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    Ninja Hipster

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    Last edited by Axiom; 11-21-12 at 03:42 PM.
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    It was pitch black yet you could tell he was a ninja, "hip" and on a fixed gear...

    He does sound inconsiderate though what with passing so close

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosarian9 View Post
    It was pitch black yet you could tell he was a ninja, "hip" and on a fixed gear...

    He does sound inconsiderate though what with passing so close
    Pretty sure if I was riding in the dark with a headlight, some dude buzzes me then rides into my light beam, sticks around long enough to exchange words, I'd know what he was riding.

    OP, I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fixie itself. More that many young guys are attracted to them. And too many of them young guys have no sense whether on or off the bike. Around here, Gina and I see young stupid guys on fixies all the time. Busy streets like Foothill Blvd (for the locals). Many swerving between cars, riding on the opposite side of the road, blowing stop signs between cars at high speeds........ IN THE DARK NO LIGHTS!

    I've had other local forum members support my claims.

    On the other hand, I have seen some groups doing semi organized rides in an organized safe manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosarian9 View Post
    It was pitch black yet you could tell he was a ninja, "hip" and on a fixed gear...

    He does sound inconsiderate though what with passing so close
    I have a 500 lumen headlight that lit him up pretty well when he passed.
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    You determined IGH, ss or fixed how when he flew past you? you got that good of a look at his handlebars? Very nice.

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    Your life is full of drama...stolen bikes, pellet guns, and ninja hipsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosarian9 View Post
    You determined IGH, ss or fixed how when he flew past you? you got that good of a look at his handlebars? Very nice.
    No, I didn't. It was an assumption. But I'm 95% sure it was a fixie or SS. Even though he flew past I still got a good look at him. The light doesn't suddenly drop off so I can't see anything past a certain point..

    @Vesteroid

    I post threads when something happens. Whether it be a new light or an accident. And it's really not. Quite bland actually. That's why I post stuff on here..
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    I'm sorry but every group has their bad apples. I see members from all groups of riders go against laws and logic of riding. I ride fixed gear and I obey traffic laws and logic of riding with in perfect reasoning. If anything I try to obey and perform at a higher level then other riders. I know I'm part of a group that isn't liked by others so I try to show the nay-sayers that I know what I'm doing out there on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vesteroid View Post
    Your life is full of drama...stolen bikes, pellet guns, and ninja hipsters.
    You forgot getting stopped by the cops for night riding on a trail that is closed at night and expressing surprise that a cop car was on the trail when the trail rules expressly allow such vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    @Vesteroid

    I post threads when something happens. Whether it be a new light or an accident. And it's really not. Quite bland actually. That's why I post stuff on here..
    If I were to start a thread every time something happens I would spend most of the day on BF. Why just this morning I got buzzed by a fellow commuter while riding in a bike lane during rush hour. No warning whatsoever. Had I had to avoid a pot hole, her skinny little behind would likely have been knocked into traffic. That sort of thing happens relatively frequently. I didn't feel the slightest need to tell the world about it. I am about to ride home. Chances are some pedestrian will cross in front of me against the light, but you won't hear about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    If I were to start a thread every time something happens I would spend most of the day on BF. Why just this morning I got buzzed by a fellow commuter while riding in a bike lane during rush hour. No warning whatsoever. Had I had to avoid a pot hole, her skinny little behind would likely have been knocked into traffic. That sort of thing happens relatively frequently. I didn't feel the slightest need to tell the world about it. I am about to ride home. Chances are some pedestrian will cross in front of me against the light, but you won't hear about it.

    I guess I'll stop posting then. It seems like someone always has a problem with every thread I post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    I guess I'll stop posting then. It seems like someone always has a problem with every thread I post.

    Ignore them and post what you want, don't let people who post anonymously and who you may never meet dictate how you spend your time if they really bother you i am pretty sure there is an ignore function .

    You just have to remember to a lot of the "bitter vets" they have seen it and done it and may wonder why it shocks/outrages/amuse/confuses you.

