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    Shouldn't marching bands be criminalized? They...

    Shouldn't marching bands be criminalized? They really are a disaster waiting to happen. One flutist gets slightly out of line and before you know it you'll have band kids laying all over the place.
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    What's good is that this is becoming socially...

    What's good is that this is becoming socially acceptable or even desirable outside of NYC and similar east coast cities. Not long ago someone in St Paul or Seattle who didn't have a car was viewed a...
  3. OP, can one, two, or three of your kids ride...

    OP, can one, two, or three of your kids ride themselves? How old are they?

    A bakfiets, whether bakfiets.nl or workcycles, should last a lifetime. We haul groceries, hardware, Christmas trees, dirt...
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    FWIW. I get extremely bored on rollers even with...

    FWIW. I get extremely bored on rollers even with movies, tv, training CD's, follow-cute-buns CDs, and other attempts at distraction. Several years ago my wife gave me a Tacx and each year she gives...
  5. A fellow cold Chicagoan for the OP: Let's Go...

    A fellow cold Chicagoan for the OP:

    Let's Go Ride a Bike | Adventures in city cycling
  6. My preference on city bikes is a rear coaster and...

    My preference on city bikes is a rear coaster and front roller. I use the coaster 99% of the time and have the front roller mostly for backup.

    If you'll be bombing hills really fast then roller...
  7. Poll: I've ridden/waited/ridden through Floraplein....

    I've ridden/waited/ridden through Floraplein. Having the second lane coming off the roundabout isn't fun (nor good design nor do I believe is up to current CROW standards). No transportation system...
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    How are you paying them to decide poorly? What do...

    How are you paying them to decide poorly? What do you recommend to correct this whole situation?
  9. Poll: A few thoughts: - This is a somewhat isolated...

    A few thoughts:

    - This is a somewhat isolated problem (though there are similar problems throughout The Netherlands).

    - You'd never see children riding bicycles like this in the U.S. because we...
  10. Poll: Your credibility is sinking quite fast. I...

    Your credibility is sinking quite fast. I couldn't quickly find ETSC data past 2007 but for 2001 - 2007 of 29 capital cities Copenhagen ranks 6th best w/ 2.7 fatalities / 100k population and...
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    You'll be a happy rider.

    You'll be a happy rider.
  12. Poll: Where are you getting your numbers? They are...

    Where are you getting your numbers? They are actually two of the safest. Denmark is the second safest country in the world for road fatalities and The Netherlands is 9th.
  13. Poll: Riding through a roundabout on a bike is...

    Riding through a roundabout on a bike is something I'll always try to avoid. It is one of the more dangerous things that a bicycle rider can do.

    Yes, there are many roundabouts in Europe (actually...
  14. Poll: A few thoughts. I don't know if that junction...

    A few thoughts. I don't know if that junction meets Dutch standards or not, it doesn't appear to though it might. The reality though is that even bicycle riders on the safest of Dutch infrastructure...
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    I think it's actually the other way around. Taxes...

    I think it's actually the other way around. Taxes from wealthy homeowners in the suburbs subsidize inner cities. Most states have a resource sharing pool that facilitates this.

    If every property...
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    While this might be a great bike for many people...

    While this might be a great bike for many people it is not a Dutch city bike or what anyone outside of Trekland would consider a city bike. The geometry appears completely off (too little rake in the...
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    You might also see if they'd be willing to ship...

    You might also see if they'd be willing to ship one to you without their assembling it. This would save them both assembly and re-packing costs. It would require more assembly on your end though and...
  18. Thread: Frame bags

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    I've tried a couple of them. I tend to ride with...

    I've tried a couple of them. I tend to ride with my knees close to the frame so my knees would sometimes hit the bag. On hot days they'd also seem to create a warm area between my leg and bag, I...
  19. Poll: I agree with you on Washington DC (and similarly...

    I agree with you on Washington DC (and similarly with most infrastructure in the U.S.). It is quite poorly designed bicycling infrastructure. MUPs are also problematic in most instances.

    Well...
  20. Poll: I agree with you completely. What benefits of...

    I agree with you completely. What benefits of bicycle infrastructure do you believe are imaginary? What harms from cars?
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    I think the geometry of the Pappionaire is a bit...

    I think the geometry of the Pappionaire is a bit different though perhaps not enough to make a difference. Dutch bikes also have larger rims/tires than this appears to have which results in a...
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    For me I'd take the trail every time no matter...

    For me I'd take the trail every time no matter how boring. A road like that with cars traveling that fast and not expecting to see (or not see) someone riding a bicycle is not something I'd ever want...
  23. Poll: Homeowners should care about bike paths because...

    Homeowners should care about bike paths because they appear to consistently increase the value of homes. As well, over time they should lower other costs including road maintenance and costs for...
  24. Poll: The U.S. spends considerably more per capita on...

    The U.S. spends considerably more per capita on healthcare ($8,820/yr in 2013 expected to increase to $10,200 in 2015)) than any other developed (OECD) country and over twice the average of $3,770....
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    That's ugly. Speed limit? Actual speed cars...

    That's ugly. Speed limit? Actual speed cars drive? How heavy of traffic? What state?

    I'd avoid a road like that if possible unless cars drive quite slow and there are very few of them. The...
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