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08-12-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Bekologist

"car free blocks, lane sharing on 18pmh roads,...

"car free blocks, lane sharing on 18pmh roads, and buffered bikelanes or cycletracks everywhere else" is a depiction of YOUR vision of bike paradise, not mine. Thats not my POV - it's yours. :D If it...
08-06-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

Are you sure? it doesn't sound like it. car free...

Are you sure? it doesn't sound like it. car free blocks, lane sharing on 18pmh roads, and buffered bikelanes or cycletracks everywhere else matches sensible, robust design guidance coming down the...
08-06-14, 04:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

Spare wheel, it sure sounds like you're...

Spare wheel, it sure sounds like you're suggesting separated and buffered bikelanes, and cycletracks.

the same infrastructure you seem happy the Germans are allowed to avoid on 18mph neighborhood...
08-05-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

San Diego has over 500 miles of Class II bikeway...

San Diego has over 500 miles of Class II bikeway (bikelanes) - most of them along high speed surface streets.

i'd bet money on the infrastructure, because that's a half thousand mile of bikelane...
08-05-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

ah, a picture that shows 50 percent sidepath use...

ah, a picture that shows 50 percent sidepath use along a tempo 30 zone! how refreshingly innovative! :rolleyes:

Just so you're clear, you're referring to a road on which traffic moves 18 miles an...
08-01-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 28,104
Posted By Bekologist

I dont' know about that, Brian..... the studies...

I dont' know about that, Brian..... the studies i've seen of road dieted roads show the 85 percentile speeds go down, sometimes almost 10mph reduction in averaged 85th percentile speed on road dieted...
08-01-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

and i'd have to object to any blanket statements...

and i'd have to object to any blanket statements made by the vehicularistas that riding the right tire track doesn't control the lane.

bollocks.

Sure works well enough in many scenarios of...
08-01-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

http://www.oldenburg.de/typo3temp/pics/Hinweisschi...

http://www.oldenburg.de/typo3temp/pics/Hinweisschild_Auguststrasse-Ziegelhofstrasse_ba38bdf57d.jpg




"all over Germany"???? :cry:


Maybe you didn't realize that's a 30km/hour TEMPO...
08-01-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

its not Buzzman's comments that increase the risk...

its not Buzzman's comments that increase the risk for cyclists operating further in the lane, spare wheel.

Absolute physics have a play in it, as does the social conditioning of motorists.

...
08-01-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By Bekologist

Take care, Spare wheel! "Take care not to...

Take care, Spare wheel!

"Take care not to aggravate the conditions by blocking too much of the road so that the motorist from behind has no choice but to go through you". - al least, according...
07-18-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By Bekologist

There's three main lane positioning choices from...

There's three main lane positioning choices from the book- the forester cyclists lane width rule suggests 1) to the right of the traffic, 2) just inside the lane. And there's also the "far to the...
07-18-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By Bekologist

This problem is alleviated with forester...

This problem is alleviated with forester techniques in an expansion of one of my favorite forester quotes i just mentioned.

Gene, there's a forester quote for that.

"Take care not to aggravate...
07-18-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By Bekologist

I've always enjoyed this forester quote, and it...

I've always enjoyed this forester quote, and it can be taken in either the dutch or the American context of bicycling.

"But, take care not to aggravate the conditions by blocking too much of the...
07-16-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,263
Posted By Bekologist

Oh, absolutely. suggesting to always control a...

Oh, absolutely. suggesting to always control a lane is horrendous advice. Generally, i ride right down the center of my best judgement.

Bob must not ride "big" in the lane. Bob- Throw your elbows...
06-11-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,519
Posted By Bekologist

Joey, an urban rider has got to get used to...

Joey, an urban rider has got to get used to motorists pulling out in front of them and getting in the lane so you have to move right or slow down to avoid plowing into their bumper. it happens even...
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bekologist

i'm a long distance and touring cyclist, and i...

i'm a long distance and touring cyclist, and i have my bikes set up to be comfortable in the drops.



