so whats the gig with all this?
ITS NOT REAL
its like... having to tell a kid that they are not Superman, after they watch cartoons.
i appreciate the fact that Surly doesn't have a UCI pro team, that they don't dump a ton of money into ad campaigns.
rather they make useful bikes that are durable, make sense, and affordable!
that i can sincerely appreciate.
yup...Mojoe said:People can't handle reality anymore. They're too used to being spoon fed everything. That's what I like about being on the bike, it's real.
The following is a quote from Jeff Potter in a post from the IBOB list a few years ago. I think he nails it.
"Right, and Americans go for the totally filtered, mediated,
controlled, diluted, warped stuff instead of the unmediated
liberation stuff. I mean, on bike/canoe/foot/XCski you can actually
in fact be more yourself. There is less of someone else's
idea/cashflow being inserted between you and your act. It's an
objective difference. Americans prefer to be "kept," in other words.
It's a voluntary and large amount of slavery. It fits with Marx's
"self stupefaction" as a potential force that could derail history.
Basically, I think we can't look ourselves in the mirror because of
what we do so we put on masks that we buy...far more so than any
other culture probably."
that "old style" Vette, i think its just a body kit on an newer vette. it looks good tho. as time goes by, if you look at the windshield compared to the rest of the car, you can see how it does not fit in. the angle is not as up right as an old vette, and of course, the "plastic looking" black/cowling area... its a newer vette.croscoe said:Wow. Chevy did a great job on the new Corvette (if it's real that is)... and I generally dislike Vettes just because.
Loving the Unimog and that insane Ford rod. Holy poop! Some black steel wheels and tall n' skinny wide white bias plys would have set it off a little better though.
The Veyron is an amazing machine. Doesn't it have something like a W12 engine, or something silly like that? Either way, what a beast.