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Petition to take cycling back from the mainstream.
Thread started by ruinedbyidiots at 10.3.09 - 1:48 pm

1) - ruinedbyidiots

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1) - ruinedbyidiots
2) la duderina



la duderina
10.3.09 - 1:50 pm

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2) - louisiana
3) - the state of louisiana



louisiana
10.3.09 - 1:50 pm

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what does that even mean?



snowcone
10.3.09 - 1:51 pm

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don't worry this should happen soon. I hear Vespas are the new fixed gear



la duderina
10.3.09 - 1:51 pm

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what does that even mean?

*facepalm*




la duderina
10.3.09 - 1:51 pm

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This whole time I thought more butts on saddles was a good thing in general. I guess I've been doing it wrong.



Gav
10.3.09 - 1:59 pm

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apparently you didn't get the memo

midnight ridazz is all about getting people off of bikes

i'm going to go ahead and send that memo to you again



snowcone
responding to a comment by Gav
10.3.09 - 2:00 pm

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"more butts in saddles"

yes, more people should ride horses!


but fixed gears with grips matching a model's outfit in JC Penny commercials is taking it way too far.

Kind of like when the WTCs got attacked on 9/11 and we went into Afghanistan to get bin Laden, then all of a sudden we're democratizing Iraq. just too far.



la duderina
10.3.09 - 2:06 pm

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besides there has always been plenty of people riding bikes. It just wasn't cool until everyone started riding fixed gears. Now it's cool and everyone knows that once something becomes "cool" it is already lame.



la duderina
10.3.09 - 2:08 pm

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the more people on bikes, the better... i don't care what they wear or what they ride



snowcone
10.3.09 - 2:13 pm

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more people = more problems.



people fuck everything up and the more people there are the more fucked they make shit. the more morons on the road riding bicycles the worse it is for the rest of us.

for example I was just driving behind two idiots on fixed gears who were mindlessly ambling up the road with no hands, taking up the entire lane not caring that I was behind them, swerving back and forth, basically being typical discourteous people who ride bikes thinking they own the road and are more entitled to it than motorists are. People like that make me understand completely why drivers get so frustrated with cyclists. They get pissed off at people like that and then take it out on some other cyclist who knows what they are doing and did them no harm. fuck that shit.





la duderina
10.3.09 - 2:23 pm

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can i get an "aaaaaammmmeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnn!"



louisiana
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 2:26 pm

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wow.

ignorance is bliss.





vigilAnthony
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 2:37 pm

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i'm sorry you feel that way... but these people seem like they just need time to learn the right way to ride a bike and the right way to behave.

in the end.. it is in the best interest of every cyclist to have more cyclists and less drivers on the road.



snowcone
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 3:36 pm

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Im tired of people saying its becoming too popular,too mainstream,as some point in your life your gonna do something mainstream,whether you like it or not,from music to fashion,I dont know about evryone in here ,but i love seeing ridazz all over the town,so you have your douchebags that will fuk it up,and make a bad name for all the riders out,but with more people,more problems come wit it.I'll admit im a newbie.Ive been riding for 3yrs now...and ive met some pretty cool down to earth people.Ive had fun in these rides and enjoyed this city in and out riding.I also ride by myself alot around 3am..and its so peaceful to ride in an open road,no cars,so I am part of that mainstream that has hit us,but Im here to stay...im riding til the wheels fall off.lol wow im too high...peaceand onelove



Huey555
10.3.09 - 4:11 pm

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hell yeah man

+1 every time i pass a fellow rida on the street



snowcone
responding to a comment by Huey555
10.3.09 - 4:18 pm

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this whole internet thing is way too mainstream as well. let's start a petition to take that back too.



vigilAnthony
responding to a comment by Huey555
10.3.09 - 4:19 pm

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so because of these 2 idiots your gonna hate on other ridaz and new people that wanna ride?..would you hate those 2 idiots less if they werent riding fixies? just curious?



Huey555
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 4:24 pm

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yeah i thought this website is suppose to promote rides and get people on there bikes,,but all I see in these threads lately is hate hate ...towards other riders,,and talking smack of each others rides... im confused lol



Huey555
responding to a comment by vigilAnthony
10.3.09 - 4:27 pm

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Petition to take this internet thing back from the mainstream. starts here



Huey555
10.3.09 - 4:34 pm

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1) Huey555



Huey555
10.3.09 - 4:35 pm

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You should install a sweet set of electric Air Horns like I have on my bike now.
At 135 dB, the only thing they don't scare the shit out of is some guy driving an SD-40 down the UPRR right-of-way.

