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  1. I never said any given state, or all states,...

    I never said any given state, or all states, required anything. I simply said that I would prefer a law that required cyclists to wear Hi-Viz clothing/vests. I don't care if it's a yellow or lime...
  2. 30 second commercial spots - every one hour -...

    30 second commercial spots - every one hour - 24/7 would go a long way. I also agree that re-qualifying drivers is a good idea.
  3. I do mandate for myself, there, Blondie. The...

    I do mandate for myself, there, Blondie.

    The question is: "What new laws would improve the cycling experience?". There is ample anecdotal testimony, plus alot more impirical evidence, that...
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    Just curious: Does anyone know exactly what...

    Just curious: Does anyone know exactly what those riding shorts were made or back in the 50's or 60's? Was it wool, cotton - maybe with a silk lining? Like equestrian Jhodpurs (sp) ? Seems to be...
  5. Mandate public commercial anouncements on local...

    Mandate public commercial anouncements on local TV and radio, educating people on the responsibilities of drivers and cyclists. Do it often.

    Better signage on streets and roadways, leaving no...
  6. Thread: Do Dutch Perspire?

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    This'll gross you out: The bacteria that lives...

    This'll gross you out:

    The bacteria that lives in your skin in colonies feeds on your sweat. What goes in, must come out. Ergo, it's the poop from the bacteria that does most of the offending. ...
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    Anatomica makes a very good saddle. If you are a...

    Anatomica makes a very good saddle. If you are a light rider, they can be perfect. If you are a heavy rider, they can be a bit of a challenge to adjust once they begin to stretch and form. ...
  8. Thread: Advice for rain?

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    +1 on eye protection. When it's gray and...

    +1 on eye protection. When it's gray and raining, the yellow or salmon/pink really lights it up. Don't spend alot on this. Cheapo Home Depot or other type of safety glasses will work as well as a...
  9. Thread: Do Dutch Perspire?

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    It's not driving the truck that gets you going,...

    It's not driving the truck that gets you going, it's what you do with the stuff in the trailer... not for girly-men. I shower at night for my hot wife... :thumb:
  10. Thread: Do Dutch Perspire?

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    You are female. You have to be. With a strange...

    You are female. You have to be. With a strange proclivity towards the use of male branded hygiene products. :D

    Seriously now, you must be blessed with a metabolism that is on the very far edge...
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    Check out Wald. Designed from the ground up for...

    Check out Wald. Designed from the ground up for just your purpose. Made in the USA, and relatively inexpensive. They have the whole range, from rigid to collapsible types.

    I have the Ortliebs. ...
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    +1 on the chamois edge. I stopped using my Pearl...

    +1 on the chamois edge. I stopped using my Pearl Izumi tights for that reason.
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    Sores are a result of friction. Friction is...

    Sores are a result of friction. Friction is caused by heat and moisture. Reduce the friction and the sores will cease. I use Brooks saddles because they are slicker than any other saddle and thus...
  14. Thread: Do Dutch Perspire?

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    Andre: That's exactly the way I saw it when I...

    Andre:
    That's exactly the way I saw it when I was there. You bring up the weather, too. Holland and western Germany are in the North Atlantic Temperate Zone. It is quite moderate, but can be very...
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    They also make some of the finest machine tools,...

    They also make some of the finest machine tools, firearms, and cars in the world. Not to mention the best handmade shoes and boots outside Milan, Italy. The list of historic cultural heights are...
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    'kay, 'kay... okay, I can top that: shaved legs...

    'kay, 'kay... okay, I can top that: shaved legs and I'm taking the camper. :D
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    Not all Americans are cultural neanderthals who...

    Not all Americans are cultural neanderthals who go loudly stomping through Europe with straight white teeth.
    :D

    I find it ammusing that the New Europeans immigrating to the US seem to be in...
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    My late Viennese mother used to say, "Forget...

    My late Viennese mother used to say, "Forget Paris, see Prague. The music!" This, from a woman who spent 20 years living in Salzburg.

    Now, me - I hack out a pretty good rendition of Dicky...
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    The club has a ride scheduled for this week-end...

    The club has a ride scheduled for this week-end some miles north of here. Easy ride. Lunch run. I'm meeting the group with my camper...:o
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    On my 26 X 1.5" I run 90lbs in the back and top...

    On my 26 X 1.5" I run 90lbs in the back and top limit (80) or less in the front. Less in front for riding rougher roads and longer distances.

    On my 700 X 23mm, I go the limit (120) in back and...
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    I'm leaving. I'm leaving before this goes much...

    I'm leaving. I'm leaving before this goes much further... creams and unguents, jock straps...wigs....
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    So true. I was a volunteer firefighter for...

    So true.
    I was a volunteer firefighter for several years around here, and we were constantly attending classes in order to retain state certification. Much of the safety training involved knowing...
  23. Thread: Advice for rain?

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    1) Full fenders with a very long and wide flap in...

    1) Full fenders with a very long and wide flap in front. It should come to within 2-3 inches from the ground. The little toy flappie thingies that usually come with fenders are a joke. make your...
  24. Tried the shower cap thing. Looked in the mirror...

    Tried the shower cap thing. Looked in the mirror and I saw a big, mis-shapen mushroom. The cap goes under the Brooks for when I'm parked. I'd rather go out in the rain with that yellow ladybug on...
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    :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2: Sorry, but I...

    :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

    Sorry, but I just CAN'T take you seriously with that avatar staring out at me!

    BTW, not harsh. Funny!
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