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    Random thoughts while commuting

    • I wonder where that roadside arrow ( as in bow & arrow) came from?
    • Whoever built all those ugly rest area picnic tables out of old culverts and concrete should be shot!
    • It's awfully hot....I wonder if I could kayak to work...

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    Go ahead and kayak to work. If it cools off before you go home, you can always take a community bike home.
    Recalculating....

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    • Why the hell does the City street sweepers keep leaving gravel in the bike lane
    • Why do I catch and pass the guy on the road bike but get dropped by the guy on the MTB
    • Why do drivers have to drift right into the bike lane before they turn left
    • The weather is so nice, so why am I going to work
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    - Is it that hard to move over 1 lane when you have 2 open lanes (middle turn lane and opposite lane, 6am, no traffic)
    - A bike lane would be nice
    - You lazy car drivers should try getting off your azz sometime!!!!
    - I think i'll drive to work tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank99
    - Is it that hard to move over 1 lane when you have 2 open lanes (middle turn lane and opposite lane, 6am, no traffic)
    - A bike lane would be nice
    I think both of those things every morning, especially the first one. I ride mostly deserted 4 lane roads that were busy at one time in the city's history, but not so much anymore. It drives me crazy when there is an open lane, yet this suburban chooses share a lane with a biker. Enough of my rant, and on to my random thoughts.

    -Will they ever fix these potholes?
    -Should I slow down before I start sweating too bad? (on the way to work)
    -Come on legs you can push harder! Come on lungs you can give me more (on my way home from work)
    -Awww, what a cute pug. Will he chase me?
    -I wonder how much they are getting paid to build flower gardens. I just built some this weekend, and mine look better
    -Wow, people who work at the vet get to work really early
    -I should invest in some shorts with camois, I am starting to get a numb *******
    -Ahhhhh, finally at work
    -Doh! I forgot my lock. Looks like I am sharing my office with my bike.

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    A snapshot of my random thoughts...
    • Is it normal for high school students to drink beer while on their walk to school? (At least he offered me some)
    • Is it wrong to think if the crackhead lady stumbling was a little less smelly I might do her…?
    • I hear a dog barking, ‘where you at Cujo?’ I got some extra pepper sauce for you today!
    • HORN! Maybe they know me, maybe they think my arse looks good in these Dickies shorts, in any case I’m not looking.
    • Good Morning Mr. (Pig) Police Officer. (I love the expression on their fat faces when I blast by the station.)
    • I love the smell of the cemetery in the morning (or maybe it’s the Mexican breakfast across the street)
    • Going down into the tunnel at 30+ mph is the rush of why I bike to work for (except for days when someone is walking through and I have to slow down).
    • I love the sight of old ladies in their robes getting their newspapers/trash cans from the road. Then the smell moth balls afterwards.
    • (Walking into my office) “You ride that thing to work?” Needs no response.

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    Pay attention people.....

    Smarten up and becareful.

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    -Why did I just "meow" at that ferel cats?
    -Why did the passenger of that cars that almost hit me freak out, but the driver's never seemed to notice me?

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    -I wonder if someone at work has made coffee.
    -Hey she was leaving the building when we went in to drop off the kid, guess fixed gear didn't agree with her, gears and brakes now huh?
    -Ewwww garbage water *swerve*
    -So; light but comfy, maybe 35c kojaks on the lemond?
    -Wonder if I put enough meat in the sandwiches.
    -Sorry sir, but the giant chevrons and picture of a bicycle painted the width of the entire lane means that if I'm in front of you I'm staying here and don't need to yield.
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    I'm SUCH a square....
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    Turn that ghetto sh** off, that thump won't make your balls drop.
    Are you for real? You can't see MY big-a$$ self?
    God, I love X.9!
    Which way today...? Oh, OK, yeah, it's not too hot for 9 miles.
    It says STOP, stupid!
    Shoulda brought the water bottle.........
    Take this turn and I get to hop some stuff.
    That boy o' mine gonna meet me at the driveway today? Nope, he's inside......
    Good -- you left room between your cars, thanks, sis.

