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    I hate the word 'avid'

    Why in hell do cyclists use it to describe themselves? It sounds so dorky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    Why in hell do cyclists use it to describe themselves? It sounds so dorky.



    I am an avid word hater also. I have many that I refuse to use.

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    Pffft, we all know it's all about Avid Codes:


    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    It sounds so much better than obsessive - compulsive disorder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    Why in hell do cyclists use it to describe themselves? It sounds so dorky.

    It's "diva" spelled backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    It's "diva" spelled backwards.
    And you know what they say about people named Naomi

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    they have big feet? wait...no, I don't know.

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    Here is an aphid---OOOPS! Oh, you said "avid"...my bad...

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    So, do you consider yourself an avid hater?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I consider myself an avid cyclist. Since I race a couple times a year "recreational" doesn`t fit. I ride MB, Road and fixie and have a lot of fun. I have a fancy bike but most of my bikes are beaters or home brews. So OCD cyclist doesn`t work. I guess "cyclist" would work. But our town drunk is also a cyclist since he can`t drive a car. So I like the term avid cyclist. Avid cyclist seems like a compliment to any cyclist.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    It sounds so much better than obsessive - compulsive disorder...
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    It sounds so much better than obsessive - compulsive disorder...
    I was going to say the same thing

    (FWIW, I carry my "crazy" label pretty proudly, but I don't necessarily need to attach it to everything I do )

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    Why in hell do cyclists use it to describe themselves? It sounds so dorky.

    What's wrong with dorky?
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Avid is awesome! There's something for everyone!

    Something for the poor man:


    Something for the weight weenie


    And something for the hucker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Don't worry Siu, treedude is busy lining up trees in neat patterns... .

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    I don' dont really mind the word avid. For those that do how about spirited.

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    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    they have big feet? wait...no, I don't know.
    No just write it backwards

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    No just write it backwards

    I'm oan?


    wait, wait..


    I'm o'an


    no, no.. okay.


    I mo an


    uhm .. okay, I got it it,


    I mo an ...


    I'm oan?



    srsly.. I give up! -?


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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Don't worry Siu, treedude is busy lining up trees in neat patterns... .

    East Hill
    Now, what would give you that idea...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    Why in hell do cyclists use it to describe themselves? It sounds so dorky.

    Dude!

    You're such a hipster.

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    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by red house View Post
    I'm oan?


    wait, wait..


    I'm o'an


    no, no.. okay.


    I mo an


    uhm .. okay, I got it it,


    I mo an ...


    I'm oan?



    srsly.. I give up! -?

    Don't tell me you are serious. "I moan" =Naomi

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    OOooooOOh, I get it...

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    I'm a cyclist who avidly hates the word 'eclectic'. Everyone says they have 'eclectic' taste in music. Yeah it's nice that a lot of people like a wide range of music, and it's technically correct usage, but people use the word as if it makes them special. And you know how protective and defensive people are about their taste in music. Which is ridiculous of course because I have the best taste in music.

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