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  1. I hardly ever see drivers come to a complete...

    I hardly ever see drivers come to a complete stop. I also will get passed by drivers at stop signs: these drivers seem to think that when a bike slows down at a stop sign, that’s the perfect time to...
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    "Utterly useless cycle lanes: a painted white...

    "Utterly useless cycle lanes: a painted white line with no segregation from traffic = worse than no line." My thought exactly as I was riding up Gallows Rd today. The only caveat to this is that if...
  3. Thread: Missed connection

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    My stopping at the stop sign on my bike is not...

    My stopping at the stop sign on my bike is not your big opportunity to pass me by whizzing right through the stop in your car, on the wrong side of the road!
  4. Hey, man, I’m just trying to push back on the...

    Hey, man, I’m just trying to push back on the haters.
  5. Do any of your retro-grouch bikes actually have...

    Do any of your retro-grouch bikes actually have zero plastic on them? My son’s recently acquired 80s Trek road bike seems to have at least a few plastic bits on it.
  6. I was reluctant to watch it because I thought it...

    I was reluctant to watch it because I thought it would cause me to feel even more antagonized than I already am by drivers on a nearly daily basis of late. Having watched it, I wish all those same...
  7. Thread: Missed connection

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    Point taken. Man, you’re annoying!

    Point taken.

    Man, you’re annoying!
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    Sticky: Ok. I just don’t want anyone misinterpreting the...

    Ok. I just don’t want anyone misinterpreting the type of gathering it is—private, as opposed to public.
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    Sticky: Did rcannon100 give you permission to post that...

    Did rcannon100 give you permission to post that pic, cuz...
  10. The “Cycling Route Afterthought Project” Trail.

    The “Cycling Route Afterthought Project” Trail.
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    Clearly it would be safest to slather one's...

    Clearly it would be safest to slather one's entire body with KY before going for any bike ride.
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    You could try Paul Stoddard, the Chief Planner....

    You could try Paul Stoddard, the Chief Planner. Jeffery Sikes is another city planner, and is listed as the contact for Bike to Work day, for what that’s worth. Either is reached via email by using...
  13. Thread: Clarendon Circle

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    To quote Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, “Logic? My...

    To quote Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, “Logic? My God, the man's talking about logic! We're talking about universal Armageddon. You green-blooded, inhuman—”
  14. Thread: Clarendon Circle

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    That’s the predictable effect of even...

    That’s the predictable effect of even occasionally being menaced by abusive drivers wielding tons of metal.
  15. I feel like drivers out in the suburbs are always...

    I feel like drivers out in the suburbs are always in the bike lanes, frequently cutting corners through the bike lanes, or using them as long extensions of turning lanes. Gallows is particularly bad...
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    Maybe “other” (it’s a pretty motley assortment)....

    Maybe “other” (it’s a pretty motley assortment). Does the choice have any bearing on how the team is categorized in the competition?
  17. Thread: Waxing the Chain

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=He7TnoCM7fo

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=He7TnoCM7fo
  18. Only “top men” are allowed in there. Who??? “Top....

    Only “top men” are allowed in there. Who??? “Top. Men.”
  19. Just don’t tell Steve O.

    Just don’t tell Steve O.
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    I don’t think it’s surprising at all: hammer that...

    I don’t think it’s surprising at all: hammer that tall gear or else walk!
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    The eastbound climb from the bottom of the park...

    The eastbound climb from the bottom of the park to the top averages 5%, but the short steep part to the top is about 10%. It seems like most folks attack the lower section and then totally bonk on...
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    I ride that one all the time. Strava tells me...

    I ride that one all the time. Strava tells me it’s 4%.
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    At first glance I thought this said “sending...

    At first glance I thought this said “sending drugs.”
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    As long as you wake me up, Rockford. Zzzzzz...

    As long as you wake me up, Rockford. Zzzzzz...
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    Supposedly, a partial inflate, up to 40 psi or...

    Supposedly, a partial inflate, up to 40 psi or so, and then a complete deflate will untwist a twisted tube. After that exercise, reinflate to pressure, and ride on. I do that when changing a tire and...
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