Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-09, 12:49 PM   #1
bluevelo
beast mode
Thread Starter
 
bluevelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Trek 2200, K2 Firebird
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I feel so manly riding my mountain bike.

I switch from road to mountain in the dark months here (when we also get most of our rain and fog, which means the air and road are usually damp every morning). I love my hardtail. Its like an urban assault vehicle (yes, I keep the knobbies on). I can hurdle curbs, I laugh at the potholes and rough roads, I can knock over the garbage cans and recycle bins that idiots put in the bike lane at ease - or mess up their piles of leaves (since they are too damn lazy to put them in the green waste bin) and generally do all sorts of mayhem.

(I only run through the leaves, though. Its fun in that Peanuts kind of way).

Plus, since I'm getting older, I like how much more balanced and secure the mountain bike feels, and, since mileage tends to drop in winter, the knobbies give me a much better workout for a 5 mile commute.

I'm even growing out my beard, I'm feeling SO manly.
__________________
http://www.gretainthebox.com
bluevelo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 01:07 PM   #2
Pamestique 
Shredding Grandma!
 
Pamestique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes: I don't own any bikes
Posts: 4,798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
well then... isn't that special!

Good for you!
__________________
______________________________________________________________

Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.
Pamestique is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 01:16 PM   #3
coasting 
Still can't climb
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
Bikes:
Posts: 22,645
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
mid life crisis
__________________
coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack
coasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 01:18 PM   #4
bluevelo
beast mode
Thread Starter
 
bluevelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Trek 2200, K2 Firebird
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by coasting View Post
mid life crisis
BTDT

In my case, it was a black leather bomber jacket which went to SSPCA thrift store as a donation last year.

Of course, I probably should have gone for the 20something trophy GF instead.
__________________
http://www.gretainthebox.com
bluevelo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 03:44 PM   #5
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Conversely...I feel very effeminate when riding my road bike in tight lycra. Go figure.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 11:52 PM   #6
HigherGround
Descends Like Avalanche
 
HigherGround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
Posts: 5,767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevelo View Post
...I can knock over the garbage cans and recycle bins that idiots put in the bike lane at ease - or mess up their piles of leaves (since they are too damn lazy to put them in the green waste bin) and generally do all sorts of mayhem.

(I only run through the leaves, though. Its fun in that Peanuts kind of way)...
Let's just hope that no one thinks they're being funny by putting a cinder block at the bottom of the leaves!
__________________
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.
HigherGround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 11:53 PM   #7
HigherGround
Descends Like Avalanche
 
HigherGround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
Posts: 5,767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
Conversely...I feel very effeminate when riding my road bike in tight lycra. Go figure.
Just shave your legs, that will make you feel much better.
__________________
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.
HigherGround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-09, 10:42 AM   #8
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yes....you look soooooo manly!!!!!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 AM.