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    Hmmm, I get 30 mpg. Gas is currently at...

    Hmmm, I get 30 mpg. Gas is currently at $3.91/gal at my corner store. So $10 would get me 2.56 gallons or 76.7 miles. That's quite a walk to take to save $10. Yes, I'm to lazy to spend 24 hours...
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    @ $4/gal that corresponds to 137.5 gal/month. ...

    @ $4/gal that corresponds to 137.5 gal/month. Even at a very paltry 12mi/gal that works out to 1650 miles/month or about 20,000 miles/year. That's a lot of miles to be thinking about putting on a...
  3. Define careless. If the hypothetical driver had...

    Define careless. If the hypothetical driver had just changed radio channels, and glanced down momentarely, would he/she be careless?

    It seems like a potential slippery slope.
  4. So, if a kid zooms out between parked cars right...

    So, if a kid zooms out between parked cars right in front of a car, the driver faces an automatic $12500 and possibly a year in jail?
  5. Thread: Chafing!

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    I take a different path. Some nylon double layer...

    I take a different path. Some nylon double layer mesh shorts (such as Champion) over the bike shorts. I suppose any slippery fabric would do, I've never had a hint of chaffing with that...
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    As the OP, I guess that the thread title was a...

    As the OP, I guess that the thread title was a bad idea. I was trying to poke a bit of fun at the whole pro/anti helmet debate here by calling attention a very unusual event in which a bike helmet...
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    LOL. This is from a tv station. I'm kind of...

    LOL. This is from a tv station. I'm kind of guessing that the printed version came from a voice recognition software package.
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    finally, a reason to wear a helmet

    http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2008/1/30/321234.html
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    just water distance?

    I remember when I first started riding, getting a bit lost & turning a 12 mile planned ride into a nearly 25 mile ride. There was an ice cream stand at about mile 20 & I desperately needed the...
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    76 miles 9 weeks from now? Work yourself up to...

    76 miles 9 weeks from now?

    Work yourself up to it. Do a 25 mile ride weekend one. Then every weekend add 5 miles to it. On weekend 8 you'll have a 60 mile ride under your belt. For many...
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    How do you know that this person was either lazy...

    How do you know that this person was either lazy or selfish? Is it simply because they were driving? I ride my bike 10k+ miles per year. I also drive sometimes. I suppose that makes me lazy &...
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    I wasnt' commenting on your accident. It sounds...

    I wasnt' commenting on your accident. It sounds like you had some serious injuries & personally I think $20k isn't enough for the injuries you describe. I was commenting on the advice that the OP...
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    I wuss out all the time (ok, a couple of times a...

    I wuss out all the time (ok, a couple of times a year). For me riding my bike to work is fun. If I'm not having fun, I'll turn it around & drive that day. I have no problem doing this, I don't need...
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    One of the "funniest" things I've ever seen was...

    One of the "funniest" things I've ever seen was semi's coming from FL to CA with "FL oranges" to be sold in CA and making the return trip with "CA oranges" to be sold in FL.
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    Absolutely. As I stated, I would not have gotten...

    Absolutely. As I stated, I would not have gotten to the toll booth had a local colleague not told me that the sign said that transponders only, but that they were still accepting money as it had...
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    Didn't you hear, they stopped using CF in...

    Didn't you hear, they stopped using CF in airplanes because it gets too heavy as the airplanes age? I mean if 14 lbs of CF gain 2 pounds in 2 years, just imagine how much weight a 15 year old plane...
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    I'm not car free, but I do have a recent toll...

    I'm not car free, but I do have a recent toll road story:



    Here in FL, when I don't bike commute, I take a toll road to work. $1.25 each way for <2 miles on the toll road. I don't have the...
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    Ah yes, the new North American dream... get in an...

    Ah yes, the new North American dream... get in an accident, get a lawyer and strike it rich.

    My take is that you should:
    1) File a claim with her insurance company. They should pay for a...
  19. I'm confused. If someone was following the lead...

    I'm confused. If someone was following the lead vehicle, how could the not have observed the bumping that occured right in front of them?
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    Your lack of empahty concerning the death of a 19...

    Your lack of empahty concerning the death of a 19 YO who made a mistake is repugnant.
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    Do you drive a large truck with convex mirrors? ...

    Do you drive a large truck with convex mirrors? I'm in them every day & anyone paying attention can see someone on a bike pull up alongside their stopped vehicle. The other intresting thing about...
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    Dude, you need to lose the seat and seat post,...

    Dude, you need to lose the seat and seat post, harden the F up & learn to ride without ever sitting. Then you'll look fast.
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    What do you think the LHT will give you that the...

    What do you think the LHT will give you that the Bianchi won't? Is it worth the grand to you?
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    I hit my head approx 10 times this year. Once...

    I hit my head approx 10 times this year. Once hard enough that I blacked out momentarely & once hard enough that I can not remember the last 15 seconds or so leading up to the incident.

    None of...
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    Wind? It can be subtle. I can't see it being...

    Wind? It can be subtle. I can't see it being nutrition if you didn't do annthing out of the ususal for that short of a ride.
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