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Old August 18th 09, 09:03 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
KingOfTheApes
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

Originally Posted by mr,grumpy
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket. I'm starting to feel persecuted. Even the cops give me a long
look over. On the flip-side I was driving through Boston and Cambridge
yesterday. WOW! Peddlebike Meca! All KINDS of bikes, every where with
all kinds of riders. I was all like...wow......."

***

It's the same down here, particularly when you carry panniers ("bags"
to the lay people). Actually I'm so pro about it that I don't know if
I look like a VIP hobo or eccentric millionaire. I like to consider
myself an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS, but some people fail to get the
distinction between that an hobo, or between that and a millionaire.

I have even made a t-shirt that announces that in bold letters, so
there's no confusion.

"I'm an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS"


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to ride a bike... But a man gotta do, what a man gotta do.

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Old August 18th 09, 10:54 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
Cully J
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

On Aug 18, 3:03*pm, KingOfTheApes wrote:
Originally Posted by mr,grumpy
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket. I'm starting to feel persecuted. Even the cops give me a long
look over. On the flip-side I was driving through Boston and Cambridge
yesterday. WOW! Peddlebike Meca! All KINDS of bikes, every where with
all kinds of riders. I was all like...wow......."

***

It's the same down here, particularly when you carry panniers ("bags"
to the lay people). Actually I'm so pro about it that I don't know if
I look like a VIP hobo or eccentric millionaire. I like to consider
myself an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS, but some people fail to get the
distinction between that an hobo, or between that and a millionaire.

I have even made a t-shirt that announces that in bold letters, so
there's no confusion.

"I'm an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In a land where SUVs rule, it may seem counterintuitive or even stupid
to ride a bike... But a man gotta do, what a man gotta do.

*http://webspawner.com/users/bananarevolution


Pretty soon gas will be a lot more expensive that people will think
that those of us who have been riding bikes are, the opposite of
"hobos", totally wealthy folks...
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Old August 19th 09, 12:29 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

On Aug 18, 5:54*pm, Cully J wrote:
On Aug 18, 3:03*pm, KingOfTheApes wrote:





Originally Posted by mr,grumpy
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket. I'm starting to feel persecuted. Even the cops give me a long
look over. On the flip-side I was driving through Boston and Cambridge
yesterday. WOW! Peddlebike Meca! All KINDS of bikes, every where with
all kinds of riders. I was all like...wow......."


***


It's the same down here, particularly when you carry panniers ("bags"
to the lay people). Actually I'm so pro about it that I don't know if
I look like a VIP hobo or eccentric millionaire. I like to consider
myself an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS, but some people fail to get the
distinction between that an hobo, or between that and a millionaire.


I have even made a t-shirt that announces that in bold letters, so
there's no confusion.


"I'm an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS"


---------------------------------------------------------------------------*-----
In a land where SUVs rule, it may seem counterintuitive or even stupid
to ride a bike... But a man gotta do, what a man gotta do.


*http://webspawner.com/users/bananarevolution


Pretty soon gas will be a lot more expensive that people will think
that those of us who have been riding bikes are, the opposite of
"hobos", totally wealthy folks...- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


I've been praying for that for a long time, but God seems to be on the
side of the polluters.
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Old August 19th 09, 12:31 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

Per KingOfTheApes:
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket...


Last year one of the bike mags did a story whose essence was
pointing out that in one major West-coast city, the majority of
bike riders were people who could not afford public
transportation.
--
PeteCresswell
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Old August 19th 09, 02:40 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

(PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per KingOfTheApes:
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket...


Last year one of the bike mags did a story whose essence was
pointing out that in one major West-coast city, the majority of
bike riders were people who could not afford public
transportation.


I believe it.

I'm a cyclist and a taxpayer and I sure can't afford the
rate of flow down the public transit money rathole.
--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971
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Old August 19th 09, 02:48 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
KingOfTheApes
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

On Aug 18, 9:40*pm, AMuzi wrote:
(PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per KingOfTheApes:
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket...


Last year one of the bike mags did a story whose essence was
pointing out that in one major West-coast city, the majority of
bike riders were people who could not afford public
transportation.


I believe it.

