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Old 04-15-12, 09:06 AM   #101
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Don't be a hater because they have more disposable income. You ride your bike how you want, they'll ride theirs how they want to. That's what makes cycling so great.
+1. Why waste any head space on something like this.
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Old 04-15-12, 09:16 AM   #102
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Ya know what? Ride your bike. Just ride your bike. If you're doing this for any other reason than for YOURSELF, you're doing it for the WRONG reason. Who cares what anybody else rides or what they wear or how far and fast they go and WHY should it matter to you what they think of you? A $500 bike can be every bit as valuable as a $5,000 bike in the hands of someone who loves this sport/ hobby but could never afford to drop 5K on a ride. It's all relative. So... Just go ride your bike. Oh, and don't forget the pie.
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Old 04-15-12, 09:36 AM   #103
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Ya know what? Ride your bike. Just ride your bike. If you're doing this for any other reason than for YOURSELF, you're doing it for the WRONG reason. Who cares what anybody else rides or what they wear or how far and fast they go and WHY should it matter to you what they think of you? A $500 bike can be every bit as valuable as a $5,000 bike in the hands of someone who loves this sport/ hobby but could never afford to drop 5K on a ride. It's all relative. So... Just go ride your bike. Oh, and don't forget the pie.
+1 FOR SURE!

Ride for self satisfaction, not for the 'dig me' factor. Don't judge that guy or gal on the 'retro' looking bike because he (or she) doesn't have all of the chatchka or new bike bling festooned all over; chances are that person might just use their bike skills to thoroughly school you to new and unimaginable heights!

IT ISN'T ABOUT THE BIKE: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIDER.

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Old 04-15-12, 09:59 AM   #104
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Top of the line bikes have always been very expensive. When I was racing (mid 80s through early 90s) I couldn't afford the Pinerello or Bianchi or Colnago with Campy components,
No kidding! Back in the 80's I had a desire to ride but couldn't touch a Bianchi at that price. Heck, my best bike now (Madone) isn't even as much as a the Bianchi I wanted back in the day.
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Old 04-15-12, 10:32 AM   #105
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I have a John Deer too, We can pose together!!! Tractor and bicycle porn, what a combination!
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Old 04-15-12, 10:38 AM   #106
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No kidding! Back in the 80's I had a desire to ride but couldn't touch a Bianchi at that price. Heck, my best bike now (Madone) isn't even as much as a the Bianchi I wanted back in the day.
Gee, and I thought you joined me in the poser crowd with that sweet new Madone.
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Old 04-15-12, 10:41 AM   #107
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Some basic rules of cycling.
We are all posers
We are all Freds
You are a stronger rider than someone else
There others stronger than you
The number one computer age rule is the keyboard add at least 2mph to everyones speed
One rule that will never change is no matter what it should be fun! How you interperate fun is your choice.You couldn't pay me to ride A hybrid, recumbent, folding bike and trike. Yes they serve a pupose but not for me, I just don't like the looks of them. I don't have to explain myself either same as OP should not have to. If you want to plod along and take pictures great, smile away. If you want to push so hard you can't smile, great, smile afterwards just don't put down others.
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Old 04-15-12, 11:06 AM   #108
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OK, everyone....I've been reviewing this thread, and it's kind of contentious for the C&A forum, all around. We all ride for our own reasons, and none is better or worse than the others. I'll be closing this one, though.
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