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Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 4:04 PM
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OK then I guess the real problem is the rider and not the bike. As usual. If he slowed down to 15 kph and then passed me I would not be complaining. Or if he rang a bell or sounded a horn. That would have taken him 2 seconds. Instead he went full bore down the whole of the Assiniboine bike path.

I met up with him later as he was proudly showing off the e-bike at Donald and Broadway. I was a bit angry but I didn't even yell at him. he explained how his driving was legal and safe but he lied about it saying his e-bike could not even do 30 kph.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 4:09 PM
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^ Fair enough.

Now that you mention it, the bell thing is a change that needs to happen in our cycling culture. 15+ years ago when I was living in Edmonton and walking/cycling over the High Level Bridge, just about everyone on a bike had a bell and would give you a "coming behind you" ring.

Maybe a small publicity campaign here would help... of course, this being Manitoba, it would also have to assure people that the ringing bells are not in fact an act of aggression or a "get out of my way" signal, just a friendly heads-up.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 4:14 PM
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I have never been passed by a bike at such an extreme difference of speed on the Assiniboine bike path. At 12:30 PM it's more leisure than commuter traffic.
He was not late for work he was just showing off.
If I saw him again I'd push his e-bike over. I'm surprised I did not do this when I met up with him 20 minutes later. You weren't there. You don't knowthe situation. It might as well have been a car or a cement truck that passed by me with-in 2 feet at 60 kph. The result of accidental contact by me unexpectedly moving over for whatever reason would have been the same. Death.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 11:59 PM
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^ Fair enough.

Now that you mention it, the bell thing is a change that needs to happen in our cycling culture. 15+ years ago when I was living in Edmonton and walking/cycling over the High Level Bridge, just about everyone on a bike had a bell and would give you a "coming behind you" ring.

Maybe a small publicity campaign here would help... of course, this being Manitoba, it would also have to assure people that the ringing bells are not in fact an act of aggression or a "get out of my way" signal, just a friendly heads-up.
I struggle with finding the right tone for a bell and I would think it's a common experience for cyclists. 1/2 the pedestrians don't move at all and the other 1/2 hear your little ding and are just terrified and dive out of the way like they're Indiana Jones. I've tried to find a clear but gentle bell and 1/2 the people still act like there's a freight train behind them.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 4:58 AM
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As a "filthy casual" when it comes to cycling, what is the appropriate use for bells and/or horns? The latter being the ones where you squeeze the bulb and a squeaky honk sound is heard, like the ones you get at Canadian Tire, either the Spider-Man one, or Disney's Frozen one. I mean, what's the context or use for the horn itself?
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2019, 1:11 AM
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2019, 2:59 AM
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There are two or three threads where this redundant bike conversation is taking place. Can we maybe keep the bike discussion to the bike thread please? I'm asking because our "moderators" don't seem interested in maintaining order in the Manitoba threads.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2019, 3:41 PM
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Bikes go through Portage and Main. They also go through the Exchange District. Bike infrastructure is Constructed. Seems relevant.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2019, 6:39 PM
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There are two or three threads where this redundant bike conversation is taking place. Can we maybe keep the bike discussion to the bike thread please? I'm asking because our "moderators" don't seem interested in maintaining order in the Manitoba threads.
Earlier I had an discussion on reddit about the SSP mod situation. They say the SSP moderators are being pretty lazy nowadays.
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Earlier I had an discussion on reddit about the SSP mod situation. They say the SSP moderators are being pretty lazy nowadays.
Not that anyone asked me, but I'm OK with the somewhat hands off approach to moderating... all the threads go off on tangents, but they eventually come back to the main topic whenever there is any news on that front.
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2019, 9:14 PM
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You're clearly never driven in cities in Northern Australia
As in slower, dopier, or both? lol.

And I have not haha!
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For those talking 30 km/hr in residential everywhere, what? That is painfully slow and just frankly, stupid. You must not be regular drivers.
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Shall we bubble wrap the whole world? This conversation seems like people think that there are people being run down left, right and center when that's not happening at all. Further, don't people train their children anymore ...
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Watch a video of stopping distance difference between 30 & 50 km. It's the difference between someone being injured and a person getting killed.
1 kmh can be the difference between life and death in any situation. 1 cm, .01 seconds, etc...

Alert use of roads, pedestrian or vehicular, and adept use of a vehicle need to be taught.


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Not that anyone asked me, but I'm OK with the somewhat hands off approach to moderating... all the threads go off on tangents, but they eventually come back to the main topic whenever there is any news on that front.
Yeah, I'm good with this.

So what if a conversation organically meanders on and off topic a touch? Not the end of the world.
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