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Old 06-13-12, 09:07 AM
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Grant discriminates against people who sweat.

Anybody want to start a protest?
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He spoke to you and you survived ? I just thought he'd have to have a go-between , like a St. Gabriel or something so you didn't burst into flame or have your head cave in if he spoke directly to you .
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He's the Grant to mankind. end of discussion.
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Old 06-25-12, 07:31 AM
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Grant Petersen on NPR

^ Far better than a bump.
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stale[SUP] 1[/SUP] (stl)adj. stal·er, stal·est 1. Having lost freshness, effervescence, or palatability: stale bread; stale air.
2. Lacking originality or spontaneity: a stale joke.

3. Impaired in efficacy, vigor, or spirit, as from inactivity or boredom.
4. Law Having lost effectiveness or force through lack of exercise or action.


tr. & intr.v. staled, stal·ing, stales
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Old 06-25-12, 07:35 AM
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I met him yesterday at the "Just Ride" book signing in Nashville. I have to say I agree with him much more than disagree with him when it comes to biking.
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^ I really need to get that book and read it. It seems that the reviews on Amazon are largely positive.
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It was a good read and he has some good points. There are many things I disagree with, but I found it interesting and worth spending time with.

There is an old joke that if you have two Jews in a town, you'll have three synagogues. I think we cyclists are quite similar in that regard.
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Keep jouncing this thread until it gets 100 pages. I'm all for it.

Do it for The Grant!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
There is an old joke that if you have two Jews in a town, you'll have three synagogues. I think we cyclists are quite similar in that regard.
The same goes for socialists. Two socialists, three parties. Can't even imagine how the meetings of the jewish socialists are .
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Mr. Petersen is inteviewed in this months Men's Journal, but I can't find a link on their stupid web site.

it is a decent article

so instead of a link to the article here is a link to the pics in the article http://www.codypickens.com/index.php...rant-peterson/
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I feel like Rip van Winkle. This thread is still going **********
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Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
Keep jouncing this thread until it gets 100 pages. I'm all for it.

Do it for The Grant!
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
Mr. Petersen is inteviewed in this months Men's Journal, but I can't find a link on their stupid web site.

it is a decent article

so instead of a link to the article here is a link to the pics in the article http://www.codypickens.com/index.php...rant-peterson/
I also went to see if I could find the article, but it is nowhere to be found. Perhaps it's behind a pay wall or something. Bummer.
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I feel like Rip van Winkle. This thread is still going **********
You stab it with your steely knife, but you still can't kill the beast.
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I feel like Rip van Winkle. This thread is still going **********
If you feel like Rip van Winkle, think how this thread and, more importantly, The Grant feel!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
You stab it with your steely knife, but you still can't kill the beast.
You're just trying to find your passage back
to the place you were before .
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
You stab it with your steely knife, but you still can't kill the beast.
today's bikesnob post
References The Grant.
He rides with skivvies
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today's bikesnob post
References The Grant.
He rides with skivvies
You kidding me? He seems the type who would go commando! It's the only way to go!
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Why don't we just make "The Grant" a sticky?
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Wow, this is like Groundhog Day. Each day it's the same thread.

Favorite scene is when Murray is giving driving lessons to the groundhog ("Don't drive angry") and they go over the cliff together...
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ok what we need is a grant picture
note the double top tubes and nifty sandles

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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
You kidding me? He seems the type who would go commando! It's the only way to go!
Grant covers his panniers well.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
ok what we need is a grant picture
note the double top tubes and nifty sandles

I have always dug the double horizontal top tubes; that bike rocks. Too bad I am too short to utilize them though.
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