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Its a fad...

Old 12-06-07, 10:17 AM
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Its a fad...

I don't know if this has been posted, but its interesting... and from NW Arkansas.

http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Style/208224
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Old 12-06-07, 10:19 AM
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Old 12-06-07, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tehz View Post
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It's a way to express yourself.
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Old 12-06-07, 10:31 AM
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NWA News is ****ing with the program.
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Old 12-06-07, 10:43 AM
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news with attitude?
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Old 12-06-07, 10:46 AM
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The hipness of urban bike messengers, who deliver packages and letters in big cities, is another lure. For them, a fixedgear bike is a necessity, because they often have their hands full and stopping can be accomplished with only the legs (if they’re strong enough ).

Thomas Hinkle, a historian for the Bicycle Museum of America in Ohio, believes the popularity of spinning classes has fueled the trend. Those machines also require constant pedaling.
HAHAHA silly ****....
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Old 12-06-07, 10:47 AM
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spinning classes? wtf?
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I thought the article was lifted from BikeSnobNYC's thing the other day. I love the "let's interview the guy who's been riding for 2 weeks" thing.
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They are behind the times, mopeds are where it's at:

In the '80s and '90s, hipsters revived vintage scooters until the yuppies bought in. Then the cool but unkempt crowd turned to track bikes.

Now there's a new cool king on the city's two-wheeled transport scene: the moped.
What happens when one SF Weekly reporter dares to penetrate the inner circles of post-track-bike hipsters
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Old 12-06-07, 10:53 AM
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Eazy-E would not approve.
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But few people, if any, take fixed-gear bikes on rides of 25 miles or more.
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Originally Posted by xylophonecks View Post
spinning classes? wtf?

My thoughts exactly.
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But few people, if any, take fixed-gear bikes on rides of 25 miles or more.
I don't know that they have any evidence of that, but I would be it is true. I think that would be true of most bikes, drivetrains inclusive.
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Old 12-06-07, 11:13 AM
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DAMN! I was going to post this!
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To be fair to Arkansans (of which i am one), that article was picked up off the wires. ...even so, I'd be willing to bet that half the people on this board could not ride more than 25 miles on a fixie in NW Arkansas. It's Ozark country.
For actual NW Arkansas news coverage, I suggest the following: http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/
Much more entertaining.
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It's a zen thing.
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Originally Posted by jhnmrk View Post
To be fair to Arkansans (of which i am one), that article was picked up off the wires. ...even so, I'd be willing to bet that half the people on this board could not ride more than 25 miles on a fixie in NW Arkansas. It's Ozark country.
For actual NW Arkansas news coverage, I suggest the following: http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/
Much more entertaining.
Yeah, I thought it was odd that all the quotes were from Nor/Cent. California.
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Old 12-06-07, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jhnmrk View Post
To be fair to Arkansans (of which i am one), that article was picked up off the wires. ...even so, I'd be willing to bet that half the people on this board could not ride more than 25 miles on a fixie in NW Arkansas. It's Ozark country.
For actual NW Arkansas news coverage, I suggest the following: http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/
Much more entertaining.
Do not overlook this. I have lots of Ozark blood in me and this is making me miss home.
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Old 12-06-07, 11:28 AM
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Hey mopeds are neat, and i agree, i would not be surprised at all if moped sales took off,
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Old 12-06-07, 11:36 AM
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some of the best of the bunch:
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/342-p.html
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/439-p.html
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/143.html
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/320-p.html
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/915-p.html
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/920-p.html
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2006/11/928-p.html

crushkilldestroy: For some nice depressing Ozark-themed reading, I suggest Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell. It's like True Grit, but with meth.
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Bone-N.../dp/031605755X
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Old 12-06-07, 12:04 PM
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No bike on Specializedís new line costs more than $ 1, 000. A similar grade of road bike could easily cost more than $ 5, 000.
Quick, somebody slap some Sora deraillers on a Langster and get you a couple grand
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Old 12-06-07, 12:11 PM
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haha.

Oct. 31 7: 33 a. m. A woman at 3412 E. Chatsworth Road reported a pumpkin thrown through her rear windshield.
7: 37 a. m. A woman at 2257 N. Mockingbird Lane reported a pumpkin stolen.
8: 01 a. m. A woman at 2616 N. Candlewood Drive reported several mailboxes damaged.
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http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/2...on-police.html
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the 'naked' tag reveals some winners as well:
http://nwacrimereport.blogspot.com/search/label/naked
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wtf reports a stolen pumpkin to the police? Hey lady, why don't you check the middle of your street?

9: 32 p. m. A woman at 302 S. W. E St. reported her doorbell rang and she opened it to find a bag of something on fire on her doorstep.

Ooh, I bet it was full of candy.

10: 31 a. m. A woman at North Porter Road and West Deane Street reported finding a bag containing white powder.

Hmm, sounds enticing.
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