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Old 08-24-04, 01:16 AM   #1
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I don't get it...

why is it that if I go to a bar and drink two or three beers, when it comes time to leave, everybody that has had more to drink than me gets all worried about me on my bicycle. They, even though they have had more to drink than me, think that I would be better off getting into a 2000LB careening death machine with a drunk behind the wheel as opposed to pedaling home on my bicycle. Is my logic ****ed up? I just don't get it. Why am I the oddball?
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Old 08-24-04, 01:20 AM   #2
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They don't realize that the wind in your face tends to sober you up a bit?
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Old 08-24-04, 04:24 AM   #3
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Maybe they're afraid that they might inadvertently mow you down in their drunken attempts to keep their death machines off the sidewalk and on the right side of the double yellows.
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touch of 'its dangerous to ride bicycles in the street', combined with the ever-famous 'I have a higher tolerance than most, IM ok to drive'.
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Old 08-24-04, 07:47 AM   #5
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Obviously you're not a real 'Merican. That darn counter-culture has got you all bugaboo.

Just tell your friends that you're totally fine to ride just as long as you keep your head perfectly still.
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why is it that if I go to a bar and drink two or three beers, when it comes time to leave, everybody that has had more to drink than me gets all worried about me on my bicycle.
Next time, your reply should be as follows:
"Just because you can't ride a bike when you are sober doesn't mean I can't ride one when I've been drinking."
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Next time, your reply should be as follows:
"Just because you can't ride a bike when you are sober doesn't mean I can't ride one when I've been drinking."
You mind if I get myself a new sig? That's sweet!!!!



Here's to drunkn riding!!!!

[edit]And drunken one handed typing...[/edit]

Wow, it's hard to type with one hand raising the Jameson for the toast...
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Sig away my friend!
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Thank you - done!
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why is it that if I go to a bar and drink two or three beers, when it comes time to leave, everybody that has had more to drink than me gets all worried about me on my bicycle. They, even though they have had more to drink than me, think that I would be better off getting into a 2000LB careening death machine with a drunk behind the wheel as opposed to pedaling home on my bicycle. Is my logic ****ed up? I just don't get it. Why am I the oddball?
i'm sure you can handle yourself, and it sounds like your friends are just being cautious. it's better that they care than not, right? as for drunken riding - i guess you have to look at it logically. in a car you're probably more likely to kill someone else, and on a bike you risk the chance of making one small mistake and ending up as road kill.
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Well, the thing is, I have a higher tolerance than most.
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Me too!
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Wonder why...
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Well, the thing is, I have a higher tolerance than most.
hate to bring that up but did you shave your cat while drunk ?
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No, but I don't have a cat. A cat thought it would be a good idea to live with me for a week or so, but it left.

I have other things though. And I was itching for a couple of weeks.. F*ck shaving. It's not worth it. I'm working on my winter beard now. And, no, that's not what was itching.....

And even though I am just now noticing this was for MKRG, my statement still stands.

Long live the Jameson.
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The only time I shave anything is after a few. The problem is that I seem to have a problem. I'm shaving all sorts of animals lately. You should see the neighborhood squirrels.
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