A couple of horn-blasts from a top-tube mounted unit would've made them little piggies squeel, then peel.



bentstrider
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 5:16 pm

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I look upon people who ride geared bikes with pie plates and reflectors the same way I look upon fixed gear riders. Just call me the resident bike snob.

Also I think people on expensive road bikes and full matching kits who ride like assholes are assholes too. An asshole is an asshole is an asshole.

But just because I may seem to be criticizing you or your kind doesn't mean you should take it to heart. By all means ride your bike and get your friends to do it, too. But there's an intelligent ways to go about things that you are new to, and there's a douchey way. And to be quite honest around here I see a lot more of the latter. But you shouldn't give a fuck what I think. All you do by getting offended/defensive is validate what I say.




la duderina
10.3.09 - 5:17 pm

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ha ha ha.



la duderina
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.3.09 - 5:18 pm

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riding a bike now is about being cool and being badass
riding a bike then was about eco action, change and blah blah blah



aksendz
10.3.09 - 5:25 pm

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Next add-on, chaff and flare dispensers!!!!



bentstrider
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 5:26 pm

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my kind..lol trust me i dont take these threads to the heart..calm down.Im over it.I was just adding my input on here.no biggie..ill just stop now cause this thread is pointless.



Huey555
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10.3.09 - 5:27 pm

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riding a bike then was about eco action, change and blah blah blah


the only reason I ever rode a bike is because I love it. There was never ever political/environmental motivation behind it. I sold my truck when I moved to LA because I don't need it. The reduced carbon emissions is just a positive side effect.



la duderina
10.3.09 - 5:31 pm

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plus i think i got it after 3yrs..on how to ride and be courteous. w.e. im outro



Huey555
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 5:31 pm

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sounds like you're the one that needs to calm down.



la duderina
responding to a comment by Huey555
10.3.09 - 5:35 pm

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Same here, although I was a bit scared into it by the peak-oil shit and vehicles consistently breaking down.

IT'S MORE OF A SURVIVALIST THING FOR ME.



bentstrider
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 5:41 pm

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Yeah the near $5 a gallon gas prices at the time I sold my truck sure didn't prevent me from selling it. hah



la duderina
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.3.09 - 5:56 pm

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135 db spl?



buckchin
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.3.09 - 6:56 pm

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There can never be too many people on bikes in Los Angeles.



Creative Thing
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 7:43 pm

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IM CALM!!! lol jk...I agree with og creative thing.



Huey555
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.3.09 - 7:45 pm

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so far i only see 2 petitions..



Huey555
10.3.09 - 7:51 pm

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I got 2 words for you: crank & mob.



la duderina
10.3.09 - 7:51 pm

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I didn't read the thread at all (besides the OP) but-

This is just a seasonal thing, nothing to get your panties in a jumble about. These "mainstream" cyclists as you say will go back into hibernation as soon as the weather gets colder.

What does this mean?

AWESOME!!!

Life is a cycle.



jonnyboy
10.3.09 - 9:06 pm

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every community/club/organization or whatever has their douches because that's just life. no way around that. but more people on bikes is a good thing. all those changes that we all want and fight for towards making LA a more bike friendly city are more likely to happen with a larger biking community. who is anyone to say someone else can't ride their bike? if you are that person...fuck off!



vigilAnthony
10.3.09 - 9:57 pm

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are we having fun yet
are we having fun yet
are we having fun yet
are we having fun yet
are we having fun yet
are we having fun yet
are we having fun yet





Joe Borfo
10.3.09 - 10:23 pm

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I think this discussion is relevant, but only for LA. I're rode in almost a dozen cities this year and i can tell you LA bike scene still is underground by comparison. No matter how much you think its all blowed up, if u compare it to almost every other major metropolitan city, we are still in a nascent stage. Yeah our party rides and weekly social rides are awesome and "progressive", but the fact is riding in other cities is so normal for people of all ages and backgrounds that the notion of a mass party ride is almost a novelty. Most of the bikers I see now are all scenesters (not hipsters per se) but people out for social bike enjoyment and they got into it for the party. Id say two years ago the majority of the bikers we saw on the rides were bikers who commuted or biked it solo or with friends and later discovered the party, but now the majority of people out there are doing it the other way around, by discovering riding thru the parties...



JOKER
10.4.09 - 12:45 am

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well said JOKER!!



