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'The Bicycle as a Vehicle of Protest'

Old 06-11-20, 08:19 AM
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'The Bicycle as a Vehicle of Protest'

'Bicycles take over Flatbush Ave. during a protest.
'Bicycles are powerful things--inexpensive, versatile tools that can be used by dissenters to sneak up and speed off, to organize and mobilize and elude.'
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cu...cle-of-protest
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Old 06-11-20, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Arthur Peabody View Post
'Bicycles take over Flatbush Ave. during a protest.
'Bicycles are powerful things--inexpensive, versatile tools that can be used by dissenters to sneak up and speed off, to organize and mobilize and elude.'
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cu...cle-of-protest
Why would you need to "sneak up" and what would you have done to need to "speed off"?

I grew up during the later 60s and we protested and stayed to get arrested.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Why would you need to "sneak up" and what would you have done to need to "speed off"?

I grew up during the later 60s and we protested and stayed to get arrested.
You are a better person than I. I did indeed attend a protest at night on my bike, and did a lot of speeding off. I feel like a horrible person for admitting this, but it was the most fun I had in a long time.
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Old 06-11-20, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Arthur Peabody View Post
Bicycles are ... inexpensive
Same planet. Different worlds.
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Old 06-11-20, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 55murray View Post
You are a better person than I. I did indeed attend a protest at night on my bike, and did a lot of speeding off. I feel like a horrible person for admitting this, but it was the most fun I had in a long time.
Danger is exciting.

Next time toss a pair of women's panties under the bed and wait for the wife to find them
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Old 06-11-20, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Danger is exciting.

Next time toss a pair of women's panties under the bed and wait for the wife to find them
[two weeks later]
Wife: "Oh here they are."
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Originally Posted by theDirtyLemon View Post
[two weeks later]
Wife: "Oh here they are."
More like, Wife: "where did this thong come from?"
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
More like, Wife: "where did this thong come from?"
Should we ask you how you know?😀
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I grew up during the later 60s and we protested and stayed to get arrested.
I wouldn't take you for one to have been arrested. How many protests were you arrested at?
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I wouldn't take you for one to have been arrested. How many protests were you arrested at?
twice, but i was a minor.

Nothing wrong about getting arrested for civil disobedience. But having a bicycle for a "quick get away" implies you did something criminal.
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After reading the article I now understand your tactics of protest. You are s bike hero. Thank you
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
More like, Wife: "where did this thong come from?"
You are cracking me up.
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Now I understand why I keep seeing so much video of cyclists being [pick your action verb] by the police during these protests.
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Should we ask you how you know?😀
a secret that Victoria only knows.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
More like, Wife: "where did this thong come from?"

William Shatner has discontinued his new line of lingerie.

Apparently, Shatner panties wasn’t the best choice for a name.
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Originally Posted by Rigsson View Post

William Shatner has discontinued his new line of lingerie.

Apparently, Shatner panties wasn’t the best choice for a name.
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Sorry to the OP if i derailed this very important topic of the use of a bicycle as a tool of civil rights. Because if Rosa Parks ran out of the back door instead of staying and getting arrested, she would of been just another unnamed person. Staying take courage.

Staying and being "counted" is more important, in my opinion, than using a bike to hit and run.
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Originally Posted by Rigsson View Post

William Shatner has discontinued his new line of lingerie.

Apparently, Shatner panties wasn’t the best choice for a name.
OMG!!! It's still early but I'm going to award you post of the day. Thank you!
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