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    That could be, but they could also be suffering...

    That could be, but they could also be suffering from untreated PTSD, and their actions could be a form of self medicating.
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    Thanks. :)

    Thanks. :)
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    Yes, I could see that as a possibility, and that...

    Yes, I could see that as a possibility, and that would be funny, but I think it would get old rather quick as that's a lot of bulk to haul around, and must mess up their ability to see at night.
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    A motor vehicles ability to quickly and easily...

    A motor vehicles ability to quickly and easily pass a cyclist isn't an entitlement, its simply the natural differences between two different types of vehicles, and there are laws that grant the...
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    A "DRIVE THROUGH" is designed and intended to...

    A "DRIVE THROUGH" is designed and intended to cater to a specific clientele, saying they should be accessible to pedestrians is like arguing that a walk up window should be accessible to drivers.
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    The first comment in my post was the idea I was...

    The first comment in my post was the idea I was trying to convey, and wasn't meant as an accusation or directed at you, but an observation of what I've seen.

    In full daylight even the brightest...
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    As a professional driver, I spend a lot of time...

    As a professional driver, I spend a lot of time on the road, and have observed that no light short of a full emergency vehicle strobe shows up as well in full daylight as a high-viz vest.
    Once one...
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    We have no lockers or any other facilities were I...

    We have no lockers or any other facilities were I work, so for me its better to arrive to work a little damp from sweating in rain gear than soaking wet from rain without it. Fortunately our uniforms...
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    I have a Showers Pass and a J&G, and gotta say I...

    I have a Showers Pass and a J&G, and gotta say I prefer he J&G for daily commuter use here in Seattle. The J&G is basic, robust, and has excellent ventilation.
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    I found some of the clipless vs platforms...

    I found some of the clipless vs platforms arguments interesting as both sides are arguing half truths. I learned taking some motorcycle racing training that attempting to "save it" is a good way to...
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    I guess I'm wired different, some are faster than...

    I guess I'm wired different, some are faster than me, some are slower, that's just the way it is, there's no ego or vanity involved.
    I'm happy doing my own thing, and don't need any validation.
  12. One only has to look anywhere in the world...

    One only has to look anywhere in the world outside of the US to where bicycles are a significant form of transportation for the average person.
    The bikes are what the typical enthusiast would turn...
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    Limo liberal, People who live a cloistered life...

    Limo liberal, People who live a cloistered life of privilege expressing concern for issues they have absolutely no exposure to in real life. They're the polar opposite of the hay-seed conservative.
  14. My quest for the perfect commuter involved lots...

    My quest for the perfect commuter involved lots of modifications and experiments on a couple of old bikes until I figured out what would work best for me.
    Then I purchased a new bike that was 95%...
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    "Urban" helmets offer better protection from sun...

    "Urban" helmets offer better protection from sun and rain without looking like a streamlined pile of intestines, but they do get a bit stuffy when it gets hot.
  16. I'm not very sociable, but I'm not a anti social...

    I'm not very sociable, but I'm not a anti social either.
    Sunday I did the Cascade bicycle clubs Chilly-Hilly ride that attracts 4000+ riders each year. Wanting to avoid the crowds, I took a pre...
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    That's a problem when there are those on both...

    That's a problem when there are those on both sides who insist that junkies and bums, and the homeless and mentally ill are all the same.
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    OK, honest question here,

    Do you believe if people were forced to give up driving, a significant number would turn to cycling rather than public transportation outside of areas that aren't...
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    Most people I know would have to make major changes in their life and lifestyle to make cycling for transportation a viable option which they have no interest in anyway.
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    The two questions, Will it really have any...

    The two questions,
    Will it really have any impact on the overall character of the drivers in that area, and does the work load of the areas police allow them to allot time to investigating reports...
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    Apparently there are a few sovereign citizen...

    Apparently there are a few sovereign citizen types here.
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    And the only rational explanation I can imagine...

    And the only rational explanation I can imagine for the OPs example is that its an emergency service bicycle for a volunteer firefighter.

    FWIW, your choices seem reasonable and functional.
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    I guess auto parts stores better start selling...

    I guess auto parts stores better start selling shoes and bicycle parts lest they be sued for discrimination against the poor and young.......
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    Agreed, That's why I run a solid headlight and...

    Agreed,
    That's why I run a solid headlight and tail light plus a flashing headlight and tail light, and a yellow jacket or high- viz vest dependent on weather.
    What I absolutely refuse to do is...
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    ILTB's example of a lights on a pole addresses a...

    ILTB's example of a lights on a pole addresses a particular situation in a reasonable manner, but IMO the dozen plus truck lights in the OP is very questionable.
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