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  1. Joey, an urban rider has got to get used to...

    Joey, an urban rider has got to get used to motorists pulling out in front of them and getting in the lane so you have to move right or slow down to avoid plowing into their bumper. it happens even...
  2. i'm a long distance and touring cyclist, and i...

    i'm a long distance and touring cyclist, and i have my bikes set up to be comfortable in the drops.



    Drop bars offer more hand positions and better aerodynamic positioning. its not really...
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    if you distill shifters down to their functional...

    if you distill shifters down to their functional elements, a barcon is far more true to the ideal than the brifter.
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    no, no, you seemed genuinely unaware there are...

    no, no, you seemed genuinely unaware there are pedestrian advocacy groups in america. My analogy is apt, and you agree with my point- pedestrian advocacy groups AREN'T arguing that pedestrians...
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    how about alliance for biking AND walking...

    how about alliance for biking AND walking

    or

    americawalks.org/

    are you seriously suggesting there aren't pedestrian advocacy groups in america? the ludicrous premise of the vehikular...
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    did you ever get honked at on main street? have...

    did you ever get honked at on main street? have any other cyclists? is your city concerned about cyclists on the sidewalks?
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    What does it matter pedestrian advocacy groups...

    What does it matter pedestrian advocacy groups are tirelessly working to improve equity and pedestrian access/safety.



    exactly. that's the ludicrous premise of the vehikular cycling dogmatists....
  8. I used a Nitto light mount II like that 322639 on...

    I used a Nitto light mount II like that 322639 on an old bike, but unfortunately it doesn't work with 31.8 handlebars.

    i cobbed together a butt ugly headset spacer decaleur with an 1 1/8" basket...
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    What makes you think pedestrians aren't...

    What makes you think pedestrians aren't complaining?

    Trouble is, the vehikular cykling movement is akin to pedestrians lobbying to remove sidewalks, curb cuts, ADA standards, crosswalks,...
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    Unfortunately, bob shanteau is also one of those...

    Unfortunately, bob shanteau is also one of those 'repeal the LAB' bliviots..... he's fallen into quite the cadre of anti-cycling tools. And it's a shame. The vehikularists position is dedicated to...
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    the nice thing with barcons is you can run...

    the nice thing with barcons is you can run 5,6,7,8,9, and 10 speed drivetrains all from the same shifter.

    and, they are tough, easy to service, easy to see, and you can run the cable routing any...
  12. hardly mayhem, more like 'humdrum'. looks like...

    hardly mayhem, more like 'humdrum'. looks like every other example of average (read: bad) american driving. Nothing unique to New Orleans.

    It's rich in ironic humor that you've pointed out the...
  13. i would so be thinking about a decaleur. I have...

    i would so be thinking about a decaleur. I have used an Ostrich front bag for about 5 or six years and there's no way id seriously consider running that bag full of stuff without being mounted at the...
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    can you get merry to get panaracer to make some...

    can you get merry to get panaracer to make some lightweight 700x50s?

    that'd be great. there's already buttloads of 700x38 tires out there.
  15. you need to get your planning warrants straight:...

    you need to get your planning warrants straight: those two meter wide, buffered bikelanes you suggest as your preffered alternative physically separate bike and car traffic to the greatest extent...
  16. you realize you're commenting on the city with...

    you realize you're commenting on the city with the greatest participation in bicycling in the entire country, don't you? B CArfree's commentary on both portland and davis are so skewed his...
  17. the video from Davis shows a vastly different...

    the video from Davis shows a vastly different city than you're describing!!! your depiction of the sellwood never ceases to make me chuckle. i bet it gets laughs even from spare wheel!! but you do...
  18. Oh, It's tough to take that commentary about...

    Oh, It's tough to take that commentary about Davis bicycling seriously, earlier in the thread B Carfree was describing the Sellwood bridge as one of the most pleasant portions of all of Portland to...
  19. Maybe Spare wheel confused the city club's lunch...

    Maybe Spare wheel confused the city club's lunch table white paper catering, presumably, to those rich enough to pay 200 bucks a year to be in the city club, with the


    BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION...
  20. ayap. you mean, how davis maintains 17...

    ayap.

    you mean, how davis maintains 17 percent rider share, one of the highest rates of ridership in the country?

    :lol:


    http://vimeo.com/11910068
  21. your quandary is impressive right, and you...

    your quandary is impressive

    right, and you can't understand that model of transportation planning, you want 2 meter wide bikelanes everywhere with signs right next to them stating bicyclists may...
  22. your quandary is impressive. Why do you feel...

    your quandary is impressive. Why do you feel threatened by a few cycletracks and expectations to take the lane on a lot of the roads of a more traffic calmed portland - You want more bufferered...
  23. right, so with that perspective, you should be...

    right, so with that perspective, you should be able to see that suggesting the possibility a few cycle track lane miles in a city as large as Portland are going to lead to general bans of bicyclists...
  24. yeah, yeah, no bike lane wide enough for...

    yeah, yeah, no bike lane wide enough for you....... you think this buffered bikelane along Dexter presents heightened dangers for cyclists from car mirrors, sure sure.... :twitchy: whatever you...
  25. It's not just the cyclists that think that. ...

    It's not just the cyclists that think that.

    Are you talking about the guy in portland and his histrionics about a city lunch club and their vision for a more bikeable portland? you don't have to...
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