Some notes about the Bicycle Totals area. The Front+Rear miles is a stat on the number of miles on the rear tire. I rotate my tires when I purchase a new tire. The way I do it is that if I am replacing a worn rear tire I put the brand new tire on the front and take the front tire and place it on the rear.
Well Well Well lookie here! I caught one of those occasions when a car runs a stop sign. Cars run stops signs all the time. I bet he even runs them if he rides a bicycle. But I bet if I did the same thing he would let me know how illegal it is to run a stop sign like that.
This was not even close to stopping. This was most blatant running of a stop sign ever!
You be the judge do you think this was a legal stop? Just watch the video!
Well riding home tonight and as I am crossing the road and heading down it. I hear SURLY! Someone in a car recognized the brand of bicycle I am riding. I hadn't had the kind of reaction to any bicycle I have ever owned. It just goes to show that Surly is a brand that when you like it you really like it. From the decals to the disc brakes on it. Everything on it screams Surly. For the past 6 years or so I have been attracted to the Surly brand simply because they are one of the few companies that make a really good Touring style bicycle. I just bought this bicycle about a month ago after my wonderful Trek 520 was stolen. I was pleasantly surprised to find a dealer of the Surly brand in Raleigh NC by the name of All Star Bike Shop. Which if you are ever in a bicycle buying mood I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a bicycle. I was an easy sell but they were still able to tell me things about the bike I was not aware of so they know what they sell. As always when buying a bicycle you want a shop that will listen to what you needs are and then shows you what you are looking for not some other bicycle that is not what you need. Hear that Performance Bike? I do not recommend buying a bicycle at Performance Bike simply because when you say you are daily commuter and need fenders and racks then they take you to a carbon fiber frame bicycle and those tiny small brakes that keep you from having fenders! No eyelets for racks or fenders. You just have to shake your head in wonder and move on. Well here is the clip. If you listen carefully you can hear SURLY! being yelled after I am moving.
I was on my way home riding in the road and staying away from a work van/truck while this SUV makes a turn and just heads straight at me. This driver fully intended to hit me. I mean it was less the two inches from me when passing me! I mean I was already there. It was basically a single lane and this SUV just plows right on thru even though I was already there.
Just plain insane. This is why I have a video camera to prove who did what.
This what happens when people talk about a right hook when riding. It is when a person driving a car gets next to you and then turns right across your path. I mean what was this person thinking. Oh there is a cyclist next to me but I DON'T CARE I AM TURNING ANYWAY!
I will give credit that they did hear me yell and did not complete the turn. But I should not have to YELL to make you realize there is a living person that you are about to hit.
I was heading home from work tonight going the short way. It is amazing how many people will just do stupid things along this route. In the clip I show you someone who decides he wants to pass me. He goes almost completely into the other lane. Which under normal circumstances I would appreciate. But I really don't think a person should do this on a two lane road with cars coming the other way. I thought there was going to be an accident and I was going to be collateral damage! The car going the other way I think actually left the road to avoid the collision. People amaze me daily!
My first day of riding after replacing my stolen bicycle and I catch a cyclist running a red light! This type of activity should be ticketed. This is against the law. Why do cyclists feel they are above the law? I will never know why this thought process takes place. These people drive cars and they would not even think about doing this type of blatant law breaking as in this video. Most car drivers break laws we all know this they blow off red lights when they have just changed, they are pink after all right? They tend to not stop at stop signs. They even make turns into oncoming traffic lanes. But this one was just so bad. It wasn't even close to green. The left turning light was red by the time he went thru the red light. You can't talk your way out of this.