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12-07-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,189
Posted By myrridin

On this I would agree. I call children by a more...

On this I would agree. I call children by a more accurate term, plague carriers... Fortunately their parents get to build immunities in conjunction with their own children. The rest of us just get...
12-07-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,189
Posted By myrridin

Yes, you describe several of a multitude of known...

Yes, you describe several of a multitude of known disease vectors... Perhaps that is why people get sick so frequently...

Nevertheless, in the context of the thread, PT has significant...
12-07-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,189
Posted By myrridin

Only if they start using the vehicle prior to...

Only if they start using the vehicle prior to those chemicals dissipating, ie when it is very new. As someone pointed out, most new vehicles (including bicycles) will emit those nasty chemicals soon...
12-05-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,189
Posted By myrridin

Equating the single case of presence of volatile...

Equating the single case of presence of volatile organics (which by definition dissipate on their own) with the ongoing and continuing presence of human waste... and other bodily fluids. Something...
12-04-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,189
Posted By myrridin

One of the reasons transit agencies transitioned...

One of the reasons transit agencies transitioned from more traditionally upholstered seating (which is more comfortable) to the more common plastic/formed seating so common now is because the latter...
12-03-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,189
Posted By myrridin

I have conducted numerous transit ridership...

I have conducted numerous transit ridership surveys across the U.S. and one thing seems universal. It is so universal, that I warn all of the surveyors as part of their training session to check the...
12-03-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By myrridin

No covered parking for convertibles would be a...

No covered parking for convertibles would be a waste of money since the owners of convertibles are evil operators of steel cages who obviously torture puppies. As opposed to cyclists who are warm,...
11-28-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,659
Posted By myrridin

What is 6 x 7?

What is 6 x 7?
11-26-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,612
Posted By myrridin

No, but they do have a legitimate expectation...

No, but they do have a legitimate expectation that another road user will move at something near the speed limit, which is not feasible for the vast majority of cyclists in the vast majority of...
11-26-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,612
Posted By myrridin

It is very unlikely that you do more than...

It is very unlikely that you do more than occasionaly meet/exceed the speed limit (and then not consistently); hence from your statement you don't mind being passed at all...
11-26-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,012
Posted By myrridin

Actually I believe the TiGr is either 1/8 x 1" or...

Actually I believe the TiGr is either 1/8 x 1" or 1/8" x 1.5" depending upon version purchased, so the video seems appropriate... And the comparison to the U-lock seems fair. For occasional...
11-25-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,612
Posted By myrridin

The point is that despite the OP's claim, he is...

The point is that despite the OP's claim, he is not likely maintaining the speed limit, much less exceeding it... Burst of speed on downhills only count to children and JAC's. Even a automobile...
11-25-12, 06:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,612
Posted By myrridin

Which it must be in this case if the OP is not...

Which it must be in this case if the OP is not mistaken about his speed... After all residential speed limits are usually 30-35 mph, which few cyclists are going to be able to maintain. And hitting...
11-20-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,020
Posted By myrridin

First you quote a less than reliable source,...

First you quote a less than reliable source, wikipedia, then you misrepresent the simple facts. The damage caused to most roads, is largely environmental in source, passenger cars contribute very...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By myrridin

Or the car has developed a minor short, which...

Or the car has developed a minor short, which could be the cause for the drain.
11-15-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

Actually, when first introduced it is a case of...

Actually, when first introduced it is a case of teaching the drivers, by which I mean all the operators of vehicles (including bicycles) how they operate and enforcing those rules. If the circle has...
11-15-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

Perfectly reasonable, if you accept that the...

Perfectly reasonable, if you accept that the food, clothings, and other goods you purchase would increase substantially in price. After all transportation costs will get passed on to the...
11-15-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

Federal and state road taxes are for federal and...

Federal and state road taxes are for federal and state roads. Those roads primary purpose is the conveyance of commerce, so even the locals receive a great deal of benefit from them, every time they...
11-15-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

If you live in the US, then you are almost...

If you live in the US, then you are almost certainly wrong about the facilities in question getting the necessary repairs. Over 50% of the road structures in the U.S. are deemed to be deficient by...
11-14-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

Yes, but only after the drivers get used to how...

Yes, but only after the drivers get used to how they function. When first introduced into an area, they do cause some problems unless the drivers have experience with them elsewhere. So when first...
11-14-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

I guess you missed the tense of that statement...

I guess you missed the tense of that statement you quoted. Local facilities should (are properly) be funded at the local level. Either that 30 percent is a state/federal subsidy for local roads...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,601
Posted By myrridin

Perhaps it is because of growing up in Florida...

Perhaps it is because of growing up in Florida (Hurricanes), but I always like to keep a stocked pantry of non-perishable foods. I will shop twice a week for groceries for that week, but I could go...
11-13-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

It will vary somewhat by state (and locality),...

It will vary somewhat by state (and locality), but most definitely on a national level the gas tax is simply part of the general fund (in practise if not in theory). They used to refer to the...
11-13-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

If you are consuming things (which since your...

If you are consuming things (which since your alive you are) you are getting all the benefit expected from the states road tax... Again state taxes are for state facilities, which do not include...
11-13-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

The primary tax (funding) for federal and parts...

