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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ThatOtherGuy, Oct 12, 2011.
That is awesome. Beautiful bike.
I think you're confused by who said what.
I simply said Gummee is moderate compared to a segment of the cycling community who believe they have the right to use public roads as they see fit while ignoring traffic laws because they are written to favor motor vehicles. To me that is militant.
The laws here in Washington say cyclists have the right to use the travel lane, the responsibility to keep right when practical, and causing a delay of 5 or more vehicles is illegal. The laws are intended to work together for everybody, the problem comes when someone chooses to only recognize the ones that favor them, or make up their own rules.
I favor respecting the collective intent of all laws over bickering about what specific laws apply to who.
If I find myself in conflict with another road user, I'm half the issue. Its my responsibility to solve my half of the problem, not worry about what the law says the other guy should be doing.
I'm sorry, I'm not confused at all, though what I wrote might be confusing. Even though I quoted you, the use of "you" was not directed at you, I intended to be addressing the collective. I see now I should have said, "Gummee said" or "when someone says"
A. not wanting to,
B. not having to,
C. not needing to,
as reasons for not moving to the right, and "he or they" are defended as being moderate I wonder how far one has to go to be militant.
I thought the implication, that I was speaking of what Gummee had said, was clear.
You said what you said, defending Gummee. That's OK.
Gummee said what he said.
Do you drive with your car tires on the white line?
Do you try to avoid hitting broken pavement?
Do you try to avoid debris in the road?
I'm doing the same thing on the bicycle. I'm not going to ride on the ragged edge of the road for the same reasons you don't drive on the ragged edge of the road.
I'm usually in the right tire track on most of the roads I ride. I hear a car coming, if its safe, I'll slide right so I'm 6" or so off the edge of the road. Remember: where I'm riding, there's no such thing as a shoulder, median, or anything other than a pricker bush filled ditch.
cyclist left behind a dumpster :eek1 after hit-and-run dies
WTF?! What kind of person would do that?!
This guy - Axel Inostroza
I thought my cycling friends might like this.
Help me out here.... Rule #5?
I was following Rule #9 yesterday. Least till I got back to the car and started whining about the cold and wet as I was changing clothes.
Met a few cars on the gravel roads we were riding and no effs were given.
I was about to type: 'till we got to the roads,' but it was cold, rainy, and mid-afternoon so not too many people out and about.
In case you were thinking about clipping a cyclist then beating on them:
Thanks for this. Mionske is great. Couldn't agree more.
What's an Italian/American Bicycle-Pizza-Coffee shop look like?
Bike porn, mostly:
QBR pizza & bikes in Encinitas, Ca. Cool place, good pizza, sweet bikes. They opened a few weeks ago, waitress's wear cycling kits. (no, no pics of that)
"Francesco" said this sweet 29er is about $2500.. for the frame. As is, "Oh, about $6k"
He genuinely appreciates the opportunities 'Murica' has provided him and proudly shows it.
Road frame - 2.1 lbs. $1,600
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There is no, "bicycles in a Pizza, coffee shop" thread.
Pretty cool looking place, although I've never heard of that bicycle manufacturer before.
I think that Masciarelli is fairly new. From what I can tell, it's kind of an Italian frame made(or designed) in the US. The founder was a professional racer and I think he son's were/are too. If I remember right one of the sons rode for Astana a few years back. I'll have to check them out when I'm down there for the start of RAAM in a couple weeks.
Hence posting here and this thread needed some levity anyway.
Note to self: Waitress pics next time.
Francesco said it is indeed a newer brand here and one could order a frame and design their own graphics (to an extent)