Graph from case on the Ulist:
Isn't it interesting that after Asher, the daytime miles are greater than the night and that becomes even more pronounced after Team Geezer show up...
Of all the evidence presented so far, this one graph strikes me as the most damning. Of course one can imagine explanations other than cheating for why nighttime mileage tanks the moment the, ah, cheating is exposed. Maybe RY just pushed too hard early on, got too enthusiastic, and paid a price.
Ah, no. I don't think so. Much more tempting as an interpretation is that RY and his crew first did the cheat-from-the-van thing almost offhandedly, as a way to make up a little mileage on one particular day, and then realized what a godsend it was and began to exploit it--at which point Asher enters the picture and torpedoes that mileage-accumulating modality. Just boom! in the night. Then the geezers come on the scene. At that point you would expect heroics: a minimum, mileages equal to the early (pre-Asher) portion of the endeavor. But no. Everything crumbles and tanks.[/quote]
Great graph, but it needs a line which combines the daily night and day times to show complete 24 hour distance.