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Old 10-03-20, 08:47 AM
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Different types of cycllst

I for one when I am not riding enjoy watching videos of cyclist rallies and rides. On some of the rallies especially, it is amazing to me how varied the riders really are. Some ride with no visible tools or tubes for flats at all. Then I have see more than a few that ride say a 20-30-40 mile rally with what looks like a loaded fully contained cross country loaded bike. I really wonder why they are riding with so much on their bikes and trikes for such a short ride.
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Ok.
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Maybe some of riders without any repair gear are part of a group that has the repair guy in tow
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I enjoy watching videos of cyclist rallies and rides. On some of the rallies especially, it is amazing to me how varied the riders really are. Some ride with no visible tools or tubes for flats at all.
I watch those too!

I am always dumbfounded how those guys get stuck on those same roads with the random guys in cars with a whole bunch of extra bikes mounted on their roofs! Uncanny how often that happens.
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Old 10-03-20, 09:35 AM
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Maybe people do what makes them feel more secure and comfortable?
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
with what looks like a loaded fully contained cross country loaded bike.
A what now?
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Old 10-03-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I really wonder why they are riding with so much on their bikes and trikes for such a short ride.
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Every time I go for a bike ride I carry enough stuff to survive an apocalypse.
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Every time I go for a bike ride I carry enough stuff to survive an apocalypse.
Since it seems like the apocalypse could come at any moment now, this is probably wise.
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Every time I go for a bike ride I carry enough stuff to survive an apocalypse.
I like the idea, but I haven't figured out a good way to carry a baseball bat for the zombies. Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 10-03-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Every time I go for a bike ride I carry enough stuff to survive an apocalypse.
Your timing couldn't be better.
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I've noticed this in a couple other areas: Camping and music.

At the campground, you'll walk past the sites and notice what gear people have. On one end of the campground is a troop of Boy Scouts, with two fully loaded SUV's per scout and multiple gear trailers. On the other end, a family has arrived in a battered Toyota sedan, with an old tent and barefoot kids. And everything in between.

At a web forum for musicians, people will ask: "What things should I bring to a performance." It ranges from just bring your instrument, all the way to two fully loaded SUV's per musician and multiple gear trailers.

I think it just depends on your own personal comfort zone. I've got a mental checklist of the things that have actually happened on my rides, and am prepared for the things that are not one-time-in-forty-years freak occurrances, but not much more. I keep my bike well maintained, which is half the battle. I'm also a "just bring your instrument" musician.

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Originally Posted by Skulking View Post
I like the idea, but I haven't figured out a good way to carry a baseball bat for the zombies. Do you have any suggestions?
Here ya go. Even has room for a reload.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Maybe people do what makes them feel more secure and comfortable?
^ yup, might be this
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I for one when I am not riding enjoy watching videos of cyclist rallies and rides. On some of the rallies especially, it is amazing to me how varied the riders really are. Some ride with no visible tools or tubes for flats at all. Then I have see more than a few that ride say a 20-30-40 mile rally with what looks like a loaded fully contained cross country loaded bike. I really wonder why they are riding with so much on their bikes and trikes for such a short ride.
Self contained No Cell Phone needed on any rides.
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Zombies...no bother...

Me, yesterday...
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Swiss Cycle Regiment

Now these are fully loaded bikes...and it's only a short charity ride around the local villages
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Me, yesterday...
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how would you like to show up for a bicycle rally with this

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Now these are fully loaded bikes...and it's only a short charity ride around the local villages
Iíll try to dig up the photo I have of a WWI Bianchi folding military bike, complete with rifle holder, that I saw in a museum in Bassano del Grappa, Italy.
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Every time I go for a bike ride I carry enough stuff to survive an apocalypse.
You carry a chain saw to protect yourself against zombies?
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how would you like to show up for a bicycle rally with this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgMObLsUdE


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You carry a chain saw to protect yourself against zombies?
Chainsaws are too heavy, noisy and require fuel and maintenance. I prefer a tomahawk and a steel mace.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I for one when I am not riding enjoy watching videos of cyclist rallies and rides. On some of the rallies especially, it is amazing to me how varied the riders really are. Some ride with no visible tools or tubes for flats at all. Then I have see more than a few that ride say a 20-30-40 mile rally with what looks like a loaded fully contained cross country loaded bike. I really wonder why they are riding with so much on their bikes and trikes for such a short ride.
So which type of a cyclists are you ??
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