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    I can't wait to see what 9 months of improvements...

    I can't wait to see what 9 months of improvements for < 1mile of trail looks like. I assume since it's winter they'll dig a hole, then wait until spring to do anything else because it's too cold,...
  2. Thread: 40 mile days

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    Speed limits on trails are stupid because they're...

    Speed limits on trails are stupid because they're always either too high or too low. The margin between "too high" and "too low" is often smaller than the margin below which local police won't even...
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    Was the motorist wearing a helmet?

    Was the motorist wearing a helmet?
  4. The debris issue is huge--the plows will shoot...

    The debris issue is huge--the plows will shoot wheel covers, mufflers, bumpers, smart cars, etc., over the modesty wall, and VDOT will never come through to clean off the trail.
  5. I can't think of a spot where the MVT or Custis...

    I can't think of a spot where the MVT or Custis are directly between a 10 lane expressway and a sound wall for miles on end. Where custis is adjacent to 66 it's generally either at a different grade...
  6. alternatively, consider trekking bars (which can...

    alternatively, consider trekking bars (which can use flat bar shifters) but still offer a lot of hand positions.
  7. Thread: Helmets

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    "80% of statistics on the internet were made up...

    "80% of statistics on the internet were made up on the spot" -- Abraham Lincoln
  8. I still think it's an unsubtle plan to eventually...

    I still think it's an unsubtle plan to eventually replace the pedestrian facilities with another lane due to low usage. The main objection to the bigger concrete barrier is that it will be harder to...
  9. And if you rode a proper ordinary you could...

    And if you rode a proper ordinary you could simply avoid all of this new-fangled "gear shifting". :rolleyes:
  10. and on both sides of the path. maybe even a maze...

    and on both sides of the path. maybe even a maze kind of thing to slow people down for their own good.
  11. If they didn't prioritize signs over people, you...

    If they didn't prioritize signs over people, you wouldn't know what country you were in!
  12. Thread: Vision Zero

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    someone missed a golden opportunity for a video...

    someone missed a golden opportunity for a video with the dignitaries hanging the sign followed by a time-warped view of the intersection for the rest of the day.
  13. If they actually get some employees out of cars...

    If they actually get some employees out of cars it could be huge.
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    +1

    +1
  15. across-the-board lane diets aren't an option...

    across-the-board lane diets aren't an option because of the fire truck lobby, among others. vdot is incredibly resistant to narrowing lanes. some of this, I suspect, is because lane diets generally...
  16. blah blah blah. this is exactly the problem. I'd...

    blah blah blah. this is exactly the problem. I'd love to see speed cameras on every block, but the pushback is so bad that it's impossible. so, reducing speeds is also not really on the table. (until...
  17. Sure, but that isn't an option that's on the...

    Sure, but that isn't an option that's on the table.
  18. Thread: Recommend tires

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    Yes, any time you ride on a polished wooden floor...

    Yes, any time you ride on a polished wooden floor you should definitely be using skinny high pressure tires. :)
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    https://i.imgflip.com/2kqwy0.jpg

    https://i.imgflip.com/2kqwy0.jpg
  20. Thread: Recommend tires

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    At a certain point the tire width does affect air...

    At a certain point the tire width does affect air resistance. A wider tire might require a wider frame and more space between the pedals, which is exacerbated if the bike has a short wheelbase; this...
  21. Thread: Recommend tires

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    "too wide" defined how? I'm firmly in the camp...

    "too wide" defined how? I'm firmly in the camp that you can't have too wide a tire unless it doesn't fit. It's also pretty certain that getting a narrower tire won't magically make you go faster....
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    Yeah, so that won't work here, where we've...

    Yeah, so that won't work here, where we've evolved a culture with a visceral refusal to recognize any rights (or even basic humanity) for people in another tribe.
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    No.

    No.
  24. Thread: Dry Mill Road

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    :mad:

    :mad:
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    Looks like islabike is closing their US office....

    Looks like islabike is closing their US office. Remaining inventory is discounted, so this is the last best chance to get (IMO) the best off-the-shelf kids bikes without having to deal with shipping...
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