    If it makes you feel any better , today

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    anyway keep on having fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by tergal View Post
    Ignore them and post what you want, don't let people who post anonymously and who you may never meet dictate how you spend your time if they really bother you i am pretty sure there is an ignore function ............... . .you just have to remember to a lot of the "bitter vets" they have seen it and done it and may wonder why it shocks/outrages/amuse/confuses you.
    Exactly! You know some posters (not the case here but often) have been signed on for 3 years and have 20 posts. Pretty much a sign imo that they are a little too chicken sheot to post under their real names out of fear. Of what I don't know but if you can't be yourself, then your opinion means little to me. I've had plenty attack me this way. But as you can see, I am always myself cause I've got the nards to do so! Not one of those wusses that needs to hide behind a second name because I'm afraid to voice my real opinons and thoughts.

    Now on to the Axiom posts. As tergal says keep posting! If you don't post then half the threads would not exist. You're young and haven't been riding as long so again, like tergal says, some of the things that you post are old news or funny to us that you would even think that way. Like holding a solo 30 mph for miles. Eventhough we may not agree with you, some of us don't post out of hate, humor and sarcasm maybe but not hate, and those that do, screw'em!

    There are several threads I don't care to open and/or don't interest me so I don't open or continue to open them, it's that easy! Yours I do open and read, many others I don't. It's all entertainment!
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    I wasn't going to ask, but, it seems Axiom has deleted the OP.

    What's this thread about again?
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    Some people are just bitter, angry & unpleasant.

    I think the internet can handle a few goofy posts from time to time.

    Carry on.

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    Hey! I don't like ninja cyclists either. I experienced it just yesterday but it was worse than a ninja hipster... I had a Ninja Couple! *waits for the "EEKS!" to die down*

    A couple sans lights, wearing dark clothes were cycling on the left hand side of the street and I nearly collided into one of them (or both, it was dark) when I passed the intersection (no stop sign for my direction). It gets worse. Then, they rode behind me with barely any space between me and the ninja cycling immediately behind me). Ninja swore at me when I stopped at the first stop sign (hey, I signalled a stop) and then the couple hopped on the sidewalk. A moment later they were back on the street behind me when I heard some pedestrians yell at them for riding on the sidewalk without lights. All the while, I can barely make them out in my mirror but I can hear them talking to each other. Finally lost them when they turned right a few blocks later. The last thing I heard was one of them saying "Hey, this isn't the right street".

    Meanwhile, my bike and I are a lit up like a UFO making no secret of its presence to the puny humans.


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    I like your threads Axiom, keeps it random and amusing, not that I condone it at your expense. You are like my ex-step-kid, he was a magnet for accidents but I enjoyed his stories.

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    Thank you all for the kind words. I only post because I enjoy this forum. I just don't see why they are so bitter. If you know what type of stuff I post, why would you click the thread, read it, then leave a negative comment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    Thank you all for the kind words. I only post because I enjoy this forum. I just don't see why they are so bitter. If you know what type of stuff I post, why would you click the thread, read it, then leave a negative comment?
    Same reason people do it anywhere else, because they can .

    You think it is bad here, go read some of the post in advocacy & safety .... it is like watching a horror show where the supporting actor suggests "splitting up" . You know it is not going to end well .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    Thank you all for the kind words. I only post because I enjoy this forum. I just don't see why they are so bitter. If you know what type of stuff I post, why would you click the thread, read it, then leave a negative comment?
    Axiom, life isn't always positive. This is by far a very constructive forum. You're not a victim, so, don't attempt to be one. While your posts often demonstrate the view of a less experienced individual, that is fine. It is what you are. You do get a lot of traction around here. Going back to the 30mph average for 3 miles thread, while just about everyone doubted the possibility of that being true, they also generally suggested, that if it was, you should be out looking for a coach. While being challenged to defend your claim (get used to it, you're going to have to do it throughout life) you were also recieving encouragement.

    Additionally, you need to remember that posts in the Clydesdale Forum also show up on the general bike forums.net list and subsequently get occassional comment from others that wouldn't normally participate in this subset. "Ninja Hipster" is going to get a lot of views from SS/FG readers who wouldn't otherwise visit C&A. So, don't be surprised when you get off the cuff responses from someone who may associate with your thread title and feel somewhat insulted.

    P.S. How's the search for some cheap clipless pedals and shoes going?
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    Considering Axiom deleted his first post, I think it's safe to close it.
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