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Old 12-10-04, 08:17 PM   #1
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The Fig Cyclist...

This is a great read. Enjoy...

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/so...vest-0448.html
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Old 12-10-04, 09:30 PM   #2
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Great story
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Henry Thoreau would have approved.
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Interesting.
Thanks for posting it.
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Old 12-10-04, 11:52 PM   #5
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Wow.

I think he's crazy, but to each their own.
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hello all, im new here, but i have a question.
can someone tell me what is the strongest pedal to buy.
alloy, steel, etc.
i weigh 350 lbs and need to find a pedal that wont break
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Old 12-11-04, 05:15 AM   #7
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hello all, im new here, but i have a question.
can someone tell me what is the strongest pedal to buy.
alloy, steel, etc.
i weigh 350 lbs and need to find a pedal that wont break
Welcome aboard... strange that the story of a guy touring California and eating thousands of Free Range Figs inspired you to ask about bombproof, big guy pedals. I would have expected questions like- 1 ply versus 2 ply toilet paper or availability of restrooms, usage of Preparation H or even, the local prices on Tums & Rolaids. Hmm, to each his own I guess.

As for your question... MKS Touring Pedals. Available through QBP or your LBS, Rivendell, Peter White, Ebay from time to time, etc. If you want clipless... someone else will need to respond.

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Old 12-11-04, 05:53 AM   #8
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My 450 lb friend rides Shimano 505's without any trouble. Granted he's just doing city commuting but they've done fine so far.
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Welcome aboard... strange that the story of guy touring California and eating thousands of Free Range Figs inspired you to ask about bombproof, big guy pedals. I would have expected questions like- 1 ply versus 2 ply toilet paper or availability of restrooms, usage of Preparation H or even, the local prices on Tums & Rolaids. Hmm, to each his own I guess.

As for your question... MKS Touring Pedals. Available through QBP or your LBS, Rivendell, Peter White, Ebay from time to time, etc. If you want clipless... someone else will need to respond.
Screw 1-ply and minimalism.
I use the 2-ply charmin ultra extra fluffy with aloe and vitamin E. And they're quilted!
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...charmin ultra extra fluffy with aloe and vitamin E...
Until researchers discover the link between toilet paper with things like color additives, Aloe, perfume, Vitamin E, etc and colon/rectal cancer.
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wow, great story, can't believe i read the whole thing!
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Until researchers discover the link between toilet paper with things like color additives, Aloe, perfume, Vitamin E, etc and colon/rectal cancer.
DOHHH...
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Very cool story! I just hate to think of the effect eating all those figs had on his digestion ...
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Henry Thoreau would have approved.
or not. Thoreau survived a winter in the nor'east. that's REAL living.

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ThanX for posting the link. That was well worth the time to read!!!
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