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Jul-10-17 01:05 pm
Category: Technical

Not sure where you are, but there is a store near my house (there are several others in the area) that have bike stands very reasonably priced. They work quite nicely.  It is not a bike store.  HINT:  If every grade on your report card was lower than a C, but higher than an F, your grades would be ....?

Jul-06-17 05:51 am
Informative article on visibility based on university research
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

Interesting. I have been hearing of studies like this lately. It makes sense. Perhaps LED lights on the back of cycling shoes? I could see myself wearing ankle lights if it makes me safer. Anything to mitigate the "I didn't see him" excuse from motorists. Thanks for posting that.

Jul-03-17 07:41 pm
Informative article on visibility based on university research
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

Forgot the attachment?

Oct-18-16 07:34 pm
Category: Social

Who will be the first to style around Baltimore in this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lKq1fG … e=youtu.be

Aug-27-16 03:49 pm
Category: Social

Not much info in the local media about the cyclist who died in a crash yesterday in Upperco on Dover Road.  Sounds like the cyclist collided with a stopped vehicle.  Anyone have more details?

The stop signs every 50 feet are not effective? 

Jun-29-16 04:53 pm
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

I do not agree with all of MADD's proposals, but their "Ignition Interlocks:
Every State, For Every Convicted Drunk Driver" proposals are a good basis for action.

http://www.madd.org/laws/law-overview/D … erview.pdf

Jun-29-16 09:16 am
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Honestly, is anyone surprised or shocked by this story?  Has there  ever been a story about an impaired driver killing a pedestrian, cyclist, or another motorist where the driver did not have multiple convictions for previous DUI/DWI? 

The sad truth is that driving while impaired (and/or distracted) is treated as a minor offense UNTIL someone is killed.  About 1/3  of the more than 30,000 auto related deaths per year involve an alcohol impaired driver. More than 200 children under age 14 die each year in crashes related to alcohol impaired driving. According to the CDC, more than 1.1 million drivers were arrested for DUI/DWI in 2014.  The CDC estimates the annual cost of impaired driving is more than $110 billion dollars. 

Ignition interlocks should be mandatory for all first time offenders, for a period of not less than 2 years (I would support at least 10 years).  All new vehicles should have ignition interlocks as standard equipment.  Yeah, that would mean the car would cost more. Perhaps a drop in insurance rates would offset that?  And what is the real value of saving the life of Mr. Palermo and Mr. Davis, and the other 9,000 to 10,000 humans killed by impaired drivers?

Sunshine Ave from Harford Road to Belair Road.  On Saturday, around 7 AM had a women in a huge Lexus SUV  behind me lay on the horn from the school down to the signal at Belair Road. At the light, she leaned out the window and screamed at me to "go the damn speed limit or get the f*** off the road." She had 2 young children in the back seat.  I thought I did pretty good going 18 - 20 mph on a milled road with dirt and gravel everywhere.

You are very optimistic if you believe the police will take action based on reports and a license plate number.  Maybe if someone can get some video of this motor vehicle operator running people off the road, but try to make sure the video clearly shows the driver.  Until and unless someone is actually seriously injured, or worse, by the driver , the police will not do much.  Been there, done that.

Hope your efforts are more fruitful than mine were.

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