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Forum: Living Car Free 05-25-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I"m changing my opinion slightly because I don't...

I"m changing my opinion slightly because I don't think it's motivation that will make people carfree but government re-engineering the city like Oslo.

In order for this to be successful, the...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-22-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By Dahon.Steve
This is a good question. I know what...

This is a good question.

I know what you're trying to get at trying to find out what motivates people to travel could very well make them seek out car free alternative transportation. Once...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-17-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I test rode the Birdy years ago against a folding...

I test rode the Birdy years ago against a folding bike from Giant. NO comparison! The Birdy was a much better bike and shifted like a dream. The suspension did not provide too much bob and that's...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-11-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Actually, that picture was probably after 1922...

Actually, that picture was probably after 1922 when the Model T was constructed. The videos I posted from Youtube were before 1910 and placed on trolley cars.
Forum: Living Car Free 05-10-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I created a number of threads from the early...

I created a number of threads from the early 1900s using YouTube as a source. They were nothing more than to illustrate how society lived and prospered without motor transport 100 years ago. We can...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-08-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,402
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Mine is a little different. 1. Fit first ...

Mine is a little different.

1. Fit first
2. Color White Second: A black or dark helmet will be warmer in the summer making it less likely to be worn.
3. Giro Third: I know this sounds...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-01-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,658
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I find taking the bus to be an relaxing...

I find taking the bus to be an relaxing experience that I'll use for sleeping. I would also have to get up earlier because riding the express bus is faster overall. Carrying extra clothes and...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-29-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I didn't see any of the buses with bike racks for...

I didn't see any of the buses with bike racks for multi-mode transport. However, bikes are allowed on the trams which is a good sign.

I'm really impressed by the fact they subsidize costly...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-27-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 28,268
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Here's one that no one predicted. Since 2008,...

Here's one that no one predicted. Since 2008, the miles of protected bike lanes have doubled!

https://youtu.be/-6LZ0iRO-TM
Forum: Living Car Free 04-27-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 28,268
Posted By Dahon.Steve
+1 The motor centrist are back in full...

+1

The motor centrist are back in full force to tell us that going to college and work require a car. I can only think of four times that I used a car to go to work in all my life! Seriously....
Forum: Living Car Free 04-25-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,658
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I do get excited riding the bus. LOL Especially...

I do get excited riding the bus. LOL Especially if it's a Greyhound!

I only use the bicycle as an exercise machine during the weekends. I know people use it for transportation but those days for...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-22-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
+1 I prefer an unprotected buffered bike...

+1

I prefer an unprotected buffered bike lane to a protected bike lane. Why? A protected bike lane with cars parked outside (of the bike lane) puts more foot traffic from pedestrians looking...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-22-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
The only solution I see to the intersection...

The only solution I see to the intersection problem would be to dig a bike tunnel at the end of each block. Very expensive overall. The other solution would be to build a bike bridge over each...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-21-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
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I was thinking about segregated bike lanes and how dangerous they are today. I suspect half the problem are all the walkers invading the space. In order to make them safer, you'll need to have a...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-19-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I wish there were more Oslo cities because I'm...

I wish there were more Oslo cities because I'm not sure one can retire there. It must be expensive to live in the center of town.

I live in the center of my town and I'm one of the few that's...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-19-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Agreed. I also like the fact they are...

Agreed.

I also like the fact they are constructing new multi-family buildings with NO parking! It's time we stop building downtown LA with massive parking buildings! It's almost impossible to...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-18-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,784
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Oslo: The Journey to Car Free

Here's another good one from StreetFilms on how Oslo is going to make the downtown carfree by 2019. They are building new cycle lanes including a fleet of lighter bikes for sharing. It used to be a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-16-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I would put a Mister Tuffy tire liner on the rear...

I would put a Mister Tuffy tire liner on the rear wheel to prevent flats. If it was in the garage, the brake pads may have dried and I would replace the front with a good quality CoolStop.
Forum: Northeast 04-15-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Dahon.Steve
+1 You have to ride slow to take advantage...

+1

You have to ride slow to take advantage of the bike lanes. However, once you reach the intersections, you have to turn your head around when reaching the corners to see your not getting...
Forum: Commuting 04-08-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Jim: I have been using your "Bolus"...

Jim:

I have been using your "Bolus" system of riding in cities for many years. I"m glad I have a name for it because Effective Cycling expects you to hold your position in the street. The...
Forum: Commuting 04-06-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,604
Posted By Dahon.Steve
You know as crazy as that helmet looks, it might...

You know as crazy as that helmet looks, it might be the safest on the market. LOL!

Awhile back, someone collected data showing cars lane split much closer those wearing a helmet. So you might...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-04-17, 11:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,402
Posted By Dahon.Steve
LOL! +1 I would buy a white Giro...

LOL!

+1

I would buy a white Giro Atmos any day than a black one for summer riding even if it had MIPS.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-04-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,402
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Interesting. I didn't know MIPS made this...

Interesting.

I didn't know MIPS made this statement since Consumer Reports rated the BMX helmet poorly compared to the standard bubble bicycle helmet. Their reasoning was the Bern helmet (and...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-28-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I really don't know why you post on this forum....

I really don't know why you post on this forum. Seriously. I would have figured by now you should have tired of all the bashing you receive through out the years.
Forum: Living Car Free 03-28-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By Dahon.Steve
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