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Old 02-19-18, 08:09 PM   #126
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Of course I do, but the point isn't people who are thoughtful and concerned. The point is that some people might figure out where someone is and stalk them for some insane reason. For me, disagreements are just verbal but some people take it further, in case you haven't noticed from reading the news everyday.
>>> it is not unnatural to fear that you will be stalked by someone because of something you posted to a CAR FREE thread on a bicycle forum ... i am sure many many many car frees choose to avoid LCF rather than chance the danger
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Old 02-20-18, 07:07 AM   #127
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>>> it is not unnatural to fear that you will be stalked by someone because of something you posted to a CAR FREE thread on a bicycle forum ... i am sure many many many car frees choose to avoid LCF rather than chance the danger
You never know. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 02-20-18, 05:38 PM   #128
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Of course I do, but the point isn't people who are thoughtful and concerned. The point is that some people might figure out where someone is and stalk them for some insane reason. For me, disagreements are just verbal but some people take it further, in case you haven't noticed from reading the news everyday.
Since you're concerned about stalkers looking you up it might be a good idea to not talk about where you live. Me, I have no such concern and so I didn't realize I shouldn't repeat it, particularly since the info came from you personally.
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Old 02-21-18, 08:04 AM   #129
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You never know. Better safe than sorry.
>>> i assume you make a point of avoiding public places ... i have a friend who dealt with this thru RECLUCIVEISM ... he feels safe when he is alone in his cabin ... he has a large $$$ trust fund ... he has no electricity ... he thinks the internet is a large trap ... he is a highly rated postal chesser > 2000+ ... his car is an orig stump jumper! ... your posts suggest a lifestyle change may help ... i suggest you start reading dostoyevsky novels and from there you may find some daylight > peace be with you
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Old 02-21-18, 08:23 AM   #130
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Since you're concerned about stalkers looking you up it might be a good idea to not talk about where you live. Me, I have no such concern and so I didn't realize I shouldn't repeat it, particularly since the info came from you personally.
Though this thread has strayed from the original title of "6 months in Detroit without a car," I did contribute a couple of posts intimately familiar with the city, but I don’t live there, and I don’t list my location in my profile.

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My freaking computer won't let me type LoL .... whatever.
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>>> i assume you make a point of avoiding public places ... i have a friend who dealt with this thru RECLUCIVEISM ... he feels safe when he is alone in his cabin ... he has a large $$$ trust fund ... he has no electricity ... he thinks the internet is a large trap ... he is a highly rated postal chesser > 2000+ ... his car is an orig stump jumper! ... your posts suggest a lifestyle change may help ... i suggest you start reading dostoyevsky novels and from there you may find some daylight > peace be with you
Thanks but no thanks for the condescension.
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Old 02-21-18, 03:10 PM   #135
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Thanks for the sound advice. A bike is actually a pretty safe way to go, compared to walking or even driving a car.

I grew up in Detroit, Highland Park actually. I was carfree much of the time. My first real job was right downtown on Adams St. I got out after midnight, then took the Woodward bus home to H.P. There were a couple times I was a little scared, but I handled myself well and nothing happened.

The bike situation in Detroit generally sounds pretty good, with the Slow Rides and all. I think about moving back there when I retire in a few years.
You should come back. Detroit has come such a long way in the five years I've been here and is getting better all the time. The Slow Roll is crazy. Thousands of people. The first half of the ride is kind of a bummer because riders are so bunched up, but after that it is clear sailing. It's also great that the police block some streets and facilitate the ride.
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You should come back. Detroit has come such a long way in the five years I've been here and is getting better all the time. The Slow Roll is crazy. Thousands of people. The first half of the ride is kind of a bummer because riders are so bunched up, but after that it is clear sailing. It's also great that the police block some streets and facilitate the ride.
Thanks for the nice posts. Detroit is a great city and I do hope I can move back some day!
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Thanks for the nice posts. Detroit is a great city and I do hope I can move back some day!
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Though this thread has strayed from the original title of "6 months in Detroit without a car," I did contribute a couple of posts intimately familiar with the city, but I don’t live there,and I don’t list my location in my profile.
Hi Roody and other interested parties (brave souls ),


FYA, see my preceding post on this thread,
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... There was this recent thread on the Great Lakes Regional Discussion Forum, "Riding through Detroit", with some sage replies...

I have not quoted the many specific routes and sights touted on the at thread, or more which I know personally (link).


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