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Can anyone name a worse place for cycling than Florida?

Old 02-04-18, 09:30 PM
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OK, within the United States, I would have to say Detroit would probably be one of the most terrible places to ride. Car-centric? It's Detroit. The city lives and breathes cars. Why would you ride a bike when you can drive a car?
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Old 02-04-18, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
I'll take confused over agressive lol. There are some aggressive drivers but most drivers seem pretty cool. Haven't had a flat down here yet, despite riding mostly road. Definitely looking forward to the spring! Going to scout out some new rides too. Have you tried the Noonday Creek trail in Kennesaw?

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Noonday creek trail isn't worth it unless you want to go to the mall.

Lots of poorly designed road crossings, strip malls entrances, etc.
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Next time you're bored, go browse Russian dash cam clips on youtube..

Or the one from outside a bridge in Asia as a cargo jet clips the suspension wires, other crashes and what have you.


Dashcam footage is the spaghetti western or action/adventure movie of our day.
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
I'd say it's worth it if you're visiting and looking for something to do. A ride up the beach on A1A is a nice way to spend a few hours, and the weather right now is perfect. Do a late-morning ride (i.e., post-rush hour) during the week if you can. Less traffic.
Is there a bike lane/path?
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Old 02-05-18, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Is there a bike lane/path?
Bike lane for something like 95% of it.

Where are you staying? You can go from Fort Lauderdale all the way up to the Palm Beach inlet, or from Dania to Miami Beach.
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
Bike lane for something like 95% of it.

Where are you staying? You can go from Fort Lauderdale all the way up to the Palm Beach inlet, or from Dania to Miami Beach.
Ft. Lauderdale, thanks!
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Old 02-10-18, 09:43 PM
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Its year of the dog and traffic is fairly light, the best time to take some of the more "scenic" routes.

hongmei-road-underpass

longwu-road

chengjiang-road (the smell here is lovely)

luyue-road
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Old 02-17-18, 07:41 AM
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Lol didn't that Lucas Brunelle dude do a cycling trip through there?
I think so. He crazy though. He lives in Miami right now. I met him and ride with him. He said North Korea is next on his list.
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Yuma isn't that bad. The roads are mostly wide and in good shape. You get acclimated to the temperature. The big minuses are sand and goatheads ... pretty much the same as here, only a bit warmer and less attractive.
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Old 02-19-18, 04:07 PM
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Romania. I was on a bike tour and someone threw a glass beer bottle at me. Just missed. Could have killed me at the speed the car was going. I was in the country for ten days and the people were quite rude. Dramatic difference from neighbouring Bulgaria, where people were very friendly. Never going to Romania again.
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Just off the coast of Florida? Probably still Florida from the OP's standpoint. Dangit.
(Google.)
12 nautical miles off the coast of Florida. BOOM. International waters.

@prooftheory +1 on stupid evil goatheads. Satan's seed pods, those.
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Yes.. Norway It's not possible to ride your bike in the winter, 3-4-5 months,-10/-20 degrees, permanent snow and ice everywhere.... Uphill and downhill as a norm.
I ride my cyclocross with spike tyres somedays, very slow rides and it is still dangerous..
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Romania. I was on a bike tour and someone threw a glass beer bottle at me. Just missed. Could have killed me at the speed the car was going. I was in the country for ten days and the people were quite rude. Dramatic difference from neighbouring Bulgaria, where people were very friendly. Never going to Romania again.
Romanian culture is really inaccessible. They seem to hate outsiders only slightly less than they hate themselves.
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Reminds me or a failed slogan

Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
Exactly. Also the worst drivers. I've been hit 11 times down here.
I lived in a city once which was trying to make themselves more bike friendly. They put up posters every where with the awareness slogan:

"A cyclist gets hit by a car over 11 times a day in our city"

To which some smart alec added to just about all posters ("And boy is he getting tired of it").
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Old 02-23-18, 04:39 PM
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^^ That's actually kind of funny
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I lived in a city once which was trying to make themselves more bike friendly. They put up posters every where with the awareness slogan:

"A cyclist gets hit by a car over 11 times a day in our city"

To which some smart alec added to just about all posters ("And boy is he getting tired of it").
Made my whole day
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