I'm a cyclist and a taxpayer and I sure can't afford the
rate of flow down the public transit money rathole.
--
Andrew Muzi
* www.yellowjersey.org/
* Open every day since 1 April, 1971


And it sucks! At best it works in combination with bikes: The bus is
late? You take off on your bike!
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Old August 19th 09, 02:52 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc
Tom Sherman 起豺_2_]
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

Andrew Muzi wrote:
(PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per KingOfTheApes:
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket...


Last year one of the bike mags did a story whose essence was
pointing out that in one major West-coast city, the majority of
bike riders were people who could not afford public
transportation.


I believe it.

I'm a cyclist and a taxpayer and I sure can't afford the rate of flow
down the public transit money rathole.


Agreed. It is time to make those who fly pay the true cost of airports
and air traffic control, not to mention the environmental externalities.
Similarly, fuel taxes should be raised to pay for "energy security" [1]
and environmental effects of motorized vehicles.

Time to stop these USians from freeloading on the backs of the common
taxpayer.

[1] I.e., bases and military forces in foreign hydrocarbon extraction
areas, including the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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that these few nonsense-heads matter but that the rest of
us do not. - Jay Griffiths
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Old August 19th 09, 03:04 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

Cully J wrote:
On Aug 18, 3:03 pm, KingOfTheApes wrote:
Originally Posted by mr,grumpy
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket. I'm starting to feel persecuted. Even the cops give me a long
look over. On the flip-side I was driving through Boston and Cambridge
yesterday. WOW! Peddlebike Meca! All KINDS of bikes, every where with
all kinds of riders. I was all like...wow......."

***

It's the same down here, particularly when you carry panniers ("bags"
to the lay people). Actually I'm so pro about it that I don't know if
I look like a VIP hobo or eccentric millionaire. I like to consider
myself an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS, but some people fail to get the
distinction between that an hobo, or between that and a millionaire.

I have even made a t-shirt that announces that in bold letters, so
there's no confusion.

"I'm an ECCENTRIC PENNYLESS"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In a land where SUVs rule, it may seem counterintuitive or even stupid
to ride a bike... But a man gotta do, what a man gotta do.

http://webspawner.com/users/bananarevolution


Pretty soon gas will be a lot more expensive that people will think
that those of us who have been riding bikes are, the opposite of
"hobos", totally wealthy folks...


That's what we thought the first time gas went from $2.50 to $4.50
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Old August 19th 09, 03:05 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc
Frank Krygowski[_2_]
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Default Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

On Aug 18, 9:52*pm, Tom Sherman 起
wrote:
Andrew Muzi wrote:
(PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per KingOfTheApes:
"I live in a strange little city where the only people that typicly
ride bikes (olther than $3000 carbon fiber jobbies) are hobos and
DWIs, especialy a twenty year old schwinn MTB with a milk-crate trunk-
basket...


Last year one of the bike mags did a story whose essence was
pointing out that in one major West-coast city, the majority of
bike riders were people who could not afford public
transportation.


I believe it.


I'm a cyclist and a taxpayer and I sure can't afford the rate of flow
down the public transit money rathole.


Agreed. It is time to make those who fly pay the true cost of airports
and air traffic control, not to mention the environmental externalities.
Similarly, fuel taxes should be raised to pay for "energy security" [1]
and environmental effects of motorized vehicles.

Time to stop these USians from freeloading on the backs of the common
taxpayer.

[1] I.e., bases and military forces in foreign hydrocarbon extraction
areas, including the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.


I agree. ISTM that all forms of travel off your own property are
subsidized to one extent or another, except perhaps trespassing off-
road on foot or on mountain bike.

After motorists and airline passengers pay full costs, and after
trucking companies pay full costs (and pass those on to retailers), we
can talk about what public transportation's worth.

- Frank Krygowski
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Old August 19th 09, 03:49 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc
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countrywide, full dress is the rule not exception: mapei et al
what was unusual is now common thanks to Lancespace

people 'think' to please their sense of position, to establish a
delusion as reality - for a few minutes ...

the bicycle tho is clearly in. everyone is riding on vacation and not
walmart either.

maybe ya'll have malaria ?
 




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