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05-29-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,267
Posted By cooker

Yes, that was my takeaway. When you say "perhaps"...

Yes, that was my takeaway. When you say "perhaps" bikes have less negative effects than cars, you are trivializing the immense harm cars cause. I mean perhaps a light offshore breeze is not as...
05-26-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,267
Posted By cooker

"perhaps"? lol

"perhaps"? lol
10-26-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By cooker

What are the lengths of the segments at each end...

What are the lengths of the segments at each end of the bus ride?
10-10-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By cooker

My own experience has been that lugging a folding...

My own experience has been that lugging a folding bike on and off a bus is tiresome, and much less feasible than I expected. I have a bike Friday and it zips into a carrying bag with a shoulder...
10-05-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By cooker

Personally I would consider using a beater and...

Personally I would consider using a beater and locking it at or near the bus stop. I find it quite inconvenient and tiresome to lug my folded bike anywhere, including onto a bus. Or do you have to...
08-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,135
Posted By cooker

?? I guess by not being a 1%-er

?? I guess by not being a 1%-er
08-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,135
Posted By cooker

That's small potatoes compared to the theft of...

That's small potatoes compared to the theft of public money by investors and executives of private companies. And they don't get 10 years.
05-09-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,436
Posted By cooker

When we were teenagers. my brother and I...

When we were teenagers. my brother and I sometimes towed golf clubs to a local public course with our bikes, and this reminds me of the golf club trolleys.
05-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,587
Posted By cooker

Are they Quebec plates? The common wisdom here is...

Are they Quebec plates? The common wisdom here is that they drive more wildly.
03-10-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 101,078
Posted By cooker

Best wishes to you both!

Best wishes to you both!
Forum: Foo
01-26-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
Posted By cooker

Did you try Quora.com?

Did you try Quora.com?
Forum: Foo
01-04-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,328
Posted By cooker

The movie that really caught me off guard in the...

The movie that really caught me off guard in the theatre was Babe, seriously. So much to like on the big screen. I encouraged my wife to watch it with me later on television and it wasn't nearly as...
12-15-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,825
Posted By cooker

The original Raleigh Company in Britain was...

The original Raleigh Company in Britain was founded in 1885, and was the world's leading bike manufacturer in the 1950s and 1960s, but they crashed and burned when they stuck to building steel bikes...
11-26-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,741
Posted By cooker

Oh, thanks! That was back in March and I had a...

Oh, thanks! That was back in March and I had a flu like illness for about 2 weeks and no way of knowing if I have already survived COVID!
11-22-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,741
Posted By cooker

I'm pretty sure I got a respiratory illness on...

I'm pretty sure I got a respiratory illness on public transit in March. My last day of work I went home feeling quite ill, and didn't go back. A few days earlier I had been jammed in the corner of a...
Forum: Foo
10-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,328
Posted By cooker

OMG Claudia Cardinale. Sigh....

OMG Claudia Cardinale. Sigh....
08-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,387
Posted By cooker

Sounds good!

Sounds good!
07-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,873
Posted By cooker

You should also review local regulation/laws...

You should also review local regulation/laws surrounding ebikes and see if there are any special rules and restrictions around where you can go or how you can use that bike compared to a non-powered...
07-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,537
Posted By cooker

I assume (if the email is real) that he was...

I assume (if the email is real) that he was trying to provoke debate.

Thanks to automation, the jobs most necessary for humanity's survival - providing food, basic shelter etc. - can be done by a...
05-16-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By cooker

^^what do you mean? When did you live there?...

^^what do you mean?

When did you live there? They did major upgrades and policy changes from 2015-2019
...
05-06-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

You too!

You too!
05-05-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

It's a big assumption that we are in "an age of...

It's a big assumption that we are in "an age of corona type pandemics". Isn't that just one more apocalyptic prediction? :) This one will pass, and people have short memories.
05-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 33,177
Posted By cooker

Are you sure the cats wouldn't enjoy the bike...

Are you sure the cats wouldn't enjoy the bike ride? What about taking them to some non vet destinations so they don't think of the bike trip as tumbrel ride to the guillotine?
04-30-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

I'm actually of the opinion that things will...

I'm actually of the opinion that things will return to previous norms very quickly. As soon as they feel it is safe (which won't take long) people will rush back to theatres and bars and beaches, and...
04-30-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

Big chunks of the Northern hemisphere have been...

Big chunks of the Northern hemisphere have been on lockdown. The only stores open were grocery stores. Anybody over 65 was encouraged not to go out unless absolutely necessary, and lots of public...
04-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

That's what is supposed to happen. More sick...

That's what is supposed to happen. More sick people now, less later. We won't know if they did the right thing until the second (or third) wave hits.
04-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

^^Not really. Interestingly, here in Toronto...

