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    I guess this is the part where we differ. I agree...

    I guess this is the part where we differ. I agree that a 2-3 ton hunk of metal moving at 45 mph can kill me. I also fear that a 300 lb rig, including 80+ lbs of bike and battery, moving at 25-30 mph...
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    I think this is our fundamental disagreement. My...

    I think this is our fundamental disagreement. My personal empirically-driven belief is that when "bike" infrastructure that is opened up to vehicles that weigh significantly more than traditional...
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    I unfortunately have a full-time job so will just...

    I unfortunately have a full-time job so will just respond to a select few points here...



    Yes, you are misreading me. I think I have been pretty clear. I am a fan of dedicated infrastructure...
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    My comments are reflective of reality. That...

    My comments are reflective of reality. That reality is that 1) this thread is about someone being outraged over use of a motor vehicle on a trail, 2) yet that outrage is based off a false dichotomy...
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    Can't say I am surprised by the self-justifying...

    Can't say I am surprised by the self-justifying responses from the motorcycle users as to why their cases are special and how they are model citizens...I need to get from X to Y, I maintain the speed...
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    No, my apologies!!! I wasn't accusing you of...

    No, my apologies!!! I wasn't accusing you of hypocrisy. That accusation was leveled more towards the "advocates" who would faint at the thought of gas-powered motorcycles on the trails, but fought...
  7. Thread: Haines Point

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    Isn't the posted speed limit 15 or 20 MPH out...

    Isn't the posted speed limit 15 or 20 MPH out there? If they wanted to discourage the pelotons, all they'd need is a few cops with radar guns.
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    As someone who has been plowed into by an at...

    As someone who has been plowed into by an at fault-driver commandeering one of those hunks of metal, ejected from his bike at speed due to the collision, and landed headfirst on the pavement, with...
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    But to expound on the point the OP mentioned in...

    But to expound on the point the OP mentioned in passing...why should one be opposed to this if they are in favor of "e bikes" (aka quiet motorcycles)? The argument is really a noise and smell-based...
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    Ah, yes, as opposed to the normally clear,...

    Ah, yes, as opposed to the normally clear, straightforward, and safe approach to the entrance to Heidelberg...one of my favorite parking lots in the County...NOT. Hehe, I'll see myself out now.
  11. So is this the right spot for discussion of the...

    So is this the right spot for discussion of the reworked crossing of Doom? I did a good bit 'o searching and couldn't find anything newer...

    As of last week the NE corner of the IoD has been...
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    Saw it for the first time this morning; caught my...

    Saw it for the first time this morning; caught my attention while riding - can only hope it does the same for drivers. Seemed to perhaps be motion activated? It was on and then off and then on again,...
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    An absolute figure just begging to be normalized...

    An absolute figure just begging to be normalized by a population size...would not surprise me if the scooters were in fact more dangerous per mile or hour of use. Of course, they're also early in the...
  14. Lots and lots of dangerous stuff going on on N....

    Lots and lots of dangerous stuff going on on N. Adams and the north-side Lee sidewalk each morning, unfortunately. Most people are electing to cyclocross carry the stairs, which is fine, but then...
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    Thank you for actually writing what I was trying,...

    Thank you for actually writing what I was trying, and failing, to come up with!
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    My suggestion was simply that the sub-fora better...

    My suggestion was simply that the sub-fora better align with what people actually talk about. There are lots of recurring themes in the general forums that could be their own.

    -Cycling-related...
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    I personally wish that this forum would have a...

    I personally wish that this forum would have a little more division by topic. Generally (pun intended), everything ends up in "general discussion". It's OK now where in absolute terms there aren't...
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    That day is seriously one of my favorite days of...

    That day is seriously one of my favorite days of the year. Bye-bye to the screaming-brake, helmetless, earbuds-in, turning 120 RPM in the granny gear and taking the whole trail going 5 MPH crowd. See...
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    Yep. The M street lane is the epitome of this in...

    Yep. The M street lane is the epitome of this in my book. I rode M street home in the afternoons for the better part of 3 years. No bike lane, no problem. Traffic was either flowing and flowed right...
  20. Thread: Bike Tolls

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    Sorry, I was just joking. I'm assuming the title...

    Sorry, I was just joking. I'm assuming the title of the thread was supposed to be "Bike Tolls".
  21. Thread: Bike Tolls

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    What does this thread have to do with bike tools?

    What does this thread have to do with bike tools?
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    Ugh... ACPD had a presence at the IOD this...

    Ugh...

    ACPD had a presence at the IOD this morning - two cars, lights on, neither blocking any trail, sidewalk, or road. I thanked the officer as I rode by.

    Unfortunately, there were TV crews...
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    It's not about the noise, it's about the high...

    It's not about the noise, it's about the high torque of the rear wheel tearing up trails. Have you ever seen what motocross bikes do to a trail surface?
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    As primarily a commuter and road cyclist, I dread...

    As primarily a commuter and road cyclist, I dread the impacts that this will have on the treatment of bicycles within cities, as well. Where does the tipping point for paid bicycle parking, etc. come?
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    On an MUP? For certain! All joking aside,...

    On an MUP? For certain!

    All joking aside, remember that string of drunken / clueless driver incursions onto the W&OD a couple years ago?
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