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    C'est sympa! Thanks for posting. We should invite M. Luc Saint-Elie to this forum. Did anyone notice there's much less honking than, say, in NYC? For those familiar with Paris, does anyone recognize his actual route? Where exactly did he depart and finish?

    @25:30 it's a bit risky. At the end, was he arguing with someone about the bus or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    Yes, yes, yes. That's what I said in my post above.
    The link you posted simply said that that word isn't in their database. That may just be because the word is JAPANESE!!!!!!

    Sheesh.

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    I don't see the big deal. Typical city commute,and better behaved traffic than DC.

    At least JoeyBike's videos have good music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modelmartin View Post
    The link you posted simply said that that word isn't in their database. That may just be because the word is JAPANESE!!!!!!

    Sheesh.
    Sheesh is right.

    From kamikaze ? Wiktionnaire (the link I posted twice above):

    kamikaze /ka.mi.kaz/ masculin et féminin identiques
    As I said. Non?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    At least JoeyBike's videos have good music.
    The French voice occasionally heard (was it from a GPS?) sounded very musical to me

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    I guess no one caught my proper translation on the first page.

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    I skipped through it but it didn't seem like many drivers were aggressive against the cyclist, which, IMO, is what makes many of our commutes dangerous and/or thrilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    Not according to the site I posted (twice) above...

    Can be either gender.
    The kamikaze (name given to suicide japanese pilots during ww2) : Gender male. The adjective is invariable but can be use for both gender. Une femme kamizake (a kamizake woman).

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    I would not mind trying it once it seems like a good spirited ride .
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    Quote Originally Posted by defrag View Post
    The kamikaze (name given to suicide japanese pilots during ww2) : Gender male. The adjective is invariable but can be use for both gender. Une femme kamizake (a kamizake woman).
    Again, according to this site, it is a noun that can be feminine. So, une kamikaze is acceptable.
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    I had never heard the word before. When I saw this thread I thought it meant "commuter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyprough View Post
    You are the only person who used the word "scary" in this thread. I deal with 55-65 mph traffic. If I was scared I don't think I'd go out.
    It is scary, its crazy. There are plenty of times when someone starts to pull out in front of him, and then hesitates, saving him some broken bones. Still, its normal daily life in Paris.

    Maybe it’s just commuting in the US, but people around here don’t hesitate to cut off a biker. I ride at about 20mph (which seems to be about what he is often doing), and hitting a truck at that speed would be no fun. It may work in France, but he would be in the hospital if he did road like that for long on my commute.

    Then again, I have often thought anyone who rides any two wheeled vehicle, splits lanes and jumps traffic in Paris has a low opinion of their life. But all of this is typical for bicycle, moped, or motorcycle in Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Have you ever noticed how so much of Paris if gray?
    It really sux in the winter. It is gray, noisy, dark, & damp for half the year (like January when this run was done).

    It is much better in the summer, when there are only a few hours of darkness (like this time of year), but then you notice how the sky is not really blue, its a bit on the brown side. Its not too bad early morning on summer weekends though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    @25:30 it's a bit risky. At the end, was he arguing with someone about the bus or what?
    Oh, typical Parisian banter between irritable people. The driver was pissed off at how the biker came around the bus and cut him off, while the biker was pissed that the driver was acting like he was the police telling him how to ride the bike. Nothing like commuting in Paris traffic to make everyone irritable.

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