Centerline

19 Apr 19
Beyond the Blue Horizon A Series of Novels about an American Hero

Chapter 38 Any Other Way May, 1976 Otto held the Cessna twin on the centerline of runway 36, checking the gauges one more time. In the right seat, D looked over a sectional chart. “OK, navigator/pilot, and you ready?” D nodded. “I am more than ready! I am so excited to be doing this.” “Let’s […]

19 Apr 19
AASHTO Journal

April is proving to be a busy month for the Virginia Department of Transportation, as it will be heading up a multi-agency Interstate 95 Corridor study, even as it shuffled its executive ranks and deployed portable rumble strips for the first time in highway work zones. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] On April 10 […]

19 Apr 19
Saddlebagsally

You can view a full set of photos and mechanical reports for this vehicle on our website here: http://www.nationalpowersports.net/itemdetail.aspx?itemid=26378 This Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle Softail Springer is equipped with a factory security system and is loaded with chrome parts, including Centerline collection hand and foot controls, and Revolver chrome 10-spoke wheels, rear sprocket, and brake […]

19 Apr 19
East Bay Times
Near-miss collisions between motorists and cyclists on Mount Diablo occur repeatedly every day on the roads of the state park. On a typical weekend day, up to 500 drivers share those roads with about 700 cyclists. The annual number of cars, trucks and bicycles visiting the Park may now number more than 400,000 and, according to park staff, the majority of vehicles are bicycles. Motor vehicles travel faster uphill than bicycles and the drivers want to pass. But, to pass a cyclist, a motorist must cross over the double-yellow centerline and into the downhill lane. More bike turnout lanes like this one on Mount Diablo would reduce accidents and save lives. (Photo courtesy of Al Kalin) Not only is this act illegal, it is dangerous. When it happens on a blind curve, it can lead to a near-miss or an actual collision with a downhill-bound car or bicycle that is not seen until it is too late. We have analyzed over 200 traffic collision reports acquired through Public Records Act requests, surveyed motorists and cyclists, and viewed hundreds of videos filmed in the park. Our conclusion: It is not a question of if, but when, the next bike-vs.-vehicle collision will occur. When it does occur, it will most likely be at or near a blind curve, where most collisions occur, and result in a serious injury or a fatality. According to park leadership, and supported by responses to our driver surveys, most motorists entering the park have never been to Mount Diablo before and are unaware that they will share the narrow, winding roads with hundreds of cyclists. And cyclists completing a recent survey reported a total of 336 unsafe passes on blind curves in one day. In 2016, a double-yellow centerline and multiple advisory signs were installed to address the problem of unsafe passing.  While this has improved the situation, it has not solved the problem. Bike turnouts were created in 2016 through a joint effort of Mount Diablo Cyclists and California Department of Parks and Recreation to allow motorists to safely pass uphill-bound cyclists. Three pilot bike turnouts were initially installed. These were determined to be effective, and 10 more were constructed the following year. Unfortunately, even though these bike turnouts are used daily by cyclists, no additional bike turnouts have been added since 2017. A Charter Brothers bus carrying school children up Mount Diablo on July 24, 2018, nearly runs a cyclist off the road. Mount Diablo Cyclists and the state parks department have just completed the MDSP Bike Turnout Project, officially signed on March 18. Seventy-seven additional bike turnout locations were selected based upon past collisions or the perceived likelihood of a collision occurring. These bike turnouts are supported by local elected leaders, park staff and volunteers, the California Highway Patrol, Bike East Bay and other cycling organizations, and over 3,300 people who signed petitions. Surveys of motorists and cyclists, and video images support the potential of these new bike turnouts significantly and permanently reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. But here’s the catch: Although the state parks department approved the project, it has not yet authorized funding.  None of the proposed and approved bike turnouts can be built until that happens. This vital project needs your help.  Please take a few minutes to express your concern for the ongoing, dangerous situation in Mount Diablo State Park, and your support for bike turnouts as an integral part of the solution.  Email state parks department Director Lisa Mangat at Lisa.Mangat@parks.ca.gov. Al Kalin of Danville, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is president of Mount Diablo Cyclists, a group of more than 1,000 bike enthusiasts working to improve safety for all on the mountain. Gregg Sorensen of Walnut Creek, a retired physician, is vice president. Videos and further information are available at mountdiablocyclists.org. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]
19 Apr 19
The Mercury News
Near-miss collisions between motorists and cyclists on Mount Diablo occur repeatedly every day on the roads of the state park. On a typical weekend day, up to 500 drivers share those roads with about 700 cyclists. The annual number of cars, trucks and bicycles visiting the Park may now number more than 400,000 and, according to park staff, the majority of vehicles are bicycles. Motor vehicles travel faster uphill than bicycles and the drivers want to pass. But, to pass a cyclist, a motorist must cross over the double-yellow centerline and into the downhill lane. More bike turnout lanes like this one on Mount Diablo would reduce accidents and save lives. (Photo courtesy of Al Kalin) Not only is this act illegal, it is dangerous. When it happens on a blind curve, it can lead to a near-miss or an actual collision with a downhill-bound car or bicycle that is not seen until it is too late. We have analyzed over 200 traffic collision reports acquired through Public Records Act requests, surveyed motorists and cyclists, and viewed hundreds of videos filmed in the park. Our conclusion: It is not a question of if, but when, the next bike-vs.-vehicle collision will occur. When it does occur, it will most likely be at or near a blind curve, where most collisions occur, and result in a serious injury or a fatality. According to park leadership, and supported by responses to our driver surveys, most motorists entering the park have never been to Mount Diablo before and are unaware that they will share the narrow, winding roads with hundreds of cyclists. And cyclists completing a recent survey reported a total of 336 unsafe passes on blind curves in one day. In 2016, a double-yellow centerline and multiple advisory signs were installed to address the problem of unsafe passing.  While this has improved the situation, it has not solved the problem. Bike turnouts were created in 2016 through a joint effort of Mount Diablo Cyclists and California Department of Parks and Recreation to allow motorists to safely pass uphill-bound cyclists. Three pilot bike turnouts were initially installed. These were determined to be effective, and 10 more were constructed the following year. Unfortunately, even though these bike turnouts are used daily by cyclists, no additional bike turnouts have been added since 2017. A Charter Brothers bus carrying school children up Mount Diablo on July 24, 2018, nearly runs a cyclist off the road. Mount Diablo Cyclists and the state parks department have just completed the MDSP Bike Turnout Project, officially signed on March 18. Seventy-seven additional bike turnout locations were selected based upon past collisions or the perceived likelihood of a collision occurring. These bike turnouts are supported by local elected leaders, park staff and volunteers, the California Highway Patrol, Bike East Bay and other cycling organizations, and over 3,300 people who signed petitions. Surveys of motorists and cyclists, and video images support the potential of these new bike turnouts significantly and permanently reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. But here’s the catch: Although the state parks department approved the project, it has not yet authorized funding.  None of the proposed and approved bike turnouts can be built until that happens. This vital project needs your help.  Please take a few minutes to express your concern for the ongoing, dangerous situation in Mount Diablo State Park, and your support for bike turnouts as an integral part of the solution.  Email state parks department Director Lisa Mangat at Lisa.Mangat@parks.ca.gov. Al Kalin of Danville, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is president of Mount Diablo Cyclists, a group of more than 1,000 bike enthusiasts working to improve safety for all on the mountain. Gregg Sorensen of Walnut Creek, a retired physician, is vice president. Videos and further information are available at mountdiablocyclists.org. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]
19 Apr 19
jzx-cnc

