|The "real" postal cycling squad||mike mcmahon|
May 15, 2001 3:08 PM
|The City of Berkeley is considering using a bicycle service to deliver all city mail. The city council is considering a contract with Pedal Express, a 7-year-old company that delivers items using regular bikes for small loads and a recumbent known as a "Tri-Hauler" for heavy loads. Council member Dona Spring said: "They don't pollute, they use renewable resources, and we really want to encourage bicycle use in the city." (Source: L.A. Times, California Section, B7.) Say what you want about "Berzerkeley," at least someone's trying to create a bike-friendly city.|
May 15, 2001 4:17 PM
|That's the name of an out fit that does deliveries in the Santa Cruz area - an admittedly left leaning wacko stronghold (that I call home).|
|Banana Slugs--sorry ET--non-cycling post||mike mcmahon|
May 15, 2001 4:35 PM
|One of my college professors attended UC Santa Cruz in the late 60s and early 70s. It was a liberal time on a liberal campus. Apparently, one of the few arch-conservatives on campus also happened to have the best drugs on campus. In his senior year, this Young Republican applied for a position with the FBI. Doing a thorough background check, the FBI questioned numerous UCSC students about the applicant. The general response from the student body was that he was too conservative but that he had really good drugs. In their infinite wisdom, the FBI background checkers decided that the lefties on the UCSC campus were conspiring against the applicant to keep him out of a job because of his right-wing views. He got the job. At least that's the story I heard.|
|you don't understand||ET|
May 16, 2001 7:22 AM
|I was being facetious, but I guessed you missed it. It is grz mnky who comes on, sets his own standards, childishly criticizes others for not following them, and then hypocritically violates them himself. Specifically, he has repeatedly nastily chided others for non-cycling related posts, and then posts his own non-cycling-related post. But sure, it's OK, because it's grz mnky, Mr. Superior Intelligence, who feels compelled to constantly point out not only his own superiority, but others' inferiority, and whose social skills, not to mention his spelling (and I wouldn't point this out except for the fact that he's so superior) are at the elementary school level at best. If that's the kind of person you want to suck up to, go ahead.
I personally think this forum stays pretty true to cycling discussions, and if an occasional deviation bothers someone, even someone who has a lot to offer, there are nicer ways to point it out than the demeaning way grz mnky does. It's about time someone points out his general nastiness, even if the other 5000 here remain silent and let me alone take the heat.
|The real question||mike mcmahon|
May 16, 2001 8:42 AM
|OK, I understand and appreciate the explanation. But didn't you think the FBI story was funny? ;-)|
|The Real Point||grz mnky|
May 16, 2001 11:02 AM
|I meant to post "Touche!" to his previous zinger. Unfortunately ET doesn't think anything is funny. I think he hates me. |
Being cynical and facetious just doesn't translate to cyberspace well. Log on with your panties in a twist and it doesn't take much to go postal. Taking a stand on something opens you up to cricism - BFD - it's better than being a PC wallflower.
I thought the FBI story was funny - we have all sorts of people out here in various positions of authority and responsibility who are constantly getting busted for growing dope and other recreation drug crimes. It's a big "shocker" in the local press - right up there with the mayor getting a parking ticket.
May 15, 2001 10:37 PM
|I was gonna apply for a job there about 2 months ago. Make that two in your stronghold!|
|Back(wards) Country Post Office ...||Breck|
May 16, 2001 7:34 AM
|We live too far out in the sticks to receive rural mail delivery. So have to go to the post office to pick up the mail. So the year the US Postal Service took over from Motorola rode the mountain bike [this remote dirt/mud/snow sometimes road won't support the road bike] in to buy some stamps and made the remark to the postal lady that "hay, see where you guyz are sponsoring THE(to me) bike race team! Sour look and denigrating remark to the effect of foolishness, etc., etc. "No bike racks outside then, huh?", my typical "cool" witty remark. This got me the "stare" and NEXT! |
Cheers to Berkeley & us backwards thinking individuals.
& cheers to y'all with your "muddled" thinking.