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Old 06-22-01, 05:47 PM   #1
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I am sick

I must be sick! I'm sitting here rubbing my legs under the spandex, feeling every smooth, sculpted ridge and crevass like a teenager gawks at the 442 cubic inch V8 engine under the hood of his Oldsmobile (now I'm dating myself.)

These are "my" cycling legs, keep your hands off! (My wife secretly loves them, too!)



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Old 06-22-01, 06:00 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing Pete, but that was a little too much information for me. And I can guarantee that your legs are completely safe from my hands.
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Old 06-23-01, 02:12 AM   #3
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Oh Oh Pete, Its either to much bike riding for you, better still have as much time with the wifey???????:dance:
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Don't scare us with subject lines like that! I thought something had happened to your bike! We are already familiar with your mental condition.

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Old 06-23-01, 11:34 AM   #5
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Pete, glad to hear you're OK, more or less....
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You guys think I'm kidding?

I like to stand in front of the mirror and check out my new "six-pack" (that's stomach muscles, at least I think it is.) Hey, if I'm sick, so are a lot of other guys! (I knew that something was underneath all that blubber...)

My 6-year old daughter, Angela, just told me that, "if you eat a lot, your muscles get huge, and you'll get bigger and bigger." WoW!

I can go with that plan...
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Old 06-23-01, 10:06 PM   #7
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(I knew that something was underneath all that blubber...)
I do know what you mean Pete. I was on the floor the other night and stretched my leg out kinda sideways (looking for ticks), and my calf popped out like a big ball. I thought "Wow! Bikers legs!" When you lose a lot of weight it's really exciting. The younger guys probably don't understand (yet!), but when your over 40 it's a big deal. And the way you can blast around the trails is really cool too. Hills I used to crawl up in granny gear I'm now taking in 4th and 5th gear. Just makes it all the more fun.
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My 6-year old daughter, Angela, just told me that, "if you eat a lot, your muscles get huge, and you'll get bigger and bigger." WoW!
Have Angela print up that diet. Sounds really good to me!
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Old 06-25-01, 07:53 AM   #8
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It is kinda nice to see bulges in the right places!
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I've got a six pack in the fridge....

Does that count?

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Old 06-25-01, 04:44 PM   #10
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I agree with Pete and Dirtgrinder. When you are over 40 (I'm over 50), it makes you feel really good to know you still look good. In fact, I think that I have the best looking legs of anyone where I work. That includes the women. And a few have commented on my legs.

Bicycling magazine had an article some time ago that said it is ok for a person to compliment another person of the same sex that has great legs.

Way to go Pete!!

I'm proud of my legs and my tan lines. As they say at Smith Barney (or somewhere), "I've earned it."
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guilty pleasures?

i have to admit that one of the things that kept me going on the trainer this winter was looking down and watching that "divot" above my knee.

my cycling pal kate and i once had a leg-flexing contest in front of the dressing room mirrors while we were trying on shorts at the REI. she won.

i crashed once(while running; long story) and some guy(on a bike) stopped to see if i was ok. he commented in a sincere way(i didn't get the impression he was hitting on me) "wow...your legs are like...sculpture!". it was nice to be complimented by a fellow athlete.

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I really like checking out all the scars I've gotten on my legs over the past few years...
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Old 06-25-01, 08:58 PM   #13
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Well, at the risk of sounding vain, I must admit that I have cast the odd glance at my emerging physique. Amazing what you can find under 53 pounds of fat! Between the bike and the bowflex machine, it's coming along pretty well! And, the legs do really look good in spandex!
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While we are talking about muscles, can someone tell me why many bike shop employees don't have sculpted legs? And many are overweight.
What gives? :confused:

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Maybe it's an "Atlanta thing"?

At the last two shops I've worked at(one in Texas and now one in Indiana) 99% of the employees have been serious riders.

At the shop in TX we had a mix of serious roadies, mtbers, an ex BMX pro and an Ironman-distance triathlete. Pretty much everyone raced. Oddly enough the only one who didn't ride was the owner(but he had been a race promoter in his previous "life").

The shop I'm at now is small,but we all ride regularly, with the exception of the owner's wife. The only one with out those "bike legs" would be our freestyle/dirt-jumping kid. He has more scars than muscle!
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The only one with out those "bike legs" would be our freestyle/dirt-jumping kid. He has more scars than muscle!
I can relate and I'm not even a freestyler. Just a mountain biker with no skills.

Ron, I know that in many of the smaller shops the owner and the few employees they have do it all...Wrench, sales, etc. So my guess is that in some of the smallers shops these guys are working a lot hours so they don't get as much of chance to ride.
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When I made some of my earlier comments, I was thinking about the manager (about 28-30 years old) of a LBS who not only didn't have nice legs, he had a gut that would put many power-lunch-eating desk-jockeys to shame.
Maybe I'm just too critical.

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