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Old 10-27-17, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 55murray View Post
You are seriously fredding it there, with the exception of your nice bike! Much respect. Major plus to the cup of coffee (is that actually a regular thing)?
some days after work we stop at the coffee shop. when we do we usually finish the coffee there. that day we left early for home from the shop. its only about a mile from home so easy enough to tote the cup.
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Quote from a recent Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me interview with Eddie Izzard
Q: <something about wearing women's clothes>
A: But you see, they're not women's clothes, they're mine. I bought them.
possibly my favorite radio show.
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I have a cup holder on my e-bike commuter. I originally put it on before it was an e-bike to hold a coffee mug, but now I use it for my water bottle also since the battery blocks both sets of bosses in the frame triangle.

*****en ride and flowers! i need to get a cupholder or remove one of my 3 bottles from their cages.
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possibly my favorite radio show.
I listen to a lot of different stuff via podcasts, and WWDTM is maybe the best. On that great episode where Stephen Colbert was a last-minute replacement and requested to be given the original guest's questions (Lena Dunham), he said he had listened all the way back in the archive, to a time before there was a live audience. Those would be interesting to try!

Paula Poundstone has always been my favorite panelist. I'm enjoying The Poundstone Institute podcast she's doing with Adam Felber (or is it Luke Burbank?), you should check it out.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
*****en ride and flowers! i need to get a cupholder or remove one of my 3 bottles from their cages.
lol thanks, I was out and about doing Christmas shopping that Saturday, and decided to get my wife some flowers on the way home.

Which BTW looks like this now



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man this forum is just awesome with the cool people on here somedays.
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my gf bought the hat and she absolutely does not want me to wear lycra. she actually commutes with me quite a bit. i think she just likes keeping me humble..... which is hard to do when your amazingly handsome.
You're alright handsome. The hat is functional and practical Fred!!
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The Hat

As his girlfriend I'm here to say he's free to wear what he likes and ride what he likes too! I've never complained about his attire since he's certainly never questioned mine. We are a good balance because neither can really complain about the others spending habits regarding bikes and clothes.
Also love getting coffee after work with this guy! Good talks and a short ride home. A splash stick is usually in order though...
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i want to adjust the seatpost for half the riders i see. when you offer though they usually refuse.
Why the heck do people care what other people ride?? Or worse, offer strangers unasked for advice on how to ride?
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Why the heck do people care what other people ride?? Or worse, offer strangers unasked for advice on how to ride?
i never offer advice unless i know them for a while. the reason i care enough to bring it up is because i want them to have a better experience. i dont know all there is to know about anything, when someone offers me advice i usually at least consider it. i have benefited mightily from the help of others and will try to pay it forward the best i can.
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by the way, this is my gf taking another pic from the same ride.
Cute couple!
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Why the heck do people care what other people ride?? Or worse, offer strangers unasked for advice on how to ride?
Why the heck do some people get all worked up about what other people say they want to do or wish they could do?

You act like you have NEVER offered to help anyone do anything, never offered advice, never given suggestions or anything else. I suppose you keep to yourself and never say a word to anyone else while out riding.

The seat on my wife's bike was too low once. I offered to raise it up some, suggesting that it would be more comfortable. After doing so she agreed that it was indeed more comfortable. Why do you have a problem with someone wanting to help someone else be more comfortable?

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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
i want to adjust the seatpost for half the riders i see. when you offer though they usually refuse.

Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Why the heck do people care what other people ride?? Or worse, offer strangers unasked for advice on how to ride?
If you saw someone walking with their shoelaces untied, would you tell them about it to help them avoid a potential injury? Or do you just think to yourself "What the heck do I care if this person hurts themselves?"
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
Why the heck do some people get all worked up about what other people say they want to do or wish they could do?

You act like you have NEVER offered to help anyone do anything, never offered advice, never given suggestions or anything else. I suppose you keep to yourself and never say a word to anyone else while out riding.

The seat on my wife's bike was too low once. I offered to raise it up some, suggesting that it would be more comfortable. After doing so she agreed that it was indeed more comfortable. Why do you have a problem with someone wanting to help someone else be more comfortable?
Do you really consider giving unrequested gratuitous advice to strangers equivalent to offering the same advice to your wife?

Do you also offer gratuitous advice about lane position (a subject you feel strongly about) to strangers who are riding legally in ways that you do not feel comfortable riding yourself? How well do you think is such advice welcomed by strangers?
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