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Old 04-05-09, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by I_bRAD View Post
I bet you can get WAY more than 3.5 miles out of a bowl of oatmeal. Last summer I got 60kms from a slice of leftover pizza.
OK, someone needs to test this by going out on a ride and stopping to eat a bowl of oatmeal every 3.5 miles.
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Old 04-05-09, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by I_bRAD View Post
I bet you can get WAY more than 3.5 miles out of a bowl of oatmeal. Last summer I got 60kms from a slice of leftover pizza.

That sounds about right.
Assuming you have 150 calories in a bowl and use the good old estimate of burning 40 calories a mile.
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Old 04-05-09, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Assuming you have 150 calories in a bowl and use the good old estimate of burning 40 calories a mile.
The best way is to just pat your tummy fat and say: "I can go 90 miles on a pound of this."
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Old 04-05-09, 03:08 PM
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Get a car
my reply: Get a bike

Why dont you Drive?
reply: Im faster
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Old 04-05-09, 04:03 PM
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"Got a bell on that bike"...three 13- to 14-y.o. punks for eight days in a row.

On the 9th day, I was stopped at cross traffic and the trio were crossing in front of me at the crosswalk, they asked me the same thing they do every time they see me "You got a bell on that bike?" I heard them fine but looked at them and said "What?" They repeated "Do you have a bell on that bike?" obviously mocking my safety gear.

I replied "No, I have a horn." One punk muttered something under his breath like "whatever." As soon as they passed and had their backs to me, I turned the handlebars 90 degrees right and gave them a blast from my Delta AirZound. You all know how freakin' loud those are.

Two of the youts instantly dodged off the sidewalk not knowing what the hell was going on. The one spun around cursing and then fell on his butt. I heard "f** you a**hole!" as I passed and it made me very happy. :-)

Pretty satisfying outcome except now I have to carry a cricket bat for self defense.
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Old 04-06-09, 02:57 PM
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tremendous grasp of the obvious

Locking my bike into the bike rack at the office in my riding gear, helmet, sweat, co worker comes by on the way to the door and says, "So rode your bike again today?"
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Old 04-06-09, 03:24 PM
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I was riding on a shared path through the park system last week, when I noticed a huge group of kids coming toward me, with a couple of teachers guiding them along. I guess it must have been a field trip. At any rate, they saw me coming, and one of the teachers yelled for everyone to get off the path. And so they did: they were lining both sides of the path and I felt like I was about to run a gauntlet!

As I reached them, they all - teachers included - burst into a round of "We wish you a merry Christmas", high fiving me all the way through!

I was laughing so hard I almost fell off my bike!
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Old 04-06-09, 03:46 PM
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WHY!?! IS YOUR PANT LEG!?!?!!! ROLLED UP!?!?!?!??
-From a girl who, it being mid-day on a thursday, theoretically ought to have been sober. I was sedately cruising up campus to my favorite sandwich-eating spot, street clothes. I'm curious what it was that offended her so much about my bulging calf muscles.
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Old 04-06-09, 07:12 PM
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"you should get a car" from some of the boys at my work. I tell them I have two. Which usually turns into a discussion about commuting. The funny thing is, my bike cost more than one of them.

One pedestrian passed me at night (in her car) while on my way to work. "Oh sh$*" as I passed her after she got out of her car and was looking directly in my direction waiting to cross the street. I guess she didn't see the PB superflash and Mars 3.0 tail light as she passed me; or the Fenix 200 Lumen flashlight and DX 900 Lumen flashlight pointing directly at her while I was about 30 feet away .

A female coworker suggested I get a bell for my bike and began singing "You can ring my bell-ell-ell, ring my bell, ding-a-ling-a-ling." (sigh) .
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Old 04-07-09, 01:03 AM
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"you wanna race?" as i reach the top of the hill, sure i yell gun it down the hill with the wind at my back. Reaching a nice 40 mph in a 25 zone. They catch me at light and yell holy sh** man you were going too fast.
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Old 04-07-09, 01:08 AM
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bells

Originally Posted by Torrilin View Post
I get that sometimes. I smile and say it doesn't hurt me any to wait.