Huey555
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10.4.09 - 1:28 am

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just ignore me because, I will admit, I am bitter since I won't be able to ride for at least another month (if I'm lucky). yet people who can ride are complaining that other people are riding. makes no sense. where's the rida love?



vigilAnthony
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10.4.09 - 2:35 am

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daily rides

los angeles has more reasons why it's fun to do party rides... its size

the social aspect is the most significant aspect of the midnight ridazz

sure we can all ride alone... but when we ride together it's because we enjoy riding with others. the social interaction might include some beers, but it may also be pace lining.

most people are cool regardless of their "style" or whatever. maybe you need to really get to know them on an individual basis before judging them.

whatever... shut up and ride



snowcone
responding to a comment by JOKER
10.4.09 - 4:44 am

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that wasn't directed at you, but your post inspired mine



snowcone
responding to a comment by JOKER
10.4.09 - 4:45 am

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+1 jonnyboy




jeffwr3
responding to a comment by jonnyboy
10.4.09 - 4:56 am

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This whole thread is fucking stupid. Fuck you snobs. Bikes are for everyone.


Wah wah wah I found bikes first so its not cool if you discovered bikes in your own time..<----- the stupidest reasoning for hating on other bikers...



Debut213
10.4.09 - 6:59 am

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on that note, environmentalism has also become obnoxiously hip...can we add that to the petition?



azn invazn
10.4.09 - 9:59 am

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My grand uncle, who lived in Madrid, Spain, was an avid cyclist. And every year he would take a couple of months to tour different parts of Europe on his bike.

When I was a little kid, here in the Valley, I used to kick it with my friends on a Schwinn Stingray just because it was fun - until it was stolen, and then I made a beater Stingray lookalike.

In my teens, when I had places to go, but no license, I got a Schwinn Varsity. I used to love that bike. It got me to my first jobs, and to my friends' houses, who were getting further and further afield. Also, my friends and I would get together, sometimes eight or ten of us, and we would ride to cool new places in LA, and we'd have some beers and smoke some pot - or more exotic things. Hell, we were doing party rides and didn't even know it. But it was a natural thing for friends to do.

Later, in my twenties, when my car broke down, and I was too poor to fix it, I pulled out the old Varsity and rode that to work for months - dictated by necessity, but nonetheless fun.

Recently, I bought a bike for exercise - I was putting on a few pounds, and thought this would be a good way to help get them off. I don't need to ride a bike. I guess I could have got a gym membership instead. but it was fun taking solo rides out to Balboa lake every once in a while, or doing laps around the Sepulveda basin.

Then, on a couple Wednesday nights, when I was kicking at home, I saw a crazy group of riders go by hooting and laughing, riding big bikes, and having obvious fun. After the second time this happened, it inspired me to do some searches online, and I found MR. I've now gone to a few rides, and it is a blast. Yes, there are some jerks sometimes - but, quite frankly, not many. The SFV bike community I've met have all been super friendly and accepting and inclusive. Very chill, cool people. And I appreciate their friendliness. As far as I can tell, they haven't judged. It seems they just want to ride (or play polo) and have fun. I intend to follow their example... I found cycling again through the rides. That's cool. No matter how, I found cycling. That's all that matters. And even if I turn out to be a mainstream or seasonal rider, and disappear when it gets cold, or for good after a few months, what does it matter? How did my being here, even if it is for a short time, hurt anything?

there will likely always be rides that people can complain about. So it is then simply a matter of organizing more rides that are fun and that people can't complain about. But I'm a firm believer that one person's fun is another person's drag - that's the way it is. So let's just ride - and whenever possible, let's ride together, and make connections.



Nurblie
10.4.09 - 10:12 am

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I'm sorry but when you can go to fucking URBAN OUTFITTERS.com and buy a bike...can choose by which COLOR you want it..(mind you can't pick parts..you know the shit that MATTERS) that is TRENDY FUCKING BULLSHIT.

Anyone who has been into anything long enough gets protective of it, gets defensive of it, and doesn't want to see it get ruined by mainstream-dom the way everything else does. Just like rock n roll, just like punk rock. And you know what? people have a right to feel that way. oh no! people have opinions! get over it.

