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    That's not what I asked.

    That's not what I asked.
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    Wait, you seriously rode a bicycle through the...

    Wait, you seriously rode a bicycle through the Big Dig tunnel...? Did you think it was safe?
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    The bit about the cloverleaf and, further, the rt...

    The bit about the cloverleaf and, further, the rt 16 interchange was to point out some of the more dangerous points along that particular road.

    I didn't make a big deal about cyclists not being...
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    I specifically stated I did not know where the...

    I specifically stated I did not know where the cyclist was sighted.

    Yes, motorists are legally able to use the breakdown lane as a travel lane during the time period OP spotted cyclist on the...
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    Our illustrious "no-tax" Governor tried to boost...

    Our illustrious "no-tax" Governor tried to boost taxes on bikes by 2% to 7.5% -- only product for which he was suggesting an increased tax -- and got resoundingly shouted down even with his party's...
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    It is posted clearly at every on-ramp "No...

    It is posted clearly at every on-ramp "No bicycles." Drivers are not expecting a cyclist on that road. The shoulders are atrocious with debris. And: Boston/MA drivers.

    Unsure if this will come...
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    ^ Problem. v Solution. Elixirs were...

    ^ Problem.

    v Solution.



    Elixirs were problematic on a number of levels. If you are otherwise happy with them, follow FB's or tomacropod's advice; if you've never liked the feel and multiple...
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    Mini-velo/folding bike popularity explosion,...

    Mini-velo/folding bike popularity explosion, where enacted...
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    http://www.naylornetwork.com/naf-nwl/assets/dmc%20...

    http://www.naylornetwork.com/naf-nwl/assets/dmc%2012.jpg
  10. 1/4 mi dirt driveway with ruts and rocks, ending...

    1/4 mi dirt driveway with ruts and rocks, ending in a rutted, washed out hill. I see it as a challenge.
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    It would be decent -- better than a full on mtn...

    It would be decent -- better than a full on mtn bike, not as good as the aforementioned FX. Depends on your commute. Dirt roads and gravel paths -- go for it. All road -- check out the FX.

    Be...
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    I'd not bother with a square taper or other...

    I'd not bother with a square taper or other cartridge BB, but I'd consider it if I were going to install an external BB... and then shrug it off if both the mfg and LBS tell me it's not necessary. If...
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    One bead off, remove tube, pump tube until I can...

    One bead off, remove tube, pump tube until I can figure out where the puncture is.

    Puncture on the inside? I'll look for rim strip off in that area, and if all is good, shrug it off as...
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    Yes it is. Cycling is prohibited on the highway;...

    Yes it is. Cycling is prohibited on the highway; all entry ramps have signs saying so. Dangerous, for sure, but if guy is trying to get to work, he likely didn't make it as some motorist probably...
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    No. We'd be better of if registration fee was...

    No.

    We'd be better of if registration fee was based on gross vehicle weight.
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    This was education, not beratement. When police...

    This was education, not beratement. When police start locking people up and taking licenses over stuff like this, people will begin to "see" cyclists. But I'm not holding my breath for that. So this...
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    Sticky: Poll: More experience riding a bike in different...

    More experience riding a bike in different situations and weather = safer rider.
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    Sticky: Poll: Dipping your toe in Helmet Thread? Go away,...

    Dipping your toe in Helmet Thread? Go away, lightweight.
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    Butthole Surfers cover of the classic Donovan...

    Butthole Surfers cover of the classic Donovan song, Hurdy Gurdy Man


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76yWZcsgwF8
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    Whenever there are sobriety checkpoints in my...

    Whenever there are sobriety checkpoints in my area, there's always hundreds, up to over a thousand vehicles stopped, a handful of arrests for non-DUI related offenses, and single digit drunk drivers...
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    Not lots of small tubes, no kingpin, no...

    Not lots of small tubes, no kingpin, no horizontal triangulation, etc. From an engineering POV, there is a limited amount of ways to connect up the different points on a bike -- these two are...
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    Not really. I like them. When someone rolls one...

    Not really. I like them. When someone rolls one in for service, often they will be a bit sheepish about having mail-ordered their bike. But noglider was correct a few pages ago -- margins on bikes...
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    Sticky: Poll: 1. Head hit because of helmet how much more...

    1. Head hit because of helmet how much more likely? Crashing is a rare event; crashing with a head hit rarer still. A minor percentage of very rare is still very rare. Helmet circumference plays into...
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    Sprinted toward a water fountain and didn't...

    Sprinted toward a water fountain and didn't notice (nighttime) a black curb in between me and the fountain. Tripped at speed, broke left wrist and right pinky finger, when I tossed out my hands to...
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    Sticky: Poll: Yeah, and I remember a bare-head advocate once...

    Yeah, and I remember a bare-head advocate once telling me "Do your own research" when I asked for a link to a paper they'd previously quoted...

    Someone posted a newer study -- done in 2013 or 2014...
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