Streever 
Member since Sep 16, 2015

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Re: “Check Out the Huge New Sculpture Installed Outside VMFA

That was largely my thought, too, Kazoo; this piece almost demands the removal of the smaller abstract pieces. On one hand, sure, things change; on the other hand, hmm, seems sudden and maybe not an entirely thought-out plan. I'd love to read the insights & thought process of the curators; I'm sure they considered the issue of scale/context, and I'd love to hear how they reconciled the seeming disparity between the size of this sculpture and the rest of the garden.

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Posted by Streever on 04/15/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Check Out the Huge New Sculpture Installed Outside VMFA

This is terrible, because it's a great piece, but every time I see it I just think about the 'vaporwave' hit Macintosh Plus. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU8HrO7Xui…)

The actual sculpture does seem a bit large for the site, but I'm sure it'll grow on me. I like the way it plays with perspective.

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Posted by Streever on 04/13/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “A Look at Richmond's New $1.34 Million Bike-Sharing System

These are great: they are a huge success in D.C. The cost is irrelevant. Cities spend far, far more in subsidizing private car ownership and use--car taxes & gas taxes do not cover the cost of car operation, the general fund does. All of us--yes, even renters--pay for private car ownership and parking.

I don't own a car. I own a house and a business: I pay 40% tax on my business even when I do poorly, and I pay taxes on my house, and those taxes go to subsidize private car ownership and parking. I'm not going to raise a stink about it, because that's the reality: taxes aren't spent at my discretion.

I urge all the people poo-pooing this idea because it 'costs money' to give it a rest and think about it from the perspective of someone else.

D.C. is not bike-friendly at all, but the bikes there are a joy to ride & very popular. I'm sure we will find that here as well. Who knows? Maybe the increase of tourists on bikes will mean less private cars and therefore less congestion & better traffic flow for people who want to drive.

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Posted by Streever on 08/18/2016 at 8:51 PM
Posted by Streever on 10/15/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “German Gorillas and Slovakian Wolverines: Meet the Cycling Stars that Are Coming to Richmond

@PackFan:
I'm gutted that he's pulled out! I'll email my editor to ask him if he can note that; due to publishing schedules, this article was final on Sept 9th, and Cavendish's crash & subsequent pull-out happened later. That's one of the realities of covering bike racing; with so much happening in the field, and so many races back-to-back, coverage is always going to be different.

J:
Quelle horreur; I can't believe I wrote Welsh & 2011! Very embarrassing. I omitted puncheur due to space/audience; it just seemed like a bit too arcane to add to an article that already had a bit of cycling jargon! thanks for catching the two glaring issues & providing context on puncheur.

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Posted by Streever on 09/18/2015 at 8:08 AM

Re: “German Gorillas and Slovakian Wolverines: Meet the Cycling Stars that Are Coming to Richmond

Hi Lora;
I absolutely agree with your comment & am really grateful you posted it.
The issue I ran into in trying to cover the women racers was that they only announced the line-up late Monday of this week; my deadline was September 9th. At that time, only the American team was confirmed. I deliberately invested more time in researching the women racers than the male racers, but found very little information on who was racing & what to expect. It's a real problem that women racers get so little attention in the sport, and one that I am sorry to perpetuate.

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Posted by Streever on 09/16/2015 at 11:52 AM

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