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    Perfect. joeyduck, Thanks for checking in...

    Perfect.

    joeyduck,
    Thanks for checking in with us. Your experience is a reminder of how fragile our situations are, but the way you've handled it shows how we can overcome with strength, support...
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    I've been using Specialized Espoir Sport tires...

    I've been using Specialized Espoir Sport tires for a year, now. I really dig them.

    They claim to have the same protection as the Specialized Armadillos (which I have used with great success), but...
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    I'm a total wuss about cold weather. I'd be...

    I'm a total wuss about cold weather. I'd be dressed like the Michelin man, with hand warmers packed in strategic places. And, still I'd be chattering and shivering.

    Hats off to anyone hardy enough...
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    58 F this morning in Dallas. I rode to work in shorts.

    <ducks>
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    In the winter, I use an old Thermarest Tech...

    In the winter, I use an old Thermarest Tech Blanket. For Texas winters, it really is plenty.

    I wanted one that packed down even smaller for summer, so I bought the cheapest sleeping bag I could...
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    Ah. That makes sense. Ride where it is safe,...

    Ah. That makes sense. Ride where it is safe, regardless of where some traffic engineer "thinks" you should ride. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Are you intentionally dodging the question? I...

    Are you intentionally dodging the question?

    I can see several options. Does one of these fit?

    a) avoid all streets with sharrows
    b) ride the sidewalk along streets with sharrows
    c) walk your...
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    How do you NOT use them? Do you only ride on...

    How do you NOT use them? Do you only ride on streets without sharrows?
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    Right on.

    Right on.
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    Really? So, if a cyclist is riding on the left...

    Really? So, if a cyclist is riding on the left hand side of a separated bike lane (separated by an 18" gap between the bike lane and auto lane), then the motorist is required by law to drive another...
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    Agreed. However, is the load or trailer allowed...

    Agreed. However, is the load or trailer allowed to encroach into the adjacent lane?

    If the bike lane is 24" wide and the Distanciador is 36" wide, it would be sticking into the adjacent lane and...
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    Texas has no 3-foot law, so correct me if I'm...

    Texas has no 3-foot law, so correct me if I'm wrong. If you're riding in a bike lane, the cars are not required to give you three feet of clearance. The car stays in its lane, cyclist stays in...
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    Sticky: Poll: So it is perfectly acceptable to claim that a...

    So it is perfectly acceptable to claim that a helmet saved your life...

    ...provided you attach the proper disclaimers to the end.

    (I'm a graphic artist at a marketing firm. Our biggest clients...
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    It's like meteorologists. In every part of the...

    It's like meteorologists. In every part of the country, they carry on as if that part of the country has the most unique weather system in the world.
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    Find a LAB Traffic Safety-101 course. You'll be...

    Find a LAB Traffic Safety-101 course. You'll be amazed at the confidence you can gain from this class.

    This link contains a list of League Certified Instructors in the Atlanta area.
    | League of...
  16. Just reiterating what most have said here, that...

    Just reiterating what most have said here, that the glueless patches are a short-term fix.

    I carry several glueless patches, a vulcanizing kit with six patches and an extra inner tube. If I have a...
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    I don't use earbuds. However, I don't fault...

    I don't use earbuds. However, I don't fault anyone who does. On a regular basis, I ride with two guys who are deaf and I feel just as confident in their abilities to lead the group as anyone else on...
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    I prefer bomb-proof tires or tire liners.

    Slime can be a mess and it's kind of hit and miss on whether it saves you a repair.
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    I can assure you that I interact with plenty of...

    I can assure you that I interact with plenty of people who don't seek out instruction from anyone.

    You're going to keep asserting that your perspective is somehow unique because you're a student...
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    I'm a board member of a bicycle advocacy group...

    I'm a board member of a bicycle advocacy group and I'm a LAB Certified Instructor. I teach bicycle safety and interact with a huge number of cyclist from many walks of life.
    So your perspective is...
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    How is this perspective different in any way? ...

    How is this perspective different in any way?

    The majority of adults on bicycles probably have a very similar story of picking up cycling again, after leaving it behind in their childhood. Those...
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    Reflective is ideal, but "Hi-viz does absolutely...

    Reflective is ideal, but "Hi-viz does absolutely nothing at night."??

    Really? So you are saying that headlights hitting a dark-colored jersey looks the same as headlights hitting a hi-viz jersey?...
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    It's a slow process, but it sounds like you are...

    It's a slow process, but it sounds like you are taking the milestones as they come. Don't rush it. Just keep on keepin' on.

    Thanks for the update.
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    Flashing lights at night are absolutely NOT a bad...

    Flashing lights at night are absolutely NOT a bad idea.
    In a group ride, somebody has to be at the back and in most of them, everyone rotates to the back at some point, so everyone needs to make...
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    Setting them all on flash is illegal in most...

    Setting them all on flash is illegal in most states. Multiple flashers are only legal if they flash in unison. Out-of-sync flashers are reserved for emergency vehicles.

    I use three flashers and...
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