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05-15-08, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Jym Dyer

Shrinking Cop in Yehuda Moon

=v= Yesterday's Yehuda Moon Comic (http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2008-05-14) is interesting. Any idea why the cop keeps shrinking? Loss of stature? Related to the Wicked Witch of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,025
Posted By Jym Dyer

Plume Vainqueuer

=v= Oh yeah, that's a great frame/rack integration, too!

Somebody just uploaded a photo of a similar 1970s folder, called a Plume Vainqueuer:
...
06-03-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Fake tickets rule. I've been involved in a...

=v= Fake tickets rule. I've been involved in a few varieties of them myself. Can you make the graphics available? I can put it on http://www.scorcher.org/screed/ if you'd like.
05-28-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By Jym Dyer

Question "Authorities"

=v= Yeah, that's exactly my complaint. The data is compiled from police reports all around the state, and the CHP guy simply asserts that they were all biased and done properly, but there's no way...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,702
Posted By Jym Dyer

De-Coupling

=v= Nice-looking, but it seems I'd need to have replacement parts shipped from Germany if anything goes wrong. The beauty of the Bike Friday/BicycleR Evolution coupling is that it's a standard...
05-28-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jym Dyer

Sounds about wrong.

=v= Based on what? Subjective perception? Anecdotes? The 60/40 split is in fact flatly wrong. Please don't go building elaborate arguments based on bad data.
05-28-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jym Dyer

A "Handful" vs. "Us"

=v= Until human perfection is achieved, there will always be a handful of idiots. The process of stereotyping "us" based on "a handful of idiots" is dehumanizing and should be resisted. Nobody ever...
05-28-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jym Dyer

Garbage In, Garbage Out

=v= The statistics presented are bogus for a number of reasons. For starters, they're compiled from police reports, which reflect police biases. Michael Wright of the California Highway Patrol...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-07, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,025
Posted By Jym Dyer

Not Twenty Clones

=v= Not Twenty clones. They have a rear rack brilliantly integrated into the rear frame. Gotta love those Italian designers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-06, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jym Dyer

One more NYC folding event this Saturday: ...

One more NYC folding event this Saturday:

Small-Wheeled Bike Race

WHAT: Spin your little wheels! Free entry, prizes offered. 20-inch
wheels max. Spectators encouraged. After the race, a...
05-10-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By Jym Dyer

Velocipedist?

=v= I always thought it strange that bikers ride cycles and cyclists ride bikes. I fell in with a biker crowd, so that's what I call myself.
05-10-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,987
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= I wreak havoc, lay waste to entire...

=v= I wreak havoc, lay waste to entire communities, destroy public transit by using my bike as a missile (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/03/BAGEQIJNMA1.DTL), and otherwise set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,089
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= About one ride a year, plus glomming onto...

=v= About one ride a year, plus glomming onto other rides. I didn't lead much, I'm afraid.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bfclubny/
05-10-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jym Dyer

Steel, Not Tin!

=v= Check out the design of Pittsburgh's Bike Fest poster this year:

http://bikefestpgh.blogspot.com/2006/03/postcards-are-in.html

Look familar?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,374
Posted By Jym Dyer

Snakes On A Plane!

Snakes On A Plane!
05-05-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jym Dyer

Cycles Gladiator

=v= I took a photo of Cycles Gladiator:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jym/141123391/

And it even comes with a little bike advocacy story!
05-05-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jym Dyer

Receiving Stolen Blonde Goods

=v= I had a similar one, "Cycles Gladiator," also a flying woman in a diaphanous gown with a bike, only with red hair. I had a red-haired girlfriend, but we split up and she got the graphic. Then I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-06, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jym Dyer

20-May-2006 / New York City / Folds Up! Ride and Festival

Folds Up! Folding Bike Ride and Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Sponsored by TIME'S UP!
http://www.times-up.org/foldsup.php

The Ride
WHAT: A leisurely 10-mile ride through Manhattan and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-06, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,089
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Hi there. I'm the "leader" (*cough* *cough*)...

=v= Hi there. I'm the "leader" (*cough* *cough*) of the Bike Friday Club of New York, except I took a job on the other side of the country and don't lead a whole lot these days. However, when I put...
12-30-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= I won a new bike, took it on some Mass rides,...

=v= I won a new bike, took it on some Mass rides, and was accused of being a cop myself. Kind of disconcerting, but these are disconcerting times.

The "Shameless Agitator" woman bought her button...
12-30-05, 07:49 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,919
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Looks great, but I'm on the other side of the...

=v= Looks great, but I'm on the other side of the country. I could send my cat:

http://www.things.org/~jym/cats/pix/jackson-zo-bag.jpg

He's unarmed, though. Where do I find him a kitty rifle?
09-13-05, 11:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,786
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Sorry not to have responded to this sooner....

=v= Sorry not to have responded to this sooner. The message reposted really was from me, honest, and the recipient is an email listserv, not a person. I forwarded it from a legal support listserv.
...
09-13-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,500
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= If events are indeed as reported, criminal...

=v= If events are indeed as reported, criminal negligence is not inappropriate, but I have strong doubts about Noble's claim that the operators of other vehicles are in fact treated the same way. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,641
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= I don't think this characterization is...

