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Old 05-31-13, 12:26 AM   #1
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i dont imagine you guys will like this

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Old 05-31-13, 01:04 AM   #2
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And so? Whats your point?
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Old 05-31-13, 08:08 AM   #3
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And so? Whats your point?
Getting you to waste 4+ minutes of your life?

Did you like it?
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Old 05-31-13, 08:30 AM   #4
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Then you went for a ride in a Dollar Store?
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I wish we were allowed to ride on interstates here. I'm 100% sure that it would be safer than the roads we're actually allowed to ride on, which have zero shoulder, are in poor repair, have many corners that don't give good sight lines, and have 55 to 65 MPH traffic on them. By contrast the interstates here have 20 foot wide breakdown lanes separated by rumble strips and are glass smooth with very little debris.
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Where is the Ultegra freeway?
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And so? Whats your point?
The OP is willing to risk his life to save a buck?

I jumped through a flaming hoop to get to a Super Walmart...
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Old 05-31-13, 11:32 AM   #8
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Bfd!
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Is this the 105 in SoCal? You can ride on many freeways in California,but that's not one on them.Not that big a deal,just that the drivers aren't used to bicycle there.....and CHP might have a little talk with you.

I've got video of me on an RD 400 powered bar stool on the 91 freeway.... bad boy....you shouldn't do that...

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Old 05-31-13, 12:47 PM   #10
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The OP is willing to risk his life to save a buck?

I jumped through a flaming hoop to get to a Super Walmart...
I am not the person in the video.
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This is an embarrassingly pathetic attempt to make a legitimate point. Unfortunately, it's awkwardness far outweighs any benefits of advocacy.
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I am not the person in the video.
I do not understand the point of the video. Care to clarify?
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Old 05-31-13, 01:20 PM   #13
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I'm speechless ...
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The road is really bumpy or the rider has really bad handling or something. No i don't like the video.
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Old 05-31-13, 01:36 PM   #15
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This is an embarrassingly pathetic attempt to make a legitimate point. Unfortunately, it's awkwardness far outweighs any benefits of advocacy.
What was that point?

What benefits of advocacy were portrayed?
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While I wouldn't ride on a highway, legal or not. My big problem with the video was, the noise. I couldn't even hear the traffic clearly. It sounded like being in a tunnel.
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Is this the 105 in SoCal? You can ride on many freeways in California,but that's not one on them.Not that big a deal,just that the drivers aren't used to bicycle there.....and CHP might have a little talk with you.

I've got video of me on an RD 400 powered bar stool on the 91 freeway.... bad boy....you shouldn't do that...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/105_Freeway
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Old 05-31-13, 06:02 PM   #19
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Interesting way to end a bike video.

The issue with riding Interstate-like highways are the exit/entrance ramp transitions. Really easy for a novice rider to cause or be part of a huge high speed car accident.
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What was that point?

What benefits of advocacy were portrayed?

You're right. If there was a point at all it may be one I am applying to it so I could be inaccurate. But I think the point might be that getting around in LA on freeways in motor vehicles is a pointless, frustrating, inefficient use of resources compared to the ease and fun of doing so by bike.

I think the videographer was hoping to advocate for people to abandon their cars and take to the road on a bike.

But, as I said, in my previous post his attempt was so lame and pathetic that he more than likely makes those who ride a bike in LA appear to be on the outer fringes of sanity.

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I do not understand the point of the video. Care to clarify?
I don't think there was a point to be made. I just liked the video because it showed a person riding a bike on a congested LA freeway (which is illegal), but harmless. I tend to like people who do things that are illegal but harmless to other human beings.
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Old 05-31-13, 06:40 PM   #22
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He's in the bike lane. What could possibly go wrong?
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OP was right. I didn't like the video.
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There's nothing wrong with riding on a freeway (especially a congested one), but I don't understand why he felt the need to ride so far left most the time.

(I-5 in Washington state - don't get too dizzy watching)
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I think the videographer was hoping to advocate for people to abandon their cars and take to the road on a bike.
It looked like an easy, no-brainer ride on a wide shoulder. My take on the OPs intent was: "Look how easy! Why is this illegal?"

I also have a soft spot for civil disobedience.
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