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Old 05-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Status: "All Moved. Finally in my house!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Madison, AL
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Because no one is demanding them?
Exactly.

I have my own musing about cyclists, but it boils down to this.

The city of Huntsville and Madison, can BARELY keep the pot holes filled, much less waste time and money putting bike lanes everywhere!

Also the car traffic delays due to road work...
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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We ran over them all.

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= Not a nice person (at least in talk / comment).

BTW... like OP, sometimes even the best cyclist gets "lost" being new to the new roads & locale or just plain lost because they are not familiar with certain roads.
If you are that nice a person... at least show some "Hospitality" to the new comers & share that same roads.
Kindness is what sets man apart from beasts... and a life is still a "life" no matter how one cuts it... be it an adult or that child.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I am an avid mountain biker, and would road ride as well if there were better places to do it. I envy people with Arsenal access, that's where its at
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Yes CP79- having access to the Arsenal provides some great 25 mile or so rides, nearly traffic free on the weekends.

Occasionally I get up early on Sunday and do an 84 mile loop from Madison to Browns Ferry Nuke Plant and back. There's minimal traffic if you get out by 8 AM. Some great scenic country roads out that way.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Also, I should mention to the newcomer that you have to remember Alabamians want one thing above all - lower taxes. So that means less services, more potholes on the roads, and unless it's federal money, no bike lanes (sigh).
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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I noticed a lot of bike routes marked with green signs in HSV SE during my visit in March:

http://www.hsvcity.com/Planning/bikeplan2006.pdf
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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DanINHSV,

I have access to RSA. Can you give a little more detail to your routes? I'm not all that familiar with the Arsenal yet.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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ineedareed - There's several ways you can go. If you are used to doing 30-50 miles you can just park somewhere and wander. Generally, I'll park at the north side of the base - often at the NASA HQ on Rideout road. Then take Neal down to Patton and follow Patton south all the way to the river. You can either go straight at Buxton down to the boat landing or go right (edit) at Buxton to add a few miles to that river landing. Then head back East on Buxton past Patton and follow it to Warehouse (I think) and take that to Redstone turn left there and then go back North on Patton when you hit it. About 25 miles or so. There are street maps of the base if you ask around and the route I posted is just one variation. It's fun to just explore since there are some scenic cow pastures, cold war era bomb shelters, and the TN river to check out! Just so you know - the police will pull you over if you aren't wearing a reflective vest on base. Happy riding!

Last edited by DanInHSV; 05-04-2012 at 08:19 AM.. Reason: meant right at Buxton
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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= Not a nice person (at least in talk / comment).
I didn't realize we actually had run over cyclists on a regular basis when I made the joke. But, eh, it's not a laugh joke, just a smile one at best.

As to the rest of your post, nope, I'm not gunning to kill the people on bikes. We all "share the road" when we encounter them as the only other option would be to bump them into the ditch with our car.

Good drama there.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Hville
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Since we have moved to Bama, 4 years ago. I think six cyclists have been killed by motorists. I don't think charges have been pressed in any of the cases. I lost a friend because a driver was going to fast around a turn and was distracted.

I have a hard time finding it funny as the next one could be me or someone else I know.
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