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Old 02-12-2019, 03:44 AM
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Go Florida.

Were mashing the walkers and Bikers at a pretty good clip.

Safe to say that these 50 plus year old roads weren't designed for pedestrians or Bikes now that we have 22 million residents and 5 times that many visitors.

Lots of places without sidewalks or Bike lanes but people still try to walk and bike in places that simply aren't safe.

Reminds me of the guy that was swimming across the mouth of the Anclote River on a busy weekend. My FWC buddy approached and told him it was very dangerous. The guy told him to piss off as it wasn't illegal.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post


That's not good....wonder why the south east is so bad
we have lots of narrow, curvy roads. Add lots of hills in many locations (particularly all of upstate SC). Bicycles have no business on narrow curvy roads. No doubt our drivers are idiots. That should be a factor taken into consideration before hitting the road on a bike, especially in regards to route planning.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:14 AM
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New bike!
https://lunacycle.com/luna-sixfifty-...olf-hard-tail/

looking forward to ripping up hills while not pedaling in Ludicrus mode.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ncmallard78 View Post
New bike!
https://lunacycle.com/luna-sixfifty-...olf-hard-tail/

looking forward to ripping up hills while not pedaling in Ludicrus mode.
Hows that thing work? Fast?
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Go Florida.

Were mashing the walkers and Bikers at a pretty good clip.

Safe to say that these 50 plus year old roads weren't designed for pedestrians or Bikes now that we have 22 million residents and 5 times that many visitors.

Lots of places without sidewalks or Bike lanes but people still try to walk and bike in places that simply aren't safe.

Reminds me of the guy that was swimming across the mouth of the Anclote River on a busy weekend. My FWC buddy approached and told him it was very dangerous. The guy told him to piss off as it wasn't illegal.
Not sure how biking in Florida and some guy swimming are related but ok.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:01 PM
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Smart trainer + Zwift
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


we have lots of narrow, curvy roads. Add lots of hills in many locations (particularly all of upstate SC). Bicycles have no business on narrow curvy roads. No doubt our drivers are idiots. That should be a factor taken into consideration before hitting the road on a bike, especially in regards to route planning.
Can't argue there. Narrow, curvy roads w/ no shoulder and poor sight lines tend to be no-fly zones for me.

I'm sure there are a number of factors that go into these fatalities - safe infrastructure, driver awareness, urban density, etc.

It is interesting that the states w/ the worst drivers (from https://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/) don't necessarily correlate with states where pedestrian and bike fatalities are higher. I'm sort of surprised at VA being middle of the pack because I see a lot of craptacular driving - especially in the Richmond and Norfolk areas. I also would have thought FL would have been worse.


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Old 02-12-2019, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Hows that thing work? Fast?
the one I bought will go 35 mph...
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:07 PM
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That's a poorly designed bike lane. Like most of America, bike lanes are an afterthought
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TripleCrownNC View Post
Not sure how biking in Florida and some guy swimming are related but ok.
Swimming in a non marked area that is very congested is dangerous. Especially when the designated swim area is very close and marked for swimmers.

This is the exact reason people are getting run over.

I thought those smart enough would pick up on the analogy.

Just because it's legal to ride on certain roads doesn't mean it's a good idea. Especially when you have miles of dedicated bike paths in close proximity.
You can't fix stupid but you might run them over if they are that dumb.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:14 PM
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The e bike thing is exploding in major cities all over the world; GM just dove into that market with two e bikes. The younger generation love them they are cheap and green. With infrastructure like they have In some cities in Europe they are way safer and faster to get places than cars. I think ford and bmw are also making them; car market continues to decline they r looking for other markets to make money
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by stimpson.j.cat View Post
The League of American Bicyclists just released the 2018 benchmarking report on walking and biking in the US.
https://bikeleague.org/content/press...-health-crisis

Some conclusions:
  • Mississippi was the deadliest state for bicyclists with the highest average fatality rate per 10k bicycle commuters from 2012-2016. Mississippi also had the lowest percent of commuters biking to work in 2016 at .1 percent of the population.
  • Cities where the rate of biking to work is highest, like Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC, have the lowest rate of bicyclist fatalities.
  • 71 percent of bicyclist deaths occurred in an urban area, with 61 percent occurring on principal or minor arterial roadways, which only make up 10 percent of the national roadway system.
  • 39 percent of biking trips and 35 percent of walking trips in 2017 were for social and/or recreational purposes.
  • 20 percent of biking trips in 2017 were to earn a living.
  • Women are underrepresented among people who bike to work, but there have been modest participation increases in recent years.
  • For people with an income below $25,000 per year, biking in an increasingly common method for taking trips.
And good luck if you walk or bike to work in the south. Looking at you FL, MS, AL, SC, LA, GA...

I am not surprised to see CO near the bottom of that list. The drivers out there have been very courteous in my experience.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post


That's not good....wonder why the south east is so bad

Any correlation?

https://www.livescience.com/50973-ob...-rankings.html
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:27 AM
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Naaaa......just better food! LOL
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I am not surprised to see CO near the bottom of that list. The drivers out there have been very courteous in my experience.
probably bc they all seem to be exercise nuts; if you’re out of shape it seems like they kinda look down at you. Lots of great bike paths out there and MB trails
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ncmallard78 View Post
New bike!
https://lunacycle.com/luna-sixfifty-...olf-hard-tail/

looking forward to ripping up hills while not pedaling in Ludicrus mode.
new bike arrived yesterday. this thing is a moped in mountain bike clothing. Can honestly run up large hills at 20 mph. really really fun.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:29 AM
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This ship went out of control when a group of cyclists communication gear caused the ships electronics to malfunction . I'm glad your family got off safe Paul

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Old 03-05-2019, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ncmallard78 View Post
new bike arrived yesterday. this thing is a moped in mountain bike clothing. Can honestly run up large hills at 20 mph. really really fun.
Nice. They sound like fun. What kind of run time do you expect? And can you hide the battery/motor on your rig for races? Asking for my friend, Rosie Ruiz

I also added a new to me but used full suspension funduro bike - a 2016 Kona Process Supreme 134 w/ 150 mm travel front suspension and 134 rear.
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Originally Posted by stimpson.j.cat View Post
Nice. They sound like fun. What kind of run time do you expect? And can you hide the battery/motor on your rig for races? Asking for my friend, Rosie Ruiz

I also added a new to me but used full suspension funduro bike - a 2016 Kona Process Supreme 134 w/ 150 mm travel front suspension and 134 rear.
Always loved Kona. In the early 90s I orered a Kona Hot frame. It was a steel butted frame with a ribbed top tube. I think it was like $800.00 wholesale and you got to pick your color. I told them I wanted Flat Black. It was before flat was cool and they didn't want to do it but after it was painted they said everyone wanted one like. They said it looked like a burnt stove pipe. Guess I was a trend setter. I built it with all purple anodized parts. Ahhh the 90s.
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I am not surprised to see CO near the bottom of that list. The drivers out there have been very courteous in my experience.
Mississippi We're #1! We're #1!

I wonder how many of those were hit by dirt haulers on Wire Road?

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