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View Poll Results: Is a cyclist more obvious than a train?
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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Old 08-22-07, 07:54 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 08-22-07, 09:14 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 08-23-07, 12:06 AM   #3
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This seriously needs a "Cowboy Neal" option.
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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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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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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.

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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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Old 08-23-07, 05:03 PM   #11
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"The signals flashed, the whistle blew,
but I swear, mister, I never saw that train.
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-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
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