's Forum Archives - General

Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )

This is where I store my bikes(22 posts)

This is where I store my bikesLazywriter
Dec 26, 2003 8:15 PM
In my new (built 1897)home. Another example of from my Fuji S5000. A slight blur because I didn't use tripod when shutter was open longer for night shot. This is why people haven't heard from me lately. Doing housework.
Dec 26, 2003 8:37 PM
That is one beautiful house!!!
Thanks, nothing better than an olderLazywriter
Dec 27, 2003 7:08 AM
home even with their problems. Newer homes just don't do it for me. I am lucky that the previous owners did what they needed to do over the years. However, one week after I moved in I noticed a leak from the 106 year old waste pipe in 2nd floor bathroom. $1200 later at least my deposits aren't landing on my basement floor. LOL
re: This is where I store my bikestmotz
Dec 26, 2003 8:44 PM
My home was built in 1907.
Nothing tops the old craftsmenship of these homes.
The wood detail in mine is remarkable.
wow! you are soo rich! ! nmcolker1
Dec 27, 2003 5:54 AM
LOL, if you say soLazywriter
Dec 27, 2003 6:45 AM
Remember son, "It isn't how much you make, it's how much you save".
Dec 27, 2003 8:29 AM
Why the sarcasm??? I was seeing a lot of posts lately about digital cameras and figured I'd show a little of what my new camera can do. That picture of my home happens to be a good shot. Stop hating!!!! LMFAO
Beautiful house! (nm)PEDDLFOOT
Dec 27, 2003 9:04 AM
Nice place, but.........boneman
Dec 27, 2003 2:45 PM
Nice place, but.........Lazywriter
Dec 27, 2003 3:27 PM
I won't say the town, but I live in Bergen County NJ which happens to be one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Not bragging but it is just a reality around here. My taxes push $7k per year to give you an idea of what I have to contend with. I am only 15 miles from NYC, so you know what that means. Higher prices. I could own a horse farm in Kentucky and my lot is only 100 feet by 100 feet. Scary, hugh????
Nice place, but.........Woof the dog
Dec 28, 2003 2:05 PM

look at your expensive house...

Its so amazing, you are so rich, i wish i had as much money and all that amazing space to store bikes!!!

Woof the dog.
Nice place, but.........Lazywriter
Dec 28, 2003 3:43 PM
Why the sarcasm? I never said anything about the cost of my home until boneman said "it was nice, but". I agree that if it were in Newark NJ it would be a nice house is a crappy town, but it isn't. Other people obviously didn't take offense to my posting and I appreciate their nice comments. Your response hints of jealousy. Don't hate.
Woof, let me guessLazywriter
Dec 28, 2003 6:16 PM
You are in exceptional shape and a true cyclist. You hang out at the LBS an you gain a great sense of self esteem from others saying what a strong cyclist you are. You probably race locally and think you are better than 90% of the cyclists around. But funny thing is, you and I probably made the same amount of money racing this year, $0. Don't quit your day job.
You make fun of the guys who are not in such great shape yet buy bikes you cannot afford. You see them as posers and feel their bikes are overrated anyways. It is not the bike but the "engine" right. I know your type all too well. BTW, I make a modest living but work hard and save. Some advice though, save your pennies and one day maybe you can get that Litespeed you always wanted. ;)
Dec 28, 2003 6:30 PM
You broke a cardinal PC rule and spoke about success. These days it's OK to complain about being broke or on a tight budget but if you talk about hard work paying off you must be evil or something.