The primary tax (funding) for federal and parts of the states road/highway budget was the gas tax. Its rate hasn't increased in years, which is one reason that general revenue is having to pay for...
11-13-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

The states road tax should go to state level...

The states road tax should go to state level roads, while the federal taxes go to interstate roads (predominantly), which is as it should be. Local facilities should be paid for at a local level.. ...
11-13-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

So someone using the road to get to work should...

So someone using the road to get to work should be charged extra? That is commercial gain...
11-13-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By myrridin

It is extremely easy to cook the books for such...

It is extremely easy to cook the books for such analysis. Here is one area they overlook. Every product consumed by each person in this country is delivered either to their home (or the store they...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,601
Posted By myrridin

This bag has a plastic/nylon top that can be...

This bag has a plastic/nylon top that can be zipped in/out and will draw tie to a dime sized opening. Overall I have found them dry through the one florida rainstorm I got stuck in.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,601
Posted By myrridin

While about twice what your interested in (~$100...

While about twice what your interested in (~$100 each) I have found my Arkel Shoppers to be great for carrying groceries. I can easily fit a weeks worth of groceries (for me) into a single bag, so...
11-12-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

I posited no solutions, I simply pointed out that...

I posited no solutions, I simply pointed out that it provided evidence that for whatever reason FEAR was not the primary reason people do not use bicycles for transportation...
11-12-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

In the scenario/example I described fear can not...

In the scenario/example I described fear can not be a primary motivator since the parents are more then willing to allow their unsupervised children to bicycle in the same area. Which was the point...
11-12-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By myrridin

You truly are getting pathetic... I did no such...

You truly are getting pathetic... I did no such thing, and further it was obvious to anyone with some grey matter between their ears that the post which got you so riled up was a sarcastic joke.
11-11-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

And I guess you are incapable of understanding...

And I guess you are incapable of understanding English as well, after all you seem incapable in so many areas...

You will notice that I said the distances were so short walking was perfectly...
11-11-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

Nice ability to try and change what I said... ...

Nice ability to try and change what I said... The example I described that drove from their home to the bus stop to drop off their children, and then drove back home (not to work). I know it is...
11-11-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

Good grief! We are talking neighbourhood streets...

Good grief! We are talking neighbourhood streets that they let their children play and ride their bikes in... They are not walking their children to these bus stops because they are lazy or lack of...
11-11-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

Bek, you really do have a problem understanding...

Bek, you really do have a problem understanding English don't you?

My example was about the parents, not the students. If parents insist on using their cars to bring their kids the short...
11-11-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

The numbers seem to disagree with you. He is a...

The numbers seem to disagree with you. He is a simple experiment, go watch a couple of morning bus-stops for elementary school kids. I think you will find a number of parents who drive their...
11-11-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

You do seem to have a chip on your shoulder,...

You do seem to have a chip on your shoulder, perhaps you should get out an ride more.

My OP contained information that I thought would be of interest to folks on this forum (so more than nothing...
11-10-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

In my experience (as a traffic...

In my experience (as a traffic planner/consultant) it is likely that the consultant was simply implementing what his client wanted him to. All too often those bureaucrats let their consultants be...
11-10-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By myrridin

Your wasting your time, CB just seems to feel the...

Your wasting your time, CB just seems to feel the need to be right about something...
11-09-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By myrridin

Sorry, but I said she was a witness (but not...

Sorry, but I said she was a witness (but not nescessarily to the collision--I don't know if she was or not (and neither do you), mostly to differentiate her from the driver who hit wiggins. You have...
11-09-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By myrridin

No error on my part, just a lack of perception on...

No error on my part, just a lack of perception on yours. From the rest of your diatribe, that is just one of many lacks...
11-09-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

Are you familiar with the old saw about "when all...

Are you familiar with the old saw about "when all you have is a hammer, all problems begin to look like nails?" Your 'utopian solution', is just such a hammer. It is a simple concept, but I suspect...
11-09-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

Key their is highlighted in bold. If the city...

Key their is highlighted in bold. If the city chose to not require it under the contract they hired him under he certainly shouldn't be expected to perform what you want if no one was willing to pay...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,857
Posted By myrridin

And those lights are not designed to shine at (or...

And those lights are not designed to shine at (or anywhere near) the eyes of vehicle operators. I understand it might be subtle to some, but that is a significant difference...
11-09-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

Actually there was nothing in the post of mine...

Actually there was nothing in the post of mine that you quoted that contained sarcasm, just simple facts. The disdain, is an unfortunate side effect of the number of ridiculous assertions made on...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 10:41 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,857
Posted By myrridin

Then I suggest you try riding in the dark without...

Then I suggest you try riding in the dark without any lights up front on a moonless night. Then tell me that headlights are primarily to be seen. Flashing a headlight during daylight hours is not...
11-09-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By myrridin

Actually the article says the problem occurs with...

Actually the article says the problem occurs with men and women, so presumably the style of the frame has less impact than simply straddling a frame. Hence the obvious need for padding to protect...
11-09-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,977
Posted By myrridin

This has less to do with any prejudices (as...

This has less to do with any prejudices (as implied) and more to do with the software that is used for this type of animation doesn't have any support of pedestrian/cycling component. And that is...
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