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Jonathan Rockway
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Also, check out how accurate GPS is these days -- enough to notice the change in the side of the street the bike lane is on.
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OK Reddit, you win.  Novelty account posts the story in the form of a poem.  Another novelty account posts the poem in the form of a song.
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Tied for KOM.  This is easily the most fun segment on Strava.  It's not hard, you just go as fast as you can as close to the inside curb as you can.  The bicycle leans over at a ridiculous angle while you do this which is infinitely amusing.  Managing cross traffic is fun too; at the peak of the hill (OVER TWO FEET ABOVE THE VALLEY) you get a good view of Prospect Park West which is going to be your main traffic conflict.
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Chinatsu: beverages' worst enemy.
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Neither Union Street nor a climb.

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Street View captures the picture I always wanted to take myself: someone literally standing on the bike icon on the bike lane.
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I think they're blissfully unaware that there exists the possibility of bikes in the bike lane.  I see runners look behind before jumping out into the bike lane.  They get it.

For most people, they will spend 2 hours of their lives on the Brooklyn Bridge and then never visit again.  So they don't pick up on the rules.

Also the police golf carts that park on the bridge aren't helping.

(I've only ever been in one accident in the bridge.  It was wet and I braked hard to avoid hitting someone listening to music that jumped out into the bike lane for absolutely no reason.  I didn't hit him but I did crash.  He apologized and is probably no longer blissfully unaware.)
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Jeremy Clarkson vs. Sengoku Nadeko.

Nadeko gets style points for not blinding herself, and orienting up up.  Sure victory indeed.
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Sunday's attempt was faster but with less average power.  I wore proper cycling clothes on Sunday and a t-shirt and shorts tonight.  Maybe that makes an 8 second difference.
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Went for a bike ride in prospect park tonight.  At around lap 5, I noticed some young gentlemen that were riding their bikes while playing with a Taser or something similar.  The sparks and sound are pretty obtrusive.  My thought was "better tell the police the next time I see them".  The next time I see the police is when a bunch of police cars, marked and unmarked, are passing me at about 100 miles per hour.  

I didn't notice the kids with the Taser on the next lap.  
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This has been talked about for years as something that Must Never Be Done because the flying junction would be an eyesore.  I'm glad the CTA is ignoring that and doing it anyway.  (OK, it's pre-environmental-impact-study but the reality is that this has to happen.)

Maybe it's also time to reopen the disused express tracks on the Brown Line between Armitage and Chicago.  Purple Line trains probably don't need to stop there.
CTA plans to construct a Red-Purple Bypass north of the Belmont Station to eliminate a bottleneck that prevents CTA from adding more trains. Currently there is a flat intersection, and all northbound Brown Line trains cross over the four tracks used by northbound and southbound Red and Purple line trains. This outdated track configuration dates back to 1907 and results in inefficient train operations that constrain the CTA’s ability to add tra...
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So much angst over so tiny a junction.

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A climb with traffic lights along the way.  Blue is speed, red is heart rate, pink is cadence. 
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I like that little "yeah! this bullshit hill is finally over!" uptick at the end.
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    Computer Engineering
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    Software Engineer in Test, 2012 - present
  • Bank of America
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