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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:02 PM
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I'm looking for a candidate whose platform is "Get off your lazy asses and ride bikes"
I'm registered to vote in NC.

Does anyone know if any of the folks on today's primary ballot share my views?

Thanks in advance for your help!

:toast:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:03 PM
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1. Why don't I move to NC and run for something.
Then there will be a candidate who shares your views.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:05 PM
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3. You'll get my VOTE!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:04 PM
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2. I did that for 2 years to my job on Capitol Hill. From Bethesda. Damn
near killed me. I disgraced my family every day humping back up to Bethesda from the Potomac.

If I can do it ANYONE can.

www.waba.org
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:13 PM
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9. I surprised you survived that ride
A lot of cars on that route no matter what you do.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:06 PM
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4. Really? You ride a bike?
Why haven't you mentioned it before?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:07 PM
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5. I can't reveal everything about my life here
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:11 PM
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6. You guys are funny,....
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:11 PM
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7. There's more than one of me?
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:30 PM
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13. Hmmm should I honestly tell you? You seem to be fearful of the answer...
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-10 04:16 PM
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14. No answers frighten me
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:13 PM
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8. We've got a guv in CO with constant bike injuries
...No spring chicken, Ritter. But I give him credit for riding his bike in front of a lot of people.

I agree with you, it would be an improvement over the "Get off my lawn" candidates.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:16 PM
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11. I'd rather have someone who wasn't such a klutz
Seems like a bad role model.

Gives folks the impression that cycling is dangerous.
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:13 PM
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10. That will never happen until Haliburton owns all of the bicycle shops and....
tire repair kits in America....maybe the world!
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William Z. Foster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:26 PM
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12. funny story
The best locations for growing fruit are often also desirable locations for vacation homes and such, so there are a lot of conflicts between the growers and the yuppie invaders. Harvest season can be frantic, with heavily loaded trucks going back and forth from dawn 'til dusk on country roads moving produce from field to processor on narrow and winding country roads. Almost everyone in farm country has tangled with the bikers, who are on vacation and out for a spin on the roads and with the notion that it is the farm trucks that are the intruders. One farmer told me once "it would be illegal for me to assign a person to riding a bike down one of these roads during harvest season as a job, because it would be too dangerous." Adding insult to injury, farm country is very poor and the interlopers often have the fanciest imported Italian bikes and other expensive equipment of various kinds.

A few years back a grower here ran for the state house. His entire platform and the only thing he campaigned on was "we gotta do something about the bikes" - and he won.
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