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24660, ride your bike!!
Posted by guest, Mon Apr-17-00 04:12 PM
If you don't have a bike, go get one!! Reduce pollution, reduce traffic, reduce America's dangerous dependence on foriegn oil, get some nice excerise. Cycling to work is safer, healthier, funner, and much less expensive than driving. For the cost of one or two car insurance payments you can get a quality commuter bike. Another bonus-if you don't drive, auto insurance companies get less money.

What are you waiting for?? If you have a bike, go ride it!! If you don't have a bike, go buy one!!

This is my cause. I will not let this post die.

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I am all styles, and yet I have no style
-Bruce Lee

The more laws, the less justice.
-Cicero
24661, RE: ride your bike!!
Posted by guest, Tue Apr-18-00 06:38 AM
Riding your bike to work instead of driving has been proven to reduce stress. It's also more pleasant than riding the bus.

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I am all styles, and yet I have no style
-Bruce Lee

The more laws, the less justice.
-Cicero
24662, RESPECT DUE
Posted by guest, Wed Apr-19-00 06:04 PM
I HAVE TO GET A BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!










"MEN AND WOMEN ARE TO BECOME GOD-LIKE THROUGH A LIFE OF VIRTUE AND THE CULTIVATION OF THE SPIRIT THROUGH SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE,PRACTICE,AND BODILY DISCIPLINE"-THE ANCESTORS
24663, I'm trying
Posted by guest, Tue Apr-18-00 06:48 AM
I've been training for 4our months now. I'm up to 40mph. Once I get up to 65 I can rise to work.

:D
24664, RE: I'm trying
Posted by guest, Tue Apr-18-00 07:03 AM
>I'm up to 40mph.

Dang, you really need to get in touch with the USPS coach.

For real though, anyone who lives within five miles of thier work has no excuse for driving. There are too many damn cars out there.

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I am all styles, and yet I have no style
-Bruce Lee

The more laws, the less justice.
-Cicero
24665, amen!
Posted by sean, Tue Apr-18-00 09:50 AM
for real, biking is the shit. not just biking to work, but biking in general. the world would be a better place if we would all stop being so damn dependent on cars and just walk/ride to where we need to go. the crazy shit is that i own a car, and i barely ever use it. just sits and collects dust. if anybody out there wants any advice on how to get started riding, email me. i know much about bikes, as well as lobbying for bikers rights to both city govts. and employers. i am glad to see there are at least a few like minded people up in here.
24666, RE: ride your bike!!
Posted by guest, Tue Apr-18-00 10:42 AM
Any NYC bikers here? We should get together some weekend and go ride.

Kamil

Forgive your enemy but don't forget what they have done" JFK

24667, brooklyn biker here
Posted by guest, Mon May-15-00 02:53 PM
im in my second year. i was boycotting for 10 yrs because 10 yrs ago i was going downhill in prospect park and my brakes gave out on me. so im getting back into it slowly.
24668, RE: brooklyn biker here--2
Posted by guest, Mon May-15-00 03:01 PM
p.s. if i were still practicing catholism id be in the confessional booth--i know not enough of us come to this activist board. and we were essentially cussed out by an ok-staffer for not doing so. but i will try--but i hate talking about ish. i like to make things happen.
peace.

24669, ride your bike......
Posted by guest, Tue Apr-18-00 01:22 PM
or kayak, or rollerblades, etc. Go read this.

http://www.seattlep-i.com/lifestyle/comm18.shtml


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I am all styles, and yet I have no style
-Bruce Lee

The more laws, the less justice.
-Cicero
24670, RE: ride your bike!!
Posted by guest, Wed Apr-19-00 05:11 AM
That's definitely the ticket! I rode my bike to work today and to dance class last night and I feel like a million and a half dollairs! It is definitely the way to go...I haven't biked since last it was warm - I'm from Toronto so you can imagine how long ago that was! what a good way to come out of hibernation:7

so everybody, pick your ass up off the floor and ride!

Peace & Bless
sha
24671, Mtn Biking
Posted by DyliLama, Wed Apr-19-00 09:59 AM
I posted about a month ago about biking and it's so true. I'm still in college but I bike to class every day and I definitely plan on commuting to work by bike when I'm older. I also want to encourage anyone who hasn't tried it to go out to your local state park or whatever and go mountain biking. It's undeniably the most exhilirating sport out there!
24672, what kind of mtn. bike???
Posted by emil, Wed Apr-19-00 05:20 PM
i have a gt vertigo for general use, but i'm interested in a mtn bike. any suggestions? i only want a front shock and can't pay more than $600.

http://www.geocities.com/originalbluepeanut/
24673, RE: what kind of mtn. bike???
Posted by guest, Wed Apr-19-00 06:52 PM
I recommend getting a Marin. I have the Hawk Hill, it doesn't have a suspension, but I prefer it like that. Marin bikes ride really well, are built very well, and are just all around great bikes.

