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08-18-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
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: 17
Views: 482
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: 17
Views: 482
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: 17
Views: 482
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: 17
Views: 482
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: 17
Views: 482
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: 22
Views: 842
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: 22
Views: 842
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 “arterial safe zone” - five years ago.

The entire...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 619
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: 619
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 936
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 11
Views: 1,040
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: 11
Views: 1,040
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)

"’Residents and building staff will lose available free parking, which will increase...
07-31-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 1,375
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 32
Views: 1,871
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: 32
Views: 1,871
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 isn’t 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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 2,177
Posted By mr_bill

First, it’s Pleasant St going forward. ...

First, it’s Pleasant St going forward.

Second, you are absolutely correct. We’ve 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: 1,702
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: 5,254
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: 8,319
Views: 914,344
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: 5,254
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: 5,254
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: 2,177
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...
07-26-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,254
Posted By mr_bill

Bicyclist killed or seriously injured on A1A is...

Bicyclist killed or seriously injured on A1A is practically a standing headline.

Even more amazing is the number of people on bikes on A1A who inexplicably swerve or turn left right into the path...
07-26-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,254
Posted By mr_bill

He's doing it wrong?...

He's doing it wrong? (https://www.google.com/maps/@27.9947047,-80.5223882,3a,75y,244.2h,71.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s55AhA0Wp00h69kA38puH0g!2e0!5s20110401T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en) (Nice Univega.)
...
07-26-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,254
Posted By mr_bill

Most people would call that a driveway. ...

Most people would call that a driveway.

https://i.imgur.com/PPctE0J.png

-mr. bill
07-26-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,254
Posted By mr_bill

That's a sidewalk, not a sidepath. Florida has...

That's a sidewalk, not a sidepath. Florida has minimum requirements for bicycle paths - that doesn't meet them, not even close.

(At least the sidewalk is not in the door zone.)

-mr. bill
07-25-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,254
Posted By mr_bill

Besides, it's a DZSW!...

Besides, it's a DZSW! (https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0189124,-80.6084489,3a,75y,89.83h,81.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMuwjQ3NgNsaSC8T-12J0uQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

-mr. bill
07-25-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,177
Posted By mr_bill

...AND WAIT for the left turn arrow to turn...

...AND WAIT for the left turn arrow to turn green...



So you are a fraidy cat who fears slings and arrows?

But yeah, let's optimize for the people on bikes riding in counter-clockwise...
07-25-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,177
Posted By mr_bill

None of this has ANYTHING to do with Dutch style...

None of this has ANYTHING to do with Dutch style intersections.

I scoff at your "New York City," and your two made up small numbers, and your dateless "statistic":
...
07-24-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,177
Posted By mr_bill

No, it was not. -mr. bill

No, it was not.

-mr. bill
07-23-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By mr_bill

Cable stops take far more force than most people...

Cable stops take far more force than most people realize. (The electrical tape "cable stop" is a placebo stop. Thankfully on the rear brakes, which I guess have not been used since the repair.)
...
07-23-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,254
Posted By mr_bill

Even in city centers sidewalks might be the...

Even in city centers sidewalks might be the *BEST* place to ride. (No, these are NOT MUPs, they are sidewalks with signs. The reason is that riding a bicycle on a sidewalk was (and is) illegal in...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 914,344
Posted By mr_bill

Sun setting on a cancelled due to heat weekend: ...

Sun setting on a cancelled due to heat weekend:

https://i.imgur.com/zvL5HCA.jpg

-mr. bill
07-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,801
Posted By mr_bill

NYC Triathlon Cancelled...

NYC Triathlon Cancelled (https://gothamist.com/2019/07/19/nyc_triathlon_cancelled_due_to_heat.php)

-mr. bill
07-18-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,761
Posted By mr_bill

"The cyclist has been in contact with...

"The cyclist has been in contact with investigators. Our investigation into this file remains ongoing." (https://www.vicpd.ca/node/2255)

-mr. bill
07-17-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,902
Posted By mr_bill

Apparently I’m a criminal. I have, when...

Apparently I’m a criminal. I have, when conditions permit, gone *gasp* 25 mph on a MUP, one of the most crowded MUPs in our nation no less.

My only worries at such speeds are squirrels and...
07-16-19, 08:09 PM
07-16-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,463
Posted By mr_bill

I see the tar-and-feather mob of one is off on...

I see the tar-and-feather mob of one is off on yet another video video video video rant. Can you please take your video thang to EL&G, or LCF, or P&R, or...

-mr. bill
07-15-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By mr_bill

And the food! And the art. And the sunsets that...

And the food! And the art. And the sunsets that take forever.

-mr. bill
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By mr_bill

Please tell me that you’ve enjoyed the many free...

Please tell me that you’ve enjoyed the many free jazzfest concerts in the parks, and Fringefest.

-mr. bill
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