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Old 05-25-12, 11:23 AM   #1
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The "41"

I've seen a few posts where people refer to the road forum as the "41". I don't get it. What the heck does it mean?
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Old 05-25-12, 11:29 AM   #2
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Look at the URL when you click on that forum.
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If you look in your browser window, you'll see that each forum has a numerical identifier. Clydesdales and Athenas is php/248. Road cycling is php/41. Road bike racing is php/33. Hence "the 41" and "the 33".
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I was too afraid to ask, but I certainly thought the answer would be something more involved than that.
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I was too afraid to ask, but I certainly thought the answer would be something more involved than that.
You haven't been here very long. There is nothing involved or sophisticated about the 41.
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You haven't been here very long. There is nothing involved or sophisticated about the 41.
Nice.
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The 41 is a magical place where up is down and down is up or not. Where average speeds for recovery rides are stated in parcecs, each person is faster than each other person, and each brand of bike sucks because. It's like Wonderland, except in the 41 Alice would be considered fat.
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It's like Wonderland, except in the 41 Alice would be considered fat.
"when I use a word" Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less".

Very much like Wonderland, when one thinks about it...
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I was going to ask, but now I know... thanks!
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.......and each brand of bike sucks....
Unless it's a CAAD.
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If you look in your browser window, you'll see that each forum has a numerical identifier. Clydesdales and Athenas is php/248. Road cycling is php/41. Road bike racing is php/33. Hence "the 41" and "the 33".
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That's just flat "hidden" discrimination!
How come us fat folks get "248" and the skinny racer types get "41" and "33"

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I was too afraid to ask, but I certainly thought the answer would be something more involved than that.
Well I certainly wasn't going to ask in the "41" forum! I always feel like a bucket of chum in a pool full of sharks in there!
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Unless it's a CAAD.
Well that's good cause I ride a CAAD!
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How come us fat folks get "248" and the skinny racer types get "41" and "33"

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I think it goes by averaged claimed weight.
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You haven't been here very long. There is nothing involved or sophisticated about the 41.

I think my sig perfectly sums up the 41.
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Well I certainly wasn't going to ask in the "41" forum! I always feel like a bucket of chum in a pool full of sharks in there!
I find one's personality expresses itself differently depending on the environment. I generally post in the 41 only if I'm feeling carnivorous.
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That's just flat "hidden" discrimination!
How come us fat folks get "248" and the skinny racer types get "41" and "33"

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I think that was a typo or I am lacking "Da Mad InterWebz Skillz" because I show php/82 in my browser.
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I think that was a typo or I am lacking "Da Mad InterWebz Skillz" because I show php/82 in my browser.
Nope. I think he's right. Here's what I get, too.

bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/248-Clydesdales-Athenas-%28200-lb-91-kg%29
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It is when you go to the main section, not when you click on each particular thread...
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Nope. I think he's right. Here's what I get, too.

bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/248-Clydesdales-Athenas-%28200-lb-91-kg%29
haha I am definately lacking Da Mad InterWebz Skillz... I was looking at the thread, not the forum php.
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haha I am definately lacking Da Mad InterWebz Skillz... I was looking at the thread, not the forum php.
In the "41", you would be banned for such an indiscretion!
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In the "41", you would be banned for such an indiscretion!
Depending on your average speed of course...
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Depending on your average speed of course...
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lol@this entire thread
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That clears things up for this noob, too. I'll keep my 11.4 mph average speed over here.
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