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    There's plenty of room to get around a Bicycle....

    There's plenty of room to get around a Bicycle. Did someone honk a car horn at a Bicyclist? Don't honk, it always causes trouble...


    Today I would like to discuss the history of the bicycle. The...
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    I'm just going to start spieling : ....There's...

    I'm just going to start spieling :

    ....There's plenty of room to get around a Bicycle. Did someone honk a car horn at a Bicyclist? Don't honk, it always causes trouble...


    Today I would like...
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    Sticky: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7655/17111607072_31...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7655/17111607072_315eed28df_z.jpgBULLITT Cargo Bike by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8716/16492992493_dc291a54a7_z.jpgBULLITT Cargo...
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    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/16056303273_18...

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/16056303273_189844f4aa_z.jpgIMG_4130 by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr

    BMX Platform Pedals, like this^
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    I made these with a board of 6 millimeter...

    I made these with a board of 6 millimeter Coroplast™:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/16297053130_6b2263999f_z.jpgBicycle with Stand by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr

    and I haven't had any...
  6. One of the reasons I wear a helmet is that a...

    One of the reasons I wear a helmet is that a branch could fall out of a tree. In '06, a tree fell on the spot where my car had been parked three hours before... Don't get me going about trees...
  7. Yea, a folding bike would be my choice. Okay, a...

    Yea, a folding bike would be my choice. Okay, a folding bike is on my list of things to get... We are fortunate to have the Long Island Rail Road here, which allows bikes on the trains as long as...
  8. I think it's inherently dangerous (bike rack on...

    I think it's inherently dangerous (bike rack on the front of a bus), and I would not use one.
    I think putting the bike aboard a train is fine, and using a Bike Share Bike at the city destination is...
  9. For the record, I do believe in bringing the Bike...

    For the record, I do believe in bringing the Bike Aboard the mass-transit vehicle, such as this:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7627/16938918595_abfa2224f2_z.jpgIMG_7900 by AviationMetalSmith, on...
  10. Detroit bus strikes, kills man retrieving bicycle

    I always thought the idea of putting the Bike Rack on the front of a Bus was a bad one...
    Now I know:


    Detroit bus strikes, kills man retrieving bicycle
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    But remember , the original name of New York was...

    But remember , the original name of New York was New Amsterdam...
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    Ohh, well, that changes the picture... If the...

    Ohh, well, that changes the picture... If the motorist ran the cyclist over "on purpose" then it's a capital crime: Murder. I was laboring under the misapprehension that it was an "accident". (of...
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    I've just got to try to clue-you-in... Bicycles...

    I've just got to try to clue-you-in... Bicycles Traditionally do Not have Rear-View Mirrors. There is still NO law requiring a Rear-View Mirror on Bicycles. Cyclists (and people in general) do Not...
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    A Tale of Two City Bikes Hi, my name is James...

    A Tale of Two City Bikes
    Hi, my name is James Donohue, I am an Aircraft Structural Engineer, living on Long Island. I tell people I build "Custom Bikes" , but maybe that term is misleading. I have...
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    Earlier post: " Hi, just was thinking ......

    Earlier post:

    " Hi, just was thinking ... "Paying Attention" is important. I have heard it referred to as "Situational Awareness". I try , I use 2 rear view mirrors, one on my helmet and one on my...
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    Hi. I moved to new digs. I've been spending to...

    Hi. I moved to new digs. I've been spending to much time on Facebook , I've got to post some of my best material here, in the Blogger's Forum. The following is my reply to a San Jose Mercury Times...
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    Where I live, there is a gap between Eastern...

    Where I live, there is a gap between Eastern Queens, and Manhattan/Western Queens. There is a path that goes in a circle, under the cloverleaf where the Long Island Expresway meets the Cross Island...
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    I agree , there are many roads that are...

    I agree , there are many roads that are "acceptable" without any Bike Lane or Sharrow markings. Washington DC, IIRC, has a "Green Belt" trail that encircles the city, and , come-to-think-of-it, I...
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    https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?sr...

    https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2015/03/miami.png&w=1484
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    https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?sr...

    https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2015/03/dc.png&w=1484
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    I was Not trying to to glean the internet for...

    I was Not trying to to glean the internet for reasons not to ride a bicycle. The issue here is connectivity . We have made great progress in having Bike Lanes built. But more work needs to be done. ...
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    Thanks for the Heads-Up on that one. The website...

    Thanks for the Heads-Up on that one. The website has been much improved! BTW, my Van, gets 12 mpg, so you could double that figure of gas saved...(actually, I never drive into Manattan, even though...
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    How your statistics are calculatedThe number of...

    How your statistics are calculatedThe number of trips listed is the total number of completed trips logged in your account. Total usage time is the total combined duration of all trips logged in your...
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    These are my stats: Number of trips 32 ...

    These are my stats:

    Number of trips
    32

    Total usage time
    19 hours 45 minutes 23 seconds

    Distance traveled (estimated)
    158.1 miles
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    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7631/16393010253_cb...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7631/16393010253_cba4d30297_z.jpgPotholes Glen Cove Road by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr

    And then there's the Killer Potholes.
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