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Forum: Northeast
06-23-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 452
Posted By slagjumper

Aberdeen Maryland -- Ride suggestions wanted

Hey all,

I am going to be in Aberdeen Maryland area (Darlington) for the next week. Can anyone offer suggestions about scenic bike routes? I am looking for road and or mountain bike ride...
05-11-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By slagjumper

Allocation of resources to car vs bike...

Allocation of resources to car vs bike improvement is a great example of why the majority should not always get their way. On my commute there are times when cars pass me and I pass cars, but in...
05-11-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By slagjumper

I'd hate to be them if they actually harmed a...

I'd hate to be them if they actually harmed a cyclist, now that their vile mindset has been laid out for all to see.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,491
Posted By slagjumper

Too bad we can’t just can’t be anonymous. It...

Too bad we can’t just can’t be anonymous. It seems to work well for the motorists. I’ve read there where studies that demonstrated that drivers give the most berth to woman without helmets. Then...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,235
Posted By slagjumper

The world is full of odd people with strange...

The world is full of odd people with strange hobbies. But donít let the adrenalin go to your head. You'll likely never see them again.

As far as the gun toting cyclists go, isnít it wrong to...
Forum: BMX
04-30-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By slagjumper

Yes toker makes sense to me. I did go to the bmx...

Yes toker makes sense to me. I did go to the bmx museum site. I too thought that the brake release was an add on, but it fits really well. Toker was a precursor to haro. The only bad thing that I...
Forum: BMX
04-29-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By slagjumper

Can you id this BMX bike?

Can anyone ID this bike? Just bought it for $5.

Interesting points-

170 mm shimano 600 crank, rear brake only, brake cable release in the headtube gusset. Molded plastic race number plate...
Forum: Foo
03-06-10, 01:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,818
Posted By slagjumper

I think that the guy is racist. Of course, he...

I think that the guy is racist. Of course, he would not consider himself racist. Is he testing you to see what you would say? Do you find his jokes irritating? Is he your boss? Are you dating...
02-28-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 11,427
Posted By slagjumper

Here is a case of an 18 year old black scholar...

Here is a case of an 18 year old black scholar being beat by cops just because they thought he had a gun. Turned out he had a plastic soda bottle. Kid passed the FBI lie detector.
...
02-28-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 11,427
Posted By slagjumper

I agree, if the kid where white, even a black...

I agree, if the kid where white, even a black officer wouldn't have been so zeolous. BTW -- arn't you at fault if you rear-end someone? Obvoiusly if the suspect where in a car this would have been...
02-28-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 11,427
Posted By slagjumper

Looks like murder to me.

Looks like murder to me.
Forum: Foo
10-22-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,959
Posted By slagjumper

I lived is South Africa for two years. I loved...

I lived is South Africa for two years. I loved it. Great people, wine, steaks, sushi, clothing optional beeches with only the hottest people naked, fern boss, tiny pineapples, mangos. I lived in...
09-26-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,326
Posted By slagjumper

The images do seem to convey a sense of hatred,...

The images do seem to convey a sense of hatred, rather than a measured use of force. Of course there is always more to the story than the pictures convey. I heard some local talk about how the...
06-17-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By slagjumper

I judge you judgemental!

I judge you judgemental!
06-17-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

Mostly so am I, but if CM where primarily...

Mostly so am I, but if CM where primarily designed to be disruptive to innocents, wouldn't they do it then?
06-17-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

I wouldnt join in a tea party. Though it is a...

I wouldnt join in a tea party. Though it is a sign that the republican party is split. Why define something when it works so much better to be everything to everyone.
06-17-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,124
Posted By slagjumper

Around the county parks here, mountainbikers have...

Around the county parks here, mountainbikers have gained respect by working with the horsey folks. We build trails that make it better for both interests. Also we do yeild to horseys. I wish that...
06-17-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

Breaking the law is something that the police can...

Breaking the law is something that the police can respond to at any time, but rarely do. It is a necessary risk, just like Marching in Montgomery or entering a ship in harbor to dump tea. Some just...
06-17-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

For this reason, I wonder why CM is not more...

For this reason, I wonder why CM is not more focused-- like riding circles around municiple govenrment biuldings. I do feel sorry for the blokes who are merely trying to get home for the weekend.
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06-17-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

Just be thankful that it is not at 8am Monday...

Just be thankful that it is not at 8am Monday morning.
06-17-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

Only a small fraction of the consortium of groups...

Only a small fraction of the consortium of groups who protest the g20 summit are anarchists. Unions, international development groups, charities, Parliament members, (in London), and church groups...
06-17-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

Every day I see buses and cars running red...

Every day I see buses and cars running red lights, crossing the double yellow, not yielding right of way doesn't, but that doesn't mean that I hate all motorists. Same is true for CM. Just because...
06-16-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 22,171
Posted By slagjumper

Let me be the first to invite like minded...

Let me be the first to invite like minded protesters who have been drawn to this thread by its sensationalistic overtones to come to my city on September 24th and 25th of this year to protest the g20...
06-11-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By slagjumper

Sounds like hyperbole to me. But even if it was...

Sounds like hyperbole to me. But even if it was true, all the cheap labor surely more than made up for it. Also so what?

At least the dude confessed, how many "citizens" would do that off the...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By slagjumper

I agree that the seat is pointed up a bit too...

I agree that the seat is pointed up a bit too much. Is that seat 170 mm wide? I'd guess that width is not an issue unless you have very close upper thigh bones, <120mm?

I have an old Schwinn...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,091
Posted By slagjumper

Great to hear that you are still with us and will...

Great to hear that you are still with us and will be doing better soon. You should play the lottery or something. Keep us posted about your condition. Also interested in hearing how insurance is...
04-29-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,151
Posted By slagjumper

Wow thanks for the post. It's cool to browse the...

