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Old 05-15-2014, 07:49 PM
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I heard of all the terms except "salmoning" and "shoaling". Fish terms?
Yes, it's strange, but every hobby, occupation, etc has its own lingo.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I heard of all the terms except "salmoning" and "shoaling". Fish terms?
Funny thing is I have never heard of those two terms, but I know I have experienced them both many times. Salmoning is a big pet peeve of mine, I hate when people bike the wrong way on a one-way street, it isn't hard to bike the correct way down a street it just requires a person to pay attention to the signs and the direction of the cars.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Funny thing is I have never heard of those two terms, but I know I have experienced them both many times. Salmoning is a big pet peeve of mine, I hate when people bike the wrong way on a one-way street, it isn't hard to bike the correct way down a street it just requires a person to pay attention to the signs and the direction of the cars.
This happens on my street often. I live on a one way section of the street. We have a bike lane. The corresponding one way street in the other direction is adjacent, one short block away. But the other street is way steeper, and the street goes "up." So I rarely see anyone biking on that street. The last two blocks to my house are pretty killer. I actually don't go up it at all, I take the long way, and go several blocks over to the flatter street on purpose. That hill is too much for me! I am no super fit speed racer type. But I don't even see the racers on the other street! I can't think of a time the entire time I have lived in my neighborhood where I have seen anyone biking up the steep part. Few people walk it either. LOL. Unless they are getting off on the bus stop.

I detour back on to my street when I am walking up that direction too, even if my destination is on the other street. I try to avoid it as long as possible.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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I bike 6.5 miles each way to work. Greatest decision I ever made. I save roughly $150-$200 / month in gas, parking, and hidden vehicle expenses. I come into work relaxed and focused.

Only half of my trip has bike lanes. The rest are four lane divided arterials. I simply take the full right lane.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:50 PM
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my bike odometer passed 22222 miles. Had the same odometer since summer 2005 so it's a lot of years of biking adding up.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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my bike odometer passed 22222 miles. Had the same odometer since summer 2005 so it's a lot of years of biking adding up.
Very cool, I should probably get one for my bike. Would be cool to see how many miles I put on it when I move back home.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I was a "bad bicyclist" yesterday. I rode without my helmut. It worked out to about 3 blocks of helmet-less riding. Selectively chosen. I had a hair appointment. And biked there and back, with a stop at the grocery between. After my appointment, My hair was still "settling" and the grocery store is was a short block away, on a street with limited and slow based traffic (lots of traffic calming with 2 stop signs and a bike lane that transitions to a sharrow). Knowing I was just going to bike a couple hundred feet, then walk my bike across the crosswalk to the bike parking, I thought it was an acceptable risk. Especially considering I'd be biking really slow, as the crosswalk covers a senior living facility.

Then on the way home, I used my helmet, except for the last 2 blocks. Why? Well my last 2 blocks are a hill. It was warm outside, and that hill makes my head hot. Considering my hair was freshly straightened, and I hadn't gone home to put the rest of my products in, I didn't want to "mess it up" for those 2 blocks. So the last two blocks of mine are iffy. And I typically use a short but steep parallel street to get home for block #1, walk my bike across and then walk or bike the last block, depending on my mood/circumstance.

As I mentioned, I was avoiding the hill. And this time I stayed on the sidewalk, pedaling slowly (no more than 5-6 MPH). This sidewalk isn't particularly busy with any traffic, but I did see another cyclist blow by me and have the nerve to look annoyed I wasn't speeding up the sidewalk. And she almost ran into the pedestrian. Another person in the opposite direction did the same.

I pedaled slowly, warning the pedestrian as I passed her. Then I dismounted at the crosswalk and she caught up. She commented on my lack of helmet! "You should be wearing your helmet, not hanging it on your bike!" I gave her the short version. She talked about a bike accident she had several years ago. We continued chatting as I crossed the street and commiserated about the hills. Then I biked up the last half block helmet free (slowly of course).

It was a very strange conversation. Of course, the other ladies going full speed on the sidewalk weren't wearing helmets.

Personally, I felt it was an acceptable risk for a couple of blocks and slow pedaling in this case. I was going far less than 8 mph.

Anyway it was a really interesting experience. My hair was safe.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:08 AM
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^^You bad girl! Funny, I got my hair done on Tues as well. I can understand the feeling of wanted to keep that expensive hair style looking nice. Next time, drive to the hairdresser's!
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^^You bad girl! Funny, I got my hair done on Tues as well. I can understand the feeling of wanted to keep that expensive hair style looking nice. Next time, drive to the hairdresser's!
My hair dresser was like: "you rode your bike! You are going to have a very sensitive head! Get under the fan now!" LOL. I HATE driving there. It is only a mile away, and there is barely any parking (a storefront shop on a busy corridor, it can take 10 minutes to find a spot if I am not lucky. And they are 2 hours spots...I usually need 2 hours, and my appointment always seems to start at 3:30 or 4...no wiggle room. Meters end at 6.

I take the bus sometimes too. I guess I have to take the bus or walk over. Well scratch the walking that might leave me with pores that are too open!
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:51 PM
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My hair dresser was like: "you rode your bike! You are going to have a very sensitive head! Get under the fan now!" LOL. I HATE driving there. It is only a mile away, and there is barely any parking (a storefront shop on a busy corridor, it can take 10 minutes to find a spot if I am not lucky. And they are 2 hours spots...I usually need 2 hours, and my appointment always seems to start at 3:30 or 4...no wiggle room. Meters end at 6.

I take the bus sometimes too. I guess I have to take the bus or walk over. Well scratch the walking that might leave me with pores that are too open!
Well, yeah, that sounds like a pain (to drive). Bus next time.
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