I wanna know why RBI starts this thread and leaves for others to fight the battle.



la duderina
10.4.09 - 12:44 pm

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now, TRENDY FUCKING BULLSHIT in my humble opinion would be letting other people's actions having an effect on what you yourself believe in.

buying a bike at URBAN OUTFITTERS is definitely pretty lame I'll give you that. but it doesn't mean riding a bike is too, just that person is. and it gives us something to laugh at until they figure it out that bike is a piece of shit.

just my 2 cents while trying to kill time at work.



vigilAnthony
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.4.09 - 1:10 pm

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You are absolutely right. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. I certainly am not trying to change yours, just contrasting it with another. And I know I've sometimes felt about other things, as strongly as you do about biking - specifically music. For a long time I was a self-proclaimed music snob. Maybe I still am a little. Anyway, I love you just the way you are, and wouldn't want you to change unless it makes you happy to do so.



Nurblie
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.4.09 - 2:45 pm

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BRING ON THE MAINSTREAM.

You think fixies is "mainstream"?!

"Mainstream" bicycles will mean the following:

(1) Dead teamsters buried under protect bicycle paths

(2) Republican critical mass rides

(3) Roadie complaints about moms riding their kids to school in cargo bikes

(4) Both political parties and the whole retail sector fighting for bicyclists' business

Wake the fuck up if you think cycling is "mainstream", and that you don't like it. Youth culture does not equal the total of our civilization's culture.

Fixie kids have their own problems to deal with ( learning how to ride those damned things). Your naivete and ignorance is YOUR PROBLEM.



ubrayj02
10.4.09 - 2:54 pm

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Go ahead, RBI, be the change. You know what you need to do.

I know a couple of people who might be interested in your bike if you wanna sell it. You know, be less of a part of the "mainstream" and all...



TheDude
10.4.09 - 3:34 pm

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I'll ride..
a saddle on elephants
or
a Hover Board like Marty McFly



Delirium
10.4.09 - 3:37 pm

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just watch out for the water. unless you have poooowweeerrr!



vigilAnthony
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10.4.09 - 3:54 pm

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environmentalism has also become obnoxiously hip

That and every other, "once-noble" cause that has become a victim of limousine-liberalism.

Wealthy person or some big shot makes the cause look cool on some trendy tv show or magazine and throws their face and money into the cause.
Then you find out the person hasn't even ventured out to the "war-zone" so to speak.



bentstrider
responding to a comment by azn invazn
10.4.09 - 4:01 pm

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lmao...goodone



Huey555
responding to a comment by ubrayj02
10.4.09 - 4:11 pm

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hey RBI ! LA duderina needs your help..



Huey555
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.4.09 - 5:39 pm

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la duderina just needs to smoke a bowl



snowcone
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.4.09 - 5:49 pm

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fuck all of you. I'm moving to Portland.





just kidding. about the fuck you part.



la duderina
10.4.09 - 6:54 pm

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At least I can take comfort in the fact that my opinions are not mainstream. phew.



la duderina
10.4.09 - 7:17 pm

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DELETE * FROM forum WHERE started_by='ruinedbyidiots'



braydon
10.4.09 - 7:22 pm

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now you win



Gav
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.4.09 - 7:41 pm

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If you love riding then ride dont worry about the people who are getting into riding, or making it a trend, soon there style will change and ours will stay the same..





Captain Planet
10.4.09 - 8:04 pm

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We have a winner.



TheDude
responding to a comment by braydon
10.4.09 - 8:13 pm

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Facepalms all around! YEAH!



Tarmonster.
10.4.09 - 8:24 pm

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Those who were riding for the love of it, or for transportation, or for whatever reason before bikes became hip will still be riding after they have ceased to be hip. Hopefully, once the current fad has passed, the kids who got into this thing because it was a "scene" will have realized that bikes are more than just a fashion accessory/excuse to drink beer in public, and they, too, will be riding their bikes for the love of it, or for transportation, or for whatever reason.

And in the future, you know, when everything's all flying cars and jetpacks? Yeah, we'll be having this same discussion, and it will be just as tedious as ever.

Petition to take jetpacks back from the mainstream:

1) - nathansnider



nathansnider
10.4.09 - 9:06 pm

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Petition to take jetpacks back from the mainstream:

1) - nathansnider
2) - braydon



braydon
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10.4.09 - 9:10 pm

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Petition to take jetpacks back from the mainstream:

1) - nathansnider
2) - braydon
3) - TheDude



TheDude
responding to a comment by nathansnider
10.4.09 - 9:23 pm

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HOT
LEGLESS
DOGS



bananaphone
10.4.09 - 9:23 pm

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Just to clarify, I dont care if they were riders before they found MR or not, as long as they stick with it and use bikes an real form of transpo, not just for partying. RBI claiming that it's mainstream in LA is a skewed conclusion becuz like I said they numbers of Ridazz adding to these massive rides are not real Ridazz, but merely revelers....



