Don't know what it is, but man am I feeling some love from folks lately.
A few examples...
#1. "Hi, just wanted to write you and say that I wish you hadn't ever moved here. If I see you riding around and I'm in my car, I'll try my best to take you out. If I see you riding and I'm on my bike, I'll put my air pump through your front wheel spokes."
#2. "You serve no purpose. I like your blog though. Otherwise, you serve no purpose. Crawl back under the rock you came from. Please"
#3. "Hello Mister LFoaV [**perhaps a typo, perhaps something else?**], or whatever the hell you call yourself. I think you have two [**spelling?**] many opinions about things for someone who is too [**they nailed that one though**] new out here. You should do yourself, your family, and all of us fine people of Portland, a BIG favor. Shut the ^%$# up, and go away"
This one from the blog itself:
heard about your journal from a coworker at our bicycle shop here in Portland.
read this post. read your snow days post. read your interviews. read your purchases of bikes. and i read about your money problems.
sell everything, get a job, learn to install a headset. DIY
these things are elementary.
I am bummed you live and complain in our great city. "
This one from last night while riding thru SE [came from a light green Toyota Camry]:
#5. "Hey! You're that guy from Minnesota. %#@! YOU, A$$HOLE! You better watch yourself, and your back"
This one from two cyclers that passed me on Milwaukee:
#6. "Are you that guy "Large Fella"? You're an a$$hole. Go away".
And the final in-person encounter, while riding thru a warehouse area just past Powell [guy on a Fixie w/a front basket] as I passed him, late last week:
#7. "Jacka$$, I hate your thoughts about almost everything"
**That one is questionable though, after he said this I looked back over my shoulder and he smiled and waved... so maybe that one wasn't at me and he had a BlueTooth headset on and was talking to a local framebuilder or someone else?**
Keep Ridin'... Always