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    ...riding home on a lovely, all too warm winter evening, approaching the Manhatten bridge. riding in steady pace, i come upon a messenger riding over on the right side of the right lane. i ride past him up the center of the lane (simple enough). as soon as i pass him, i hear an ever fading 30 second stream of blather behind me. i think to myself, what's the deal? however, being prone to altercations, i keep my pace, & let it go. only moments later does this curious specimen pass me, pull directly in front of me, & slow down... (prancing with his bike) ...i've been served. i yell, what the ****'s the deal? he darts through traffic, & disappears into the night.

    this is a curious meeting of strangers if you ask me. i treated it as (i imagine i would) the sighting of a one legged squirrel. is there a unspeakable code of conduct i have broken, or was he simply an a hole?
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    ...curious indeed.

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    It's after this kept happening to me that i figured out i should ride around with "hitler rocks" written on the back of my bag.
    Who would have thought.
    Hellen Keller listened to Burzum.

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    Did you offer the secret handshake?
    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach -- all the damn vampires.

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    you shoulda went around him and raced him

    I think he was challenging you

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    no handshake, but he did have some fancey moves as he pulled away.

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    this could have been one of two messers that i know of. don't sweat it. neither are worth worrying about.

    one of the two did a lot worse to me once. even brushing up against me (i physically pushed him away) and then trying his darndest to keep up with me in traffic and yelling obscenities.

    drugs do wonderful things, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msngr

    drugs do wonderful things, too.
    gimme
    Hellen Keller listened to Burzum.

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    Thrashin' II

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    i keep thinking its a cocaine lazy susan. just make a big spiral towards the center and see who OD's first.

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    Not it.

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    Is it going to have a downhill race with one of the participants in a cast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonderboy
    Is it going to have a downhill race with one of the participants in a cast?
    not it.

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    So one thing I don't get is how you knew he was a messenger?

    He sounds like a ****** for sure, but was he wearing a bag with the company name so that told you he was a messenger?
    "Oh, I see. Running away, eh? You yellow bastard. Come back here and take what's coming to you. I'll bite your legs off."

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    ^^^ Good point

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    perhaps ***** is the messenger.
    :: :: ::

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    Quote Originally Posted by wangster
    So one thing I don't get is how you knew he was a messenger?
    He was riding a fixie, but his hat was on straight and he didn't have a white belt.
    Falling down is not exercising.

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    Couriers are pretty easy to spot, just look for the enormous bag, radio and lack of decals on the bike. BTW not all couriers ride fixies, only the ones in the know.

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    it was his... fancy footwork. you simply know these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by * * * * *
    it was his... fancy footwork. you simply know these things.
    maybe he was trying to pick you up

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    Man you totally blew it. Shoulda busted out the james bond oil slick style.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katio
    Couriers are pretty easy to spot, just look for the enormous bag, radio and lack of decals on the bike. BTW not all couriers ride fixies, only the ones in the know.

    EL. OH. EL.

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    wait, so you knew he was messenger because he was a good rider, is this what you're saying? what about looking for a radio or a company name?

    and not it, whatever that's all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stendhalian
    Thrashin' II

    Genre: Action / Drama

    Tagline: Reckless! Totally Insane!

    Plot Outline: Two bicycle gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.
    "When you're a Jet, it's a Jet you will stay, from your first cigarette 'til your last dying day..."

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    oh yeah, i was also gonna say, while that sounds unoriginal, i'd buy a movie like that, because it has bicycle gangs and the tagline "reckless! totally insane!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
    "When you're a Jet, it's a Jet you will stay, from your first cigarette 'til your last dying day..."
    "Breakin's a memory"
    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    i keep thinking its a cocaine lazy susan. just make a big spiral towards the center and see who OD's first.

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