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Forum: Northeast
08-25-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

https://i.imgur.com/2xBD3ND.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/2xBD3ND.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HfKu13t.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/O3qEaev.jpg

-mr. bill
08-25-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

Eek! Is reality allowed here? Isnít this a...

Eek! Is reality allowed here?

Isnít this a place to re-unthink?

-mr. bill
08-25-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

Rethink? Will America’s ‘Least...

Rethink?


Will America’s ‘Least Sustainable City’ vote to kill rail transit?...
08-25-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

Time to rethink? Jalopnik of all places,...

Time to rethink?

Jalopnik of all places, tagline “Drive free or die.”

Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal (https://jalopnik.com/vision-zero-is-the-wrong-goal-1837376396)

I never knew an op-ed...
08-24-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

Video of riding a bike in Amsterdam, sans...

Video of riding a bike in Amsterdam, sans propaganda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNFm5N4CjPk

I did not die.

-mr. bill
08-23-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

I never said anything about Santa Monica Freeway...

I never said anything about Santa Monica Freeway other than to note how inappropriate sharrows would be.

FWIW, there is always some guy (always a guy) with a bicycle helmet (always) and hi viz...
08-23-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

I'll ask you all what the Santa Monica Freeway...

I'll ask you all what the Santa Monica Freeway diamond lane has to do with bicycles, but that would be a *gasp* strawman.

This isn't a strawman....
08-23-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

There are no current plans for bike lanes on...

There are no current plans for bike lanes on Coney Island Avenue.

Note the double parkers. Note the standing at a hydrant. Note the speed limit sign!...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

Two weeks shy of one year anniversary, said good...

Two weeks shy of one year anniversary, said good bye to my orthopedic surgeon.

-mr. bill
08-21-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

THIS YEAR in NYC, there have been and there will...

THIS YEAR in NYC, there have been and there will no doubt continue to be people who have been killed and will be killed by egregiously irresponsible conduct behind the wheel.

Consider, in New York...
08-21-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

ď...speeding through a steady red light which...

ď...speeding through a steady red light which turned red at least five seconds earlier...Ē

-mr. bill
08-21-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

Where did I say that things are not better than...

Where did I say that things are not better than the bad old days, or that nothing has done any good? If thatís your low bar, then donít worry be happy.



Heís been charged with felonies, doing...
08-21-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

...approximately 61 mph in a 25 mph zone......

...approximately 61 mph in a 25 mph zone... (https://mailchi.mp/brooklynda/queens-man-charged-with-reckless-manslaughter-for-causing-cyclists-death-by-speeding-and-running-a-red-light)

-mr. bill
08-21-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

The teenage driver who ran a red light in...

The teenage driver who ran a red light in Brooklyn earlier this month and smashed into another car, which then struck and killed 52-year-old cyclist Jose Alzorriz, has been charged with eleven...
08-20-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mr_bill

Well there we have it. Sharrows on the...

Well there we have it. Sharrows on the Interstates. Done.

“Provocative?”

-mr. bill
08-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By mr_bill

ONE general traffic lane was restored. Is that...

ONE general traffic lane was restored. Is that half full or half empty?

Kind of like East Arlington, where a small vocal group made sure that two lanes could emigrate from Arlington, but there was...
08-19-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By mr_bill

The People of Central Park West Want Their...

The People of Central Park West Want Their Parking Spaces (Sorry, Cyclists) (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/nyregion/cars-cyclists-bike-lanes-.html)

"In car-centric Los Angeles, anger over...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

Back and spent the weekend relearing how to cycle...

Back and spent the weekend relearing how to cycle in America. (Recycling?)

And got bit (actually, snakebit) when I both didn't avoid a pothole and didn't get out of the saddle.

But some last...
08-18-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

Just because the air quality is far better than...

Just because the air quality is far better than it was in the 70s (NYC) or 50s (London) we should not publish AQI because cynics might backlash against the money we spend fighting air polution?
...
08-16-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

20% increase over last year to date....

20% increase over last year to date. (https://gothamist.com/2019/08/16/pedestrian_chelsea_crosswalk.php)

-mr. bill
08-16-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

Gothamist Opinion...

Gothamist Opinion (https://gothamist.com/2019/08/16/car_culture_nyc_cycling.php)

“Komanoff, an economist, has headed several street-safety organizations including Transportation Alternatives.”
...
08-16-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/09/cou...

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/09/counterintuitive-world/

-mr. bill
08-16-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

Year to date bicycle injuries/deaths are up...

Year to date bicycle injuries/deaths are up significantly from year to date bicycle injuries/deaths from last year. While the deaths number is noise, the injury numbers are not noise.

Million...
08-15-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mr_bill

Actually, New York City has pretty good tracking...

Actually, New York City has pretty good tracking of pedestrian/cyclist INJURIES and pedestrian/cyclist DEATHS. They also have pretty good estimates of pedestrian/cyclist trips/distance travelled....
08-14-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

Obviously. So please stop saying nothing can be...

Obviously. So please stop saying nothing can be done....

-mr. bill
08-14-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By mr_bill

This was a preventable crash. The speed...

This was a preventable crash.

The speed limit on Coney Island Ave is 25 mph, one of the first (and last) arterials in NYC to be designated an ďarterial safe zoneĒ - five years ago.

