cman: Tsk-tsk-tsk...or whatever that sound is the drummer makes when one tells a shiatty joke to inform the audience to laugh
wingnut396: "I do not feel that riding my bike was too much to ask," White said. "God can't move a parked car. You've got to put it in drive. You can't do the same thing and get a different result. You get creative when you get poor."So God can put Jesus on a piece of toast, but he can't actually do something that would help you. Sounds like a pretty farking worthless god to me.
serial_crusher: Came here to complain about how a 26 mile bike ride supposedly counts as newsworthy. Almost blew a gasket when I saw the words "round trip".This woman has been unemployed because she's lazy. Seriously, 3 hours? We have vice presidential candidates who can run that far faster than that....
DrewCurtisJr: I'd rather bike 26 miles than wait around to take 2 trains and a bus, which I did several times to get to interviews in the suburbs, but biking and wearing a suit and winter don't mix well.
Elzar: Its quite easy to maintain 15-18mph on a mountain bike (with a little training behind you). Beyond those speeds you probably want to get a roadbike. But 3 hours on an MTB is really slow unless it was mountainous where she was riding.
Confabulat: I ride a bike everywhere I go, except (shudder) sometimes the bus. It's not exactly that amazing. Lots more fun than driving a car anyway even in the rain.
Mose: Yikes. Maybe if she wasn't riding a 35 lb junk FS Walmart mountain bike she could do it in less than three hours. I know places where I can get a free bike that'd be better for a 26 miles road ride than that.
DemDave: Meh. Call me when someone completes a century just to drop off an application.Sure her bike is heavy, and she's probably not in great shape. But there's plenty of people who commute 26 miles by bike on a daily basis. Thinking someone would ride 26 to land a job shouldn't blow anyone's mind.
angry_scientist: And question to the Fark bike experts:My old '98 Schwinn Homegrown mtb is just starting to show its age. Would something like a new Rockhopper Comp 29 or other comparable Trek like ride be worth it? I see LX, XT and XTR changed a bit. I'd use it for fitness and fun, mostly path riding with my then 5yr old, and the occasional singletrack blast. I don't do anything too dumb as the Rockshox Judy and Mavic x221 wheels have survived my 270ish lbs nicely even through a few real good 'oopsies'.
weave: She's one of those worthless lazy 47%'ers who Romney doesn't care about. She probably thinks she's entitled to get a job that pays more than the $2.00/day people are willing to work for in China.
BarkingUnicorn: You people are missing the whole point of the story. It's aimed at the lazy, dependent 47%, telling them to STFU and grab their bootstraps.
robbiex0r: What are you wanting to do with it now?
Mose: I may get yelled at a lot by 29er disciples
Mose: I may get yelled at a lot by 29er disciples but I'd be a little wary of 29 inch mtb wheels at 270 lbs (no offense). Although you may not have much choice soon. Almost the entire XC/AM line up from Specialized is 29er this year. If you go that route, get beefy 29ers.
8 inches: weave: She's one of those worthless lazy 47%'ers who Romney doesn't care about. She probably thinks she's entitled to get a job that pays more than the $2.00/day people are willing to work for in China.Wow. I can't believe there are people this stupid.
hugram: I can ride 26 miles in 26 minutes...
Another Government Employee: Why the strange tag? At least she is doing something. May not be newsworthy, but it is better than Krystal Lynn or Shakeesha or whatever.And for those who wonder why it took 3 hours for 13 miles, Gastonia is a pretty hilly area.
angry_scientist: robbiex0r: What are you wanting to do with it now?Mose: I may get yelled at a lot by 29er disciplesYeah, I'd prefer a non 29er, but I just want it to be comparable to the Homegrown and basically put up with my general use and abuse another 10ish years while I ride, and with my kids. Also, the lhs's are mostly Trek family shops./fun fact: first good bike I bought at age 16 was a Fisher Yahoo back in the day from Mike Wolfe on American Pickers
BigEd: Back in the late 90's and early 2000's I would ride a road/mountain bike to work, 12 miles each way. I had a shower facility and kept clothes there so that made it easier. At my most fittest, I could cover the distance in about 45 minutes. It took 20-25 to drive it.
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