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Old 07-03-08, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
I think some people aren't riding enough.
I am so not riding enough... and it's way too freaking hot.

Still... I think I can manage to remain polite.
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Old 07-03-08, 11:26 PM
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You're a total frickin' moron!
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Old 07-04-08, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Been done too much lately.

Maybe blondes vs brunettes vs redheads vs black hair?
Now that is a topic worth visiting.

I vote for blondes followed by redheads followed by black hair followed by brunettes.
Redheads, hands down.
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Old 07-04-08, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
One should not post when:
1) Drunk
2) In a bad mood
3) While bonking
4) While hungry
5) On the loo
6) At 3 in the morning
7) When you need sleep
Bummer! You just described many of my posting situations. The worst is when it's 3 AM, and I'm on the loo, while drunk and hungry.
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Old 07-04-08, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
Why do people find it necessary to put down people's personal preferences as if they're holier than thou?

Do they really feel it necessary to put down people because they use more than 2-3 gears? Do they really have to put people down because they like riding narrow flat bars? Do they really have to put all brakeless riders down for being brakeless when some of those riders can probably dust us out there on the streets?

We're all guilty of it, I realize why I do it sometimes, but come on, some of these threads are getting ridiculous.

I own a 4X4 SUV and I'm not ashamed
I need a vehicle that can actually get around safely in the
winter time.
Don't worry when your little hybrid's stuck in a 4 foot snow drift
Some nice redneck like me in a 4X4 will pull Ya out

If that don't get me some hate mail,I don't know what will
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Old 07-04-08, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
I think some people aren't riding enough.
I actually think it's because people are riding a lot, and that's causing them to produce more testosterone (no offense intended). They are all fiesty because they're getting back into shape after their winter torpor.

That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 07-04-08, 01:35 AM
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After I do get to work, one of the things I do is security. One thing that
is noticeable is that bicyclists are the most difficult people to deal
with. If they didn't bring a lock for their bike, a couple of them thought
that made me responsible for watching it until they got back, and
one of them just wouldn't take a no, but went to my supervisor to
complain. Bikes aren't allowed in this building, but try to stop someone
bringing a bike in and you could be in for pretty energetic opposition.
That's only a small sample of the encounters.

I was wondering if it was just my luck so I brought the topic up with 2
people I work with. They both agreed emphatically. "Yes bicyclists are
the worst!" Maybe it's because they are in better shape so when they are
in a bad mood they have more energy to put behind it? Or could it be
because just a few of the lower class of cyclists are so used to being at
least slightly immune to the rules of the road that they are just a little
extra upset when any rules at all are thought to apply to them?

That's about all I could come up with thinking about it. Of course 3
people isn't a majority decision on the planet, but I've run into the
attitude enough on that job and it seems that I see it here once in
awhile.

And yes of course a lot of bicyclists are the best people you would ever
want to meet and there is a lot of that around here too. Some things I
like about general forum attitudes here are: They can all read. Yes! They
tend to get up early for the commute. They aren't super lazy. (I was
sharing a house with 2 people who were recently and that led to quite a
few problems.) They put their forum posts in normal paragraphs. (The forum
I was reading most for years before this one tended to have posts where
each sentence was a paragraph. It seemed odd to me and I didn't really
like it.) And the word frugal doesn't usually have a load of contempt
attached. So overall, I really like it.
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Old 07-04-08, 02:00 AM
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Seriously, I have been thinking about this since I signed on here. Bicycling has always made me happy and content. Life goes more smoothly for me when I have a bicyle commute.

I was pretty surprised when I started reading here and found so many angry and combative posts. So I started thinking about my deeper reasons for bicycle commuting.
1) It's exercise that I can do alone
2) It keeps me away from the crowds while commuting
3) I like feeling that I'm in a slightly different category than car commuters (as in "rebel")

...The more that I thought about it, the more I thought that maybe bicyle commuters tend to be highly individualistic and proud of it. We tend to revel in differences rather than similarities. So, even when we're in a group of other bicyclists, we tend to focus on differences and get all dogmatic about it. We also may be lacking certain social skills, and that is why we like doing the lonely thing.

...Just a theory. (Earlier, I was actually thinking about starting a thread about how many of us were only or first children, who tend to exhibit the characteristics described above.)

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Old 07-04-08, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Closed Office View Post
Or could it be
because just a few of the lower class of cyclists are so used to being at
least slightly immune to the rules of the road that they are just a little
extra upset when any rules at all are thought to apply to them?
This has really got me thinking; Gosh! could it be true?

this explains everything

thanks
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Old 07-04-08, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
I think some people aren't riding enough.
What you said.

And on that note...I think I'll go for a ride today. Or maybe a hike. Or maybe both.
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Old 07-04-08, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jitterymonkey View Post
I own a 4X4 SUV and I'm not ashamed
I need a vehicle that can actually get around safely in the
winter time.
Don't worry when your little hybrid's stuck in a 4 foot snow drift
Some nice redneck like me in a 4X4 will pull Ya out

If that don't get me some hate mail,I don't know what will
Planet killer!

(it had to be said)
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Old 07-04-08, 06:53 AM
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I am stretching and doing my daily sit ups. No riding for me.
I fully expect to be flaming everyone in this forum before the fireworks show. Thus, I need content to flame over. Content people content!

