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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-29-05, 09:23 AM   #1
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http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html...E/blocker.html
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Old 06-29-05, 09:29 AM   #2
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I was just about to post that. My roommate and I are wondering, "It's cool, but what's the point here?"
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Old 06-29-05, 09:32 AM   #3
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sentiment echoed. good portrait photos, but wondering what exactly was "interactive" about that feature...
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Old 06-29-05, 09:56 AM   #4
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sentiment echoed. good portrait photos, but wondering what exactly was "interactive" about that feature...
the fact that you can click on a picture and it gets "BIG" people are really abusing the work interactive. I saw it when I got to work this morning, but closed it after about 5 seconds. Just not that interesting.
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Old 06-29-05, 11:02 AM   #5
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Can we get an interactive from the NYT for plumbers or carpenters sometime? They do things that fax machines can't as well.
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It kinda makes sense since it is a couple of days before the CMWC. There should be a companion piece article about the upcoming CMWC.
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Old 06-29-05, 11:44 AM   #7
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well i think everyweek they do a different "tribe of ny" last week was "the sand hogs" or something. the guys who dig the water tunnels.
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Old 06-29-05, 12:00 PM   #8
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New York messengers are a bit 'rock star' dont ya think?

Anyways, here's an 'interactive' photo page of some of London's finest...
http://rinki.ifdef.jp/p1.html
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was i just seing things?
or did that guy with crutches only have one leg?

HOW could you possibly overcome that disability and ride at the level required of "NYC finest" with only one functioning leg.

*amazed*
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Old 06-29-05, 12:42 PM   #10
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was i just seing things?
or did that guy with crutches only have one leg?

HOW could you possibly overcome that disability and ride at the level required of "NYC finest" with only one functioning leg.

*amazed*
Ah, you haven't heard of Dexter...

There's a lot about him - he's a cult figure in NY, here's an article:
http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentw...-04-17/500.asp
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Old 06-29-05, 12:46 PM   #11
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was i just seing things?
or did that guy with crutches only have one leg?

HOW could you possibly overcome that disability and ride at the level required of "NYC finest" with only one functioning leg.

*amazed*
dude, I was wondering the exact same thing!! wow! is all I've got to say about that....
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Old 06-29-05, 12:48 PM   #12
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There was a great film about him in the bike film festival.
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Old 06-29-05, 12:50 PM   #13
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there's audio involved too. which is pretty cool. turn up the speakers and listen.
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alot can be said about a man willing to overcome an obstacle like this
for that ... i salute him... i'm sure he can ride better with one than i ever could with two

alot can also be said for a man willing to be a man and raise a family
i know that your childhood plays an important role in who you become,,
but from the limited history i just read on this guy, he sounds like an asshat

*sigh*
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