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Old 09-15-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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I'm seeing these articles about how South Florida, including the Fort Lauderdale area, is at ground zero for being affected by rising sea levels in the United States with Miami Beach having to put in pumps to pump out seawater that comes up through their rainwater drains during high tides and $8 million dollars being spent in just one neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale because the area keeps getting flooded during high tides so I began to wonder who in this area feels they are doing their part to help stem global warming and the resulting rise in sea levels by riding a bicycle to where they need to go rather than driving a motor vehicle?

I've noticed several bike shops in the area but I hardly ever see anyone riding a bicycle. Do people buy bikes and then take them to somewhere else to ride? Considering how full of traffic the streets are here almost all the time now and how much fossil fuel is being burned and adding global warming greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere helping make global warming get worse as the melting of the glaciers and the ice at the North and South poles has accelerated, one would think that more people here, most especially those who have homes that sit next to bodies of water connected to the ocean, would be a bit more into riding bikes and walking to their destinations, particularly when the hot summer heat abates, than driving their motor vehicles everywhere they go.

It's particularly interesting to see the parking lots at area gyms filled with motor vehicles and people inside the gyms on stationary bikes pedaling away working to loose body fat or keep their weight down while the majority of gym members here drive a gas burning motor vehicle to the gym.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:10 PM
 
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It's particularly interesting to see the parking lots at area gyms filled with motor vehicles and people inside the gyms on stationary bikes pedaling away working to loose body fat or keep their weight down while the majority of gym members here drive a gas burning motor vehicle to the gym.
Because there's a much smaller chance of getting hit by a car inside a gym on a stationary bike than there is out on the street...

And anyone who actually rides a bicycle upon a major roadway in South Florida is a suicidal idiot, no matter what their "rights" are, or where the unprotected bicycle lane says they should ride.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Maybe you don't see many people riding bikes in your area, but out where I live in Weston there are hundreds of people who ride bikes - actually more.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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suicidal ppl
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:42 AM
 
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I would never ride a bicycle on the streets of South Florida. Your chances of getting hit by a car are too high.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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I would never ride a bicycle on the streets of South Florida. Your chances of getting hit by a car are too high.
But isn't that sort of a shame? South Florida (and most of the U.S.) can be such an inhospitable place in a way. I also agree with the OP that a lot current Floridian residents are very foolish about the future Florida is heading in...
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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I would never ride a bicycle on the streets of South Florida. Your chances of getting hit by a car are too high.
Central FL too.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Because there's a much smaller chance of getting hit by a car inside a gym on a stationary bike than there is out on the street...

And anyone who actually rides a bicycle upon a major roadway in South Florida is a suicidal idiot, no matter what their "rights" are, or where the unprotected bicycle lane says they should ride.

This!

There are tons of suicidal nitwit bike riders on A1A in Deerfield, Boca, and Highland Beach.
Most times, instead of using the bike lane, they'll ride down the middle of the road at 20 miles an hour at best.
Complete morons.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Because there's a much smaller chance of getting hit by a car inside a gym on a stationary bike than there is out on the street...

And anyone who actually rides a bicycle upon a major roadway in South Florida is a suicidal idiot, no matter what their "rights" are, or where the unprotected bicycle lane says they should ride.
O.P.
This is perfect example of the attitude of the average South Floridian. It's all about them and their car. This is why you do not see too many people riding there. This, and the gang kiddies who yell "YO, THATS MY BIKE" and chase after you to try to separate you from your possession. Bicycles, ANY type of empathy or forward thinking is an affront to the mindless mall/car/consume culture that is South Florida.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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But isn't that sort of a shame? South Florida (and most of the U.S.) can be such an inhospitable place in a way. I also agree with the OP that a lot current Floridian residents are very foolish about the future Florida is heading in...
It is real life Walking Dead
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