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    There you have an answer many of us can relate...

    There you have an answer many of us can relate to. During that time the large urban areas in Southern California were on an odd even rotation to get gas to drive. I bought a 500 cc motorcycle...
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    Well I can agree with your reasoning. I don't...

    Well I can agree with your reasoning. I don't believe people will vote for it but if car owners have to pay for the car and the road use then mass transit users should have to pay for the true cost...
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    Chewy, So to be clear you are saying car owners...

    Chewy,
    So to be clear you are saying car owners should pay the true cost of driving including the part of the infrastructure they use? And Bus riders should pay the true cost of operation the bus?...
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    Roody, doing good in the eyes of the minority? ...

    Roody, doing good in the eyes of the minority? Is it not up to all of society to decide? Can you ever cram enough people on a bus to make it profitable without subsidies?

    Car owners may only...
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    Chewy, Then in the end it all come down to...

    Chewy,
    Then in the end it all come down to social engineering? If people realized what the true cost of a bus ride was and had to pay for it they might walk? They might ride a bike?

    This...
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    Look at that, a consensus and a selection. Can a...

    Look at that, a consensus and a selection. Can a forum be better than that?
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    I like number 1 and number 3. Both look like...

    I like number 1 and number 3. Both look like they have good ventilation.
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    Chewy, do you also support mass transit users...

    Chewy, do you also support mass transit users paying for the cost of mass transit. How much in fact do the fair boxes pay for the services? Are not buses subsidized as much if not more than cars? ...
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    Do you believe society is even considering giving...

    Do you believe society is even considering giving up personal automotive transportation for a return to manual transportation like walking to work and cycling.
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    Many predicted that after the Olympics in England...

    Many predicted that after the Olympics in England there would be a boon to commuter cycling in the UK. But alas it wasn't to be. No increase in commuters cycling: data breakdown | News | The...
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    If you are like me then you love bicycles for...

    If you are like me then you love bicycles for their freedom and simplicity. However like you I have seen where people want to go and why. I should have helped and reported the decrease in the...
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    If that is what you want. You will need to get...

    If that is what you want. You will need to get better grips for a flat bar the stock ones are not that comfortable. Ergon GS-2 offers a better grip and built in bar ends for more hand positions. ...
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    By 2008–2012, the share of bicycle commuters reached 0.6 percent. 2008–2012 are not statistically different from one another. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2008–2012....
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    Gerv, I am pretty sure you knew before you posted...

    Gerv, I am pretty sure you knew before you posted it that the total U.S. Cycling comuter numbers are no where near 5 percent per population. Not even a gyroscope can spin that much.
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    dmiller91, Much of the advice you get from...

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    Much of the advice you get from these forums is based on our experience but then again it is based on our own abilities and preferences.

    One poster has indicated they pick gears...
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    Just a thought, we as a society tend to live in a...

    Just a thought, we as a society tend to live in a constant state of "what if" when it comes to what we by and what we want. (At least I do at times.)

    As mentioned the number of people using...
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    Converting the Jamis to a Plush touring ride,...

    Converting the Jamis to a Plush touring ride, plush is just a term, would be easy as I mentioned. 105s are good shifters and dérailleur aren't an arm and a leg for 105 mid cage. You could Use 25s I...
  18. It is a difference in terminology. For most road...

    It is a difference in terminology. For most road bike riders average speed is from the beginning of a ride to the end. That includes city sign sprints, climbs and long pace-lines. 400 meters might...
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    If the bars are the only problem with your Jamis...

    If the bars are the only problem with your Jamis you can get a new fork and raise them. The new fork will have a longer steer tube and with spacers can rise the bars to level or above your saddle. ...
  20. My next 4 planned rides are a club charity ride...

    My next 4 planned rides are a club charity ride from Menifee to Big Bear following a good portion of the Breathless agony route 107 miles. Then a Metric in September, the Redondo Beach Rat ride, some...
  21. Well this was simply a variation of another post...

    Well this was simply a variation of another post the OP made in 2011 when he switched to a Hybrid. At the time he couldn't catch a single roadie who was sitting up changing his jersey. It was then...
  22. It takes all kinds of bikes to make the world go...

    It takes all kinds of bikes to make the world go around and not everyone is comfortable on a road bike.

    However I would love to see the Strava or Garmin stats on a hybrid "Averaging" 24 MPH
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    Heal well my friend. I used to live in this...

    Heal well my friend. I used to live in this mountains and have been driven out twice by wild fires. They make breathing hard even after they are knocked down.

    We have a big group ride planned...
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    To a degree I like the idea. But you don't need...

    To a degree I like the idea. But you don't need the Japanese because the Chinese are way ahead of the game here. Remember they were at one time what many in here had wished the US would become,...
  25. I have done all I could to keep the debate going...

    I have done all I could to keep the debate going Roody and give you some more traffic but if the method for measurement is unknown or based on a feeling then I suggest many of the cities I cycle in...
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