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    how i can tell someone who commutes because they want to

    And one who does because they have too. the "cyclists" that commute because they want to to work pedal down hill and hard up hill in the correct gear for their cadence. The people who have to, like the homeless here in town, coast down hill, pedal up in the wrong gear taking up the bike lane with their slowness. I hate having to pass them in the middle of the street.
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    Let me take a moment to feel sorry for you...... and we're done.

    They're homeless, and you're not. Take a look at the big picture.
    "If you dig it, do it. If you really dig it, do it twice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by natestar
    Let me take a moment to feel sorry for you...... and we're done.

    They're homeless, and you're not. Take a look at the big picture.
    LOL. Nice.

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    If they're homeless, I'm betting they're not commuting in the first place. I mean, where would they start? Certainly not at home. And they're probably not heading off to work.

    Come to think of it, I bet they put in a lot more saddle time than you do They're out there ALL DAY.
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    I commute because I don't own a car, and I don't want to, so I guess I commute because I have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    If they're homeless, ............. where would they start? Certainly not at home.
    Good point .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubecontinued
    I commute because I don't own a car, and I don't want to, so I guess I commute because I have to.
    i thinks this make you want too
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    The homeless do use their bikes for money .. They ride around all day collecting aluminum cans and plastic containers...

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    Hey, let's lay off the stereotypes, people -- homeless and jobless are not the same thing! LOTS of homeless folks have jobs; they just don't have a home because of some circumstance that kept them from keeping it.
    I know -- I used to be one. Almost was again a couple years ago.
    Homeless ALSO doesn't mean they sleep under bridges, either; there are shelters and programs out there.
    Jeez, talk about making assumptions....
    A bike is the only drug with no bad side effects....

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    why do you care, even remotely, at all?

    besides, its easy as hell to tell here. they're either really fit and on $3K roadbikes, emo looking dorks on a fixies, or out of shape wearing jeans and on a full suspension walmart bike riding on the sidewalk.

    the guy on the walmart fs bike, probably not out there for his health

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    Ha. Funny thread. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsmoto
    why do you care, even remotely, at all?

    besides, its easy as hell to tell here. they're either really fit and on $3K roadbikes, emo looking dorks on a fixies, or out of shape wearing jeans and on a full suspension walmart bike riding on the sidewalk.

    the guy on the walmart fs bike, probably not out there for his health
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    I also coast sometimes. I like to look around at stuff too.

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    The biggest clue to me around here is a cigarette hanging out of the mouth. Many of these guys probably lost their license for DWI but some probably just can't afford a car. Others are definitely tweekers...we have a serious meth problem here.

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    i sometime smoke a cigar while i ride......usaly after a drink or on the way to drink though.... not to work.

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    So if I coast down a hill or I don't climb another hill like I am training for the tour then I am commuting because I have to. Okay?

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    what about SS bikes, bro?

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    http://static.photo.net/attachments/...5-36998884.jpg
    There is no need to stereotype smokers either.
    I think the biggest giveaway is the whirring of an electric motor. State laws are inconsistant over regulation of electric bikes so having a dui doesn't mean you can't ride one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweezak
    The biggest clue to me around here is a cigarette hanging out of the mouth. .
    I usually assume the guys with the cigarettes are downhillers
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelesspoet
    There is no need to stereotype smokers either.
    The caveat to my statement is "around here." You really have to live in this community to know what I'm talking about. Sorry if I came across as jumping to conclusions.

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    Where do students and day-laborers fit into this calculus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redandy
    Where do students and day-laborers fit into this calculus?
    obviously he is insinuating that students and day-laborers do not know how to pedal or what cadence is.

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    what's cadence? I ride a SS with 33x16 gears, I coast on the flat. But to my credit, I hammer up the hills and I quit smoking like 6 years ago.

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    good job on quitting smoking, edmoloco!

    sad/funny story....my brother's neighbor got a dui. then crashed his car into another car while drunk. talked the people he hit into driving him home as it turns out he had met them at the bar earlier that evening. his car got impounded because he just left it there.

    so he bought a bike and started riding it to the ride/share parking lot where he could pick up the bus. well, he started losing weight....and seemed like a generally likeable type guy. then he started riding his bike to the bar after work. and ended up hitting a car while drunk riding his bike!! he got his bike impounded as well and spent a night in jail. his court case hasn't come up yet.....but being a lawyer i'm sure he'll get good representation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edmoloco
    what's cadence? I ride a SS with 33x16 gears, I coast on the flat. But to my credit, I hammer up the hills and I quit smoking like 6 years ago.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadence_(cycling)

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    I didnt read all the posts in this thread, however i thought mtbers and bikers in general were supposed to be alot cooler than you are kawa. Id much rather have a drink with one of the slow homeless people i pass commuting everyday than yourself. Gainesville Homeless Pride!!!
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