JOKER
10.4.09 - 9:38 pm

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We should all dump our bikes and get some republix fixies.





Foldie
10.4.09 - 10:13 pm

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lots of conclusions being jumped to ITT.



ruinedbyidiots
10.4.09 - 10:18 pm

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1) - nathansnider
2) - braydon
3) - TheDude
4) - Coe coe Buttaa

Well said Nathan and JokerTc4Tb



Coe coe buttaa
responding to a comment by nathansnider
10.4.09 - 10:20 pm

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Whats ITT?



JOKER
10.4.09 - 10:27 pm

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Internet arson. My boyfriend is a genius.

BURN. BURN.



canadienne
10.4.09 - 10:28 pm

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Dammit CDN either spell it out for me, give RBI back the keyboard, or Im gonna have to go and ask him at H and S tmrw. Actually Im going there anyways to pimp out my new Surly 1x1. Just didnt want that to sound like a threat.



JOKER
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10.4.09 - 10:30 pm

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it means "in this thread".
nowhere in this thread did i make mention of "fixies" or people who only ride their bikes on the weekends like a bunch of hooligans. but, if you took offense to this thread, then chances are youre a part of both of those groups.



ruinedbyidiots
10.4.09 - 10:40 pm

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I took offense to this thread becuz I really dont think Biking is mainstream (in LA) and you said it was. Our numbers are 2/3 partiers and 1/3 real Ridazz (or less) in my opinion. And even if you added the partiers and true cyclists per capita we'd be behind many major ciites. I know for a fact I'm part of neither of those groups you just brought up right now. And sorry if that last comment came off as harsh to yer lady, too. My bad.



JOKER
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10.4.09 - 10:48 pm

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i didnt mention los angeles, either. see you and the cop car tomorrow!



ruinedbyidiots
10.4.09 - 11:02 pm

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I like the spirit of the thread, but can we really generalize about "cycling"? There are many flavors of cyclists and will always be different trends and such, but it is a good thing when people ride their bikes. Mainstream is a subjective term and to me useless as cultural phenomenons are like rivers and constantly flowing and changing.



Foldie
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10.4.09 - 11:07 pm

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I wish bikes WERE mainstream so that we'd have more car driver awareness. I know it's cool to be a rebel but the more mainstream cycling becomes the better, in my opinion. ALSO more bikers could mean more shoppers at the LBS... not that I go there only to shop, heh heh...



JOKER
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10.4.09 - 11:14 pm

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since when was it rebellious to be into cycling?





KiMS1
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10.4.09 - 11:37 pm

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Don't hate. I didn't even see your ITT comment till after I posted. But it's funny, I asked RBI the same question. Also asked "who the hell is JOKER?"
I learned 2 things today.



canadienne
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10.4.09 - 11:53 pm

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+1 first good point all thread.

@all

In case you didn't know, LA is like the last major city to catch up on the trend. So it's bigger than you think.



la duderina
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10.5.09 - 12:08 am

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first good point all thread.

beside all the points I made of course.



la duderina
10.5.09 - 12:10 am

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what are you talking about???

everyone who comes out to rides is a rida

we are all ridazz... there is none of that "real ridazz" or "core elite" bullshit



snowcone
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10.5.09 - 12:10 am

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are you fucking serious?



snowcone
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.5.09 - 12:12 am

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Any of you guys who reacted to this thread title are retards.

dot com





Joe Borfo
10.5.09 - 12:16 am

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are you?



la duderina
responding to a comment by snowcone
10.5.09 - 12:16 am

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nuh uh



la duderina
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
10.5.09 - 12:17 am

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What a show!!!!!!



bentstrider
10.5.09 - 7:08 am

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Snowcone, I think you are missing my point. Im not talking about ridazz who earn cred by going to every single social ride, or throwing a ride, or making spokecards, or wearing a MOM vest, or playing Polo. I'm saying in LA, and in general, the world is short on REAL CYCLISTS defined to me as those who bike it as real transportation.



JOKER
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10.5.09 - 9:28 am

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you talking about commutazz?

hopefully all ridazz will one day be able to free themselves of their gasoline chains



snowcone
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10.5.09 - 10:05 am

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REAL CYCLISTS defined to me as those who bike it as real transportation.

