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I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
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I have a confession to make.  I almost doored a bicycle on Saturday night.  I was coming out of my house and I pushed open the gate onto the sidewalk.   I had not seen the bicyclist riding on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert Dec 19, 2015.

Think of This as Another Missed Connection

In September 2011 someone had a great idea for a thread.  Its gotten "taken over" and has gotten too long.  So I am trying to relaunch it.   Here's what the OP said:You blew the red light east bound…Continue

Started Sep 24, 2014

Divvy and the Schools
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I noticed that a number of teachers at my Kids' school are now riding.   But the number is still small.  I also see a number of Divvy stations within two blocks of the school.    And I know many of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Crazy David 84 Furlongs Sep 12, 2014.

Lawrence Avenue
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Uh... looks like major disruptions on Lawrence Avenue at that one area where a valid alternative may not exist.  Lawrence is going to be closed Eastbound from the Kennedy. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wirtz Aug 15, 2014.

 

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Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Yasmeen's discussion Proposed Missouri Law Requiring Cyclists to "Fly a Flourescent Flag"
"15 Feet?    That seems to be so high that no one would really see it and would make riding (with the drag) impossible.  "
Jan 14
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Marc-Paul Lee's discussion Divvy ups its rates 30-60%
"My problem with this is that this actually hits the hardest at those with the least.    If you can't afford the $100 up front, you have to pay significantly more on a per month basis.  (That's an interest rate of about 40%…"
Jan 5
Irvin Steinert replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"That's true but they way I think of it, there is the idea that "us and them" are really just "us". We have seen the enemy and he is us. Quite poignant at virtually any point in history and right up to today."
Dec 19, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"I'm with you."
Dec 18, 2015
David H replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"Jim,  No hard feelings.  Sometimes I just get so frustrated by the "few" cyclists that just think they can break every single rule of riding, and then expect entitlement to their behavior.  The instance I mentioned above,…"
Dec 17, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"You're absolutely right, Yasmeen.  Thanks!"
Dec 17, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"Thanks, Tony.  I meant to be supportive of David H's comment, not to condone the behavior of that ninja."
Dec 17, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"In no way was I saying that the ninja cyclist was right. You misinterpreted my Walt Kelly quotation.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_(comic_strip)#/media/File:Pogo_-_Earth_Day_1971_poster.jpg In the Pogo cartoon, the characters are looking…"
Dec 17, 2015
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"No.   The gate is right up against the stairs.  I don't really want the gate, but the landlord insists that we have one.  I work very hard to be a responsible cyclist and do no salmon, ride on sidewalks, or run red lights.  …"
Dec 17, 2015
Yasmeen replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"Agreed. There are definitely times that a sidewalk is the only option in the 'burbs or in certain situations. I've done the same."
Dec 16, 2015
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"Yes I agree about your interpretation of Jim's comments.  I do have to qualify the list of "stupid things" though. While I'm generally opposed to riding on sidewalks and I recognize that it is usually unsafe and always…"
Dec 16, 2015
Yasmeen replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"I think what Jim meant is that this is a fellow cyclist (as opposed to a motorist). I think we can all agree it really sucks when we see a cyclist do stupid things on a bike like ride on the sidewalk, cut off traffic, endanger others, ride like a…"
Dec 16, 2015
Steve G replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"You have it all backwards. After you doored him with your gate you were supposed to pommel him with your umbrella, it's your own fault for not doing so, and now this guy is riding around on sidewalks all over town with Impunity. (that's…"
Dec 16, 2015
David H replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"What Jim?  Do you think the cyclist was in the right?  Riding on the sidewalk, close to the gate where pedestrians walk out, wearing black, in the dark, with no lights, and then cursing pedestrians.  C'mon already.  Maybe he…"
Dec 16, 2015
Mike Schwab replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
"Can the gate be configured to open away from the sidewalk?"
Dec 16, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion I Almost Doored a Bicycle on Saturday Night
""We have met the enemy, and he is us.""
Dec 16, 2015

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