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    an interesting rebuttal

    I don't know if this was posted before
    but this is the best rebuttal of the two
    recent editorials slamming cycling.

    The link is: Bicycling rebuttal

    you know, if Bicycling keeps up this kind of
    writing it just may become a good magazine.

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    You're right about Bicycling magazine improving the quality of it's editorial comments. Exceptional article (for a change)! :thumbup:

    I too may have to subscribe if this continues.
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    ... Dimitri Vassilaros is the latest Outraged Taxpaying American to take up the "Bikes don't Belong on Roads" standard, which has fallen in battle so many times it's a wonder there is anyone left to lift it.
    Nicely written, not ready to give up my VeloNews though.
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    Very well written response to both articles

    Humorous as well, although the middle section was somewhat weak.

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    I saw that guy trying to defend himself on TV. This article really rips him a good one.

    You are right. This is pretty high quality stuff for Bicycling Mag.

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    I encourage everyone in this forum to join the forum at DV's newspaper and to continue to email responses to the editor.
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    Originally posted by John E
    I encourage everyone in this forum to join the forum at DV's newspaper and to continue to email responses to the editor.
    Why? Responses are all these anti-cycling journalists want.
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    Originally posted by Chris L


    Why? Responses are all these anti-cycling journalists want.
    Quite right I think.

    Just as email spammers want you to follow the remove instructions on their messages. All you do is validate your email address so they can brag that the list has that many more valid addresses who responded when they sell the list to someone else.

    These type of journalists count (not read) the responses and brag about how many people read their column!

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    A perfect bicycling magazine would be one in which all of its revenue comes from magazine sales and subscriptions. That way, the magazine would have to constantly deal with the issues of real cyclists rather than primarily with the issues of advertisers. An occassional brilliant editorial does not a great magazine make,
    The Easter Island people were clever, but their civilization collapsed after they chopped down the last tree on their island. You can't be 'resourceful' if you've used up all of your resources.

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by ViciousCycle
    A perfect bicycling magazine would be one in which all of its revenue comes from magazine sales and subscriptions. That way, the magazine would have to constantly deal with the issues of real cyclists rather than primarily with the issues of advertisers. An occassional brilliant editorial does not a great magazine make,
    Agreed. Unfortunately, advertisers generally spend more money on this sort of thing. Think about it, once you've read that "training article" or that "maintenance tip" a certain number of times, what incentive is there to actually buy the magazine anymore. There's far better information to be found on this forum here.
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