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12-02-02, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By Alexey

You may walk for a while. Or jog very early...

You may walk for a while.

Or jog very early in the morning when there are very few cars around. You need some time to overcome shock.

What a swine that driver.
11-30-02, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,927
Posted By Alexey

This is the point - propaganda of bicycle as an...

This is the point - propaganda of bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation.

I read that usually all Critical Massers notice how quickly they can ride from point A to point B in a city,...
11-30-02, 12:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,927
Posted By Alexey

Henry Thoreau once wrote that sometimes one has...

Henry Thoreau once wrote that sometimes one has to violate a law of society to follow a higher law, and which will benefit this society in the long run. Unfortunately I can not find the exact...
11-29-02, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,927
Posted By Alexey

I have read on htp://www.critical-mass.org...

I have read on htp://www.critical-mass.org (http://www.critical-mass.org) that rarely CM holds traffic more than 5 minutes. Besides they let mass transit vehicles through.

Besides, they give...
11-29-02, 03:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,927
Posted By Alexey

:thumbup: Done. :roflmao: ...

:thumbup: Done.



:roflmao: Ha-ha-ha... You can write ...



You are in wrong here. The cities, streets, and roads appeared more than 3000 years ago. There have been no cars on streets...
11-29-02, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Alexey

"...there will be more joy in heaven over one...

"...there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents..."

There will be more and more cars on roads, no matter what. The problem is deeper than it seemed.

A vision of fantasts, who...
Forum: Touring
11-23-02, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Alexey

Hi, I cycled from D.C. to Pittsburgh, PA,...

Hi,

I cycled from D.C. to Pittsburgh, PA, and back in June 2002. Here is the report with photos. (http://enetplanet.com/cycling/usa/)

The section from Cumberland to Meyersdale is not finished....
Forum: Touring
11-23-02, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,302
Posted By Alexey

I cycled C & O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage...

I cycled C & O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh, PA, and back.

More correctly we cycled from International Airport Dulles to Washington D.C. on W & O Trail, and...
11-23-02, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

ViciousCycle, I am reading a lot of materials...

ViciousCycle, I am reading a lot of materials about Critical Mass. It is curious that this year there was the CM in Moscow. They even have the site (http://crit-mass.by.ru) already.

Only 25...
11-21-02, 11:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,806
Posted By Alexey

If you buy some cycling accessories: gloves,...

If you buy some cycling accessories: gloves, glasses, computer, etc., but which you do not like later, you will never lose them, and they will never get out of order.

But if you like such a thing,...
11-20-02, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Alexey

there's baby price to pay...

Mama mia. 100 000 000 $ just for the clean-up.

Any one has an idea of how may kilometers of a paved bike trail could be built on this money?
...
11-19-02, 11:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,806
Posted By Alexey

The less time you have to reach an office on your...

The less time you have to reach an office on your commute, the more likely the tire will hit a dog's excrement on the way.
11-19-02, 01:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alexey

Yes, there are negative things about kids having...

Yes, there are negative things about kids having mobile phones.

But there are positive aspects too, if one works with a kid explaining how the technology works.

A computer inside a modern...
11-18-02, 02:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,051
Posted By Alexey

People of my ilk? I wish I knew who they are. ...

People of my ilk? I wish I knew who they are.



They told me, but I was not listening.

Since you say that people should not harm other people based on prejudices, I am to agree.

But, this...
11-18-02, 01:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,051
Posted By Alexey

Duffy, maybe I got you wrong? Do you mean that it...

Duffy, maybe I got you wrong? Do you mean that it is OK that whites hate blacks, or that straight hate gay?

Or do you mean that one has the right to hate anyone he wishes in general?

If...
11-18-02, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Alexey

I am on the northern shore of the Black Sea. ...

I am on the northern shore of the Black Sea.

It is quite a distance from the US. It took us once 1 hr 40 minutes to fly to Vienna, Austria, and then 9 hrs 30 minutes to fly to Washington D.C.
...
11-18-02, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alexey

My son sometimes stays at home alone. The ground...

My son sometimes stays at home alone. The ground phone line can be easily cut.

But he has his mobile phone. He can call me and I will come to help in 10 minutes.

My father-in-law is elderly...
11-18-02, 02:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alexey

This is what still to be done about phones. They...

This is what still to be done about phones. They should have some serious built in security. Especially on mobile phones, which transmit the caller's number and have an organizer inside.

I read...
11-18-02, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Alexey

It was interesting to learn that the term...

It was interesting to learn that the term Critical Mass came from China, when one cyclist from US noticed how intersections work there without traffic lights.

When a critical mass of cyclists...
11-18-02, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Alexey

This fashion came to our parts too. It is...

This fashion came to our parts too. It is exacerbated by the fact that the fuel is of much worse quality than in the US (if "quality" is the term, which can be used for fossil fuel).

Such a truck...
11-17-02, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Alexey

Is there a way to rank cyclists?

Is there a way to rank cyclists?

I would say - a cyclists who cycled Trans American Bicycle Path (6500 km) is for sure close to a cycling general.

Commuting by bike to work would qualify to a...
11-17-02, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Alexey

Indeed - be very careful about what you dream, as...

Indeed - be very careful about what you dream, as the dreams may come true.
11-17-02, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alexey

I am not sarcastic. I am plain upset when I...

I am not sarcastic.

I am plain upset when I hear that someone does not wish to make an effort to learn a common place technology.

It is neither cute, nor funny. The chain is as strong as its...
11-16-02, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alexey

It just means that you are lucky and do not need...

It just means that you are lucky and do not need to make heavy decisions, which depend on weather forecast.

