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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
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Classic 'left turner' (in this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
The problem is that people see your jumping the...

The problem is that people see your jumping the light as a cyclist 'above the law' instead of your 'I'm getting out of the way.' (as seen by the whining here as you say)

You're in a no-win: jump...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
So some co-workers and I rode from Reston down...

So some co-workers and I rode from Reston down towards DC to watch the fireworks last Fri.

We didn't quite get where we wanted to be and were salmoning against all the ped traffic. Ped traffic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Wanna bet? Next time you're driving, keep an...

Wanna bet?

Next time you're driving, keep an eye out for how many people run red lights/signs.

Rolling rights? That's not obeying the law
Jumping the light? ditto
Running thru the 'orange...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Let me ask a question: Do you ride your moto...

Let me ask a question:

Do you ride your moto the exact same way you drive a car? :ear

...or do you ride differently because A. you can B. you need to to stay alive and C. because its more fun ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 01:10 PM
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Views: 311,969
Posted By Gummee!
Off on Wed and Sun Be there tomorrow till...

Off on Wed and Sun

Be there tomorrow till 1730

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 01:09 PM
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Views: 311,969
Posted By Gummee!
:augie For me it all depends on what other...

:augie

For me it all depends on what other people on that road are doing. If they're cruising at 70, well who am I to argue?

In the evenings people tend to have slowed down, so I'll usually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
He's in a legal grey area. He's not really a...

He's in a legal grey area. He's not really a motorized vehicle and not really a non-motorized vehicle.

...but I gotta wonder if the bike's so dangerous, why is it safer amongst cyclists, runners...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
Made ya nervous for a bit tho didn't it?! ...

Made ya nervous for a bit tho didn't it?!

I've seen a boatload of cops up and down 28 lately. Keep it to a dull roar up and down the road. :nod

...for those that don't know, driving 1-up in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
on that topic: When Road Rage Strikes: Taking...

on that topic: When Road Rage Strikes: Taking Control (http://blogs.bicycling.com/blogs/roadrights/when-road-rage-strikes-taking-control)

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
Cyclist hit by Gatorade bottle may face road rage...

Cyclist hit by Gatorade bottle may face road rage charges (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-oc-cyclist-gatorade-bottle-road-rage-charges-20140708-story.html)

WTF?!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
Looked in the mirror lately? You must really not...

Looked in the mirror lately? You must really not like yourself. Maybe you should try riding a bicycle somle. Helps with lots of stuff that affects you. :nod



and watch this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 05:03 AM
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Views: 253,619
Posted By Gummee!
Have you ever ridden a bicycle in the same...

Have you ever ridden a bicycle in the same situation? :ear

Respect, huh? I don't read any in these comments. :nah All I'm reading is 'get off my road!'

Tell ya what. Try it. Ride a bicycle for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
read me...

read me (https://medium.com/@CarlAlviani/why-bikes-make-smart-people-say-dumb-things-9316abbd5735)

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,196
Posted By Gummee!
this Racing bicycles in big packs has taught...

this

Racing bicycles in big packs has taught me that crashes are MUCH better when they happen behind you. :nod

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
how and why...

how and why (http://www.vox.com/2014/5/22/5738626/how-and-why-bicycle-deaths-happen-in-the-us) bicycle deaths article

Telling:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Sweet! When are we riding? Better not pick Sat,...

Sweet! When are we riding? Better not pick Sat, cause I'm gonna be in West-by-doG at the Hilly Billy Roubaix.

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
+1 m

+1

m
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 05:56 PM
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Views: 26,098
Posted By Gummee!
I've shared lanes around Phx*. There was...

I've shared lanes around Phx*.

There was pretty much a 'its effing hot! Good for you' thing going when I did it. I don't remember specifically someone yelling 'this isn't CA!' but since its in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
How bout we plan a 'training camp' next winter?...

How bout we plan a 'training camp' next winter? Say end of Jan or beginning of Feb? :ear

Y'all know that story that makes its rounds about a guy catching a Hardley going dowhill? :ear Guess who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
sweet! Whenya gonna come visit? :ear Hint:...

sweet!

