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  1. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    Hats off to you, blondie; that's one tough schedule. Makes me tired just to read it! How on earth do you have the energy to do all that? Makes a measly bike ride like mine seem like peanuts. What's your secret?
  2. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    At least she was out there bicycling.
  3. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    If I ever see one, I intend to say hello. ;)
  4. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    What a difference. We rode part of the Natchez Trace yesterday down into Mississippi; it was 83 F (about 28 C). Rode through deer, wild turkey, cotton fields, and Indian mounds. Stopped to see where George Colbert (a Scot/Indian) charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his troops across the...
  5. Dee

    Cycling on pavements

    Here, we gotta. Either that or give up and drive. Oh, or we could die on the bike; there's always that option. We don't have to stay on the sidewalks long; just long enough to get outta the congested part of town. And we have NO pedestrians (in a study, this state was the least likely out of...
  6. Dee

    Etiquette question

    Wow, when we cycled in Provence, EVERYBODY was super-friendly regarding the bicycles. Even those in cars would drive by, wave and shout "Velo! Velo!" So far, France is my favorite place in the world. Even if we were warned ahead of time to say we were Canadians! I have a dream to cycle all over...
  7. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    Never heard of that in Canada, but I've seen people HERE wear it! I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama amid Klan rallies and police brutality and now you have a clue as to my negative and persistent reaction to mindless discrimination and bigotry.
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    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    White cycling underpants (with a black crotch pad) worn as shorts?
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    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    I gotta say, hybrid; in your post you warned everyone not to respond to Memphmann and then you responded to him. I, for one, don't like being told what the party line is and who is off-limits. <shrug> So I guess since this IS the off-topic section, I can keep on responding. Look, I don't like a...
  10. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    Sure, it's very important, but, remember, public opinion controls where the money goes. It is becoming more and more PC to favor bicycle routes and lanes as transportation alternatives, so money is being allocated for such where it never used to be. We are beginning to see bike routes and...
  11. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    For the same reasons the old waves of rats, including yours, wanted to change things; in their perception it needs changing. Anyone with the right clout "deserves" the right to make changes; that's the way governments work. You might personally feel that these or those particular immigrants...
  12. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    I ate lunch at a cafe last week that had an ad on the menu where a local entrepeneur offered for sale wallets made entirely of duct tape for $10.00. Pretty cool, I thought.
  13. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    Look, Einstein; if immigrants had never come in and changed your culture, you wouldn't have the things you refer to as your great culture, such as Christmas trees and bicycles. Get it? So now, all of a sudden, culture shouldn't change anymore? Why? By what decree? Like it or not, culture...
  14. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    And what great culture would that be? The one where people from Asia migrated across the Bering Stait and formed small migratory social groups and hunted prehistoric roving herds with stone-age weapons? Or are you saying that it was ok to change that great culture and allow several other great...
  15. Dee

    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    I'm not missing the point; you are. You are saying that ONLY the predominating culture at the point in time that Memphmann happened to be born is appropriate. All others, before and after, are bogus, not the "real thing." YOUR ancestors changed what existed before they were there. Now you object...