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10-17-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
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I have to do that anyway, dodging all the...

I have to do that anyway, dodging all the potholes on my route. Really, they range from mildly annoying to spine/rim busting. I have them memorized and slalom them.
10-13-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 10,461
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Call 'em whatever you want, a sidewalk is will...

Call 'em whatever you want, a sidewalk is will always be a sidewalk. :thumb:
10-11-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,929
Posted By -=(8)=-

My 50cc scooter takes up less room than my...

My 50cc scooter takes up less room than my bicycle :P
10-09-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,924
Posted By -=(8)=-

I like it when infrastructure is changed or added...

I like it when infrastructure is changed or added or there is a conversation about it, but really, I've used a bicycle for transportation since the 60's if you count when I was a kid. I would log...
10-08-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,558
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I actually rode those roads. There are looooong...

I actually rode those roads. There are looooong straigt-a-ways that cars go 50+ in between the zillions of signals. Way too fast for the cars that are pulling into the roadway from parking lots or...
10-08-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,558
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As someone who traveled that roadóbiked that...

As someone who traveled that roadóbiked that forsaken area for a few years, I agree with everything written.
That mindset is big in southern states. SC is a state that is putting in more and more of...
10-07-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,942
Posted By -=(8)=-

There is a guy on my commute who does this. I...

There is a guy on my commute who does this. I have to think of one of the most common complaints I get from people I work with about bicyclists, and that is when they filter, cars 'have to' keep...
10-07-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,548
Posted By -=(8)=-

Mine too . . . If they think we are ever even...

Mine too . . . If they think we are ever even going to be considered as 'equals' they are very far away from reality.
10-07-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,927
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Or, because it was a car/cycle collision,...

Or, because it was a car/cycle collision, authority people need something, anything as a reason to dismiss it and let the driver off.
Tire and pedal :lol: is as good as any.
10-07-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,376
Posted By -=(8)=-

We have no way of ever knowing, but I will go all...

We have no way of ever knowing, but I will go all VC radical here and conjecture that there is a whole corner full of people who now have a very negative opinion of bike riders. They will go tell the...
10-07-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,548
Posted By -=(8)=-

Developers have deep pockets and own the members...

Developers have deep pockets and own the members of certain zoning boards in every state. They are by and large responsible for the inefficient way our country has built out. The money they pay to...
10-07-14, 03:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,376
Posted By -=(8)=-

Cyclists are exactly like car people in that they...

Cyclists are exactly like car people in that they are always looking for a reason to say it's not their fault when they hit someone.
Riding like a jackass--way faster than all surrounding traffic--...
10-06-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By -=(8)=-

Hey Tom! I haven't been in P&R for a while so I...

Hey Tom! I haven't been in P&R for a while so I didnt know if you are 'back' or not. I hope all is well. If the robo avatar is stuck there, really, no big deal, don't sweat the small stuff :)
10-05-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By -=(8)=-

Thank you Tractorlegs and CBRider:thumb: I...

Thank you Tractorlegs and CBRider:thumb:
I wanted the scooter pic back because it has my real name on it.
It is crazy how the robots just showed up and now won't leave~ Sort of like an undesirable...
10-05-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By -=(8)=-

When I lived in an urban area, it was never...

When I lived in an urban area, it was never really a problem(for me anyway), it was when I moved to Amish country in PA and having a few things happen in a very short period of time, I was able to...
10-05-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

On a travel page I visit, I explained to a...

On a travel page I visit, I explained to a Portland cyclist that over on the east coast, Portland is considered a Mecca for cycling by some, or at least that is my impression, and how I wanted to...
10-05-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
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I thought I was the only one. Nice to see Im not....

I thought I was the only one. Nice to see Im not.
To further muddy the waters around here, I became aware that undercover police in Louisville are using Papa John roof tents on beater cars. I saw...
10-05-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
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Petty? maybe . . . but I think those Jimmy John...

Petty? maybe . . . but I think those Jimmy John ads that say how fast their delivery is are sort of irresponsible too. I live in an urban setting with very narrow streets and delivery drivers drive...
10-05-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,514
Posted By -=(8)=-

In a lot of places, and when it comes to cars,...

In a lot of places, and when it comes to cars, when people do stuff en masse, it sort of becomes unwritten rule of the road.
For instance when I lived in Hell, ooops . . . I mean South Florida,...
10-04-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

I have experienced this in a few places. With al...

I have experienced this in a few places. With al positive results except in Vermont, where the same white caddy would buzz me every morning on Rt 4.
Here in Louisville, I have established a rapport...
10-04-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

What are you willing to give to get?

What are you willing to give to get?
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,927
Posted By -=(8)=-

If you come to a internet forum a lot of people...

If you come to a internet forum a lot of people are really into, and adamant about bicycle riding. Thats all good, but sometimes things get a little overcomplicated.
I have a formula that worked for...
10-04-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
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I was a ninja for years. I just had no way of...

I was a ninja for years. I just had no way of understanding how "un-seen"(?) I was. I think that is still the issue with lots of riders, they assume cars headlights light them up perfectly well and...
10-04-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,964
Posted By -=(8)=-

I don't interpret that as a front brake at all....

I don't interpret that as a front brake at all. Just because there is and "s", it still doesn't imply front brake. It also says "a brake".
In the end, fixies cannot stop like braked bikes, even...
10-04-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,493
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Also, if you click on the "Advocacy" in my Sig,...

