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    Bike Lane Question

    You've gone out for a bike ride and come across this sidewalk and bicycle accomodation. Where do you position yourself? slightly no grade, no traffic is moving on the sidewalk or the street.

    Where do you position your bike? Why? Is there an ambiguous lane position on this sidewalk, and how would you defend your choice of default lateral lane position? Is it realistic?

    (picture was not taken during an actual bicycle ride scenario this afternoon.)
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    You ride in the street and write a scathing letter to your local public officials asking them to remove their heads from their behinds.

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    Are those doughnuts? Best bike lane ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad M
    Are those doughnuts? Best bike lane ever.
    At least until free pizza and beer dispensers are installed, or Wide Outside Lanes are retrofitted into a city, whichever comes first.

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    Also, that's a rad pattern in the sidewalk. This can't be (north) american.

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    I usually position my bike to the left of a pole like that, with the u-lock going around the pole and through the front wheel and frame of the bike.

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    Hmmm, interesting dilemma, can I reach over and grab a donut as I ride by without thwacking myself on that pole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Hmmm, interesting dilemma, can I reach over and grab a donut as I ride by without thwacking myself on that pole?
    If you do that, then you have the following dilemma of how to eat the donut while practicing DLPBLBYAACFCCM (Dynamic Lane Positioning By Looking Behind Your A$$ And Checking For Cars Cycling Method).
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    Those bike lanes aren't crappy. You're all a bunch of wimps.

    I'm right there, selling patch kits and skiffling the doughnuts when the cops aren't watching.
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    how do you get onto the sidewalk? I don't see any handicap ramps. And what does a candycane-striped curb mean? It's not red, it's not white.

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    Question, Are those white cyclist outlines there to inform you this is a bike lane or are they police chalk outlines of the last cyclists that hit the poles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec
    You ride in the street and write a scathing letter to your local public officials asking them to remove their heads from their behinds.
    What Gene said. I'm not a fan of BLs in general, but this one is completely useless. Except for the donuts.

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    Those pics look like they are from Cycling Plus's "dumb bike lanes"
    don't bother with the donuts they make lousy ones in the UK

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    How about cupcakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad M
    How about cupcakes?
    TastyKakes washed down with Yuengling Porter! Umm. Real Chow for Real Cyclists.

    If you don't know TastyKakes; well you just don't know the real deal. I remember Dick Allen hitting a homer OVER the TastyKake billboard on top of the left field bleachers at Connie Mack Stadium in the 60's.

    Never did ride my bike to Connie Mack; only to that monstrosity Vet's Stadium in South Phila.;but did ride to Wrigley Field in the 70's

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