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Old 03-07-14, 04:58 PM   #551
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I was thinking. Shocking, I know.

This thread has some of the nicest bikes on BF. A number of companies are represented. Guru, NP, BMC, Cervelo, and Lynskey, SLC-SL, or Specialized from Whoooooosh. We should start a Best of Hot r Not. If Dan or Bill will cooperate, it should be a sticky.

When people visit BF, it could be a beacon of bike porn light. It's a no brainer.
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In your face, serious ride boy:

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Herbert, LAJ and sbxx1985 put together some serious rides. Maybe some of you other boneheads could borrow a few shillings and piece together some eye candy to ogle instead of chit chat about your Dear Aunt Mabel's Hungarian spicy egg plant Parmesan ...



....and my own variation of eggplant Parmesan is far superior to aunt Mabel's.
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Parlee from gc3, primov8 has two, that one dude with the Norwegian S3, a Venge or two. Some serious bike porn.
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If there's a fight, I'm taking Whooooosh. Even in the jean shorts.
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Thanks. It's freezing when you have to put your sunglasses in the vents because they're covered in slush. Panache winter jacket has been awesome. Kits came out pretty nice.
Know that drill. I'm glad the kits aren't an issue anymore. I like the rep, and hope the kits live up to the pitch.





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How's the Castelli kit? I think their stuff is really good. When the firm was considering starting a team, it was Hincapie or Castelli.
They are great. Like the Hincapie, they are forgotten when they're on. Good stuff.
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I laughed out loud. Well done WHOOOSSHHH. No offense to anyone, but that was great.

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Is that yous stable? Shweeeet!!

And they're big enough for me to ride, too.
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If there's a fight, I'm taking Whooooosh. Even in the jean shorts.
...I'm in the middle of eating a crepe made with whole wheat flour and fresh asparagus and a champagne pear vinaigrette.

Even if woooshie beats me bloody and senseless onto the floor, I still come out winners.
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...besides the fact that, generally speaking, today's crop of roadies are the most provincial gang of people I've ever encountered,
the lack of ambition in terms of general worldliness and sophistication one encounters in the cabron fiber weight weenie crowd is profoundly depressing.

I can assure everyone here that twas not always thus. Bike racers, at one time at least, had some curiosity and spirit beyond EPO and weighing seat posts.
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That's a great photo.
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That's a great photo.
Thanks. Mrs. LAJ insisted. She worries when I sometimes choose to ignore sound reasoning. It's a good thing there is no record of some of the absolute idiocy on some of the Brevet's I did.
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...besides the fact that, generally speaking, today's crop of roadies are the most provincial gang of people I've ever encountered,
the lack of ambition in terms of general worldliness and sophistication one encounters in the cabron fiber weight weenie crowd is profoundly depressing.

I can assure everyone here that twas not always thus. Bike racers, at one time at least, had some curiosity and spirit beyond EPO and weighing seat posts.
By your own admission, you're a tiny, old dude. No one is listening, Peter Chisholm.
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I'm partial to the Bob Jackson. Those are nice, 3alarmer.
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I'm not real partial to eggplant.
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...if I wanted people to listen, why on earth would I put it here ? #stopmakingsense
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Doing my first races of the season in New Jersey this weekend. My last race of last season was up there last year. I hope these end better. Getting back on the horse.

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...ouch. Keep the rubber side down, please.
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