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Old 11-09-19, 10:08 AM
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'The City That Cycles With the Young, the Old, the Busy and the Dead'

' Nearly half of all journeys to school and work in Copenhagen take place on bicycles. And people like it that way.'
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/world/europe/biking-copenhagen.html

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Originally Posted by Arthur Peabody View Post
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/world/europe/biking-copenhagen.html

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Interesting article but once it has three wheels it's a TRICYCLE not a bike and thus the thing they're talking about near the beginning of the article is a Cargo TRIKE not a cargo bike. Trikes are more stable than bicycles most times.

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Just WOW!!!

Of course, tightly packed housing helps a lot. But, still, governments have to take notice of cyclists needs with that many bikes!!! And, not a tropical paradise either.
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Old 11-10-19, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Interesting article but once it has three wheels it's a TRICYCLE not a bike and thus the thing they're talking about near the beginning of the article is a Cargo TRIKE not a cargo bike. Trikes are more stable than bicycles most times.

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They are Christiania BIKES!

Germans and Americans have this precision fetish in specifying number of wheels.
Pretty much Danes and Dutch and Sweeds do not.

But you are right, the Christiania Bikes are quite stable at zero km/h.

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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
They are Christiania BIKES!

Germans and Americans have this precision fetish in specifying number of wheels.
Pretty much Danes and Dutch and Sweeds do not.

But you are right, the Christiania Bikes are quite stable at zero km/h.

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Clearly, any company can call themselves whatever ever they like, but yeah Bi would be two and Tri would be three. Not sure why knowing the difference would be considered a fetish.

Doesn't matter much. I can't see the article anyway. Probably that firewall we got set up at the Sabine River.

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Old 11-10-19, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Clearly, any company can call themselves whatever ever they like, but yeah Bi would be two and Tri would be three. Not sure why knowing the difference would be considered a fetish.

Doesn't matter much. I can't see the article anyway. Probably that firewall we got set up at the Sabine River.
Well, it is an odd observation about the article. And sort of missing the forest for the leaf.


This video will show you how to ride a three wheeled cargo BIKE


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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
I can't see the article anyway. Probably that firewall we got set up at the Sabine River.
Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the article, reading the copy you just made? It works for me without a subscription. Not that you can't live without reading this article.
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COPENHAGEN — By the standards operative on most of planet Earth, this is not an especially wonderful day for a bicycle ride. The temperature reads 42 degrees Fahrenheit, and a vengeful breeze forces damp chill to the bone. Sullen gray clouds occupy the sky, dispensing an apathetic drizzle.
He lost me with the initial premise. I love that kind of weather. I'm guessing the author is not so much into outdoor sports.
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Old 11-10-19, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Arthur Peabody View Post
Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the article, reading the copy you just made? It works for me without a subscription. Not that you can't live without reading this article.
Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I copied the link and put it in a browser that doesn't have ad-blocker. Opened that web page there, then tried to right click, select all, copy, paste into notepad, and still nothing worth reading. Right clicking and viewing page source doesn't reveal the article either.

Not a big deal, the article will probably make it to City Lab or Pocket in 6 months to a year from now. Hopefully, I'll see it then.
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twitter.com/nytimes/status/1193445719442673666

Similar article at LA Times

And from Charleston

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Old 11-12-19, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Arthur Peabody View Post
Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the article, reading the copy you just made? It works for me without a subscription. Not that you can't live without reading this article.
Maybe he works for a federal government agency and is not permitted to read articles in the NYT.
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Old 11-12-19, 10:45 AM
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Maybe he works for a federal government agency and is not permitted to read articles in the NYT.
Not a fed or state employee, but the Sabine River Firewall does keep some content from the east coast from reaching here.
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
He lost me with the initial premise. I love that kind of weather. I'm guessing the author is not so much into outdoor sports.
I live in a simular climate, allthough 'vengeful breeze' is usually an understatement, and this time of year it's just very unpleasant quite often. It often feels a lot colder than when it's freezing but the air is relatively dry.

Anyway, let's hope it's about real improvement now instead of city marketing and making up the numbers.
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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
I live in a simular climate, allthough 'vengeful breeze' is usually an understatement, and this time of year it's just very unpleasant quite often. It often feels a lot colder than when it's freezing but the air is relatively dry.

Anyway, let's hope it's about real improvement now instead of city marketing and making up the numbers.
Brietner weer where you are?

Anyhow, wet and warm, or cold and dry. But cold and rain and wind is - misearable.

BTW, “vengeful breeze” is accurate while pushing a Christiania Bike, no matter where the wind blows. Not the most pleasant BIKE on a windy day.

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Clearly, any company can call themselves whatever ever they like, but yeah Bi would be two and Tri would be three. Not sure why knowing the difference would be considered a fetish.
Words with numerical roots often lose that original specificity. Example--"decimate".

Do we have to point out that September, October, November and December are misnomers every time they roll around?

BTW, SUVs are technically trucks. I don't see anyone protesting when an SUV owner says they're going to get "the car".
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Words with numerical roots often lose that original specificity. Example--"decimate".

Do we have to point out that September, October, November and December are misnomers every time they roll around?

BTW, SUVs are technically trucks. I don't see anyone protesting when an SUV owner says they're going to get "the car".
One of these days I'll figure out the Latin version of SUV.
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One of these days I'll figure out the Latin version of SUV.
Not sure, it might be a really big number ending in 5.

Or Portare Utilis Vehiculum.

I just found out how to write 1,000,000 in Roman numerals, btw:
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M

If the number is over 3,999, a line over the letter indicates that it's a thousand times the normal value of the letter.
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Portare Utilis Vehiculum.
That rolls off the tongue nicely.
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That rolls off the tongue nicely.
I believe Caligula said that, but I don't want to know the context.
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I believe Caligula said that, but I don't want to know the context.


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BTW, SUVs are technically trucks. I don't see anyone protesting when an SUV owner says they're going to get "the car".
I get corrected by my physiotherapist when I called her car an SUV. She kept saying it was a crossover. Whatever that is.
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I get corrected by my physiotherapist when I called her car an SUV. She kept saying it was a crossover. Whatever that is.
It's a SUV for drivers in denial.
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It's a SUV for drivers in denial.
S.U.V?

Originally Posted by ”New York Times”
“She settles her bag into the front compartment of her cargo bike — a three-wheeled contraption built for hauling children and groceries that is something like the S.U.V. of local family transportation. She climbs aboard the saddle, gathers her overcoat around her, and leans into the uncompromising wind.

“People here say there’s no such thing as bad weather,” said Ms. Gulsrud, 39. “Only bad clothing.”
Personally I think that it is a bit unfair to call a Christiania Bike an S.U.V.

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