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    - I wish people would use their turn signals
    - Why do people ride the bus ? They sit for 10 minutes waiting for the bus, 10 minutes on the bus, all the while getting passed by bicyclists.
    - Why don't people take the right of way and just go when it is their turn?
    - I wonder if I could be an NYC bike courier...am I fast enough (as I start to pedal faster)
    - I can totally pass that roadie in his full kit in my commuter getup (standing up and getting into the drop)
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    That truck that cut the corner to beat traffic in a left turn and is now heading straight at me will probably erase my existence, I better turn.

    That was yesterday. So it obviously worked out.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    To fart, or not to fart: that is the question:
    Whether ' is nobler to wait until no one hears or wait until someone hears.
    To die, or to rub the nuts. Must I pause this outrageous torture.
    Shall I hock just one luggie at that Camry or two?
    With this regard I quickly turn away to spit another day
    Be all my sins remember'd.
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    -Cow **** stinks when moving past it slowly.

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    * Why is it that the wind is always blowing in the opposite direction that I'm riding?
    * I'm sure that I wouldn't win, but I wonder if I could complete the Tour de France.
    * I wish that they would pave over the old rail road tracks that don't get used anymore and make them designated bike paths.
    * Who is this guy that just flew past me? I'll catch him on the upcoming hill!
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    • I wonder how many dogs and stupid owners will I encounter today
    • I wonder how many iPhone, iPod zombies that will wander into my direction this afternoon
    • Why is this guy riding in full armour and full face helmet on a DH bike on a MUP?
    • I wonder if I will pass more riders or vice versa today.
    • Time the lights.... time the lights.... gear down. Easy easy.....
    • Nice, I'll let the car ahead of me trigger the light. Dangit, he's making a right!
    • Wish the road sweepers consider bike lanes as part of the road and not a gutter!
    • Don't forget to drink!

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    • Why are so many bikes passing me...on cars....?
    • Why are bass boats more sparkly than ski boats?
    • "Hi, seeya soon" waving at co-worker waiting for the bus
    • If I am avg'g 15.8 mph, and get to work in 85 mins, why does it take 45 mins in a car at speeds as high as 60mph? The math doesn't work!

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    Why are so many bike commuters so elitist, self-centered, or hostile?

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    Wounder if i can get a handlebar mounted machine gun....maybe a rocket launcher....
    No, better yet just a spike in my shoe to poke the sidewalls.....
    Nah, I'll just wait to pick them up after they crash with their lousy driving!!!!

    Thats a conversation in my head every time I ride... good thing the voices don't answer back.

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    - Why does it seem to be uphill both ways
    - hey look a dog, crap its loose
    - Did i charge both lights lastnight
    - do i got time to watch the drag races nah i'll be late ( i pass National trail dragway)
    - I sware someone moved the factory futher away
    - i wish drivers would learn that when they yell all i hear is BLAHHHHH
    - cool another peice of a bungee cord

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    mmm dead toad.
    You have the right of way @$$h0le!
    Hmm... I wonder if Glock makes a clamp-on holster that will fit my top tube?
    If more people rode my health insurance premiums would go down.
    ooh look jogger... ack spandex is a privilege not a right.
    200 more lumens and I think I could have blinded that guy
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    Corn flakes don`t belong in a cage! They need to roam free like Elsie the lion, soar with the gerbils!

    Where would we be without Marlin Perkins and Yule Gibbons? How will the world manage with no Ed McMahon?

    Wendys and Mickey D everywhere. How do I find a SuperStar when I need one?
    Recalculating....

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    This one popped in my head out of nowhere when I was ridding to work today.

    * I wonder if Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.
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    Please stop crossing in front of me black cat, please stop crossing the road kitty. oh wait you have a white boot. Carry on. Meow.

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    Thoughts from last nights ride home

    * hey look weinnie dogs, laughing i'm being chased
    * great drunks

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    Even my granny can floor the gas pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ckeyeus
    Even my granny can floor the gas pedal.
    hahaha I'll have to keep that one in mind.

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    Random you say?

