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Old 06-15-17, 03:10 PM
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this dude is not a vintage guy

https://www.lavelocita.cc/opinion-pa...-disconnection

satire alert
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Old 06-15-17, 03:41 PM
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Haha

Funny.

I like my garmin though. It lets me know when I get faster. And faster is better right? Half the fun of cycling is competition, and my garmin allows me to compete with many many more people.

Sure, sometimes I ride just for the sights, but that doesn't happen often (I've seen everything around where I live). I get more out of trying to go fast for fun.

But I'm young so... meh.
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lol. I get it though. I've made exactly ONE social media post about biking and it's when I hit a goal 1000 commuting miles during a season. I even prefaced it with an apology. I definitely have a few friends who post all sorts of IDGAF exercise stats. Big milestones, like "I finally lost 50 goddamn pounds!" or "Just ran an f'ing full marathon!" are great, they're a real personal accomplishment. "I just rode 2.3 miles to the grocery store" -- gimme a break. I don't post when I do mundane crap like pick my nose, so why do you?

(sorry feeling a bit surley this afternoon -- maybe it was the Chilpotle I had for lunch)
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Funny, it gets attention. 67 comments, many blog type stories have zero.


I think this is the site that also posted about an overweight man spending 5k to reduce his weight of bike by three pounds, or something like that.
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I genuinely laughed in my office at the "hashtag Pinnarello" line
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Did Josh call his saddle an "uncomfortable chair"??
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Funny, I just had the exact opposite thing happen to me yesterday. I had not ridden with a bike computer or any way of tracking data since the mid '90s, but last year when we moved to a new city I bought a Garmin GPS unit to map and direct me through new routes. I've since been in the habit of using it every ride, whether I need the directions or not, and had started paying attention to the data. I didn't realize that was actually taking the fun out of riding until I accidentally put the unit through the washer and destroyed it last week. Last night I went on a very enjoyable and fun ride without a bike computer. How far? Don't know. How fast? Don't know.

That's the way it's going to be from now on. Ignorance truly is bliss.
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Great link @squirtdad, sad part is that I know some guys just like the character in the blog post. But that's their own problem.

I truly hope that no-one gets serious about the electronics satire here, its such a great take off on current obsessions.

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Originally Posted by Bikerider007 View Post
Funny, it gets attention. 67 comments, many blog type stories have zero.


I think this is the site that also posted about an overweight man spending 5k to reduce his weight of bike by three pounds, or something like that.
that would be (courtesy of jarrett2 in Clydes) https://theoverheardpress.com/2017/0...10-oz-lighter/
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Nicely done satirical piece. As a car enthusiast first before becoming also a C&V (and/or general bike) enthusiast, I don't want a boatload of electronics and "connectivity" to other things. They talk about 'smart bikes' that are connected to the web et al and I tilt my head in puzzlement thinking to myself, I thought riding a bike was to get away from being plugged in to things? This Gen Y guy missed the gadget train, and I am ok with that. I do understand data collection and self-comparison and all. I did do competitive sports, so improving metrics is fun and encouraging, but for bike stuff, I'll pass. I could ride my '16 aluminum Trek Emonda with 9-speed DA (lol!) at 17.5 lbs and do the Strava PR and KOM thing, or I could ride a bike I really love to ride (not that the Emonda is bad, it's stellar!) that is 4-6 lbs heavier and enjoy the natural stimuli of the environment around me, free from the temptation of checking things.
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Old 06-16-17, 03:19 PM
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Great article and sad commentary on what cycling has become to some. I love satire as a form of humorous communication.
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