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Do you ever go bike riding?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 3, 2009

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Photo of Rick Robben

“No, getting too old for that. I need four wheels.”

Photo of Adam Johnson

“I would if my bike tires weren’t flat. I should get on that.”

Photo of Marilyn Haines

“I prefer to only ride my bike back home on country roads where I’m free to roam in the middle of the street because my coordination on a bike is not so hot.”

Photo of Caroline Maude

“Not in Lawrence.”


urthatguy66044 8 years, 11 months ago

I agree with Caroline, I would never ride a bike on the street in Lawrence... People in this town do not pay attention, but don't let me limit that to those in cars, most people on bikes don't pay attention either!

jonas_opines 8 years, 11 months ago

I like to go drinking and biking like that guy from yesterday's question. It's okay though, I wear football pads when I do it, and only go on the trails at night.

trinity 8 years, 11 months ago

happy berfday to the autiedaughtie!

yes i go bike riding frequently-oh wait, does my 96 cubic inch engine&6 speed tranny count??

jaywalker 8 years, 11 months ago

Only when I dance. It's not a pretty sight.

average 8 years, 11 months ago

Yes. Lots. Every inch of marked "bike route" in this town, every semi-paved county/township road in Douglas County, and among other mid-length trips, from the Arch in St. Louis to Lawrence (primarily via the Katy trail). Thousands of miles.

That said, I've never needed to ride on the road on 6th (west of Mass anyway), 23rd, or Iowa (south of 6th anyway). I always hope that the people I see riding those streets are out-of-town visitors that don't know the plethora of better alternatives to those roads.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 11 months ago

Is there an ongoing feud between bicycle riders like Harley owners and -others?

bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

All right!

what has happened to Waka1?

this is serious. has he been abducted, probed by aliens, and returned a changeling?

did the CIA slip something into his Kool-aid?

or, is Waka1 in love? is there an Argentine bombshell in Waka's life?

Enquiring minds want to know!

BigPrune 8 years, 11 months ago

I do not include myself in the 1/2 of 1% that ride a bike in this town. But I do understand why the City of Lawrence has spent millions upon millions of dollars on bicycle paths. It's called idiocy.

denak 8 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, I go downtown and blow through stop signs all the time. Just to hear everyone scream at me. Ahhh, good times, good times. :)

average 8 years, 11 months ago

@BigPrune -

1/2 of 1% of Lawrence is 400. There are more than 400 riders on a nice day on the SLT trail alone.

budwhysir 8 years, 11 months ago

next article to read "Do you participate in slowing down traffice and not obeying posted laws?" Riding a bike in lawrence appears to be alot like not knowing how to tie yer shoes, there is a good chance yer going to slip and get hurt. Now we have these nice bike lanes on roads that never see bikes. I have seen a bike lane that has NEVER had anyone in it. Lots of people crowding walkers off the sidewalk, but no one in the bike lane.

BigPrune 8 years, 11 months ago

400 on the SLT trail on a good day? You've got to be kidding me average. You mean to tell me there are 40 (forty) people riding the SLT trail every hour? No way in hell.

I just love how the vast majority of the citizens are forced to subsidize a minor group of citizens' recreation enjoyment. We also have to subsidize the T bus as well.

I wonder if Merrill ever did a cost/benefit analysis on all the bicycle paths in town?

Haiku_Cuckoo 8 years, 11 months ago

I don't ride a bike because I am a lazy fatso just like everyone else in this town who refuses to ride a bike.

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