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Old January 28th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #141
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In the Netherlands, it's very usual to use your bike, while nobody gets sweat..
I think it's a matter of personal pace..

I used to bike to work but my natural speed makes me sweat too ( and get hungry ) - so I stopped.. ( biking slow felt unnatural )
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Old January 28th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #142
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I also do not use my bike, because i have problems eating in the morning, i cannot make it driving my bike 12km in the morning. And 12km is a bit far if you ask me. But i think this is a personal issue for everyone, some people say 3km is far enough, some students bike their way to school every day 20km one way.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #143
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I use the bicycle for over 200kms a week, though I've got the same problem as Freki. During summer (when buses are empty, because people go on bike ) I often use the bus, for that reason. But at this moment the weather is perfect for biking.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #144
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Some corridors in Dutch cities are heavily biked, sometimes you can see dozens of cyclists waiting for traffic lights at the time, especially near highschools, this can rise to in the hundreds.

In my city of Zwolle, there is a street that handles over 20.000 cyclists daily.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #145
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That would almost make a traffic jam on the bicycle path if someone gets a flat tyre of something.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #146
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some students bike their way to school every day 20km one way.
Even in flat areas, cycling for 20 Km just to get to your school must be exhausting

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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #147
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Even in flat areas, cycling for 20 Km just to get to your school must be exhausting
Not if you're used to it. My school used to be 15 kms from the village I was living in. And now I bike even about the same, in a quite hilly city. From the students on secondary school (say, 12-16 years) more then 95% gets on bike to school.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #148
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Today i've driven 900km for my work. Longest trip was from home to northeast Groningen en then Back via the German A31 from Bunde to exit Borken, following the Route 67 and via the BAB3 back to the netherlands. Total 592km.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #149
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #150
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I thought Chris you have expanded whole network of dutch motorways But now I see you haven't
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:05 AM   #151
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^Wouldn't that diagonal "State Road 590" be a short cut compared to the route on the map?
Not really since the speed is lower, but maybe it might be a bit more empty but either way won't save much time or gas.

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Maybe it has more traffic lights or a lower speed limit.
It has about the same amount of lights but yes a lower speed limit.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:09 AM   #152
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red line is to work(about 25 min)
Blue line is to school (about 20 min)
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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:53 AM   #153
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You work at Karwei or Praxis (hardware stores)

I work at the same industrial park.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:41 PM   #154
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Oh, another one from Zwolle. I always thought it was pronounced "tswolle" (as it would be in German), but it's obviously "zwolle", or as Serbs would say, "say as you write".
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:45 PM   #155
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Pronounce Lochem or Scheveningen!

Or Tytsjerksteradiel or Sexbierum
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:50 PM   #156
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Pronouncing Scheveningen is no problem, Milošević was there. But what's with Sexbierum?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:51 PM   #157
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Hey Chris, it's your turn on Guess the highway.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:52 PM   #158
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The village is famous for its contraction of the words "Sex", "Bier" (the Dutch word for beer) and "Rum". Because of this, the traffic sign of the village is subject to street sign theft.

In history the town is mentioned as Sixtebeeren (1322), or Sixtusbarra. The name Sixtebeeren is thought to derive from a combination of the name of the pope Sixtus II and the Old Frisian word for house, bere.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:52 PM   #159
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Hey Chris, it's your turn on Guess the highway.
Alright, i forgot. I'm on it
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Old January 31st, 2008, 11:05 PM   #160
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The village is famous for its contraction of the words "Sex", "Bier" (the Dutch word for beer) and "Rum". Because of this, the traffic sign of the village is subject to street sign theft.

In history the town is mentioned as Sixtebeeren (1322), or Sixtusbarra. The name Sixtebeeren is thought to derive from a combination of the name of the pope Sixtus II and the Old Frisian word for house, bere.
Interesting, hehe. Of course sex- can also mean six- (6-).
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