    I saw this guy this morning walking down this tunneled walkway I ride on underneath the GIWW carrying two crutches (he was walking with a limp, so I assume they were his...?) Anyhow, he was huge – long hair, wrestler/football type frame. I don’t have my bell installed on my new bike (although that might be a good thing in this case). We were on the decline so I had to slow up and was hoping he’d hear my ENO freewheel (no such luck) so I braved up enough to say “Good Morning” and he mustered against the railing, wordless & expressionless. I gave a nervous “thanks” as I moved past him (half-way expecting he might club me with one of his crutches).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    hahaha I'll have to keep that one in mind.
    Reminds me of one from a few rides back: A taunt in my head: "My Granny can make better left turns than you, driving a big truck..and she's dead!"

    When faced with absurdity of a very good handling sports car that is driven left like a semi with trailer directly into my path/side of the road....after evasive action comes more surrealism and maybe more cow bells... yes she couldn't steer because she was one handed the other on the cell phone crammed against her brainless skull!

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    random no, redundant yes:

    If it weren't for the doppler effect, I might understand the taunts you yell from your friends car. But though you are the product of mass and exceleration, like so many solitary sojourners before me, science and reason are on my side.

    Girl on the bicycle with the short skirt--skin grappling the muscles conducting bones to transfer elegant rythems to peddles, to chain, to the asphalt before me--how does such a gossomer fabric command my attention so? I don't actually ask her. I do however gently pass without altering my cadence.
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    Why in hell do they still have Diesel city buses in Tokyo

    Go LPG for crying out loud so I don't get covered in soot if I get stuck behind one

    OH, FYI the fascist "Governor" of Tokyo banned private ownership of diesel cars and trucks in Tokyo, but buses owned by Tokyo, well that is A-OK
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    the one i most often catch going through my head:

    "why the hell am i riding in 95F heat with 90% humidity and a 110F heat index?"

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    -why is all this traffic turning into my street when I need to hang a left, when there were only two oncoming cars in the mile getting here? Reminds me of the Truman Show.

    -let's see if I can stay with the left turning traffic line out the intersection and to the shoulder. Success again through judicious goal setting.

    -beautiful car-hit Swallow Tail Mourning Cloak butterfly can I fit it in my handle bar bag?

    -butterflies ARE free!

    -yeah in your ear! You know your overworked car horn sounds like an injured cow with laryngitis?
    -here you come again, now the cow's dying...
    -one can only hope that maturation will have a civilizing effect. Be fun to have video of this to show YOUR kids when they are teens what a complete ass you were at their age.

    -hundreds of cars go by today and give me room and no hassle, then we have the non-silent extreme minority (thank goodness).

    -Monarch Butterfly and it looks nearly perfect.

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    • Wow it sure is dark
    • Man I hate/love this
    • I hope the bears are in hibernation
    • Girls didn't look like that when I was in high school
    • After all this time these hills seem just as hard
    • Why am I in a lower gear than yesterday?
    • Wind blows/sucks!
    • I am so blessed!!

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    Going to work
    -this is going to be the best part of the day

    Going home
    -I was wrong this is the best part of the day.
    -Maybe I should take the scenic route?

    Getting home after 2 hours of FANTASTIC trails
    -This is going to be the worst part of the day.
    "I should puncture the tire and make a flat the excuse"

    "Why are so happy about a flat and speckled with mud?"
    -At least the bike gave me some loving today
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    Quote Originally Posted by chilone
    • Why am I in a lower gear than yesterday?
    Haha! When you figure that one out, please let me know!
    Recalculating....

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    I wonder what she looks like

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    • I wonder where that roadside arrow ( as in bow & arrow) came from?
    • Whoever built all those ugly rest area picnic tables out of old culverts and concrete should be shot!
    • It's awfully hot....I wonder if I could kayak to work...
    naked..

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    Interesting stuff on the shoulder and in the weeds.
    Feel poetic

    Primitive, primal
    Once private purple panties
    Ditch abandoned

    Could be blown off a laundry basket,
    thrown out the window by a three year old helping mommy,
    or it could have been a hot time in the country last night.

    Hmmm. Riding DOES seem to help improve virility in the older rider!

    Literally mind in the gutter!

    Curb those thoughts.

    Road isn't as lonely as I thought.

    Me.. kayak...naked.. fish kill.

