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01-23-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By zeytoun

I wasn't venting at you. People should be...

I wasn't venting at you.

People should be able to post something like your original post without it turning into a flamefest.

I don't wear a helmet, but that doesn't mean I need to reply to...
01-23-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,316
Posted By zeytoun

1) Comparing motorcycle statistics and bicycle...

1) Comparing motorcycle statistics and bicycle statistics is very Apples & Oranges. Bicycle fatalities usually involve a motor vehicle. For motorcyclist fatalities, solo-crash fatalities are much...
01-23-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,316
Posted By zeytoun

It's hard to answer without understand why the...

It's hard to answer without understand why the local LEOs are not enforcing the current legislation.

Possible answers to that:
-Over-legislation and under-enforcement are the American way......
01-23-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By zeytoun

Unless the OP is deliberately starting a...

Unless the OP is deliberately starting a helmet/no helmet debate thread, must we turn each thread into one?

If yes, let's cut to the chase:

(PH: Pro-Helmet, AH: Anti-Helmet)

PH: Always wear...
01-23-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,316
Posted By zeytoun

John, I'm not trying to antagonize you, and I am...

John, I'm not trying to antagonize you, and I am not questioning your motivation.

Regarding Hispanic cyclists, I'm sorry if I misunderstood you. I thought you were using the term "committed" to...
01-22-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,316
Posted By zeytoun

The question was semi-rhetorical. Classifying...

The question was semi-rhetorical. Classifying "hispanic cyclists" as not "committed" cyclists seems rather dubious and disturbing to me.

(In other words, I'm suggesting that your criteria for...
01-22-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,316
Posted By zeytoun

Statistics often yield counter-intuitive results,...

Statistics often yield counter-intuitive results, but proper statistical analysis is the only pragmatic way to address many social issues.

Fact:
There is an inverse correlation between cyclist...
01-22-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,316
Posted By zeytoun

Were you able to survey the people to see how...

Were you able to survey the people to see how many miles they put it? Or was it just obvious based on how they rode?
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By zeytoun

I don't have those, but I have another set of...

I don't have those, but I have another set of security hubs. Makes locking-up a lot less of a hassle. (my wife and I can share a u-lock now when we go out on bikes together).
01-20-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,838
Posted By zeytoun

And now, if that happens, a googling on the part...

And now, if that happens, a googling on the part of the investigator will demonstrate premeditation....

:roflmao2: (P.S. I think you were looking for the Freudian penis-substitute picture post...
01-20-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By zeytoun

Clearly, your point in starting this thread was...

Clearly, your point in starting this thread was to make yourself feel better about your near misses, rather than to engage in any productive conversation about safety.

(Are you sure that you don't...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,174
Posted By zeytoun

Get over it. People can ride 5-10 feet away from...

Get over it. People can ride 5-10 feet away from you. It's a public road.

(Now if the person had actually been drafting you, and you were annoyed for whatever reason, my post would be: What the...
01-20-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By zeytoun

Arbitrarily assigning percentages for the skill...

Arbitrarily assigning percentages for the skill vs. luck involved in bike safety is 100% idiotic.

Having 3 close calls, and then in frustration declaring that you must have done all you could, and...
01-16-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By zeytoun

That's an oversimplification of California law. ...

That's an oversimplification of California law.

If you have a legitimate reason for a less than 85th percentile speed limit, you can have one.

You just can't lower the speed limit past the 85th...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,908
Posted By zeytoun

Mine took about 50 miles to break in. But...

Mine took about 50 miles to break in.

But the rationale for buying a saddle that is not already broken in, is that when it does break in, it will be custom fit to your needs.

If the object 1)...
01-11-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By zeytoun

Is it that they didn't consider road safety? Or...

Is it that they didn't consider road safety? Or that they considered the roads a public place to be shared, and the onus on the car driver to watch where there car went?

Because I observed similar...
01-11-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,972
Posted By zeytoun

Sorry, I mistakenly attributed the posting of the...

Sorry, I mistakenly attributed the posting of the second article to you. However, the rest of what I said about the content of your posts still applies.
01-11-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,658
Posted By zeytoun

bekologist approves this bike lane design?

bekologist approves this bike lane design?
01-11-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,972
Posted By zeytoun

Wait. So if I wasn't specifically searched at...

Wait. So if I wasn't specifically searched at that CM in Maryland, I shouldn't have an opinion? (I have been on the receiving end of civil liberty violations in the past, that's neither here nor...
01-11-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,972
Posted By zeytoun

Wow, someone else didn't mind being searched. I...

Wow, someone else didn't mind being searched. I guess maybe I shouldn't mind either.

Some people like to be tied up and burned with candle wax. I guess I should get a domme.
01-10-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By zeytoun

I don't bother with intentions anymore. I focus...

I don't bother with intentions anymore. I focus on behavior, and trying to predict it given other behavioral clues.
01-10-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,972
Posted By zeytoun

It happens.... Right after 9/11 (I was...

It happens....

Right after 9/11 (I was living in NYC), me and all my Arab friends suddenly had Verizon vans parked on the corners by our respective apartments for unexplained extended periods of...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,794
Posted By zeytoun

You can sit on your hands to feel where your sit...

You can sit on your hands to feel where your sit bones are, and then measure the width and compare it to your Brooks, if you're unsure about fit of the saddle.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,309
Posted By zeytoun

Probably not. The old SA shifters have a...

