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    Weird is not what my wife would call me. Stubborn would be closer. I also don't care one bit what people who have no influence or consequence to my life think. Conform like the rest of the sheep? I think not. I tried to join the army once... they wouldn't have me. I suspect it might have had something to do with non conforming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I routinely think outside of the box, I also tell people that I like coloring outside the lines of life

    Aaron
    Coloring within the lines is the first step of authoritarianism. It completely misses the point of coloring a picture.

    Of all the artists I've ever asked, not one could color within the lines as a child.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    I fall into the I am not weird, I am normal. It is everyone else who is weird category. Actually the first conversation me and my now wife had was "what is weird" as she dances with hula hoops and like to breathe fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubcake View Post
    I fall into the I am not weird, I am normal. It is everyone else who is weird category. Actually the first conversation me and my now wife had was "what is weird" as she dances with hula hoops and like to breathe fire.
    yes... Everyone else is weird.

    Can she breathe fire while riding a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    yes... Everyone else is weird.

    Can she breathe fire while riding a bike?
    No but that's a GREAT idea. Actually she should learn to ride a unicycle and do it, she has always wanted to be in a circus.
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    i revel in being different. my purpose is to give everyone something to talk about
    at the supper table.

    imagine: 'y'all ain't gonna b'lieeeeve what this ***** said/did today on the bus'....

    'mom/dad, you're not gonna believe what happened/i saw/heard today'...


    i can crank up a bus full of people by saying something like 'i'm tired. i'm gonna
    go home, cook up some chili dogs and watch me some teee-veee'.
    dude, y'oughta hear 'em screech: i looooooooooooooooove chili dawgs!!!! man,
    that's a great idea! yeah, me, too!

    then they start comparing what they put on them. i get the drivers in on it, too,
    and they make as much (or more) noise as the riders.

    if we are coming up on a dairy queen i ask the driver if he/she will pull through
    the drive up window and let us order. holler? yup, and the riders get in on it, too.
    that bus be rockin'.
    first star on the right and straight on 'til morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
    i revel in being different. my purpose is to give everyone something to talk about
    at the supper table.

    imagine: 'y'all ain't gonna b'lieeeeve what this ***** said/did today on the bus'....

    'mom/dad, you're not gonna believe what happened/i saw/heard today'...


    i can crank up a bus full of people by saying something like 'i'm tired. i'm gonna
    go home, cook up some chili dogs and watch me some teee-veee'.
    dude, y'oughta hear 'em screech: i looooooooooooooooove chili dawgs!!!! man,
    that's a great idea! yeah, me, too!

    then they start comparing what they put on them. i get the drivers in on it, too,
    and they make as much (or more) noise as the riders.

    if we are coming up on a dairy queen i ask the driver if he/she will pull through
    the drive up window and let us order. holler? yup, and the riders get in on it, too.
    that bus be rockin'.
    You have a gift, I now want chilli dogs....
    Follow me as I prepare for the 2010, wait no 2012, maybe 2013 Tour Divide, ahh hell I will do it one day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    I don't think so. I've found that some mentally ill people are weird--that is, unconventional or eccentric.
    Well, I guess my proto-aspergian personality traits might count, and I don't think that's considered a mental disorder.

    The fact that I freak my wife out when I talk about hearing random voices that she doesn't understand leads me to believe that may not be normal either.

    I ride my bike year round, regardless of how much snow. I think the bike riding thing is due to my addictive personality. That replaced smoking for me pretty much.

    The fact that I'm trying to prove I'm weird seems pretty weird
    There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pick View Post
    for me, I know I have several areas that I could be considered unconventional in - right now I happen to be the 'dude on a trike with a little dog in a basket resting her head on my head as I ride around with my wife' and I am very happy with that label; until I put another one on. ;P
    That's not weird, that's just cute. Weird is the guy I saw a few years ago in Albany, OR riding his bike on the bridge heading into downtown. He had a basket on the handlebars, and an opossum in the basket. The 'possum wasn't restrained that I could see. He was just hanging on enjoying the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubcake View Post
    No but that's a GREAT idea. Actually she should learn to ride a unicycle and do it, she has always wanted to be in a circus.

