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    I'm done!!!

    Yesterday I drove my wife around town in our S-10 running some errands.

    It was so warm and dry and comfortable. I decided this bicycling thing is really, really dumb. Who the heck did I think I was trying to go all over town on a bicycle in the rain and cold and wind and the snow? I'm too old for this crap!!

    I'm going to sell all those stupid bikes and just drive from now on. It certainly makes more sense to me. I wish all you cylist dudes and dudettes all the best.

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    Funny---I woke up thinking the same thing. I think I'll cancel my two week tour of Colorado riding in absolutely perfect conditions and seeing the world from the saddle of a bike. Folks have to be out of their minds to do stuff like that.
    Ride your Ride!!

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    My lawyer will be in touch shortly to arrange for the delivery of your bicycles to my property. Thanks Cranky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    Yesterday I drove my wife around town in our S-10 running some errands.

    It was so warm and dry and comfortable. I decided this bicycling thing is really, really dumb. Who the heck did I think I was trying to go all over town on a bicycle in the rain and cold and wind and the snow? I'm too old for this crap!!

    I'm going to sell all those stupid bikes and just drive from now on. It certainly makes more sense to me. I wish all you cylist dudes and dudettes all the best.
    This sudden epiphany wouldn't have something to do with today's date would it?
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    Your post got me thinking. I'm about to leave for a guys cycling weekend at our cottage along the Allegheny River in Western PA. Most of the guys bailed out due to the potential of 30% and 40% chance of rain. Maybe I'll sale my bikes at a truckstop and ride the car North to Erie PA and Western NY and use the money in the noisy and dry casinos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicycle View Post
    This sudden epiphany wouldn't have something to do with today's date would it?
    What's so special about 1/4/11?

    Oh wait, that's the metric date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Your post got me thinking. I'm about to leave for a guys cycling weekend at our cottage along the Allegheny River in Western PA. Most of the guys bailed out due to the potential of 30% and 40% chance of rain. Maybe I'll sale my bikes at a truckstop and ride the car North to Erie PA and Western NY and use the money in the noisy and dry casinos.
    Then that should free up some space in your house and then you can start all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    I'm going to sell all those stupid bikes and just drive from now on. It certainly makes more sense to me. I wish all you cylist dudes and dudettes all the best.
    While you're at it pick up some pies to eat. With all the extra time you don't waste on those infernal contraptions, you'll have plenty of time for more pies. You'll probably be able to eat 2-3 more pies a day. Yummy! Fat is the new thin.
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    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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    Cranky,
    So glad you mentioned this. Lately I've been thinking my bike may be more useful laid across my laundry room and used as a drying rack for my fine lingerie. Additionally, if I stop riding, I'll have more time to visit craft fairs and Bingo halls.

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    I dropped off all my/our bikes at Goodwill on the way to work this lovely April morning. What put me over the edge and made me decide I'd had it with bicycling?
    Kinda a little thing, but I realized it was just nuts to have keep adding air to the tires. Pump 'em up today and then a few days later, you gotta pump 'em up again! I can't even come up with a number for all the times I've added air to bike tires and all the times I would have in the future if I hadn't finally wised up! What a colossal waste of time and energy and air!!!
    Gonna be spending some quality time with motor vehicles, I guess.............no, they need air in the tires, too.....................
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    That does it! I'm giving up riding too! Starting today, I'm going to:

    -Wear a baseball hat with the logo of a heavy equipment manufacturer.
    -Drink huge quantities of beer, to get a good sized beer gut.
    -wear t-shirts that are too small, so beer gut spills out underneath.
    -live on McDonald's food. Hey, millions served, they can't possibly be wrong.
    -Hang out at stores where they sell lottery stuff, and blow half my paycheck on said lottery stuff.
    -When not hanging out at lottery stores, I'll hang out at pool halls.
    -Crab and moan about all those bikers using MY ROADS!!!

    (Did I leave anything out?)

    Happy April 1st.
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    For your new life plan you need a TV remote, a bag of chips, a beer and a lazy boy. Then all will be right with the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicycle View Post
    This sudden epiphany
    A little club soda will get that right out.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicycle View Post
    This sudden epiphany wouldn't have something to do with today's date would it?
    I could tell from the first response that I didn't fool anyone, sigh.

    Now that Spring is near, I've warned the wife I'm doing my Sping Internet shopping for bike stuff tomorrow. I can tell Spring is getting closer because the snow is mixed with a lot of rain these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    I could tell from the first response that I didn't fool anyone, sigh.

    Now that Spring is near, I've warned the wife I'm doing my Sping Internet shopping for bike stuff tomorrow. I can tell Spring is getting closer because the snow is mixed with a lot of rain these days.
    Lenny,
    And I thought you were serious, since reading you original post I took my lead from your wisdom I took my simoncini to the steel recycler and my CF tarmac to the plastic recycler today and decided to forget all that hill climbing crap. Now I have ot go out and buy two new bikes, your little prank has cost me a lot of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    Lenny,
    And I thought you were serious, since reading you original post I took my lead from your wisdom I took my simoncini to the steel recycler and my CF tarmac to the plastic recycler today and decided to forget all that hill climbing crap. Now I have ot go out and buy two new bikes, your little prank has cost me a lot of money.

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    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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    Is that the S-10 with the "Iron Duke" inline 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottogo View Post
    Is that the S-10 with the "Iron Duke" inline 4?
    A very thirsty 4.3L (262ci) Vortec V-6 with the automatic tranny. Runs like a scared rabbit, drinks like a fish.

    It's a very plush and responsive truck, but I still miss my simple and thrifty (4 cyl. manual)'98 Tacoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottogo View Post
    Is that the S-10 with the "Iron Duke" inline 4?
    They quit making that noisey thing in the early 90s. 4 cylinder S10s after that had a 2.2.

    Lenny, you should be able to manage 20 mpg with the 4.3.

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    I miss my bike already.I guess its time to go bike shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    They quit making that noisey thing in the early 90s. 4 cylinder S10s after that had a 2.2.

    Lenny, you should be able to manage 20 mpg with the 4.3.
    Yes, overall I get 20mpg.

    Here’s my actual mileage for 2009 & 2010 (I purchased the truck used in Dec. 2008). The green line represents my tank by tank mileage and the blue line represents my Cumulative mileage.

    The good mileage in May 2009 was during a road trip from upstate NY to Holland Mi.

    The gap in the second chart represents a partial tank my daughter put in when she borrowed the truck. You can see by the charts that I drive more in Winter weather than Summer which helps to have a negative effect on my overall mileage

    Considering I get 17 to 21 mpg highway on my ’94 E-150 Conversion Van with a V-8 302 ci engine, I consider 20mpg crappy for such a small vehicle as the S-10. My goodness, it's only large enough for me and the wife to ride in and the cargo box is small at best.




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