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    Hmmm must have been 20+ years ago.... there was...

    Hmmm must have been 20+ years ago.... there was a time when the transition at Fiesta Island was bad, but that was a long time ago... I wouldn't even recommend Friars... there are other ways into...
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    I wonder the same thing when I see folks on the...

    I wonder the same thing when I see folks on the awkward cloverleaf exit ramps from a local arterial road to a local beach road...** the sad fact IS that right near said awkward cloverleaf is a nice...
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    Interesting, but won't do a thing for the...

    Interesting, but won't do a thing for the millions of saws that already exist... I was always taught to use some scrap for a pusher and keep fingers away from the blade. I make pusher sticks with a...
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    Right... so it is still OK to do the "blocking...

    Right... so it is still OK to do the "blocking thing," as long as you don't crowd the cyclist... fully agreed.
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    4 lanes, right? So those inconvenienced...

    4 lanes, right? So those inconvenienced motorists just felt they had to have the whole road, eh... one lane just wasn't enough?
    Yeah I've done this too... when I felt the cyclist was...
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    Any way you look at it... the cyclists...

    Any way you look at it... the cyclists "featured" in the OP are the exception not the norm. The OP is baiting us to think that all cyclists ride in this manner and therefore are a hazard on the...
  7. I think we have the right answer.

    I think we have the right answer.
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    Hey troll, people DO defend reckless drivers......

    Hey troll, people DO defend reckless drivers... all the time. Consider for a moment that not only do most drivers speed, thus violate the law, but drivers also kill some 30,000 people a year...
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    Well said, which is why "well it works for me"...

    Well said, which is why "well it works for me" isn't the right advocacy...
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    Bingo! Winner, winner!!!

    Bingo! Winner, winner!!!
  11. LOL, probably is a lot like that... except one...

    LOL, probably is a lot like that... except one involves physical response and strength, and the other, just a lead foot.... but the mentality is probably quite similar... just like any two...
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    Well guess that about covers it... "concerned,"...

    Well guess that about covers it... "concerned," a newbie, gets on and makes one post and we all jump on... hook line and sinker.
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    Here goes- I just simply don't see any inherent...

    Here goes- I just simply don't see any inherent right for people to drive large nearly empty, man-killing vehicles on streets designed for the general public. In my experience all around the country,...
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    actually I think the unicycle has to ride the...

    actually I think the unicycle has to ride the donkey....
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    Well initially it was the web slinger... good...

    Well initially it was the web slinger... good old Spidey. That was back in the day when they cost like 12 cents a piece. I'd hang out in the local drug store that also had a soda fountain (not all...
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    Teeny Tiny fraction... But of course their...

    Teeny Tiny fraction...

    But of course their message rang loud and clear... "don't do anything to the roads, they work just fine for us..." which is a message that resonated with politicians et....
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    While the roads are designed to also handle...

    While the roads are designed to also handle automobiles, and trucks, roads are not exclusive to automobiles or trucks or any other form of travel... such as livestock.

    California Vehicle Code:...
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    This is exactly the same scenario I mentioned in...

    This is exactly the same scenario I mentioned in post 36.

    And certainly I can understand the concern expressed by certain posters here... about how perhaps they enjoy cycling at 25-30MPH and...
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    As a quick aside... ironically that whole helmet...

    As a quick aside... ironically that whole helmet mention brings up the notion that in countries with well developed cycling infrastructure, used by mass quantities of their populations, most folks...
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    Throughout history if we simply said "it's good...

    Throughout history if we simply said "it's good enough for me" we would likely still be in caves... it is thinking altruistically, beyond one's own self, that collectively we make our world better. ...
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    OK, you said: "1. Certain areas of Europe have...

    OK, you said: "1. Certain areas of Europe have the sort of infrastructure we should demand. 2. I can get anywhere I want to go with the infrastructure already in place, with maybe a few...
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    I've been through this debate more times than I...

    I've been through this debate more times than I care to think of... This whole thing hinges on the bolded statement above. I can go anywhere I want to go too... But you and I and probably many the...
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    Now try to imagine that this isn't just one...

    Now try to imagine that this isn't just one special trail in one special place... but that the whole city is accessible by bike on similar type paths, or in some places, MUPs. The only interaction...
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    You never offered one answer... and still have...

    You never offered one answer... and still have not offered an answer to the question I provided: Why do you insist on sharing a high speed road with cars, if a well designed bike path goes...
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    Of course... but then to them, there is no other...

    Of course... but then to them, there is no other choice.

    And I as a long time cyclist I too have done just that when there was no other choice.

    But I have to wonder how many of those...
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