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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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    53 miles per burrito urban_assault's Avatar
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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?
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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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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    Originally posted by RainmanP
    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
    "If a man does his best, what else is there?"

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    i am rank.....with a bullet.
    I have enough words to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble.

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