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(Washington Post)   Data show that God hates Bike to Work Day   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 40
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2014-05-15 01:41:34 PM  
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2014-05-15 01:50:06 PM  
Look, I enjoy biking home.  When it's 80 and sunny.

But today it's 96 degrees out.  And it does periodically rain.  Yes, even in the desert in the middle of a drought.

So if it wasn't for the train (and the LARGE fortune that my company spends being within a 15 minute walk OF the train.  That doesn't work for everybody.  There's no world in which that works for everybody and the fact that rents are presently higher than in Times Square shows why), I'd be driving all the time.
 
2014-05-15 02:03:09 PM  
God has nothing to do with it, we make it rin more in the latter parts of the week than midweek in the Northeast.
 
2014-05-15 02:22:03 PM  
Bikes are fine if you live on a frictionless plane in a vacuum.
 
2014-05-15 03:12:57 PM  
Rain?? Big farking deal. It's well over 100 degrees in LA right now. It's "Bike to an Early Grave" day.
 
2014-05-15 04:09:22 PM  

nmrsnr: God has nothing to do with it, we make it rin more in the latter parts of the week than midweek in the Northeast.


Well, then, don't forget your rincoat.
 
2014-05-15 04:28:53 PM  
"Mmmmyiss, Jeeves, bring my rincoat forthwith. There is engendering within me a desire for a dalliance on the moor."
 
2014-05-15 05:44:45 PM  
but is it BIG data?
 
2014-05-15 06:04:31 PM  
It rains on the just and the unjust alike, you know.
 
2014-05-15 06:04:32 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Rain?? Big farking deal. It's well over 100 degrees in LA right now. It's "Bike to an Early Grave" day.


Your point is?  I love riding when it's hot.  Smoking hot women in skimpy outfits are everywhere
 
2014-05-15 06:04:51 PM  
God is burning down San Diego at the moment and they cancelled Bike to Work day so I can believe it.

/I'm serious
//they just closed our building
 
2014-05-15 06:05:31 PM  
God hates Bike to Work Day

So do drivers.
 
2014-05-15 06:10:12 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Bikes are fine if you live on a frictionless plane in a vacuum.


Step one, assume a spherical submitter.
 
2014-05-15 06:10:33 PM  
I got on a stationary bike for 20 minutes and it made my peener numb.
 
2014-05-15 06:13:16 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Danger Avoid Death: Rain?? Big farking deal. It's well over 100 degrees in LA right now. It's "Bike to an Early Grave" day.

Your point is?  I love riding when it's hot.  Smoking hot women in skimpy outfits are everywhere


Yeah. Bursting into flames. (It's currently 106 in my back yard. In the shade.)
 
2014-05-15 06:14:50 PM  

nmrsnr: God has nothing to do with it, we make it rin more in the latter parts of the week than midweek in the Northeast.


Came to post something similar.
 
2014-05-15 06:16:27 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Danger Avoid Death: Rain?? Big farking deal. It's well over 100 degrees in LA right now. It's "Bike to an Early Grave" day.

Your point is?  I love riding when it's hot.  Smoking hot women in skimpy outfits are everywhere


The percentage of that you miss by riding in the flow is substantial.

You see more of them if you sit near a busy bike trail intersection with an umbrella and cold drink.
 
2014-05-15 06:17:04 PM  
That's just a ridiculous premise, subby. God does not hate Bike to Work Day. God hates bikers. Duh.
 
2014-05-15 06:20:46 PM  
Needs more lightning, hellfire, and brimstone.
 
2014-05-15 06:26:09 PM  

Frederf: Tr0mBoNe: Bikes are fine if you live on a frictionless plane in a vacuum.

Step one, assume a spherical submitter.


I always assume that subby is spherical
 
2014-05-15 06:26:32 PM  
fuelfix.com
 
2014-05-15 06:28:30 PM  
Delta of 12% (38% average rainy days vs 50% rainy "Bike" days) is not statistically significant on a sample size of 10.  No story.
 
2014-05-15 06:30:57 PM  

untaken_name: That's just a ridiculous premise, subby. God does not hate Bike to Work Day. God hates bikers. Duh.


I came to point out that obviously even God hates cyclists, but you beat me to it.
 
2014-05-15 06:31:58 PM  

charlesmartel11235: but is it BIG data?



The biggest!
 
2014-05-15 06:34:51 PM  
 Biking enthusiasts have complained that it "always" rains on their parade...

But if they're biking enthusiasts, don't they bike every day? So does that mean they're essentially complaining that it rains sometimes? Take it up with this guy:

cdn.rsvlts.com
 
2014-05-15 06:35:02 PM  

Nidiot: untaken_name: That's just a ridiculous premise, subby. God does not hate Bike to Work Day. God hates bikers. Duh.

I came to point out that obviously even God hates cyclists, but you beat me to it.


That's ok. If two people on the internet say the same thing, then by internet laws, it's automatically true.
 
