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Old 04-29-21, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
According to US stats "In 2016, around 12.4 percent of Americans cycled on a regular basis. The number of cyclists/bike riders in the U.S. has increased over the past three years from around 43 million to 47.5 million in 2017" By most accounts, 12.4% is not that many.
The US? I think that is Southern California alone! Seriously, back in 1997, a friend and I would climb a local mountain road known as Glendora Mountain Road (GMR). 21 mile climb out in the middle of nowhere it seemed. Climbing and descending a 41 mile course, we would see maybe 3 or 4 other cyclists. Nowadays, doing the same ride, we might see hundreds. Heck, sometimes in the first mile alone, we might see a group of 20 heading up. I think it was the Lace era that first attracted more cyclists. And for the record, I was riding Trek way before Lance.
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Old 04-29-21, 01:33 PM
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refinish certain rail-trails with bitumen while connecting or expanding upon them. Create a maintenance program using a stream of funding to ensure it is kept up for the foreseeable centuries.
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Old 04-29-21, 01:57 PM
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Do you want the answer I think I'm supposed to give or the real answer?
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Old 04-29-21, 02:10 PM
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I think a good velodrome in the area would be nice something that supports all levels of cycling and has a good rental fleet and is really set up to be quite nice. Maybe also have a small service shop attached and a little café. Take a bit of other money and invest it wisely and save a little money for a really nice Don Walker to ride on said velodrome. I would also have a nice little pump track on the side and maybe a little BMX funhouse as well. You know a little something for everyone.
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Old 04-29-21, 02:46 PM
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Do you want the answer I think I'm supposed to give or the real answer?
Just lie...same as everyone else is doing.

Makes people feel better.
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Old 04-29-21, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
Just lie...same as everyone else is doing.

Makes people feel better.

Too bad you feel that way. Means you have no faith in the goodness of people. Sorry for you.
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Old 04-29-21, 03:25 PM
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I'll fund the government to provide more bike lanes in the road lol
Kidding aside, youths are the future so influence with them by giving free helmet and pads.
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Old 04-29-21, 06:03 PM
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so you win the lottery or come into a substantial inheritance or just have serious pull-sudden or lifelong, what do you do to improve/educate/sponsor/raise awareness/promote
cycling in your region (or perhaps another)? details pleeeze.
good question. I’d start by taking out a full page ad in the local paper informing drivers that (1) they’re supposed to leave 4 feet space when passing a cyclist, and (2) they’re allowed to cross the double-yellow in the process. Might cut down on tailbacks of frustrated motorists who ultimately run out of patience and attempt some hasty and ill-considered passing maneuver, not knowing that they could have done it legally and safely right at the start.
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Old 04-29-21, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
Just lie...same as everyone else is doing.

Makes people feel better.

In that case, I will ride a penny farthing dressed as a clown and throw helmets and elbow pads to children.

(Ixnay on the ookers-hay and owblay).
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Old 04-29-21, 07:30 PM
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This question is very deep.. i would probably demand the bike path that is by the service road between my house and my job not randomly end 1/4 of the way there... what even is that?! it's such a nice bike path but all it is is an excuse to put a red light on a merge ramp, cos no one ever uses it ..it dosnt GO anywhere

Also, you get a bike, you get a bike, you get a bike... NOW RIDE FOR ME

(yes i answered a deep question while remaining in the shallows... its a bad habit)
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Old 04-30-21, 08:08 PM
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Given a backup option, I'd provide subsidies to non-franchised lbs to lower the costs of goods & services that they offer to the local community as an in-store incentive.
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Old 05-03-21, 09:19 AM
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Donate to local government to expand trails.
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Old 05-03-21, 11:37 AM
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Really??!! What about the Vintage Cyclists that this blog is all about? I own 20 bikes (and I am not rich yet), have at least another spare 20 sets of wheels, all for my mountain, CX and Road bikes that are rim brake equipped.

You can buy the molds, but what stops people from making new molds? The patent on these has long since expired and I think the legislation you propose would fail the constitutional legality test quickly no matter how rich you were.

There must be a better alternative.
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Old 05-03-21, 11:52 AM
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First, I'd set up a foundation to buy politicians to access far more tax money, and public infrastructure. The goal would be to replace our current expressways with light-duty structures passing over instead of through neighbourhoods. For a long commute (I'd discourage those by zoning, too) I would get in my pedelec velomobile and ride to a freeway entrance. There, automatic controls would insert me into the first gap in passing trains of vehicles running inches apart. There, I'd punch in an exit and relax while my batteries were re charged during high speed travel. I'd be sharing the road with robots carrying pallets of freight in a single line to respect the weight limits, but they might be going cross-country. At the exit, I'd resume normal riding, and the robots would go as far as they were certified for self driving. By then, pedestrians might be trained to watch out for pizza boxes running around teasing the dogs.


Concurrently, I'd be pumping out unpatented prototypes, and pushing for a tax based on the payload/vehicle ratio, with penalties starting at 50%.
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Old 05-03-21, 06:40 PM
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I happen to know someone who 5 years ago won $80,000,000 in the lottery. Today he still has the $80,000,000 principal and earns $100,000 in interest per month. Yet it's difficult for him to spend the money because each time he pulls money out to buy something such as a car, he has to pay about 50% in taxes. And if he gives more that $10,000 per year to one of his children, they have to pay high taxes. (Maybe money after all doesn't buy happiness, but at least it allows you to keep your yacht next to happiness.)

That being said, if I ever hit it big I would donate money to build/improve bicycle trails, and I would fund high school bicycling clubs.
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Old 05-04-21, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TCollen View Post
I happen to know someone who 5 years ago won $80,000,000 in the lottery. Today he still has the $80,000,000 principal and earns $100,000 in interest per month. Yet it's difficult for him to spend the money because each time he pulls money out to buy something such as a car, he has to pay about 50% in taxes. And if he gives more that $10,000 per year to one of his children, they have to pay high taxes. (Maybe money after all doesn't buy happiness, but at least it allows you to keep your yacht next to happiness.)

That being said, if I ever hit it big I would donate money to build/improve bicycle trails, and I would fund high school bicycling clubs.
I wasnt aware that street pharmaceuticals were accounted for on taxes?
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Old 05-04-21, 07:20 AM
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This is what's happening in my community. On the same lines as some have listed above. All of these guys are my friends and riding buddies for the last 25 years.

https://brickandelm.com/a-new-path-f...O3CLwCr5erRjDU
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