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Old 05-31-05, 05:53 PM   #1
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Thousands of cyclists rode today and weren't hit by a car or murdered and dragged off in the woods. There! I said it. I needed an antidote for all of the awful stories floating around these forums. Holy crap, i think it might be safer to be an American in Iraq than a cyclist in America, based on all of these stories!

Now i feel better...
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I'm glad you feel better.
I think the reason the bad stories are posted, is just to bring awareness.
Yours, I must admit is the first post to announce nothing happened. Reminds me of a Carlin news skit.
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I'm glad you feel better.
I think the reason the bad stories are posted, is just to bring awareness.
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I think that is ONE of the reasons. Unfortunately, it also creates a lot of fear in not only newbie cyclists, but also some of us with some miles under our tires. Not that a little fear is bad, but it really does make you stop and think! Is it too dangerous?
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I can understand how it scares a newbie, and yes even a seasoned rider will think about it a bit. But, the latter will get on that bike and ride no matter what. Except maybe in California, I draw the line at riding with mountain lions.

I hate the new Ford commercial, mtn. biker slides comes off his bike, bike plumets off 50ft cliff, to be barely missed by Ford vehicle. Yah, that'll get more mtn. riders. WTF!
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Thousands of cyclists rode today and weren't hit by a car or murdered and dragged off in the woods. There! I said it. I needed an antidote for all of the awful stories floating around these forums. Holy crap, i think it might be safer to be an American in Iraq than a cyclist in America, based on all of these stories!

Now i feel better...
Thanks, That's nice to know... really you've got a point.
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Thousands of cyclists rode today and weren't hit by a car or murdered and dragged off in the woods. There! I said it. I needed an antidote for all of the awful stories floating around these forums. Holy crap, i think it might be safer to be an American in Iraq than a cyclist in America, based on all of these stories!

Now i feel better...

What if you're an American cyclist in Iraq?
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What if you're an American cyclist in Iraq?
Well, you still want to watch out for the cars. Especially since a good number of them are wired to explode when you get near them.
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Today I rode 30 miles, and somehow didn't die! Shocking, but true!

I can only pray that tommorow I will be so lucky...

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Well, you still want to watch out for the cars. Especially since a good number of them are wired to explode when you get near them.
That guy who's drafting you on his roadie? Bike bomb....
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I can understand how it scares a newbie, and yes even a seasoned rider will think about it a bit. But, the latter will get on that bike and ride no matter what. Except maybe in California, I draw the line at riding with mountain lions.

I hate the new Ford commercial, mtn. biker slides comes off his bike, bike plumets off 50ft cliff, to be barely missed by Ford vehicle. Yah, that'll get more mtn. riders. WTF!

Ford's suck ass and the commercial is flawed cuz the mtb wasn't wearing clipless in which case that never would have happened
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