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Old 08-14-07, 06:49 PM   #1
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Okay you guys. I'm coming out of the closet.

I, Siu Blue Wind, am officially a roadie now. I broke down and got a cateye, insulated water bottles, new Pearl Izumi road gloves and clipless shoes.

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Old 08-14-07, 06:51 PM   #3
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but never give up the mtn bike, i knew the road bike would pull you in, it is fun
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Old 08-14-07, 06:52 PM   #4
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Scweeeeet!

Welcome to the wonderful world of roadie cycling!
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Old 08-14-07, 06:52 PM   #5
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It's okay, Siu. Society is much more tolerant of such deviant acts than it used to be. I understand that the American Psychiatric Association doesn't even consider it a mental illness any more.
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Old 08-14-07, 06:52 PM   #6
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You've got a custom Moots.

We could see you through the plexiglas closet already.
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Old 08-14-07, 06:54 PM   #7
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No!!!! Don't go to the darkside!!!!!
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real roadies do not use insulated water bottles. the insulation adds unneeded weight.
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Welcome to roadies club Siu. Your bike looks pretty
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How do the clipless shoes work on those things that sort of resemble pedals?

Runs away, fearing a pheard stylee kick to the face.
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woooot! Now, just pack all that stuff up and come ride with us in NC. We'll have a grand time.
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You are correct sir! There is hope.
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she is the best kind of roadie, a converted mtn biker, that is better
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Old 08-14-07, 07:00 PM   #16
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I, Siu Blue Wind, am officially a roadie now. I broke down and got a cateye, insulated water bottles new Pearl Izumi road gloves and clipless shoes.

I think your pedals give you away.
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Strike two!

Hey, how come you have clipless shoes but not pedals - I think she is trying to be a poseur...
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Old 08-14-07, 07:03 PM   #18
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A real roadie wouldn't have half and halfs.
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Old 08-14-07, 07:03 PM   #19
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Congrats sis, closets are for clothes.
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hahahaha

i love that


on a side note, does having a roadie and and mtb make you bi?

and in that case what does having a cyclocross bike make you?
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hahahaha

i love that


on a side note, does having a roadie and and mtb make you bi?

and in that case what does having a cyclocross bike make you?
too cool for words.
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hahahaha

i love that


on a side note, does having a roadie and and mtb make you bi?

and in that case what does having a cyclocross bike make you?
how about a uni cycle ??????
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Old 08-14-07, 07:40 PM   #23
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Yeah, with that lightweight bike you got to switch the pedals and get rid of the water bottles and cages - too much weight. Take along some straws and drink from rain puddles and streams on the routes
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How do the clipless shoes work on those things that sort of resemble pedals?

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I think those are signs that she is only roadie curious. Come on Sui, go all the way. It looks like you are confused. You wouldn't want to end up in a 'camp' for roadie curious. (OK I admit I watch way too much South Park).

On the serious side I think walkable clipless shoes and pedals are worth looking into once you are ready.
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Old 08-14-07, 07:53 PM   #25
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So do you ride your custom Ti bike to Starbucks and spend hours there sipping mocha cappafrappacinos? And get rid of those pedals and commit!
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