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    Top 10 reasons I race my bike

    10. I dig the machines.
    9. Carbon wheels
    8. Snot rockets
    7. Speed
    6. Pain
    5. I can eat three time as much as my wife and never gain any weight
    4. I look great in Spandex
    3. My legs look great shaved
    2. A sport where being skinny is a plus
    But the number one reason.....I just look great in Spandex!!!!

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    My reasons:

    1: I like crashing.
    2: I can't find anything else to do on a summer weekend.
    3: Driving 3 hours for a 45 minute event just makes sense.
    4: All the prize money.

    Just kidding. I love racing. I just don't know why.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    My reasons:

    1: I like crashing.
    2: I can't find anything else to do on a summer weekend.
    3: Driving 3 hours for a 45 minute event just makes sense.
    4: All the prize money.

    Just kidding. I love racing. I just don't know why.
    Now that's funny...why? Because it's true!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    10. I dig the machines.
    9. Carbon wheels
    8. Snot rockets
    7. Speed
    6. Pain
    5. I can eat three time as much as my wife and never gain any weight
    4. I look great in Spandex
    3. My legs look great shaved
    2. A sport where being skinny is a plus
    But the number one reason.....I just look great in Spandex!!!!

    George W. Bush is from Texas. After reading this, does that make more sense now? Oh yes.

    Hang in there America. Jan. 2009 is only 23 months away.

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    I'm still working on reasons 1 and 4, but I'm good for all the rest!

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    1. Because without somebody riding it, I actually have a shot of beating my bike in a foot race.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Because when you're a 38-year old Cat 5, winning a pair of shorts for a prime is as sweet as the Maillot Jaune.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad
    George W. Bush is from Texas. After reading this, does that make more sense now? Oh yes.

    Hang in there America. Jan. 2009 is only 23 months away.
    Sorry but Baby Bush (or as the dear departed Molly calls him 'Shrub') is from your neighborhood, Connecticut, but I'm sure smart big city feller like yerself knew that already. Besides I live in Austin, not Texas.
    Last edited by El Diablo Rojo; 02-05-07 at 07:11 PM.

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    When you're done with a really epic race or training and you talk to your friends afterwards. That feeling you get when everything your friends say is funny. Yeah dude. I live for that.

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    Two handed salutes. That'll keep you coming back for more.

    Plus, that feeling of rolling a through and off break at 48kph and the legs are cutting the wind like butter. Form is always a nice feeling.

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    I dont' race, I coach. But I have similar ten reasons:
    1) Teaching younger people what I love about the sport
    2) Teaching people how to do it relatively safely
    3) Watching them win, place, show
    4) Helping them appreciate success and failure
    5) Stewardship - the sport isn't about me
    6) Talking about farts and other topics on long van trips
    7) Discounts on equipment from our sponsors
    8) Learning how I relate to different people
    9) Getting more people into the sport
    10) Having a large group of people that know what I mean when I say "Keep the rubber side down"

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny
    While "scrub brush" was born in a hospital in CT, from the age of two, he lived in, grew up in, and was socialized in Texas. It would be difficult to imagine any other state producing this kind of president. I live in Texas, and I can't think of a single polite thing to say about him.
    That is not the complete picture, he went to prep-school at the Phillips Academy prep school at Andover and then attended college at Yale. One could easily make the argument that his formative years were not spent in Texas but in the North East Ivy League. My reply to Putzcad was more for his inference that because I made a tongue-in-cheek post about why I race my bike Texans are as dumb as our President. When in fact our dear President spent a good portion of his life living and being educated in Putzcads backyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad
    George W. Bush is from Texas. After reading this, does that make more sense now? Oh yes. Hang in there America. Jan. 2009 is only 23 months away.
    Go back and hang out in P & R where you belong . . . I can't believe you turned this post into a Bush-bashing. It's pitiful.

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    As stupid as it sounds, I really do believe H.G. Wells:

    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

    I do feel we'd be better off if everyone rode bicycles!

    But this man really had it right, and conveys my own attitude behind cycling:

    When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle~

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    1. I like making grown men hurt so bad they quit
    2. The Pain is Cleansing
    "You should already be aware that riding with people who steer with their elbows, stick food to the top tube of their frames and ride around in dick togs is not a great idea." -- Classic1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie104
    1. I like making grown men hurt so bad they quit
    2. The Pain is Cleansing
    I feel exactly the same way....I've often wondered why that is. After last weeks TT I felt like I was going to throw up, my legs really hurt and I had that wonderful metalic taste in my mouth you get from an all out effort. I also had a big grin on my mug, there is something wrong with us

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    Well, if it were easy, you wouldn't take much pride in having accomplished it, now would you?
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    10. I dig the machines.
    9. Carbon wheels
    8. Snot rockets
    7. Speed
    6. Pain
    5. I can eat three time as much as my wife and never gain any weight
    4. I look great in Spandex
    3. My legs look great shaved
    2. A sport where being skinny is a plus

    But the number one reason.....I just look great in Spandex!!!!
    just because you say it's so doesn't make it true

    Last edited by botto; 02-12-07 at 05:04 PM.

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    Botto, if you have a job. get back to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
    Botto, if you have a job. get back to it.
    that time of the month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    that time of the month?
    You do well with ladies don't you.....cause that's just smoooooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    You do well with ladies don't you.....cause that's just smoooooth.
    it was an appropriately obnoxious reply to an obnoxious post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk
    Go back and hang out in P & R where you belong . . . I can't believe you turned this post into a Bush-bashing. It's pitiful.
    +1
    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic
    Give a Liberal a thought and he'll repeat it mindlessly all day. Teach a Liberal to think for himself and he'll vote Republican for the rest of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfblodi
    +1
    Says the guy with a P&R sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    that time of the month?
    She wants to make sure you have enough for a Valentine's present.

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