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    OMG death is preventable? I swear to God... I've...

    OMG death is preventable? I swear to God... I've never heard that before. I was under the impression that death could only be delayed.

    I know what you really mean. You mean only those that lack...
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    I have serious mixed feelings about those "safety...

    I have serious mixed feelings about those "safety equipment laws". There was a cyclist killed not far from here a few years ago. The cyclist had no "warning bell"... as required by city ordinance. So...
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    You defeat your own point. Cars/motorist/humans...

    You defeat your own point. Cars/motorist/humans have always had accidents. No one really expects people to be perfect. Driving... cycling or even just walking around... people are going to bump into...
  4. Everything was more "artful".... once upon a...

    Everything was more "artful".... once upon a time.

    Modern bicycles are designed with todays consumers (and manufacturing technics) in mind. I ride modern most days. But I proudly keep a C&V bike...
  5. Vague poorly defined goals can never be met. ...

    Vague poorly defined goals can never be met.

    Just like at work: You need to have a vision, and clearly defined goals that over a predefined schedule get you from point A to point B... and so on....
  6. Back in 1964 when riding my 63 Schwinn Varsity......

    Back in 1964 when riding my 63 Schwinn Varsity... I had neither... a (cushioned) "grip" at or over the brake... or the suicide lever extensions on the tops. We/I did at times ride with my hands on...
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    I am can be just as bad! Sometimes it takes...

    I am can be just as bad! Sometimes it takes something like getting buzzed by a distracted motorist... to remind me of the precariousness of sharing streets with automobiles. Which almost always......
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    I like to restore a bike or two during the...

    I like to restore a bike or two during the Midwestern cycling off-season. It makes the winter pass faster. I haven't repainted any yet... But I've already acquired most of the tools.

    Compressors...
  9. They will hold a small LED flashlight on the...

    They will hold a small LED flashlight on the handle bars.

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    Very little of the news.... is positive. There is...

    Very little of the news.... is positive. There is an average of 23,000 scheduled commercial airline plane take-offs and landings in the United States everyday. Rarely does any crash. People only want...
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    Hate?!?! No... absolutely no hate. I feel you're...

    Hate?!?! No... absolutely no hate. I feel you're misguided. I believe you're looking way too deep... at a very shallow subject. If you need an emotional response from me in regards to your comments I...
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    I agree with you completely!!! Not only have I...

    I agree with you completely!!! Not only have I read and believe those [same] stats.... it has been my own experience as well.





    So... since we agree of some issues... and you question my...
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    Hit the local bike shops. Take a few different...

    Hit the local bike shops. Take a few different bikes for test rides.
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    I admire your tactical and polite use of words. I...

    I admire your tactical and polite use of words. I decided to just apologize and back away before I typed something I later regretted.
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    I don't recall that notion. If that is a popular...

    I don't recall that notion. If that is a popular notion.... why do all cars have bumpers?

    One day while cycling I saw a car stopped in the middle of the road. As I carefully passed I tried to...
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    The only reason I mentioned the temperature is...

    The only reason I mentioned the temperature is that most cyclist abandon the roads in the coldest part of winter. I have always felt (no stats to support my feelings) that motorist don't expect...
  17. I am pass stir crazy. I haven't been cycling even...

    I am pass stir crazy. I haven't been cycling even once this month. We did have two days that were plenty suitable for riding but I wasn't able to get away. Now I am starting to get fat, lazy, and...
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    48 year old David Gabriel was riding his bicycle...

    48 year old David Gabriel was riding his bicycle along Route 20 in Northeast Township around 4:45 A.M.

    Off season, sub-freezing temperatures, pre-dawn hours, no rear lights. If anyone is charged...
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    The Merckx is beautiful. Leave it as-is and find...

    The Merckx is beautiful. Leave it as-is and find new parts for the Pegoretti.
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    My apologies. I was merely trying to politely let...

    My apologies. I was merely trying to politely let you know you were a little out of the range of understanding.
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    Sure! No elected representative can exercise...

    Sure! No elected representative can exercise their craft without votes... and they know that.
  22. Poll: At first I was very anti-electric shifting. After...

    At first I was very anti-electric shifting. After all... even though I ride modern bikes I am also very much a classic-vintage bicycle guy. But I've had a change of heart as far as bicycle technology...
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    There is no real political side to alterative...

    There is no real political side to alterative lifestyles. It is an illusion of leadership, cooperation, and unity that is called politics.

    If there is a trend of environmentalism, cycling, drug...
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    Castration anxiety is an actual term (although...

    Castration anxiety is an actual term (although not necessarily credible science) it has a meaning. If you somehow have your own definition or understanding of the term.... I have no idea what you...
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    "Castration anxiety"?!?!?!? Wow.... a Freudian...

    "Castration anxiety"?!?!?!? Wow.... a Freudian theory from the 1800's to explain the normal dip in a sports popularity. Please don't take any offense... but I think your reading way to much into...
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