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    One speed: FAST ! fordfasterr's Avatar
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    Top 10 reasons to ride a bike.

    Lets hear 'em !

    =)

    1. No gasoline required.
    2. Free parking everywhere.
    3. No traffic.
    4. No parking tickets.
    5. No road rage.
    6. No insurance.
    7. No car payments.
    8. Stay in great shape.
    9. You can eat anything you want, anytime!
    10. Don't support the oil industry!



    Ok, lets hear more of them !
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    11. Gives me an excuse to wear those clingy black shorts in public.
    12. Qualifies me for membership in Bikeforums.
    13. Tanlines!


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    14. You get to actually SEE the city you live in
    15. You REALLY appreciate a nice day
    16. Its pretty easy to fix mechanical problems with your transportation

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    14. Less caffeine required.

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    15. Makes you feel like a kid agian..."lets see how fast I can go down this hill!!!!"

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    16. Tend to support local business.
    17. Don't spew pollution every trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr
    Lets hear 'em !

    =)

    1. No gasoline required.
    2. Free parking everywhere.
    3. No traffic.
    4. No parking tickets.
    5. No road rage.
    6. No insurance.
    7. No car payments.
    8. Stay in great shape.
    9. You can eat anything you want, anytime!
    10. Don't support the oil industry!



    Ok, lets hear more of them !

    not sure about everyone else but I get road rage on my bike all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr
    Lets hear 'em !

    =)


    10. Don't support the oil industry!
    Not to nit pick.........

    This point ain't exactly true, mate. ALL manufacturing of bikes takes oil in the process. Yes, I know
    you ment that bikes don't consume fuels but without petrolum no bikes would exist unless made of
    wood.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    I think #1-8 should be "Health", with #9 and #10 "saving cash" and "convienience" respectively.

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    18. I learn a lot of mechanics from maintaining by bike
    19. Limit my otherwise excessive purchase at grocery store;
    Now I only pick up iterms that I really need and able to haul by bike

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    Maybe in the not-so-distant future we'll have learn how to get around without a car.

    Don't forget global warming...

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    20. If there is a mechanical problem, you can just carry it to the store/home to get fixed. Try that with a car.
    21. You can find out that a little rain will not make you melt.

    Rode home in the rain without a jacket or anything.. my feet got wet (clipless sandals - which have left tanlines) but they were hot from being in boots all day anyway.

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    A complete tune up or major repairs usually cost me under $50, not over $1,000

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    unlike public transit, my bike goes where i want, when i want.

    unlike public transit, my bike does not charge me $3 to $8 for a round trip in the Philadelphia area.

    ALL manufacturing of bikes takes oil in the process.
    yes, but those giant oil companies would be awfully poor if all they had between them was the measly profits from fossil fuels used in making bicycles and their lubricants.
    Some awesome folks who are working to give Haitians the ability to manage their safety and their lives:
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    yes, but those giant oil companies would be awfully poor if all they had between them was the measly profits from fossil fuels used in making bicycles and their lubricants.
    True,but the oil used would then last much longer it most of it was allocated only to manufacturing
    uses.

    "it there is no need.....create one" Big Oils & Big Gov't's mantra.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Funny... the gas stations LOVE cyclists.... they don't make money on gas... they make money on gatorade and power bars.
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807
    Funny... the gas stations LOVE cyclists.... they don't make money on gas... they make money on gatorade and power bars.
    That's what I hear, some places make most of there money from purchases other than gas. Heck, some places even make money on air itself.
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    ...it helped me grow a butt to hold up my pants.
    Nothing says "in good times and in bad" like a good pair of fenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    unlike public transit, my bike does not charge me $3 to $8 for a round trip in the Philadelphia area.
    Are you serious? 3 to 8 dollars? or does that include far flung suburbs as well...man am i glad for my $2.25 flat fee
    yep.

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    18. My totally ripped and bulging tibialis antierior muscles!

    Thank you, clipless pedals.
    just a sig test !

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    101. Chicks dig it.

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    1.5 pulling nice long wheely in front of some police officers, and never once getting a ticket for doing this

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    23) Pissing off lazy fat people at work who complain about their health issues and then see that there is an alternative but still keep doing the same old crap that got them there in the first place.
    Florida Velodrome Association.
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    25) Members of the opposite sex randomly shouting "I Love You" as you ride.
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

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