2014-05-15 06:36:48 PM  

meyerkev: Look, I enjoy biking home.  When it's 80 and sunny.

But today it's 96 degrees out.  And it does periodically rain.  Yes, even in the desert in the middle of a drought.

So if it wasn't for the train (and the LARGE fortune that my company spends being within a 15 minute walk OF the train.  That doesn't work for everybody.  There's no world in which that works for everybody and the fact that rents are presently higher than in Times Square shows why), I'd be driving all the time.


Caltrain? Where in the South Bay... ah, right on both accounts. God bless Techburbia.
 
2014-05-15 06:41:17 PM  
What does God need with a bicycle?
 
2014-05-15 06:56:22 PM  

GoldDude: Delta of 12% (38% average rainy days vs 50% rainy "Bike" days) is not statistically significant on a sample size of 10. No story.


Yup.  According to http://stattrek.com/online-calculator/binomial.aspx , the chance of five or more rainy days is a huge 33.5%.  This is nothing more than luck.


(And 12/31=38.71 is not "about 38%".  It's closer to 39%.)
 
2014-05-15 06:57:35 PM  

untaken_name: Nidiot: untaken_name: That's just a ridiculous premise, subby. God does not hate Bike to Work Day. God hates bikers. Duh.

I came to point out that obviously even God hates cyclists, but you beat me to it.

That's ok. If two people on the internet say the same thing, then by internet laws, it's automatically true.


www.marketingpilgrim.com

"Bonjour."
 
2014-05-15 07:05:53 PM  

Nidiot: untaken_name: That's just a ridiculous premise, subby. God does not hate Bike to Work Day. God hates bikers. Duh.

I came to point out that obviously even God hates cyclists, but you beat me to it.


I prefer to believe that god loves the unemployed.
 
2014-05-15 07:09:53 PM  

supershaft: I got on a stationary bike for 20 minutes and it made my peener numb.


Not so Supershaft after all eh? But seriously, the seat is too soft or otherwise ill fitting.

I was going to ride to work tomorrow. Glad they postponed it since we're supposed to get 4 inches of rain.
 
2014-05-15 08:01:05 PM  
I rode to work yesterday in Philly. On the sidewalks, as usual. Nodded to the Philly cop car that drove by. Said 'sup to the Philly bike cops that rode by me as I rode up the sidewalk by the casino....
 
2014-05-15 08:17:34 PM  
Subby need to learns how not to mixes singular and plurals.

/English teacher
//(substitute) English teacher
///(Not actually from England, either.  I'm pretty much a fraud.)
 
2014-05-15 08:22:25 PM  
San Diego Bike To Work is postponed?  I heard it here!!  Well, fark, it's 105 outside according to my thermometer-in-the-sun and I just got back from biking a couple of miles to pick up the vehicle from the repair shop it got towed to yesterday, and I biked down there and back this morning to get it into the repair queue.  I may ride the bike to work tomorrow anyway, it's supposed to be a couple of degrees cooler than today. Unless tomorrow is another Fire Day.  Then I shan't.
 
2014-05-15 08:30:03 PM  

supershaft: I got on a stationary bike for 20 minutes and it made my peener numb.


I spent more than a few hours riding a hundred miles last Saturday with no ill effects to any bodily part. You're not doing it right.
 
2014-05-15 08:35:52 PM  
Do not EVER bike to work if there are no shower and grooming facilities at your office. Seriously. Am I one of the three people left on earth that uses an iron and wears deodorant?

Move to Amsterdam if you want to work in a place that smells of bum and dirty hair.
 
2014-05-15 09:42:58 PM  

GoldDude: Delta of 12% (38% average rainy days vs 50% rainy "Bike" days) is not statistically significant on a sample size of 10.  No story.


Newspaper articles involving math pretty much always get the math wrong. In fairness, statistics is some of the most subtle and elusive of all math. (Though GoldDude summed this issue up in one sentence.)

I used to think, "writing and math are different skills, so it would be surprising for an expert in one to be good at the other". Eventually, it became clear that newspapers give candidates a math test, and reject anybody who passes.
 
2014-05-15 11:09:02 PM  

audiblesmile: Do not EVER bike to work if there are no shower and grooming facilities at your office. Seriously. Am I one of the three people left on earth that uses an iron and wears deodorant?

Move to Amsterdam if you want to work in a place that smells of bum and dirty hair.


So true. It's one thing if some people don't mind being malodorous, but it's really not fair when they inflict that on the poor souls who are required to work with them.

Stinky people never seem to notice their own stink either.
 
2014-05-16 10:44:41 AM  

audiblesmile: Do not EVER bike to work if there are no shower and grooming facilities at your office. Seriously. Am I one of the three people left on earth that uses an iron and wears deodorant?

Move to Amsterdam if you want to work in a place that smells of bum and dirty hair.


Quit whining about it.  Not everybody sweats like a pig.  My commute is just shy of 5 miles.  That's not enough to break a sweat.
 
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