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    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    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 Roody View Post
    Being carfree or carlight is definitely not typical behavior. Maybe people who are unconventional in one area of life are off the charts in other areas too.

    In other words, maybe we're all as weird as hell?
    Fly your Freak Flag High, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
    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.
    Hmmm...my neighbor had a pet possum and used to take it for bicycle rides. He built a platform with handle for the possum to hang on to. I'll put a picture up tonight if I can find it on the home computer.
    Before hitting "Enter" or "Send" ask yourself: Is this true? Is this kind? Is this NECESSARY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    In other words, maybe we're all as weird as hell?
    That might be true, actually. But do we care? I'd rather be weird than conventional. I am weird in other areas as well, I stopped trying to fit in long time ago. Like, I don't watch TV, I hate advertising, fashion and mainstream, I don't like sports, I have my own opinions, I'm an atheist too and probably a socialist as well, so yeah by any modern western society standards I am weird. I'm attracted to unusual people as well, normal people bore me to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    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.
    I've been tempted to wave down a car and ask for a tow, just to see what the reaction is.
    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.
    now that is a bike tour waiting to happen...LOL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    back with a bang


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    Quote Originally Posted by pick View Post
    now that is a bike tour waiting to happen...LOL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Look who's back! LCF wasn't the same without you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    That might be true, actually. But do we care? I'd rather be weird than conventional. I am weird in other areas as well, I stopped trying to fit in long time ago. Like, I don't watch TV, I hate advertising, fashion and mainstream, I don't like sports, I have my own opinions, I'm an atheist too and probably a socialist as well, so yeah by any modern western society standards I am weird. I'm attracted to unusual people as well, normal people bore me to death.
    I think the same about mainstream I hardly ever turn my TV on I find it so boring
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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.

    Glad here your a winter cyclist.. I hear ya been there done that. Those plies of snow on my side routes can turn my 30 minute bike commute into an hour or more at 3am before most of the plows are out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Being carfree or carlight is definitely not typical behavior. Maybe people who are unconventional in one area of life are off the charts in other areas too.

    In other words, maybe we're all as weird as hell?


    To answer Roody's question Yes I'm weird and have been for my whole entire life. If I could do it over I would have better bikes. I'm proud of being car free.
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    I absolutely think I'm weird. I think I'm going to be crazy to go out on busy roads when I get my bike and ride to work and back every day I work, ride down to a bike trail and ride on days I don't work, and ride to stores when I need to. I'm absolutely insane.

    But then again, we're all mad here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuncoastChad View Post
    Hmmm...my neighbor had a pet possum and used to take it for bicycle rides. He built a platform with handle for the possum to hang on to. I'll put a picture up tonight if I can find it on the home computer.
    Please? I wish I'd had a camera (video would have been even better) the day I saw it. David58 lives in that town where I saw it.
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    No. I think people who insist on staying addicted to cars are weird. And can't think for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    That might be true, actually. But do we care? I'd rather be weird than conventional. I am weird in other areas as well, I stopped trying to fit in long time ago. Like, I don't watch TV, I hate advertising, fashion and mainstream, I don't like sports, I have my own opinions, I'm an atheist too and probably a socialist as well, so yeah by any modern western society standards I am weird. I'm attracted to unusual people as well, normal people bore me to death.
    Same here. Atheist, childfree, carfree, I think fashion is stupid, I don't wear makeup, I don't own a lot of clothes or shoes, I'm 35 and still play video games, I don't watch much TV either. Now that they have TV shows online, I watch them online without commercials. Or at least without a lot of commercials. I also have an odd sense of humour that a lot of people don't get. I'm also just completely goofy at times.
    I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of for now.
    I also stopped trying to fit in a long time ago. I never really fit in with any groups of people. I guess they all thought I was weird (HA!).

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    I used to think I was weird.
    But like anything else in life, the novelty wore off.

