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Old 06-14-09, 09:53 PM
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League of american bicyclists ratings

I was stumbling around the net,found this:
http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/b...e/rankings.php

I was surprised to see that Maine came in third. I didn't think that Maine had any bike culture.
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Old 06-15-09, 12:15 AM
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My home state of Jersey making it into the top 10 of anything with "Friendly" in the title surprised the hell out of me.
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Old 06-15-09, 12:22 AM
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It has been my experience that once you get them out of Jersey the people don't seem to be that bad (for people from "away"),lol. Not as bad (unfriendly) as some others that come to mind.
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They rate places based on criteria other than what a bicyclist on the actual road would. Our town received a rating after we started an approved bike safety class for kids. I think we should have started one that motorists have to pass, after all it is cars that are dangerous.
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What surprised me was Wyoming coming in ahead of California, Colorado, and Utah. I have ridden in all of them and I don’t know if they are simply talking about the people or not but the wind and terrain sure wasn’t friendly in Wyoming.
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Over the past 12 years I have lived in (suburban) Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York; based on on-the-road experience, I would rank New York above Pennsylvania and both way above Ohio.

Incidentally, the ranking placed all three of these states together in the exact opposite order that I would imagine.
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At the end of the month I'm moving from #43 to #16.
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The LAB State rankings have never made any sense. I beleave the rankings are based solely on who is buying the LAB's koolaid instead of any objective observation of what it is actualy like to ride a bicycle in that state.
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Originally Posted by Robert Foster View Post
What surprised me was Wyoming coming in ahead of California, Colorado, and Utah. I have ridden in all of them and I don’t know if they are simply talking about the people or not but the wind and terrain sure wasn’t friendly in Wyoming.
Same here, also seeing Alaska near the bottom doesn't surprise me at all after being on two lane roads with no shoulder for miles upon miles. Even the troopers have to park angled in the middle of the lane on these roads just to issue a ticket, backing up traffic for miles.
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