Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-12-08, 12:44 AM   #1
patentcad
Peloton Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2014 Scott Addict, 2008 Cervelo P3 (TT), 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,433
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
How you know your town is moving upscale

You see a $250K+ Maybach sedan parked in front of Shop Rite. This is in Chester NY. We're used to Ford pickup trucks and the occasional Volvo.



They must have needed some Gray Poupon.

patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 12:51 AM   #2
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They start at $350,000 i believe........
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 12:54 AM   #3
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like how people park a the Dollar tree, in Mercedes and BMWs. In ssf.
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 12:56 AM   #4
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
I like how people park a the Dollar tree, in Mercedes and BMWs. In ssf.
Can you (or someone else) translate this?
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 12:59 AM   #5
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dollar tree= Dollar store.

Park= to place or leave (a vehicle) in a certain place for a period of time.

SSF= South San Francisco, California, United States of America, Zip Code 94080

Mercedes= Car manufacturer

BMW= German Car manufacturer
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 07:13 AM   #6
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One of your local yokels probably slipped and fell, probably at that Shoprite no less, and won a $350,000 lawsuit.
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 10:19 AM   #7
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
QFC (the local Kroger owned grocery chain) by my apartment always has very expensive sports cars and luxury sedans (6 figure price tags) in the lot. I roll up in my dirty, 4-digit price tag, banged up Jeep and park it right next to them and nobody seems to care one way or the other. Just because somebody drives an expensive car doesn't mean that they're shopping for foie gras at some ritzy market all the time. Rich people like Cap'n Crunch, too.

The only instance I thought something was seriously amiss was back in Cincinnati. A guy at Kroger's was dressed to the nines in a very nice suit and overcoat, he was purchasing a lot of expensive steaks and other pricey items, pays with food stamps, and wheels his cart out to his brand new Cadillac STS.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 10:42 AM   #8
GuitarWizard
Used to be a climber..
 
GuitarWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Baldwin, ME
Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2013 PedalForce RS3-ISP, 2015 Trek 520 Disc
Posts: 6,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A friend of mine has a Porsche Carrera GT ($450k), and he's a "regular" guy like anyone else. Well...minus the fact he's obsessed with organic foods. Just has a few extra bucks and actually appreciates what he owns, rather than buying stuff to impress others. Has over 30k miles on the CGT as well....not a garage queen.
GuitarWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 11:52 AM   #9
markhr
POWERCRANK addict
 
markhr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Acton, West London, UK
Bikes:
Posts: 3,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
You see a $250K+ Maybach sedan parked in front of Shop Rite. This is in Chester NY. We're used to Ford pickup trucks and the occasional Volvo.

[.IMG]http://www.carforums.net/reviews/makes/pictures/maybach08.jpg[/IMG]

They must have needed some Gray Poupon.

[.IMG]http://www.foodservicedirect.com/productimages/OT375949s.jpg[/IMG]
...could be that people have been defaulting and it's the absentee landlord, a couple of heavies and some baseball bats come to collect
__________________
shameless POWERCRANK plug
Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!
markhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 12:06 PM   #10
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Bikes: zilch
Posts: 12,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The hookers have more teeth
substructure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 01:49 PM   #11
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
The escorts have more teeth
When the area goes upscale, they're escorts, not hookers.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 02:03 PM   #12
CdCf
Videre non videri
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
Posts: 3,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That Maybach is an unbelievably ugly car!

It may be the pinnacle of luxury, but it looks like it's deformed, somehow!
CdCf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 03:00 PM   #13
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Bikes: zilch
Posts: 12,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
When the area goes upscale, they're escorts, not hookers.
Maybe in your area. In my area, hookers are the upper class. We haven't moved on to escorts yet.
substructure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 03:12 PM   #14
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
Maybe in your area. In my area, hookers are the upper class. We haven't moved on to escorts yet.
No no. In my area it's not escorts. It's bored, rich housewives trying to pick up guys at the grocery store... Nothin' says "classy" like a bad pick up line and a grocery cart full of Wheat Thins and Arbor Mist.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 03:15 PM   #15
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Bikes: zilch
Posts: 12,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
No no. In my area it's not escorts. It's bored, rich housewives trying to pick up guys at the grocery store... Nothin' says "classy" like a bad pick up line and a grocery cart full of Wheat Thins and Arbor Mist.
Thanks I needed some daydream material.
substructure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 03:34 PM   #16
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
Thanks I needed some daydream material.
Here ya go.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 04:06 PM   #17
-=(8)=-
♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯
 
-=(8)=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
Bikes: Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
Posts: 7,903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
The hookers have more teeth

^^^

Popped collars on pink Izod shirts........

