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Old 09-23-08, 01:57 AM   #1
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I have normal parents

look how happy they are
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Old 09-23-08, 03:29 AM   #2
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Do they shake their heads and say, "Where did we go wrong with junior?" That's what my parents did all the time, and they were normal.
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They may appear to be normal but.....................if normal people rode bicycles, the world would be a much nicer place.
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They may appear to be normal but.....................if normal people rode bicycles, the world would be a much nicer place.
I'm not sure if the guy in the graphic is normal, but if riding bicycles makes the world a nicer place, there's reason for hope:

http://www.economist.com/daily/chart...ry_id=12284043
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Old 09-23-08, 07:24 AM   #5
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Your Mom would be more areo if she "flipped the stem". Oops forgot, this is the 50+ Forum.
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Old 09-23-08, 09:10 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if the guy in the graphic is normal, but if riding bicycles makes the world a nicer place, there's reason for hope:

http://www.economist.com/daily/chart...ry_id=12284043
Does the article in The Economist say worldwide? If so, its probably because of China. That's where bikes are for transportation.
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Old 09-23-08, 11:36 AM   #7
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Great picture. I have a picture (somewhere) of my dad (now gone) riding my cousins Sting Ray bicycle with a banana seat, looking very happy. Hmmm. I think I need to track that picture down.
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Define "normal".
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Define "normal".
That was my point. Bicycle riders (especially 50+ bicycle riders) are such a minority in this country that we hardly qualify as the norm. If we were IMHO the world would be a nicer place.





Now all you have to get is a definition of "nicer"...
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I like your mom's bike. What is that?
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Old 09-23-08, 02:59 PM   #11
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you're lucky you had parents... i was an officer in the military...

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Took me a few seconds....
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My dad rode his bike around the small town he lived in until he was about 82. He road to the bank, post office, my brothers for breakfast, etc. on a regular basis. He had an old fat tired cruiser with a big basket on the front. I wish I had taken a picture of him on it. I miss him.
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They may appear to be normal but.....................if normal people rode bicycles, the world would be a much nicer place.
Good Maddmaxx,
Very well said!!!!
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Old 09-23-08, 06:12 PM   #16
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Your Mom would be more areo if she "flipped the stem". Oops forgot, this is the 50+ Forum.
Your busted. You are not old enough to be in the 50+ forum, are you? A 50+ would know that the older style stem on that bike cannot be flipped.
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Old 09-24-08, 02:25 AM   #18
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Oops.
I also got busted for not being an old fart like the rest of u guys.
My parents loved the USA they think everybody is so courtious cause all the drivers just stop and stare.


at Jet: I do not think it is normal riding on the crosswalk.
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Hope I am still riding when my kids are able to post on the 50+ forum!
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Your busted. You are not old enough to be in the 50+ forum, are you? A 50+ would know that the older style stem on that bike cannot be flipped.
Oh, I'm well past 50. What she should really do is to "flip the bars over", then she would really be in a good aero position.

You know,,, I'm just trying to help a fellow rider be more efficient.
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