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    The 3 feet rule ..

    .. did it have any observable effect? I haven't observed any changes yet - cars still pass by with a distance of less than 3 feet. Has the rule made any (positive or negative) impact on your...
  2. Congrats :D Nice bike as well. I much prefer...

    Congrats :D

    Nice bike as well. I much prefer the rack and panniers to a backpack - I can also do a spot of grocery shopping on my way home. My ride is 3 miles one way - I have discovered that if...
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    Ride each one (a long test ride, not a short ride...

    Ride each one (a long test ride, not a short ride around the parking lot) and get the one that feels the best at the end of all test rides.
  4. I read the subject twice, and both times my brain...

    I read the subject twice, and both times my brain registered the word malfunction. Glad I wasn't the only one :)
  5. I've decided that people feel guilty because they...

    I've decided that people feel guilty because they aren't doing their bit for the environment/their health/whatever is on their minds. If they get you to stop, they don't have to feel guilty. So all's...
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    Poll: I gave my old Magna (perfectly usable state) to...

    I gave my old Magna (perfectly usable state) to charity. Bikes should be used!
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    My friend who is 60 just started doing 30 miles...

    My friend who is 60 just started doing 30 miles one way, twice a week. The remaining 3 days, he goes multimodal. But his multimodal route also has 10 miles of cycling one way, and he has been doing...
  8. I live on the Peninsula - I added a small hill to...

    I live on the Peninsula - I added a small hill to my route just to add some challenge :) It still takes effort and discipline to bike every day - its the casual dismissal of that which irritates me.
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    Gah. I bet this thread is the main reason for a...

    Gah. I bet this thread is the main reason for a lot of n+1s. Good thing (not really) that I can store just one bike.
  10. I get asked "How many miles?" very regularly -...

    I get asked "How many miles?" very regularly - that is expected. When I reply with "3 miles one way" I invariably get a condescending "Oh, that's not much" as if they would have too, but for the...
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    My son is four years old. A few days ago he spent...

    My son is four years old. A few days ago he spent the day with me in office. He was really disappointed that we were driving and not cycling. So in addition to the savings, fun and fitness, that's...
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    While the highlighted part is true, my...

    While the highlighted part is true, my understanding is that the slowness is more because of wind resistance than rolling resistance. I don't think that dwinks said is urban legend - there are plenty...
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    All my vehicles are named Sally, in honour of...

    All my vehicles are named Sally, in honour of Gerald Durrell's donkey Sally. Of course, that gets a bit confusing, so I usually refer to them as: lets take the car or I'm taking the bike.
  14. We have four seasons here in California, dry,...

    We have four seasons here in California, dry, drier, driest and driestest, and I ride through all of them.
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    You could always put the original parts back on...

    You could always put the original parts back on the Escape and use those parts to build a new bike. All you need is a frame :P
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    Like wise. My route goes over 101 (bike bridge),...

    Like wise. My route goes over 101 (bike bridge), and I've often felt tempted to stop at the top and take a photo of 8 lanes of crawling cars, stretching as far as the eye can see.
  17. Kryptonite Mini Evolution - 5 or 7 inch. I got...

    Kryptonite Mini Evolution - 5 or 7 inch. I got the 7 inch one - with fenders, I wasn't sure the 5 inch one would work. Costs $54, and I think that is reasonable to spend for a $450 bike (my Sirrus...
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    They look good. Where did you order them from,...

    They look good. Where did you order them from, and how much did they cost?
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    I wish it rained here.

    I wish it rained here.
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    Sticky: An update to my post on Friday. Took my bike to...

    An update to my post on Friday. Took my bike to the LBS and they fixed the spoke - total cost, $28. I haven't had a chance to try out the wheel yet though - had to drive in today.
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    Sticky: yep I did break a spoke. Didn't realize it when I...

    yep I did break a spoke. Didn't realize it when I posted earlier .. was just venting at that time!
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    Sticky: Heard a twang sound on my ride to office, stopped...

    Heard a twang sound on my ride to office, stopped and looked around. Didn't see anything, but decided that it was a piece of debris flying off. Also noticed that tire pressure was quite low....
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    I have an LBS bought bike, and wouldn't have done...

    I have an LBS bought bike, and wouldn't have done it otherwise for a first bike. However, to be fair, a new rider cannot understand the quality of a bike even when he/she sees it in person.
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    Hang tight. Do the new commute for a couple of...

    Hang tight. Do the new commute for a couple of months on your existing bike, then decide if you need to upgrade. This will also give you a better idea of what bike is suitable for the new conditions,...
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    I'd buy the 3 - I like the green colour :)

    I'd buy the 3 - I like the green colour :)
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