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Old April 20th 10, 03:42 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
SMS
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Default A Toyota makes you dumb; a bicycle makes you smart

On 19/04/10 7:42 PM, TibetanMonkey, the-Monkey-with-the-Bag-of-****

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I guess the less SUVing and the more biking the better, but few, very
few people are that lucky to have a choice. And those who are brave
enough to do it on the road --FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES-- deserve a
medal.

It sounds like a COMMUNISM in reverse, where they force you drive
instead of ride.


There is some of that. My wife used to ride, but she often has to go out
in the field at short notice and there are no company cars to use so you
have to have your own vehicle. She could ride home and get the car on
those occasions, but it's not something she does. And of course her
staff is forced to drive because they could not bicycle to their field
sites with all their equipment.

I've been on the road to work and gotten a call about an off-site
meeting too far to bicycle to, and that required carrying equipment. I
turned around and rode home and got the car. But I think the instances
of being forced to drive are pretty rare, unless the job involves going
out in the field a lot.
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Old April 20th 10, 09:08 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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Default A Toyota makes you dumb; a bicycle makes you smart

On Apr 20, 7:42*am, SMS wrote:
On 19/04/10 7:42 PM, TibetanMonkey, the-Monkey-with-the-Bag-of-****

snip

I guess the less SUVing and the more biking the better, but few, very
few people are that lucky to have a choice. And those who are brave
enough to do it on the road --FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES-- deserve a
medal.


It sounds like a COMMUNISM in reverse, where they force you drive
instead of ride.


There is some of that. My wife used to ride, but she often has to go out
in the field at short notice and there are no company cars to use so you
have to have your own vehicle. She could ride home and get the car on
those occasions, but it's not something she does. And of course her
staff is forced to drive because they could not bicycle to their field
sites with all their equipment.

I've been on the road to work and gotten a call about an off-site
meeting too far to bicycle to, and that required carrying equipment. I
turned around and rode home and got the car. But I think the instances
of being forced to drive are pretty rare, unless the job involves going
out in the field a lot.


Nobody but a radical can think of one solution where the SUV is at end
and the bicycle at another. I can carry so much weight on my bikes
though that would be impractical on foot. Well, now that the stores
are too close for me to bike, I just got a cart and go on foot... and
the bicycles are gathering rust.
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Old April 20th 10, 11:39 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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Default A Toyota makes you dumb; a bicycle makes you smart

In ,
TibetanMonkey, the-Monkey-with-the-Bag-of-**** wrote:

On Apr 20, 7:42*am, SMS wrote:
On 19/04/10 7:42 PM, TibetanMonkey, the-Monkey-with-the-Bag-of-****

snip

I guess the less SUVing and the more biking the better, but few, very
few people are that lucky to have a choice. And those who are brave
enough to do it on the road --FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES-- deserve a
medal.


It sounds like a COMMUNISM in reverse, where they force you drive
instead of ride.


There is some of that. My wife used to ride, but she often has to go out
in the field at short notice and there are no company cars to use so you
have to have your own vehicle. She could ride home and get the car on
those occasions, but it's not something she does. And of course her
staff is forced to drive because they could not bicycle to their field
sites with all their equipment.

I've been on the road to work and gotten a call about an off-site
meeting too far to bicycle to, and that required carrying equipment. I
turned around and rode home and got the car. But I think the instances
of being forced to drive are pretty rare, unless the job involves going
out in the field a lot.


Nobody but a radical can think of one solution where the SUV is at end
and the bicycle at another. I can carry so much weight on my bikes
though that would be impractical on foot. Well, now that the stores
are too close for me to bike, I just got a cart and go on foot... and
the bicycles are gathering rust.


I like biking too much to let my bike sit and rust. Now that I have a
basket on my personal bike (owner-operator for most of my day job work,
like most of the other delivery bikers at my day job), I would use it to
haul groceries even if the supermarket was only a block away.

I still have a day job where the main duty is delivering by bike, and I
commute to it mostly by bike. If not for that, I would ride the bike for
fun! For one thing, there are parts of Philadelphia that get pretty and
are nice to tour by bike when the trees get colorful in the fall or bloom
in the spring! For example, the "river drives", also parts of University
City when their many cherry trees bloom pink, and then drop "pink snow".

For that matter, I get satisfaction from biking up hills that other
cyclists complain about climbing.

- Don Klipstein )
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Old April 21st 10, 01:41 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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Default A Toyota makes you dumb; a bicycle makes you smart

On Apr 20, 6:39*pm, (Don Klipstein) wrote:
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TibetanMonkey, the-Monkey-with-the-Bag-of-**** wrote:
On Apr 20, 7:42*am, SMS wrote:
On 19/04/10 7:42 PM, TibetanMonkey, the-Monkey-with-the-Bag-of-****


snip


I guess the less SUVing and the more biking the better, but few, very
few people are that lucky to have a choice. And those who are brave
enough to do it on the road --FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES-- deserve a
medal.


It sounds like a COMMUNISM in reverse, where they force you drive
instead of ride.


There is some of that. My wife used to ride, but she often has to go out
in the field at short notice and there are no company cars to use so you
have to have your own vehicle. She could ride home and get the car on
those occasions, but it's not something she does. And of course her
staff is forced to drive because they could not bicycle to their field
sites with all their equipment.


I've been on the road to work and gotten a call about an off-site
meeting too far to bicycle to, and that required carrying equipment. I
turned around and rode home and got the car. But I think the instances
of being forced to drive are pretty rare, unless the job involves going
out in the field a lot.


Nobody but a radical can think of one solution where the SUV is at end
and the bicycle at another. I can carry so much weight on my bikes
though that would be impractical on foot. Well, now that the stores
are too close for me to bike, I just got a cart and go on foot... and
the bicycles are gathering rust.


* I like biking too much to let my bike sit and rust. *Now that I have a
basket on my personal bike (owner-operator for most of my day job work,
like most of the other delivery bikers at my day job), I would use it to
haul groceries even if the supermarket was only a block away.

* I still have a day job where the main duty is delivering by bike, and I
commute to it mostly by bike. *If not for that, I would ride the bike for
fun! *For one thing, there are parts of Philadelphia that get pretty and
are nice to tour by bike when the trees get colorful in the fall or bloom
in the spring! *For example, the "river drives", also parts of University
City when their many cherry trees bloom pink, and then drop "pink snow".

* For that matter, I get satisfaction from biking up hills that other
cyclists complain about climbing.

*- Don Klipstein )


You may call Miami a "Banana Republic" but hardly the boondocks, so
quite a few people may relate to what I say. I can challenge anyone
who knows Miami to tell me the routes to follow in Miami, East-West or
South-North. You may blame the Spanish mentality, but Fort Lauderdale
is not any better. In fact Ft. Lauderdale has the nation's record for
pedestrians killed. And there's no connection between Miami & Ft.
Lauderdale for a bike.

Around here the monkeys ride their cheap bikes on sidewalks. It's not
my style nor is lycra suits. I'd love to travel someday before I die
between Miami Beach and Hollywood at least, but wouldn't like to die
because of it.

 




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