Even my son owns a cell phone. What I like about his new Simens ME45 is that it has the...
11-16-02, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

She could walk for a change. I mean call...

She could walk for a change.

I mean call day care from mobile and walk.
11-16-02, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Alexey

I would not give up bike trails so easily. I...

I would not give up bike trails so easily.

I have cycled the Danube Cycle Path in 2001 (980 km) (http://www.enetplanet.com/cycling/danube/) and the C&O Towpath + Great Allegheny Passage in 2002...
11-16-02, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Alexey

The problem with giving away for free is that...

The problem with giving away for free is that people bring the box home and never use it.

But when a person invested in something, he/she will use it for sure.

It is like in bible: "For where...
11-16-02, 12:44 AM
11-16-02, 12:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,051
Posted By Alexey

I already hate that mischievous driver. It...

I already hate that mischievous driver.

It is like in anecdote:

- An old Armenian dies and says to his family, who gathered around: "Take care of Jews, children!"

His relatives are...
11-16-02, 12:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

There are such evil individuals among motorists...

There are such evil individuals among motorists that no matter how well you behave you will never please them enough to be safe.

These mischievous individuals are most dangerous and they reckon...
11-15-02, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

I assume Critical Mass riders pay their taxes. ...

I assume Critical Mass riders pay their taxes.

I guess CM is their way to ask that part of this money is spent also on cyclists' needs.

I pay 40% income tax. I also pay other taxes like VAT,...
11-15-02, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By Alexey

Nice ideas, MikeR. I've met somewhere, that...

Nice ideas, MikeR.

I've met somewhere, that we can give our children only 2 lasting things: the roots and the wings.
11-15-02, 01:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,806
Posted By Alexey

A T-shirt, which dries on balcony for 30 minutes,...

A T-shirt, which dries on balcony for 30 minutes, never dries on a tour. Even after 2 days in the sun it would be still wet.

No matter how careful you are in selecting a place for the tent, there...
11-15-02, 02:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

I did not cycle in San Francisco area (only in...

I did not cycle in San Francisco area (only in the Eastern US). But I am sure there are nice trails up there too, share the road signs, etc.

One is incredibly lucky to live in a place where there...
11-15-02, 01:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,806
Posted By Alexey

Relativity law: In western hemisphere after...

Relativity law:

In western hemisphere after 100 km cycling the distance between adjacent miles posts on a trail increases from 1.609 km to approximately 3 km.
11-15-02, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Alexey

Come on. If one wishes a PC to connect to...

Come on. If one wishes a PC to connect to Internet he/she can do it almost for free nowadays.

Many companies exchange their IT systems and scrap old workstations.

Something like 133 MHz can be...
11-14-02, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Alexey

I bet many people from Armenia will experience a...

I bet many people from Armenia will experience a language barrier problem.

In addition to a sincere inability to comprehend what you talk here about.
11-14-02, 11:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,806
Posted By Alexey

No matter how careful you are, you will fall down...

No matter how careful you are, you will fall down 3 times before you learn how to ride with your new clipless pedals.

The falls over new clipless pedals happen always when there are many motorists...
11-13-02, 11:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

Arrest meant something else. The survival rate in...

Arrest meant something else. The survival rate in Siberian labor camps was 70 % per winter. So after 3 - 4 winters chances to get out were very small.

They were building the pipe lines from...
11-13-02, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

Andy, during the dictatorship years people have...

Andy, during the dictatorship years people have learned hard way to be organized without having any organization, or leaders for that matter.

Everything is done by small talk and parallel...
11-12-02, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

I am fascinated with this website. It is like Don...

I am fascinated with this website. It is like Don Quixote's exploits.

There is no critical mass in the city where I live. But I will see what can be done.
11-11-02, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Alexey

What is going on in Eastern US?

Last winter there was no snow in the city where I live. It was unusual.

Such storms are either not normal even for the Eastern US, are they?

I do not care what official meteorologists would...
11-10-02, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By Alexey

I guess recalling a parent should not be too...

I guess recalling a parent should not be too upsetting.

One would wish that he/she is recalled in a positive light. I mean memories of a parent may be light and positive.

Ancient Etruscans...
11-10-02, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By Alexey

It reminds me what Emerson wrote: "Insist on...

It reminds me what Emerson wrote: "Insist on yourself."
11-10-02, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Alexey

I agree with many of your ideas. Regarding...

I agree with many of your ideas. Regarding language I would add that though English is almost always enough, it is a good idea to learn one or two European languages.

Knowing language and culture...
11-09-02, 12:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By Alexey

Loosing a parent is very difficult. Rob,...

Loosing a parent is very difficult.

Rob, one sees lost parents in dreams often. Even after years.

It can not be described. It hits so hard.

You will regret dearly words and actions, which...
11-08-02, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Alexey

New article about cycling on CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2002/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/11/08/tandem.tour.ap/index.html

It is nice, that articles about cycling appear on CNN.

This one is nice. However the writing style is not completely...
11-08-02, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Alexey

Я по-датски ничего не понял. Вообще ни на какой...

Я по-датски ничего не понял. Вообще ни на какой язык не похож - ни на немецкий, ни на английский.

Ребят, а по-русски кто-то понимает?
11-06-02, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By Alexey

Yep, cycling is a good place to meet people,...

Yep, cycling is a good place to meet people, though some goddesses can be very distracting. I think I understand what you mean.

Seriously, I never leave my home anymore without a small but...
11-04-02, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By Alexey

This your right is sincerely respected by me. ...

This your right is sincerely respected by me.



What about higher laws?

The cities were invented about 3000 years ago. Ancient Greek cities had the distinct streets.

These streets were...
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