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    The "F" Word

    Most 50+'ers will remember the days when the device used to secure the front wheel on a bicycle was called a fork. Nowadays as I prowl the internet it seems the word has become pluralized. Example: "I love the ride of my bike since I upgraded the forks." or "does that bike come with carbon forks?"

    Rant warning!

    A fork is a fork, period. It is not a forks. There is only one fork on a bicycle.
    I have seven forks because I have seven #*&*$# bicycles and each one has only one #@&*$# fork.

    Aw, fork it. I'm going out for a ride.

    Rant over.

    Carry on.

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    after reading this, you can stick A fork in me - I'm done
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    And I thought the "F" word was

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    Louis, it's not worth getting all forked up. After all, it just a set of forks.

    I was out biking yesterday....that it, I was out forking around.

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    What the fork was that all about?

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    A fork is a fork, of course, of course.

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    When you reach a fork on the road you can travel along the right fork or the left fork, hence every bicycle has three forks and two prongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW
    When you reach a fork on the road you can travel along the right fork or the left fork, hence every bicycle has three forks and two prongs.
    Yogi Berra said: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

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    Fork get about it.

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    While we're at it, why does everyone say "rear triangle"? There are two rear triangles! One fork...two triangles...Are we square now?

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    What about the term handlebars? Each of my bikes has only one handlebar.

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    If you used your fork to stir concrete would that make you a mortar forker?

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    Louis, fork-give us for forking off on your forking thread.

    (Please, can some power with some moral authority intervene here befork we're all forked over?)

    Ironic, that someone is paying me to do work today....and here I am forking the system by using my hired-out labor time to take part in this. Just another BF workplace insurgent!
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    This thread is forking ridiculous...and I'm not even over forkin fifty!
    Crazy old forks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwrobe1
    Crazy old forks!
    Got that forkin' right!
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    Taking no chance of forking up my table manners, I'm eating my dinner tonight with a spoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    Most 50+'ers will remember the days when the device used to secure the front wheel on a bicycle was called a fork.
    That's strange. I always call the device I use to secure a front wheel to any of my bikes the "quick release."

    And God help anyone who splits an infinitive around Louis. And don't even get him started on subject-verb agreement . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Yogi Berra said: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

    What did Boo Boo say?
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer
    That's strange. I always call the device I use to secure a front wheel to any of my bikes the "quick release."
    That's strange!

    I always call it the "quicks releases"
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    Dnvrs, yous always sos drolls...
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    Okay Louis you started it....

    why is bra singular and panites plural?
    can a hearse drive in the car pool lane?
    if the professor on Gilligan's Island could make a radio from a coconut then why couldn't he fix the boat?
    Ginger or Maryanne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jisaak
    Okay Louis you started it....

    why is bra singular and panites plural?
    can a hearse drive in the car pool lane?
    if the professor on Gilligan's Island could make a radio from a coconut then why couldn't he fix the boat?
    Ginger or Maryanne?
    What are forkin' panites, anyway?
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    damn I miss spell check........

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    Quote Originally Posted by velonomad
    If you used your fork to stir concrete would that make you a mortar forker?
    OH Dear Lord....you should have your bike taken away and be forced to stand in a corner for that one
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    I've purchased pairs of Scissors, but I'm having a hard time finding them sold individually, maybe it's because I don't know how to spell it.

    Oh, and Mary Ann.

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