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Old 03-08-22, 10:53 AM
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Old 03-08-22, 12:01 PM
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What's PLP?
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It's a TLA.
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PLP = Path Less Pedaled

It is a YouTube channel about bikes. Pretty good in my opinion although I'm not subscribed and only watch if I happen upon something interesting.

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Old 03-08-22, 12:36 PM
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What’s Rivendell?
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
What’s Rivendell?
It's a cult started by friends Riv and Dale. Their headquarters in Walnut Creek, California is hidden in plain site amongst capitalist squalor. They even have a manifesto on the interwebs.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
It's a cult started by friends Riv and Dale. Their headquarters in Walnut Creek, California is hidden in plain site amongst capitalist squalor. They even have a manifesto on the interwebs.
So Riv was Chips replacement?
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So Riv was Chips replacement?
Chip left to start his own band. Dale married Yoko's sister, which drove a wedge in the relationship.
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Glad this mystery has been cleared up!
I thought the Feds busted up that cult when the guru violated tax law and tried to flee in a private jet...
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The guy named Grant in the video seems a little opinionated. Hope that doesn’t cause any trouble for him.
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
PLP = Path Less Pedaled

It is a YouTube channel about bikes. Pretty good in my opinion although I'm not subscribed and only watch if I happen upon something interesting.
Thank you. It's a pet peeve, I suppose, when I come across an uncommon acronym used without an initial identification - they become sorta like inside jokes on a public forum.

After your post, I pulled up the video on YouTube and noted the content provider was Path Less Pedaled. Tho I still don't know if I'd have noted the connection unless it had been pointed out (I can be a little thick)

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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
The guy named Grant in the video seems a little opinionated. Hope that doesn’t cause any trouble for him.
Right? I bet he's sure not popular with the racer crowd since according to him they're all riding their bikes incorrectly

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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Chip left to start his own band. Dale married Yoko's sister, which drove a wedge in the relationship.
would that be alvin and the chipmunks?
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Glad this mystery has been cleared up!
I thought the Feds busted up that cult when the guru violated tax law and tried to flee in a private jet...
Fleeing was on a friction shifted bike while wearing sandals and wool
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Fleeing was on a friction shifted bike while wearing sandals and wool
I believe there was firewood spotted in his Wald basket as well.
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would that be alvin and the chipmunks?
No. Alvin & Co. was/is as annoying as two hands' worth of fingernails on a chalkboard. Chip & Dale were/are only one hand's worth.
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No. Alvin & Co. was/is as annoying as two hands' worth of fingernails on a chalkboard. Chip & Dale were/are only one hand's worth.
So this Riv guy...something like the 5th Beatle?
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Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
Glad this mystery has been cleared up!
I thought the Feds busted up that cult when the guru violated tax law and tried to flee in a private jet...

The jet was re-engineered to run on bio-diesel and didnt get off the ground, sadly
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I occasionally read/listen to Grant just out of curiosity to see what kind of unique opinions he'll come out with. This video did not disappoint: "Personally I think the best designed derailers, ever, were the Shimano rapid rise derailers of the early 90's and later the early 2000's."
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I think Grant more personable than I had pictured for him in my head, given him being some's Messiah and all. Opinionated people are the best conversationalist, assuming they don't go full on evil genius on you, and endlessly monologue. And you have to leave a small part of you heart for those who become famous, without the rich part being part of the journey... well, at least I do, being raised right, and always rooting for underdogs.
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Originally Posted by sloppy12 View Post
I believe there was firewood spotted in his Wald basket as well.
Cut by an axe from the PLP, i mean, Rivbike.com catalog
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So this Riv guy...something like the 5th Beatle?
Well, he certainly wouldn't claim to be.

I live a 20-30 minute drive away from Rivendell and have been there a number of times. I've even spoken with The Man himself a few times (he wouldn't claim to be that, either). I once told him that the on-line forum world seems to be split into two camps, the "Grant Petersen is a genius" camp and the "Grant Petersen is an idiot" camp. He got the faintest hint of a grin on his face and said "I'm pretty sure I'm neither."
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post

He got the faintest hint of a grin on his face and said "I'm pretty sure I'm neither."
Ha ha - I don't think he's either one, neither

My take is he's got opinions on bikes - and cycling in general - and isn't afraid to voice and/or act upon them. I agree with some of those opinions, disagree with others. It's all good - but that "Safety Pizza" on his posterior has to go!

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Thank you. It's a pet peeve, I suppose, when I come across an uncommon acronym used without an initial identificationDD
I know the reason for that!
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Ha ha - I don't think he's either one, neither

My take is he's got opinions on bikes - and cycling in general - and isn't afraid to voice and/or act upon them. I agree with some of those opinions, disagree with others. It's all good - but that "Safety Pizza" on his posterior has to go!

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Agreed, took me awhile to figure out the pizza but I think it brilliantly conveys his uhh, esoteric? sense of humor.

He spoke at a couple of Revelo shop events that I went to, he's entertaining if nothing else.

It also brings up a very good point imho, a rearender on a bike can easily be a life changing or ending event. While we seem to focus more on whats in front of us that we have arguably more control over being able to see it coming. The back end is where we're really vulnerable and literally not going to know what hit you.

I run 3 tailights, one with camera 24/7 and seem to have very good luck so far, knock wood.
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