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    Me: Casually commuting home on the Custis Trail yesterday evening.
    You: Fat tires, motorized vehicle, doing 30mph+, passing on a blind curve.

    I have two facts and one opinion for you. Take you're pick which is which:

    + the most bicycle thing on your vehicle is your tinkly little bell
    + your bicycle helmet won't do much for you or the pedestrian in your inevitable accident at motorcycle speeds
    + you're a douche bag

    I've grown accustomed to the power-assisted bicycles on the trails. Most people blend in fine enough. My instinctive response to get into some sort of John Henry thing with the speedier ones is my own short coming. I'm working on that. But I have my limits. If you have a motor, and your tires are wider than your saddle and you're going over 30mph you're riding a motorcycle. Man up and ride that thing in the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Me: Casually commuting home on the Custis Trail yesterday evening.
    You: Fat tires, motorized vehicle, doing 30mph+, passing on a blind curve.
    If you were running Strava, can you check for a flyby by a guy named "Mark aka Gear Crusher"? If you think it's him, we know who he is, and it might be time for a chat before he kills somebody.

    See the discussion on this thread from February:

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...638#post154638

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    Which one was it? There are a few. I've seen orange, blue, white and kind of silver.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Me: Casually commuting home on the Custis Trail yesterday evening.
    You: Fat tires, motorized vehicle, doing 30mph+, passing on a blind curve.
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    Alas, I'm passed my Strava phase. Haven't used it in a while. The flyby function was the best feature of it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    Which one was it? There are a few. I've seen orange, blue, white and kind of silver.
    Homer Simpson Yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by secstate View Post
    If you were running Strava, can you check for a flyby by a guy named "Mark aka Gear Crusher"? If you think it's him, we know who he is, and it might be time for a chat before he kills somebody.

    See the discussion on this thread from February:

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...638#post154638
    I hate this guy. But I don't remember his bike being Homer Simpson yellow (doesn't mean it isn't...bad memory).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    I have two facts and one opinion for you. Take you're pick which is which:

    + the most bicycle thing on your vehicle is your tinkly little bell
    + your bicycle helmet won't do much for you or the pedestrian in your inevitable accident at motorcycle speeds
    + you're a douche bag

    Looks like three facts to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    I hate this guy. But I don't remember his bike being Homer Simpson yellow (doesn't mean it isn't...bad memory).

    If it's the guy I'm thinking of, it's got yellow rims/hubs. Bike itself is black, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Me: Casually commuting home on the Custis Trail yesterday evening.
    You: Fat tires, motorized vehicle, doing 30mph+, passing on a blind curve.

    I have two facts and one opinion for you. Take you're pick which is which:

    + the most bicycle thing on your vehicle is your tinkly little bell
    + your bicycle helmet won't do much for you or the pedestrian in your inevitable accident at motorcycle speeds
    + you're a douche bag

    I've grown accustomed to the power-assisted bicycles on the trails. Most people blend in fine enough. My instinctive response to get into some sort of John Henry thing with the speedier ones is my own short coming. I'm working on that. But I have my limits. If you have a motor, and your tires are wider than your saddle and you're going over 30mph you're riding a motorcycle. Man up and ride that thing in the street.
    Was it this guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane View Post
    Dude on the e-assist fat bike (like, obese. Those wheels have to be at least six inches wide): that thing must weigh a ton - wouldn't it be just as easy to ride a traditional muscle-powered skinny-wheeled bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane View Post
    Was it this guy?
    If it seems like it's this guy Mark, just yell his name out when he passes and see if he responds.

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