Thursday, 29 October 2015

Lawful or Predictive Driving?

I've had some struggles with biking this fall, when it comes to biking along the side of cars, near stop signs, etc..   First, let me say that if I see a stop sign, I stop.  If there is a red light, I stop.  Trying to be lawful.   However, with this type of behavior, I've almost been hit and even yelled at.. Why?  Well because it's expected that a bike will just go through the stop sign on a back road.

So I question myself, when is it right to be Lawful and when is it right to be unlawful but predictable.

I'll have to come back to this question but it's something that has been bothering me for a while.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Driving In Con't..

So I've decided that I'm going to stop and take some pictures of a few spots that make me "awe.."

Field that I pass, normally there are deer just sitting around grazing. Guess it's to cold.
Gravel path that I can take, which I normally do.

The parked cars on the bridge that I whip past.  The bridge gets COLD, due to the rushing waters.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Dark Driving

To See
So with the sun not coming up as fast as it normally does, I've now moved my front light game to a new light.  This light is from an Australian company called Knog.  The light is 100 water proof, not just water resistant and is powerful (max 640 Lumen) and USB rechargeable. I only turn this one on when it's dark and I'm on a bike path.  I light that path up like no ones business! MUHAHAHA....

To be seen!
But I've also have learned the value of a "blinking" light.  I hate these but I can tell you, when I have one on, I'm seen by cars who doing do full checks before making a turn.  So I also have another 80 lumen Knog light that flashs at different rates, also USB rechargeable.  With these two lights I have all the front end power I need.

Now to fix up my back end with a red light of some kind.

Monday, 19 October 2015

I'm so proud!

So I wanted to give her the option to bike around when she was 16 but I couldn't wait and neither could I, so even when it was -4 outside she was still biking around.

Someone looks happy!

Fall is here.

So I stopped on my way to work, just to take a quick picture of what my bike ride into work looks like during the fall.

I don't know about you but the biggest traffic jam I come across is, when someone is walking their dog with out a leash on or sometimes I come across a pack of deers panting for water.

Or I could be driving my car, get into work less sweaty and 10min earlier and have this view...

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Sweet 16..

So talking with my daughter about her turning 16...and with the my lack of interest in getting licence to drive.  She asked for a bike like mine.. big fat tires and with a motor on it.

Mine is the front one and hers is in the back.  Now the agreement is that my wife is also sharing the bike.  Which both seem fine with.

Yes, the new one was purchased, already assembled bike.  This is one of the prototypes that has put together.  So no warranty but I'm okay with that.

Hers is a 250watt rear PAS motor system, which means in order for it to work.. she needs to pedal. There is no throttle on it, either.  So she has to move to make it work..  This bike will be plentiful for her needs to get around to her friends houses, etc.

Already made some modification to the bike, since the handlebars was crazy low and far out.  So I extended the stem to be much higher and the bar to be a bit closer.   According to my wife, this made the whole bike feel much better.  Also installed a Gel seat...