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    You pedacyclist folks do realize that not even...

    You pedacyclist folks do realize that not even motorists get to go as fast as they want... all the time... right?
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    Many many years ago I did a bike tour from San...

    Many many years ago I did a bike tour from San Diego to Fort Worth Texas... for much of the ride I swore I had either a BB issue or a pedal issue as I kept hearing this odd squeak... but I could...
  3. There was a Click and Clack show that featured a...

    There was a Click and Clack show that featured a car with a similar situation... the guys laughed and said that the no doubt the cheaper the car, the more likely it would just start right up and...
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    OK to take this into a slightly different tack......

    OK to take this into a slightly different tack... who the heck needs 700+ HP on public roads?
  5. You do realize that the comment "if you want to...

    You do realize that the comment "if you want to kill someone hit them with your car" comes from the the article itself...

    But then again, you probably didn't bother to read about the increase in...
  6. Thread: What People Say

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    And on any day as a commuting cyclist going to my...

    And on any day as a commuting cyclist going to my well paid job, I could be either... except in the eyes of those that judge.
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    No doubt those folks you mentioned DO still...

    No doubt those folks you mentioned DO still exist... they are just few and far between... and may have long hair, and greasy clothes, and ride bikes. ;)

    Try not to judge them by their...
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    Wait a minute... isn't that a sweeping...

    Wait a minute... isn't that a sweeping generalization... ;)
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    Well keep in mind that we live in a society in...

    Well keep in mind that we live in a society in which one is often judged by their possessions. Some folks wear hyper expensive wrist watches even though their cell phone provides dramatically better...
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    Wow, simply amazing. I once had a job that was...

    Wow, simply amazing. I once had a job that was only 5 miles from my house... so I went some 35 miles out of my way just to get in a good bike ride... daily.
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    I grew up in a similar situation... In Texas. 4...

    I grew up in a similar situation... In Texas. 4 bedrooms, 5 kids. The two boys shared a room, my sister, just younger than me, had her own room... and the two youngest girls shared a room. My...
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    Well, we do want their oil... isn't that one of...

    Well, we do want their oil... isn't that one of our main reasons for war... oil is somehow involved. Not so much "drill baby drill" as it is "shoot baby shoot." Of course we always claim "nation...
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    Didn't the ipad already hit that mark? Ever see...

    Didn't the ipad already hit that mark? Ever see someone in an airport making a call on an ipad... priceless.
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    Well it may not give you turn by turn voice...

    Well it may not give you turn by turn voice routing, but google maps has a bicycle selection. Do iphones support google maps?

    Of course the major caveat to using google maps bike mode is that...
  15. Thread: Chromecast

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    I think you are right on a few counts there. In...

    I think you are right on a few counts there. In my case the TV is the third monitor... I run with two just to get work done. And indeed the 50 foot HDMI cable did cost more than chromecast... but...
  16. Thread: Chromecast

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    LOL... get a fast enough computer and you can...

    LOL... get a fast enough computer and you can stream netflix, compile video, and do CAD work at the same time, and barely notice it. An i7 with a few cores running a 64bit OS can do amazing...
  17. OK... and continuing that line of thought... as...

    OK... and continuing that line of thought... as I finished the last leg of my 4 mile walk/run this AM... I am patiently waiting at a light to cross to get to my home street. The light turns...
  18. Thread: Bike vs Deer

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    My only animal surprises have been lizards,...

    My only animal surprises have been lizards, squirrels, bunnies and rattle snakes. The latter often disguising it self as a seemingly innocuous stick.
  19. Oh, so no one close to you has never been hurt or...

    Oh, so no one close to you has never been hurt or killed by the actions of others causing "traffic mayhem" out on the streets?
  20. While I tend to agree... can we get LEOs to make...

    While I tend to agree... can we get LEOs to make such discretionary judgement calls though?

    There in lies the problem... at what point is the cop the judge?

    While I'd like to believe that an...
  21. Thread: Chromecast

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    That's my setup too... except my "media room" is...

    That's my setup too... except my "media room" is also my office, and a long HDMI cable does the trick... this actually makes the big TV the third monitor on my desktop computer.

    In the...
  22. You can make the same statement about alcohol...

    You can make the same statement about alcohol use... should we then ignore the dui laws unless someone is actually hurt?
  23. Let's talk logic, OK. First and foremost...

    Let's talk logic, OK.

    First and foremost there ARE documented cases of airplanes crashing and trains crashing due to operators on cell phones (the latter particularly ironic due to the rails...)...
  24. Sure, but while we acknowledge that cyclists that...

    Sure, but while we acknowledge that cyclists that don't stop are also in the wrong, (except in Idaho) we should also acknowledge that these motorists are in the wrong.

    But hey, continue to beat...
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    Is that the Droid with the big battery? Seems...

    Is that the Droid with the big battery? Seems Moto went to non-removable batteries lately?
    I just got the Samsung S5 just because the memory, and battery are both accessible. In a year or so...
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