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View Poll Results: Which do you think is more likely to happen?
Tom Bombadil goes clipless 5 14.71%
Tom Bombadil gets drop bars 1 2.94%
Tom does both at the same time 1 2.94%
Tom does neither, ever. 27 79.41%
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Old 08-24-08, 07:08 PM   #1
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Which is more likely?

Which is more likely?
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Old 08-24-08, 07:23 PM   #2
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I would have voted: "Tom Bombadil becomes an astronaut", but it was not a choice.
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Old 08-24-08, 07:37 PM   #3
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Tom Bombadil has seen the first acorn and the first raindrop. He has been here since the beginnings of Middle Earth. So I wouldn't put anything past him, nor would I make any assumptions about what he might or might not do. It's all possible.

For all we know, he doesn't even need pedals, instead being able to just coast up hills sitting straight up riding hands-free.
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Old 08-24-08, 07:50 PM   #4
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Anything he wants to do, he'll do.

Your choices are too limited for my opinion, so I didn't vote. I like the concept, however.
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Old 08-24-08, 07:54 PM   #5
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In another post, he said he hasn't gone clipless yet, which implies there's still a chance. Therefore, I voted he's more likely to go clipless. However, the odds are still extraordinarily low..... like 1 in a bazillion.
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Old 08-24-08, 08:00 PM   #6
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You left out...

Tom analyzes, reanalyzes and overanalyzes every possible aspect of each choice to the point that nobody can remember what it is he's talking about and then proceeds to not do either.
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Old 08-24-08, 08:02 PM   #7
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Given where Tom lives I would expect an MTB with studded Nokians and crampons on his feet not cleats.
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Tom Bombadil has monkeys fly out of his butt is a far better poll option.
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Old 08-24-08, 08:26 PM   #9
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Who is Tom Bombadil?
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Old 08-24-08, 08:34 PM   #10
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I doubt the poseur even owns a bike.

I mean has anyone ever seen him riding a bike? Or even a picture of him on a bike?
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Come to think of it, we haven't.
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The answer: Joe Biden.
What was the question, again?
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Come to think of it, we haven't.
Careful...he may post one
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Tom Bombadil has monkeys fly out of his butt is a far better poll option.
Dang, I missed that choice! Can I change my answer?
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There simply isn't enough data to make a choice!
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Old 08-25-08, 05:57 AM   #16
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Tom Bombadil has monkeys fly out of his butt is a far better poll option.
If you had said "nickles" then that's already happened. But enough of that story.
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More LIKELY? Going clipless.

You see, the man has on several occasions made mention of shopping for
and test riding recumbents and he currently owns one. One day he'll walk
into a shop and "THE RECUMBENT" will be there. They will be united, he'll
eventually go clipless and they will be one.

Hey, it could happen.
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08-26-08, 03:52 AM

Having a rough night, Jet Travis?

If Tom does anything, it will only be after years of testing clips and/or drop bars!
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I'm surprised, he has a bike.
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I think the standings in the poll would say that TB,s on screen persona says he will do nada.
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Whatever he does, it stands a very good chance of being the right thing.
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I'm surprised, he has a bike.
Then you must be d*mned surprised that I have 6 bikes!
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