Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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I had to stop reading after the first paragraph. Proving Mark Twain's lies, damn lies and statistics quote these folks used amazing sleight of hand to greatly exaggerate (by implication) the bicycle fatality rate.
The pedestrian traffic fatality is roughly 6 times that for bicyclists. By combining the two, they can elevate the 2-3% bicyclist rate to an alarmist 15% (2% +12% (rounded). Yes the combined figure isn't far off for the USA, but it's misleading when considering the bicyclist rate. I congratulate these folks for creating an illusion Harry Houdini might have been proud of, but I don't trust anything they might say. As someone once told me "figures don't lie, but liars figure".
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“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin
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- Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN
WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance