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  • 12-04-2012
    wmac
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  • 12-05-2012
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    you're just another internet tough guy, trying to start a fight.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chas_martel View Post
    Where did I call you any name at all? In real life you'd be labeled as the one itching to start a fight, not I.

    Okay, let's get this over with. One of y'all say "neener neener neener" and the other say "na na na boo boo."
  • 12-05-2012
    Bokchoicowboy
    I think the reasons for this little scrimmage occurring may fall under this theory:


  • 12-05-2012
    heavychevy
    this is the forum i signed up for? i drive an old f150 and my new-to-mebike cost me $50. i ride for the enjoyment of it and i dont care what the next guy is doing or what he thinks of me. guess im not gonna be popular in here.
  • 12-05-2012
    shekky
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    Okay, let's get this over with. One of y'all say "neener neener neener" and the other say "na na na boo boo."

    fortunately, MTBR has an "ignore" function.
  • 12-05-2012
    sambs827
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    yeah, because that's what all of us cash strapped people what to see... BUT somewhere i saw 2 Ferrari's with racks on them


    I call shenanigans. You sure the racks weren't mounted to the ladies sitting shotgun?
  • 12-05-2012
    sambs827
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    You guys are doing it all wrong.

    It isn't how you get the bikes to the trail, it is how many you can get there at one time.

    Now this guy has passion!

    looks flexy.
  • 12-05-2012
    sambs827
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    I'm choosing to ignore Krapao as he is obviously a troll by the nonsense posts.

    I would never drive a car like that no matter how much money I had, but I do find it a little bit relieving when someone who spends like that can still appreciate bikes. Or more likely... his kid rides bikes. But I'll try to stay optimistic.

    I'd have more hope for society of this guy strapped his two 8-and 10 year-old kids' bikes on there than his own. Like "sure Timmy, I'll take you to the BMX park."
  • 12-05-2012
    jerry68
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Maybe they spent all their money on that car.

    I took this at Biltmore Square earlier this year...

  • 12-05-2012
    edebolt
    Sports mobile is very practical.. I used to use Vanagons.

    Here is the thing about having a bike rack on a supercar like a Ferrari or Bentley.

    Without question 100% your going to have supermodels sitting on your lap.

    You make the call
  • 12-05-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heavychevy View Post
    this is the forum i signed up for? i drive an old f150 and my new-to-mebike cost me $50. i ride for the enjoyment of it and i dont care what the next guy is doing or what he thinks of me. guess im not gonna be popular in here.

    +1 on that!
  • 12-05-2012
    XJaredX
    Jon Olsson's Lambo anyone? Snow tires, AWD, cargo box, I see nothing wrong with this.

    I would do the same damn thing with my bikes if I was loaded. That's called "someone using their car like a car should be used". A Bentley is a footballer's car, nothing noteworthy about it. Run that thing into the ground.

  • 12-05-2012
    arkon11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post
    I took this at Biltmore Square earlier this year...


    Any good riding around Ashville? I visited the Biltmore Mansion last year with my family, and the area was beautiful.

    Someone should be a massive road gap over the driveway leading to the mansion :thumbsup:
  • 12-05-2012
    sxotty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sambs827 View Post
    I'd have more hope for society of this guy strapped his two 8-and 10 year-old kids' bikes on there than his own. Like "sure Timmy, I'll take you to the BMX park."

    Generally the reality of the situation is that those sorts of people have a nanny taking care of their kids if they have them. The nanny drives a modest vehicle that is often paid for by the parent. They have the bikes strapped to that instead.
  • 12-05-2012
    sambs827
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sxotty View Post
    Generally the reality of the situation is that those sorts of people have a nanny taking care of their kids if they have them. The nanny drives a modest vehicle that is often paid for by the parent. They have the bikes strapped to that instead.

    That's exactly my point, actually. If daddy is taking time to take his kids to ride bikes, it shows that not only is he successful professionally but just might turn out to be a successful parent as well.
  • 12-05-2012
    Hoban
    So what you're saying is that successful people aren't generally good parents?

    I really could care what someone else drives. Good for them. I'll concentrate on me and what my family needs and values. :)
  • 12-05-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Everyone hates rich people in America now. Everyone want's to sit on their ass and let the government take care of them.
  • 12-05-2012
    Map204
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Everyone hates rich people in America now. Everyone want's to sit on their ass and let the government take care of them.

    Same can be said for the other side, that the rich take advantage of the poor. The reality is that most people fall in the middle. There are plenty of wealthy people that genuinely care about fostering shared growth instead of only personal gain and plenty of poor who work their ass off to land just above the line where they qualify for government aide. There's no us and them. Support the hard workers, whatever their class.