Whenya gonna come visit? :ear Hint: wait till Sept when the humidity finally goes away. (think monsoon season, but there's no monsoon)

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:43 PM
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Views: 26,098
Posted By Gummee!
My ex's first ride on my RT was down to Pacific...

My ex's first ride on my RT was down to Pacific Beach to watch fireworks.

As traffic was stopped in both lanes of the 8 coming out of PB, I proceeded to do what came (:bluduh) naturally: I started...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:38 PM
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Views: 26,098
Posted By Gummee!
third best is to ride a different-colored RT ...

third best is to ride a different-colored RT

AMHIK

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Ridge and I ride similarly. :nod If you go...

Ridge and I ride similarly. :nod

If you go back and re-read pretty much any of my posts, you'll see that I'm very easy to get around IF ITS SAFE to do so.

I'll even help by waving you on (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
fixt Make lane sharing nationwide and watch...

fixt

Make lane sharing nationwide and watch ridership increase. ...but that's another thread innit?!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
We've been going round in circles on this one for...

We've been going round in circles on this one for almost 4600 posts now.

There's some that just don't get it and probably never will. Well... won't get it till they ride a mile on my tubulars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
oh, and safety in numbers...

oh, and safety in numbers (http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/06/safety-in-numbers-reducing-the-risks-for-cyclists/)

(read me)

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
...and we're back to 'get off my road!' huh? ...

...and we're back to 'get off my road!' huh?

So how's that working for you in traffic? :ear I can guarantee that there're more cars in your way than bicycles. :nod

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 11:47 AM
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Views: 253,619
Posted By Gummee!
Despite this being 'the perfect line,' the...

Despite this being 'the perfect line,' the sub-forum dedicated to riding smart, it seems that we're not allowed to do just that: ride smart. :nah

According to the overwhelming # of posters...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
I'm constantly amazed at how far into a twist...

I'm constantly amazed at how far into a twist people in cars' panties get when encountering cyclists. :nod

If they'd just look back at the drive they just took, I'll bet they could find several...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
If we're the only 3 people* on the road, what...

If we're the only 3 people* on the road, what difference does it make whether we're single-file or 2-abreast?

Its not significantly harder to pass us side-by-side than it is to pass us single file...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
Your Laws May Vary...

Your Laws May Vary (http://urbanvelo.org/cycling-legalese-is-riding-two-abreast-legal/)

More fun reading. This time a (gasp!) lawyer from Charlotte's blog...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
read me: article on bikerumor.com ...

read me: article on bikerumor.com
(http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/06/07/cyclists-must-die/)
M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Ummm I'm gonna go out on a limb and say there's...

Ummm I'm gonna go out on a limb and say there's very few cyclists that intentionally go out of their way to piss anyone off. Not saying that there aren't any, but the sub-set of people on bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Yeah. Good luck trying to convince anyone of...

Yeah. Good luck trying to convince anyone of that. I've tried a few times now and we're still on 'get off my road ya spandex clad faggot!'

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 11:45 AM
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Views: 253,619
Posted By Gummee!
There's a reason lots of us ride like that... ...

There's a reason lots of us ride like that...

Read the responses in this thread for examples. Just yesterday I had yet another idiot pass me over the crest of a hill AND towards a car coming at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
Here in VA the language used is 'as far right as...

Here in VA the language used is 'as far right as practicable.' Which is NOT synonymous with 'as far right as possible.'

Look up the definition of practicable if you doubt me.

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
No joke, huh? ...and I'm not even involved! ...

No joke, huh?

...and I'm not even involved!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Waitress pics are muy bueno. :nod M

Waitress pics are muy bueno. :nod

M
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,149
Posted By Gummee!
Having owned and/or driven a std cab and an...

Having owned and/or driven a std cab and an extended cab, I wouldn't own a std cab ever. :nono I like having the room to lock up 'stuff' (in my case $5k+ bicycles) inside the cab and still be able to...
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