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Old 07-25-08, 11:29 AM
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Looks cool vs. IS cool

I was sitting at a stop light the other day (in my car), and there was a middle age balding man in a black Porsche convertible in front of me with music cranking. Next to him at the light was a full-on "Fred" commuting home. All I could think was "The guy in the Porche thinks he is cool, the guy on the bike IS cool!"
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Old 07-25-08, 11:49 AM
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I'm a Fred, and proud to be.

Porsche-boy likely paid six figures for his ego-stroke (unless it was a Boxter or Cayman, which still ran him more than I paid for my house.) It didn't make him any prettier, now did it?

Yet here we are, grown men & women, pedaling our toys to work & back... and getting leaner, more buff, and just plain better looking every day in doing so.

That's cool.
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Old 07-25-08, 11:52 AM
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You know, one day last week I pulled up next to a similiar Porsche driver on my bike. Waited for the light to change, he was stuck behind traffic, and I peddled on by. Priceless.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:00 PM
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I'm a dork. You are a dork. The porsche driver is compensating for something.
Being a dork is much better.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:00 PM
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So is it wrong to have RED on a commute bike?

Fred Nedredsped..
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Old 07-25-08, 12:01 PM
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Uh, what if the Porsche had a bike strapped to it? Would that help?
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Old 07-25-08, 12:15 PM
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I'm a dork. You are a dork. The porsche driver is compensating for something.
Being a dork is much better.

Yea, it couldn't be possible that he just earns a bunch of money and enjoys nice cars...

I've owned nice cars in the past and it had absolutely nothing to do with impressing other people. Same goes for my relatively expensive bikes.
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Now this is cool. (BAH's new tandem Xtracycle.)

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You seen any of those Porsche Cayenne SUVs? Now there's somebody compensating for something, but I
can't imagine what it would be... "Hmmmm... Y'know, my a** isn't big enough. Think I'll get me a big fat a** car
to make me feel better about it."

Also, and this is SO SAD... Porsche markets a mountain bike under license from one of the bigger brands... Giant, GT, somebody. BMW, Jeep, Hummer, even Ferrari do stuff like that. Can you imagine riding a Porsche bicycle? What would the guy in the droptop said had he seen that?

No word on whether it would spin out of control if you abruptly stopped pedaling while in a corner...
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You seen any of those Porsche Cayenne SUVs? Now there's somebody compensating for something, but I
can't imagine what it would be... "Hmmmm... Y'know, my a** isn't big enough. Think I'll get me a big fat a** car
to make me feel better about it."

Also, and this is SO SAD... Porsche markets a mountain bike under license from one of the bigger brands... Giant, GT, somebody. BMW, Jeep, Hummer, even Ferrari do stuff like that. Can you imagine riding a Porsche bicycle? What would the guy in the droptop said had he seen that?

No word on whether it would spin out of control if you abruptly stopped pedaling while in a corner...
Yeah, and $20 says not one Cayenne has seen anything rougher than a dirt road (if even that). Posers.
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Uh. why does a tandem xtracycle need three skateboards (longboards?)

D'oh, I know. Someone can be a passenger on back?
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Yea, it couldn't be possible that he just earns a bunch of money and enjoys nice cars...

I've owned nice cars in the past and it had absolutely nothing to do with impressing other people. Same goes for my relatively expensive bikes.


We're just poking fun at them-what-has. We-what-don't-have do this. Class struggle is just part of the human condition. If I ever become one-what-has, I'm sure I'll take some heat for flaunting it.



I sure would like the opportunity to see if I could handle it.
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Some people joke about it and some believe it. It's just difficult to distinguish between the two.
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Yea, it couldn't be possible that he just earns a bunch of money and enjoys nice cars...

I've owned nice cars in the past and it had absolutely nothing to do with impressing other people. Same goes for my relatively expensive bikes.
Twas a joke. I really must fedex you a sense of humor. However, mine is only compatible with DOS version 3.1 and will not install on your hardware.
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What is a Fred?
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Nothing wrong with a Porsche. I wouldn't mind having one myself.
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People probably look at the dorky clothes I wear while riding and think I am not cool, but I really don't care. I ride for me.

I think riding is very cool.

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I think a person can strike a balance between style and function.

Going too far one way makes you a d0uch3 and too far the other way makes you a jackass.
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We're just poking fun at them-what-has. We-what-don't-have do this. Class struggle is just part of the human condition. If I ever become one-what-has, I'm sure I'll take some heat for flaunting it.

I sure would like the opportunity to see if I could handle it.
Hell with that. If I wanted to, I could afford one of the lower-end Porsches (such as you usually see on the road). Know what? I don't want to pay $20,000 for a decent car and $50,000 for a hood ornament. I'll sink my money into college funds for the kids, retirement, house, or other more worthwhile things.

Not to mention which, the Porsche thing isn't just class struggle, around here those guys are some of the most pointlessly aggressive drivers. But I've lived in areas where 'Porsche Boy' was replaced by 'Corvette Boy' or 'Monster Truck Boy'. It's not a money thing, for me anyway.
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What is it and where can I get one???
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