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  • I like bike lanes, I am bullish on the market, trains are MORE obvious.

    5 26.32%
  • I like bike lanes, I am bullish on the market, trains are LESS obvious.

    1 5.26%
  • I like bike lanes, I am bearish on the market, trains are MORE obvious

    4 21.05%
  • I like bike lanes, I am bearish on the market, trains are LESS obvious

    1 5.26%
  • I hate bike lanes, I am bullish on the market, trains are MORE obvious

    2 10.53%
  • I hate bike lanes, I am bullish on the market, trains are LESS obvious.

    1 5.26%
  • I hate bike lanes, I am bearish on the market, trains are MORE obvious

    1 5.26%
  • I hate bike lanes, I am bearish on the market, trains are LESS obvious.

    1 5.26%
  • I don't have trains in my town.

    3 15.79%
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    Taking a lane as obvious as a train?

    I want to relate this to ones position on bike lanes and whether you are bullish on the stock market.

    Last edited by ChipSeal; 08-22-07 at 08:04 PM. Reason: redundent
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    helmet head, any input?

    what if a peloton of stockbrokers is advancing on an engine hauling two grain cars on a siding?
    Last edited by Bekologist; 08-23-07 at 12:09 AM.
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    This seriously needs a "Cowboy Neal" option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipSeal View Post
    I want to relate this to ones position on bike lanes and whether you are bullish on the stock market.
    You know, the bell they ring on the NYSE sounds a lot like the bell at a railroad crossing.

    There has to be some meaning there.

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    I can't believe I'm the only one who thinks trains are less obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehdely View Post
    This seriously needs a "Cowboy Neal" option.
    Thought I was the only one around here who trolls slashdot.

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    Trains are the transportation baby that was thrown out with the bathwater.

    One of the most frequent sources of delay for the remaining rail infrastructure around here is cars running into them at level crossings.

    Seriously. Maybe I voted wrong.

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    "The best transportation system this country ever had is rusting away to nothing, out there in the bushes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tspoon View Post
    I can't believe I'm the only one who thinks trains are less obvious.
    T123 and I also agree.

    If trains were so obvious as to both their presence and speed, then gates and flashing lights would not be needed at crossings.

    Al

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    In Philly, train-like vehicles run on tracks in the roads. They are obvious as can be.

    They also have foghorn things that are meant to summon the owners drivers of double-parked cars that block the tracks. Obvious, indeed.
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    "The signals flashed, the whistle blew,
    but I swear, mister, I never saw that train.
    "

    -from The Golden Guitar, a song by 'Whisperin' Bill Anderson

    Great thread! From now on, whenever I'm riding and I see a train or a bus, I'll probably get a chuckle.
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    I have a different question. Which is more dangerous to a cyclist?

    1) A train
    2) A pedestrian
    No worries

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