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Me commuting today.

Old 10-25-17, 04:24 PM
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Me commuting today.

my gf is not impressed with my groovy biking attire.
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Old 10-25-17, 04:44 PM
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hey, old men need new balance.... its the only thing i can walk in.
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hey, old men need new balance.... its the only thing i can walk in.
I feel ya!
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we think you're fine, but maybe you should let her take you shopping. for her piece of mind
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Would she rather her BF was a MAMIL?
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She must call you Fred.
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my gf bought the hat and she absolutely does not want me to wear lycra. she actually commutes with me quite a bit. i think she just likes keeping me humble..... which is hard to do when your amazingly handsome.
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*sigh* why the heck do people care what other people wear?? If lycra suits your needs best (and in some situations it does), then USE IT!
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hey if you like lycra like i like lycra........
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Interesting. What if I don't like lycra? Then how do you feel about lycra?
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I don't give a crap what other people think. I use what's best for me.
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I respect all(*) cyclists, be they fast or slow, wearing street clothes or lycra, riding a cruiser or road bike. I feel bad for those that have the seats too low and look like their knees must be hurting.

(*) Except for those that are riding dangerously.
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I respect all(*) cyclists, be they fast or slow, wearing street clothes or lycra, riding a cruiser or road bike. I feel bad for those that have the seats too low and look like their knees must be hurting.

(*) Except for those that are riding dangerously.
i want to adjust the seatpost for half the riders i see. when you offer though they usually refuse.
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*sigh* why the heck do people care what other people wear?? If lycra suits your needs best (and in some situations it does), then USE IT!
honestly i dont care who wears what. i just know i would look awful in it. when touring i will ride 50-90 miles a day and i dont wear it then so i figure i can do without on my commute. many people around me use it though and they are happy. so live on comrades!
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i want to adjust the seatpost for half the riders i see. when you offer though they usually refuse.
Most novice cyclists feel they need that security of being able to touch the ground while on the saddle, which invariably results in a saddle too low unless you're on a "crank forward" type of cruiser bike. When I had my first professional fitting on my new road bike when I first bought it, I came back home and got on my old MTB, then immediately raised that saddle a good 2 to 3 inches. I was running the thing much too low the whole time prior, without realizing it.
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by the way, this is my gf taking another pic from the same ride.
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just wear her clothes, then she can't complain
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You are seriously fredding it there, with the exception of your nice bike! Much respect. Major plus to the cup of coffee (is that actually a regular thing)?
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just wear her clothes, then she can't complain
most of them wont fit.... beyond that i am past caring.
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just wear her clothes, then she can't complain
Quote from a recent Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me interview with Eddie Izzard
Q: <something about wearing women's clothes>
A: But you see, they're not women's clothes, they're mine. I bought them.
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classic!

I have to confess, in the Pink Panther reboot with Steve Martin, I really laughed at all the throwaway scenes with cyclists getting injured (doored, crushed, etc)
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Instead of worrying about your clothes you should be worrying about spilling your coffee. There are a bunch of threads here about travel mugs and cup holders, I'm sure you can rock some Fredly solution to that issue.
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I have a cup holder on my e-bike commuter. I originally put it on before it was an e-bike to hold a coffee mug, but now I use it for my water bottle also since the battery blocks both sets of bosses in the frame triangle.

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