So anyone who rides mtn bikes in the dirt, for fun, isn't a real cyclist? It's hard to think of John Tomac , Tinker Juarez, or Juliana Furtado as not being cyclists. I understand the distinction you are trying to make, believe me I understand, but your definition of cyclist seems rather narrow. But I agree, some cyclists are ridazz, not all ridazz are cyclists.





la duderina
responding to a comment by JOKER
10.5.09 - 10:15 am

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Classic case of the skewed sense



la duderina
responding to a comment by snowcone
10.5.09 - 10:18 am

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my sense is not skewed... joker went from using "real ridazz" to "real cyclists" when he meant "bicycle commuters"



snowcone
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.5.09 - 10:28 am

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Holly cow!!! No one nominated this for TOTD?????? This had everything!



User1
10.5.09 - 3:12 pm

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UHH HELLO



fixed income
10.5.09 - 3:42 pm

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ok i just wanna say that i kinda see both sides here..the jc penny commercial or whatever almost made me spit out my drink when i saw it...but ive been around along time and i saw it happen to freestyle,skateboarding,punk rock,hiphop...everything great..i mean look at tattoos...im 36 started getting tattood at 16..by the time i was 27 i was sleeved so it took 11 years and that was 9 years ago..it was still relativly original to do this at the time if you werent a gangster os some shit..now i look around and every nerd on earth has full sleeves leg and arms and they did it in under a year and just did it to be cool,it sucks but thats the way it gos.Im not gonna stop because its trendy now...and im not gonna yell about how i did it way b4 all these rich kid bros started doing it...its just the wayn it is.
i am however gonna give a good example of how things work
i rode flatland freestyle from the time i was 10 till 18 and i got pretty good at it...round the time i was bout15 they started putting it in like cerial commercials,made lame movies likeRAD and destroyed it in my eyes....then by the time i was 17 no one noticed flatland freestyle at all..it pretty much started vanishing...i quit started skool and other hobbies and never thought anything of it for a long long time, well a couple years ago someone brought up a couple names of guys i used to ride with...jesse puente...day smith...and i started researching online and i find out to my suprise that the sport is still huge and completly underground dependant...the trix have advanced..the best riders never quit and are now in their mid to late 30s..i was amazed..i couldnt believe it,and i thought it was awsome

point is its gonna blow up and then it will come back down and the real ones will still be doing it and the rest will quit....the cool part is that maybe they will sell their bikes for cheap lol

-peace



fixed income
10.5.09 - 4:31 pm

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+1



la duderina
responding to a comment by fixed income
10.5.09 - 4:39 pm

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its ok. its like road rage.

when i'm out there on the road, every cyclist is an asshole.

they all never signal.

they all run reds blind

they all cut off cars while in motion.




_iJunes
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10.5.09 - 4:42 pm

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Good post but way too many words for all the trolls to read.

Try a funny cat picture and you will be fine.

Ride on



Foldie
responding to a comment by fixed income
10.5.09 - 4:42 pm

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Tattoos are a good way to get yourself ID'd by a foreign army, according to the book "Extreme Measures".
That's why I don't got none.



bentstrider
responding to a comment by fixed income
10.5.09 - 7:24 pm

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LMAO!!!



TheJen
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.5.09 - 7:50 pm

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Mitch Rapp > James Bond.




bentstrider
responding to a comment by TheJen
10.5.09 - 8:25 pm

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oh and btw when freestyle,skatboarding,hiphop,punk rock were being mainstreamed and ruined we totaly still talked shit and we had every right too...just like the people here on this thread absolutly do have the right to talk shit about things,thats why were here
oh and i know a guy with a republic bike and even tho i dont like them,if you change most all of the components their not that bad lol....its not a bad deal 4 a beginner or a kid with out alot of money or resources



fixed income
10.5.09 - 8:31 pm

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Asia biking is mainstream. Because they are poor : (



ScooterHayes
10.5.09 - 8:40 pm

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former marine > fantasies



TheJen
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.5.09 - 8:58 pm

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And I commend you for that.
Anyone who makes it through Parris Island, or the Recruit Depot in San Diego should immediately be vested.

Essentially, if one were cornered by a Marine and a UFC fighter in a dark alley, the UFC fighter would be the weaker wall to breach.




bentstrider
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10.5.09 - 10:39 pm

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A friend of my dad's used to beat up Marines at the waterfront bars here in Pedro as a hobby. I'm sure a lot of them are badass, but they're not made of kryptonite.



PC
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10.5.09 - 10:46 pm

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This just happened:

I was in the Wilshire/vermont metro station with my bicycle and a woman said to me, "Bicycles are so in right now, aren't they?"

yeeeaaahhh



la duderina
10.5.09 - 11:09 pm

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dude, the stargate is only open for 5 more minutes. run!



coldcut
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.5.09 - 11:12 pm

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I missed the fuckin' window you shit!!!

