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Old May 17th 07, 05:17 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
Tom Keats
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Default What American Cities are Missing: Bikes by the Thousands

In article ,
"Bill Sornson" writes:
donquijote1954 wrote:

Didn't you say you were leaving Usenet? (Or at least the cycling
newsgroups?)


That was Bill B. I picture him tearfully hugging
the hood of his 440 Charger[*] and proclaiming: "I'll
never leave you! 'Til the end of time! You 'n me!"

DonQui just said he was quitting riding his
bike 'cuz he couldn't hack it. But apparently
he still fancies himself as some sort of lyric,
all-talk/no-walk revolutionary/****-disturber
who wants other people to do his "revolution"
for him.


cheers,
Tom
[*] Gas in Vancouver is $1.30+(Cdn)/litre


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Old May 17th 07, 06:20 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
Bill Sornson
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Tom Keats wrote:
In article ,
"Bill Sornson" writes:
donquijote1954 wrote:

Didn't you say you were leaving Usenet? (Or at least the cycling
newsgroups?)


That was Bill B. I picture him tearfully hugging
the hood of his 440 Charger[*] and proclaiming: "I'll
never leave you! 'Til the end of time! You 'n me!"


Hey, my very first car was a (used) 1968 Dodge Charger with a 440.
(Fire-engine red, black vinyl top.) I'm truly lucky to have survived
teenage stupidity and that much power. (Especially with relatively skinny
14" wheels/tires.)

DonQui just said he was quitting riding his
bike 'cuz he couldn't hack it. But apparently
he still fancies himself as some sort of lyric,
all-talk/no-walk revolutionary/****-disturber
who wants other people to do his "revolution"
for him.


Ah, I thought he included a promise to take his stylings elsewhere as part
of the parting. My bad.

Bill "anyone taking bets on when Mensa Baka will be backa?" S.


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Old May 17th 07, 07:03 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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Don't hold your breath for America. With our obesity rates, lack of
adequate cycling facilities, along with our worship of the automobile,
there may not be much happening in the near future. I think what
America needs is a totally CAR-FREE city. If an investor decided to
take this on, he would have instant advertising, merely from the
publicity.
----
Jim Gagnepain
www.OilFreeandHappy.com

On May 16, 12:16 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
Will we ever see the day when American cities have thousands of
cyclists going up and down the street without unnecessary risks? It's
healthy for you as well as for your pocket and for the environment.
And it can be combined with public transportation for greater
flexibility.




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Old May 17th 07, 08:02 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
Tom Keats
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Default What American Cities are Missing: Bikes by the Thousands

In article ,
"Bill Sornson" writes:
Tom Keats wrote:
In article ,
"Bill Sornson" writes:
donquijote1954 wrote:

Didn't you say you were leaving Usenet? (Or at least the cycling
newsgroups?)


That was Bill B. I picture him tearfully hugging
the hood of his 440 Charger[*] and proclaiming: "I'll
never leave you! 'Til the end of time! You 'n me!"


Hey, my very first car was a (used) 1968 Dodge Charger with a 440.
(Fire-engine red, black vinyl top.) I'm truly lucky to have survived
teenage stupidity and that much power. (Especially with relatively skinny
14" wheels/tires.)


Bill still Peter Pan'dly lingers there.

My very first car would have been a '48 Canadian Willys jeep
with a real Jeep engine c/w armoured oil pan. Handed down
from father to son to son. I would have been the next son,
but my mom gave the ol' death trap away to some "friends"
she didn't really like, before I could get my hands on it.
It was a hardtop faux woody. One of its characteristics
was that it could run on three wheels should one fall off --
which sometimes happened. Another other was, you could flick
a cigarette toward the windshield and it would instantly get
sucked out the no-draft.

DonQui just said he was quitting riding his
bike 'cuz he couldn't hack it. But apparently
he still fancies himself as some sort of lyric,
all-talk/no-walk revolutionary/****-disturber
who wants other people to do his "revolution"
for him.


Ah, I thought he included a promise to take his stylings elsewhere as part
of the parting. My bad.


He was asked to, but his reply was typically wishy-washy.

Bill "anyone taking bets on when Mensa Baka will be backa?" S.


