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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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    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".
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
    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.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
    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...
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    I was going to ask, but now I know... thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
    .......and each brand of bike sucks....
    Unless it's a CAAD.
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    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".
    /* <humour>

    That's just flat "hidden" discrimination!
    How come us fat folks get "248" and the skinny racer types get "41" and "33"

    </humour> */

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Unless it's a CAAD.
    Well that's good cause I ride a CAAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    /* <humour>

    How come us fat folks get "248" and the skinny racer types get "41" and "33"

    </humour> */
    I think it goes by averaged claimed weight.
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    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.
    "It's the 41. If you don't have cool stuff, you suck. If you have cool stuff, you still suck" - Velo Gator

    "The 41 reminds me more of the big brawl scene near the end of Blazing Saddles." - mprelaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete 1982 View Post
    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.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    /* <humour>

    That's just flat "hidden" discrimination!
    How come us fat folks get "248" and the skinny racer types get "41" and "33"

    </humour> */
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by paisan View Post
    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
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by paisan View Post
    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!
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    In the "41", you would be banned for such an indiscretion!
    Depending on your average speed of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rearviewbeer View Post
    Depending on your average speed of course...
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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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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