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    khatfull, where was this "river valley" and the...

    khatfull, where was this "river valley" and the rollers? Sounds like a decent ride and I'm from the MSP area.
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    Is it an illusion or is the right lane much wider...

    Is it an illusion or is the right lane much wider than the left? To my eye, it looks like you could be in the dark gray section (not in the gutter) and vehicles would generally still have room to...
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    I headed down there an hour ago to check it out....

    I headed down there an hour ago to check it out. I don't know about the zoning but 25 yards from the intersection is a "Share the Road" street sign and about 1/5 mile east of there (as you approach...
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    Can't complain too much about anywhere in...

    Can't complain too much about anywhere in Minnesota. Dakota County (south suburbs and beyond) specifically has generally good to excellent road conditions, plenty of room for those that prefer...
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    Poll: Flak and no substance. It's really odd that you...

    Flak and no substance. It's really odd that you focus me and my style rather than on the content of what I'm saying. Very strange. :beer:

    Off to the family vacation...ride safely everyone and...
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    Poll: Correlation completely unsupported by fact. :p ...

    Correlation completely unsupported by fact. :p



    None. I don't go around presenting myself as a definitive authority on matters especially in matters of life and safety. I would rather take...
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    Poll: I was using the Websters II New College...

    I was using the Websters II New College Dictionary that I have next to me on the desk which society has, for decades, accepted as an authoritative source of information (unlike Wikipedia onto which...
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    Poll: I "protest" because your actions on this forum...

    I "protest" because your actions on this forum could prevent people from finding life-saving information. You harm true advocacy and safety.



    My mistake but no attempt to twist words. I...
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    Poll: SSP, I recognize his history. In the post to...

    SSP, I recognize his history. In the post to which I offered "the deal", he opened himself a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge that "safe and reasonable" are IMPOSSIBLE to empirically define and...
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    Poll: Refer to post #186. No conditions. The...

    Refer to post #186. No conditions. The offer/deal is simple: You either respect those whose opinions differ from yours or you don't. This is an opportunity to prove what kind of person you are.
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    Poll: Helmet Head: "Actually, the technique works...

    Helmet Head: "Actually, the technique works everywhere 100% of the time because it really boils down to this: if it's safe and reasonable to do so, take a centerish lane position because this...
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    Poll: Correct. I'm not going to accept them at this...

    Correct. I'm not going to accept them at this point. I won't rule out that some day I will be persuaded. Unlike you, I do have an open mind. But I'll wait until there is empirical evidence from...
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    Poll: Nobody is trying or able to prove your...

    Nobody is trying or able to prove your conclusions "wrong" nor can anybody come in here and declare you "right". This is an important distinction which I hope you will take to heart. In cycling...
  14. Thread: Crash Report

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    I agree with most of what HH said so I deleted...

    I agree with most of what HH said so I deleted out the parts I disagree with or don't have enough evidence to support as my own opinion.
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    Poll: OK, I was having fun with the Devil's Advocate...

    OK, I was having fun with the Devil's Advocate bit, but this is just outright nonsense. Hundreds of people across the country die every year from drifting off the road on a curve, overcorrecting and...
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    Poll: Driver is cresting a long shallow hill or...

    Driver is cresting a long shallow hill or rounding a long gradual curve. His "closing time" to notice you is diminished by two of those five seconds. At the same time, you are momentarily distracted...
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    Poll: I'm with you joejack. I'm attentive and mentally...

    I'm with you joejack. I'm attentive and mentally engaged at all times while cycling, with or without traffic. There are just too many holes, cracks, objects, squirrels, whatever out there waiting to...
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    Poll: So when you die because you can't powerweave fast...

    So when you die because you can't powerweave fast enough out of the path of a speeding idiot that approaches you too fast to mentally process a cyclist riding where they've never seen a cyclist...
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    Poll: Your first version of this (before multiple...

    Your first version of this (before multiple edits, added bolding and crazy colors) was much better.

    And nothing about any of this is a "no-brainer".
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    Poll: Or the third "alternative logical conclusion" is...

    Or the third "alternative logical conclusion" is that sometimes bad things happen even to people who were doing everything right in inherently safe places.
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    Poll: [QUOTE=Helmet Head;5115796]Speaking of...

    [QUOTE=Helmet Head;5115796]Speaking of conjecture, this is a beaut:[QUOTE]

    Of course it was a "beaut". The purpose of that was to illustrate the absurdity of your baseless speculation. But, had...
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    Poll: The reason you get flak has less to do with your...

    The reason you get flak has less to do with your opinion and more to do with your refusal to acknowledge that your position may not be right, not to mention your relentless browbeating style. No...
  23. Thread: Bloomington, MN

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    I didn't realize it was the city's deal. I did...

    I didn't realize it was the city's deal. I did follow the rally and know there are partial commitments to finance the project. Thanks for posting these topics here.
  24. Thread: Bloomington, MN

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    Scot, I won't be able to attend, but I hope...

    Scot, I won't be able to attend, but I hope continued support for the reopening of the old Cedar Avenue railroad bridge would be a topic. I know that's not a Bloomington city concern, but obviously...
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    Sticky: Rest In Peace Paul Howard of Rochester, MN. ...

    Rest In Peace Paul Howard of Rochester, MN. Killed near Park Rapids, MN on the MSTRAM route for that day (he was not a registered participant in the event, however his tragic death...
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