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    Girls on bikes

    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 ???

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    Ok I've got the popcorn started does anyone else want any?
    I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didnt work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness

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    I will take some. This is going to be an interesting thread.

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    Somebody PLEASE tell me they have seen a female bike mechanic somewhere !!!
    I will not be able to sleep until this occures.

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    Actually one of my most trusted bike mechanics is a female, and she actually works at rei...she and the other tech both kick @$$.

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    I've met female mechs in Vancouver. At two of the local bike co-ops.

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    Thanks Jim
    Oh man !! whewww !! Thank gawd...Now my mind is once more
    at peace...I new one existed somewhere..

    Of course this is Colorado Springs after all not Boulder. I'll bet there
    are a few up there too, but I am not worthy to live there, I eat lots of beacon.

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    I've seen female mechanics here in Portland.

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    Ya but thats portland...its not like colorado springs.
    People are known to throw bottles at you on your bike here, then
    write nasty editorials to the local paper about the terrible bicycle riders.

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    I predict an early demise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave80909
    Ya but thats portland...its not like colorado springs.
    People are known to throw bottles at you on your bike here, then
    write nasty editorials to the local paper about the terrible bicycle riders.
    TONS of women riders too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    TONS of women riders too.
    Yes, but we're still in the minority. I've always wondered why that is. We're practically made for riding a bike. Our strongest muscles are concentrated in locations that do a cyclist the most good.

    When I did the 2 bike counts in August, about 20% of the cyclists at the inner SE intersection were women and 5% at the outer SE intersection. There should have been more, dang it.

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    IBTL!

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    Colorado is the bike friendliest place I've ever lived. And I've seen women mechs here in Denver (not too far from the Springs, and they eat beacons here too).

    Maybe you should start doing triathlons?




    (oh yeah, IBTL baby)

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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.
    At my LBS there is one a real cutie....
    http://www.thegmbc.com/
    http://www.gmaa.net/

    In New England we have nine months of winter and three months of damned poor sledding.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverserpent
    Ok I've got the popcorn started does anyone else want any?
    I'll take a handful - thanks!

    But that smell... it might ruin my appetite. Do ya'll smell that? Yup, the odor of 'dumbass' is very pungent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ellenDSD
    I'll take a handful - thanks!

    But that smell... it might ruin my appetite. Do ya'll smell that? Yup, the odor of 'dumbass' is very pungent!

    No (synonym for poop, rhymes with pit) . I smell a troll.

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    I don't see what's so wrong with the OP. Thankfully there are plenty of lady riders here in Texas, and since I ride recumbent I have the best view ever, but I'll agree that I've never seen a lady bike wrench. Seen plenty of car mechanics who were female, but never on the bikes.

    ....Of course, then again, I'm not sure any of the male mechanics I've used know anything about a bike either, except for one.

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    I don't think it was a troll. Slightly clueless, but not a troll. And nobody has taken the ostensible bait anyway.

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    I can't understand the OP's motivations...
    He seems to enjoy the visual feast of female joggers, yet yearns for them to be on bikes.

    I wonder if he's catholic...

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    I think this thread has been done before.
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    These girls certainly don't need to jog...

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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. I see lots and lots of women runners here
    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.

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