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  1. Any form of distraction decreases ones awareness,...

    Any form of distraction decreases ones awareness, the end result is random and unpredictable.
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    That about sums it up except I've noticed the...

    That about sums it up except I've noticed the working poor on mountain bikes manage to do their thing without causing anyone trouble.
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    BOOOOOO :( Its not a legitimate reason because...

    BOOOOOO :(

    Its not a legitimate reason because the majority of folks all over the world like, and understand how to use them. We shouldn't be hamstrung by the few fragile enthusiasts who don't.
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    How often do you encounter joggers using bike or...

    How often do you encounter joggers using bike or travel lanes in a manner that's substantially disruptive?

    Personally, its only a few times a year, mostly when I'm within Seattle city limits where...
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    It's very subjective, I've known folks who died...

    It's very subjective, I've known folks who died because of a wide range of reasons, but the drawn out suffering of natural causes is one of my primary concerns.
  7. I would buy, and use it as an opportunity to get...

    I would buy, and use it as an opportunity to get something uncommon or non existent where you normally live.
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    Yes, some judge everyone by the actions of a few....

    Yes, some judge everyone by the actions of a few. It's a vicious circle.
  9. Here in Seattle the bike share program is a flop,...

    Here in Seattle the bike share program is a flop, something like only 130,000 rides a year, excessive need to shuttle bikes to the many up hill stations, and may go away if not bailed out. Hills, and...
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    Being in the industry, and interacting with them...

    Being in the industry, and interacting with them directly, I'm stunned how far the USPS has slipped. You're also very correct about the inconstancy in personnel and facilities.
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    There are some roads in my area that have bike...

    There are some roads in my area that have bike lanes, but no sidewalks.

    I'm happy to surrender a moment of my time for pedestrians, and service providers the same as I wish of others for myself....
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    But they could be recycled to further reduce...

    But they could be recycled to further reduce their footprint.......

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    I agree. What comes around goes around.

    I agree. What comes around goes around.
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    Melting usually means a short, the 2 main things...

    Melting usually means a short, the 2 main things to check for.

    The + and - wires are all hooked correctly on hub, headlight, and tail light. The Sanyo hub grounds at both the connector and frame....
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    Depends on how many just ate garlic.......

    Depends on how many just ate garlic.......
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    I see problems associated with millions of people...

    I see problems associated with millions of people doing anything.
  17. I had a center stand on my Gazelle TP before...

    I had a center stand on my Gazelle TP before switching to a traditional rear rack stand. I found it worked best to have it adjusted so the front wheel was as close to the ground as possible without...
  18. They're uncommon in NA, but there are bike stands...

    They're uncommon in NA, but there are bike stands intended for such use, and common in Europe. The stand the OP mentioned is one of the best available.
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    While I have a wide range of bikes, unlike many...

    While I have a wide range of bikes, unlike many here, I don't approach cycling as a sport, and can offer some alternative points of view.

    I find tires 32 to 38 mm wide the best compromise of...
  20. Thread: Insurance

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    I'm sorry you feel that way, and I apologize if...

    I'm sorry you feel that way, and I apologize if it comes across that way, but I sincerely believe you need to talk to someone about your fears, and anxiety.
    I won't say any more on the subject.
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    I remember a thread about a 90 deg. merge lane...

    I remember a thread about a 90 deg. merge lane crossing, and some found it to be objectionable.
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    Yes its possible, but even the most...

    Yes its possible, but even the most conscientious, and cautious driver is still only human.
    I've made mistakes driving too.
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    The odds of being killed by injury in ones...

    The odds of being killed by injury in ones lifetime are around 1 in 20.

    The odds of being killed in a automotive incident in ones lifetime are around 1 in 400.

    The odds of dying in ones...
  24. Thread: Insurance

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    You asked a question about a particular issue due...

    You asked a question about a particular issue due to largely imagined concerns over a few isolated events.

    I gave my honest opinion in a respectful manner based on the comments you provided.
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    That seems to be the most reasonable conclusion...

    That seems to be the most reasonable conclusion in the absence of any evidence to the contrary.

    Nobody is perfect, 2 people having a momentary lapse of awareness at the same time, and place is...
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