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Old November 27th 14, 11:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
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Default Mountain bikers are a scourge wherever they are found

You will never convince me that there are more reports of
hiker fatalities than biker fatalities everything else being equal..

the number of reports tell you everything you will ever want to know

about the
likelihood of an event. Biker accidents are all the same. They are

doing headers
from striking the trail at an odd or uneven moment. That sort of

accident is
never going to change.

I'm not trying to convince you ... I'm stating a fact based on a

Google search which you, and everyone else, can verify.* Typing "hiker
dies" into Google results in approximately three times the number of results
than typing "mountainbiker dies" (2.9 million results for the former, 494,000
for the latter - on

You can argue that the moon is made of cheese and fail to be

convinced of facts to the contrary but, in that too, you would quite simply be

Statistical data is dumb as everyone knows (except you
apparently). Polls are equally dumb. Try to connect to a simple media report if
that is even remotely possible.

Of course it's possible ... but it's even more possible to connect to simple media reports of hiker fatalities since there are three times as many. I don't think that was the point you were trying to make :-).

Yes, indeed, you have just described yourself perfectly. No

need for me to come up with my own diagnosis.

Ah, the discourse of the playground.* Well done Ed ...

showing your true colours and the level of your argumentation.

You will never win any name calling contest with me. I have
almost 80 years of stored up bile to unleash on you.

I won't enter into a name calling contest. It's stupid and pointless ... as are the people who think it's the appropriate way to conduct a debate. One might even call them barbarians !

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