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Urymoto 07-05-13 03:33 PM

Ppl on this forum care about way dumber ****, cut the op some slack, hes just curious.

Id like to know too.

longbeachgary 07-05-13 03:33 PM

Funny story, years ago I was reading a local bicycle publication that listed clubs in the area. I saw that among them was a gay, lesbian club. Well the next day I was out on my bike and saw a pack of 30 or more riders all wearing matching pink jerseys and thought that this was them. Turns out it was Lightning Velo and not the gay club.

fuji_owner 07-05-13 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by surgeonstone (Post 15818267)
Who the **** cares, gay, straight or bi, does it really matter? Aren't we past this yet?

It DOES NOT matter, and I said it already in my original post. But I'm wondering if cycling as a sport is welcomed by all sections of society, or is the image of cycling unappealing to some sections of society.

This is all just idle curiosity. Because when it comes to keeping fit and maintaining their body fat percentage, pro riders and gay guys on par.

JakiChan 07-05-13 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by longbeachgary (Post 15818517)
Funny story, years ago I was reading a local bicycle publication that listed clubs in the area. I saw that among them was a gay, lesbian club. Well the next day I was out on my bike and saw a pack of 30 or more riders all wearing matching pink jerseys and thought that this was them. Turns out it was Lightning Velo and not the gay club.

Our local LGBT club has pretty stylish kit. It doesn't look half bad on me. (Not that any spandex looks good on me...) No pink but a rainbow for sure

The part I like best is the small print just above the butt: "If you're looking at this then this Is the club for you."

fuji_owner 07-05-13 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ka0use (Post 15818248)
according to my preee-cise calculations, a lesbian is one who prefers women.
that would be me, and les's do accept me as an honorary.

I respect and appreciate your candid declaration, ma'am.

caloso 07-05-13 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by fuji_owner (Post 15818493)
Very funny... you assume that randomly selected individuals from the general population aim to become pro cyclists. But there's no proof. In fact 99% of the people I know do not ride a bike.

I assumed that the proportion in the the peloton is the same as in the general population. Only because there is no proof otherwise. If there exists some data to suggest that it's higher or lower than the general population, that would be interesting to see.

hamster 07-05-13 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by fuji_owner (Post 15817993)
I was curious as to how many, if any, gay (open or closeted) riders were in this year's TdF. Not that it matters, but with a handful of pro athletes in other sports coming out in recent years, I've never read or heard about a pro cyclist coming out or rumored to be gay/lesbian.

Now, just to be clear, this question in no way relates to my own sexual preferences, not that there's anything wrong with that :p but I was curious if there is diversity in the biking world.

A related question: Do you personally know a gay/lesbian cyclist? I haven't come across one yet. Everyone in the Forum seems to be a single or a happily married hetero.

Cheers!

There are no openly gay pro riders in TdF. In fact, as far as I know, there are no active openly gay male pro cyclists, period. Graeme Obree is gay but he's retired. There are a few lesbian pro cyclists. In the women's time trial in the 2012 UCI world championship, #1 and #6 competitors were openly lesbian.

kenji666 07-05-13 03:52 PM

They shouldn't be wearing rainbow colors, not because of any prejudice, but because they did not earn a world championship.;)

longbeachgary 07-05-13 03:53 PM

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bengreen79 07-05-13 03:55 PM

Some of them are probably bike-curious.

fuji_owner 07-05-13 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by kenji666 (Post 15818580)
They shouldn't be wearing rainbow colors, not because of any prejudice, but because they did not earn a world championship.;)

Good point.

fuji_owner 07-05-13 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by bengreen79 (Post 15818589)
Some of them are probably bike-curious.

Excellent!

Samfujiabq 07-05-13 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bikepro (Post 15818199)
+10.

Is it not enough that the media has to dwell on "stuff" like this?

I concur

fuji_owner 07-05-13 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 15818552)
I assumed that the proportion in the the peloton is the same as in the general population. Only because there is no proof otherwise. If there exists some data to suggest that it's higher or lower than the general population, that would be interesting to see.

I brushed up on my Stats... for the statistic 3.5% to apply to the peloton sampling, the sample size needs to be determined for a given confidence interval, say 95%. Not only that, the sample has to be pre-filtered for cyclists. The proportion of cyclists in the general population is so small, we may never achieve the critical sample size needed to generate a statistic.

This also links to my other post asking if cycling is popular in the GLBT population to the same percentage as the general population. It would be interesting to know.

bianchi10 07-05-13 04:14 PM

Hahahaha! How many more posts till this gets shut down?

chasm54 07-05-13 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by fuji_owner (Post 15818523)
. Because when it comes to keeping fit and maintaining their body fat percentage, pro riders and gay guys on par.

Unbelievable. I'll bet you think that all black people got rhythm, too.

bianchi10 07-05-13 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Urymoto (Post 15818515)
cut the op some slack, hes just Bi-curious.

:p

License2Ill 07-05-13 04:19 PM

They ain't gay, they're just European.

Pirkaus 07-05-13 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 15818638)
Hahahaha! How many more posts till this gets shut down?

Not until the first homophobic slur is cast.

As long as they're not doping, who really cares who sleeps with whom.
Pirk

kenji666 07-05-13 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by License2Ill (Post 15818654)
They ain't gay, they're just French.

fify

Rowan 07-05-13 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by fuji_owner (Post 15817993)
I was curious as to how many, if any, gay (open or closeted) riders were in this year's TdF. Not that it matters, but with a handful of pro athletes in other sports coming out in recent years, I've never read or heard about a pro cyclist coming out or rumored to be gay/lesbian.

Now, just to be clear, this question in no way relates to my own sexual preferences, not that there's anything wrong with that :p but I was curious if there is diversity in the biking world.

A related question: Do you personally know a gay/lesbian cyclist? I haven't come across one yet. Everyone in the Forum seems to be a single or a happily married hetero.

Cheers!

If it doesn't matter, why ask the question?

kenji666 07-05-13 04:29 PM

Just wait til they get podium boys for the winners.:eek:

IANative 07-05-13 04:30 PM

I don't know about gay, but when Thomas Voeckler grimaces on a climb, he kinda looks like Dewey Crowe, from Justified. Just sayin'...

License2Ill 07-05-13 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by kenji666 (Post 15818671)
fify

Was my first choice, but went more inclusive.

rangerdavid 07-05-13 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 15818638)
Hahahaha! How many more posts till this gets shut down?

5. yep, 5



and I'm I B T L


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