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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    GM makes a Hummer MTB among others,,, problem acknoledged.
    If it weighs as much as a car you should be alowed to pedal it under the proposed law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    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.
    I used to live in nola, and I definitely agree with you. Pain in the butt to drive there. You expect it downtown, but it seems like it's everywhere in nola.

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    I agree, cars are always in my way, or jetting around me and invading my space, they really dont belong on the road. Cars should be pretty much be outlawed on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinyon View Post
    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...


    Speaking of safety, I think pooping in a helmet is the most appropriate use for it and would be much more sanitary than squatting over a hole in the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I guess it's easier to deflect than actually address the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Speaking of safety, I think pooping in a helmet is the most appropriate use for it and would be much more sanitary than squatting over a hole in the dirt.
    Just another good reason for mandatory helmet laws.

    Regarding previous business...after consulting with the rest of the Black Star Corps, we have decided not to ban MIKEnDC, but to ban bikes from the roads instead. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Speaking of safety, I think pooping in a helmet is the most appropriate use for it and would be much more sanitary than squatting over a hole in the dirt.
    I need clarification. Are you an advocate for pooping into ones helmet?

    Or are you simply wearing a helmet while you poop?

    Please tell me it's not both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    I am right...and if you question my judgment again, I may have to become more official, rather than the a friendly mentor.
    I question your judgement and think that you are WRONG in your initial premise.

    Per the LAW in every state bicycles are perfectly legal on all roads unless posted otherwise, with the same rights of use as any other vehicle. Frankly I do not give a rats rectal orifice if some car drivers do not appreciate my being there and I delay them slightly or slow down their commute by a few seconds.

    It appears to me that you are trying to say that we should be off the road due to unpopularity with drivers and potentially for reasons of our own safety. My take is that drivers should learn to drive properly and not be texting, talking on their cellphones, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs and engaging in other non driving related activities which distract them from their primary job, driving.

    Go ahead and increase your carbon footprint by driving for your commute but do not try to discourage others from getting some healthy exercise while riding on the street for commuting or whatever purpose they have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post

    Go ahead and increase your carbon footprint by driving for your commute but do not try to discourage others from getting some healthy exercise while riding on the street for commuting or whatever purpose they have.
    really carbon footprint?

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    What an entertaining thread! I think the people not getting the joke (or pretending to?) are the funniest bits.
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    Someone had a bad morning commute. Soon more of us will be on the road to back you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapher22 View Post
    really carbon footprint?

    Here is my carbon footprint

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    What an entertaining thread! I think the people not getting the joke (or pretending to?) are the funniest bits.
    Shhhhhhhhhh!

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    you mean like chipcom wears funny clothes????

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    there should be a little separate bike road next to the regular that has always been my dream lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    I question your judgement and think that you are WRONG in your initial premise.

    Per the LAW in every state bicycles are perfectly legal on all roads unless posted otherwise, with the same rights of use as any other vehicle. Frankly I do not give a rats rectal orifice if some car drivers do not appreciate my being there and I delay them slightly or slow down their commute by a few seconds.

    It appears to me that you are trying to say that we should be off the road due to unpopularity with drivers and potentially for reasons of our own safety. My take is that drivers should learn to drive properly and not be texting, talking on their cellphones, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs and engaging in other non driving related activities which distract them from their primary job, driving.
    Go ahead and increase your carbon footprint by driving for your commute but do not try to discourage others from getting some healthy exercise while riding on the street for commuting or whatever purpose they have.
    I was with you until you said they shouldn't be impaired by alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    Per the LAW in every state bicycles are perfectly legal on all roads unless posted otherwise, with the same rights of use as any other vehicle..
    This is the problem. Cars have engines and should thereby have more rights.



    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    Frankly I do not give a rats rectal orifice if some car drivers do not appreciate my being there and I delay them slightly or slow down their commute by a few seconds..
    They do, and they are more important. (see above).

    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    It appears to me that you are trying to say that we should be off the road due to unpopularity with drivers and potentially for reasons of our own safety..
    Rightfully so.


    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    My take is that drivers should learn to drive properly and not be texting, talking on their cellphones, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs and engaging in other non driving related activities which distract them from their primary job, driving..
    Yes, but this is not 1897. Drivers these days are far more efficient and capable of multi-tasking even the most attention dependent tasks whilst driving.

    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    Go ahead and increase your carbon footprint by driving for your commute.
    I will
    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    i climb at <10 mph. you want to take this outside?

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    This is the problem. Cars have engines and should thereby have more rights.

    Cars have 4 wheels, so they should have twice the rights as a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    Those are Dago wheels! (I should know, I am 1/4 Italian)

    Dago through mud, dago through sand, dago through snow. And when dago, dago Wop, Wop, Wop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
    you mean like chipcom wears funny clothes????
    Yes, thank you for the excellent, albeit tame example.
    Another would be 'squirtdad's real name is dribbleboy'.

    I hope you learned nothing useful from this post.
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    If you people say I shouldn't ride my bike on the road that's one more reason for me to do it.

    If I had a full carbon bike would that increase my carbon foot print?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
    I question your judgement and think that you are WRONG in your initial premise.

    Per the LAW in every state bicycles are perfectly legal on all roads unless posted otherwise, with the same rights of use as any other vehicle. Frankly I do not give a rats rectal orifice if some car drivers do not appreciate my being there and I delay them slightly or slow down their commute by a few seconds.

    It appears to me that you are trying to say that we should be off the road due to unpopularity with drivers and potentially for reasons of our own safety. My take is that drivers should learn to drive properly and not be texting, talking on their cellphones, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs and engaging in other non driving related activities which distract them from their primary job, driving.

    Go ahead and increase your carbon footprint by driving for your commute but do not try to discourage others from getting some healthy exercise while riding on the street for commuting or whatever purpose they have.
    Other countries keep their bikes where they belong...out of my way.
    Why can't liberal Americans do the same?
    Being a 'merkin myself, I ain't giving up my by gawd given right to drive a smoking monster truck 20+ mph over the speed limit and splatting anything in my way.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian123 View Post
    there should be a little separate bike road next to the regular that has always been my dream lol
    As long as I don't have to pay for it. Collect your Proof-of-Purchase seals, but leave my hard-earned money alone so I can buy booze, beer and broads....and of course gas, lots of gas.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    Those are Dago wheels! (I should know, I am 1/4 Italian)

    Dago through mud, dago through sand, dago through snow. And when dago, dago Wop, Wop, Wop!
    I'm Italian, Joey. You've deeply offended me. I may ban you, but I need a good cry first.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makeitso View Post
    If you people say I shouldn't ride my bike on the road that's one more reason for me to do it.

    If I had a full carbon bike would that increase my carbon foot print?
    Yea if you take up smoking and eat lots of beans.

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