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Old 03-27-09, 05:48 AM   #1
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Spring the good , bad and huh of cagers...

I'm at a light last night, first in line, right lane. Look in my mirror and guy wants to turn right behind me. I have room so I move up so he can get by and he pulls up along side me, rolls down his window and asks...
"You got insurance for that?"
I respond "Yes"
He goes "Oh!"
I ask "Do You?", he rolls up his window and takes off...Huh?

Then this morning I'm at a light right lane and this woman 2 lanes over rolls down her window and gets my attention and says..."I just have to tell you, any body that can't see you is blind, I see you every morning."
I say "Thank you" and off we go...and I get my usual morning buzz by the other cagers...

The warmer air just does something to people in Buffalo
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Old 03-27-09, 06:02 AM   #2
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IMO thats one of the cooler things about riding "amongst the people" as opposed to being in a car. i enjoy ridiculous interactions amongst fellow citizens, which you really miss out on being in a 4 sided car.
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Old 03-27-09, 06:16 AM   #3
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The warmer air just does something to people in Buffalo
It's called thawing I believe.
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Cool. Around here the jerks now have their windows rolled down. Oh joy.
Not that it is really bad but sometimes interactions are less annoying when you can not hear them.
Perhaps that is what my ipod is for.
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IMHO, all the spring sun flowing through thier eyes and into thier
brains causes cagers to become disoriented.
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I love interaction because it lets me train my witty retorts. This is an integral but oft ignored part of an good cycling regimine.
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I love interaction because it lets me train my witty retorts. This is an integral but oft ignored part of an good cycling regimine.
Train on BF...when on the bike it's game day.
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Train on BF...when on the bike it's game day.
There isn't any competition.
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I talk to people in cars all the time. If they've got the window down ... I'm going to say something.

If they've got a cool bumper sticker, and we're stuck in traffic, I may rap on the window to ask them about it.

Did this once about a sticker that said "Dissent is Patriotic" and the driver, delighted that I had asked, said she had two and I could take the one off the back. Turns out it was a magnet, so I did.

If they're pulling a boat, I'm going to ask where they are planning to fish. Whatever.

People first are surprised, then happy to chat.
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Old 03-27-09, 10:38 AM   #10
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It's called thawing I believe.
Depends. In Buffalo, "warmer air" might mean it's over 25 F.
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There isn't any competition.
Let's see if we can help you out...

HEY! WHAT KIND OF A FAT, LAZY, STINKIN' MORON ARE YOU ON THAT GIRLY BIKE? YOU BETTER GET THE F OUTTA MY WAY BEFORE I RUN YOU OVER, TAKE THAT SISSY BIKE, AND GIVE IT TO MY 6 YEAR OLD GIRL TO PLAY WITH. GET ON THE SIDEWALK OR GO BACK TO WHERE YA CAME FROM YOU SWEATY, GOOD FOR NOTHIN' BABOON!

Now, for practice, you would say...?
(I'm expecting great things here )
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Let's see if we can help you out...

HEY! WHAT KIND OF A FAT, LAZY, STINKIN' MORON ARE YOU ON THAT GIRLY BIKE? YOU BETTER GET THE F OUTTA MY WAY BEFORE I RUN YOU OVER, TAKE THAT SISSY BIKE, AND GIVE IT TO MY 6 YEAR OLD GIRL TO PLAY WITH. GET ON THE SIDEWALK OR GO BACK TO WHERE YA CAME FROM YOU SWEATY, GOOD FOR NOTHIN' BABOON!

Now, for practice, you would say...?
(I'm expecting great things here )
Smile and wave as I sing along to Jethro Tull ..."skating away, skating away, on the thin ice of a new day hey hey hey"...on my ipod.
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Now, for practice, you would say...?
(I'm expecting great things here )
I'd be more prone to play Richard Simmons and say "Oh, I love you too honey"
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"A sphincter says what" and then do to the Doppler effect they will more then likely say "What?"

(and it actually 60*F on the ride home today)
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Let's see if we can help you out...

HEY! WHAT KIND OF A FAT, LAZY, STINKIN' MORON ARE YOU ON THAT GIRLY BIKE? YOU BETTER GET THE F OUTTA MY WAY BEFORE I RUN YOU OVER, TAKE THAT SISSY BIKE, AND GIVE IT TO MY 6 YEAR OLD GIRL TO PLAY WITH. GET ON THE SIDEWALK OR GO BACK TO WHERE YA CAME FROM YOU SWEATY, GOOD FOR NOTHIN' BABOON!
Good for nothin' triggers my auto-response mechanism thusly: I'm obviously good for something - sending *******s like you into fits of apoplectic rage.
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