I'll never understand why being poor is considered so noble while someone who achieves a level of success is criticised. Hell, Where is it written that only poor people get to talk about their lifestyle? You should be proud of your success and not afraid to talk about it.
Dec 28, 2003 7:00 PM
I didn't post that picture because I thought my house was some mansion to show off. It is a modest home although with a lot of charm but nothing that a millionaire would live in (I don't think). It was a nice shot with a "holiday" theme being it was snowing and an example from my new camera. I see a lot of people here asking about digital cameras lately and figured I would show what mine was capable of.
I hear you about the PC thing. I busted my a$$ as a Valet parking cars in college to put myself through school and graduate school. No one gave me a penny for the down payment on my home either. I make no apologies, but I think it is funny how others percieve things because I truly make a modest living as a social worker, but I am good with my money.
Happy Holidays
Interesting point...peter1
Dec 28, 2003 8:23 PM
In America, it is generally considered gauche to talk about success. That's because we see ourselves as a democracy of equals, and that the pauper and the millionaire each have the same say in our government. Of course, that's not the case.

This is a country where our third-generation silver-spoon president can, with a straight face, pass himself off as a friend of the working man!

My personal ethos is that I'm fortunate to be where I am, and that a combination of good luck and good genes got me here. Living in New York, I see the tippy top and the rock bottom every day, and I can't see anything to be gained by gloating over success.

Having said that, it IS a sweet house!

but what is success really?colker1
Dec 29, 2003 8:42 AM
surviving? eating in good restaurants? leaving your mark in this world? being a remarcable person? being famous?
chose number 3 but that's me and i think it's BAD TASTE, nouveau riche behaviour, to show your wealth to strangers on line. it deserves arse kicking for sure. besides, using your professional knowledge to put people down is a show of:a) no professionalism b) bad personality as in mean...
what if woolf has strong reasons for not having money? what if he is devoted red cross worker? but no. mr. successfull has to have the last word. whatever.. who cares?
Dec 29, 2003 1:40 PM
I just have to laugh at you. Seriously, I am flattered that you think of me as successful based upon a picture of my home. However, on the continuum of success, I am by most standards, modestly getting by. Ironically, I am a social worker which is a notoriously underpaid profession (although I am a Department Head at my facility). Don't give me some BS about working for the Red Cross and devotion. You are a punk and if you could kick my arse, I would be surprised. And by the way, what retard has a "reason for not having money" that is actually voluntary?
Dear LazywriterWoof the dog
Dec 29, 2003 5:44 PM
Don't take seriously anything I say on this board, unless it is directly/exactly/totally bike-related. Ever... EVER!

I don't hate, and if I see a nice bike or a big house, I can be jealous in a good way just like most of those who ain't got that.

The ONLY reason why I said anything AT ALL was because I wondered what exactly a picture of a house has to do with bikes. Maybe others saw it as more bike related than I did. Usually I expect to see some cool basement arrangements, which is totally cool. Oh, and I totally didn't get the digital camera remarks, as (no offense) it doesn't seem like a picture of any superb quality. I don't know, maybe I am all wrong about this, but, as they say, I can't change the way I feel about the necessity of that thread. I guess you came off as showing off your house and I called you on it. Apparently it is not what you MEANT to post, so I apologize.

Keep the rubber side down

Dec 29, 2003 6:28 PM
TRUCE. Other than some excitement over my new home and wanting to show what my camrea was capable of, I just posted it for amusement. This is my first home after living in a one bedroom for the past 10 years so I paid my dues. Plus I had asked in the past before I moved in whether I should store my bikes in the house or garage.
Also, that picture was taken in night mode on my Fuji during a snow storm without a tripod. It was midnight when I took it and the camera was able to let that much light into the shutter to make it look so light. I am far from a photographer and not claiming it is perfect but that is pretty remarkable considering how sunlight is needed for good digital pics.
Take care and have a safe Happy New Year on the bike.
Nice house, but can you eat it?Breakfast
Dec 28, 2003 9:28 PM
The snow is really sugar and the house is gingerbread, right?
Nice house, Beautiful shot!!!Giant_Tom
Dec 29, 2003 1:55 AM
I wish my house looked as nice and I(unlike Woof)don't begrudge anyone who is able to get ahead in life. Old houses are a lot of work to keep up and you should be proud to show it off. Oh yeah, nice camera work too.