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  1. If we're adding up, there was also the fishing...

    If we're adding up, there was also the fishing lines across the greenway in NYC and bricks being thrown at cyclists in Minneapolis. There've been at least two or three others in the UK that I can...
  2. Thread: Oxford shoes

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    Loakes (same as Charles Tyrwit).

    Loakes (same as Charles Tyrwit).
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    I've lived and worked in numerous countries...

    I've lived and worked in numerous countries including a couple where it wasn't unusual for co-workers (of both genders) to see each other nude at a beach or sauna or to even go to sauna together. In...
  4. Technically it's illegal to ride on the sidewalks...

    Technically it's illegal to ride on the sidewalks here compliments of a burst of vehicular cycling promotion a couple of decades ago. The cops are very open that they'll not enforce it especially...
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    Oh, they did. ...

    Oh, they did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzaZkRnrQA8

    :-)
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    Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, Blockin' the...

    Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, Blockin' the scenery, breakin' my mind, Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

    Somebody should write a song about it. :-)
  7. I'm not seeing any derail. Sadly it seems right...

    I'm not seeing any derail. Sadly it seems right on point. Nothing like a civilized society.
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    That's good. About 10 years ago our district...

    That's good. About 10 years ago our district began a campaign to lighten kids backpacks which sometimes weighed more than the kid. Initially they talked to publishers about lighter books or making...
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    I don't dress any different for riding than...

    I don't dress any different for riding than driving. I mostly wear jeans and an oxford shirt but I occasionally wear khaki's, typically Burberry, Hugo Boss, or Brooks Brothers I think. When riding...
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    Does he really need all of that stuff? Rain...

    Does he really need all of that stuff? Rain jacket & pants? Most high school kids are OK getting soaked. Flat repair & pump? How long is his ride? Can he walk in the unlikely event he gets a flat?...
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    My son rode 4th through 6th grade, about 1.5...

    My son rode 4th through 6th grade, about 1.5 miles each way on quite streets. There were a number of kids who did that so drivers were pretty cautious. Middle school was out of the question due to no...
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    BTW, we've done a bit of study of bikeshare...

    BTW, we've done a bit of study of bikeshare systems and you've one of the best run in Minneapolis. Bill Dossett and his crew have done a great job and folks all around the world look up to them.
  13. He's likely about 13 or 14 years old. I'd cut him...

    He's likely about 13 or 14 years old. I'd cut him a little slack and offer helpful suggestions.
  14. And we wonder why cyclists and lycra have such...

    And we wonder why cyclists and lycra have such bad names among non cyclists.
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    Very different for bikeshare. They can carry...

    Very different for bikeshare. They can carry about 18 bikes with one truck (and about another 30 on a trailer). The bikes are light so trucks aren't carrying a heavy load. They are rebalancing among...
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    I've got two pair that I wear and ride in. One...

    I've got two pair that I wear and ride in. One are Loake and the other Prada. I highly recommend both though Loake are usually more affordable unless you're planning a trip to Florence and can go...
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    It'd be interesting to know the monetary and...

    It'd be interesting to know the monetary and energy/pollution economics of this. I think that overall car share is a great deal, especially if it allows people to go without owning a personal car and...
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    Very true. At this particular Whole Foods (3rd St...

    Very true. At this particular Whole Foods (3rd St in Brooklyn) you're almost guaranteed that if the car you came in isn't still there then another will be. It's a very popular way of getting there....
  19. Between this, the cafe owner who sideswiped a...

    Between this, the cafe owner who sideswiped a bicycle rider and then slugged it out with him, and the prat who took a fall chasing a guy on a bike, it looks like Brits have a bit of an anger problem...
  20. Good catch!

    Good catch!
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    According to the only in depth study I've seen on...

    According to the only in depth study I've seen on the subject it is correct.

    http://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/EBC_report_final.pdf
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    Statistically, I'm most likely to be injured or...

    Statistically, I'm most likely to be injured or killed getting hit from behind while riding along a roadway and that is one of the more uncomfortable elements of riding. Fortunately we're getting...
  23. Thug in London pushes bicycle rider in to traffic

    Curious what was happening prior. Does he just hate cyclists?

    Police seek man who pushed cyclist into path of London traffic | UK news | The Guardian
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    The service and pricing model is designed for...

    The service and pricing model is designed for short local trips not day long journeys. By the time you call Enterprise, they pick you up, fill out paperwork, review the car, and you pull out of their...
  25. Why? Do you know something about the injuries of...

    Why? Do you know something about the injuries of the deceased that hasn't been reported? What caused his death?
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