"Well riding 'The 5' along the coast 30 miles past the huge Camp Pendleton Marine Corps preserve was a cycling experience! There is a generous shoulder, but it is filled with broken bottles, scraps of sharp metal, and beer…"
"...driving is merely and only soul-destroying, both for the drivers, and for all who must live in car-centric communities....
Thanks for the article and this sentiment Paul. I agree with you...but certainly NOT with the author of that piece.
....it is dangerous to dismiss efforts to more safely conduct our own riding as merely "victim blaming." Individual cyclists have more control over their own behavior than of the behavior of anyone else...
"Good short read ketoguy! Thank you
...[PBLs] also suck for cyclists because of the constraints it places on drivers trying to turn from the side street onto the larger road: the protected bike lane is so close to the curb that drivers…"
"You're preaching to the choir Jennifer!
But I hope this death will convince you not to ride up alongside these open-sided trucks! Because the dynamics of any vehicle is this:
THE LONGER-LENGTH THE VEHICLE, THE MORE THE REAR WHEELS…"
"You're right Juan...was she even wearing a protective helmet when she rolled under those big rear wheels?
Cyclists are blamed by drivers and most media for being a lawless pack of renegades, darting in and out of traffic. But…"
"Jim, wonderful, heartfelt post. You're one of my favorite posters on The Chainlink!
I entirely agree. How many young women have ventured out on busy streets this year, unaware of the danger of those big, open-sided…"
Friends, sure, I can be friends with those that I don't always agree with much of the time. Freedom of expression and debate of opinions and ideas is of great value in our society. Just try not to be a jerk about it. Be fair, even-handed and really try to grasp the viewpoints of others without being offensive. You will then have all the friends you need here and in the real world. Take care. Peace out, and see you somewhere down the road! . . .
Hi - here's my question. You described a route from Chicago to STL in an earlier post, something along the lines of Elgin, Sycamore, Oregon, Sterling, Quad Cities...then down along the east bank of the Mississippi, connecting to Rt 96 to take Golden Eagle ferry to Missouri flood plain biking into St Charles.
Do you by chance have a cue sheet or online link to this route you can point me to?
I'm planning a ride STL-Chicago and interested in alternatives to the Route 66 trail.
Hi. I just sent a friend request to ask you a question. A while back you suggested that I use Hwy 12 to shorten my trip across IN to MI. I wanted to find out if you had a preferred route to get there and where you actually get on Hwy 12. Thanks, Jeff.