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  1. Everybody is slow on this segment, probably...

    Everybody is slow on this segment, probably because of all the pedestrians. Looks like there's only about 50 feet of climbing in that mile, so it shouldn't be the hills that are slowing everybody...
  2. Legally, there's a huge difference. That said,...

    Legally, there's a huge difference.

    That said, brain dead tends to turn into completely dead, and at that point the difference goes away. But if they keep the victim on life support for a long...
  3. Ahh, you're right ... that means it's his second...

    Ahh, you're right ... that means it's his second best time. Which means nothing without knowing his other times.

    Actually, going through that segment (he's on page five), his personal best time...
  4. 10 mph in a very crowded area is fast. A cyclist...

    10 mph in a very crowded area is fast. A cyclist going 25 mph is fast to a pedestrian, but slow to a driver behind them who wants to go faster. "Fast" depends on the situation.

    I wasn't trying...
  5. "Probation" is a punishment for a crime, not a...

    "Probation" is a punishment for a crime, not a traffic infraction.

    I mean, I agree with you -- such things are very rarely treated as real crimes unless somebody is drunk or flees the scene, but...
  6. We don't even know that, at least not beyond the...

    We don't even know that, at least not beyond the true but not helpful "speed is a factor in every collision, because if everybody was standing still there wouldn't have been a collision at all".
    ...
  7. It makes a pretty big difference in the court of...

    It makes a pretty big difference in the court of public opinion -- it's just another thing that the cyclist was doing wrong, whatever it is.

    That said, if the "wrong lane" just means a car lane,...
  8. Wow, that article is awful. And this one I saw...

    Wow, that article is awful. And this one I saw on Facebook attached to an anti-cyclist screed is worse.

    It may have happened in Central Park, but it apparently happened in a road, so his...
  9. I'd say buy somewhere between two and eleven of...

    I'd say buy somewhere between two and eleven of these and use them two at a time. Or buy just two, and some higher quality batteries when the batteries start to lose capacity as sometimes happens...
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    Sticky: Hi johnsonzhan. You are idiots.

    Hi johnsonzhan.
    You are idiots.
  11. 32nd Annual Austin Moonlight Cruise bike ride, Saturday night, September 7th 1:45am

    The 32nd annual Moonlight Cruise bike ride in Austin, TX is coming, this coming Saturday night/Sunday morning, September 7th at 1:45am.

    Again, this is Saturday night/Sunday morning -- officially...
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    Maybe, maybe not. Some governments make it...

    Maybe, maybe not.

    Some governments make it nearly impossible to sue them for anything, no matter the level of incompetence or negligence on their part.

    That said, I don't know about *this*...
  13. Is that really doable? Is it really practical to...

    Is that really doable? Is it really practical to ride on a totally flat tire?

    I mean, if the tire were off and it were just the rim them maybe, but with a flat tire I've found the the tire makes...
  14. Quite a few people have disputed that. Ken...

    Quite a few people have disputed that.

    Ken Kifer did, for example, writing an entire page where he did some impressive statistical cherry picking to show that cycling was indeed safer than...
  15. The reason that most studies look at fatal...

    The reason that most studies look at fatal collisions only is that those are the situations that are well documented and reported.

    "Mere" injuries are reported far less reliably and consistently....
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    I suspect that this is true, though I also...

    I suspect that this is true, though I also suspect that this has less to do with what part of the car hits you/you hit but instead more with the speeds involved.

    If you hit a car, your speed is...
  17. To be fair, this attitude applies to helmet use...

    To be fair, this attitude applies to helmet use as well.

    You weren't wearing a helmet? You didn't do anything to prevent injury to yourself, so you're responsible for the collision!

    Of course,...
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    No, they generally work on any Android device. ...

    No, they generally work on any Android device.

    And there is an iPad version as well, but as I said the iPad version won't work on unhacked iPhones or iPods, even though there's no technical reason...
  19. Not quite. Somebody who's playing Devil's...

    Not quite.

    Somebody who's playing Devil's Advocate is exploring the issue more carefully. A troll is just looking to rile people up and generally isn't interested in the discussion beyond that.
  20. Thread: eBay scams

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    I've bought a lot of stuff on Amazon, both from...

    I've bought a lot of stuff on Amazon, both from Amazon and from third parties through Amazon.

    I've had a few problems with things from the third parties, but the moment I tell Amazon about them...
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    That's only partially true. The ones you can...

    That's only partially true.

    The ones you can find at Target and Walmart work fine -- the headpiece is often a bit bigger than the more expensive name brand ones, and the magnets tend to be weaker...
  22. Thread: Stages coupon?

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    Lots an lots of e-commerce sites have a field for...

    Lots an lots of e-commerce sites have a field for "coupon" and yet there are no coupons to put in this field.

    And there's more than a few that have this field, and they regularly use it. For...
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    When you're in a group, your odds of a collision...

    When you're in a group, your odds of a collision with a car go down as the size of the group goes up -- after all, one cyclist can be missed but it's hard to miss a large group -- but the odds of a...
  24. One or two counter examples doesn't prove...

    One or two counter examples doesn't prove anything.

    Travelling by commercial airliner is a safe activity? Tell that to the occupants of MH17 and MH370 ...
    Cycling is a safe activity? Tell that...
  25. Alas, I imagine that said letters will be seen as...

    Alas, I imagine that said letters will be seen as a badge of honor if they really are "rolling coal".

    Ultimately, I can't see even video being particularly useful here, as it'll be hard to show...
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