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I read Bicycling Magazine so you don't have to (May edition)

Old 04-04-08, 07:05 PM
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I read Bicycling Magazine so you don't have to (May edition)

This month's issue in 30 seconds:

McDreamy rides bikes. Really. Jennifer Aniston got a $12,000 bike as a present, but probably doesn't ride it.

Rock Racing is controversial.

San Diego: cool place to ride a bike. Maui: cool place to run a bike shop.

Own all the bikes you need? Then drop $3,659 on an espresso maker.

Intervals: good training idea. Stretching: do it.

Don't eat crap. Also, if you're going to ride in a pack, don't be a dope. And, if you didn't get the point the first time, we're saying it again: don't eat crap.

Take care of your chain.

We were thinking about becoming a soft porn magazine; instead, we just ran the ad on page 60.

Triathlons would be better if they would get rid of that running and swimming stuff. Such a distraction.

Happy with your Specialized Roubaix? How about upgrading to the $6,300 model.

We were searching from some products to review, and, luckily, our advertisers had some.
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Old 04-04-08, 07:08 PM
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Appreciate it, a real time saver.
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Thanks, I won't buy it (again, for the umpteenth time).
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Nice recap.
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Sounds like the ad on page 60 may be worth the price of the magazine.
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Too late for me, I already read it at Wally World for free while the wife was shopping. You can read through it very fast by skipping the stuff you already know, which is just about everything. I am still amazed they can sell print publications with the Internet so easy to obtain and use these days.
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Old 04-04-08, 07:24 PM
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I subscribe, so I don't get the May issue until all the newsstand copies are recalled

I agree about not eating crap and tris being better without the swimming and running. Especially the swimming.

Next 30 sec review should be something like Time or Newsweek. At least Bicycling has great ads..
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Old 04-04-08, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
This month's issue in 30 seconds:

McDreamy rides bikes. .
Women will like this issue

You forgot the important things - He rides a Tarmac SL and his previous bike was a Specialized Roubaix....he wears spandex, too
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Golly! I must be missing something! I'll be glad when the mailman gets through reading mine, so I can read it.
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I disagree about the taking care of your chain part. That's just shoddy journalism.
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Old 04-04-08, 07:59 PM
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How 'bout posting page 60 just so we can see what kind of horrible stuff we're missing.
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How 'bout posting page 60 just so we can see what kind of horrible stuff we're missing.
My sentiments exactly!
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How much of this stuff will be on the test?
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Old 04-04-08, 08:58 PM
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Wait a second. Wasn't that the February issue? Or the November 07 issue?
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Old 04-04-08, 09:03 PM
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What, no article- "how to ride 20% faster, see page 156" flip, flip, flip, ah, there it is- "Wash your bike'.
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I'm so glad your doin' this for the children. Bless you.
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Thanks, saves me the five minutes to read the magazine.
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What, no article- "how to ride 20% faster, see page 156" flip, flip, flip, ah, there it is- "Wash your bike'.
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Not that I don't mostly agree with you about Bicycling Magazine. It could greatly improve. But, maybe you reviewed the wrong month. I thought the April issue, dealing with bike reviews was worth buying.
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Old 04-05-08, 07:01 AM
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Along long time ago, Bicycling magazine was a good read. Then they decided that cyclists could not read long articles or small font. So they made the font larger and only wrote sentences and that was good. So they made the font even larger and only wrote phrases.
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I got mine at home and have briefed through it with out seeing page 60. I gotta get home, see ya.
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
Not that I don't mostly agree with you about Bicycling Magazine. It could greatly improve. But, maybe you reviewed the wrong month. I thought the April issue, dealing with bike reviews was worth buying.
I skipped the buying guide issue, which is likely what you're referring to.

Here was last month's summary of the regular issue:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=395264
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Bicycling Magazine is the USA Today of bike mags. No articles longer than the average person can read while taking a cr*p. I like Road Bike Action....
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Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
Golly! I must be missing something! I'll be glad when the mailman gets through reading mine, so I can read it.
shouldn't take long, if your mailman's been to high school.
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what? they skipped the GET FIT FAST!! segment this month?
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