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Old 05-24-19, 06:05 AM
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Coincidence or Irony?

On my way home the other day I saw a guy wearing one of these jerseys run a read light on his bike..
Could not decide if it was Coincidence or Irony...
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Old 05-24-19, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ironnerd View Post
On my way home the other day I saw a guy wearing one of these jerseys run a read light on his bike..
Multi-tasker! Nice looking jersey, BTW.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:13 AM
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Was there anything unsafe about his actions?
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Old 05-24-19, 06:27 AM
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@Paul Barnard: Well... he ran a red light at a fairly busy intersection.

He also broke the law (thus the Ironic Coincidence).
Under the Uniform Rules of the Road Law (Title 40 of the Official Georgia Code), bicyclists must obey traffic control devices.
@Shelbfly, I agree. It actually is a nice jersey, but not great for a sunny day in the south.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:37 AM
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Our group encounters one stop light that is often a source of confusion. Sometimes they run it, sometimes they stop. It's a light for a road coming in only from the left and we are in a bike lane, so no interaction with the cars. It's a heavily patrolled road and I figure we are overdue to be stopped. Yes, I have to run it if the group does or I'd never catch up.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:38 AM
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I thought the shirt meant, "Bikes make the law."
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Old 05-24-19, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ironnerd View Post
@Paul Barnard: Well... he ran a red light at a fairly busy intersection.

He also broke the law (thus the Ironic Coincidence).
Under the Uniform Rules of the Road Law (Title 40 of the Official Georgia Code), bicyclists must obey traffic control devices.
@Shelbfly, I agree. It actually is a nice jersey, but not great for a sunny day in the south.
Breaking the law is not in and of itself unsafe, and in fact can be safer than compliance in certain circumstances. I see no irony in a person sporting swag for a bicycle lawyer network safely breaking the law. Others might.
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Old 05-24-19, 07:33 AM
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Then you have jerseys that don't match the bike. Jerseys that have a different brand from what the cyclists are riding.Yellow jerseys, championship jerseys, team jerseys, etc., that regular cyclists wear without being champions or members of cycling teams. Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
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Old 05-24-19, 07:38 AM
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I'm a lawyer. Last weekend I saw a guy wearing that same jersey. I was returning from a self-contained overnight trip. My fully-loaded bike tends to be a conversation starter. We talked for a bit outside of a cafe/bike shop. Coincidence?
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Old 05-24-19, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I'm a lawyer. Last weekend I saw a guy wearing that same jersey. I was returning from a self-contained overnight trip. My fully-loaded bike tends to be a conversation starter. We talked for a bit outside of a cafe/bike shop. Coincidence?

no, irony, because he was also a lawyer
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Old 05-24-19, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I'm a lawyer. Last weekend I saw a guy wearing that same jersey. I was returning from a self-contained overnight trip. My fully-loaded bike tends to be a conversation starter. We talked for a bit outside of a cafe/bike shop. Coincidence?
What's your specialty if you don't mind my asking?
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Old 05-24-19, 08:15 AM
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This looks like a good point for the thread to divert from the original topic.

My wife is a lawyer and speeds sometimes. Coincidence, irony, or just going with the flow?
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Old 05-24-19, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ironnerd View Post
@Paul Barnard: Well... he ran a red light at a fairly busy intersection.

He also broke the law (thus the Ironic Coincidence).
Under the Uniform Rules of the Road Law (Title 40 of the Official Georgia Code), bicyclists must obey traffic control devices.
@Shelbfly, I agree. It actually is a nice jersey, but not great for a sunny day in the south.


I'm kind of reading the shirt to mean the bike equivalent of "Law of the Jungle".
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Old 05-24-19, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
What's your specialty if you don't mind my asking?
I work for a freight railroad. I draft/negotiate occupational licenses for things like pipes and wires and private grade crossings. I also draft/negotiate construction, operating and other types of agreements with other railroads. I also do some real estate work, like sales and leases. Every once in a while I will tackle an employee benefits issue since I did a lot of pension litigation back in the day. Sexy stuff.
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"Define Irony: A bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash"
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
This looks like a good point for the thread to divert from the original topic.

My wife is a lawyer and speeds sometimes. Coincidence, irony, or just going with the flow?
I'm a lawyer as well, and my construal of bicycle traffic laws is often a bit "creative".

There are two kinds of drivers--those who say they speed, and those who lie about it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I work for a freight railroad. I draft/negotiate occupational licenses for things like pipes and wires and private grade crossings. I also draft/negotiate construction, operating and other types of agreements with other railroads. I also do some real estate work, like sales and leases. Every once in a while I will tackle an employee benefits issue since I did a lot of pension litigation back in the day. Sexy stuff.
Do they give you cool engineer hats?
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Old 05-24-19, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Do they give you cool engineer hats?
Not my style, but I think we have them with the other swag, like mugs and pins and ball caps and shirts and coasters, and tape measures, etc., etc., etc.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I'm a lawyer as well, and my construal of bicycle traffic laws is often a bit "creative".

There are two kinds of drivers--those who say they speed, and those who lie about it.
What's your specialty?

I am fascinated by all things legal. If I had to do life all over again, I'd go to law school.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
What's your specialty?

I am fascinated by all things legal. If I had to do life all over again, I'd go to law school.
Mostly family law, and some criminal law.
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Not my style, but I think we have them with the other swag, like mugs and pins and ball caps and shirts and coasters, and tape measures, etc., etc., etc.
Depending on a logo, a jersey could be pretty cool.

Out here, we have PanAm Railways because the guy who bought the line happened to own the airline's trademark. It's a really confusing livery, especially since it's a fairly short line in New England, not exactly "pan" anything.

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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Depending on a logo, a jersey could be pretty cool.

Out here, we have PanAm Railways because the guy who bought the line happened to own the airline's trademark. It's a really confusing livery, especially since it's a fairly short line in New England, not exactly "pan" anything.

We have a guy in our regular ride who I refer to as "Freight Train" he's about 6'3" and 220lbs of muscle. When you get behind him you mostly have to brake or the draft he creates will suck you into his wheel. If they made a cycling shirt with a Train Logo on it, I'd buy it for him.
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Work on a contingency fee %, Personal Injury suits, as attorney for bike riding plaintiffs?

what's the won / lost record ?
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some criminal law.
Oooh, fun. That was my original plan before the pre-law philosophy classes took me to the dark side. I still enjoy reading a good Supreme Court case from time to time.
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What's the world coming to when you can't believe the jersey someone is wearing???
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