Parking meters on Saturdays......

Starbucks........

Carbon Fiber Treks.......
__________________
-ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"
-=(8)=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 04:52 PM   #18
wfin2004
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Riverview, Florida
Bikes: Trek 4900
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
You see a $250K+ Maybach


Looks like a Kia. Maybe even a Hyundia.
wfin2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 05:07 PM   #19
jhota
blithering idiot
 
jhota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: beautiful coastal South Carolina
Bikes: 1991 Trek 930, 2005 Bianchi Eros, 2006 Nashbar "X," IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 1,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarWizard View Post
A friend of mine has a Porsche Carrera GT ($450k), and he's a "regular" guy like anyone else. Well...minus the fact he's obsessed with organic foods. Just has a few extra bucks and actually appreciates what he owns, rather than buying stuff to impress others. Has over 30k miles on the CGT as well....not a garage queen.
yeah, i know someone who has a Maybach. same sort of thing, normal guy. just has money.

plus, he owns the local Mercedes dealer. so i doubt he paid sticker.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wfin2004 View Post
Looks like a Kia. Maybe even a Hyundai.
who do you think the Koreans copied to make their ugly crap?
jhota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 05:26 PM   #20
Ex Pres
#39
 
Ex Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: the 35223 (AL)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
When the students start driving convertible Mercedes and Bimmers to the High School.
Ex Pres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 06:44 PM   #21
jhota
blithering idiot
 
jhota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: beautiful coastal South Carolina
Bikes: 1991 Trek 930, 2005 Bianchi Eros, 2006 Nashbar "X," IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 1,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
heh. that was my high school.

i remember one of my classmates storming into the office because she was on her way to lunch, but her car was missing when she went out to the lot.

she had a 2-year-old SAAB, and there was a brand new BMW convertible parked where her SAAB had been.

she came out of the office with the keys to her new Beemer. it was her 17th birthday, and her parents had come by the school while she was in class and "stole" her car, replacing it with her birthday present.

another of my classmates parents finally took his keys away after the second time he was pulled over driving his convertible Porsche with a suspended license.

i think myself, my best friend, and my girlfriend were the only folks who drove who didn't have new or near-new luxury/exotic cars. well, and there were some kids who drove classics - vintage Corvettes, etc. one guy had a Hemi Dart. and the class stoner drove a jet-black Caprice convertible.

3000GT twin turbos, BMWs, Benzes, one kid even had an NSX (i graduated HS in 1992, so you can imagine how big a deal that was then)... saw all of them in our school lot.

fwiw, i drove a 1976 Peugeot 504 Diesel until the heater core blew and i replaced it with a clapped-out MGB roadster. i bought both cars with my own money, earned working as a wrench at local bike shops.

nope, i didn't fit in at all back then.
jhota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 08:22 PM   #22
marqueemoon
or tarckeemoon, depending
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the pesto of cities
Bikes: Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
Posts: 7,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your band's practice space gets torn down to make way for more condos... twice.
marqueemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 10:03 PM   #23
Jynx
.....
 
Jynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island
Bikes: 2006 Cannondale CAAD8
Posts: 4,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
They must have needed some Gray Poupon.


grey poupon.

I can see patentcad doesn't enjoy the finer mustards too often.
__________________
Weight Listing Index (Feel Free to add to it!)

Buy your bike parts here
Jynx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 10:26 PM   #24
-=(8)=-
♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯
 
-=(8)=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
Bikes: Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
Posts: 7,903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
An Apple retailer opens in the Mall......






tee hee hee
__________________
-ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"
-=(8)=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-08, 10:33 PM   #25
patentcad
Peloton Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2014 Scott Addict, 2008 Cervelo P3 (TT), 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,433
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
They start at $350,000 i believe........
Like I would know. If it's over $35K, it's off the Pcad Vehicular Procurement Radar Screen.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:13 PM.