I also use my bell before I pass pedestrians, when I'm at least a bike length or two back. I want to make sure that I don't startle them... and I get an awful lot of thank yous for it.
That's cool. Thanks for the idea. I've thought about getting a bell. Not so crazy about yelling things like "on your right/left" since I remember that not working for me as a pedestrian in times past. Currently I pass at about a walking pace.

Is there a bell you like that can be used without startling?
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Old 04-07-09, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by brotherj View Post
Locking my bike into the bike rack at the office in my riding gear, helmet, sweat, co worker comes by on the way to the door and says, "So rode your bike again today?"
you should have said, No it followed me here I have been running from it for miles, here's your sign
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Old 04-07-09, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by spock View Post
I was going down the bridge and there was about 4 people walking and on my way. I sead "excuse me". They moved out of the way and as I passed them they just started saying, "go, go, go, go, go" as I accelerated down the bridge. We all just laughed...
I lived in Jacksonville a year ago and got the same comment on the main street bridge one morning from a group of runners.
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Originally Posted by brotherj View Post
Locking my bike into the bike rack at the office in my riding gear, helmet, sweat, co worker comes by on the way to the door and says, "So rode your bike again today?"
This reminds me of this Kids in the Hall sketch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-EgbhdcSKc
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Old 04-07-09, 09:12 AM
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Hey! You rode your bike! As I rode up to work on my bike.
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I think we can safely draw one conclusion from this thread. Ford Prefect was right.

"If human beings don't keep exercising their lips", he thought, "their mouths probably seize up." After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. "If they don't keep exercising their lips", he thought, "their brains start working."
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These two events are more funny to me than stupid. In 1992, I was on a bike tour in northern Portugal at the same time the Tour de France was going on. Whenever our motley crew of 20-50 year olds would ride through a small town, people would run out of bars, with beers in their hands, to cheer us on!

On the same trip, an elderly woman, dressed in black from head to toe complete with a black head scarf, told my husband -- You are going to get hit by a car and die. We got a good laugh out of that one, too.
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She: "You shouldn't wear black at night."
Me: @$%&*
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I toured France for a month in 1981. They're big racing fans there, of course, but they don't know much about cycle-touring. One kid, maybe 8 years old, was playing outside alone, and clapped and yelled, "Bravo!"

I was in the Bois de Bologne (a big park in Paris). My hosts told me not to look left or right while cycling there. Then I found out why. A hooker, uh, waved at me -- with her skirt, revealing her lack of undergarments.

Out in the countryside, I ate dinner in a hotel with a stranger. I told him where I can come from. He asked, "Etes-vous un champion?" ("Are you a champion?")
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The other day I got sick of finding my kid trailer with a flat, so I rigged my bike so it would carry a 5 gallon water bottle on the back in a basket. I was pretty proud of my invention and it only took me about 15 minutes. Anyway, I went to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things and get a refill of water. After taking my bike helmet (with safety vest and other gear in it) out of the cart so the cashier wouldn't have to maneuver around it, she asked me "did you ride your bike?" Duh! To be polite I said yes and explained I have a basket that will carry my bottle. She had this wide-eye, caught in headlights look.

Same day after exiting the store and loading my bike up, an older, Asian women asked me if it was my bike. I said proudly "Yes" and she said "good for you". She made my day.

I usually just get stares or laughing. Occasionally I almost get run over, with the person yelling at me to get off the road. !!!?
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Funny we're having this discussion now. I rode home yesterday in the dark. One of my two headlights is on my helmet. I think the kids are on vacation this week. I passed a small park, and I heard a teenage boy yelled, "I like your helmet!"

I yelled back, "Thank you!" and tried to put a smile in my voice.

He yelled back, "You're welcome" and then a teenage girl yelled, "Go!"
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THAT THING is going to give you HEMORRHOIDS!
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I was leaving work with my safety vest on, walking behind my boss, when someone said "Hey Bob, I see you have your own crossing guard now"

Other than that I get miscellaneous comments from people at bus stops but nothing really funny enough to remember.
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Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
THAT THING is going to give you HEMORRHOIDS!
How weird! Gotta give the speaker points for originality.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
How weird! Gotta give the speaker points for originality.
I use a brooks saddle and people that don't ride freek out and think you need a lay-Z-boy for a saddle!
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