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Old February 2nd 09, 12:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Neil Brooks wrote:
A few of you just need to travel to Northern California and start
sucking face with Bill Baka.

Get it over with.

It'd be a favor to most of the rest of us.

Neil,
If you insisted on 'taking the lane' in front of a train of semis driven
mostly by illegals you would rapidly become a Darwin statistic. 6 trucks
tailgating at 65 MPH means that the first one might see you an move
over, but the next 4 or 5 will almost certainly kill you. They also
refuse to slow down since that costs them money so the first one will
lay on the air horn but rarely slow down.
Come on up and take the lane. Then I could post the the great (in his
own mind) Neil got spread over about 200 feet of bicycle unfriendly
road, but he was riding legally.
Please try it, and prove me right.
Bill Baka
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Old February 2nd 09, 01:17 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Bill,

I was subtly trying to get the small crew of assholes to quit screwing
with you, on r.b.m.

I was never particularly bothered by you, your tall tales -- true or
not -- or your unique character.

I think you're a hoot -- sui generis!

What I wrote wasn't in response to anything you wrote.
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Old February 2nd 09, 01:30 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Old February 2nd 09, 03:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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More bad advice from Blustering Bill Baka.

Doing what Bill advises is likely to get you killed.

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Old February 2nd 09, 05:41 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Neil Brooks wrote:
Bill,

I was subtly trying to get the small crew of assholes to quit screwing
with you, on r.b.m.

I was never particularly bothered by you, your tall tales -- true or
not -- or your unique character.

I think you're a hoot -- sui generis!

What I wrote wasn't in response to anything you wrote.


Thanks for that. There are a few fanatics that will probably forever
mess with me, but the fact that I survive these roads without becoming a
statistic only serves to prove me right. There are some roads where
there is a bike lane or even shoulder on one side only, and the other
one is inviting a 'Darwin'. I do my own thing and assess the situation
before I do something stupid, in this case being stubbornly self
righteous, and most likely 'dead' even if correct according to following
the rules.
When I go out for my 60 mile mountain rides I do want to come back alive.
The only tall tale I told was the tricycle incident, which will plague
me probably forever. 55 MPH down a 15% grade hill with my feet out the
back, losing the leg wind resistance really does work but I highly do
not recommend it. It was a prone position but my arms were killing me
from holding my face off of the bars. I did it once, and that was more
than enough. I may ride crazy but I am not stupid enough to try that again.
Bill Baka
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Old February 3rd 09, 02:29 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 09:41:08 -0800, Bill wrote:

Neil Brooks wrote:
Bill,

I was subtly trying to get the small crew of assholes to quit screwing
with you, on r.b.m.

I was never particularly bothered by you, your tall tales -- true or
not -- or your unique character.

I think you're a hoot -- sui generis!

What I wrote wasn't in response to anything you wrote.


Thanks for that. There are a few fanatics that will probably forever
mess with me, but the fact that I survive these roads without becoming a
statistic only serves to prove me right. There are some roads where
there is a bike lane or even shoulder on one side only, and the other
one is inviting a 'Darwin'. I do my own thing and assess the situation
before I do something stupid, in this case being stubbornly self
righteous, and most likely 'dead' even if correct according to following
the rules.
When I go out for my 60 mile mountain rides I do want to come back
alive. The only tall tale I told was the tricycle incident, which will
plague me probably forever. 55 MPH down a 15% grade hill with my feet
out the back, losing the leg wind resistance really does work but I
highly do not recommend it. It was a prone position but my arms were
killing me from holding my face off of the bars. I did it once, and that
was more than enough. I may ride crazy but I am not stupid enough to try
that again. Bill Baka


Yeah Bill. Right. How many times do you need to tell this tall tale?

Are you trying to repeat it enough times until even you believe it?


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Old February 3rd 09, 03:47 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Neil Brooks wrote:
Bill,

I was subtly trying to get the small crew of assholes to quit screwing
with you, on r.b.m.

I was never particularly bothered by you, your tall tales -- true or
not -- or your unique character.

I think you're a hoot -- sui generis!

What I wrote wasn't in response to anything you wrote.

All I can say is that, yes, I am unique, and only the tricycle story was
a tall tale. The rest happened and I still don't know why I am alive
after all of that.
My body is like a road map from all the surgeries I have caused myself
with my royal wipe-outs.
Yet, here I am.
Bill Baka
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Old February 3rd 09, 04:57 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Any chance you'll be getting a life soo, Dan??

This humping Baka bit is getting older than the Sornson-humping-Jobst-
Brandt bit.

Whatcha' think? Almost done??
 




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