Also, if you click on the "Advocacy" in my Sig, you will see what has served me quite well in Kentucky, and a pic of me styling in it in the upper left corner. ;)
10-03-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By -=(8)=-

Avatar craziness

A while ago, some crazy glitch happened and over-wrote all my settings. The avatar came from some older user that had russian fontage n stuff in his profile. For whatever reason, even after Tom...
10-03-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,896
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How is Cinci to bike in, overall? Compared to...

How is Cinci to bike in, overall? Compared to Columbus??

T.I.A. :beer:
Forum: Commuting
10-03-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By -=(8)=-

35 lbs is a lightweight for me :lol: If you...

35 lbs is a lightweight for me :lol:
If you have the money, why not? When you get the idea for a new bike, it's like an itch you can't scratch . . . There is only one way to fix it, ha ha! I think a...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,593
Posted By -=(8)=-

I love great, big BMX platforms with removable...

I love great, big BMX platforms with removable pegs. Some Easterns you can even run straps on. Now they make them in plastic composite type stuff, even better!:thumb:
10-03-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,493
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In Vermont, PA and KY, at the rate of hunters...

In Vermont, PA and KY, at the rate of hunters shooting each other on opening day, Im not too sure I would want to go with the safety orange. Might git mistook fer a kritter.
10-03-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,493
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Im having a nice lolz at teh subtlety, but if you...

Im having a nice lolz at teh subtlety, but if you are even the slightest but interested, skate board web sites have these wool hats with little visors and stretch over yer lil ears too . . . Thats...
10-03-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

Ive had more motorcycles and scooters than I can...

Ive had more motorcycles and scooters than I can count, and was the staff artist of a car magazine in the 80's, but have been using a bicycle for transportation for as long as I can remember. It...
10-03-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
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In the USA cars are almost a religion with lots...

In the USA cars are almost a religion with lots of people. As soon as bike understand that and come to terms with it, things will get a little easier for them. How well has carrying around lots of...
10-03-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
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Perfect :beer: This sums everything VC/road/car...

Perfect :beer:
This sums everything VC/road/car related, very concisely! :thumb:
10-03-14, 03:35 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
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In the end, it has nothing to do with public...

In the end, it has nothing to do with public anything. Its only about "ME ME ME". The irony is, what the radical VC complain about car people, is exactly what they are. Go figure. So, its really not...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,054
Posted By -=(8)=-

Cooper Monaco ...

Cooper Monaco

http://www.cooperbikes.com/uploaded/gallery/bf4ed9851fa7d908aec28916d23d876d.jpg

Some of those Swobo's (whose names escape me) are very nice too . . . :thumb:
10-02-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
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Whats going on, erstwhile PA neighbor?? :) Yep...

Whats going on, erstwhile PA neighbor?? :)
Yep . . . A common trend here. Every -EVERY- thread digress's into why cars are bad and bike riders are always right. No one/nothing is out of bounds as...
10-02-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

Thank you for making my point. Perfect timing...

Thank you for making my point. Perfect timing :beer:
10-02-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

When you cut through all the bloviating,...

When you cut through all the bloviating, pontificating, amateur legal expertating, childish insults, etc, you will come to the conclusion that bike 'advocates' are really car people with no cars....
10-01-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,135
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Double. Too much redundancy with the triple. If...

Double. Too much redundancy with the triple. If one were to do lots of mile long hills with baggage, maybe, but double in every other situation.
10-01-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
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That is one of the issues I have elaborated on....

That is one of the issues I have elaborated on. It is not so much what we do in a lot of cases, but, it is the public perception of us that is what counts. I feel people that bike on MUPs(sidewaks)...
10-01-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By -=(8)=-

We have a lot of great bike racks in Louisville,...

We have a lot of great bike racks in Louisville, especially Museum Row. More of these around, better. I think it would be easier to get the public/business owners onboard with 'art' on their...
10-01-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
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Of course its sensationalist journalism. The...

Of course its sensationalist journalism. The quality is not the point, however . . . What is disturbing is that this subject has reached this level media attention. Not a good portent of things to...
10-01-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 23,207
Posted By -=(8)=-

:lol:

:lol:
10-01-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 23,207
Posted By -=(8)=-

So just like the radical car-people-on-bikes say...

So just like the radical car-people-on-bikes say judges, lawyers et al should be required to ride a bike for a while, maybe Ms Schill should be required to drive a car for a while. Why people...
10-01-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

Ask a serious question.

Ask a serious question.
10-01-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

That's not the point. We are the minority and...

That's not the point. We are the minority and this is what that majority thinks about us. And, living in a few areas with a lot of bike people, clubbies, students, homeless etc, I witness lots and...
10-01-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

As it is right now? If so, it is to antagonize...

As it is right now? If so, it is to antagonize people into submission. It clearly is not working. Who'da thought?
10-01-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,439
Posted By -=(8)=-

I saw an extended version of that clip this...

I saw an extended version of that clip this morning. Yes, it is sensationalist, yes, it is designed to be a ratings grab on the back of related current events, but unfortunately, it is the public...
10-01-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 23,207
Posted By -=(8)=-

I use 23's on 2 of my bikes and 27x1's on the...

I use 23's on 2 of my bikes and 27x1's on the other, here in Kentucky. I did in Pa and VT too. No problems, ever.
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