If I was 5 minutes earlier, I would've ventured to the universe where PC was being served for dinner.
I heard that for every bite you took, you would gain his infinite knowledge.

In all seriousness, this was probably a bar where the Marines were most likely drunk and the friend off your dads wasn't.

That's what you call, capitalizing on the inebriated advantage!!!

Works on regular Joes as well.



bentstrider
responding to a comment by coldcut
10.5.09 - 11:37 pm

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in your world marines are made out of titanium, eh.



coldcut
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.5.09 - 11:38 pm

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Yes, everyone else is just support staff and truck drivers, who use tic tacs and booby tassels instead of guns.





bentstrider
responding to a comment by coldcut
10.5.09 - 11:39 pm

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support



coldcut
10.5.09 - 11:44 pm

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I'll show you a "Support Staff"!!!





bentstrider
responding to a comment by coldcut
10.5.09 - 11:45 pm

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I haven't read this thread, but it is one of my little life's goal to make bicycling so mainstream that is as acceptable and expected as having and using a toothbrush..(no the toothbrush comment is not original....I stoled that from Rev 106). see dh love life #14 yes that was an epic LACM.

I disapprove of this thread.




sexy
10.6.09 - 12:00 am

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petition to go ride yo' bike:

1) me



kryxtanicole
responding to a comment by coldcut
10.6.09 - 12:04 am

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im in (2



fixed income
responding to a comment by kryxtanicole
10.6.09 - 12:29 am

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now that is cold...some of the "mainstream ridaz" are staying inside..lol



Huey555
10.31.09 - 4:00 am

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Ain't it the truth?



bentstrider
responding to a comment by Huey555
10.31.09 - 7:59 am

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it is what it is..



Huey555
responding to a comment by bentstrider
10.31.09 - 3:58 pm

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TOP



ruinedbyidiots
11.13.09 - 11:41 am

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petition to put hairy vagina balls IN the mainstream:

1)duderina
2)?



la duderina
11.13.09 - 12:11 pm

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lol...



Huey555
responding to a comment by la duderina
11.13.09 - 3:58 pm

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Midnight Ridazz confuses the shit out of me.

*_*



HappyLand
11.13.09 - 4:09 pm

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Petition to put hairy vagina balls IN the mainstream:

1)duderina
2)Sigmund Freud
3)?

There is much potential here.



Sigmund Freud
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11.13.09 - 7:05 pm

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ruinedbyidiots
12.10.09 - 10:59 pm

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REALLY??





onelessfixie
12.27.09 - 9:23 pm

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http://search.urbanoutfitters.com/?q=biking




mattspeed
responding to a comment by ruinedbyidiots
01.1.10 - 12:49 pm

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eye roll



shotgunBOOMBOOM
01.12.10 - 10:51 am

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cycliing has been mainstream since the invention of pavement. the more the merrier.



Roadblock
01.12.10 - 11:45 am

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mo' people, mo' problems.



shotgunBOOMBOOM
01.12.10 - 12:03 pm

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onelessfixie
03.30.11 - 6:14 pm

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This is what I saw when I logged out of paypal.


ಠ_ಠ




onelessfixie
03.30.11 - 6:16 pm

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i'm surprised it wasn't a tall bike.



coldcut
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03.30.11 - 6:17 pm

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This tread reminds me how stupid this whole cycling kultur is.

Ruined by himself doesn't want cycling to be mainstream but then his gang of crotch rockets makes an entire hipster kit to advertise to the mainstream how kewl their bar is.



sack or crack you choose
03.31.11 - 11:57 am

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Are you the honey badger? I wan't my megaphone back, bitch.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by sack or crack you choose
03.31.11 - 12:19 pm

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want



Joe Borfo
03.31.11 - 12:19 pm

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Here's your megaphone bioach



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
03.31.11 - 12:23 pm

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of all the trolls there's been. you are the lamest. bye.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by sack or crack you choose
03.31.11 - 12:26 pm

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Nibble on my dick like a rat does cheese

HB





sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
03.31.11 - 1:46 pm

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cycling is doomed anyway, we'll all be using these things soon

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/03/31/bua.personal.rapid.transit/index.html?hpt=Sbin


LMFAO

8-)





ChaosRR
03.31.11 - 2:56 pm

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They totally copied that from Woody Allen's, Sleeper.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by ChaosRR
03.31.11 - 3:02 pm

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of all the trolls there's been. you are the lamest. bye.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by sack or crack you choose
03.31.11 - 12:26 pm

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+1

New name for sack or crack=
1.SUCK MY COCK YOU CHOAD
2. SUCK MY COCK FOR CRACK
3. SUCK YOUR COCK FOR CRACK
4. WILL SUCK COCK FOR CRACK





parlorbikes
responding to a comment by sack or crack you choose
03.31.11 - 3:33 pm

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How about for something even more sick and twisted and use the name "Allan".

