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Busted by F-Tard Security riding to my office

Old 01-06-08, 02:44 PM
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This is certainly the most entertaining read of the day so far.

I had issues with my old employer in that they would not provide secure areas (or any areas) for bikes to park and had a strict no bikes in the building policy that probably related to some perceived liability and a concern with cleanliness.

The neighbourhoods where our offices were located sucked and leaving one's bike outside wasn't a good option (if it didn't get stolen it would get thrashed or stripped) and knowing that certain folks were allowed to stash their bikes inside really pissed me off.

I quickly ran into one of our offices one day with my bike shouldered and the secretary went ballistic... she complained to the highest levels and I got a little warning from the big kahuna. I was running into see one of our Agency's Directors to talk about some riding we were going to be doing and show him the bike I was riding.

He went to bat on this issue with me.

This resulted in some long discussions with the powers that be that resulted in much improved bike parking facilities and a more lax policy on bikes in the building... it was a battle I was willing to take on because there were a lot of cyclists I worked with who had the same concerns.

At my office I actually got to appropriate a well ssecured and spacious side room with outside access and converted it to a bike garage for my co-workers.

BUT... being pissed off about not being able to ride your bike down the hallways of the building you work in is ridiculous.

Be happy that you get to bring the bike inside at all.
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Old 01-06-08, 04:06 PM
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Do you guys think that Jet-man will ever return to this messageboard?
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I hope so. I'd really like know how Bicycle Colorado and the LAB responds to his plight. Truly, if The Man takes away our right to ride a bike inside an office building, what's next? It's a slippery slope, dude, a slippery slope.
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Old 01-06-08, 05:13 PM
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Northern east coast, thank you - it's a Queensland brew. Because once you get below Brisbane, it's all about Toohey's.
true, but the majority of this forum would probably not pick that.

I still don't get why it's all tooheys when the fosters brewery is only 40km south of brisbane. then there's the continuous carlton plugs in brisbane, bloody midstrength. I haven't spent enough time living there to care.

we just had a small independent open up 100m from the local mtb trail system. Up in the hills, great views, great riding, ****in awesome.

for the sake of it

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Old 01-06-08, 05:40 PM
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I'm still here laughing my A off - the funny thing is that everyone I've forwarded this threat to now think that fixed gear cyclists are a bunch of total nancy-boy chumps (can't really argue w/ that point). The internet is a fantastic place for ball-less sacks. Keep it up!

I am F-ing Satan reincarnated people, protect your children!!! - riding a bike down an empty hall is waaay the F worse than selling crack to grade schoolers or A-raping your wife lol
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Old 01-06-08, 05:50 PM
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Your parents must be so proud.
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Originally Posted by Jet-man View Post
I'm still here laughing my A off - the funny thing is that everyone I've forwarded this threat to now think that fixed gear cyclists are a bunch of total nancy-boy chumps (can't really argue w/ that point). The internet is a fantastic place for ball-less sacks. Keep it up!
Wait....aren't most of your posting here in the SS/FG forum? What does this mean to you personally?

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Old 01-06-08, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jet-man View Post
I'm still here laughing my A off - the funny thing is that everyone I've forwarded this threat to now think that fixed gear cyclists are a bunch of total nancy-boy chumps (can't really argue w/ that point). The internet is a fantastic place for ball-less sacks. Keep it up!

I am F-ing Satan reincarnated people, protect your children!!! - riding a bike down an empty hall is waaay the F worse than selling crack to grade schoolers or A-raping your wife lol
wait what?
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Old 01-06-08, 06:19 PM
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It just keeps getting better......you bunch of nancies
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Every time you think you've seen how big a ******bag he is, he goes and tops it.
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Every time you think you've seen how big a ******bag he is, he goes and tops it.
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Some people are just more special than others.
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Old 01-06-08, 06:46 PM
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I wonder what the bicycle equivalent of the short bus is.
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I wonder what the bicycle equivalent of the short bus is.
The trike.
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Old 01-06-08, 07:07 PM
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That would be highly insulting to Bailey the Corgi.
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Plus, recumbent trikes are awesome.

I was thinking more along the lines of 700c-sized training wheels. Maybe a bike-sized L-plate.

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I was once given a chipotle gift card for reminding a fellow employee of the 'no bike riding indoors' rule.
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I hope that one day I too can derive my self worth from being disobedient in insignificant matters. Actually, I can. I'm not going to take my boots off in the mudroom any longer. That's right, **** MY FASCIST ROOMMATES!


As a point of interest, how old are you jet man? In addition to being a former cat 1 racer, are you also a rock climbing hardman? Do you and your bros get sick with it in addition to being illgnar while ridiculing people who disagree with you? How is this done? What things do I need to be doing to properly emulate you? Also, would you be offended if I asked for a jar of your musk?
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Originally Posted by Jet-man View Post
I'm still here laughing my A off - the funny thing is that everyone I've forwarded this threat to now think that fixed gear cyclists are a bunch of total nancy-boy chumps (can't really argue w/ that point). The internet is a fantastic place for ball-less sacks. Keep it up!
I'm calling troll. Having not spent the time to do a search, no one can be this socially inept. Okay thatís not true, there are plenty of folks this clueless. I just donít see them asking for this many doses of reality.

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They probably wouldn't pick normal people up on it, but they are probably trying to stop jet-man's ex cat1 quads from tearing up the carpet.

What is an A by the way? Is A-raping higher grade B-raping?
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Old 01-06-08, 08:22 PM
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Security guards are such idiots. Next time just swipe, enter, dismount, then do a slip and lay there until they come. Or enter, dismount then sound you air zound. Or change jobs. You could probably get paid more at a company DC.

Of course you are dealing with private, or state controlled property so you might want to pick you battles wisely. You can go wild on your last day skidding green all over the carpets near the security desk.
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Old 01-06-08, 08:29 PM
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I wonder why you're so hung up on the fixie thing... the "civilians" who you're dealing with at work most likely don't even know or care that you're a fixie guy...
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obviously because he thinks it makes him cooler...everything he does is about image if this thread is anything to go off of.

"zomg look at me, im riding indoors, i wave my middle finger to the law, i live by noone's rules, can you guys see my barbed wire tattoo and pencil-hair mustache?"
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I like to ride my bike up to my classroom. Through the doors and down the hall, but If anyoneone complained I'd stop. I always go slow and give the right of way to anyone I see. Kids arn't supposed to be in the building when I get in.
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most interesting to me is that the OP doesn't ride his bike to work when it's snowing.
that being said, i dismount, pick up, and walk my bike over the tiled floors back to my bench when i get into work everyday and i work IN A BIKE SHOP! Why? Because I don't wanna get crap from my tires all over the floors.
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