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Forum: Mountain Biking March 5th 13, 10:06 AM Posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By Jym Dyer
Is Mike Vandeman finally dead?

Mikey, has left foe enviers unKnown....

=v= I got email from him about a week ago. The last *public*
missive that I'm aware of can be found...
Forum: Social Issues January 21st 13, 01:27 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc
Replies: 15
Views: 2,860
Posted By Jym Dyer
Bicycling and Divorce

= John B.
I can't comment on people who take several weeks to be away
from their wives as I really can't imagine it. Perhaps I'm old
fashioned by my marriages have been more a matter of...
Forum: Social Issues January 21st 13, 01:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc
Replies: 15
Views: 2,860
Posted By Jym Dyer
Bicycling and Divorce

= Brian D. Potter
For instance, we have a demonstration ride here in my home
town--not Critical Mass stuff, but with a "We ARE Traffic"
mentality.

=v= Imagine that, a "mentality" that...
Forum: General January 21st 13, 01:03 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
Views: 1,802
Posted By Jym Dyer
Pittsburgh hills

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/with-grit-sweat-they-tackle-em-the-dirty-dozen-663572/

Wow, and I thought that 20% was painful. Of course that is a
mile long. but...
Forum: General January 21st 13, 12:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 43
Views: 3,679
Posted By Jym Dyer
Bike boxes - a failed experiment

These?
http://fishwrecked.com/files/ledge64/bike-boxes.jpg

=v= Great photo! But seriously, these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jym/tags/bikebox

_Jym_
Forum: General November 22nd 12, 09:13 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 43
Views: 3,679
Posted By Jym Dyer
Bike boxes - a failed experiment

=v= It's really misguided to point to one (1 -- count 'em! -- 1)
blog entry about one (1 -- count 'em! -- 1) year's data from one
(1 -- count 'em! -- 1) locale and draw conclusions from it.
...
Forum: Techniques November 22nd 12, 09:13 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 52
Views: 917
Posted By Jym Dyer
Bike boxes - a failed experiment

=v= It's really misguided to point to one (1 -- count 'em! -- 1)
blog entry about one (1 -- count 'em! -- 1) year's data from one
(1 -- count 'em! -- 1) locale and draw conclusions from it.
...
Forum: Social Issues October 17th 12, 07:20 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,ba.bicycles
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By Jym Dyer
SFGate stirs the pot with "Hayward cyclist"

[Also Posted to ebbc-talk and sfbike]

=v= I'd say this is a new low. The _San_Francisco_Chronicle_
milked an extremely rare bike/ped death for six weeks. Long
after they'd run out of facts, they...
Forum: Mountain Biking October 17th 12, 07:06 AM Posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Replies: 1
Views: 1,360
Posted By Jym Dyer
Is Mike Vandeman finally dead?

=v= He emailed something to the ebbc-talk email list
just a few days ago:

http://lists.ebbc.org/pipermail/ebbc-talk-ebbc.org/2012-October/011110.html

Share and Enjoy,
_Jym_
Forum: General September 17th 12, 04:17 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By Jym Dyer
What to Wear

If I merely pin them at the ankles, they drag on my knees.
So I also wrap a piece of twill tape around twice just under
the knee and tie a bow; this keeps the pants smooth at the
shins and...
Forum: Social Issues August 28th 12, 06:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,nyc.bicycles
Replies: 0
Views: 1,838
Posted By Jym Dyer
In Honor of "Pee-Wee" Herman's Birthday

It was the worst ... Mass arrest ... I ever seen.

On this very night ... 8 years ago ... along this very stretch
of Broadway ... in a neon glare just like this one ... a bunch
of us went for a...
Forum: Social Issues July 2nd 12, 05:27 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 3
Views: 1,933
Posted By Jym Dyer
BICYCLE LITERATURE

Reading Forester is a bit like reading Isaac Newton.
The writing may not be sparkling and concise, but it
was groundbreaking in its time.

