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    I work in a machine shop, so I'm indoors. But...

    I work in a machine shop, so I'm indoors. But there's no cutoff for bike commuting, and I can enjoy myself outside all day when I'm not working.

    That might not be the same though -- any outside...
  2. Thread: No Easy Day

    by El Cid
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    It's almost enough to have you pining for the old...

    It's almost enough to have you pining for the old Mel Lastman days. At least he took care of the snow. :P
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    El Cid was a Mexican war hero. I don't know much...

    El Cid was a Mexican war hero. I don't know much more than that, and I don't even have any Mexican background. I just think the name sounds cool.
  4. Thread: C-o-l-d!!!

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    It's been hovering around freezing for a week...

    It's been hovering around freezing for a week now. I'm into a light jacket, and if it gets a few degrees colder I'll add gloves and a thin sweater.
  5. I like to think of myself as a bit of a tough...

    I like to think of myself as a bit of a tough guy; I shrug off aches and pains that would give others pause, and handle extreme temperatures pretty well at both ends of the scale.

    In my life I've...
  6. Maybe the debate isn't that silly. Most...

    Maybe the debate isn't that silly. Most motorists don't use a bicycle, and instinctively see those without cars as being beneath themselves.

    How prevalent this elitism is, I can't say, but it...
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    I don't mind cutting this guy some slack;...

    I don't mind cutting this guy some slack; sometimes a joke just doesn't go over very well in a text format. And any guy who likes to stick his pants in the freezer must have at least a little bit of...
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    If he doesn't do it again, then the fine was just...

    If he doesn't do it again, then the fine was just right.
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    Poll: There are two roads that I avoid, not because of...

    There are two roads that I avoid, not because of regular commuter traffic but because of the heavy truck traffic. I don't feel any guilt over slowing down a motorist (if I don't see another choice),...
  10. If they were to the left, wouldn't that actually...

    If they were to the left, wouldn't that actually give you the right-of-way (having arrived at the same time)? This may change from state to state, but I'll bet most places are pretty consistent on...
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    So how well will rubber tires stick to tempered...

    So how well will rubber tires stick to tempered glass? And will any Netherlands commuters be riding with carbide studs?
  12. I have a goretex jacket and pants, and rubber...

    I have a goretex jacket and pants, and rubber boots when the occasion calls. Depending on the cold outside, I can add layers as needed.

    If you're new at this, remember not to wear cotton against...
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    You mean people who wear a camera and then go...

    You mean people who wear a camera and then go around looking for a confrontation, which I can understand. A couple weeks ago, I saw a van plow through an intersection full of people; they had to run...
  14. Citibike could be an over-hyped fad, as you say. ...

    Citibike could be an over-hyped fad, as you say. Or it could be a lasting trend. The fact is that it's a bit of a mug's game to try predicting the future.

    I just hope nobody gets Ebola from...
  15. I live in a city of about 90 000, so the fact...

    I live in a city of about 90 000, so the fact that we even have a bikeshare program is impressive in itself. The main advantage I could see would be maintenance -- put the miles on a city bike and...
  16. I've always wondered at the target market of...

    I've always wondered at the target market of those bikes. I get around exclusively on a bike, but my local bikeshare bikes are heavy, awkward beasts that I would never enjoy riding. And they have...
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    I have strong opinions on how a health care...

    I have strong opinions on how a health care system should be run, just like everyone else here. But this thread might get moved into P&R soon if we keep it up.

    But as far as the original post...
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    I can say from experience that I move almost the...

    I can say from experience that I move almost the same speed on a mountain bike with street tires as I do on a road bike. I'm sure there's a difference, but it's hardly noticeable.
  19. Thread: Booby Traps

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    If someone is clearly trolling, or breaking rules...

    If someone is clearly trolling, or breaking rules over and over, you could ban that person (or people). Wouldn't that be better than punishing all the good people with arbitrary censorship?
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    I'm in the middle of making myself a set of...

    I'm in the middle of making myself a set of fenders -- you just can't find good full fenders for a 29" x 3" wheel. An english wheel would be nice, but I can make do with a brake press and a shear. ...
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    I've never tried downhill racing, but there's a...

    I've never tried downhill racing, but there's a local ski hill that allows it in summer. For trail riding, maybe it's just a matter of experience. And having 29" wheels is part of it too -- on my...
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    A matter of balance

    It seems like most tires out there are varying degrees of trade-off between rolling resistance and cornering. But I'd rather go all out on traction, even at a high cost in speed. If I got into...
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    If we were all more disciplined about what we...

    If we were all more disciplined about what we post, I don't think this subforum would be very busy.
  24. I'm pretty optomistic about what autonomous cars...

    I'm pretty optomistic about what autonomous cars can and will do for road safety. Currently, two big obstacles are money and liability. GM doesn't wanna get sued by me because I got hit by one of...
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    That was me. This thread is an example of what I...

    That was me. This thread is an example of what I like to call "heated agreement". When you get right sown to it, everyone agrees on the basics: The path blockers were rude, and the OP was almost...
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