We the (other) contributors to Quarterly Bicycle wish to retract the recently published article, Motor Vehicle Research: Which model is best for the Randonneur-Poseur?
We would like to thank Randolph Peabody, Esq. for bringing to our attention the fact that the article was not peer reviewed prior to publishing, and that the article was in clear violation of our editorial policy of testing for safety.
Crash testing was not reported, although many anecdotal accounts of crashes experienced and caused by the author during the test have been rumored by other Randonneur-Poseurs. Further, reliability of the GPS system in each vehicle was not reviewed or reported and the editorial board simply cannot tolerate driving off short piers or onto footpaths like has happened to us so often in the past.
Our apologies to our advertisers and readers, we will take measures to ensure such errors and omissions do not occur in the future, that diagrams resembling ear hair or vortexes of despair will not be used to substantiate substandard research, and that posts that are way cooler than ours will be suppressed.
Persephone T. Crock