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  1. I've had many years where my commute is a...

    I've had many years where my commute is a half-century round-trip and a few where it is a century (or 200 km when I took the long way). Many of my friends have commutes similar half-century plus...
  2. You'd have to look at your state's specific...

    You'd have to look at your state's specific wording of its law, but I don't think they generally limit the liability of the door-opener to just folks who open their door into traffic while parked.
  3. At least he stopped and came back to render aid...

    At least he stopped and came back to render aid after the attack. The "fined" individual in the OP didn't even do that.
  4. When I'm riding next to a freeway, it looks to me...

    When I'm riding next to a freeway, it looks to me like this is already the norm, minus the computer control. :lol:
  5. Catch-22, but the mapping problem seems somewhat...

    Catch-22, but the mapping problem seems somewhat solvable by having many Google-cars rolling and collecting/uploading mapping data as they go. Sure, someone's going to be first on the scene of a...
  6. Meh. If people can go around flaunting their...

    Meh. If people can go around flaunting their obesity then why should anyone care if someone chooses to wear a bit of lycra? Stand down, fashion police before we bring back powdered wigs.
  7. Two feet from a door that opens almost three feet...

    Two feet from a door that opens almost three feet might be worse than normal curb hugging.
  8. Although I would have ridden further left when in...

    Although I would have ridden further left when in the right lane, that's not what got my attention here. What moron put those sharrow markings where they are? They don't do their job when they are...
  9. Thread: Booby Traps

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    This is A&S. We don't need no stinkin' topics.

    This is A&S. We don't need no stinkin' topics.
  10. Being seen is important and good for you for...

    Being seen is important and good for you for doing something to improve how visible you are. However, if you place yourself on the road in such a way that you need to be seen but are easily ignored,...
  11. In the forty-two years that BART has been...

    In the forty-two years that BART has been operating, it's popularity has had some ebbs and flows. When I used to take it from the (L)East Bay to SF in the '80s, it was packed most of the day. A dozen...
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    Can you spare enough legislators for California...

    Can you spare enough legislators for California to over ride its anti-bike governor's veto of any and all bike legislation? They'll only need them for a session or two and I'm sure you can have them...
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    I remember that problem well from my decades just...

    I remember that problem well from my decades just west of you in Davis. The first hour or more of each ride, and the return, consisted of pancake-flat terrain. At least everyone learned well how to...
  14. That's okay. BART is so crowded these days it...

    That's okay. BART is so crowded these days it can't take any more passengers.:D
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    For a while I was counting up the seconds I was...

    For a while I was counting up the seconds I was delayed by motorists and the seconds motorists were delayed by me. I never had a ride where they were delayed as much as I was. In fact, it was never...
  16. Thread: Booby Traps

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    Hey, we have cities out here too, but no one goes...

    Hey, we have cities out here too, but no one goes to them anymore because they're too crowded.:D
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    I've got to disagree on aiming one's tail light...

    I've got to disagree on aiming one's tail light down. You're both reducing the distance at which it is visible and increasing your chances of being involved in a target fixation event since an...
  18. Thread: Booby Traps

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    The psychiatrist did 30 days in county jail. His...

    The psychiatrist did 30 days in county jail. His MO was both branches dragged across the trail and a neck-high nylon cord. (The rider who hit the cord was wearing neck protection or that one could...
  19. Thread: Booby Traps

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    Now you're ruining my fantasy that cyclist-haters...

    Now you're ruining my fantasy that cyclist-haters are incredibly rare creatures.:)
  20. My spouse and I had recently purchased our first...

    My spouse and I had recently purchased our first custom tandem. We bought it primarily for touring to equalize our relative efforts and my grandparents' golden anniversary celebration provided a...
  21. It may be that the car-bound commuters are a...

    It may be that the car-bound commuters are a small percentage of the total commute, but those five clogged bridges are filled with something that looks an awful lot like one person per car commuters.
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    Same here, although I often choose the gravel...

    Same here, although I often choose the gravel even though there is next to zero traffic on some of the paved roads. Yesterday's ride was about 85 miles with about one-fourth of it on gravel. We were...
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    You've heard wrong. Tires: How Wide is...

    You've heard wrong.




    Tires: How Wide is too Wide? | Off The Beaten Path
  24. Thread: Booby Traps

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    I don't know what the charmer's motivations were...

    I don't know what the charmer's motivations were in PDX. If he's caught maybe we'll find out. The physician down near Ashland admitted he just hated people on bikes. Oddly, even though he finally...
  25. Thread: Booby Traps

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    Booby Traps

    Last year we had a bike-hating psychiatrist (county employee) booby trap some trails in Southern Oregon. Now we've got some anonymous charmer upping the ante by setting a trip-wire to a home-made...
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