Drop bars offer more hand positions and better aerodynamic positioning. its not really...
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,727
Posted By Bekologist

if you distill shifters down to their functional...

if you distill shifters down to their functional elements, a barcon is far more true to the ideal than the brifter.
06-11-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bekologist

no, no, you seemed genuinely unaware there are...

no, no, you seemed genuinely unaware there are pedestrian advocacy groups in america. My analogy is apt, and you agree with my point- pedestrian advocacy groups AREN'T arguing that pedestrians...
06-11-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bekologist

how about alliance for biking AND walking...

how about alliance for biking AND walking (http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/)

or

americawalks.org/ (http://americawalks.org/)

are you seriously suggesting there aren't pedestrian...
06-11-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Bekologist

did you ever get honked at on main street? have...

did you ever get honked at on main street? have any other cyclists? is your city concerned about cyclists on the sidewalks?
06-11-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bekologist

What does it matter pedestrian advocacy groups...

What does it matter pedestrian advocacy groups are tirelessly working to improve equity and pedestrian access/safety.



exactly. that's the ludicrous premise of the vehikular cycling dogmatists....
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,432
Posted By Bekologist

I used a Nitto light mount II like that 322639 on...

I used a Nitto light mount II like that 322639 on an old bike, but unfortunately it doesn't work with 31.8 handlebars.

i cobbed together a butt ugly headset spacer decaleur with an 1 1/8" basket...
06-11-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bekologist

What makes you think pedestrians aren't...

What makes you think pedestrians aren't complaining?

Trouble is, the vehikular cykling movement is akin to pedestrians lobbying to remove sidewalks, curb cuts, ADA standards, crosswalks,...
06-11-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bekologist

Unfortunately, bob shanteau is also one of those...

Unfortunately, bob shanteau is also one of those 'repeal the LAB' bliviots..... he's fallen into quite the cadre of anti-cycling tools. And it's a shame. The vehikularists position is dedicated to...
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,727
Posted By Bekologist

the nice thing with barcons is you can run...

the nice thing with barcons is you can run 5,6,7,8,9, and 10 speed drivetrains all from the same shifter.

and, they are tough, easy to service, easy to see, and you can run the cable routing any...
06-11-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,519
Posted By Bekologist

hardly mayhem, more like 'humdrum'. looks like...

hardly mayhem, more like 'humdrum'. looks like every other example of average (read: bad) american driving. Nothing unique to New Orleans.

It's rich in ironic humor that you've pointed out the...
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,432
Posted By Bekologist

i would so be thinking about a decaleur. I have...

i would so be thinking about a decaleur. I have used an Ostrich front bag for about 5 or six years and there's no way id seriously consider running that bag full of stuff without being mounted at the...
Forum: Touring
06-10-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Bekologist

can you get merry to get panaracer to make some...

can you get merry to get panaracer to make some lightweight 700x50s?

that'd be great. there's already buttloads of 700x38 tires out there.
06-10-13, 03:22 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

you need to get your planning warrants straight:...

you need to get your planning warrants straight: those two meter wide, buffered bikelanes you suggest as your preffered alternative physically separate bike and car traffic to the greatest extent...
06-10-13, 02:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

you realize you're commenting on the city with...

you realize you're commenting on the city with the greatest participation in bicycling in the entire country, don't you? B CArfree's commentary on both portland and davis are so skewed his...
06-09-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

the video from Davis shows a vastly different...

the video from Davis shows a vastly different city than you're describing!!! your depiction of the sellwood never ceases to make me chuckle. i bet it gets laughs even from spare wheel!! but you do...
06-09-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

Oh, It's tough to take that commentary about...

Oh, It's tough to take that commentary about Davis bicycling seriously, earlier in the thread B Carfree was describing the Sellwood bridge as one of the most pleasant portions of all of Portland to...
06-09-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

Maybe Spare wheel confused the city club's lunch...

