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Old 04-22-12, 10:32 AM   #1
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The first guy to show up at a group ride...

The first guy to show up at a group ride with equal size wheels and chain drive, what did the other riders say to him?
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Old 04-22-12, 11:30 AM   #2
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Glad to see you got a proper bike?

Hope you are not going to ride that thing with us?

What made you buy that in the first place?
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Perfect! I love it.

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Howdy stranger, we dont see many guys on pretty bikes 'round these parts.
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The first guy to show up at a group ride with equal size wheels and chain drive, what did the other riders say to him?
I don't know, do you remember since you were there? (I tease!)
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What's wrong with equal size wheels and chain drive?
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It's just so passe', Deege. All the cool guys are riding bikes with different size wheels, like in my avitar.
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It took me a few seconds, but I got it.
Would you believe, the ASQ Certified Quality Auditor exam actually has questions like this one.
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So it must be raining where you all are also? The rest of the week around here looks like rain so if you see some desperate looking posts from me, I hope you'll understand.
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So it must be raining where you all are also? The rest of the week around here looks like rain so if you see some desperate looking posts from me, I hope you'll understand.
Off and on. Didn't fit into my plans at all.
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It's just so passe', Deege. All the cool guys are riding bikes with different size wheels, like in my avitar.
Oh. Got it. Thought perhaps I missed something in Fred School.
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The first guy to show up at a group ride with equal size wheels and chain drive, what did the other riders say to him?
You call yourself a wheelman and ride that thing?
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Old 04-22-12, 02:32 PM   #14
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Oh. Got it. Thought perhaps I missed something in Fred School.
Nope, your grade point average took a hit when you bought the Masi, but you're OK.
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Back in about 1990, give or take a few years, my bike club had a picture taken on the steps of the State Capitol building, as a counterpoint to the one taken 100 years prior. In the new one were quite a few Safety Bikes (what we consider 'standard' road bikes,) and a few recumbents. In the 1800s picture, there were quite a few Ordinaries (penny farthings) and a few new-fangled Safety Bikes. It's amazing how things change.
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The first guy to show up at a group ride with equal size wheels and chain drive, what did the other riders say to him?
They might have said, I remember when I was your age.

What? No beard?
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Back in about 1990, give or take a few years, my bike club had a picture taken on the steps of the State Capitol building, as a counterpoint to the one taken 100 years prior. In the new one were quite a few Safety Bikes (what we consider 'standard' road bikes,) and a few recumbents. In the 1800s picture, there were quite a few Ordinaries (penny farthings) and a few new-fangled Safety Bikes. It's amazing how things change.
I'm still astounded the UCI ever allowed Safety Bikes into competition.
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This is a bicycle.

My wife has one of those things you claim to "ride". She make yarn with hers sitting in front of the music box.


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I'm glad you can swerve to miss objects and I'm glad motorists can see you.
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This IS a no drop ride.
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An exerpt from a letter written that day...

"Dearest Frank,

Today I went to join the League of Wheelmen on our regularly scheduled ride around the park and I brought that velocipede that I had shown you on your last visit as I felt that it was ready to be tested and shown to the public. You yourself told me that you thought it was a brilliant idea.

You know how hard I have been working on this and work late after I have finished working in the accounts office, I hope that at some point I will be able to move out of mother's basement and be able to afford my own flat and then we can look forward to having some high times indeed.

The good gentlemen mocked me endlessly about my small wheels and made references to the size of my member and several even commented on my lack of sexual prowess but do not understand how the smaller wheels on my bicycle have anything to do with that, and not that I have any deficiencies in that area. Penelope could attest to that although being the lady that she is, she would never tell what we get up to when mother is not looking.

I will persevere and should say, and with a great deal of pride, with my small wheels I trounced those esteemed gentlemen and when we parted ways they had many questions about my new invention.

I have had some ideas about pedals of late, wondering if fixing one's foot to the pedal would increase the efficiency of the pedal stroke but think that is daft and will get someone killed and bicycling is already such a dangerous sport.

Penelope has expressed an interest in riding my new bicycle but I have reminded her that it would not be proper for a lady to be seen riding a bicycle.

Cordially,

John

P.S. It will be several weeks before the film pictures we took will be developed and you may look at them when you visit us next.

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