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03-31-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By detroitjim

Being close to the border and having made a fair...

Being close to the border and having made a fair number of visits across the crick. The Canadian experience on a bicycle has been less stressful due to the greater level of respect given to cyclists...
03-28-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By detroitjim

"Cyclist's seen as less than Human"Australian Researchers

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1021x480/image00002_b530f3bc99846dee6c326a03bb5648d140fdbf54.jpgStudy: Aggressive Driving is Linked to Seeing Cyclists as ‘Less than Human’

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03-03-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,925
Posted By detroitjim

In 2016 41,237 for the US and Canada. 39,339...

In 2016 41,237 for the US and Canada. 39,339 and 1898 respectively

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/PR20171121.aspx

https://www.cacp.ca/index.html?asst_id=1626
03-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,925
Posted By detroitjim

Pedestrian Deaths up 75% in Colorado,

It's even worse in Denver
...
01-18-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,597
Posted By detroitjim

Muzzle flash

Could be that after dark the response to any harassment might be done with lead.
Around here anyway. The darkness clearly gives the cyclist an advantage with evasion and escape by going ninja....
Forum: Great Lakes
01-18-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

JLG Community Meeting 1/21/2019

This Saturday, January 19, two community meetings are scheduled at Palmer Park so residents can learn more about the design process and provide input to the city. The meetings will be at the Palmer...
01-18-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway Community Meeting 1/19/2019

This Saturday, January 19, two community meetings are scheduled at Palmer Park so residents can learn more about the design process and provide input to the city. The meetings will be at the Palmer...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

Some news from Detroit Greenway Coalaition ...

Some news from Detroit Greenway Coalaition

https://detroitgreenways.org/top-bike-trail-projects-for-2019/
Forum: Great Lakes
01-06-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

Unfortunately it doesn't take long to mess on 2...

Unfortunately it doesn't take long to mess on 2 million nowadays. My bet is that it's been pissed away in the last 18 months.That's the progress.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-28-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

Got no fears .......Ese. Ask your homeboy(off the...

Got no fears .......Ese. Ask your homeboy(off the record) what the Effing holdup is on the sale.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-23-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

From 18 months ago. " The newly purchased land,...

From 18 months ago. " The newly purchased land, stretching 7.5 miles "

https://www.planetizen.com/node/93397/big-piece-detroits-inner-circle-greenway-falls-place

""Detroit buys Conrail railroad...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-19-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

Nonsense!!!

That Detroit Greenways Coalition timeline is sketchy. Two years to design it?? (2019-2020) Over half of the Greenway already exists!!!(on the map from 20 to midway between 7 &8...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-12-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway??? Detroit

Anyone else wonder what the delay is in building the Joe Louis Greenway(formerly known as Inner Cricle Greenway)? Why's it taking so long?
In an article today by Detroit Greenways Coalition...
11-27-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,391
Posted By detroitjim

As you two closed the gap between each other you...

As you two closed the gap between each other you should of yelled out a forceful "Heads up". Then given him a proper throttling had you collided.

I needed to do this a few times this year with...
11-22-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,809
Posted By detroitjim

A lot of...

A lot of people(cyclists,joggers,walkers,rollerbladers,etc.) that use the bike paths have their heads up their ass. No situational awareness whatsoever. Posting placards with path etiquette made...
Forum: Asia
11-21-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By detroitjim

Visiting Thailand Dec 9th 2018?

Of course you'll probably have to be there a day or two beforehand. 39km (about 24 miles)

More than 80,000 people have registered to join the "Bike Un Ai Rak" cycling event initiated by His...
10-24-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By detroitjim

While most of us don't need an incentive to cycle...

While most of us don't need an incentive to cycle . A cold brew or an ice cream is a nice reward indeed!

It would seem that with the proliferation of micro breweries here in SE Michigan that they...
10-24-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By detroitjim

Filipino Cyclist Killed in Bangkok during Long Distance Event

It happens everywhere. RIP



https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1563778/long-distance-cyclist-killed-by-van-running-red-light
Forum: Great Lakes
10-08-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By detroitjim

Open Streets Detroit Did you go?

The third year for Open Streets Detroit. It was raining in the morning and barely made 60 degrees on Sunday . Didn't get there until 2pm. Wasn't much happening between Third and Trumbull.
It picked...
09-09-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By detroitjim

FREE! Open Streets Detroit -October 7, 2018 from 12pm-5pm

Hope the weather cooperates. It would be nice to see a few thousand of us on the route.


Open Street Detroit - Southwest will tentatively cover approximately 3.5 miles along Michigan Avenue and...
05-03-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By detroitjim

Far too many idiots on their cell phone while...

Far too many idiots on their cell phone while driving. Time for all 50 states to enact laws forbidding their use while operating a motor vehicle. Fines need to multiply for each infraction. If death...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-23-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,964
Posted By detroitjim

People in Highland Park don't like to be...

People in Highland Park don't like to be misrepresented........ The Detroit News article is in reference to 48205 !
Forum: Great Lakes
02-25-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By detroitjim

Some highlights in Windsor ONT

Any of these places are good!

Home (http://www.cheetahsofwindsor.com/)

Windsor Strip Clubs | clubZone (http://clubzone.com/windsor/places/strip-clubs/)


I've found that the drivers in...
02-15-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By detroitjim

Swiss couple cycle 17,000 kilometers to watch son compete in Olympics

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2018/02/15/olympics/winter-olympics/olympics-freestyle-skiing/swiss-couple-cycle-17000-kilometers-watch-son-compete-freestyle-skiing/#.WoXD3LgUN30


Hardcore...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-27-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,964
Posted By detroitjim

Here is an alternative if the Marine City ferry...

