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06-12-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,674
Posted By GodsBassist

I had something like this happen to me when I was...

I had something like this happen to me when I was running. This duck or goose or I don't even remember came up to me hissing and making himself big... really aggressive. I was in the zone gettin my...
06-11-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,674
Posted By GodsBassist

Every spring my protein intake increases by just...

Every spring my protein intake increases by just a tiny amount until I learn to ride with my mouth closed again...
06-11-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,674
Posted By GodsBassist

I almost hit a deer. A big one. I think the...

I almost hit a deer. A big one. I think the bike is quiet and stealthy sometimes to a fault. This deer didn't see me until I was right up on him and I didn't see him until he cut across the front...
06-04-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By GodsBassist

Haha, this is exactly how my son is. I joke that...

Haha, this is exactly how my son is. I joke that he's never met a stranger.
06-04-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By GodsBassist

Today there was a guy standing on the corner with...

Today there was a guy standing on the corner with a sign. He is running for county council. He was just standing there waving at people as they drove by one by one trying to get some face to face...
06-04-14, 04:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By GodsBassist

Yes! This is one of my favorite parts of...

Yes! This is one of my favorite parts of cycling, especially with my son. I know the people who live on our route to his school. We've been invited to bon fires, we pet the dogs on the way. ...
05-31-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By GodsBassist

Here's a little more info of what they're looking...

Here's a little more info of what they're looking at. If this happens I would be so happy.

Plan Calls for Congestion Pricing, More Bike Lanes, and Expanded Transit for D.C. - Housing Complex...
05-30-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By GodsBassist

213 more miles!

What would your city look like with 213 more miles of bike infrastructure? It looks like that's what could be on the table in DC. The map looks like a spiderweb of awesome.

Cutting ribbons,...
05-30-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By GodsBassist

Wow. Long but comprehensive and a good read!

Wow. Long but comprehensive and a good read!
05-30-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By GodsBassist

I think the reasons behind a reduction, in per ...

I think the reasons behind a reduction, in per capita and overall VMT are probably numerous and largely unknown. We've talked about them lots, but these are the ones that I can think of...
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Forum: Commuting
05-29-14, 04:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,685
Posted By GodsBassist

I haven't because they're not where I live. ...

I haven't because they're not where I live.

This spring I did spend my own money and 'installed' (locked) bike pumps onto various bike racks where I work and shop and quite a few other people...
05-28-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By GodsBassist

It just keeps going...

While the Economy Grows, Americans Continue to Drive Less | Streetsblog USA (http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/05/28/while-the-economy-grows-americans-continue-to-drive-less/#more-95754)

And this is...
05-21-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,431
Posted By GodsBassist

This sums up my view, too. I don't think we...

This sums up my view, too. I don't think we should bring out the stick. They should just get the same size carrot as everybody else.
05-13-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,032
Posted By GodsBassist

I'm coming up on a year car free and I'm so glad...

I'm coming up on a year car free and I'm so glad I went through with it. Good luck, you can do it!
05-02-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,311
Posted By GodsBassist

The county that I live in has recognized that...

The county that I live in has recognized that about 50% of the trips in the county are less than 2 miles. As such they are making a genuine effort at alternative transportation methods. Part of...
05-01-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By GodsBassist

This guy is my spirit animal.

This guy is my spirit animal.
05-01-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,488
Posted By GodsBassist

Last month I had access to a vehicle for a few...

Last month I had access to a vehicle for a few weeks. My neighbor needed to be picked up from an airport about 30 miles away and so he left me the keys to his yukon and told me drive it wherever I...
04-27-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,474
Posted By GodsBassist

I like that he pinged on the difficulty of...

I like that he pinged on the difficulty of reading bus route info and that it's a hurdle to public transportation. I had been car free for months before I found out that there's a bus that travels...
04-27-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,477
Posted By GodsBassist

The affordability index linked in the original...

The affordability index linked in the original article is pretty cool. "H+T affordability index"
03-27-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,813
Posted By GodsBassist

I love the comments section on all of these...

I love the comments section on all of these 'millenials aren't driving' articles. They generally seem to try to summarize everything into a solid nexus.

1. It's the economy, stupid.
2. Kids...
03-27-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,264
Posted By GodsBassist

I fell in love with the phrase, "The things you...

I fell in love with the phrase, "The things you own end up owning you." It took me a while to realize that it came from Fight Club, and not Walden. Cars are definitely in this vein, in fact...
03-27-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By GodsBassist

Asking 'am I car-free' is just beeeeeegging the...

Asking 'am I car-free' is just beeeeeegging the question of what car-free actually is. Nobody on here will have the same answer to that. The fact is, though, that there's no club or certificate or...
03-26-14, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By GodsBassist

There has definitely been an increase where I...

There has definitely been an increase where I live. When I first moved here, it was rare to see another cyclist. Now it's a daily occurrence. On Monday there was even a discussion between 3 or 4...
03-15-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,088
Posted By GodsBassist

I was prepared, but this winter was rough. I...

I was prepared, but this winter was rough. I don't have to contend with what some other people here do, so I feel bad complaining, but I'm so done with winter. Luckily, (I guess not luckily, it's...
03-15-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,987
Posted By GodsBassist

Super long article but worth the read. It...

Super long article but worth the read.

