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    Why I spend so much time browsing this forum.

    I spend way more time in front of a computer than on my bicycle. And these days, I find that I keep a browser page with this forum open for long periods of time, checking it now and again as I move from task to task. Why? Part of it is that I learn a great deal (particularly from Hermes and Allegheny Jet) and am entertained some (most often by Weak Link), but neither of these accounts for how much time I spend checking out this board. The social aspects account for some appeal, but not much really.

    Today I had a great great club ride- my standard Tuesday night hill climbing ride, and I finished a full MPH faster than ever before. I'm sure many of you know how great that feels. I'm sitting at home on the couch, getting some work done (in my job, lots of work gets done in the evening), and kind of glowing because I had such a great ride. More generally, riding bicycles feels great. But of course, I can only spend part of my day riding, and I spend much more of my day with my laptop. So hanging out on bf gives me an outlet to keep cycling on my mind, even when I'm supposed to be thinking about other things....

    So the real reason I hang out here is it kind of extends the cycling experience. I can talk about my ride (god knows my wife doesn't want to hear about it) or just be thinking about riding during the part of the day when I am not.

    I'm guessing that all of the above is obvious to everybody, but so be it....

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    What you said, plus I like to irritate the know-it-alls on the roadie forum.
    "A bicycle built by a frame builder has the soul of the builder. A mass produced frame does not have soul. It doesn't know anyone." - Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    ...plus I like to irritate the know-it-alls on the roadie forum.
    A worthy endeavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    A worthy endeavor.
    I second that.

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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    A worthy endeavor.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldLog View Post
    I second that.
    I third it.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    What you said, plus I like to irritate the know-it-alls on the roadie forum.
    Brave man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    What you said, plus I like to irritate the know-it-alls on the roadie forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Brave man...
    Those are only foam rubber shark costumes worn by minnows.
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    Thanks for the Kudos. A 1 mph increase in average speed is significant - congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    A 1 mph increase in average speed is significant -.
    This is so true.
    no goals , just ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
    Those are only foam rubber shark costumes worn by minnows.

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    Actually, I keep BF open in a spare window because it is such a pain to load. I counted the other day. The initial load is 378 files.

    Oh, and it is often entertaining and educational.
    It is better to smell the flowers than taste the roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    What you said, plus I like to irritate the know-it-alls on the roadie forum.
    The doorman doesn't let me in there.
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    The doorman doesn't let me in there.
    Because you are a known bentophile.
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    There was an old joke I heard in college so I really can't remember the fullness of it but had something to do with a flea making an elephant suffer...
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    What you said, plus I like to irritate the know-it-alls on the roadie forum.
    Sorry, but do we know you? I guess I don't spend as much time there as I used to.

    Back to the OP, I don't hardly spend any time browsing BF...I inherited my post count from some crazy-assed tranny playboy model.
    Last edited by chipcom; 08-04-10 at 08:54 PM.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Sorry, but do we know you? I guess I don't spend as much time there as I used to.

    Back to the OP, I don't hardly spend any time browsing BF...I inherited my post count from some crazy-assed tranny playboy model.
    RyanF was a tranny?
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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