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  1. Not that this really bothers me, but why did they...

    Not that this really bothers me, but why did they put the traffic light at that location on Wilson rather than just at the intersection with Manchester. BTW, this would not be a "mid-block" crossing...
  2. Well, it's pretty easy to hide a motor in a...

    Well, it's pretty easy to hide a motor in a fully-faired recumbent.:rolleyes:


    BTW, why is there a freewheel hanging in an 1890's bicycle shop? The first derailleurs didn't come around until the...
  3. I assume that carbon bikes are not allowed to...

    I assume that carbon bikes are not allowed to participate.
  4. And his seat is too low.

    And his seat is too low.
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    I was going to say the same thing about...

    I was going to say the same thing about integrated brakes/shifters. :rolleyes:
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    Will there be cones?

    Will there be cones?
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    When I altered the size of the flood rather than...

    When I altered the size of the flood rather than its likelihood, my original "analysis" actually did assume zero rise.
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    The website is very opaque on the assumptions...

    The website is very opaque on the assumptions underlying the different scenarios. I don't know how to get predictions for a zero rise.

    Here's an interesting graph from the EPA:...
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    Thank you for that website as it proves my...

    Thank you for that website as it proves my original statement. If you fiddle with the assumed level of sea level rise you will find that there is a 65% chance of an 8 ft flood by 2050 under a...
  10. I wasn't suggesting thinking from the driver's...

    I wasn't suggesting thinking from the driver's perspective as an act of empathy, but rather as way to avoid being hurt.

    As far as the equal rights and responsibilities stuff, do you think of...
  11. Sorry, I apologize, but I still think Bikesnob's...

    Sorry, I apologize, but I still think Bikesnob's statement is counterproductive. Judging from Streetview, this looks like a substandard sidewalk only going south from the intersection.
    I suggest...
  12. Thanks for the gratuitous insult. Perhaps one...

    Thanks for the gratuitous insult. Perhaps one should ask whether reducing cyclist responsibilities will help or hurt driver/cyclist relationships.
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    You should really read my posts before ranting...

    You should really read my posts before ranting about how I am denying climate change.

    I originally compared the consensus value of sea level rising with the scare statement in the original post. ...
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    Scientific "truth" is not determined by...

    Scientific "truth" is not determined by consensus, but rather by not being found false through experimentation or other relevant empirical observation.

    Once again, I have not stated my personal...
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    My point with the effects on coffee on health and...

    My point with the effects on coffee on health and climate change is they are analogous. Coffee consumption is a simple input into the complex system that is the human body. Human activity is an...
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    Ah... A discussion of the application of the...

    Ah... A discussion of the application of the scientific method and statistical analysis on public policy issues at its finest...:rolleyes:
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    So does the latest research say whether coffee is...

    So does the latest research say whether coffee is good for you or bad for you?
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    The nice thing that happens when the science is...

    The nice thing that happens when the science is settled is that scientists no longer have to beg the government for continued funding.:rolleyes:
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    Do you know of any climate change model...

    Do you know of any climate change model suggesting that a reasonable outcome is that sea level will rise rapidly for 15 years and that then the rise will substantially end? A linearity assumption...
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    Assuming a modicum of linearity in the system...

    Assuming a modicum of linearity in the system will make a 16 inch rise in 16 years inconsistent with the high estimate of 19 inches in 31 years.

    Actually, the 4 to 19 inches came from a 2008...
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    1.3 foot rise by 2035? You guys need to come up...

    1.3 foot rise by 2035? You guys need to come up with a consistent set of numbers before one can figure out how to address these issues. How does a 1.3 foot over the next 16 years compare with...
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    According to climatechange.org, sea levels will...

    According to climatechange.org, sea levels will rise between 4 inches and 19 inches by 2050. This implies without climate change, DC faces a 65% chance of seeing a flood over 6.5 to 7.75 ft in the...
  23. HOV-2 begins at the Beltway, so West Falls Church...

    HOV-2 begins at the Beltway, so West Falls Church won't work.
    For parking on the WOD, I would suggest consularrider's driveway, or at least the cul de sac on Four Mile Run Drive near Ohio.
    You...
  24. That's impressive. The police mouthpiece said...

    That's impressive. The police mouthpiece said the cyclist came off the sidewalk and hit the cruiser even though it is clear from the police video that the cruiser hit the cyclist in the side.
    If...
  25. A wise man once said that shit flows downhill.

    A wise man once said that shit flows downhill.
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