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thebondtrader55
post Mar 5 2018, 07:58 AM
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Yes.

The customer is ALWAYS right -- the only way to move forward is to give them what they want and can do.

Sadly. our focus for too long has been on what very few can do - and nobody wants to get hurt.

There is a sweet spot for all this.
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post Mar 13 2018, 09:09 AM
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I know it is apples to oranges, but it's crazy how many tracks there are in Europe.
British Cycling shows 52 tracks in England (not including Scotland and Wales).
That's in a country the size of Florida.
I'm moving to Germany this summer and I've counted 40 tracks there, a country in between New Mexico and Montana in size (roughly half the size of Texas).
Texas has 12 tracks.
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post Mar 15 2018, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE (FaithBMX @ Mar 13 2018, 10:09 AM) *
I know it is apples to oranges, but it's crazy how many tracks there are in Europe.
British Cycling shows 52 tracks in England (not including Scotland and Wales).
That's in a country the size of Florida.
I'm moving to Germany this summer and I've counted 40 tracks there, a country in between New Mexico and Montana in size (roughly half the size of Texas).
Texas has 12 tracks.

Is there a definable reason for this?

Or is it simply that they are where we were 30/40 years ago - in love with the new thing?
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post Mar 28 2018, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE (thebondtrader55 @ Mar 15 2018, 05:09 PM) *
Is there a definable reason for this?

Or is it simply that they are where we were 30/40 years ago - in love with the new thing?

I believe there are multiple reasons.
1. Europe is more socialistic. They are taxed more and therefore have more money to put towards social projects.
2. In England, they put money towards things that will help keep kids away from crime. If the economy gets worse and it seems like kids are more likely to get into crime then they spend more on things like BMX tracks and skateparks to counter it.
3. Europe has a stronger cycling tradition and are just more cyclecentric.

I don't want to be taxed more, that's for sure, but I wish that more of my current taxes were spent on things like cycling facilities.
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