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Park(ing) Day 2011 ride?

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salty

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:08am #

That last paragraph is a pretty weak argument, if you replace “make a living off … obsessive people” with “…robbing banks” or “…selling meth to school kids” would that be alright?

So, to recap:

Squirting someone with a squirt gun without their consent makes you an a-hole.

Getting completely bent out of shape about you or your posessions being squirted with water makes you an a-hole.

Is that about it?


Nick D

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:42am #

Sorry, it was a [poorly executed] joke, but I really don’t think obsessing over a car is the same as robbing a bank or selling meth…


edmonds59

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Sep 15 2011 at 10:56am #

I have plenty of characteristics that make me an ahole!

Nick, give me some of your business cards so I can hand out after I squirt people. (JOKING, not squirting anyone!)

But, I get your points.


orionz06

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Sep 15 2011 at 11:39am #

@Ejwme: The issue comes down to mine and yours. I would mind if someone sprayed my bike, my car, my dog, or my guitar. Those are all items that could be seen on the street on a sunny day. Just because you may not mind if your bike/car/dog/guitar gets sprayed with what you feel is a harmless amount of water does not mean everyone else would’t mind.

Let’s ignore the damage factor and just consider respect for personal property. Rain cannot be controlled. If my car/bike/dog/guitar get wet because of the rain I can only be mad at myself. If someone hoses them down on a sunny day, it is on them.

For all we know the next driver to get sprayed might associate bicycle with being pissed off because someone sprayed their car and the next cyclist they see gets ran off the road, or worse.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:21pm #

Water. It’s water.

If someone is going to associate bicycle>anger>gonna-run-me-over-a-cyclist, that person was just looking for a rationalization anyway.

My take-away is this: rainy day or not, if you don’t want your car/beloved thing getting wet, leave it at home.

By the same token, spraying people that don’t know they are going to be sprayed aint cool.


orionz06

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:34pm #

So if I were to stand in my yard and hose every cyclist and pedestrian? Should they should have expected it?

It is not your property.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:37pm #

@orionz – Perhaps you didn’t read to the end of my post, so I’ll cut and paste it here: “spraying people that don’t know they are going to be sprayed aint cool.”


orionz06

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:51pm #

I saw it. I agree.

I was kind of mixed after your first part (if you dont want it to get wet). Ultimately if it is that big of a deal leave it at home but I think it is more than reasonable to believe that people should leave other peoples property alone.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:54pm #

Agreed. But people are assholes. It’s why we lock our doors at night and our bikes to parking meters. We are human, and we can’t be trusted to do the right thing.


orionz06

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Sep 15 2011 at 6:56pm #

Exactly.

So there is a ride tomorrow…


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 15 2011 at 7:01pm #

I plan to be there. And I will not be dressed as a viking.

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