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Old 04-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #1996
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I suppose you have no imagination or education

I've only got one of those

lol

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I guess my degree in Physics doesn't count...In a strict sense your physics teacher was correct but in a practical sense it is silly, thus the "that's just plain sillyness". See I have a sense of humor. That's why I added a smiley face.

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #1997
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I suppose you have no imagination or education

I've only got one of those

lol

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I'm trying to figure out which one you posses.

(See - sense of humor!)

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #1998
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I'm trying to figure out which one you posses.

(See - sense of humor!)

take that gun and go home

if you point I hope ur ready to use it

had a few pointed at me

now that is not funny

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very silly
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #1999
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I guess my degree in Physics doesn't count...In a strict sense your physics teacher was correct but in a practical sense it is silly, thus the "that's just plain sillyness". See I have a sense of humor. That's why I added a smiley face.
this whole forum is silly

everybody trying to score points,

must be a points race, lol

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #2000
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In this thread, with the posts that get tossed out here, its hard to tell when someone's trying to be funny.

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yeh just some light hearted banter

you know I do support most of your points in this thread

cheers

ps. I was asked if pushbikes were covered by house insur.

just rang to check

yes they are, not a motor vehicle etc

that's public liability

covered for 20 million aus dollars
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #2001
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ps. I was asked if pushbikes were covered by house insur.

just rang to check

yes they are, not a motor vehicle etc

that's public liability

covered for 20 million aus dollars
I suppose it's best to check your personal insurance policy. I do know that mine was/is covered by my ranch policy (similar to a homeowners policy). A few years back (2006) I had my bike destroyed in a wind storm and my insurance company wrote me a check for $7000+ US without blinking an eye. I had very good documentation which helped a lot.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:50 AM   #2002
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this whole forum is silly

everybody trying to score points,

must be a points race, lol

cheers
While I love racing points races, I'm just trying to stay alive on the roads.

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:30 AM   #2003
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #2004
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That's freakin' cool. Would love to dump everything and become a road gypsy.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #2005
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Link to a 'why I hate bike lanes' article.

Seems that the US isn't the only place in the world that suffers from the 'get off my road ya spandex clad faggot!' theory of driving.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #2006
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Link to a 'why I hate bike lanes' article.

Seems that the US isn't the only place in the world that suffers from the 'get off my road ya spandex clad faggot!' theory of driving.

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We've got cycle lanes in places here in the UK. The problem is, a lot of them seem to have been designed with "statistics" in mind rather than cycling.

What I mean by "statistics" is that they appear to have been designed so that the powers that be can make statements like, "We added 12 new cycle lanes in our district in the past year." Which sounds great and eco-whatever. It's just that it tends to mean they are fixated on sheer quantity built as opposed to ones that are either:
Enjoyable - IE go somewhere at least approaching "scenic" for long enough that you can have a decent ride for fitness/recreation, whilst being relatively free from traffic.
Or
Useful - IE actually connect a residential area with an industrial/commercial area, that already has heavy road traffic. So that the utopian eco-commune dream of "cycling to work" can at least be realised for more than 3% of the population.

A common way this manifests itself is that we have a cycle lane along a stretch of road that is relatively wide and quiet (where the cycle lane is consequently easy/cheap to build) and then terminates when you get to a busy, narrow main road, where you could really benefit from one. You also get extremely "bitty" ones where you lose right of way every 50 yards. As soon as you get up to speed, you have to stop. Whereas if you rode on the road, you'd have ROW and be able to keep going at a reasonable pace.

That's before you get on to how their presence makes cagers feel entitled to go nuts at cyclists for the audacity of using a road* when they have a cycle lane they could be in instead. Never mind that said cycling lane is only 100ft long and I need to turn left here, so I'd rather be on the road so I can navigate the roundabout safely in plenty of time, thank you very much.

*which never mind the practicalities, they're still perfectly entitled to legally do, here.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:16 PM   #2007
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Link to a 'why I hate bike lanes' article.

Seems that the US isn't the only place in the world that suffers from the 'get off my road ya spandex clad faggot!' theory of driving.

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yep world wide

we have them in the city

but the bikes u normally see in the city(downtown for the septics/lol)

are the couriers and they don't use the bike lanes

problem for Sydney is too many hills and bottle necks

makes commuting harder

for ALL road users

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:50 AM   #2008
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Theres good news and theres bad news. The bad news is that we now live in a surveillance state. Thats the good news, too, I suppose it led to the capture/death of the Boston bombers and it might lead to the arrest of an enraged BMW driver, who chased a cyclist, cornered him, pinned him against a dumpster, and then fled the scene. The altercation started on April 3 on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, when the two had a confrontation. During the incident, the bicyclist punched the driver in the face, said Beverly Hills Police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino. Subsequently, the driver of the vehicle threatened to kill the victim, and followed him into an alley in the 9000 block of Wilshire Boulevard[and] the driver intentionally rammed the bicyclist with his vehicle, pinning (the victim) to a metal rolling trash bin.
Police are looking for a mid-30s Caucasian or Middle Eastern man with dark hair, dark eyes, and slender frame. The Beamer is a white 2008 328i, white.


Reason 4003A to smile and wave when some does something stupid.



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Old 04-24-2013, 07:34 AM   #2009
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I wonder who threw the first punch? If I'm a driver and anyone strikes me, I suspect I'd use any tool at hand to protect myself. As Gummee says, better to simply smile and wave.

As anyone who served in the military can attest, it's so easy to make "Yes sir" sound more like "F* you" when there's no choice in the matter. I suppose I can learn to smile and wave with the same kind of feeling.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #2010
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I wonder who threw the first punch? If I'm a driver and anyone strikes me, I suspect I'd use any tool at hand to protect myself. As Gummee says, better to simply smile and wave.

As anyone who served in the military can attest, it's so easy to make "Yes sir" sound more like "F* you" when there's no choice in the matter. I suppose I can learn to smile and wave with the same kind of feeling.
You can say anything you want to em as long as you're smiling and waving.

They're TRYING to make you mad. IME if you don't buy into their game, it turns the tables on em. They end up mad, you stay alive.

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