Here is an alternative if the Marine City ferry is still out when you decide to ride.





Walpole Algonac Ferry Line (http://www.bluewaysofstclair.org/recreation.asp?ait=av&aid=1454)
Forum: Great Lakes
01-27-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,338
Posted By detroitjim

Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Great Lakes
01-25-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,964
Posted By detroitjim

Ferry on St. Clair River Shut Down After Ice Damages Dock

Your mash is still months away but you'll need to check on this just to be certain.

Owners unsure of Marine City ferry's future after ice damage...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-22-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,964
Posted By detroitjim

If you do any pedaling on Woodward ,be very aware...

If you do any pedaling on Woodward ,be very aware of the streetcar tracks!
There have been and overwhelming number of injuries attributed to bicyclists that fall when their wheel gets drawn into the...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-22-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By detroitjim

You Should look into facebook group "detroit...

You Should look into facebook group "detroit bikes" https://www.facebook.com/groups/DetroitBikes
They usually have weekly rides and monthly special themed rides starting in March. The ride group...
01-21-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,456
Posted By detroitjim

""General Data Protection Regulations" (GDPR) in...

""General Data Protection Regulations" (GDPR) in Ireland" Good thing this is the US where rights DON'T give you any expectation of privacy while in public. Take all the pictures you want.
01-21-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,590
Posted By detroitjim

Japan is a different world. Low crime and one...

Japan is a different world. Low crime and one of the safest countries on earth.
01-21-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By detroitjim

Prime reason why you need cyclists input before...

Prime reason why you need cyclists input before implementation. Most of the Civil engineers designing this crap don't ride a bike.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-21-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,964
Posted By detroitjim

Through Detroit

Your route through is not too bad . I wouldn't bother with riding the Dequindre cut north and the Van Dyyke portion.


Just stay on East Jefferson to Shook road near Mt Clemens,the difference in...
01-15-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By detroitjim

Thank You for your support! This year the...

Thank You for your support! This year the temperature at the start of BTB was 8 degrees and didn't rise above 20 over the 24 hour period. The top rider rode 105 miles . Nice going!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
01-13-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By detroitjim

Happened Today 1-13-2017

Looks as though it opened today according to this

Detroit gives new indoor velodrome a spin at opening...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit Lexus Velodrome Charity Art auction

The Auction and Preview of the new Lexus Velodrome is back on!
Grand Opening is weekend of Jan 26. The auction will be held on Sunday Jan.28
The Bike Art Auction supporting local Detroit...
01-04-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By detroitjim

Bike the Blizzard 2018 Detroit Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser Bike the Blizzard is coming January 14, 2018!
This 24 hour bike-a thon raises funds for Back Alley Bikes and its bike education programs for Detroit youth.

Register now to...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,747
Posted By detroitjim

They've announced the new opening for January...

They've announced the new opening for January 2018. Lexus signed on as corporate sponsor.

Detroit velodrome snags Lexus corporate sponsorship, to open in January | Crain's Detroit Business...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By detroitjim

They could have named it after Ben Fletcher. ...

They could have named it after Ben Fletcher.
December 18th, 1868: Detroit's first bicyclist | m-bike.org (http://www.m-bike.org/blog/2011/12/18/december-18th-1868-detroits-first-bicyclist/)

Or a...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By detroitjim

True true but GW is purported to be the father of...

True true but GW is purported to be the father of our country. Just about anything named after him is paying homage to the first president and a founding member of the nation.

Hopefully by naming...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-29-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By detroitjim

It's justa name...but

I think that they could have made a better choice as far as naming it.

After all he wasn't known for bicycling.

Detroit names 26-mile greenway after Joe Louis...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-29-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By detroitjim

Finally! USA/Canada bike transport

Looks like we now will have a way to get our bikes across the Detroit/Windsor border.

Transit Windsor Tunnel Bus to offer bike rack service | CTV Windsor News...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-22-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By detroitjim

Even though the bike is unique . Posting photos...

Even though the bike is unique . Posting photos is always helpful.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 804
Posted By detroitjim

New SEMCOG survey SE Michigan

Not sure what they will do with it . Hopefully some things get sorted.

Survey took me about 15 minutes. I flagged 50 spots on the map. It should take you considerably less time.


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Forum: Great Lakes
06-22-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,747
Posted By detroitjim

Will it be ready?

Got some news on the velodromes construction.
They just started. How long does it take to build ?
I can't see it being ready for use in four months.
This was the progress two days ago.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-14-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By detroitjim

Was on a LBS alley cat a couple of years ago...

Was on a LBS alley cat a couple of years ago during the street car line installation. I knew the rails were around where I crossed Woodward but a scan of the pavement didn't reveal them .Seconds...
04-14-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,476
Posted By detroitjim

How come I'm NOT surprised. Probation only. ...

How come I'm NOT surprised. Probation only.
Probation for driver that killed Michigan triathlete angers cyclists...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-13-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By detroitjim

In the header of that section "Please indicate...

In the header of that section "Please indicate how often you do the following." I don't think that they are implying that a law exists.
My guess is that they are just exploring the frequency of...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-12-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By detroitjim

Survey:Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

Pulse of the Region Survey on Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely to suffer an injury or fatality in a traffic crash than drivers. In fact, while...
03-06-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,476
Posted By detroitjim

It was just announced that the individual that...

It was just announced that the individual that killed her won't be fighting the misdemeanor charges of a moving violation causing death. Maximum jail time 1 year. I'll be surprised if...
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