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Old 04-01-09, 08:39 AM   #26
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Take a bus or drive...you should be willing to do ANYTHING to be safe.

No no you gotta DRIVE a bus not take one.. I want to go where I want on my schedule without sharing plus be able to just roll through whatever police roadblock they might setup on my way to work. Although a nice garbage truck might be good and will keep everyone off your 6.
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Statistically, one of the most dangerous places that most people ever will see is the inside of a bathtub or shower. More people fall and hurt themselves in the bathroom than you could imagine.

With this in mind, and borrowing from the OPs sentiments, I think that nobody should ever enter a bathroom again. People got by for thousands and thousands of years just being dirty, and squatting over holes in the dirt. It is much safer...


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I have a tricycle in the bath tub. That way I won't fall over.
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No no you gotta DRIVE a bus not take one.. I want to go where I want on my schedule without sharing plus be able to just roll through whatever police roadblock they might setup on my way to work. Although a nice garbage truck might be good and will keep everyone off your 6.
I like how you think. There is a black star in your future, I'm sure.
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Statistically, one of the most dangerous places that most people ever will see is the inside of a bathtub or shower. More people fall and hurt themselves in the bathroom than you could imagine.

With this in mind, and borrowing from the OPs sentiments, I think that nobody should ever enter a bathroom again. People got by for thousands and thousands of years just being dirty, and squatting over holes in the dirt. It is much safer...


You are correct, sir.
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I wear my helmet when I'm in the bathroom, as my wife finds me fetching in it.
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Ok. I've been commuting for a year and a half now through all seasons and on both road and trail. After all this I have determined that bicyclists really don't belong on the road. All we do is impede traffic, annoy drivers and contest roads. The externalities caused by on-road bike commuting are too many and the overall social effects net harm. Stay off the roads and make the world a better place.
Exactacly exactacally… I agree 52 billion percent. The roads are to dangerous to drive on let alone bike on, and the trails are full of hippies and dog walkers and general non-bikeriden freaks…

So I done decided I’ma gona commute by Kayak to work this summer. Shoot, the river goes right by my house and a block from work so why not… Course my commute will be upstream,(but downstream on the way home) and I got that pesky dam to go over(getting back up it may be the rough part), and some rapids to go through, but it’s bound to be safer than trying to ride a bike, drive a car, or hitch hike to work. Ya think? My wife thinks I tetched in the head, but heck that ain’t never stopped me before.
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Ok. I've been commuting for a year and a half now through all seasons and on both road and trail. After all this I have determined that bicyclists really don't belong on the road. All we do is impede traffic, annoy drivers and contest roads. The externalities caused by on-road bike commuting are too many and the overall social effects net harm. Stay off the roads and make the world a better place.
I took a poll. The overwhelming number of drivers in Arkansas agree with you.
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Of course you inside-the-beltway types would love to see the rest of us FREE people crushed and broken on the roadways of Amerika. Your jackboots are showing.
Judging by your (yet another) avatar, I think your view is jaded by being in the confines of Stalag 13.
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Plans are in the works...it's part of the stimulus package. Please do your homework before spouting off in an Internet forum. Thank you.
I will spout off all I want, thank you.
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I will spout off all I want, thank you.
These are my internets.
And, BTW, if you are right, it will never happen.
I am right...and if you question my judgment again, I may have to become more official, rather than the a friendly mentor.
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Judging by your (yet another) avatar, I think your view is jaded by being in the confines of Stalag 13.
Was that some kind of a racial comment? Do you think that was funny?
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Was that some kind of a racial comment? Do you think that was funny?
F-ing hilarious. I am indeed prejudiced against those of the "jade" persuasion--though I can't exactly make out who you are this time...
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F-ing hilarious. I am indeed prejudiced against those of the "jade" persuasion--though I can't exactly make out who you are this time...
Now you're a sexist and a homophobe? Bet you hate blondes too.
I bet you even are one of those people who think the holocaust was real and that it was the Germans who did it, instead of those sneaky Polacks.
I'll have to consult with my peers, but I am not sure we have room in BF for your ilk.
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Police car (lights on), ambulance(Lights on) and postal truck pull up to a 4 way stop at the same time. Who has the right of way?

Postal Truck...federal vehicle takes presidence...I'm trading my bike for a postal truck, then we'll see who rules the road whahhahah!

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Exactacly exactacally… I agree 52 billion percent. The roads are to dangerous to drive on let alone bike on, and the trails are full of hippies and dog walkers and general non-bikeriden freaks…

So I done decided I’ma gona commute by Kayak to work this summer. Shoot, the river goes right by my house and a block from work so why not… Course my commute will be upstream,(but downstream on the way home) and I got that pesky dam to go over(getting back up it may be the rough part), and some rapids to go through, but it’s bound to be safer than trying to ride a bike, drive a car, or hitch hike to work. Ya think? My wife thinks I tetched in the head, but heck that ain’t never stopped me before.
As long as you have a helmet, lights, and a patch kit then you should be fine.
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WoW, a patch kit for kayak? I never thought of that!
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...I have determined that bicyclists really don't belong on the road. All we do is impede traffic, annoy drivers and contest roads.
I agree. That's what makes it so appealing to me. I am from the school of Civil Disobedience and Disturbing the Comfortable.

Funny thing tho. When I am behind the wheel of a car, a large percentage of other motorists are impeding my progress, annoying me, and contesting my space on the road. Even more so than on my bike. I think I would kill myself if I had to drive around this town daily. So it's really win-win for me.
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I took a poll. The overwhelming number of drivers in Arkansas agree with you.
I took a poll and found that 96% of drivers favor mass transit for other people.
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You're right. I'm going to walk my toy home (wouldn't want to take up valuable space on the light rail with my stuff) and just put it on the rack on the back of the car. That way I can still look at it while I drive it around places.
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I agree. That's what makes it so appealing to me. I am from the school of Civil Disobedience and Disturbing the Comfortable.

Funny thing tho. When I am behind the wheel of a car, a large percentage of other motorists are impeding my progress, annoying me, and contesting my space on the road. Even more so than on my bike. I think I would kill myself if I had to drive around this town daily. So it's really win-win for me.
Yep! In town a bike is so much faster and THAT is the reason I got rid of my car in the first place.
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You're right. I'm going to walk my toy home (wouldn't want to take up valuable space on the light rail with my stuff) and just put it on the rack on the back of the car. That way I can still look at it while I drive it around places.
OMG, that is so sad! Now see what you guys did?
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I think bikes should be banned, they are out dated and a neusence. Our auto industry is on the brink of callapse and we will need to buy cars so Problem solved... You're welcome!
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I think bikes should be banned, they are out dated and a neusence. Our auto industry is on the brink of callapse and we will need to buy cars so Problem solved... You're welcome!
GM makes a Hummer MTB among others,,, problem acknoledged.
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