liveforphysics wrote:Lock wrote:http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/17/idUS129554523420110617...New York City councilman Dan Garodnick wants to "pull the plug" on e-bikes because such bicycles create "creates a dangerous situation for a lot of pedestrians, kids, elderly people, anybody who's walking down the street and doesn't realize what looks like a bicycle actually has a motor."
OMG!!! I didn't even notice it has a motor!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! I'm in danger!!!! Help me!!! That bike has a motor!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Ypedal wrote:Philistine " I have had people say to me "I don't think I want to retire, I won't know what to do with my time", and I want to punch them in the face. "
Beachcruzer wrote:Nice work Gestalt. Damn, that must have felt good.
In general, I don't hold cops in high regard. But I do have to share a happy tale about one of Delano, California's finest. Delano is a sh_thole little town in the Central Valley. No offense to anybody who lives or grew up (like me) in such a place. It's just a sh_thole, that's all. Anyway, my mom was driving through Delano last summer after a tough couple of weeks. She had her Trek touring bike on the rear rack, and I was helping her by remote control with directions and places to stay. Like I said, she'd had a tough couple of weeks. Also, my mom is cheap. Hates to spend money. So I plugged "Delano" and "Roach Hotel" into the Google and called her with directions to the nicest-looking hotel in her price range.
She checks in, goes to sleep. In the morning I get a call. "My bike was stolen last night." She sounds anguished. Totally deflated.
First of all, I feel awful, 'cause I told her where to go. Next, I'm thinking, why in the hell did you leave your bike outside a cheap hotel in a sh_thole town in the central valley? But I don't say anything, 'cause, like I said, she'd had a hard couple of weeks. So I tell her maybe she should file a police report.
"No I just want to get out of this place."
Okay, I say, but don't get on the highway without getting breakfast first. I do some stuff with the Google, and find a cool sounding restaurant, Perko's cafe. I tell her to go there and eat. I mean, she was in bad shape before and now some lowlife had stolen her bike. She really loved that bike. It almost killed her to buy it, because as I mentioned she's a cheapskate.
She goes to Perko's and I call the cops in Delano, tell them what's up. I figure, a little crapbox town like that can't have more than two or three bike thieves, and the cops probably know who they are. The dispatcher says my mom can make a statement.
I say, "Great, she's at Perko's. You know where that is?"
"Oh, yeah," she says. "The officer will meet her there."
So now I figure I've done all I can, so I go out surfing. I'm sitting in the lineup thinking about how bad my mom must feel right now, and I decide what the hell. I'm gonna buy her a new Trek. $1,400 bucks I don't have but she's my mom for Chrissakes, and she loved that bike and can't afford a new one.
I get out of the water, and my mom calls right then. "I got my bike back!" she says.
A Delano police officer, bless his heart, went up to Perko's, took my mom's statement and had a cuppa joe, then went and pulled the security tape from the the lot next to the hotel. The thief was on the tape, and the cop knew who he was. Delano only has two or three bike thieves. The cop went straight to the lowlife and got the bike back.
So, the moral of the story is that yeah, most cops don't give two sh_ts about you and your stolen bike. But there's at least one cop in Delano California who helped an old lady out when she was down. And that makes me feel pretty good about people out in Delano paying their taxes. And if your bike gets jacked, what the hell. Report it. Because we can't all count on getting the chance to steal our bike back at a burger joint a year after it was stolen.
I've amassed an enormous amount of experience, most of it unwanted, some of it enlightening
Ypedal wrote:Philistine " Android lets you get down with the brown, hell, Android will let you call it by its sister's name, god bless Android.... "
Philistine wrote:So the moral of the story is that if you have a jailbreak'd iPhone you shouldn't expect Apple to support it?
I think the moral of the story is that you shouldn't have to jail break your phone to be able to run third party software on your device, and that OS upgrades shouldn't actively go out of their way to identify whether software has been signed. Don't get me wrong, I too get sick of people complaining about Apple's fascistic, anally retentive, closed shop mentality on software control, it is like a guy marrying Miss Christian Universe 2012 and then complaining with shock at what a frigid bitch she is, and how she doesn't like a finger up her arse when they root....
Android lets you get down with the brown, hell, Android will let you call it by its sister's name, god bless Android....
andynogo wrote: I've got a sore ass, chafed thighs and a healthy dose of cycle rage from inconsiderate car drivers cutting me off/pulling out infront of me, passing too close etc. Seriously, who would actually pedal a bike?
ypedal wrote:i have a strong urge to ban you here for acting like that over there.... grow up.
DrkAngel wrote:ViBiker - "On the bright side ... most of our (USA) oil money is now going to Canada & Mexico ...
How is that good?
Soon, the poorest people will be sneaking across the borders into Canada and Mexico.
Getting higher paying jobs, and sending money back to their starving families in the US.
Getting some of our money back!"
Lebowski wrote: In my case beer was consumed during the motor's construction, not all motor phases have the same amount of windings
Lock wrote:Simpler to practice safe hex. Avoid dipping your modem in dirty places. One night of Venus, six weeks of Mercury...
MadRhino wrote:Some guy who had is baby on his bike, stopped by my side at a traffic light.
He said: -You ride very fast with your bike, you should wear a helmet.
I looked at him and the baby seat and answered: -And you should wear a condom.
stinkler wrote:Heres my handle bar setup. Pretty standard.
John in CR wrote:...motorcycle hunting.
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