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Old 11-27-20, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
What do you usually ride? Or do you usually not ride?
About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do that on either a mid-80s MTB with drop bars, a recumbent, or a velomobile (fully faired recumbent trike). Most of my JRA rides are on a recumbent. I only ride a road bike about once or twice a year.
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Old 11-27-20, 08:49 PM
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Graduated from pie dumbness to a real dessert today: cake 🎂.
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No proper football this weekend. Sad 😢.
Word.
The MIGHTY O'wls don't return to action until the spring.
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Old 11-28-20, 07:03 AM
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I engaged in full on ass holery today. A stupid cager in a Volvo wagon looked me in the eye, and then made a left turn (from a perpendicular street to the one I was on) right in front of me. I managed to get in front when he stopped for a red light and then proceeded to taking the full lane for the next couple of blocks preventing him getting past.

I hate the cagers sometimes.
You do realize they’re way bigger than you, right?
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Old 11-28-20, 07:10 AM
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Right now I'm at 12 hours a month, and I can carry over two years worth, the rest is use it or lose it. That means I have 288 hours in the bank, and last year I gave back .16 of an hour, because I didn't feel like mathing to leave like 8 minutes early one day. I like my numbers rounded off, and that bothered me.

A lot.
I made them pay through non productivity.
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Old 11-28-20, 07:18 AM
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You do realize they’re way bigger than you, right?
yeah I know. Perhaps some calming agent is needed
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Old 11-28-20, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
yeah I know. Perhaps some calming agent is needed
I usually unleash some of my most vitriolic French on them. Makes me feel better.
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Old 11-28-20, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I made them pay through non productivity.

Office Supplies.... Can't have too many paperclips at home.
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Old 11-28-20, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
yeah I know. Perhaps some calming agent is needed
I used to get hot with stuff like that, too. It's not much, but having a camera and being able to report them online (to UpRide.cc at least, I don't think that most law enforcement gives a rip unless it's particularly egregious) helps. For me, it was the (assumed) smugness of being untouchable in their steel and glass cage once they step on the gas and pull away. Having their *******ry and license plates on tape mitigates that to a certain extent.
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I was wearing a stylish orange UT hoodie on the trail yesterday and a passerby made a comment about me being "lost," as if proper fandom has geographic boundaries. SMH
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You do realize they’re way bigger than you, right?
here you have to worry about guns.
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Old 11-28-20, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I was wearing a stylish orange UT hoodie on the trail yesterday and a passerby made a comment about me being "lost," as if proper fandom has geographic boundaries. SMH
Writing in oxymorons.
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Old 11-28-20, 07:59 AM
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I was wearing a stylish orange UT hoodie on the trail yesterday and a passerby made a comment about me being "lost," as if proper fandom has geographic boundaries. SMH
Maybe they were flirting.
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Old 11-28-20, 08:10 AM
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I was wearing a stylish orange UT hoodie on the trail yesterday and a passerby made a comment about me being "lost," as if proper fandom has geographic boundaries. SMH
They weren't wrong.
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Most of my JRA rides
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?
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Maybe they were flirting.
They had two dogs that barked at me viciously.
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OoooOOOOoooh - I have just been made aware that Schwalbe is now making tubeless, tan sidewall G-One Allround gravel tires. It almost makes me want to wear out my (black sidewall) G-Ones faster so that I can get some for the Haanjo.

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They had two dogs that barked at me viciously.
Dogs don't always cooperate with flirting attempts.
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They had two dogs that barked at me viciously.
Dogs know things.
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Office Supplies.... Can't have too many paperclips at home.
I worked at a dealer when they hired this mechanic who was supposed to be the greatest ever and management gave him more money, a helper, and allowed him to pick his jobs. All things they had never done for anyone, the rest of us even got the same pay rate.
We told them he sucked as a technician, but you can't tell a manager he made a mistake. One day after shift 2 of us saw him loading his truck with paper towels, toilet paper, and even packets of coffee. Stealing everything he could get his hands on.

They didn't fire him until it was revealed he was throwing repair orders in the trash if he didn't want to work on the car.
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I used to get hot with stuff like that, too. It's not much, but having a camera and being able to report them online (to UpRide.cc at least, I don't think that most law enforcement gives a rip unless it's particularly egregious) helps. For me, it was the (assumed) smugness of being untouchable in their steel and glass cage once they step on the gas and pull away. Having their *******ry and license plates on tape mitigates that to a certain extent.
i think it would make me even angrier knowing that nothing would come out of the recording, unless it is serious as you say.

Never heard of upRide.cc, is it just an online repository of a-hole cagers?
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Never heard of upRide.cc, is it just an online repository of a-hole cagers?
Essentially, but you've got video evidence, a location on a map and license plate info (which is entered in to the submission form and presumably searchable by authorities).

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i think it would make me even angrier knowing that nothing would come out of the recording, unless it is serious as you say.
Many cops are lazy and/or indifferent, but not all. But having more eyes is better, regardless. If being recorded by cyclists becomes the norm, or at least common, I think that it goes a long way towards changing the no-repercussions mentality behind the wheel. And while nothing may happen specifically because of your recorded incident, it may help down the road by establishing a history of dangerous/aggressive behavior by particular drivers.
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Most law enforcement don't give a rip unless someone gets injured
Fixed.
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Slow morning everyone must be working. I'm done now and will ride in non-peak temperature. I tried to hit peak temperature yesterday but got hosed when it clouded up. It was warmer at noon than when I rode around 2.
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Maybe I should have gone around the block this morning.

Strava says I've ridden my Trek 2499.8 miles since I've bought it
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