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08-08-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By cooker

So - did she get the position? Did you end up...

So - did she get the position? Did you end up being the chauffeur?
07-31-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,399
Posted By cooker

The implied longer thread title is: What are your...

The implied longer thread title is: What are your thoughts on Lance Armstrong doing a cycling podcast...given that he is a liar, cheater, bully, and generally horrible person??
07-30-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,399
Posted By cooker

Yes - they didn't harrass and abuse everybody...

Yes - they didn't harrass and abuse everybody they perceived as a potential threat.
07-30-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By cooker

Sorry, I don't get that. Aren't many people more...

Sorry, I don't get that. Aren't many people more likely to be one paycheque (Canadian spelling) away from falling onto the LCF wagon - ie. losing their car?
07-30-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By cooker

You are no longer LCF. However, nobody thinks...

You are no longer LCF. However, nobody thinks less of you.
07-27-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By cooker

Who's your favorite clean rider?

Who's your favorite clean rider?
07-27-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By cooker

Valverde has to be the greatest non-winner of the...

Valverde has to be the greatest non-winner of the Tour. If his team had picked him instead of Quintana as their GC hope he would be on the podium.
07-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,399
Posted By cooker

"Where we choose to draw the line" is the rules...

"Where we choose to draw the line" is the rules of the sport. Breaking the rules is not something we leave up to the athletes. Why not motors? Why not secret shortcuts? Why not breaking your rival's...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 26,296
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4195 (4458 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-11-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By cooker

Just kidding around. She intended this to be a...

Just kidding around. She intended this to be a one post, temporary thread, where she created it and immediately deleted it.
07-11-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,399
Posted By cooker

People seem to want to make Lance's only crime...

People seem to want to make Lance's only crime doping, and hey - everybody did it, right?

His other crimes were bullying, witness intimidation, and basically destroying people's lives - Emma,...
07-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By cooker

This thread is quickly becoming my favorite - I...

This thread is quickly becoming my favorite - I hope it goes on for 20 pages!
06-28-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By cooker

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06-27-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By cooker

I agree, although this particular case sounds...

I agree, although this particular case sounds like it might have been an excess blip due to a kind of viral phenomenon, so I suspect it will somewhat settle down as the perps get bored and move on to...
06-27-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By cooker

This seems to have been some kind of social media...

This seems to have been some kind of social media fad where people were challenged to instagram themselves throwing e-scooters off a bridge.

We had this moronic case in Toronto where a women...
06-27-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By cooker

People are *******s.

People are *******s.
06-21-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,279
Posted By cooker

[/quote]I didn't have a problem with that part of...

[/quote]I didn't have a problem with that part of your post, just the part where you told him his proposed commitment was "hair-shirted nonsense". Harsh and judgemental words, I thought.I have no...
06-19-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,279
Posted By cooker

Wow, such angry. What is wrong with someone...

Wow, such angry. What is wrong with someone making a commitment to themselves regarding something they want to accomplish? It's almost as if you have some need to tell others what they should...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 26,296
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3474 (3659 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
06-12-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,236
Posted By cooker

I don't think this has much to do with Uber. Lyft...

I don't think this has much to do with Uber. Lyft signed a contract with San Francisco to be an exclusive bike share provider and now they and the city are arguing about the details of the contract....
06-11-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,219
Posted By cooker

Even more reason not to go to the trouble and...

Even more reason not to go to the trouble and expense of getting a car on the road if it will only be used occasionally for 5 weeks.

Sounds like you are doing it for other reasons and the niece's...
06-06-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,219
Posted By cooker

Can't she drive the kid, then? She's already...

Can't she drive the kid, then? She's already going to be living with her, has the car, and is way closer to the jobsite than you.
Won't your costs (not to mention your time) be far more than that?...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 26,296
Posted By cooker

I have tried to correct the damage done - people...

I have tried to correct the damage done - people check your data.

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3303 (3437 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 26,296
Posted By cooker

Fixing....

Fixing....
06-04-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,219
Posted By cooker

What vehicle do you use for that? If it's your...

What vehicle do you use for that? If it's your mother's could you keep it at your house for the duration of your niece's placement, if you feel obligated to chauffer her? And if not, because your mom...
05-29-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By cooker

On city streets I see more and more people on...

