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(Boston.com)   What do you get when you mix "bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of silliness" with "very regimented" transit managers? A rare bit of common sense from both   (boston.com) divider line 14
    More: Misc, Boston Marathon, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., MBTA, trains  
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2013-04-08 12:41:44 PM
Oh shiat.  Bike thread.
 
2013-04-08 12:42:53 PM
 
2013-04-08 12:48:44 PM
Holy crap - the "rebellious" actually planned ahead of time and met with the rail agency instead of complaining after the fact and the "stodgy by the book" agency trying to be helpful and offering a realistic solution.

WTF AM I READING?
 
2013-04-08 01:12:36 PM

Fizpez: Holy crap - the "rebellious" actually planned ahead of time and met with the rail agency instead of complaining after the fact and the "stodgy by the book" agency trying to be helpful and offering a realistic solution.

WTF AM I READING?


Most cyclists are not, in fact, douches.  You won't see the rules-obeying cyclists very often because we stay the hell out of traffic.  A little understanding of physics goes a long way.

I've been biking to work for almost 20 years.  The only times I've been hit were by other bikes that weren't paying attention.
 
2013-04-08 01:20:02 PM

theMagni: Fizpez: Holy crap - the "rebellious" actually planned ahead of time and met with the rail agency instead of complaining after the fact and the "stodgy by the book" agency trying to be helpful and offering a realistic solution.

WTF AM I READING?

Most cyclists are not, in fact, douches.  You won't see the rules-obeying cyclists very often because we stay the hell out of traffic.  A little understanding of physics goes a long way.

I've been biking to work for almost 20 years.  The only times I've been hit were by other bikes that weren't paying attention.


Incongruous statement is incongruous. If you follow the laws, you're riding on the roads.
 
2013-04-08 01:25:50 PM
The Kenyan bicyclist will win.
 
2013-04-08 02:09:59 PM

robbiex0r: theMagni: Fizpez: Holy crap - the "rebellious" actually planned ahead of time and met with the rail agency instead of complaining after the fact and the "stodgy by the book" agency trying to be helpful and offering a realistic solution.

WTF AM I READING?

Most cyclists are not, in fact, douches.  You won't see the rules-obeying cyclists very often because we stay the hell out of traffic.  A little understanding of physics goes a long way.

I've been biking to work for almost 20 years.  The only times I've been hit were by other bikes that weren't paying attention.

Incongruous statement is incongruous. If you follow the laws, you're riding on the roads.


I think he is mostly talking about bike trails and lanes.

\also not a douche biker.
 
2013-04-08 02:12:06 PM
I would not trust them and be very, very careful which special bicycle train they get on.

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2013-04-08 02:43:23 PM

wambu: I would not trust them and be very, very careful which special bicycle train they get on.

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Thread over already?
 
2013-04-08 07:44:15 PM
we really should get into bike competitions in schools again

make the equipment requirement cheap, like pinewood derby kits.
 
2013-04-08 08:09:59 PM
That doesn't really surprise me. Here's my Boston marathon CSB... My wife was running the marathon. Me and my MIL had to get to out to one of the metro stops way out on the course to see her. We got to the station near our hotel fairly early but it was packed with people all trying to do the same thing. Worse, every train that went by was completely full of people doing the same thing from earlier stops so nobody from our station was able to get on. This went on for about 45 minutes. There was a transit person there and instead of just standing around letting us suffer he got on his radio and ordered a completely empty train to our station, which arrived maybe 10 minutes later. I was completely gobsmacked and very happy that our day wasn't ruined.
 
2013-04-08 08:14:07 PM
robbiex0r: Incongruous statement is incongruous. If you follow the laws, you're riding on the roads.

While it's the only option in many areas, I have lived in places where I could cover most of the town solely on dedicated bike trails NOT parallel to the road.  In many such cases I could get off them with less than half a mile left to go via back roads.
 
2013-04-08 08:26:20 PM

Fizpez: Holy crap - the "rebellious" actually planned ahead of time and met with the rail agency instead of complaining after the fact and the "stodgy by the book" agency trying to be helpful and offering a realistic solution.

WTF AM I READING?


It's almost as if not acting like a group of elitist douchenozzles to a bunch of people who are happy to work planned overtime can have a mutually-beneficial result. Go figure.
 
2013-04-09 09:10:33 AM
Well, so long, spontaneity!  Pretty soon this bike ride will have a steering committee...

and bylaws.
 
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