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Old 09-30-07, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
You might be amazed, but there's plenty of times when people think us big guys can't 'pull their weight', too. More often than not, I get comments from the racer-sized guys who draft me on my commute home along the lines of: "Geez, I really had to crank it up to keep up behind you."
I'm not amazed... one of my riding mates is a big guy who outweighs me by about 100 pounds who can usually be found riding a Fisher cake 2 FS and can hang off my back wheel (when I'm riding my road bikes) and often waste me on descents.

I went and built him an SS road bike this summer and think he's pulled off 2 (and maybe 3) century rides on the SS and his mountain bike.

I'm not a racer either but have had a number of the spandex wearing crowd thank me for the pull.

"Why thank you, Sixty Fiver. One thing you should know about Foo - it's a (rather dark) in-joke around here to infer that you or another Fooster is a serial killer. Alas, since my Burley Flatbed has a 100 lbs weight limit, I'm very limited as to my victim pool. Offing rugrats just isn't sporting. This is why I'm saving up for one of those lovely Bikes At Work trailers. So practical."

I'm a serial monogamist... but no killer.

I built my own trailer this summer and it has carried as much as 100 pounds and could probably handle quite a bit more so if I wanted to go an off some racer types I might be able squeeze in 1 and mebbe 2 if I packed them in tightly enough.

A bigger trailer would be nice as I'd also need some room to carry their bikes as leaving those on the side of the road would draw suspicion methnks.
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Old 09-30-07, 10:53 AM
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Who's scared of nudity??

I just LOVE being nekkid! You know what I always say - - - RIDE NEKKID!

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Old 09-30-07, 11:25 AM
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Trollie you are waering a hat so you are not nekkied
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Old 09-30-07, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingscotsman View Post
Trollie you are waering a hat so you are not nekkied
Great...now I have the old Joe Cocker song in my head "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
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Old 10-01-07, 08:05 AM
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Religious foundations of USA, it is a historical thing.

As a kid I used to go to east germany for summer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCgen - and spent few weeks naked on a beach. The family i stayed with was assistant principal of high school and his wife tought german language and history. They had cute daughter younger than me and the beach was their retreat practically whole summer - and i dont think they owned one piece of swimsuite.
Just imagine it was normal for you to meet your naked high school teacher on regular bases
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Old 10-01-07, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by A.troll View Post
Who's scared of nudity??

I just LOVE being nekkid! You know what I always say - - - RIDE NEKKID!

Finally somebody with the courage to pose for a full frontal. Who'll be next?
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Old 10-01-07, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Portis View Post
I have to admit that I truly enjoy watching naked tribes people on television. Not really because they are naked, but because it makes me think. Why are we as U.S. Americans so afraid of nudity? Why is the female breast more threatening than an AK47?

There was a tribal lady on tv last night that was feeding half of the tribe with one breast. That was so efficient and cool. As U.S. Americans it would take at least 30 trips and countless Big Macs to accomplish the same thing as that one breast'esis.
There is a reason why they are still living as Neanderthal tribes men trapped 5,000 years in the past and why we are where we are.
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Old 10-01-07, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
I don't know how you can think that....I think male frontal nudity is as much if not more ostracized. How often do you see male nudity in the U.S. compared to female nudity?
That's simply a matter of esthetics. Naked males, unlike naked females, are ugly.
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Old 10-01-07, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken B. View Post
That's simply a matter of esthetics. Naked males, unlike naked females, are ugly.
And that, my friend, is a matter of opinion. I'm sure you will have no problem finding plenty of people here that appreciate the male form.
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Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
And that, my friend, is a matter of opinion. I'm sure you will have no problem finding plenty of people here that appreciate the male form.
it would also depend on which male or female one was looking at.
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Old 10-01-07, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
And that, my friend, is a matter of opinion. I'm sure you will have no problem finding plenty of people here that appreciate the male form.
:raises hand:
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Old 10-01-07, 11:53 AM
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It depends on context, I guess. And I also feel that often being outright nude is more appropriate than some of the clothing some people choose to wear.

I am always nude around my house. I often have friends come over unannounced and they are in for a surprise. My wife used to always be clothed 24/7 but now she is nude around the house almost as often as I am.

People forget that it is already legal for women to be topless in [I think] 11 states. The only states I can remember off the top of my head are New York, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Of course it's rare to see a woman topless in any of those places because it isn't socially acceptable, but it's legal. I would toss in some links to prove my claim but I am at work and shouldn't use related search terms in my browser at the moment...
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Old 10-01-07, 12:51 PM
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Old 10-01-07, 12:53 PM
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I don't see the point in topless. People should concentrate on studying and working harder so we can get to the next solar system, and drive electric cars and live for 300 years.
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Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
And that, my friend, is a matter of opinion. I'm sure you will have no problem finding plenty of people here that appreciate the male form.


I know you would appreciate my form. I look at least as good naked as a.troll (or is that David Lee Roth?) does up there. (even if she is a little more endowed)
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Old 10-01-07, 12:58 PM
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(or is that David Lee Roth?) does up there. (even if she is a little more endowed)
Nah. Can't be. All his hair is gone.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
I don't see the point in topless.
Then you're not looking hard enough. You should be able to see two of them.
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Originally Posted by Ken B. View Post
That's simply a matter of esthetics. Naked males, unlike naked females, are ugly.
ehhhhhh nooooo I don't think so ...

Matter of fact I was observed openly ogling some nearly nekkid mens at a Duathlon I attended yesterday. Gotta love staging areas ...


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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
Then you're not looking hard enough. You should be able to see two of them.
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Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
Nah. Can't be. All his hair is gone.
are you sure?

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I don't see the point in topless.
Then you're not looking hard enough. You should be able to see two of them.
Someone get this man some sort of prize.
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Someone get this man some sort of prize.
Woohoo! I won at teh intarwebs! I guess I can finally stop playing now.
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So do you get comfortable in public in the summertime?
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Originally Posted by Portis View Post


I know you would appreciate my form. I look at least as good naked as a.troll (or is that David Lee Roth?) does up there. (even if she is a little more endowed)
Oooooh sexy!
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