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Old 07-23-07, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
there's this myth of the hipster with the blinged out bike, who doesn't really ride. it needs to end. yeah, i see people who aren't serious about riding bikes, and some of them have fixed gears (i see plenty of people not riding bikes in new york city) - and some are really ugly bikes - but i have yet to encounter anybody who goes out, spends a ton on a track bike, and then doesn't do anything with it or any other bikes other than "parade" it up and down bedford ave and the LES. blah, blah, blah. clumping, generalizations, stereotypes, and idiocy. let it end, k? it's not that important.
Wait a year.
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Old 07-23-07, 11:50 AM
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The real question is why do people walk their bikes up and down stairs? Seriously, use the right tool for the job and get a BMX so you never have to walk again.
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Old 07-23-07, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by dylandom View Post
rasta. maybe ur right. i don't understand what the hell ur trying to say. maybe u and i should meet at the willy b and walk over it with our bikes and we can try to understand each other better b/c right now, i just am not feeling u.
this week was wonderful, and now that 10x posted, i remember getting off my bike and walking it to enjoy the nice view and weather. it happens. we should focus our energy on the fact that there has been an increase of bike usage in the city and how great it is that the city, although slowly, is starting to understand that.
i dig it...the fact that more cats are riding is the positive...
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Old 07-23-07, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by non View Post
Hmmm... yes it was.
ummm no it wasn't. thanks for trying. really. it would have been if it made sense. but it didn't. what if i want to start riding a track bike, and only a track bike but was tried. why the hell do i have to get a road bike to go up the bridge this one time or this week or this month until i'm strong enough to climb it. it's like a 13 year old come back. i'm a grown woman, so the "burn" was just corny and lame
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Old 07-23-07, 11:53 AM
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ya'll losers.
REAL hardcore riders ride up the bridge with no hands, rolling a cig, and go down with both feet off the pedals, smoking the cig.
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Old 07-23-07, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by dylandom View Post
how do u know what or how expensive their bikes were.
By using-- and please, correct me if i'm wrong-- your eyes.
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Old 07-23-07, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by l***arello View Post
The real question is why do people walk their bikes up and down stairs? Seriously, use the right tool for the job and get a BMX so you never have to walk again.
seriously walking is too primitive
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Old 07-23-07, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
By using-- and please, correct me if i'm wrong-- your eyes.
again, so brilliant. of course, b/c when its dark out, and i'm racing up the bridge, just so i don't seem like a poser for riding slow on my track bike, i should be able to distinct the value and time put into every bike that i ride by. i'm glad u brought it up, b/c if it wasn't for u, i might have just been riding around absent minded not know the value of everyone's bike.
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Old 07-23-07, 12:00 PM
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Don't mention it, i do what i can.
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Old 07-23-07, 12:01 PM
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I think it should be decided in a footrace up the bridge, bikes are for NERDS...
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Old 07-23-07, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
Don't mention it, i do what i can.
lol, ur an idiot. come to nyc, we'll get some coffee and u can show me this skill of urs
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Old 07-23-07, 12:03 PM
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If they were brakeless, and had the choice between weaving on the uphill side of the bridge for lack of conditioning and bike handling skills, or walking their bikes, they were actually doing you the favor of opting for the safer choice for both you and themselves. But, if you were truly concerned, you could have gotten off your bike and been helpful. Maybe they did have the wrong gear ratios, and you could have nicely shared some wisdom on this. Maybe they had flatted out, and you could have shared a patch or an inflate. Maybe they would benefit from a brake caliper, and you could tactfully explain why. Cycling isn't just the right of the young, athletic, or hip. It is great that people of many shapes and ages cycle. Maybe we should get off our high horses every once in a while and share some of the wealth. The cycling karma may come back to you, good or bad.
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Old 07-23-07, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by dylandom View Post
lol, ur an idiot. come to nyc, we'll get some coffee and u can show me this skill of urs
These are the only skills that matter
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Old 07-23-07, 12:12 PM
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I know it has been said, but I would just be happy there were more people biking. So what if you have to walk once in a while. And so ****ing what if they were hipsters. Good for them. I am glad they walked instead of wobbling all over the path if they were straining.

Go ride your bike and release some of that pent up rage against so called hipsters.

I don't care how you are dressed (hipster or squid) or what type of bike you ride (as long as it isn't stolen) just that you are riding and enjoying it!!!
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Old 07-23-07, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dylandom View Post
i remember getting off my bike and walking it to enjoy the nice view and weather. it happens.
Can't tell you how many times I've done this on one of the bridges, especially at night. Even having grown up in NYC, it is nice to take in the view sometimes. Doing this dismounted is simply the safer way to do it for you and all those around you. One of the nicest things I've re-learned, since giving up racing, is how to enjoy the sights of the world around me while out for a ride. One of the other things I've re-learned, since giving up racing, is stop judging other cyclists so harshly. The fact is, they slowest person on the road is probably enjoying cycling more than the fastest (unless that fastest person is on a 'bent, and then it may be a whole different story ).
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Old 07-23-07, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by V-Rock View Post
I know it has been said, but I would just be happy there were more people biking. So what if you have to walk once in a while. And so ****ing what if they were hipsters. Good for them. I am glad they walked instead of wobbling all over the path if they were straining.

Go ride your bike and release some of that pent up rage against so called hipsters.

I don't care how you are dressed (hipster or squid) or what type of bike you ride (as long as it isn't stolen) just that you are riding and enjoying it!!!
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Old 07-23-07, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by le car View Post
REAL hardcore riders ride up the bridge with no hands, rolling a cig, and go down with both feet off the pedals, smoking the cig.
Been there, done that.

'cept it was teh weed.
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Old 07-23-07, 12:22 PM
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ahh good job guys, last couple of posts have been wonderful. when people talk crap about bikeforums, i will re-direct them to this posts so they can see why i try and hold on to this account.
it's just crazy how some people think. i saw some girl on a colnago conversion and i almost flipped out, but then i just took a deep breath and relaxed and i just didn't care about it anymore. i didn't feel the need to go talk trash about it, or pretend to be some high and mighty cyclist. whatever, that girl on the colnago is freaking fast and she's a girl and she rides in the city. that's all that matters.
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Old 07-23-07, 12:27 PM
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Old 07-23-07, 12:30 PM
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*slow clap*
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Old 07-23-07, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dylandom View Post
lol, ur an idiot. come to nyc, we'll get some coffee and u can show me this skill of urs
Which, doing what i can or using my eyes?
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Old 07-23-07, 12:35 PM
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*slow clap*
perfect timing
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Old 07-23-07, 12:36 PM
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well that was exciting
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You just posted.

Anyway, I think it's great, all the people here who aren't so high on themselves to judge others. Being a "not a messenger" SS rider, it's nice to know that I'm not ALWAYS being judged as I cruise around on my tight new Gios! I always wonder if messengers are silently insulting me as they ride by me as I cruise along with a shiny bike, one front brake and wearing a helmet.

I also understand the rant to a certain extent, because the great challenge of riding SS is that you only have one gear option no matter what incline, going up or down, that you face. I personally feel that if I can't get everywhere on my fixie, then I shouldn't be riding it. But that's my own personal philosophy, and I'm not going to whisper "PUSSIE!!!" to the walking folk as I ride by them.

Theres my fifty cent.
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Old 07-23-07, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
...I wouldn't want to be in a dark alley alone with her.
I would. Yo Dylan, how you doin'?
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