=v= I don't think this characterization is correct; their folding was available in online movie form long before such things were commonplace on the web. The website has gone through a few...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-05, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= I'm never happy on 16-inch tires. It may be...

=v= I'm never happy on 16-inch tires. It may be because I'm 6-feet tall, I dunno. I love 20-inch tires, but anything smaller is too squirrely for me.
09-11-05, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= It's well-documented that the NYPD has...

=v= It's well-documented that the NYPD has arrested and seized bicycles of non-participants. I don't know offhand whether any of those arrests made it into the film.




I rode Critical Mass in...
09-11-05, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= You guys need to get some new material. The...

=v= You guys need to get some new material. The "only p1sses off motorists" and "rebellious teenager" canards are themselves old enough to be (non-rebellious) teenagers. Try experiencing some...
09-11-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Being in NYC, I know something about this. ...

=v= Being in NYC, I know something about this. "Public Advocate" is an interesting office, and I don't think there's anything quite like it in other cities. Gotbaum is the incumbent, whose job...
07-23-05, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Yep, there's a group ride to that event, too:...

=v= Yep, there's a group ride to that event, too:

http://www.times-up.org/calendar/detail.php?calendarid=355

And by all means, sign T.A.'s petition. It's almost up to 100,000 signatures now!
07-23-05, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,231
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= The laws are inconsistent and often...

=v= The laws are inconsistent and often ill-advised, and may have more to do with lobbyists bribing legislators than anything else.

In California, a company called ZAPworld lobbied to have...
07-19-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,667
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= The only true patriotism is getting a big...

=v= The only true patriotism is getting a big "yellow ribbon" magnet to put on the back of your SUV. And I say SUV because they're too big to put on a regular car bumper. (People with smaller cars...
07-19-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Sheer velophobia. Usually there's no adequate...

=v= Sheer velophobia. Usually there's no adequate explanation for a bike ban, so the rent-a-cop or other wannabe authority figure will make allusions to post-9/11 security.
07-19-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Yeah, there was an unusual story in that (1)...

=v= Yeah, there was an unusual story in that (1) motorist verbally assaults bicyclist and tells him to get off the road, (2) bicyclist flips the bird, (3) motorist commits vehicular assault by...
07-19-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,768
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Sorry if I stressed some people out by...

=v= Sorry if I stressed some people out by punctuating a few dormant threads. Just a few, and only when there were (IMHO) rather important facts missing. I think it's better to have them here, even...
07-17-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,768
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Helmet Head, before you go preaching yet...

=v= Helmet Head, before you go preaching yet another multi-kilobyte John Forester 3:16 sermon at us, perhaps maybe you might consider the possibility that the streets of New York City are different...
07-17-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Interesting that twahl would take the time to...

=v= Interesting that twahl would take the time to go to the TIME'S UP! website and ignore the pages about the organization itself, the pages about Critical Mass, the pages of press releases -- and...
07-17-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Actually, let's have a little bit of...

=v= Actually, let's have a little bit of perspective here. Critical Mass has been going on for over 12 years and has spread to over 400 locations:

http://www.critical-mass.org/

That's...
07-17-05, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Here's the cab crushing Andrew Morgan's...

=v= Here's the cab crushing Andrew Morgan's ghostbike memorial:

http://www.times-up.org/gallery/view.php?photoid=459

It's already been replaced.
07-17-05, 02:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,403
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Hey, I slogged through the old thread and...

=v= Hey, I slogged through the old thread and noticed an inaccuracy that'd gone uncorrected. Just glad to be of service.
07-17-05, 02:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,403
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Um, wrong. Nobody controls NYC Critical...

=v= Um, wrong. Nobody controls NYC Critical Mass. There have been would-be hijackers, though: undercover cops who get to front of the ride and say, "Dude, let's go the wrong way down this one way...
07-17-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Jym Dyer

http://www.cars-suck.org/

http://www.cars-suck.org/
07-16-05, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Dunno about "anti-car propaganda," but...

=v= Dunno about "anti-car propaganda," but Critical Mass does. It brings together carfree bicyclists who can discuss and compare gear in person. That's right, in person, which has an advantage or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,081
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= Lousy title on this thread. You know,...

=v= Lousy title on this thread. You know, recently a cyclist died in Portland with helmet, under rather similar conditions. Is there a thread on here somewhere with that title? If not, ask...
09-15-04, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 654,797
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= They do indeed. This is a Mul-T-Lock: ...

=v= They do indeed. This is a Mul-T-Lock:

http://www.things.org/~jym/bicycles/pix/rts-chain-lock.jpg

Notice the resemblance to the American brand that folks have been recommending. Both are...
09-14-04, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 654,797
Posted By Jym Dyer

=v= I've had no luck, but my key starts with...

=v= I've had no luck, but my key starts with "NBA." Note that in NYC, a lot of people get the New York Chain and upgrade the lock to one of those "undrillable, unpickable" types that are on all the...
11-11-02, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,362
Posted By Jym Dyer

AD>> No one sponsors Critical Mass. There are no...

AD>> No one sponsors Critical Mass. There are no leaders.
AD> Yeah, whatever.

=v= Same back atcha.

AD> They only try to act as though they're not leaders so as to preseve an air of ... what?...
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