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    Sticky: Poll: rekmeyata, I ride on three bicycles, my...

    rekmeyata,

    I ride on three bicycles, my Rivendell Rambouillet, a Trek 1420 and my Rans Stratus recumbent. It is the Rambouillet which has the Brooks saddle on it, and because I share my ride time...
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    Sticky: Poll: I second what Six jours states above. Saddles...

    I second what Six jours states above. Saddles for upright bicycles is a very personal thing. I have used a split saddle, and liked it too. Mine has a thick foam base too, and is being used by my...
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    Sticky: Poll: Actually, the MHL "debate" is occurring mainly in...

    Actually, the MHL "debate" is occurring mainly in Bike Forums, and not at the legislature, at least in Oregon and a number of other states. That debate for MHLs for kids is completed. Any debate on...
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    Sticky: Poll: Six jours, You above put into a quote of mine...

    Six jours,

    You above put into a quote of mine something I never wrote. Could you remove it from the "quote" and put it into your text (that last sentence, which was written by you)?

    The...
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    Sticky: Poll: Response to Hitler analogy

    To find something repugnant and insulting does not mean outraged. The three are slightly different. It is a copout to bring up Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when someone calls you on a post which...
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    Sticky: Poll: You know, Six jours, I have a test for...

    You know, Six jours, I have a test for appropriateness. My Mom used to say, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." (I know, it's an old saying, but being a history major I thought...
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    Sticky: Poll: howsteepisit, I keep harping on infrastructure...

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    I keep harping on infrastructure because it is the best control for bicycling injuries, as evidenced in the graph I presented from the Bicycling and Walking Benchmark 2012 Report. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: If you'll look at the lower photograph, I doubt...

    If you'll look at the lower photograph, I doubt that any of the avid cyclists who feel that there's too much emphasis no helmets rides a bicycle like these. These are upright bicycles, with high...
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    Sticky: Poll: Obviously, you have not held pieces of people...

    Obviously, you have not held pieces of people during war if you think this is funny. It may drive home a point, but this kind of "driving home..." caused several of these threads to be stopped. I...
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    Sticky: Poll: I-Like-To-Bike, I'd trade the bicycling...

    I-Like-To-Bike,

    I'd trade the bicycling infrastructure that is present in Gouda, The Netherlands for a helmet if I could. Instead, I must cope with a culture in the USA which promotes...
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    Sticky: Poll: I thought I'd capture this one before you change...

    I thought I'd capture this one before you change it...there is nothing respectful about this at all. It appears from the way you express yourself that you have never served in the military of the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Howsteepisit, I was referring to the time...

    Howsteepisit,

    I was referring to the time period, not the place. Being from Eugene, I think there are only a few times you would go to Corvallis, and that is when the Ducks are there! ;)

    This...
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    Sticky: Poll: Here is a photo of the cover of the City of...

    Here is a photo of the cover of the City of Corvallis' Bicycle Ordinance & Handbook from about 1971. I think this is where a lot of people who post against helmets want us to go. There is only one...
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    Sticky: Poll: Thank you for this post. It does provide some...

    Thank you for this post. It does provide some perspective.

    John
  15. The Alliance for Biking and Walking...

    The Alliance for Biking and Walking has a Bicycling and Walking in the United States Benchmarking Report--2012, and with it you can compare statistics on all the states.

    John
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    Sticky: Poll: You brought up cowboys, not me. John

    You brought up cowboys, not me.

    John
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    Sticky: Poll: There is no compliance, and no command; simply...

    There is no compliance, and no command; simply logic. Some cowboys are now using helmets too.

    By the way, the OSHA Cowboy has been around at least since the early 1980s. Posting the OSHA Cowboy...
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    Sticky: Poll: Again, you (plural) need to read what I have...

    Again, you (plural) need to read what I have written. Let me re-quote it:

    We both have something in common; we have both taught EMT classes. I was a USAF Pararescueman for almost ten years too. ...
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    They'll laugh until they hit a pothole or...

    They'll laugh until they hit a pothole or stretch of gravel and take a spill.

    John
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    Sticky: Poll: That is not how Oregon OSHA and Federal OSHA look...

    That is not how Oregon OSHA and Federal OSHA look at things:


    Concerning these ways of thinking, you can state that they don't apply to bicycling, but there are many of us who feel otherwise. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: I was responding to this quote: It is not just...

    I was responding to this quote:

    It is not just PSM which uses worst-case planning in safety, but if you think it is a reach to plan for the worst case, I cannot dissuade you. However, experience...
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    Sticky: Poll: I-Like-To-Bike, I used to think the same way,...

    I-Like-To-Bike,

    I used to think the same way, that doing a good judo roll could get me out of most situations. But that was a few decades ago, and a couple of trips to the hospital as the result...
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    Sticky: Poll: Part of the problem I have with this forum is...

    That term is so offensive that someone using it and also claiming others are name-calling is almost too funny to believe. Here's a nice version of a typical response to that sort of verbage: Who are...
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    Sticky: Poll: Six jours, that was meant to be somewhat cynical...

    Six jours, that was meant to be somewhat cynical but humorous pun of the comments you (plural use) have been using against those that feel bicycle helmets have value.

    I-Like-To-Bike, you state,...
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    Sticky: Poll: It is interesting to me that all you nay-sayers...

    It is interesting to me that all you nay-sayers on helmets can offer is a personal attack. No, I won't re-analyze the risk assessment, as that is how a risk for a situation is done by safety...
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