike lane! I didn't know I could corner so hard nor swear so loudly so that jerk with his blaring stereo understood every single word.
 




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