Re: [CF] Re: OT: Polyamory
- On Jan 31, 2008, at 9:26 PM, fred_dot_u wrote:
> Does [polyamory] mean having more than one bicycle built for two?ROTFLMAO! :P
If that was the case, I wouldn't have marked this thread "off topic."
If you really want to know more:
John A. Ardelli
- I have noticed that the gap between recreational bikers and commuters is
starting overlap and merge. Since our long term goals are similar, I
believe it is important to focus on what we have in common.
I am trying to practice what I preach as Santa Rosa gets ready for the next
Tour of California. I think I may be on the route this year. Maybe I'll
watch all those tight buns... maybe I'll just look for a new route to the
library. When jogging was in style, I rode a bike. Now that biking is in
style, I still ride a bike but there is no way anyone is getting my fat old
butt into one of those neon monkey suits!
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- --- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, "John A. Ardelli" <gelfling@...>
> On Dec 5, 2007, at 10:47 AM, Tom Frost Jr. wrote:
> > "Bicycle clubs" typically consist largely of yuppies whose bikes
> > travel most of their miles, secure but at an illegal speed, in
> > Thule cartop racks.exception to
> "Typically," yes, but:
> > Unless you already happen to know about a club that's an
> > that general rule . . .have
> Though we DO have our "sporting" and "recreational" cyclists, we
> cyclists of ALL types in our ranks. When you get right down to it,common
> Velo Cape Breton is more of a social club of people who share a
> interest in cycling rather than a "bicycle club" in the traditionalBreton,
> sense. :)
> They're also strong advocates of increasing bicycling in Cape
> which is a step in the right direction as well. ;)TF: My bad; there's probably no such thing as a "typical" bike club.
> John A. Ardelli
Nor does being a "recreational" cyclist necessarily make one a member
of the Thule car-top rack crowd nor any other such despised-by-the-
CarFree-list-incrowd faction of the cycling community. For example,
although my latest multi-day ride (a 170-mile loop deliberately timed
to include last Friday's ice storm in Tioga County, N.Y.) arguably
had no transportational purpose whatsoever and was therefore
a "recreational" ride, I'd left all of my motor vehicles at home as
usual and am therefore exempt from being considered a member of the
Thule cartop rack crowd. Nor is it likely that anyone (other than
perhaps Bob Matter) looking at the photo of me at the end of it
think that I'm _any_ kind of "typical recreational" cyclist.
Nor, for that matter, does even owning a Thule car-top rack
necessarily make one a member of what I call the Thule car-top rack
crowd. I actually do own a couple of Thule car-top racks! I got them
in my flea market dealings years ago, but I've relatively recently
thought of an appropriate-for-even-me use for one of them. Stay tuned
for a report on my mounting of it when I get around to doing so.
- Tom Frost Jr.