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    Fat Guy in Bike Shorts! manual_overide's Avatar
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    Clutzes on bikes

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    Personal story of a man trying to lose his inner 4th grader... well trying to lose 80 lbs at least..


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    I read the article real quick, it's cool. I just left a post at the Clydes forum, some dudes be-crying the virtues of 300 pounders on 23mm tires, kinda funny, I had to get out o' there then I happened upon this post. I'll read it , the other also a bit more.

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    So many cyclers in the video and so few helmets.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by madfiNch
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

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    Will one of you guys please explain to me how a child learning to ride a bike is a "stupid" person?

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    All children are stupid, by definition

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    children without helmets will be stupid as soon as they crash and hurt their heads.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by madfiNch
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

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    I've been reading references here to studies that say helmets may not help much. Then I watched this, and I noted that many or most of these unfortunates hit their heads hard. I'm wearing my helmet on every ride now, again.

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    Great stuff, I know I have a helmet out in the garage somewhere, maybe I should go find it.
    I should be riding not typing

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    Wow. I'm glad camcorders were less common when I started riding. I had a nice new cyclometer. I turned left from a stop, moving from one very quiet street to another. I was rather intently trying to find the current speed function. I found it a moment later than I should have. I remember seeing the event like this:
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    Fender of parked truck.
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    Pavement.
    Right front tire of parked truck.
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    Yeah. Humble pie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter76
    So many cyclers in the video and so few helmets.
    Yeah cause we all know as soon as you slap on a helmet you instantly become pro cyclist, urban warrior.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Really cool people learning!!

    If at first you don't succeed....
    Born Again Bicyclist! I found my Faith.

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    Yeah I just drop my bike a lot... B:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRedner
    All children are stupid, by definition
    American Heritage Dictionary
    stu·pid (stōō'pĭd, styōō'-)
    adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est

    1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
    2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
    3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
    4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
    5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

    n. A stupid or foolish person.
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    American Heritage Dictionary
    ig·no·rant (ĭg'nər-ənt)
    adj.

    1. Lacking education or knowledge.
    2. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
    3. Unaware or uninformed.

    [Middle English ignoraunt, from Old French ignorant, from Latin ignōrāns, ignōrant-, present participle of ignōrāre, to be ignorant, not to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

    Children are ignorant by birth until they aquire knowledge.
    All adults who put a child on a bike to learn to ride without a helmet are stupid.
    "Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!

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