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  1. Thread: rain pancho

    by harshbarj
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    I use one and can say yes to both questions. As...

    I use one and can say yes to both questions. As for comments, I have never gotten one. Most people understand when it's raining, one wants to stay dry. Needless to say if I ever got one, I would not...
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    Which was why I said "It's legal to ride on the...

    Which was why I said "It's legal to ride on the sidewalk in most places, though prohibited in others.". Be it state or city regulations, it's still a regulation one must follow. Really, arguing for...
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    Depends on conditions really. I myself ride on...

    Depends on conditions really. I myself ride on the street most of the time, but on the sidewalk when traffic gets so heavy it's not safe.

    I'd check on local laws. Here in the states it's legal to...
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    Dutch bicycle options??

    I am in the market for a new dutch style bike. Problem is I live in the united states.

    The bike would be used only for commuting and running to the store. Right now I am eyeing the Electra...
  5. I myself am not a fan of trails. People like to...

    I myself am not a fan of trails. People like to use it as some magic number that proves a city is bike friendly. But what good are those if they don't go where people live, work, or shop? I my city,...
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    One LED can be bright. My city bike has a one LED...

    One LED can be bright. My city bike has a one LED tail light and I can see cars glow red as I pass. It's driven by a generator and is just .5 watt. Brighter than you really need.
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    Frontloaders (bakfiets) are the way to go for...

    Frontloaders (bakfiets) are the way to go for larger or very heavy loads. They just can't be beat.
  8. Thread: Night riding

    by harshbarj
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    I myself use a hub generator and steady lights....

    I myself use a hub generator and steady lights. Blinking lights confuse drivers ability to judge distance. That and pedestrians hate them.
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    Do the dutch wear stuff like this? No? Then why...

    Do the dutch wear stuff like this? No? Then why should I? Fix the infra.

    Push hi vis and helmets only if you want to kill bike riding. Your average person going to the store or to work will not...
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    What's a cyclist? As a bicycle rider, I don't...

    What's a cyclist? As a bicycle rider, I don't count myself as a cyclist. I ride for utilitarian reasons only. Going to the store, going to work, Picking up the mail. I ride in my normal (mostly...
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    Copenhagen. Simple!

    Copenhagen.

    Simple!
  12. For me, not doable. I will not drive a car for...

    For me, not doable. I will not drive a car for personal reasons, and I live a mile from the bus stop. So bike is the only realistic choice I have. Anyway, on average I miss fewer days of work due to...
  13. Nice and calm. Rarely do I break 15kph. Riding...

    Nice and calm. Rarely do I break 15kph. Riding should be stress relief, not stressful. Plus I want to arrive at work as I left, dry.
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    walking up 5 floors is not that bad. I do it at...

    walking up 5 floors is not that bad. I do it at work daily, even though I weigh 200+ lbs. And elevators the same as cars? What are you smoking! Also if you are riding so hard that it's that much of...
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    Rightly said. Commuting is not a sport, it's not...

    Rightly said. Commuting is not a sport, it's not a race. It's about getting around.

    I myself don't see why I should see or treat my riding as a sport any more so than a driver would see their...
  16. Thread: Panniers?

    by harshbarj
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    Panniers?

    Looking for a replacement set.

    My original set are now 3 years old and starting to fall apart. They were the Axiom dutch shopper bags. I loved them because I could easily pack them with 60-70lbs...
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    Omaha, Ne. 7 years

    Route:. 8KM each way

    Road conditions / surfaces:. Normal urban streets

    Traffic:. From heavy to near none

    Environment:. Urban
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    Depends on the speed. The more the difference in...

    Depends on the speed. The more the difference in speed, the further away they should be. If he was doing more than twice your speed that to me looks a little close. In no case should they ever get...
  19. Thread: Uber

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    Honestly I have no problems with the taxi...

    Honestly I have no problems with the taxi companies here. Normally on time, and the drivers are mostly friendly. Though most years I don't use a taxi.

    In my city Uber and Lyft are still illegal...
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    I had to stop watching at 2 minutes. No wonder so...

    I had to stop watching at 2 minutes. No wonder so many people hate bike riders. Those kids showed no respect for pedestrians, drivers, or law.

    Want REAL ideas for commuting?
    ...
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    A good fix would be stopping urban sprawl. Stop...

    A good fix would be stopping urban sprawl. Stop building single family housing, or at least severely limit it. Plan for 3-5 story development with ground floor retail. When an area is just kilometer...
  22. So right. I love my dutch bikes! I just decide I...

    So right. I love my dutch bikes! I just decide I need to go, and just go. No special clothes, No funny hat, No daily maintenance. I just walk out, undo the lock, and ride away. Everything I need is...
  23. 1, Get a hub dynamo. No more removing and...

    1, Get a hub dynamo. No more removing and charging lights. If you are moving you have light. If you want light while stopped, get the ones with a stand light.

    2. Wear normal daily clothes. I ride...
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    It does make it less useful. How do you carry...

    It does make it less useful. How do you carry your briefcase to work? Stop off at the store and pick up a few things. Commuting is not a sports activity and should not be treated as such.

    Yes any...
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    I think it means traveling between home and work....

    I think it means traveling between home and work. What do you think it means?
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