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Tail Hook Lengthener
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I will happily meet you guys later on Saturday evening, after 6.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:19
capn_pants
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I would also prefer Saturday. Could bring latkes for Hanukkah!

Wanna hold hands?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:53
Todd
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Kay Lets call it Saturday evening then!

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:10
capn_pants
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What time for tomorrow?

Wanna hold hands?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:02
Todd
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5:30

also:
If I show up at that back ally thing on my FS MTB will I feel like a doofus?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:59
JUGE FREDD
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the winners are usually riding FS MTBs

some dirt jumpers have done well too

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Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:39
TimArchyLime
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Where at 5:30? There's pizza and beer, but at different places, right?

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:01
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Holy Mountain, I assume.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:26
TimArchyLime
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Anyone around on Christmas day afternoon? Want to grab a beer and a bite at someplace that's open?

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:09
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I'm around. Should be able to put something together for tomorrow night or Christmas day. Text me.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 21:25
TimArchyLime
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Will do.
Bonus: you can help me install my new fenders!

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 21:30
guccipolo

Leaving for Seattle tomorrow, gonna be in town till the 2nd. None of y'all know me, but anyone wanna get a drink or something?!

Also, thanks for the recommendations on the last page. Will definitely be checking some of them out. Also hopefully gonna make it up to Bellingham for a day to ride with my buddies from Transition if anyone is up that way!

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 13:05
TimArchyLime
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I'm down for hanging out. Though I'm warning you that I'm boring as hell.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 02:25
JUGE FREDD
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I'm free Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 02:54
nevernotnuts
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(Reply to #3015)

Also free to hang/ride.

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 13:20
guccipolo

Capitol Hill seems cool. But what’s up with this bike share mess...

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:05
TimArchyLime
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It's just a mess. A bunch of 20-something kids get a bunch of million dollars from investors to start bike shares. Apparently their plan is to flood the city with bikes and cross their fingers until the money runs out.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:56
Andrew_Squirrel
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Bike share mess meet SOV mess

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 19:41
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #3019)

TimArchyLime wrote:
Apparently their plan is to flood the city with bikes and cross their fingers until the money runs out.

This seriously does appear to be their plan.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:04
TimArchyLime
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I'm really kind of dubious as to how much finger crossing is actually going on. The folks running the companies could be positive that they're going to fail and just be in it for the paycheck for as long as possible. And it probably doesn't need to be that long. The investors likely know that they're not getting their money back but are planning to used the loss as a tick in a box that shows that they helped a popular, sexy, environmentally minded start-up.

There's a lot of social capital to be built through the abject failure of the programs. If there wasn't, we wouldn't have streets loaded with bikes that are increasingly being ignored (via my very scientific data collection through observation).

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:24
ckd
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Anecdotal evidence: I work near the corner of Mercer and Westlake. There’s always a large, carefully placed group of bike share bikes at the beginning of the week, and most of them are usually taken by Wednesday. Someone is using them.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:37
ckd
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In fact, they’d probably have twice as many rentals from that corner if they restocked twice a week, rather than just once.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:39
Tail Hook Lengthener
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They are definitely being used, but that doesn't mean they're profitable.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:58
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #3024)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
They are definitely being used, but that doesn't mean they're profitable.

People have already started viewing the bikes as litter (kicking them over, throwing them in the lake, etc...). If the average bike from your brand is unrideable that's going to kill things fast.

The focus seems to be on numbers rather than maintaining and distributing effectively.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:34
Tail Hook Lengthener
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There's some of that, and then there's the simple math that these things must cost at least $150-200 per bike, probably more if you include transportation costs, so if they're only making it through 50 rides before they're trashed, then obviously someone is losing money.

China, not America, but it's easy to recognize the Ofo bikes here.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:02
guccipolo

Headed to dark bar if anyone is around. I have a silly kavu hat on.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:12
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #3027)

TimArchyLime wrote:
It's just a mess. A bunch of 20-something kids get a bunch of million dollars from investors to start bike shares. Apparently their plan is to flood the city with bikes and cross their fingers until the money runs out.

The 20-something kids are just a front to do the local management and negotiation with municipalities

actual ownership is vertically integrated with the manufacturers *exactly* like car2go (Mercedes/smart) and ReachNow (BMW)

Ofo and Mobike each have fleets of around 10 million

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:55
Todd
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Yo, Seattle.
I need a PA for my wedding.
What do I need to know about renting one?

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 22:40
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #3029)

Todd wrote:
Yo, Seattle.
I need a PA for my wedding.
What do I need to know about renting one?

I can help you with this. Send me a text.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 23:47
Todd
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Anyone going to Rapha on Sunday to watch the race? Me and the kittens will probably be there.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:44
TimArchyLime
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I'ma prolly gonna be there. Might even ride a bike.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:59
Larry Winget
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Time?

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Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:03
Todd
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Racing is at 1pm.
There is free beer?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:41
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Ass crack of dawn? Unlikely I'll head to Capitol Hill from my warm living room for this.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:41
Todd
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(Reply to #3035)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Ass crack of dawn? Unlikely I'll head to Capitol Hill from my warm living room for this.

The race is in Reno.
It starts at 1pm.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:07
TimArchyLime
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I'll be watching the euro races at the ass crack of dawn from my own warm living room.
Who am I kidding, I'll be watching from bed on my tablet.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:50
TimArchyLime
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I'm gonna meet up with Seth at his place and ride over. Anyone else coming from that region want to come with?

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:23

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