Wow thanks for the post. It's cool to browse the lots and see how much other things went for, too.
04-26-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By slagjumper

Very distressing post. I'd suggest, (not being a...

Very distressing post. I'd suggest, (not being a lawyer), that the first thing to do after getting the plate of the offender, is to look for sympathetic witnesses. A ped, homeowner, or a person in...
04-23-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,933
Posted By slagjumper

Too bad the health care system is for profit and...

Too bad the health care system is for profit and not state subsidized, as that often compels the need to sue. It probably costs 80K/year for the guy to stay at home, with 24 hour nurses, drugs,...
04-22-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By slagjumper

Bikebuddha-- Thanks for posting the scans! ...

Bikebuddha-- Thanks for posting the scans!



I think that the long gas lines where the shocker. Now Exxon allows locals to set retail prices, supposedly to avoid the lines. So that during a...
04-21-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,933
Posted By slagjumper

What was the county thinking? Anyone seen any...

What was the county thinking? Anyone seen any other markers on King county roads? That is just stupid. Is that used for property or road surveys or both?
04-20-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,920
Posted By slagjumper

At the risk of sounding paternalistic or worse.....

At the risk of sounding paternalistic or worse.. dont get hit out there!

Perhaps the NWestern motorists are getting too wise to wise cyclists. Why not play dumb, by, (with full awarness of what's...
04-20-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,922
Posted By slagjumper

This post should be recalled in December as one...

This post should be recalled in December as one of the most memerable A&S posts of 2009. I have a question for you lawyers out there -doesn't the second part of the amended clause 1, imply that you...
04-20-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,664
Posted By slagjumper

Get a bell and an air zound. First time use the...

Get a bell and an air zound. First time use the bell. I often get a nice, "thanks" or, "your the first considerate cyclist...", If there is a second time; use the air zound, it will scare the you...
04-18-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 943
Posted By slagjumper

Wow looks like there are lots to choose from. ...

Wow looks like there are lots to choose from.
http://www.peoplepoweredmachines.com/info/brill_compare.htm
04-15-09, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By slagjumper

Hmm, I see. I just looked at Wikipedia for YS...

Hmm, I see. I just looked at Wikipedia for YS and see that it might be more suitable for bike only. Not that that would ever happen. Two things make me think that. One is that it is home to...
04-14-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By slagjumper

Those are some interesting metrics. Why do you...

Those are some interesting metrics. Why do you think that mattered to them?


Given the small population of Lansing, it seems that in addition to civil servants, CPAs and blue collar workers, you...
04-14-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By slagjumper

fyi-- For the record, the legal blood alcohol...

fyi--
For the record, the legal blood alcohol limit in Poland is a draconian .02, ... What's more, 4x the legal limit in Poland translates to a measly .08, or the minimum level for Nick Nolte to...
04-13-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By slagjumper

A few years back I was walking in Cambridge and I...

A few years back I was walking in Cambridge and I heard a gaaa-thummp just behind me, I turned to see a bread truck taking out a sidewalk cyclist. The cyclist was ok, but ouch. He should have been...
04-13-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By slagjumper

Is your city a "good" palce to cycle?

I suppose if the premise is to improve, being merely "good" isnít as mediocre as it sounds. I love biking in Pittsburgh for many reasons, I wonít bore you all of the reasons, but here are a few. ...
04-13-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By slagjumper

I live in Pittsburgh, a city with a population of...

I live in Pittsburgh, a city with a population of 310,000. Dispite the growing number of cyclists there really arent that many cylcist fatalities. One reason might be that in the city the speed...
04-13-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By slagjumper

I suprised they even tried to dump the poor...

I suprised they even tried to dump the poor victom of the hit and run, since China has like 10x more MV fatalities than in the US!

Police believe she was the victim of a car accident and was...
04-11-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,077
Posted By slagjumper

Pretty funny photoshop!. Actually I've just...

Pretty funny photoshop!.

Actually I've just got a great idea-- they should make all 18 year old and 75 year old and older males drive around in these. Might as well add 79 and older females.
04-09-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,077
Posted By slagjumper

I think that the idea is a bit ahead of its time....

I think that the idea is a bit ahead of its time. First cars as we know them would have to get smaller, slower, smarter and more fuel efficeint. Problem with mass adoptation of the PUMA, say in...
Forum: Foo
04-09-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By slagjumper

Well that might be true, but would you recommend...

Well that might be true, but would you recommend that my vegan friend uses ILIKETOFU as her new BF userID?
Forum: Foo
04-09-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By slagjumper

Iliketofu

So what did you think? That I liked the soy product thatís great sautťed and fried? Or something else?


banned tofu
(http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/04/09/dnt.co.tofu.KDVR)
04-09-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,141
Posted By slagjumper

Sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. ...

Sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. If only motorists realized the foolishness of their actions. Glad that you are ok.

I've never had a motorist deliberatly aim to kill me with her...
04-09-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By slagjumper

It's hard to get that outraged. Judging from the...

It's hard to get that outraged. Judging from the comments on the web page, I doubt that the back seat of his 2001 Saturn is going to be seeing any action any time soon.

One comment really...
04-09-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,077
Posted By slagjumper

I'd ride one -- at an amusmenet park. Just put...

I'd ride one -- at an amusmenet park. Just put a thick rubber bumper on and disable the safety sensors and they'd make a cool update to the bumper cars. Put them on the real street and it would be...
04-09-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By slagjumper

$200K is the basic insurance payout amount for an...

$200K is the basic insurance payout amount for an avereage adult/teen. A painless amount for the bus company since they pay insurance anyway and likely have lawyers on the payroll. If the driver...
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