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    Naked or purple panties....
    gotta chose, Brian. You can`t have it both ways.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Naked or purple panties....
    gotta chose, Brian. You can`t have it both ways.
    I dunno 'bout that! Seems like there are many pairs of panties (no passionate purple though- maybe this Christmas..) in the bureau at the same time that gettin' naked's not been a problem for the two of us.

    For more help with owning clothes but not necessarily wearing them all the time, you may wish to Google 'Dr. Ruth'.

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    I only have anal retentive bike tuning thoughts:

    - I wonder if I could straighten my chainline.

    - I think my front fender is .005mm off center.

    - Maybe I should slightly raise my seat.

    - Perhaps I should decrease my tire pressure by 5 psi.

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    why is it always helmetless women being the ones who ride while wearing a billowy short skirt, westbound into an eastbound wind?
    riding one-handed while frantically grasping for the skirt as it blows up
    can't be safe without a helmet.

    why do people write "no scammers" in their adds? I doubt a scammer ever read that and thought "gee, they say they don't want to be scammed, guess I shouldn't bother"?

    i hope my eno wheel will give me the extra 4 mm i need to clear the winter tire.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    With the possible exception of the rider in a recent photo caption contest, I haven't seen many guys riding bikes while wearing billowy skirts, short or otherwise, helmets or no, whichever way the wind blows, doesn't really matter. Wait! I hear 'Bohemian Rhapsody'!

    Since our brains don't really mature until we're 25, I'd guess they're young, carefree, and oblivious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    why is it always helmetless women being the ones who ride while wearing a billowy short skirt, westbound into an eastbound wind?
    riding one-handed while frantically grasping for the skirt as it blows up
    can't be safe without a helmet.
    Bike Snob calls them "Beautiful Godzillas" which I think was branded by Seinfeld. http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2007...godzillas.html (links to a article in the NY Times also).

    You see them everywhere. Even better the ones that have baskets with their toy dogs inside (I can only imagine what those little dogs are really thinking... )

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    On the way to work (3am):
    "I hope the shady people that hang out by country store don't try to jump me."
    "Man it's lonely out here. I wish I had some music, but I like being able to hear when the one car that's out here this early with me is coming up behind me."
    "I wonder if I can take this hill in the next higher gear..."

    On the way home (8:30am):
    "Please don't hit me."
    "Hey there girl wearing a skirt in her little car that I can see right down into from here "
    "Please don't hit me."
    "How awesome would it be to bunnyhop right into the bed of that pickup?"
    "Please don't hit me."

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    Those honey bees sure are close to the road and really loud
    Wow who would have thought a dead raccoon would smell so bad
    Wow who would have thought a dead deer would still smell so bad after 1 month
    Wow you can taste the dairy farm as you ride by, glad its not raining yet.
    Do they (cars) think I am crazy for riding my bike along the side of the highway at 0500


    Half of my commute is pretty rural and the other half if along a highway

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    ^^ I hear you. Some of mine:

    Who would have thought a dead fox would smell so bad.
    Who would have thought a dead marmot would smell so bad.
    Who would have thought a dead raccoon would smell so bad.
    Who would have thought a dead deer would smell so bad.
    Who would have thought a dead baby deer would smell so bad.
    Who would have thought that dead deer would still be here after the snow melted.
    Who would have thought the last thing to decay on a dead deer would be the flap of skin under its armpit.
    Who would have thought a deer would eat the plants growing right out of that dead deer skeleton.
    Who would have thought that skeleton from last year would still be here.
    I'm glad that one doesn't stink anymore, because there's a new one in 100 yards.
    Wow that bush where the dead deer was is really getting big.
    Weird that I can't see any bones anymore. Where did they go?
    Hey look, a dead deer...
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    This morning as I was rounding a turn at 18 or so mph, I hit a wet patch. As I was heading down to the ground I had a bunch of thoughts go through my head, in no particular order;

    I hope it isn't piss that my face is heading towards.
    I hope the 1/2 gallon of milk in my messenger bag doesn't rupture.
    I'm glad I'm married because the hot little 22yo girl I work with is watching this happen.
    I have PeeWee's Big Adventure Tivo'd to watch tonight.
    Hopefully the seat gets banged up so I can get one of those sweet Fizik seats.
    This is happening because some random person lectured me on being safe.
    I love beer.
    I'm riding Shirly (my surly 1x1=11) tomorrow.
    Damn I want a coconut macaroon.
    Terry Richardson is awesome.
    Vote for Pedro.

