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  #21  
Old May 17th 07, 10:45 PM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]
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Default Anyone for bikes and small cars?

On May 17, 12:34 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
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?



Biking is good all around. It saves you money with the lack of gas
needed to ride a bike,
it gets you in better shape and benifits your health, and a bike is
just more fun to ride
then a car. Even if you are a hard core conservative you still can
agree that not using
gas is good for the environment.

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  #22  
Old May 18th 07, 01:08 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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"Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]" wrote in message
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On May 17, 12:34 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
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?



Biking is good all around. It saves you money with the lack of gas
needed to ride a bike,
it gets you in better shape and benifits your health, and a bike is
just more fun to ride
then a car. Even if you are a hard core conservative you still can
agree that not using
gas is good for the environment.


Outhouses are also great for the environment.


  #23  
Old May 18th 07, 03:19 AM 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, 10:17 pm, (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!"

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.



Heeyargg!!!!

If I had a Charger I would probably hug it though.

The Revolution will in fact be televised. So Mr. Donk
can watch it from the comfort of his living room.


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Old May 18th 07, 03:33 AM 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, 12:34 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
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.


"We" are discriminated against? You said you were quitting riding so
you are no longer part of the "we" here- unless your "we" is
restricted to spammers in which case you *are* discriminated against
and rightly so.

Regards,
Bob Hunt


  #25  
Old May 18th 07, 03:35 AM 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, 11:17 pm, (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.

cheers,
Tom


Well put.

Regards,
Bob Hunt


  #26  
Old May 18th 07, 03:51 AM 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, 7:08 pm, "George Conklin"
wrote:
"Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]" wrote in oglegroups.com...



On May 17, 12:34 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
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?


Biking is good all around. It saves you money with the lack of gas
needed to ride a bike,
it gets you in better shape and benifits your health, and a bike is
just more fun to ride
then a car. Even if you are a hard core conservative you still can
agree that not using
gas is good for the environment.


Outhouses are also great for the environment.



George you are a dick by nature.

  #27  
Old May 18th 07, 03:55 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]
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On May 17, 7:08 pm, "George Conklin"
wrote:
"Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]" wrote in oglegroups.com...



On May 17, 12:34 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
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?


Biking is good all around. It saves you money with the lack of gas
needed to ride a bike,
it gets you in better shape and benifits your health, and a bike is
just more fun to ride
then a car. Even if you are a hard core conservative you still can
agree that not using
gas is good for the environment.


Outhouses are also great for the environment.


George Conklin City
The Big Asshole

  #28  
Old May 18th 07, 04:06 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]
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Default Anyone for bikes and small cars?

On May 17, 7:08 pm, "George Conklin"
wrote:
"Mr.Cool [Defender of Cities]" wrote in oglegroups.com...



On May 17, 12:34 pm, donquijote1954
wrote:
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?


Biking is good all around. It saves you money with the lack of gas
needed to ride a bike,
it gets you in better shape and benifits your health, and a bike is
just more fun to ride
then a car. Even if you are a hard core conservative you still can
agree that not using
gas is good for the environment.


Outhouses are also great for the environment.



O good one George! Great show!

  #29  
Old May 18th 07, 07:09 AM posted to alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides,misc.transport.urban-transit
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In article .net,
"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.



http://media.wweek.com/attach/2007/0..._LedeChart.pdf
While not a huge percentage, the number of people who commute by bike in
Portland and Seattle (compiled from census data) are large enough to show
up in the data.

And considering what I know of the way people drive in India, I'm not sure
that his request for "unnecessary risks" are met there either.

Cars running stop signs and running over bicyclists seems to be a
particular problem in Portland these days. There was a time not too long
ago when people actually paid attention to their driving here. That isn't
the case any more.

At least here you can put your bike in a covered bike locker (for
considerably more than a few cents a day).

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  #30  
Old May 18th 07, 11:48 AM 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, 3:10 pm, "George Conklin"
wrote:
"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.


Since falls in the home are a major cause of injury, I would not take
that as sure. If you can fall off a chair or fall out of bed there is
no reason to assume that falling off an exercise bicycle is
impossible.


 




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