Kam4
24674, KAYAK yes!!! bike to work tho???
Posted by emil, Wed Apr-19-00 06:21 PM
i paddle all the time-whitewater and flat. going out tomorrow actually. who wants to join me?

as for biking to work, no-can-do. i mean, i have to dress up and me on my 20-inch won't look to cool as i pull into the school parking lot. plus, virginia springs can be hot and i sweat a lot, so it's not feasible.

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http://www.geocities.com/originalbluepeanut/
24675, This is why I love me bike...
Posted by Tank, Thu Apr-20-00 08:09 AM
I brought my lurvely Chrome Wonder with me from Engerland cuz it makes me feel good.

Cuz I am doing something good for my body.
Cuz I am doing something good for the environment.
Cuz I am unclogging the roads and therefore vicariously doing something good for car drivers.
Cuz I love racing cars and beating them!
Cuz I love drunk cycling in the summer and falling off and having war scabs to show people.
Cuz I have a race mud guard on the back wheel for the faeries to use as a diving board.

Just the two of us, me and Chrome Wonder...

Peace,

Tank

"You are a heathen slut! A heathen slut I say! But that's OK cuz heathens have all the fun. I know cuz I'm one too..." Miss Maureen's recent ansaphone message for me.

"The revolution has tit's!" Nou-Ra

"As do many strong people, she found herself a victim of the tyranny of the weak." Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues.
24676, that was beautiful
Posted by guest, Fri Apr-21-00 01:25 PM
seriously, that mad me smile, thanks

Every Bike Counts!
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I am all styles, and yet I have no style
-Bruce Lee

The more laws, the less justice.
-Cicero
24677, Hey Velo...
Posted by Tank, Tue May-16-00 07:03 AM
I should be thanking you! I got that book you recommended last week and so I shall soon be the bike mechanic genius I have always wanted to be! :-)

Peace,

Tank

"everyone should appreciate all the good work that white serial killers have done over the past few decades. thanks to their efforts, our nation's rural highways are no longer slowed down by clusters of young female hitchhikers. thanks, you cracker-ass crackers!" Guinness

"In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime." Richard Bach, Illusions

"I'm so bored of cowards who say what they want, then they can't handle." Bjork, 5 Years

"As do many strong people, she had found herself a victim of the tyranny of the weak." Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

24678, RE: ride your skateboard!!!!.....n/m
Posted by JUSTICE, Thu Apr-20-00 08:11 AM
http://www.internationalsocialist.org
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24679, i take it back
Posted by guest, Thu Apr-20-00 10:44 AM
bikes SUCK

cars are good, big trucks are better

better for running over cyclists that are just out trying to get in shape for upcoming races

not checking your blind spot before making turns is the best though, then you can run over innocent cyclists without concious (ie. you get to say, and I qoute, "I didn't see you")


AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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I am all styles, and yet I have no style
-Bruce Lee

The more laws, the less justice.
-Cicero
24680, up!
Posted by guest, Mon May-15-00 02:07 PM
for the people who didn't see this during the first week of okayActivist

this was on page 7, i told you I wouldn't let this post die

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24681, no doubt.....
Posted by guest, Mon May-15-00 07:10 PM
The last time I rode a bike was back in high school. I just started riding again. People use cars just too much to go everywhere.
















24682, RE: no doubt.....
Posted by guest, Tue May-16-00 10:35 AM
Sorry, people who bike to work, esp on hot days, stink by the end of the day. Ride the Train: NJtransit, Metro, Septa, LIRR, MTA, all the way.....

BLACK_ENGINEER

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24683, RE: no doubt.....
Posted by odu, Tue May-30-00 12:00 PM
Just wanted to give this a boost. I've been trying to get into bike commuting, and I finally shelled out the dough for an entry-level Trek (which is two days old and already giving me problems). Any NYC readers should check out <a href="http://www.transalt.org">transalt.org</a> if you don't already. They got all the good stuff on there--biking route maps, info, articles etc.

One
24684, RE: no doubt.....
Posted by odu, Tue May-30-00 12:01 PM
That link has problems, so here it is again:

http://www.transalt.org/
24685, DRIVE YOUR BIKE
Posted by guest, Tue May-30-00 12:58 PM
I should have said it like that the first time. There is a distinct difference between RIDING and DRIVING. People have it backwards. You RIDE in a car, since the engine does the work, you just supply appropriate levels of gasoline. You're not driving jack when you're in your SUV. On the other hand you are DRIVING when you are on the bike, since you are supplying the force that propels it forward.

Just thought I needed to put that out there for clarification.

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Between me and every ideal I always find Scheisskopfs, Peckems, Korns, and Cathcarts. And that sort of changes the ideal.
--Yossarian

**May is Offensive Quote Month**
A handjob's a man's job, yo job's a blowjob
--MC Paul Barman