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    Quote Originally Posted by damnable
    Maybe there would be more female cyclists everywhere if things were more available. Walk into your LBS or even department store and compare the amount of clothing and other accessories designed for men, then compare it with the range designed for women. Less range also means less choice and most of the time, more expense.

    First you start riding. Then you want all the gear. Then you want to know more. Then you start doing stuff for you own bike. Then you realise you can make money out of this and become a professional mechanic.

    Sort of like all sports I suppose.
    I don't know if that's true, at least here in the Sacramento area, most LBSs have equal amounts of accesories & clothing for "brawds" as they do for "dudes", in fact, probably cheaper for women at times (sales), my wife has gotten some pretty sweet deals.
    - "cuz a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.." -

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    I don't see many female cyclists....but that may be because I hardly ever see ANY cyclists. Just the odd kid pedaling a BMX down the sidewalk when I ride by on the way home from work. They usually stop and stare at the bizarre apparition of an adult on a bicycle as I go by.

    This is the motor city apparently.

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    You are riding in the wrong place, my man. Here in Tallahassee we have a slew of women riding. Just yesterday I went for a ride with two of them, one of whom has more tools in her garage than most bike shops... and she knows how to use them.
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    we're with damnable, and i guess we musta dropped you when you slowed down to ...crash into that trash can? was that planned? sure impressed that "girl"
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    This thread is useless with out pictures


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    that 2JZ swap picture might have been a little less entertaining to some than the above picture, but my god it's funny!!!!

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    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    As I sit here in my office overlooking the O&E towpath, I can safely say that there are PLENTY of women cyclists - and I get to watch them ride by all day.
    Ever get the urge to install a speed bump?
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

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    I saw a female bike-shop employee at my lbs, but she lacked an apron, so I can neither confirm nor deny her wrenching ability. I did overhear her selling a bike to some people, and she certainly knew how to talk the talk.

    @Mac: Running is a never-ending fight with gravity that the human body (especially the female variety) always loses in the long term. We lack the characteristics of anything near a running creature (hooves, hind legs with a reversed knee joint, the ability to run on all 4's faster than on 2, etc) so I think our ability to run wasn't exactly evolved with day-in-day-out use being necessary, in fact if I had to guess I'd say humans are more of sprinters. Cycling on the other hand, has been engineered with long term exercise lifestyles in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave80909
    heh-
    This guy wants to adjust your seatpost



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    Quote Originally Posted by dave80909
    Somebody PLEASE tell me they have seen a female bike mechanic somewhere !!!
    I will not be able to sleep until this occures.
    Maybe not a bike mechanic but ever watch MythBusters? Scottie that girl can really build stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF
    I gotta get me of those, but I may end up in jail down here wearing it.
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    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    The MONOWHEEL !! as seen on TV..
    looks like fun


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    they probably dont bike in your town knowing just how much you enjoy watching them run.
    we are all here to serve you

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    we are all here to serve you
    Then get me a beer, babe. Thanks, you're a doll.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Then get me a beer, babe. Thanks, you're a doll.
    sure honey, cant find the bottle opener, may I use your face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    sure honey, cant find the bottle opener, may I use your face?
    The funniest thing I've read in a long time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    sure honey, cant find the bottle opener, may I use your face?
    Kewl, we can add that to this list...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bmRQD07HV0
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Kewl, we can add that to this list...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bmRQD07HV0
    nah... id never do this to ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    nah... id never do this to ya
    Yes you would...I'd insist!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPAKO
    I don't know if that's true, at least here in the Sacramento area, most LBSs have equal amounts of accesories & clothing for "brawds" as they do for "dudes", in fact, probably cheaper for women at times (sales), my wife has gotten some pretty sweet deals.
    At the only LBS near me that carries cycling clothing I might even say they have more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave80909
    I don't know what it is about Colorado Springs, but
    I notice a huge lack of female bicyclists here. About 90% of the
    riders are Men, usually 30 something (and older) guys.

    I see lots and lots of women runners here...running here, running there
    running everywhere...jiggling and bouncing...boing, boing, floppsy, jiggely
    bouncy, bouncy, boobies and buns

    Why don't they ride bikes ?? I think it would be better than all that pounding
    on their joints and other stuff. And I have NEVER EVER EVER seen a female bike
    mechanic EVER...whats up with that ???

    What you are looking for are dancers, not runners, and not girls on bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetharriet
    we're with damnable, and i guess we musta dropped you when you slowed down to ...crash into that trash can? was that planned? sure impressed that "girl"
    huh? Was that an insult, or a compliment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    Women runners are better looking than women bicyclists. The human body was built for running, not sitting down. You use a lot more muscles when running, which means a lot more toned muscles. So quit complaining and enjoy the view.
    Just join running forums already.

    IBTL btw.

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