    And just to be on topic, speculating about the situation with the rack on the Bentley is like sitting around dreaming about what you'd do if you won the Powerball. Pure conjecture. There's no bike on the back, so we don't know what's being hauled. Plus, if that was my only car, I'd throw a rack on it. I want to ride, f#$% the finish.
  • 12-05-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    Jon Olsson's Lambo anyone? Snow tires, AWD, cargo box, I see nothing wrong with this.

    Maybe it's just the fact that I'm a car fanatic and purist but I could never do that if I owned a Lambo (or a Ferrari, or something similar). Absolutely beautiful cars not really designed to be driven in the snow nor to be used as commuting vehicles. If I had that kind of money it would not be too terribly difficult to get a vehicle designed to better fit that job.
  • 12-05-2012
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Everyone hates rich people in America now. Everyone want's to sit on their ass and let the government take care of them.

    I think you're talking about a lot of rich people, right? Maybe the 4,000 millionaires in the that 47 percent of deadbeats? The government does everything for them and our system is now rigged in their favor, even though most give very little back and don't create jobs. The original poster just pointed out the juxtaposition of that fancy yet unreliable car sporting a cheap ghetto rack.
  • 12-05-2012
    shekky
    sigh...from my original post..."for some reason, i found the fact that this very expensive vehicle had a rack strapped on kind of amusing:"

    not angry.

    not filled with hate.

    AMUSING. yes, amusing is what i typed. right there in black and white, for everybody to see.

    usually when we are AMUSED, we have a smile on our faces. i know i did when i saw the car. that's why i took the photo. one does not see a new-ish bentley with a trunk rack strapped to it every day.

    especially since the car was parked in my neighborhood, which is relatively modest.

    my intention was not to hate on the wealthy or to initiate another Useless Internet Pissing Contest. however, a few of you here take offense at the slightest thing and/or are looking for any excuse to start a fight--hiding behind your internet tough guy personas. thank goodness that there are not that many of you mental midgets polluting the bandwidth here at MTBR...

    thank you to those who have privately supported my amusement. it's nice to see random things in everyday life that make us smile...
  • 12-05-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    Jon Olsson's Lambo anyone? Snow tires, AWD, cargo box, I see nothing wrong with this.

    I would do the same damn thing with my bikes if I was loaded. That's called "someone using their car like a car should be used". A Bentley is a footballer's car, nothing noteworthy about it. Run that thing into the ground.


    I dig this one!
  • 12-05-2012
    wmac
    I've been watching this thread with amusement. All of the "If I were rich" comments. Hilarious.
  • 12-05-2012
    kdiff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    for some reason, i found the fact that this very expensive vehicle had a rack strapped on kind of amusing:

    I like it! :D Props to the person for finding a way to carry their bike. It suggests a pretty big passion for the sport and I can't fault that.
  • 12-05-2012
    PerfectZero
    this thread is becoming more amusing than the original pic!
  • 12-06-2012
    sxotty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sambs827 View Post
    That's exactly my point, actually. If daddy is taking time to take his kids to ride bikes, it shows that not only is he successful professionally but just might turn out to be a successful parent as well.

    Honestly I was just relating my observations, but they don't imply the kids are turning out poorly just because they are cared for by nannies. If the parents take time to find good nannies it can still work out pretty well. Does that still qualify as a good parenting? If the results are the same one could certainly argue that taking time to find quality care takers does.
  • 12-06-2012
    Warp
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  • 12-06-2012
    kjlued
    I find it funny that people find expensive cars with bike racks funny but never seem to laugh at $500 cars with $12k worth of bikes funny.



    (dollar amounts are claimed by owner)
    http://forums.mtbr.com/downhill-free...-561793-3.html


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Any good riding around Ashville? I visited the Biltmore Mansion last year with my family, and the area was beautiful.

    Someone should be a massive road gap over the driveway leading to the mansion :thumbsup:

    Seriously?

    The areas around here are the premier riding areas on the East Coast.
  • 12-06-2012
    sxotty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I find it funny that people find expensive cars with bike racks funny but never seem to laugh at $500 cars with $12k worth of bikes funny.

    It is funny, but funny awesome :)
  • 12-06-2012
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I find it funny that people find expensive cars with bike racks funny but never seem to laugh at $500 cars with $12k worth of bikes funny.

    ooo, man, i bought a 626 like that right when i got out of college, but the greenish color. I loved that car. some knucklehead (not me!) totalled it. :(
  • 12-06-2012
    DavyRay
    Ain't y'all ever seen a fishin' car? That's a $100 car on the Carolina coast, with $2000 of salt water fishing gear on it.
  • 12-07-2012
    t0pcat
    OK i otta get the windex to clean my screen now! LOL
  • 12-07-2012
    evasive
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    You guys are doing it all wrong.

