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Forum: Report your Close Calls 04-09-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By djasonpenney
Strictly as a teaching moment--not to second...

Strictly as a teaching moment--not to second guess your decisions at the moment, or to offer criticism of any kind--if you could do it over again, would you move to the right of that twelve foot lane...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 04-09-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By djasonpenney
I am appalled at the flagrant nature of your...

I am appalled at the flagrant nature of your assault, but I am relieved that neither you nor your property suffered significant damage.

I am also extraordinarily gratified by the public's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By djasonpenney
You have touched on the essential paradox of bike...

You have touched on the essential paradox of bike lanes.

On the one hand, they encourage ridership, presumably because it reduces cyclists' fears of being struck by an overtaking motorist. This...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By djasonpenney
Those Dang [insert-minority-here]!

It is an essential aspect of human intelligence to correlate unusual or notable aspects about a situation with a given outcome.

If you see a motorist behaving badly, you will assume...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,894
Posted By djasonpenney
This is a tough one. First of all, as others have...

This is a tough one. First of all, as others have pointed out, there is enough he-said-she-said that we certainly can't determine whether the LEOs acted appropriately.

However, since she...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By djasonpenney
In terms of overall enjoyment I doubt it makes...

In terms of overall enjoyment I doubt it makes any overall difference.

In terms of *performance*, it is indeed the case that smaller riders, with their superior power to mass ratios,dominate hill...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By djasonpenney
I also think part of the difference may be...

I also think part of the difference may be regional. Washington County riders are less accustomed to bike paths and other facilities, so we are more attuned to other traffic. Also, cyclists are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,680
Posted By djasonpenney
The Statistics Don't Support Their Concern

Give them a big hug because they care about you, and then explain to them that riding a bike is just as safe, either per-hour or per-mile, as driving an automobile. I believe you can find the...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 03-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By djasonpenney
...in which JR learns Vehicular Cycling Rule...

...in which JR learns Vehicular Cycling Rule Number Four: it doesn't pay to be subtle when you need to control the lane.

When I emphatically do not want a car to use my lane, I squarely plant...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-20-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,568
Posted By djasonpenney
The Descente Wombat is a geat glove. No glove is...

The Descente Wombat is a geat glove. No glove is perfectly waterproof, but the Wombat is perfect for the Portland area.

Extra points if you cover it with an "original glo-glov"...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By djasonpenney
I'm not sure I fully understand, so let me...

I'm not sure I fully understand, so let me restate what I think you meant and then respond.

As you're coming down the hill, you need to get out of the bike lane in order to continue south on...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 02-19-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By djasonpenney
How much elevation are you looking for?

Instead of heading east, why not head down to Amity? There are a lot of good routes that don't have the traffic and pretty modest rollers. You still have plenty of services (and emergency cell phone...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,630
Posted By djasonpenney
Speaking as a Libertarian...

I really don't care what kind of poisons you want to put in your body. I regularly consume about half a dozen different poisons. (The stuff the doctors prescribe is the *scariest*, BTW).
...
Forum: Route Info 02-15-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,248
Posted By djasonpenney
Most of us ride Dairy Creek as an out-and-back. ...

Most of us ride Dairy Creek as an out-and-back. You can either stop at the junction of Fern Hill, or turn right on Fern Hill out to the bridge at Greener Road.

Topographically it's a slight...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By djasonpenney
I'm not defending the policemen but...

...the cyclist did something fairly early on that scared the bejeezus out of the LEO. Unfortunately, the camera angle prevents us from being able to see exactly what happened, and the car radio...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,630
Posted By djasonpenney
BUII laws?

I was so stunned when I read this that I decided to wait a day before I responded.

Yeah, bicyclists are less likely to injure other people than a motorist, though a pedestrian might not quite see...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,528
Posted By djasonpenney
No harm, no foul...

I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to me that if you weren't charged with any infraction, the most you can hope is to publicly humiliate the officer involved.

Do you recall the story about the guy...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,630
Posted By djasonpenney
Different Drugs Have Different Effects

Let's not lump all drugs together. Alcohol is widely regarded as being a problem for driving, whereas caffeine and nicotine are not. Some drugs (such as Tylenol) don't seem to have an effect one...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,448
Posted By djasonpenney
Showing My Age....

When I was a teenager in northeast Georgia, a bicycle was the only way to get around. Everywhere I needed to go was miles apart, and transit--did you say TRANSIT, you commie pink-o?

Like most...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By djasonpenney
If it's a grocery store and I only want a few...

If it's a grocery store and I only want a few items, I'll take it inside. Walk slowly, be polite, open doors, keep the thing under control. I've never gotten any gaff about this.

Whenever...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,089
Posted By djasonpenney
Talking I guess I'm Just Dumb...

So why is it the vulnerable road user who has his lane pinched off? It seems to me that it would make much more sense, from the viewpoint of public safety, to pinch off the motorist lanes.
...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-29-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By djasonpenney
An article on this entire subject....

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/31426/title/Shifting_priorities_at_the_wheel

Shifting priorities at the wheel
Multitasking while driving may exceed brain's capacity

By Bruce Bower...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-29-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By djasonpenney
Exclamation Another Driving Challenge

We all know about http://dothetest.co.uk. (If you haven't seen this, give it a shot.)

Here's another one I just stumbled across. Not nearly as fun, but the implications are profound: ...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-29-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By djasonpenney
Talking Right On!

My motto is, "if it's good enough for my family, it's good enough for my bike."
Forum: Route Info 01-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,604
Posted By djasonpenney
Triggering Wire Loops...

Let me start by acknowledging that wire loops are a real PITA. It's especially annoying in Washington County, where the engineers are more interested in avoiding false signals (thus slowing down...
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