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Old 09-13-2017, 12:56 AM   #126
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If more people rode bikes to work in DC it would be a total ****-show.
Not to mention all the Metro / cycling combo mfers clogging up the trains with their bikes!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:19 AM   #127
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Dc has some exceptional bike trails the Rock Creek trail runs from silver spring right into downtown, there's also a big trail that runs down through the airport south into VA, you can't stop the bicycle only hope to contain.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:29 AM   #128
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where is this infrastructure for bike lanes going to go? construction to expand all the roads (if its even possible)? take out a driving lane? i live right by a major intersection near the braves new stadium, they added one lane each way on one road for a few miles and it took like two years.
Just be like Minneapolis and take all of your roads and give half of the road surface area to bike lanes. Over the past 5-10 years I've seen countless 2 and 3 lane one ways reduced to 1 lane with the bikers getting a ****ing 12 foot lane to themselves. The mayor or city council are obsessed with being the most bike friendly city in the country and people can only ride bikes here for 8 months out of the year, it's a joke
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:06 AM   #129
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Not to mention all the Metro / cycling combo mfers clogging up the trains with their bikes!
Bikes aren't allowed on metro during peak hours (rush hour). Shrug.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:10 AM   #130
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Dc has some exceptional bike trails the Rock Creek trail runs from silver spring right into downtown, there's also a big trail that runs down through the airport south into VA, you can't stop the bicycle only hope to contain.
Hard core bikers stay off those trails. Slow bikes and walkers just get it their way. So they get on the roads. Bikers have no sense of irony.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:12 AM   #131
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Bikes aren't allowed on metro during peak hours (rush hour). Shrug.
Fun fact: Metro Transit Police told me that this isn't actually law. While the law does prohibit all the stuff you see on signs, e.g., food, drink, listening to music without headphones, etc., bikes are technically not illegal during peak times.

Metro employees are encouraged to stop bikes from entering the system during peak times if they see it, but they don't have any real authority to do so.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:18 AM   #132
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Interesting, I didn't know that. I've taken metro for years and have only seen a bike once or twice so it must be working.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:25 AM   #133
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Hard core bikers stay off those trails. Slow bikes and walkers just get it their way. So they get on the roads. Bikers have no sense of irony.
Used those two trails on a bicycle tour they were great, get what your saying not exactly the most challenging of roads but sure glad they exist oh and the Chesapeake canal path is great too ends in Georgetown, rode that and Alleghany Rail trail all the way from McKeesport. The irony is bikes have been around longer than automobiles not going anywhere and are much more efficient than combustion battery powered vehicles. Last post for me here, it was supposed to be about the cyclist that got hit in Miami.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:34 AM   #134
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Just like the old lady driving 35 in a 60, cyclists vastly underestimate how much they are holding up traffic. How bad can it be? Cars aren't passing them that often. Meanwhile, traffic is backed up for 8.7 miles behind them.
you could not be more wrong. a single cyclist holds up traffic by less than 30 seconds.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:40 AM   #135
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If by traffic you mean there's only one car on the road, okay.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:31 PM   #136
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I'm pretty happy that none of my colleagues show up at work all sweaty and have to strip their sweaty clothes off their sweaty bodies and stick other clothes onto them in their place.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:28 PM   #137
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Not sure why so many people are being deliberately obtuse about this. We have a congestion problem and limited options to deal with it. Good luck finding enough space for an entirely new ****ing road just to handle the commuters. Yea, that will be easier than adding some bike lanes and expanding public transportation.


Obviously I'm not saying people will be replacing their one-hour+ drive with a ****ing bike ride, but there are people driving for 15 or 20 minute commutes, and getting them on bikes reduces the traffic for the one-hour+ drivers, not to mention that it improves the ****ty, packed, expensive parking situation in the city. Or we can sit here with our thumbs up our asses and saying "what could we have done" 20 years from now when traffic is even more of a ****show. Cmon.
Good post. Pretty much the only one of the last 30 or so posts in this thread that isn't complete AIDS.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #138
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What percentage of people who currently have a 15-20 minute commute do you think will start biking to work if you give them beautiful separated bike lanes? I suspect a lot of the new cyclists would be people who don't drive much anyway and switch to biking from transit, and that many of the people who are comfortable commuting an hour a day by bike already do it with or without bike lanes.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:37 PM   #139
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I'm pretty happy that none of my colleagues show up at work all sweaty and have to strip their sweaty clothes off their sweaty bodies and stick other clothes onto them in their place.
Last time I worked at a place that didn't have showers available was about 1992.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:54 PM   #140
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you could not be more wrong. a single cyclist holds up traffic by less than 30 seconds.
Do you understand how traffic works? How traffic gets backed up despite no accidents? Do you understand what happens when a single car slows down and how it effects every car behind it?

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:34 AM   #141
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Cyclists are **** eating road-rule breaking morons, but cops are worse on all points. Have to give the benefit of the doubt to the cyclist here.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:27 AM   #142
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Last time I worked at a place that didn't have showers available was about 1992.
Congratulations for working at Gold's Gym for the last twenty-five years.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:36 AM   #143
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Congratulations for working at Gold's Gym for the last twenty-five years.
I was thinking chemistry lab, but that works.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:53 AM   #144
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I was thinking chemistry lab, but that works.
Yes! The pull chain showers! I remember those.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:28 PM   #145
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Yes! The pull chain showers! I remember those.
Place i work has these all over the plant, never seen someone use it for personal reasons though Bike Messenger Arrested After Being Hit by Cop Car
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:17 PM   #146
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Last time I worked at a place that didn't have showers available was about 1992.
Everyone beat me to the punch, but:

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Old 09-15-2017, 12:33 AM   #147
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How far a cyclist can travel in an hour is determined by multiple variables. Fitness level, bike handling ability, congestion, terrain, etc.

My 10 mile commute would take rougly 35 minutes. It may have taken an unskilled cyclist an hour.
You forgot to include how many traffic laws one is willing to break.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:12 AM   #148
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You forgot to include how many traffic laws one is willing to break.
We don't need no steenking traffic laws!
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