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01-26-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By Stadjer

In the Dutch context that's fine, and a standard...

In the Dutch context that's fine, and a standard consideration for city planners, just like visibility is. The speed will go up a few kilometers to still not very impressive, just to give a nudge for...
01-01-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By Stadjer

An issue with elevated bike paths is that you...

An issue with elevated bike paths is that you can't take the speed coming down with you on your way up like with bicycle tunnels. But tunnels are more expensive, can get complicated depending on the...
12-14-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By genec

For the short spans that are actually "in the...

For the short spans that are actually "in the air," I suspect they could just plow/push the snow to a part that is at ground level and then pile it there.
12-06-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By genec

Actually, you have a somewhat "typical American"...

Actually, you have a somewhat "typical American" viewpoint... and have encountered a typical American "bikes are toys and belong in parks" attitude. While your area may have loads of "recreational...
09-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,710
Posted By MNebiker

Old knees made riding at lot less fun, so I put a...

Old knees made riding at lot less fun, so I put a 36v 500W kit on my hybrid bike 6 years ago - also at 76. It made it possible for me to keep riding without my knees hurting on the long hills. I...
09-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,710
Posted By xroadcharlie

I ride a bike not only for adventure and fun, but...

I ride a bike not only for adventure and fun, but for excersize. My concern is with an e bike I'm going to get lazy and use the motor too much. Since neither time nor speed are factors on my rides I...
07-04-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,446
Posted By jamesdak

Well I'm just getting used to my Dutch bike but I...

Well I'm just getting used to my Dutch bike but I will say heading home from the store yesterday I was going into a pretty stiff headwind up a mild grade. Tried going more aero and it felt really...
04-14-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,446
Posted By indyfabz

Zombie thread.

Zombie thread.
08-20-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,732
Posted By gios

All you need to do is pay attention to the last...

All you need to do is pay attention to the last few minutes of driving home in your car at night or early morning with the headlights on to see the effectiveness of reflectors. Some work and some are...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,646
Posted By caloso

The lesson here isn't how cheap bike commuting...

The lesson here isn't how cheap bike commuting is; it's how expensive car commuting is.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,646
Posted By pdlamb

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas...

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas was $5/gal, cycling to work was really, really cheap.

When the cardiologist said, "You're alive today because of all the cycling you've been doing,"...
04-05-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By Digger Goreman

Freakin' A!!! Thanks for one of the best biking...

Freakin' A!!! Thanks for one of the best biking pieces I've read in over 5 years.:commute:
02-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,740
Posted By Phil_gretz

You'll find that many here see this question differently than you do...

in that we have owned several dozens of bikes over the years. Asking which is my favorite would be akin to asking which kitchen utensil is my favorite in the drawer.

But in the spirit of...
01-16-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm a big supporter of spending time with...

I'm a big supporter of spending time with neighbors. It's good that you were on a bike, doing what you enjoy. But connecting to your neighbor, even if for 90 minutes, priceless...
01-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Posted By billyymc

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with...

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with another human being, while messing around with your bike handling skills. There are far worse ways to spend time!
11-21-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,557
Posted By wphamilton

Geeksplaining not mansplaining. It's just an FYI...

Geeksplaining not mansplaining. It's just an FYI because I'm constantly seeing among other things:

1. Replace your helmet if it's dropped, it might be cracked!
2. Sunlight degraded your helmet...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,805
Posted By harshbarj

I had a N360 and will never use a CVT again. It...

I had a N360 and will never use a CVT again. It had a feeling like pedaling in a thick syrup. It months later developed a leak and got fluid everywhere and a few months after that developed a pinging...
09-19-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,074
Posted By mr_bill

Usually I don't bump old threads, but you'd think...

Usually I don't bump old threads, but you'd think by now governments would figure out permalinks.

MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning Guide...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,632
Posted By ascherer

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British, not Dutch. But as others have pointed out,...
07-10-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,885
Posted By Daniel4

That's why you also need bike cops.

That's why you also need bike cops.
07-10-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,849
Posted By Stadjer

To be fair, the Dutch produce per capita about 13...

To be fair, the Dutch produce per capita about 13 times as many professionals in about any sport, except American Football and a few other typical American sports. This has at least something to do...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,632
Posted By Stadjer

- One technique to lower wind drag is to fold...

- One technique to lower wind drag is to fold your arms and lean on the handlebars, which is perfectly safe on a coaster brake.

- I doubt they are really harder work up to 20-25 km/h. The upright...
06-27-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,333
Posted By Stadjer

"It's hard to justify a bridge by the number of...

"It's hard to justify a bridge by the number of people swimming across a river."
06-19-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,285
Posted By KraneXL

People on bicycles learn the safety techniques...

People on bicycles learn the safety techniques and develop cycling skills as they develop power. While aberrant cycling elitist may exist, they generally better understand and adhere to the hazards...
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