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Old 09-24-08, 09:09 AM
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Awesome rider, Crazy driver

Here is a compare and contrast for you.

Most days on my way home I pass a young female cyclist in dressy type pants, rolled up on one side of course, and a office appropriate top cruising along. She has either a helmet cam or a light on her helmet and she ride the street (Broad ST for you Philly commuters.)
And she goes at a pretty good pace. I would say around 17 mph. But the icing on the cake is that she does it in heels. Very impressive. If I wasn't married this is the type of girl I would talk to.

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This morning I saw a young female driver typing into TWO handheld thingies cell phones, blackberries, palms, or some mixture there of. That is right no hand on the wheel staring at two screens. The mind boggles. Anyway she did not come close to hitting me but I saw it and it was insane so I wanted to note it.
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Old 09-24-08, 09:17 AM
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My wife could commute in heels, but she would worry about scuffing her new $650 boots. Seriously, who buys $650 boots? They're nice and all, but DAMN...

I see drivers doing the no-hands thing all the time. The doppeltext is a new one - spooky...
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Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
Most days on my way home I pass a young female cyclist in dressy type pants, rolled up on one side of course, and a office appropriate top cruising along. She has either a helmet cam or a light on her helmet and she ride the street (Broad ST for you Philly commuters.)
And she goes at a pretty good pace. I would say around 17 mph. But the icing on the cake is that she does it in heels. Very impressive. If I wasn't married this is the type of girl I would talk to.
I am smitten. I am full of smit. If I could only catch up with her, I'd be so all over it.
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Texting/surfing is a great way to die. From all the near misses I've seen of pedestrians walking obliviously into the path of an oncoming car, drivers texting and drifting from lane to lane and cyclists texting and riding straight into potholes or drifting out of their lane, deaths from avoidable accidents will be way up in the next couple years until someone loads speech to text software on these devices.
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Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
Here is a compare and contrast for you.

Most days on my way home I pass a young female cyclist in dressy type pants, rolled up on one side of course, and a office appropriate top cruising along. She has either a helmet cam or a light on her helmet and she ride the street (Broad ST for you Philly commuters.)
And she goes at a pretty good pace. I would say around 17 mph. But the icing on the cake is that she does it in heels. Very impressive. If I wasn't married this is the type of girl I would talk to.

Contrast:
This morning I saw a young female driver typing into TWO handheld thingies cell phones, blackberries, palms, or some mixture there of. That is right no hand on the wheel staring at two screens. The mind boggles. Anyway she did not come close to hitting me but I saw it and it was insane so I wanted to note it.

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You mean the insane group of Philadelphians who support a football club that does not even exist yet. The club of high minded individuals who go to matches simply for the purpose of taunting other supporters? No I am not a member but I support all they are doing. The are quintescentially Philadelphian and I love them for it.
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scratch that I am joining right now.
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...and before there are the usual "omg, that's so creepy" and "stalker" comments apparently most of the photo's are taken by the wife (husband and wife blog) at traffic stops while she's cycling to work.
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Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
This morning I saw a young female driver typing into TWO handheld thingies cell phones, blackberries, palms, or some mixture there of. That is right no hand on the wheel staring at two screens. The mind boggles. Anyway she did not come close to hitting me but I saw it and it was insane so I wanted to note it.
When I see people doing this kind of stuff I whistle, tap on their window, or do something to get their attention away from their device. I then give them a nice big smile and a wave and say Hi!. That moment when they're snapped back to reality from their electronics usually causes them to realize that what they were doing was not only unsafe for others, but also for them. Doing it with a smile seems to help drive the point home.
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Old 09-24-08, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
Here is a compare and contrast for you.

Most days on my way home I pass a young female cyclist in dressy type pants, rolled up on one side of course, and a office appropriate top cruising along. She has either a helmet cam or a light on her helmet and she ride the street (Broad ST for you Philly commuters.)
And she goes at a pretty good pace. I would say around 17 mph. But the icing on the cake is that she does it in heels. Very impressive. If I wasn't married this is the type of girl I would talk to.

Contrast:
This morning I saw a young female driver typing into TWO handheld thingies cell phones, blackberries, palms, or some mixture there of. That is right no hand on the wheel staring at two screens. The mind boggles. Anyway she did not come close to hitting me but I saw it and it was insane so I wanted to note it.
The sexiest thing I ever saw was a nicely figured lady, riding a drop bar road bike in Seattle, wearing business attire (blouse, skirt and high heels). It was simply a awesome thing to see, being a country boy and all. She was quite attractive too so in made it doubly difficult not to stare. Occasionally life offers some unexpected sights that make you stop and shake the cobwebs out of your mind.
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Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
You mean the insane group of Philadelphians who support a football club that does not even exist yet. The club of high minded individuals who go to matches simply for the purpose of taunting other supporters? No I am not a member but I support all they are doing. The are quintescentially Philadelphian and I love them for it.
Kind of figured you might be.
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I will take that as a complement capejohn.

AdamD I think you either have a whole lot more cojones than I or your post illustrates the difference between Philly and Cali.
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