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    Full agreement here. I came to riding an ebike...

    Full agreement here. I came to riding an ebike with a lot of regular cycling experience. I think that for most others it would be a great thing if the shops that sell ebikes had them governed to...
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    Yes, and we've also all seen regular cyclists do...

    Yes, and we've also all seen regular cyclists do the same. Idiots abound! That's not really the point is it? I remain incredulous that anyone who lives in a neighborhood regularly terrorized by...
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    Yes, those are totally equivalent. Except for...

    Yes, those are totally equivalent. Except for maybe the noise pollution, and the riding with a suicidal disregard for safety that's greater even than whats often attributed to cyclists, and the...
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    I'll throw in another vote for just buying it,...

    I'll throw in another vote for just buying it, using it as much as possible, and not worrying about the vague and imperfect particulars about the current state of our laws.

    I've been riding one...
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    I'd sort of resolved not to open this thread...

    I'd sort of resolved not to open this thread again, but man am I glad I did. It now meets and exceeds my recommended daily dosage of guffaw.
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    I've seen people doing that but was always a bit...

    I've seen people doing that but was always a bit confused! It makes perfect sense now.
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    Iceland, hands down. I spent two weeks there...

    Iceland, hands down. I spent two weeks there touring by car and it handily beats Banff and New Zealand for sheer quantity of amazing natural sights.

    I'd spend a couple of days in Reykjavik...
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    MPD Ticketing at Penn Ave & 15th

    MPD had bike officers out ticketing cyclists at 15th & Penn (for jumping the green light for cyclists when the White House ellipse traffic has a protected left). Small hope they'll also ticket all...
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    I admit to once seeing a kid out on the ART...

    I admit to once seeing a kid out on the ART riding an ill-fitting and very high-end cervelo in his tennis shoes that I knew couldn't possibly have been his. My reaction was, "eh, the bike shop will...
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    Not that any of this is relevant, but I used to...

    Not that any of this is relevant, but I used to live right there and LOATHED that intersection. And the general pattern of traffic design problems and poor drivers was part of the attraction to move...
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    A bit more detail from a cyclist who passed by...

    A bit more detail from a cyclist who passed by soon after this latest attack.



    That's the second time I've heard of kids blocking the trail and harassing passing riders/runners. Hopefully this...
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    Yet another beating/robbery on the Met Branch...

    Yet another beating/robbery on the Met Branch Trail.

    It has been reported elsewhere that about 15-20 teenagers jumped a jogger yesterday without provocation. They broke his front tooth, multiple...
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    Capitol Hill to the White House had significantly...

    Capitol Hill to the White House had significantly more bike commuters than normal this morning. Those that I spoke to seemed very pleased with the decision and to be having no trouble with their...
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    The Bike Wars Are Over

    The Bike Wars are Over, and the Bikes Won
    NY Magazine
    Janette Sadik-Khan


    I'm looking forward to reading this over my sandwich today!
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    Did you mean: "Make idle chitchat with coworker...

    Did you mean: "Make idle chitchat with coworker and fiddle with your phone and notes to make sure you're the last to stand up and leave following meeting"? Because that was my preferred approach!
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    You're in a meeting with the Big Bosses and make...

    You're in a meeting with the Big Bosses and make a pitch that goes over pretty well! Your part in the meeting being done, you sit back and cross your legs. That's when you notice that there's a big...
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    Finland to Deliver All Mail by Electric Bike --...

    Finland to Deliver All Mail by Electric Bike -- Postal Service Able to Raise Retirement Age 2 Years
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    Yea, that pole looks like it's about 10'

    Yea, that pole looks like it's about 10'
  19. I've got a set of Compass Stampede Passes and a...

    I've got a set of Compass Stampede Passes and a single Challenge Strada Bianca (which measures out closer to 33mm) that you're welcome to borrow and try out.
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    This is a great idea! I'd be willing to go spend...

    This is a great idea! I'd be willing to go spend some time cleaning up the intersections on the Penn Ave lane. But do we know where the city stands with snow removal? Things have shifted in the...
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    I finally got around to clicking on the BAFS...

    I finally got around to clicking on the BAFS Slackers Strava link because I'm procrastinating on writing a memo. The same procrastination led me to backfill data for all of my 2016 commutes.

    Am...
  22. Poll: Perhaps those of us on ebikes (particularly those...

    Perhaps those of us on ebikes (particularly those using them because they're slackers, not because they have special mini-me cargo to transport) who are taking part just to enjoy the fun and...
  23. Thread: "To Shoal"

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    Found the Bostonian!

    Found the Bostonian!
  24. Poll: I've actually ridden it for the last two years. ...

    I've actually ridden it for the last two years. In fact, two years ago we rode to and from the final happy hour together (I was the dude in the suit)! In terms of the stuff, there's actually quite...
  25. Poll: To help guide the discussion, a picture of my...

    To help guide the discussion, a picture of my ebike is below. It weighs maybe a bit over 60-70lbs, I'd guess is usually loaded to around 100lbs plus a portly rider, and has a 500Watt motor that can...
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