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Tour de-france type of riders, what's their deal?

Old 05-07-21, 10:39 AM
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Old 05-07-21, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by krakhaus View Post
That would give you a lot more time to watch the Big Bang Theory, which is what I imagine the E-bike crowd doing in their off time.
To be fair I'd love an ebike for my 30-mile commute to work. The distance isn't a problem but the time it takes is -- I can't be spending 3.5 hours a day biking to and from work plus my work doesn't have shower access.

But I can't justify the expense at this point. Oh well. Guess I'll go back to wearing lycra on my fast bike on the weekends even though I'm never going to race except for the times that I do.
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Old 05-07-21, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
To be fair I'd love an ebike for my 30-mile commute to work. The distance isn't a problem but the time it takes is -- I can't be spending 3.5 hours a day biking to and from work plus my work doesn't have shower access.

But I can't justify the expense at this point. Oh well. Guess I'll go back to wearing lycra on my fast bike on the weekends even though I'm never going to race except for the times that I do.
I'd just get a vintage Vespa, that's style right there. And probably close to the same price. Plus you can wear cool mod suits.
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Old 05-07-21, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by krakhaus View Post
That would give you a lot more time to watch the Big Bang Theory, which is what I imagine the E-bike crowd doing in their off time.
Have no clue about the e-bike and Big Band Theory crowd, although I know one e-bike rider not in that crowd. This thread wouldn't be complete without an actual Tour de France rider...


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Old 05-07-21, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I saw Clapton once in the '80s, too. They did "Layla" for the encore, and it sounded out-of-tune. Not being very musical, I made sure to read the newspaper review the next day, which noted the same thing - confirmation!

Later, I got into the blues very deeply, and realized that there are LOTS of guitarists who put Clapton to shame.
If you're still into the blues, there's a member here on BF that has/had a blues band with his sons. They're really good. I'll give him a plug. He is "texaspandj" and hangs out mostly in C&V. The band is The Pride & Joy Band out of Waco, TX. Look them up on Youtube and give them a listen.
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BTW, why doesn't Jeff Healy ever get mentioned in the same breath with this crowd?
Who?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Who?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Healey

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I don't usually mind coolers at newly refurbished roadside bars that also protect a small town in Missouri from corrupt businessman, but...
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Old 05-07-21, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by growlerdinky View Post
I don't usually mind coolers at newly refurbished roadside bars that also protect a small town in Missouri from corrupt businessman, but...
Heck, that movie also had Tito Larriva in it as well. Tito and his band at the time Cruzados, were the house band in the first club Swayze was working in. He appeared in and did music on a lot of Robert Rodriguez movies. His band Tito and Tarantula are the house band playing in Dusk Till Dawn during Salma Hayek's famous snake dance scene.
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Heard this in a market yesterday.

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My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car.

He doesn't race.

Who do I report him to?

Absolutely the best post of the thread!!!!!!
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I've always wondered if there are people who are rabid Mellencamp fans. Like they own every bit of merchandise and bootlegs, and follow him around on tour. I'm just curious if those people exist. Same goes for bands like Huey Lewis and the News or any of those really mediocre radio rock bands.
I always thought the battle was between Bruce and this other guy:

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Old 05-07-21, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I always thought the battle was between Bruce and this other guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW96XddVZTo
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Who?

Also in the "Who?" column, the even lesser-known guitarist Ollie Halsall, apparently one of the only virtuoso rock guitarists (besides Jeff Beck) with a sense of humor, heard here live in the studio in 1972. Play it loud, please.


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Lovely post. Just curious, do you have any issues with people who play 0 sports but wear football and baseball attire like jerseys and caps?

Also, TDF-type cyclists are old and tired, the new 'look' to rage about, IMO, is the unkempt facial hair/flannel shirt/cowchipper handlebar/fat tire bikepacking, adventuring, have-a-beer-in-camp-but-leave-no-trace gravel riders.
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I call them "wanna be tour de-france riders" i see every day a few who dress fancy expensive riding clothes and ride bikes that cost more than grand and ride as if they trying to set world record in speed, (often are running trough red light).
Don't get too worked up over it. We see this phenomenon just about everywhere, in every sport or pastime. If it makes a person happy to "look" like the pros they admire then, have at it! God bless capitalism that we can buy such merchandise.

People probably say I look like a "Fred" when I ride but I wear what is comfortable, safe and keeps me cool. Plus, at my age, I don't relish looking like a sausage link perched atop a skinny-tire bike huffing up a hill.

I do have a collection of really fine, fine bike jerseys I've accumulated over the years (20 or 30 maybe?) but hardly ever wear them now. I never did care to look like a pro rider but I did have nice duds...but they weren't team colors or jerseys.

Live and let live and as the French say:
Laissez le bon temps rouler! Célébrer nos différences!
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It's important to keep in mind that normal person skinny is bike racer fat.
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Originally Posted by autonomy View Post
the new 'look' to rage about, IMO, is the unkempt facial hair/flannel shirt/cowchipper handlebar/fat tire bikepacking, adventuring, have-a-beer-in-camp-but-leave-no-trace gravel riders.
Hey, I resemble that remark.
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Originally Posted by autonomy View Post
Lovely post. Just curious, do you have any issues with people who play 0 sports but wear football and baseball attire like jerseys and caps?

Also, TDF-type cyclists are old and tired, the new 'look' to rage about, IMO, is the unkempt facial hair/flannel shirt/cowchipper handlebar/fat tire bikepacking, adventuring, have-a-beer-in-camp-but-leave-no-trace gravel riders.
"I call them Wanna Be Dirty Kanza riders."
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I don't relish looking like a sausage link perched atop a skinny-tire bike huffing up a hill.
How do you prefer to look when you are huffing up a hill?
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I don't relish looking like a sausage link perched atop a skinny-tire bike huffing up a hill.
I live a few miles from one of the mountains the pros use in the AMGEN Tour of California. I've watched them race up the mountain roads and compared to them, every person I have seen up there since 1996 looks like a sausage link perched atop a skinny tire bike.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
It's important to keep in mind that normal person skinny is bike racer fat.
At 6'2" 190# which is American normie near death skinny, per cycling standards I'm too fat to even attempt riding up a measurable incline.

Speaking of which, had anyone seen Peter Frampton? Dude is wafer thin.
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