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    I think 'enlightenment' needs two steps. The...

    I think 'enlightenment' needs two steps.

    The first is the realization that cold and/or damp, even wet, is much less uncomfortable on a bicycle. But that's not enough on it's own. For instance,...
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    Oh! I've got a suggestion.357898 Not a great...

    Oh! I've got a suggestion.357898

    Not a great photo, is it? But I hope it's clear enough to see. Do you recognize that stuff? It's a material that looks like burlap. But it's made of a soft...
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    I'm still pretty happy at 10 deg F. I've ridden...

    I'm still pretty happy at 10 deg F. I've ridden as low as minus 5 or so. But somewhere in the single digits and below it's getting (and oohh, how I hate to say it) to be not so much fun anymore.
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    I can't help thinking that someone who does it...

    I can't help thinking that someone who does it that particular way is not doing it voluntarily.

    I'm still glad she's out there doing it. And I hope one day she'll suddenly realize that it's fun....
  5. Well, tariqa, I disagree with everything in your...

    Well, tariqa, I disagree with everything in your original post.

    But for what it's worth, it doesn't anger me.

    If that's the way you want to ride, then God bless you.

    I'm a 'fred', by the...
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    I just finished a terrific snow commute. I don't...

    I just finished a terrific snow commute. I don't even need to explain why that's likeable; anyone reading this already knows.

    But a few people at work, who should know better, still asked me if I...
  7. That's not hard. It worries us when we see our...

    That's not hard. It worries us when we see our neighbors degenerating. (Who appointed me to be the judge of humanity??!! ...I'm self-appointed.)

    They are degenerating. Physically and...
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    I've now lived in two cities in my life that...

    I've now lived in two cities in my life that sometimes had the 'tucky' ending added on. Reading this thread, I see that there are others. We all know that it's not particularly high-minded. And,...
  9. This thread gets to the heart of just why I avoid...

    This thread gets to the heart of just why I avoid my car at (most) all costs.

    (I'm pretty successful at staying away from it, too. But that's almost beside the point.)

    I simply can't stand to...
  10. I don't doubt it's well intentioned. But I...

    I don't doubt it's well intentioned.

    But I shudder to think of those drivers being given legal sanction to laaaaaayy on the horn from a few feet behind us. Like they really need to be encouraged....
  11. There you are behind the wheel of this...

    There you are behind the wheel of this twenty-pounds honked machine, and someone arrive behind you, completely protected, driving twice your speed. For however long it takes for the driver to honk at...
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    Hmmm....I took notes on my thoughts on the five...

    Hmmm....I took notes on my thoughts on the five videos. Then I read the responses. Those covered the ground that I would have covered. Oh well, I'll post it anyway

    Video #1 . Should a...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI firstsporthub...

    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI
    firstsporthub lives in Singapore and it sounds like that is the only place he has cycled.

    Big experience difference from the 99% of the rest of us.

    Plus I...
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    Being connected with the world. Seeing the phase...

    Being connected with the world. Seeing the phase of the moon every day, the amount of water in the creek and how much of it is frozen; seeing the yellow eyes of coyotes in the dawn and dusk alongside...
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    Most of the people around us simply don't look at...

    Most of the people around us simply don't look at the sky. It's kinda sad.
  16. It might not even be very easy to find what's...

    It might not even be very easy to find what's wrong systematically. As in kookaburra's example, the culprit might be some component that appears to be normal and working properly. But in the end it...
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    Well.....I guess I'll bite. What in the world...

    Well.....I guess I'll bite.

    What in the world is 'crazy house lunacy'?



    It sounds a bit like our partying days when we were twenty-somethings.
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    And she drives home, apparently with a smashed...

    And she drives home, apparently with a smashed windshield, and says, "Daddy.. I hit a deer this morning".

    Naturally, I can forgive my children for a lot more than I can other people. But I'd have...
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    Sorry to the 'anti' crowd. But you are wrong,...

    Sorry to the 'anti' crowd. But you are wrong, wrong and even more wrong.

    Someone said, "well played!". But that's not strong enough.

    Beautifully played. And my hat's off to you on this one,...
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    322519 Okay, here you go. Even though it's...

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    Okay, here you go. Even though it's not all that easy to see the bike. And it's somewhat different now. Still riding it. Just got home from work on it, for that matter.

    It's a very...
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    Heavy rain and thunderstorms. Though not quite...

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms. Though not quite as severe as they'd expected. Still, it was serious.

    20 mph headwind, to boot.

    Still, I really didn't mind very much. I recently added a...
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    Yup. I stop. It's just good manners. And...

    Yup. I stop. It's just good manners. And that's especially important in this case.

    It never occurred to me to mind. Hope it's not rude of me to comment on this subject, but maybe you're taking...
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    Good for you! You're part of an elite group;...

    Good for you! You're part of an elite group; those who understand that the auto is good for a few jobs, every couple of weeks or so. Any more is not healthy. (I suppose not everyone here sees it...
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    Still, someone driving a vehicle that large has...

    Still, someone driving a vehicle that large has an even greater responsibility than the autos to the public around them. Not to mention the responsibility to his/her passengers, in this case...
  25. Count me in! There's no bicycle infrastructure...

    Count me in!

    There's no bicycle infrastructure here. (One 'window dressing' bike path. Rarely goes my way. Doesn't get a lot of other use) There's very few bicyclists at all. Some come and...
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