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Old 05-03-02, 01:40 AM   #1
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Bike Forums - The Community Part Deux

Owing the fact we have loads more new members (welcome one and all), and that this thread was pretty funny last time it was run, I thought it'd be a good idea to see how our community would work in real life (part II)...

Imagine we're all on an Island..plenty of sustainable food and water available....our own Rocky Mountains (ok, plus roads), North Shore areas, scenic valley areas for all tastes and pallets.

We've built our village, but who's doing what? Over to you....

As before, I've got my own small seaside coffee and muffin shack...dishing out all the coffees and muffins you could think of to tired and hungry cyclists.....

What would you be doing on the Island?

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I would like to take some time off, and be the town bum. I would hang out at Rich's place getting fat on muffins, and playing darts with the rest of the gang.

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Old 05-03-02, 03:39 AM   #3
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I would like to be the community cop (or one of them), who just rides around on his spanky MTB going WOOOO WHOOO. I would stop at all the cafes and scoff muffins and donuts with Joe and the gang.

Hopefully there would not be any work to do whatsoever. There would be no traffic accidents involving cars, and no bike thefts to deal with because we would all have bikes.
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Sorry I forgot to say no motorised transport was allowed

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Frame and wheel builder. I'd need to learn how first, but if i was living on a island and could do anything i wanted, that'd be it.
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I'd be baking the muffins! (Might need some tuition on this one though. )

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Ok, I'll be the one who reads books and stares into the distance a lot.

pass me a muffin!
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I'd be the guide. Having ridden every inch of "road" and path multiple times, I would be the ideal choice to make recommendations to the others on which path to take and to organize group rides!

I guess I am a little full of myself today

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Wrench.

I've been realizing that I shouldn't have gone to university for all those years; I shouldn't have been a professor or a writer; I would have been much happier being a bike shop wrench.
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If our village had a jail, I'd probably be in it.
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I would be the Island's vintage nerd. Riding cool souped up vintage road and mountain bikes, wearing cool vintage jerseys and Swobo stuff. But I woud be able to spank anybody on their fancy bikes with fancy clothes.
Plus, I publish the best darn cycling magazine in the whole freaking world!!!
I would have a donut and capuccino shop, with alot of bike stands and plenty of tools and spare parts. So cyclists could stop by, buy a magazine, eat a few donuts, drink a French Vanilla, and work on their bike and talk cycling.
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I'd be the Dive instructor, and divemaster to the
local reefs. Man doesn't live on cycling alone.
Wrench would be good, but we've already got
plenty of those.
maybe build/sell audio equiptment (mostly tube stuff)
I'm not just retro with bikes.

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I'm a Potter (you know, clay, spinning wheel, makes cool stuff from Mother Earth) from my college days and still dabble in it. I'd love to create the plates and cups and bowls for the coffee and muffin shack. I'd use locally found clays, natural glazes, and a wood-fired kiln. All natural stuff. No tacky cheap china or paper plates.

While the clay is drying, I'd be off riding of course. Also like Chewa I'd read all those books that I never seem to have time to get to. And of course stare off into space and contemplate the future.
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I'd be the local supplier of material for bike frames and have a custom frame building shop. (BTW I'm a CNC machine programmer for a steel company, its a mechanical engineering career field). I'd hope to have a good sales staff to buy the material from a supplier and sell the material to the frame shop. And have a good engineering dept. to design the frames, under my direct supervision. And a awesome manufacturing dept to build the frames. I'd sell them to the LBS to be turned into finely tuned machines. This business would design and build all types of bikes for all types of riders. Remember these would be custom built. Anyone need a job and are skilled at what they do?
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I would have a donut and capuccino shop, with alot of bike stands and plenty of tools and spare parts. So cyclists could stop by, buy a magazine, eat a few donuts, drink a French Vanilla, and work on their bike and talk cycling.
I thought you learnt not to mess with me from the Retro thread!!!

I can see a coffee - Donut war coming on!!!

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I'd manage the web cafe, maybe link up with fubar5 or Rich!
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Hey! If we're having a cafe, then I'll bring my guitar by when I close up shop and I'll play soulful blues deep into the wee hours. [As we all know from bike shops, wrenches are rarely conscious in the daytime, anyway.] If we could get enough people, we might be able to set up some kind of house band...
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Oh yeah, I'd hot some hot tubs also. And then a sitting room with only the finest brews on tap. In the sitting room there'd be a big screen TV but no cable, only vidoes and documentaries of past Tour De France's and other races, along with some biographies of various cyclists.
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Whereever this place is I want to go there. It's sounding like heaven to me.
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i'd have to join up with Lotek on the audio equipment thing. I'd help yall build outstanding sound systems for your huts.... Maybe start up a non denominational christian church. wouldn't want us arguing over little details.

this makes me really want to go live on an island, anybody know any for sale? Maybe we could all pitch in a couple bucks.
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I own the Pub, a kind of irish pub style, lots of good live music and wonderful drinks.

And the best of all; cycles are allowed inside, cheers
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Well, since toolfreak has the pub covered, I'd likely run the only gourmet restaurant on the island, serving up a tasty array of dishes from all over the world. Starting with sushi, of course, and I'll naturally have to make wine...

I guess I'm also going to have to perform some community duty; as such I will take upon the tiresome burden of being the Official Island Beer Taster.
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I'd be the village piper, which naturally means I'd be exiled to a distant promentory, occasionally donning a disguise to slip into Toolfreak's pub and grumble about the lack of Talisker.
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How about nominations on who's in charge?

Erm...not Joe, he doesn't want the job...how about D*Alex?

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I would be the town gardener. Somebody has to grow the food and I really LOVE fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, corn, etc. In August when the zuchinni is producing like mad we could pave our roads with them :-)
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