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  1. I asked because I'm genuinely curious; I don't...

    I asked because I'm genuinely curious; I don't ride in the city these days but the fatal collisions that I've seen circulate this year seem to happen much more often at intersections where they are...
  2. How many of the pedestrian/cyclist fatalities...

    How many of the pedestrian/cyclist fatalities this year have been due to speed versus things like turns at intersections and running lights and such?
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    The reality is that drivers have had it their way...

    The reality is that drivers have had it their way for so long that any change that might inconvenience them is met with howls of protest. And its hard to make everyone else safer without...
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    ...Yeah, that sounds like Loudoun County alright....

    ...Yeah, that sounds like Loudoun County alright. :rolleyes:
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    Damn, that really sucks. I live in downtown...

    Damn, that really sucks. I live in downtown Leesburg so thats my neck of the woods, and I ride bits of Dry Mill fairly regularly. Its indeed a lovely road and popular with cyclists, but has the...
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    I lived around the corner from there for years...

    I lived around the corner from there for years and some of those roads are my old commute. Hozns route is what you want to do. Depending on where you start, get to browns chapel (there’s a path over...
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    This is the one I've been riding almost...

    This is the one I've been riding almost exclusively since moving out to Leesburg.

    https://i.imgur.com/mplyx98h.jpg

    Its a Motobecane century ti frameset, built with an ultegra hydro groupset. ...
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    I'm guessing that 13 is where it ends, since...

    I'm guessing that 13 is where it ends, since thats where you literally can't add another step on a typical 11-23 roadie cassette. Although I guess they could just start adding larger gears to the...
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    FWIW, Maryland at least does periodic crackdowns...

    FWIW, Maryland at least does periodic crackdowns on drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. See, for example:...
  10. I agree with you in general, and definitely don't...

    I agree with you in general, and definitely don't think self driving cars need to be perfect, they just need to improve on humans (which is a low bar). However, after seeing the video I'm not sure...
  11. My favorite tech site (Ars Technica) has been...

    My favorite tech site (Ars Technica) has been covering this. Their take on the video that police posted:...
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    I expect this sort of thing to get worse, since...

    I expect this sort of thing to get worse, since people purchasing e-bikes are often doing so for speed, and the technology is getting better and cheaper which allows higher speeds at lower costs.
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    I've ridden up it many times. It isn't really...

    I've ridden up it many times. It isn't really that bad, just gear down, slide up on the saddle and lower your chest to the bars and crank away. I don't find the switchbacks difficult, but I'm an...
  14. Whats dying? If its hubs, I'd check into why. ...

    Whats dying? If its hubs, I'd check into why. But lots of good options out there, for every budget. As anomad said, thru axles don't really affect bearing longevity (there isn't a realistic limit...
  15. To be honest, thats the main reason I like it. ...

    To be honest, thats the main reason I like it. Its basic but simple and easy to use. I agree some of your points would be nice to address (I'd love to filter out everything that has anything to do...
  16. I don't think a change in forum software is...

    I don't think a change in forum software is necessary; vBulletin is actively updated and does have built in options (and plugins are available) for various anti-spam measures. We could probably use...
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    FWIW, I've never found lubing housing to do much...

    FWIW, I've never found lubing housing to do much good. It can help short term to free corroded cables, but beyond that it just gums up and causes future problems. Modern lined housings work great...
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    Yeah, water in the housing is almost certainly...

    Yeah, water in the housing is almost certainly the issue. It doesn't take much to cause total inability to move the cable.
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    When it gets stupid cold out, I’ve generally just...

    When it gets stupid cold out, I’ve generally just put on a pair of fleece sweats over my winter tights. It’s not as ELITE as fancy super warm winter tights but it’s a lot cheaper. Marshals and such...
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    Well, thats enraging. Helmet cam is a good...

    Well, thats enraging.

    Helmet cam is a good idea. You can get cheap ones these days. I used to commute with a GoPro on my helmet and absolutely noticed an improvement in driver behavior when it...
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    As an architect, I tell myself there is no way an...

    As an architect, I tell myself there is no way an actual architect was involved with the design of that house. I don't know if thats true or not, but it makes me feel better,
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    Honestly, I saw cyclists on the trails multiple...

    Honestly, I saw cyclists on the trails multiple times while hiking and there are tracks everywhere, so even if closed it isn't really observed or enforced. Just more of an FYI. Its definitely an...
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    My girlfriend and I have hiked those trails a lot...

    My girlfriend and I have hiked those trails a lot (Seneca Tract to Riverbend along the Potomac Heritage trail is an absolute gem of a hiking trail, almost totally unused and very remote feeling and...
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    If you're riding an e-bike that isn't that...

    If you're riding an e-bike that isn't that distinguishable from an actual bike, you're extremely unlikely to be hassled. If it operates pedal assist only and isn't very powerful, only someone who is...
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    I don't think anyone really cares about the speed...

    I don't think anyone really cares about the speed issue on roads. We already have cars and motorcycles, so if someone wants to get their electric motorbike mojo on, well, go to it. I leave the line...
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