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    Gearhead Frustration: Actually, it just doesn't matter....

    Gone touring.
    Last edited by Cyclesafe; 05-01-11 at 05:49 PM. Reason: Deleted post.

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    Bad day at work? PMS?? It's snowing again so you can't ride outside???

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    ^+1, except the snow part.

    The fact of the matter is that there are personal preferences for everything mechanical that interfaces with the human body. I accept the fact that some other 6' 190 lb. cyclist will like something that I may have found to be utterly unacceptable for me.

    Brad

    PS I do agree that a good touring bike's frame is simply a large rigid mountain bike with provisions for racks and fenders.

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    you can't tour off road with a road bike, right.

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    some 'expert' has made that decision for everyone?

    Sounds like man can't go to the moon either. wait....here's some shaky, looks like pannier mounted, video of a guy on a loaded touring bike on a trail, like the Patterson Bigfoot footage......


    "Evidence, anecdote and methodology all support planning for roadway bike traffic."

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    Instead of OCD on the perfect rig before you start, just put some stuff
    in some bags that work, and go somewhere, for a while. on what bike you have..

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    I've done a good bit of off road touring on 700c wheels shod in 32mm Panaracer Paselas. It worked swimmingly.

    [Sarcasm]I guess you just don't have the skills to use a 'typical 700c wheel' off road, it just takes a little more finesse, a little more deft handling than your typical tourist has. [/Sarcasm]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Bad day at work? PMS?? It's snowing again so you can't ride outside???
    I should not laugh, but I did.

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    Current fashion always dominates but never rules, otherwise we couldn't have fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Bad day at work? PMS?? It's snowing again so you can't ride outside???
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    I should not laugh, but I did.
    Machka, I regret deleting my post, but regardless, perhaps you might realize with some reflection that your response was inappropriate for anything I could have posted. An apology is warranted to me for the mean spirit behind your comment and to women in general for your perpetuation of a misogynic predjudice that you intended to envoke knee-jerk-reaction giggles from the mostly male readers of this forum. All to mock me. Shame. Shame on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Machka, I regret deleting my post, but regardless, perhaps you might realize with some reflection that your response was inappropriate for anything I could have posted. An apology is warranted to me for the mean spirit behind your comment and to women in general for your perpetuation of a misogynic predjudice that you intended to envoke knee-jerk-reaction giggles from the mostly male readers of this forum. All to mock me. Shame. Shame on you.
    Lighten up. It was attempt at humor, not mockery. Misogynic predjudice ? Are you telling us that because women pms, men hate and distrust them? Give me a break. I love women, and I thought it was funny. I can't wait until political correctness goes out of fashion. Maybe she hit the nail on the head. They say that the more stinging rebuke, the more accurate the critisism. Although I think Machka can be abrasive at times(like yesterday to the blender guy), she doesn't owe an apology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Gone touring.
    Good choice. Touring clears the head, every time. Have fun.

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