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Old 08-08-22, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Nope. And it seems when we are riding together everyone is equal, at least there is no snobbery or reverse snobbery. We're all just riders.
This has also been my experience. The quality of the rider (not just power capabilities) is much more of a consideration than the value of the bike.
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
The lawn mower I have been using recently, but according to you, just as with my bicycles, I should throw it in the trash and run out and get a new one along with a Britney Spears record because the "Jonses" are doing it, no thanks, I will keep thinking for myself thank-you.;
Where did I or anyone else ever say you should throw away anything?

This is the most bizarre strawman argument I have ever come across.
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Old 08-09-22, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Nope. And it seems when we are riding together everyone is equal, at least there is no snobbery or reverse snobbery. We're all just riders.
That's not entirely true. Unfortunately, I've been on plenty of group rides/events where people told me I needed to ride a bike from this century. Or get more modern/updated drivetrain, pedals, shifters, wheelset, etc whatever. The positive comments usually balance out the negative ones, though.
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Some people aren't happy with people doing their own thing. They think everyone around them needs to be thinking/acting the same.
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
The lawn mower I have been using recently, but according to you, just as with my bicycles, I should throw it in the trash and run out and get a new one along with a Britney Spears record because the "Jonses" are doing it, no thanks, I will keep thinking for myself thank-you.;
If you seriously didn't care about the Joneses, you wouldn't waste time and resources cultivating and tending the lawn. Your cognitive dissonance is showing.
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BTW, you were complaining because people are discussing you as the topic. What do you expect when you continually bash other people's values and hold your own up as an example?

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Dude, You went too far. The scythe is too obviously ridiculous. You should have stuck with an old push mower.

I think it's true, I know guys like this. Blathering on about other's bourgeois values putting on a big show to maintain their delusion that they don't share them. What could possibly be more bourgeois than lawn care?
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Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
If you seriously didn't care about the Joneses, you wouldn't waste time and resources cultivating and tending the lawn. Your cognitive dissonance is showing.
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BTW, you were complaining because people are discussing you as the topic. What do you expect when you continually bash other people's values and hold your own up as an example?
I didn't see a lawn. I saw a patch of weeds.
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Will waxing help me win sprints to the next dumpster?
You will beat me to the dumpster every time no matter what you ride.
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I didn't see a lawn. I saw a patch of weeds.

Regardless of the quality of the lawn, "mowing" grass is for appearances.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
That's not entirely true. Unfortunately, I've been on plenty of group rides/events where people told me I needed to ride a bike from this century. Or get more modern/updated drivetrain, pedals, shifters, wheelset, etc whatever. The positive comments usually balance out the negative ones, though.
Really? I have not seen that. Just tell them to piss off. Or just let your legs do the talking.
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I like 'em french fried taters Mmmm-Hmmmm.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
That's not entirely true. Unfortunately, I've been on plenty of group rides/events where people told me I needed to ride a bike from this century. Or get more modern/updated drivetrain, pedals, shifters, wheelset, etc whatever. The positive comments usually balance out the negative ones, though.

Is anyone telling you to get a Britney Spears record?
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Old 08-09-22, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by koala logs View Post
Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4RNenmfFI
Like the tale of John Henry, but without the sad ending.

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Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4RNenmfFI

Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation, actually kind of on-topic:

https://lawnmowerwizard.com/featured...s/pedal-power/



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Is anyone telling you to get a Britney Spears record?
They have. Usually, I respond with, "Oops, you did it again!" Followed by, That kind of talk is toxic."
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They have. Usually, I respond with, "Oops, you did it again!" Followed by, That kind of talk is toxic."
I hate the song Toxic with a bloody passion, and when I used to go to the gym, it always seemed to be the song playing when I was doing something that made wearing the headphones impractical. The hook on that song has a fingernails on chalkboard effect on me.
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I hate the song Toxic with a bloody passion, and when I used to go to the gym, it always seemed to be the song playing when I was doing something that made wearing the headphones impractical. The hook on that song has a fingernails on chalkboard effect on me.
I have 18 and 23 year old daughters. I have been subjected to far too much BS over the years.
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I have 18 and 23 year old daughters. I have been subjected to far too much BS over the years.
I can ignore most mediocre or bad pop music, but that song is specially irritating to me.
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Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation, actually kind of on-topic:

https://lawnmowerwizard.com/featured...s/pedal-power/



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The answer to the question nobody's ever asked - "How can I work harder while mowing the yard?"
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The answer to the question nobody's ever asked - "How can I work harder while mowing the yard?"

And pay 3000 pounds for the privilege.
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I have 18 and 23 year old daughters. I have been subjected to far too much BS over the years.
My oldest(son) is 20. The youngest (daughter) will be 18 in 2 weeks. Neither care for Brittany or that genre in general. Can't say the same for my wife. She might have a Brittany song or two on her playlist.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation, actually kind of on-topic:

https://lawnmowerwizard.com/featured...s/pedal-power/



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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation, actually kind of on-topic:

https://lawnmowerwizard.com/featured...s/pedal-power/



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I'm just glad they didn't have those when I was young, or Dad would have had me to the 1 3/4 acre yard with that.
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