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Old 04-01-09, 01:58 PM   #76
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your so right bikes don't belong on the road, or anywhere else for that matter, sidewalks are for walkers/runners. But why stop there, we do endless damage to parks and woods with our trails, not to mention the impact we have on the wildlife. I mean think of how many squirrels and other woodland animals you almost given a hear attack to and disrupted there homes. How dare us. Then theres the whole riding through streams and across water passes washing oil and grease off our bikes into the ecosystem. No telling how many biker related deaths there's been to water dwelling animals, much less the animals that drink from said water. Heck I bet if someone did a study they would find that bird flu and mad cow disease where both caused by bikers!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-09, 02:35 PM   #78
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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.


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Old 04-01-09, 03:13 PM   #79
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your so right bikes don't belong on the road, or anywhere else for that matter, sidewalks are for walkers/runners. But why stop there, we do endless damage to parks and woods with our trails, not to mention the impact we have on the wildlife. I mean think of how many squirrels and other woodland animals you almost given a hear attack to and disrupted there homes. How dare us. Then theres the whole riding through streams and across water passes washing oil and grease off our bikes into the ecosystem. No telling how many biker related deaths there's been to water dwelling animals, much less the animals that drink from said water. Heck I bet if someone did a study they would find that bird flu and mad cow disease where both caused by bikers!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-09, 06:43 PM   #80
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If it weighs as much as a car you should be alowed to pedal it under the proposed law.
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Old 04-01-09, 09:29 PM   #81
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Old 04-02-09, 02:45 AM   #84
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I took this for you today on my way home.
What kind of panniers are those?
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They are weather proof and made from canvas, leather with copper and brass hdwr. I make them here in Detroit.
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That is exactly what I was thinking.

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