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  1. Recommendation - throw away all the provisions of...

    Recommendation - throw away all the provisions of H1451 except for the following:

    Whenever a bicycle lane has been provided adjacent to a roadway, operators of motor vehicles may not block the...
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    Lanes and marked lanes

    There's cutting in line, and then there's what can happen when two lines of motor & pedal powered vehicles share one marked lane. When a marked lane is being shared, motorists in their line sometimes...
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    Good news and bad news

    I pedaled several routes out of downtown Asheville a number of years ago. The bad news is that there seemed to be only one route that's close to being flat (the road along the river). The good news...
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    +1 (although I would have substituted "motorists"...

    +1 (although I would have substituted "motorists" for "cars").
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    Panaracer Pasela TG

    I've had good luck with the Panaracer Pasela TG. "TG" is short for "Tour Guard", an "Aramid belt under the tread that resists punctures". I've never seen one of those tires priced over $40.
  6. Another POV about two-abreast travel in general...

    Another POV about two-abreast travel in general (from the Ottawa Bicycle Club, so not FL law specific):



    The OBC Decision Matrix*

    *Using the matrix: When the answer to a question is "yes",...
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    Poll: There's being right hooked, and then there's a...

    There's being right hooked, and then there's a collision as the result of being right hooked. See Fend off the "Right Hook" in Wayne Pein's Road Vogue.
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    Container Scene Investigation?

    Container Scene Investigation?
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    New design approaches

    Good point; even if it all could be made to work well, we can't afford separate infrastructure for each class of traveler. New approachs to redesigning the infrastructure we have (such as Shared...
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    If I remember correctly, seat post clamp rack...

    If I remember correctly, seat post clamp rack mounts have relatively low weight limits. On a bike of mine that also lacks rear eyelets, my mechanic installed hose type clamps (on the seat stays where...
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    It's easier

    I've found that climbing with my wife on the tandem is easier than either:

    climbing solo at too low a cadence (her half-bike has lower gears than mine, and she's not afraid to use them ;)
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    Using the right-hand lane as a "biking lane"

    We've got a street on one side of a big college campus downtown that's striped with four lanes (no middle turn lane though). I've found that using the right-hand lane as a "biking lane" works pretty...
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    Works the same

    My wife and I have been riding clipless with sandals for years. Clipping in and out works the same as regular cycling shoes for us.
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    video from Groningen

    For those who haven't seen such a design in action, check out the video from Groningen that's available on Youtube as well as Google Video
  15. Interesting. I don't know what the odds of a...

    Interesting. I don't know what the odds of a given ride resulting in a suit are, but it has happened: Widow sues bicycle club, Posey, driver
  16. Link to another thread

    You might want to check out the following thread (Look cleats & pedals are mentioned): Q-Factor and IT Band Friction Syndrome: how to fix it?
  17. Positive approaches (i.e., "carrots") are usually...

    Positive approaches (i.e., "carrots") are usually more effective in the long run than "sticks" (such as shouting or enforcement). Carrot options include education (so more folks believe that bike...
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    I don't yet, but I'm going to try again while...

    I don't yet, but I'm going to try again while keeping in mind four factors that lead to patch failure
  19. I think that the act of commuting by bike is a...

    I think that the act of commuting by bike is a visible sign of support and that taking a subsidy isn't.

    But that's just me. :)
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    And much shorter than the maximum length allowed....

    And much shorter than the maximum length allowed. An example from one state:
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    Leaving gaps for overtaking traffic

    Group cycling etiquette (from the Bicycle Club of Irvine, Cal.) has the following advice about leaving gaps for overtaking traffic to pass:
  22. Effects of Music on Driving Performance

    Quoting from The Effects of In-Vehicle Music on General Driving Performance
    Note that driving and riding can both be defined as the direct operation of a road vehicle.
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    World City Bike Forum

    Folks who are interested in public bike systems may want to check out the World City Bike Forum (a Yahoo! Group).
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    FYI: For my Dinotte 200L-AA, I've been pleased...

    FYI: For my Dinotte 200L-AA, I've been pleased with the combination of a intelligent charger (Maha MH-C9000) and four 2700mAh NiMH AAs.
  25. Bicycling Science

    Quoting from Bicycling Science (published by MIT Press):
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