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Old 11-17-02, 04:29 PM   #1
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Is there a way to rank cyclists?

Is there a way to rank cyclists?

I would say - a cyclists who cycled Trans American Bicycle Path (6500 km) is for sure close to a cycling general.

Commuting by bike to work would qualify to a cycling petty officer.

Those who just cycle on a local trail for recreation should be Junior Cyclists.

It is human to rank things, isn't it? Any other ideas?
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Old 11-17-02, 05:53 PM   #2
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The only cyclists that need ranks or rankings are racers. The distance or time that one rides is irrelevant. When I see someone cycling, they are a cyclist, even if that person does not ride as much as me or anyone else.

Every time I see someone riding who obviously does not ride much, it makes me feel good. At least they are riding a bike when they could be doing something else.
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Alexey,
You know, when I see a location like Ukraine, it drives home all over again what an international forum this is!

Ranking is an interesting concept, Alexey. I guess a concern I would have about getting into such a ranking system, even in fun, would be where to place the relative values. Speed? Distance? Long-term commitment? Racers are very fast and have to have great training discipline, but does that rank them higher than a long term commuter who has been making a contribution to the environment for years?
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Old 11-18-02, 10:16 AM   #4
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Hi,
back when my wife, Sis and I were hiking we had nicknames for each other.
My wife was General Nuisance, my Sis was Corporal Punishment, and I was Major Malfunction......
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Old 11-18-02, 12:59 PM   #5
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Alexey,
You know, when I see a location like Ukraine, it drives home all over again what an international forum this is!
I am on the northern shore of the Black Sea.

It is quite a distance from the US. It took us once 1 hr 40 minutes to fly to Vienna, Austria, and then 9 hrs 30 minutes to fly to Washington D.C.

But my post goes to the forum thread for about 1 second.
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Rank should definetly have a bike affiliation. I mean could i be a 3rd spoke rider. or should i try to be a 6 spoke rider. who knows. i sure as hell don't
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i am rank.....with a bullet.
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