^^Not really.

Interestingly, here in Toronto and I'm sure in New York, the huge hit public transit it taking, is offset to a small degree by health care and other essential workers who would have...
04-29-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

It's an interesting paradox that I have commented...

It's an interesting paradox that I have commented on before. Real estate prices are way higher in the city (in many cases), suggesting as alloo says, that more people want to live in the city, yet we...
04-23-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

Ideally, for highly contagious diseases, we want...

Ideally, for highly contagious diseases, we want to be able both to treat people who have the disease, and prevent it for others where we know there is imminent risk of them getting it. Infectious...
04-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

I'm not sure why you are distinguishing between a...

I'm not sure why you are distinguishing between a vaccine and a "cure". Vaccination is the closest thing to a cure for viruses and if it works, why not use it? Of course, if some other method is...
04-20-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

I'm okay, thanks. I had a bit of a scare when I...

I'm okay, thanks. I had a bit of a scare when I had a sudden, but mild flu-like illness appear out of the blue on March 12 and called in sick to work, and the symptoms lasted 3 weeks but didn't get...
04-19-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

It would be a shame if decisions, both personal...

It would be a shame if decisions, both personal and public, were made based on emotion and not analysis. By the time the corona virus runs it's course, we'll be able to look back and see which...
04-17-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By cooker

Is it the drivers or pedestrians who are stoned? ...

Is it the drivers or pedestrians who are stoned?


EDIT - actually this study suggests it was a temporary effect, possibly due to a sudden increase in new, inexperienced users, and settles down...
04-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

Rural America Could Be the Region Hardest Hit by...

Rural America Could Be the Region Hardest Hit by the COVID-19 Outbreak

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/rural-america-hardest-hit-by-covid-19-outbreak
03-31-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

To use your own example, South Korea is doing...

To use your own example, South Korea is doing much better than the US despite being much denser and having a lot more mass transit.
03-30-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,070
Posted By cooker

Sorry to be late to the thread. Bad as pandemics...

Sorry to be late to the thread. Bad as pandemics are I don't think de-densifying or getting rid of mass transit will save lives. Motor vehicle deaths dwarf pandemic deaths in the long run, for one...
03-22-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,617
Posted By cooker

Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening...

Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening bones as it is mostly non weight bearing. Do you have a source for that? I think I read that Tour de France riders lose bone mass over the tour, but...
03-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,617
Posted By cooker

did it happen? Or cancelled by coronavirus?

did it happen? Or cancelled by coronavirus?
03-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,617
Posted By cooker

Has it happened?

Has it happened?
02-25-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,617
Posted By cooker

Yes, I am serious. New cyclist aren't going to...

Yes, I am serious. New cyclist aren't going to have your skills and knowledge and will be set back by a simple flat or will other routine problem. You've probably done roadside repairs in addition to...
02-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,617
Posted By cooker

It's not just about cycling. Having...

It's not just about cycling.

Having backup/alternate plans: unfortunately, bikes are a bit less reliable than cars, so having a backup bike, or being aware of the location of shareable bikes, or...
01-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,983
Posted By cooker

Thanks. I think autonomous vehicle research was...

Thanks. I think autonomous vehicle research was covered under research and development. I don't think they expected to earn anything soon from that (unless they sell it to another company). I'm...
01-16-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,983
Posted By cooker

I think the point Liesesturm was making is that a...

I think the point Liesesturm was making is that a lot of the financial risks and costs are borne by the underpaid drivers. How is the parent company, which functions to some degree as a middle man,...
01-15-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,983
Posted By cooker

I'm going to guess. Advertising, IT costs,...

I'm going to guess. Advertising, IT costs, lawsuits, and thin profit margins. However it is a guess. Maybe executive salaries?
01-13-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,983
Posted By cooker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYtVJaeqRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYtVJaeqRY
01-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,983
Posted By cooker

And the fat kid grew up to marry Rebecca Romijn....

And the fat kid grew up to marry Rebecca Romijn. https://comb.io/Zr0CzC
01-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By cooker

Allo?

Allo?
01-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By cooker

Oslo: zero pedestrian and cycling deaths in 2019

So the radical redesign of downtown Oslo is working, in terms of traffic safety:

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/03/vision-zero-norwegian-capital-completely-quashes-road-deaths/

The only...
01-05-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 75,795
Posted By cooker

Bumped one more time for this:Vision Zero!...

Bumped one more time for this:Vision Zero! Norwegian Capital Completely Quashes Road Deathshttps://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/03/vision-zero-norwegian-capital-completely-quashes-road-deaths/
...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 65,861
Posted By cooker

Bizman (PA) ________________ 8346 (8860 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 8346 (8860 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
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