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Old 02-23-05, 10:26 PM   #1
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Shortest distance between 2pts

Well the shortest distance between 2 points is still a straight line. On my way home tonight some hot dog tried to cross all lanes against all flashing cross walk signs...and then turned around and snickered cuz he got ahead of me.

I wanted to say...you are older than my dad...puleeze grow up....and live! But it would have been disrespectful. So I let him get about 2 blocks ahead....and purposely caught up with him at the next light. He was very uncomfortable that he sped through and that I still caught up to him at that light and the next 3.
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Old 02-23-05, 10:30 PM   #2
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And I thought you were asking if I take the shortest distance to and from work every day, or whether the amenity on some part is not worth it, or whether I want the extra "training" distance.

Oh well... good on you for embarrassing him. Older than your father? Darwinism has its flaws (him, not your dad).
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And I thought you were asking if I take the shortest distance to and from work every day, or whether the amenity on some part is not worth it, or whether I want the extra "training" distance.

Oh well... good on you for embarrassing him. Older than your father? Darwinism has its flaws (him, not your dad).
Ha ha Good one! Darwin was a little slow on this one...he's probably already passed on the "trait". So do you take the shortestdistance....or traing then?
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Very rarely the shortest -- very early morning or later evening out of peak hour. Otherwise the trainer uphill route, or the more scenic round-the-point route.

Time is not quite of the essence for me going home.
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Old 02-24-05, 03:11 PM   #5
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Im impressed! Complete w/diagram. Once again you have raised the bar.
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Well the shortest distance between 2 points is still a straight line.
Actually, on the surface of the earth, the shortest distance between pt a and pt b is a great circle arc - but for an intersection, I'll let you get away with a straight line
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I'm surprised with the 'design' of those bike paths, that no one has been creamed at that intersection before!

If that fellow cutting diagonally had been hit, I wouldn't lay all the blame completely on his poor decision-making.
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Actually, on the surface of the earth, the shortest distance between pt a and pt b is a great circle arc - but for an intersection, I'll let you get away with a straight line
Ahhh... but if the distance over a short section of the earth is cut into the ground surface to provide a perfectly flat plane, then traversing that in a straight line does indeed become the shortest route.
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Very rarely the shortest -- very early morning or later evening out of peak hour. Otherwise the trainer uphill route, or the more scenic round-the-point route.

Time is not quite of the essence for me going home.
Last night it ironically was a case of shortest route home with a constantly deflating rear tyre. Admittedly it was out of peak hour.
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Good one!

That intersection is *very bad* with a ton of traffic from all directions... plus construction...of course. It's crazy!
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