On city streets I see more and more people on electric bikes, and they come across as a bit clueless or inconsiderate around traffic behaviours and bike etiquette - more likely to go the wrong way in...
05-28-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By cooker

A couple of years ago I went on a guided bike...

A couple of years ago I went on a guided bike tour in France. It was a boat and bike cruise and they provided upright pedal bikes. The guide said that when they offered the option of electric bikes,...
05-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By cooker

I'm a bit overweight and I never bike in jeans as...

I'm a bit overweight and I never bike in jeans as they are way too hot and sweaty. Plus I find them stiff and that they restrict movement.
I actually think it is more "budget conscious" to get...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 26,296
Posted By cooker

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3070 (3201 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3070 (3201 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
05-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

Well, then, I guess they shouldn't have moved to...

Well, then, I guess they shouldn't have moved to Las Vegas.
05-15-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

One aspect of discussing mass is discussing why...

One aspect of discussing mass is discussing why we would build it.
05-14-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

Okay, let's talk about that. If 20 Bangladeshi...

Okay, let's talk about that. If 20 Bangladeshi families consume the same resources as 1 American family, then the most efficient way to use population control to improve the resource situation, would...
05-14-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

It's not even about him - he's hardly a high...

It's not even about him - he's hardly a high energy consumer - it's the pass he give his neighbours - I mean if those damn Bangledshis would only do something!
05-13-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

From your source article (emphasis added): ...

From your source article (emphasis added):

This is not to say that lifestyle changes are unimportant;in fact, they are essential, since immediate reductions in emissions worldwide are needed to...
05-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

I know you aren't changing your position so I...

I know you aren't changing your position so I only respond for the benefit of other readers. The notion that "Rail or any other form of transportation has to find a way to stand on its own" is a...
05-04-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

Trains are way better than flying, for short...

Trains are way better than flying, for short distances. The ride is very soothing, the seats are spacious, so far the security is way less intrusive (although that may change), there are no...
05-04-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

On a train you can read, text, surf the internet...

On a train you can read, text, surf the internet or sleep.
05-01-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

I didn't take the Hobby airport into account in...

I didn't take the Hobby airport into account in my earlier post - is it more of a regional airport and would that account for a big chunk of any Dallas-Houston travel?

And of course for a place...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 26,296
Posted By cooker

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2732 (2822 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2732 (2822 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1794...
04-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

yes - in any populated area, more people are...

yes - in any populated area, more people are going to be closer to the middle of it than to a spot near the edge. Plus, if they develop a major rail station in Houston or Dallas, more density will...
04-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

No, in a typical population cluster it's likely...

No, in a typical population cluster it's likely far more people live closer to the centre than to a spot near the edge....
04-29-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

I only partly agree with that. When I checked...

I only partly agree with that. When I checked the airport websites it looked like there are over 100 flights per day between Dallas and Houston, although some may have been counted twice due to...
04-24-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

No, comparing it to what I suspect would be a...

No, comparing it to what I suspect would be a high volume rail, given the huge number of people who travel frequently between Houston and Dallas and the fact that the distance is ideal for this...
04-24-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

There's no point in being on BF or LCF at all,...

There's no point in being on BF or LCF at all, unless you like debating with other people with different viewpoints. I have no influence on what happens in Texas, but I do find it interesting to...
04-24-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,566
Posted By cooker

1) Self-driving - that would save the company...

1) Self-driving - that would save the company money and possibly lead to lower fares but it wouldn't speed up travel very much as they currently keep the buses moving by switching drivers at nodal...
04-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

How did that work with I-45?

How did that work with I-45?
04-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

There is such an option approaching the...

There is such an option approaching the Matterhorn, but that is more of a holiday destination rather than normal travel, and located in Switzerland. There is or was a car train from Virginia to...
04-23-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

In a way, everything is "us vs them", and it's no...

In a way, everything is "us vs them", and it's no different if you are talking about airports, highways or any other mode of transportation or infrastructure - there will always be some people...
04-23-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

The airports may not be able to grow to meet...

The airports may not be able to grow to meet demand, since the air corridors might already be near saturation with 100+ flights per day between Dallas and Houston, but even if they can expand, the...
04-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,453
Posted By cooker

If they replace that proposed rail corridor with...

If they replace that proposed rail corridor with new highways or airports you'll lose even more land. Rail is the most efficient use of land. A highway needs a wider right of way for the same volume...
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