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05-09-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
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: 605
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: 573
Views: 83,110
Posted By cooker

Best wishes to you both!

Best wishes to you both!
Forum: Foo
01-26-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By cooker

Did you try Quora.com?

Did you try Quora.com?
Forum: Foo
01-04-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,747
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: 3,702
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: 25
Views: 4,315
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: 25
Views: 4,315
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: 2,747
Posted By cooker

OMG Claudia Cardinale. Sigh....

OMG Claudia Cardinale. Sigh....
08-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By cooker

Sounds good!

Sounds good!
07-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,127
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: 4,517
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: 16
Views: 4,239
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: 21,641
Posted By cooker

You too!

You too!
05-05-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,641
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: 88
Views: 23,659
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 16
Views: 4,239
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 21,641
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: 7,654
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: 7,654
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: 7,654
Posted By cooker

Has it happened?

Has it happened?
02-25-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,654
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: 7,654
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: 15,869
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: 15,869
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: 15,869
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: 15,869
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: 15,869
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: 16
Views: 4,239
Posted By cooker

Allo?

Allo?
01-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,239
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: 71,144
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: 54,239
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) ________________...
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cooker

The best players probably do both well.

The best players probably do both well.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cooker

Having looked at the math I now think I would go...

Having looked at the math I now think I would go for the flush - harder to get but more likely to be a winner.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cooker

OK - missed that you were talking about getting...

OK - missed that you were talking about getting three aces. I have a slightly different estimate than you on the chances of getting two aces since it looks like you are only drawing three cards:...
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cooker

I slightly disagree but I am in a rush so I might...

I slightly disagree but I am in a rush so I might have missed something. If I am holding one ace, there are three more out there out of 47 and I have 4 chances to get one, so the chance the first...
11-27-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,435
Posted By cooker

That is hard core.

That is hard core.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 54,239
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7658 (8193 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Foo
11-26-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cooker

You can't just pick aces or flushes - you have to...

You can't just pick aces or flushes - you have to work with what you have..
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