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Old 06-10-10, 05:36 PM   #1
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a new breed of cyclists

these are the cyclists that will ride just to "explore"
they do not race
they do not feel the need to go faster when they get passed by a fellow cyclist along the route
the only time they will give chase, follow or attack to lose a fellow cyclist is when they feel their personal space and isolation become violated
these are the cyclists that ride for the time to contemplate
to get their heart rates up and give themselves a natural high through exercise
these are the cyclists that feel they become more enlightened with every pedal stroke
these are the cyclists that go out there just to see what is out there
these are the cyclists that prefer to be on their bicycles to enjoy the scenery rather than use gas and pollute the environment in their automobiles



this breed of cyclist is rare.



also this breed of cyclist would never be caught dead in bibs

this cyclist is out there to enjoy life

he does not care about his average mph

he does not care for his ability to punish himself on the mountains

the only time he goes fast is when he wants to FEEL what its like to go fast, as he cuts through the air and feels the molecules brush up against his skin

this cyclist enjoys the ride

and he cares not for competition against fellow man

for he sees the world to be good enough and beautiful

this cyclist, whether it be he or she

is the ultimate zen master
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Old 06-10-10, 05:38 PM   #2
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It may be rare but it's not new.
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Old 06-10-10, 06:31 PM   #3
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I don't understand why people feel the need to categorize everyone.

Are you trying to imply that this "new breed" of cyclists is superior to those who race, or wear bibs?

Much of that list can describe me at times, and other times not. I train, I race, but I'm primarily in it for the endorphins.

Sometimes I'll go hurt myself with intervals, and other times I'll just go out and enjoy nature and the ride.

Life isn't as simple as the little box you want to shove it in.
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I hate life.

That's why I have a powermeter. I can track not only average mph, but WATTS! It helps me prepare for competition with fellow man, which I do because the world is terrible and ugly.
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these are the cyclists that will ride just to "explore"
they do not race
they do not feel the need to go faster when they get passed by a fellow cyclist along the route
the only time they will give chase, follow or attack to lose a fellow cyclist is when they feel their personal space and isolation become violated
these are the cyclists that ride for the time to contemplate
to get their heart rates up and give themselves a natural high through exercise
these are the cyclists that feel they become more enlightened with every pedal stroke
these are the cyclists that go out there just to see what is out there
these are the cyclists that prefer to be on their bicycles to enjoy the scenery rather than use gas and pollute the environment in their automobiles



this breed of cyclist is rare.



also this breed of cyclist would never be caught dead in bibs

this cyclist is out there to enjoy life

he does not care about his average mph

he does not care for his ability to punish himself on the mountains

the only time he goes fast is when he wants to FEEL what its like to go fast, as he cuts through the air and feels the molecules brush up against his skin

this cyclist enjoys the ride

and he cares not for competition against fellow man

for he sees the world to be good enough and beautiful

this cyclist, whether it be he or she

is the ultimate zen master
I'm happy for you grasshopper.
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Old 06-10-10, 06:55 PM   #6
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I don't understand why people feel the need to categorize everyone.

Are you trying to imply that this "new breed" of cyclists is superior to those who race, or wear bibs?

Much of that list can describe me at times, and other times not. I train, I race, but I'm primarily in it for the endorphins.

Sometimes I'll go hurt myself with intervals, and other times I'll just go out and enjoy nature and the ride.

Life isn't as simple as the little box you want to shove it in.
+1000

I've never been in a race. And attacking--puleez. I come in last place in a century. But I do wear bibs and sometimes a skort. I like to climb because the scenery can't be matched. In other words, that new breed of cyclist is not new or rare. I see them everyday. In fact I'm one of those riders sometimes.

People can't always be put in boxes even though we'd try to.
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I don't understand why people feel the need to categorize everyone.
It's the American way. Us - them, cyclists - cagers, blue - red, black - white, demacrat - republican, conservative - liberal, roadie - mountian biker, on and on adnauseam.
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Old 06-10-10, 07:22 PM   #8
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i thought that was most cyclists. my view of the world has been crushed. although the spandexacons sometimes seem inhuman i'm sure they aren't out there everyday kicking my ass just to kick my ass. they must get some other enjoyment out of it. i'm just happy to see people on they're bikes really. it gets so lonely in the winter.
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Old 06-10-10, 08:32 PM   #9
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I am with umd on this one as he describes the multidimensional cyclist that most of us are. Oh, my bibs are very comfortable during my explorations.
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Old 06-10-10, 08:42 PM   #10
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Another one going south.
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Old 06-10-10, 09:33 PM   #11
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Why do zen masters always turn out to be ********?
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Ain't that the truth!

Too much emo from the OP.
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What is the point to this thread? People ride because they want to. How hard is that to understand?
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People ride because they want to.
Or because the big meanies at DMV took our license away after the last DUI.
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I agree that isn't a *new* breed of cyclists. They always have been there, maybe since forever.

They are called "True Freds".
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I've been trying to figure out why everyone has been calling me Fred on the SART when my name is Alex. Now I know.
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meh...

everyone become's one of those once in a wile...
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Old 06-11-10, 08:24 AM   #18
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Shocking to hear such a load of crap coming from California .. oh wait.
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Old 06-11-10, 08:52 AM   #19
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everyone has been calling me Fred on the SART
I get the samething!
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hipster kum-bai-ya b.s.

any philosophy that puts other people down to validate their own is not zen. It's self-righteous.
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Zen Buddhism is a religion. Spiritual enlightenment through meditation.

I don't know how much meditation you can really do by a riding style that smells the roses and sweats through the climbs. Or the Zen simplicity of a multi geared bike. I have yet to see a Buddhist monk on the SART.
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I too have become one of the new breed of cyclist. I achieved this not through mastering my Zen but because I have become old, fat, and slow. When I do manage to pass another rider on a climb, my inner ******* does a victory dance.

Oh - and for some reason I never liked bibs.
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LOL funny stuff Bud_E
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Zen Buddhism is a religion. Spiritual enlightenment through meditation.

I don't know how much meditation you can really do by a riding style that smells the roses and sweats through the climbs. Or the Zen simplicity of a multi geared bike. I have yet to see a Buddhist monk on the SART.
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I get the samething!
Ha ha...you ARE a rare True Fred...
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