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02-21-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,697
Posted By The Seldom Kill

And even though I didn't think about it, I...

And even though I didn't think about it, I included that bit about biology having a sense of irony.



Although I see we shouldn't ban your ignorance of psychology. As you wish.
02-21-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,697
Posted By The Seldom Kill

You know, you're absolutely right. We should move...

You know, you're absolutely right. We should move to ban humour as a coping mechanism and demand that everyone should engage in emotional attachment with everyone in the world, despite having no real...
Forum: Foo
02-21-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Never use smileys. Somehow the notion of pictures...

Never use smileys. Somehow the notion of pictures as punctuation just doesn't work for me.
02-21-06, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I think that the difficulty in this is to find a...

I think that the difficulty in this is to find a message that doesn't come off as being smug halo polishing, freaky fanaticism or limp-wristed tree hugging. You're either offering something that the...
02-21-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,697
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I admit that I have a very dark sense of humour,...

I admit that I have a very dark sense of humour, but don't take me for laughing at dismemberment. It was the notion that even a very severe injury couldn't get the driver to relinquish their grasp on...
02-20-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By The Seldom Kill

By provenance I mean that the seller doesn't...

By provenance I mean that the seller doesn't offer any history on the bicycle regarding what happened to it after the tour and how it came into his possession and exactly why he is selling such an...
02-20-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Considering the picture provided I have to say...

Considering the picture provided I have to say no.

At best it would appear to only offer cover for the upper half of the body and despite assurances looks like it would suffer too much at the...
02-20-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Complete lack of provenance which means it's...

Complete lack of provenance which means it's probably time to invoke the "if it's too good to be true" law.
02-20-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By The Seldom Kill

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Magic_Roundabout_Schild_db.jpg/300px-Magic_Roundabout_Schild_db.jpg
02-20-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,697
Posted By The Seldom Kill

My response was a rather dark chuckle.

My response was a rather dark chuckle.
02-20-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,697
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I'm trying to muster sympathy with little success.

I'm trying to muster sympathy with little success.
02-20-06, 10:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,962
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Heaven forfend that the oppressed might nominate...

Heaven forfend that the oppressed might nominate the oppressor.
02-20-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By The Seldom Kill

It's the subsection of bikeforums that is for...

It's the subsection of bikeforums that is for fixed gear and single speed riders. Mildly derranged but usually well intentioned people.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
Posted By The Seldom Kill

After this morning's -18 C windchill I would file...

After this morning's -18 C windchill I would file hacking my own feet off with a blunt rusty carrot peeler. That or a better pair of overshoes, either would be less painful.

The trouble with...
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 02:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,506
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Or when a couple get drunk and decide it would be...

Or when a couple get drunk and decide it would be fun to have a knee-trembler in an alley, netting themselves an indecent exposure chrage and three years on the register because the judge's record is...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Sounds like she was hitting on you.

Sounds like she was hitting on you.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-06, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,230
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Just a personal endorsement today of my twin...

Just a personal endorsement today of my twin layer of fleece Thinsulate hat from Field and Trek. Ice forming on the outside last night, still warm and toasty on the inside.
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 08:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,506
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I might be willing to sign for life for spanking...

I might be willing to sign for life for spanking his butt. What's it like?
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 08:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,549
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Been there, done that. The best one was by a...

Been there, done that.

The best one was by a friend of mine. We walked onto the subway followed by this woman who looked pregnant, was even doing the rubbing the stomach thing. All of the seats...
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,506
Posted By The Seldom Kill

For less serious sexual offenses, offenders are...

For less serious sexual offenses, offenders are usually only required to sign the sex offenders register for a limited period of time, depnding on evaluations of their risk to society and likelihood...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Congratulations, keep it up and you'll wonder why...

Congratulations, keep it up and you'll wonder why you did it any other way in no time.

Also, count yourself lucky you didn't have my ride home. Almost an hour of freezing rain and a couple of...
Forum: Foo
02-16-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,506
Posted By The Seldom Kill

You do realise that the purple squares are...

You do realise that the purple squares are schools, right? Schools don't commit sex crimes, they're just buildings.

Other than that this map doesn't look that more heavily populated than any other...
Forum: Foo
02-16-06, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,506
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I trust you have all read this bit from the site?...

I trust you have all read this bit from the site?

Harrassing anyone on the offender registry is a misdemeanor and can be punished by both a fine and jail time. The purpose of this service is to...
Forum: Foo
02-16-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,506
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Not to detract from the good intentions behind...

Not to detract from the good intentions behind these things but haven't they proved to be occasionally inaccurate?

There was one put up by a guy using state data and google maps which was...
02-16-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I can see what you're getting at here and have to...

I can see what you're getting at here and have to agree that this was my first reaction. Stupid and uneforceable. You're certainly not without point and it is one that does need to be looked into.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 07:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,230
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Back on it again. Following on from Monday's...

Back on it again.

Following on from Monday's dose of baked goods and man flu came more man flu and a stomach bug on Tuesday (half day off, subway after careful consultation of location of public...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Cyclists rule #27; If it can't be carried on a...

