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etiquette, and what not.

Old 04-23-05, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by hyperRevue
you talking about the guy on the big trike?
No, but that guys is pretty funny too. Years ago I worked in Kenmore at Burrito Max and I would see him every day. He's got more of a Whooooaaaa, Whooooooaaa, Whoooaaa thing going on. There really is nothing funnier than seeing that guy plow through a mass of confused Red Sox fans.
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Old 04-23-05, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bostontrevor
You gots to pass a criminal background check to mess in Boston.
I have heard this before too but I know for a fact that people(at least one) have found a way to work around this.
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yeah, you can definitely work around it if you have a criminal record.... but that's bulletman as he's known around town
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Originally Posted by SamHouston
I'd say be friendly but get used to that reaction (finding them racing you) IME it takes years sometimes for some cyclists to find that being passed is a matter of relative pace and not a critical statement on the size of their genitals.
That's a relief! People pass me all the time
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Old 04-23-05, 11:03 AM
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I think we all need to be a little more like Mr. Butch, but riding a bicycle of course.



For those who would like to learn a little bit more about this fine gentleman go here:http://www.postwarmedia.nl/pwpages/p...lipsbutch.html

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Old 04-23-05, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by goodtobeawake
yeah, you can definitely work around it if you have a criminal record.... but that's bulletman as he's known around town
Tell me more. I passed this dude sometime last summer. He was hollerin' at me, "I know why you go so fast. You're bulletman, bulletman!"
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the guy on the trike is a little less personable than the man i speak of. i actually had a conversation about "where the party was at" with him yesterday. he was a nice guy.

as far as background checks: i don't believe they did one on me when i got licensed. they didn't even check my id, i could have had any name i wanted on my license.
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i absolutely love hearing "WOOOOOOOOOOOOO" coming from the other side of the semi passing me on tremont and knowing that guy is over there saying hello.
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ahh, the bulletman. those socks are so gross. it was really hot at the beginning of the week, and i heard he'd decided to ride barefoot, hence, socks on the pedals. he's a complete lunatic, but it's still good to hear "AAAAAAAYOOOOOH" bouncing off the sides of buildings from blocks away.
And of course, Winnie Wednesday.
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speaking of etiquette, what's the proper thing to say/do to someone you see riding their MTB the wrong way in the bike lane on mass ave with one hand on the bars and the other dialing a cellphone?
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Originally Posted by fixedfiend
i just like to pass gas when I'm overtaking. (adding insult to injury) makes the roadies remember not to draft
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I have done that myself
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Originally Posted by misterherman
speaking of etiquette, what's the proper thing to say/do to someone you see riding their MTB the wrong way in the bike lane on mass ave with one hand on the bars and the other dialing a cellphone?
wait until you're almost passing them and burst out barking like a rabid doberman.
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Originally Posted by misterherman
speaking of etiquette, what's the proper thing to say/do to someone you see riding their MTB the wrong way in the bike lane on mass ave with one hand on the bars and the other dialing a cellphone?
"Hang up and drive! On the right side!"
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Originally Posted by jordache
A nod is pretty appropriate for any situation.
You can even go crazy and say something like "hello".


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Originally Posted by misterherman
speaking of etiquette, what's the proper thing to say/do to someone you see riding their MTB the wrong way in the bike lane on mass ave with one hand on the bars and the other dialing a cellphone?
just hit them with your lock, point at the bike lane on the other side, and say "bike lane" very forcefully...or just play chicken with them...that tends to get there attention...of course, you could always try explaining to them the safety hazards of riding with a cellphone, and why cellphones suck in general, and that they should be on the other side, but mtn bike riders are dumb (obviously, or they'be be on a road bike, at least) and they won't get it...so again...the bike lock it is..

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Originally Posted by xthugmurderx
you could always try explaining to them the safety hazards of riding with a cellphone, and why cellphones suck in general
Walking around Osaka, it was shockingly common to see salarymen, moms out shopping, or kids riding down the street, phone in hand. It got even more interesting when it started raining, then they'd all have umbrellas, too. Baka desu yo.

Admittedly, getting hit by a bicycle hurts less than getting hit by a car... So riding a bike and using a phone can't be the worst possible thing.
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Originally Posted by yonderboy
So riding a bike and using a phone can't be the worst possible thing.
No, that would be driving a shriner covered in pink rubber spikes backward through a shopping mall with your eyes closed while singing "I'm a little teapot" as loudly as possible and doing all the accompanying hand gestures. And talking on the phone.
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Originally Posted by xthugmurderx
but mtn bike riders are dumb (obviously, or they'be be on a road bike, at least) and they won't get it...
Tell me more about this, Mr. "Thug Murder".
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Originally Posted by jim-bob
Tell me more about this, Mr. "Thug Murder".
uh oh...i think I just got called out...I just meant that a dude in a bike lane (and thus in the city) should be on a road/track frame, for efficiencies sake...I rode a mtb for about a year before I realized I was wasting my time and picked up an old road bike for cheap, then spend a **** bunch on it (making it not so cheap). if you can ride a mtb in the city with no qualms, i envy you...i couldn't do it...

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I often ride a mtb in the city, but I use slicks, and frequently treat the curbs and potholes like an offroad singletrack, so its nice having the extra beefiness of the mtb.

I see your point though, many people commute on mountain bikes just because they know how to ride them and think that road bikes are for lance armstrong and other 'pros'. They don't understand that the knobby tires slow their butts down, and that the upright position doesn't help them on the street. Plus their bikes are all clean and shiny, indicating that they've never actually touched mud or rain. Silly people.

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Originally Posted by dobber
nuqneH?
hahahahhaha

that's usually the response I get from most people around here
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I have an obnoxious amsterdam bell bolted to my bag strap. Just after I pass, i'll give a short ''ba-ding'' as a tip of the hat.
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