Probably not.

The old SA shifters have a shorter distance from 1st to 2nd than from 2nd to 3rd. While I bet your twist shifters have them equally placed.
01-09-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

Your thread ended about 2 posts in, with I Like...

Your thread ended about 2 posts in, with I Like to Bike's comment, since then, it's been all about Blue Order's strawman. I know you'd like to take credit, but sorry....
01-09-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

My wife keeps mine in her purse, but I'm allowed...

My wife keeps mine in her purse, but I'm allowed to check them out for short periods of time.
01-09-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

I suspect that finding people who genuinely wish...

I suspect that finding people who genuinely wish for less people to wear helmets would be a very difficult task.

Even a group like ABATE only wishes to be allowed the freedom to choose whether to...
01-09-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

Stop turning this around. It's a straight forward...

Stop turning this around. It's a straight forward question. That you continue to evade.

People are interested, because you speak of this group as if it were real, yet when asked for more...
01-09-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

I didn't ask you to define them. I asked you who...

I didn't ask you to define them. I asked you who they were.
01-09-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

And who are these "anti-helmet...

And who are these "anti-helmet activists"?
01-09-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,704
Posted By zeytoun

See everyone, what Blue Order is too cowardly to...

See everyone, what Blue Order is too cowardly to say explicitly is that in his mind, an "anti-helmet advocate" pursues a much less direct, and more insidious agenda.

Instead of trying to ban...
01-08-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,445
Posted By zeytoun

Freedom of speech means that people are free to...

Freedom of speech means that people are free to insult you afterward for what you say. Duh.
01-08-09, 03:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,972
Posted By zeytoun

Yeah millions of taxpayers dollars spent with...

Yeah millions of taxpayers dollars spent with zero arrests or plots thwarted, the reality that federal regulations were violated, and the real possibility that some people's constitutional right to...
01-07-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,548
Posted By zeytoun

I'm not fooling myself. I just avoid things...

I'm not fooling myself.

I just avoid things like riding on a snowboard towed by a pickup through un-plowed streets... and getting in drunken brawls at weddings....


Did you have adequate...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By zeytoun

It's like a jelly, but with pulp instead of just...

It's like a jelly, but with pulp instead of just juice.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By zeytoun

Lol. I'm not sure of any sane person who agrees...

Lol. I'm not sure of any sane person who agrees with 100% of the actions of any country.

But that's beside the point, since I never said that I disagreed with Israel.

Besides, I wasn't starting...
01-06-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,548
Posted By zeytoun

How much higher of a chance? Pillows also...

How much higher of a chance?


Pillows also have them.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By zeytoun

Interesting article. Unfortunately,...

Interesting article.

Unfortunately, according to him I'm antisemitic for not agreeing with him about Israel (which makes a self-hating Jew).
01-06-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,548
Posted By zeytoun

I'll sell you a magic feather for $75. There...

I'll sell you a magic feather for $75.

There are no conclusive studies showing that it will do anything but lesson minor bumps in very controlled situations. But any reasonable person should agree...
12-21-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,533
Posted By zeytoun

I don't see what the advantage of running this...

I don't see what the advantage of running this is, other than convenience.

It looks like a protected arrow, and it's a dedicated lane. Perfectly comfortable place to wait. (granted, I'd probably...
12-16-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,388
Posted By zeytoun

I find it's much, much easier to know where I'm...

I find it's much, much easier to know where I'm going when there are signs.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By zeytoun

Where are you getting those stats? I used to walk...

Where are you getting those stats? I used to walk an hour to work every morning, much of it in below zero weather (F). One morning I forgot my hat, scarf, and gloves, and had just a wool blazer (I...
12-12-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,235
Posted By zeytoun

You misunderstood my post. As you can see, I was...

You misunderstood my post. As you can see, I was responding to a blanket statement. It's simply not true, that a helmet must be better than none in any situation.

I didn't use this to justify not...
12-12-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,235
Posted By zeytoun

See, you start off by oversimplifying. There...

See, you start off by oversimplifying.

There are more factors than just straight force, and acceleration.

There are rotational forces, and the new dimensions of the now helmeted head, to factor...
12-12-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,235
Posted By zeytoun

I think it's rather interesting, since we have...

I think it's rather interesting, since we have two side-by-side threads we can do some comparison. One for helmet-wearers, and one for former helmet-wearers.

You'll notice in the pro-helmet...
12-12-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By zeytoun

Username = "jollygreen", check. Post reads like...

Username = "jollygreen", check.
Post reads like Catcher in the Rye, check.
Post talks about a factory with junkies operating "limb removing machinery", check.

I think you have an answer.


...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,284
Posted By zeytoun

That would be the awesome job. You'd be built...

That would be the awesome job. You'd be built like superman, and could drink milkshakes and beer 24/7

(instead of now, where I drink milkshakes and beer 24/7 and look like fat Superman)
12-12-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By zeytoun

If you don't do something, you'll be partially...

If you don't do something, you'll be partially responsible if/when he injures someone.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,284
Posted By zeytoun

I missed those comments.

I missed those comments.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,284
Posted By zeytoun

Any giant hills? Riding fast? Frequent breaks? ...

Any giant hills? Riding fast? Frequent breaks?

I've ridden 60 miles comfortably over the course of a day in regular clothes.

I've also had 10 mile rides that were miserable in street clothes...
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