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    That guy must think I care about his car...

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    Sorry guys I don't have a bike yet so I can't commute to work.

    But I do commute on a motorcycle and it is fun to see that you guys think of the same things that I do on my way to work...mostly the DON'T TURN IN FRONT OF ME stuff.

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    Don't even think about it!

    Why am I seemingly almost run over by vehicles 10-20 mph over the 30 mph limit approaching too fast and slowing too late, but when they CAN pass with an approaching car THEN they do the speed limit?! Looking like they may come over into me? Get by ALREADY!

    Is it stupidity or is it road rage? Only their psychologist knows for sure.

    Drivers in your mirror may be more incompetent than they appear.

    Pretty squashed bubble gum.

    Like a miniature 2-D pink and blue explosion.

    Suitable for framing.

    Bolt!

    Wish it would rain and wash the loose gravel back to the edge of the shoulder.

    Dead young 'coon. So that explains the vultures overhead.

    Thought I was going fast enough.

    Not quite dead yet.

    May need to do laundry though...if I'm attracting vultures.

    Leg complaining. Time to get out of the saddle for a bit. Wave my butt at overtaking tafffic!

    What was that about 'no wonder they hate us'?

    Middle aged spandex butt even with 50 pounds off can't be an aesthetic view.

    Making the world a nicer place for middle aged women who ogle men in tight shorts...

    Better than dead racoon.

    Gravel! That was close to a pinch flat!

    Last hill can I climb it out of the saddle fast?

    YES! Oops! Coming DOWN from 175 HR. Hmmm wonder what the max was before the 175 reading I saw? It has a delay of about 10 seconds responding to changes.

    Good time!

    Cool it down and ride it home. Let's see how fast...

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    If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a screwed up picture of a puncture's got to be worth a thousand expletives...



    Bright sun so I had to hold the subject in my shadow but the viewscreen was one giant sun glare forcing a blind shot. The sector of gray on the extreme right is about a 25% area chord of a 3/8" head galvanized roofing nail.

    It was hidden on the shoulder in an area shaded by trees. Hellacious racket when it went in for two or three revolutions thought I'd flipped a stick into the front wheel and expected and endo that didn' t come. Calmed down as it pentrated and cleared the inside of the rear fender better. I eliminated the front wheel. The back had a 'bump' rolling. Oh-oh. Credit the Kevlar and tube for the nail not penetrating the other side of the tube, as it was bottoming. Nicely sealed, but the other side of the tube would not have taken many revolutions. Really hard to extract. Right at eh label so easy to pull tube patch and go, at least. Pumping 80 pounds into a 32mm 700 C with a mod sized pmpp is a nice aerobic exercise. The Pasela allowed a patch insted of a tire and tube replacement. Good deal. Carried spares but a patch is much easier: don't even need to dismount the wheel.

    Roadkill diner becomes roadkill dinner:



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    It's buddy was waiting to dig in again. There are worse things than punctured tires. All those buzzard roadkill lift-off near misses and this is the first obvious collision I've seen. A good answer to why we don't do it in the road. Macabre, but riveting in a train wreck sort of way.

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    - I was going twice as fast with half the effort yesterday... shouldn't I be getting stronger?
    - Why is there a headwind from all directions no matter which way I turn?
    - Man those bikers must be really lazy or slow if I passed them at my snail pace
    - Uh oh, it's another maniacal minivan driver that will probably try to take me out along with a few pedestrians as we cross the street...
    - My seat is definitely too low. I'll adjust it when I ride back. (I have said this to myself for the past week).
    - Why does my chain rub so much? It must be the extra slack in the cable when I lowered the handebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cambi
    - My seat is definitely too low. I'll adjust it when I ride back. (I have said this to myself for the past week).
    Hey, I know that one! Except in my case it`s usually "Man, I really need to lube that chain when I get home". And again tomorrow, and the next day, and Friday, and...
    ...and a week later I still sound like a D7 Cat.
    Recalculating....

