Aint it great

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Aint it great

Postby gpz1100 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:32 pm

i thought i would start a new thread about something you get off on,whilst riding your bike.

Aint it great when you give a padestrian a blast of your new 1800lm light :twisted:

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Re: Aint it great

Postby RonK » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:41 pm

Dumb.
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Re: Aint it great

Postby gpz1100 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:44 pm

aw come'on gronk,just a bit of fun

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Re: Aint it great

Postby VRE » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:48 pm

RonK wrote:Dumb.

Agreed. I find 500 lumen more than enough. Anything brighter on a shared path or road is unnecessary.

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Re: Aint it great

Postby clackers » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:20 pm

And if not pointing down, gives a blast to fellow cyclists coming the other way who for a moment actually can't see what's in front of their own wheel. :shock:

I do commute every now and again with a possum fryer, and make sure to get the angle right and dial back the power.

Its mate that goes on the helmet stays at home on such occasions, but not everyone else does that, of course.

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Re: Aint it great

Postby g-boaf » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:10 pm

RonK wrote:Dumb.


Bah humbug!

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Re: Aint it great

Postby gpz1100 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Sorry ladies and gents,I should have been more specific,I meant what do you do whilst riding that you get real enjoyment out off,that may annoy others for eg. ain't it great when run a red light and leave all the do gooders behind.not that I run red lights,this is just an example.

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Re: Aint it great

Postby clackers » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:02 pm

gpz1100 wrote:I meant what do you do whilst riding that you get real enjoyment out off,that may annoy others


You mean ... what antisocial behaviour we like doing?

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Re: Aint it great

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:45 pm

RonK wrote:Dumb.


+1

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Re: Aint it great

Postby gpz1100 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:06 am

clackers wrote:
gpz1100 wrote:I meant what do you do whilst riding that you get real enjoyment out off,that may annoy others


You mean ... what antisocial behaviour we like doing?


yes exactly.

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Re: Aint it great

Postby thecaptn » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:13 am

You mean like dropping your guts at the front of the bunch?

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Re: Aint it great

Postby gpz1100 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:16 am

thecaptn wrote:You mean like dropping your guts at the front of the bunch?


thats great i love doing that. :mrgreen:

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Re: Aint it great

Postby trailgumby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:21 am

Using the farmer's hanky on a group ride.

Don't you just love the way the slipstream carries it up and over your shoulder when you meant it to go low and to the side :oops:
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Re: Aint it great

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:44 pm

Stalking motorbike riders (that's not really fair for motorbike riders) on their guttless 5cc mopeds - Even funnier if you start humming out loud the music for Jaws as you close down the distance/make the overtake. Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum. I also enjoy glancing over at stopped vehicles at traffic lights in the city (including passengers on buses) and do the whole "You wanna race? huh? fine... LETS RACE!". Give it the full beans then repeat at the next set of red lights 100m down the road. "Oh... back for more ayyyy" :P Also seeing a police speed camera van and thinking.... "Time for a sprint" :P
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Re: Aint it great

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:37 pm

I just smile lots when I ride, sometimes I wave at queued smokeboxes on the commute. Seems a lot of people find that anti-social enough 8)
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Re: Aint it great

Postby gabrielle260 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:54 pm

I'm a bit like Mulger Bill... Whenever a bogan in a car yells abuse I just smile broadly and give them a friendly but frenetic wave ( as if I am manically pleased to see them). It really p@(AT)@es them off.
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Re: Aint it great

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:56 pm

gabrielle260 wrote:And, no - I don't care if they think I am demented...

It might actually make 'em think twice about escalation :twisted:
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Re: Aint it great

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:04 pm

gabrielle260 wrote:I'm a bit like Mulger Bill... Whenever a bogan in a car yells abuse I just smile broadly and give them a friendly but frenetic wave ( as if I am manically pleased to see them). It really p@(AT)@es them off.


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Re: Aint it great

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:07 pm

RonK wrote:Dumb.


Hardly without precedent around here. Why so cranky?
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Re: Aint it great

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:06 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
RonK wrote:Dumb.


Hardly without precedent around here. Why so cranky?


you mean "Why so cranky FOOL!"

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Re: Aint it great

Postby thecaptn » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:30 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:
RonK wrote:Dumb.


Hardly without precedent around here. Why so cranky?


you mean "Why so cranky FOOL!"

Haaa! took me a minute to get it, nice one :lol:

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Re: Aint it great

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:30 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
RonK wrote:Dumb.

Why so cranky?


1.) freedom of though and speech in Aus... everyone will have the right to their own opinions and views.

2.) In my opinion, he doesn't need to explain himself. The poster is obviously young and adventurous.. certain things that amuse some... may be tasteless to others....
i.e blowing up peoples mail boxes and burning their wheeling bins...

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Re: Aint it great

Postby hooman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:00 pm

Freedom of thought and speech is not an excuse for uneducated, gutter and antisocial behaviour.

He doesn't need to explain himself, you are right. Not yet anyway.

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Re: Aint it great

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:25 pm

thecaptn wrote:Haaa! took me a minute to get it, nice one :lol:

:idea: Here's me thinking it was a Lego reference :oops: :roll:
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Re: Aint it great

Postby gpz1100 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:56 pm

hooman wrote:Freedom of thought and speech is not an excuse for uneducated, gutter and antisocial behaviour.

He doesn't need to explain himself, you are right. Not yet anyway.



Ain't it great when people bite like this :twisted:

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