Millennial couple bikes through ISIS territory to prove “humans are kind.” “Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own,” said Jay Austin, a federal bureaucrat before embarking on the bicycle trip… and obviously not a man overly blessed with wisdom.

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Jim Stewart
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Jim Stewart

““I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.”

I wonder how many sunsets, thunderstorms and gentle breezes you miss by being dead ahead of schedule?

StrinaM
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I’m going to Hell, but I have no sympathy for them. I’m just glad they’ve been taken out of the gene pool before they reproduced.

flashingscotsman
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Considering what they called “working,” I agree that they were wasting their lives “working.”

ooddballz
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ooddballz

Does this qualify for a Darwin award?

StrinaM
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Yes.

Not so silent
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Not so silent

Heres another dipshit who needs to go on a bike ride to visit ISIS…

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whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Got to be a set up photo-op. Why else would his daughter be wearing a helmet made to fit a 4 year old?

JPTravis
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Ask anyone who knows me, my pet peeve is bicyclists. Not because they’re on bikes but because of the way they dress nowadays. My God they look ridiculous! Aerodynamic helmets that, like you say, look like they were made for a 4-year-old or for Flash Gordon, stretch pants with butt pads worn by people who really don’t have the figures for stretch pants and do NOT need more butt padding and in all decency should never be seen in stretch pants, special shoes that clip to the pedal frame so when they get off the bike they clip-clop around like horses on concrete… it’s enough to make me puke. I grew up on bikes. As a kid my bicycle was practically an extension of my body. I have a bike now and still enjoy riding. And I have never worn a helmet, stretch pants, or clip-clop shoes and never will. For crying out loud, these people are not going fast enough or long enough to need aerodynamic clothing and it’s downright irresponsible for most of these klutzes to have their feet attached to the pedal frame. AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, I AM SICK OF SITTING IN SUBWAY EATING MY SANDWICH AND HAVING TO LOOK AT A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD MAN’S PENIS OUTLINE IN HIS STRETCH PANTS OR A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD WOMAN’S CAMEL TOE!

flashingscotsman
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Since you’ve never worn a pair of lycra riding shorts, or clipped your feet to the pedals of a mountain bike hurtling down a steep hillside, I’ll forgive your ignorance of the products that I won’t ride a bike without. And I’ll also forgive your ignorance of the helmet thing, since I assume you’ve never fractured your skull, or had a helmet save your life numerous times.

JPTravis
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You and I have had this discussion before. I still maintain, if you’ve had your life saved numerous times by a bicycle helmet, you need to stop riding bikes. Number one, you’re not supposed to fall; number two, if you do fall you’re not supposed to fall on your head; and number three, you’re not going fast enough for long enough (I guaran-damn-tee it) for that giant aerodynamic swoop in that stupid-Flash-Gordon-looking bike helmet to make any difference in your bike ride. Unless you’re Lance Armstrong and you’re in the Tour de France. Oh, and number four, I don’t want to see your junk when I’m eating my Subway sandwich either. And I actually like you.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

I agree.

MGAP
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MGAP

I used to think like you. I wrecked my bike going about 3 mph. Exiting the road, turning into my neighborhood. The road was slick and went down. Torn bicep tendon and two of the rotator cuff tendons were torn and a closed dislocation. I looked at my helmet two days later and it was cracked in several places along the temple area. I’d be a vegetable or dead if I wasn’t wearing it. The first and only time I ever went while riding a bike since first learning at 3-4 years old.

The shorts and shoes? Wherever meat hits the bike, spend the money. When you’re into 60- 70 mile ride, you’ll appreciate the money spent. Do you ride that far without clip on pedals, padded shorts and a helmet?

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Yep. I wear jeans, leathers and heavy boots. And after my one hour ride my butt is just fine.

MGAP
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MGAP

Anyone can twist a throttle for 50 miles. Takes a stud in spandex to cover that distance, self propelled.

But yeah, the ones that ride all over the road; I’ll stop them and correct them if I have time. Or just yell at them that they are making the rest of us look bad.

Wearing that shit in public? I don’t. If I think I’m going to need to be walking around for whatever reason, I have baggy shorts that are padded.

Having said all that, I had stuff thrown at me, people reach out and try to knock me into a ditch, 30-40 beer bottle glass flat tires, I’ve been yelled at, windshield washer sprayed multiple times. My personal favorite is the unnecessary 15 second horn blast with middle finger extended. I’m the guy who rides to the right of the yellow line(off the actual roadway) and still get grief. I pay for that road too, so I do have the right to use it as I see fit.

Think I’ll do a cycling tour of Michigan or NM this fall…

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

I don’t condone anyone throwing shit at someone on a bicycle and while I have poked a little fun about riding a real bike I have to agree that I disagree with everyone here on the subject.

