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  1. A bit of over-reaction here? There were 743...

    A bit of over-reaction here? There were 743 people killed riding their bicycles in the U.S. last year. If I remember correctly all but 2 were killed by cars. I don't believe any were killed by...
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    Sometimes forgiveness is easier than permission....

    Sometimes forgiveness is easier than permission. Oh wait, that's with work. Forget I said that...

    I don't know that a Dutch bike would be faster but they are a lot more comfortable for the same...
  3. Mapping bicycling comfort level of cities

    Saw this in the new FHWA protected bicycle lane manual. It'd be interesting to do this for a number of cities. Not sure what their criteria were for what constituted what level of comfort.

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    Great summation of these various bikes. You...

    Great summation of these various bikes. You should try a proper Dutch bike to compare to your Globe.
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    Good point. A no-sweat pace on a 40lb Dutch...

    Good point. A no-sweat pace on a 40lb Dutch upright is closer to 12 mph though so even less of a difference.

    Most of my transportation riding is on bikeways or MUPs. Otherwise I make liberal use...
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    Distracted driving has been a major problem since...

    Distracted driving has been a major problem since before cell phones and will continue to be for decades to come. At least until autonomous driving vehicles become commonplace. Even in Europe where...
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    Millions of folks outside the U.S. commute 1 to 2...

    Millions of folks outside the U.S. commute 1 to 2 miles. Perfect distance for riding. That said, I think you're over-complicating things. I assume you wouldn't drive a Formula One car to work and...
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    I'm 6 years older but same weight and many days...

    I'm 6 years older but same weight and many days the same commute distance or a tad longer. I went the opposite direction and got a Dutch bike (Workcycles Opafiets). I'll never go back. Makes for much...
  9. Completely agree. Both for comfort and actual...

    Completely agree. Both for comfort and actual safety.
  10. Having a difficult time figuring out how a pass...

    Having a difficult time figuring out how a pass works if you're both going the same speed :-)
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    The conspiracy theorist in me doesn't think their...

    The conspiracy theorist in me doesn't think their own shareholder value had anything to do with it. Shareholder value for oil companies perhaps? Their stock has been flat for over 10 years so they...
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    Agree. And they are indeed a fun company to...

    Agree. And they are indeed a fun company to watch. It's also been fun to watch the reaction of the other auto companies. Elon's forcing all of them to change much quicker than they'd like. It seems...
  13. Anti-theft spray works well High-Tech Antitheft...

    Anti-theft spray works well High-Tech Antitheft Bicycle Spray :-)

    The bike I had in Amsterdam (new Batavus) had a paint job that looked sun faded and fake rust at all of the joints and a couple...
  14. Air horns are unpleasant air pollution, anger...

    Air horns are unpleasant air pollution, anger people, and are IMO rude and unnecessary. Bicycle riders have a bad enough reputation and enough enemies, we don't need more of either nor do our...
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    That's great news. Increases in bicycling could...

    That's great news. Increases in bicycling could give a whole new meaning to Calgary stampede. The Mayor of Edmonton and his wife use bikes for much of their transportation and he's been working on...
  16. Just read about the Tilikum, more cool new stuff...

    Just read about the Tilikum, more cool new stuff for Portland! Why will this impact the tram? Is it an alternate route so they'll force people over the bridge rather than use the tram?

    One really...
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    I bet she was pretty sore the next day.

    I bet she was pretty sore the next day.
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    Not really sure. I'd guess 40 or 50 lbs for my...

    Not really sure. I'd guess 40 or 50 lbs for my Workcycles Opafiets and 70 or 80 for my bakfiets. That includes fenders, dynamo, lights, racks, chaincase, locks, etc. Doesn't really matter though...
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    I don't think there've ever been any ads from...

    I don't think there've ever been any ads from Tesla. I'd guess they'll start running some with the Model 3 though Elon may view selling without ads a fun challenge. I'd be extremely surprised if they...
  20. Does it take a lot of time to load/unload or...

    Does it take a lot of time to load/unload or fairly quick? I hope we'll see a lot more multimodal transportation options.
  21. Very awesome. Can you take your bike on it? ...

    Very awesome. Can you take your bike on it?

    There are certainly instances where normal commuting in normal daily clothes on an upright bike won't work. I think these are quite few though. In...
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    We know what you didn't see in the article. What...

    We know what you didn't see in the article. What did you see?
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    Sure, let's start with this Sights unseen...

    Sure, let's start with this Sights unseen
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    Agree. And disagree. These are discussion posts...

    Agree. And disagree. These are discussion posts not academic papers. Footnoting every comment with sources would require five to twenty times as long. I've posted numerous sources before and can do...
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    I don't get the point of this experiment. As part...

    I don't get the point of this experiment. As part of controlled medical research perhaps but not like this. And, having had a kidney stone once due likely to dehydration I really really don't want to...
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