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    Sure. Lots of cars break down here, causing big...

    Sure. Lots of cars break down here, causing big backups. Riding is the only practical choice. We've had 95 F / heat index 102 all week and it's no problem.
  2. Early one winter morning a few years ago, while I...

    Early one winter morning a few years ago, while I was riding to work on a local MUP, a huge mob of recreational riders suddenly appeared from behind a curve, filling both travel lanes. I had to leave...
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    The rails cross the road at a very narrow angle,...

    The rails cross the road at a very narrow angle, about 20 degrees from parallel. One has to slow nearly to a stop and make a 90 degree turn.
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    I think of rails crossing the street and posing a...

    I think of rails crossing the street and posing a danger to cyclists. I've been bloodied several times coming home from work and don't like them one bit.
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    Neos overshoes -- easy to put on and take off;...

    Neos overshoes -- easy to put on and take off; warm in winter, too.
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    Our daughter loved going to school in the...

    Our daughter loved going to school in the trailer. At about 8, she got her first ride on an Adams, and there was no turning back. Our daughter immediately took to it because it gave her a chance to...
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    Are they a cycling thing in general or mainly...

    Are they a cycling thing in general or mainly just for us over 50 cycling peeps?
    No. The target audience is anyone who flunked high school biology

    Is there anything conclusive that says I should...
  8. Thread: Why I Love This

    by PaulH
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    Great story! Thanks!

    Great story!
    Thanks!
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    Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy. 1) Must have 3...

    Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy.

    1) Must have 3 or more years of regular commuting experience.
    Eighteen years

    2) Must commute a minimum of 20 miles per week.
    One hundred miles

    3) A minimum of...
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    Schwalbe Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy here. I get...

    Schwalbe Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy here. I get flats maybe every 20,000 miles, or comparable to how often I get car flats.
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    In my experience, all child seats destabilize the...

    In my experience, all child seats destabilize the bike to some extent. Also, any travel with a child involves a diaper bag or other stuff.
    We found a trailer to be by far the best way to go. When...
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    I'd have to plug it in every night and write a...

    I'd have to plug it in every night and write a check every month. Too much hassle for me. No way.
  13. I'd like to see a PSA add showing a stressed-out...

    I'd like to see a PSA add showing a stressed-out person driving around and around the block, glancing at his/her watch as the minutes tick by. Suddenly -- a space! As the driver parks, the camera...
  14. The last time there was a major increase in...

    The last time there was a major increase in cycling was the 1970s bike boom. It's important to realize that the perception of cycling was different back then, First of all, cycling was not considered...
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    I got my Brooks for long-turn durability and low...

    I got my Brooks for long-turn durability and low maintenance, and was pleasantly surprised to find it comfortable as well.
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    Never ridden with disk brakes, so I have no...

    Never ridden with disk brakes, so I have no opinion, other than that look a lot more fragile than car or aircraft brakes. How do they fare, hammering day in, day out through potholes and weather? ...
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    Not driving on salted winter roads has allowed me...

    Not driving on salted winter roads has allowed me to keep my car for 30 years. That clearly saves some money. Around here, parking at work can be a couple hundred dollars a month (assuming you can...
  18. Thread: 3 way stoplight

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    Yes. Don't over-complicate your life. Red = stop;...

    Yes. Don't over-complicate your life. Red = stop; green= go.
  19. Thread: Shoe covers

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    I'd second the Neos. They go on and off really...

    I'd second the Neos. They go on and off really easily,
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    Saint John Street Cycles, in the UK" SJS Cycles...

    Saint John Street Cycles, in the UK"
    SJS Cycles Online Bike Shop for Touring, Mountain & Road Bikes and Specialised Bicycle Parts
  21. Thread: reflective vest

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    I like a reflective sash. Suppose you are half...

    I like a reflective sash. Suppose you are half way home and need to open your outer jacket or coat. A vest blocks you from doing that. A reflective sash allows it.
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    Sticky: Yes -- to work and back in the snow. Twenty mile...

    Yes -- to work and back in the snow. Twenty mile round trip.
  23. The bike boom, when I lived during it, was not...

    The bike boom, when I lived during it, was not politicized. I rode a bike back then because a scarcity of parking spots made it the most convenient way to commute to my office. I had a car, but it...
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    Do you have one? Yes Are the hubs easy to...

    Do you have one?
    Yes
    Are the hubs easy to steal?
    No
    Do lights stay bright for the life of the hub?
    Yes. It's been about ten years and 40,000 miles so far.
    Was it worth the price?
    I would not...
  25. Thread: serious accident

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    Yes. Back in graduate school, some worthless...

    Yes. Back in graduate school, some worthless oncoming wanker did an illegal left turn in front of me. Hit the car, flew over it, and landed on my un-helmeted head. Severe concussion, left leg...
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