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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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    The title, of course, should be 'reeding', not 'reding'.

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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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    I've been too busy ridding my bike to reed the magazine!
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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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    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?
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    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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    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    Reeding music such as the clarinet... Wait, this is about bicycles? Never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubic View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lbear View Post
    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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