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    Even if it were to diminish somewhat, it seems...

    Even if it were to diminish somewhat, it seems like cycling has become mainstream enough to have its own culture. I love the way people talk about the bearded, fixing riding hipster. Or the...
  2. Lol... so much to agree with here. I think of...

    Lol... so much to agree with here. I think of mixed-used development in very simple terms. I can take a short walk to buy a loaf of bread. I mean, it should be that simple. I think eventually most...
  3. Roody, it seems to me there's one option between...

    Roody, it seems to me there's one option between rail and buses. It's bus rapid transit and I'm hearing various echos of interest in some US cities. (?)
    Besides the advantage of cost, BRT seems more...
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    Seems like this is a great question for the...

    Seems like this is a great question for the Touring subforum. Sounds like you have been using equipment you use in everyday transportation...which seems logical. But I notice you are carrying up to...
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    I could rephrase this "I never ride when it's -5F...

    I could rephrase this "I never ride when it's -5F or less."

    Either way I say it, it means this. I have set my line in the sand at -5F and will only cross that line if I feel like. -5F is just to...
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    Yes exactly. Rather than having them lying around...

    Yes exactly. Rather than having them lying around the house for the other 362 days, I would even consider a taxi if the bus wouldn't work.

    If you do decide studded tires might be useful, remember...
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    I can see that you'd ride a little faster, but...

    I can see that you'd ride a little faster, but when you are riding in snow, it's sometimes impossible to know what's under it.

    You've got me interested though, so I'm going to give this a shot...
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    Well.. just keep in mind that studded tires are...

    Well.. just keep in mind that studded tires are really great on ice, but not much help if there's snow on the ice. I have studded tires, but the studs themselves aren't always beneficial. For the...
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    I recognize that every cyclists has a...

    I recognize that every cyclists has a threshold... for example I don't normally ride under -4F. Or if there's more than about 1 inch of snow on the road surface...

    The local buses and the fact...
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    There are lots of used bikes around and this...

    There are lots of used bikes around and this might be a good idea for a newbie, since newbies frequently need some experience riding to get a sense of that they need. That was my strategy when I...
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    This is becoming a real problem in Des Moines....

    This is becoming a real problem in Des Moines. Supermarket chains don't want to move into the inner city for some reason. But there is a strong flow of people -- not all of them financially...
  12. It's great when you are in a position to take...

    It's great when you are in a position to take advantage of an active lifestyle. A 20 mile was is drudgery, but 3 miles is healthy and undoubtedly starts her day in a good direction...
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    I get a little tired with all the number...

    I get a little tired with all the number crunching. Personally I'm sold on bicycle travel but for me the health and quality-of-life benefits trump the financial aspects.

    However, I had a look at...
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    Yeah, I have a set of Conti Gatorskins on one...

    Yeah, I have a set of Conti Gatorskins on one bike and the ride quality is much better.

    However, I know they aren't as durable as the Marathons and that's a consideration. The last time I bought...
  15. +1 Now there's a good thought.

    +1 Now there's a good thought.
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    I've used Marathons and Marathon Pluses as my...

    I've used Marathons and Marathon Pluses as my commuting tire. I do notice that they are a different on wet surfaces, particularly when it's cool and wet. But I haven't found anything better. I do...
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    I always wonder if my vision of "simple living"...

    I always wonder if my vision of "simple living" might seem pretty misguided to my grandparents... if they were still alive. Sure, I'll ride a bike, but I also take airplane trips. I do several things...
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    Nice vehicle... mahogany interior. However, it...

    Nice vehicle... mahogany interior. However, it does share some design issues with the modern car. Its buik means that squeezed into a crowded downtown, it would be difficult to park. I wonder too...
  19. The photo of Milan really got my attention. I...

    The photo of Milan really got my attention. I know Italians are very visual and love paintings, but... Good thing there are no cars... it would really be dangerous.
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    History of Jaywalking...

    Interesting article on Vox.. thought I'd share
    The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking" - Vox

    Great street scene before the age of cars....
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    Death would also spare us having to read more...

    Death would also spare us having to read more posts on this undead thread.
  22. Thread: Bus Porn

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    I could get up that hill with my winter bike....

    I could get up that hill with my winter bike. Nothing to it
    :)

    Although not too sure about this one...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0x_Q3fcDg
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    Well of course. When you consider that greater...

    Well of course. When you consider that greater than 50% of NYC household don't have cars... I once lived in the country for 6-8 months and found being carfree extremely difficult. I know some people...
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    No... it's just the new normal. Sort of like when...

    No... it's just the new normal. Sort of like when mom took the training wheels off your bike and you realized you could fly!!

    Congrats and welcome aboard!!
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    He seems adamant about cycling facilities. (If...

    He seems adamant about cycling facilities. (If you don't build it, they won't come.) But the same law dictates that adding an extra car lane encourages more motorists to show up.
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