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Old 12-27-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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You're Not Too Short to Commute

I was surprised when I saw this Latino guy ride up and lock his bike up today at the Bart station. I was surprised because, I've seen this guy riding all over my city, even when I'm driving, and he's always riding his bike. It's a GT BMX bike. This guy stands no more than about 5 feet tall, but he rides his bike like he commands the road. He is indeed, a great cyclist, I've seen him rip through traffic with mad manuevering skills, and to just be on a BMX, he's pretty fast too. He didn't speak much Engish, but all I know, is that he feels he's to short, and that he likes his bike!

Just goes to show you, you're never too short to commute...

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I know, I've seen it...If you can't find the right bike, because you think you're too short, just get a BMX!



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Old 12-27-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Why does his ethnicity matter?



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Old 12-27-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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Why does his ethnicity matter?
There seems to be much anti-Latino sentiment building up in some areas of our country these days. I'd just like for everyone to know that I'm one person who truly enjoys all of humanity. I loved interacting with this Latino guy and I'm proud that I got to meet another devout cyclists, even though he was of a different ethnicity.

Good question, Hack!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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i rode mt bmx till i finished high school, i loved it. then i bought one of those adult sized bmx in the army and rode it for two years. now, my son has my GT bmx

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i rode mt bmx till i finished high school, i loved it. then i bought one of those adult sized bmx in the army and rode it for two years. now, my son has my GT bmx
I rode my race bike to work a few times, when I was about 33 or 34. The "angry bees" of the freewheel from a 24" bike at speed made me feel like a kid again.
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still have my 1st cruiser. its a 83 schwinn predator team24

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I saw the short word. Glad you got to speak with him. You sound like a tall person. Short has a lower center of gravity, ya know. zoom.

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Short doesn't have as far to fall.

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It's good to be in community with people of all sorts, celebrating diversity.

There's also not too fat to ride. It would be nice if more cyclists showed interest in riders of all types and sizes, then there would be more people who wanted to endure the work, and build the community of cyclists, that once was... my thoughts at least

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That's what so great about TwoSpoke. You are welcome here no matter what your size, shape, or color. The bigots generally don't last long in this forum because someone will call them out on it.



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