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Addiction LXV

Old 04-03-17, 09:43 PM
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They could have put it away early, but they decided to play like **** instead.
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Poor Zags.
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HEELS!

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Old 04-03-17, 10:05 PM
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I wondered about that last post. I too was a heels fan tonight. My sports streak continues.
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Old 04-03-17, 10:06 PM
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I thought I would never stop playing frisbee. I haven't touched one in many years, and no longer have the ability to run after it.
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Old 04-04-17, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
HEELS!

I actually wondered if you had suddenly decided to post to Addiction about your new fancy shoes and was very confused.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I actually wondered if you had suddenly decided to post to Addiction about your new fancy shoes and was very confused.
Ditto.
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Old 04-04-17, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd
Ditto.
Double Ditto.
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How does one start a poll thread?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
How does one start a poll thread?
There is a place to choose to start a poll on the new thread screen. It's a bit confusing, but doable.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
How does one start a poll thread?
Sounds like a new thread to me but I'd make it a best poll ever thread question.
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Old 04-04-17, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
State parks in Delaware have had disc golf courses for over 30 years. Just have to pay to enter the park.
Pay to throw a frisbee around????
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Old 04-04-17, 07:28 AM
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Beautiful day out so far, time to ride to work.

Isolated snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Pay to throw a frisbee around????
Somebody has to pay for those fancy concrete tees, baskets, signage, etc.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Pay to throw a frisbee around????
Some state and local parks have amenities (e.g., guarded lake for swimming, showers) and thus charge admission fees. I can think of a couple in New Jersey that do. If a park has camping, you pay for that but are not charged the regular admission fee on top of the camping fee.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
There is a place to choose to start a poll on the new thread screen. It's a bit confusing, but doable.
Thanks. I see it now.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Sounds like a new thread to me but I'd make it a best poll ever thread question.
Planning one in the Touring forum.
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Old 04-04-17, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Pay to throw a frisbee around????
Or just walk around.
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Wow. I can't wait for "them" to start requiring us all to register our bikes and charging us annual fees for the privilege. OK. You can shoot me now for even giving utterance to that abomination on a public forum.
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The CX skills clinic I did last fall was held at a state park. There was an entry fee. No charge to ride your bike into the park, so I rode to the clinic.
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Old 04-04-17, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I thought I would never stop playing frisbee. I haven't touched one in many years, and no longer have the ability to run after it.

Sounds like my Labrador.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Pay to throw a frisbee around????
Maintaining a disc golf course costs money. It takes a fair amount of land that's dedicated to that use, and that land has to be kept up.

I don't see a problem with making the users of a particular amenity pay to support the cost of that amenity.

People who play golf in public parks pay greens fees. No reason disc golfers shouldn't as well. Admittedly the cost of maintaining a disc golf course is much lower, but I'm betting the disc golf fees are also much lower.

My bet is most disc golfers are ok with greens fees, as long as those fees support having more disc golf courses.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Wow. I can't wait for "them" to start requiring us all to register our bikes and charging us annual fees for the privilege. OK. You can shoot me now for even giving utterance to that abomination on a public forum.
Again, not a horrible idea if that money goes into providing bike friendly infrastructure.

Automobile users help pay a portion of highway costs through gas taxes. Not unreasonable for other road users such as cyclists to pay to build and maintain roads.

It would also have the advantage of solidifying our claim as cyclists to the right to use the roads.

I know many local roads are supported by property taxes, but that's not a use fee tied to the use of the roads in the manner that gas taxes are, and not all cyclists own real property.

Only problem with a road use fee for cyclist, would be ensuring the money actually got used for bicycle infrastructure.
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Well, while I seem to be sick for three weeks straight (this didn't happen before I had kids...) life continues to look up in other ways. Remember the sidewalk they tore up to make a wider one? (of course you don't) Well, it's all apart of the trail expansion that Denton is doing and it includes installing the path behind my house. Like RIGHT behind my house. So instead of winding around neighborhood roads and dealing with traffic and one really narrow backroad with a blind turn to get out of my neghborhood, I can go right behind my house and jump on the trail that also leads to one of my main north bound routes.

Also, I talked about how extravagant it seemed to rip up a perfectly good sidewalk, but I have a friend on the parks and rec board who I happened to see yesterday afternoon and mentioned a meeting he was going to tonight. So he sent me the agenda from the meeting and it turns out they did a 1.8 million dollar project with a state grant where they only had to come up with about 400K of Denton's money. Pretty sweet deal.
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