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Old 07-31-16, 09:56 PM
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What I would like to know is, is there anybody here playing PoGo?
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
We were hanging outside eating vegan doughnuts and stuff and two dads told their kids "there are no pokestops here let's turn around" whacky times indeed.

I don't understand what this whole pokemons thing is about but I hope it ends in a lot of dead morons. We need more natural selection these days ; )
Which part was whacky? Vegan donuts or Pokemon Go?
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Old 08-01-16, 07:26 AM
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I saw a pic of a Steamroller with purple Cook Bros cranks on it over at MTBR and holy crap I need a pair.
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Old 08-01-16, 07:30 AM
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I played PoGo for a total of about 15 minutes. I think it's a pretty cool idea and I think it's neat how it's getting people out of the house - seeing people wandering around every park I pass on my way home from work, during summer in Phoenix, is pretty great.

The people that are too obsessed with it and forget about the world around them can be a bit annoying, but people have been incoherent of their surroundings since smart phones existed, so I can't blame all of that on the game.
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Old 08-01-16, 07:41 AM
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What about the oblivious people standing in the middle of a dedicated bike path at night with their noses so deep in their phones that they forget that an outside world exists?
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Old 08-01-16, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
What about the oblivious people standing in the middle of a dedicated bike path at night with their noses so deep in their phones that they forget that an outside world exists?
Like I said, those people get rather annoying. But there have always been hordes of people too obsessed with their phone to look up.

For the most part, I'd probably scream POKEMON NO!!! at those people.
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Old 08-01-16, 07:49 AM
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What about the oblivious people standing in the middle of a dedicated bike path at night with their noses so deep in their phones that they forget that an outside world exists?
this is the problem. phones were bad enough before, but now its an addictive game to be absorbed in. couple this with standing in a bikepath or singletrack, a street, while riding a bike, skateboard, running, or DRIVING A CAR (i have seen it.) and you got the makings of a colossal ****storm

and when one of us collides with these idiots on our bikes, we will be the ones to get sued and made into terrorists on wheels. "i was just playing a game and the mean man hit me and now i have a broken finger, so i cant work at my deskjob, waaahhh"
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Old 08-01-16, 08:00 AM
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Stuff like this happens.

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Old 08-01-16, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
What I would like to know is, is there anybody here playing PoGo?
I play the PoGo on the way to/from work. Bar mount for the phone and everything!

Of course I've been playing Ingress for almost two years now too (with a couple of breaks)...
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Old 08-01-16, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
What about the oblivious people standing in the middle of a dedicated bike path at night with their noses so deep in their phones that they forget that an outside world exists?
I had that happen to me a couple days ago on a bike path at the lake. A huge guy carrying an ice chest in one hand and playing with his phone in the other walked into the bike path and STOPPED, dead center, frozen like a deer. Absolutely clueless to his surroundings and that he did that when I was ~10 feet away going about 18 mph. Fortunately I had plenty of room to avoid him, but even when I went past him (closely) he never knew I was there.
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Old 08-01-16, 10:29 AM
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That game is natural selection at it's best...
Nearly hit a kid who just ran into the street out of nowhere a week ago.
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Old 08-01-16, 11:50 AM
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Every dumb thing people do with Pokemon Go, they've already been doing for years with texting.
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Old 08-01-16, 11:55 AM
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So Im not the only one who doesn't play Pokemon Go!?
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Old 08-01-16, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I read this post earlier this evening and it made me sad that people feel this way.

In a world where people and police are shooting each other in the streets, little kids are murdered in school and terrorists are driving trucks into crowds, this just seems like more of the same.

People are free to do and say whatever they want and everyone makes choices in life. I've seen people die and have held dying people in my arms. I don't wish death on anyone.
There is a time when I would have thought the same thing but people are abandoning their children to play, playing it at places like the Holocaust Museum and other more somber places and generally not paying attention to anything and choosing to go into dangerous situations for a dang pikachu pokemon.

I have taken a new perspective on death having gone through a lot of deaths in my family and amongst friends recently as well as seeing what we as humans do to each other and animals and my positions have changed quite a bit because of that.

I am not saying people should go out and kill someone because of this pokemon thing nor for any reason as stupid as that. I am just wishing nature would do it's thing. Maybe then can we live in peace and harmony, kumbaya and all that jazz.

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Which part was whacky? Vegan donuts or Pokemon Go?
The pokemons thing was whacky. The donuts were freakin' delicious...White Chocolate Pretzel donuts, are you kidding me, so good! A properly fluffy donut well frosted with a little crunch and a hint of salt...yum-o!

Got some extras and had one before riding this morning probably not great fuel but it was good motivation to burn that thing off.
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Old 08-01-16, 01:35 PM
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the gene pool could do with some parsing down.

dont have to wish death on anybody, its guaranteed on admission!
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Old 08-01-16, 05:38 PM
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white chocolate pretzel vegan doughnuts? sounds kinda wacky to me, I'd try one though just to tell my grand kids I was adventurous in my day
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Old 08-01-16, 06:58 PM
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Today I realized that I really don't enjoy SS bikes -- I gotta be either on a geared bike or FG
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Old 08-01-16, 11:38 PM
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Second session at the track, tons of fun again. I'm slow, but I'll be working on that. Also, coming in off the rail in the corners almost made me **** myself the first couple times.
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Old 08-01-16, 11:44 PM
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Today I realized that I really don't enjoy SS bikes -- I gotta be either on a geared bike or FG
I mainly enjoy SS in mild-to-moderate offroad situations. Never road, and never super serious MTBing.
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Old 08-02-16, 12:19 AM
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I mainly enjoy SS in mild-to-moderate offroad situations. Never road, and never super serious MTBing.
^^^ Single speed is only tolerable when navigating downhill situations, otherwise you should be on a fixed gear or geared bike.

Today was the last day of short track, so I'm sad until September when cross picks up.
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Today I was notified by USPS tracking that a package was delivered to a business in zip code 92104 at 1:41 pm pst. Much anticipation.
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Old 08-02-16, 03:08 PM
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Today I was notified by USPS tracking that a package was delivered to a business in zip code 92104 at 1:41 pm pst. Much anticipation.
Frame and fork!!!
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Can't wait to see it all built up!

I knew that post was coming having seen all the lucky people posting pics of theirs on the internetz.
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Can't wait to see it all built up!

I knew that post was coming having seen all the lucky people posting pics of theirs on the internetz.
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