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Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-12-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
"car free blocks, lane sharing on 18pmh roads,...

"car free blocks, lane sharing on 18pmh roads, and buffered bikelanes or cycletracks everywhere else" is a depiction of YOUR vision of bike paradise, not mine. Thats not my POV - it's yours. :D If it...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-06-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
Are you sure? it doesn't sound like it. car free...

Are you sure? it doesn't sound like it. car free blocks, lane sharing on 18pmh roads, and buffered bikelanes or cycletracks everywhere else matches sensible, robust design guidance coming down the...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-06-14, 04:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
Spare wheel, it sure sounds like you're...

Spare wheel, it sure sounds like you're suggesting separated and buffered bikelanes, and cycletracks.

the same infrastructure you seem happy the Germans are allowed to avoid on 18mph neighborhood...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-05-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
San Diego has over 500 miles of Class II bikeway...

San Diego has over 500 miles of Class II bikeway (bikelanes) - most of them along high speed surface streets.

i'd bet money on the infrastructure, because that's a half thousand mile of bikelane...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-05-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
ah, a picture that shows 50 percent sidepath use...

ah, a picture that shows 50 percent sidepath use along a tempo 30 zone! how refreshingly innovative! :rolleyes:

Just so you're clear, you're referring to a road on which traffic moves 18 miles an...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-01-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 15,906
Posted By Bekologist
I dont' know about that, Brian..... the studies...

I dont' know about that, Brian..... the studies i've seen of road dieted roads show the 85 percentile speeds go down, sometimes almost 10mph reduction in averaged 85th percentile speed on road dieted...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-01-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
and i'd have to object to any blanket statements...

and i'd have to object to any blanket statements made by the vehicularistas that riding the right tire track doesn't control the lane.

bollocks.

Sure works well enough in many scenarios of...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-01-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
http://www.oldenburg.de/typo3temp/pics/Hinweisschi...

http://www.oldenburg.de/typo3temp/pics/Hinweisschild_Auguststrasse-Ziegelhofstrasse_ba38bdf57d.jpg




"all over Germany"???? :cry:


Maybe you didn't realize that's a 30km/hour TEMPO...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-01-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
its not Buzzman's comments that increase the risk...

its not Buzzman's comments that increase the risk for cyclists operating further in the lane, spare wheel.

Absolute physics have a play in it, as does the social conditioning of motorists.

...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-01-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,561
Posted By Bekologist
Take care, Spare wheel! "Take care not to...

Take care, Spare wheel!

"Take care not to aggravate the conditions by blocking too much of the road so that the motorist from behind has no choice but to go through you". - al least, according...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 07-18-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,561
Posted By Bekologist
There's three main lane positioning choices from...

There's three main lane positioning choices from the book- the forester cyclists lane width rule suggests 1) to the right of the traffic, 2) just inside the lane. And there's also the "far to the...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 07-18-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,561
Posted By Bekologist
This problem is alleviated with forester...

This problem is alleviated with forester techniques in an expansion of one of my favorite forester quotes i just mentioned.

Gene, there's a forester quote for that.

"Take care not to aggravate...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 07-18-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,561
Posted By Bekologist
I've always enjoyed this forester quote, and it...

I've always enjoyed this forester quote, and it can be taken in either the dutch or the American context of bicycling.

"But, take care not to aggravate the conditions by blocking too much of the...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 07-16-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By Bekologist
Oh, absolutely. suggesting to always control a...

Oh, absolutely. suggesting to always control a lane is horrendous advice. Generally, i ride right down the center of my best judgement.

Bob must not ride "big" in the lane. Bob- Throw your elbows...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By Bekologist
Joey, an urban rider has got to get used to...

Joey, an urban rider has got to get used to motorists pulling out in front of them and getting in the lane so you have to move right or slow down to avoid plowing into their bumper. it happens even...
Forum: Touring 06-11-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bekologist
i'm a long distance and touring cyclist, and i...

i'm a long distance and touring cyclist, and i have my bikes set up to be comfortable in the drops.



Drop bars offer more hand positions and better aerodynamic positioning. its not really...
Forum: Touring 06-11-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,239
Posted By Bekologist
if you distill shifters down to their functional...

if you distill shifters down to their functional elements, a barcon is far more true to the ideal than the brifter.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bekologist
no, no, you seemed genuinely unaware there are...

no, no, you seemed genuinely unaware there are pedestrian advocacy groups in america. My analogy is apt, and you agree with my point- pedestrian advocacy groups AREN'T arguing that pedestrians...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bekologist
how about alliance for biking AND walking...

how about alliance for biking AND walking (http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/)

or

americawalks.org/ (http://americawalks.org/)

are you seriously suggesting there aren't pedestrian...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Bekologist
did you ever get honked at on main street? have...

did you ever get honked at on main street? have any other cyclists? is your city concerned about cyclists on the sidewalks?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bekologist
What does it matter pedestrian advocacy groups...

What does it matter pedestrian advocacy groups are tirelessly working to improve equity and pedestrian access/safety.



exactly. that's the ludicrous premise of the vehikular cycling dogmatists....
Forum: Touring 06-11-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,289
Posted By Bekologist
I used a Nitto light mount II like that 322639 on...

I used a Nitto light mount II like that 322639 on an old bike, but unfortunately it doesn't work with 31.8 handlebars.

i cobbed together a butt ugly headset spacer decaleur with an 1 1/8" basket...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bekologist
What makes you think pedestrians aren't...

What makes you think pedestrians aren't complaining?

Trouble is, the vehikular cykling movement is akin to pedestrians lobbying to remove sidewalks, curb cuts, ADA standards, crosswalks,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bekologist
Unfortunately, bob shanteau is also one of those...

Unfortunately, bob shanteau is also one of those 'repeal the LAB' bliviots..... he's fallen into quite the cadre of anti-cycling tools. And it's a shame. The vehikularists position is dedicated to...
Forum: Touring 06-11-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,239
Posted By Bekologist
the nice thing with barcons is you can run...

the nice thing with barcons is you can run 5,6,7,8,9, and 10 speed drivetrains all from the same shifter.

and, they are tough, easy to service, easy to see, and you can run the cable routing any...
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