Mention of Dodge 440s will be irresistable to him,
that ol' fat-ass SUV NASCAR Lance Armstrong.


cheers,
Tom

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Old May 17th 07, 03:31 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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"Dane Buson" wrote in message
...
In rec.bicycles.misc Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]
wrote:
On May 16, 2:08 pm, "George Conklin"
wrote:
"donquijote1954" wrote in message

oups.com...

Will we ever see the day when American cities have thousands of
cyclists going up and down the street without unnecessary risks?

Go to India to fulfill your dream. They do that now. You can even lock
your bicycle up at the train station and let it sit in the rain all day
for
a few cents.


Wow George your a dick not going to lie.


That should be "Wow George, you're a dick. I'm not going to lie."

See how much more erudite you sound now? [1]

It's "your", as in "your crack pipe".

It's "you're", as in "you're dumb as a bag of hammers".


Grammar and spelling lessons are like water off a duck's back with this
guy...


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Old May 17th 07, 06:19 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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On May 16, 8:56 pm, drydem wrote:
One of the obstacles with regard to using a bicycle in my town is
that the local shopping centers forbid them. When I asked one of
the shopping center's management for the reason they're ban
bicycles from their property, they told me that their insurance
requires it.


They figure that cyclists would only spend peanuts, so they are not
their priority. I'd try though not to feed them in any way. Just go
with the ones that take you into account. Boycott is a great thing!

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Old May 17th 07, 06:34 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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On May 16, 11:46 pm, "Bill Sornson" wrote:
donquijote1954 wrote:

Didn't you say you were leaving Usenet? (Or at least the cycling
newsgroups?)


I said "stop biking" as a way of getting around, but I guess I'm not
alone in screaming that we are discriminated against. Things good
though are happening in Paris that I doubt wil ever happen in this
country. I guess our politicians are looking for the wrong issues,
which regrettably mobilize the sheep...

--How about a Congress and President with guts enough to push for
small, economical cars, and penalizing the whoppers?--

It makes sense but I don't see even the most liberal candidates
talking about real solutions for the real world. The issues are at
hand turn me off...

Hillary: gender

Obama: race

and the rest are for those who don't have real solutions either but
are against gays, abortion, etc. Anyone for bikes and small cars?


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Old May 17th 07, 06:37 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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On May 17, 12:17 am, (Tom Keats) wrote:

DonQui just said he was quitting riding his
bike 'cuz he couldn't hack it. But apparently
he still fancies himself as some sort of lyric,
all-talk/no-walk revolutionary/****-disturber
who wants other people to do his "revolution"
for him.



For the cyclists the choice is clear: Revolution or die! Well, there's
another solution: get a stationary bike and work out from the comfort
and safety of your home.

Remember Orwell: "At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is
a revolutionary act!"

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Old May 17th 07, 06:55 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
donquijote1954
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On May 17, 2:03 am, oilfreeandhappy
wrote:
Don't hold your breath for America. With our obesity rates, lack of
adequate cycling facilities, along with our worship of the automobile,
there may not be much happening in the near future. I think what
America needs is a totally CAR-FREE city. If an investor decided to
take this on, he would have instant advertising, merely from the
publicity.
----
Jim Gagnepainwww.OilFreeandHappy.com


No I won't. It's the tyranny of the inefficient over the efficient,
the obese over the fit and the stupid over the smart...

(dialog between the couch potato and his wife)

"Honey, hand me the TV dinner and the beer, 'cause I'm too tired after
working so many hours, and I wanna watch the news. You know it's a
dangerous world out there. One cyclist killed by a hit and run, and
two more dead soldiers in Iraq. And the elections... Sweety, have you
decided who to vote for in the next elections?"

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Old May 17th 07, 08:10 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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"donquijote1954" wrote in message
ups.com...
On May 17, 12:17 am, (Tom Keats) wrote:

DonQui just said he was quitting riding his
bike 'cuz he couldn't hack it. But apparently
he still fancies himself as some sort of lyric,
all-talk/no-walk revolutionary/****-disturber
who wants other people to do his "revolution"
for him.



For the cyclists the choice is clear: Revolution or die! Well, there's
another solution: get a stationary bike and work out from the comfort
and safety of your home.

Remember Orwell: "At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is
a revolutionary act!"


At least you can't fall off the bike at home and get hurt.


 




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