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Old 05-20-07, 12:25 PM   #1
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what would you do if...?

so anyone who's ever been in Baltimore (or many other large cities i presume) knows that you gotta go through a "ghetto" or two to get to many spots in the city, well i'm driving across town yesterday and i see this guy turn the corner on a Kestrel tri bike that he had clearly either stolen or bought from someone who had. i was furious for several hours afterwards, but i felt like there was nothing that i could do. what would you do if you had seen something like this?
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You are assuming he was not just passing through the {ghetto** like you were. What told you he was not the legal owner of the bike? You probably also assume all pro racers are dopers.
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he was about 6 inches too short for the bike, had on a dirty basketball jersey, torn shorts, open-laced sneakers, old backpack.

don't tell me you would look at every person you've ever seen in a major city and would think if you saw them on a several thousand dollar tri bike "oh that's a mighty fine ride they got there"
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don't tell me you would look at every person you've ever seen in a major city and would think if you saw them on a several thousand dollar tri bike "oh that's a mighty fine ride they got there"[/QUOTE]

I didn't and I wouldn't.
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he was about 6 inches too short for the bike, had on a dirty basketball jersey, torn shorts, open-laced sneakers, old backpack.
Was he black? Because that would seal the deal.
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So you saw a black dude not dressed up like a roadie, in a supposed ghetto, on a nice bike that was too big for him...so he must have stole it. How white of you.

I can't count how many times I have been stopped and checked out by cops while riding through 'nice' neighborhoods because 'good citizens' think anyone who doesn't look or dress like them are up to no good.
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I can't count how many times I have been stopped and checked out by cops while riding through 'nice' neighborhoods because 'good citizens' think anyone who doesn't look or dress like them are up to no good.
If I rode around in a platinum wig with facial hair, I'd get stopped too.
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so anyone who's ever been in Baltimore (or many other large cities i presume) knows that you gotta go through a "ghetto" or two to get to many spots in the city, well i'm driving across town yesterday and i see this guy turn the corner on a Kestrel tri bike that he had clearly either stolen or bought from someone who had. i was furious for several hours afterwards, but i felt like there was nothing that i could do. what would you do if you had seen something like this?
Pedal the f*ck out of there as fast as I could.
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so anyone who's ever been in Baltimore (or many other large cities i presume) knows that you gotta go through a "ghetto" or two to get to many spots in the city, well i'm driving across town yesterday and i see this guy turn the corner on a Kestrel tri bike that he had clearly either stolen or bought from someone who had. i was furious for several hours afterwards, but i felt like there was nothing that i could do. what would you do if you had seen something like this?
Well you have 2 choices the way i see it...
1) cut him off with your car & proceed to stomp on him then take bike & try to find the real owner.

2) call police while non chalauntly following him around.
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How white of you.

I can't count how many times I have been stopped and checked out by cops while riding through 'nice' neighborhoods because 'good citizens' think anyone who doesn't look or dress like them are up to no good.
Yeah ok there mr. Ohio....lmao.
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If I rode around in a platinum wig with facial hair, I'd get stopped too.
Unless you're in Santa Fe.
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Yeah ok there mr. Ohio....lmao.
Do you have a point there, other than the one on your head, junior?
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Old 05-20-07, 07:18 PM   #13
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Do you have a point there, other than the one on your head, junior?
Junior?! get out dea with that mess dea, girlie man

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So the pointy head is all you got, junior?
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If I rode around in a platinum wig with facial hair, I'd get stopped too.
Damn, is that why I keep getting stopped? I will have to switch to the Cher wig for commuting
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Is it a racist response to lock the doors of your bike while riding thru the "ghetto"?
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So the pointy head is all you got, junior?
Why are you fixated/curious about my "pointy head",, girlie man? Do you want a taste or something?
Get down to the point....

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2) call police while non chalauntly following him around.
+1!
Also try to get a picture or two, although that's not very nonchalaunt.
But isn't that why cell phones HAVE cameras in them?
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Why are you fixated/curious about my "pointy head",, girlie man? Do you want a taste or something?
Get down to the point....
That's what we're waiting for from you...concerning your original response to me. Now did you have some point you were trying to make?
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That's what we're waiting for from you...concerning your original response to me. Now did you have some point you were trying to make?
We? Well the wait is what makes it real juicy, isn't it & as for the rest ... Very weak fishing, especially when considering you are the "infamous member" of BF.
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I'd stop him and offer him a c-note for it.
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We? Well the wait is what makes it real juicy, isn't it & as for the rest ... Very weak fishing, especially when considering you are the "infamous member" of BF.
Ok, we've established that you have no point, that you have a thing for my centerfold and that you can't communicate. Keep going, in about another hundred posts you might actually be able to put them all together to form an actual thought.
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so anyone who's ever been in Baltimore (or many other large cities i presume) knows that you gotta go through a "ghetto" or two to get to many spots in the city, well i'm driving across town yesterday and i see this guy turn the corner on a Kestrel tri bike that he had clearly either stolen or bought from someone who had. i was furious for several hours afterwards, but i felt like there was nothing that i could do. what would you do if you had seen something like this?
Ideally, catch the guy. Buy the bike and take a video (which does involve certain risks). Then find the owner, and bust the guy who stole the bike.

Or ride alongside and photograph.

Or call police on a cell phone (they may not respond, but it might be worth a try).

Follow the guy discreetly, photograph discreetly if possible; get an idea where he lives. Call police. Try to locate owner of bike. Check to see if bike turns up for sale somewhere.

Arrange sting operation to catch this guy and others like him.

Find owner of bike, who is probably highly motivated to help do something about this situation and others like it.

Recruit a set of motivated people (including victims) who are ready to act. Form a group. Brainstorm. Do something.
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...or be pretty embarassed if the it turns out the guy actually owns the bike...kinda like this guy
Do you get passed by roadies on your commute?
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Is it a racist response to lock the doors of your bike while riding thru the "ghetto"?
I want a bike with doors? Wait--that's called a car. Doh!
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