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  1. I guess it's been a while since anyone has said...

    I guess it's been a while since anyone has said anything really stupid to me. Some still ask how I manage in the rain. When I tell them that rain is usually kind of pleasant, they look as though they...
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    I don't think I can improve on the advice above....

    I don't think I can improve on the advice above. Remember to not let those drivers hurry you into crossing before you're ready. In most cases they're simply trying to be nice. That's not good enough....
  3. Don't forget, too, that the police might have...

    Don't forget, too, that the police might have spotted this guy later on in the day. Maybe the next day. Perhaps they had a little chat with him about reasonable public behavior. Maybe it helped. If...
  4. What the cop was really telling you was something...

    What the cop was really telling you was something like, "There's not a lot that you can do. Realistically".

    Here's how I'd interpret it if I were you; "Keep your head on straight and keep an eye...
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    I'm still a bit unclear. Are we talking about an...

    I'm still a bit unclear. Are we talking about an interstate highway where, like all the rest, pedestrians, bicycles, farm eqpt and such are not allowed? If so, then the OP was not incorrect in...
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    Congratulations, man! You're one of us. One of...

    Congratulations, man! You're one of us. One of the elite few who understand that life really is better on a bicycle.

    The link to bikejournal.com didn't work for me, either. It's too bad. I...
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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....
  11. 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...
  13. 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,...
  15. 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...
  16. 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....
  17. 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.
  22. 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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