A ride around the neighborhood is one thing but I don’t think bicycles should be allowed on any major city street or any highway. They have no business there unless they can go the speed limit and have all the lights, license plate, insurance, everything that is required for a motor vehicle. Enough on the subject, y’all have fun and try not to get killed. I would miss you here.

JPTravis
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No, I don’t ride a bike 60 or 70 miles. I ride a bike around the block. But it is a pretty big block…

Here’s the thing about the helmets: there are a million activities in life where you can hurt yourself. I could tell you stories about basketball where I had my bell rung so bad I didn’t know my own name. But it was never PC-liberal-Nanny-State policy to make people wear helmets while they played basketball so I never had to endure this silly discussion. Nowadays, people think they have a right to enforce their own safety decisions on everybody else. It is STUPID for a casual bicycle rider like me to wear a helmet and padded tights like I’m a ballet dancer. STUPID. Yet people will say things like: “Where is your helmet, moron?” Seriously. Whereupon I reply, “Where are your pants, pervert?” I think I’ve mentioned the middle-age woman who stops at Subway in full regalia–every crack of her body on full display–and every time I see her on the road I peddle past her like she’s standing still. It’s ridiculous for her to be wearing all that crap when she can barely make the bike move. Take the stupid helmet off, lady, and let God’s sunshine hit your face and feel the wind in your hair.

MGAP
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MGAP

I’ve had that happen before. We were visiting wife’s brother in Sacramento. The American river has a really nice paved bike lane that goes for miles. We borrowed his bikes and we took the girls, about 10 and 13 at the time, down the trail for a ride. On the trail for 1 minute and some lady passed us yelling, “Where’s your helmets?” I responded, ” If they were up your ass, you’d know where they were.”

I’ve seen your Subway lady here in SA. She’s usually riding 4 abreast gabbing with her cyclist BFs. I yell at them too. We can jab back and forth all day, I get it. I’ve seen every kind of stupid on a bicycle you could imagine in my decades of road riding. I try to let them know that they’re making worse for those of us that do stop at intersections, ride on right our of traffic lanes and DON’T wear shorts in stores.

flashingscotsman
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Yes, we HAVE had this discussion. And I still, at the ripe old age of 61, believe that if you don’t fall down HARD once in a while, you’re obviously not going fast enough. To put it another way, if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up entirely too much space.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

If it doesn’t weigh 500 or more pounds is isn’t a bike, it’s a kids toy. If it doesn’t get 50 MPG it isn’t a bike, it’s a kids toy. If it doesn’t talk to you when you light it off is isn’t a bike, it’s a kids toy.

You and I are going to have to agree we disagree on this subject right now. If you want to wear those shorts and screw around on some mountain trail fine. But bicycles do not belong on any highway, they are a frigging disaster waiting to happen. And every time some dumbass on a bicycle gets hit and killed on a city street or highway it is automatically the drivers fault, which is wrong. I have had to dodge to many people on a bicycle riding in the middle of the road, trying to cross traffic lanes, running stop signs or red lights, to have any sympathy for them. They should be outlawed on any city street and all highways, they can ride in the dirt or on a designated bike path way off a street or highway or stay the hell home.

CO2Insanity
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Men in Spandex.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

I used to think it would be funny as hell to give a passenger in my pickup a buggy whip and when passing some dumb ass to stupid to get off the road he could reach out the passenger window and smack him or her on the ass as we went by. In fact, I still think it would be funny!

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Camel toe! Damn I am slow, I finally get it!

MGAP
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MGAP

Remember the obama first pitch like a bitch?

This…

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/08/19/force-habit-nun-throws-out-perfect-first-pitch-at-white-sox-game.html

I just hope linking a catholic nun post doesn’t send JP into the stratosphere. 😉

Not so silent
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deepthinker
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deepthinker

Too bad they didn’t take this dip shit along on a bicycle for two.

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Not so silent
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Not so silent

Well Darwin wins again…..Amazing how stupid two adults can be…

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Hopefully the didn’t reproduce

CO2Insanity
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Like Forrest Gump would say: Stupid is as stupid does.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

They were not killed by terrorists. One was a vegan, the other a vegetarian, they were killed because they would not eat goat.

Poor idealistic fools, this is what happens to people who will not face reality. And now they have caused unimaginable pain for their families who will be forced to bury them, especially their parents. All because of a unicorn fart, kumbaya idea that all people in the world are “nice”. I really think Americans are the only people on earth who are that naïve because they keep doing the same dumb things. Like travel to hostile countries that have already killed others because they can.

MGAP
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MGAP

They ‘kind’ of found out they were wrong.

Joe Redfield
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Joe Redfield

“Evil is a make-believe concept”. Uh huh. The reason most Progressives don’t have mirrors in their homes is so they will never have to confront evil.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Maybe they should have done more research or have spoken with the few survivors of the Holocaust, or the Killing Fields.