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Comment: Re:16" wheels are surprisingly useful (Score 1) 85

by Neil Hodges (#47253203) Attached to: Shawn Raymond's Tandem Bike is Shorter Than Yours (Video)
And people tour on Bromptons. I can load a lot more than expected on mine and it still handles pretty well with more than 40 pounds on its racks, including on slow hill climbs. I don't own a car, but a Brompton is really nice for air travel: I can fold it up, put it in its back, and put it into checked baggage with no extra fees. Once at the destination airport, I can unfold it and ride away without having to deal with trains, buses, or taxis. It does fit quite well in those, too.

Comment: Re:I disagreeI (Score 1) 789

by Neil Hodges (#33226818) Attached to: I Wish My Car Had A...

And never mind the fact that in this day an age no country in the world has a "profitable" intercity rail system--but the economic, security and environmental benefits to the whole country justify considerable taxpayer expense.

What about Japan? The members of the JR Group are for-profit and publicly-traded.

Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

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