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Old 01-04-17, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by brianmcg123 View Post
A Fred is anyone that posts on a bike forum. Too late for you.
Unless your name actually is Fred, in which case you've managed to reverse the curse and are free to continue.

You lose points, however, if you only achieve Fred-ness by anagramming your name. I might qualify with the "ph" subbing for the "f" but still lack a "d."

"Fred" is a derisive term used by "serious" road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do not conform to serious road cyclists' norms with regard to dress and equipment, and appear amateurish to them. The term is generally reserved for men, while the rare female Fred is sometimes called a "Doris."

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