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Old 12-08-08, 03:46 PM   #1
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Reding Bicycling -- so you don't have to

I got my Jan 2009 Bicycling today.

But I haven't read it. It says it's the "Get-Lean Issue".

That makes me nervous. I feel guilty enough as it is. I haven't exercised since the day after Thanksgiving. I feel sluggish and fat. And now they're going to tell me if I just lay off the Ho-Ho's and ride 25 miles a day I'll get buff.

I can't take it. Not at this time of year.

Someone else read the damn thing and tell me what's in there.
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Old 12-08-08, 03:49 PM   #2
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The title, of course, should be 'reeding', not 'reding'.
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Old 12-08-08, 03:54 PM   #3
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I think that the results of another poll should be applied to this one:

Unquestioned answers are more dangerous than unanswered questions.
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Old 12-08-08, 04:01 PM   #4
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I've been too busy ridding my bike to reed the magazine!
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Old 12-08-08, 04:21 PM   #5
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If you put a reed on your bicycle will it sound like an instrument playing beautiful music. I ride for exercize but I am not worried about my weight, so reading a magazine will not change my riding habits.
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Old 12-08-08, 04:27 PM   #6
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I like the idea about the "Other" poll----Or was that about random posting
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I read BuyCycling until a few years ago when I got tired of reading the same thing every month. Last time I checked they were still printing the same issue.

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Why are you putting sticks in the magazine?
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I was one of the folks who used to poke fun at Bicycling Magazine (same old stuff every month, too much hyping of the latest and greatest). I was just going to say that I thought the latest issue was a notch above what it used to be. Though the cover story "Get Lean" is the same old stuff, I actually thought there were a number of interesting things inside that were better than in the recent past (as opposed to last Spring, when I thought almost every article for every issue was terrible and/or obvious, for several months in a row).

I noticed a month or two that they have a new editor - maybe she is a bit more focused on improving the quality of the magazine.
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I voted "Other" because I don't reed very well and didn't know what the other options meant.
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I was one of the folks who used to poke fun at Bicycling Magazine (same old stuff every month, too much hyping of the latest and greatest). I was just going to say that I thought the latest issue was a notch above what it used to be. Though the cover story "Get Lean" is the same old stuff, I actually thought there were a number of interesting things inside that were better than in the recent past (as opposed to last Spring, when I thought almost every article for every issue was terrible and/or obvious, for several months in a row).

I noticed a month or two that they have a new editor - maybe she is a bit more focused on improving the quality of the magazine.
I picked up November 2008 for kicks. It had "Get Fast Now" and "Your Stay Lean Eating Plan". I think TWL may need all three articles laid out for him by a qualified third party to get him over being fat and sluggish.
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I'm too busy reeding this magazine to bother with Bicycling
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Reeding music such as the clarinet... Wait, this is about bicycles? Never mind.
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Reeding music such as the clarinet... Wait, this is about bicycles? Never mind.
Actually, you should finish the thought. It would likely be the most interesting post in the thread.
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The title, of course, should be 'reeding', not 'reding'.
Oh come on! Reading, reading, reading. I hope I am over reacting and you were kidding.
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I fully intend to read the article about delivering Meals on Wheels by bicycle, in the newest issue, before the week is over. (Ashamed to say that my stoker/wife and I deliver Meals on Wheels by car)
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I fully intend to read the article about delivering Meals on Wheels by bicycle, in the newest issue, before the week is over. (Ashamed to say that my stoker/wife and I deliver Meals on Wheels by car)
Major props to you for delivering meals on wheels. I am really impressed with the high quality network of volunteers who make sure that hot, nutritious meals delivered 365 days a year.
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I skimmed thru it. I have one article bookmarked to read later. It's entitled, "Getting Bigger All The Time". No, it's not about the waistline or "down there" getting bigger.

Now I gotta load the new CX bike on the car and go ride.
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Won't bother w/ the poll, but I did 'read' the Jan. issue the other day at Chapters (our Barnes & Noble etc. clone), and fwiw: obligatory 'human interest' item #1 -- a visually-impaired wrench; obligatory 'human interest' item #2: you can lose a lot of weight if you ride a lot and eat well; if you have a lot of money you can a) find out it's really hard to do a Tour de France climb, but b) the descent is really fun and c) you can go to a really nice restaurant when you're done; if you have a lot of money, and no shame, you can buy and 'ride' a really expensive road bike, just like the pros. That's about it, I think; there's a few other recycled bits, but nothing that you wouldn't have (more or less) read before.
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Oh no, Noooo! Maybe I'm conflating two or three issues -- it's really very hard to tell with 'Bicycling' magazine
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I enjoy reeding the "positive product reviews" on items I already own or hope to purchase.
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I voted for 'other' but only because I forgot what the topic was.
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Oh come on! Reading, reading, reading. I hope I am over reacting and you were kidding.
I am assuming that you do not know about PIE or white bikes.
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.......something about tropics?????
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What??? Bicycling Ragazine has an issue devoted to losing weight and getting faster???
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