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Old March 11th 08, 02:58 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..

Mike


Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics Study

http://bbtc.org/wiki/uploads/2/27/Sh...s_Document.pdf

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano American Corporation and the International
Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) have teamed up to promote
mountain biking during the National Bike Summit, by releasing their
study, The Economics and Benefits of Mountain Biking.

More than one in five Americans 16 years or older ride mountain bikes,
and as a group contribute $26 billion annually to the economy,
according to the study.

“We want legislators, policy makers and the public to understand how
significant mountain biking is to both the economy and to keeping
people healthy,” said Kozo Shimano, senior executive at Shimano. And
he points out that 50 million Americans mountain bike, compared with
the 33 million that golf.

According to the report, one recent cost benefit analysis concluded
that every dollar invested in trails led to almost three dollars in
direct medical benefit. And the World Health Organization recommends
riding a bike to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

“From the beginning, IMBA members have embraced a stewardship ethic
that benefits conservation of our natural lands and waters. This
timely publication shows how a conservation mindset also gives back
with economic benefits,” said Mike Van Abel, IMBA’s executive
director.

Research has shown mountain biking to be a low impact environmentally
sustainable activity with no more impact on natural resources than
hiking, and far less than many other recreational activities.

Copies of The Economics and Benefits of Mountain Biking can be
obtained from IMBA by sending a request to .
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Old March 11th 08, 03:43 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")


"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
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"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..

Mike



Bull**** snipped Neither do you, liar.

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Old March 11th 08, 05:01 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
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They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


Now there's the pot calling the kettle black ...



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Old March 11th 08, 10:40 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Jason
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

* Mike Vandeman :
"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


So you have a lot in common with them then, what's your point?

Jason
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Old March 11th 08, 11:13 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Eric Vey
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

Jason wrote:
* Mike Vandeman :
"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


So you have a lot in common with them then, what's your point?

Jason


I can only guess that the 50 million number comes from the Bicycle
Shaped Objects sold in Wal-Mart and Co. 90% of the BSOs are in the MTB
style. There is no way that a Roadmaster MTB style bike (a BSO) could
survive 10 minutes of real mountain biking because something would break
in that 10 minutes.
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Old March 12th 08, 12:06 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Jeff Strickland
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")


"Eric Vey" wrote in message
...
Jason wrote:
* Mike Vandeman :
"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


So you have a lot in common with them then, what's your point?

Jason


I can only guess that the 50 million number comes from the Bicycle Shaped
Objects sold in Wal-Mart and Co. 90% of the BSOs are in the MTB style.
There is no way that a Roadmaster MTB style bike (a BSO) could survive 10
minutes of real mountain biking because something would break in that 10
minutes.


Mike insists that it would be your scrotum that would break, therefore you
should stay home.




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Old March 12th 08, 12:13 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Eric Vey
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

Jeff Strickland wrote:

"Eric Vey" wrote in message
...
Jason wrote:
* Mike Vandeman :
"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


So you have a lot in common with them then, what's your point?

Jason


I can only guess that the 50 million number comes from the Bicycle
Shaped Objects sold in Wal-Mart and Co. 90% of the BSOs are in the MTB
style. There is no way that a Roadmaster MTB style bike (a BSO) could
survive 10 minutes of real mountain biking because something would
break in that 10 minutes.


Mike insists that it would be your scrotum that would break, therefore
you should stay home.





I wouldn't know. I plonked Mike and Dolan so long ago that I haven't
kept up. I don't know why people haven't done that.
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Old March 12th 08, 12:22 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:13:21 -0400, Eric Vey
wrote:

Jeff Strickland wrote:

"Eric Vey" wrote in message
...
Jason wrote:
* Mike Vandeman :
"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


So you have a lot in common with them then, what's your point?

Jason

I can only guess that the 50 million number comes from the Bicycle
Shaped Objects sold in Wal-Mart and Co. 90% of the BSOs are in the MTB
style. There is no way that a Roadmaster MTB style bike (a BSO) could
survive 10 minutes of real mountain biking because something would
break in that 10 minutes.


Mike insists that it would be your scrotum that would break, therefore
you should stay home.





I wouldn't know. I plonked Mike and Dolan so long ago that I haven't
kept up. I don't know why people haven't done that.


Because they are too stupid.
--
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
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Old March 12th 08, 04:25 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:43:33 GMT, "Mike" wrote:


"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
.. .
"50 million Americans mountain bike"? Yeah, right. This "study" is
nothing but lies designed to promote mountain biking -- nothing new
for mountain bikers. They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..

Mike



Bull**** snipped Neither do you, liar.


Hmmm. IMBA & Shimano say "50 million Americans mountain bike". I say
far fewer. Which of us is right? DUH!
--
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
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Old March 12th 08, 04:27 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman
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Default Shimano, IMBA Release MTB Economics "Study" (Read "Lies")

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:01:48 GMT, "Jeff Strickland"
wrote:


"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
.. .
snip


They never write ANYTHING that isn't propaganda..


Now there's the pot calling the kettle black ...


Hmmm. IMBA & Shimano say "50 million Americans mountain bike". I say
far fewer. Which of us is right? DUH!
--
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
 




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