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Old 02-18-09, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bionicycle View Post
Ahhh, I seeee... In other words, you call me a name, so I'll call you a name. Predisposed outcome bias could be detrimental in theory investigation; I agree… Example: I like pie, ego all pie is likable in theory. I will reconsider my bias… Or, maybe I’ll just go for a bike ride.
Hey, this is a FREDS thread, not a NERDS thread.

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Old 02-18-09, 12:26 PM
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I vote for the bike ride.
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Originally Posted by NEXUS View Post
Hey wait a second. My definition of Fred seems to be different with most people here. I'm sorry if anyone has been confused. My definition of Fred is that of a guy who is a wannabe racer and buys all the gear to feel like one. Kind of like a rice racer that spends thousands to make his Honda Civic look fast even though it is a Civic. My definition seems to match the one in Wiki:

"Fred" is a derisive term used by cyclists to describe other cyclists, usually male, that appear amateurish and oblivious to cycling culture.

The exact qualities that define one as a "Fred" vary widely among regions and cyclists, but recently, particularly in the US, a Fred is somebody with higher quality and more expensive gear than his or her talent would warrant. For example:

A person watches the highlights of a few Tour de France stages, goes to a bike store and buys a Trek carbon fiber Madone in Team Discovery colors, along with Team Discovery shorts and jersey, and then rides it on a cycling path at 15 mph (25 km/h).
Such a person would be a prototypical Fred, especially if the jersey is yellow, which is typically worn by the leader in a multi-stage race.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(bicycling)
If your definition is the same as on wiki, then why are you calling everyone you see on your commute a fred? How the hell do you know? Do you know these people? Have you ever really ridden with them? Riding on the route does not count. What proof do you have before you label these people as a fred? Aren't you "judging a book by it's cover"? Why? How do you know if these people and everyone here you are calling fred is not familiar with cycling culture, or what their skill level is?
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Old 02-18-09, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
Hey, this is a FREDS thread, not a NERDS thread.
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Old 02-18-09, 12:39 PM
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AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Why aren't we cycling !?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Stop the madness
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Old 02-18-09, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by MNBikeguy View Post
I vote for the bike ride.
I like pie...


Edit: Besides... I'm a Geek, not a Nerd. It's about the same thing as a Fred.

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Old 02-18-09, 12:42 PM
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A rather strange and unexpected outcome to my initial research kept leading me to the constant conclusion that in fact, everyone is eventually “Fred” to someone else…
If you've seen that pic of Einstein riding his bike, sporting a tweed jacket and frizzy hair, you'd know he was not only a genius, but a genius Fred as well. That's why he developed the theories of Special Fred Relativity and General Fred Relativity,. i.e. the Fredness of other riders depends on your Fred, er, frame of reference. The faster you ride, the more everyone else looks like a Fred.
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Old 02-18-09, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rnorris View Post
If you've seen that pic of Einstein riding his bike, sporting a tweed jacket and frizzy hair, you'd know he was not only a genius, but a genius Fred as well. That's why he developed the theories of Special Fred Relativity and General Fred Relativity,. i.e. the Fredness of other riders depends on your Fred, er, frame of reference. The faster you ride, the more everyone else looks like a Fred.
Brilliant...
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Old 02-18-09, 03:38 PM
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Perhaps some Getting-Really-Mad-Freds should turn that frown upside down and transform into I-Like-Pie-Freds. Pie is really tasty you know.
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Old 02-19-09, 03:50 PM
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I've seen T-Mobile Fred. Full bike, tights, shirt, Zipp wheels. He was about 60, somewhat overweight. Wait maybe that was Jan Ullrich?
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Old 02-19-09, 04:44 PM
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I got a huge laugh out of this thread.

I also demand a NEXUS Fredism.
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Old 02-19-09, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NEXUS View Post
My definition of Fred is that of a guy who is a wannabe racer and buys all the gear to feel like one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(bicycling)
My friend, who's in great shape, is planning on racing this year for the very first time. He bought a nice, expensive bike, and he trains all the time. He even wears spandex and a jersey (non-yellow) sometimes while training. I guess you'd say he's a "wannabe racer".

What exactly should he be riding? Or wearing?

by the way, his name is Carleton...
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
My friend, who's in great shape, is planning on racing this year for the very first time. He bought a nice, expensive bike, and he trains all the time. He even wears spandex and a jersey (non-yellow) sometimes while training. I guess you'd say he's a "wannabe racer".

What exactly should he be riding? Or wearing?

by the way, his name is Carleton...
this, of course

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Old 02-19-09, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Tobias Greenich View Post
I got a huge laugh out of this thread.

I also demand a NEXUS Fredism.
You are Lone-Star-Fred.
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Old 02-19-09, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
Is there such a thing as a fixie-fred?
Yeah, I rode behind him for about 2 miles today. He kicked my ass! But he was running 21s, so I forgave myself, and I'm sure he had a flat before he got home. ;p
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I am Fred. I've long ago lost all self respect, and now ride, wear, and accessorize per MY taste. MY Fredishness hasn't yet let me down.

Proof!

Me on my Rat Rod bike. Forgot the photog's name! Sorry!
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Old 02-19-09, 11:19 PM
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Fred is a person who labels others as fred. Very simple. Sleap tight.
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Originally Posted by spock View Post
Fred is a person who labels others as fred. Very simple. Sleap tight.
And a true Fred can't spell sleep.

And encodes "It's just a ride" in binary thinking the rest of us Freds think it's undecipherable
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Old 02-20-09, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by NEXUS View Post
You are Lone-Star-Fred.
Whoo!

Now to decipher it's mystical meaning, and find true inner Fred.
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Old 02-20-09, 11:49 AM
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I'm with Tobias, this thread was highly amusing, I can't believe how worked up most of these Freds can get! It's sarcasm people, not a prejudiced threat to your livelihood, get over it and enjoy some friggin' humor.

I wish I had a NEXUS Fredism!
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And just to add to my Fred-ness, I ordered a set of these for my MTB once the studs come off...

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/psysc...rch_mtb/pp.htm
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Old 02-20-09, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Tobias Greenich View Post
Whoo!

Now to decipher it's mystical meaning, and find true inner Fred.
I made a mistake.

You are Wyatt-Earp-Fred III
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Man, I was thinking, for Lone-Star fred, his sig line could run "So, Lord Helmet, at last we meet again for the first time for the last time."

That's a pretty Fred-ian saying.
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Old 02-20-09, 02:16 PM
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I concur with micky, though I will gladly become the Fred of many titles.

Also, that's going into my sig now, Micky.
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Originally Posted by NEXUS View Post
Freds do not know they are Freds.
Actually I know very well that I am FRED, and I don't care.
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