    Now I just think I'm boringly eccentric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67 View Post
    I used to think I was weird.
    But like anything else in life, the novelty wore off.

    Now I just think I'm boringly eccentric.
    I always thought you were an interesting person, at least online, and I'm glad you're posting here again more often.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AutumnSylver View Post
    Same here. Atheist, childfree, carfree, I think fashion is stupid, I don't wear makeup, I don't own a lot of clothes or shoes, I'm 35 and still play video games, I don't watch much TV either. Now that they have TV shows online, I watch them online without commercials. Or at least without a lot of commercials. I also have an odd sense of humour that a lot of people don't get. I'm also just completely goofy at times.
    I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of for now.
    I also stopped trying to fit in a long time ago. I never really fit in with any groups of people. I guess they all thought I was weird (HA!).
    +1. Atheist, lesbian, no kids, no makeup, standard clothing is tshirt and jeans (when I'm not in scrubs - how awesome is it to be able to wear pajamas to work?!)

    I also work graveyard shift and actually prefer it, which makes people look at me weird. I have actually been scolded by patients as I'm putting in an IV because "it's not right for a young lady to be up so late." o_O

    Other than cycling, my hobbies include knitting - except for my summer cycling socks, all of my socks are handknit, I enjoy cartoons, IMO some of the best quality entertainment has been coming out of "children's" TV in recent years. I make jewelry, paint, kitbash Transformers, um, lots of stuff.

    The thing that most people seem to find weird is that I'm not looking for anyone. I love being alone - every time I've tried to have a relationship (with either men or women) it just gets to be too much and I end up breaking it off because I was happier by myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
    The thing that most people seem to find weird is that I'm not looking for anyone. I love being alone - every time I've tried to have a relationship (with either men or women) it just gets to be too much and I end up breaking it off because I was happier by myself.
    Same here. I'm 35, single, never married, and not looking for anyone at the moment. I have trouble finding someone who is either not commitment-phobic, or isn't crazy. As far as I've experienced, relationships are more hassle than they're worth.

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    Autumn, kooka, et al.: I'm pretty sure that you are weird, but I'm also absolutely certain that it's a good thing, because the "normal" culture into which you have difficulty fitting is utterly and destructively insane.

    Your (our) weirdness contains the seeds of hope for a decent and sustainable future. You're right, the rest of the world is wrong. Don't ever let them tell you otherwise.
    "What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?. . . In that case, we Americans will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles."

    ~Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalliergo View Post
    Autumn, kooka, et al.: I'm pretty sure that you are weird, but I'm also absolutely certain that it's a good thing, because the "normal" culture into which you have difficulty fitting is utterly and destructively insane.

    Your (our) weirdness contains the seeds of hope for a decent and sustainable future. You're right, the rest of the world is wrong. Don't ever let them tell you otherwise.
    It just gets exhausting after a while when everyone around you has the attitude "What's wrong with you? Why don't you want to get married/have kids/buy a car/get a driver's license?"

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    I keep hoping that one day I will see -50C so that I can say I rode through that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    I always thought you were an interesting person, at least online, and I'm glad you're posting here again more often.
    I've been spending too much time slumming in P&R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutumnSylver View Post
    It just gets exhausting after a while when everyone around you has the attitude "What's wrong with you? Why don't you want to get married/have kids/buy a car/get a driver's license?"
    Yeah, I know. I've been dealing with it for, well, lets just say a few decades longer than you have so far. Of course, I didn't get the "have kids" lectures as much as women do.

    It helps to find like-minded "weirdo" support groups. When I was your age, it was a bit easier in some ways, since we had such a lively counterculture in so many places. OTOH, the Internet provides opportunities for "virtual" communities that we never could have dreamed of.

    The fact that younger people like you, with commitment to alternative visions and the courage to live them in daily life, can still make it in our overwhelmingly conformist modern world gives me hope.
    "What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?. . . In that case, we Americans will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles."

    ~Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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