    It isn't how you get the bikes to the trail, it is how many you can get there at one time.

    Now this guy has passion!

    This guy is doing it more right, then:
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    Picture taken by a friend years ago in downtown Missoula.
  • 12-07-2012
    skiahh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Absolutely beautiful cars not really designed to be driven in the snow nor to be used as commuting vehicles

    I'd have to disagree with this one. In fact, Porsche (not sure if you consider them beautiful cars or not) has a campaign called "Porsche Everyday" and emphasize their cars aren't supposed to be put in the garage and just brought on sunny Sundays. They're for everyday, all weather use.

    I suspect that high end brand markets are torn between the "exclusivity" of people thinking like you do, thereby creating the rarity of these cars and wanting people to think they can be useful, not just fluffy non-functional cars, and therefore be willing to shell out that kind of money to buy them.

    A car is a piece of machinery, no matter how beautiful, and if you can't use it like a CAR, then no matter what the cost, it's not worth it. If you're buying a piece of art, or an investment, great. Buy it for that and use it like that; set up a showplace somewhere and watch its value go up... but a "run of the mill" Lambo (or Bentley or Ferrari) isn't art and should be used in the rain or snow, for commuting, hauling bikes or whatever.

    Just my .02.
  • 12-07-2012
    wmac
    ^^^Agree. This is they way most people with A LOT of money treat them compared to people who buy them to impress others.
  • 12-07-2012
    Salespunk
    I have been on both sides of this equation. In college/bike shop days my bikes were always way more expensive than my cars. Now I am the guy pulling up in an expensive car with a high end bike. When I built up my last bike and posted some photos I got roasted on a local site because it was leaning up against the back of my car. People freaked out thinking that I did it on purpose, but actually it was 1:30 in the morning and it was the most convenient place to put it. I can tell you that I love riding as much as anyone on here so don't automatically write someone off based on their car. Go up and start a conversation and you may be surprised.

    BTW I love seeing exotic cars with racks on them and have seen everything from a Ferrari F40 to a Porsche GT2 (I actually have a photo collection of these). In my bike shop days I had to stuff bikes into Bentley etc on a regular basis. I always thought it was awesome. And just to contribute here is a good color combo picture.



    GT2 that is daily driven (not me)



    And one last cool one

  • 12-07-2012
    shekky
    if you are wealthy enough to own a very expensive car, it is likely that you don't need to "commute"...however, why not drive your supercar day in and day out?

    i'm curious as to owns the car in my original post, since it was parked in my neighborhood--and my neighborhood is NOT one where people own mega pricey automobiles.

    maybe one of my neighbors got the ride of his/her life that sunday, in more ways than one...:thumbsup:
  • 12-07-2012
    Salespunk
    Used Bentleys are not that expensive relatively speaking. Used they are around $70K, or about the same as a new 5 series BMW.
  • 12-07-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Used Bentleys are not that expensive relatively speaking. Used they are around $70K, or about the same as a new 5 series BMW.

    You can buy some nice used Ferraris for way less then that, and Porsches for even less.
  • 12-07-2012
    stencil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I'd have to disagree with this one. In fact, Porsche (not sure if you consider them beautiful cars or not) has a campaign called "Porsche Everyday" and emphasize their cars aren't supposed to be put in the garage and just brought on sunny Sundays. They're for everyday, all weather use.

    I suspect that high end brand markets are torn between the "exclusivity" of people thinking like you do, thereby creating the rarity of these cars and wanting people to think they can be useful, not just fluffy non-functional cars, and therefore be willing to shell out that kind of money to buy them.

    A car is a piece of machinery, no matter how beautiful, and if you can't use it like a CAR, then no matter what the cost, it's not worth it. If you're buying a piece of art, or an investment, great. Buy it for that and use it like that; set up a showplace somewhere and watch its value go up... but a "run of the mill" Lambo (or Bentley or Ferrari) isn't art and should be used in the rain or snow, for commuting, hauling bikes or whatever.

    Just my .02.

    I agree for the most part, BUT:

    1) I would not want to be driving a Porsche (911 or Cayman or Boxster at least) in the snow
    2) How many of us have different bikes for road and trail, and even different bikes for XC and downhill? Seems kinda... similar. Just sayin'.
  • 12-07-2012
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    You can buy some nice used Ferraris for way less then that, and Porsches for even less.

