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Old 04-11-06, 04:44 PM   #1
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Unpopular Opinion: Drinking and Bicycles are ********

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see, i cant even get mad at you. drinking and bicycles ARE ********.



although, drinking while riding a bicycle? ITS FREAKING AWESOME!
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Old 04-11-06, 04:49 PM   #3
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I'm not a big fan myself mainly because it makes me ride stupidly and I tend to have a thimble-sized bladder when I drink. I'd rather save the boozing for after.
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Old 04-11-06, 05:01 PM   #5
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bikes can be ridden sober?
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Old 04-11-06, 05:05 PM   #6
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Hey I gotta get home from the bar somehow.
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Old 04-11-06, 05:07 PM   #7
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Yep.

Back when I was drinking, I left a much loved Schwinn World Sport unlocked outside a bar where I was getting drunker still. Man, I miss that bike.
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Old 04-11-06, 05:07 PM   #8
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Hey I gotta get home from the bar somehow.
better than driving drunk!
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I don't care how wasted I get, I will never forget to lock my bike.
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Old 04-11-06, 05:10 PM   #10
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Most times I ride to a bar I end up putting on my helmet and gloves after the night is over and then just walk off with whoever I was drinking with, totally forgetting about my bike locked up outside the bar. Then I have to go and pick it up the next day and hope it hasen't been punked. It really sucks if the bar is far away and I need my bike the next morning....
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You are a smarter drunk than I. I doff my cap to you, sir.
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Smarter? Debatable. Paranoid? Absolutely.
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In the 80's I used to fill one of my waterbottles with bourbon and take
off on day trips. I have many, many stories of stuff that went wrong.
Ive been only using coffee and water for a long time now and stuff
only seems to be getting 'righter' now. Who woulda ever figured
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Old 04-11-06, 05:35 PM   #14
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better than driving drunk!
+1million!!!!

i hate--hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE--drunk drivers.

drunk riding, though...i don't have a problem with, except personally. i've had too many mishaps while drinking, mostly ones i could laugh off or this or that, but i'm just sort of tired of it.
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Old 04-11-06, 07:33 PM   #15
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noone said it was smart,just f'ing fun.
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I didn't kill anyone on the way home tonight.
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I do it regularly, but agree that it's dumb dumb dumb. In my defense, I take it easy and take side streets whenever possible.
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I do it regularly, but agree that it's dumb dumb dumb. In my defense, I take it easy and take side streets whenever possible.
i am the only one who enjoys riding really hard when drunk?
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i am the only one who enjoys riding really hard when drunk?
i find it quite enjoyable and since it's my only way home from a bar/party..and at 2am i tend to push it pretty hard and it's amazing.
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Drinking is **********************
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I find it to be a good way to sober up before I go to bed.
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Old 04-11-06, 08:08 PM   #23
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I don't care how wasted I get, I will never forget to lock my bike.
I always valet my bike here in LA.
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this thread is beyond ********..

did anyone see the thing in bicycle mag. about south dakota lowering drunk biking to a lesser charge then drunk driving? first state to recognize... for some of us, drinking annd biking go together like peanut butter and chocolate.. don't worry about it
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Drinking and riding isn't bad until you get totally hammered and then STILL decide to ride your bike home. For me...I broke an arm crashing into a curb
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