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Sir, the road bike is not allowed in here. Put outside!

Old 08-16-15, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by RolandArthur View Post
Why? To me it seems factual. The OP did not make any racial reverences.

You are just posting false accusations. The OP did not offend a group of people, he offended you. And it shows. He offended you because you are a racist who thinks that some people are not able to stand up for themselves because of their pigmentation.

Remember: God hates racism, Matthew 15:22-28.




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Roland,
I said regardless of racism because I think it is irrelevant. I didn't accuse him of it, because I have no clue or care whether he is or isn't. My derogatory comment was that his thread title wass derogatory to accented, presumably non-native, English speakers. And again, I didn't chastise him for it, only suggested he own it.

For example, I find your quoting Scripture humorous, as I am not your coreligionist. Your poor decision to justify your rationale with it does not offend me, but it seems you jumped to far more conclusions than I.

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Old 08-16-15, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I am kind of surprised that people think they are entitled to bring their bike into a convenience store or grocery store. Good for the shop owner kicking you out, as it is their property, their liability insurance, and their customers that have to navigate around a duck walking schmuck with a bicycle. One convenience store near me bans cleats in the store, and everyone I know abides their restriction.

And regardless of racism, the thread title is derogatory. I'm not suggesting that it be changed, but find it funny that OP didn't just acknowledge it rather than defend it. It is OK, IMHO, to offend others, but just own it afterward.
We have NO idea what race the OP is, minorities cannot be racist, I heard it on the internet, he may be exempt. 1/16 of me is....but proving that 1/16 of me typed a thread title can be a bit dicey ;-).

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Old 08-16-15, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Willbird View Post
We have NO idea what race the OP is, minorities cannot be racist, I heard it on the internet, he may be exempt. 1/16 of me is....but proving that 1/16 of me typed a thread title can be a bit dicey ;-).

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Apparently the word regardless is tough for people. I didn't say the OP was racist. I said it is irrelevant. How everyone took that as an accusation is beyond me.
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My cable lock wraps around the aero bars while riding. Used it today when I went inside the food store to refill bottles.
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Old 08-16-15, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Roland,
I said regardless of racism because I think it is irrelevant. I didn't accuse him of it, because I have no clue or care whether he is or isn't. My derogatory (lost interest here)
You keep lying. How do you feel about your lies and John 8:44?
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Old 08-16-15, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Apparently the word regardless is tough for people. I didn't say the OP was racist. I said it is irrelevant. How everyone took that as an accusation is beyond me.
I was just poking fun at the concept that hatred is not hatred depending on the race, creed, color, etc of the hater :-), not @ you specifically :-).

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Old 08-16-15, 04:46 PM
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You keep lying. How do you feel about your lies and John 8:44?
You keep delivering! Thanks for the entertainment on an lazy Sun afternoon.
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Old 08-16-15, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
You keep delivering! Thanks for the entertainment on an lazy Sun afternoon.
Meekly yours:
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Old 08-16-15, 04:59 PM
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You keep lying. How do you feel about your lies and John 8:44?
I believe Christianity is an ancient ruse to sell fish in the Spring. A group of fishermen, let's call them the Apostles, were having some half assed roof repair done by John and Jesse's Carpentry, and they enlisted the simple minded son to be their celebrity spokesperson. Kill a carpenter. Sell some fish. Works every time.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
My Bike Friday came with the brake release adjusted so tight that it must be ridden with the release lever open. Close the release lever, and the bike doesn't go anywhere. It would be quick to flip the release up to lock the wheel, although I wouldn't expect a smart thief to be thwarted for more than about 10 seconds... but perhaps that would be a critical 10 seconds.

Of course, I also have clipless type pedals, but the bike can be somewhat ridden without the cleats.

Now, if I ever get quick release pedals installed, on the BF, then one could easily just remove one of the pedals, and the bike won't go anywhere under its own power. It would be much easier to just carry a pedal around the store than a wheel.
Carry a lightweight 15mm or proper index key if your pedals have that (easier yet). You only have to snug the pedals. Great idea.
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Old 08-16-15, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I believe Christianity is an ancient ruse to sell fish in the Spring. A group of fishermen, let's call them the Apostles, were having some half assed roof repair done by John and Jesse's Carpentry, and they enlisted the simple minded son to be their celebrity spokesperson. Kill a carpenter. Sell some fish. Works every time.
OK, Roll; I just snorted red wine all over my keyboard. Well played!
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Old 08-16-15, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I believe Christianity is an ancient ruse to sell fish in the Spring. A group of fishermen, let's call them the Apostles, were having some half assed roof repair done by John and Jesse's Carpentry, and they enlisted the simple minded son to be their celebrity spokesperson. Kill a carpenter. Sell some fish. Works every time.
You speak of Didymus, prancing around on a boat with some naked guys, John 21:7. Are you trying to distract us from your previous argument and accusations?
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Edited thread title in response to PM. Better late tan never.
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