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    Hmmm... If that guy rolling up fast on me from behind actually hits me, I wonder if the 20 pound (full) propane tank in the BoB will explode?

    Not a comforting thought for your morning...

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    If I get hit, I don't want it to be by that truck with all the tombstones in the back, the pic would be all over the 'net (picturing road littered with tombstones and my body).

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    Today it will be: "ohmygosh it's 70 degrees. ohmygosh it's 70 degrees. ohmygosh it's 70 degrees. ohmygosh it's 70 degrees."
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    A few rides ago, it was "I wonder if someone will revive the 'Random thoughts while commuting thread?'

    Hmmm: Three dead possum, two dead coons, four dead skunks and vultures finding more just into the fields. Not exactly confidence inspiring safety-wise. Thank goodness I left the fur coat at home!

    Dang! Should have seen him coming. I wonder how close that whooshing right side mirror came? The pickup's tires are right on the fog line. About a foot of rumble strip, less than a foot maybe within 2 inches. An empty left lane and a 12' wide right one and even with my lights, he comes that close with a witnessing vehicle behind? Hope he/she was only on the d*%m cell phone, or texting! Or maybe thinks I'm a larger kind of vermin? Thank goodness, I Ieft the fur coat at home.

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    -Could I grab one of these bumpers without the guy noticing like in Back to the Future?
    -How often do I actually get a tailwind?
    -Do any of these drivers realize how much the wind sucks?
    -Where will I piss today?
    -All it will take is one driver taking his eyes off the road for one a second.
    -I live for this.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    The skirts on beach cruisers are out again!

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    Why do stupid rabbits have to wait until I am almost on them before they dart out in front of me?

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    Now how would a fully inflated beachball end up on the side of the road in the snow?

    Rodar would feel better knowing that litter, a broken shoelace, and a blown hydraulic hose were the only roadside treasures today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway
    Why do stupid rabbits have to wait until I am almost on them before they dart out in front of me?
    I think the smart ones talk the squirrels into trying to run through the front wheel.

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    Every day I think, "Working from home has a LOT of advantages, but I sure do miss my daily commute."

    Somehow I just haven't managed to get in the habit of riding a 10 mile loop back to my house every morning and evening.
    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
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    WOW, am I out of shape.
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    Today’s BikeCommuter Poem

    Wind, don’t gust – I’ve gotta catch the bus

    Mud, don’t suck – I’m not driving a truck

    Cars, be nice – please look twice

    Tires, don’t flat – no time for that – oh drat!

    Koffee Kup truck, toss a donut – no luck

    Lights, don’t turn – my legs have got the burn

    Wind don’t gust, I’ve gotta catch the bus.

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    ^^ Nice

    I rode the "new" bike today... lots of thoughts racing through my head....

    Man these tires are skinny...No rattles, nice...I hope this thing gets me all the way to work...I need to play with handlebar position...Nothing like a new chain...What was that noise?...
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Can't wait for the final paving coat on THIS stretch. Out of the saddle on the level better than cobbles, I guess. Nice ot have a strong North wind riding south. I don't think I've ever rode the whole way the top 5 gears before. Payback for those crawls into the gales lately.

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    How the heck does a potato peeler end up on the side of the road?

    Shoulda stopped to pick up that putty knife - it was shiny!

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    +that guy I see running every morning looks like a dentist
    +I need a new bike for commuting my dirt jumper with a 400mm seatpost just isn't right
    +Why do all the RR crossings for cars have bells and lights and baricades but the bike path crosses the RR tracks 5 times and only has warning signs
    +Why are all the snails are moving into the center of the road at 6:15 am but none are moving off of the road
    +Why do I only get bugs in my left eye. Seriously like 7 this week 3 in one ride
    +How can I find a way to ride every morning and evening without actualy haveing to go to work
    +I thought I was saveing money on gas but I am spending it on gatorade and cliff bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by stucktruck
    How can I find a way to ride every morning and evening without actualy haveing to go to work
    hahahaha - one of the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    hahahaha - one of the best
    I think about that every day
    When I figure it out I will let you know

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