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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Bicycling is the new golf

    Cycling is the new golf. At least according to the Economist.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Okay. Where's the drink cart?
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    "Many believe cycling is better than golf...because it is less competitive."

    Whut? Not where and with whom I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    "Many believe cycling is better than golf...because it is less competitive."

    Whut? Not where and with whom I ride.
    Yeah, I kind of wondered about that statement.

    But I think that the article had other valid points about seeing aspects of a person's character when riding. Unspoken in the article, I also wondered if the ability to buy an expensive bicycle as a display of "status" had anything to do with increased popularity.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    "Many believe cycling is better than golf...because it is less competitive."

    Whut? Not where and with whom I ride.
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    Four of from Team Clydes and Athenas finished the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure in Long Beach. We all have different abilities, but on Sunday we all rode as a team, taking turns pulling, keeping each other company, waiting for slowers climbers. In the process we all share a comraderie borne out of attempting a common goal and, of course, suffering together. It was a beautiful thing. This article is spot on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
    Okay. Where's the drink cart?
    Here:


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    Here:

    OMG, that's fantastic! Tunes, too! Wow!
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    Is that red bottle NOS.

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    but what if i've been golfing since i was 10, and am just getting back into biking after college/finding a job?

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    Quite a coincidence. My daughter was recently on a business trip, and got lots of face time with some higher-up by talking bicycling.
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    My CEO cycles, but he is into the high end titanium unobtainum road bike crowd. I am more of the ride a three speed to the pub type. I raced a fair bit back in the 70's and could care less about "performance" riding today. I ride for the pure enjoyment of it and to get somewhere without being stuck in a metal box. Don't golf either, unless it is to drive the cart and drink beer.

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    can't be...

    only similarities are titanium shafts and frame tubes.

    and try to get out of a sand trap on 23mm slicks sometime... ain't hapn'n.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    Four of from Team Clydes and Athenas finished the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure in Long Beach. We all have different abilities, but on Sunday we all rode as a team, taking turns pulling, keeping each other company, waiting for slowers climbers. In the process we all share a comraderie borne out of attempting a common goal and, of course, suffering together. It was a beautiful thing. This article is spot on!
    I imagine your group dynamic was a bit different than that among type A execs. The work environment is a cooperative activity whereas golf provides an outlet to be outright competitive with your boss, peers, etc... Go to one of those team building ropes courses or something if you want cooperation. Go for a bike ride if you want to make your boss's eyes bleed.

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    No way cycling is the new golf. Not nearly enough fat guys on the road that take their extremely limited to non existent skills waaayyyy to seriously.

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    Great news!
    I'm looking forward to seeing all those golf courses repurposed as mountain bike parks!
    They can really cut back on their herbicide and maintenance budgets too.

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    I do both cycling and golfing. Both are perceived as very expensive sports (which they can both be), but you can always get a cheap used bike on Craigslist and there are a few courses which go for less than $50 for 18 holes which is quite cheap (especially in San Francisco, where I live) considering you'll be having a great time out there in nature for 4 hours (if you are playing with a buddy). I feel that cycling is the less social of the 2 because depending on how hard your ride is, you will mostly be focused getting from point A to point B; which is why I prefer golfing over cycling (sorry guys), it's more social IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevenmag View Post
    No way cycling is the new golf. Not nearly enough fat guys on the road that take their extremely limited to non existent skills waaayyyy to seriously.
    my sarcasm detector is detecting trace amounts of sarcasm.

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    Funny, I was just commenting to a friend that cycling has gone the way of both skiing and golf where being seen posing with the right equipment is more important than the sport.

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    1) The Economist is written in London. not New York.
    and the Chunnel to the Loire and the like.. is a short time in travel.


    The heads of state, politicians and the Corporate ruling elite that own them, Golf together,
    so they can sell out their constituents, making deals amongst each other as they go around the course.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 04-30-13 at 11:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    The heads of state, politicians and the Corporate ruling elite that own them, Golf together,
    so they can sell out their constituents, making deals amongst each other as they go around the course.
    I thought they spent their time at the 19th hole plotting schemes to use their land yachts to hunt down brave and noble cyclist warriors. I must have been misinformed by some bicycling "advocates."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    1)

    The heads of state, politicians and the Corporate ruling elite that own them, Golf together,
    so they can sell out their constituents, making deals amongst each other as they go around the course.
    I'd like to get in on it.

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    I'd like to get in on it.
    the major campaign contributor part or just a round on the links..

    It is Said ..Golf was Invented to give the Village Idiot something to keep him busy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Cycling is the new golf. At least according to the Economist.
    Cycling is very different from golf in at least TWO extremely important aspects.

    (1) In golf the better you get - the less you get to play.

    (2) I hate golf.

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    I like both actually, and don't do enough of either. My neck problems have been keeping me off the bike so far this year.

    But at least this Spring, I have been out in the yard, practicing my golf stroke on the dandelions... and since neither of my neighbors bother with weedkillers, I'm getting a LOT of golf swing practice. So much so that I actually raised a small blister right in the middle of my right thumb. Of course, I probably did 200 strokes in a little over a half hour. Today I'm fairly certain that there will be a new batch to practice on...

    As for being one of those 'status' things, I never bought into that when I used to snow ski, and I'm definitely not one to buy the latest/greatest Wunderbike. I'm still riding the 26-pound steel-frame road bike I bought new back in '76! I'm almost at retirement age anyway - who do I have to impress anyway?
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