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    One hell of a bike lane

    I don't know if this is a repost but I thought I'd share:


    I guess the upside is you don't have to worry about being doored.

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    Bah, that's lots of space! Where is the you tube link of the guy riding the rails of a suspension bridge?

    BTW, what european country is that?... I vote for UK since the cars are parked on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doraemonkey View Post
    Bah, that's lots of space! Where is the you tube link of the guy riding the rails of a suspension bridge?

    BTW, what european country is that?... I vote for UK since the cars are parked on the left.
    Netherlands. BTW, I think it is a fake
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    Actually when I read the headline, I was thinking the "hell of a bikelane" would be wider than the car traffic... ah well, this seems typical, if not a little funny. We don't have bike lanes on the edge of precipices, but some crazy ones that swing out into trafic at odd angles... you know lanes that will get you run over by a passing cement truck instead of just getting you wet.

    The best ones are the green painted bikelanes that end on a cement abutment that were installed to force cars to zig-zag, you know, to reduce speed for safety. the problem is that it forces the bikes to zig into traffic.

    OK, I'll stop ranting and let you have the thread back.

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    At least the painted cyclist-icon isn't on the water, but the computer could have done that, too.

    I'd like to see a stenciled cyclist on the roof of a car...

    No worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBigMan View Post
    At least the painted cyclist-icon isn't on the water, but the computer could have done that, too.

    I'd like to see a stenciled cyclist on the roof of a car...

    or more accurately, the hood....
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    I always liked this one:


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    Quote Originally Posted by doraemonkey View Post
    Bah, that's lots of space! Where is the you tube link of the guy riding the rails of a suspension bridge?

    BTW, what european country is that?... I vote for UK since the cars are parked on the left.
    Are you talking about the Lucas Brunelle video of him riding on the concrete barrier between two lanes of traffic on a bridge? If so, check out his website for the video: http://digave.com

    If that's not what you're talking about, hopefully someone else knows where to find it on youtube
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    Quote Originally Posted by HumdrumPG View Post
    Are you talking about the Lucas Brunelle video of him riding on the concrete barrier between two lanes of traffic on a bridge? If so, check out his website for the video: http://digave.com

    If that's not what you're talking about, hopefully someone else knows where to find it on youtube
    A lot of Kris Holm videos feature him riding across the tops of fences, handrails, and yes - I believe he rides the handrails on a suspension bridge in one of them -

    All on a unicycle.

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    I'm headed to Amsterdam in three weeks. If anyone knows where this or wants to hunt for it on Google Earth I'll take a photo of me sitting in that "bike lane"

    Asumming some sensible soul by now hasn't repainted it or extended the lane to the left more.

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    Ultimate bike lane?
    Cars $2 Bicycles $0
    Last edited by youthcom; 03-01-08 at 01:09 AM.

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    haha, I love that photo, even with an an entire freeway open to cyclist, there are still people riding in the shoulder...
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    Where is that pic taken?

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    youthcom - where is that? that's so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doraemonkey View Post
    Actually when I read the headline, I was thinking the "hell of a bikelane" would be wider than the car traffic...
    +1. Last fall I was riding down a newly finished section of US 30 in Western Ohio that wasn't open to vehicle traffic yet and had the whole thing to myself with a 20mph tailwind. That's fun.

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    The opening of the I-355 extension last fall near Chicago welcomes cyclists before cars.


    http://www.rollthetollway.org/

    Supposedly they want to make this an annual memorial day event.

    There's also the Lake Shore Bike...lane here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by youthcom View Post
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    ...who ever said there were no hills in Chicago
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