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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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    Bikeforums - The Community

    Hi gang!

    I was thinking last night what it would be like to live in a community made up of everyone at Bikeforums...

    Say we owed a village, with enough space for all members and guests, what would be your role in the community, and how would you make our village a better place to live...?

    I'll start it off;

    I'd run the local village tea and coffee cyber-rooms, making people tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches for all, and spreading the good word of the forums...to make our village a better place I would plant a dense wood of trees and create a wicked single track cutting through it with jumps and stuff...taking into consideration an area for plants and animals ofcourse.

    Your turn!
    Making New Zealand a safer place :)

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    Carfree since '82. Grrr! JonR's Avatar
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    I will host daily meditation before everybody hits the single track or streets.

    At least it would be good for me.

    I will also bake bread in my trusty $5 bread machine for those who aren't a-feared of carbohydrates.
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    Just Follow Your Feet! AlphaGeek's Avatar
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    I guess I'd do what I do now, be a computer geek.

    But just think, no cars!...Let me say it again, (it sounds so good!)
    NO CARS!!!

    Smells better, cleaner, definitely safer, the list goes on ad nauseum.
    Recumbents rock!

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    Hey this is a good idea!

    I would probabaly be a good all around grunt or laborer. Just tell me what to do and I would do it. I just like to be included and the feeling of being needed.

    If that is not workable, How about village idiot?

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    Ridealot,
    I'm afraid there would be stiff competition for that position. We might have to hold a goof off to decide.
    Rainman
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    YAY!!! I'll be the chick who makes sure you have all the snacks and water and gatorade you need. I'll sag you on long rides and have a bountiful Italian (homemade, of course) feast awaiting your return.

    ( after all this is PRETEND )
    Given The Choice of Left, Right or Up, Choose Up!

    :dance:

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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Ba-Dg-Er
    Since no one has taken it yet I'll run the local bike shop... since all of you ride it shouldn't be hard to get employees which would leave me plenty of time to ride.
    He he Ba-dg-er

    You'd certainly have to monopoly!!!

    Id put forward that Joe Gardener would be Chief of the Village...after all, it is his site!!!

    From Cheryl>>

    I'll be the chick who makes sure you have all the snacks and water and gatorade you need. I'll sag you on long rides and have a bountiful Italian
    (homemade, of course) feast awaiting your return.

    Rich *I handle the food, don't muscle in Cheryl!!!* He he...
    Making New Zealand a safer place :)

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    Originally posted by AlphaGeek


    But just think, no cars!...Let me say it again, (it sounds so good!)
    NO CARS!!!
    Carmechanic, that`s my original job (sorry guys!), but thank god i`ve been switched to carpenter/cabinet-maker.
    Carpenter and Clubowner sounds good to me :thumbup: , i like to see people having a good time in the weekends.
    And of course my nightclub has a special bikegarage, for free and safe parking of your "everything" , a 24 hr service station and a lot of :cool: music!!!
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    I would be the guy who nobody knows what he does and are afraid to ask. Also, nobody knows where I am at any particular time. The only time I seem to be around is dinner, then I disappear!

    No, actually I have several options:

    The rich philanthropist who has entirely too much time on his hands.

    The eccentric artist who walks (and cycles) around mumbling to himself.

    The postman (the kind who delivers on foot, or even bicycle.)

    The guy who doesn't seem to have a job, but spends his time loitering around others while they are working, offering suggestions and borrowing money.

    I would like to be anything, as long as I got to live there!

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    I'll shepard the newbies, show them around the place, the trails, routes, get them started on the best places to ride, then eat wherever the food is best....will it be Cheryl's or Rich?
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    How about if I am the local gardener? Flowers everywhere and plants hanging in front of every window. This must be a utopian society.

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    Originally posted by Rich
    Id put forward that Joe Gardener would be Chief of the Village...after all, it is his site!!!
    Mayor Joe, It's got a nice ring eh Joe!
    Recumbents rock!

