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    DC Pirates in WP

    In an article about a guy who built his first fixed gear (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...061501749.html -- pretty boring unless you want to hear about how much money he spent for each part), BF's own DC Pirates got a big mention, including a link to their thread and a description of pillaging. Maybe next week they can have pictures of drunk riding!

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    "Plus, as I passed a couple of messenger-types picnicking in the sun, one called out 'Nice fixie!', which was promptly followed by snorting peals of laughter. They followed it up with, 'Off to the poserdrome?'

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    Can someone scan up the photos that clearly didn't make it into the online article? Puh-leez? The reporter took several photos of Janie...

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    lol @ "poserdrome"

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    Quote Originally Posted by vomitron
    lol @ "poserdrome"
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    both the pictures and story are stupid. check my flickr for better pictures.
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimblysweep
    Can someone scan up the photos that clearly didn't make it into the online article? Puh-leez? The reporter took several photos of Janie...
    Sorry, no photos of Janie :-(

    Just photos of:
    Marc Daniels, Kenny Kodner, Amanda Rawson, Cody Rice, & Ronald Flores with their bikes.

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    there is a photo of janie's ass in on the front page of the section, as a teaser. lemme know if you want a copy or two chimbly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    there is a photo of janie's ass in on the front page of the section, as a teaser. lemme know if you want a copy or two chimbly.
    Yep. I missed that one.

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    Sorry for the bad resolution. This is a camera phone pic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    "Plus, as I passed a couple of messenger-types picnicking in the sun, one called out 'Nice fixie!', which was promptly followed by snorting peals of laughter. They followed it up with, 'Off to the poserdrome?'
    this is the best
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    Dam I look hot with my IRO. I hate myself.
    Boogers are mucus (myoo-kuss).
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    Many people call mucus snot.

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    i love the dude with the Univega. HOTT business casual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud
    both the pictures and story are stupid. check my flickr for better pictures.
    This the Sunday Source we are talking about. Let's not get our expectations too high. I think you lose two hardcore-fixie-kid points for even admitting you read it.

    Normally, I would sit on the sidelines for something like this, but Jim (the author--he's not a WaPo reporter, by the way) is a friend of mine. Jim admittedly doesn't know the strict mores of the one-speed culture. He is, however, a strong as hell rider that knows his way around a bike. For better or worse, this was the angle for the article.

    We were laughing about what the track-bike-crowd response to the article would be, and I have to say, this is about what he expected. Just keep in mind, you were not the intended audience.

    For what it's worth, he did enjoy hanging out with the pirates and thought you all were a pleasant and inclusive crowd. aarrgghh, indeed.

    cheers.

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    hey, hey now. i think spud was just being goofy. it's a cool article that someone could use as a how-to to cheaply build a bike they could ride and love. and who's against ride-love? i mean, really?

    the reporter was a super-friendly guy, and it's cool that he tipped his hat to the pirates with that mention.

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    It's a track bi....I MEAN, A TRAP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chimblysweep
    the reporter was a super-friendly guy, and it's cool that he tipped his hat to the pirates with that mention.
    +1 jim's ok in my book. hope he can make it out again when he's all healed up. spud can certainly speak for himself, but i don't think he meant anything really nasty by it.

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    I don't think there is a journalist alive who could write a story on "fixed gears" and "fixie culture" and have it be accepted in these parts.
    I'm a journalist and I know I'd never write one, although I did do a story on Milwaukee's resurgent Critical Mass last summer.
    I guess it's just the nature of "sub-culture."
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    There also is a graphic in the print copy I have. Jim list his resources including Sheldon Brown, FGG, and BF. His article would helps someone "get fixed" if they wanted to.
    Boogers are mucus (myoo-kuss).
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    My dad mentioned that article to me when I called him yesterday. "Nothing you wouldn't already know."

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    For the general public, this was good light Sunday afternoon reading. Spreading the love over the various LBS's in DC was good service. The french BB experience was a "we saw that one coming" for most of us but a caution to other fanciful dreamers. Something on suicide hubs would have been welcomed. Hope Jim enjoys his new ride.

    btw: Wed night, during the "longest day" pillage, someone in a white SUV shouted "PILLAGE!" at the bunch of us.
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    I wonder what shop it was that put the wrong size post in the frame. That is a pretty bad mistake.

    EDIT: chain reaction, they're non-profit so I guess it's ok
    Last edited by space_robots; 06-23-06 at 02:11 PM.

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    CR has boxes of old used parts, whatever, they can make fit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    "Plus, as I passed a couple of messenger-types picnicking in the sun, one called out 'Nice fixie!', which was promptly followed by snorting peals of laughter. They followed it up with, 'Off to the poserdrome?'
    after which those messenger-types all walked their bikes home to the internet to post about the loser who rode a conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogerBike
    Dam I look hot with my IRO. I hate myself.
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