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Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tait
Thanks for the links. It's interesting reading....

Thanks for the links. It's interesting reading. You're of course correct to point out that vehicle safety has a lot more to do with engineering than just mass, but the New Yorker article supports my...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,997
Posted By Tait
If there were a bicycle sales tax, as has been...

If there were a bicycle sales tax, as has been recently proposed (and covered by Jonathan), then -- at least according to its supporters -- you could just tell them, "I paid a $5 sales tax on my new...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By Tait
I think liability insurance (or under/un-insured...

I think liability insurance (or under/un-insured bicyclist coverage if there was no liability coverage) is what bikerinNE is looking for. I'm not aware of any way to get that for a bicycle, except...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tait
I wouldn't try it without asking my lawyer first....

I wouldn't try it without asking my lawyer first. And certainly walking smugly away from a potentially injured thief wouldn't look too good in your defense if the issue did come up in court.

Don't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By Tait
Sure you don't have any lawyers in your family?...

Sure you don't have any lawyers in your family? :)

And -- correct me if I'm wrong -- something that reduces your AGI is a deduction, not a credit, isn't it?
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tait
I don't know the quality of the images captured...

I don't know the quality of the images captured by red-light cameras, but the facial recognition and matching technology is certainly there (I've even worked on it), provided the images are good...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tait
Politics... always guaranteed to get a lot of...

Politics... always guaranteed to get a lot of posts and plenty of passion. Try as I might, I can't put a bicycle spin on this, though djasonpenney did pretty good. (Well, Hummer was going to make...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Tait
It'd be just my luck that I'd give someone my...

It'd be just my luck that I'd give someone my tube, then get a flat on the way home that evening.

You have to check your tube occasionally. I keep my spare tube in a little saddle-pack. I didn't...
Forum: Route Info 11-13-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,396
Posted By Tait
Just to throw out there... I ride Cornell all the...

Just to throw out there... I ride Cornell all the time and haven't had any problems, even going over 26.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,997
Posted By Tait
Edited my earlier post to add the link locations...

Edited my earlier post to add the link locations as text.

As for cold, hard facts, have you considered just calling up ODOT or PDOT and asking, "Hey, how much of road infrastructure costs come...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,997
Posted By Tait
Show me the link that says 75 or 80% of...

Show me the link that says 75 or 80% of transportation funding comes from general fund revenue. I'd love to get a hold of some good Federal figures.

For ODOT, some 62% of their budget comes from...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Tait
As an avid wilderness user, I would be vehemently...

As an avid wilderness user, I would be vehemently opposed to changing the definition of Wilderness Area to include bicycles. A Wilderness Area is one that one intended to remain in pre-human...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,443
Posted By Tait
Good work K'Tesh!

Good work K'Tesh!
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 519,422
Posted By Tait
Wow... lucky. I've never gotten PayPal to so much...

Wow... lucky. I've never gotten PayPal to so much as respond to me about fraud issues, much less fix anything. I've always had to handle it through my bank, who is much more caring and responsive...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 10-29-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By Tait
Does the requirement in 801.348 mean the...

Does the requirement in 801.348 mean the motor-assisted scooter must be capable of being powered by motor or human, as in both options must be available means of propelling the vehicle? Or does it...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-22-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Tait
Just to put another angle on it... If you do...

Just to put another angle on it...

If you do go mountain biking, riding your knobby tires on the street for any significant amount of time will cause little tears at the base of the knobby bits as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,246
Posted By Tait
Well if you must have coverage for modesty and...

Well if you must have coverage for modesty and lack of material to cause chaffing, the only and obvious solution is a KILT! (Well, unless you're the type to wear a dress or skirt.)

I'll second the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,163
Posted By Tait
I've complained about this...

I've complained about this (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showpost.php?p=9645&postcount=4) before (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showpost.php?p=9706&postcount=19), so yes, it does seem to be a new...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,519
Posted By Tait
grrr....

First incident I've had in quite a while. I was riding in to work the other day. A guy riding a motorcycle wants to turn left across my lane of travel. We make eye contact as he slows down. He pauses...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-19-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,356
Posted By Tait
If I were going to go about measuring lights,...

If I were going to go about measuring lights, here's what I'd do. First, get permission of the local school to use their gym some evening or weekend. Get yourself a macbeth colorchecker card or two,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tait
Okay, so much for fines. This thread has been...

Okay, so much for fines. This thread has been thoroughly hijacked now.



I don't think this is really a fair metric. The people who are annoyed about stop signs to the point they wouldn't ride...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tait
What's the counterbalance? Making money and...

What's the counterbalance? Making money and deterring violations both argue for higher fines, so what argues for a lower fine?

In other words, if we really want compliance, why not make fines...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
Posted By Tait
I got my license at 16, and I'm glad I did. It's...

I got my license at 16, and I'm glad I did. It's been useful for the odd situation (not to mention ID, but there are ID cards too) often enough. And I got in under the wire on the whole "graduated...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tait
Wow... that's the type of (terrible) design...

Wow... that's the type of (terrible) design typical of California, not Oregon. I'm with Jason, I'd take the lane if I had to, but I'd rather just avoid the area altogether. Is there any other way...
Forum: Notices & Feedback 09-28-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,925
Posted By Tait
It's vbulletin, which is a pay-for-use product....

It's vbulletin, which is a pay-for-use product. Jonathan presumably has a license that would get you access to the vbulletin download area where you could retrieve the missing icons.

If not, any...
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