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Comment Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (Score 1) 253

I hear you, and raise you my weekly unsupported Saturday bicycle tours of 130-180 miles. They burn upwards of 15,000 calories, and I have to keep slamming down food and water in order to not waste away, or even pass out while riding as I did one time. Also, I don't have a car, so I get around by bicycle when commuting and running errands.

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

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

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.

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