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  1. I would say that one the main RESPONSIBILITIES of...

    I would say that one the main RESPONSIBILITIES of any person using a roadway is to know and follow the law.
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    Why is there always so much bickering back and...

    Why is there always so much bickering back and forth on this forum?

    To the OP: If you're enjoying your ride, getting your heart rate up for a sustained period, finding yourself going faster and...
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    Sweet ride! I really wanted to take a look at...

    Sweet ride! I really wanted to take a look at the Giant Roam 0, but the Giant dealer here has never even HEARD of the Roam bikes. Sad but true.
  4. The exact same incident just happened where I...

    The exact same incident just happened where I live -- a 17 year old cyclist RIDING in the crosswalk was hit by a car and was later fined for riding in the crosswalk.

    It is illegal to RIDE a bike...
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    I have the 8.5 with a Thudbuster ST. The seat...

    I have the 8.5 with a Thudbuster ST. The seat post diameter is 27.2 mm (it is marked on the stock post, although very faintly). The Thudbuster is a nice addition to the bike, but don't expect too...
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    Car comes too close, you hit car with bat, break...

    Car comes too close, you hit car with bat, break window? Guess who's going to be in trouble then?
  7. Thanks! I am so getting that!

    Thanks! I am so getting that!
  8. Great pictures; the side by side comparison...

    Great pictures; the side by side comparison really lets us see the improvements. Looks like you've got a pretty sweet ride -- mountain bike tough and still plenty of speed for road riding. That...
  9. WOW! You continue to amaze me, all you have done...

    WOW! You continue to amaze me, all you have done with the 8.4 gives me great ideas for what I can do with my ride.
  10. Where I live, any person can report a dangerous...

    Where I live, any person can report a dangerous driver to the police provided they have some way to identify the vehicle (i.e., license plates) and charges will be filed. The case then goes to court...
  11. But under the 4 foot law, the line the cyclist is...

    But under the 4 foot law, the line the cyclist is taking blocks both lanes of traffic. He does not leave room for a larger vehicle to pass in the left lane and be at least 4 feet away from him.
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    You can't even use the shift key, yet you call...

    You can't even use the shift key, yet you call women lazy?
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    I ride strictly for recreation. I am very...

    I ride strictly for recreation. I am very paranoid about leaving my bike anywhere I can't see it; as the LBS sales guy said, the best policy is if it's not in your house, it's under you butt. I...
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    Got a DS 8.5. Quite frankly the only reason I...

    Got a DS 8.5. Quite frankly the only reason I bought it initially was because it was the only sporty hybrid available where I live. I wanted to take a look at Specialized Crosstrail, Norco XR1 and...
  15. Hey anechka! I have the 8.5 and have found it to...

    Hey anechka! I have the 8.5 and have found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride; the gearing and shifting is very smooth, the brakes have really good stopping power. And the DS bikes are quite...
  16. Hey Edmund! I second (or is it third or fourth)...

    Hey Edmund! I second (or is it third or fourth) the suggestion to keep looking for good used bike. A good steel frame will last a long time, and parts can be changed out to make it more hybridy...
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    Anecdotes happen to people everyday. But I guess...

    Anecdotes happen to people everyday. But I guess they only matter when they happen to you. Statistics, such as the number of cyclists hit by cars, are just bunches of anecdotal incidents someone...
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    @Snowjob I think women getting other women...

    @Snowjob

    I think women getting other women involved in the scene would be a major factor in why there's a high percentage of female riders in Minneapolis. There's nothing like that here. And...
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    THANK YOU, HoustonGal. It's something that men...

    THANK YOU, HoustonGal. It's something that men just do not get; men are not targets the way women are. The really sad thing is that so many men who would not tolerate behavior directed at their...
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    ^^^ Saskatoon (my city) 2.4 % of residents...

    ^^^ Saskatoon (my city) 2.4 % of residents commute by bike, despite being what I consider a very bike unfriendly city.

    I agree with the point that more bike lanes would get a higher percentage...
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    ^^^ I think it's greatly oversimplifying things...

    ^^^ I think it's greatly oversimplifying things to say that more women would bike if only (oh, if only!) there were more bike lanes; and odd how the article that makes this point concludes that not...
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    Male attitudes do much more to deter women from...

    Male attitudes do much more to deter women from from biking than anything else. From the guy who "orders" his sister to stay off road, to the LBS salesperson who will ignore female customers looking...
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    Well, I've only done it twice and it's not...

    Well, I've only done it twice and it's not something I'd do again. It's on a long downhill bridge which if you're doing 20 mph at the top you can top 40 at the bottom. It's quite the thrill passing...
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    That was cool! I`ve topped 40 mph on my 8.5, but...

    That was cool! I`ve topped 40 mph on my 8.5, but on pavement; I would`t have the courage to do that on a trail. I actually top 30 mph quite regularly, but 40 was a little scary (on a bridge, and the...
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    According to CAA, if a Canadian driver has an...

    According to CAA, if a Canadian driver has an unpaid fine in an American jurisdiction, that driver may be held at the border. If the fine does remain unpaid, that driver's license to drive in that...
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