(shudder!)





Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by parlorbikes
03.31.11 - 4:23 pm

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this was a good thread.


ALL HAIL.



ruinedbyidiots
03.31.11 - 7:34 pm

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BRING BACK MUSIC THREAD!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by ruinedbyidiots
03.31.11 - 8:23 pm

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SUCH A BADASS!



parlorbikes
responding to a comment by ruinedbyidiots
04.1.11 - 9:27 am

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Seems like sack or crack you choose just watches movies all day and doesn't even ride a bike.



sack or crack you chose.
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
04.1.11 - 9:48 pm

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29) godmode



godmode
responding to a comment by sack or crack you chose.
04.1.11 - 11:33 pm

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the more people on bikes, the better... i don't care what they wear or what they ride

-snowcone

Snowcone has it




o.PAsTY.o
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04.6.11 - 7:42 pm

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tortuga_veloce
04.7.11 - 2:11 pm

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Don't get it twisted. No one on this forum rides bikes.



Avner
responding to a comment by sack or crack you chose.
04.7.11 - 3:05 pm

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What is bike?



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by Avner
04.7.11 - 3:07 pm

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What the Hell is an Aluminum Falcon?



bentstrider
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
04.7.11 - 3:10 pm

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BEHOLD!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by bentstrider
04.7.11 - 3:20 pm

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Now that's PIMP!!!



bentstrider
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
04.7.11 - 4:28 pm

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A person on a bike is still better than a person driving a car/motorcycle, regardless of how and why they're biking.

Support biking for cleaner air! =]



Nadia_is_Russian
04.7.11 - 9:23 pm

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agreed.





Roadblock
responding to a comment by Nadia_is_Russian
04.7.11 - 10:04 pm

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oh NOW you're going to speak up...



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by Roadblock
04.7.11 - 10:08 pm

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I think the lighting changed.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
04.7.11 - 11:53 pm

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Bwahahaha.
Oh this is YOUR subculture right?

What's the appropriate cutoff for for the re-popularization of cycling? The day after you started? haha.

I hope this shit goes so mainstream that you can't turn on TV, search the google, open a magazine, or look out the window of an iowa farm house without seeing a peloton of of No Fear broz on a fleet of fixies, listening to a Justin Beiber vs ICP mash-up being broadcast from their Huffy™ tall bike with optional bluetooth sound-system that their mom bought for them at Costco based an ad she saw in the sunday edition of USA today.

Then RBI & the Duder will have to find a more "underground" hobby to help popularize.

Stay original friends.




trickmilla
04.8.11 - 12:06 pm

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I can't help but think RBI is getting the best of ya'll (or many of ya'll).



markd
responding to a comment by trickmilla
04.8.11 - 1:06 pm

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He got the best of me when I was bending over, but I hardly felt it. Sucks to be him.



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by markd
04.8.11 - 1:08 pm

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"Sucks to be him"

In the spirit of RBI: Irony Explosion!!



markd
responding to a comment by sack or crack you choose
04.8.11 - 1:12 pm

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LADUDERINA is not the same as the Duder, I get called that too.

Feminine form vs. masculine form, yo.

Don't get us twisted. I think this thread is pretty much crap. I have no love for people who hate on riders, especially other ridazz.

There is no room for hate on this zeppelin of bikes.

Ride on, even if it's on a "trendy" bike.



TheDude
responding to a comment by trickmilla
04.8.11 - 1:21 pm

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The only thing more "underground" that comes off the top of my head is spelunking.
Whether it's caving, draining, mine-exploration, or a caved-in portion of a man-made tunnel, it's quite an awesome thing to do that not many others would choose.

Many are paranoid of a mine collapsing and trapping them for ages until their mummified remains are discovered by future Indiana Joneses.

I actually know of ways to not panic and make the best of my new-found hole should I never find a way out.



bentstrider
04.8.11 - 4:11 pm

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no one fucking cares.



ruinedbyidiots
04.8.11 - 4:18 pm

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