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    Bring back white belts..........

    There are a lot of white bikes in the Tour this year, and a lot of white saddles and even a lot of white bar tape. Maybe this would be the year to bring back white belts to 50+.

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    White belts, white shoes, red slacks, flower print shirt...move to Florida. Yeah, thats the ticket.

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    White bucks with white belts. And maybe lime green leisure suits.
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    And white shoes!
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    No white shoes for me but I would like to have a nice pair of those two toned loafers or wingtips or even saddle shoes they wore in the 50's preferable white and black
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    The whole notion is an offense to wisdom and reason.

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    Wait...are you saying white belts are out of fashion???
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    White belt + white shoes = Full Cleveland
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    What is this "Tour" you speak of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terex View Post
    White belt + white shoes = Full Cleveland
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    OHIO ROCKS
    +1. And so does Cleveland, but it started rocking after I left. I wonder if there's a direct connection there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    +1. And so does Cleveland, but it started rocking after I left. I wonder if there's a direct connection there?
    Same here I left Ohio in 1978 when things were about as bad as they are today. I think it may be even worse now there is not much hope of any kind of major manufacturing ever coming back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    +1. And so does Cleveland, but it started rocking after I left. I wonder if there's a direct connection there?
    What...you didn't hear about the "THANK GOD HE'S GONE" billboards that went up all over town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    What...you didn't hear about the "THANK GOD HE'S GONE" billboards that went up all over town?
    Ouch that really hurts even me cause I did and always will love Ohio
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Ouch that really hurts even me cause I did and always will love Ohio
    All kidding aside, Cleveland has made some major improvements since the 70's. But, yes, the manufacturing jobs are mostly gone. I live about 10 miles west of Akron, and on a smaller scale Akron has taken the same direction as Cleveland.

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    Louis,

    I'm going to be in Canton for 4 days, from Friday afternoon until Tuesday morning. But will be with family, first time in a year that I'll see my daughter who lives in Canton. May not have any free time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Louis,

    I'm going to be in Canton for 4 days, from Friday afternoon until Tuesday morning. But will be with family, first time in a year that I'll see my daughter who lives in Canton. May not have any free time.
    I'll be leaving for XOBA Saturday morning early. My free time Friday will obviously be slim to none. It would be a pleasure to meet you in person if we could work it out sometime.

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    You're going on the week-long tour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    What is this "Tour" you speak of?
    This would be the bike race in Europe that I promised not to watch but was drawn to like a moth to a flame.

    Yesterday I was watching riders go downhill at 100km/hr. Thats when I realized the origin of the red shorts picture. At the end of each days ride, the soignier must take away the bicycle and replace it with a wheelbarrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    You're going on the week-long tour?
    Yup, along with a curly haired Ohio girl who has a new bike, and a lad from Virginia who sleeps in his car with House Boy. Both are 50+ members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Yup, along with a curly haired Ohio girl who has a new bike, and a lad from Virginia who sleeps in his car with House Boy. Both are 50+ members.
    I'll probably leave the new bike at home and bring the same one I rode last year after looking at the ride profile for the first day The ride around Cincinnati could be rather hilly.

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    just as long as we dont go to white bike shorts!!

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    Good luck to both of you on the tour. Sounds like fun.

    Won't have any opportunity to visit on Friday, Louis. That's the day I'm driving 550 miles to get there and plan to be going out to dinner with the family after arriving, if I'm not too tired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    This would be the bike race in Europe that I promised not to watch but was drawn to like a moth to a flame.
    I'll do my part to help break your addiction. I haven't watched a second of it. Would rather watch baseball.

    Not riding on roads or having a road bike or having a racing mentality, I don't identify at all with those guys.
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