Cyclists rule #27; If it can't be carried on a bike using bunjee cords, it just ain't worth buying.

Of course the lady of the house might not see it that way, in which case a little creativity is...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,681
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I don't have a specific tire width that O choose...

I don't have a specific tire width that O choose to commute on, it depends which bike I'm riding, neither of which are commuter specific bikes.

My MTB has 26/1.5 road tires and my roadie has...
02-13-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Done it, it was easy.

Done it, it was easy.
02-13-06, 02:57 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,639
Posted By The Seldom Kill

You seem to be forgetting that deaf people...

You seem to be forgetting that deaf people develop compensatory mechanisms where are people listing to PADs do not.

You shouldn't rely on any single sense when riding as such a system lacks...
02-13-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I can understand bumps and cushions as...

I can understand bumps and cushions as problematic to cycle over but not tables. Almost all the ones that I've ridden over, admittedly only in London and Amsterdam, were no hinderance at all at...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,230
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Shame on me, a combination of Man-Flu and...

Shame on me, a combination of Man-Flu and carrying fragile baked goods for a charity bake sale saw me on transit today. Back tomorrow, I promise.
02-13-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By The Seldom Kill

If the EMS requirements allow it then this sounds...

If the EMS requirements allow it then this sounds like an ideal place for speed tables. It forces a slow down at stop points and cross section with none of the detriments to cycling carried by speed...
02-13-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 211,960
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Currently reading "All Fun & Games Until Someone...

Currently reading "All Fun & Games Until Someone Loses an Eye" by Christopher Brookmyre. As stated above this author is very good.
Also working my way through "Safe Area Gorazde" by Joe Sacco.
...
Forum: Touring
02-10-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Seldom Kill

A couple of days ago I sent an e-mail to the...

A couple of days ago I sent an e-mail to the Quebec Tourist office asking about accessibility of the forest roads through the centre of the province.

Just now I've received a call from, and I...
02-10-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,492
Posted By The Seldom Kill

In what sense did Ebay, receive, handle or sell...

In what sense did Ebay, receive, handle or sell the stolen goods.

Have you ever heard of a newspaper checking the veracity of the stuff that gets sold through the classified ads that it prints or...
02-10-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Rusty spokes are also more brittle and...

Rusty spokes are also more brittle and susceptible compression fractures. One pothole too many and you are going to end up coming off in a very unpleasant manner.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Take a look at the rim of your wheels, if there...

Take a look at the rim of your wheels, if there is noticible bowing or the guide line is noticibly raised then it's time to consider a replacement. If not, place your thumb on the rim and roll it...
02-10-06, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I find that drink driving is remarkably rife in...

I find that drink driving is remarkably rife in North America in comparison with the UK. This is not through observation but the frank admission of of people who either do it and consider themselves...
02-10-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I usually carry a spare pair of socks with me...

I usually carry a spare pair of socks with me when commuting and have been known to use one of those a la RHCP
Forum: Touring
02-09-06, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By The Seldom Kill

If your rear brake feels a little spongy this is...

If your rear brake feels a little spongy this is fine as stated above. However, V-brakes do tend to feel a little spongy if they are not balanced properly. Balancing V-brakes isn't rocket science,...
Forum: Touring
02-09-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Where are you based? If it's in London,...

Where are you based?

If it's in London, check out the London Cycling Campaign website (http://www.lcc.org.uk). There are a bunch of groups in London's boroughs that organise regular rides at...
02-09-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Learn to repair puntures, properly. Having spare...

Learn to repair puntures, properly. Having spare tubes and CO2 cannisters etc is all well and good but one day you'll need to get a patch on. It'll be very cold, driving rain, dark, too far to walk...
02-09-06, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By The Seldom Kill

The same is true of Ontario. However this is...

The same is true of Ontario. However this is typically proviso'd that this is in the interests of allowing children only to ride on the sidewalk. A province might consider rescinding this privilege...
Forum: Foo
02-09-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Good idea, I want mine sent to my house in...

Good idea, I want mine sent to my house in Toronto and it had better be here in 30 minutes.
Forum: Foo
02-09-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By The Seldom Kill

How do I know they are the best though?

How do I know they are the best though?
02-09-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By The Seldom Kill

In theory it could happen. People get licensed to...

In theory it could happen. People get licensed to do things that are above a notional risk level that is considered acceptable to government and therefore there is no reason why they should not,...
Forum: Touring
02-08-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Seldom Kill

Michel, Thank for all of the advice, greatly...

Michel,

Thank for all of the advice, greatly appreciated.

I'm not too worried about getting away from services and am looking forward to some much needed isolation. I'm going to be carrying a...
Forum: Foo
02-08-06, 01:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,953
Posted By The Seldom Kill

In theory, a degree of subjectivity would be...

In theory, a degree of subjectivity would be argued on this one, afterall, there exists the possibility that your wife has recently maligned you or even sworn off eating dinner. However, as the...
Forum: Foo
02-08-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By The Seldom Kill

I was going for, she had always wanted to turn...

I was going for, she had always wanted to turn her sister's skin into a pretty dress. Fortunately that doesn't make me a psychopath, or so the angry voices in my head tell me.
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