Maybe Spare wheel confused the city club's lunch table white paper catering, presumably, to those rich enough to pay 200 bucks a year to be in the city club, with the


BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION...
06-09-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

ayap. you mean, how davis maintains 17...

ayap.

you mean, how davis maintains 17 percent rider share, one of the highest rates of ridership in the country?

:lol:

http://vimeo.com/11910068
06-09-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

your quandary is impressive right, and you...

your quandary is impressive

right, and you can't understand that model of transportation planning, you want 2 meter wide bikelanes everywhere with signs right next to them stating bicyclists may...
06-09-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

your quandary is impressive. Why do you feel...

your quandary is impressive. Why do you feel threatened by a few cycletracks and expectations to take the lane on a lot of the roads of a more traffic calmed portland - You want more bufferered...
06-09-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

right, so with that perspective, you should be...

right, so with that perspective, you should be able to see that suggesting the possibility a few cycle track lane miles in a city as large as Portland are going to lead to general bans of bicyclists...
06-09-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,591
Posted By Bekologist

yeah, yeah, no bike lane wide enough for...

yeah, yeah, no bike lane wide enough for you....... you think this buffered bikelane along Dexter presents heightened dangers for cyclists from car mirrors, sure sure.... :twitchy: whatever you...
06-09-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

It's not just the cyclists that think that. ...

It's not just the cyclists that think that.

Are you talking about the guy in portland and his histrionics about a city lunch club and their vision for a more bikeable portland? you don't have to...
06-09-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,591
Posted By Bekologist

King 5 brought this to light, probably because...

King 5 brought this to light, probably because they don't like the bikelane plans for in front of their studio, i think its a separated, floating parking bike lane. Here's a screen shot of the bike...
Replies: 104
Views: 68,629
Posted By Bekologist

Ah, but some of the RUSA randonnuses would still...

Ah, but some of the RUSA randonnuses would still get upset when the non-card carrying allure libre cyclists started chiming in.... a lack of 'controls' and clique, you know?
06-08-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

you're going to have to think that through a...

you're going to have to think that through a little more thoroughly.

mandatory bikelane law.

what - you think the motoring public has no opinion at all when they see cyclists in florida...
06-08-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

See? You're not worried florida's mandatory use...

See? You're not worried florida's mandatory use law is going to lead to negative perceptions of bicyclists when they use the roads. (If i were living in florida, i would be.) Pretty sure it's a hot...
06-08-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

not when 30 percent of the population moves...

not when 30 percent of the population moves themselves by bike. people will recognize they need to get to their homes and the bakery on the side street.

Seeing bikes prohibited from all public...
06-08-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

no, no, the entire state of florida rides under a...

no, no, the entire state of florida rides under a mandatory bikelane law. As does Oregon.


Despite which, spare wheel thinks he's going to see two meter wide bikelanes with 'bikes may use full...
06-08-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

sure thing, skipper. this is more of those facts...

sure thing, skipper. this is more of those facts you like to toss around at Bike Forums indiscriminately.

Portland doesn't have a department of transportation, sure, sure.....it's a bureau....
06-08-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

bicyclists are not going to lose the right to the...

bicyclists are not going to lose the right to the road. cyclists will still be free to leave their house in the morning and ride a bike along the roads in portland to work.

oregon, new york...
06-08-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

Has the city club commandeered the bulldozers at...

Has the city club commandeered the bulldozers at PDOT?


:roflmao:
06-08-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bekologist

no, internet trolling is more your thing. like...

no, internet trolling is more your thing. like posting hysteric after hysteric in the advocacy section at Bike Forums how the sky is falling as Portland seeks to increase bicycling.

The city club...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bekologist

almost all my long distance rides are solitary,...

almost all my long distance rides are solitary, and a "latte lock" offers considerable peace of mind when stopped and away from the bike. Really worth the extra weight for the peace of mind they...
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