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Old 08-20-09, 12:12 PM
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Way to go!

I have yet to wear heels on my bike, but wear whatever I feel like that day. I get looks all the time because of my older commuter crap and my I-don't-give-a-damn attitude. You rock!
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Old 08-20-09, 01:15 PM
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OP - that was a classic blog story! As a long time roadie who has mostly worn whatever I felt like (organized group rides do require some conformity, depending on the group standards), I can appreciate your independent spirit. I do, however, doubt that you'd drop me on my new CF bike on any length of ride. Seeing is believing though, so any time you travel out my way, feel free to invite a bunch of us out for a ride.

Challenge aside, I am curious if you've written about your back injury and recovery. A lady friend of mine who is 47, but in very good physical condition, was recently in a car accident (not her fault) and suffered a lower back injury. I'll gladly forward to her any link you can provide. TIA.
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Old 08-20-09, 01:33 PM
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You've got your very own thread in Road Cycling. Feel free to come join in the fun and explain how strong you are.

By the way, I don't see any roadies in your pictures, just a bunch of people on bikes.

Personally, I think you're delusional, but don't let me stop you. The irony in your story is great (unfortunately for you, you didn't mean for it to be ironic).

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=576279
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Old 08-20-09, 01:48 PM
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I started out trying to be nice for some reason but this thread is an epic fail.
Perhaps I should brag about dropping commuters on training rides to balance the universe out.
However, I tend to pull faster commuters more often than not.
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Old 08-20-09, 02:10 PM
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Congrats, OP. You won a fun ride. *golf clap*
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Old 08-20-09, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Wouldn't it be amazing if KitN and JoeyBike got married and raised a breed of SUPERCOMMUTERS!
Just think of the commuting videos they would make!
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Old 08-20-09, 02:26 PM
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Old 08-20-09, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jfz View Post
Years ago when I raced I never rode in anything but the full kit. Now that I am a utility/commuter cyclist I wear whatever suits the occasion. So as I get ready to leave for work in a few minutes it will be chinos and a sport shirt. I really enjoyed riding 50 years ago in jeans and a t-shirt, loved it during my racing phase in lycra and I am in my element now commuting and taking my time. We should all enjoy our rides no matter how we dress or what type of bike we do it on.

Among my dozen or so bikes is a 3 speed Collegiate and it has the honor of holding the record for my fastest commute time home (with a little assistance of a tail wind and symphony tickets for the evening’s performance)!
+1

Agreed.

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Way to go!

I have yet to wear heels on my bike, but wear whatever I feel like that day. I get looks all the time because of my older commuter crap and my I-don't-give-a-damn attitude. You rock!
Thanks! You should ride whatever you like, in whatever you like. Enjoy your commutes and your rides. New bike. Old bike. Sneakers. Heels. Flats... As long as you're happy, that's all that matters.
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Old 08-20-09, 02:58 PM
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Apparently chip is in love with you.
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Old 08-20-09, 03:15 PM
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I should come to a newbie nyac/bear mt bridge ride and drop everyone, that would make me feel so cool!
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Old 08-20-09, 03:23 PM
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How do you manage to fit in any riding when you are so busy patting yourself on the back? Do you pat yourself on the back while riding? I would advise against that, because it seems dangerous to lift your hands off the bars and make such a violent motion.
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Old 08-20-09, 03:31 PM
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I should come to a newbie nyac/bear mt bridge ride and drop everyone, that would make me feel so cool!
Sure. If they make nasty and/or rude comments about your bike, your shoes, your ability etc., then by all means do so.

And don't forget to have fun. I didn't. I had a blast. Made some friends out of the disbelievers, too.
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Old 08-20-09, 03:34 PM
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You live in NY. Doesn't everyone make rude and nasty comments about everyone else?
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Old 08-20-09, 03:36 PM
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We still have no idea what her average speed was!

It looks like she "pwned" a bunch of people riding slow on the flats. Doesn't seem very newsworthy.

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Old 08-20-09, 03:49 PM
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A little full of ourselves are we?
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Old 08-20-09, 03:57 PM
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What will NOT be tolerated, is a bunch is lewd, sexist, BS. If that is not clear or you don't understand the difference, feel free to PM me. Capice amigos? Domo arigato, neh.
There was some (childish, possibly) innuendo but nothing "lewd". It would be interesting to see an example of what comments set you off.

Here's one that might have done it:

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even if she his a hawt gal with impeccable fashion sense.
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Old 08-20-09, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
There was some (childish, possibly) innuendo but nothing "lewd". It would be interesting to see an example of what comments set you off.

Here's one that might have done it:
Some of you guys really don't know when to quit... Keep it up. Chip is a very cool cat but I'm sure he has his limits...

As far as mine are concerned, well... Keep it on topic, don't troll, flamebait or thread-crap. Thank you.
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Old 08-20-09, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
We still have no idea what her average speed was!

It looks like she "pwned" a bunch of people riding slow on the flats. Doesn't seem very newsworthy.
No, you don't understand, she rode in front of them, some of the time!

It, like, totally changed the way they think about cycling and stuff and how you don't need spandex EVAR!
Did I mention she was wearing heels?
WOW!

To the op, congrats, you won the Tour de Fred!
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Old 08-20-09, 04:47 PM
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Some of you guys really don't know when to quit... Keep it up. Chip is a very cool cat but I'm sure he has his limits...

As far as mine are concerned, well... Keep it on topic, don't troll, flamebait or thread-crap. Thank you.
After this I am finding the first point debatable.
The second, no thanks.
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Old 08-20-09, 05:11 PM
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No, you don't understand, she rode in front of them, some of the time!
I'm still confused. I have no idea how fast she was going.

Women in heels on bikes isn't that unusual in Europe.

The bike is cool. Probably not so great for hills though.

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Old 08-20-09, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by KitN View Post
Thanks! You should ride whatever you like, in whatever you like. Enjoy your commutes and your rides. New bike. Old bike. Sneakers. Heels. Flats... As long as you're happy, that's all that matters.
Unless my rides involve special shoes, spandex, and carbon fiber bikes, right? That's what I think you're trying to say.
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Old 08-20-09, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
Wait, lemme take off my shirt so I can puff my chest out a bit farther. Excuse my moobs.
My eyes
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Old 08-20-09, 05:56 PM
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When I saw this on BikesnobNYC, I thought it had to be some sort of troll. Guess not.

You go girl
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Old 08-20-09, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Quickbeam View Post
Great story but I must ask... Why???
This.

Of course, I ask the same question about wearing heels anywhere.
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Old 08-20-09, 06:23 PM
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You go girl
Thanks. Yes, BikeSnob picked it up and the author of Copenhagen Cycle Chic dropped me a note. It was nice.
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