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    Unfortunately, all the west coast cities that...

    Unfortunately, all the west coast cities that have any people on bikes have bike theft problems. In Portland and Eugene, it's pretty common to see bike chop-shops in the homeless camps along the...
  2. Hear, hear! While nearly every road death is...

    Hear, hear!

    While nearly every road death is unnecessary and easily prevented if people would behave themselves, the odds are still so much in favor of getting home to my bowl(s) of ice cream at...
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    Here's a nice article on the Level of Service...

    Here's a nice article on the Level of Service problem and the fact that even the feds are moving away from it.

    The Feds Want to Reform the Cult of ?Level of Service? | Streetsblog USA
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    California is moving forward with getting rid of...

    California is moving forward with getting rid of Level of Service, finally. This will be a boon for bike infrastructure and transit as it will allow these things to replace car infrastructure, which...
  5. Or not. The risk of a head injury is greater...

    Or not. The risk of a head injury is greater inside a car than on a bike, per hour. Then there's all those other pesky things, like lack of movement and enhanced toxics exposure in the cars.
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    Can large numbers of people be influenced to...

    Can large numbers of people be influenced to purchase something that isn't really useful for them? I guess the best answer is: Pet Rocks. (For you younger folks, use the Google and have a nice...
  7. That looks to be the size of it. The way the...

    That looks to be the size of it. The way the accused cheater throws everyone under the bus, from her friend who allegedly owns the motorized bike to the mechanic who set it up for race day sounds...
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    For me it's simple. How many really, truly crappy...

    For me it's simple. How many really, truly crappy roads do I have to ride on regularly as I go about my life? If it's a small number, then it's a good fit. If I have to swim with hungry sharks every...
  9. I would think that yours is a normal reaction. In...

    I would think that yours is a normal reaction. In fact, I'm surprised so few people take what has happened on the road to friends and family to heart. I recently reconnected with an old friend after...
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    Well, he was correct in thinking that Americans...

    Well, he was correct in thinking that Americans would drive less after 9/11. Starting in 2004 we saw decreased per person miles driven every year for nearly a decade. Even the total miles driven...
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    It might be more fruitful to ask for the...

    It might be more fruitful to ask for the intersection's grade (delay time for motorists). If it is possible to put in a bike-specific signal without creating a failing grade for the intersection...
  12. Motorists pretty much have one job: Don't hit...

    Motorists pretty much have one job: Don't hit stuff that's right in front of you.

    Sure, there are several facets to this job, like not overdriving one's vision and actually paying attention, but...
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    Interesting car-free man

    There were a couple of comments made in this video that just jump out, like "I think it's important to not let anybody else do your thinking for you" and, "I'm not totally against cars. I'm against...
  14. I'm more concerned with the quality of my life...

    I'm more concerned with the quality of my life than the ending of it. The odds of being injured by a car in a lifetime are shockingly close to 50%. That's far from trivial. Sure, many of those...
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    The Lost Coast and the Avenue overlap a bit, so...

    The Lost Coast and the Avenue overlap a bit, so it's kind of hard to do both on one trip. I suppose everyone should ride the Avenue once, but I generally turn off at Fortuna to Ferndale and do the...
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    I think the market value of a person's...

    I think the market value of a person's transportation choice is irrelevant. If BART was seeing two crappy $400 cars stolen each day, I guarantee there would be a very noticeable police response. I...
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    When I moved to the city I currently reside in,...

    When I moved to the city I currently reside in, we (my little family) rented a small apartment that was next door to the chess club my child wanted to spend a great deal of time at. We then began...
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    I've used either 25 or 28 mm tires for decades...

    I've used either 25 or 28 mm tires for decades off-road. They are fine until I find myself with miles of either sand or water-saturated clay, then they fail miserably. If someone put down some gravel...
  19. It's nice to know there are some people in law...

    It's nice to know there are some people in law enforcement who can use their brains to solve problems and who are allowed to do so. I suspect they had a bit of fun with that strategy.
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    Unless one is into that Appalachian vibe, it's...

    Unless one is into that Appalachian vibe, it's probably best to steer clear of the pubs/bars in Coos and Curry Counties.
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    That's classic. I had an acquaintance who had a...

    That's classic. I had an acquaintance who had a similar experience. He was a little more attentive/lucky than you were and he managed to not only avoid the door, but he slammed it shut with his leg...
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    I only wear gloves when riding around town when...

    I only wear gloves when riding around town when it's cold enough that I would wear them while walking. On rides of over 50 miles, I almost always wear gloves. I'm not sure any reflective material on...
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    If you start to get bored with all that ocean and...

    If you start to get bored with all that ocean and want to take a break and crack a few cold ones, you could turn inland at Gardiner (just north of Reedsport) and check out the brew pubs in Eugene....
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    Yes, that would work just fine. Many of us...

    Yes, that would work just fine. Many of us purposely ride crappy-looking old bikes as our townies to discourage theft. We've got a significant population of bike thieves locally and zero interest on...
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    Years ago I was loafing home at the end of a 300...

    Years ago I was loafing home at the end of a 300 km ride. A truck with some farm equipment passed me about seven miles from home, which ordinarily isn't a big deal. However, this one had disc blades...
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