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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    There is ROAD DIRT on my bike!

    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???

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    Did you take that photo? It's quite something.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    Did you take that photo? It's quite something.
    Thanks but you're off topic.
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    Given the thick layers of dirt on my Trek, from riding the trails, I do not have any sympathy for the little bits of dirt your bike picked up. I'm going to have to take a brush to the derailleurs tomorrow.

    Now, how are you going to take off that dirt without causing micro-scratches to your paint job?
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    Wow, speaking of the photo, I guess EVERYTHING is hurting on his body!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???

    Well, I think we finally have a winner for that "So, What Do You Look Like?" thread!
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    Nothing that liquid soap, a pail, sponge, and warm water can't resolve.

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    Thank you, Captain Obvious.
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    SSP, is your CycliStats software compatible with Macintosh yet? You're the owner of the company, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???

    Gee,
    I told ya doping would do bad things to your body -- but did you listen to me? Nooooooo...
    Last edited by Old School; 07-06-07 at 01:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???

    I remember winning my first Tour de France in '32. They didn't allow white bikes with platform pedals back then either...
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays
    SSP, is your CycliStats software compatible with Macintosh yet? You're the owner of the company, right?
    Owner, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Vice-President for Marketing, VP of Sales, and sponsored athlete.


    As for Mac compatibility, the answer is "Yes", if you own one of the newer Intel-based Macs that (at long last) has been opened up to allow access to the vast array of insanely great Windows programs (e.g., CycliStats). I have a number of satisfied customers who are running CycliStats on their Macs using this configuration.

    However, if you own one of the older Macs that's limited to only Mac-specific programs (for specific versions of the Mac OS), then the answer, sadly, is "No".


    In all seriousness, I would love to be able to provide a Mac-specific version. But I've looked into it, and estimate it would take at least 1000 hours of work to accomplish. CycliStats is currently a one-man, part-time labor of love, and I simply can't justify that amount of time for such a small market.
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    Don't know for sure, but it looks like dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???

    Now I understand why the girls on bikes on the boardwalk just keep going....

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    Truly DG - it is an incredible thing that your bike has dirt on it - we are still wondering when you found time to ride between your posts...

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    Prior to my tour in Austria five years ago I read about a returning Canadian who was required by Canadian customs to have his bike powerwashed before they would let it into the country. They didn't want any foreign dirt coming into the country. So I spent my last afternoon in Vienna in a storage room at my hotel, thoroughly cleaning my bike prior to packing it. Of course customs never opened the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame.
    Have you considered the possibility that your white bike is telling you that it really wants to be a much cooler, black bike?

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    Windex. Windex works for everything. Use it to clean the bike, it's safe on carbon. If you have cuts or scratches, spray a little on those too. Then polish your bike with Pedro's Bike Lust. Save the soap and water for your dishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???

    UHmmmmmmm....I think you ment to post a picture of your bike.
    Instead you posted a photo of your younger brother......or.....wait..no..I think that's your son.
    I'm not totally useless....I can be used as a BAD example.

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    I appreciate this more than I'd like to admit. Even on my "rain bike" I get annoyed when I pull back in the driveway and know I've got to clean the dirt and grime off such a beautiful bit of engineering. IMHO getting a bike dirty is almost like getting jewelry covered in tar. It just shouldn't happen, but it does....

    I guess you can tell I'm a roadie and don't ride off-road at all.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    I hope that they catch whoever took it out of the museum.
    What if it got wet??

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    Time for a new bike!

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    Paint your bike to match the dirt.

    And give my regards to your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    When did THIS happen? It's horrible -- little bits of dirt and grime on that beautiful white frame. I'm speechless and on the precipice of sobbing. Why didn't any of you warn me???
    That's why black bikes rock dude!

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    Hey, it could be worse. It could be "OFF" Road dirt

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