The principle measures for improving the strength of parts are: using high-strength materials, heat-treating materials to improve strength and reducing internal stress, controlling the processing to reduce or eliminate micro-defects, etc.; trying to reduce the load on the parts; increasing the dangerous section of the parts The size of the section is reasonably designed to […]

19 Apr 19
Turbo mass

Standards are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. A good standard represents consensus of opinion, is easy to use, and contains no ambiguities or loopholes. In the field […]

19 Apr 19
In The Know Cycling

Named after a favorite dirt road loop near our headquarters in Connecticut Topstone is pure gravel goodness. With its high-volume tyres confident rider position and sporty handling it is ready to smash out big miles on the backroads explore routes less travelled or smooth out the chop on your morning commute. Specification: Frame Topstone SmartForm […]

19 Apr 19
Davis Enterprise

Davis sent three under-12 girls AYSO Select teams to the Comstock Shootout in Carson City, Nevada. The trio — Voltage, Tsunami and Spectrum — finished first, second and third, respectively, out of 14 teams over the weekend. In the opening day, Voltage defeated the Bishop Strikers 3-1 to open the tournament and followed with a […]

19 Apr 19
In The Know Cycling

. Ionic is a new seatpost design featuring the sophisticated and robust, 3T-exclusive DiffLock seat clamp. Ionic-25 places the seat clamp assembly 25mm behind the seatpost’s centerline This gives athletes the option of a more rearward position on today’s shorter framesets. The splined alloy DiffLock coupling is a highly-accurate method of setting saddle angle needing […]

18 Apr 19
Total Quality Management

1.    Explain what is QFD (Quality Function Deployment)? How is your company doing this? Client association and fulfillment is the essential component of aggregate quality, it is the fuel to Quality Function Deployment. QFD is a strategy for making client needs/needs critical parts of the structure and creation of the item or administration. The keys to […]

18 Apr 19
Self-Care for the Mariner

Sore muscles, minor injuries, and chronic pain are a fact of life for people working with heavy machinery, lines and wires, and the rigors of sea-going life can make it difficult to get proper maintenance of your body. Desk jobs and computer work can be just as hard on your body without the benefits of […]

18 Apr 19
Precision Automation

By Edward Cowern, P.E. – Baldor/ABB. Introduction Industrial electric motors have been available for nearly a century. In that time there have been a great many changes. One of the most obvious has been the ability to pack more horsepower in a smaller physical size. Another important achievement has been the standardization of motors by […]

18 Apr 19
Centerline

Maybe it did’t cross his mind that some of these ‘so called presence minded’ ladies are trying to win all travel expenses paid to middle east countries, hence the creepy audition. I’m almost sure once it gets to number twenty six, there will be some flat tyres or dead car batteries incidence. It is no […]

18 Apr 19
writerchristophfischer

As I may have mentioned my medical thriller The Healerwill be part of a multi author, charity box set DO NO HARM . In the run up to the release I will post excerpts from  and interviews with participating authors. Today an excerpt from Uvi Poznansky, a regular on my blog, see the original posted  here: https://uviart.blogspot.com/2019/04/there-came-sound-of-heavy-footfalls.html There […]

18 Apr 19
Hemanth's

Q 1. Explain what is QFD (Quality function deployment). How is your company doing this? Answer: Quality Function Deployment is a specific technique for making clients needs and needs a vital segment of the configuration and generation of an item or administration. The system helps originators and organizers concentrate on qualities that are most imperative to […]