Oh and my silly list was made way too late at night. One should remove the bonking part. I think what I meant was I tend to consume my recovery drink after a long hard commute home. Then I sit there and get a few things done but in the meantime I get hungrier and hungrier to the point that I become cranky and a tad light headed. Half my cranky posts seem to come when I am in that condition.
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Old 07-04-08, 07:07 AM
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i think the bike snob recently summed it up nicely:

"The fixter looks stupid to the roadie; the roadie looks stupid to the mountain biker; the mountain biker looks stupid to the recumbent rider; and the recumbent rider looks stupid to everyone. And all of us look stupid to the non-cyclist. No matter who you are or what you’re doing, you look stupid to somebody. We’re all a bunch of preening, posturing, self-deluded roosters. Embrace it."

https://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2008...tacles-to.html
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Old 07-04-08, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
One should not post when:
1) Drunk
2) In a bad mood
3) While bonking
4) While hungry
5) On the loo
6) At 3 in the morning
7) When you need sleep
But I love everybody when i am drunk. I can do anything and love everyone!! matter of fact i have proof i can do anything.. Y'all hold my beer and watch this
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Old 07-04-08, 07:25 AM
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Old 07-04-08, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
One should not post when:
1) Drunk
2) In a bad mood
3) While bonking
4) While hungry
5) On the loo
6) At 3 in the morning
7) When you need sleep
That leaves me out!
I'm breaking at least 2 of the them right now.
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Originally Posted by strange agent View Post
...and the recumbent rider looks stupid to everyone...
Hilarious!
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Old 07-04-08, 10:01 AM
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I like to piss on people after they have taken shots at my posts..... does that make me a monster?
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Old 07-04-08, 10:14 AM
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Someone's not ridin enough - Kum Ba Yah


Start running...
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Old 07-04-08, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Been done too much lately.

Maybe blondes vs brunettes vs redheads vs black hair?
Now that is a topic worth visiting.

I vote for blondes followed by redheads followed by black hair followed by brunettes.
Why isn't there a decent name to call someone with black hair? Ravenhead? Blackette? WTF?
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Old 07-04-08, 10:42 AM
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Why isn't there a decent name to call someone with black hair? Ravenhead? Blackette? WTF?
+1.375.

The ultimate jaw dropper for me is some exotic beauty with black (or nearly black) hair and sultry eyes (almost any color will do). I live in the land of blonde-haird women and most of them look like they are trying to look like someone else.
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Originally Posted by Pedaleur View Post
Planet killer!

(it had to be said)
Ohh then you will love me.

One 4x4 on 33's (but it is a 4cyl and gets 24mpg on the hwy and our most used driver and still only gets around 5 k a year if I don't go on a long expedition with it).

One Suburban with a 454 for pulling the 4x4 or our camper (it gets 10mpg on a good day). Actually I may be selling this soon and down sizing to get better MPG. Our camper is light and a stout 6cyl can handle it.

A 1970 Convertible LeMans about to get a built 400 with a demon 750 carb in the garage.

That said even when I do drive if I put more then 20 gallons in any of them a month for our normal running around it is unusual. Living less then 5 miles from work is really nice when you don't have to feed the cars so much.

My Insurance agent is always asking me to bring one of the cars by to verify the millage. The Suburban is registered as a RV and got a whopping 1200 miles last year because our camper (1959 Airstream) is being restored. Insurance for the year was only $350 on it.

Back to the original topic. Don't confuse an argument with a Debate. A Debate is when people are making valid points and receptive to other views and able to provide a counter view. It doesn't get personal

A argument is when somebody starts making personal attacks becasue they can no longer make a rational point.

Never take it personal on the interweb. If you don't stoop to their level then they end up looking the fool to everybody else. That's a lot better then you looking the fool as well.

Watch out for the ones that get their jollies from pushing peoples buttons and getting them unglued.
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
I need a good fight. Too bad there is nothing I have any desire to argue about.
What EXACTLY is a Fred and is it something I want to aspire to?
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What EXACTLY is a Fred and is it something I want to aspire to?
Depends on the deffinition you want to use. There is several!

https://www.bicyclesource.com/bicycling_glossary
fred
1) n. a person who spends a lot of money on his bike and clothing, but still can't ride. "What a fred -- too much Lycra and titanium and not enough skill." Synonym for poser. Occasionally called a "barney".

2) n. a person who has a mishmash of old gear, does't care at all about technology or fashion, didn't race or follow racing, etc. Often identified by chainring marks on white calf socks. Used by "serious" roadies to disparage utility cyclists and touring riders, especially after these totally unfashionable "freds" drop the "serious" roadies on hills because the "serious" guys were really posers. This term is from road touring and, according to popular myth, "Fred" was a well-known grumpy old touring rider, who really was named Fred.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fred
1. Fred 116 up, 34 down
Fred n. 1) a person who spends a lot of money on his bike and clothing, but still can't ride, Poser. 2) A person who has a mishmash of old gear, doesn't care at all about technology or fashion, didn't race or follow racing, etc. Often identified by chain ring marks on white calf socks. Myth has it that "Fred" was actually a well-known grumpy old touring rider.

Some Freds are actually powerful riders that just don't care what others think.
1. Me and Jerry were riding flat out when some Fred on a rusty, Schwinn World blew past us like we were standing still. We tried to catch him but he was too fast. (this would have been Sheldon Brown (RIP) by all accounts I have read).

2. Check out that guy! He's 100 pound over weight and his bike is a Lance Armstrong replica. The dude even has the Discovery Team kit. He must have spent 7 grand. What a Fred.
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I started a thread like this recently and all i got was nasty comments by the forum members and then the thread locked for supposedly having nothing to do about bikes.
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