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    Uniekje
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    I have normal parents

    look how happy they are
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    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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    Your Mom would be more areo if she "flipped the stem". Oops forgot, this is the 50+ Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    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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    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".
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    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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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    you're lucky you had parents... i was an officer in the military...

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_author View Post
    you're lucky you had parents... i was an officer in the military...

    :-)
    You must had had a Mum though.

    (Ex Royal Marine 2ND Lieutenant and I had the same nickname)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
    you're lucky you had parents... i was an officer in the military...

    :-)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    You must had had a Mum though.

    (Ex Royal Marine 2ND Lieutenant and I had the same nickname)
    What, "EX" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    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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    Uniekje
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    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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