    Could you post pictures? I'd love to see it. I'm sure others would also enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pick View Post
    heheh...you have to consider that I am the only 'bent triker out here and my wife and I are the only regulars that do errands on our bikes - this is our normal 12 mi. RT to the Post Office and stop at the park.. here's a pic from this morning's ride:
    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    Great photo, also great set up.
    I see the dog has a harness on, is there anything on the bottom of the harness holding the dog in? I put a thread closed clip on the bottom of my dog's harness and attach it to a clip with a swivel, in the middle of the bottom of his basket.
    I think Bailey may have found a new riding partner, are you two close enough to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    Great photo, also great set up.
    I see the dog has a harness on, is there anything on the bottom of the harness holding the dog in? I put a thread closed clip on the bottom of my dog's harness and attach it to a clip with a swivel, in the middle of the bottom of his basket.
    Yes, she's on a safety line. You cannot really see the secured line that runs across the width of the crate and is secured to the crate through a top hole on each side; I made the tie line out of an old leash that has a swivel clip that attaches to her harness. You can see a bit of it in this shot:

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    Last edited by pick; 04-22-12 at 05:38 PM.
    car very lite dude
    back on 2 wheels - future Big Dummy pilot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pick View Post
    Yes, she's on a safety line. You cannot really see the secured line that runs across the width of the crate and is secured to the crate through a top hole on each side; I made the tie line out of an old leash that has a swivel clip that attaches to her harness. You can see a bit of it in this shot:

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    Nice, now I get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    I think Bailey may have found a new riding partner, are you two close enough to do this?
    No problem. All pick has to do is ride from California to Rhode Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    Am I weird? Difficult for me to judge, since I am looking at me from the inside, and what feels normal to me is, almost by definition, normal for me.

    So I asked an old friend and ex-colleague. The word she chose was "unusual". When asked for examples, she pointed out that I was relentlessly argumentative, that (I quote) "there is something almost magnificent about how little you care what other people think of you" and that I seemed almost pathologically candid and unwilling to conform. On the positive side, she did say that she thought my commitment to fairness, and to not merely going with the flow, was admirable.

    Oh well. It's true that my friends tend to be very secure in their own opinions and of an analytical turn of mind, and that others have been known to find me challenging, even rude. The latter was rarely my intention, it's just that people seem to object to one pointing out that what they say makes very little sense.

    Weird? Maybe.
    Would "prickly" be a good word to describe you?

    Personally, I never dispute with anybody who doesn't know what they're talking about--unless they very obviously think they do know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    The fact that I'm trying to prove I'm weird seems pretty weird
    We Americans are very competetive people. Also we're individualistic--which is simiilar to weird.


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    Not "weird" more likely cautious plus more self sufficient. Let me explain and elaborate more. "Cautious" in the sense more aware of your own personal finances and what it could/could not absorb. "Self Suffcient" as in wanting to be able to get around without depending on fuel prices or availability and/or other's whims. Bicycling sure beats walking too.

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    Nope, not weird; stubborn - eccentric - abnormally focused, all of those I take gladly, but competent in the inexplicable is the accusation I most enjoy.

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    HELL NO! Just ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    Could you post pictures? I'd love to see it. I'm sure others would also enjoy them.
    Its not on a unicycle yet but here is the fire breathing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Would "prickly" be a good word to describe you?
    Er, not most of the time. Uncompromising would be closer, I think.

    Personally, I never dispute with anybody who doesn't know what they're talking about--unless they very obviously think they do know.
    LOL. Very close to my own position. It's more difficult to just let it go in a work situation, though. Stupidity there has consequences for others, and I preferred not to collude in it, even by omission.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    Oh yea.. I got something wrong with me. I mean no one in their right mind hops onto a bike with 12" of snow on the ground at 5F with a smile on their face.
    just a foot of snow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo. View Post
    just a foot of snow
    I think that's the most we've ever gotten overnight since I've started riding in the winter.. getting off my un-plowed road was interesting.
    There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    No problem. All pick has to do is ride from California to Rhode Island.
    Oh, well I'm about in the middle or you 2, let me know if you want to meet here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    I think that's the most we've ever gotten overnight since I've started riding in the winter.. getting off my un-plowed road was interesting.
    Yeah, once in a while I have to get off and push or even carry my bike a little way--especially if there's a little uphill grade. But the main roads will be plowed pretty quickly. Usually if I see cars getting through I know I can make it too.


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