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United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« on: August 01, 2015, 11:00:38 PM »
For your reading pleasure. This article, seemingly mustachian, discusses how people are 'appearing' to be mustachian as a result of the recession, but partaking in ridiculous amounts of spendypants behaviors.

http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/2015/07/01/your-ride-sir/

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...it barely registers these days when a customer wants to drop the equivalent of $16,000 on a pair of wheels
.. when they're referring to a bicycle, not a car!
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More and more, restaurants are serving up beggarís food at bankerís prices: In London, city workers tuck into $20 fish-stick sandwiches; the trendiest food in Manhattan right now is bone broth, a quintessential peasant meal.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 12:54:09 AM »
That article just made me really sad, although I guess that in the back of my head I've noticed this trend. I find it very strange.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015, 07:04:10 AM »
For your reading pleasure. This article, seemingly mustachian, discusses how people are 'appearing' to be mustachian as a result of the recession, but partaking in ridiculous amounts of spendypants behaviors.

http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/2015/07/01/your-ride-sir/

TL;DR gems:
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...it barely registers these days when a customer wants to drop the equivalent of $16,000 on a pair of wheels
.. when they're referring to a bicycle, not a car!
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More and more, restaurants are serving up beggarís food at bankerís prices: In London, city workers tuck into $20 fish-stick sandwiches; the trendiest food in Manhattan right now is bone broth, a quintessential peasant meal.

It's so true! And we purposefully dress like homeless people. And buy jeans already destroyed. Etc.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 09:58:44 AM »
More and more, restaurants are serving up beggarís food at bankerís prices: In London, city workers tuck into $20 fish-stick sandwiches; the trendiest food in Manhattan right now is bone broth, a quintessential peasant meal.
As far as I can tell, the way this works is: start with cheap, plentiful traditional food; arbitrarily upgrade 1-3 ingrediments to high-end version; triple price; PROFIT.

I should run a food truck, guys... this shit is so easy!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2015, 10:44:27 AM by zephyr911 »

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 10:41:33 AM »
More and more, restaurants are serving up beggarís food at bankerís prices: In London, city workers tuck into $20 fish-stick sandwiches; the trendiest food in Manhattan right now is bone broth, a quintessential peasant meal.

As far as I can tell, the way this works is: start with cheap, plentiful traditional food; arbitrarily upgrade 1-3 ingrediments to high-end version; triple price; PROFIT.

I should run a food truck, guys... this shit is so easy!

Sea salt instead of table/regular salt.
Freshly crushed black pepper instead of the bottle stuff.
Fresh herbs from a garden box instead of dried.

We, The People, Rule!

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 11:01:55 AM »
More and more, restaurants are serving up beggar’s food at banker’s prices: In London, city workers tuck into $20 fish-stick sandwiches; the trendiest food in Manhattan right now is bone broth, a quintessential peasant meal.

As far as I can tell, the way this works is: start with cheap, plentiful traditional food; arbitrarily upgrade 1-3 ingrediments to high-end version; triple price; PROFIT.

I should run a food truck, guys... this shit is so easy!

Sea salt instead of table/regular salt.
Freshly crushed black pepper instead of the bottle stuff.
Fresh herbs from a garden box instead of dried.

We, The People, Rule!

Use other adjectives like artisanal and craft and anything French.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 11:02:25 AM »
Use other adjectives like artisanal and craft and anything French.
You actually beat me to "local artisanal bread"

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 11:09:38 AM »
Use other adjectives like artisanal and craft and anything French.
You actually beat me to "local artisanal bread"

Then add something in like, "locally-sourced water."

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 11:17:14 AM »
Use other adjectives like artisanal and craft and anything French.
You actually beat me to "local artisanal bread"

Then add something in like, "locally-sourced water."

Organic, free-range, all-natural.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 09:50:09 AM »
Use other adjectives like artisanal and craft and anything French.
You actually beat me to "local artisanal bread"

Then add something in like, "locally-sourced water."

Organic, free-range, all-natural.

Organic is a legally enforced term that has a very specific meaning. You may not agree that it's worth the money, but it's not an empty term like the rest of these.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2015, 10:04:07 AM »
Organic is a legally enforced term that has a very specific meaning. You may not agree that it's worth the money, but it's not an empty term like the rest of these.
Nobody said it was.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2015, 10:06:27 AM »
Use other adjectives like artisanal and craft and anything French.
You actually beat me to "local artisanal bread"

Then add something in like, "locally-sourced water."

Organic, free-range, all-natural.

Organic is a legally enforced term that has a very specific meaning. You may not agree that it's worth the money, but it's not an empty term like the rest of these.

Just because it's a legal term doesn't mean it isn't a useless term. It can tell you how the food was supposedly grown (i.e., following a bunch of nonsensical rules that have no basis in science or sustainability) but nothing at all about its healthiness or quality.

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 03:25:04 PM »
Are there any other bike people here that can explain what makes a bicycle worth spending that  $16,000  on?

Valet bike parking...oh don't I wish! I'm still smarting over the theft of my $100 , 20 year old mountain bike

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2015, 02:16:15 PM »
Are there any other bike people here that can explain what makes a bicycle worth spending that  $16,000  on?
Can't see any $16K bikes on their site but there are  £3K ( $5K ) hand built carbon race bikes.

Considering that you are getting the equivalent of the best in the world hand-built performance vehicle, then compared to What Pagani or Koenigsegg will charge you for 4 wheels, it seems a bargain ;-)


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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2015, 04:30:56 PM »
Are there any other bike people here that can explain what makes a bicycle worth spending that  $16,000  on?

Valet bike parking...oh don't I wish! I'm still smarting over the theft of my $100 , 20 year old mountain bike

Wow, I read it as spending $16,000 on the bike and all the kit (fenders, panniers, clothing, shoes, gloves, helmet, etc.), which would be hellaciously expensive but I could see it happening.  But now re-reading it, it does seem like it's 16 grand JUST for the bike.  WTF?

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2015, 12:33:07 AM »
I'd understand a super high performance dream bike if it was for competitive racing or event rides, absolutely....but commuting?

To quote Cameron in Ferris Bueller:  It could get wrecked, stolen, scratched, breathed on wrong... a pigeon could shit on it! Who knows?

I guess you can tell I'm not exactly the target market for that article :-)

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2015, 05:30:21 AM »
Or that rich kid down the street might pay someone to steal it and then hide it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089791/synopsis?ref_=tt_stry_pl

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Re: United Air Magazine Article "Your Ride, Sir"
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2015, 07:25:02 AM »
Are there any other bike people here that can explain what makes a bicycle worth spending that  $16,000  on?

Valet bike parking...oh don't I wish! I'm still smarting over the theft of my $100 , 20 year old mountain bike
If you're competing in the tour I'm sure it's worth it. And considering the price money might even be a good investment. If not though, I really can see how