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    The original pavements/sidewalks were paved with...

    The original pavements/sidewalks were paved with stones. Hence the term "pavement." Wooden sidewalks were a pioneer phenomenon in new villages and towns, and were not as common as pavements,...
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    Pavements were originally along the shopfronts at...

    Pavements were originally along the shopfronts at the side of the roads to allow people to walk along the shop and houses without getting muddy on the roads, which were dirt and reserved for horses...
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    And I must be bored, because I'm responding...

    And I must be bored, because I'm responding to...what? You think I'm "trying" to prove that most English-speaking people in the world use the term "pavement" instead of "sidewalk"?

    First page of...
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    Certainly they might know what they are. But...

    Certainly they might know what they are. But that's not the conventional terminology.

    More googling:

    site:timesofindia.indiatimes.com "sidewalks" -- 1,710 results...
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    Off-topic, but what a bizarre thing to say....

    Off-topic, but what a bizarre thing to say. Canada and the U.S. total about 355 million native English speakers (with most of Quebec the obvious exception).

    The UK, Australia, New Zealand,...
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    Only in American and Canadian English are...

    Only in American and Canadian English are pavements or footpaths called "sidewalks."
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    "There is no excuse for running red lights (or...

    "There is no excuse for running red lights (or riding on pavements)."

    It was merely an aside. People do that all the time.

    "On my honour, I will never eat Mars Bars as long as I live (nor...
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    Huh? Obviously "the pavements" is where people...

    Huh? Obviously "the pavements" is where people walk at the side of the road, i.e. "sidewalks" in North America. Pavement = sidewalk. The first streets were paved on the sides where people walk, and...
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    No negativity for me tonight. Too happy.

    No negativity for me tonight. Too happy.
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    Happiness is...

    ...spending 2 1/2 hours on a bike on a peaceful Friday evening in the summer in the countryside. Not even a spoke breaking ten minutes into the ride, sending me back home to switch to a backup wheel...
  11. All posting on bikeforums.net is a cry for help.

    All posting on bikeforums.net is a cry for help.
  12. Yes. Yes, I do. I do the "kissing noise" with...

    Yes. Yes, I do. I do the "kissing noise" with puckered up lips to the cows and horses. Sometimes it gives them a scare, and they scamper away from the edge of the field where I go past them. I hope...
  13. What the hell? Are you talking about failed...

    What the hell? Are you talking about failed states like Afghanistan or Somalia?
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    How dare you!

    How dare you!
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    So can you physically tell when your body...

    So can you physically tell when your body switches from burning fat to burning glycogen? Let's say you do a two-hour ride with ten 1 to 2-minute climbs that you purposely do at a higher intensity, to...
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    I really appreciate this handy synopsis, thanks....

    I really appreciate this handy synopsis, thanks. One thing about having just protein after a moderate ride to prevent muscle burn while letting the fat burn continue, though: I get gout if I eat too...
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    See, that's the thing. I was eating post-ride as...

    See, that's the thing. I was eating post-ride as if I'd just conquered Alpe d'Huez, as if my body would cease to function if I didn't ingest those 400 tasty calories within a half-hour of stepping...
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    I cannot count calories. I've done it once or...

    I cannot count calories. I've done it once or twice in my life, and it was torture both times. Mostly because I plateaued after ten pounds, so I gave up in frustration.

    I'm almost fifty. I know...
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    Recovery drink is BS

    For MAMILS like, let's be honest, 95% of the posters on this forum.

    I drank the koolaid for years. I'd finish every ride off with a chocolate milk, and, I'll be honest, some kind of muffin or...
  20. The sole of the Vittoria is wider than the Sidi....

    The sole of the Vittoria is wider than the Sidi. The volume and fit of the leather upper is similar, but with the Vittoria my foot is flattening down onto the sole without spilling over the rising...
  21. Actually, yes, I had a pair of Sidi Mega's before...

    Actually, yes, I had a pair of Sidi Mega's before I bought the Sidi Energy's in the phote above. But the Mega's still weren't wide enough for me. Sidi's seem to be notoriously narrow.
  22. Wide feet? Sidi's are too thin. Vittorias are the answer.

    As per the thread title. I rode a pair of Sidi Energy shoes for a couple of years, but I always felt the outer sides of my feet pressing over the edge of the cup of the sole. I don't know why, but I...
  23. My condolences.

    My condolences.
  24. They're 24mm.

    They're 24mm.
  25. I bought a pair of ten-year-old Sciroccos this...

    I bought a pair of ten-year-old Sciroccos this spring that were apparently a take-off from a rarely ridden bike. I've put 2,000 km on them so far and they're completely awesome. I'm a heavier rider,...
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