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    Do what I do....customer support for an ISP, keeping everyone connected so they can keep abreast of the latest news on the forums! And, of course, ride, ride, ride!
    Keep Spinning!!
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    Originally posted by aerobat
    eat wherever the food is best....will it be Cheryl's or Rich?

    We can take turns....
    Given The Choice of Left, Right or Up, Choose Up!

    :dance:

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    Actually, Rich, Cheryl and Toolfreak all have extremely important jobs here in BikeForums-ville.

    Since all our citizens are cyclists, eating and drinking will likely be the second most popular activity, attracting a constant flow of customers. And with all the stories we swap, the tables would stay full and constant snacks and beverages be consumed.

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Eureka! My "Calling!"

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    Originally posted by AlphaGeek


    Mayor Joe, It's got a nice ring eh Joe!
    I just want to be the Janitor I have found a nice island we can purchase and build, just for our community! Check it out here.

    I can toss in $505

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    I'll run the local pub. Someone needs to be there to supply you all with bottles of your favorite micro brew or pints of Guinness (I won't serve Bud though. Sorry, personal grudge), it might as well be me.

    (that's Budweiser, by the way. I don't want any of you to think I have it in for some guy named Bud)
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    Originally posted by Pete Clark


    The guy who doesn't seem to have a job, but spends his time loitering around others while they are working, offering suggestions and borrowing money.
    I`d like that as a holiday and of course i`ll be spending a lot of time in Lightboy`s pub drinking whiskey (if he serves it?) from my borrowed money
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    Carfree since '82. Grrr! JonR's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Joe Gardner
    I have found a nice island we can purchase and build...
    That island would be convenient for Buddy Hayden!
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    Originally posted by toolfreak

    I`d like that as a holiday and of course i`ll be spending a lot of time in Lightboy`s pub drinking whiskey (if he serves it?) from my borrowed money
    But of course! No self respecting pub would deny their customers a but of whiskey (or whisky, if you swing that way). Strictly top shelf though. I hope no one minds.

    So far a the remainder of my bar, if you can drink it, I'll be serving it. The only exception is cheap American beer. I have developed a bit of distaste for it. I've you really want it, I could probably arrange to sell it to you as long as you agree to drink it somewhere else.
    Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to ride. Ride to work.

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    I could be the information director (I wouldn't want the title librarian...although there is nothing wrong with that). The newbies will have to learn the cycling jargon that is tossed about freely on the island/town, and I'll provide them with that knowledge. I could also be the keeper of the maps. All archival records of the community will be stored on my shelves. I will also keep the best music to listen to while cycling. My information center will be closing at 4 pm so I can go cycling 60 miles with Ba-Dg-Er every evening...along with everyone else in town.

    I'll also carry literature. You'll have to do something with your free time when you're not riding. Has television been outlawed yet?
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    Okay guy the Restaurant business is my territory, , I will be cooking your pasta after a very long bike ride, and I will be very accomodating that I will cook your meal to what ever you want it done,..but It will be a very expensive resto, just kidding....
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    I'm ok with that!

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    I would like to be the guy who plans and organizes the many wonderful bicycling adventures our community would enjoy.

    Hopefully, Marcy and GirlzNGear would work with me because they seem to be good at it.

    MichaelW could be the technical director on our trip.

    Racso could be the mobile surgeon.

    Pete Clark could be the diplomat who talks police out of giving us tickets.

    Fubar5 could supply our trips with essential parts which he could mooch from his boss.

    Campag Fetish Boy would be the local tailor because he seems to like needles.

    Technogirl can think of zany songs for us to sing while we streak miles of road with our tires.

    Cheryl can document it all and create a web page to show off our trips.

    Hieloazul can ride point (because Marcy says hieloazul has the figure that will encourage us to follow).

    Joe Gardner could, oh wait, he is the mayor, so he has to stay home and run the place while we are away.
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