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    Yep. Low pony tail. When I need to look...

    Yep. Low pony tail. When I need to look "professional," I can put it in a French braid and hairspray it. The helmet fits over the braid, and there's no helmet head.
  2. On the Hubway up here, I've found that the most...

    On the Hubway up here, I've found that the most common problem with those Alta bikes is that the lever to adjust the seat is too loose. Then you end up sliiiiiiiding down part way through your ride....
  3. I hope that either you have never actually done...

    I hope that either you have never actually done this, or that by "obviously unhandicapped" you mean they're not driving a vehicle with handicapped plates or a tag. Not all physical disabilities are...
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    To this I would add that sometimes you might have...

    To this I would add that sometimes you might have to ride on a sidewalk for a bit when transitioning between the road and an MUP, or between MUPs over a bridge, or something like that. Here, I can...
  5. The report is out, and the article is closely...

    The report is out, and the article is closely based on its results. There's a link to a .pdf of the report on the right hand side of the article.
  6. I doubt the cycle tracks proposed would trap...

    I doubt the cycle tracks proposed would trap cyclists in a door zone. The couple that I've ridden around here (Boston) that have already been installed don't do that, even when they're between the...
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    I have this...

    I have this Osprey bag. It's got tons of features that I love, including little pockets on the straps in front for my cell phone and keys, and a strap where you can clip on a blinky light. It has a...
  8. I agree, but in a lot of places, and probably...

    I agree, but in a lot of places, and probably even most places, you're not going to be able to get the volume of women bikers riding at night to arrive at whatever critical mass creates the positive...
  9. I'd be pretty pissed if someone told me I...

    I'd be pretty pissed if someone told me I shouldn't ride at night. As though they're in a better position to know what's best for me than I do.

    I'd second your experience of having men confront...
  10. This is definitely a concern of mine. I had a...

    This is definitely a concern of mine. I had a scary experience recently of getting harassed by some men in a car when I was biking home around 1am. There happened to be a police car nearby, so I...
  11. I don't think anyone's talking about looking like...

    I don't think anyone's talking about looking like a slob. I was specifically talking about hair and makeup. And even more specific than that, I was saying that if a woman tells you she's concerned...
  12. We've seen on this thread some accounts of women...

    We've seen on this thread some accounts of women avoiding a bike commute because they don't want to show up to work with mussed hair and makeup. But I'm not sure why this concern isn't taken...
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    I see complaints like this on these forums all...

    I see complaints like this on these forums all that time, but I've never actually seen anyone like this using the MUPs in Boston. I guess they stick to the roads around here. Or maybe they're...
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    That's the opposite of what people are supposed...

    That's the opposite of what people are supposed to do around here. Most joggers and even casual walkers around here have no problem understanding the etiquette. Slower traffic keeps right, and...
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    But saying "on your left" isn't the same as "get...

    But saying "on your left" isn't the same as "get out of my way." It's "I'm passing you on your left, so please be aware of my position and don't move further to the right."

    I have a bell on one...
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    Thanks for the input, all. I'm going with the...

    Thanks for the input, all. I'm going with the Kenda K-40 gumwalls. I'm looking for decent yet cost effective tires, and I love the look of the gumwalls. Will let you know if I have a problem with...
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    Raleigh LTD-3 replacement tires

    The tires on my trusty commuter bike (Raleigh LTD-3) are getting very worn and I need to replace them soon. Any recommendations?

    Would it be totally gauche to put gumwall tires on an LTD-3,...
  18. The officer didn't ticket the cyclist, though. ...

    The officer didn't ticket the cyclist, though. Isn't that essentially admitting that the cyclist wasn't at fault? If the cyclist hadn't signaled, he would have been ticketed.
  19. Salmons also get in the way of other cyclists who...

    Salmons also get in the way of other cyclists who are trying to ride with traffic in that same lane position. It's harder to figure out how to safely pass a cyclist that's coming towards you than...
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    The bike weighs about 25 lbs, according to my...

    The bike weighs about 25 lbs, according to my bathroom scale. Yes, I actually did treat it like a house cat and pick it up to weigh it. Considering my other bike weighs about 40lbs, this thing...
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    You should also look up the cycling laws for your...

    You should also look up the cycling laws for your state and municipality. Just google "yourstate bike laws," and check the source to make sure you're looking at something published by a government...
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    I've had bad experiences with International...

    I've had bad experiences with International Bicycle Center in Allston (on Brighton Ave.), mostly because they're loathe to repair anything on my Raleigh. But even for basic work, I've had them give...
  23. Thread: Hi

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    I paid 175 for it. Totally 80s-tastic color...

    I paid 175 for it. Totally 80s-tastic color scheme, with the red/silver/red fade. 300960
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    Hi

    Hello all,

    I'm a bike commuter in Boston. I've been riding my Raleigh 3 speed for a number of years, and just decided to get a road bike for longer rides. With some good advice from the forums...
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    This bit was the most interesting to me. I've...

    This bit was the most interesting to me.

    I've thought for a while that in states where new motorists have to log a certain number of driving hours with an experienced driver before getting their...
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