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Old 10-14-04, 09:31 PM
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Plus, what kind of riding apparel is that? Wheres the brightly colored jerseys and lycra? The heartrate monitors?
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Old 10-15-04, 06:59 AM
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Cell Foney??

Nope, thats what I pay office staff to do
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Old 10-15-04, 09:29 PM
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It could be an illusion, but I might as well try... Looks like a phone, but not conclusive. I saw the video. I was disappointed, he looked to be swerving, unable to ride a straight line. Still this also could be an illusion, as he maneuvered around photographers for the photo op. I guess he put his helmet on and rode straight when he got riding for real. I don't think he needs to be seen riding. Most cyclists already know who to vote for. We need to trick the swing voters (likely devout motorists and bike haters) into thinking he's ok...
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Old 10-20-04, 09:03 AM
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I agree with Stubacca; it doesn't bother me. It's his life. Even though I wear a helmet most of the time and I always use seat belts in my car, I have major problems with helmet Nazis and seat belt Nazis. Too many control freaks out there.
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Old 10-20-04, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15
Most cyclists already know who to vote for. We need to trick the swing voters (likely devout motorists and bike haters) into thinking he's ok...
Well "trick" is the key word here. As defrined in the Oxford dictionary.

action or scheme to fool, outwit, or decieve.


It would take more than Houdini returning from the grave to "trick" myself into believing that Kerry is the choice for me.

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Old 10-21-04, 09:42 PM
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Ai. It's a photo op; the helmet's off so everybody can tell it's John Kerry and not just another conehead like the rest of us.



While we're discussing deep concerns of the day, I've noticed that none of the smileys on this biking forum wear helmets. WTF???

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Old 10-24-04, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
No.

It looks like he did the right thing- he got a phone call, was parked on the side of the road with his helmet off, one foot on the ground, not moving and talking.

Most cyclists would be ignorant enough to NOT stop and try to ride while talking on their cell phone. I've seen it. I even almost got into a crash with another cyclist because they wouldn't get off the phone.

I'm actually thinking that he's setting an example for all the stupid cyclists out there who won't be responsible enough to pull over to the side of the road and talk if they have to take a phone call.

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I think you need your eyes examined. His foot is clearly still on the pedal.
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Old 10-31-04, 03:08 AM
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A few weeks ago I saw a news story about his many toys. He rides five custom-made bikes that he had built in New York City.

Each bike costs between $5,000 and $15,000. According to the story, he has to ride custom bikes because, at 6'4", he is too tall to ride an "ordinary" bike. (Yeah, right.)

Apparently, being married to a billionaire has its advantages.
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Old 10-31-04, 07:48 AM
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I am not sure he needs a helmet, I bet his hair alone exceeds all applicable safety codes.
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Old 10-31-04, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by suntreader
A few weeks ago I saw a news story about his many toys. He rides five custom-made bikes that he had built in New York City.

Each bike costs between $5,000 and $15,000. According to the story, he has to ride custom bikes because, at 6'4", he is too tall to ride an "ordinary" bike. (Yeah, right.)

Apparently, being married to a billionaire has its advantages.
Politics aside I am 6,3" another inch taller and I would not be able to find a production bike it would have to be custom made.
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Old 10-31-04, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by suntreader
... He rides five custom-made bikes that he had built in New York City.
No. They were made in either Glens Falls, NY. or Saratoga Springs, NY., depending on when they were built.
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Old 10-31-04, 04:28 PM
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Aren't there a few other people here who are of similar height? I have a friend that's around the same height and weighs 270... he rides an XL mtb comfortably. Perhaps road frames aren't as comfortable for those taller people?
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Old 11-01-04, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveE
No. They were made in either Glens Falls, NY. or Saratoga Springs, NY., depending on when they were built.

Although the news story may have been incorrect... as many are, it showed one of his bikes being fabricated in a shop in NYC. Unfortunately I did not write down the name of the shop. I would have been interested in reading more about them.
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Old 11-02-04, 08:35 PM
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Looks to me like he's clipped in. Am I missing the part where he's got a foot on the floor?!?
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Old 11-02-04, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by suntreader
Although the news story may have been incorrect... as many are, it showed one of his bikes being fabricated in a shop in NYC.
Maybe they wrongly identified the location of the bike shop. I'm sure that there a quite a few folks that don't know there's anything in New York State outside of New York City.
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Old 11-03-04, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveE
Maybe they wrongly identified the location of the bike shop. I'm sure that there a quite a few folks that don't know there's anything in New York State outside of New York City.
Are you implying that a TV news reporter made a mistake? Heaven forbid!

But seriously... I'm gonna take your word for it. A serious cyclist like you is certain to know more about this issue than the average reporter. Thanks for the correction.

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Old 11-03-04, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for the vote of confidence.

'Course it probably helps that I ride a Serotta and I used to spend my summer vacations in upstate New York just outside of Glens Falls!
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