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    I've lived where all cyclists were targeted for...

    I've lived where all cyclists were targeted for citations. The solution is pretty simple: obey the vehicle code and you don't get a citation.

    Also, the fact that blacks are over-represented in the...
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    A few years ago the Monster Cookie not only had a...

    A few years ago the Monster Cookie not only had a full century but also a double century option. The scaling back of the ride may have something to do with the waning of excitement. I'd end up riding...
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    If your gear fits into a USPS Large Flat Rate...

    If your gear fits into a USPS Large Flat Rate box, that likely to be about as cheap as you can go. If it doesn't, USPS is now doing some common shipping with FedEX, so you may want to look into that...
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    Okay, maybe it will max out somewhat above 15%....

    Okay, maybe it will max out somewhat above 15%. After all, Oulu, Finland, with similar infrastructure, is at 22%. However, in 1962, before they put this infrastructure in, they had a 44% modal share...
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    There used to be a similar sign to your creation...

    There used to be a similar sign to your creation in Davis where a set of spur tracks crossed 2nd St. Some years ago the area got redeveloped and they removed the spur tracks, so the sign is gone. It...
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    Skip the manual and read the actual statutes. The...

    Skip the manual and read the actual statutes. The FRAP laws in almost every state come with an extensive list of exceptions. Key among those exceptions is the sub-standard lane exception (worded in...
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    My commute used to take me through a city that...

    My commute used to take me through a city that was populated by lots of very poor people. I rode to work five days a week and wimped out the sixth (bus, car, car-pool). Most days, I saw an old man...
  8. I'll need to know the exact curse used before I...

    I'll need to know the exact curse used before I can forgive you. Standard policy designed to increase the color of my vocabulary, although my son is teaching me how to call people all sorts of...
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    I agree, with the caveat that the numbers change...

    I agree, with the caveat that the numbers change with geography (both directions).

    However, it seems to me that the boneheads are a lower percentage than 10% (if we don't count the evening drunks)...
  10. [QUOTE=njkayaker;17730253] ​ I believe they...

    I believe they started putting in all their "bikey" infrastructure in the '70s. I guess we can add this to the growing list of places that have seen substantial declines in cycling modal share after...
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    No, I'm sure saying I (or some tribe of "bike...

    No, I'm sure saying I (or some tribe of "bike people" that seems to include me) am "depressing and unrealistic" means you think I'm not gloomy.:rolleyes:



    Perhaps you should check your facts...
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    Since even the infamous Tom Larsen, horrid...

    Since even the infamous Tom Larsen, horrid anti-bike traffic engineer in Eugene, acknowledges that since state law (and nearly every state is the same in this regard) states that bikes may use the...
  13. I'll stick with the one solution that has worked...

    I'll stick with the one solution that has worked in the one place it was tried in the US: Zero-tolerance enforcement of traffic laws. Davis, CA put this in place in the '70s and got bikes to...
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    Hmm, when I rode through West Virginia I don't...

    Hmm, when I rode through West Virginia I don't recall any hills that I would have called a mountain. I believe the highest point in WV, Spruce Knob, is below 5000 feet, which doesn't exactly induce...
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    Again, it's that perspective thing. I lived for...

    Again, it's that perspective thing. I lived for many years where bikes outnumbered cars on the road by a large factor, so 9% and 15% seem like a return to the dark ages. You've been living where,...
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    Do we have a local traffic engineer who is...

    Do we have a local traffic engineer who is actually putting those up? I thought all our locals were still in love with the outdated and always misunderstood "Share the Road" signs that were replaced...
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    Something about that name was vaguely familiar....

    Something about that name was vaguely familiar. After checking on Google Maps, I realized that I had ridden through there many years ago. It was a nice place to ride, even at the end of a month on...
  18. In summary: People ride like they drive....

    In summary:
    People ride like they drive.
    Motorists are at fault in most bike-car collisions.
    People, particularly motorists, are tribal.

    Nothing to see here; move along please.
  19. Legally Speaking: The Door Zone - Nice piece on this common hazard

    Sure, it's in a cycling magazine aimed at enthusiasts. However, it's nice to see such a rational write up by a lawyer on this issue.



    Legally Speaking: The door zone - VeloNews.com
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    A few years ago my wife wanted to ride a...

    A few years ago my wife wanted to ride a self-supported century. We headed out and enjoyed a pleasant day in the coast range. Immediately after our picnic at a pioneer cemetery, we encountered three...
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    All these stories remind me of an old family...

    All these stories remind me of an old family friend. He died of lung cancer back in the '80s after a lifetime of smoking and drinking. On his death bed, he declared (like so many others), that if he...
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    ACA and Google are starting points, but I...

    ACA and Google are starting points, but I wouldn't ever use those for my final route (which naturally changes on the road, but that's another story entirely). Since you've got some time, consider...
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    Perspective is funny. Here in Eugene, we're...

    Perspective is funny. Here in Eugene, we're lamenting the fact that bicycle use has fallen to about what is being celebrated in Seville as a smashing success.

    Oddly, our decline correlates with...
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    You haven't lived until some asshat lets his...

    You haven't lived until some asshat lets his unleased dog scare the Toulouse geese into flight just as you arrive on a bike. They generally only get about five feet off the ground, tend to stay right...
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    Awesome. It sounds like you're going to be a...

    Awesome. It sounds like you're going to be a professional cyclist, as in getting paid to ride your bike around.:thumb:

    My city had a trailer built up to haul around landscaping tools along the...
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