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Re: “Pioneering Durham coffee business celebrates 20 caffeinated years of community

I don't know why it's acceptable to play up how cool caffeine is when it's a drug. Coffee as a time to visit with friends and family, fine. But, if you've been around the world at've heard many folks complain about how they can't function without their caffeine fix. It's a drug and it's largely used as a crutch.

I'd LOVE to go around drinking beer all day, but that's not socially acceptable. Yet it's perfect okay to pilot a car, stroll a grocery store, or walk around the city all day carting a children's sippy cup along, using your drug of choice.

I'm happy to take a stand. Caffeine abuse is just as shameful as abusing any drug. I'm tired of celebrating coffee, I'm tired of listening to big baby adults who can't wake up without it, I'm tired of nearly being run over by motorists who only have one hand to steer.

It's BS. Why do some people get to walk around all day using their drug crutch and other drugs aren't okay?

Twenty caffeinated years? Would you celebrate a weed shop with "twenty hallucinogenic years of serving the community..."? F off with the celebration of dopey drug.

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Posted by nayr497 on 04/15/2015 at 10:27 AM

Re: “The Oak City Cycling Project

I'm in Durham, but these dudes are doing great work and this is awesome. Slick video, thanks for this. Very nice.

The shop sounds boss. I can just imagine an MBA's head spinning when the lad starts talking about giving back to the community, sharing advice, letting people rent bench space. "Um, wait?! How can that work for a business model? I can't become rich doing that!"

Keep it up, gents!

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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:27 AM

Re: “How to advocate for biking

Yup, feel free to get involved! Lots going on.

Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “From Raleigh's Franklin Street to Chapel Hill's Franklin Street, by bike

And Bryan is awesome for cycling at large. He's a full-on roadie, which scares off some more casual riders with things like this very trip. He's an excellent cyclist, has a sweet bike, but is as nice and kind as could be, perfect for getting new people into loving the sport, the life, the lifestyle of being a rouleur.

AND, I must say, I thought he was about 35 when I met him. See what cycling does? Keeps you young, young at heart, and it's a built in diet - you gotta carry what you are;)

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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “How to pick roads

Tyler, my buddy, is right! There are always, always safer, less trafficked routes. Seek them out and cycling will be easier, more fun, and safer. It's not that hard. Just give yourself some extra time and explore, instead of just taking your regular route.

Ride safely, everyone!

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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “From Raleigh's Franklin Street to Chapel Hill's Franklin Street, by bike

Nice story! Congratulations on the making your local bike tour happen.

I've actually bumped into Bryan on a group ride a few years back. I rode with him for only an hour or two, but we chatted, and he was clearly a happy about life, good soul.


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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Why don't people go to Durham Bulls playoff games?

It's nice to have minor league baseball as an outing option but...I have never sat through a game of baseball in my life. I played one season at the age of 8. For me it's simple: baseball is insanely boring.

And now with the boom Durham is experiencing, there are many other things going on that I'd rather attend.

I don't think I've been in 2-3 years. Good luck Bulls, baseball just isn't that exciting for me.

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Posted by nayr497 on 09/10/2013 at 3:35 PM

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