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Old 10-07-16, 01:15 PM
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A TRUE clydesdale knows that riding across America to win back your love while asking others to pay for it isn't the right thing to do.

What, am I gonna get banned now?
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Old 10-07-16, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Yendor72 View Post
A TRUE clydesdale knows that riding across America to win back your love while asking others to pay for it isn't the right thing to do.

What, am I gonna get banned now?


Don't think he's riding across America anymore.
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Old 10-07-16, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by travbikeman View Post


Don't think he's riding across America anymore.
What do you mean "anymore"? Was he ever?
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Originally Posted by Yendor72 View Post
A TRUE clydesdale knows that riding across America to win back your love while asking others to pay for it isn't the right thing to do.

What, am I gonna get banned now?
Gee, I wonder who you're talking about...
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Old 10-07-16, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
When you find yourself thinking of dinner right after eating breakfast, you know you're a Clyde.
one of my best memories of cycling is my cousin(the racer) telling a bunch of guys at a race I went to with him that I was the only person he'd ever seen blow chunks at 30 mph and maintain a straight line... he was exaggrating greatly! I was going MAYBE 15mph (but I DID hold my line)I still say it was his fault for suggesting we have ice cream after lunch in August
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After losing almost all the weight you'r still emotionally a fat guy / or gal. I've gone from my heaviest around 265 lbs down to 185 lbs now, once a Clyde always a Clyde. I've only been below 200 lbs since April or may of this year after being above 200 for nearly 20 yrs
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Clydes,, Try this :P

It's great fun ~

It's ok, I was a clyde so I can post here

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Old 10-08-16, 12:03 AM
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When you ride you hear the sound of latex balloons rubbing together coming from your tires.
Your black anodized seatpost attains a mirror polish (happened to me).
You must dismount to reach a water bottle.
Your rigid bike has 3" of suspension sag when you get on.
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I no longer have to dismount to get my water bottle or put it back. I was excited when that happened.
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Old 10-08-16, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Yendor72 View Post
A TRUE clydesdale knows that riding across America to win back your love while asking others to pay for it isn't the right thing to do.

What, am I gonna get banned now?
plus one to the tenth power
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Old 10-08-16, 10:18 AM
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In Harness, with several others, Pulling the Budweiser Wagon..
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I wonder how much money was donated to him.
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Old 10-09-16, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I got this a couple of times. Asking what kind of motorcycle i ride. I say Cannondale. The usually say something like I didn't know tbey made motorcycles. I say they dont. Smile and walk away. Funny stuff.

This is a hilarious as heck thread!!
C'dale *did* make racing motorcycles, although it put them on the verge of going out of business.
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Old 10-09-16, 05:40 AM
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When you walk out to the bike, and you hear it whimpering.

When you look back and see your tire tracks imprinted in the pavement.

When the front of your jersey is worn where the handlebar stem has been rubbing.

When the suspension bottoms out while you're riding, but is jammed at full limit when you're off the bike.

When your shadow touches both of the edge stripes of the bike lane.

When you come down the street wearing a yellow jersey, and kids shout "The school bus is here!"

When you have to go through the gate to the bike trail, then pull the bike after you.

When barking dogs come down the driveway, then skid to a stop and run the other way.

When you notice that the rims have opened up enough to take the next tire width.

When someone asks "How do you get your spokes to flex like that when you ride?"
Those are all pretty good. Especially liked the school bus one.


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Old 10-09-16, 05:42 AM
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When cars draft behind you going 9MPH.

When you walk into your LBS and the guy says. The Sub shop is nextdoor.
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Old 10-10-16, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
When you pass everyone on the down hill due to gravity assist
When you are still pedaling strong after 4 hours because you have big, strong legs.

Exactly this yesterday on a 72 km ride. I was passed going up every hill. When we all coasted downhill, I passed them all. And, at the end of four (plus) hours, the legs were still going strong.
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Old 10-10-16, 04:38 PM
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When you get told to "Single Up" in the pace line...and you're running single file already. Happened yesterday
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Old 11-19-16, 07:13 PM
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When you ride along Mission Bay wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt, and a kid shouts "Hey, Dad! Shamu learned a new trick!"

When you notice that, not only are two people drafting behind you, they're doing it side-by-side.

When people see you taking your bike from the rack, and think it's being stolen.
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Old 11-29-16, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by catgita View Post
When you ride you hear the sound of latex balloons rubbing together coming from your XtiresX thighs.
fify

Love this thread!

When you have 2 inch tires, and still need 100 psi to avoid pinch flats
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Old 11-29-16, 09:03 PM
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Adjusting the mirror on the handlebar to see whether the water bottle is still there...
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i'm in & out of clydesville so my experience is:

You find that the point of some rides is just to hit your favorite burrito truck. No matter how far it roams based on day of the week!
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Funny thread.

I've been a little apprehensive going into the holiday eating season... since I had already gained my holiday weight by mid-August. Then the other day I got a warning from the Postal Service.... stating, if I get any bigger I will be assigned my own zip code.
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When you have broken 3 frames, 2 rear wheels and blown out 3 free hubs?
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When you're riding alone because your group has ridden ahead and you see the shadows of buzzards circling on the street.

This literally happened to me yesterday while I was riding between two orange groves. I looked up and yelled, "I'm not dead yet!"
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Old 12-12-16, 01:45 PM
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When you're riding alone because your group has ridden ahead and you see the shadows of buzzards circling on the street.

This literally happened to me yesterday while I was riding between two orange groves. I looked up and yelled, "I'm not dead yet!"

Had the same, except it was a bald eagle here in Cali hunting for an ez meal "me!!" back remote dirt roads in the mts while on skinny tires

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