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Lawrence City Commission to review Kasold Drive lane reduction

We have used Kasold frequently on our tandem bicycle touring of Lawrence. Bill used Lindbergh Boulevard in the St. Louis area (4 and 6 lanes rush hour traffic) for bicycle commuting. He just rides a straight path, signals turns, and doesn't do anything foolish. He expects the drivers to drive reasonably. He doesn't get spooked easily, so, it really doesn't matter to us whether it stays 4 lane or goes to 2 lane.

August 7, 2016 at 8:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Clinton speech recycled talking points

A lot of Obama's broken promises were due to the republicans not allowing them to be fulfilled.

August 2, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the farthest you've ever biked?

Bill did 540 miles on the Bicycle Across Missouri which was a three day ride that was held on Labor Day weekend for several years. His best single day ride was on the Central Double (Triple, etc.) Century. That was a little over 300 miles in a little over 21 hours. Both of these were probably in 1989 when he was a bit younger and in good shape. He is 80 now.

July 16, 2016 at 2:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Casting blame

Her vote was based on false information provided by the Republican leadership.

July 16, 2016 at 1:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence nonprofit seeking more funding and attention toward bicycle infrastructure

Why the 15 mph speed limit for the bicycles? There are a lot of riders around that can safely travel at speeds greater than 15 mph. More important is educating the slower riders on safe street riding. They can be a hazard no matter what the speed limit is.

June 30, 2016 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How and when to dispose of your drugs — responsibly

There have been drug take-back days in Lawrence (next to the County Court House). Are they still doing that? If so, when is the next one?

June 6, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Funding recommendations for affordable housing, bicycle and pedestrian improvements are less than requested

We ride both recreationally and for errands. We don't feel the need for more money to be spent on bicycle paths. We have been riding on the streets for over fifty years with little problem. We just ride as far to the right as practical (not necessarily as far right as possible). We do our best to ride a consistent path and not surprise the motorists.

If money will help get others out on their bicycles, particularly for the utilitarian use--running errands, etc. then go ahead and spend it. Any reduction in exhaust and increase in fitness is good.

May 23, 2016 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One man hospitalized after early-morning bicycle crash

We are sorry to hear of the accident which appears not to have been the cyclist's fault. Hopefully, he will recover with no lasting damage.. He needs to get a helmet before he rides again.
We always wear ours when riding. Bill got a concussion when he hit a hidden hazard while riding a few years ago. Without the helmet it could have been permanent brain damage or death.

May 6, 2016 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP Kansas lawmakers push bill to reverse key income tax cut

The chopping block being referred to is the GOPTP chopping block where the Tea Party candidates got the benefit of money and lies. They were able to sweep out the moderate (sane) legislators.

March 8, 2016 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Future of gun club uncertain as it's ordered out of Community Building

Just a little historical note about the Community Building. They billed the clearing of the area as a "reenactment of Quantrill's raid" and set it on fire one evening. This was 70 plus years ago.

March 8, 2016 at 7:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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