    The more expensive (and unreliable) the car, the worse the resale value. Warren Buffett drives a 7 year old caddy, btw.
  • 12-07-2012
    shekky
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Used Bentleys are not that expensive relatively speaking. Used they are around $70K, or about the same as a new 5 series BMW.

    from los gatos bentley:

    Bentley Los Gatos - Pre-Owned Search
  • 12-07-2012
    Warp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    1) I would not want to be driving a Porsche (911 or Cayman or Boxster at least) in the snow
    2) How many of us have different bikes for road and trail, and even different bikes for XC and downhill? Seems kinda... similar. Just sayin'.

    In principle I agree, but...

    1) A convertible or cabrio, well, no. But the 911 would be a terrific one with proper tyres. All wheel drive, traction control, several suspension settings, etc. Ride height may be an issue, but so it is in summer.

    2) As a general rule, bikes are a little more affordable than Porsches. Would you be rich, well you are correct. A second car would be on order. But then there's people that just have enough money to afford a car like that, even if it is a little of a sacrifice. That may be the only car for people like that and in cold places, you may have no option but to drive your expensive car.
  • 12-07-2012
    stencil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    In principle I agree, but...

    1) A convertible or cabrio, well, no. But the 911 would be a terrific one with proper tyres. All wheel drive, traction control, several suspension settings, etc. Ride height may be an issue, but so it is in summer.

    2) As a general rule, bikes are a little more affordable than Porsches. Would you be rich, well you are correct. A second car would be on order. But then there's people that just have enough money to afford a car like that, even if it is a little of a sacrifice. That may be the only car for people like that and in cold places, you may have no option but to drive your expensive car.

    Shows what I know... I thought Porsches were RWD (the 997s are).

    I drive a relatively nice car (not a 911 by any means), an Audi A5, and I use it for everything from a night out with the wife to the car I bring to the trail head with a rack on top. If I didn't plan on actually using it with its AWD in the snow and dirt, I wouldn't have bought it.

    Now here's the flip side - people who get expensive offroad cars like Range Rovers and never take them off road.
  • 12-07-2012
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    from los gatos bentley:

    Bentley Los Gatos - Pre-Owned Search

    So ugly, they remind me of the tastelessness of Donald Trump.
  • 12-07-2012
    sxotty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I'd have to disagree with this one. In fact, Porsche (not sure if you consider them beautiful cars or not) has a campaign called "Porsche Everyday" and emphasize their cars aren't supposed to be put in the garage and just brought on sunny Sundays. They're for everyday, all weather use.

    I suspect that high end brand markets are torn between the "exclusivity" of people thinking like you do, thereby creating the rarity of these cars and wanting people to think they can be useful, not just fluffy non-functional cars, and therefore be willing to shell out that kind of money to buy them.

    A car is a piece of machinery, no matter how beautiful, and if you can't use it like a CAR, then no matter what the cost, it's not worth it. If you're buying a piece of art, or an investment, great. Buy it for that and use it like that; set up a showplace somewhere and watch its value go up... but a "run of the mill" Lambo (or Bentley or Ferrari) isn't art and should be used in the rain or snow, for commuting, hauling bikes or whatever.

    Just my .02.

    People that can afford very high end cars buy them b/c they want them. Not because they need transportation. You can get the same transportation way cheaper. They are partially toys and there is absolutely nothing at all wrong with that. If a person wants to put snow tires and jack up a lambo or some other toy that is perfectly fine. However it doesn't suddenly make the vehicle practical. BTW I saw a guy in a porsche cayenne spinning out all over in the snow while we drove easily thru it in my subaru. So apparently it wasn't that good after all (I have to assume he either had silly tires or did not know how to drive very well, but it was still a bit humorous).
  • 12-07-2012
    RollingWanderer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hitek79 View Post
    I've ridden with poor guys that smoked me, and rich guys that smoked me. Moral of the story, I'm slow.

    +1 :thumbsup:

    Drive and ride like you stole it and enjoy the good times!

    -RW
  • 12-07-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    So ugly, they remind me of the tastelessness of Donald Trump.

    Really? I find them quite classy.
  • 12-07-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sxotty View Post
    You can get the same transportation way cheaper.

    Oh no you can't! Do you know how many pairs of panties you can collect driving a Bentley around?
  • 12-07-2012
    jeffscott
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    Shows what I know... I thought Porsches were RWD (the 997s are).

    I drive a relatively nice car (not a 911 by any means), an Audi A5, and I use it for everything from a night out with the wife to the car I bring to the trail head with a rack on top. If I didn't plan on actually using it with its AWD in the snow and dirt, I wouldn't have bought it.

    Now here's the flip side - people who get expensive offroad cars like Range Rovers and never take them off road.

    Around here in winter for about 2 weeks at least driving on the road might as well be off-road driving