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  1. This is probably an area where it makes sense to...

    This is probably an area where it makes sense to go cycle-specific because in most other activities there isn't much call for a jacket that's different on the front vs the back. I've got an older...
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    no, I think it's after buying everything in the...

    no, I think it's after buying everything in the covet thread :)
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    I think the giveaway that it's a first world...

    I think the giveaway that it's a first world problem is 1) purpose-built bike for a child and 2) pneumatic tires
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    I would think that Arlington would care about...

    I would think that Arlington would care about what Fairfax thinks because Arlington doesn't have many other potential allies in Richmond for any kind of urbanist initiatives. That's on a tactical...
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    The W&OD is in the wrong place, and at any rate...

    The W&OD is in the wrong place, and at any rate the situations are completely different--the purple line is planned for a rail ROW which was purchased for the specific reason of adding a light rail...
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    I think it's actually pretty easy: you put it in...

    I think it's actually pretty easy: you put it in a box, and send it back to the factory.
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    it might have frozen, so the caliper failed to...

    it might have frozen, so the caliper failed to return, which would leave the cable slack. ordinarily one would notice that, because of the drag from the stuck caliper. on the e-bike you may have just...
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    You understand that politics is the art of the...

    You understand that politics is the art of the possible?
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    Metro is too high capacity, there isn't enough...

    Metro is too high capacity, there isn't enough density to support it. It requires separate right of way, which doesn't exist above ground. So you're seriously proposing a multi (4?) billion dollar...
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    Good luck with that. The really sad part is...

    Good luck with that.

    The really sad part is that the state money that was going to into this will now be moved over to building a bigger road somewhere. Maybe a wider 66?
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    There are no other viable higher capacity options...

    There are no other viable higher capacity options for the route. The choices are streetcar or the current bus system. Streetcars manage to work in other places, it's never been clear why opponents...
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    Plus their help in prying money out of Richmond...

    Plus their help in prying money out of Richmond (something upward of $150M IIRC).
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    VDOT already said that there was no chance of...

    VDOT already said that there was no chance of dedicated lanes. If there was, the streetcar would have been designed for them. Talk about BRT was always just a way to cloud the issues on the part of...
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    Put your hopes and dreams on the shelf until the...

    Put your hopes and dreams on the shelf until the next election cycle
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    What could go wrong? Oh,

    What could go wrong? Oh,
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    everyone seems kinda off today, like one of those...

    everyone seems kinda off today, like one of those old V-8 commercials
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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Abikearlingtonforum.com...

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Abikearlingtonforum.com+cold+weather
  18. you stopped in the crosswalk? who are we supposed...

    you stopped in the crosswalk? who are we supposed to be rooting for in this story?
  19. Thread: Covet

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    The real technological hurdle to overcome is the...

    The real technological hurdle to overcome is the scarcity of droids that understand the binary language of moisture vaporators.
  20. Go back one more message to "nobody" and you'll...

    Go back one more message to "nobody" and you'll finally have all the context.
  21. Hence the clever choice of the word 'likely'...

    Hence the clever choice of the word 'likely' rather than 'certain'.
  22. Actually they do. The same people who complain...

    Actually they do. The same people who complain about bikes are also likely to say that jaywalking pedestrians are what makes the roads unsafe. There's a little less hatred as are somewhat more...
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    good grief, he couldn't even state a snow policy...

    good grief, he couldn't even state a snow policy without scolding cyclists
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    at that point, with an IGH that can be shifted...

    at that point, with an IGH that can be shifted basically at any time, it would be stupid not to also rig up automatic shifting. :)
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    Oh god, don't tell NVRPA. We're going to start...

    Oh god, don't tell NVRPA. We're going to start seeing SNOW PLOWS MUST STOP REQUIRED BY LAW signs all over the W&OD now.
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