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    On MTB-ish commuters in office depot suits often ride past Panda Express. Do I know them? Are they on here?

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    next time you see them, chase them down and ask..."yo foo dis is maximan1, u on BF dawg?"

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    lawl

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    I've been to Office Depot and Panda Express.

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    david caruso is the worst actor ever.
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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    Q: How do you know when it's bedtime at the Neverland Ranch?



    A: When the big hand touches the little hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luwin1026
    Q: How do you know when it's bedtime at the Neverland Ranch?



    A: When the big hand touches the little hand

    nyuknyuknyuk dats a good one

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    Q: How do you know when the teacher is sleeping with a minor boy.




    A: The boy whines when asked to go to bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    On MTB-ish commuters in office depot suits often ride past Panda Express. Do I know them? Are they on here?
    Do they have dark hair?
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    you were still up at 10:30 on a school night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caligurl
    you were still up at 10:30 on a school night?
    Sorry, ma'am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    On MTB-ish commuters in office depot suits often ride past Panda Express. Do I know them? Are they on here?
    Chances are, they were two Mormon missionaries. Seriously. When on mission, they don't (can't?) drive cars.

    Oh, and Max...I'd say that maybe 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2 of 1% of half of the people who own 1/2 the bikes in 1/2 of your town are actually on Bike Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mateo44
    Do they have dark hair?
    I think so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    Oh, and Max...I'd say that maybe 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2 of 1% of half of the people who own 1/2 the bikes in 1/2 of your town are actually on Bike Forums.
    You're evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    You're evil
    But he's correct. Re-read your original question. You gotta admit, it's a bit absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    You're evil
    Paul can't be evil. I already have that job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Paul can't be evil. I already have that job.

    Brandy, dont terrorize the poor boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Paul can't be evil. I already have that job.
    You're evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    You're evil.
    Thanks. I mean...grrrrrrrrrrrr.

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    Stop terrorising me!!!
    Bedtime got to get up for school tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    Chances are, they were two Mormon missionaries. Seriously. When on mission, they don't (can't?) drive cars.
    +666

    At first I thought some company made their employees ride bikes, cool!

    Then me friend told me they were mormon. Good for them, I bet they're probably healthier than other church goers

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    Now that I've gotten into cycling, I think it'd be interesting to try to engage them in bicycle talk . . .

    "So . . . you got a set of them SPD pedals for that rig yet?"

    "Some aero bars would look sweet on that bike!"

    "They should invite white collared short-sleeve button-down shirts with three elastic pockets in the back!!"


    I've noticed that the ones I see ride mtb's, and pretty sweet ones too - we're talking GT/Trek/etc. and not the Next/Pacific/Magna varieties -

    Here's proof -




    And here's a group checking out the route slip while the Amtrak train runs off with their bikes onboard -




    The gals got a Brandy-style saddle bag/basket to carry their accessories and necessities -





    As I do not intend to offend anyone, I thought I'd research a little and read up on the bicycle as a viable tool for Mormon missionaries - and I came across this . . . a "missionary bike"





    "We have a gentleman from Taiwan who was a convert to the church, and he wanted to be more helpful to missionaries," says Spence, a lifelong Mormon who rode a 10-speed Schwinn on his mission 30 years ago, "and he said, 'You know, these bikes are really bad.' " So Spence and the grateful convert created the Liahona Mission Bike, a 21speed mountain bike sold exclusively to Mormon missionaries, also known as elders. Spence assembles the bicycles himself-the frames come fromTaiwan, the Shimano parts from Japan-in a Diamond Bar storage unit, about 600 so far. Named after a compass in the Book of Mormon, the Liahona's design is based in part on recommendations from elders-its most Mormon-specific feature is a plastic sprocket guard to keep trouser cuffs oil-free. Introduced in June in the Southern California mission area, the bikes were an immediate success and are now ridden by missionaries in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and 75 other U.S. missions. Of the 200 elders in Los Angeles, 25% proselytize via Liahonas.(Today is 100%)

    The total Liahona package, which includes assembly, helmet, lights and a 16-millimeter ULock, comes to a modest $400. The bikes are Covered by a two-year warranty--coincidentally, the exact length of a mission-a boon to elders, who traditionally pay for parts and repairs.

    Since Liahona is not a familiar brand, it's hoped that someone asking, "How can I get one of those bikes?" will open the door to an appointment for conversion. As for theft, long a problem for missionaries, Spence notes: "If you see a hippie guy with long hair riding a Liahona down the street, and he doesn't have a shirt and tie on, you know the bike's not his."

    And apparently the company expanded their offerings from bikes to include a more impressive getup as well -





    And they also have a special missionary backpack -



    After three years of high school and two years on your mission with a traditional backpack your lower back will need four or five years vacation to recoup. Over the past two years we have labored to produce a backpack with features a missionary needs. The backpacks also need to be as durable as our bikes. The Liahona backpack is the ultimate backpack for the mission field. Our backpack is ergonomic and has ample foam padding. With a built-in neon yellow rain cover, not only will your bag stay dry, you will also be highly visible when riding or walking. An optional camelbag 3-liter water supply attaches securely to the bag offering a full day's supply of water. There are just too many features to mention here so please drop us a line and we will be happy to go over them with you. Please call us regarding all of our excellent backpacks and bike bags.


    The Missionary Depot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luwin1026


    I'd hit it.

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    Actually, if they convert a certain number of "souls" to their Church and become a "Zone Leader" they do get a car. My oldest son went through the whole missionary thing and worked his way up to a Chevy Cavalier (not that anyone gets excited about a Cavalier, but whatever). Don't remember how many conversions it takes to "earn" a car, and it probably varies by Mission area.

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    LOL @ "worked his way up to a chevy cavalier."

    Don't know why, but that phrase cracked me up.
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