[TriLUG] Ride Share and Carpooling

Jim Ray jim at neuse.net
Tue May 10 20:56:21 EDT 2011

I wouldn't know and proudly drive a minivan myself. Well, off to the main drag to cruise for chicks.

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From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of Cristóbal Palmer
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Ride Share and Carpooling

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Jim Ray <jim at neuse.net> wrote:
> Driving a liquor cycle these days?

TL;DR version: no.

Around here those (fixies and liquor cycles) don't actually overlap.
My casual ethnography indicates that people who intend to get "schwasted" [0] ride cruiser bikes or knock-ff brand 50cc scooters.
The kids who just want to look cool are on a mix of (different) specific bikes/scooters/mopeds, and some who ride these same vehicles do so out of a Punk and/or Minimalist ethic rather than for aesthetic reasons. Two well-known brands (in either case) are Puch (mopeds) and Chris King components (fixies). Bianchi still holds great hipster appeal, too. The Raleigh Pistadex [1] seems to be at a healthy 510 using his math. [2]

So there you have it. Fixies are not liquor cycles--at least not in the RDU area.

Cristóbal Palmer
Systems Administrator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

[0] http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Schwasted&defid=2461148
[1] http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2007/11/bsnyc-fixed-gear-apocalypse-watch.html
[2] http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/2364985217.html
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