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Old 03-15-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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For me a great idea is to take on-street parking that is nothing more than a public vehicle storage facility and instead dedicate it to transportation via bike lanes. I have to say that roads should be used for transportation before they are used for a place to temporarily stash your Camry.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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Methinks if bicyclists carry forward with their militant attitude the hospitals will start filling up.

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There is a quiet movement all across America (not all Americans are morons!) to implement this move away from car
So now the high priest of bicycles is calling anyone who disagrees with his bicycle agenda morons.

This from a person who pursues his bicycle agenda in the automotive forum and believes everything his doom and gloom websites post.

Pssst... there is a quiet movement all across America to run bicyclists off the road...
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Pssst... there is a quiet movement all across America to run bicyclists off the road...

No, it's just you.

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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Geez, Tightwad, I GET the bicycle thing. I love bicycling. I'd ride one to work IF I lived closer and there was a safe non-truck route & Interstate way to get there. Oh, and the customer that I work for that can't even keep the friggin' gate entry control device working, much less give us contractors lockers to store our riding gear in.

It'd be GREAT if we all could ditch our vehicles and ride. I'd love it. But that's not reality. And in today's governmental budgets, a lot of bicycle infrastructure just ain't in the cards. As much as I wish it were.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Geez, Tightwad, I GET the bicycle thing. I love bicycling. I'd ride one to work IF I lived closer and there was a safe non-truck route & Interstate way to get there. Oh, and the customer that I work for that can't even keep the friggin' gate entry control device working, much less give us contractors lockers to store our riding gear in.

It'd be GREAT if we all could ditch our vehicles and ride. I'd love it. But that's not reality. And in today's governmental budgets, a lot of bicycle infrastructure just ain't in the cards. As much as I wish it were.
It's great that you "get" bicycling !
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Where I live a bicycle is just not practical most of the time, the heat would make you sweat through your clothes, or you'd have to worry about getting caught in a thunderstorm. I live 20 miles from my job, so even with perfect weather it still wouldn't be possible.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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If I wasn't on my bike in the city, I would be in a car. What would you rather deal with? Bikes cause less damage to roads, which means less repairs, which means less tax money spent. So you are welcome

And yes, I will blow through stop signs and yes, I will blow through red lights (as long as I don't cause any driver to change their course)...just like every single driver on the road will speed and every single driver on the road will drift through stop signs.

Everyone does what they can to get where they are going faster, drivers and cyclists included. If you don't like cyclists on the roads, you can whine all you want, but that won't really change anything, now will it?

And I see many people in this thread who have the balls to say they will run cyclists off the road on an anonymous internet forum, but then again...it is easy to act big online, isn't it?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Where I live a bicycle is just not practical most of the time, the heat would make you sweat through your clothes, or you'd have to worry about getting caught in a thunderstorm. I live 20 miles from my job, so even with perfect weather it still wouldn't be possible.
Then we can take it that if you had no car you'd just sit home rather than ride a bicycle?
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:49 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Then we can take it that if you had no car you'd just sit home rather than ride a bicycle?
That makes no sense, before the automobile nobody lived 20 miles from their job unless they had mass transit.

There is not one person on this board that would say that riding a bike is not good exercise and they're are lots of people who would ride their bikes to work if it were a 15 minute ride.
But no matter how many posts you make here you are not going to get drivers (which this forum is aimed at) to switch their main mode of transportation. I ride my bike almost every day but I am not going to peddle 15 miles round trip to the store to buy a gallon of milk just to save a gallon of gas.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Ah, another category of "moving pylons" to dodge.

Do you get bonus point for running them over ?

Wow, you're opinion goes against common sense and decency. But hey...it's the internet. Where people come to shine.
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