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View Poll Results: What are you most likely to do if you get passed by an e-bike?
Curse the rider out for being a reckless cheater 4 3.57%
Pick up the pace leaving them in my dust. 12 10.71%
Get angry and start a thread on BF about it. 6 5.36%
Tell the rider their shoe is untied and see if they look. 6 5.36%
Nothing. Maybe not even notice. (yawn) 48 42.86%
Say hi and talk with the rider, maybe ask questions about the bike. 22 19.64%
Other (see post) 14 12.50%
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Old 03-04-17, 02:49 PM   #51
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Do you really have nothing better to do than insult others and attempt to start problems? Maybe you should move onto non-ebike threads if this is your norm (noting your previous behavior in an ebike thread). My guess is you love bikes like the rest of us, yet this is not the way to show it.
It was a joke. Hope you weren't offended. But if you were, hard to imagine what great offence was committed.
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It was a joke. Hope you weren't offended. But if you were, hard to imagine what great offence was committed.
It would be a joke if you did not appear in every ebike thread and post negative comments. Yet, you do. Therefore, we both know you are not being truthful. I think you would get more from the forums if you avoided the ebike threads and focused on what you like.
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@alan s, you are showing us your small, petty side.
Actually, I'm showing my humorous side. Chill, bro.
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It would be a joke if you did not appear in every ebike thread and post negative comments. Yet, you do. Therefore, we both know you are not being truthful. I think you would get more from the forums if you avoided the ebike threads and focused on what you like.
Need laugh at yourself once in a while. Try it. Good for the soul.
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Are you laughing at yourself or at others? I don't see any self-deprecation.
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Need laugh at yourself once in a while. Try it. Good for the soul.
Nice effort, but your past history shows the truth. I am done for now if you want to save your energy for others.
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Are you laughing at yourself or at others? I don't see any self-deprecation.
OK, both pics of legs look rather ridiculous. Don't you think? In reality, probably most cyclists legs fall somewhere between. So there is an element of self deprecation. I you have to explain a joke, it kind of loses its effect. Anyway, as I said, no offence intended.
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Yes, it loses its effect, but in this case, I think it didn't have any humorous effect to begin with. I don't see anyone laughing except you, and you're not laughing at yourself. You're telling others to laugh at themselves, which is another word for making fun of people.
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OK, both pics of legs look rather ridiculous. Don't you think? In reality, probably most cyclists legs fall somewhere between. So there is an element of self deprecation. I you have to explain a joke, it kind of loses its effect. Anyway, as I said, no offence intended.
Well you have to expect some pushback when you post an image that appears to belittle the entire e-biker community. I'll take the liberty of removing the image for you.

As you were, folks.
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I may buy a Harley, I wonder if the ebike moped riders will be offended when I pass them?
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I may buy a Harley, I wonder if the ebike moped riders will be offended when I pass them?
I was out riding the Kawasaki today when up in the mountains at Genesse, I spotted the newly built bike path that parallels I-70.
I was sooo tempted...[evil grin]
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I may buy a Harley, I wonder if the ebike moped riders will be offended when I pass them?
The irony is it's quite the opposite. Harley's are the safest motorcycles in the world. They don't go fast enough that you can hurt yourself.
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I was out riding the Kawasaki today when up in the mountains at Genesse, I spotted the newly built bike path that parallels I-70.
I was sooo tempted...[evil grin]
Sometimes I carry a bike on my Ural, that way I can offend everybody including myself....
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WTF does a Harley have to do with bicycling...? EVEN, E-Bike bicycling...? NOT, even in the same "solar system"... As far as similarity is concerned... Yes, it is in the same universe, but really...????
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WTF does a Harley have to do with bicycling...? EVEN, E-Bike bicycling...? NOT, even in the same "solar system"... As far as similarity is concerned... Yes, it is in the same universe, but really...????
Don't be so silly.

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Don't be so silly.

You needs to stop being so silly... A 2 cycle engine is nowhere near, the same as an E -Bike ...
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A cheater? on a commute?
Nobody said my response had to make sense.

In actuality, I think they're pretty cool and work great for some. I tried a tadpole trike with electric assist once and I felt like superman. It was awesome.
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With an E-bike, you have all the disadvantages of a bicycle and none of the advantages.
Really? So you're not causing less emission than a car, and you're not getting ANY exercise at all (even if you're running mild pedal assist) and you're not getting outside and enjoying the sun?

IDK about you but those are the main reasons I'm on a bike, and ISTM that those are still there for an ebike if you want them to.

I know a LOT of people who have taken up cycling and gotten much fitter than they were (one lost > 100 pounds) ONLY because ebikes are an option.
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I dislike it when a cyclist (ebike or other) pulls ahead of me at a stoplight, and then I have to pass them again. If they're fast enough that i don't have to pass them again, then I don't care. So the accurate answer is probably that I'll pass them again after the light goes green. But I voted 'nothing,' because I don't care if they're ebikes. I'm really not interested in ebikes. I don't know why I'd want one. If someone else wants one, what's it to me?



There's a guy who's on more or less the same schedule as I when I go over the Queensborough Bridge, who often passes me on the way up. There's no catching him.
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I dislike it when a cyclist (ebike or other) pulls ahead of me at a stoplight, and then I have to pass them again. If they're fast enough that i don't have to pass them again, then I don't care.
Some people call that "shoaling" and yeah it's pretty annoying.

It's also why I dislike most filtering and the concept of "bike boxes". They encourage cyclists to "shoal" motor traffic, such that the motor traffic then has to negotiate passing the cyclist(s) again and again after each light. It's annoying and inconsiderate.
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Some people call that "shoaling" and yeah it's pretty annoying.

It's also why I dislike most filtering and the concept of "bike boxes". They encourage cyclists to "shoal" motor traffic, such that the motor traffic then has to negotiate passing the cyclist(s) again and again after each light. It's annoying and inconsiderate.
I know it's a bit off topic, but what is wrong with filtering? Do you view it as somehow cheating? What if the cars have no problem passing you again further up the road? Is filtering OK then?
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Get a Chevelle.


Oh wait, I had a base model 1968 Chevelle Deluxe with 235 ci inline six and four doors...


Get a 307 Chevelle. Fixed.
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