The entire...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

No cyclists were harmed while filming. ...

No cyclists were harmed while filming.

Cycling in Amsterdam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCDfY9HTgbQ

-mr. bill
08-09-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By mr_bill

And to demystify why, the inboard sprocket is...

And to demystify why, the inboard sprocket is cantilevered over the spider on mountain bikes because the inner sprocket is large enough to clear the spokes.

-mr. bill
08-09-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By mr_bill

To remystify slightly, the Shimano HG-800 11-34...

To remystify slightly, the Shimano HG-800 11-34 cassette requires a 1.85 mm spacer to mount on an 11 speed road freehub.

(Slowtwitch article is road-centric, and predates the HG-800.)

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
08-04-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

So, the dam is finally about to be getting the...

So, the dam is finally about to be getting the damn paint they promised.

https://i.imgur.com/xCSHCz7.jpg

-mr. bill
08-01-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By mr_bill

Just double checking. You are aware that the...

Just double checking. You are aware that the dataset is of children and adolescents from birth through 19 years?

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
08-01-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

Of all the things to worry about, traction isn't...

Of all the things to worry about, traction isn't one of them. The surface is skid resistant (and I think retroreflective too).

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
08-01-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

A Colored Bike Facility...

A Colored Bike Facility (https://nacto.org/publication/urban-bikeway-design-guide/bikeway-signing-marking/colored-bike-facilities/) - specifically green like Kermit.

(I am not holding my breath...
07-31-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By mr_bill

At least *this* judge.... The M14...

At least *this* judge....

The M14 (https://gothamist.com/2019/02/20/m14_crosstown_bus_race_mta.php) on the other hand....

-mr. bill
07-31-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By mr_bill

Free parking is a human right?

Not the Onion.

"potentially grave implications" (https://gothamist.com/2019/07/31/uws_bike_lane_lawsuit.php)

"íResidents and building staff will lose available free parking, which will increase...
07-31-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By mr_bill

"safely send a text." -mr. bill

"safely send a text."

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-31-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

Unicorn sighted on the Minuteman next to the...

Unicorn sighted on the Minuteman next to the hockey rink.

Looked new, does this mean that non-E Limes are back in town?

https://i.imgur.com/8OO9768.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-31-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,721
Posted By mr_bill

Between 128 (I95) and I495 there is lots of...

Between 128 (I95) and I495 there is lots of non-city riding. Lots of old roads (minister roads) connect churches (typically First Parish Congregational, most now UU or UCC or both) and are often good...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

In fairness, the never ending project is still...

In fairness, the never ending project is still not done.

The kermit on the cross street will make ALL the difference.

(The driver didn’t see the couple walking with the infant in the carrier...
07-30-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By mr_bill

48 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S....

48 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands disagree with you.

Missouri bans young and/or inexperienced drivers from texting while driving.

Montana agrees with you, sort of....
07-28-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By mr_bill

Uh, never driven anti-clockwise? Stick is on the...

Uh, never driven anti-clockwise? Stick is on the left, but the H isnít mirrored. Clutch still on the left, brake in the middle, accelerator on the right (ok,why?) but turn signals and wipers are...
Forum: Northeast
07-28-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

Fresh Kermit on Beacon. And Brian Blessed...

Fresh Kermit on Beacon.

And Brian Blessed Voice. (Someday I’ll soliloquy rather than mono-mono-syllable.)

(Note that the prefix has two syllables.)

https://youtu.be/_47wQnO7uMc

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-28-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

Who dats? https://i.imgur.com/NNTb7zD.jpg ...

Who dats?

https://i.imgur.com/NNTb7zD.jpg

-mr. bill
07-26-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,416
Posted By mr_bill

First, itís Pleasant St going forward. ...

First, itís Pleasant St going forward.

Second, you are absolutely correct. Weíve been stacking people on bikes colliding with each other like cordwood.

(Again, critique OK. Blow it out...
07-26-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,946
Posted By mr_bill

Just consider. Flip yourself. You are about...

Just consider. Flip yourself.

You are about to pass but there is a wheel sucker behind you.

What do you do?

(Consensual wheel suck is ok.)

-mr. bill
07-26-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,691
Posted By mr_bill

Maybe you should have been more clear. -mr....

Maybe you should have been more clear.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-26-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,523
Posted By mr_bill

So, other than I have been lethargic in posting...

So, other than I have been lethargic in posting rides, I will just note that meeting your spouse at Underwood Pool is beyond wonderful.

(Note - The ride on Unpleasant St is no shorter than the...
07-26-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,691
Posted By mr_bill

Sidewalks in Florida are not bicycle facilities,...

Sidewalks in Florida are not bicycle facilities, but people on bikes may use sidewalks. Both statements can be true at the same time. This isn't hard.

"316.2065(9) A person propelling a vehicle by...
07-26-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,691
Posted By mr_bill

Just wondering, since you could see yourself...

Just wondering, since you could see yourself averaging at least 20 on that flat of a surface.

When you come up to the area with those terrifying driveways, you can't see yourself doing something...
07-26-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,416
Posted By mr_bill

Again, why do you cycle in counterclockwise...

Again, why do you cycle in counterclockwise circles? (Or anticlockwise circles across the pond. Wait, belay that, clockwise circles across the pond.)

In any event, once upon a time "serious...
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