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#5441 sebberry

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:57 PM

Most newer luxury cars have this issue.

 

Most cars have the issue.  2007 was when it became mandatory for any new car made in Canada to be equipped with an immobilizer. 

 

My 2005 has one. 

 

The chips in the keys are coded, and that code has to be programmed into the car. 


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:39 AM

I tried to get a copy of my truck keys the other day and found out that my keys also have a chip and I'd have to go to the dealer to get a copy. Lame.

canadian tire sells and programs keys for much less than an dealership will

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#5443 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:56 PM

Sad to report that the lady who had a bike accident west of the Johnson Street Bridge has died.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:18 PM

massive head injuries do that....some bicyclists such as this one who was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed off the bridge only make fatal mistakes once.

 

Too bad thats not a good outcome



#5445 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 06:54 AM

The TC repeats the "high rate of speed" claim today. How do we know this? Westbound after the JSB is downhill, it is normal to go fast, even if coasting. Is there any evidence she was traveling at an unusually high speed? I doubt it.

#5446 Bingo

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:14 AM

The TC repeats the "high rate of speed" claim today. How do we know this? Westbound after the JSB is downhill, it is normal to go fast, even if coasting. Is there any evidence she was traveling at an unusually high speed? I doubt it.

 

I don't know how you determine what the real speed was unless she was passing cars who were going slower.

There have been two accidents involving cyclists that I know of during the construction of the bridge, the other one being when a cyclist fell into an uncovered trench in the road.

 

Here is what the TC reported. http://www.timescolo...died-1.22016873


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:33 AM

I cross that bridge multiple times per day and regularly see cyclists making their way down that decline towards Harbour Road well in excess of the 30km/h limit. Once over the bridge, some folks use that decline to then help power them up the incline between Harbour and Tyee roads.


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#5448 North Shore

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

55 year old female cyclists aren't exactly who I'd think of first if you asked me to list people who can propel a bike at high speed... 


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:36 AM

Could she have been on a bicycle with an electric motor?


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#5450 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:53 AM

55 year old female cyclists aren't exactly who I'd think of first if you asked me to list people who can propel a bike at high speed...


I thought so too until I did the Tour de Victoria and got smoked by one on a carbon fibre Colnago.

Driving by I got a glimpse of the area but didn't see any major flaw that could be a road hazard. Perhaps she scraped the curb.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

I thought so too until I did the Tour de Victoria and got smoked by one on a carbon fibre Colnago.

Driving by I got a glimpse of the area but didn't see any major flaw that could be a road hazard. Perhaps she scraped the curb.

 

There's a bump there from the two pavings. I thought the bump was gone with the repaving, but noticed this evening that it is still there.



#5452 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:18 PM

Perpendicular irregularities are usually no problem but a ridge that runs parallel can be trouble.

#5453 weirdie

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Posted Yesterday, 06:50 AM

There's a bump there from the two pavings. I thought the bump was gone with the repaving, but noticed this evening that it is still there.


It's most definitely still there and also my immediate thought after reading about them cyclist was that she must have hit it. If you're paying attention to navigating the curves in the road and other traffic, it can be a bit of a shock to hit it at speed.

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#5454 Bingo

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Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

Anyone else with a video camera tried it?


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