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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    I routinely point out the 15mph signs to drivers who blast by me on Jefferson & Madison. Surprisingly, one will occasionally slow down.

    What makes it funny is my average speed is ~15-17mph on those two roads.

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    On Beach Drive between Tilden and Blagden, if I ride 15 MPH or higher, no driver gets upset, if I get any slower than that, like on the hill up Blagden, people start getting angry.

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    Man, do not get me started on the drivers who complain about being held up on Beach Drive by a cyclist. It's a freaking National Park, not the training grounds for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It shouldn't be open to commuter traffic at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    I routinely point out the 15mph signs to drivers who blast by me on Jefferson & Madison. Surprisingly, one will occasionally slow down.

    What makes it funny is my average speed is ~15-17mph on those two roads.

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    That used to be my commute route, and of course I'd get passed by NPS police and Circulator buses going way over the speed limit all of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Alas, I fear it would stimulate a lengthy response
    My thought wasn't to attempt to engage in an extended interlocution, but add this to the lexicon of responses in which there is no further opportunity for interaction (like the one you describe). One can choose to flip the bird, give a thumbs-up, yell a curse word, ignore,....or yell "Why?"

    Seems as good as any of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    I routinely point out the 15mph signs to drivers who blast by me on Jefferson & Madison. Surprisingly, one will occasionally slow down.

    What makes it funny is my average speed is ~15-17mph on those two roads.
    They changed the lights I think last year (or was it the year before?) on Jefferson, so now to comfortably make the light at 7th St going west, you need to bike a solid 17-20 mph starting at the light at 14th St. I'm sure drivers have noticed this too and sped up. Often that speed is doable on a bike in the AM, but if you add in slowing down for a pedestrian or two in the crosswalks, you're stuck at a reaalllllly long light at 7th st. Drivers deal with this by overcompensating and speeding up even more I've noticed.

    I have started going the Case Bridge route instead some mornings, since going that fast to make the light at 7th means I have less ability to safely slow down or stop when pedestrians decide to cross the street without looking or walk right in front of my bike at an intersection when they have a no-walking signal...

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