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Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 180,031
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Winter riders in effect! A new plateau in North Portland

I've been riding in North Portland for 15 years, and I can't remember seeing so many bad-weather riders. I usually commute home after 7pm and this Autumn and Winter I've been surprised not being...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By 180mm_DaN
David-- Good post and photos! (Although the...

David-- Good post and photos! (Although the photo's point of view is 180 degrees from direction traffic moves) Note: I struck the car several car lengths before the sidewalk curves; the car must...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By 180mm_DaN
thanks for the support!

This isn't my usual route-- I commute regularly in the North part of town.

I think the audio-blind spot is vehicles approaching from directly behind. I've definitely noticed this when riding...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Hawthorne Bridge ramp side swipe

I'm sharing this because I was *very lucky* to survive my own mistake, and to prove that one should always expect the unexpected....

I'm riding eastbound in the bike lane on the ramp / extension...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By 180mm_DaN
It happened to me: The Voice of Authority said...

It happened to me: The Voice of Authority said "What are you doing?" -- really.

I was climbing over the guard rail - to ride the road instead of the sidewalk.

Power trippin' bridge...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,268
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Australia: Driver takes out 50 cyclists in training...

Just saw this in Wikipedia's news:

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Angry_driver_takes_out_cyclist_pack

Links from this page provide more details.

Olympic cyclists injured and $30k worth of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By 180mm_DaN
I'm with ya Tait. Front light flashers -...

I'm with ya Tait.

Front light flashers - What is the road going to look like in five or ten years?

I'm still not convinced of the need for cars to see the front of the bike beyond a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By 180mm_DaN
What if Flashing Front Lights Were Common?

I ride the Tom McCall waterfront every weekday---

I wonder about this:

Do users of flashing front lights know what it's like to be on the other side of it?

If one out of two riders had them...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,503
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Bike shops feature black

Great observation Michael -- I think conspicuous clothes are important.

Local bike shops stock primarily black apparel - and that also seems what the apparel manufacturers make. I think the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Thanks for your admission. You've now been...

Thanks for your admission. You've now been eliminated from the jury. See
you on my bike tail. ;)

The naysayers are certain my situation is impossibly justified.
The supporters, and more over...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By 180mm_DaN
"How New Yorkers Ride Bikes" Presentation w/ David Byrne

The story is here:
http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/david-byrne-celebrates-nyc-bicycling-in-style/

At Byrne's site you can see his helmet cam video...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By 180mm_DaN
:rolleyes: Phu-Leeze

"Jim E. Hat": That's antagonistic! [edited out my rude comments here]

2. You've thinly articulated an argument for the car beyond the info I've supplied. Give us a rationale beyond Cars Rule on a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Jim Hat: Block 6 ended in in a T -- i.e. a dead...

Jim Hat: Block 6 ended in in a T -- i.e. a dead end -- vehicles must turn right or left -- AND both me and the car were virtually home after that turn.

So, knowing this, I'm supposed let the car...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By 180mm_DaN
A Matter of Vehicular Cycling

I just discovered this paradigm of Vehicular Cycling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicular_cycling)

(via from commenter #50 "Sam Hill" on Portlandbike.org re J. Maus's post "Safer Streets:" on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Don't forget the details here: The car tailing me...

Don't forget the details here: The car tailing me in the last block was only 100 feet from their house (after turning right). I literally held them up one block (200 ft.). I was also 100 feet from my...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By 180mm_DaN
Neighborhood Full Lane Riding at "Normal Speed of Traffic"

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Background:

Let's assume: Speed limit is a default 25 mph (but not posted) (Can anyone confirm default un-posted speed?)

This is North Portland, but could be NE and SE...
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