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Old 08-11-08, 04:11 PM   #1
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hi and new bike

I have bee hanging around surfing but seldom posting since 2004 when I got my bmx bike I have been playing with that mostly with my grandaughter she is 6 years old I am 56.A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to get back in shape (man am I out of shape)so I got the old lotus classique out of the shed tuned it up and started riding been taking it slow started with 5 mi rides now 7 mi doing ok averaging about 14 mph, better than I expected.I have wanted A track bike to ride on the street since I was 20 decided its about time to take the plunge.I ordered a trek t1 today should be able to pick it up next week sometime. I am like a kid at christmas I want it now.I know I needed something more relaxed like a surly steamroller but thats not what I wanted the trek is what I wanted. Through the years I have found that I am happier with what I want not what I need so the trek is on the way thanks for listening I just had to tell someone.
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Sorry bro, but those run-on sentences are brutal.
Is English not your first language?
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Old 08-11-08, 04:21 PM   #3
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Sorry bro, but those run-on sentences are brutal.
Is English not your first language?
Seriously.
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Sorry bro, but those run-on sentences are brutal.
Is English not your first language?
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I think it is, just maybe hasn't practiced formal writing in a while.

Maybe some formating would help your post...
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why so serious?
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I have bee hanging around surfing but seldom posting since 2004 when I got my bmx bike I have been playing with that mostly with my grandaughter she is 6 years old I am 56.A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to get back in shape (man am I out of shape)so I got the old lotus classique out of the shed tuned it up and started riding been taking it slow started with 5 mi rides now 7 mi doing ok averaging about 14 mph, better than I expected.I have wanted A track bike to ride on the street since I was 20 decided its about time to take the plunge.I ordered a trek t1 today should be able to pick it up next week sometime. I am like a kid at christmas I want it now.I know I needed something more relaxed like a surly steamroller but thats not what I wanted the trek is what I wanted. Through the years I have found that I am happier with what I want not what I need so the trek is on the way thanks for listening I just had to tell someone.
Dont worry about the run-on sentences, anyone who needs everything they read to be written perfectly for them really shouldnt be reading.
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Dont worry about the run-on sentences, anyone who needs everything they read to be written perfectly for them really shouldnt be reading.
Don't worry about transmitting incoherent communication, any numbscull can decipher your babble and accurately reply.
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+1^

Seriously what a Fruity Pants.
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sorry I thought the forum was about bicycles .I didn't realize I would be graded on my writing.
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sorry I thought the forum was about bicycles .I didn't realize I would be graded on my writing.
Don't worry about it. This forum is full of children.

Welcome & glad you're back on your horse!
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Congrats, those Treks are nice. Are you going to put a brake on it or go brakeless?
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going with a brake this will be my first fixie.I don't like road rash
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sorry I thought the forum was about bicycles .I didn't realize I would be graded on my writing.

That's a better. Now we can take you a bit more seriously. Most people will tolerate a few typos, misspellings and unique logical "grammatics" (I just made that up). Your original post is ridiculous. It reads like a 7 year old trying to tell a story without taking a breath.

People who tell you not to worry about the way you communicate - regardless of the medium- are idiots.
Strive to better yourself - don't listen to those fools.

Tip: Put a space AFTER periods when starting a new sentence. .

Congrats on the bike. I'd like to get my hands on a BMX or jump bike. My GF's little mountain bike is begging me to convert it.
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Dont worry about the run-on sentences, anyone who needs everything they read to be written perfectly for them really shouldnt be reading.

h ey anot he!r retardth .atsgreat adviceyouaregiv ingth.ereein steini fyoucant beatthem jointhemw ewilljustdoawa withallpunct ?tionwordandsentencestructureyouareagreat?mindnot thanks
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Hah! That was SOOO funny! AND original! God! your good! Whew! almost peed my pants!
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Let us know how your new t1 rides.
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Hah! That was SOOO funny! AND original! God! your good! Whew! almost peed my pants!
That's "you're".

KIDDING!!!

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I am often quick to judge someone for poor grammar. Regardless, I feel compelled have to point out two things about the first post: he claims to feel like a kid at Christmas and admits to being 56. Writing like a breathless 7-year-old is consistent with a kid at Christmas. The internet-- and computers in general-- are not necessarily the most comfortable medium for individuals on the second half of their life's century.

Language is simply a means of communicating thoughts and perhaps the staccato style presented his feelings better the any English teacher grammar ever could.

As for the brave oldhead who stated this thread, I commend you on your choice going for what I assume is your choice of tighter geometry. (I don't know anything about the Trek you speak of but that is the impression I took from the post.) I am only just ending my first quarter-century yet I ride that rapscallion, lazy man's Steamroller. And love it. Either way, I have respect for someone going all out.

Most importantly, have fun with your ride and keep doing what makes you happy.

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