It poses an interesting "chicken or the egg" question about culture and infrastructure. I, for one, would be ok if we stopped referring to automobile...
03-11-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,657
Posted By GodsBassist

Reagan International connects to the rest of DC...

Reagan International connects to the rest of DC by way of the Mt Vernon Trail. No idea what the parking situation for bikes is there, but I always used to ride by it and thought it was cool that I...
03-09-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,908
Posted By GodsBassist

Ironically enough, this is the same face I make...

Ironically enough, this is the same face I make at work when I see that somebody brought donuts...
03-08-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,908
Posted By GodsBassist

I was going to say exactly this. I'd like to add...

I was going to say exactly this. I'd like to add that the resources involved aren't just cash money, it's land use as well. For most urban areas, emphasizing or prioritizing one method of...
03-08-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,825
Posted By GodsBassist

I have a free shuttle that goes from across the...

I have a free shuttle that goes from across the street straight to work and back all morning and all afternoon. It was one of the main reasons I chose this location to live.
03-07-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,051
Posted By GodsBassist

Do you have a source for this, or are we just...

Do you have a source for this, or are we just supposed to accept this 'fact' because you said so?
03-07-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,505
Posted By GodsBassist

I'd be interested to see how much of the cycling...

I'd be interested to see how much of the cycling infrastructure in those cities is separated facilities, and how much of it is on street bike lanes. In my opinion, you can't reach those numbers with...
03-07-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,505
Posted By GodsBassist

It's pretty established that funds put towards...

It's pretty established that funds put towards alternative transportation methods have a great return on investment. Arguing at this point whether it's better to continue to build bike paths or...
03-06-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By GodsBassist

The biggest one I hear is "What if there's an...

The biggest one I hear is "What if there's an emergency!?" I try to get them to be more specific, and usually the answer is if I have to go to the doctor or take my son to the doctor. I can take a...
03-04-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By GodsBassist

For some reason this picture is loading upside...

For some reason this picture is loading upside down in the thumbnail and right side up on the actual photo. I'm done trying to fix it.

This is my dining room. It has laminate wood flooring...
03-03-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By GodsBassist

Oh, and welcome! =)

Oh, and welcome! =)
03-03-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By GodsBassist

I used a trailer for my son for a long time. ...

I used a trailer for my son for a long time. Being in DC, the winters aren't as harsh, but we definitely went out year round.

The covered part was great for the cold, not just the rain. The wind...
03-02-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By GodsBassist

Anecdotally, living car free allows me to eat out...

Anecdotally, living car free allows me to eat out more. A lot more. Most of those restaurants are locally owned, small family type establishments. But I do save a ton more money, too. And all...
02-27-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,318
Posted By GodsBassist

+1 Being car free is so easy if you're in a...

+1

Being car free is so easy if you're in a geographic position for it.
02-19-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,746
Posted By GodsBassist

I could see a US city (New York, Fort Collins,...

I could see a US city (New York, Fort Collins, Davis, Portland, San Fran) announcing long term plans to move towards becoming car free, but that announcement would be at least 10 years away. By that...
02-14-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By GodsBassist

Another neighborhood resident who identified...

Another neighborhood resident who identified himself as "Gary R." visibly scoffed when he heard the plan while standing on the half-mile stretch of Broadway packed with businesses and motor vehicle...
02-14-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By GodsBassist

The average lows in Denver are below Chicago's.

The average lows in Denver are below Chicago's.
02-14-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By GodsBassist

I think there are plenty of successful car free...

I think there are plenty of successful car free areas in the US, but only do well because the population that frequents them is by and large car free already: tourist destinations and college...
02-14-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,779
Posted By GodsBassist

For me, my son's school (previously daycare) is...

For me, my son's school (previously daycare) is just another location I have to coordinate into the selection of my residence. It makes it more difficult in the sense that it's another destination...
02-13-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By GodsBassist

This guy always phrases things better than I ever...

This guy always phrases things better than I ever could.

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2014/02/fatheads-and-fat-bikes.html
02-05-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,058
Posted By GodsBassist

I think I remember reading that pedestrian and...

I think I remember reading that pedestrian and cycling gets a full %1...
02-03-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By GodsBassist

It honestly never would have even occurred to me...

It honestly never would have even occurred to me that 23 doesn't mean 23. I mean these aren't women's dress sizes, the millimeter is standard across the board right? That being said, I've never...
01-30-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,790
Posted By GodsBassist

You should definitely try the water taxi, just to...

You should definitely try the water taxi, just to say you did!

I live across the street from a train station. The train station serves Baltimore (15 min ride) and DC (25 min ride.) The train...
01-29-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,058
Posted By GodsBassist

I'm not sure where you got your demographic...

I'm not sure where you got your demographic statistics for cyclists, but they are incorrect. Between 2001 and 2009 blacks went from 8 to 10 percent of trips accounted for and hispanics from 6 to 8. ...
01-28-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By GodsBassist

The local governments are the entities way...

The local governments are the entities way overestimating VMT, it's just inherent in the structure of how the forecast is made. I'd be willing to bet that it's either due to money or laziness.

...
01-27-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,058
Posted By GodsBassist

I agree. $155 billion dollars was spent on...

I agree. $155 billion dollars was spent on highways last year. Since cycling only accounts for 1-ish percent of the modality we should restrict the spending to 1-ish percent, that's only $1.5...
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