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    Toyota Bike Polo ad



    Pretty clearly a guy on a brakeless fixed gear up front. I like the photos at the bottom, which seem to suggest that this family is playing bike polo. This was on the back of the latest Newsweek, thought you idiots would enjoy going ape**** about bike culture being for sale or something.

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    full suspension MTB culture is NOT FOR SALE!
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    disc brakes are for *******.

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    The one time I tried em (discs) they seemed really strong as brakes,
    with almost no play between no brakes and over-the-bars stop.

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    it was also in the most recent issue of sports ilustrated

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    haha!

    everything people do is for sale! I swear, start wearing underwear outside your pants and some marketing f-ward will put it in an ad.
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    Hey Mom and Dad, want to go play bike polo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    Hey Mom and Dad, want to go play bike polo?
    "Why that sounds like good fun son!
    Don't forget your front brake!"


    "aww **** you dad"

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    They're co-opting XC.

    And disc brakes rock. They are the only brakes that make you go faster downhill.
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    I know the guy in the lead, he leads polo on my area. He's pretty good, but an ass and takes it wayyyy to seriously.

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    i heard hes in talks with toyota about sponsorship
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Is it even practical to have both front and rear deraileurs on such (polo) bike? I would think one of your hands would be busy all the time with something else - holding that stick, that is - and the other one would be busy just steering, fsck gears.

    Some bike-polo cyclist please clue me in.

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    of course not

    they are just appealing to the rei jackoffs
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    ^^ keep in mind, the bike may not be used solely for bike polo.

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    what the hell does bike pop have to do with an SUV? I don't get it at all. Doesn't make me want to buy one, so the ad doesn't work.

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    Are they suggesting toyota polo? 'Cause I'd play that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felldownthewell View Post
    Are they suggesting toyota polo? 'Cause I'd play that.
    I'm sure if you go into rural parts of the American south you could probably find something. except they wouldn't be toyotas, they'd be some domestic vehicle.

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    "I like two kinds of music: country and western"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    I'm sure if you go into rural parts of the American south you could probably find something.
    That part pretty much means I'll never see it. Call me reigonalist but I try to stay away from the rural american south. Don't think they'd like my trendy purple jeans there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felldownthewell View Post
    That part pretty much means I'll never see it. Call me reigonalist but I try to stay away from the rural american south. Don't think they'd like my trendy purple jeans there.
    No, but perhaps a T-shirt with written "Ride me" on the back will be met with some aprecciation:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    Hey Mom and Dad, want to go play bike polo?
    Mom and dad, when'd you get so rad? When exactly did you get so hip?
    Fuji conversion on Velospace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felldownthewell View Post
    Are they suggesting toyota polo? 'Cause I'd play that.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=0
    Fuji conversion on Velospace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    "I like two kinds of music: country and western"

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    I don't get why the slogan is mated with a picture perfect spring/summer/fall day...

    Looks like they're playing on a grass tennis court-type surface, jolly good:


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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    I'm sure if you go into rural parts of the American south you could probably find something. except they wouldn't be toyotas, they'd be some domestic vehicle.
    ride on mowers

    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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