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    An old one...

    I picked this one from way back, because it combines the antipathy of some radio talk shows towards cyclists and the public attitude of anti-cyclist sentiment. The source of the post is no longer available, as I clicked on the link and it was not there, being almost 4 years old. But anyone with a memory will know that this is not an isolated incident. It is derived from the response to an e-mail a forum member sent to his local radio station at the time:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Clark

    "Our morning show includes a good deal of animated banter, between callers and on-air personalities, that can be both humorous and informative. The intention is always to entertain our listeners. After all, what could be more entertaining than watching a cyclist take a tumble?

    During a couple of shows this week, and on many others stations nationwide, time was spent by callers and on-air personalities discussing how drivers could make cyclists get off the road. During this discussion, comments were made which at the time we felt were humorous in nature, especially the one about the gay cyclist in spandex landing under a truck. We know you must have loved that one!"
    After I re-read that one, I wanted to join Critical Mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBigMan
    I picked this one from way back, because it combines the antipathy of some radio talk shows towards cyclists and the public attitude of anti-cyclist sentiment. The source of the post is no longer available, as I clicked on the link and it was not there, being almost 4 years old. But anyone with a memory will know that this is not an isolated incident. It is derived from the response to an e-mail a forum member sent to his local radio station at the time:



    After I re-read that one, I wanted to join Critical Mass.
    4 year old "incident" with an unknown source has you upset today? Do you pick at scabs too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    4 year old "incident" with an unknown source has you upset today? Do you pick at scabs too?
    If you've got one.



    Hey, what gets you up so early?
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    So let me get this straight.
    You read a comment that can no longer be confirmed, so there is really no proof at all right now that it was actually said.
    This comment has pissed you off.
    So now you want to join a group of people who has been discussed as of late about their being violent, ignorant, anarchists?
    Why?? So you can throw your bike through the window of a radio station?

    It'd make more sense to join a gay rights parade (if that was the comment you found so upsetting) or some other "legal" gathering which the masses actually understand. These rides have been going on for years now. If the "masses" actually understood the reason behind the rides then there'd be no more need for them. But it appears to me that the only people who know a CM ride is going on are those involved in it, and the only people who know what they are about are.... ummm.... no one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pj7
    So let me get this straight.
    You read a comment that can no longer be confirmed, so there is really no proof at all right now that it was actually said.
    This comment has pissed you off.
    So now you want to join a group of people who has been discussed as of late about their being violent, ignorant, anarchists?
    Why?? So you can throw your bike through the window of a radio station?

    It'd make more sense to join a gay rights parade (if that was the comment you found so upsetting) or some other "legal" gathering which the masses actually understand. These rides have been going on for years now. If the "masses" actually understood the reason behind the rides then there'd be no more need for them. But it appears to me that the only people who know a CM ride is going on are those involved in it, and the only people who know what they are about are.... ummm.... no one.
    Actually, I know the poster personally... I can vouch for him that the link did, at one time exist, hence his post.

    As for throwing my bike through the window of a radio station, I'm not too thrilled with the idea.

    Might hurt my bike.
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    Yeah, I'd rather toss a DJ thru a window myself, those guys are freaky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pj7
    Yeah, I'd rather toss a DJ thru a window myself, those guys are freaky.
    If you want to be outraged by some current DJ doo-doo. Look up Don Imus' recent comments about the Rugters' women's basketball team. NBC is apologizing all over itself about their cash cow's latest audience boosting "gaffe". Even Imus is "apologizing."

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    Imus should have been off the air years ago. He's an embarrasement.
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    Commercial radio is exactly why I sprung for an iPod. No listening to mediocre music, obnoxious DJs, or threats to the lives or safety of other human beings for the sake of ratings. Best of all, none of the stress, sadness, anger, or mindnumb-ness from having to listen to crap. It was worth every penny, IMO.
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    Why do you think i like the cbc? (serius satelite 137 if you subscribe) Not a tonne of "popular" music, but good stuff that makes you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    Commercial radio is exactly why I sprung for an iPod. No listening to mediocre music, obnoxious DJs, or threats to the lives or safety of other human beings for the sake of ratings. Best of all, none of the stress, sadness, anger, or mindnumb-ness from having to listen to crap. It was worth every penny, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtsmile
    Why do you think i like the cbc? (serius satelite 137 if you subscribe) Not a tonne of "popular" music, but good stuff that makes you think.
    or NPR here in the States
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputyjones
    or NPR here in the States
    Especially the Washington DC affiliate which ran an anti-cyclist rant a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    AMEN! Mahler beats that cr@pola any day!
    Mahler, Bach, Led Zeppelin, Air, Emmylou Harris, John Coltrane, heck, even Alice Cooper - I'll gladly take anything over yackety-yack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    Mahler, Bach, Led Zeppelin, Air, Emmylou Harris, John Coltrane, heck, even Alice Cooper - I'll gladly take anything over yackety-yack!
    You make it sound like those artists are not worthy of listening to unless you have to choose between them and wah wah wah, wah wah wah wah radio!

    Good thing I know your musical taste...

    Me, I prefer NPR or my random playlist of the day. Last week, Les Miserables powered my brain while I rode for a couple commute trips. Nothing like a good ol' revolution musical to get you up and running (pedalling?). Poor Gavroche, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre
    Me, I prefer NPR or my random playlist of the day. L
    Me? Lately, I prefer audio books when cycling. Just finished Red God by Alan Furst. Today, I start Kingdom of Shadows, same author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
    Imus should have been off the air years ago. He's an embarrasement.
    What I have wondered far too many times in the early morning waking hours is why the heck there is an Imus TV show... the guy is a statue, barely moves, and barely makes a dent on the radio airwaves; why show a picture of this freak doing his mumble routine???

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