=v= Given the claims that what he describes are proper...
Forum: Techniques July 2nd 12, 05:27 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Jym Dyer
BICYCLE LITERATURE

Reading Forester is a bit like reading Isaac Newton.
The writing may not be sparkling and concise, but it
was groundbreaking in its time.

=v= Given the claims that what he describes are proper...
Forum: General July 2nd 12, 05:19 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By Jym Dyer
Please don't help so much

Studies consistently show that half of car-bike crashes are
the fault of cyclists.

=v= Studies based on police reports do, but these are subject
to the known and documented effects of observer...
Forum: Techniques July 2nd 12, 05:19 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 167
Views: 2,735
Posted By Jym Dyer
Please don't help so much

Studies consistently show that half of car-bike crashes are
the fault of cyclists.

=v= Studies based on police reports do, but these are subject
to the known and documented effects of observer...
Forum: Social Issues July 2nd 12, 05:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,nyc.bicycles
Replies: 0
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jym Dyer
PHOTOS: NYC Critical Mass {Jun-2012}

[Also Posted to critical-mass]

=v= Back in the olden days, we used to take photos on put them
up on a home page, or flickr, or somesuch. Now it's all blurry
cellphone snapshots, and...
Forum: Social Issues November 25th 11, 05:54 PM Posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Replies: 48
Views: 4,677
Posted By Jym Dyer
Mountain [NOT!] Biker Runs Red Light, Kills Pedestrian

"CB" writes:
Subject: Death of a Pedestrian due to....
...a mountain biker, in San Francisco.

=v= It was a road bike, not a mountain bike. Why does "CB"
presume to make an assertion that is...
Forum: Mountain Biking November 3rd 11, 05:03 PM Posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc
Replies: 15
Views: 1,743
Posted By Jym Dyer
A 65-year-old woman was murdered by a man on a mountain bike in Brooklyn

=v= The surveillance camera snapshot in this story confirmed
my suspicion:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/10/23/2011-10-23_slay_susp_was_riding_little_girls_bike.html

No, it...
Forum: General October 23rd 11, 05:40 PM Posted to alt.autos.toyota,rec.bicycles.misc,alt.society.liberalism,alt.fan.noam-chomsky,alt.fan.michael-moore
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jym Dyer
Honk for the Revolution!

=v= Honks suck. Ring your bell.
_Jym_
Forum: Mountain Biking October 23rd 11, 05:39 PM Posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Replies: 15
Views: 1,743
Posted By Jym Dyer
A 65-year-old woman was murdered by a man on a mountain bike in Brooklyn

| A 65-year-old woman was murdered by a man on a mountain
| bike in Brooklyn.

=v= I figured this to be an instance of the media just using
the words "mountain bike" for something that doesn't...
Forum: General October 13th 11, 03:44 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 0
Views: 818
Posted By Jym Dyer
folding bike for touring

Has anyone who has made the switch to a folding bike for long-
distance, self-contained touring had a positive experience?
My criteria a (a) folds quickly and easily (b) low and
variable...
Forum: Social Issues October 1st 11, 06:01 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jym Dyer
Sidewalks, bikes, & civil engineering

I named specific and well-known forms of bias (observer
bias and survivor bias). I did not invent these insights,
I'm just applying them.
You can hardly expect researchers to discard all...
Forum: General October 1st 11, 06:01 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By Jym Dyer
Sidewalks, bikes, & civil engineering

I named specific and well-known forms of bias (observer
bias and survivor bias). I did not invent these insights,
I'm just applying them.
You can hardly expect researchers to discard all...
Forum: Social Issues September 29th 11, 06:41 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jym Dyer
Sidewalks, bikes, & civil engineering

Frank Krygowski writes:
So what you're saying is "_All_ the data is bad. I
just know it is. You just have to believe me."

=v= What I actually said is that *part* of the data is
subject to bias:...
Forum: General September 29th 11, 06:41 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By Jym Dyer
Sidewalks, bikes, & civil engineering

Frank Krygowski writes:
So what you're saying is "_All_ the data is bad. I
just know it is. You just have to believe me."

=v= What I actually said is that *part* of the data is
subject to bias:...
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